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    Re: dixie dew

    Also, a touch off-topic, but I'm wondering if Virgin 101 is simply the Alabama version of Old Ezra 7/101.
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    Re: dixie dew

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    Also, a touch off-topic, but I'm wondering if Virgin 101 is simply the Alabama version of Old Ezra 7/101.
    I am sure that it is.
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    Re: dixie dew

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    On Tom's and others recommendation, I got a bottle of MC a few weeks ago, and I've really liked it.

    But I was wondering how you guys best like to drink MC/DD:

    Neat? Rocks? With a little bitters? In an Old Fashioned?
    Most of the time I drink my whiskey neat with a chaser of water. But last night I tried the DD in some Coke and really enjoyed it.

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    Re: dixie dew

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    Also, a touch off-topic, but I'm wondering if Virgin 101 is simply the Alabama version of Old Ezra 7/101.

    I just tried a touch of them side by side. Nope. This stuff has a bready note to it.

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    Re: dixie dew

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    I just tried a touch of them side by side. Nope. This stuff has a bready note to it.
    Ya think so? I've done several side by sides over the years and have found them to be nearly identical. But, as the Ezra is sourced, it could be they've changed their supply.
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    Re: dixie dew

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    On Tom's and others recommendation, I got a bottle of MC a few weeks ago, and I've really liked it.

    But I was wondering how you guys best like to drink MC/DD:

    Neat? Rocks? With a little bitters? In an Old Fashioned?
    I drink 'em neat mosty, sometimes with a few drops of water.

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    Re: dixie dew

    Not sure why one would think Virgin is the same as Old Ezra. The proof? Presumably, Luxco does get its whiskey from HH, but Luxco does its own bottling so, again presumably, they're getting barrel-proof whiskey and also whiskey at different ages, and deciding for themselves what's Ezra, what's Yellowstone, etc. Virgin, on the other hand, is a Heaven Hill product and bottled by them.

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    Re: dixie dew

    I think HH puts a lot of work into picking barrel that goe into their different brands. And they do a good job at it. Virginhas its own taste, as do each of it's corn brands and all of the bonds they put out taste slightliy different from each other as well. They do have quite a few barrels to pick from you know. On a side note, I am really learning that no 2 barrels of whiskey taste the same. Meaning you can put 2 barrels side by side both from the same batch of whiskey and each barrel the same and the whiskey in each will taste a little different. Amazing. Not so much does it happen in 10 gallon barrels but 53's for sure.

 

 

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