On May 4th 1964 Congress recognized Bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States by Resolution. Bourbon can be made anywhere in the United States but only in the United States.
We commonly get asked the question, “You know you can’t call this Bourbon if it’s not made in Kentucky, right?” Well, not exactly. Bourbon simply needs to be made in the United States, to some exacting standards, including:
- Bourbon must be made from at least 51% corn. Whiskey, however, can be made from 100% rye, wheat, corn, you name it.
- It also must be aged for a minimum of 2 years in NEW charred oak barrel
- Bourbon cannot have any flavors, coloring or additives of any kind added to the product before it is bottled
- Must be distilled to no more than 160 proof (80% alcohol by volume)
- Bourbon must be entered into barrel aging at no more than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume) and be bottled at 80 proof or more
J.P. TRODDEN DISTILLING IS DEDICATED TO THE HIGH STANDARDS OF DISTILLING BOURBON WHISKEY AND ONLY BOURBON WHISKEY.
Our taste is on the nose, bold and rich. The finish is long with an inviting spiciness of caramel, oak, anise and stone fruit left on the palate. Since bourbon is a uniquely American Spirit, we take pride in the fact we have sourced our equipment from the U.S. as well. From our copper alambic pot still made in Eugene, Oregon, to our oak barrels from Hodgenville, Kentucky, to our glass bottles made in Tennessee. Each small batch is hand crafted, from the milling of our exceptional local grains from a small family farm in Quincy, Washington to the careful attention in aging that creates our unique spirit.