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Bourbon Empire

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Reid Mitenbuler

Despite having mostly an unsavory history, bourbon is still the most iconic American spirit. From being the favorite drink of pioneers to its illegal production during the Prohibition period, bourbon was often associated with fraud, corruption, or even crime. However, it has become world-famous alcohol following the change in its image. Take some time to chill. We live in a chaotic world today. Relax with a high-ranking glass of bourbon if you want to feel connected to the past. It would be best if you took the time to enjoy the refined taste of bourbon that takes years to mature.

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Bourbon Empire offers a fascinating journey through time, exploring the complex history of one of the world's most famous types of whiskey. Learn how this drink earned its spot in policies and culture while surviving corruption scandals, Prohibition, and competition from overseas spirits.

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Despite having mostly an unsavory history, bourbon is still the most iconic American spirit. From being the favorite drink of pioneers to its illegal production during the Prohibition period, bourbon was often associated with fraud, corruption, or even crime. However, it has become world-famous alcohol following the change in its image. Take some time to chill. We live in a chaotic world today. Relax with a high-ranking glass of bourbon if you want to feel connected to the past. It would be best if you took the time to enjoy the refined taste of bourbon that takes years to mature.

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The American spirit and its storied history are reflected in bourbon whiskey.

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A military brewery in a Virginia marsh started the history of bourbon 400 years ago.

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Criminal activity and low quality were fostered by the booming whiskey industry, but it all ended with Prohibition.

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Big Four strictly dominated the industry after Prohibition was repealed.

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Bourbon companies started to aim for the luxury segment after vodka entered the US market.

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