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Indiana and Rye Whiskey

An Indiana politician has introduced a bill to regulate the advertising, labelling and sale of rye whiskey made in the US state.

NASHVILLE, IND. — Indiana state representative Chris May filed legislation seeking to establish Indiana’s reputation as a rye whiskey-producing state. May, with assistance from Jeff McCabe, co-owner of Hard Truth Distilling Co in Nashville, Indiana believes this is good for his state.

Indiana has a little more than 30 distilleries currently, producing rye whiskey that has earned national acclaim.  Some of the rules that have been introduced are for the labelling, marketing and selling of Indiana rye whiskey, this includes the stipulation that it must be made in Indiana with a mash bill that comprises at least 51% rye.

Furthermore, it must be fermented with sour mash or sweet mash, distilled to no more than 80% ABV, aged in barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no less than 40% ABV.