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    Question What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    Recently I came across a couple of low-end Japanese whiskeys at 74 proof and 78 proof. I was a little surprised the proof could go so low.

    Have you found anything lower that calls itself whiskey?



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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    In the US, a whiskey must be at least 80 proof.
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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    80 proof and it almost made me sick to look at it.
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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    I believe that Australia allows whiskey to be sold at 70 proof. I can't find evidence that Jim Beam is 70 proof there, but I did find that Cougar Bourbon Whiskey, made for Fosters by our friends at LDI, is 74 proof.

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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by craigthom View Post
    I believe that Australia allows whiskey to be sold at 70 proof. I can't find evidence that Jim Beam is 70 proof there, but I did find that Cougar Bourbon Whiskey, made for Fosters by our friends at LDI, is 74 proof.
    37% (or 74 proof) is our standard proof for Jim Beam White and several other brands.

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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    37% (or 74 proof) is our standard proof for Jim Beam White and several other brands.
    At 74 proof does the label on that Jim Beam say "Straight Bourbon"?
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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    Is'nt below 80 proof "light whiskey"?
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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    At 74 proof does the label on that Jim Beam say "Straight Bourbon"?
    Yes Oscar it does. The distilleries don't seem to have any qualms about taking advantage of our differing liquor laws. Be happy that bourbon and straight whiskies are subject to stringent standards over there
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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoTexan View Post
    Is'nt below 80 proof "light whiskey"?
    Light whiskey = 160+ proof off the still (and some other rules)
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    Re: What's the lowest proof whiskey you've seen?

    I thought whisky labeled as Bourbon in Europe was allowed to be as low as 70 proof.

 

 

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