What Is Bourbon?
Bourbon is an American spirit that, as most sources say, was created in 1789 by Elijah Craig. Bourbon is a spirit made from a mash bill of 51% corn minimum. The rest of the mash bill is made up of another known grain to whiskey of rye, wheat, ect.
Generally, Bourbon is the sweeter of the other types of whiskey due to the 51% minimum corn mash bill.
By law American whiskey has to be aged in a charred new white oak barrel.