Quote Originally Posted by bourbonv View Post
...they even distilled it at a low proof and put it in the barrel at the lowest proof done in several decades. I am looking forward to tasting some of the whiskey. My bet is that at four years of age it will be better than many 7 or 8 years old bourbons.
Lower distillation proof will do that? Interesting.

Clear Creek's "McCarthy Single Malt" is distilled at close to 160 proof, but is a pretty good whiskey for something with only three years barrel time. I've always wondered if the high distillation proof has something to do with that. Your statement would suggest the opposite.

Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
= Woodford comes off the still at near the maximum of 160 proof.
Huh. I wonder if a lower distillation proof would make it less "coppery".