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  1. #81

    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    For whatever it's worth (as I am not a Jack Daniel's fan myself): whatever you think about it now -- forget about it. They start bottling it at 80-proof after Jan. 1 (it's currently 86 proof), according to what they've told distributors. Seems bound to change it somehow.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    Back in the day, it was 90 proof. So, this is the second cut that I know of.

    Tim

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    actually this pint(375) was 80 proof...I was surprised...but not having drank it for such a long time I didn't know if this was standard nor when it may have changed....the store I bought this in is very large so it might be getting some of the "newer" variety of JD sooner than others.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    They start bottling it [Jack Daniels] at 80-proof after Jan. 1
    What in the heck are they thinking!? They've got a commanding lead of the spirits market, and now they want an extra '6-proof' profit margin? I guess they never heard of New Coke!?

    Actually, most JD fans I know drink it as shots or mix with it, so maybe they're hoping nobody will notice!

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    Jim Beam - Black Label, and a glass of my own 'mingled' 86 proof batch. Good stuff.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

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    They start bottling it [Jack Daniels] at 80-proof after Jan. 1

    To the layman it also means that around 36 million of the 700 million cases of that that they bottle each year can now be filled from the water source at Lynchburg. Brilliant, absolutely Brilliant! Do they charge to tour Jack Daniels yet?


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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    Woodford Reserve Distillers Select.

    Its all caramel and vanilla and butter pecans with an nice spicy teist on the end.


    A great sippin whiskey!

    TomC

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    So I guess they'll pull the green label off the shelves since the Green label JD is 80 proof. Not like I care much about JD but how stupid... Like others have said, they have a commanding lead in the spirits market for your average drinker...

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    Gosh, here we go with those pesky proof/abv calculations again! Wouldn't a 6-proof change translate to a 3% abv change? So, adding an additional 3% water would be .03x700 million = 21 million (not 36 million) cases...wouldn't it!?

    Is my math screwy, or am I just picking nits?

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking??

    Yes, your math is a little off. It is not a 3% change. It is 6/86 or 3/43 (the original value was 86 proof, not 100 proof). This represents a 6.97% reduction from the original base. So, for the stated sales of 700,000,000 cases, the correct answer would be about 48,837,209 cases of water!

    Of course, I'm picking nits, too.

    Tim

 

 

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