The Bourbon Family Tree

November 14, 2013

95% of bourbon whiskey comes from Kentucky, but what they won’t tell you is that from Maker’s to Jim Beam to Wild Turkey, every drop comes from a handful of conglomerate corporate distilleries.

Noted. For as long as I’ve been able to drink (not long at all, people) I’ve been a whiskey drinker, and took quick liking to Jack Daniel’s—mainly because Pappy Van Winkle is so impossible to find and too expensive to buy. This chart has inspired me to broaden my horizons. My next purchase will probably be W. L. Weller, which apparently is the exact same as Pappy, minus three years of aging.