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    Red and Proud of it...

    Saw this nugget in the AJC this morning. Superman don't like his cape pulled on. www.ajc.com/business/maker-136632.html
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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    Looks like they got rid of the drips after 2007 and have produced drip-free bottles since.

    Hasn't their claim to red wax been shot down already?
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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    From a consumer point of view I cannot see making a Maker Mark purchase identity error with this tequila.

    http://images.send.com/103554_big.jpg

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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    Anyone who would mistake a tequilla bottle for a bourbon bottle probably doesn't care what they are drinking, anyway.
    "F**k it, I'm gettin' into the whiskey."
    -Joe Alvey

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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    Quote Originally Posted by IronHead View Post
    Anyone who would mistake a tequilla bottle for a bourbon bottle probably doesn't care what they are drinking, anyway.
    It's possible that they are worried about consumers who associate the red wax with MM also thinking that MM has expanded into the tequila market...

    To me, the darker red wax with the embossed seal on the tequila differentiates from the bright, shiny red wax of the MM, so I really doubt the issue of consumer confusion is a problem. Although, in the words of P.T. Barnum, "You will never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    It's possible that they are worried about consumers who associate the red wax with MM also thinking that MM has expanded into the tequila market...

    To me, the darker red wax with the embossed seal on the tequila differentiates from the bright, shiny red wax of the MM, so I really doubt the issue of consumer confusion is a problem. Although, in the words of P.T. Barnum, "You will never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
    I can understand the reasonings behind what MM is doing. My statement was more in jest than anything else.
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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    Here's another thread here about it.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...+mark+tendrils
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    Wonder if MM will be going after these guys as well?...
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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    I wouldn't even go near that second photo.
    Ewww, gross...

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    Re: Red and Proud of it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    I wouldn't even go near that second photo.
    Ewww, gross...
    FYI, that is a Blair's hot sauce. He's bottled a few,
    including a Guinness World Record holder for "...the
    hottest chili product commercially available." Many
    are described as "...not a sauce or an ingredient" and
    sold as "...EXPERIMENTAL/DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY".

    So, it'd unlikely you'd wanna swig of that one.

 

 

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