In the vast universe of distilled spirits, Whisky is certainly one of the most famous and popular. This category, however, is often used to broadly and generically indicate any type of spirit made by distilling fermented cereals. Bourbon belongs to this large family, but has its own particular characteristics, which include both the area of production and its history. It originates in the United States of America, particularly in the state of Kentucky, and is produced, unlike Scotch, which is made exclusively from a mixture of barley malt, using corn as the main ingredient, supplemented with other cereals. In a purely literal sense, in the United States, as well as in Ireland, an 'e' is usually added to the word, turning it into ‘Whiskey’. It has a distinctive and recognisable flavour profile, with smooth, rich and persuasive notes that are particularly pleasant and appealing, and which have attracted a wide audience of enthusiasts.