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    Experimental bourbons you would like to see

    What type of "experimental" bourbon would you like to see produced? Maybe a 4 grain mashbill, a 100% corn bourbon, a bourbon aged in exotic oaks or maybe something we haven't thought of yet?

    Personally I would be interested in trying a bourbon made with both wheat and rye. I have heard that Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace are both aging a 4-grain product right now. I don't know how this will turn out, but it would be interesting to try. I guess I could "gillman" up a batch using existing bottles in my bunker

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    Re: Experimental bourbons you would like to see

    Hey that's what (apparently) Corner Creek did.

    Gary

    P.S. Don't read my last two posts as any shift to brevity.

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    Re: Experimental bourbons you would like to see

    Gary,

    Please elaborate. Are you saying Corner Creek is a mingling of wheat and rye bourbons? I wasn't aware of that.

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    Re: Experimental bourbons you would like to see

    Yes, or that is my belief, rather.

    Gary

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    Corner Creek

    Based on something you've heard/read, or on your opinion of the taste?

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    Re: Corner Creek

    Well, on the label it says, "an exceptional marriage of the finest wheat, rye and corn". So either it is a vatting or a 4-grain, but the former is more likely.

    Gary

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    Re: Corner Creek

    Sorry Gary, can you tell that I have never picked up a bottle?

    Very interesting. I have heard good things about this bottling, but I don't believe I have heard any discussion on the mashbill or the mingling. I'll pick up a bottle this weekend and give it a try.

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    Re: Corner Creek

    Well, it is very good. I like it more now than a few years ago. There was a minty-like taste some years ago that seems lessened now. Label seems unchanged from some years ago so hard to tell the approximate year of the bottling but it was always good, now is even better. Can't say I detect a real difference because of the four grains, though.

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    Re: Corner Creek my opinion

    I have been a corner creek fan for about 1.5 years now. It is the one I reach for when I want something a little different. I love the seetness and the rye notes I get from it. The palate starts off velvety but doesn't stay that way. This is a nice little bottling that I will never be without on my shelf. It's not carried in my state.I think the last time I bought it was from Sam's Wine and Spirits, they have it for $19.99.
    One of the BEST ever $20 bourbons IMO. If you are looking for multi-grain whisky, then try the Forty Creek 3-grain Canadian. It's a good little drink when you want a Canadian whisky. Small grains are malted barley, rye and corn (they call it maize). Prominant on the maize side I think (which makes it very intersting) and the barley is a nice touch and I just flat out love rye. Bourbon still rules, but ya gotta see whats on the other side of the fence from time to time.

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    Re: Corner Creek my opinion

    Well put but this maize thing is a mystery to me. Canadians use the term, "corn" exactly like Americans. We don't use the term "maize" and if you asked 100 people on Yonge Street in Toronto what it meant I doubt one of them could tell you. I think this was put on Forty Creek labels with the export (U.K., rest of EU) market in mind. I am not sure if the term is used on the latest bottlings, I will check.

    Gary

 

 

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