I first tried bourbon chicken wings a decade ago in South Carolina. Because of two contradicting stories, I’m unsure where the actual birth place of bourbon chicken marinade originated. First, I’ve heard bourbon in the U.S. is mainly manufactured in Kentucky. Second, I’ve also seen references online to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. In my recipe, I used Maker’s Mark, but you can also try any other American whiskey available (Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Knob, McKenna, Wild Turkey, Woodford, etc.). Check out Wikipedia’s site for further more information on bourbon.
For best result, marinade the chicken wings in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum of 2-3 hours.