Originally Posted by BigOlChiefsfan
Bourbon can be made anywhere in the US - we had a bourbon distillery here in Weston MO for many years. There's still a lot of bourbon made in Illinois - no one says it's really good. Kentucky is where most bourbon's made, but the only real 'made here only' thing is still Tennessee whiskey. Guess where they have to make that stuff?
It was my understanding that it could only be called Bourbon if it was made in Kentucky but that changed. Basically, it has to be a 51% sour mash and it doesn't have to be made in Kentucky to be called bourbon. Also, Tennesee whiskey is essentially bourbon isn't it?
In any case, I loves me some...