Difference between Bourbon and Whiskey

Simply put, All Bourbon is Whiskey but not all Whiskey is Bourbon. To be considered a Bourbon, you must meet a set of Government regulated standards.


Produced in the USA
Made of a grain mix of at least 51% corn
Distilled at less than 160 proof (80% ABV)
No additives allowed (except water to reduce proof where necessary)
Aged in new, charred white oak barrels

Also, to be considered Straight Bourbon, it must be aged for at least 2 years. Check the following resources for some more information!

http://www.jimbeam.com/about-bourbon/bourbon-ingredients
http://www.livescience.com/33256-difference-between-bourbon-whiskey.html

Case of beer, cooler, bag of ice; drinkable temperature within 8 minutes

Per knowledge received from the Coors Brewery, if you place a case of beer in a cooler with a bag of ice, it will be chilled to a perfect drinking temperature of 38° F within 8 short minutes! If you MUST have it sooner, add a bit of salt and water to the ice and voila!

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