For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean

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From its earliest days as America’s homegrown whiskey elixir, Kentucky bourbon has been traveling on boats. In fact, boats were a key reason why Kentucky became the king of bourbon. In the late 1700s, trade depended on waterways, and distillers in the state had a big advantage: the Ohio River. They’d load their barrels onto flatboats on the Ohio, which flowed into the Mississippi, taking their golden liquor as far down as New Orleans. Full story

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