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BonMallari
02-11-2013, 01:58 PM
Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon announced that it will reduce its alcohol content by 3%..it is using the excuse that it will stretch out the current supply...sounds like they are watering down the bottle...going from 90 proof (45% alc) down to 86 proof

from a revenue standpoint their is a higher tax on the higher proof alcohol


NOT my bourbon of choice but I hope it doesnt start a trend

Marvin S
02-11-2013, 02:12 PM
Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon announced that it will reduce its alcohol content by 3%..it is using the excuse that it will stretch out the current supply...sounds like they are watering down the bottle...going from 90 proof (45% alc) down to 86 proof

from a revenue standpoint their is a higher tax on the higher proof alcohol


NOT my bourbon of choice but I hope it doesnt start a trend

Distilling is corporate, big time - though a few of the little guys try - just read an article in the New Yorker about a distillery on an island in Scotland that was old, restarted & then sold out by the majority of investors - interesting read about the history of the distillery, the fact the island has it's own unique water & peat which enhances the taste.

As a bourbon drinker for medicinal purposes, I would be intersted in hearing from someone who is a knowledgable connoisseur in what you would consider good bourbons.

Had also read another article about the 1% shrinkage per year as it ages.

DaveHare
02-11-2013, 02:28 PM
Bon you scared me for a second.I thought you said Crown Royal!!!!!!!!
Dave Hare

Ken Bora
02-11-2013, 02:34 PM
1% shrinkage per year as it ages.

nope, to easy. not gonna type it :cool:

road kill
02-11-2013, 03:04 PM
Distilling is corporate, big time - though a few of the little guys try - just read an article in the New Yorker about a distillery on an island in Scotland that was old, restarted & then sold out by the majority of investors - interesting read about the history of the distillery, the fact the island has it's own unique water & peat which enhances the taste.

As a bourbon drinker for medicinal purposes, I would be intersted in hearing from someone who is a knowledgable connoisseur in what you would consider good bourbons.

Had also read another article about the 1% shrinkage per year as it ages.

I have a predilection to fine Tennesee sippin' whiskey.
(medicinal purposes..........)
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/jwbgolf5/jack.jpg
Hardley a connoisseur ..............

roseberry
02-11-2013, 03:12 PM
they obviously had a group of consultants review distilling operations and profitability. i heard the wax on the top of the maker's mark bottle will be pink instead of red in the future too!

Tom. P.
02-11-2013, 03:16 PM
I bet they are fearing the greatest tasting Tim Smith moonshine that is coming out soon! Yeehaw! Tickle for President!

Raymond Little
02-11-2013, 03:17 PM
M/M has become my drank of choice over the past year but I bought their 46 during Christmas and it rocks.
Too pricey for a weekly drinker but fantastic to treat ones self on occassion. 3% shrinkage is about normal.

BonMallari
02-11-2013, 05:14 PM
Marvin : I consider myself WELL qualified to discuss finer bourbons because one of the venues I had the opportunity to be employed by had over 50 bourbons on the back shelf, and I had tried over half of them, along with going to numerous product roll outs and also in dispensing them to many for "medicinal" and recreational purposes

Here are my Top 5

1. Basil Hayden

2. Pappy Van Winkle 25 yr

3. Woodforde Reserve

4. Wild Turkey 101

5. Blanton's or Booker's

I also personally enjoy Jack Daniels Single Barrel(94 proof), but technically its a Tennessee Sipping Whiskey and not a Bourbon

road kill
02-11-2013, 05:20 PM
Marvin : I consider myself WELL qualified to discuss finer bourbons because one of the venues I had the opportunity to be employed by had over 50 bourbons on the back shelf, and I had tried over half of them, along with going to numerous product roll outs and also in dispensing them to many for "medicinal" and recreational purposes

Here are my Top 5

1. Basil Hayden

2. Pappy Van Winkle 25 yr

3. Woodforde Reserve

4. Wild Turkey 101

5. Blanton's or Booker's

I also personally enjoy Jack Daniels Single Barrel(94 proof), but technically its a Tennessee Sipping Whiskey and not a Bourbon
Gentleman Jack, for those finer moments!!!!

duk4me
02-11-2013, 05:39 PM
Marvin : I consider myself WELL qualified to discuss finer bourbons because one of the venues I had the opportunity to be employed by had over 50 bourbons on the back shelf, and I had tried over half of them, along with going to numerous product roll outs and also in dispensing them to many for "medicinal" and recreational purposes

Here are my Top 5

1. Basil Hayden

2. Pappy Van Winkle 25 yr

3. Woodforde Reserve

4. Wild Turkey 101

5. Blanton's or Booker's

I also personally enjoy Jack Daniels Single Barrel(94 proof), but technically its a Tennessee Sipping Whiskey and not a Bourbon

Bon,

#5 caught my attention so I had to check in the liquor cabinet. Me, I'm a redwine and beer guy, but I recognized the Blanton name. Seems my brother and I won a stakes at the Fair Grounds in New Orleons years ago and one of the trophies so to speak was a bottle of bourbon.


Here is what I found in the cabinet unopened. The label readsThis Bourbon whiskey dumped on 10-10-96 from Barrel No 142 stored in warehous H on Rick No 52 Individually selected, filtered and bottled by hand at 93 proof.

The date, barrel no, warehouse. rick no, and proof are hand written. I've never opened it waiting for the perfect occasion I guess. It was a great day, thanks for bringing back the memory.

Tim

BonMallari
02-11-2013, 05:42 PM
Gentleman Jack, for those finer moments!!!!

that stuff with a small bottle of 7-up will run you 18 bucks at Maestros Steak House at the Aria Hotel...ask me how I know...great stuff...

