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07-20-2004, 11:12
Could you guys mention some bourbon brands that have a low percentage of rye/wheat. I am allergic to rye so I'm just looking for some primarily high corn mash bourbons.
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07-20-2004, 11:50
While at United Distillers one of the points we used to train the Japanese sales force for I W Harper was its High corn content (82%). The same mashbill was used by U.D. for Old Charter. I don't know if Buffalo Trace is using the same mashbill for Charter now, but the Charter on the shelf should be the high corn recipe since I am sure they are still bottling from U.D. whiskey and will for at least another few years until their product ages enough to bottle.

In 1992 I W Harper was available in Dallas, Texas. I don't know if that is still the case or not. Harper was kept from the U.S. market to protect the Japanese market so it is hard to find in the U.S.
Mike Veach

07-20-2004, 12:12
Thanks for the info Mike.

07-20-2004, 13:41

I thought I had read hereabouts that whiskey with over 80% corn in the mash was labled "corn whiskey", with bourbon limited to the range 51% to 80%.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

07-20-2004, 19:27
I'm curious as to what people think of corn whisky.

07-20-2004, 19:44
Quoting a Quoting of a couple of Quotes. (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&amp;Number=28460&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb= 5&amp;o=&amp;vc=1) How do I do that? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif