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    Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Like most people, I like it when people agree with me and spell my name right, but even beyond that I think this is a particularly good article about craft distilleries, micro producers, and transparency. It's long but worth reading. It's in the Dallas Observer and so the focus is on Texas-based producers, but it's all applicable to everywhere. I also like that she's not afraid to step on toes when it's necessary.

    Here's the link again in case you missed it above.

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Thanks for the link, Chuck....er, "Charles." As a Texas booze nerd, I get tired of the shameless pandering to our Texas pride by some producers. I feel I've got a handle on Balcones and Garrison on the one hand, and F&R and Rebecca Creek on the other hand. But there's now so much TX-flag waving in the local whiskey aisle, that I'm losing patience with sussing out what's legit among the newer brands, such as Herman Marshall. Hopefully, the Observer article will encourage my fellow Texan buyers to do their due diligence pre-purchase.


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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Great article and the comments by that guy Wade Woodard are spot on :.)

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    My favorite part of article is where Rebecca Creek Spirit Whiskey owner tries to defend his use of GNS by inferring its a common practice by majority of all whiskey producers. Author follows this with quote from Chuck, which sets the record straight.

    I wish she would have also included a link to Chuck's blog post about Spirit Whiskey.

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Good article, would like to see more like that. Texas heritage is too important to be put on a bottle of fake whisky.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Good article, would like to see more like that. Texas heritage is too important to be put on a bottle of fake whisky.
    Working on a website to help clear up the confusion...

    www.TxSpiritsGeek.com

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Great website, Andy, very useful resource. As Eskwar mentioned, so many new shop are taking advantage of Texans' pride. It'll be good to police this trend, even though most people probably won't know (or even care), at least at first. But hopefully over time consumers will be educated.

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Quote Originally Posted by dcbt View Post
    Great website, Andy, very useful resource.
    Thanks! It's still pretty young and evolving, but I hope folks find it useful. Looking to get Balcones and Graham Barnes (aka Treaty Oak) on there next.

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Texans are fully acceptive and supportive of their fellow citizens producing a local product but as consumers don't take kindly to being bamboozled.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Good "Makers v Fakers' Article in Dallas Observer

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Texans are fully acceptive and supportive of their fellow citizens producing a local product but as consumers don't take kindly to being bamboozled.
    I think this goes for every state.



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