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  1. #1
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    What's In A Name?

    A funny aside:

    When I first started talking to my wife about whiskey a while back (I try not to bore her so much now), she was amused and frustrated by the names . . ."Not only is everything 'Old' something-or-other, they're all dirty: Dickel & Fighting Cock and Van Winkles . . . plus every other one is Weller something . . . or Reserve or Special Reserve or Very Special Reserve . . . It sounds like you're always talking about the same thing."

    It's funny because it's true.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

    Andy

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    Re: What's In A Name?

    Funny how bourbon and toothpaste go opposite.

    New and Improved.
    Colonel Ed
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006

    Comissioned by Paul Patton, 1999

    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

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    Re: What's In A Name?

    My favorite is Ancient Ancient Age. I suppose somewhere down the line we can expect an Old Ancient Ancient Age.

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    Re: What's In A Name?

    I'll keep my eye's peeled for Old George T. Stag, and Old Handy.

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    Re: What's In A Name?

    Seeing as how my name is Joe, I remember browsing through some old threads and seeing a few posts about Old Joe Bourbon. Jeff (mozilla) even sent me a pic of an Old Joe label. So, for all us "Old Joe's" on this site, here's to Old Joe! "Old" Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: What's In A Name?

    I think I actually read somewhere that a man's name sells better than some other sort of name for whiskey. Such as Evan Williams, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Olds Taylor, Grandad, Forester, &c.

    I know that wines with animals on the label or animal names sell well, so it may be the case with bourbons as well. Hence Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Wild Turkey, Fighting Cock, Old Crow (even tho it is named after a person, there's an animal on the label), or Old Panther Piss, a whiskey that made several appearences in Loony Tunes.
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    Re: What's In A Name?

    Old panther piss sounds pretty bad.

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    Re: What's In A Name?

    Almost as bad as Old Nasty Apron
    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: What's In A Name?

    How about an old panther piss head to head with that dirty old apron? ouch.

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    Re: What's In A Name?

    Pre-prohibition bourbon from Ownesboro - Yellow Creek. Need I say more?

    Mike Veach

 

 

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