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camduncan
11-09-2009, 23:00
Has anyone spotted any recent editions of The Bourbon Review. I received a copy of the Summer 2009 edition which was the 1st of 4 editions when I subscribed for a year, but have yet to see any further editions. Unfortunately my attempts to contact them via their web site have gone unanswered :(

callmeox
11-10-2009, 05:07
If you are on Facebook, you may want to try to contact them there. I see periodic updates on their Twitter via Facebook. Look for BourbonRevMag

CajunKY
11-10-2009, 11:36
Cam,

what is on the cover of that edition? I will take a look locally and see if a different one is out.

Ox has a good idea. Bourbon Review is active and facebook and twitter. I would send them a message that way for quick response.

-Clay

camduncan
11-10-2009, 13:00
Hey Guys, thanks for the updates. I'm not so worried about my subscription.... it's only a few $$, but I'd hate to see what seems to be a good thing they've got going fade away.

Clay, the last edition I received has the cover with the fancy glass sitting on a bar... (if that helps,) and thanks for offering to look around :thankyousign:

fishnbowljoe
11-10-2009, 15:49
Thanks for starting this thread. Come to think of it, I signed up for a subscription at the KBF and haven't seen an issue yet. Does anyone know when the next issue is due out? Joe

OscarV
11-10-2009, 16:19
I don't remember if it is a quarterly or not and it does not state any info about that in the mag.
The last issue I have is dated Summer 2009 that has the martini glass on the cover.
Here's a number from the mag for subscriptions, advertising and distribution, 800-489-8414.

ShewDawg
11-11-2009, 04:42
I purchased it at the KBF as well. I cannot recall if they were giving out the Fall edition or the Summer. Will need to double check.

Regardless, this by far is what I would consider the best whiskey mag since it is dedicated solely to bourbon out of the "Malt Advocate / Whisky Mag" variety (Which reminds me, I need to also sign up for Chuck Cowdery's newsletter, just have not gotten around to it yet:banghead: ).

Granted, from reading the last year and a half’s magazines from the BR handouts at their KBF stand, they truly have very interesting insights on things. Funny thing was, when looking at the free magazines the publishers were handing out at the KBF, Whisky Mag and Malt Advocate were basically supported by bourbon advertising, and those 2 had no bourbon articles. Couldn't quite understand why there was not even a bourbon article in the Fall Mall Advocate, since it is a domestic product and the bourbon festival was taking place. My father and I got a chuckle out of that one.

p_elliott
11-11-2009, 07:30
Cam I got the fall issue a long time ago say late September I would contact them. For those of you that signed up at the KBF their subscription dept is slow your subscription probably won't start till the winter edition comes out in late December. If you don't get it then contact them. I didn't get mine when I was supposed to and they made it right with 2 free back issues.

p_elliott
11-11-2009, 07:36
I purchased it at the KBF as well. I cannot recall if they were giving out the Fall edition or the Summer. Will need to double check.

Regardless, this by far is what I would consider the best whiskey mag since it is dedicated solely to bourbon out of the "Malt Advocate / Whisky Mag" variety (Which reminds me, I need to also sign up for Chuck Cowdery's newsletter, just have not gotten around to it yet:banghead: ).

Granted, from reading the last year and a half’s magazines from the BR handouts at their KBF stand, they truly have very interesting insights on things. Funny thing was, when looking at the free magazines the publishers were handing out at the KBF, Whisky Mag and Malt Advocate were basically supported by bourbon advertising, and those 2 had no bourbon articles. Couldn't quite understand why there was not even a bourbon article in the Fall Mall Advocate, since it is a domestic product and the bourbon festival was taking place. My father and I got a chuckle out of that one.

There was an article about the bourbon festival written by Chuck in the fall Malt Advocate.

camduncan
11-11-2009, 20:08
Cam I got the fall issue a long time ago say late September I would contact them. For those of you that signed up at the KBF their subscription dept is slow your subscription probably won't start till the winter edition comes out in late December. If you don't get it then contact them. I didn't get mine when I was supposed to and they made it right with 2 free back issues.

