Question by  dutchll (6)

What's the difference between whiskey and bourbon?

My wife says whiskey and bourbon are different, I say they are the same.


Answer by  EarlOfSandwich (177)

Bourbon is a type of Whiskey. All bourbons are whiskies, but not all whiskies are bourbons. Bourbon refers to American made whiskies which must meet several requirements, including : distilled from a grain mixture consisting of at least 51% corn, must be less than 160 proof, and must be aged in oak barrels.


Answer by  timerunning (805)

"Whisky is an alcoholic distillate from a fermented mash of grain produced at less than 190 proof in such a manner that the distillate possesses the taste, aroma, and characteristics generally attributed to whiskey. All bourbons are whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbon.


Answer by  localgirl808 (405)

Bourbon is a type of American whiskey that meets certain requirements set down by the United States Congress on May 4, 1964. (For example, one of the requirements is that anything advertised as bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn. ) In other words, you are closer to being right than your wife is.


Answer by  thompsen (63)

A bourbon is a type of whiskey that is made from at least 51% corn mash as the grain. Other whiskeys can be made from other grains such as rye, but bourbon is mainly a corn mash whiskeu aged in oak barrels.


Answer by  Teenmom (298)

Whiskey is a generic term encompassing a variety of drinks including bourbon, scotch, rye, and irish whiskey. Therefore all bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon.

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