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    Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    GTD is releasing their first ever bourbon. It's a single barrel, because they only made one barrel. It will be bottled at 92 proof.

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    I enjoyed their current rye, "Old George".

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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    I am told this is 70% corn, 20% rye, 10% barley.

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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    From the label, I'm assuming it's not a straight bourbon. Do they use standard (53 gallon) barrels?
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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    From the label, I'm assuming it's not a straight bourbon. Do they use standard (53 gallon) barrels?
    On the website they say it is 100% straight bourbon, but based on previous experience, I'm not sure they are clear on the legal definition of straight.
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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    When I was there in July, they were using 53 gallon barrels for the rye. I didn't specifically look or ask, but I assume the bourbon is the same.

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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    The only missing piece from the label seems to be the age -- couldn't be four years by my count, and therefore needs to be stated!
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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    On the website they say it is 100% straight bourbon, but based on previous experience, I'm not sure they are clear on the legal definition of straight.
    Quote Originally Posted by StraightBoston View Post
    The only missing piece from the label seems to be the age -- couldn't be four years by my count, and therefore needs to be stated!
    See above.

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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    I find it interesting that they will make you your own barrel of whiskey. All you need to due to indicate the mashbill. Will have to try it this summer.

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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    Quote Originally Posted by awachatz View Post
    I find it interesting that they will make you your own barrel of whiskey. All you need to due to indicate the mashbill. Will have to try it this summer.
    Well worth it. They also have a large list of various whiskeys and their supposed mashbills, so you can try to replicate what you like. I tried to create things that weren't available just to experiment a bit.

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    Re: Grand Traverse Distillery - Bourbon release

    I was there in August and got 2 bottles of the bourbon. Very heavy on the corn character and surprisingly little barrel character. Unique. I assume the mash bill is the same as for their white dog, which tastes and smells like a corn muffin lol. They told me they use 100% corn in the white dog, no rye or 6-row. They convert the corn with enzymes. The moonshine I've had is more neutral than the GTD white dog.

 

 

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