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  1. #11
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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    I looked into Nook, as it's the only major platform that doesn't support Kindle books. My experience with Barnes & Noble from my ink-and-paper book is that they are much less friendly to small publishers than Amazon is, and that has been reinforced WRT Nook. Bottom line, I'm not hostile to Nook, Nook is hostile to me. Maybe their customers should complain.

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    Chuck,
    Thanks for the opportunity to read the article on my Kindle. I am a bit confused. As you pointed out, some distillers are using small barrels so that aging time can be reduced. The Buffalo Trace experiment consisted of testing the effects of smaller barrels on aging bourbon. Unless I missed something it appears that all barrels regardless of size were aged for 5 years and then evaluated. Unless taste tests were conducted after shorter exposure times, the experiment did not determine the effects of smaller barrels on their intended purpose - shorter aging times. Why would a distiller use small barrels and still age them for 5 years?
    Doug

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    They, meaning BT, did taste along the way, but I didn't. I didn't have that opportunity. I only got to taste the end result. Remember that when they embarked on the experiment, they didn't know exactly how micro-distillers would be using small barrels because that was still largely in the future.

    Generally, I think BT's experiments have been pretty valid scientifically because they are very limited. This really only just tested the effect of aging standard BT bourbon distillate for from 0 to five years in 5, 10, and 15 gallon barrels.

    It is, however, fair to assume that if certain flavors couldn't be found in the 5-year-old distillate, they didn't exist at some previous time and then evaporate. Some of the small barrel defenders assume it was too woody after five years but that wasn't the problem. It was unbalanced and just didn't taste good, that was the problem.

    Also, the people who keep using the terminology of, as you said, "using small barrels so that aging time can be reduced," would have you believe that whiskey aged in small barrels should, after five years, taste like whiskey aged for 15 or 20 years in a 53, and it sure didn't.

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    Just a heads-up. The next Kindle release I'm working on is the complete Michter's and A. H. Hirsch story. Since the original was published in 2006, I've gotten a lot of new information, so this should be interesting even to people who subscribe to the newsletter and read it then.

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Just a heads-up. The next Kindle release I'm working on is the complete Michter's and A. H. Hirsch story. Since the original was published in 2006, I've gotten a lot of new information, so this should be interesting even to people who subscribe to the newsletter and read it then.
    What are you thoughts on an email subscription / newsletter that would let people know when these are coming out - or allow your blog to be subscribed to by email (check out Feedblitz).

    I try to check it out often, but unless it's a blog that posts daily or every other day, I pretty much only check them out "when I remember to..." I've got a couple of blogs I subscribe to by email which is pretty helpful.

    Yes, I know - there's always an RSS reader. But really, who does that?

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    I generally do update the blog daily or every-other-day, so that's where I'm most active. You can also visit my Author's Page on Amazon to see what's currently available on Kindle. The blog is there as well.

    I'm not sure why, but the service that handles ecommerce for my web site won't let me sell electronic products, so that's been an obstacle to electronic subscriptions to the newsletter, but I'm always looking at the possibility. I also like the retro quality of dead trees delivery, since bourbon depends so much on dead trees too.

    I'll check out Feedblitz. People do use readers, not necessarily RSS. You can follow blogs on Google and do it that way. I'm sure there are others. You can also friend me on Facebook, as I use Networkedblogs to automatically post all blog posts to my wall.

    And thanks for caring.

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    Just ordered the book, glad to see there is more work to do once I get finished with it!
    tl; dnr

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    I prefer to keep killing as many trees as possible.
    "Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    We can grow more. We have the technology.

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    Re: Bourbon Country Reader on Kindle.

    This is a nice story about bourbon fans helping bourbon fans. A bourbon fan who read what I wrote above about Barnes & Noble and Nook being hard to work with hooked me up with a friend of his who is the Barnes & Noble representative for the region that includes Kentucky, himself also a bourbon fan. Due to their help, I'm happy to announce that both BOURBON, STRAIGHT and Small Barrels Produce Lousy Whiskey are now available in the Nook format.

    Nook books may be read on Nook readers and on most computers, tablets, and smart phones using the available Nook apps. They can be read on just about anything except Kindle readers, but both books have been available on Kindle for several months.

    I'm also getting very close to publishing a new e-book, The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Taste. The True Story Of A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Distilled In The Spring Of 1974.

 

 

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