The Serious Eats guide to bourbon

This shared source read was picked by Sharon Walsh, editor of PublicSource. Yes. She picks many of the shared sources, but this one is close to her heart not because she's a bourbon drinker (though she has tasted a few), but because she hails from Kentucky, the home of most bourbons. There is even a Bourbon Trail in Kentucky that tourists can follow to learn the history of bourbon in the state and taste some of its finest. You can comment on your favorite bourbon and learn its history here. Perhaps we can get Sharon to tell you which is her favorite.

This shared source read was picked by Sharon Walsh, editor of PublicSource. Yes. She selects many of the shared reads, but this one is close to her heart not because she's a bourbon drinker (though she has tasted a few), but because she hails from Kentucky, the home of most bourbons. There is even a Bourbon Trail in Kentucky that tourists can follow to learn the history of bourbon in the state and taste some of its finest. You can comment on your favorite bourbon and learn its history here. Perhaps we can get Sharon to tell you which is her favorite.

After wading in barrels of the Scotch and Irish drams, it's time to turn our attention homeward, to that quintessential American spirit: good old bourbon whiskey. We'll look today at what makes bourbon unique, how it's made, and how it came to be.

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