Ask any bourbon distiller what the best way to taste or sip bourbon is, and you’ll probably get quite the blend of answers. However, we can all agree that no matter how you drink it–sipped, shot, on the rocks, neat, etc.–all that matters is that you enjoy it.
If you know bourbon, then you know about proof. It’s the handy numerical code that tells you how strong the spirit is, printed on the label of every bottle of liquor.
Bourbon can be made anywhere — and yet it’s indelibly linked to the state of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, 95 percent of all bourbon is made in the Bluegrass State.