In a scrap bnook I am working on today, there are newspaper articles about the results of the Levy-Uri case from June 1908. The case accuses Uri of making "Pure Rye" using 1 portion Pennsylvania Rye, 1 portion Kentucky Rye, 3 different brands of bourbon, neutral spirits, bede oil, caramel suger and prune juice. The courts found in favor of the straight whiskey side and stated that this would have to be labeled a compound whiskey. The case covered some other issues as well. There was some "bourbon" made from molasses in New Orleans. They also stated that Bourbon had to be made in Kentucky and from a mash of corn, rye and malt. Things have changed some since 1908!
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873