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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    BF made some bourbon and all of the rye for HH for a time. I don't believe they ever made HH's corn. If you believe BF did make corn for HH, what is your basis for that belief?

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    I got a fifth of this from the Party Source (thanks, free shipping) and the label gave me a chuckle:

    "Distilled by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. DSP-KY-354, Louisville, Kentucky

    Bottled by Medley Company, Bardstown, KY. DSP-KY-31."

    and, in small print:

    "Not connected with any other distillery using the name Medley."

    I understand the wheres and whys, but like I said, it's amusing that they refer the DSP that's not Heaven Hill as Heaven Hill, and the DSP that is(was) Heaven Hill, as Medley.
    I'm at work, or I would take a picture of it.

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    BF made some bourbon and all of the rye for HH for a time. I don't believe they ever made HH's corn. If you believe BF did make corn for HH, what is your basis for that belief?
    My current release bottle of Mellow Corn BIB also states distilled D.S.P. 354, just like Brisko's.

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    Quote Originally Posted by ErichPryde View Post
    Perhaps it will go the same route as Ritt, Soon to be bernheim distillate. but the 354 stuff sure is tasty.
    I agree, it sure the hell is tasty. B-F makes damn fine Rye and Corn. You'd think they'd expand with some labels of their own.

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    I stand corrected. The bottle I have is DSP-31 all the way.

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    As good as Mellow Corn is, it was interesting to compare it to Platte Valley, which is the only aged corn whiskey that I can get locally (3 years old, 80 proof). The younger product actually has more going on, flavor wise. Too bad it's only 80 proof. Also, at least in the Twin Cities, Platte Valley is priced almost double what Mellow Corn goes for at TPS. Of course you're paying for the ceramic jug....

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    And Platte Valley is HH/BF juice. HH never claimed it was the only company that made corn. The claim was that its corn, sold by it and others, was the only corn whiskey sold as corn whiskey until the micros came along. Other people made corn whiskey, but only for use in blends. HH made (or had BF make) corn, sold it under its own brands, and sold it to people like McCormick (Platte Valley) for their products.

    After Glenmore acquired Medley, that became their only operating distillery, and they did make corn whiskey there. After UDV (now Diageo) bought Glenmore, they sold off a lot of brands including the corns, most of which went to Heaven Hill. That's when HH's reign as the only company making and selling corn whiskey began.

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I stand corrected. The bottle I have is DSP-31 all the way.
    So you've got a bottle of "Old Heaven Hill" Mellow Corn?? It would be fascinating to hear a tasting comparison with the B-F make version.

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    What I probably have is an old label placed on the DSP-354 stuff. The bottle isn't that old.

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    Re: mellow corn expanding is distribution area?

    Should we assume that they have been sourcing this since the fire, or is it more recent? Not that I really care, I guess. It is good stuff either way.

 

 

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