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sku
03-13-2008, 12:38
It never occurred to me before, but looking at the regs, Bourbon must be "produced at not exceeding 160 proof ...and stored at not more than 125 proof "

Since the new Staggs are up in the 70% abv range, does this take them out of the definition of Bourbon?

pepcycle
03-13-2008, 12:52
"Stored at" means Barrel Entry not at barrel dumping.

sku
03-13-2008, 12:59
Doesn't abv go down, not up, between barrel entry and barrel dumping...angel's share and all?

ILLfarmboy
03-13-2008, 13:07
Doesn't abv go down, not up, between barrel entry and barrel dumping...angel's share and all?

Scotch generally ticks downward whereas bourbon/rye generally go up in ABV.

OscarV
03-13-2008, 13:11
Scotch generally ticks downward whereas bourbon/rye generally go up in ABV.

I am not a scotch expert (nor do I play one on TV) but how can this be?
I don't get it.

ILLfarmboy
03-13-2008, 13:23
I am not a scotch expert (nor do I play one on TV) but how can this be?
I don't get it.

These threads address that peculiarity.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5055&highlight=molecule

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4497&highlight=molecule

jburlowski
03-13-2008, 16:24
No, Stagg is a BOURBON.

sku
03-13-2008, 18:05
Thanks for the replies. Very helpful.

HipFlask
03-16-2008, 19:41
Some call it break cleaner but I call it bourbon.

spun_cookie
03-16-2008, 20:07
Some call it break cleaner but I call it bourbon.

I like to think of it as the nectar of the Gods

HipFlask
03-17-2008, 07:12
I was just kidding about the brake cleaner. I love the stuff it is in my top 5 pours. But in a pinch you could soak brake parts in it and all the gunk will dissolve. I'd still drink the whiskey. It is just that good.

SMOWK
03-17-2008, 14:11
I Agree! Stagg's at the top for me right now, I'm liking it a lot more than the PVW20 & EC18 right next to it. Although the Vintage 17 to the left is MIGHTY tasty!!!

Luckily I have 2 more bottles of the Stagg left. One to open with the ORVW 10/107, and the other to open with the new WL Weller BTAC I just got.

spun_cookie
03-17-2008, 17:54
I was just kidding about the brake cleaner. I love the stuff it is in my top 5 pours. But in a pinch you could soak brake parts in it and all the gunk will dissolve. I'd still drink the whiskey. It is just that good.

i knew what you meant.... I was just adding in my 2-cents worth... I have seen your posts and know it is in your top selections.... it will also disolve rubber and a few other items... like your liver :grin:

mmm looking at getting an older bottle of the stagg now...