A common questions among new Bourbonrs is “What’s the difference between Bourbon and American Whiskey”?
The answer is pretty simple but yet confusing at the same time.
First, we are going to explain what Bourbon is. Then, we will look at how American Whiskey is different.
Based on the Federal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits (27 C.F.R. 5) there are six standards a whiskey must meet to call itself Bourbon: