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    Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Berksh...on_190551.html

    Anyone heard of it? Its got a deep color from the pic (which i dont necessaryily trust) but its only 86 prf.

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    I live somewhat close to the brewery in Mass, haven't been up recently to try the bourbon. But if it helps any, they make some fantastic, solid beers. Solar powered as well.
    -Kevin

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    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    I live in Boston and have had the Berkshire Mountain bourbon in several cocktails at restaurants. It's pretty good. Still young but I think it worked well mixed. A lot of high end cocktail bars in the city have started carrying it so that has to mean something.

    They do make very good gin.

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by chefnash51 View Post
    I live somewhat close to the brewery in Mass, haven't been up recently to try the bourbon. But if it helps any, they make some fantastic, solid beers.
    Rogue here in Oregon makes some great beers but their Dead Guy Whiskey (30 days old) is awful. The Chatoe Rogue (their spelling, not mine) is 90 days old and is only slightly less awful (they should call it "triple aged" ).

    Quote Originally Posted by chefnash51 View Post
    Solar powered as well.
    Well, there you go!

    Quote Originally Posted by angler82 View Post
    A lot of high end cocktail bars in the city have started carrying it so that has to mean something.
    What exactly that something means is open to debate.

    Quote Originally Posted by angler82 View Post
    They do make very good gin.
    Gin doesn't need to be aged.
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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    I'd buy one just because I was born in the Berkshires and was raised in KY and you know what that means...


    Wait for it......

    I can both say I was raised in Kentucky and spell it as well.

    Seriously,
    I'll give this a try if I ever see one.
    Bourbon is sunshine held together by water....

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    Distillery or Potemkin?

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Distillery or Potemkin?
    Based on the website description and using the Cowdery rule (Cowdery's First Law of Bourbon?) that they might obfiscate but won't lie, I'd say probably a distillery:

    Berkshire Mountain Distillers‘ Bourbon Whiskey is handcrafted in small batches using local corn sourced from a farmer two miles from the distillery. After meticulous fermentation and distillation, only the finely cut of spirit is selected to be aged in virgin American white oak barrels. 43% ABV, 750ml only


    If they're really using local corn, they're distilling.

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    Well, you made me look.

    Also "All products are handcrafted in small batches at the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition."

    Odd looking still.

    It all looks good. The fact that nowhere do they say how old the bourbon is probably a good sign too, in that it's probably really young so that's why they aren't mentioning it.

    They've been in biz since 2007, so it's certainly possible. Yes, the fact that they say the corn came from a farmer two miles away is good, but I seem to recall a potemkin that took grain from near its 'distillery' to the real distillery 500 miles away just so they could say they were using 'their' grain.

    A shame we have to be so skeptical.

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    The fact that they have a corn whisky is also a sign that it is probably a legit distillery since corn whisky is seldom sourced and it gives them a new make that they can barrel for bourbon.

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    Re: Berkshire Mountain bourbon?

    I know the man, he is making it.

 

 

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