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Bourbon Whiskey was first distilled from corn (1789)

Bourbon Whiskey was first distilled from corn (1789)

Bourbon is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled liquor made primarily from corn. The name derives from the French Bourbon dynasty. Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century, and, although bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South in general. Bourbon sold in the United States must be produced in the U.S. from at least 51% corn and stored in a new container of charred oak.

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