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  1. #1
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    Four Kings Whiskey

    Just saw on Twitter where Corsair, Few, Mississippi River Distillery, and Journeyman Distillery announced a collaboration "bourbon."

    Link: http://mrdistilling.com/blog/?p=1026

    The press release notes that each distillery contributed bourbon to the mix except Corsair who contributed bourbon and smoked wheat whiskey. I was under the impression that adding a different type of whiskey would make this a blend, but it is labeled as "bourbon." When I asked about this via Twitter, Corsair said "smoked wheat can be used in bourbon as long as it remains at least 51% corn!" They appear to be saying that as long as the entire mixture remains 51% corn, it can still be called bourbon. (I don't think he is saying Corsair added wheated bourbon)

    Am I off on this?
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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Yeah I'm thinking that they're full of ish.

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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Are we reading different rules than what the TTB uses? That 70 proof root beer flavored whiskey being another WTF example.

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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Should be a blend of straights if there is straight wheat and straight bourbon in the mix from each, but the Corsair explanation sounds like bunk to me. The bourbon definition is pretty straightforward.
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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Pasture Patties! The 51% corn requirement is for the mash, not a percentage in some eventual blend.
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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    I like Corsair but they're wrong for the reasons mentioned above. This kind of stuff didn't happen when Kickert worked there.
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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Well it's obvious that the micros have discovered that there is no oversight when it comes to labels and also no obvious penalties. I look for this to become more prevalent and us true believers need to be forever on guard

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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Yes, vigilance is our shield.
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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Well said TT and Squire!

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    Re: Four Kings Bourbon Whiskey

    Who is going to fill out the TTB complaint form?

    This is no different than Forgiven which most likely contained over 51% corn between the bourbon and rye components yet the class/type is whiskey and not bourbon.
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