About Three Chord Whiskey Drummer Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Three Chord Blended Bourbon Whiskey is “inspired by music, enhanced by technology.” It’s the brainchild of acclaimed musician, songwriter, and producer Neil Giraldo and his Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Steel Bending Spirits company. Giraldo has long admired the vibration that is the source of music. “I also saw how drinks resting on our guitar amplifiers would vibrate and wondered if the implementation of sound and vibrations could also be used to alter and enhance the structure of a seasoned spirit,” says Giraldo. “I wanted to take that same philosophy and apply it to making bourbon.”
Three Chord sources their whiskey from Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Indiana. Whiskey maker Ari Sussman has worked with 15 distilleries, winning several awards in the process. Now he carefully watches over the blending process, bringing together some of the finest bourbons and ryes of varying ages. The assembled blend goes into casks, treated with their proprietary pyrolisis barrel-toasting process. A number of different casks of varying char levels are used ― these include French and American oak, as well as uncharred barrels from Cognac and Spain. Each small batch is thoroughly inspected by a sensory panel before the spirit is bottled in Chelsea, Michigan.
While primarily a blending and finishing operation, Three Chord can recognize very special casks when they see them. When they found a small lot of barrels, they knew that they had to be bottled without modification. Their first limited release expression is Whiskey Drummer, a straight bourbon with a mash bill of 78.5% corn, 12.5% rye, and 9% barley that has spent 15 years in its oak casks. Bottled non-chill filtered at barrel proof, only 2,500 bottles were produced.
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Whiskey origin dates back to Ireland more than 600 years ago and has become the fastest-growing spirit category on the planet since then.
It is produced worldwide from scotch, Irish whiskey, bourbon, rye, Japanese whisky, and other types. Each has a distinct flavor profile due to numerous factors from different types of climate, ingredients, distilling methods, and the aging process.