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tickertp
11-23-2012, 11:59
Was given a bottle for Thanksgiving:cool:

Purchased at Total Wine in Phoenix, AZ.
Terrepure Spirits, Charleston SC - contract packer
Brand not in COLA
Pretty smooth, some rye flavor
Priced mid $20's

Not special to me...plenty of drinkable and even tasty bourbons in this price range...

Anyone else try this?

Any ideas about its composition?

http://www.totalwine.com/_static/webupload/731/1_124769750_4_3.jpg




Winchester Bourbon

750ml
124769750

In-Store Location: Aisle 05, Right


Rich, Oak, Honey, Balanced

USA- Winchester is distilled using an innovative, yet completely natural, process. Unlike simple filtration, there process removes a greater amount of harsh tasting minor alcohols and free radicals and provides additional taste enhancements, yeilding top quaility small batch bourbon.


(http://www.totalwine.com/eng/product/winchester-bourbon/124769750#)


Product Information



Category
Bourbon/American Whiskey


Country
United States


Region
South Carolina


Type







Small Batch Bourbon

squire
11-23-2012, 12:37
New to me, does that label say 90 proof?

Ejmharris
11-23-2012, 13:33
Most likely LDI/MGP sourced bourbon.

Enoch
11-23-2012, 13:41
I noticed it today and it says aged at least 2 years but I don't know anything about it.

squire
11-23-2012, 13:50
Oh it's contract whisky certainly, and being Straight Bourbon could have been made anywhere.

squire
11-23-2012, 13:55
Aged just long enough to be labeled Straight Bourbon, looks like the efforts were all in the packaging. What a rip off, for less than $20 I can get a bottle of fully aged Bonded Kentucky Bourbon.

ThomasH
11-23-2012, 14:03
Never heard of it but would love to get a bottle for a gift for a friend who owns a gun shop!

Thomas

squire
11-23-2012, 17:37
Perhaps that's the target market Thomas.

spinningrecords
11-23-2012, 20:52
Total Wine will often sell mystery labels of cheap booze in the hopes of big margins. They are usually on the shelf at eye level so they look like they are important labels. These bottles are strictly buyer beware.

jeffrey r
11-24-2012, 07:02
Total Wine will often sell mystery labels of cheap booze in the hopes of big margins. They are usually on the shelf at eye level so they look like they are important labels. These bottles are strictly buyer beware.

Yep, I spend a lot of time Googling while I am at Total Wine, trying to figure out what all of the random bourbons are. But I've never actually bought one of the randoms, as they have a good selection otherwise of the bigger guns (OWA, ETL, etc.), with good prices.

callmeox
11-24-2012, 07:16
Winchester Bourbon is an example of what I'm going to start referring to as an engineered spirit as there is a now growing "shortcut" industry for aged product.

This particular bottle is sold by Terressentia under their TerrePURE brand. You can Google their name for details, but they say that they can produce a fully aged spirit in less time using new technology.

There is a COLA online for it under ID 12107001000247

There's another player in the game here in my area called Cleveland Whiskey. There are earlier threads here about their efforts, but they are due to release their first bottling soon. The owner of the joint has already reached out to some of the more reputable chefs in the area to get his product placed on release.

Please join me in welcoming the distilling alchemists to the game of aged spirits.

sku
11-24-2012, 08:09
TerrePure/Terresentia is a South Carolina company that makes lots of different brands, mostly for restaurants, clubs, stores, etc. Winchester is one of their few brands in general release. As far as I know, it's all sourced.

p_elliott
11-24-2012, 08:45
Winchester Bourbon is an example of what I'm going to start referring to as an engineered spirit as there is a now growing "shortcut" industry for aged product.

This particular bottle is sold by Terressentia under their TerrePURE brand. You can Google their name for details, but they say that they can produce a fully aged spirit in less time using new technology.

There is a COLA online for it under ID 12107001000247

There's another player in the game here in my area called Cleveland Whiskey. There are earlier threads here about their efforts, but they are due to release their first bottling soon. The owner of the joint has already reached out to some of the more reputable chefs in the area to get his product placed on release.

Please join me in welcoming the distilling alchemists to the game of aged spirits.

Didn't we have a thread about this new aging technique?

callmeox
11-24-2012, 08:53
Yep, there's some earlier threads. I don't want to give them any more exposure by hunting for them and posting links.

I guess I'm becoming a purist. :grin:

p_elliott
11-24-2012, 09:24
Yep, there's some earlier threads. I don't want to give them any more exposure by hunting for them and posting links.

I guess I'm becoming a purist. :grin:

I didn't say this BS held any credence.