American whiskery can take several forms, but the most famous are Kentucky bourbon (for example, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey) or Tennessee whiskey (for example, Jack Daniel’s).
American whiskey, like Irish whiskey, has an “e” in its spelling whereas Scotch is written as “whisky”. Tennessee whiskey and bourbon tend to be a little sweeter than Scotch whisky, and this different taste is understandable because they have a different production method prescribed by an international agreement and by law.
1. Bourbon is distinctly American so it is only produced in the United States (its name comes from Bourbon County in Kentucky);2. A bourbon must comprise of at least 51% corn;3. Bourbon must be aged for a minimum period of time, at least 2 years to be called “straight” bourbon;4. Bourbon must be aged in new charred oak barrels;5. Bourbon must not be more than 80% alcohol;6. Tennessee whiskey has special production processes too, and it must be filtered through sugar maple charcoal.