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    Char#4

    what else out there besides WT does the deep crocodile char in their oak?
    Bulleit maybe?
    I understand the new Garrison Bros. Texas bourbon will be char #4.
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    Re: Char#4

    Bulleit is made by Four Roses. Not sure what char they use.
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    Re: Char#4

    FWIW, at a recent tasting, Craig Beam said HH is doing some experiments with very high chars.
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    Re: Char#4

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    Bulleit is made by Four Roses. Not sure what char they use.
    Now Four Roses denies that they supply whiskey to the producers of Bulleit.
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    Re: Char#4

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Now Four Roses denies that they supply whiskey to the producers of Bulleit.
    Does that mean Bulleit are now getting bourbon from another source.....or FR just don't want people to know it's their juice as they have no control of what Bulleit do to it after it leaves them (ie. cut it with a non pure water source in the UK and send it down here to Australia)?

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    Re: Char#4

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Now Four Roses denies that they supply whiskey to the producers of Bulleit.
    So they're denying it now? Who else makes anything with such a high rye mashbill? I have a hard time believing they could be buying from WT.
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    Re: Char#4

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    Does that mean Bulleit are now getting bourbon from another source.....or FR just don't want people to know it's their juice as they have no control of what Bulleit do to it after it leaves them (ie. cut it with a non pure water source in the UK and send it down here to Australia)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    So they're denying it now? Who else makes anything with such a high rye mashbill? I have a hard time believing they could be buying from WT.
    Check out the thread I have linked below.
    Also be sure to click on the link that Cowdery has as "here" in his original post.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...oes+to+bulleit
    Last edited by OscarV; 08-14-2009 at 17:32.
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    Re: Char#4

    Just today, Mark Brown at BT was saying they decided to use the #4 char after doing some experiments where they went much further. Most everybody uses a #3 or #4. It doesn't make a lot of difference. I think it's Maker's that specifies 3 1/2.

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    Re: Char#4

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Just today, Mark Brown at BT was saying they decided to use the #4 char after doing some experiments where they went much further. Most everybody uses a #3 or #4. It doesn't make a lot of difference. I think it's Maker's that specifies 3 1/2.
    interesting.
    I thought WT was one of the only producers that used #4, therefore the WT taste...
    but I am just learning.
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    Re: Char#4

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Just today, Mark Brown at BT was saying they decided to use the #4 char after doing some experiments where they went much further. Most everybody uses a #3 or #4. It doesn't make a lot of difference. I think it's Maker's that specifies 3 1/2.
    After substantial testing which culminated a few years back, Maker's abandoned the traditional char numbering system altogether ... they now stipulate the number of seconds that the barrel is charred for instead. I'm pretty sure they use a 40 second char now.
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