View Full Version : Inadequate Bourbon Session

11-14-2006, 18:11
I attended a recent bourbon sampling event in NYC where the food and drink were a cut about the information about the whiskey. We sampled six whiskies, two at a time. They were all quite good. Maker's and Bulleit, Blanton's and Knob Creek, and Hirsch 16 and Pappy 20.

But in the course of the presentation, Blanton's was identified as an Ancient Age product, Buffalo Trace was never even mentioned, and all kinds of strange yarns were spun out as truth. It was a random, almost sloppy, presentation, and it made me very aware of how much I've benefitted from all that has been shared on this board.

I wish some of the people I've "met" here could have stepped in and answered some questions and provided some history and impressions of the whiskies we were tasting. Anyway, all that by way of saying that I really appreciate the input of all the folks here, particularly those who know so much and are so willing to share it.



11-15-2006, 00:41
Thats interesting. Who sponsored this event? Were there any reps from the distilleries?

11-15-2006, 08:48
IIRC, while it is made at Buffalo Trace, the Blanton's label is owned by another company. Age International or something like that.

11-15-2006, 09:21
It was actually sponsored by the restaurant. As far as I could tell the distilleries were not involved. If they were, their presence was well hidden.

Thanks, Jeff. I have learned subsequently that Blanton's isn't owned by Sazerac. The sheet they provided said that the distillery that produced it was Ancient Age which, I think, is now called Buffalo Trace. Anyway, I'm glad I didn't get into it since I thought Saz owned Blanton's, but I think the bigger lapse was not using Blanton's to even mention Buffalo Trace since they've become such a major player in the last few years.