Thanks heaps for that. I purchased their first years magazines (4 in total) and a years subscription. So far I've been very impressed with each magazine.... I'm just bummed I didn't get a Fall one yet, and that no one is answering my attempts to email them :skep:

NeoTexan
11-12-2009, 08:02
I have an e-mail for one of the guys at the mag and he tells me they are alive and well. Look for the new issue to come out.

p_elliott
11-12-2009, 08:53
Thanks heaps for that. I purchased their first years magazines (4 in total) and a years subscription. So far I've been very impressed with each magazine.... I'm just bummed I didn't get a Fall one yet, and that no one is answering my attempts to email them :skep:

One of the owners is a member of this site or was I have looked all the variables of user names for him and can't find it. Maybe he'll see this thread and chime in.

p_elliott
11-12-2009, 10:20
The toll free phone number for Bourbon review is 1-800-489-8414 or try this email address brad@thebourbonreview.com

bourbonv
11-12-2009, 12:45
I had an email from Justin Thompson today and he wished for me to pass on the word that they are still around and putting together the next issue.

Mike Veach

OscarV
11-12-2009, 12:51
I had an email from Justin Thompson today and he wished for me to pass on the word that they are still around and putting together the next issue.

Mike Veach

And what is the "next" issue?
Fall 2009? Which I still have not received or Winter 2009/2010?

bourbonv
11-12-2009, 12:55
I would say the next issue will be out after the beginning of the year. They are wanting something for the issue to relate to the Taft induction into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in December.

Mike Veach

OscarV
11-12-2009, 12:56
I would say the next issue will be out after the beginning of the year. They are wanting something for the issue to relate to the Taft induction into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in December.

Mike Veach



So does that mean there was not a Fall 2009 edition?

p_elliott
11-13-2009, 00:23
So does that mean there was not a Fall 2009 edition?

I got a fall edition it had a ridiel glass being filled on it.

OscarV
11-13-2009, 13:52
I got a fall edition it had a ridiel glass being filled on it.

When did you get it?
Summer 2009 is the last issue I got and I have a subscription.

camduncan
11-13-2009, 15:01
I sent a follow-up email to them, and got a reply back from Brad. He appologised for the Fall edition not being sent and said they'd get on in the mail to me straight away.... Apparently they've had a few 'teething' issues with their international subscriptions.

p_elliott
11-13-2009, 23:46
When did you get it?
Summer 2009 is the last issue I got and I have a subscription.

Late September I would say about the same time Malt Advocate fall issue came out.

camduncan
12-02-2009, 23:55
I finally got a reply email from Brad at TBR.... He was extremely appologetic and offered to get my Fall magazine to me ASAP....
Not only did he send me multiple copies of the magazine, he was also generous enough to send me a great TBR T-shirt as well! Very cool, and very much appreciated :cool:

JohnHansell
12-09-2009, 08:42
I purchased it at the KBF as well. I cannot recall if they were giving out the Fall edition or the Summer. Will need to double check.

Regardless, this by far is what I would consider the best whiskey mag since it is dedicated solely to bourbon out of the "Malt Advocate / Whisky Mag" variety (Which reminds me, I need to also sign up for Chuck Cowdery's newsletter, just have not gotten around to it yet:banghead: ).

Granted, from reading the last year and a half’s magazines from the BR handouts at their KBF stand, they truly have very interesting insights on things. Funny thing was, when looking at the free magazines the publishers were handing out at the KBF, Whisky Mag and Malt Advocate were basically supported by bourbon advertising, and those 2 had no bourbon articles. Couldn't quite understand why there was not even a bourbon article in the Fall Mall Advocate, since it is a domestic product and the bourbon festival was taking place. My father and I got a chuckle out of that one.

Shewdog, there were FIVE stories on bourbon/American whiskey in the fall issue of Malt Advocate: two by retired Jim Beam Master Distiller Jerry Dalton, one by Chuck Cowdery on Bardstown, Lew Bryson's article on flavored bourbons, and Dave Wondrich's story on rye cocktails. Maybe you need to have another look? American whiskey will always have prominence in every issue of Malt Advocate.

ShewDawg
12-09-2009, 09:16
Shewdog, there were FIVE stories on bourbon/American whiskey in the fall issue of Malt Advocate: two by retired Jim Beam Master Distiller Jerry Dalton, one by Chuck Cowdery on Bardstown, Lew Bryson's article on flavored bourbons, and Dave Wondrich's story on rye cocktails. Maybe you need to have another look? American whiskey will always have prominence in every issue of Malt Advocate.

I stand corrected, and will have to question my sobriety when reviewing the magazine and revalidate which issue I was looking at to make an erroneous statement.

