This is America’s national spirit, and an icon of flavor on its own or in a cocktail. Aged in new charred oak barrels, its mash bill (recipe) consists of at least 51% corn, resulting in a full-bodies, sweet and spicy character. Temperance Prohibition and a couple World Wars took its toll on the national whiskey industry, but today there are dozens of incredible bourbons on the market. You may already be familiar with sour mash, Maker’s Mark, or Woodford Reserve, but just wait until you discover what our bartenders recommend. The Hooch Life introduces you to some of the best bourbons, from small batch, to single barrel, and straight bourbons and how to mix a killer Whiskey Sour, Manhattan, Mint Julep, or Old Fashioned.