W.H. Harrison Indiana Bourbon Made in Indiana

News Flash!  Bourbon is NOT limited to production in Kentucky!  Evidently this is a common misconception as the few people who I’ve talked to about the new W.H. Harrison Indiana Bourbon thought the same thing I did.  Kentucky is  however the only state allowed to put its name on the bottle.

Named after the late William Henry Harrison this bourbon follows the Brourbon rules:

  • Bourbon must be made of a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn (maize).
  • Bourbon must be distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume).
  • Neither coloring nor flavoring may be added.
  • Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Bourbon must be entered into the barrel at no more than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume).
  • Bourbon, like other whiskeys, may be bottled at not less than 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume).
  • Bourbon that meets the above requirements and has been aged for a minimum of two years may (but is not required to) be called Straight Bourbon.
  • Straight Bourbon aged for a period less than four years must be labeled with the duration of its aging.
  • If an age is stated on the label, it must be the age of the youngest whiskey in the bottle.
  • Only whiskey produced in the United States can be called bourbon.

Available a several retail locations in Indiana I’m planning on picking up a bottle for research purposes.  I have a few favorite Kentucky Bourbons so I’m curious to see how W.H. Harrison compares.  More to come on this one…

3 thoughts on “W.H. Harrison Indiana Bourbon Made in Indiana”

  1. Picked up a Bottle in Terra Haute Indiana over the weekend, A little more expensive, but very good stuff!!!!!!!!!

  2. Saw this yesterday and was totally surprised, as I was one who thought all bourbon was created in Kentucky. Bought it because it was made in my state of Indiana, was again surprised at how smooth it tastes. Grilled out tonight and as man law states “a man has to have a drink in hand while grilling,” had another glass of this Bourbon. It was as smooth as it was on initial taste. In my store it was about $10 more then Wild Turkey per fifth, but in my opinion well worth it. For now it’s my bourbon of choice.

  3. Hi Roger:

    I agree it’s definitely a great alternative to the Kentucky bourbons. Thanks for the comment!

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