I have a question though, in prior issues I have read and also whiskey notes I have received, there seems to be more news about Scotch than non-Scotch, and it can be a perceived bias since I am only interested in North American Whiskey. If I had the time, I would actually do a tally, but in the 2-3 Whiskey Notes sections I looked at there is a 3:1 / 2:1 ratio of Scotch to North American Whiskey news and non-tasting notes. Is this just industry activity or a decision to have more Scotch Articles than non Scotch?

cowdery
12-09-2009, 11:27
Worldwide, scotch outsells American whiskey by a ratio of about five to one. Even here in the United States, the largest market for American whiskey, most whiskey enthusiasts are primarily interested in single malt scotch. Even to most Americans, 'whiskey' means scotch.

As a person who is interested in American whiskey and who has very little interest in scotch, that's just something I have to accept.

Of course, every publication and publisher is entitled to their own vision. Of the two main magazines aimed at whiskey enthusiasts, Malt Advocate has consistently more American whiskey coverage than WHISKY does. The Bourbon Review is what it is. So is The Bourbon Country Reader (http://cowdery.home.netcom.com/page9.html).

There is also this web site, and others. The American whiskey community is small but growing.

JohnHansell
12-09-2009, 12:07
Chuck, you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Plus, look at the ratio of scotch distilleries to bourbon distilleries. That's probably 9:1 or something like that.

BTW, Chuck has a great piece on Buffalo Trace's new adventures in the Winter issue. Way to go Chuck!

p_elliott
12-10-2009, 08:24
I was a more than a little reluctant to subscribe to Malt Advocate Magazine thinking it would be all about scotch but there is enough bourbon articles to make worth the cost. They do review a few bourbons and at least one rye whiskey a month. There is also a lot of bourbon advertising in the magazine which I like to check out also. Although I haven't found a scotch I like yet some of the articles on it can be interesting.

whgaunce@alltel.
12-18-2009, 17:30
Thanks heaps for that. I purchased their first years magazines (4 in total) and a years subscription. So far I've been very impressed with each magazine.... I'm just bummed I didn't get a Fall one yet, and that no one is answering my attempts to email them :skep:

The new edition (winter) is now out:rolleyes:

IronHead
12-20-2009, 09:50
I ran into a little SNAFU with my Bourbon Review subscription a little while ago. It just stopped coming. My sister had gotten myself and her husband a subscription for Xmas the prior year and apparently they must have thought one of the subscriptions being paid by the same person was a mistake. Anyway, my sis contacted the publishers and they were very gracious. In fact, my house is kind of on the way home from one of the publishers (Brad, I think) so one day a few months ago I came home to a stack of back issues and a couple of the current one that I had been missing sitting on my porch and a hand written note. Hell, they were even nice enough to throw in a copy of the first issue that I didn't have as our subscriptions started on the second issue.

I am going to have to check out Malt Advocate as well.

p_elliott
12-21-2009, 08:44
Malt Advocate had a real nice article about BT written by Chuck this quarter. I haven't read my Bourbon Review yet. One question Chuck as I wasn't clear from your article is Mark Brown President of Sazerac or BT?

fishnbowljoe
12-21-2009, 14:16
Hoo Ha! Two gifts in one day. A gift set from Old Forester was waiting on the porch for me when I got home from work. After a short trip to the store, I again returned home, this time to find the regular mail had been delivered. My Bourbon Review magazine has arrived. Had a pretty fair day at work, and now this. Not too shabby for a Monday. :grin: Joe

chazjaz
12-21-2009, 20:30
I just got my copy in today's mail. Now I wonder where Chuck is going to display his award? Congratulations Colonel.:cool:

cowdery
12-24-2009, 09:05
Buffalo Trace is a subsidiary of Sazerac. Brown is president of Sazerac.

Is there something in Bourbon Review about the Hall of Fame? My still was sitting on my Dad's television but then someone told him how much copper is selling for and he got nervous.

p_elliott
12-24-2009, 09:11
Buffalo Trace is a subsidiary of Sazerac. Brown is president of Sazerac.

Is there something in Bourbon Review about the Hall of Fame? My still was sitting on my Dad's television but then someone told him how much copper is selling for and he got nervous.


Yes your picture is in bourbon review along with an article about being inducted into the the hall of fame

p_elliott
12-25-2009, 10:17
Yes your picture is in bourbon review along with an article about being inducted into the the hall of fame

I should clarify that there is a group picture of this years inductees and an article about about this years inductees.