There is absolutely no doubt that having a drink is one of the effective ways to call it a day. The practice has been followed for generations now, with its tradition spreading across all over the globe and thus, it is only prudent for one to know about their drink, in the end. Today, we will be looking at one specific drink, a popular one too, by the name of bourbon and we will see all that there is to it.
What is bourbon and why is it famous?
Like every other drink, bourbon too has a flavour, origin and history to it and uncovering it certainly makes the whole ordeal quite interesting. Before we look into the drink, in particular, we need to know what qualifies the drink and how the drink got its name as well. The drink first originated in the 18th century and its inception has ever since laid a way for people to have an exceptional liking towards it. The drink is basically a whiskey made out of certain components and one must know that these components vary from every other drink, including other whiskeys too.
The first thing to know is its composure and it has been said that it is supposed to have about some of the certain characteristics of it:
- The whiskey must have a consistency of about 51% of corn
- It should be aged to a proper time period with that being about two years or so
- It should also be made to age in barrels and have a proof of about 160
- There is also a condition which states that it must be produced in the United States for it to qualify as bourbon
There are other features as well but the ones mentioned above are the most prominent ones and hence, we can get an idea of what the whole ordeal is about. Now that we know the basic composure of the drink, the next thing to know is its origins. We already know that it originated in the 18th century but that’s not the only thing to be noticed. It’s traits go to one particular state in a county and that being, Kentucky. Through the help of immigrants and fellow locals, the drink was distilled and made into a legacy that is still honoured till today and that is what makes the drink so famous.
Bourbon and its Legacy
Knowing as much as there is to this drink, we can certainly agree that it stands out to be one of the best drinks that one can possibly of. Although this is not as preferred as Tennessee Whiskey, it certainly is starting to stand out after it and that’s also because of its exquisite flavour. Consisting of 51% of corn, one can readily agree that traces of sweetness can be observed while drinking. This is one of the reasons for its confusion as Tennessee Whiskey is also said to have sweet flavouring added to it, which is why people attribute both these whiskeys with not much difference. But, only wine connoisseurs can tell the difference pretty easily, although that’s not the point, in the end.
Appreciation of its legacy is perhaps the biggest endurance that we can have today as this drink is getting more and more famous today and its popularity has resulted in this drink being preferred a lot. Whiskey certainly is one of the preferred drinks, but only those who crave the need for tastes specific to their likeness can actually appreciate the true value of bourbon. Hence, with that being said, let us take a look at some of the facts that make this drink noticeable and highly sought-after.
Features to know about Bourbon
The traditional myth of ‘the older the drink, the better’ can be dropped down at once for this particular drink because it doesn’t exactly follow that rule of thumb. With that being said, all it needs to do is satisfy the ‘mark’ that is prescribed for this drink and it is through, but even if it does not, the same can be said for it not following the right prescription and thus, the drink can still be categorised as whiskey, in the end. This is a very useful feature to remember when one comes upon whiskeys of such resemblance where people might just have an attribute for certain expectations and thus, can be turned down thanks to this one easy to remember tip!
One of the unconventional things to keep in mind is also the composure. Although there are certain standard to be followed for this drink to be classified as bourbon, it doesn’t exactly have to follow the composure to the letter, meaning, if there is a little extra or less volume of corn, it doesn’t mean that this drink doesn’t qualify itself as this particular type of whisky but rather would be considered incompetent to categorise. This comes helpful when people suggest a waiting period so that it comes of age, or if it needs more time to be distilled as such, can be turned down if there is a limit which is reached. (This limit must be known though, and only experienced drinkers would actually have an idea of what and how much to expect, however)
Thus, these features help out greatly when looking out for specifics, and they give ideas and insights for people who have more than just one opinion on their minds as this would give them an understanding of what to go for, in the end!
Is Bourbon really worth it?
Considering how we have seen all there is to this drink, we can easily say that it surely is worth it. There is so much trend and popularity for this drink, and although this is not exactly a valid reason to try it out, the taste and sweetness of the drink, surely is something to remember and that can only be done if one gets a taste of this legacy, in the end!