Bourbon holds a revered place in the hearts of whiskey aficionados, both for its deeply American spirit and for its rich, complex flavor. To some, the link between bourbon and Kentucky is as indelible as peanut butter and jelly or The Kentucky Derby and the mint julep. However, you may be surprised to learn that bourbon doesn't actually have to be made in Kentucky.
In this deep dive into bourbon, we peel back the layers of misconceptions to reveal the origins of bourbon, how it became so synonymous with Kentucky, and some of the other places bourbon is made.
There is a common perception that Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, and Whiskey are the same spirit with different names, but in reality, they are as diverse as their regions. Each of these spirits has its own distinct flavor profile, production method, and historical background, all of which contribute to the unique character found within each glass. This article will delve into the intricacies of these celebrated liquors, unearthing the salient characteristics that make each unique.
Let's embark on this spirited journey of discovery, peeling back the layers of complexity within Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, and Whiskey.
Here at Lux Row Distillers, we don’t play favorites. We love our entire collection of bourbon and whiskey equally, but we also know the ins and outs of each bottle’s “personality,” — which means we can help you find the bottle that suits yours. Whether you’re the type who likes to slowly savor a dram by the fireplace or are known for being the life of the party, we’re here to help you find your perfect match.
Read on to get to know each Lux Row Distillers family member to discover which bourbon or whiskey is best for you.
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