"You haven't had enough Bourbon, you're about to die."

Nothing is as better as watching Irish people trying American Bourbon. A perfect way to celebrate National Bourbon Day. Unless you just want to drink it yourself.

It was back in 1964 when a Congressional Resolution designated Bourbon as America's native spirit. In doing so now no whiskey can call itself Bourbon. It's like Cognac or Scotch, spirits that are produced in a particular geographical region. To be called Bourbon it has to be distilled in the U.S., be 51 percent corn, stored in new (not aged) charred-oak barrels and distilled no more than 160 proof and barreled at 125 proof.

The name comes from the county in Kentucky where it originated. Back in 1785 Bourbon County, Kentucky was established. It was an area that grew a lot of corn so of course, they'd use that to brew their moonshine with. After all those generations of people destroyed their livers, the brew is might fine.


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