The real alcoholic drink “made in America”
Bourbon comes from the whiskey, but it has specific production rules (establishes by the TTB) to be able to use that name. In these regulations, it states that the bourbon must be aged in new charred oak barrels, artificial colorings or flavorings cannot be added, it also has to be made with at least 51% of corn to be considered a bourbon and it cannot be distilled to more than 80% vol. alc.
There are no special requirements for the years of aging for a bourbon, but if we are looking for a Straight Bourbon, it has to be aged at least two years.
Bourbon can be produced anywhere in the States, but the most known state for bourbon is Kentucky.