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funknik
05-22-2009, 09:47
A funny aside:

When I first started talking to my wife about whiskey a while back (I try not to bore her so much now), she was amused and frustrated by the names . . ."Not only is everything 'Old' something-or-other, they're all dirty: Dickel & Fighting Cock and Van Winkles . . . plus every other one is Weller something . . . or Reserve or Special Reserve or Very Special Reserve . . . It sounds like you're always talking about the same thing."

It's funny because it's true.

pepcycle
05-22-2009, 10:03
Funny how bourbon and toothpaste go opposite.

New and Improved.

bonneamie
06-03-2009, 12:42
My favorite is Ancient Ancient Age. I suppose somewhere down the line we can expect an Old Ancient Ancient Age.

Lost Pollito
06-03-2009, 12:56
I'll keep my eye's peeled for Old George T. Stag, and Old Handy.:cool:

fishnbowljoe
06-03-2009, 15:34
Seeing as how my name is Joe, I remember browsing through some old threads and seeing a few posts about Old Joe Bourbon. Jeff (mozilla) even sent me a pic of an Old Joe label. So, for all us "Old Joe's" on this site, here's to Old Joe! :thankyousign: "Old" Joe :grin:

Josh
06-03-2009, 18:34
I think I actually read somewhere that a man's name sells better than some other sort of name for whiskey. Such as Evan Williams, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Olds Taylor, Grandad, Forester, &c.

I know that wines with animals on the label or animal names sell well, so it may be the case with bourbons as well. Hence Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Wild Turkey, Fighting Cock, Old Crow (even tho it is named after a person, there's an animal on the label), or Old Panther Piss, a whiskey that made several appearences in Loony Tunes.

Lost Pollito
06-03-2009, 18:59
Old panther piss sounds pretty bad.:rolleyes:

callmeox
06-03-2009, 19:05
Almost as bad as Old Nasty Apron :grin:

Lost Pollito
06-03-2009, 23:28
How about an old panther piss head to head with that dirty old apron? ouch.:cool:

bourbonv
06-04-2009, 07:29
Pre-prohibition bourbon from Ownesboro - Yellow Creek. Need I say more?

Mike Veach

theDon
06-04-2009, 07:36
I used to grab my Knob at the liquor store all the time, but I don't mess with Beam products anymore.

callmeox
06-04-2009, 08:40
I used to grab my Knob at the liquor store all the time, but I don't mess with Beam products anymore.

So now you just grab your Knob in the privacy of your own home? :lol:

theDon
06-04-2009, 08:51
Well I have to. My wife won't touch my Knob 'cause she says it's to large........a proof.

theDon
06-06-2009, 11:15
Can anyone explain to me Texas Crown "Canadian" Whiskey. Is there a story behind it that I'm missing. I took a double take when I saw it at the store.

cowdery
06-07-2009, 16:43
Private label brands are still pretty common in the distilled spirits business. That's what this is. They have a web site here (http://www.texascrownclub.com/index.htm). Their parent company, Mexcor (http://www.mexcor.com/), is a Texas company and I imagine their products are sold primarily or exclusively in Texas.

It is common for private label brands to position themselves as knock-offs, which means you copy the category leader as closely as you can without landing a lawsuit for trademark infringement. They're obviously trying to say they're an alternative to Crown Royal, not just with the name but also with the packaging.

Mexcor is a company that buys bulk spirits, including bulk Canadian whiskey, which it uses to create its own brands. There are a lot of these small, regional commodity producers around the country.

funknik
10-28-2009, 09:50
" . . . you and your Stagg parties & Handy bungholes & rye smiles . . ."

MarkEdwards
10-29-2009, 06:45
A funny aside:

When I first started talking to my wife about whiskey a while back (I try not to bore her so much now), she was amused and frustrated by the names . . ."Not only is everything 'Old' something-or-other, they're all dirty: Dickel & Fighting Cock and Van Winkles . . . plus every other one is Weller something . . . or Reserve or Special Reserve or Very Special Reserve . . . It sounds like you're always talking about the same thing."

It's funny because it's true.

I'm still waiting to see "Old Geezer Limited Special Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel Very Rare"

unclebunk
10-29-2009, 07:26
And they'll need a wrap around label for "Wild Old Very Special Fighting Evan Van Winkle Cock 101 12 Year Old Single Barrel Reserve." But I'm sure it will be tasty!:lol:

shoshani
10-30-2009, 10:28
And they'll need a wrap around label for "Wild Old Very Special Fighting Evan Van Winkle Cock 101 12 Year Old Single Barrel Reserve." But I'm sure it will be tasty!:lol:

With full page magazine ads that say "The label is bigger than the bottle, and the flavor is bigger than them both!".

This message has been brought to you by Four Very Special Old Fighting Jim George Jack I. W. Pappy Handy Turkey Hill Harper Dant Taylor FitzDickel VanWinkle Beam Grand-Dad Maker's Cock. Sold only in tankers, parking restrictions may apply.

B3Nut
10-30-2009, 15:17
Say that ten times fast, why dontcha.... :D