Just hearing the words bourbon whiskey inspires a sense of all things American, and for good reason. The United States Congress declared in a 1964 resolution that bourbon whiskey is a clear distinctive product of the United States, and they prohibited other products from outside the country to be imported as bourbon whiskey. Current regulations define bourbon whiskey to only include that which is produced in the U.S. It matters not which state produces the bourbon whiskey as long as they are legally able to, but the only state that can put their name on the bottle is Kentucky. This might be because it is from a county in this state, Bourbon County, that the bourbon whiskey name is derived.