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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    It's a 102 proof version only sold in Vermont.


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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Is there some Vermont-specific significance to the number 102? I understand it's a different proof from 100 and 110, but why go through the trouble?

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    No apparent reason I can think of, doesn't seem to make the label stand out.
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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Additional variations nudge a collector into purchasing more bottles to obtain a 'complete set'. That explains it well enough [as just another gimmick].
    Last edited by MauiSon; 02-17-2014 at 01:12.

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiSon View Post
    Additional variations nudge a collector into purchasing more bottles to obtain a 'complete set'. That explains it well enough [as just another gimmick].
    Great point. Other distillers have releases only available in certain states, although I would think that the market in Vermont would be more limited then Kentucky, or California, etc.
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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    He's probably just referring to the fact that Canadian whiskey is generally aged in used bourbon barrels. I doubt they're doing any finishing or anything other than dumping the barrels and bottling it. And I doubt that it ever gets anywhere near Vermont except if it's sold there.
    Probably not even dumping the barrels, they are likely receiving the whisky in (stainless steel?) containers. The distiller can make better use of the barrels (to re-fill with new make) than Whistlepig's bottling operation.
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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Considering it's WP more than likely plastic totes rather than stainless steel.

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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    State of the Art plastic, the finest in the World.
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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?
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    Re: Whistlepig CEO is whiskey idiot and proves it

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    He's probably just referring to the fact that Canadian whiskey is generally aged in used bourbon barrels. I doubt they're doing any finishing or anything other than dumping the barrels and bottling it. And I doubt that it ever gets anywhere near Vermont except if it's sold there.
    If it's aged in used cooperage, how does it become straight rye whiskey?
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