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cowdery
09-09-2012, 09:53
Thanks (I think) to Michael New for pointing this (http://www.businessinsider.com/20-facts-that-will-make-you-sound-like-a-whiskey-expert-2012-9) out to me. Doubly bad considering the premise of the article. And, yes, it's fun-bad too.

HighInTheMtns
09-09-2012, 10:01
Wow. Just... Wow.

MyOldKyDram
09-09-2012, 11:21
Is it April 1st?

WAINWRIGHT
09-09-2012, 14:35
I will have to add "burnt ass" into my tasting notes vocabulary for future reference.Who would even print that???????:lol:

ebo
09-09-2012, 15:01
The sad part is, there will be people that take it to heart and use the "knowledge".

darylld911
09-09-2012, 15:01
I wonder if this was written by someone in the know as a joke to see how many Wall St types they can get talking "Angels Tax" (a term I've never heard before). And isn't it barley rather than hops that is part of the mashbill?

Josh
09-09-2012, 15:59
I have only heard of micros using hops.

So much wrong it's hard to know where to start. The idea that Scotch whisky didn't exist before Union could be one.

PaulO
09-09-2012, 17:39
Why is it that people that don't know anything allways seem to want to talk about JD or Scotch? I don't understand how the whole cycle of the waste corn pulp goes from the dairy farm to the distillery then back to the farm. I didn't know an aroma could freeze either. It seems like the whole article was badly translated from another language :lol:

HighInTheMtns
09-09-2012, 17:52
I wonder if this was written by someone in the know as a joke to see how many Wall St types they can get talking "Angels Tax" (a term I've never heard before). And isn't it barley rather than hops that is part of the mashbill?
Not only are hops not part of a typical distiller's beer... if hops can be used to propagate yeast, I wasted $7.50 on the vial of yeast that went into my last homebrew. I can't even begin to guess where this writer got this information, it's not even correct when it comes to beer.

ethangsmith
09-10-2012, 07:20
Interesting. Bourbon must be distilled in Bourbon, KY. Interesting....

Lazer
09-10-2012, 07:39
It doesn't surprise me that some writer got all of their "facts" wrong, what bother's me is that the editors of a business magazine let the article say that whiskey is taxed more than people are. This isn't even an accurate business fact. Whiskey does not pay taxes. We pay it when we buy the bottle.

Brisko
09-10-2012, 09:06
Maybe even more disturbing is the fact that the author graduated from Columbia and writes at a high school level.

cowdery
09-10-2012, 10:26
I guess Bourbon Heritage Month is also Bourbon Misinformation Month, hence this piece of crap just received from Wild Turkey's PR agency. I've already reprimanded them.

Trey Manthey
09-10-2012, 12:29
Interesting. Bourbon must be distilled in Bourbon, KY. Interesting....


To be fair, they didn't get that wrong. "Now it's not a requirement that Bourbon be distilled in Bourbon county"


I agree that it's a terrible article. I hate these slideshow things to begin with, but this one took it to a new level with the misinformation, bad grammar, and sloppy diction.

sku
09-10-2012, 13:21
Wow, classically bad. Why does everyone think Bourbon County is dry?

HighInTheMtns
09-10-2012, 13:47
Gotta guess that people think that because Lynchburg, TN is dry and they've just adapted that to Bourbon County.

mark fleetwood
09-10-2012, 15:15
Still blurry eyed from last night's Bronco win over Stillers.
Where is this article??

CoMobourbon
09-10-2012, 16:34
Still blurry eyed from last night's Bronco win over Stillers.
Where is this article??

I almost missed it too. It is linked to the word "here" in Chuck's original post.

mark fleetwood
09-10-2012, 16:46
I'm going to need something bigger than this iPhone 3 screen.
And soon! Thanks.

tmckenzie
09-10-2012, 17:23
wow. Anything that uses ADI for a source on anything is got to be bad anyway. Lot of distillers do use hopped yeast mashes.

TL2000
09-16-2012, 17:42
I think this is probably going to a cognac term "angel's share" which indicates the part of the cognac that evaporates during aging (usually about 2% per year). Still agree that it is a dumb article.


I wonder if this was written by someone in the know as a joke to see how many Wall St types they can get talking "Angels Tax" (a term I've never heard before). And isn't it barley rather than hops that is part of the mashbill?

darylld911
09-16-2012, 18:34
I think this is probably going to a cognac term "angel's share" which indicates the part of the cognac that evaporates during aging (usually about 2% per year). Still agree that it is a dumb article.

Correct - the term "angel's share" is also widely used when speaking about bourbon (or whiskey in general) that evaporates. But "tax" is never something I've heard anyone say until this goofy article :grin:

SmoothAmbler
09-17-2012, 17:38
Where's the link to the article?

Tucker
09-17-2012, 17:57
Where's the link to the article?

Slightly hidden in the original post.

http://www.businessinsider.com/20-facts-that-will-make-you-sound-like-a-whiskey-expert-2012-9

cowdery
09-17-2012, 20:24
It pained me to point it out.

SmoothAmbler
09-18-2012, 07:20
Thanks guys....I guess. :)