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  1. #11
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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    Sam Houston was sold to Three Springs Bottlers (can't remember the parent company), but they are the people who brought you White Tail (caramel infused bourbon), Bird Dog (blackberry infused bourbon), and Tres Leche (sweet pre-mixed drink).

    It is now bottled here in Bowling Green, KY.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    That's the guy who made his fortune selling branded generic cigarettes.

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    That's the guy who made his fortune selling branded generic cigarettes.
    yup... Rick Kelley
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    Yup... and it looks like he's trying, with some success, to apply the same formula to distilled spirits.

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    Picked one up last week on sale, $20. I'll try to crack it this weekend and post some thoughts.

    Even the liquor store employees were asking me to come back and let them know what it was like, they have no clue!

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    I'm told the new owner is a company called Western Spirits.

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    Bottle says:

    Bottled for Western Spirits by Three Springs Bottling Company, Bowling Green, KY.

    43%, American Straight Whiskey.

    It's different. Smells like rubbing alcohol and bourbon, bananas, sweetness.
    Taste floats between bananas, bourbon vanilla, and rubbing alcohol. No wood I can taste. It's OK, I'd pick it up again if it was on sale and I wanted something different, but not a regular in my bar.

    Ultimately makes me want a little bit of KC or WT101.

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Sam Houston is pretty important person in history context here in Texas, so my guess would be they are going after Texas market (of note - gburger is from Austin, TX)
    Wait, so Sam Houston isn't the actor who plays the cowboy at the bar who orders sioux city sasparilla in The Big Lebowski?

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    Re: Sam Houston Whiskey, not Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by trumpstylz View Post
    Wait, so Sam Houston isn't the actor who plays the cowboy at the bar who orders sioux city sasparilla in The Big Lebowski?
    Close! That's Sam Elliott, although I bet he could play Sam Houston.

 

 

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