Squire- That is the rumor. It was supposedly devised by Beam and Lou Forman. They wanted a product that was very different than anything else on the market- something that had a good "traditional whiskey" flavor, but was not too expensive to produce. The result was a 50% corn mashbill that was distilled in the column and doubler and then aged in a mix of new and used cooperage for about 6 years. If you've never had it, try blending your Rittenhouse 50/50 with some Old Forester or 1792 and you'll get the idea.