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    youngest american whiskey

    I'm curious as to the youngest American whiskey, I've heard of one called 'Old Williamsburg No. 20' at 3 yrs old
    Can anyone beat this (or find me a bottle).

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    Gotta be Georgia Moon. The difference is clear.

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    In case you're not familiar with Georgia Moon, it's a corn whiskey that is less than 30 days old.
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    Red face

    should've thought of that myself. Doh

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    Don't feel bad about not thinking "Georgia Moon" when you think "whiskey." Next time you think "solvent to clean my laptop screen" though...

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    Arrow

    O.k. let me refine my search.
    Youngest BOURBON this time.
    Does the 'Old Williamsburg' carry
    (and why do they call it 'Old' ?? , subliminal justification???)



    2 answers here guys, don't get sidetracked.

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    As far as I know Old Williamsburg at 36months old would be the youngest I know of (though I've never actually seen it). It is also listed in Regans book as the only Kosher bourbon in existance.

    About the "old" thing...there are only certain words actually allowed on a label and old is one of them. Anchor Distilling makes fun of this rule by calling its product "Old Potrero" when it is as young as 18 months, but alas is a rye and not a bourbon.
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    Cheers Tim,
    Is 3 yrs the legal minimum for Bourbon? (therefore making Old Williamsburg untopable).

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    I have no direct knowledge, but I think I have heard (on these forums) that Old Crow is also 3 years old. I imagine there are also others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer
    I have no direct knowledge, but I think I have heard (on these forums) that Old Crow is also 3 years old. I imagine there are also others.

    Tim
    Yes Tim, you are right there are other's...

    The rule of thumb for a label machine operator...at HH is...If the bourbon is less than four years old, it has to be stated somwhere on that bottling, 24 months, 36 months....

    Paul, to be called bourbon, it has to aged for at least two years in (white) oak barrels

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