Some libraries have books, ours has whiskey. For a small (for now) bourbon society we have a great whiskey, bourbon and rye selection. It's always evolving and changing so check back often to see what new items we're pouring. Of course all of our whiskeys are only available to our members and patron supporters.
The list, the whole list and nothing but the list
Our whole whiskey selection in one convenient place. You're welcome! This list will also include whiskey that isn't in the bourbon or rye category. These include american whiskey, Tennessee whiskey (yes, that's a thing!), blends and Scotch. Enjoy!
Bourbon? Whiskey? Bourbon whiskey? What the hell is the difference? Simply put, all bourbons ARE whiskey. Be careful, however, because NOT ALL whiskeys are bourbon. The cool thing about bourbon is that there are actual requirements, by law, that need to be satisfied in order to label, sell and advertise something as bourbon. Here is what the law says...
- The produced product must be made in the United States
- The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn
- Aged in brand new, charred oak barrels
- The distilled whiskey cannot have a higher proof than 160 or 80% ABV
- When putting the whiskey into the brand new, charred oak barrels it cannot have a higher proof than 125 or 62.5% ABV
- The whiskey must be bottled at 80 proof or higher
That goes for the U.S., some countries are not as strict. So the moral of the story is, if you buy something labeled bourbon here in the U.S. you can be sure it's bourbon.
Rye all the fuss? Well, just like bourbon, rye whiskey must meet certain criteria in order to be labeled, sold and advertised as rye whiskey. It's the same as above with bourbon with one important difference: the mash bill has to contain at least 51% rye. Again, that goes for rye that is produced in the U.S. Compared to bourbon, rye tends to be spicier, fuller bodied and a little more dry on the back end.