Do you know the difference between bourbon and whiskey?
By definition, whiskey is a spirit made from fermented grain mash (this includes: wheat, rye, barley, and corn) and then aged in wooden barrels. There are many popular styles found around the world, but the most popular form of American whiskey is bourbon, which has its own unique definition.
Maker's Mark Master Distiller Greg Davis is quoted explaining that “bourbon needs to be produced in America, made from 51 percent corn, and whisky does not…[and] the liquid needs to be distilled to no more than 160 proof and entered into the barrel at 125.” He calls this “bourbon law”.
You can sample the difference yourself at Reservoir Distillery in Richmond, Virginia. Their products are distilled with fine quality, locally-sourced grains. Reservoir Wheat Whiskey is 100% wheat; their Rye Whiskey is 100% rye, and their Bourbon is 100% corn!
Tasting room location: 1800 A Summit Ave , Richmond, VA 23230
Visit Reservoir Distillery’s website at http://www.reservoirdistillery.com/