Subscribe:Posts

Home » Hollywood News / Gossips » Why bourbon and whiskey are very distinct spirits

Washington, Oct 4: If you are not a proper wine connoisseur, it's difficult to identify between the types of alcohol that we have.

People often fail to identify between whiskey and bourbon, with many still thinking that both are basically the same.

According to the Huffington Post, all bourbon is whisky but not all whisky is bourbon.

And most importantly, bourbon is made in America.

In Bourbon, the grain must be at least 51 percent corn, must be stored in new charred oak containers and must be distilled to no more than 160 proof (80 percent alcohol by volume).

While whisky is a spirit distilled from grain, it must be stored in oak containers and must be distilled to more than 190 proof (95 percent alcohol by volume).

Legally, there is no oak-age requirement for either whiskey or bourbon. If it's younger than 4 years, the age must be labelled.

Aging a day might make it whiskey but it does not make it good.

Bourbon whiskey's general flavour profile are vanilla, oak and caramel notes.

While in whisky there is corn, which is sweet. Barley, which is shortbread/biscuit nutty flavour and rye, which is characterised as bold and spicy flavor.

And lastly wheat, which has pronounced caramel and vanilla flavor, and is softer on the palate. (ANI)

Advertisement
© 2013 Realbollywood News