Scottish whisky is placed in official categories like Single Malt, Blended Whisky, Single Grain, Blended Malt, etc.
Can you tell me what the official categories are for American Whiskey? I think these are some
- Straight Bourbon
- Straight Rye
- Straight Wheat (Bernheim for example?)
- Whisk(e)y (for the Bourbons that are not made according to the offical rules)
- Tennessee Whiskey (or should these be filed under Whiskey as some distiller can start charcoal filtering in another state as well?)
I think Wheated or Rye'd Bourbons are no official categories as it's not mentioned on the label, or am i wrong here?
Also, is there any difference between a rye (+51% rye) of a 100% rye? Would the latter be categorised as a single malt (like Old Potrero calls itself)?
I hope someone is able to provide the definitive categories.
Thanks in advance!