Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34
  1. #21
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Central Arizona (near Prescott), U.S.A.
    Posts
    4,235

    My Own Distillery (Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka)

    Tim,

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    ... non-whiskey revenue streams ...

    [/QUOTE] When I read that, I immediately pictured you running your licensed still, along with a token warehouse, in a theme park, such as Knott's Berry Farm (in the L.A. area), where your operation would be a good fit with the funnel cake shop, the mine train, the log ride, the dance hall, etc.

    Perhaps a more adult-oriented attraction would be more suitable. I'm not a Las Vegas buff, but maybe they have something that would be a good fit.

    The downside of such an approach is that someone else would have a say in your operation, perhaps to the detriment of the whiskey.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  2. #22
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    654

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    Hey Chuck,
    This reminds me of some stuff they bottle around here. Grain neutral spirits, real 'corny' and a kazillion proof...it's bottled under names like 'Corn Likker', etc.
    I remember as teenagers (giving away my age here... ), we used to have 'field parties' and make-up huge tubs of Kool-Aid, slice up oranges, lemons and limes and add a fifth (or two depending on the size of the tub...and party ), toss in a bag of ice and...it would 'set you free'...
    So what you're saying is...most lower shelf vodka is a diluted-down version of that stuff?
    Just curious. I really only drink vodka in Bloody Marys, the breakfast of champions...
    Bj


  3. #23
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Central Arizona (near Prescott), U.S.A.
    Posts
    4,235

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    All of this discussion of vodka reminds me that as a youth I succumbed to the advertising by Smirnoff, specifically the claim that their vodka "leaves you breathless".

    I wasn't sure whether that meant it would take my breath away or merely not leave a tell-tale odor on my breath. Either way I was sold.

    Regarding the latter point it never occurred to me that if I were stumbling-over-matchsticks drunk, the condition of my breath was unlikely to allow me to pass for sober.

    As to the former point, when I briefly attended college on the east coast in 1960 as a mere lad of barely 17 years, one of my first illegal purchases of alcohol was a pint of Smirnoff. Not having access to a refrigerator, I stored anything that I chose to chill on a window sill. I decided that would be a good place to store my vodka. I opened the bottle one snowy night when the 20 degree wind across the Charles River overcame the feeble heat from my radiator, causing me to reach for the anti-freeze. I can attest to the fact that drinking ice-cold vodka straight from the bottle does indeed leave one breathless.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  4. #24
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,560

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    So what you're saying is...most lower shelf vodka is a diluted-down version of that stuff?


    [/QUOTE] Exactly right!

  5. #25
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Central Arizona (near Prescott), U.S.A.
    Posts
    4,235

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    Just to check the spelling in my earlier Smirnoff post I looked up their website. Then I couldn't resist clicking on "Ingredients".

    They say, "We start [emphasis mine] with specially selected, neutral grain spirit, which we blend [not mix, mind you!] with demineralized and filtered water, purer than any spring."

    They seem to acknowledge that GNS owes little debt to the origin of the starches that produced it, and they almost seem to brag about qualities that would lead inevitably to zero taste.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield


  6. #26
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,942

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    This has gone on far enough, It's time for me to disseminate some acculmulated wisdom from one of the Grand Sages . HH Kroll quotes Pappy VanWinkle as saying, " If I wanted to drink Vodka I'd just find me somebody to sell me a can of Alcohol.............Folks who drink Whisky-----they want to drink something................." P209 Bluegrass Belles and Bourbon. Can I hear An Amen? !!!!!!!!!

  7. #27
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    654

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    Amen Brother...and pass the Bourbon...
    Hallelujah!
    Bj

  8. #28
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,942

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    Glory, Another Wayward Soul has seen the Light and is on the True Path............Are there Others? !!!!!!

  9. #29
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,237

    AMEN!

    AMEN, BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!

  10. #30
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Bryan, Ohio
    Posts
    1,907

    Re: Let\'s Talk About Vodka

    {Raising glass of Van Winkle 10/107}

    Preach on, BROTHA!

    Amen!

    TomC

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Vodka!
    By bourbonmed in forum Non-Whiskey Alcohol
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-17-2003, 06:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top