Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon /40% ABV / United States
- United States
- Liquor Flavor
- Butterscotch, Caramel, Vanilla
- Tasting Notes
- Caramel, Smoky, Smooth, Vanilla
- Years Aged
- Base Ingredients
- Barley, Corn, Rye, Wheat
Produced at Iron Smoke Distillery in Fairport, NY, Iron Smoke Straight Bourbon Whiskey contains a four-grain mash bill distilled in small batches using locally sources fresh grains from family-owned farms. This New York State bourbon contains smooth notes of butterscotch, vanilla, and Carmel with a whiskey of applewood smoke on the finish. In 2018, Iron Smoke was rated a 95.5 in Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible and in 2019, was listed on Forbes Magazine as one of the “10 Best Bourbons Beyond Kentucky”.View all products by Iron SmokeCalifornia 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.