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sku
03-18-2011, 10:05
An Oregon bottler has two LDI Bourbons: http://bigbottomwhiskey.com/ourstory.html

It's nice to see someone come out and just say they are an independent bottler.

CorvallisCracker
03-18-2011, 10:07
Yo, dude. Old news (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15368).

sku
03-18-2011, 10:12
Yo, dude. Old news (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15368).

Sorry to be behind the times CC.

CorvallisCracker
03-18-2011, 10:32
Sorry to be behind the times CC.

Oh, that's okay. I need to be reminded that 1) many (most?) here don't read my posts and 2) not all that do have great long-term memory.

CaptainQ
03-18-2011, 10:37
Oh, that's okay. I need to be reminded that 1) many (most?) here don't read my posts and 2) not all that do have great long-term memory.
Hey, I read your posts.:grin:

















What were you saying??:cool:

CorvallisCracker
03-18-2011, 10:56
Hey, I read your posts.:grin:

I would read yours, but I keep getting distracted by your avatar.


















What were you saying??:cool:

I don't know. Something about your avatar.

cowdery
03-18-2011, 15:17
The anti-Potemkin! Good for them. See, it's not so hard to just say what you are from the get-go.

CorvallisCracker
03-19-2011, 09:56
The anti-Potemkin! Good for them. See, it's not so hard to just say what you are from the get-go.

Yes, very refreshing.

However, I'm still not going to pay $30 for a 3yo bourbon.

CorvallisCracker
04-01-2011, 14:19
However, I'm still not going to pay $30 for a 3yo bourbon.

Of course, faced with the desperate situation of wanting to come up with something new for VBT #319, I did.

Wretched stuff. Here's a slogan:


A Bottom Shelf Bourbon...For a Super Premium Price!



Was it worth the $21*? Yeah, I guess. I had 'em pretty stumped...until Kevin came along (such a clever lad, that Kevin).


Anyway, now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of the bottle. Could someone PM me The Crotchety One's address?


* Being worth $9, the $21 would be the entertainment value.

Gillman
04-01-2011, 14:29
Vatting Scott, vatting. :)

Say 3 parts OG 114, 2 parts Trace or ETL, one part the BB.

Gary

cowdery
04-01-2011, 14:39
Did I tell you to buy it?

CorvallisCracker
04-01-2011, 14:46
Did I tell you to buy it?

Hey! I thought I was on your ignore list!

No, you didn't. The point I'm making is that honesty does not make for a superior product (yes, I know you didn't say that either. I'm making the point anyway).


Vatting Scott, vatting. :)


Oh yeah. Plus, there's always Coca-Cola. :lol:

cowdery
04-01-2011, 23:23
"honesty does not make for a superior product."

You call that a point?

Think of it this way. The distillery tells you their product is under-aged and over-priced LDI swill, you buy it anyway, you're disappointed, and somehow that's my fault?

You're back on 'ignore.'

sailor22
04-02-2011, 07:53
Aren't those two special when they're like this? They are so cute at that age.

callmeox
04-02-2011, 07:57
Aren't those two special when they're like this? They are so cute at this age.

Was yesterday "fed up Friday" or something? Lots of bad vibes flying around.

CorvallisCracker
04-02-2011, 12:40
Aren't those two special when they're like this? They are so cute at that age.

Aren't we though? :lol:

An objective reading of my post will show that nowhere did I blame Chuck for my buying of the bottle. The BBW¹ was purchased with the expectation that it would not be very good, for the purpose of using it for a VBT and because I plan to review it in my own blog, mostly as a "heads up" to fellow Oregonians that it's not worth the $30 asked for it.

The proposal to send it to Chuck was just another expression of my sense of humor (admittedly sometimes a bit too sardonic), as in, "Wow, since you're so enthusiastic about this outfit, here, have some of their product." I would never, in fact, send it to him because, for one thing, I'm way too cheap to pay for the shipping.

I never expected that he'd see the post either. As long as we're doing "it's not my fault," it's not mine that he gave into temptation and clicked on "show post". After all, there are a couple of people on my ignore list and I haven't seen any of their posts for the better part of a year.


