The distillery uses the best aged White American Oak staves from the Ozarks in Missouri at the Independent Stave Company. They selected a cooperage to assemble our barrels in Louisville, Kentucky that has 55 years of time-tested coopering techniques. All Three Chord Bourbons are aged in Number 4 Char (Alligator) barrels. Water is filtered through reverse osmosis, a one-micron filter that creates the cleanest, purest water possible.
The longer whiskey ages, the more the wood takes over the flavor profile. The 12-year-old whiskey in the blend helps create that smooth, refined finish. The secondary, controlled, wood-charring process reintroduces compounds that create the maple syrup, caramel and vanilla character that consumers love. This secondary char is light, called a “toast”. MASH BILL: 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley. We are considered a medium-high rye bourbon.