About John Myer Wheat Whiskey
After the Revolutionary War, the town of Ovid (population 612) was among a group of towns in central New York that were divided into Military Tract Townships. In 1810, the Myer Family began farming land in Ovid and since 1868, the family's farm has been situated on land that was originally part of Military Lot No. 13.
John Myer is the current steward of the Myer Family Farm and has been successfully nurturing and managing the land for over 35 years. Last year, Myer grew 240 acres of corn, 290 acres of soybeans and almost 100 acres of various wheat varieties, including triticale, spelt, barley and oats. Inspired by the traditional distilleries of Scotland, Myer teamed up with his brother, Joe, and began constructing a distillery on Military Lot No. 5 in 2011. The distillery was outfitted with a hip-roofed and pagoda-topped still-house and was finished in hand-cut chiseled wall stone, in homage to Scottish malthouses. The Myers also equipped their distillery with a 650-liter, Christian Carl copper-pot still that is accented with a 19-plate rectification column, giving the brothers unparallelled control over the distillation process.
John Myer Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of corn, rye and malted barley harvested exclusively from the Myer Family Farm. Once Myer harvests the grains, he mills and mashes them before distilling the wash through his copper-pot still. Then, the bourbon is matured for just over one year before being bottled by hand. Myer Bourbon has an aroma of green herbs, mandarin citrus and lightly roasted corn that gives way to notes of light hops, amaretto and woody spice. The finish is smooth, with touches of leather, malt and maple syrup.
John Myer Wheat Whiskey is made entirely from a spring variety of wheat that was hand-chosen by Myer. Much as with the bourbon, the wheat grains are also harvested exclusively from the Myer Family Farm, and distilled through Myer's custom-made, copper-pot still. The wheat whiskey has notes of smoked timber, stone fruits, citrus and caramel that lead to a finish accented by butter toffee and black pepper.
"John Myer Bourbon Whiskey and John Myer Wheat Whiskey are genuine craft products, made from field to flask right here on our farm," says Myer. Pick up two genuine whiskies today!
About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
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