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  1. #1
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
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    A Bourbon Dollar

    If anyone cares to do this exercise, here goes. How much are we spending on bourbon and who is getting our money? The dollar amount is irrelevant , as that is a personal matter and as such is no ones business but our own respectively . I would like to see this represented as a percentage of One Dollar, And who is getting what percent.
    My own looks like this ;
    Brown-Forman 78%
    Buffalo Trace 12%
    Heaven Hill 10%
    This is nessesarily incomplete to some degree because I have bought a huge percentage of BF due to the Birthday Bourbon and I didn't go back very far because I haven't bought a lot in the last 5 or 6 months and have basically forgot who what when Etc.
    I don't know if this accomplishes much because at some time or another they all relieve me of some of my cash . What caused me to think along these lines was reading the article in Cigar Afficianado about Old Forester and they stated that the brand peaked in 1972 and has been in decline since. Hard to believe isn't it? That is a fine brand , A fine Product and rich heritage. I'm doing what I can Mr. Brown! Old Forester 86 proof can be had in Ky for 19.99 a 1.75L. Cheaper than________(Most brands), better than______________(Nearly all of them).

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    A Bourbon Dollar (Revised)

    Here's Mine (in pennies on the dollar)

    $0.324 - Buffalo Trace

    $0.175 - Heaven Hill

    $0.141 - Other **

    $0.104 - David Sherman Co. (I know its not an actual distillery but it deserves its own category).

    $0.094 - Brown Forman

    $0.083 - Wild Turkey

    $0.077 - Jim Beam


    ** Other Includes Four Roses, Barton, Maker's Mark, A. Smith Bowman & Van Winkle Products. . . . . .


    Well, there you have it !
    TomC

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    Re: % By Distillery

    My percentages run something like this:

    Buffalo Trace - 44%
    Jim Beam - 22%
    Heaven Hill - 22%
    Barton - 11%

    Wow, so far it looks like Buffalo Trace is the overall leader among us. I can't really say much since Wild Turkey isn't even present at this time in my cabinet but I'm surprised WT isn't higher on the other lists.

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    Re: A Bourbon Dollar

    Currently...

    Heaven Hill - 50%
    Jim Beam - 25%
    Brown Forman - 12.5%
    Wild Turkey - 12.5%

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    Re: % By Distillery

    I figure it is because they dont have that many different bottlings as compared to Buffalo Trace or Heaven Hill or the others. They have 4 that most will buy on here (WT 101, Russells Reserve, Rare Breed & Kentucky Spirit) but thats about it unless you stumble upon WT 12 year. . . . . .I have 3 of the four bottlings in possesion at the moment, but it still doesnt add up to much. . . .

    Tom (WT Enthusiast) C

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    Re: A Bourbon Dollar

    Volume and dollars very different.
    By Dollar its
    Van Winkle 29%
    Buffalo Trace (Weller included) 14%
    Heaven Hill 12%
    Hirsch 8%
    Wild Turkey 7%
    Beam 7%
    Make's Mark 7%
    Brown Forman 5%
    Barton 4%
    Four Roses 2%
    Misc Ryes, Bourbons and TN Whisky 5%

    I think that covers it

    Ed


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    Re: A Bourbon Dollar *DELETED*

    why??


    Tom (Curiosity killed the. . . . . .I know, I know. . . .) C

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    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
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    Re: A Bourbon Dollar

    Actually, the highest percentage of your bourbon dollar is going to various taxing authorities: federal, state and local.

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    Re: A Bourbon Dollar

    My cabinet is a little thin at the moment but here goes:

    Beam - 20%
    HH - 20%
    BT - 20%
    Mclain and Kyne - 20%
    MM - 20%

    Wow, pretty even. These are listed by volume, not dollars.

 

 

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