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TomFischer
05-27-2009, 11:41
Two rocker and bourbon stories you all may enjoy ..

First, we just learned today that Kid Rock is partnering with Red Stag for his summer tour to raise funds for Operation Homefront, a non-profit providing assistance to America’s military veterans returning home to their families.
Link to that story - http://www.bourbonblog.com/2009/05/kid-rock-and-red-stag.html

Second, I interviewed singer-songwriter and author John Wesley Harding this week who has been talking about his love for Pogue, Baker's, Booker's and others in interviews lately. Invite you to listen to the podcast and read the story on this link - http://www.bourbonblog.com/2009/05/when-your-favorite-rockstar-loves.html

Looking forward to hearing more of your all's reviews on Red Stag once it is officially out everywhere!

Tom

p_elliott
05-28-2009, 09:18
Welcome back to the site Tom I enjoy your site very much. Stop back in more often. Paul

camduncan
05-28-2009, 13:31
Thanks for the updates Tom (both here, and via your email updates)......
Does anyone know if Red Stag will get international release?

theDon
05-30-2009, 11:27
Kid Rock is such a massive bag of douche. He is the perfect spokesman to sell Jim Beam products. What are they thinking? Yeah let's use a washed up "musician" that has an identity crisis and has tried to reinvent himself as a Southern country/rock artist, when he is from friggin' DETROIT. Just because he has befriended Hank Williams Jr., who is also a sellout, he thinks the world has accepted his transformation. Not I. Never. Long live Hank Sr. and long live Hank III.

P.S. It's the hangover talkin'. I'll be more positive come 5 o'clock. I promise.

polyamnesia
05-30-2009, 15:40
Kid Rock is such a massive bag of douche. He is the perfect spokesman to sell Jim Beam products. What are they thinking? Yeah let's use a washed up "musician" that has an identity crisis and has tried to reinvent himself as a Southern country/rock artist, when he is from friggin' DETROIT. Just because he has befriended Hank Williams Jr., who is also a sellout, he thinks the world has accepted his transformation. Not I. Never. Long live Hank Sr. and long live Hank III.

P.S. It's the hangover talkin'. I'll be more positive come 5 o'clock. I promise.

it's OK....i prefer rob zombie and marilyn manson to KR...

BUT, i am curious about the Red Stag....i mean, it sounds like it was made for a cocktail....can't see it being anything else.

at least it's a good cause, but yeah, Hank Sr....my grandmom saw him....alabama....loooong ago........:grin:

cowdery
05-31-2009, 11:14
I thought Kid Rock was an odd choice. I didn't think that was the direction they were going with Red Stag. I thought it was going to be a cocktail culture appeal. I don't see Kid Rock fans mixing fancy drinks or, for that matter, using glassware.

Beam has been tied-in with Operation Homefront for a couple of years. It seems like a good organization.

Special Reserve
05-31-2009, 13:43
Kid Rock is such a massive bag of douche... he is from friggin' DETROIT...

Around these parts, Kid Rock seems to enjoy a good reputation. His offerings are not my cup of tea, but he is generally well received by the community. I think largely because he supports it.

My nephew was in a local well known bar, and Kid Rocks comes in. He goes up to him and offers to buy him a beer, instead, Kid Rock bought a round for everybody in the bar.

No need to bag on Kid Rock or the D.

Will

ILLfarmboy
05-31-2009, 14:10
I like Kid rock. I was not, at first, a huge fan of the rap/ country-rock infusions but it has grown on me and I do love the classic rock/country rock stuff.

I use glassware.

theDon
06-01-2009, 10:15
He just keeps showing up at the Nashville country music award shows and it gets annoying. Nashville makes some crappy music and for him to align himself with their cookie cutter style of pop country just rubs me the wrong way. Texas country music is the only true country left in my opinion.

Any idea on the cost of a bottle of Red Stag? Seems like the way Beam does things you'll be paying out the ear. You will probably be able to buy a bottle of Beam white and a case of Cherry Cokes for what they will charge.

DowntownD
06-01-2009, 18:19
Red Stag runs about $20/750ml here in Colorado, and (I'm sort of afraid/embarrassed to admit) I think it tastes pretty ok straight.

I've had it twice now, both times on a couple of rocks. The Black Cherry flavoring is quite pronounced, but natural tasting and not too syrupy IMO.

And... I think it's more aimed at the Kid Rock sort than the Martini sipping crew, as it's cheap and sort of plainly packaged with a screw-top.

Anyway, that's what little I know of it. I was scared when I first saw it, and while it's nowhere near as good as most 'regular' bourbons - it's ok.

OscarV
06-02-2009, 10:58
I picked up a 50ml of Red Stagg the other day and I thought it was going to undrinkable.
For what it is, it ain't that bad.
After one sip I poured the rest in my bottle of diet Coke, it was OK, but I won't be revisiting it.

cowdery
06-02-2009, 16:30
I think the suggested retail is $17.99. They seem to have priced it the same as Jim Beam Black.

I can see it (the Kid Rock connection), now that it's out there, but I didn't see it coming. I don't really mean to be derogatory about Kid Rock or Kid Rock fans, about which I am mostly ignorant.

What I've said about Red Stag all along is that if you drink whiskey neat and don't use sweet mixers or ever drink liqueurs, then I wouldn't expect you to like Red Stag, but for what it is--a four-year-old bourbon flavored with black cherry--it tastes pretty good. Although I mostly drink whiskey neat, I like a liqueur or sweet cocktail now and then, and I've always like black cherry as a flavor, so I was a soft touch.

B3Nut
06-02-2009, 16:49
I might just have to pick up a bottle. I mainly drink neat or Manhattans but I too like liqueurs and cocktails here and there, and this looks like an interesting cocktailian ingredient. I'll nab a couple minis first chance I get and take it for a spin....

DowntownD
06-03-2009, 13:37
What I've said about Red Stag all along is that if you drink whiskey neat and don't use sweet mixers or ever drink liqueurs, then I wouldn't expect you to like Red Stag, but for what it is--a four-year-old bourbon flavored with black cherry--it tastes pretty good. Although I mostly drink whiskey neat, I like a liqueur or sweet cocktail now and then, and I've always like black cherry as a flavor, so I was a soft touch.

this is essentially my take as well.

ThomasH
06-03-2009, 16:27
Red Stag is 18.95 a bottle here. Right now, Beam is offering a 2.00 rebate for any single 750 or larger bottle purchase and higher rebates for multiple bottle purchases!

Thomas