Hello everyone, I lurk and search these forums a lot, but rarely post... mainly because there are already so many good posts to learn from, but I have some questions I wasn't able to find an answer to...
What will different brands/bottlings share from being produced from the same distillery? I've enjoy Blanton's, Eagle Rare and Stagg (as many others have) but only recently realized they are all from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. I had just assumed that since each seemed to have their own history they were made at different places. Are there characteristics they share because they come from the same place, or do they share characteristics because they share the same quality production techniques (if that makes sense).
Finally, is it safe to make assumption about bourbon's based on their distillery... grouping the Beams, Wild Turkeys, Buffalo Traces and Heaven Hills together... and using a couple of small samples to make broad short term generalizations about the families (until more funds come along to make more purchases )?
Thanks for any help!