How long is Johnny Drum aged?

Answered by Cody Janus

Johnny Drum whiskey comes in three different labels: green, black, and black 12. The green label is aged for 4 years, while both the black and black 12 labels are aged for a range of 4 to 12 years. The black label is a blend of bourbons aged between 4 and 12 years, while the black 12 label specifically contains bourbons aged for a minimum of 12 years.

The green label is bottled at 40% ABV, or 80 U.S. proof. This means that it contains 40% alcohol by volume, which is the standard for many whiskies. The black label and black 12 label are both bottled at 43% ABV, or 86 U.S. proof. This slightly higher alcohol content gives these whiskies a bit more intensity and complexity.

I have personally tried all three labels of Johnny Drum whiskey, and I must say that the aging process truly makes a difference in the flavor profile. The green label, aged for 4 years, is a bit lighter and less complex compared to the black label. The black label, with its blend of bourbons aged between 4 and 12 years, offers a richer and more well-rounded taste. The black 12 label, with its minimum 12 years of aging, takes it to another level with an even greater depth of flavor.

When it comes to whiskey aging, time is a crucial factor. The longer a whiskey is aged, the more time it has to interact with the oak barrels, which imparts flavors and characteristics into the spirit. This interaction allows the whiskey to develop complexity and smoothness over time.

In the case of Johnny Drum, the range of aging from 4 to 12 years ensures that there is a variety of flavors and profiles to suit different preferences. Some people may enjoy the lighter, younger notes of the green label, while others may prefer the deeper and more robust flavors of the black and black 12 labels.

Johnny Drum whiskey offers a range of options for whiskey enthusiasts, with different aging periods and flavor profiles to explore. Whether you prefer a younger, lighter whiskey or a more mature and complex one, Johnny Drum has something to offer. So go ahead and try them out to see which one suits your taste buds the best!