Did you know that 95% of the world’s Bourbon is produced in Kentucky?
Bourbon whiskey is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name ultimately derives from the French Bourbon dynasty, although the precise inspiration for the whiskey's name is uncertain; contenders include Bourbon County in Kentucky and Bourbon Street in New Orleans, both of which are named after the dynasty.Bourbon has been distilled since the 18th century.
In order for whiskey to be Bourbon, it must be made with a minimum of 51 percent corn, aged in new, charred oak containers, stored at no more than 125 proof and bottled at no less than 80 proof.
The name "Bourbon" was not applied until the 1850s, and the Kentucky etymology was not advanced until the 1870s. Although bourbon may be made anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated with the American South and with Kentucky in particular.
In 1964, a Congressional Resolution declared Bourbon an indigenous product of the United States—meaning that no other country can make a product and call it Bourbon. This is why Bourbon is revered as “America’s Official Native Spirit.”
This collection was inspired by The Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
The world got its first taste of the profound history and proud tradition of “America’s Official Native Spirit” when the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) established the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in 1999, a road trip-style experience for bourbon lovers to visit the Bluegrass State’s signature distilleries. In 2012, the KDA created the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® to complement the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® have drawn more than 2.5 million visitors from all 50 states and 25 countries in the last five years and have become leading educational and tourism attractions.
Bourbon lovers can stop at a few of the distilleries or all 38—there is no wrong way to experience it. Every journey is personalized and requires planning, as some of the distilleries are as far as 70 miles apart. There’s something for everyone—tours, tastings, activities, big-city nightlife, quaint country towns, Bourbon-themed hotels and historic bed & breakfast accommodations.
Miss Jenny's Jellies and Jams Kentucky Bourbon Trail Includes Cocktail Jellies made with the following brands of bourbon, which are:
1. Mint Julep (WOODFORD RESERVE®)
2. Whiskey Smash (JIM BEAM BLACK® WHISKEY)
3. Kentucky Sunrise (BULLEIT™ )
4. Manhattan (WILD TURKEY®)
5. Maple Bourbon Coffee (MAKER'S MARK®)
6. Moscow Mule (MAKER'S MARK®)
7. Ruby Fizz (OLD FORESTER®)
8. Boulevardier (MAKER'S MARK®)
9. Old Fashioned ( BULLEIT™ )
10.Jim Beam® Lemonade (JIM BEAM®)
11. The Henderson (ANGEL'S ENVY®)
12. Hot Toddy (OLD FORESTER®)
Only 9 of these Special Edition Kentucky Bourbon Trail Boxes will be made for the 2020 Holiday Season.