I think a bottle of that WILL be on the supply list for our elk hunting adventure...even if I have to empty out a large plastic mouthwash bottle to make room in the duffle bag

BonMallari
02-11-2013, 05:44 PM
Bon,

#5 caught my attention so I had to check in the liquor cabinet. Me, I'm a redwine and beer guy, but I recognized the Blanton name. Seems my brother and I won a stakes at the Fair Grounds in New Orleons years ago and one of the trophies so to speak was a bottle of bourbon.


Here is what I found in the cabinet unopened. The label readsThis Bourbon whiskey dumped on 10-10-96 from Barrel No 142 stored in warehous H on Rick No 52 Individually selected, filtered and bottled by hand at 93 proof.

The date, barrel no, warehouse. rick no, and proof are hand written. I've never opened it waiting for the perfect occasion I guess. It was a great day, thanks for bringing back the memory.

Tim

That Blantons will warm you up to the inner core....about 3 ice cubes should do it

duk4me
02-11-2013, 05:49 PM
A Makers Mark story. One of my old hunting buddies that I have lost contact with had a wealthy relative that is now long gone. When he was younger he said that he was invited to go on a hunt with the relative each year. Each morning before the hunt at the lodge the shot glasses came out a shot of MM was poured and they all sang God Bless America and downed the shot then proceeded to the blinds.

Me personally I think they did it for the hair of the dog hangover cure.

john h.
02-11-2013, 06:03 PM
Pappy Van Winkle.

JDogger
02-11-2013, 06:58 PM
When I was first discharged I worked for a few months before starting college in NM, at a distillery in Virginia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Gentleman

The old brick warehouses where the barrels aged had been designated historic landmarks and our job was to move six barrels at a time onto a a truck and take them to a new facility down the road. Some of the guys had worked there all their lives and carried a small wooden mallet and a piece of tubing hidden in their bib overalls. Periodically through the day a bung would get loosened by the mallet and the tubing would be inserted. One old guy said, "here kid, try some". Thus began my love of sour mash aged in charred new American oak.
In addition to the 80 proof Virginia Gentleman, they also bottled in bond a 100 proof called Fairfax County.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7N_lQpW9cNUBYTZUzTdlsHRoGzlzdR aMgOVnq4qhgUXbM2fU9dw
I only ever found it at the Washington DC stores. I don't believe it was ever sold at the Virginia State operated liquor stores.

Thomas D
02-11-2013, 07:13 PM
Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon announced that it will reduce its alcohol content by 3%..it is using the excuse that it will stretch out the current supply...sounds like they are watering down the bottle...going from 90 proof (45% alc) down to 86 proof

from a revenue standpoint their is a higher tax on the higher proof alcohol

NOT my bourbon of choice but I hope it doesnt start a trend

Agree with that, since MM is part of Beam Inc.

roseberry
02-11-2013, 07:17 PM
bon,
i kinda like the #1 on your list when the big ducks are flying. basil hayden on the shootin' rail!!!!!!!!!

11184

BuddyJ
02-11-2013, 08:30 PM
Distilling is corporate, big time - though a few of the little guys try - just read an article in the New Yorker about a distillery on an island in Scotland that was old, restarted & then sold out by the majority of investors - interesting read about the history of the distillery, the fact the island has it's own unique water & peat which enhances the taste.

As a bourbon drinker for medicinal purposes, I would be intersted in hearing from someone who is a knowledgable connoisseur in what you would consider good bourbons.

Had also read another article about the 1% shrinkage per year as it ages.
Don't know about the alcohol shrinkage as it gets older but it seems to be true about other things! :-)

Goose
02-11-2013, 08:54 PM
Stealth inflation. I also read that Subway's footlong sandwiches are now measuring in at 11 to 11.5 inches!

We can thank the Bernank!

JDogger
02-11-2013, 08:57 PM
Stealth inflation. I also read that Subway's footlong sandwiches are now measuring in at 11 to 11.5 inches!

We can thank the Bernank!

It must be because we live in Cuba now,

EH?

Dayum metrics....

Jason Glavich
02-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Wouldnt 90 to 86 be 2%?

roseberry
02-11-2013, 09:26 PM
Stealth inflation. I also read that Subway's footlong sandwiches are now measuring in at 11 to 11.5 inches!

We can thank the Bernank!

true,
euk 30/20 4 yrs ago 44# = $33
euk 30/20 now 33# = $44

flip flop price and size and no one will notice....right?

road kill
02-11-2013, 09:52 PM
Don't know about the alcohol shrinkage as it gets older but it seems to be true about other things! :-)

It still takes 2 hands to handle the whopper!!!!:shock:

Marvin S
02-11-2013, 10:05 PM
It still takes 2 hands to handle the whopper!!!!:shock:

Ken was gracious enough to set the standard :).


nope, to easy. not gonna type it :cool:

DSemple
02-12-2013, 08:59 AM
I gave up drinking a few years ago, you all are killing me.


Jack Daniels over ice was my drink of choice.

BuddyJ
02-12-2013, 09:33 AM
I gave up drinking a few years ago, you all are killing me.


Jack Daniels over ice was my drink of choice.

Keep reading this stuff it'll come back to ya!

kjrice
02-14-2013, 12:21 PM
Pappy Van Winkle
Booker's Noe

duk4me
02-18-2013, 09:44 AM
Well MM fans can relax. After thousands of complaints MM has decided to leave the proof the same.

huntinman
02-18-2013, 12:40 PM
Well MM fans can relax. After thousands of complaints MM has decided to leave the proof the same.

Brings back memories of Coke, New Coke and Coke Classic. What a debacle that was.