Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.
That tree view is fascinating - I love how some related branches wrap, and how Willett mostly has a ghost tree. But it is missing things. Just from my quick observation:
There is no rye branch for Wild Turkey at all despite at least three expressions (WT101, WT81, RR). Edit: Russell's Reserve is also misspelled, leaving an L out of Russell.
A lot of cats-and-dogs labels are missing, especially from Barton and Heaven Hill. This is probably due to both space consideration and lack of product awareness of those labels amongst GQ's trendy audience.
Parker's Heritage Collection is missing from the Heaven Hill tree, but the graphic includes similar high-end offerings from Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve.
The Bulleit branch of the Four Roses Tree intertwines with a branch from the George Dickel tree, when it should logically extend further over to intertwine with a rye branch of the MGPI tree for the Bulleit Rye. (The error could stand on a technicality, since Bulleit is owned by Diageo which also owns Dickel, but the graphic doesn't mention that.)
A graphic similar to this but taking into account the breadth and scope of the list we have here would be fascinating. And probably eyestrain-inducing.
Last edited by shoshani; 11-16-2013 at 20:07.
Ok Thanks for the reply.. I am making a copy for my files..
I know it's the same source as Old Fitz, but Larceny should be added to the Heaven Hill Wheated Bourbon category, and Stagg Jr. can be added to the BT #1.
Also we can add David Nicholson to HH wheated bourbon.
Anybody know why the Jim Beam mashbill only adds up to 99%???
Anybody think there's something else making up that last hundredth?
....Or, are they just rounding down from decimals on two or more of the components, and winding up short because of that?
Beam doesn't officially release their Bourbon mashbill so what we have are educated guesses.
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