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  1. #351
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    SWEET! I bagged a dusty!
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  2. #352
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Is Barton still the biggest selling bourbon in the Bourbon Motherland of Kentucky?
    I thought I had read that somewhere, and it was Chuck's book "Bourbon Straight"

    From the book:

    "Although Barton, the company, keeps a low profile, Very Old Barton bourbon is prominent in Kentucky liquor stores, with shelf space comparable to Jim Beam White Label, Jack Daniel's Black Label, and other top national brands. In fact, it is Kentucky's best-selling bourbon. Big stores carry the full range of sizes at four different proofs, 80, 86, 90 and 100."

    Of course, that was 10 years ago, and probably includes all proofs as Eric suggests.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Stopped at the state store yesterday in town and the bottles of 1792 have all lost their age statement.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    Stopped at the state store yesterday in town and the bottles of 1792 have all lost their age statement.

    Ethan, I noticed that yesterday as well. Sad to see.

    Picked up 2 family size age stated Barton's yesterday at $17/each. 90 proof. Just because they were there, and the AS bottles will not be there next month.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Still awaiting (humble reminder to those able to do so) an A/B comparison..

    Gary

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Still awaiting (humble reminder to those able to do so) an A/B comparison..

    Gary
    Gary If history of other brands that dropped age statements is any indicator, I doubt there will be hardly any difference, maybe none, immediately. The true test is blind A/B 2-3 years down the line.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Interesting that this thread has gone to 36 pages in less than a month, and the thread that was started about Basil Hayden's (among other things) is only at 21 pages after a year and a half (and a lot of that discussion had nothing to do with Basil Haydens').

    Not that I'm surprised in the slightest but it really illustrates where our sensibilities lie here on SB.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Yes - I think it is a bit of "the straw that broke the camel's back" thing as well - this came on what seemed to be a rapid succession of dropped age statements and discontinued age stated value brands. A disappointing trend but I guess inevitable with this level of demand. If I can find any of the "6", I'll give it a try periodically to see, as Gary is asking above, whether (or when) the profile takes a turn for the worse. Perhaps it won't ... have to be an optimist here ...
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    I'm not surprised, Basil is uninteresting to most of us wheras Barton at one time stood for something.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Wade you may be right but we have to start somewhere. Some people have been buying it and a comparative will be instructive even at present.

    Gary

 

 

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