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  1. #11
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    I love the 16, I think it's absolutely fantastic. Woody and quite sweet with the typical BMH rustic charm. I also enjoy the 11, but the 14 is too dry for my taste.

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    prices?

    I haven't tried any of the BMH line yet, but have heard good things. What are decent prices for the 11, 14, and 16yo? I think my local supplier carries only the 11yo.

    Kevin

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    Does anyone know what distillery they got the whisky from?

    I very much liked the 11 y.o. (I definatley bonded with it on a cold Febuary weekend this year.) and the 16 y.o.

    I have a bottle of the 21 y.o., I am waiting for something special before I open it, after what I have read here I hope it doesn't dissapoint.

    Oscar

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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV
    Does anyone know what distillery they got the whisky from?
    Sure, someone (the Kulsveens) knows, but they ain't telling.

  5. #15
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    About the distillery I believe it is also called Black Maple Hill (Distillery) and is out of Bardstown, KY

    I also think somebody asked bout the prices

    11 $40
    14 $50
    16 $63
    21 $95

    This is in Indianapolis, and the 16 and 21 prices are pretty good.

    The 11 and 14 are competetive.

    I have the 11 and 16 and love them. I'm actually drinking the 16 right now.

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    Based on what I've learned from folks here, the distillery mentioned on a label is often fictitious. I'm pretty sure that Black Maple Hill falls into that category. In such a case an entrepreneur, often one with a family and/or personal background in distilling, selects and buys bourbon from a real distiller, perhaps holds it for further maturation, and then bottles it or contracts to have it bottled.

    Someone here told an amusing story about seeing a sign, something like "Dave Morefield Distillery" being put on display at a well-known producer's bottling line while a contract bottling was in progress.

    I initially wrote here that "the only real distillery in Bardstown is Heaven Hill, who almost certainly bottles the Black Maple Hill, whether or not they produce the bourbon". An insider then informed me that I'm mostly wrong about all that. Heaven Hill does not bottle Black Maple Hill. Barton's, whose product I've never seen, much less tasted, is also located in Bardstown. I'm left with nothing but my opinion, yet to be disproven, that Heaven Hill produces the bourbon. (Thanks, Bettye Jo.)

    Yours truly,
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    Last edited by bluesbassdad; 06-02-2006 at 11:49.
    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbassdad
    To the best of my knowledge the only real distillery in Bardstown is Heaven Hill, who almost certainly bottle the Black Maple Hill, whether or not they produce the bourbon.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    I thought Barton's was in Bardstown...KBD too!

    IIRC I think KBD bottles the BMH for CVI
    Last edited by dougdog; 06-02-2006 at 11:42.

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    LOL! I was correcting my erroneous post while you were reading it.

    However, there is still the question as to whether KBD is a separate entity. From what I've read here I had to come to believe it is not.

    When I stepped in to reply to TimmyBoston, I thought I could save the really knowledgeable folks here some typing by recounting what they have written often enough to tire of it. Too bad I didn't get it right. I hereby demote myself to Novice status.

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    Dave Morefield
    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Dave,
    KBD is definitely a seperate entity from HH but it is in the same neighborhood (next holler if you please) and rumor has it they buy a barrel or two of bulk from HH here and there. I believe the site they are restoring is the old Willett Distillery and that they still have some older stock from that plant in the warehouses. Now this is all conjecture of course because Drew plays his cards very close to his vest.
    Dane
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    Dane,

    My use of the word "entity" was ill-advised. What I meant to question is whether any phase of the production of KBD product is done at a KBD-owned facility (as opposed to buying distillate from others, perhaps paying someone to hold it while it ages futher, and then paying someone to bottle it).

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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