Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 23
  1. #11
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Manheim, PA 17545
    Posts
    770

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    Had a bottle of Kentucky Spirit that was REALLY flaky. Whiskey inside was awful too. Returned the bottle to Wild Turkey for a full refund. Not sure what it was, but it certainly affected the flavor of the whiskey!
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

  2. #12
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kilgore, TX
    Posts
    686

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    I had some white flakes show up in a handle of Weller 12, poured a drink of it and I swear it was sweeter. As the weather warmed up they have disappeared.
    "this hobby is supposed to be fun. When it stops being fun, check yourself, because you're doing it wrong." Charles Cowdery

  3. #13
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Mesquite, TX
    Posts
    619

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    I need some advice.

    I emailed WT and asked what they were and if it was safe to drink. They asked for the laser code on the bottle. Then they sent me a box with shipping instructions.

    So they want to take the bottle but have not said whether they will replace it or issue a check, etc.

    So the questions are these:

    1) Do I send it back to them? The flakes have disappeared and the flavor profile is incredible. Rich caramel and vanilla on the nose, and the palette is equal. It tastes amazing to me. The flakes means that it wasn't chill filtered.
    2) Is the flavor profile consistent or are there variances.
    3) Is there a known way to determine how old the bottle is?


    Thanks in advance.
    |-o-| [-o-] |-o-| "I'm on the leader"

  4. #14
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    805
    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    I need some advice.

    I emailed WT and asked what they were and if it was safe to drink. They asked for the laser code on the bottle. Then they sent me a box with shipping instructions.

    So they want to take the bottle but have not said whether they will replace it or issue a check, etc.

    So the questions are these:

    1) Do I send it back to them? The flakes have disappeared and the flavor profile is incredible. Rich caramel and vanilla on the nose, and the palette is equal. It tastes amazing to me. The flakes means that it wasn't chill filtered.
    2) Is the flavor profile consistent or are there variances.
    3) Is there a known way to determine how old the bottle is?


    Thanks in advance.
    If your concern is gone and you call it incredible that is an easy decision, KEEP IT.

  5. #15
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,394

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    ...Do I send it back to them?...the flavor profile is incredible...
    "Hey, I have an excellent bottle here. I'm shipping it back so you can try it."
    If only QC was always like that.
    Party at the QC lab!

    Really, though, I wouldn't worry that they'll send you something equal to or better than you sent them.

  6. #16
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Mesquite, TX
    Posts
    619

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    Really, though, I wouldn't worry that they'll send you something equal to or better than you sent them.
    So...i should be worried that they send me something inferior?
    |-o-| [-o-] |-o-| "I'm on the leader"

  7. #17
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Mesquite, TX
    Posts
    619

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    Does anyone know someone who works at WT? A representative? I would really just like to discuss it. It was an honest question to them and I think they are just playing it safe3 by saying 'send it back.'

    I wasn't complaining about the product.
    |-o-| [-o-] |-o-| "I'm on the leader"

  8. #18
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kilgore, TX
    Posts
    686

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    I think they're just covering all their customer service bases. Most people would send it back not knowing what or where the flakes might come from. Most people don't want stuff in their bourbon.

    If you like it, I'd let them know by whatever means you have already contacted them, and let them know you won't be sending it back. That it tastes fine and will be consumed with joy.
    "this hobby is supposed to be fun. When it stops being fun, check yourself, because you're doing it wrong." Charles Cowdery

  9. #19
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    405

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    Never give the defendant control of the evidence.

  10. #20
    Trippah and Admin
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Northeast Ahia
    Posts
    4,753

    Re: Flakes in Rare Breed

    If the flakes are due to a lack of chill-filtering, don't make a big deal out of it and put Campari and WT in a position to rethink their decision.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Old Rare Breed question
    By Enoch in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-06-2011, 15:01
  2. I need to try this: Mary's Rare Breed
    By sysrick in forum Cocktails
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-11-2010, 15:25
  3. RR VS Rare Breed
    By GoodDram in forum New to Straightbourbon
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-08-2007, 17:49
  4. When was Rare Breed introduced?
    By Hedmans Brorsa in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-02-2006, 08:45
  5. Rare Breed--Undrinkable?
    By MattB in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-26-2005, 16:26

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