American Native, Australian Favourite.

Bourbon—it's part of the culture here in Australia. Interestingly enough, we can't legally make the spirit and call it bourbon, but it's consumed by the gallon mixed with coke. Whether it's a Jack & Coke or affectionately called “Corn Juice,” bourbon is a household staple in one form or another around the country. We generally sit in the top 5 countries for whiskey consumption per capita, so why shouldn't we celebrate National Bourbon Day on our home turf? There’s simply no reason not to, so let’s get involved with our mates in the States and celebrate their spirit (and their bourbon). Bourbon has been recognised since 1964 when a Congressional Resolution designated it as America’s native spirit.

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A Few Rules for Bourbon:

Made in the United States (not just Kentucky)

Must be from a fermented mash of 51% corn

Distilled at no more than 160 proof

Barrelled at no more than 125 proof in new, charred oak barrels

Aged for a minimum of two years

Free from additives

Bottled at no less than 80 proof (40% alcohol-by-volume)

Remember, all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. This isn’t a rule, but certainly a guideline: drink it how you like it - neat, with ice, in a cocktail, or with coke, and always responsibly. We know one thing about bourbon: it’s best with mates. Here are a few local options if you decide to shop for your "corn juice": NED’s, Gospel, Backwoods, and Archie Rose. Rye whiskey, also a traditional American spirit, is not bourbon but is perfect for shopping local.