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    Town Branch wins SIP awards

    I guess I have to try this stuff now as it just won a gold medal in the coveted SIP awards. Anyone have this before?

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    Town Branch wins SIP awards

    It's not very good.

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    I had to look this up, not knowing anything about SIP...

    Straight Bourbon
    Best in Class - Tatoosh
    Platinum - 4 Spirits
    Platinum - Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Wood
    Gold - Early Times 354
    Gold - Old Forest (sic) 86
    Gold - Town Branch
    Silver - Woodford Reserve Double Oadked (sic)
    Silver - Woodford Reserve
    Bronze - Old Forester Signature

    What is a Tatoosh?

    My favorite of the bunch finished last. And to think that B-F paid $400 per entry.

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    What is a Tatoosh?
    http://tatooshdistillery.com/

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    I tried Town Branch last fall after a distillery tour and was disappointed. I was at McScrooges last week and did a tasting of their current bottling and found it quite enjoyable. Not a long finish but an enjoyable bourbon neat - IMHO. Brought one bottle home for the bar.

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    I had to look this up, not knowing anything about SIP...

    Straight Bourbon
    Best in Class - Tatoosh
    Platinum - 4 Spirits
    Platinum - Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Wood
    Gold - Early Times 354
    Gold - Old Forest (sic) 86
    Gold - Town Branch
    Silver - Woodford Reserve Double Oadked (sic)
    Silver - Woodford Reserve
    Bronze - Old Forester Signature

    What is a Tatoosh?

    My favorite of the bunch finished last. And to think that B-F paid $400 per entry.
    Is this a joke? Or did no major other than B-F enter the running?

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    I had to look this up, not knowing anything about SIP...

    Straight Bourbon
    Best in Class - Tatoosh
    Platinum - 4 Spirits
    Platinum - Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Wood
    Gold - Early Times 354
    Gold - Old Forest (sic) 86
    Gold - Town Branch
    Silver - Woodford Reserve Double Oadked (sic)
    Silver - Woodford Reserve
    Bronze - Old Forester Signature

    What is a Tatoosh?

    My favorite of the bunch finished last. And to think that B-F paid $400 per entry.
    The one that seems curious to me is the 4 Spirits. Sounds like it is sourced MGPI bourbon!

    Of course then "it's brought here to Oregon where it continues to age in our unique Northwest climate, we put it through a series of top secret steps to redefine and improve upon it’s flavor without disqualifying it as a bourbon."

    Wonder what the heck that means...
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

    Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
    Ne Illegitimi Carborundum

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    I had to look this up, not knowing anything about SIP...

    Straight Bourbon
    Best in Class - Tatoosh
    Platinum - 4 Spirits
    Platinum - Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Four Wood
    Gold - Early Times 354
    Gold - Old Forest (sic) 86
    Gold - Town Branch
    Silver - Woodford Reserve Double Oadked (sic)
    Silver - Woodford Reserve
    Bronze - Old Forester Signature

    What is a Tatoosh?

    My favorite of the bunch finished last. And to think that B-F paid $400 per entry.
    Wow - I'm in the same boat. ET354 was one I had high hopes for but was disappointed in, and to have that above WR or OFS? Obviously my palate differs from their judges
    Gary
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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Most spirits awards are BS, some are outright bought. It's shameless.

    Town Branch is pretty horrid stuff. They are trying to use Scotch stills to produce American Whiskey and the result is horrid. The distillery is beautiful but it's more for show than function. When I was there they had a fermenter that had been sitting for WEEKS. One of the most disgusting things I've ever seen at a distillery:

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    Geoff Kleinman, Editor - Drink Spirits

 

 

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