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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    I like their approach, a quality blend rather than the usual white goods, can anybody report on this?

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    Here's a thread on FR from last summer

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ight=firestone

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I like their approach, a quality blend rather than the usual white goods, can anybody report on this?
    I've been told F&R TX whiskey is a blend of bourbon and American whiskey (distilled to a higher proof than bourbon aged in used bourbon barrels). Also that for the straight bourbon they are producing, they currently are using a sweet mash process.

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    Unfortunately our prior discussions, while certainly thoughtful, are not very disclosive of the actual product put out by F&R. I would think that blends (blands?) are of limited interest to members of a Straight Bourbon Board yet I believe there is room for a producer to come out with an expression made with more thought than the usual GNS based stuff on the market today.

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    If a micro distiller made something that was really good it would probably cost $150
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    I remember watching Whiskey on A&E and they were talking about Stranahan's. They had the guy from Brandy Library in NYC judge it and he gave it high marks. I couldn't give the shit away at two SB.com gatherings.
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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    I remember watching Whiskey on A&E and they were talking about Stranahan's. They had the guy from Brandy Library in NYC judge it and he gave it high marks. I couldn't give the shit away at two SB.com gatherings.
    I feel like a lot of reviewers overhype the craft distillers. It's artisinal; blood, sweat, tears, and (sometimes) life savings went into production; David vs. Goliath; etc... It's easy to see why reviewers romanticize these guys and get behind what they're doing. On top of that, I think a lot of reviewers want to draw parallels with the craft brewing movement, which has taken over the beer world.

    But, at the end of the day, the stuff the craft guys produce just doesn't compete with the big dogs. I've had Balcones, Leopold, Koval, and others, and almost all of them were priced $40+. Its just not worth it.


    High West and Willett are the exception here.

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    NYC huh? That's a long way to travel to find someone who likes the stuff.

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    Dolph, for the most part I agree with what you posted. For the record though I think we should point out that both High West and Willet are selling whisky made by somebody else.

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    Re: what if a microdistiller made something that was really good.

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Dolph, for the most part I agree with what you posted. For the record though I think we should point out that both High West and Willet are selling whisky made by somebody else.
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