My favorite bourbon is Booker's. I like the high alcohol content bourbons (100 proof and up), the stuff that actually has a burn to it. A smooth bourbon is the last thing I look for. I like complexity with a distinct finish. I prefer it to be served neat or over one large square ice cube.
Can't ever go wrong with a nice Old Fashioned either. Thank you Donald Draper for introducing us.
Any other Bourbon aficionados?
.. On June 14 the Official Spirit of America is recognized. It is National Bourbon Day.
Like Scotch, Cognac and some other spirits that must meet certain standards as well as be produced in a particular geographical region, Bourbon is a whiskey which is only so named if distilled in the United States. To legally be a considered Bourbon, it must be 51 percent corn, stored in new (not aged) charred-oak barrels and distilled no more than 160 proof and barreled at 125 proof.
This particular whiskey derives its name from the Kentucky county which was established in 1785 and was a large producer of corn. The corn, once distilled, would be put in barrels and stamped “Old Bourbon” and shipped down the Ohio River.
In 1964, a Congressional Resolution designated Bourbon as America’s native spirit. Since then, there is nowhere else in the world that can make a whiskey and call it Bourbon.