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    KBD to start distilling any day now.

    This according to our good friend Tom Fischer at Bourbon Blog.

    http://www.bourbonblog.com/blog/2012...art-distilling

    Sure is exciting news. Any thoughts?

    P.S. Thanks to Keith for tweeting the link.
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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    The photo shows a pot still. Is that what they're using?

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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    I'm proud of them.

    Seriously, though, "The grains are arriving today, the yeast is already on site and the barrels are ready to house the new-make spirit. Once the new-make spirit comes off the still, it will be brought down to barrel-strength, and, in the cistern room, that spirit will be filled into charred oak containers."

    One assumes that they have made arrangements for fermentation, too... last I checked that's still an important early step. I guess it's not sexy enough to make it into the write-up.

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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    The photo shows a pot still. Is that what they're using?
    It's one of two stills on site, the other is in a fairly narrow tower and doesn't photograph well.
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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    It's one of two stills on site, the other is in a fairly narrow tower and doesn't photograph well.
    Is it camera shy?

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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    Great-looking still, it looks very old.

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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    In September, I made a deal with Drew that if he'll give me a date-certain when the first batch will be run, I'll be there for the event. In return, he stops telling me how close they are.

    I haven't heard from him.

    My skepticism is because the Kulsveens have been telling me they're "close" for more than 20 years.

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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    I'm personally excited for them.... I hope it happens soon and is a great success!

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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    I sure hope it happens. When Scotch sales spike, silent stills return to producing. Why hasn't this happened in the U.S.??

    Rather than simply hearing about the existing majors' expansions, I'd love to see Willett, Medley, and anyone else go live again.

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    Re: KBD to start distilling any day now.

    Drew is on twitter http://twitter.com/bbnboy no mention of starting production.

 

 

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