Bourbon or Whiskey?
Recipes courtesy of Allrecipes.com
Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey share much in common. They're both made from a mash of at least 51 percent corn, and they're both aged in charred oak barrels, which give them a mild, smoky-sweet character. Here are a handful of our favorite bourbon cocktails.
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That Ain't Bourbon, Jack
But there is a difference between Tennessee Whiskey and bourbon. Though both are charcoal filtered, Tennessee whiskey uses charcoal made exclusively from the Volunteer State's sugar maple trees. Can you taste a difference? Is the Tennessee whiskey a bit smokier?
Top-Rated Blended Whiskey Cocktails
Blended whiskeys were Prohibition's parting gift to America. With repeal in 1933, whiskey makers were eager to meet the newly legal demand for booze. But it was bottom-of-the-barrel time in their warehouses. With reserves running ruinously low, they hit upon mixing spirits together. Today, of course, the blending process is considerably more refined, and distillers blend their whiskeys to maintain a consistent, familiar flavor.
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