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    smart ratings:

    What's up with these guys? Town Branch is rated higher than Pappy's 20. They have lost their mind!

    http://whiskey.findthebest.com/d/c/American/Bourbon

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    Re: smart ratings:

    Because the reviewers were paid as well as instructed.

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    Re: smart ratings:

    The only good thing I see about this list is that it shows approx prices. Maybe the hipsters will see how much they over paid for their VW's
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    Re: smart ratings:

    I should think the hipsters would prefer to over pay.

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    Re: smart ratings:

    Obviously a good source of info for the hipsters.

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    Jefferson's Select 18 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey was distilled by McLain & Kyne in United States. Jefferson's Select 18 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey was aged for 17 years, which is moderately morethan the average for all Whiskey."
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    Re: smart ratings:

    But it's 'data driven' so it must be correct. You can't argue with the datas.
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    Re: smart ratings:

    Of course we can argue, that's why they built Court Houses.

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    Re: smart ratings:

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I should think the hipsters would prefer to over pay.
    I think you mean Yuppies. The whole ethos of 'Hipsterism' is to embrace counter-culture and resist mainstream commercialism and trends (even though they, in many cases, start the trend). Van Winkle, at no fault of their own, has become the quintessential "must-have" bourbon, and hipsters dropped it once the yuppies moved in with their checkbooks and drove up the price. The other day, I saw a dude in thick, black-framed glasses and skinny jeans throwing a handle of Weller 12 into his backpack while gitting on his fixie.

    This is natural cycle of things. Places in Chicago that provide Van Winkle flights (i.e. the Aviary), are mistaken as being as Hipster sanctuaries, but in reality, they cater more to the yuppie crowd. In a way, the bourbon nerdery on SB is very similar hipster culture. The nerds identify something good, the yuppies swoop in and buy, buy, buy, the price goes up, and the nerds move on to something else.

    As the joke goes: why did the hipster eat the scalding hot pizza? Because he wanted to finish it before it got cool.

    I know it seems like I'm splitting hairs here, but these clasifications are very important in my neck of the woods.

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    Re: smart ratings:

    They're worth a little less than zero in my neighborhood.

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    Re: smart ratings:

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    They're worth a little less than zero in my neighborhood.
    I'll drink to that!

 

 

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