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An example use of bourbon in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… barbecue and brown sugar bourbon if you …”
Bourbon is a type of whiskey.
the word bourbon occurs in english on average 9.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.