Straight Whiskey

Straight Whiskey is a US term for a Whiskey produced under the following guidelines:

  • made up of at least 51% of a specific type of corn (corn, rye, wheat),
  • the spirit was not distilled to more than 80% ABV and had 62,5% ABV or less when filled into the casks,
  • the casks must be new and made exclusively up of American white oak and must be burned out before the filling,
  • got bottled with at least 40% ABV.

The adding of caramel color is forbidden.


see also: Bourbon, Rye Whiskey

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