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  1. #191
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Although I'm not sure how this alters their barrel selection, the regs state "distiller" without the master qualifier. I'm not a lawyer and I can't find where they define the term distiller in the regs, but if you believe that it means the person at the helm and not the company with the shingle on the door, I'll defer to you.
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  2. #192
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    If Barton instead got rid of the BiB label to save the six year old age statement, would that have softened the blow?

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    False choice - we've already said we would accept higher prices.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    It's a term the companys seem to be shying away from however interpreted. They even dropped BIB from Rock Hill Farms and when you think about it a 4+ year old 100 proof single barrel bottle by any definition is a BIB.
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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Maui, what are you asking? Sorry I don't follow.

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    Ah, now you're in the same boat as I concerning your FRYL statement, "...I just bought one which is almost like a brandy that's how good it is. A steal."

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    I meant that it has the softness and fruity roundness of a good brandy and to that extent is an excellent value. I was contrasting it to VOB which is good enough certainly but has a more basic character, not as refined, IMO.

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    And I should add of course it would be interesting to have any thoughts on comparing the two (the former and new VOB BIB) side by side.

    Gary

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    I wonder if the other distillers will see this as BT stepping on their d*** and promote the use of age statements on their products more?

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by TunnelTiger View Post
    I wonder if the other distillers will see this as BT stepping on their d*** and promote the use of age statements on their products more?
    wishful thinking......i doubt it

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    Re: VOB BiB dropped age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    And I should add of course it would be interesting to have any thoughts on comparing the two (the former and new VOB BIB) side by side.
    Gary
    And one of the harsher aspects of this is that I thought the Sazerac bottlings were improved from the last of the Constellation bottlings...a bit more refined on the wood influence and less banana esters. Sazerac is still working with Constellation distilled barrels of course but I think they were doing a better job of batching.

    And the most probable reason for the age drop is the increased distribution of the brand by Sazerac but being limited still by barrels of what Constellation distilled. In spite of our outrage they have planned this out carefully as a business decision.
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