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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Our biggest impact would be to support those who don't.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Yes and no. In general, you are right; spending money sends a much clearer signal than not spending money. But sometimes, as in this case, whining, threatening to not spend money, or actually not spending money causes (or at least correlates with) a change in industry behavior.

    In the grand scheme of things, though, I think that Beam's willingness to even try this indicates a (well-documented and discussed) trend toward maximizes profits and screwing over customers amid heightened demand and diminished supply.
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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    Fair point....but Old Fitz from '68 and current production MM have about as much in common as Pinot Noir and White Zin. Yeah, they're both wine....but that's about it. Same thing here.

    Old Fitz is sexy and tastes rich, full bodied and is incredibly evenly balanced..MM tastes like sugar, water and emptiness

    There are a whole lot of people on this site that will tell you that the rye bourbons of today don't hold a candle to the late 1960's vintages of the WT's, Old Forester, OGD and such.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    With regard to MM, don't confuse attempts to maximize profits versus corporate's self created fubar through its own idiocy.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    I believe it was Einstein who said genius has limits but idiocy does not.

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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    CoMobourbon, It must be frustrating for you to often be the only thoughtful and pragmatic one among your peers. Unthinking dogma is everywhere.

    I think the mistake you make is to assume everyone else is just as earnest and pragmatic and can see beyond their own biases. Hater's gonna hate.
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    Re: The "I don't care about the Maker's Mark's drama" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by ILLfarmboy View Post
    CoMobourbon, It must be frustrating for you to often be the only thoughtful and pragmatic one among your peers. Unthinking dogma is everywhere.

    I think the mistake you make is to assume everyone else is just as earnest and pragmatic and can see beyond their own biases. Hater's gonna hate.
    Thread spillover, maybe...?

    In any case, thanks, I think. While I am not sure who my peers are or who the haters are in this case, I appreciate the compliment. But remember, I am least as pessimistic as you about people's basic motivations.
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