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    Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    http://www.courier-journal.com/artic...ut-its-barrels


    Sounds a lot like the process they use for Devil's Cut...
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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    http://www.courier-journal.com/artic...ut-its-barrels


    Sounds a lot like the process they use for Devil's Cut...
    I hope it doesn't taste like Devil's Cut . . .

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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    The mental imagery of a bunch of guys squeezing barrel staves makes me wish I was a cartoonist.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    This is a trend that will be copied soon by some of the other big guys. Unless of course the same chorus of makers ambassadors that got them to change their proof back object. anyone?
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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    I believe the other big guys have been quietly doing this, or some version of it, all along.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I believe the other big guys have been quietly doing this, or some version of it, all along.
    On the BT tour, we saw barrels being dumped to a huge stainless steel tank. Then the barrels were rinsed with water and the water was sent to the tank. No point in letting the boys in Scotland get any more enhancement to their product than necessary.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    Aye, but some of those scotches could use the improvement.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    Pretty sure the folks in Lynchburg do the same thing.
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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    Today must be goodie day at the KEDFA. They also approved money for Angel's Envy and approved an extension for Wild Turkey's incentives. I didn't see Michter's on the list, but they have a request in. Toyota got some money too.

    Everybody rinses barrels to get a little more out. Jack Daniel's was the first to take it further. They built a facility where they take freshly dumped barrels, fill them about 1/3 full with water, then store them for about two weeks before dumping them again. Beam took it a little further by heating the water and using a device like a paint mixer to shake the barrels. This probably accomplishes the same thing storing does for Daniel's, without the huge warehouse Daniel's had to build just for this.

    When asked if the Beam process makes the barrels less desirable for the scotch makers who get them next, Fred Noe replied, "I don't really give a fuck what scotch makers think."
    Last edited by cowdery; 05-30-2013 at 14:54.

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    Re: Maker's Mark Devil's Cut?

    Nice! Neither do I.
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