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  1. #171
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    PVW 23, a blend.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    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".
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    You'd think that the raging popularity of bourbon would mean that we'd all "win". Instead, we're all losing.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    "Yes, they are removing the age statements on a number of products."
    Are there any current Barton products left besides 1792 that are age-stated? Seeing as how that one didn't even display the age on the front, I wouldn't be too surprised if that disappeared as well.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    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.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by higgins View Post
    Are there any current Barton products left besides 1792 that are age-stated? Seeing as how that one didn't even display the age on the front, I wouldn't be too surprised if that disappeared as well.
    Are we even sure 1792 still has age statement on back? I looked the other day at store and don't recall seeing it.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    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.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    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.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    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.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    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.
    Mark

 

 

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