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    Wine writer on bourbon....mistakes.

    http://www.nwherald.com/columnists/c...xptw/index.xml

    Andresky:
    "Today small-batch bourbon means a whiskey distilled and aged for two years in charred oak barrels. The very best barrels are then selected as a reserve."

    SB
    "Small batch bourbons are bottlings from a "batch" of barrels that have been mixed prior to the bottling."

    Andresky:
    "Small-batch bourbon really has no official requirements, although corn, limestone spring water and charred barrels are its cornerstones. Most are made from corn or rye or both."

    So he states a small-batch bourbon "may have" corn, rye or both!

    What passess for informed writing....a little research please!

    He a proprieter of a very nice restaurant and writes on wine 99% of the time....it shows.

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    Re: Wine writer on bourbon....mistakes.

    There's really no excuse for this either, a simple google search would have cleared up most of it.

    On the positive side, I recently picked up a copy of the 1st edition of the World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson (whose name is apparently not a joke), and there's a very nice section in there on Bourbon. Not too much detail but it was nice that it was there.
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    Re: Wine writer on bourbon....mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    There's really no excuse for this either, a simple google search would have cleared up most of it.

    On the positive side, I recently picked up a copy of the 1st edition of the World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson (whose name is apparently not a joke), and there's a very nice section in there on Bourbon. Not too much detail but it was nice that it was there.
    Doesn't he have a sister, Anita?
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    Re: Wine writer on bourbon....mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Doesn't he have a sister, Anita?
    You know his middle name is Jass.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Wine writer on bourbon....mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I recently picked up a copy of the 1st edition of the World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson (whose name is apparently not a joke), and there's a very nice section in there on Bourbon. Not too much detail but it was nice that it was there.
    Well, what do you know? I had forgotten that. I have a copy (which I noted on the flyleaf that I got in December, 1976, perhaps as a Christmas present), but I hadn't looked at that section in years. It's a good wine resource, although rather out of date (1971) for the New World. Out of date for bourbon as well, but a nice historical reference.

    Despite the comments regarding his name, however, I'm afraid I'm missing the joke.

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    Re: Wine writer on bourbon....mistakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRenner View Post
    Well, what do you know? I had forgotten that. I have a copy (which I noted on the flyleaf that I got in December, 1976, perhaps as a Christmas present), but I hadn't looked at that section in years. It's a good wine resource, although rather out of date (1971) for the New World. Out of date for bourbon as well, but a nice historical reference.

    Despite the comments regarding his name, however, I'm afraid I'm missing the joke.

    Jeff
    Johnson= slang for male member
    The names are plays on that double meaning. "Ivana" would have been a good one too.

    All kidding aside, that guide is pretty amazing over all. The current one has nothing about spirits at all (except maybe something about Cognac & Aramagnac), but simply as a wine atlas it is peerless. It makes as good a coffee table book as a reference. It's now in something like its 5th edition.
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