p>If you think Bourbon's stature as one of the most highly regulated spirits—a corn-rich beer distilled at strict proof maximums, aged only in new barrels and never colored, flavored or blended—means it's a sleepy, staid category averse to change, you've not kept up with its recent history. Or, for that matter, its long heritage. Wine Spectator's Jack Bettridge explains.
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