During the quarantine, I was going to stick with Whiskey Maker’s however I figured it’ll be better to support a local business. I am glad I supported Black Dirt. I enjoyed the bold and smooth taste of this bourbon. This is definitely one brand you’ll order again.
Black Dirt Bourbon
Bourbon /45% ABV / New York, United States
- New York, United States
Distilled from: 80% Black Dirt grown corn, 12% Malted Barley and 8% Rye, Black Dirt® Bourbon is aged a minimum of 4 years in new charred American oak barrels. The unique flavor showcases corn, toffee and chocolate notes with a light oak tannin finish. (45% ABV – 90 proof). It is made by its seasoned, award-winning co-founders. • Winner: DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018.View all products by Black DirtCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.