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what is it?

Bourbon whiskey, which gets its name from Bourbon County, Kentucky,where most bourbon is made, is distilled from a grain mash that's at least 51% corn (but usually 65% to 80%) and may also contain barley, rye, and sometimes wheat (as in Maker's Mark brand). The distilled liquor is then aged in new charred oak barrels from which it gets its color and smoky, caramelly undertones. It adds a special nuance to savory and sweet dishes alike, pairing particularly well with brown sugar, pecans, vanilla, chocolate, mint, apples, pears, peaches, ham, and pork. It's great in sauces, marinades, brines, glazes, cakes, pies, truffles, and cookies.

don't have it?

Dark rum or other whiskey.

how to choose:

Save expensive single-barrel bourbons like Blanton's or Eagle Rare and small-batch bourbons like Knob Creek or Basil Hayden's for sipping. For cooking, a regular bourbon such as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Old Crow, or Heaven Hill is fine.

how to store:

Even opened bourbon will keep almost indefinitely in a cool, dry place.

Comments (24)

lanadavison writes: Great job Posted: 3:46 am on November 21st

tpmike writes: great stuff Posted: 3:05 am on March 10th

tpmike writes: Very nice! Posted: 3:05 am on March 10th

Ashtonjames writes: Amazing work Posted: 12:21 pm on February 26th

paulmennon writes: Awesome Posted: 10:33 am on February 2nd

alliancelimo writes: good taste of it Posted: 4:21 am on January 28th

Carolyoung writes: Awesome Posted: 10:43 am on January 25th

dennysmudge writes: greatt Posted: 10:52 am on January 23rd

Junitahoffman writes: I don't like it Posted: 2:57 am on January 21st

DarylLee1 writes: awesome, really appreciate this. Posted: 1:15 am on January 13th

ajayind writes: lovely whiskey Posted: 1:24 am on October 23rd

mickysingh writes: nice work Posted: 6:42 am on October 21st

prophc writes: superb work Posted: 4:43 am on October 12th

BrianKelly writes: i like bourbon so much Posted: 3:58 am on August 22nd

SammyWebster writes: this is wonderful Posted: 5:08 am on August 21st

Austin_Ayword writes: nice stufff Posted: 5:15 am on July 9th

Lissa53 writes: i love bourbon recipes. Posted: 12:55 am on July 8th

Anna_Bloom writes: excellent stuff Posted: 5:39 am on July 6th

esteph6 writes: good job Posted: 2:49 am on July 6th

johan21 writes: awesome work Posted: 2:26 am on July 6th

Brettlii writes: very nice Posted: 4:53 am on July 3rd

nickmerce writes: great work Posted: 2:40 am on April 30th

jamelee writes: want to taste it :p Posted: 1:57 am on March 20th

johnsonpaul writes: nice stuff Posted: 12:46 am on March 11th

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