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    Handcrafted bourbon?

    Raise your hand if you have ever enjoyed a "hand crafted" bourbon. Raise your other hand if you know what that means.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    It usually means they haven't got enough money to buy the proper equipment.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    It means hands were used at some point in the process -- for example, to write a check or, if you're looking at true authenticity, to paste on a label.

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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    When I hear hand crafted, it reminds me of a craft center selling handicraft
    - H

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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    How about Small Batch?

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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    I'm reminded of the staff at Heaven Hill pitching yeast by hand into those 50,000 gallon mash tanks.
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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I'm reminded of the staff at Heaven Hill pitching yeast by hand into those 50,000 gallon mash tanks.
    WHAT that yeast strain is and how long and accurately controlled (temperature) the set is means the world, the size if the fermenter is near irrelevant.

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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    p&a my point was the yeast is pitched by hand.
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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothAmbler View Post
    How about Small Batch?
    A meaningless term without legal definition. It is whatever the producer says it is and I think the smart ones will craft those words a little better on their labels.
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    Re: Handcrafted bourbon?

    It means you probably shouldn't buy it.

 

 

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