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Enoch
04-18-2013, 12:06
Just picked up a bottle of this for ~ $20. Not bad for a "less than four years" bourbon. The website tells nothing. The bottle says distilled and bottled in North Charleston, SC. Actually taste a lot like Peach Street Bourbon but at less than a third the cost. DOes anyone know anything about it?

cowdery
04-18-2013, 13:49
According to the state, the price is $28.95. The label is unambiguous about it being distilled by them in S.C., but it's hard to imagine how this guy has managed to fly under the radar for several years. Everything you can find on the web is very new and very vague.

The producer's name is Kenneth Herring III.

I also learned, from an Evan Williams fishing site, that the blueback herring is prevalent in Lake Murray, which is near Columbia. The lake's coveted bass eat the herring, so herring spawning grounds are a good place to fish for bass.

I'm curious about this (the whiskey, not the fish), especially since you say it's not bad.

smokinjoe
04-18-2013, 14:04
I'm assuming that comes from Terressentia Corp. Probably a private label for someone named Trey Herring. The notorious Michael J. Flynn combustible swill of Troyce's pyrotechnic shows is from them, too. I think they are one of those promoters of accelerating the aging process, or some nonsense like that. The MJF was wretched. :puke:

cowdery
04-18-2013, 14:11
Makes sense. It's the next suburb north.

sku
04-18-2013, 16:19
The COLA shows it to indeed be a Terresentia product: https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicFormDisplay&ttbid=12291001000533

I'm not aware that Teressentia does any distilling though.

callmeox
04-18-2013, 16:27
IIRC, they're another "speed aging" outfit.

sku
04-18-2013, 16:29
IIRC, they're another "speed aging" outfit.

Yup. They use "ultrasonic energy-driven oxidation." http://www.terressentia.com/

Enoch
04-18-2013, 17:05
This is very interesting. Discovered that Trey Herring's Craft Spirits, LLC is actually based in Goldsboro, NC. Gonna try some more tonight.

matthewdc
04-19-2013, 13:54
How timely... there is a recent article on Terressentia. The headline is funny--"Quicker to Liquor"

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130415/PC05/130419565/1011/quicker-to-liquor-terressentia-adds-quick-twist-to-alcohol-aging-process

Shoot! forget private barrel, how about the forum get its own private label! StraightBourbon Bourbon. has a nice ring to it even if it's redundant.

DaveOfAtl
04-19-2013, 14:47
StraightBourbon Bourbon. has a nice ring to it even if it's redundant.

And has the added benefit of being and end-run around the regulations that forbid labeling something aged under two years as "Straight Bourbon."

smokinjoe
04-19-2013, 14:53
And has the added benefit of being and end-run around the regulations that forbid labeling something aged under two years as "Straight Bourbon."

I just found my next attorney! :D

cowdery
04-22-2013, 14:22
He hasn't gotten away with it yet.

Dolph Lundgren
04-23-2013, 06:24
Yup. They use "ultrasonic energy-driven oxidation." http://www.terressentia.com/

The still must be made out of salvaged DeLorean parts.

I like how they use modern "sciency" terms to essentially skirt the true science behind making good whiskey.

smokinjoe
04-23-2013, 07:15
The still must be made out of salvaged DeLorean parts.

I like how they use modern "sciency" terms to essentially skirt the true science behind making good whiskey.

:lol: They wanted to call it the Flux Capacitor, but David warned them of the trademark infringement probabilities!

matthewdc
04-23-2013, 17:19
This is very interesting. Discovered that Trey Herring's Craft Spirits, LLC is actually based in Goldsboro, NC. Gonna try some more tonight.

So what's the word? Was it any good? I saw a few bottles of this on a shelf at a NC ABC store but it was $28.95, if I remember correctly. A little steep for something that is a mystery.

squire
04-23-2013, 18:58
Producers who use mystery words usually charge steep prices.

Enoch
04-24-2013, 06:44
So what's the word? Was it any good? I saw a few bottles of this on a shelf at a NC ABC store but it was $28.95, if I remember correctly. A little steep for something that is a mystery.

It's OK for a 2 year old, but I won't buy another. In the $20+ price range there are too many great bourbons. And now that I know where it is made, I can't get pass that feeling I had when I ate genetically engineered beef. What is their "secret" process? It is also interesting that one store told me it is a new wheater while another called it rye based. I don't think anyone really knows but it doesn't taste like a wheater, although I have never tasted a 2 year old wheater.

One last note, It doesn't have that much of a taste on its own. I mixed the second half of the bottle with some 1979 EW Black (very distinct strong rummy taste) 4 parts THCB to 1 part EWB. The EWB flavor overwhelmed the THCB but made sipping much more enjoyable.

Ankrummg
01-12-2014, 08:17
I was at a Bourbon tasting last night in Wilmington, NC and Trey Herring was in attendance to speak about his Bourbon. I ask some questions and found out some info on it. It is a wheated Bourbon with a mash bill that contains 24% wheat. Aged 3.5 years in 53 gallon barrels. The barrels are from a cooperage in Indiana.
I found the bourbon pleasant but you could definitely tell it was young. I would actually like to see an older product and Try stated that he is working on that.

squire
01-12-2014, 17:32
He's 'working on' making it older?

theglobalguy
01-12-2014, 18:30
He's 'working on' making it older?

Involves lots of staring at a clock and tapping of fingers. Complicated stuff.

smokinjoe
01-12-2014, 18:35
He's 'working on' making it older?

:lol: Interesting choice of words, ain't it Squire? No rest for the weary, if you're a speed ager, I guess...:D

squire
01-12-2014, 19:09
Basement lab, equipment made of parts scrounged from junked appliances . . .

tmckenzie
01-12-2014, 19:11
Ain't no cooperage I know of in Indiana.

squire
01-12-2014, 19:16
That's what I was thinking, curious that Indiana sprang to his mind.