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    They Take It Seriously

    You may find this interesting. It shows how seriously the production people in this industry take their jobs, and their responsibility to not screw the product up inadvertently. (Screwing it up on purpose is another matter.)

    In casual conversation the other night with the plant manager of the Brown-Forman Distillery (where Old Forester is made) he mentioned that they were planning to put in some new fermenters and he was going back to the records from when the place was built, in the 50s, to make sure they used the exact same stainless steel specifications. I would have thought stainless steel is pretty neutral, but apparently not, or they at least don't want to take any chances.

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    Interesting. One would think the manufacture of stainless steel has changed greatly in 50 years. Hopefully the original steel can be replicated!

    Gary

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    You'd be surprised to know how little has changed in 300 series Stainless Steel in the last 50 years. I'm sure this is what was used. This from an old R&D guy that worked in the specialty steel industry for 34 years.
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    Good news for Brown-Forman!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrinkyBanjo
    Good news for Brown-Forman!
    and they also just bought Herradura Tequila for 876 million.
    "That rug really tied the room together" -- Jeffery Lebowski

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalBoozer
    and they also just bought Herradura Tequila for 876 million.


    Thatsa lotta muney!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalBoozer
    and they also just bought Herradura Tequila for 876 million.

    Do you think that will change anything about Herradura?
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlashPuppy
    Thatsa lotta muney!!!!
    Dollars or pesos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyBoston
    Do you think that will change anything about Herradura?
    I'm not a big tequila drinker so I don't know too much, just that most Mexicans seemed to be pissed about the purchase, but I can understand that.
    "That rug really tied the room together" -- Jeffery Lebowski

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    Not, I assume, pissed about Brown-Forman, but pissed that the Mexican family owners sold it to a non-Mexican corporation.

    They did get a nice chunk of change for their trouble. I hope this acquisition works out better for B-F than did its purchase of California Cooler.

    Who?

    Exactly!

    By the way, Herradura is my favorite tequila.

 

 

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