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  1. #31
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    Re: Of Pot Stills and Poltroons

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I credit the average consumer with having more than a passing interest in the brands but also think price and appearance are the main decision forces. We might paint the placards and lead the march but they are the ones with the votes.
    Walked down a scotch aisle today (of which I am barely knowledgable) and thought "wow, you're screwed when you first dive into this....may as well pick an artificial price barrier and close your eyes and pick"

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    Re: Of Pot Stills and Poltroons

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I credit the average consumer with having more than a passing interest in the brands but also think price and appearance are the main decision forces. We might paint the placards and lead the march but they are the ones with the votes.
    Sometimes I wonder... I have often been asked to make a recommendation within a price range or flavor profile. More often than not, the decision is made according to which bottle will look best on the counter. I don't have a problem with this as it's their counter!

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    Re: Of Pot Stills and Poltroons

    Quote Originally Posted by Fodowsky View Post
    ... I have often been asked to make a recommendation within a price range or flavor profile. More often than not, the decision is made according to which bottle will look best on the counter. ...
    or recommend based on what you'd like to drink from after they set the open bottle on the counter

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    Re: Of Pot Stills and Poltroons

    It's a 'pot' still bottle. So the bong shape is natural. Isn't it?
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
    T. Durden

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    Re: Of Pot Stills and Poltroons

    I went into a store not long ago. They actually had some decent whiskies and fair prices. I started chatting with the clerk, and told him I liked bourbon. I had to suppress my laughter and be polite when he told me how good this stuff is.

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    Re: Of Pot Stills and Poltroons

    Yes, it can be trying and sometimes one can't resist commenting. Playing the older chap who knows some stuff helps, if done with humor.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Of Pot Stills and Poltroons

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    My question is do we really care what sort of still they claim to use, does the size and type matter to anyone here?
    Yes. I'm sick of all the technically legal but intentionally misleading shenanigans pulled by ad men.
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