ByBDG Studios

America’s love affair with bourbon runs deep. In 2020, Kentucky’s distilleries had their highest production year ever, filling a record 2.1 million barrels of bourbon. And what would bourbon be without its oak barrel? White oak trees are the essential ingredient in the making of bourbon. In fact, the liquor must be aged in new, charred oak barrels in order to legally be considered bourbon in the United States.

White Oak, Explained