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    Re: Is sour mash a bourbon?

    If I recall correctly, about the time Bourbon was starting to decline in popularity, the folks at JD decided they wanted to distance themselves from the category.

    There is a clause in the TTB...
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    Re: Is sour mash a bourbon?

    Up until the time of Dr. Crow, pretty much all bourbon (or whatever it was called back then) was sweet mash ... not sour mash ... because Dr. Croe perfected the process.

    For decades thereafter,...
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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    While I totally agree that charcoal mellowing by the TN whiskey folks is quite different than the activated charcoal filtration used by some bourbonfolks, we have a difference of opinion about the...
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    Re: New to Tennessee Whiskey

    While there is not a specific type of whiskey defined in the US regulations as "Tennessee Whiskey" ... the word "Tennessee" is considered to be a geographical designation ... meaning that you can't...
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    Re: Question about aging

    Squire, Books have been written on less than this ... If you start a new thread and narrow it down a bit, I'd be glad to chime in ...
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    Re: Question about aging

    Ok guys ... and gals ... Here's the Chemical Engineer's take on whiskey proof in the barrel ...

    1. Oak, as it turns out IS a semi-permeable membrane ... simply put, what passes thru the membrane...
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    Re: Are mini bottles a reliable sample?

    I think the answer is an unqualified maybe ... Many distilleries do not bottle mini's continuously, but in a few large batches per year. This would lead to potential batch-to-batch inequalities...
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