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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Refresh me on bush pilot. Was it an unblended whiskey such as lot 40 or whistlepig?

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by Davindek View Post
    - The 9.09% is a measure to give Canada an even footing with American blended whisky in the U.S. market. We get a great U.S. tax break by including some American spirits or other spirits that get a tax break in the U.S. On $500 million in sales to the U.S. this makes a huge difference.

    - Although the labels may look the same sometimes the 9.09% blenders are left out of the Canadian version of the same whisky. Most exports to the U.S. rarely include the full 9.09% either, by the way.
    Great info Davin.

    Do you know if the regs describing the cans/can'ts for exported whiskey are available anywhere online?
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Refresh me on bush pilot. Was it an unblended whiskey such as lot 40 or whistlepig?
    I checked the label on one of mine and the label describes it as "unblended single cask Canadian Whisky" 13 yrs old - this particular one was bottled in '93. The color is very light so I'm guessing the barrel was either previously used, uncharred or toased.

    If memory serves there isn't much similarity between it and Whistle Pig as far as taste.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    I picked up a pair of Bush Pilot along with a couple of Lot 40s and was impressed by both. By the time I got around to replacing them they were no longer available.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Great info Davin.

    Do you know if the regs describing the cans/can'ts for exported whiskey are available anywhere online?
    You would have to check the regs in each importing country and various trade agreements as well.

    Essentially, and as I recall from memory, it has to meet the definitions in the country of origin and the country it is exported to.
    Last edited by Davindek; 02-06-2011 at 08:17.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    I'm just never impressed with Canadian whiskey like the way I am with straight bourbon or rye. First off what does "blended" mean anyway? I always thought it ment taking "straight" whiskey and "blending" it with GNS. Anyways I dont really care if I offend anyone infatuated with Canadian juice cuz this is a bourbon n' rye forum anyway! Ok I admit I haven't really tasted much of the finer canadiens, but I'm often bored with low proof, light colored, or high priced gimmick packaging with no good reason behind the price tag. I'll try the whistlepig however, because it's essentially an American. Straight rye with an age statement and NOT 80 proof. This is what WE like about OUR whiskey!
    God bless America
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by straightwhiskeyruffneck View Post
    I'm just never impressed with Canadian whiskey like the way I am with straight bourbon or rye. First off what does "blended" mean anyway? I always thought it ment taking "straight" whiskey and "blending" it with GNS. Anyways I dont really care if I offend anyone infatuated with Canadian juice cuz this is a bourbon n' rye forum anyway! Ok I admit I haven't really tasted much of the finer canadiens, but I'm often bored with low proof, light colored, or high priced gimmick packaging with no good reason behind the price tag. I'll try the whistlepig however, because it's essentially an American. Straight rye with an age statement and NOT 80 proof. This is what WE like about OUR whiskey!
    God bless America
    Interesting post, SWR. Short, and....pointless.
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by straightwhiskeyruffneck View Post
    I'm just never impressed with Canadian whiskey like the way I am with straight bourbon or rye. First off what does "blended" mean anyway? I always thought it ment taking "straight" whiskey and "blending" it with GNS. Anyways I dont really care if I offend anyone infatuated with Canadian juice cuz this is a bourbon n' rye forum anyway! Ok I admit I haven't really tasted much of the finer canadiens, but I'm often bored with low proof, light colored, or high priced gimmick packaging with no good reason behind the price tag. I'll try the whistlepig however, because it's essentially an American. Straight rye with an age statement and NOT 80 proof. This is what WE like about OUR whiskey!
    God bless America
    As Davin pointed out in this very thread, "blended" Canadian whisky does not contain GNS—Canadians don't even use the label "blended" for their whisky in domestic markets. Moreover, as he pointed out elsewhere to me (see the comments section), Canadians historically made bourbon, and still make use of many of the same methods, including "bourbon" mashes and new charred oak, to this day. And as for the argument that "This what WE like about OUR whiskey," the recent DISCUS figures would argue otherwise: Americans seem more than happy to drink the Canadian whisky you deride alongside American whiskey.

    In any case, if you enjoy sucking back that WhistlePig—and it is indeed very good stuff—know that this is just the Canadian version of a Trojan horse. You will soon be voting for universal Medicare, higher taxes, and stricter gun laws. That's how we get you.

    Oh, and God save the Queen.
    Last edited by dbk; 02-28-2011 at 06:49.
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by straightwhiskeyruffneck View Post
    I'm just never impressed with Canadian whiskey like the way I am with straight bourbon or rye. First off what does "blended" mean anyway? I always thought it ment taking "straight" whiskey and "blending" it with GNS. Anyways I dont really care if I offend anyone infatuated with Canadian juice cuz this is a bourbon n' rye forum anyway! Ok I admit I haven't really tasted much of the finer canadiens, but I'm often bored with low proof, light colored, or high priced gimmick packaging with no good reason behind the price tag. I'll try the whistlepig however, because it's essentially an American. Straight rye with an age statement and NOT 80 proof. This is what WE like about OUR whiskey!
    God bless America
    This thread might help clear up some of your misunderstandings about Canadian whiskey.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=15310

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Sorry, DBK, you beat me to the punch.

 

 

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