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What is Bourbon? Part 4: “…and stored at not more than 62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers.”

In Part 4 of our “What is Bourbon” series, dig into the final requirement for a spirit to be considered bourbon – the aging process – and how that can impact not only how a bourbon tastes, but also how it is labeled. First, as a bit of a refresher, recall that the legal definition…

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“Long Road Distillers releasing new bourbon whisky” – WOOD TV 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Now that November is well underway, it’s the perfect time to introduce a new libation that can warm you up from the inside out. Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor from Long Road Distillers joined eightWest with some samples of their latest offerings. They will be releasing their new Long Road…

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What is Bourbon? Part 3: “…from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn…”

Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the “What is Bourbon?” Series here and here. For Part 3 of our “What is Bourbon” series, we look at the ingredients that make bourbon bourbon. It may seem straight forward, but when you really dig into the Code of Federal Regulations (and the Beverage Alcohol Manual from…

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What is Bourbon? Part 2: “…at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof)…”

For Part 1 of the “What is Bourbon” series, click here. Today, we wade into a lesser-known part of the definition of Bourbon, which also means it’s a bit less controversial. First, as a bit of a refresher, recall that the legal definition of bourbon whisky, according to the TTB, is: Whisky produced in the…

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What is Bourbon? Part 1: “Whisky produced in the U.S…”

If you ask 10 whisk(e)y drinkers to define bourbon, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. That seems to be due to a variety of myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings surrounding one of America’s favorite whiskies. According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (or the TTB), the branch of the U.S. Department of…

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