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Ah, America’s whiskey. The beautiful end result of advances in distillation, corn cultivation, and some much-needed federal regulation. But what exactly makes the special stuff so special? Short answer: corn, charred new oak, and time. Contrary to popular belief, being made in Kentucky is optional.

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