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    Made in Texas Article

    http://www.houstonpress.com/2011-03-...made-in-texas/

    The Houston Press just ran an article about making bourbon in Texas. I thought the author, Hanna Raskin, did a great job with this. I think KY better watch out.

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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    Great story,
    I was at a tasting for Garrison Bros last night. Bought another bottle to share with friends.

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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    Kentucky and Texas both have their own ideas on how to make Bourbon and Barbecue and I say celebrate the differences.

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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Kentucky and Texas both have their own ideas on how to make Bourbon and Barbecue and I say celebrate the differences.
    Mmm well said. The rest of us win.
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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    What a fine news source the Houston Chronicle is. First I looked at the slide show and while many pictures did not have captions, on every one that did the caption was wrong.

    Then I started the article, hit the big blooper in paragraph four and gave up.

    I already get enough incorrect information here.

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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    What a fine news source the Houston Chronicle is. First I looked at the slide show and while many pictures did not have captions, on every one that did the caption was wrong.

    Then I started the article, hit the big blooper in paragraph four and gave up.

    I already get enough incorrect information here.
    I find it very annoying when a site breaks up an article into 3+ pages when it should really just be on one. Someone desperate for some hits...
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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    I already get enough incorrect information here.[/quote]


    Sounds like reading an explanation of alcoholism as simply being an allergic reaction.

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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    What a fine news source the Houston Chronicle is. First I looked at the slide show and while many pictures did not have captions, on every one that did the caption was wrong.

    Then I started the article, hit the big blooper in paragraph four and gave up.

    I already get enough incorrect information here.
    Not that the Houston Chronicle should be safe from criticism, but this article was in the Houston Press. The Houston Press is a free weekly newspaper. I original read the article in hard copy of paper; in paper captions were correct. Agreed - I hate it when online articles make you read 6 pages for 1 article or scroll through 25 pages for picture slideshow.

    Chuck - what is the big blooper in paragraph 4?

    "The rules are precise. Bourbon may inspire sloppy behavior, but the drink doesn't see any recklessness on its way into the bottle. Stringent laws dictate how much corn is included in a bourbon's mash bill, the type of barrels in which it's aged and its alcoholic strength throughout the distillation process. Distillers who do more or less than what the law requires the moonshiners who fill their Mason jars from backyard stills and the Tennessee whiskey makers who charcoal filter their hooch aren't making bourbon. Neither are well-intentioned distillers in Canada and Mexico, no matter how closely they hew to the standards. That's because what's labeled bourbon can be made only in the United States."

    I'm reading this and thinking you might have issue with TN whiskey makers who charcoal filter?

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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    Apologies to the Houston Chronicle. Also, I can't count. Paragraph 3:

    "Before Miller can lay out Ranger Creek's ambitious plans, he first has to conduct an elementary bourbon tutorial for his guests. Bourbon didn't exist in its current form until 1964, when the federal government, thirsty for tax revenue, committed the drink's definition to code."

    Nice of him to start his "elementary bourbon tutorial" with wrong information. The only thing that happened in 1964 was the joint resolution that declared bourbon to be 'a distinctive product of the United States.' The Standards of Identity were in place long before 1964.

    Of course the "Tennessee whiskey makers who charcoal filter their hooch — aren't making bourbon" part is also wrong. I read a little further and there's a similarly-large whopper in every paragraph, which is why I stopped reading it.
    Last edited by cowdery; 03-25-2011 at 09:04.

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    Re: Made in Texas Article

    Whoppers and bloopers and errors oh my.

 

 

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