The History of Truman Reserve

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, in the quaint little town of Clinton, Missouri, Brian and Garrett work industriously to craft only the finest products available. Truman Reserve, named after the pristine and beautiful Truman Lake, is their latest offering to the finest whiskey connoisseurs.

What exactly *IS* a bourbon?

Bourbon – Use of the word Bourbon is legally protected under Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations as acknowledged in 1964 by the US Congress. To be recognized as Bourbon, the following must be met:

  • Must be made in the United States (any state, not just Kentucky)
  • Must be made of at least 51% corn
  • Must be distilled at no higher than 160 proof
  • Must be barreled at no higher than 125 proof
  • Must be put in a new, charred oak container (not necessarily a barrel)

Straight Bourbon – To be classified as Straight Bourbon, it has to conform to all the guidelines for Bourbon and be aged in that charred oak container for at least 2 years. If it is aged less than 4 years, an age statement must also appear on the label.