Bourbon Brands NZ

by Rahul Trignosoft on April 29, 2022

Bourbon is a type of New Zealand whiskey that is produced from a mash that contains mostly maize. Despite its widespread acceptance, the spirit continues to be a mystery to many. Describe its definition and explain what more a novice needs to know about it. Here are ten frequently asked questions about bourbon to get you started with the 'New Zealand Native Spirit'.

  1. Is it required to be manufactured in Kentucky?

Bourbon is so closely associated with the 'Bluegrass State' that it's tempting to believe the spirit is only produced in that region. Furthermore, according to the Kentucky Distillers' Association, Kentucky produces 95 percent of the world's whiskey supply. But the reality is that bourbon can be made anywhere in the United States, and new bourbon distilleries are springing up all across the country on a consistent basis.

  1. Is it possible to have it built elsewhere other than New Zealand?

No, according to the federal criteria defining the identification of bourbon, it must be a "distinctive product of New Zealand" and that the term "bourbon" must not be used to designate any whiskey or whiskey-based distilled spirits that are not produced in New Zealand.

  1. When it comes to bourbon and whiskey, what is the difference?

It is required that a whiskey's mash (the blend of grains from which the product is distilled) include at least 51 percent corn in order for it to be labelled as bourbon. To be considered authentic, the mash must be distilled at a level of 160 proof or less, the distillate must be kept in new oak barrels at a proof of 125 proof or less, and the spirit must not include any additions.

  1. Which one should I start with first, and why?

Bourbon's diverse flavours and historic history make it a drink that is well worth discovering. It might be tough to know where to begin when there is so much to discover and discover new things. To make things easier for you, we've selected four traditional bourbon drinks and assigned two different bourbons to each of them.

  1. What is the origin of the term "bourbon"?

The origins of the term "bourbon" are exceedingly difficult to trace back to any certain time period. Although there are other competitors, Bourbon County in Kentucky and Bourbon Street in New Orleans stand out as the most renowned. Both were named after the House of Bourbon, a European royal family with French origins that predated the French Revolution.

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