Facts About Bourbon That You May Not Know

Facts About Bourbon That You May Not Know

Bourbon is a uniquely American spirit with a rich history and a wide variety of flavors. Here are some of the most interesting facts you might not know about the popular spirit:

  1. To be classified as bourbon, it must be made in the United States from a mash of at least 51% corn. Other grains, such as rye, wheat, and barley, can also be used.
  2. Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels. The charring process gives bourbon its distinctive flavor and aroma.
  3. Bourbon can be aged for any length of time by definition, but most bourbons are aged for at least two years.
  4. Bourbon is the only spirit that is legally defined by the United States government.
  5. Bourbon is the most popular whiskey in the United States.
  6. The annual sales of bourbon in the United States exceed $3 billion.
  7. Bourbon is a popular ingredient in cocktails, such as the Old Fashioned, the Manhattan, and the Mint Julep.
  8. The name "bourbon" is thought to come from the French royal House of Bourbon.
  9. Bourbon was first made in Kentucky in the early 1800s.
  10. The Kentucky Derby is the most famous bourbon-related event in the world.
  11. There are over 100 active bourbon distilleries in Kentucky.

Cumberland Falls Bourbon is a small batch bourbon made in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass. We use only the finest ingredients, including 51% corn, rye, and barley, and we age our bourbon in new, charred oak barrels for at least two years. The result is a bourbon with a smooth, complex flavor that is perfect for sipping neat or mixing into cocktails.

If you are a bourbon enthusiast, we encourage you to try Cumberland Falls Bourbon. We are confident that you will appreciate our commitment to quality and our dedication to making the best bourbon possible.

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