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A type of American whiskey, made from a corn base. and named after the county in which it was first made. It is thought that the first still was established by Elijah Craig, a Baptist minister. By American regulations the name can be applied to any whiskey distilled from a fermented mash that contains at least 51% corn - rye and barley malt are generally also used. "Straight Bourbon" is the natural spirit; "Blended Bourbon" is a mixture of Bourbon and another spirit (either whiskey or more often neutral).