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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

    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.

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by LikeItWasSodaPop View Post
    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.
    I think they probably meant that it was cheaper to age in larger barrels because fewer are needed.

    However, I can see how smaller barrels could be more expensive. They use less wood, yes, but everything about a smaller barrels is different, including the length of the pieces of wood and the size of the rig used to assemble them. It's a matter of scale and volume. Independent Stave does huge runs of standard barrels. If they do smaller ones the runs will be much smaller and will take more time.

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    Re: New Tennesse Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by craigthom View Post
    I think they probably meant that it was cheaper to age in larger barrels because fewer are needed.

    However, I can see how smaller barrels could be more expensive. They use less wood, yes, but everything about a smaller barrels is different, including the length of the pieces of wood and the size of the rig used to assemble them. It's a matter of scale and volume. Independent Stave does huge runs of standard barrels. If they do smaller ones the runs will be much smaller and will take more time.
    This is similar to an argument Dan Garrison reently made on his blog, that the smaller barrels actually cost him twice as much as regular sized barrels (of course they presumably allow him to turn-around the whiskey more quickly as well). http://blog.garrisonbros.com/2011/08...n-and-barrels/

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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.

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