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September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and since it'll be here before you can say "corn mash," Trey Zoeller has kindly offered to deliver an introductory course.
Zoeller is the founder and master distiller of Jefferson's Bourbon, and he's got a barrel of information to make your (brown) spirits bright next month - from whether "neat" is the suitable technique to why Kentucky is for bourbon lovers.
Bourbon for Beginners: Trey Zoeller
Take your time and experience the bourbon, allow your taste buds the opportunity to find the caramel, vanilla, toffee and fruit flavors that are delivered from aging in the new charred oak barrels."
2. Bourbon is one of the few brown spirits that tastes as good year-round
3. Bourbon is the only true American spirit
4. Aging bourbon is very different from aging Scotch
In Scotch, Irish and other whiskies they use the barrels up to five times. Kentucky’s inconsistent weather causes the bourbon to move in and out of the wood, allowing it to age must faster than other whiskies."
5. Contrary to popular belief, you can call it bourbon even if it’s made outside of Kentucky
Previously - Ways to Make Yourself a Whisky Connoisseur
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