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  1. #21
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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    Qualitatively, I find it to be an incredible flop.

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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    Yeah, that too. . . . . . . .
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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbroo5880i View Post
    The issue with Bulleit is that the big selling point is it contains FR juice. Most people would prefer to buy the real thing for less $.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Santana View Post
    Never had it. I was thinking about buying some just because it's supposedly 4R juice, and I wondered on these boards whether whether it might be a viable substitute for good 4R offerings. Someone (maybe more than one person) talked me out of that notion. I see it on the shelves around here. I don't see it flying off the shelves, so to answer your question, yeah, I think it may be a flop.
    I am in no way arguing with you guys. Just passing something along. Paul and I went on a tour of FR's Cox's Creek during the sampler last year. At one point in the tour when we had a little break, Paul asked the inevitable question. "Does FR's makes the distillate for Bulleit?" Our tour guides answer was, "No. FR's does not make anything for Bulleit." Just saying'. Most everybody is pretty positive that FR's make's the distillate for Bulleit, but……...
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    I thought it just came out not too long ago that their contract w 4R was up. Thought there was something even officialish from Mr Rutledge. I'm too lazy and have been drinking though, so I won't be looking for it. :P

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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    I thought it just came out not too long ago that their contract w 4R was up. Thought there was something even officialish from Mr Rutledge. I'm too lazy and have been drinking though, so I won't be looking for it. :P
    thats what Id heard as well

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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    The announcement did supposedly come out a while back. I wasn't referring to that. What I mentioned, happened before the "official/unofficial" announcement. The tour that Paul and I took was in April of last year.
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    I thought that it was well established that FR makes Bulleit. I guess I should clarify. That is my perception, based on various things that I read, and the reason that I don't purchase it. Who knows if my perception is rooted in fact. Besides, I would trust Chuck over a tour guide

    http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/200...t-bourbon.html

    Either way, I can find FRSmB cheaper than Bulleit and FRSB cheaper than Bulleit 10. I agree that the average consumer doesn't know or care and probably considers them as independent products.

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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    When you see a lot of something on the shelf, it could be because it came in just a little before you did. If you see a lot of the same thing on the same shelf two weeks later, then maybe it's not selling that well. Or maybe Diageo (unlike some other producers) waited until it had plenty of product in the pipeline to make sure it wouldn't have outs.
    I should have clarified; I'm not seeing the product turnover and I'm seeing steep discounting. In other words, it appears to be sitting on shelves and retailers are discounting to get it out the door. That's just what I've observed. Also, there's an enormous lack of buzz surrounding the product within the bourbon nerd community. It's not like Weller 12 suddenly flew off the shelves because Joe First-Time Bourbon Drinker started buying it up.

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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    Around here, Bulleit 10 is near $50 out the door. That seems a bit high for a couple years older regular Bulleit.
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    Re: Is Bulleit 10 a flop?

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    I am in no way arguing with you guys. Just passing something along. Paul and I went on a tour of FR's Cox's Creek during the sampler last year. At one point in the tour when we had a little break, Paul asked the inevitable question. "Does FR's makes the distillate for Bulleit?" Our tour guides answer was, "No. FR's does not make anything for Bulleit." Just saying'. Most everybody is pretty positive that FR's make's the distillate for Bulleit, but……...
    I was at the local specialty whiskey bar last night and as I paged through their spiffy three ring bound spirits menu (sorted by maker/distiller), I found Bulleit listed under "Bourbon from Four Roses".

    I don't think there's any question that Bulleit has been made by Four Roses since the Seagrams days, but the contract will end at some point. With the growth that FR is seeing, they're going to want to keep as much of their production and warehouse space for their own brands.
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