|Four Roses Bourbon|
But alcohol is a chemical and if you are buying your alcohol from Archer Daniels Midland, I'm thinking it wouldn't have any bite at all. So could it be that distillers who are selling cheap whiskey are making it themselves because it's cheaper than buying it from ADM? Or maybe stills come with performance / quality controls, where you can turn up the speed but you get more fusel oils in your product. which means more bite, or you can turn down the speed and turn up the quality and get smoother whiskey.