Why is Bourbon Called Bourbon?
The naming of bourbon has a conflicting history and is still shrouded in mystery to this day.
Some believe the name traces back to French royals with the surname of Bourbon. The House of Bourbon’s history reaches as far back as the mid-13th century and boasts descendants famous in French culture.
Others, however, believe the spirit was named for Bourbon County, Kentucky, where much of our favorite boozy elixir was originally distilled during the 19th century.
Regardless of which origin story you believe, at least we can all agree on one thing — the delicious taste of bourbon!