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    Is Stagg Bourbon?

    It never occurred to me before, but looking at the regs, Bourbon must be "produced at not exceeding 160° proof ...and stored at not more than 125° proof "

    Since the new Staggs are up in the 70% abv range, does this take them out of the definition of Bourbon?

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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    "Stored at" means Barrel Entry not at barrel dumping.
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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    Doesn't abv go down, not up, between barrel entry and barrel dumping...angel's share and all?

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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Doesn't abv go down, not up, between barrel entry and barrel dumping...angel's share and all?
    Scotch generally ticks downward whereas bourbon/rye generally go up in ABV.

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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    Scotch generally ticks downward whereas bourbon/rye generally go up in ABV.
    I am not a scotch expert (nor do I play one on TV) but how can this be?
    I don't get it.
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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I am not a scotch expert (nor do I play one on TV) but how can this be?
    I don't get it.
    These threads address that peculiarity.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...light=molecule

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...light=molecule

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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    No, Stagg is a BOURBON.
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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    Thanks for the replies. Very helpful.

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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    Some call it break cleaner but I call it bourbon.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: Is Stagg Bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by HipFlask View Post
    Some call it break cleaner but I call it bourbon.


    I like to think of it as the nectar of the Gods

 

 

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