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View Poll Results: What is the Most Important Factor in a World Class Bourbon

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  • Quality of Mash Components (Grain)

    3 5.36%
  • Mash Bill / Composition (Percentage Corn, Rye, Wheat, Barley)

    4 7.14%
  • Water

    1 1.79%
  • Yeast

    1 1.79%
  • Distillery Equipment / Process

    1 1.79%
  • Age in Barrel

    2 3.57%
  • Barrel Location

    7 12.50%
  • Final Barrel Selection

    29 51.79%
  • Blend of Barrels (If Not Single Barrel)

    4 7.14%
  • Other

    4 7.14%
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  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Moscow Mills, MO
    I was compelled to vote "other". To me the most important factor in whether a bourbon is world class is whether or not it's in my glass.
    I don't drink to excess. But I'll drink to most anything else.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Plainfield, IN
    I believe Gillman's post (#2) of this thread was well put. I think the question initially posted was a good/fun one to think about, however to many important variables to single out the most critical or vital.

  3. #23
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Welcome back!
    ___Bobby Cox___

    May you have wonderful things thought of to do...

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Charleston, SC
    I voted "other" -I was thinking that the master distiller is the one who makes the call and picks a barrel to go into a particular bottling. I may be over simplifying the process, but from looking at other posts in this forum, there are plenty of folks who hold certain master distillers in high regard and they are the ultimate reason that a particular bourbon is World Class.



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