AskDefine | Define bourbon

Dictionary Definition



1 a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)
2 whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels
3 a member of the European royal family that ruled France
4 a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily [syn: Bourbon dynasty]

User Contributed Dictionary



Bourbon, a county in US State of Kentucky.



  1. A whiskey distilled from a mixture of grains in which more than half is maize, aged in oak barrels. Made chiefly in the US.
  2. A serving of bourbon
  3. A Bourbon biscuit


A type of whiskey
  • Finnish: bourbon
A Bourbon biscuit

Extensive Definition

Bourbon most commonly refers to bourbon whiskey, or to the Royal House of Bourbon (French), Borbón Borbone (Italian) or Borbó (Catalan), which provided ruling dynasties for the French monarchy.
It can also refer to:



In North America

In France


In politics and history

Food and drink


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