THE BROWN BIBLE


Brown Spirits have been with us since at least 500 AD, but most of us don’t know much about them­—other than that they’re delicious and we love them. The Brown Bible is some of the Brown Spirit Knowledge we’ve picked up along the way, as well as a list of what we’ve got in the Permanent Stash. (Skip to the Permanent Stash.)


THE LAWS OF AMERICAN WHISKEY

Made from fermented grain mash: barley, corn, rye, wheat
or malted grain.

Must be aged in a charred oak barrel.

May not be distilled greater than 160 proof (80% ABV)

May not be barreled greater than 125 proof (62.5% ABV)

Must be bottled at 80 proof or greater.

Must be a product of U.S.A.

May not have any added flavoring or coloring.

THE LAWS OF BOURBON WHISKEY

includes all American whiskey laws plus:

Must consists at least 51% corn. Most Kentucky distillers use 60% -70%.

Must be aged in a new charred white oak barrel.

FIVE THINGS ABOUT UISCE BEATHA

1) Uisce beatha [wish-ga bah-ha] was the name given to distilled alcohol by Irish monks of the early Middle Ages. It translates to “water of life.” The word “whiskey” itself is an anglicized version of this phrase, stemming from a mispronunciation of the word uisce.

2) Scottish distillers used to light their whisky on fire to determine its alcohol content. If the flame color was wrong, they’d sell it to the distillery workers for cheap.

3) Only American and Irish whiskies are spelled with an ‘e.’ The ‘e’ was taken to the United States by Irish immigrants in the 1700s and has been used since (for the most part).

4) Only whiskey that has spent its entire life in one individual cask is called Single Barrel Whiskey. When whiskey is made at a single distillery and distilled from fermented mash made exclusively with malted grain (usually barley), it’s called Single Malt Whiskey.

5) Between 2% and 4% of the world’s whiskey evaporates each year. This is what they call the Angel’s Share. That’s why old whiskey is so expensive and why angels are always so drunk.

BOURBON

Baker’s
Roasted Nut, Fruit, Vanilla

Basil Hayden’s
Spice, Peppery, Smooth

Blanton’s
Sweet Citrus, Oak

Booker’s
Big, Tobacco Palate Puncher

Buffalo Trace
Vanilla Oak, Leather, Smoke

Bulleit
Sweet Corn, Wood

Bulleit 10Yr
Vanilla, Dried Fruit, Smoky Finish

Cody Road
Caramel, Oak, Smooth

Colonel Taylor s. B.
Orange, Dates, Roasted Nuts

Eagle Rare
Toffee, Herbs, Orange Peel

Elijah Craig s. B.
Apples, Malmsey, Aniseed

Elijah Craig 18Yr
Sweet Caramel, Vanilla, Honey

Elijah Craig 23Yr
Woody, Honey, Cherry, Kentucky Warmth

Evan Williams Black
Caramel, Pepper, Dark Fruit

Fighting Cock 6Yr
Baked Apple & Fiery Butterscotch

four Roses sINGLE
Fruity, Spicy, Floral

Four Roses YELLOW
Light Fruitiness, Floral, Spice

George T. Stagg
Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Bold

High West American Prairie
Corn, Fruit, Pecan Pie Finish

High West Barreled Boulevardier
Herbal, Aromatic Kick & Oak

High West Campfire
Smoke, Honey, Fruit, Smoke

JEFFERSON’S RESERVE
Gentle, Dried Fruits & Hay

JEFFERSON’S VSB
Oak Notes, Vanilla, Smooth

Jim Beam
Tastes like Beam

Jim Beam S. B.
Vanilla, Corn, Dry Oak, Smooth

Knob Creek
Maple Sugar, Woody Caramel

Koval Millet Whiskey
Caramel, All Spice, Grain

Maker’s Mark
Caramel, Vanilla, Sweet

Old Crow
Candy Corn & Invincibility

Old rip van 10
Sensationally Flavorful & Deep

Old Weller 107
Vanilla, Leather, Heaven

OLD WELLER S.REV
Caramel, Honey, Soft Woodiness

ROD & RIFLE
Sweet Vanilla Oak, Smooth

STAGG JR
Chocolate, Cherry, Cloves, Smoke

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 12YR
Dried Mango, Cocoa, Oak, Tobacco

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 15YR
Exceptional, Beautiful, Astounding

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 20YR
What Dreams Are Made Of

VAN WINKLE FAMILY 23YR
Utterly Unregrettable

WILD TURKEY 101
Just Tell Me Your Problems

WOODFORD RESERVE
Rich Citrus, Spice, Cocoa

WHISKY

2 Gingers
Light, Sweet, Apple

Black Velvet
Hockey & Curling

Bushmills
Sweet Grain, Honey, Vanilla

Crown Royal
Oak, Vanilla, Smooth & Creamy

Jack Daniel’s
Nascar & Bowling

Jameson
Work & Life

Powers
Love & Misery

Redbreast
Nutty, Rich, Cut Fruits

Tullamore Dew
Honeysuckle, Caramel, Spice

Windsor
Campfire & Fishing

RYE

Bulleit Rye
Vanilla, Honey, Spice

Cody Road Rye
Sweet Fruitiness, Smooth

George Dickel
Spicy Toffee, Walnut, Caramel

HIGH WEST DOUBLE RYE
Eucalyptus, Wildflower Honey

Knob CreeK RYE
Bold with Undertones of Oak

Pendleton 1910 Rye Whiskey
Butterscotch, Light Oak

(rî)1
Dried Fruit, Cinnamon

Rittenhouse rye
Robust, Powerful, Rye

Sazerac Rye 6YR
Clove, Vanilla, Anise

SCOTCH

Aberlour 12yr
Vanilla, Cinnamon, Raison

Balvenie 12YR
Nutty Sweetness, Cinnamon Spiciness, Sherry

Balvenie 15YR
Elegant Oak, Subtle Spice

Dewar’s White
Vanilla Fudge, Smoke, Toffee

Glenfiddich 12yr
Butterscotch, Cream, Oak

Glenlivet 12YR
Almonds, Apples, Long

Glenlivet 15YR
Fruity, Nutty, Sherry

Glenlivet 16YR
Balanced, Bursts of Orange

Glenmorangie 10yr
Citrus, Ripening Peach

Highland Park 12YR
Smoky Sweetness

Highland Park 15YR
Sherry, Spiced Honey, Citrus

Highland Park 18YR
Oak, Honey, Peat

Johnny WalkeR Black
White Pepper, Citrus,

Johnny Walker Red
Heather Roots, Honey, Fruitcake

Lagavulin
Clouds of Smoke

Laphroaig 10yr
Big, Smoky, Iodine

Macallan 12 yr
Buttery Spice, Marmalade

Oban 14 yr
Citrus, Smooth Sweetness

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