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indyrider
07-28-2009, 19:12
Im on my way to the BT distillery Wednesday afternoon for the Old Taylor party, which provides me with a chance to meet Elmer and maybe pick up a few bottles I'm missing :bigeyes:

Anyone else here attending as well?

mobourbon
07-28-2009, 19:35
I will be there. I saw Elmer yesterday and he said he will be there.
I will see you!

BourbonJoe
07-28-2009, 21:58
I'll be there in spirit Fred. Say hello to Elmer for me and tell him I said Happy Birthday.
Joe :usflag:

indyrider
07-29-2009, 14:31
UGGGH. Cant make it:smiley_acbt: Work calls and intrudes into my fun once again!

I need to find a sugar mama :cool:

sysrick
07-30-2009, 07:52
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_8JBqlO_Yxbc/SnGku_HyzoI/AAAAAAAAEIE/Cuxy1dYS990/s400/IMG_0540.jpg

I was able to attend. The Buffalo Trace folks are always great hosts. The highlight for me was the special tour conducted by Colonel Taylor and Freddie.

kitzg
07-30-2009, 08:22
It truly was a nice event. Sorry I did not see you there. Elmer is doing fine after a bad winter for him. It was great to learn that soon we will have some bourbon made the vintage way (Mark shared that 7 years ago they put up some whiskey with a very old-fashioned mash bill).

Josh
07-30-2009, 08:56
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_8JBqlO_Yxbc/SnGku_HyzoI/AAAAAAAAEIE/Cuxy1dYS990/s400/IMG_0540.jpg

I was able to attend. The Buffalo Trace folks are always great hosts. The highlight for me was the special tour conducted by Colonel Taylor and Freddie.

This photo is hilarious.

DowntownD
07-31-2009, 17:09
It was great to learn that soon we will have some bourbon made the vintage way (Mark shared that 7 years ago they put up some whiskey with a very old-fashioned mash bill).

any other details?

fishnbowljoe
08-01-2009, 16:21
It was great to learn that soon we will have some bourbon made the vintage way (Mark shared that 7 years ago they put up some whiskey with a very old-fashioned mash bill).

Well? :skep: I'm curious too. A distillery coming out with something new (old), is very interesting. :cool: Here's hoping that it's good, whatever it is. :grin: Joe

sysrick
08-01-2009, 16:47
Mark Brown (CEO of Buffalo Trace) in his introductory remarks did not go into the details but said it was serendipitous set of circumstances that they were able to purchase the brand from Jim Beam.

I am not certain I heard this correctly -- maybe someone else can confirm -- but I believe they also got 1,700 barrels of bourbon as part of the transaction.

OscarV
08-02-2009, 11:08
I am not certain I heard this correctly -- maybe someone else can confirm -- but I believe they also got 1,700 barrels of bourbon as part of the transaction.

That's a lot of barrels.
Sounds like a long time before BT can change the taste of OT, that is if they want to.

Bourbon Geek
08-02-2009, 15:39
There are only about 20 to 22 cases of bourbon per barrel ... depending on proof and age ... that represents about 34,000 to 37,400 cases ... I gotta believe that Old Taylor sells that much in a year ... maybe not ...

So ... not that long before BT can effect the OT product. Heck, they COULD do so immediately by mingling these barrels with other stuff ...

jburlowski
08-03-2009, 06:48
Since OT under Beam had a 6 yr age statement, one can assume that all the barrels were that age or less. My guess (and it's just that) is that OT didn't sell that many barrrels in a year.

bourbonv
08-03-2009, 13:44
Mark told me that one of the reasons that Buffalo trace was able to get the brand is that the sales were down to only about 13,000 cases in three states. I know he said Missouri was one of the states and I think the other two were Arkansas and Tennessee.

I am sure Buffalo Trace will do a better job than Beam at promoting the Old Taylor brand.

Mike Veach

jburlowski
08-03-2009, 15:20
Mark told me that one of the reasons that Buffalo trace was able to get the brand is that the sales were down to only about 13,000 cases in three states. I know he said Missouri was one of the states and I think the other two were Arkansas and Tennessee.

I am sure Buffalo Trace will do a better job than Beam at promoting the Old Taylor brand.

Mike Veach

OT is also on sale in Kentucky.

OscarV
08-03-2009, 15:30
Plenty of it here in MI.

ThomasH
08-03-2009, 16:54
It is also available in SC, NC, ID, MS, NV, OR, UT, VA and VT. Many of these are control states and I think Beam would bottle a bunch of 1L's and 1'75L's and make a deal with these states in order to move stock out the door. In the past I think I have even seen it in Pa. too!

Thomas

fishnbowljoe
08-03-2009, 17:00
Actually have a few bottles her in northern Illinois too. The one I have looks like it's from either 2000 or 2002. Joe

ThomasH
08-03-2009, 17:10
Old Taylor is also sold in California!

Thomas

bourbonv
08-05-2009, 07:08
Old Taylor is still sold nationwide, but the majority of the sales takes place in those three states. At least that was what Mark Brown told me. The lack of sales elsewhere madethe sale possible.

Mike Veach

Rughi
08-05-2009, 15:37
I also imagine that BT is tracking sales from them to distributors, not so much whether there are bottles on retail shelves.

I would guess distributors order Old Taylor quite irregularly in most of the country - which seems to agree with accounts like Joe's of bottles with several year old dates.

jburlowski
08-06-2009, 19:07
Several stores locally have OT on the "close-out" counter. Does this mean that a label change (or more) is in the offing?