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    Defining Bourbon Quality in One Sentence

    How would you sum up what makes a bourbon good in one (not too long) sentence?

    Here is a quote from Chuck Cowdery's book, "Bourbon, Straight" that does it neatly:

    "Extra age and proof don't automatically make a bourbon good, but they are a good place to start".

    It's on page 214.

    Gary

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    Re: Defining Bourbon Quality in One Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    How would you sum up what makes a bourbon good in one (not too long) sentence?

    Gary
    How about this: extra age seldom makes a bourbon good.

    In all honesty, if I remember correctly, when Chuck wrote about extra age, he didn´t refer to the dinosaurs we have to put up with now. I think he meant bourbon that was between 10-15 years old.
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    Re: Defining Bourbon Quality in One Sentence

    Agreed.

    Gary

 

 

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