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    A Bourbon from High West

    Quote Originally Posted by Borchard View Post
    I was just walking though the Salt Lake airport and saw that High West has their own bar. They had many full, opened bottles of their products on the shelf, but I was told they are not yet allowed to sell bottles to customers
    Count on "not yet allowed" meaning "never will be allowed." But that notwithstanding, there's some great places to get a preflight drink in our little airport.
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    Re: A Bourbon from High West

    A blend of straight bourbons is, of course, an old concept in American whiskey-merchandising and it makes excellent sense too from a palate standpoint when properly done. I doubt the term blend when used in this sense conveys anything negative. It is true that old hands such as many here (I included!) know the history of the term blended, but today I would think the younger generation doesn't get any negatives with the term especially when one thinks of the cocktail revival. It's all good.

    Gary

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    Re: A Bourbon from High West

    Gary I would think the younger generation could be made to believe blended is better.

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    Re: A Bourbon from High West

    I already believe that in some cases, see 4R SmB LE.

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    Re: A Bourbon from High West

    Precisely Sean, just because blended may have a certain connotation for some of we senior members doesn't make it a bad word and certainly not a bad idea.

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    Re: A Bourbon from High West

    Yes, good points, I agree.

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    Re: A Bourbon from High West

    Very a propos to mention 4R, since something rather similar was done with the very same marque circa-1940:

    http://books.google.ca/books?id=xEQE...iskeys&f=false

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    Re: A Bourbon from High West

    how
    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Very a propos to mention 4R, since something rather similar was done with the very same marque circa-1940:

    http://books.google.ca/books?id=xEQE...iskeys&f=false

    Gary
    That is a great find Gary. It is also fascinating ad history, how the copywriter writes a headline for the ad which cannot be fully understood unless the story is read...and unlike today even without irony.
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