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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by Meruck View Post
    And if one where to use "corn syrup" is would NOT be more like rum, corn syrup is made from actual corn, grain, not stalk squeezings.......
    True - it isn't made in the same manner of sugar, but if you fermented corn syrup and distilled the result - do you think it would be closer to whiskey than rum?

    I've never tried, so I'm just speculating obviously. But my point is that a plant may be used in a lot of different ways with very different results.
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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    The spirit of the TTB regs would make it rum, even if it doesn't fit "Spirits distilled from the fermented juice of sugar cane, sugar cane syrup, sugar cane molasses or other sugar cane by-products".

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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    For the record, corn syrup is derived from corn (maize) kernels, i.e., grain. It isn't produced by squeezing corn stalks. I don't see anything in the rules that would prevent a distiller from using corn syrup to make bourbon.

    Under the rules as now written, Queen Jennie is a distilled spirit specialty. Using Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye as an example, they could classify it as "spirits distilled from sorghum syrup," if they wanted to. "Sorghum Spirits" would also be acceptable. But no way it's whiskey.

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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    more importantly, is it any good?

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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    more importantly, is it any good?
    Wadewood has raised the paramount question here. Does anyone have an answer.............................Col?
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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    Maybe we should ask Robert Parker.

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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Maybe we should ask Robert Parker.
    He will like it. He likes everything.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    I have not had this product but the only sorghum 'whiskey' I have had, from Southeast Asia, was horrible.

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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    Did the bottle have any reptiles in it?

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    Re: A Brain Teaser

    Legally, I believe this would be called a Distilled Spirits Specialty since technically it doesn't fit into any pre-defined genre of spirits

 

 

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