A bill introduced on Wednesday by Representative Jeff Porter (r):
Provides a definition for Missouri bourbon whiskey
Sponsor: Porter, Jeff (042)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2019
LR Number: 0963H.04I
Last Action: 02/28/2019 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HB 1127
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar
The bill text:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1127 [pdf]
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE PORTER. 0963H.04I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 311, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to Missouri bourbon whiskey.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 311, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 311.025, to read as follows: 311.025.
To qualify as “Missouri Bourbon” or “Missouri Bourbon Whiskey”, and to be labeled as such, a product shall be a spirit that meets the following conditions: all corn used in the mash must be Missouri-grown corn; the product shall be mashed, fermented, distilled, aged, and bottled in Missouri; and the product shall be aged in Missouri in oak barrels manufactured in Missouri.
Think of the possibilities. An amendment that it has to aged in an oak barrel for 100 years? It then becomes someone else’s problem.
If it’s aged for two or three seconds it’s just moonshine (Yes, we know that’s not “technically” correct).
Welcome to Missouri.