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  1. #1
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    Do Reviewers Get Funny 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 sent out and pick whiskey that is funnier than the standard profile for that brand?

    Vote yes if you think this has happened or No if you think this has never happened.

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    Re: Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    No... because at least some reviewers are ego-centric and have at some times a barely decernible sense of humor.
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    Re: Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    Chuck, it's not whiskey but can I offer you a sample of Rumble Lite? It's close to the Rumble profile, but instead of distilling a spirit from sugar, honey and figs we substituted Splenda for the sugar. It's not available in the retail release, but it tastes close enough.
    Last edited by Balcones Winston; 02-27-2013 at 17:16.

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    Re: Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    My understanding is that the hands-down funniest, silliest and goofiest bottles all go to BarrelChar.

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    Re: Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    Quote Originally Posted by timd View Post
    My understanding is that the hands-down funniest, silliest and goofiest bottles all go to BarrelChar.
    I owe that last post to him, honestly. Free BarrelChar!

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    Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    I started an American Whiskey blog last year. Still no samples......damn

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    Re: Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    Can you be more specific Chuck?

    Ha Ha funny or *circles finger at temple* funny?
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    Re: Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Fact - distillers send reviewers/bloggers free samples or bottles of their products for evaluation purposes.
    Good to see we agree on The Fact (and that you have a good sense of humor).

    Rest assure they do send out funny bottles. But what do I know? I'm just a uneducated consumer/bourbon geek who talks out his ass and who's too drunk on free gazebo table whiskey to know it.

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    Re: Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    Is invisible funny? Because that's the kind of samples I get.
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    Do Reviewers Get Funny Barrels?

    I would say yes. From a pure business standpoint it makes the most sense for them to send the best they have to offer in an effort to illicit a positive/glowing review that will (hopefully) promote sales.

    I have come to the conclusion that almost every whiskey related "conspiracy" question can be answered by keeping just one thing in mind......money. Pappy/SW hysteria, Maker's Mark proof drop, this super sample theory, etc. etc. It all comes down to business and money. Take all emotions out of it and it's like Roger Waters said.....

    Can't you see
    It all makes perfect sense
    Expressed in dollars and cents,
    Pounds, shillings and pence
    Can't you see
    It all makes perfect sense
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