About Wildcatter Bourbon Whiskey

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Wildcatter bourbon whiskey was founded in the early 1960s by a Texas oil tycoon, but never caught on and is no longer produced. Find out about how Wildcatter bourbon was known for its caramelized corn flavor with information from a wine specialist in this free video on whiskey.

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Well hey, everybody. Let's take a moment and talk about bourbon. Bourbon is a distilled spirit based in fifty one percent corn mash, forty nine percent typically rye, but you can use anything else you'd like, you just have to have fifty one percent corn mash. And, it cannot be charcoal filtered. It originated in Bourbon County, Kentucky, however, it doesn't have to be made in Bourbon County, Kentucky. One shooting star of the bourbon world was Wildcatter Bourbon, founded in the early nineteen sixties by Texas oil tycoon, Glen McCarthy. Unfortunately, the whiskey never really caught on in terms of popularity, so after just a few years Mister McCarthy sold his interests to a distillery out of Kentucky. They kept the product alive for another four or five years, and then it vanished all together. I'm sure at this point it would be a highly sought after collection item, if you could even find any in existence. Known for drinking binges and barroom fights, Mister McCarthy's whiskey had a larger-than-life personality, as did he. It was known for it's caramelized corn flavor, as well as it's robust heat and beautiful smoothness. Unfortunately, there's none for us to share today.


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