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    New Tennesse Whiskey

    I stumbled on the website of Collier and McKeel, a craft distiller in Nashville. The website says they are making their own Tennessee Whiskey using the Lincoln County process. Anyone ever heard of it? Tried it?

    http://www.collierandmckeel.com/products_tennessee.php

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    Thanks for the link.

    This paragraph made me chuckle:
    We age Collier and McKeel in very small barrels that are far more expensive than standard sized barrels but adds intense flavors that are our special gift whiskey making in Tennessee. And unlike some whiskies that have an artificial time table for the proper time in a barrel, we determine when it's time to bottle the old fashioned way; when it tastes right.
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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Thanks for the link.

    This paragraph made me chuckle:
    They could have used the assistance of a good editor / technical writer.
    Grade -C on that sentence construction.

    Another whiskey is a good thing and I wish them success. I like the label...though it is black and will
    look somewhat like another TN whiskey the gold lettering and design are nice.

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    It says they're aging in "very small" barrels. Sounds interesting, although the benefits have been deabted here and elsewhere.

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    You beat me by a minute Josh.

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    I rarely move that quickly nowadays!
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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    How in the world would the smaller barrels be more expensive? Because using less wood costs more? Because they need to be made by magic elves at the North Pole?

    They must think their customers are stupid. That idiot Van Winkle and his "artificial time tables." He should just release it when it "tastes right," which ... and I'm just guessing, these upstart "geniuses" so happen to think happens after just a few years. Sheesh.

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    Good catch on the outfit involved though, I'd like to try this product. Given that Tennessee charcoal leaching offers a head start on the aging process, the product should be palatable at an earlier age (speaking generally) than bourbon.

    Gary

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Good catch on the outfit involved though, I'd like to try this product. Given that Tennessee charcoal leaching offers a head start on the aging process, the product should be palatable at an earlier age (speaking generally) than bourbon.

    Gary
    Tennessee charcoal leaching? I see a career in marketing for you, Gary.

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    A nice 10 gallon barrel will run anywhere fro 140 to 200 bucks. I nice air dried 53 is 130.

 

 

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