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Did the Reverend Elijah Craig Invent Bourbon?
The history of bourbon goes back hundreds of years to a time when American settlers would distill their corn into whiskey and use it as currency to barter, as well as to enjoy it with friends and family.
But whiskey had a different look and taste than it does now, as it was flavored with sugar and fruit to take the edge off the liquor and make it more palatable.
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The Fermentation Process and the Making of Bourbon
February 5, 2020 by ABA Staff
Two of most the important components to understand when making great bourbon are the ingredients and the fermentation process. The grains of bourbon must be comprised of at least 51 percent corn, and normally also consist of malted barley and either rye or wheat. However, a of bourbon will show many grains can be used. But the real action in the bourbon making process happens during fermentation.