Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    I can't could find the original thread

    Charles Cowdery I remember reading something you wrote in a post a while back. You said that it was harder to make Bourbon that other whiskeys, and I was wondering if you could elaborate on your thoughts about that.
    Cheers,
    BW

  2. #2
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,540

    Re: I can't could find the original thread

    Specifically, I said it is harder to make bourbon than malt whiskey, mainly because of the difference between malted barley and corn. Malt pretty much dissolves in warm water. Corn has to be cooked at fairly high temperatures to dissolve the starch and as it cooks it has to be agitated or it forms a great big muffin. This is true of any spirit made from corn. The big distilleries have mastered it, but it can be challenging for the little guys and is one of the reason so many are making malt whiskey, even though the established market for American malt whiskey is exactly zero.

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    3,010

    Re: I can't could find the original thread

    Chuck wasn't there a dispute on another site on which was harder to make bourbon or rye?
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

  4. #4
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,540

    Re: I can't could find the original thread

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Chuck wasn't there a dispute on another site on which was harder to make bourbon or rye?
    I don't recall that and don't know that there would be much difference. There are some problems getting rye to dissolve as well. It's not as hard as corn nor as easy as barley.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Idea for a pinned/sticky thread - new bourbon thread
    By Vange in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-12-2007, 10:23
  2. Bernheim Original
    By nysquire in forum Other American Whiskey
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-27-2006, 17:54
  3. Original Michter's
    By TNbourbon in forum Other American Whiskey Tastings
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-04-2004, 13:34
  4. Original Michter's
    By TNbourbon in forum Other American Whiskey
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-19-2004, 14:57

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top