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Josh
04-04-2011, 13:14
There's a new blogger on the block, one who lurks here as well as on facebook: http://bourboncritic.com/

She or he is an idosyncratic sort, loving two of the most dumped on bourbons here, Basil Hayden and Woodford Reserve, and profoundly disliking EC 12.

Bourbon critic, show yourself!

OscarV
04-04-2011, 13:33
Did you notice his/her tag lines for search engines to snag?
boobies, disgusting, no mistakes, sexy, m*th*rf*ck*r, & who is serious.
Probably gets a lot of hits.

Enoch
04-04-2011, 13:41
Here is the registry info for the domain: Maybe someone will recognize something.

c/o BOURBONCRITIC.COM
P.O. Box 821650
Vancouver, WA 98682
US

Registrar: DOTSTER
Domain Name: BOURBONCRITIC.COM
Created on: 30-JAN-11
Expires on: 30-JAN-12
Last Updated on: 30-JAN-11

Administrative Contact:
http://domains.whois.com/domain.php?action=show_email&email=whois_email_1_1301945633
c/o BOURBONCRITIC.COM
P.O. Box 821650
Vancouver, WA 98682
US
+1.360-449-5933

Technical Contact:
http://domains.whois.com/domain.php?action=show_email&email=whois_email_2_1301945633
c/o BOURBONCRITIC.COM
P.O. Box 821650
Vancouver, WA 98682
US
+1.360-449-5933

The phone number is owned by:

and here's RandyCoven.com whois contact:
RANDYCOVEN.COM
P.O. Box 821650
Vancouver, WA 98682
U.S.A
360-449-5933

Enoch
04-04-2011, 13:45
It turns out these are addresses of Dotster.com which will keep your info private.

nivto
04-04-2011, 13:59
Basil Haydenís. Basil Haydenís is arguably the tastiest bourbon out there, and itís easily the most beloved by women. Itís only 86 proof, so itís lighter and the flavor really comes through. This comes in around $45 a bottle or so.

We need to find where they got the hook up for that 86 proof Basil Hayden's! We've all been missing out, apparently. :grin:

callmeox
04-04-2011, 14:06
They have questionable taste in bourbon sites beyond SB and Chuck's blog, too.

cowdery
04-04-2011, 15:16
I can't imagine why anyone would pay any attention to an anonymous critic, but he/she did call me 'legendary,' which is I guess better than 'old.'

barturtle
04-04-2011, 15:20
They have questionable taste in bourbon sites beyond SB

There fixed that for ya:grin:

SMOWK
04-04-2011, 15:38
Most people passionate about Woodford seem to have had an encounter with it at some wedding or party where they had the time of their life. Whenever they drink it, it takes them back to that perfect place.

DeanSheen
04-04-2011, 16:03
Most people passionate about Woodford seem to have had an encounter with it at some wedding or party where they had the time of their life. Whenever they drink it, it takes them back to that perfect place.

Ahh I had my first Woodford at our hotel on South Beach when they were out of Irish.

Ya got me!

squire
04-04-2011, 16:13
Ah, I ain't clicking on that.

sku
04-04-2011, 16:38
I wonder if this is an industry sponsored project. I would note that on the list of top ten Bourbons, a whopping 4 are Beam products, including Booker's rated as number one (Stagg comes in at 6, just below Knob Creek Single Barrel).

squire
04-04-2011, 16:41
You mean a blog can be a cover? I'm aghast.

sku
04-04-2011, 17:54
You mean a blog can be a cover? I'm aghast.

Well, if it was paid for by a company and that wasn't disclosed, it would violate FTC regulations, so that's probably unlikely. Maybe it's just a dude who really loves Beam products.

tehbeardman
04-04-2011, 18:11
I think we've been tricked by Josh. It's actually his site and he just tricked all of into checking it out :slappin:

He who smelt it, dealt it :lol:

cowdery
04-04-2011, 20:31
On the positive side, I'm always glad when people want to write about anything, and even more so when they want to write about American whiskey. The question is whether or not they have anything to say.

callmeox
04-04-2011, 21:25
There fixed that for ya:grin:

Wow. :grin:



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Josh
04-05-2011, 04:54
Still no sign of Bourbon Critic.

She or he is not a bad writer. I just wish whoever it is would drop the anonymous act and step forward into the light.

StraightNoChaser
04-05-2011, 08:56
Still no sign of Bourbon Critic.

She or he is not a bad writer. I just wish whoever it is would drop the anonymous act and step forward into the light.
Depends on how you define good writing. All I see is a bunch of subjective points with no worthwhile information being posted.

For instance:


What separates it from the pack is that, if you pay attention, thereís also something thrilling lurking in there thatís hard to put into words. That spark of excitement you taste reminds you of the very first time you ever felt boobies ó or got your boobies felt, depending on whether or not you have boobies.

There is nothing of value in that paragraph and sadly it seems to be a trend in his writing.

On a positive point, I really like the design of the site. Just not the content.

squire
04-05-2011, 10:09
These things compel attention like a car wreck, most folks just have to look.

Josh
04-05-2011, 10:18
Depends on how you define good writing. All I see is a bunch of subjective points with no worthwhile information being posted.

There is nothing of value in that paragraph and sadly it seems to be a trend in his writing.

On a positive point, I really like the design of the site. Just not the content.

I said BC was "not a bad writer" not "a good writer". I see some potential there. I find her/his wacky metaphors/similies somewhat amusing. No, they often don't work, but I think that with some time BC could get better. At least he posted a negative review. Those are a rariety in the whiskey blogosphere. That's something.

StraightNoChaser
04-05-2011, 11:11
Fair enough. This guy needs to get out and try a lot more bourbon though :)

imbibehour
04-05-2011, 11:51
dunno... taint me that's for sure ;)

Josh
04-06-2011, 05:03
Fair enough. This guy needs to get out and try a lot more bourbon though :)

Agreed!


dunno... taint me that's for sure ;)

Taint you? We barely know each other, man.:skep:

cowdery
04-06-2011, 12:32
Yeah, I think we should all keep our taints to ourselves.