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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    And the new stuff is referred to as earthy, funky and bizarre as a complement. I am curious though why David D. would say it is well priced for the size and scale of the operation.

    Since when does size and scale make a young distillate worth $45.00 a bottle?
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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    According to an earlier post from David D. he lost his entire whiskey operation to TCA or "cork taint".

    http://spiritsjournal.klwines.com/kl...rns-again.html

    Chlorine from nearby in ground pools?

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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    Perhaps the empty pool is where he was storing his whisky.
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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    And the new stuff is referred to as earthy, funky and bizarre as a complement. I am curious though why David D. would say it is well priced for the size and scale of the operation.

    Since when does size and scale make a young distillate worth $45.00 a bottle?
    Funky and bizarre is an objective for some types of rum especailly for tiki use. At least to a degree! It's a counterbalance to some of the bland sweet rums.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    Chlorine from nearby in ground pools?
    Yeah, sounded a bit odd but I certainly don't know enough about cork taint to have an opinion on how viable that theory is. A wooden still sounds like a challenge all on its own although they have managed to do it in Guyana for a couple of centuries!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    True, but they know what they're doing.
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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    ...why David D. would say it is well priced for the size and scale of the operation.Since when does size and scale make a young distillate worth $45.00 a bottle?
    Doesn't change the intrinsic value, but does change the current investment in the bottle. Bigger operations can produce a bottle more efficiently than smaller guy (or gal).

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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    I see no reason to subsidize their inefficiency.
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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    I used to enjoy subsidizing for the sake of art. But getting tired of being taken for a ride. Some are "craft" whisky while others are just "crafty". P.T. Barnum is right and somebody will by it.

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    Re: Effects of Lower Barrel Proof On Aging?

    You can make an awful lot of money if you don't care about repeat business.
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