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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    Greendale and Squibb were consolidated during prohibition as Schenley purchased their warehouse receipts.

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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    Interesting that web site, what does 1.25 %, 40% and 25% mean in the bourbon mash descriptions? It can't be the percentage of all their bourbon represented by each mash bill since it doesn't add to 100.

    The use of the term "exotic mashes" is interesting, could that be directed to the non-distilling craft whiskey vendors? Their rye whiskey is almost all rye. And a bourbon is 99% corn but their corn whiskey seems much more like a high-corn bourbon mash. Most interesting, familiar and yet different at the same time.

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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    On the about LDI page on the link Scott posted it states Rossville Distillery was established in 1847, so the information in the Life Magazine article on the 100 year antiquity was (approximately) correct.

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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Interesting that web site, what does 1.25 %, 40% and 25% mean in the bourbon mash descriptions?
    My guess is that it's the percentage of the mash that's not corn, although that leads to the question, "Then why is the bourbon that has 1% malt called '1.25% bourbon'?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    The use of the term "exotic mashes" is interesting, could that be directed to the non-distilling craft whiskey vendors?
    I wondered that too. I also wondered what I would do if I won $50 million in the PowerBall lottery, whether I'd go to the trouble of building my own distillery or just contracting with LDI to make it according to my specs.

    After all, under current US law, I could still claim it came from my own distillery. I could call it Old Potemkin Distillery (Chuck would like that).

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Their rye whiskey is almost all rye. And a bourbon is 99% corn but their corn whiskey seems much more like a high-corn bourbon mash.
    I suspect the 81% corn mash is being produced and sold as "Corn Whiskey" for some other company, and that's why LDI calls it that. The 99% stuff is probably used in a blend, perhaps Seagram's Seven. I'll bet that's where the rye goes as well.
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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    High West uses a 95% rye in its Bourye and it's often thought to have come from LDI.

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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    I don't think there is any question that the aged whiskeys bottled by High West, Templeton, and probably others were made at LDI.

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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...2&d=1200854318

    According to the back of this undated postcard, this building houses the offices and employee cafeteria. It says there has been a distillery there for 140 years. The complex includes 92 buildings on 226 acres.

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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I don't think there is any question that the aged whiskeys bottled by High West, Templeton, and probably others were made at LDI.
    Some, yes.
    All, no.

    The Bourye on shelves now probably doesn't have any LDI whiskey in it.

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    Re: Who Knows Lawrenceburg's Story?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    Some, yes.
    All, no.

    The Bourye on shelves now probably doesn't have any LDI whiskey in it.

    Roger
    All of the Templeton, yes. Maybe not all of the High West, possibly.

 

 

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