Bourbon sweet Bourbon! There’s so many directions to go with a Bourbon that it easily explains why there’s more Bourbon being sold than any other Whiskey style right now. Citrus Distiller’s currently produces 3 main Mash Bills for Bourbon. So the question is…what type of Bourbon do you like to drink? Let’s get started with the basics:
Bourbon Mash Bills
70% Corn / 15% Rye / 15% Barley
80% Corn / 20% Rye
Mash Bill #2 has been a Bourbon style out on the market for probably the longest. We’ve found that if your looking to age quickly, or flavor your Bourbon, then Mash Bill #1 is the best one suited for this. Next is the aging process of your Bourbon, in today’s market its difficult to start a Bourbon and then wait years for the best possible product. We recommend a short Barrel Aging time period, followed by either Oak Chips or other Ingredients to get your Bourbon in top notch tasting quality. Brand new barrels quickly add to the cost of your perfect Bourbon, and Bourbon is one of the most expensive spirits to complete. Its also the reason why most Bourbons retail for $30-50, the higher end of the market.
Let’s move on to pricing, when it comes to pricing a Bourbon, we have to calculate the Mash Bill, Barrels & time to complete. All the examples below are for 3 months of Aging in a new Bourbon Barrel.
- 100% Corn Mash Bill + 4 Barrels to finish the Spirit – Avg Bottle Price $8.70 per 750ml @ 80 Proof.
- 70% Corn / 15% Rye / 15% Barley Mash Bill + 4 Barrels to finish the Spirit – Avg. Bottle Price $9.12 per 750ml @ 80 Proof.
- 80% Corn / 20% Rye Mash Bill + 4 Barrels to finish the Spirit – Avg. Bottle Price $9.05 per 750ml @ 80 Proof.