Our Whiskey is a smooth sour mash corn whiskey aged in a charred white oak barrel with a hint of corn and barley, 80 proof.
Our Bourbon is super smooth single barrel WV bourbon whiskey aged in a charred white oak barrel. 100 proof.
The biggest difference between bourbon and whiskey production is the type of barrels in which the alcohol is aged. Bourbon must be aged in new charred oak barrels, while Whiskey can be aged in used oak barrels. Bourbon tends to be amber-colored, and a little sweeter and heavier in texture than other whiskeys.
Bourbon is always whiskey, but whiskey is not always bourbon. A strict set of federal trade regulations defines what's what.
Whiskey is a distilled spirit made from fermented grain and aged in an oak barrel. The various types (rye, rye malt, malt, wheat, bourbon and corn) each require different ingredients and distilling processes in accordance with specific alcohol trade regulations.
Bourbon is the most popular type of whiskey in the U.S. It was traditionally distilled in and around present-day Bourbon County, Kentucky, but is now manufactured in distilleries all over the US. Manufacturers must meet the following requirements in order to advertise their whiskey product as "bourbon":
It must be produced in the U.S. from a grain mixture (called "mash") made up of at least 51 percent corn. Must be distilled to a maximum strength of 160 proof, bottled at a strength of at least 80 proof, and barreled for aging at no more than 125 proof. Aged in new, charred oak barrels. To qualify as "straight bourbon," the spirits must meet the above requirements as well as being aged for at least two years and containing no added coloring, flavoring or other spirits.