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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    Aarrghh . . . . . . . .

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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    Oh, dear. Let the hoarding begin ...
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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    Screw 'em, screw 'em twice, strong letter will follow.

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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    They didn't indicate that meant they were going to quit making their own stuff.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    I'm bored with Barton rumors. If you have questions about Barton, ask Mark Brown. He'll answer you.

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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    I took the Barton / 1792 / Tom Moore tour during the sampler. I learned:

    -Bourbon has to be between 51% and 80% corn. If over 80%, then it's corn whiskey, not bourbon.

    -Bourbon (with no mention of the word Straight) has to be aged a min. of 2 years

    I did learn that BT is aging Weller barrels at Barton.
    Aging Weller in Bardstown? Really? Do you suspect that means what will be Pappy also will age at Bardstown too? I guess they expect Weller name can withstand any possible change that different warehouses may bring.
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    Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    Quote Originally Posted by mark fleetwood View Post
    Aging Weller in Bardstown? Really? Do you suspect that means what will be Pappy also will age at Bardstown too? I guess they expect Weller name can withstand any possible change that different warehouses may bring.
    It's been aged in Louisville, it's been aged in Frankfort... May as well age it half way in between. Saz bought Barton largely for the warehouse capacity, this is no surprise.
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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    If it's true, no one should be unhappy. I'd rather have my bourbon in those airy, hilltop steel clads than in cramped masonry down in that river valley.

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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    I took the Barton / 1792 / Tom Moore tour during the sampler. I learned:

    -Bourbon has to be between 51% and 80% corn. If over 80%, then it's corn whiskey, not bourbon.

    -Bourbon (with no mention of the word Straight) has to be aged a min. of 2 years

    I did learn that BT is aging Weller barrels at Barton.
    Wade - I recently saw an article penned in 2004 that said the same thing .. Bourbon between 51% & 79%. But after betting a dollar on it .. I lost. Corn at 80%+ cannot be aged in charcoal barrels. The regulation has changed a few times since it read that (1964 I believe). For example, the Baby Hudson bourbon has more than 80% corn.
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    Re: Things Tour Guides Say - Barton

    Wade was kidding because what he was told is wrong. The rules haven't changed, they're just widely misunderstood. Bourbon has to be at least 51% corn but there is not now nor has there ever been a maximum. Bourbon can be 100% corn. The small grains are optional. Corn whiskey has to be at least 80% corn but can also be 100% corn. Again, the small grains are optional. The difference between corn whiskey and bourbon is that bourbon must be aged in new charred barrels, whereas corn whiskey does not have to be aged. If corn whiskey is aged, it cannot be aged in new charred barrels, because that's makes it bourbon.

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