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    Re: MM Proof Change

    C'mon Cliff, or Gary, give us a blind tasting!

    Can you tell which is which, and which did you prefer?

    Gary

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    I may do a blind tasting tonight. All it takes is a bottle of 90 proof, clean water, and a measurement device.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    C'mon Cliff, or Gary, give us a blind tasting!

    Can you tell which is which, and which did you prefer?

    Gary
    Gary, it was unscientific, not measured, without great thought, and both iterations leisurely consumed back-to-back, but not compared directly...and, I could find no discernible difference when I tried them on Sunday afternoon. If there were differences, they certainly were not evident in that environment. I'll do a more structured comparison soon, and let ya know what my Mack Truck palate thinks...
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    Re: MM Proof Change

    They should sell the BS special wax dipped never opened collectors editions at 80 proof and the bottles that are meant for consumption at 90.
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    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Hell, why put juice in them.... they could just slap the remaining labels on empty bottles, dip them in wax and they'd still sell for a small fortune to collectors.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    I picked up a 375ml of MM just because I was in a good mood about them not cutting the proof.
    After tasting it I thought who the hell cares, this is some very young bland whiskey.
    It makes the 6/7 year old OWA taste like a bargin.
    But you can taste what it could be at 12 to 18 years old.
    Wheaters less than 10 years old are juvenile.
    ovh

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    MM Proof Change

    I might go get a bottle to use as butter pecan ice cream topping...

    Edit: there goes my chance at landing the coveted Psychic Network Bourbonian of the Year nomination

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    It makes the 6/7 year old OWA taste like a bargin.
    Wheaters less than 10 years old are juvenile.
    I keep some MM around for guests and the occasional dram, but I really can't argue with that one bit.

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Joe thanks for that comparison, very interesting. It suggests the logic behind the original decision (in terms of product sensory impact) was correct! I'd be interested in your further tastings, or those of others.

    Gary

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    Re: MM Proof Change

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Joe thanks for that comparison, very interesting. It suggests the logic behind the original decision (in terms of product sensory impact) was correct! I'd be interested in your further tastings, or those of others.

    Gary
    Right, Gary. As has been pointed out, it wasn't a big drop to start with. And so, I think it would be quite a challenge to detect much, if any, difference. I am apt to believe MM when they say that was the case with their tasting panels. So yes, their logic may have been correct. But, everything else was so, so, wrong.

    But at the end of the day, they righted themselves. So, I'm happy, and congratulate them for correcting their error.
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