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  1. #61
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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Perhaps it is we who are too small minded to recognize his vision.
    Perhaps!

    Nah!!!! I think not.

    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    The phrase 'confidence of a con man' comes to mind.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    This guy is no dope, no idiot. But he does annoy the heck out of me with his CEO-speak BS. I wouldn't trust him as far as I can spit. A "confidence" man for sure.
    Last edited by Merrymash Monk; 02-21-2014 at 16:06.

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    I have an empty Whistle Pig bottle (10 yr/100 proof) that is at least a year and a half old, the back label states that is "imported from Canada". Newer bottles of Whistle Pig definitely don't say that. I wonder if they are legally required to put that on the label for imported whiskey?

    Maybe they changed sources and that's why they're putting it through used Bourbon barrels, to get the flavor profile closure to that of the former source.

    Sku's latest blog post about regulated whiskey terms vs undefined terms got me thinking, is "100% rye" a regulated term? I don't think it is. Sure, if you put "straight rye" on the label it has to be between 51% and 100% rye, but I think you could source any rye (say 95% rye from mgpi) and write 100% rye on the label without getting in trouble.

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Yes they can and they do. I've noticed some NDPs are putting the term '100 percent American Rye' on their label which is technically correct if all the whisky in the bottle is sourced from a maker in the US. What's not true, though it's clearly implied, is the mash bill used was 100 percent rye, which it isn't.
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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Quote Originally Posted by Merrymash Monk View Post
    This guy is no dope, no idiot. But he does annoy the heck out of me with his CEO-speak BS.
    And there in lies the problem. 9 out of 10 CEO's I've worked for are arrogant and do you know why? Because they are smarter than anyone else, afterall they are "the CEO". Once they get to that position they just can't help themselves.

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Guess Raj didn't notice the age statement on the Bullet Rye that they showed at the top of the segment. No...no real "old" ryes out there......

    Raj is crazy, plain and simple. The only thing I can credit him for is picking one of the best guys in the Bourbon biz to help him start his business. As much as I dislike Raj, I have tremendous respect for Dave Pickerell.
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