Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whiskey
The Bottled In Bond Act of 1897 was created to regulate the quality of American whiskeys. Before this act was passed, whiskey had few regulatory guidelines and was often adulterated with additives and colorants.
After the act was passed, distilleries could label their whiskey as Bottled In Bond if it met specific criteria.
American Whiskey has of course become far more regulated since 1897. Present day Bottled In Bond whiskeys use the term to signify a true grain to bottle product. Every Oregon Spirit Bottled In Bond barrel is carefully selected by our distillers, and is bottled and stamped with its unique barrel code to showcase what makes that particular barrel a part of our single barrel program.
Kettle Corn, Dark Fruit, Caramel, Vanilla
What Specifically Makes it Bottled in Bond?
To be considered Bottled in Bond the spirit must be a product of one distillation season and one distiller from one distillery.
STRICT BARRELING & STORAGE
It must be barreled and stored in bonded warehouses under the U.S. government supervision for no less than 4 years.
100 PROOF SPIRIT
The alcoholic strength of the spirit in bottle must not be less than 100 proof.
Nothing but water can be added after barrel aging, ensuring the product is not sweetened or force aged.
MY BOURBONFEST CONTRIBUTION
Each year myself and 3-4 buddies hold a Bourbon fest get together with the caveat being we must bring a bourbon that we have not tried before. This was my selection and was voted best of the new selections. Definitely recommend for all bourbon enthusiasts to try.
- FirePenguin31, New Jersey