To be bourbon by federal rules, the following must apply:

  • It has to be distilled from at least 51% corn.
  • It has to be aged at least two years in new, charred oak barrels.
  • It can’t have anything added besides distilled water (no flavorings or colorings can enter any bottles).
Is it bourbon?

To be bourbon by federal rules, the following must apply:

  • It has to be distilled from at least 51% corn.
  • It has to be aged at least two years in new, charred oak barrels.
  • It can’t have anything added besides distilled water (no flavorings or colorings can enter any bottles).
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