Old Overholt Bonded Straight Rye Whiskey...$21.99
Aged a minimum of 4 years
What does "Bonded" mean...
- Aged for at least 4 years in Charred oak
- Bottled at exactly 100 proof
- The product of one distillery, and that distilleries DSP number must be listed, as well as the location that it was bottled.
- Must be from one distilling season January - December.
"Bottled in bond refers to American-made liquor that has been aged and bottled according to a set of legal regulations contained in the United States government's Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits, as originally laid out in the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. A reaction to adulteration among spirits, the act made the government the guarantor of a whiskey's authenticity. While the regulations apply to all spirits, in practice, most bonded spirits are whiskeys.
To be labeled as Bottled-in-Bond or Bonded, the liquor must be the product of one distillation season (January to December) and one distiller at one distillery. It must have been aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years and bottled at 100 (U.S.) proof (50% alcohol by volume). The bottled product's label must identify the distillery where it was distilled and, if different, where it was bottled. Only spirits produced in the United States may be designated as bonded." - Wikipedia