GMOs and Whiskey

GMOs and Whiskey

There’s been a lot of discussion about GMO’s and whiskey lately. I can’t say that I’m surprised by all the anxiety. It’s a hot topic without even bringing whiskey into the conversation. Quite a few distilleries only use non-GMO corn in their mashes (Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Wild Turkey). They don’t really advertise this fact, though. I’m not so sure that those distilleries can be positive about whether or not the corn they buy hasn’t been cross-pollinated by neighboring fields, anyway. That being said, in FACT, any genetic material that might go into your whiskey would be removed entirely by the distillation process. My question is, what makes a superior corn mash? Would a person in 2015 be able to tell the...

Warehouse X

Warehouse X

Did you know that Warehouse X at Buffalo Trace is just over a year into it’s experiments with direct sunlight on barrels? They’re yielding some very interesting results. Remember those E.H. Taylor Warehouse C Tornado Bourbons? The roof was ripped off of the warehouse, but the barrels inside survived, only to be baked in the sun until the roof was repaired. The result was amazing when 100 of those barrels, 9 to 12 years old, were married together and bottled. I always wished I had a bottle to open during a blackout (we get quite a few here in Bucks County!)…maybe in a few years we’ll be able to try a bit of the juice in Warehouse X!!!