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    Bourbon science and an old bottle

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0728220208.htm

    Toward Designer Bourbon Whiskeys With Custom-tailored Aromas

    Who can ID the old bottle in the photo?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/images/2...0728220208.jpg
    Last edited by Jono; 02-26-2009 at 16:29.

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    Re: Bourbon science and an old bottle

    Cooked apple - I like that! I don't think I've ever heard that one, but I know what they mean. Apple dumpling, with a sugary crust, and with nuts, cinnamon and sugar in the center. Hot from the oven.

    I have definitely tasted that in some bourbons.

    I don't think it's in the list of descriptors we have online, although the individual components are. But I think the apple in the list is more fresh apple rather than cooked apple.

    Cool.

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    Re: Bourbon science and an old bottle

    "Flecken"? "Pickenny"?old bourbon whiskey?

    Picken & Co. ?

    I used a magnifying glass but the pixels are still hazy.
    Last edited by Jono; 02-26-2009 at 17:16.

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    Re: Bourbon science and an old bottle

    http://books.google.com/books?id=hsQ...um=1&ct=result

    Yes, Picken & Company "Copper Distilled Pure Old Bourbon Whiskey" appears to have been sold as a medical product. "Weeks & Potter" on the bottle.

    How they come up with that out of all of the bourbon bottles to pick....odd choice.

    http://www.sha.org/bottle/finishstyles3.htm

    "Weeks & Potter was a Boston proprietary medicine concern, founded in 1852 and operating well into the 20th century. They produced many patent & proprietary medicines including the Sanford's Radical Cure and several Cuticura products including the famous Cuticura System of Curing Constitutional Humors (Baldwin 1973; Fike 1987)."
    Last edited by Jono; 02-26-2009 at 17:22.

 

 

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