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Only Bourbon distilled and aged in Kentucky can bear the label,
“Kentucky Straight Bourbon.” Kentucky Bourbon is known worldwide as
the premier Bourbon. The market for genuine Kentucky Bourbon has
increased significantly over the last few years as Americans rediscover the
taste of this great product and consumers around the world have come
to appreciate its smooth, rich flavor.
Bourbon is a natural product. It is made from all natural ingredients with
nothing added but water. Bourbon must be made from at least 51% corn,
although most are made with more than 70% corn. The remaining
ingredients are typically rye and malted barley.
Bourbon is aged in new, charred white oak barrels. It must be aged for at
least two years, but most bourbons are aged for four or more years. Any
bourbon aged less than four years must be noted on the label. The used
barrels are sold to be reused for Canadian Whiskey, Scotch, Rum and
other aged alcohol products.
Bourbon must be distilled at less than 160 proof and is entered into the
barrel at below 125 proof. At bottling the alcohol content is further
reduced to the bottling proof.
All distilled alcohols are measured in US Proof Gallons (USPG) or just
Proof Gallons (PG). This is 1 gallon of product at 100 Proof or 50%
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