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IMPERIAL

WHISKEY BLENDED
Blended
Whiskey & Neutral Spirits
HIRAM WALKER & SONS, CO.
Bardstown, Ky. U.S.A.
80
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Made In The U.S.A.
Bardstown, Ky.
As the bottle makes clear, Imperial is not a Bourbon, Rye, or any other type of singular whiskey. It’s a Blended American Whiskey, which means it’s a mix of at least 20% straight whiskey (that is, whiskey distilled at not more than 160 Proof, having no less than 51% of a particular grain, and aged for over two years in charred barrels) with mostly neutral or near-neutral spirits, coloring, and flavorings. Blended whiskey itself is not necessarily a bad thing, as some respectable entry-level Irish and Scotch whiskeys attest; just don't drop the word "American" in the middle of it.