I think it is time to start a thread on wish lists: If you were emperor, what whiskies would you direct the industry to produce. What products are you just aching to see on store shelves? John and Chuck have already expressed some of their wishes in the "what is Bourbon" thread. To get the taste buds rolling, here is my short list:
1. More barrel proof single barrel whiskies, for a reasonable price (Heaven Hill, are you listening?).
2. An eight year old rye whiskey, I think the selections from Beam and HH are a good start at 4 years, but more time is needed. One wonders what the Turkey would be like with a little more age.
3. White Dog from a bourbon mashbill. Still proof preferred. Just think of the packaging possibilities. Georgia Moon is from a straight corn whiskey mashbill, an a bit on the sweet side for my tastes.
4. More old bourbons 15+ years aged in a very lightly charred barrel.
Mark A. Mason, El Dorado, Arkansas