Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey.
Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.
Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey. Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Sour mash.What The Label Means.Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Must be made in the USA. However it does not have to be made in Bourbon County. (A good job as there are no distilleries Bourbon county).
It must be made with a minimum of 51% corn the other grains can be unspecified.
Also it must be aged for a minimum of two years in new charred oak casks.
The term “Straight” applies to the spirit being distilled at no more than 80%ABV and not exceeding 62.5% at the start of the aging process which is for a minimum of 2 years
A seemingly peculiar practise for scotch drinkers.
The liquid from the left over mash of fermented cooked grains is added to the mash of grains and yeast. Ready to make up the next batch.
This brings the character of the previous batch of whiskey into the new batch.This is used to control the acidity of the new mash and create a perfect environment for the temperamental new yeast. almost 100% of American whiskies are sourmash.