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keith18
08-02-2012, 15:26
Anyone know the source of this one? http://filibusterbourbon.com/

Tucker
08-02-2012, 16:01
Bottled by Strong Spirits for Mukesh Dilawri, owner of liquor stores in the DC area...

https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicDisplaySearchAdvan ced&ttbid=12145001000329 (https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicDisplaySearchAdvan ced&ttbid=12145001000329)

keith18
08-02-2012, 16:08
Thanks. I didn't even think to look at the ttb site.

LostBottle
08-02-2012, 16:21
So, who is going to give us a very extended speech on this? :lol:

bad_scientist
08-02-2012, 19:12
From the label, it's clear it's the "low" rye LDI mashbill. On their website they say it's a blend of young and old whiskies, blended and then aged in French oak wine barrels. I'm assuming they mean 2-year and ~5-year (i.e. not old) whiskeys. This makes me so sad already...

I think this is coming from the guys who own District Liquors, next to the convention center. I have to work from home tomorrow, and if I finish in time I'll head over and try to get a sample. They'd be idiots not to have samples, IMO, considering that the market is so saturated with LDI stuff and they're charging $40 a bottle.

I've seen it around town already, so the guys have some pull.

keith18
08-03-2012, 05:54
I had a small taste of it at Modern Liquors (9th and N NW) a couple weeks ago and that was the first I'd seen of it. It wasn't bad, but basically unremarkable. I've started to see it everywhere in town now, so I think you're right; these dudes have some pull in the area. Is it normal for liquor store owners to do something like this? I've seen liquor store specific labels (usually lowest shelf stuff), but not like this.

bad_scientist
08-03-2012, 07:20
Sorry, Modern Liquors is the right name. We're talking about the same place, but with all the generic names for stores in DC, I got it scrambled.

EDIT: A few retailers have private labels, but mostly for picking scotch single barrels. K&L, I believe, contracts to make their own gin and sells it via their Faultline label. That would be pretty close to these guys in DC. Modern Liquors probably does about 0.1% of the business of K&L, though, so no idea where the money comes from...


I had a small taste of it at Modern Liquors (9th and N NW) a couple weeks ago and that was the first I'd seen of it. It wasn't bad, but basically unremarkable. I've started to see it everywhere in town now, so I think you're right; these dudes have some pull in the area. Is it normal for liquor store owners to do something like this? I've seen liquor store specific labels (usually lowest shelf stuff), but not like this.

cowdery
08-07-2012, 18:41
They just contacted me, claiming "1ST DC metro company to blend bourbon we are in process to set up distillery in DC. we have FILIBUSTER BOURBON, FILIBUSTER RYE." Guy's name is Sid Dilawri. An article about it is here (http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2012/08/07/filibuster-distillery-coming-to-d-c/) and their sell sheet is attached.

The label says Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, so maybe not LDI, or maybe mis-labeled.

bad_scientist
08-07-2012, 18:59
They just contacted me, claiming "1ST DC metro company to blend bourbon we are in process to set up distillery in DC. we have FILIBUSTER BOURBON, FILIBUSTER RYE." Guy's name is Sid Dilawri. An article about it is here (http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngandhungry/2012/08/07/filibuster-distillery-coming-to-d-c/) and their sell sheet is attached.

The label says Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, so maybe not LDI, or maybe mis-labeled.


Thanks, Chuck. Their mash bill is the exact same as Very Old Scout and Chattanooga Whiskey. I thought both were sourced from the former LDI.

I was just there last Friday, and they're actually charging more for it than the other place I saw it. No thanks.

cowdery
08-08-2012, 14:24
It's undoubtedly LDI, bottled in Bardstown by 'the other guys, so bottled in Kentucky, but not distilled nor aged there. There is a TTB rule that says place of origin labeling must be accurate. Hummmmm.

tmckenzie
08-08-2012, 14:56
I read the comments on the article, the last one goes to show how gullable some people can be. There are a lot of distilleries doing this same thing, nothing wrong with it as long as they are honest, but his statement that the magic happens after the raw material is made, is just wrong. Alot of people believe that and a lot of micros think the same way.