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  1. #31
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    Re: David Nicholson 1843 BIB nd Old Fitz BiB

    Quote Originally Posted by flahute View Post
    Important question, is it any good? There's actually a local store that has this so I'm interested.
    I haven't opened it yet, but will report back once I do.

    Also, since it's Christmas break and I have more time on my hands than usual, I took a few minutes to submit the following letter to Luxco's website:

    Hello,


    I recently purchased one of your products - David Nicholson Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon - and was wondering if you could clarify a confusing detail regarding its labeling.


    Specifically, the back label of the bottle states that the whiskey was distilled at DSP-KY-16, which is the government code for the Stitzel-Weller distillery. This distillery has been closed since 1993, and has a storied reputation among bourbon enthusiasts, so I was extremely excited to find what purported to be a vintage bottle from such a famed and historic source.


    Some information I've found on the internet since arriving home with my purchase has made me question the veracity of the label, however. Specifically, there are multiple reports that David Nicholson is being made at Heaven Hill's Bernheim facility (DSP-KY-1), and that the labels have not been changed to reflect this situation - despite the fact that it has been over 20 years since any whiskey was distilled at DSP-KY-16.


    If it is true that the bottle I purchased based primarily on its stated provenance is actually from a different source, I strongly feel that 1) I should be compensated, either monetarily or with a correctly labeled bottle from DSP-KY-16, for the expenditure I made as a result of your false advertising, 2) you should immediately correct your labels on all future bottlings to reflect the genuine origin of the contents (and to become compliant with federal regulations under Chapter 27.1.A.§5.36), and 3) you should make a public announcement apologizing for the misinformation so as to prevent other consumers from being misled by the mislabeled product currently on the market.


    I sincerely hope that this problem was the result of an innocent oversight, and that your company will take all necessary steps to fix it immediately. The Bottled-in-Bond Act is not something that bourbon enthusiasts such as myself take lightly, though, and if I do not feel that this matter is resolved satisfactorily I will not hesitate to share my concerns with the TTB.


    Thank you for your time, and happy holidays!

  2. #32
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    Re: David Nicholson 1843 BIB nd Old Fitz BiB

    Would be interested in reading their reply.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: David Nicholson 1843 BIB nd Old Fitz BiB

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Would be interested in reading their reply.
    Yes indeed, considering as Chuck wrote, Luxco has now partnered up to 50% ownership in Limestone Branch founded in 2011 by Steve and Paul Beam. And they are going to start distilling Yellowstone from the original recipe. Steve Beam is quoted on how this partnership will "allow me to focus on making great bourbon". But you have to "Dance with the one that brought you" (or bought ). Hope it works out for them but Luxco as a NDP hasn't impressed.

    http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/201...ship-will.html
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    Re: David Nicholson 1843 BIB nd Old Fitz BiB

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    Yes indeed, considering as Chuck wrote, Luxco has now partnered up to 50% ownership in Limestone Branch founded in 2011 by Steve and Paul Beam. And they are going to start distilling Yellowstone from the original recipe. Steve Beam is quoted on how this partnership will "allow me to focus on making great bourbon". But you have to "Dance with the one that brought you" (or bought ). Hope it works out for them but Luxco as a NDP hasn't impressed.

    http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/201...ship-will.html
    Are we going to set up a pool to see how long it takes for it to go all "Waco" on them???

    Just kidding, I think...
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: David Nicholson 1843 BIB nd Old Fitz BiB

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Would be interested in reading their reply.
    Here it is:

    "Thank you very much for taking the time to reach out to us regarding Luxco Products. We apologize for any confusion and would like to send you reimbursement for your recent David Nicholson purchase. Please provide your mailing address and telephone number so we can send this out to you ASAP. We appreciate your business and passion for our brands."

    Who knows whether they'll bother to change the labels, but at least I'm getting my money back!

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    Re: David Nicholson 1843 BIB nd Old Fitz BiB

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Are we going to set up a pool to see how long it takes for it to go all "Waco" on them???

    Just kidding, I think...
    Couldn't help but laugh out loud~ I've got fiddy on...

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    Re: David Nicholson 1843 BIB nd Old Fitz BiB

    You get reimbursed and you get to keep the whisky, not a bad deal.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

 

 

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