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  1. #1
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
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    Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    Fact - distillers send reviewers/bloggers free samples or bottles of their products for evaluation purposes.

    So the poll is simple yes or no. Do you think on single barrel offerings the producers select what bottles get send out and pick whiskey that is better than the standard profile for that brand?

    Vote yes if you think this has happened or No if you think this has never happened.
    Last edited by wadewood; 02-25-2013 at 11:43.

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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    Never is a very long time.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    Maybe?

    Poll needs more options.

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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Maybe?

    Poll needs more options.
    Polis Yes or No, but feel free to comment if you to expand on something.

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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    Has it ever happened...?
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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    I'm inclined to say yes, but does anyone other than the distiller really know? It seems it would be in their best interest.

    On the other hand, Chuck thinks his "honey" bottles from the distiller are the same as what he buys off the shelf.

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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    My gut says that it has happened before and will happen again. It might not be common practice but it makes sense that a company would send its most stellar product to be reviewed. Kinda how a restaurant makes sure the a reviewer gets flawless food and service.

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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    How else do you explain Evan Williams Single Barrel getting rated a 95 or 93? I've never drank an EWSB that I would rate higher than 86. It is good whiskey, not great whiskey.

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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Halifax View Post
    How else do you explain Evan Williams Single Barrel getting rated a 95 or 93? I've never drank an EWSB that I would rate higher than 86. It is good whiskey, not great whiskey.
    I would explain it that you your tastes don't agree with those who gave it a 95 or 93.
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    Re: Do reviewers get honey barrels?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    I would explain it that you your tastes don't agree with those who gave it a 95 or 93.
    Or perhaps taste is but one of many factors as to why some whiskies receive extraordinary reviews.

 

 

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