(This is an excerpt of an article originally posted here by The Bourbon Review)

Wait a minute! Did you just say there are bacteria in my bourbon? Due to the high alcohol content and the fact that alcohol is an antiseptic (it kills bacteria) Bourbon and other whiskies contain little, if any, bacteria. Furthermore, Bourbon and other whiskies are often filtered prior to bottling, which is another deterrent to Bourbon-containing bacteria. However, bacteria do play a very important role in the production of Bourbon and other whiskies. Here we will explore details about how bacteria can affect not only the flavor of your favorite Bourbon…

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