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  1. #1
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    Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    The Lexington Herald Leader is making a deliberate effort to increase its coverage of the state's whiskey industry. That's a good thing.

    And it was a nice idea to publish data sheets on each of the state's distilleries, using a standard format. Too bad it's riddled with errors.

    Their disclaimer says the facts all came from the distilleries but I find it hard to believe Heaven Hill supplied the wrong URL for the Larceny website, for example. (It's www.larcenybourbon.com, not www.larceny.com.)

    Nice try, better luck next time.

    There's a companion story with the headline, "Louisville distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail." It's about the Evan Williams Experience in Louisville, which is a visitors' center, not a distillery, although a small still will be part of the 'experience.' I don't blame the story's author for that, as reporters rarely write their own headlines. The editor is to blame for that one.

    Nobody these days has fact checkers.
    Last edited by cowdery; 06-08-2013 at 12:31.

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    The Herald Leader is a rag, plain and simple.

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    Wow - Jim Beam is going to release a "Knob Creek Rye Bourbon"? Does this imply that KC was a wheater all along? And I guess Wild Turkey isn't a major player - I mean, not in the same company of Town Branch at least.
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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    That's my paper!

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Wow - Jim Beam is going to release a "Knob Creek Rye Bourbon"? Does this imply that KC was a wheater all along? And I guess Wild Turkey isn't a major player - I mean, not in the same company of Town Branch at least.
    It is merely a variation on the old question, "What is the difference between whiskey and bourbon." The standard answer is "All bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon." Especially when it is rye whiskey and not bourbon we're talking about.
    The Commonwealth is in safe hands when citizens get their information on topics such as international affairs, health care legislation, and immigration policy from Kentuckians who also don't know the difference between bourbon and rye. It's as if the LA Times weather man didn't know what sunshine is.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    Are you a Lextonian? I was in Lexington last night, and given it was pretty late, but was amazed by the number of drive through liquor stores. ALl of them liquor barn express I believe. We have a couple here in Louisville, but most you've got to leave your vehicle!

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    That's my paper!

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    A man could get run-over by steppin' outta his vehicule!

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    Yes. Safety. That's the ticket!

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    Liquor stores in Key West have drive through windows facing the sidewalk for customers on bicycles.

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    Re: Nice Try, Better Luck Next Time

    Another proof that we're living in a world of total anarchy (the OP, not the part about drive-up liquor stores, that's cool). I'll keep the rest of the PR&C comments to myself.

 

 

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