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  1. #31
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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    We've enjoyed some pretty darn good Town Branch. It says it's made by
    Alltech in Lexington .. 80 proof .. smooth stuff. Not sure this is what some
    of you are not liking at all.
    Jon

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Before we get too critical (pointing finger at Squire first) don't they have several expressions and if so which ones are we talking about as being good or less than good.
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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Before we get too critical (pointing finger at Squire first) don't they have several expressions and if so which ones are we talking about as being good or less than good.
    To my knowledge they only have Town Branch bourbon, a presumably young (4yo?) bourbon made in house that may well have undergone mashbill changes in its short life, and Pearce Lyons Reserve, a presumably youngish malt whiskey supposedly made in pot stills from Scotland. Definitive age and barrel size information doesn't seem to be readily available. There is also a coffee bourbon thing that is rather akin to the Hot Irishman Irish coffee mix.

    One review I recall from Jason Pyle (a fellow SBer?) from early last year suggested it was a unique mashbill of "51% corn (right at the legal limit for bourbon) and 49% malted barley". This kind of fits with the owners background from Scotland and that they also make a malted whiskey as well. But it would likely result in an usual flavor for bourbon (I have never had it).

    Another reviewer notes there is a more conventional mashbill. I have no idea what is true.

    The only real consensus seems to be people like the decanter style bottle. No doubt Robert Parker would approve!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Y'all keep buying and drinking any of that young 80 proof stuff. I appreciate it.

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    I was under the impression there were several, perhaps Alltech will say when they get settled on their products. One thing is for sure, their oldest (non-sourced) whisky is only as old as the date they began distilling.
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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    As a Lexington native I wanted so badly for this to be good. And still hoping it will get there someday. Lord knows their beer hasn't though, so I've my doubts.

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    Well there's always hope, how's the new building coming along?
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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    You know, sadly I haven't visited. Pass by the damned place everyday and haven't ever stopped. Need to remedy that soon.

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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    And report, yes, certainly report.
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    Re: Town Branch wins SIP awards

    You betcha.

    It is a very handsome building. And the city is putting a lot of money into the area, renovating Rupp Arena, and opening up the buried Town Branch itself, that currently runs underneath downtown Lexington. Should be absolutely beautiful in a few years.

 

 

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