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    mighty good

    Opened the Blantons, tonight, so smooth, so good, my good friend tyreem showed up with a bottle of Makers Mark to add to the mix, then my crown royal buddy showed and said the Blantons was almost as smooth as crown and asked for some 7-up to add to the Blantons. ??????? Sometimes I just don't no what the hell is going on? can you folks tell me?!!
    This is the best Bourbon myself or Tyreem could ever imagine.
    We are in sippen' heaven and still havin fun. Thanks for the GREAT ADVICE!!! it was worth every penny.

    signed
    DeWanzo


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    Re: mighty good

    Some people just don't get it. And some people, as much as they refuse to admit it, really just dont like the taste of Whiskey. It's okay, just don't waste the good stuff on them. Get a bottle of something like Old Forrester or Evan Williams black for the folks that want mixed drinks so you dont break the bank, they taste just as well that way (though I must admit I like both neat though), and save the $$$$ (ching-chingy) stuff for the folks who want just whiskey (or at the most just water or ice with it). More for you that way .


    Tom (Blanton's RAWKS!!) C


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    Re: mighty good

    Most people do use mixers when they drink any kind of liquor. It takes a true whiskey fan to drink it straight. Anyone that is used to drinking a very bland blended whiskey is going to think that bourbon is very strong tasting, and they would be right! Bourbon in general and Blanton's in particular has a very powerful even forceful persona. It does not surprize me that your rc friend would want to tone it down a bit. My wife always mixes.

    Linn Spencer

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    Re: mighty good

    I know that I was knocked on my ass with the taste of the first Bourbon I tried (the Only whiskeys I had before bourbon were Crown Royal & Bushmills, both quite mellow by comparison) but you get hooked to the flavor and I find myself searching for even bigger tastes which brings a question, Do all the little processes that wild turkey does (barrel at such a low proof and use Really charred barrels) contirbute to a really flavorful whiskey like you would think?? Either Russell's Reserve or Rare Breed is next on my list to get.




    Rock On,
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    Re: mighty good

    The low barrell proof is a big factor, Makers Mark does it also . Beam and Wild Turkey are supposed to be the only ones using a number 4 char,( the heaviest) but Beam proofs as high as the Goverment will allow. I have a bottle of Knob Creek open now and while it's a good drink I think I'd just as soon pay 14.95 for WT on sale at Rite Aid. I saw KC for 19.99at Liquor Barn and to tell the truth I figured that's about all it's worth. The Blanton,s is a fine drink. I had a relative ask for ginger ale to go with Woodford once and I was offended. That's why they make cheap whiskey. If anyone wants to pay $40. for a fifth and .99 for a 2 liter that's their business , I can't extend that kind of hospitality.

    Bobby Cox

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    Re: mighty good

    Yes Tom every little thing counts when it comes to bourbon. Wild Turkey uses a recipe that is high in rye. Their jug yeast is also a big factor. Both the column still and doubler are all copper. The heavy #4 char in the barrels along with country 'iron-clad' rickhouses and time are also major factors. Jimmiy Russell himself is a major factor. Add 'em all up and you get Wild Turkey.

    I happen to like Russell's Reserve better than Rare Breed as I think its taste comes closest to Kentucky Spirit. Russell's Reserve is also less expensive, but in no way is it 'cheap'.

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    Re: mighty good

    Wild Turkey is a heck of a whiskey mill. What impresses me is how good their everyday run is . Open a bottle of 101 and prepare to be impressed. There's nothing about small batch or single barrell there and it can hold it's own against them all. I think someone ( it may be more than one person) at Wild Turkey wants to make a great whiskey, and damned if they don't!

    Bobby Cox

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    Re: mighty good

    Yessiree Bobby that Wild Turkey is good stuff. Back before the 'small batch' and single barrel bottlings and also when Wild Turkey came only one way at eight years of age and 101 proof it was my favorite bourbon.

    Linn Spencer

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    Re: mighty good

    I think the key to Wild Turkey is that it was a brand before it was a distillery. And it was always premium priced. Back when there were lots of distilleries in Kentucky, Austin Nichols shopped around. They didn't own a distillery, they bought whiskey that suited their specifications. I think it was in the early 70s, after so many distilleries had closed, that they finally bought Boulevard, which is the distillery they still own. Boulevard had long been one of their main suppliers.

    The point is that people who owned a distillery were tempted to make as much as they could and sell it anyway they could, they weren't necessarily concentrating on making one brand and making it as good as possible. Also, because Wild Turkey had the courage to hold to its premium pricing when bourbon sales started to decline, they never had to cheapen the product. Many other brands (Old Grand-Dad jumps to mind) panicked and started cutting their price, then their whiskey, which just caused their sales to collapse even faster.

    Even today, with WT owning a distillery, they don't sell bulk whiskey or make private label or bargain brands. They make Wild Turkey and that's it. The worst thing they make is their brown label, which I think is 84 proof (that neighborhood). Everything else is great.

    Good for Wild Turkey. They've done it right.

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    Re: mighty good

    it seems to me you in it to win if you put QUALITY PRODUCT as the #1 priority. hey by the way is the WT distillery close to bardstown. would I be able to get to it during festival time??


    all this praise makes me wanna try a bottling even more


    hmmm what holiday can i invent to buy a bottle next. . . . . .


    Tom (gonna go Turkey huntin') C


 

 

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