In this episode of Three Sheets, Zane heads to bourbon country to learn all about America’s native liquor. Bourbon is a type of whiskey that began in a small county in Kentucky much the same way Champagne started in Champagne, France and Tequila in Tequila, Mexico. We’ll learn the difference between Irish whiskey, Scotch whisky, Canadian whiskey and Bourbon as well as get a glimpse of the unique country culture of Kentucky.
Where We Went:
- Bourbon Bistro (Louisville)–A bourbon lover’s paradise, this pace carries over a 130 different bourbons and offers delicious cuisines to match them with.
- Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery–This distillery produces quality bourbon aged for years in oak barrels. Try their Family Reserve aged at 15, 20 and 23 years
- Sherwood Inn– 1875, this living functioning historical landmark is frequented by a colorful cast of local characters who truly define the region. You can also try some Apple Pie whose recipe is a well guarded secret.
- All bourbon is whiskey, but no all whiskey is bourbon
- Whiskey is distilled from fermented mash of grains such malt, barly, wheat, rye, and corn.
- Irish Whiskey comes from 100% malted barley.
- Scotch Whiskey is malted barley which has been roasted over smoke
- Canadian Whiskey is a blend of grains.
- Bourbon is a blend of grains that must contain a minimum 51% of corn and must be aged in new white oak barrels.
- Tennessee Whiskey is the same as bourbon except it is filtered through charcoal which changes the flavor profile.
- Irish, Scotch, and Canadian whiskeys are aged in used bourbon barrels.
- Bourbon aged in Kentucky is said to age faster than whiskey in Scotland.
How to Toast in Kentucky
Woooooohoooo!!! (Cheers will also suffice)
THREE SHEETS TRIVIA
- What phrase does Zane steal?
- What is the Three Sheet’s Three S test?
- What are two other nicknames for moonshine?
- What McKenna’d act did Zane and Steve do at the Sherwood
- What did Steve and Zane chase at the end of the episode?
A classic country breakfast with sausage, eggs, and biscuit.
Please Sir, I Want Some More
Learn more about traveling to Kentucky here.