Kentucky is a southeastern state in United States. Kentucky symbolises bourbon. Kentucky is known as bourbon capital as it produces many bourbon including “Blanton’s bourbon whiskey“. Nearly 95 percent bourbon is made here. Even Bardstown in kentucky has Bourbon festival during the second week of September.What makes Kentucky the bourbon capital?
Kentucky has vast deposits of limestone rock. These rocks filters the unwanted minerals like iron out of the water used in the distilling process. Stone induces calcium and magnesium in the water to make it sweeter.
Soil in Kentucky is perfect for growing corn, bourbon’s primary ingredient which provides the sweet flavor to bourbon.The state has been corn country since its earliest days in the late 1700s. It’s so committed to the golden kernel that it grows corn in every county.
The mixture of hot summers and cold winters are required for production of whiskey. So that the wood can breathe and the whiskey can move in and out of it.Bourbon is aged in charred oak barrel. Kentucky faces a huge change in temperature from season to season, and sometimes even day to day. The changes in temperature cause the wood to repeatedly absorb and release the whiskey, giving the finished product its characteristic oak notes and amber color.
Some of the famous Kentucky bourbon are Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon, Maker’s 46, 1792 small batch and wild turkey decades.
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