PVW 23, a blend.
PVW 23, a blend.
I guess we should be thankful they haven't decided to drop the word "straight". After all, I think that would just about achieve the max. flexibility in "achieving the desired taste profile".
You'd think that the raging popularity of bourbon would mean that we'd all "win". Instead, we're all losing.
Let's see, they've been making the same whisky all these years and they dropped the age statement from 8 to 6 because it was really, really, mature earlier and now they're going from 6 to 4 because it's already mature by then. I'd like to meet the exec who can with a straight face tell me that same stuff is every bit as good now at 4 as it used to be at 8. If he can that's a guy I wouldn't want to play poker with.
We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.
If I thought that they would use much older whiskey in their NAS bottlings to balance out the young component to give it lift, then sure, it probably would make for a very good to excellent dram. You see many posts on SB where folks talk about doing this very thing from time to time when the older bottling might be a bit woody or what have you, adding a younger component gives balance.
I'm skeptical that this will happen to "achieve the profile". Since it is NAS now, it also will no longer be a BiB correct? So I guess we'll have a 100 proof version where the age of the MAX component is 6, and they'll dump as much 4 in as they think they can get away with. Perhaps we should remind distillers why the BIB Act was passed in the first place.
Hold yer horses, no one has suggested that the BIB statement has gone away - yet.
and Gillman, 'almost like a brandy' is faint/feint praise, indeed, for a straight bourbon. Perhaps you had in mind a rather good brandy and not some schlock?
Last edited by MauiSon; 12-23-2013 at 17:06.
BIB only requires a minimum of four years if I'm not mistaken.
Last edited by smknjoe; 12-23-2013 at 17:02.
I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.
Has to be the same distilling season. My understanding is that is at best within a year, so I fail to see how NAS helps them much if they want to keep the BIB label. Correct me if I'm wrong on that though, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to bourbon regs.