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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Yes, it is owned by MGPI, but they haven't announced a name change, so it's still LDI as far as I'm concerned. It's premature and presumptive to start calling it MGPI, and also confusing since MGPI owns and operates several distilleries. Maybe I'll start to call it Rossville Union, its pre-Seagram's name.

    LDI is a perfectly good name because it doesn't indicate ownership, which was somewhat obscure when Angostura/CL Financial owned it. MGPI cited CL as the purchaser in 2007 when, technically, it was owned by CL subsidiary Angostura. We now know that sometime after that, as CL Financial was nationalized and reorganized after its collapse, Angostura was spun off and LDI (along with CMDK) remained with the parent. It's most likely even more complicated than that, as CL is a bit shadowy, but last year MGPI bought the distillery and Proximo bought the bottling plant. MGPI is a public company, so it's much more transparent than Angostura/CL was.

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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    So did the trades mention that that name had changed? Any advice as to which trades to consult to settle this thing? Did they call it MGP distillery on your tour?
    Everything...from the patches on employees shirts, to visitor's name badges, to the business cards I collected all have the MGP logo. And that's what the employees are calling it.

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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Here's the official answer from MGPI's Corporate Director of Communications:

    "The official name of the distillery in Indiana is MGPI of Indiana, LLC. We refer to it as MGP's Lawrenceburg, Indiana Distillery."

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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Thanks Mat & Chuck!
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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    ...and I quote. "A spade by any other name is still just a f***ing shovel."
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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Thanks Mat & Chuck!
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    Re: LDI vs MGP

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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Here's the official answer from MGPI's Corporate Director of Communications:

    "The official name of the distillery in Indiana is MGPI of Indiana, LLC. We refer to it as MGP's Lawrenceburg, Indiana Distillery."
    If it's all the same to them, I think I'll keep referring to it as "The Old Seagram's Plant." It rolls of the tongue better, I think.
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    Re: LDI vs MGP

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    If it's all the same to them, I think I'll keep referring to it as "The Old Seagram's Plant." It rolls of the tongue better, I think.

    To them, "the old Seagram's plant" is probably the unkillable ficus in the main office lobby...

 

 

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