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Pinckney Bend American Corn Whiskey

Pinckney Bend American Corn Whiskey Wine Details

Description: In the early and mid 19th Century distilling was a craft, usually practiced locally, on a small scale by todays standards, and minimally regulated. Here in New Haven, area farmers would stop at Vossbrink’s Distillery and have their jug filled when they came into town for supplies. A spirit's age was often the time it took to travel from where it was produced to where it was consumed…sometimes only a matter of hours. Aged whiskey was not unknown, but it was more expensive and not as easily available as locally produced whiskey. While secret recipes abound, Pinckney Bend American Corn Whiskey is an excellent example what was produced by skilled distillers, and sold by reputable merchants and traders, and consumed by working people. The grain bill for Pinckney Bend Corn Whiskey is 80% corn, 15% barley and 5% rye. With only minimum of barrel time, Pinckney Bend Corn Whiskey exudes pure, fresh corn flavors and aromas. Try substituting clear corn whiskey for brown spirits in your favorite cocktail. Be creative…and enjoy responsibly.

Varietal Definition
Corn Whiskey:
Corn whiskey is an American whiskey made from a mash made up of at least 80 percent corn (maize). The whiskey is distilled to not more than 40 percent alcohol by volume. It does not have to be aged but, if it is aged, it must be in new or used uncharred oak barrels. Aging usually is brief, i.e., six months. During aging the whiskey picks up color and flavor and its harshness is reduced.


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