Bourbon Watch

An amateur introduction to one of my passions

Sierra J. McKissick
2 min readMar 29, 2023


You’re here, which means you are a bourbon lover, too. Or at least you are interested in knowing more about bourbon.

You are in the right place.

Photo by Daniel Norris on Unsplash

The first thing you need to know when trying to understand bourbon's beauty is the production process.

Did you know that all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon?

It’s the way they manufacture the whiskey that makes it a bourbon. So, let’s learn about it.

Did you know that a few drops of water could make a glass of bourbon bloom?

I didn’t! — Actually, I did. But I wanted to normalize not knowing a lot about the drinks we enjoy.

There is so much to learn about our new shared interest.

But one day at a time.

I’m going to end this post with a recipe for making cocktails at home because being #quarantined doesn’t mean we have to live without our favorites.

I’m drinking Woodford Reserve straight.

I already shared on Instagram that my favorite cocktails are Manhattan and Old Fashioned.

What are yours? Let me know in the comments.
Don’t have one yet? Maybe you can try one of these:

Want to try your hand at another drink?

Follow my #BourbonWatch Pinterest board to see more brands of bourbon and recipes.

Want to find out what else I’m cooking and more recipes? Check out this list of articles.

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Sierra J. McKissick

I’m a writer and educator. I write about behavioral and spiritual health choices and inclusive creative strategies. @iamsierrajecre