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Actually, you would just call it "whiskey." According to some other threads (search for it) the TTB doesn't like the term "white whiskey" as it's not a recognized class and type.

Also, according to the Beverage Alcohol Manual, (google that and download the PDF) "Light Whiskey" is defined as follows:

"Whisky produced in the U.S. at more than 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof) [but less than 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof)] and stored in used or uncharred new oak containers."

So that term may or may not apply to what you are making. Your name might also include the predominant grain; again, see the BAM for detailed definitions.

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Actually, you would just call it "whiskey." According to some other threads (search for it) the TTB doesn't like the term "white whiskey" as it's not a recognized class and type.

Also, according to the Beverage Alcohol Manual, (google that and download the PDF) "Light Whiskey" is defined as follows:

"Whisky produced in the U.S. at more than 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof) [but less than 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof)] and stored in used or uncharred new oak containers."

So that term may or may not apply to what you are making. Your name might also include the predominant grain; again, see the BAM for detailed definitions.

its going to be a unaged all malt whiskey. so i wonder if it should be under malt whiskey class type

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Calling it "malt whiskey" definitely seems preferable to me. The term "light whiskey" seems a bit tainted to me, as you often find it in conjunction with the term "blended," which means a blend of as little as 20% whiskey and up to 80% GNS. There are a number of possible variations, see p. 4-4 of the BAM for all the possibilities.

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