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    "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Doing some searching on-line and came
    across this 1953 TIME magazine piece
    by J. P. Van Winkle:

    [edit - can a mod move this to History forum? thanks.]
    (source - tinyurl.com/ygsbn9c)

    Last edited by silverfish; 10-29-2009 at 08:16. Reason: wrong forum

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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Awesome clipping -- thanks!
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Great post - thanks

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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Number 2 is awesome.

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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    I'm getting to the point where 80pf tastes like water, or a light drink.

    I think 100 is about perfect these days.
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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Very cool find. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Very interesting clipping, particularly #5. Thanks for posting it. Remember when your first sips of 90 proof whiskey seemed like genuine firewater? Next thing you know, even barrel strength seems reasonable. Funny how you get used to the higher octane juice over time.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Quote Originally Posted by unclebunk View Post
    Very interesting clipping, particularly #5. Thanks for posting it. Remember when your first sips of 90 proof whiskey seemed like genuine firewater? Next thing you know, even barrel strength seems reasonable. Funny how you get used to the higher octane juice over time.
    I remember the 90 proofer tasting like firewater...I still get a funny look from my neighbors when they see me drinking bourbon neat. I don't know that I can say that the barrel strength seems reasonable though as about the highest I go is 107 and that being ORVW 10/107 and Pappy 15. Anything higher then that I would most likely still cut.

    Great article...thanks for posting!

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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Great find. I like that the difference between 9 drinks and 10 is a small difference to the man with "moderate intentions." I'd say our definition of moderation has certainly changed.

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    Re: "Is Bonded Bourbon Really Too Strong?"

    Quote Originally Posted by hectic1 View Post
    I remember the 90 proofer tasting like firewater...I still get a funny look from my neighbors when they see me drinking bourbon neat. I don't know that I can say that the barrel strength seems reasonable though as about the highest I go is 107 and that being ORVW 10/107 and Pappy 15. Anything higher then that I would most likely still cut.
    I get the same looks from people when I drink bourbon neat, especially when I'm swigging directly from the bottle. Perhaps the word "reasonable" isn't quite right with regard to barrel strength juice, as I tend to cut it a bit too for various reasons, but I no longer have any problem drinking high octane bourbon straight and that sort of surprises me when I look back and consider that Maker's Mark once seemed strong to me.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

 

 

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