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An opportunity to call the bourbon "Old Tippecanoe" and they chose "Harrison" instead. Or they could haved called it "Old 32 Brand" in celebration of the number of days he served as President.
Old Tippecanoe wold have been a great name !!!!
well, I pulled the trigger on a bottle.
$56.99 + tax for "less than 4 yr" bourbon at 114 proof.
It better be DAMN tasty !!!!
Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol.
"Don't let kids make your Manhattan... they use way too much vermouth."
It appears to have been launched about three weeks ago. Maybe they aren't lying about distilling it but they're telling plenty of other fibs.
Their claim "The First Indiana Bourbon Since Prohibition" is surely false. There were four distilleries making bourbon just in Greendale/Lawrenceburg after Prohibition. One of the brands made there, Old Quaker, was a major national brand. There was also the Park and Tilford distillery in Tell City. LDI, the likely source of this juice, is still making bourbon in Indiana and has been for more than 70 years.
It's interesting that TTB approved the wording "aged less than four years." I can see the logic. "Straight" means it is more than two years old, so the consumer is probably receiving enough information without putting a specific age (e.g., 36 months) on it.
I strongly doubt there was any "Indiana Oak" in the barrels. Their claim that "much of the oak used to make bourbon barrels is actually grown in Indiana" is surely false. Neither ISC nor Brown-Forman sources any significant amount of timber from Indiana and they represent about 99% of all whiskey barrels made in the USA.
There is both a Harrison Bourbon web site and a Tipton Spirits web site but neither one tells you very much. The Tipton site says the company is made up of people who used to work for the big liquor companies but they don't name a single name or give an address of where the company is located. What are they hiding?
The myth that "only Kentucky can put its name on the labels" dies hard. The odd thing to me is that it isn't even logical. Who would enforce such a rule?
Col. Charles K. "Crotchety" Cowdery
"Whiskey Don't Keep."
I'm guessing that as people get to know the rules of Bourbon and there are more and more non-Kentucky Bourbon, the idiots who have been perpetuating the "Bourbon can only be made in KY" myth, seeing that it is clearly not the case, switched to, "Well, it can be made anywhere but only Kentucky can have its name on the label."
I remember as a child being taken shopping at the main Big Red location when it was an A&P grocery store! I'm curious to hear how the Indiana Bourbon tastes. I don't think I'd be paying $50+ for something that young. I read about in the Star that a micro distiller in Indiana was making and selling vodka and gin. That may be unrelated. I don't know. Could this be like the new Michters?