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DrinkyBanjo
04-09-2006, 06:50
I found this article in a local free magazine that I received in the mail. I was going to chuck it but low and behold I scanned a bourbon article!

Enjoy!





Edit: See Evangelos post below for links to online article.

barturtle
04-09-2006, 07:09
That looks like the article that Evangelos was working on

Ambernecter
04-09-2006, 07:20
What a truely super selection of whiskey in both pages of that article. I think it may be time fot a late afternoon snifter!

Vange
04-10-2006, 06:59
That is the article that I co-authored about bourbon.
Here are the links.

Weblink
http://orig.app.com/goodlife/Spring2006/topshelf/topshelf.html

The actual magazine spread
http://orig.app.com/goodlife/topshelfarchives/topshelfarchivesimages/bourbon_spring2006.pdf

Evangelos

Vange
04-10-2006, 07:02
Tim, are you in Monmouth County?

DrinkyBanjo
04-10-2006, 07:25
No, I'm in Morris, right outside Morristown.

jspero
04-10-2006, 10:24
Evangelos - Good article. Thanks for posting the link.

Jay

bluesbassdad
04-10-2006, 14:02
Evangelos,

That's a very appealling presentation. I think it would motivate adventurous drinkers of other spirits to give bourbon a try. Good job.

I'm curious about the ratings, especially one such as "8.3". That suggests either a rather complex system or more participants than just you and the co-author. Would you care to describe your method?

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

Vange
04-10-2006, 17:22
Thank you for the compliments. We worked hard to make the artcile look nice and have informative, but cathcy content.

As far as the ratings go, we were trying to give them a top to bottom rating that added some merit. After I reviewed our ratings, I probably would have changed a few. Too late now!

I love the way the presentation in the artcile came out. I couldn't have asked for a better "looking" article. I have it framed at 150% of the regular size near my bar.

Rum is the next article I am working on. It will be out soon as well for the summer issue.

bluesbassdad
04-10-2006, 17:46
Evangelos,

Not only was the overall look top-notch (both the photos and the text), I thought you did a good job of presenting the right amount of information for the average, lifestyle-conscious person. I've found as an amateur that the hardest task a non-fiction writer faces is to decide on the reader's level of interest and tailor the presentation accordingly.

In connection with, let's say, the 8.3 rating for Booker's did each of the two of you simply assign a single rating, say 8.0 and 8.6, which you then averaged? Or did each of you assign a rating for each of several factors (e.g., appearance, nose, palate and finish)? If the latter, were those factors weighted?

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

Vange
04-10-2006, 17:58
All the ratings were 90% my personal ratings in regards to the featured bourbons. It was based solely on taste profiles and not at all on price. I wanted to give accurate ratings based on taste alone regardless of price to the readers. In the case of ETL, that would have received a higher rating if price was a majoe factor, but to stay within the confines of the "Top Shelf" idea, we disregarded price.

On a side note, I rate all my spiris on a 10.0 scale with decmals in my personal online inventory. www.liquorhunter.com. I do lan in possibly expanding that to a 1000 point scale, but not for the articles.

Evangelos

JeffRenner
04-11-2006, 19:15
I couldn't have asked for a better "looking" article.


I agree - nice looking article. One curiousity, though. The bourbons all look unnaturally pale - especially the Eagle Rare. I think the photographer had a lot of back lighting.

Jeff

Virus_Of_Life
04-12-2006, 09:50
Speaking of Bourbon Articles, has anyone seen the latest issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray??? There is about a 5 page spread towards the back on "Bourbon Country" Shows the Woodford reserve stills and even lists 3 bourbons to buy with pictures: EWSB, WT RR and PVWFR 20yo!! Very nice....

Could this be the "proof in the pudding" that Bourbon is gaining in popularity?

And before anyone asks I do like Rachael and read her magazine, gotta a problem with that?

About the other arcticle, it is awesome! Only question I have (and yes this is a nitpick), doesn't the port finish exclude DM from being an actual bourbon? Not that I am going to get into an argument with Booker over this or anything :lol: just technically speaking of course.... But it's nice to see an article in which 7 of the 10 bourbons shown are in my cupboard!!

jeff
04-12-2006, 09:57
Speaking of Bourbon Articles, has anyone seen the latest issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray??? There is about a 5 page spread towards the back on "Bourbon Country" Shows the Woodford reserve stills and even lists 3 bourbons to buy with pictures: EWSB, WT RR and PVWFR 20yo!! Very nice....

Could this be the "proof in the pudding" that Bourbon is gaining in popularity?

And before anyone asks I do like Rachael and read her magazine, gotta a problem with that?

About the other arcticle, it is awesome! Only question I have (and yes this is a nitpick), doesn't the port finish exclude DM from being an actual bourbon? Not that I am going to get into an argument with Booker over this or anything :lol: just technically speaking of course.... But it's nice to see an article in which 7 of the 10 bourbons shown are in my cupboard!!

I believe they get around this on a technicallity by labeling it something like "Bourbon finished in port casks"

JeffRenner
04-13-2006, 19:09
has anyone seen the latest issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray??? ... And before anyone asks I do like Rachael and read her magazine, gotta a problem with that?

Must confess I've never heard of the magazine or Ms. Ray. But I found it and the article (http://www.rachaelraymag.com/content/26274/) is online.

Jeff

jspero
04-14-2006, 07:16
And before anyone asks I do like Rachael and read her magazine, gotta a problem with that?

Not at all. I love to watch her, but I turn off the sound. :) My wife just laughs.

Jay

NorCalBoozer
04-14-2006, 10:55
she had quite an interesting article in the highly regarded FHM magazine. :bigeyes: :bigeyes:

jspero
04-18-2006, 11:09
she had quite an interesting article in the highly regarded FHM magazine. :bigeyes: :bigeyes:

There were WORDS with the layout? :)

Jay