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    An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    http://www.thefiftybest.com/spirits/best_bourbon/

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    "The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 19 premium bourbons"....ok, not 50...but 19.
    All received either a double gold, gold or silver....which seems a little odd because if any were
    disliked the lowest mark is a silver (normally a fair medal).

    Anyway, the 19 include quite a range of commonly encountered plus quite a few local / regional micro distillery product.
    I have not tasted 12/19 nor heard of several of them. Angels Envy and Neversweat were the only two double gold winners.
    Never heard of Neversweat.
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    An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    http://www.thefiftybest.com/spirits/best_bourbon/

    Fifty Best Bourbon

    "The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 19 premium bourbons"....ok, not 50...but 19.
    All received either a double gold, gold or silver....which seems a little odd because of any were
    disliked the lowest mark is a silver (normally a fair medal).

    Anyway, the 19 include quite a range of commonly encountered plus quite a few local / regional micro distillery product.
    I have not tasted 12/19 nor heard of several of them. Angels Envy and Neversweat were the only two double gold winners.
    Never heard of Neversweat.
    I have had a single pour of Neversweat. The only thing that still sticks in my mind about it is that it was VERY sweet. I do not award it any medals.
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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    Just speculating, but I wonder if a group like this solicits spirits and says, at worst, we will give a silver medal. Then, the micro can claim, Silver Medal winner!

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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Just speculating, but I wonder if a group like this solicits spirits and says, at worst, we will give a silver medal. Then, the micro can claim, Silver Medal winner!
    Rofl. I've seen some guys who cherish their silver medals a little too much

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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    Who picked the 19 "premium" bourbons from 9 different states?? That means no more than 11 could have come from Kentucky . . . what were they thinking (nothing against bourbons from other states - just saying that if someone picked their top 20 favorite bourbons, I think well more than half would be from Kentucky just due to so many coming from Kentucky to start with!!)

    And Hudson Baby Bourbon????? Different strokes for different folks, but is that anyone's stroke??
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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    If Angels Envy is a double gold the judges clearly don't share much with my palate. Brings the results into clearer focus for me.

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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    Everybody gets a medal at those things it don't mean squat.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    I am soliciting from each of you a bottle of your best bourbon for a taste comparison and contest, prizes are as follows.

    First bottle to arrive "Double Gold"
    Next 10 to arrive "Gold"
    Next 5 to arrive "Silver"
    Last to arrive "Bronze"

    But if any were to send 2 bottles they would receive a "Super Extra Double Gold"

    GO..................!!!



    Applications for Judges now being accepted.
    "You can't claim to have been drinkin all day if you don't start first thing in the mornin."

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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Meruck View Post
    I am soliciting from each of you a bottle of your best bourbon for a taste comparison and contest, prizes are as follows.

    First bottle to arrive "Double Gold"
    Next 10 to arrive "Gold"
    Next 5 to arrive "Silver"
    Last to arrive "Bronze"

    But if any were to send 2 bottles they would receive a "Super Extra Double Gold"

    GO..................!!!



    Applications for Judges now being accepted.

    I think you are correct, it seems to be a ploy.

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    Re: An unusual line up for a bourbon tasing contest

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Who picked the 19 "premium" bourbons from 9 different states?? That means no more than 11 could have come from Kentucky . . . what were they thinking (nothing against bourbons from other states - just saying that if someone picked their top 20 favorite bourbons, I think well more than half would be from Kentucky just due to so many coming from Kentucky to start with!!)

    And Hudson Baby Bourbon????? Different strokes for different folks, but is that anyone's stroke??
    The trouble is, many of these are not widely distributed so it is almost impossible for most readers to even compare notes.
    Most of these are apple/orange comparisons as you have young microdistiller bourbons mixed in with a few older.

 

 

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