About Berkshire Mountain Distillers Bourbon Whiskey
When Chris Weld, founder and master distiller at Berkshire Mountain Distillers, was thirteen years old, he set about building a still for his eighth grade science project. "My dad was a Scotch drinker, so I'd gotten it in my head that I wanted to build my very own still,"he says. When he learned that distilling spirits without a license was a federal offense, "well, that kind of put the kibosh on the whole plan."
In 2007, he decided to try again. After purchasing some property in the shadow of the Berkshire Mountains in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Weld opened the doors to Berkshire Mountain Distillers. At the time, the land was little more than a dilapidated apple farm, but it did sport a legendary hot spring that was once deemed to produce the finest water in the world. Back in the 19th century, the water from the spring was thought to be so curative and therapeutic that people would travel across the country in order to drink from it. While Weld doesn't claim that the spring water — which is rich in minerals and naturally granite-filtered — has any mystical healing powers, he does swear by it.
Handcrafted in small batches, Berkshire Bourbon is made from a mash of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley. The corn is sourced from within two miles of Weld's distillery, and the rye and malted barley also come from New England. Following fermentation, Berkshire Bourbon is triple-distilled in a traditional pot still before being aged in virgin American white oak casks and brought to proof using Welds' legendary spring water.
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