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Gillman
07-09-2007, 10:02
How would you sum up what makes a bourbon good in one (not too long) sentence?

Here is a quote from Chuck Cowdery's book, "Bourbon, Straight" that does it neatly:

"Extra age and proof don't automatically make a bourbon good, but they are a good place to start".

It's on page 214.

Gary

Hedmans Brorsa
07-09-2007, 13:17
How would you sum up what makes a bourbon good in one (not too long) sentence?

Gary

How about this: extra age seldom makes a bourbon good. ;)

In all honesty, if I remember correctly, when Chuck wrote about extra age, he didnīt refer to the dinosaurs we have to put up with now. I think he meant bourbon that was between 10-15 years old.

Gillman
07-09-2007, 14:06
Agreed.

Gary