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    John B. Stetson Bourbon

    Whiskycast this week reported on this new bourbon which is marketed by Vision Wine & Spirits: http://stetson-spirits.com/home_english.php

    According to the website, it's Kentucky bourbon "distilled from pot-stilled sour mash," an odd claim for a sourced bourbon. So...Woodford? BT? Corsair? Alltech? Who else has a pot still?

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    Not sure but my guess would be Corsair.


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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Whiskycast this week reported on this new bourbon which is marketed by Vision Wine & Spirits: http://stetson-spirits.com/home_english.php

    According to the website, it's Kentucky bourbon "distilled from pot-stilled sour mash," an odd claim for a sourced bourbon. So...Woodford? BT? Corsair? Alltech? Who else has a pot still?
    Assuming, of course, they're not just BSing.
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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    It means nothing, but their logo is fairly reminiscent of the HH logo. As Chuck (and others here) frequently say, you can't trust their marketing to tell you the truth. I'd also refrain from trusting most news sources since they frequently mismanage the facts when it comes to bourbon.

    Any idea on proof/ approximate age? I clicked on the information link, but it was in German. The google translation made it look like a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo.

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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Beer&Bourbon View Post
    It means nothing, but their logo is fairly reminiscent of the HH logo. As Chuck (and others here) frequently say, you can't trust their marketing to tell you the truth. I'd also refrain from trusting most news sources since they frequently mismanage the facts when it comes to bourbon.

    Any idea on proof/ approximate age? I clicked on the information link, but it was in German. The google translation made it look like a bunch of legal mumbo jumbo.
    84 proof, no word on age except that it's a straight. Here's their sell sheet:

    http://www.visionwineandspirits.com/..._sellsheet.pdf

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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    I have a bottle and had a rushed taste of it the other night. My initial thought was "typical, straight-forward, relatively young bourbon" but not something exclusively from a pot still. I will give it another go tonight and pay more attention to it and let you know if my thoughts on it change.
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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    The cola says its bottled by:

    FRANK-LIN DISTILLERS PRODUCTS, LTD. 625 N KING RD SAN JOSE, CA 95133
    https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonlin...11187000000007

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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    Drinkhacker reviewed this and has some additional information. It's four years old and uses a mashbill with wheat and rye.

    http://www.drinkhacker.com/2012/01/2...etson-bourbon/

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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    If they are to be believed, and it is made in pots, then where? Only folks I can think of is corsair. I would like to try some.

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    Re: John B. Stetson Bourbon

    These folks poured at this year's Vin Expo in Bordeaux, and I had a chance to sit down with some of the management, and to taste the product. They clearly told me that the distillate was sourced from HH. Their distribution plans were primarily focused on the European market (Germany being the big one), with hopes for U.S. distribution down the road.

    The product was pretty underwhelming.
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