Bourbon with (Bourbon) Tennessee The concepts are often confused with each other. The answers to questions such as what are the similarities of the two whiskey types, is every Tennessee whiskey also a bourbon, what are the features that distinguish Tennessee whiskeys from bourbons are often wondered.
In this article, I will try to briefly answer these and similar questions about Bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys.
Let's start with Bourbon first. Bourbon whiskey is named after America. Virginia It is said that he got it from the town of Bourbon in the province of Bourbon. The town of Bourbon was founded in 1785 and is named after the French-born Bourbon family who sided with the British in the American revolution.
The Bourbon name is also KentuckyThere are also those who say that it comes from the Bourbon region or Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
“So how did whiskey come to the Americas?If you are wondering about the question ”, I should state that the answer to this question is quite long and is a story in itself. Therefore, I will talk about this in detail in another article.
4 conditions are required for a whiskey to be called Bourbon:
- It must have been manufactured in the USA.
- Yapımında işleme giren tahılın %51’i mısır olmalıdır. (geri kalanı çavdar, buğday veya arpa)
- The barrels used during the maturation period must be new (no whiskey has been kept in them before) and must be burned.
- En az %40 alkol derecesi olmalıdır.
Sample: Jim Beam, Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace, Old Forester, George T. Stagg…
To avoid confusion, it is useful to specify from the beginning. What we said for bourbon whiskeys can be said for Tennessee whiskeys. So it wouldn't be wrong to say that every Tennessee whiskey is also a bourbon.
So what's the difference?
The key difference between the two types is that there is an additional process involved in the Tennessee whiskey production process: coal filtration (known as the Lincoln County Process or Charcoal Mellowing).
We can briefly describe this process as follows:
İmbiklerden çıkan %70 alkole sahip alkollü içki (daha viski diyemiyoruz) olgunlaştırma aşamasından önce, Jack Daniel's It is filtered drop by drop through 3-meter tanks where maple wood is wetted with charcoal and then turned into charcoal.
With this process, Jack Daniel's gains the easy drinking and charcoal flavors we are accustomed to. Best-known Tennessee whiskey brands Jack Daniel's and George Dickelis .
In addition, let's add that Tennessee whiskeys, like bourbons, must be produced in the USA, but this production must be in the state of Tennessee.
Bourbon, Tennessee & Ice
While there are many different opinions on how and with what whiskey should be drunk, almost all whiskey lovers agree that Bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys go very well with ice.
I do not prefer ice in whiskey, as it destroys or reduces the notes I like in single malt and complex blend whiskeys. However, ice really suits Bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys. Especially in the summer months when the weather is warm and malt whiskeys are heavy, Iced Bourbons are very enjoyable to drink.
In addition to ice, another thing I attribute to Bourbon and Tennessee whiskeys is music. country and blues types go great with these whiskeys… If you are a fan of these types, I created a collection on Spotify. & Bourbon PlaylistI recommend you take a look at .
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