BOOZE: Whiskey Business

American whiskey (the American version is identified with the "-ey.") is subjected to so many codes and regulations, you'd think it was a bar in Honolulu! According to the US regulations:

Rye whiskey is made from a mash and must consist of at least 51% rye.
Rye malt whiskey is made from a mash that consists of at least 51% malted rye.
Malt whiskey is made from a mash that consists of at least 51% malted barley.
Wheat whiskey is made from a mash that consists of at least 51% wheat.
Bourbon whiskey is made from a mash that consists of at least 51% corn.
Corn whiskey is made from a mash that consists of at least 80% corn.

There are rules about blended whiskeys and light whiskeys and straight whiskeys. There are regulations about alcohol content not exceeding 80% by volume.

Whiskeys can come from anywhere in the US, but there are only four brands of whiskey that are called Tennessee whiskey: Jack Daniels, George Dickel, Benjamin Prichard's and Collier and McKeel. Bacchus carries Jack Daniels and Jack Daniels FIre. 

We've got Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye, Knob Creek Bourbon, Knob Creek Rye, Knob Creek Smoked Maple, Crown Royal Whiskey, Crown Royal Apple Whiskey, Jim Beam Bourbon and Maker's Mark Bourbon.

Sidle on up to the bar today and order a whiskey cocktail. It's 2-4-1 Wooden Nickel Wednesday.