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    Bourbon Rumors

    Fred Minnick has a post on the Whisky Advocate blog site following up on bourbon rumors with people who, get this, might actually know something about them.

    http://whiskyadvocate.com/whisky/201...he-rumor-mill/

    In sum:

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    Coming: Something new from Maker's Mark
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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    Thanks Josh. Never had the AAA 10 yr or the Old Fitx 1849 so they are no great lost to me but I'm sure there are plenty of members who will bemoan the loss.

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    What a crappy article - just parroted back the PR spin and didn't really dig into the answers with any questions. I expect a lot more from a purported journalist. An intern with no knowledge of Whiskey could have written this piece. The comment from Wade below the article is spot on.

    The magazine didn't do itself or its reputation any favors with this.

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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    Pasture poodles.

    "But as a writer, I can’t deal in rumors. I have to take the distillers at their word until they’re proven wrong."

    Are the words of a writer more interested in maintaining a relationship with PR departments than informing readers.
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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    Am I the only other person wondering what amazing new color of wax Makers Mark will be putting on their standard offering to make this new secret product . . .

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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    The color of the rising Sun.
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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    Personally, I'm sick to death of unsubstantiated bourbon rumors, so I found this article to be a breath of fresh air. Instead of "a distributor told me X is going away" or "somebody on Facebook said X", this is information from the producers themselves. Not to say that they are always up front and truthful, but at least I know where the information is coming from and it's on the record.

    I agree that the remarks about AAA 10 y/o make no sense and it would have been nice to have more follow-up to that.
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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    Glad I have about 7 bottles of AAA 10yr Bunkered. Thought I bought the store out and last time I was there(mos in between) they had a full shelf. I figured 7 bottles in plenty enough for me. But at $18.99 for a 1L hard to pass up.

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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    I don't recall AAA 10 year ever being widely available.
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    Re: Bourbon Rumors

    I would have liked to see the ER10 rumor addressed as well. That it's not I think is good news, that there isn't a risk of it going NAS or away altogether (both of which I've read or been told recently). Where do these rumors start anyway?

    Maybe it was a "Specs-ism," that wouldn't shock me:

    "Do you have any ER 10 in stock?"
    "No."
    "When will you get some more?"
    Here's where you'd like to hear "I don't know" but instead may get "Probably never, it's going to be discontinued."

 

 

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