What is bourbon? What makes bourbon a uniquely American spirit? How is bourbon made? We will answer these and a lot more questions in this class. A short history of bourbon will start the course, including a quick review of the Whiskey Rebellion, the new United State's government's first domestic tax and the cause of its first rebellion in the 1790s. Did you know that bourbon is the only spirit specifically defined by law in the United States? The definition of bourbon will be covered in depth. We will learn how bourbon is made, where it is made, and what makes specific bourbons different. How do you read a bourbon label? The label will be decoded and terms explained so you know what you are buying. What to look for when tasting a bourbon will be covered. We will end the class with a discussion of the major distillers and a few of the special yearly editions. Bring your questions and lets talk bourbon.