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    Conecuh Ridge controversy

    Conecuh Ridge Whiskey is making big news in the state of Alabama. They want to make it the official state whiskey, but Governor says no.



    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat...-whiskey_x.htm

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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    That's funny. Am I correct in remembering that this product is actually made in Kentucky?

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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    That's funny. Am I correct in remembering that this product is actually made in Kentucky?
    Yep you're right Chuck. On the left side of the bottle it says "Handcrafted in Kentucky in small batches" and on the right it says "Bottled by Conecuh Ridge Distillery, Bardstown KY"

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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    Even if it were made in Alabama, I'm afraid I'd have to side with the Guv on this one. What happens if the label goes belly-up. Or, worse yet, is bought by some Hong Kong outfit who makes it export-only. Or, somebody starts making Old Coon Dog or some other locally-monikered brand.


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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy


    Tim, good point. Here is an editorial that ran in an Alabama paper over the weekend.

    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...dbooze320w.htm

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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    I think Kenny May has been looking at potential distillery sites in Alabama so that, ultimately, he can make his whiskey within the state.

    Concerning Riley's veto, I agree with those who support it. But it would be sort of funny to see a bottle of Conecuh Ridge on the Great Seal of Alabama...

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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    The main thing is the publicity and in that regard, everyone played their part perfectly. The fact that it looks like a controversey is what got it in the papers. Well done, everyone. I'll bet he got a very nice sales bounce out of this. Exactly what you need at this stage in a product's development is sampling and this is just the thing to generate it.

    This guy is good at generating publicity. I think the original stories about it were in the Wall Street Journal. At that time he did say he intended to make it in Alabama eventually.

    Has anyone had the stuff? How is it?

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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    > Has anyone had the stuff? How is it?

    I love it!
    Check out my tasting notes (and the discussion that follows):

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbth...p;Number=14806


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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    Has anyone had the stuff? How is it?
    I'm heeding the advice of Thumper's father: <font color="brown">If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all. </font>

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    Re: Conecuh Ridge controversy

    Interesting. Thanks for the link. I thought there had been a thread about it before.

    How would you say it compares to an American blended whiskey, such as Seagram's Seven Crown or Kessler's? That sort of sounds like what you're describing.

 

 

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