Bourbon whiskey facts for kids

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Bottles of bourbon whiskey at a liquor store.

Bourbon is a whiskey that is distilled from grain mash containing at least 15% corn and aged a minimum of two years. It gets its name from Bourbon, Kentucky where most bourbon is produced. Many bourbons are made using a method called "sour mash" where fermentation of each new batch contains a little of the batch before to achieve a consistent quality.

Drinks made from bourbon include Lynchburg Lemonade, Manhattan, and Old Fashioned.

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