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bobbyc
10-28-2002, 21:12
We've been through this exercise before but my thoughts of late warrant bringing it up again.
What do we really want to see and what would we part with our hard won green to have, as far as a special Bourbon is concerned.
Is a small batch Blanton's too far out of question ? It probably would be for BT . Why step it down when you can play so well at the top. So screw that. Who besides Linn has the dough for a Single Barrel Knob Creek? I'd go for that. While I'm on the subject of the great whiskey mill at Clermont. I would like to see them bring out a small batch Old Taylor ( don't screw with the present product it is Okay) Maybe also in 20 years they could re elevate old crow to more than it is Then again we may never see a single barrel there. ( I guess Single Barrel must not be in their business model)

Barton could jump in on any level they would like and probably be well received ( small batch , Single barrel)

I would like to see a developement of Nostalgia labels , Have a little better whiskey in them and tell the history of it more. ie Jts Brown , TW Samuels etc, Probably me and 4 other people would like that!

Brown-Forman will enjoy success with the Birthday Bourbon but at 600 bottles it won't produce enough money to restore another distillery . However can we expect a Single Barrel Old Forester in 5 to 10 years?

VanWinkle , nothing to ask here except maybe that Buffalo Trace can scorch mash in the same manner as Stitzel-Weller.

4 Roses , maybe nothing to wish for here if they'd just sell us enough whiskey so as to form an opinion.

Please expand or detract at will . I'm sure I've overlooked something , It will only take a flash for the folks on this forum to make this interesting! http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

MurphyDawg
10-29-2002, 00:20
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Brown-Forman will enjoy success with the Birthday Bourbon but at 600 bottles it won't produce enough money to restore another distillery . However can we expect a Single Barrel Old Forester in 5 to 10 years?

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I know that Woodford Reserve is kinda an Old Forester Small Batch at the moment, and also that the Birthday Bourbon is a good foray into premium bottlings, but I have been keen on a regularly available small batch offering from them fo a while now. All I know is we have seen several examples of folks on here (justifiably) extolling the virtues of both the OF86 (in my case) and the 100 proof conterpart. Could you imagine what they really could do with the good barrels of that mashbill. OF Birthday Bourbon may be just the beginning of the potential they could be realizing, which is a quite envigorating idea http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif !


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4 Roses , maybe nothing to wish for here if they'd just sell us enough whiskey so as to form an opinion.


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I find it very sad that, having had the Yellow label, I have completetly realized the Four Roses line available to me. Bummer on them http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/mad.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/mad.gif !


And my own little thought: Bring Back The Bottled In Bond .In force, more brands, infact to me most brands should have one. What a great way to both bring up old nostalgia, and have a small-batch-type bourbon in your line, than a BIB.


MY $0.02 for tonight,


Tom (Good Question Bobby!) C

rwilps
10-29-2002, 08:56
I'd like to see Beam do something more with the OGD mashbill, other than using it for the unlamented Basil Hayden. I think it produces a great raw whiskey, and I'd love to see a single barrel true cask-strength version (I'm not sure the Old Granddad 114 currently marketed is cask-strength). Or a BIB with 2 or 3 more years of ageing. I suppose good old OGD BIB sells well enough (and rightly so) that none of this will ever see the light of day, though...

Ralph Wilps