On June 1, 1495, a monk named John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky. He writes, β€œTo Brother John Cor, by order of the King, to make aqua vitae VIII bolls of malt.” β€” Exchequer Rolls 1494–95, Vol x, p. 487 Whisky would go on over the centuries to evolve into different versions of itself around the world. One such example is the American invention of Bourbon, which uses a higher ratio of corn and charred oak barrels. Reid Mitenbuler covers these points and their finer details in Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey.

Book Title: Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey

Book Author: Reid Mitenbuler

ISBN Number: 9780670016839

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