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Whiskey insiders: Ky. bourbon truly American, even when foreign companies own distilleries
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:24 AM EST
Whiskey insiders say Kentucky bourbon remains authentically American, even when some distillers answer to foreign companies.
But the stuff is made almost exclusively in the Bluegrass state, and some of its master distillers have family ties going as far back as the state's pioneer whiskey-making days.
In a booming industry that swears by tradition, that history is a valuable commodity. And it reassures aficionados that while the mailing address for some corporate headquarters may change, the taste of the bourbon won't.