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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Eight years, if I remember correctly.

    They are the exact same whiskey except for the type of cask used. The great difference in the TTB designations is a function of the peculiarities of the rules. Because it is aged in used cooperage it can't be called straight and can't even be called 'rye whiskey,' and so the only prescribed designation that allows you to say 'rye' is 'whiskey distilled from rye mash.'

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Eight years, if I remember correctly.

    They are the exact same whiskey except for the type of cask used. The great difference in the TTB designations is a function of the peculiarities of the rules. Because it is aged in used cooperage it can't be called straight and can't even be called 'rye whiskey,' and so the only prescribed designation that allows you to say 'rye' is 'whiskey distilled from rye mash.'

    Do these designations by the U.S. Dept. of Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) apply only to alcohol produced in the U.S? Single-malt scotch, for example, are aged in refill bourbon casks and are designated 'single malt scotch' on the label.

    Thanks,
    Last edited by Shell; 09-12-2011 at 12:01.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    The TTB rules for scotch and Irish say, in effect, "If the label is okay under Scottish (or Irish) law, it's okay with us." It definitely applies to U.S.-made whiskey, but there is a dispute right now about whether or not it should apply, for example, to English whiskey too.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    I just noticed that the Woodford Reserve Master Cask Rye has recently been released. ... Has anyone had the opportunity to sample this new Rye?
    Has anyone had the opportunity to try it?

 

 

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