The Whiskey Viking wrote:If I remember my Bourbon 101 correctly (somebody feel free to correct me), Bourbon has to be barrelled at least at 110 Proof and no higher than 125 Proof. So how can a Barrel Proof 1855 Reserve end up at 108.8 Proof?
Strayed wrote:There isn't any lower limit specification, though. You can't BOTTLE it under 80 proof without calling it "diluted"; you might be thinking of that.
Strayed wrote:Wild Turkey benefits from several quality-oriented features, a big one being Jimmy Russell's insistence on low barreling proof.
Strayed wrote:The accountants would barrel it at 160 if they could get away with it. To their credit, the parent company (Pernod/Ricard) appears to favor Jimmy's position in such matters (same with the number of years WT ages)
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