Leave it to the gods of geekdom over at Gizmodo to really break down the process of crafting a fine Bourbon for the layperson. Want to know more about how a bourbon is made? The Four Roses Distillery ain’t a bad place to start. Or the Distiller Learn section!
There are a handful of rules that dictate what can be called bourbon …, but within that there is a lot of room for distillers to play, which is why there’s such a huge range of flavor (and quality) within the bourbon family.
How Bourbon Gets Its Beautiful Flavor [Brent Rose // Gizmodo]