I won’t go into the long story but a dash of vanillaDepending where you are in the country, have that bourbon with a splash of real maple syrup in it. Delish! The cooler weather just makes it the perfect fall drink!
Quick question about Kentucky Bourbon? Is it just whisky that’s made in Kentucky? Or is it not the same as whisky?Kentucky Bourbon is the best, accept no substitutes. The best flavor of Bourbon in my opinion is... Bourbon flavored Bourbon. Keep the sweets and fruit out of it.
I have a rule when riding. First drop of water that hits you is God's fault. Second drop is your fault! I don't ride in the rain, and I even got linked ABS.Had to clean up my motorcycle last night after getting rained on Saturday. All in all a pretty nice evening.
When I toured Wild Turkey Distillery our tour guide said the opposite, Ky was the only place true bourbon can be made.When I toured Buffalo Trace (in Kentucky) that’s exactly, word-for-word, what our guide Jimmy told us. He said you could make it anywhere in the US as long as it meets the standards in 27 CFR. Then he sort of poked fun at some of the local competition who have tried to build a brand niche on a fake, local “mystique”.
He also mocked some people’s idea that you’ve got to drink it a certain way, noting how versatile it is. (Relatively few great cocktail recipes are based off of scotch or Irish whiskey, compared to American corn- and rye-based whiskeys.)
While there may be very slight differences in local water chemistry, there are plenty of places in the US with good whiskey-making water. The big local advantage they cited was specifically the proximity of oak stave sources. That would have been an advantage 100 years ago but not today with an interstate highway system. And most of their grain isn’t even local.
There could be a climate factor but again, KY’s climate and air quality isn’t particularly unique, and most bourbon doesn’t age in the barrel very long anyway. American bourbon won’t have a fraction of the regional variation that (longer aged) scotch whisky has from the highlands to, say, the ocean seaside Islay distilleries.