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    Re: Top 20 Distilled Spirits Brands in Iowa

    Chuck,

    Unfortunately, I think there are only 18 control states.
    Now there's a statement that is ripe for an out-of-context quote.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: Top 20 Distilled Spirits Brands in Iowa

    Why does anyone drink vodka?
    My theory is that Americans are more at home with psychoactive drugs than they care to admit, hence the popularity of alcoholic beverages that have no taste (vodka, most domestic beer) or that taste like soda or fruit juice. Vodka is alcohol-as-drug, consumed exclusively for the alcohol effect. (The extension of this premise is that for the whiskey drinker, the alcohol effect is more like a bonus.)

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    Re: Top 20 Distilled Spirits Brands in Iowa

    I like the way your mind works, Dave.

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    Re: Top 20 Distilled Spirits Brands in Iowa

    Chuck,

    Unfortunately, I think there are only 18 control states.
    Now there's a statement that is ripe for an out-of-context quote.

    Damn! I was getting all set to take it out of context before I got to this post . . .

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    Re: Top 20 Distilled Spirits Brands in Iowa


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    Re: Top 20 Distilled Spirits Brands in Iowa

    Iowa has really dropped off the map when it comes to getting good bourbon. 3 or 4 years ago I could find ORVW 10 and 15 along with the rye. Hancock Reserve, Blantons, Rock Hill Farms, and several other good pours were available. Now all you can buy is Russell's Reserve, WTRB, and EWSB. Oh...this just in. Eagle Rare SB has hit the shelves. Scotch selection isn't as good as it once was either. At least they allow us to mail order booze in Iowa. Though, I prefer to shop in person. Chicago is less than 3 hours from here. Iowan's love to mix their liquor. Black Velvet and 7 is very popular. As for Hawkeye vodka...I'm sure other states drink the same vodka under a different name. A ton of Vodka is made in Muscatine(IA) at GPC. A flat of good strawberries can hide the nasty taste of well vodka any day.

 

 

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