Grains Impact Whisky Flavor

The creation of whisky is a beautiful combination of both art and science. When sampling whiskies, you will notice that not one is the same. This is because the distilling process is a craft, one that is customized to your liking. Part of the crafting process is making the flavors compliment you. This is exactly why there are so many different categories of whisky. Take a look and see how the grains impact the flavor of the whisky and that a high quality grain supplier can be your ticket to prod...
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5 Flavored Whiskeys That Are Worth a Taste

Inspired by the success of flavored vodkas, flavored whiskeys are filling the shelves and making a big impression on the spirit world. While not all flavored whiskeys are worthy of gracing your glass, these 5 whiskeys may be worth a taste.  Knob Creek Smoked MapleMade with original Kentucky Straight Bourbon, the bourbon comes first in this full-bodied drink followed by the natural flavors of maple, caramel and vanilla. Introduced in 2013, this 90 proof spirit is said to be aged for a 9...
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September is National Bourbon Heritage Month

National Bourbon Heritage Month, created in 2007 by an act of congress, celebrates America’s “Native Spirit.” Recognized every September, bourbon lovers across the US share their love and appreciation for this delicious spirit.From rich family heritage to traditions and legacy, the bourbon industry has always been intertwined with our country’s history. September is about honoring this spirit and all of the people who have contributed to and continue to carry on this grea...
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Dakota Quality Rye – The Great Plains Greatest Grain

Dakota Quality Rye – The Great Plains Greatest GrainRye is one of the small grains grown in the Great Plains. It is a winter annual, planted in the fall, and is the hardiest of the small grains. Rye does well in cool climates (optimum temperature 55ºF to 65ºF) and tolerates most adverse weather. It is often grown in light, sandy soil, when weed problems are present or when the soil is low in fertility. Rye grain is similar to wheat in size and composition but is lower in protein....
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Now That It’s National Bourbon Heritage Month, Let’s Celebrate!

In case you didn’t know, by an act of Congress in 2007, September was declared National Bourbon Heritage Month. So we here at Brooks Grain are pretty excited when the calendar turns. This year, we encourage you to celebrate our favorite historic spirit with a tour and a new take on whiskey.No matter the intention of Congress ten years ago, September has become synonymous with whiskey. Distillers roll out their newest whiskies. Festivals abound. So why not take advantage, right? One of the ...
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