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    Beam Maple destroys Beam

    I'll spare you the long details, but I was in a situation where to avoid offending someone I care about, I actually drank a pour of Beam Maple. OMFG…..this sh#t is NASTY. Not in a "cheap, lousy bourbon" way, because it is nowhere near as good or drinkable as rot gut bourbon. I would drink bottom shelf Old Crow all day and night long to avoid tasting this crap again. It tasted like bad imitation maple syrup. If I had it to do over again, I'd just risk hurting someones feelings. I'm not expecting members here to be surprised by this experience, but I was truly shocked at how bad this product is. I do enjoy KC, but I will look at any other new products from Beam, ANY product from Beam, with great reserve and skepticism in the future. They have done their brand a terrible disservice from which they will not quickly recover.

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    Let That Be A Lesson To You, Sir. 'Taste at your own peril'; I say.
    Never trust a marketer to do anything good for Bourbon.

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    Gimmicky whiskey's are gimmicky period. Honey this, maple that, works with vodka obviously so therefore it will work in whiskey. Wrong!

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    It's not intended for the bourbon enthusiast crowd. They slap the beam name on it to charge a premium. It is GNS with maple flavoring and a splash of the youngest bourbon they have available.

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    Do you think they use their best whiskey to have flavoring added to it? Unless I find out otherwise, I think most of the flavored stuff is grain neutral spirit and chemicals. Apparently some people must like it. There is a lot of it in stores.

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    I'll hold out for age stated Beam Maple.

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    I kinda think Old Crow is the good stuff compared to what goes into these flavored 70 proof thingies.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    Easy enough to make on your own ... without the added chemicals, no GNS and with better whiskey to boot, if you are so inclined.
    Mark

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    True enough Mark but I can't help but think I'm either wasting good Bourbon or good Maple syrup.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Re: Beam Maple destroys Beam

    Probably a bit of both ...
    Mark

 

 

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