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It’s time to give Bottled-in-Bond whiskeys the appreciation they deserve, and we have seven bottles you should try that prove our point in 2019.
Bottled in Bond has had an important and beneficial impact on the whiskey world. On March 3rd, 1897, Congress signed the Bottled-in-Bond Act into law, marking the first ever consumer protections for distilled spirits.
Prior to the bill being made law, many “straight” whiskeys on the market were filled with additives not mentioned on their labels. A barrel of bourbon in the general store could be topped off with molasses, tobacco juice, formaldehyde, or worse. Distillers in Kentucky were fed up with their product getting a bad name, and led by Col. E. H. Taylor Jr, they pushed for the passage of the Bottled-in-Bond Act.
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