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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Okay, so it's rum, at least they're actually distilling rather than buying.

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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Maybe they will come out with an Agave whiskey in the future.
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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Can't call it rum either because rum has to be from sugar cane. 'Sorghum specialty' is what they're stuck with.

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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by JB64 View Post
    Maybe they will come out with an Agave whiskey in the future.
    The way they describe the TTB approval....if the plant has grain it might qualify...no Agave "whiskey".

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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The way they describe the TTB approval....if the plant has grain it might qualify...no Agave "whiskey".
    I would think to be considered a whiskey it would need to be distilled from the grain and not from the juices extracted from the stalks and stems of a grain producing plant. I am assuming that the Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey is distilled from sorghum molasses and not the grain.

    Sugarcane has seeds that I guess could be considered a grain. From Wikipedia, " Sugarcane belongs to the grass family (Poaceae), an economically important seed plant family that includes maize, wheat, rice, and sorghum and many forage crops." Could rum be a subset of whiskey? I have a tune stuck in my head that just wouldn't sound right if I was yelling out "agave whiskey" at the appropriate times.
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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    I agree, the actual reg states grain....not stalks, etc. How they got the ok is beyond me....the only other way would be if they
    had used the grain produced syrup I noted above. That was not indicated.

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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Oh, whatever . . . I know what sorghum molasses is so they can call it what they like, I'm gonna call it rum.

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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Okay, I've got it . . . Sorghum Eau de Vie.

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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    Suppose both the grain and other parts of the plant, like the stalks, were included?
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    Re: A unique Wisconsin whiskey - Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey

    That certainly would complicate the reg definition of "whisky": The Class definition states:
    "Spirits distilled from a fermented mash of grain at less than 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof) having
    the taste, aroma and characteristics generally attributed to whisky and bottled at not less than 40% alcohol
    by volume (80 proof).

    The General Type Definition just states "fermented mash of 51%...corn or rye or wheat etc....and does not say "grain."
    http://www.ttb.gov/spirits/bam/chapter4.pdf

    RUMı Spirits distilled from the fermented juice of sugar cane, sugar cane syrup, sugar cane molasses or other
    sugar cane by-products
    (Sorghum is not listed because it is not a sugar cane).

    DISTILLED SPIRITS
    SPECIALTY
    · Distilled spirits not defined under
    any other class
    · Generally, any class and/or type
    of distilled spirits that contain or
    are treated with flavoring and/or
    coloring materials and/or
    nonstandard blending or treating
    materials or processes
    · NO DEFINED TYPE(S)
    UNDER THIS CLASS
    · PRODUCT DEFINITION IS
    UNIQUE TO COMPOSITION
    AND PRODUCTION OF THE
    DISTILLED SPIRITS
    PRODUCTı

 

 

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