Thank the Scots-Irish settlers in early America for bringing their whiskey traditions to our shores. Barrel-aged bourbon became a Kentucky specialty and is distinguished by being at least 51% corn mash and being held in charred oak barrels. Join the conversation about it, and find more info and recipes here.

What Is the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey?

Bourbon and whiskey both taste great in a cocktail and, when mixed together, make for one hell of a hangover, but exactly what is the difference between bourbon and whiskey? And while we’re asking that...

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Eagle Rare Bourbon

by FarFar 12 years ago

The December issue of Bon Appetit magazine contains a recommendation of Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 years Old Bourbon. Is anyone familiar with it? Is it worth trying?

Buying High-end Bourbon in Ky

by johnb 12 years ago

I travel through Ky often. Where might one find the best selection of Bourbon in Louisville or Lexington. Owensboro is also reachable. Basically the closer to I-64, 65, or 75, or US 231, the bet...

drinking bourbon

by izzizzi 12 years ago

I'm just of legal drinking age and will now be able to order drinks out. I grew up being allowed to drink, so I'm accustomed to the taste and one of my favorite spirits is bourbon. I really enjoy k...

Great Bourbon Drink Recipe

by izzizzi 12 years ago

I had limited supplies and needed to come up with a bourbon cocktail. Found this recipe online for something called a "basin stree." Anyway, it's great! 2 oz. bourbon, 1 oz. cointreau, and 1 oz. le...

Black maple hill bourbon NYC

by pulled pork 12 years ago

Just discovered Black maple hill bourbon. God what a smooth drink. Can anyone tell me where to purchase this gift from god in the NYC area? Preferably: Astoria, Queens or Midtown to Soho, NYC. A...

bourbon/whiskey in Japan?

by BethLee 13 years ago

When I was in Tokyo a few years ago, I went to a bar that seemed to specialize in whiskeys. I know whiskey is quite popular in Japan. Is bourbon whisky or scotch whiskey more popular, does anyone h...

Blended whiskeys/bourbons

by PapaSlurp 12 years ago

I'm not into the single malt ubersnob stuff. As with dogs, I prefer mutts: they're better balanced, easy to find, and usually not overpriced. That said, my exposure is still far too slight. I pr...

Woodford Reserve Bourbon

by MartiniQueen 12 years ago

Has anyone else here tried Woodford Reserve? I haven't had bourbon in years, but I tasted Woodford on Saturday night when a friend ordered it...absolutely amazing...velvety smooth, slightly sweet....

Shelf Life Of Bourbon? [Split from General Topics]

by SheilaMonster 12 years ago

This is a very old post (currently 2007), but I hope perhaps you still have the email to this account and get this message. I have an OLD bottleo f Walker's Bourbon. I got it over eight years a...

Bourbon Tasting Rd. 5... Best Bourbon & Coke

by Chicago Mike 12 years ago

Our Bourbon Tastings continued this weekend, with special focus on narrowing down the very best bourbons out there for the perfect Bourbon & Coke. With all due respect to the bourbon afficianado...

Bourbon Tasting, Winner Redux, Round Four

by Chicago Mike 12 years ago

Few things in this world are as indulgent and unnecessary as a Bourbon tasting, so why not have "Round Four" in our bourbon tasteoffs... This time I included only bourbons that had ranked within...

Bourbon & Tennessee Whiskey Blind Tasting Round Three

by Chicago Mike 13 years ago

Our blind tasting of Kentucky and Tennessee Whiskies continued yesterday with Round Three. Previous tastings in Round Two with a link to Round One can be found at the following link: http://www.ch...

What are your favorite bourbon/rye drinks to make at home?

by Unpossible 12 years ago

Looking to expand my horizons and get away from classic cocktails that involve lemon/lime/orange juice as I have been making a ton of those as of late (i.e. Ward Eights, Bourbon Squashes, Derby Coc...

Bourbon and Scotch Storage

by reality check 13 years ago

I was helping a friend move and she found a huge box of bourbon (Jim Beam, Marker's Mark, Knob Creek) and scotch (Black label Johnny Walker, Chivas, Royal Salute). They were in the original bo...

Bourbon & Tennessee Whiskey Blind Tasting, Round Two

by Chicago Mike 13 years ago

Our blind tasting of various Kentucky and Tennessee whiskies continued recently with Round Two. The results of Round One are posted on a separate thread at this link: http://www.chowhound.com/topi...

Black Maple Hill Bourbon?

by jpschust 13 years ago

Anyone know where I can procure this in the DC area (bottles not glasses of it). Maybe on the net?

liquor stores in NC/SC - seeking bourbon

by albini 13 years ago

Hello all. I live in Toronto, but will be visiting North Carolina and South Carolina, specifically Western NC/Asheville and Charleston/Columbia SC. I'm a big bourbon fan so I though I'd try to ...

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