You can always stand to expand your mind, especially when it comes to hooch. To pad out your knowledge on the boozy pride of 'Merica, bourbon, the guys at Gear Patrol put together this in-depth video about the entire production process. They went to 12 different distilleries, and got pros to speak on everything from corn percentages to barometric pressure. Drink in all the info above, hopefully while drinking a glass of one of these pro-recommended bottles.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and liked the video, but she kinda wishes it was narrated by Nick Offerman. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.