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cowdery
11-06-2007, 16:47
Have you ever wondered what the name Ten High means, as in the bourbon formerly known as Hiram Walker's Ten High? I just found out recently. It meant the bourbon bottled as Ten High was from the tenth rick in the warehouse and higher, because everybody knew the best bourbon came from the higher part of the warehouse.

Barton, which owns Ten High now, still ages iits bourbon in the upper part of its warehouses. The lower parts are for its Paul Masson brandy.

bobbyc
11-06-2007, 17:57
Wonderful info,Chuck. I posted long ago noting the packaging at the Getz Museum that I felt it had to be poised in an upper shelf position at some time in the past.

Gillman
11-06-2007, 19:00
That is interesting, I had assumed it was an old gambling expression, probably from a card game of some kind.

Gray

bobbyc
11-06-2007, 19:17
I assumed that as well, Gary, but you have to admit, that's not a great hand.

Gillman
11-06-2007, 20:08
Not one I intend to play, indeed Bobby (failing evidence to the contrary). :)

Gary

JeffRenner
11-08-2007, 14:55
I assumed that as well, Gary, but you have to admit, that's not a great hand.

But, sadly, probably one befitting the current Ten High bourbon.

Jeff

mrt
11-15-2007, 12:42
Wonderful info! I wondered, but - don't know why- I never asked about it here. Thanks...