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    A Little LDI News.

    Personally, I prefer it when producers are public companies, because they routinely report information of interest. For example, this from MGPI's First Quarter Results Statement. MGPI is the new owner of LDI.

    "Also in the current quarter, the Company recorded initial sales, including premium bourbon and whiskeys, from its recently-acquired distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Operational improvements are underway at the facility under new leadership, complemented by a stronger sales and marketing team."

    I wish they would phrase it as "premium bourbon and other whiskeys," but they'll get there eventually.

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Personally, I prefer it when producers are public companies, because they routinely report information of interest. For example, this from MGPI's First Quarter Results Statement. MGPI is the new owner of LDI.

    "Also in the current quarter, the Company recorded initial sales, including premium bourbon and whiskeys, from its recently-acquired distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Operational improvements are underway at the facility under new leadership, complemented by a stronger sales and marketing team."

    I wish they would phrase it as "premium bourbon and other whiskeys," but they'll get there eventually.
    You'd be shocked at how many people think that Bourbon and Scotch aren't whisk(e)ys. They think they are just called Bourbon and Scotch, and that whisk(e)y is blended, or Canadian or Irish. I hear this about once a week somewhere..

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    i know. One of the most common questions I'm asked is "what's the difference between bourbon and whiskey?" or "what's the difference between scotch and whiskey?"

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    If I ever meet Don McClean I'm going to ask him to explain the difference between whiskey and rye.
    Scott

    "Remember that your sense of humor is inversely proportional to your level of intolerance."
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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    Is the statement calling all of their bourbons "premium"? My (limited) understanding was that they had 3 mashbills each sold as unaged, 2 year, 3 year, or 4 year.

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    If I ever meet Don McClean I'm going to ask him to explain the difference between whiskey and rye.
    Listen to the song about 10 times. Really focus on that line. I am fairly confident that the line is really "drinking whiskey in Rye." Rye, New York is an NYC suburb, and I have read some stuff online that suggests this actually makes some sense giving McClean's background.

    I am a bit biased, though. I prefer the version that makes sense.

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nizdar View Post
    Listen to the song about 10 times. Really focus on that line. I am fairly confident that the line is really "drinking whiskey in Rye." Rye, New York is an NYC suburb, and I have read some stuff online that suggests this actually makes some sense giving McClean's background.

    I am a bit biased, though. I prefer the version that makes sense.

    And according to this web-site, you would be correct!

    http://www.lyrics007.com/Don%20McLea...%20Lyrics.html

    [Chorus]
    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
    Singin' this'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die
    Mark

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nizdar View Post
    Listen to the song about 10 times. Really focus on that line. I am fairly confident that the line is really "drinking whiskey in Rye." Rye, New York is an NYC suburb, and I have read some stuff online that suggests this actually makes some sense giving McClean's background.

    I am a bit biased, though. I prefer the version that makes sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    And according to this web-site, you would be correct!

    http://www.lyrics007.com/Don%20McLea...%20Lyrics.html

    [Chorus]
    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
    Singin' this'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die
    The tune sleuths solve the puzzle. Good job!
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    And according to this web-site, you would be correct!

    http://www.lyrics007.com/Don%20McLea...%20Lyrics.html

    [Chorus]
    Bye, bye Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
    Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
    Singin' this'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die
    Always thought it was whiskey and rye..learn something new everyday. Hard to understand a lot of lyrics. I could swear CCR's "Bad Moon on the Rise" says "There is a bathroom on the right"

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    Re: A Little LDI News.

    I read some years ago that Don McCLean did mean whiskey in Rye, a town of that name. Of course, as a poet, I am sure he was not unaware of the double meaning, he was probably playing a word game as well. Bob Dylan often does, too.

    It's a great song, one of the best folk-rock tunes ever.

    Gary

 

 

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