is sour-mashed, beit Bourbon, Tennesse
Whiskey or Blended
Whiskey. Since 1984, a new breed of bourbon has emerged; the
describes it perfectly. This bourbon comes from a single barrel,
which is usually aged for an extended period of time. This allows
for the individuality and variations of each barrel to be shown.
not a bourbon, Rye
Whiskey usually undergoes the same processes with the exception
that Rye is used as the basis of the mash instead of corn.
out of favor with the US consumers, Bonded
Whiskey was once considered the creme de la creme of bourbons,
but in reality, the only different characteristic is the proof
(100) and that the Federal Excise Taxes are not paid until the
whiskey is shipped out of the warehouse.
Whiskies are also made in the US. They contain some shortcut,
which does not allow them to be considered bourbons, either aged
in used oak barrels, or the mash could be less than 50% corn but
more likely, the whiskey is usually diluted with a neutral grain
spirit such as vodka.
Whiskey is a not a Bourbon; because aside from being produced
in Tennessee, the whiskies must undergo a filtering through sugar-maple
charcoal. This is considered as flavor/coloring addition so the
product cannot be called Bourbon.
to aging; if a bourbon is aged less than 4 years, the age must
be stated. If it is aged over 2 years, the bourbon may be called
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