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bobbyc
12-05-2004, 16:34
The interest in the other thread got me to wondering why the bottling got denoted Cask Strength rather than Barrel Proof. So If it turns out that cask strength catches on who is going to buy it.

TNbourbon
12-05-2004, 17:55
I'd certainly prefer it say 'barrel' than 'cask' -- because I think that's most accurate to and among bourbon traditionalists -- but mostly I prefer it be good bourbon. I'm not going to let the label keep me from buying it any more than I let the label coax me into buying it (unless, of course, it says "George T. Stagg"). http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

musher
12-05-2004, 18:02
There's a certain Rhett Butler quote from "Gone With The Wind" that comes to mind regarding this whole issue . . . http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Booze_Hound
12-09-2004, 11:40
Not sure if you are implying that as Americans we should intentionally avoid the product because of the misuse of terms (possibly done to fool single malt drinkers into giving a try)? Or exactly why the words should matter? As TN said, what's inside is what counts.

The Balvanie 15 states "Single Barrel" on the bottle. Curiously I believe the barrels used are bourbon in origin and also curiously - it seems to be accepted by bourbon drinkers who generally have little or no use for "foriegn" whiskies.

At this rate I'd expect the Bourbon Police to roll up to Islay any minute now with a court order for Laphroaig to cease and desist with using the term "Bourbon" Wood... being that they brag about their best whisky coming out of re-used Jack barrels.
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Nightcap
12-09-2004, 13:17
What's the legal definition of bourbon, again? It has to be aged in a charred oak CASK for a minimum of 4 years?

This is more fun than a cask of monkeys.

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Nightcap
12-09-2004, 15:32
Better yet, this is like shooting fish in a cask.

bluesbassdad
12-09-2004, 17:05
So someone with a large, round build might be called "cask-chested".

A piano player with a rollicking, boogie style might play caskhouse piano.

A really funny guy (or gal) may become a cask of laughs.

Or the punchline to a very old joke changes to "Thursday night? That's your night in the cask." http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

Yours truly,
Dave "I've Got a Million of 'em!" Morefield

TNbourbon
12-09-2004, 18:21
Stop it, Dave http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif -- you're casking me over! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/falling.gif

musher
12-09-2004, 19:31
To tie this to another thread of yours . . .

If you can afford it, you'll save a lot of money avoiding financing for your new car and paying "cash on the cask-head".

bluesbassdad
12-09-2004, 20:04
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I see I missed one!

We must be getting close to the bottom of the cask by now. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Even so, this thread just keeps casking along.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

pepcycle
12-09-2004, 20:06
And that famous Polish dance tune
Roll out Cask and we'll have a cask of fun. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

TNbourbon
12-09-2004, 20:13
It appears the term might have more than a doubled-casked meaning.

bobbyc
12-09-2004, 20:20
And least we forget, how about unloading both casks of a doublecask shotgun with double aught buckshot! Ouch! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

chasking
12-10-2004, 12:30
Groan.

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boone
12-10-2004, 12:46
Hey...I can't wait till next year...I can compete in the...

"World famous"...

"Kentucky Bourbon Festival"...

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Bettye Jo Boone

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bluesbassdad
12-10-2004, 12:55
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Bettye Jo,

I yield! Your entry is the winner of the 2004 StraightBourbon.com Barrel-to-Cask Conversion Competition. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

clayton
12-10-2004, 15:07
My browser has been brought to its knees by the profusion of iconic emotion in this thread.