bourbon

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Etymology[edit]

From "bourbon whiskey", originally "Bourbon whiskey", of disputed provenance. Generally taken to derive from Bourbon County, Kentucky, but possibly also from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]

Both derive from the French Bourbon dynasty, named for the lordship of French Bourbon l'Archambault. The town's name derives from Gaulish Borvo, a local Celtic deity associated with hot springs, from Proto-Celtic *borvo (froth, foam).

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bourbon (plural bourbons)

  1. A whiskey distilled from a mixture of grains in which more than half is maize, aged in oak barrels. Made chiefly in the United States.
  2. A serving of bourbon
  3. A Bourbon biscuit

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiniry, Laura. "Where Bourbon Really Got Its Name and More Tips on America’s Native Spirit". Smithsonian.com. 13 June 2013. Accessed 12 September 2013.