Just read a reply from Linn on my post of the re-match between Bookers & Staggs and Linn asked the question if Jim Beam (American brands) and other distilleries would bring out better bourbon, or keep their heads in the sand while Brown & Forman and Buffalo Trace are taking over the lead. You have great master distillers and CEO's all to be considered "heavy weights" who really know their bourbons and in which way the market is heading. But!! I wonder who are the "heavyweights"? It seems to me that Bourbon.com just might be the biggest, so you can rest assured they are reading every post that comes up and I don't think that the CEO's will set back and not step up to the plate with better bourbon from their own distilleries. So, let's not give all the credit to the people that are running the show. I tip my hat to Jim Butler for setting up straightbourbon.com and of course to all of us who post our tastes and thoughts and wants. I think that maybe we are the "heavyweights" of the bourbon industry!!!You must remember this site goes all over the world and as long as we keep posting and telling the truth the bourbon industry will keep flourshing better in the future than it is right now. So I give round 3 to Jim Butler and people like Chuck, Linn, Bobbye Jo, and a host of others too numerous to mention that's a fan of bourbon. We win --- they win!!!!!!!!It doesn't get much bette than that.

These are my thoughts, what are yours??????