Grain Bill: 60% Corn, 10% Oats, 15% Wheat, 15% Malted Barley.
All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Bourbon whiskey must meet the following criteria;
- Must be made in the United States.
- Must contain at least 51 percent corn.
- Must be aged in new oak charred barrels.
- Must be distilled to no more than 160 proof and barreled at 125 proof.
- Must be bottled at no less than 80 proof.
- Must not contain any added flavoring, coloring or other additives.
DogMaster Bourbon Whiskey begins when over 700 pounds of grain are loaded into the mash tun. Hot water is then added and the grain is cooked for 2 hours at various temperatures ranging from 145F to 185F to convert the grain’s natural starches into simple sugars.
Fermentation takes 3-5 days with the resulting beer being distilled to around 145 Proof. The Bourbon Whiskey is then reduced to 125 proof with spring water and stored in a new medium charred 30 gallon Missouri White Oak barrel. After aging the Bourbon Whiskey is proofed again with spring water and bottled at 90 proof.
Silver medal, 2017 Heartland Spirits Fest