Bourbon whiskey is an American whiskey. It is distilled from corn and aged in barrels. The name is said to origin from the French Bourbon dynasty. Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century. Bourbon is associated with the American South in and Kentucky in particular. But it can be produced all over the USA. Bourbon is served neat or diluted with water. It is also served on the rocks or mixed with soda. Bourbon is also a famous ingredient for famous cocktail recipes such as the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the whiskey sour, and the mint julep. So be sure to try these cocktails with bourbon!