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    Old Whisky, Young Women

    Causes middle aged guys to get divorced and buy a little red sports car. In the whisky world though, young-middle-old age gets into the question of which is optimal and why.

    The traditional age statements are 4-6-8-10-12 years stated on the bottle, but how did we settle on those numbers?
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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    I think even numbers just have a more mature sound to it, say 8 vs 7. Kinda like a store marking prices with $.99 instead of just saying a dollar or gas having that 9/10 of a cent at the end. Just me though.
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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    If bourbon is only able to be labeled as Straight after 4 years, then even numbers seem to be a logical starting point.
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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    2 years for straight, 4 for BIB.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    2 years for straight, 4 for BIB.
    Ah, that's right, Joe. It just it needs to be labeled if under 4 years, correct?
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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    Quote Originally Posted by tylermke View Post
    Ah, that's right, Joe. It just it needs to be labeled if under 4 years, correct?
    Correct.
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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    Yes, even numbers seem logical, though how many customers believed (some still do) Jack Daniels Old No. 7 brand 90 proof was seven years old. Then JD copycats Evan and Ezra hit the market in the late 1950s at 7 years and 90 proof.
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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    Ya got me there. Kinda like Heinz 57 varieties.

    I did just notice though that 2,4,6,8,10,12 are all single syllable #'s. Rolls off the tongue easier when said with "years old".

    Some mind boggling thoughts this thread is producing here.
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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    I like how Bookers states an age then a month. I have a bottle of 7 year 3 month..some are aged longer..some are a little less. Probably not a big deal to some..but gives some appeal to me.

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    Re: Old Whisky, Young Women

    Yeah, the more you know about what you buy, the better you feel. When you spend $10 to $15 a bottle, some unknowns is one thing but when you are spending close to $50 a bottle you want to make sure that you are getting something that you like.

    Of course, I am not sure that I ever asked a woman for her age statement.

 

 

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