1. Where have I seen that acronym before....oh yeah, right...

2. You still haven't realized that? Really?

Josh
04-04-2011, 09:51
Was yesterday "fed up Friday" or something? Lots of bad vibes flying around.

For reals. I'm surprised I didn't get flamed for my April Fool's post.

Whiskey Blue
04-20-2011, 14:41
First, Happy 4-20 :)

New to this Forum, but experienced drinker. I picked up a bottle of BBW from my local SF Bay Area merchant and was pleasantly surprised - to me, it drinks above the stated age.

Also, in looking at its shelf competitors, I thought the price-point was spot on.

How many of y'all have actually tasted this?

cowdery
04-20-2011, 15:42
We think we have because we've tasted LDI's whiskey in other bottles but most of us have not poured it from a BBW bottle.

Which one do you have?

Can you name some other bourbon you would compare it to?

Whiskey Blue
04-20-2011, 22:20
I have been reading you for a while and now, to actually be "talking with you"....cool :)

MISTER Cowdery...what led me to Big Bottom Whiskey at all was the mention in YOUR blog

>> http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2011/03/anti-potemkin-big-bottom-whiskey.html (http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2011/03/anti-potemkin-big-bottom-whiskey.html) <<

The photo was compelling - just beautiful.

And because they are making no secret of their role, AND you gave them such praise about being an independent bottler, I decided to give their products a try.

Yes, many of us DO "listen" to you.

As for what I think compares.....I guess I might say Bulleit, If you are really pressing me. I think the heat and finish on BBW is better on the pallet, the spice is apparent like Bulleit but not overly sweet.

I mixed up some Manhattans and loved it. The spice came through nicely....but I also really liked it straight up.

So I then tried the port finish....all I could say about that, besides really interesting, is "yummmmmmm".

So I thank you MISTER Cowdery for pointing Big Bottom out to me. Look forward to the next one...

cowdery
04-20-2011, 22:31
The resemblance to Bulleit makes sense because it's the same mash bill and may even be the same yeast, as both LDI and Four Roses used to be part of Seagram's.

silverfish
05-22-2011, 05:43
DrinkHacker (http://www.drinkhacker.com/2011/05/21/review-big-bottom-whiskey/) offers up reviews of two BB products.

Bottom line: "Snap these small batch whiskeys up if you ever see them for sale."

Big Bottom Whiskey 3 Years Old New White Oak - A
Big Bottom Whiskey 2 Years Old Port Cask Finish - A+

CorvallisCracker
05-22-2011, 13:39
DrinkHacker (http://www.drinkhacker.com/2011/05/21/review-big-bottom-whiskey/) offers up reviews of two BB products.

Bottom line: "Snap these small batch whiskeys up if you ever see them for sale."

Big Bottom Whiskey 3 Years Old New White Oak - A
Big Bottom Whiskey 2 Years Old Port Cask Finish - A+

Never looked at Drinkhacker before. Now I know there's no reason to.

Josh
05-22-2011, 18:12
Never looked at Drinkhacker before. Now I know there's no reason to.

I think he should remove the -er from the blog name.

Neat
05-23-2011, 20:54
DrinkHacker (http://www.drinkhacker.com/2011/05/21/review-big-bottom-whiskey/) offers up reviews of two BB products.

Bottom line: "Snap these small batch whiskeys up if you ever see them for sale."

Big Bottom Whiskey 3 Years Old New White Oak - A
Big Bottom Whiskey 2 Years Old Port Cask Finish - A+

he also calls them "incredible bargains". $40 for a 2 yo and $30 for a 3 yo - "incredible bargains"? WOW.

CorvallisCracker
05-24-2011, 09:17
Seriously, anyone who wants to make up their own mind, I'll send you a semii-free sample (you pay the shipping). PM me your E-Mail address and we'll work out the details outside of SB.com.

As I've said before, it's fine for 3yo bourbon. But that's all it is. $30? :skep: