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    Thedford in auction

    Thedford trademark is for sale on ebay... $10K.

    Thedford-Super premium small batch bourbon brand including registered trademarks, tradename, ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) approved label and package designs. Also, designs and art for bourbon chest and cask, art, design and source for publishing an authentic Colonial American newspaperand complete web site Thedford.com.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kentucky-Bourbon...QQcmdZViewItem

    Omar

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    Do you suppose that means I should grab the 3 or 4 still on a shelf around the corner from me?
    Tim

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    You can have 'em Tim. I don't care for the stuff.
    Joe
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    "Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"

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    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbonmed
    Thedford trademark is for sale on ebay... $10K.

    Thedford-Super premium small batch bourbon brand including registered trademarks, tradename, ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) approved label and package designs. Also, designs and art for bourbon chest and cask, art, design and source for publishing an authentic Colonial American newspaperand complete web site Thedford.com.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kentucky-Bourbon...QQcmdZViewItem

    Omar
    Prediction: No bids. (legitimate ones, anyway)
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    The included web site includes this drivel:

    Bourbon The Way It Used To Be
    "When I settled in Kentucky in 1788, the thing I missed most about my old Virginia home was the bourbon - smooth, aged-in-wood, served straight from the cask. I had my father-in-law's yeast, so I decided to make some whiskey for myself. When it was ready for drinking, I shared some with friends and neighbors. They urged me to make more and soon I sold the farm and started distilling full time.

    I made my bourbon the way my father-in-law taught me to. Sweet limestone water, freshly harvested grains, Indian white corn and his special yeast produced a whiskey that surpassed anything I had ever tasted.

    I aged my bourbon in casks made from fresh oak straplings, so it can continue to mellow, absorbing the natural character of the oak, making for a full brimming taste.

    Soon all the taverns in the County were selling my whiskey fresh out of a cask."

    Whatta loada.

    Any idea what "straplings" are?

    Jeff
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

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    Did anyone call it "bourbon" in 1788?
    Simplicity is the essence of universality - MK Ghandi

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    After consulting my OED and American Heritage and Webster's New International Second Edition dictionaries, I am forced to the conclusion that "straplings" are part of the Through-The-Looking-Glass Lexicon which includes such keepers as "vorpal", "uffish", and "jabberwocky". Use them freely and as you wish, but don't try to play them in Scrabble.
    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

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    For that matter, what the hell is "a full brimming taste"?

    Do they teach this BS in Marketing 101 or do they just find it along the road?

    Jeff
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

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    But Jabberwocky is a great word to use in scrabble I just argue until they accept it
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

    As long as you have good whiskey you're not "unemployed", you're "Funemployed!!!"

    I'm no Pappyophile

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRenner
    The included web site includes this drivel:

    [snip drivel]

    Whatta loada.
    If the weather turns bad this winter, we could probably entertain ourselves for weeks just trying to identify all the impossibilities in that ridiculous paen.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRenner
    For that matter, what the hell is "a full brimming taste"?
    That's easy. A "bold" taste.

    ("Bold" is the ultimate copout word in advertising and marketing. Whenever I see or hear the word "bold" in an ad, I assume that what they really meant is "bland". )

 

 

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