White-Tail Pennsylvania Straight Bourbon Whiskey
White-Tail Pennsylvania Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from all Pennsylvania grains. Our mash bill consists of 70% Wapsie Valley Corn, 15% Danko Rye, 10% Malted Barley, and 5% Malted Rye. This whiskey is aged in new, 53-gallon white oak barrels with a #4 char for a minimum of 2 years. It has a soft nose, displaying hints of oak, caramel, and stonefruit. The palate is sweet and full, with notes of light baking spices, red fruits, vanilla, and oak.
Information & History
All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.
Whiskey is a spirit distilled from grains—some combination of wheat, corn, barley and/or rye—and aged in barrels. Whiskey is made around the world, and you’ve probably tasted (or heard of) famous varietals, like Scotch whisky or Irish whiskey. Bourbon is another kind of whiskey.
Official guidelines, some dating back to the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, specify a strict list of requirements for a spirit to qualify as a bourbon.
Bourbon must be made in the US.
It must be made from a fermented mash of at least 51% corn, though most are closer to 70% corn.
Bourbon must be distilled at no more than 160 proof and be stored at no more than 125 proof.
Bourbon is aged for at least two years in a new, charred white oak barrel.
Last but not least, bourbons never contain additives, like color or flavor.