Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,605

    What Ten High Means

    Have you ever wondered what the name Ten High means, as in the bourbon formerly known as Hiram Walker's Ten High? I just found out recently. It meant the bourbon bottled as Ten High was from the tenth rick in the warehouse and higher, because everybody knew the best bourbon came from the higher part of the warehouse.

    Barton, which owns Ten High now, still ages iits bourbon in the upper part of its warehouses. The lower parts are for its Paul Masson brandy.

  2. #2
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,942

    Re: What Ten High Means

    Wonderful info,Chuck. I posted long ago noting the packaging at the Getz Museum that I felt it had to be poised in an upper shelf position at some time in the past.
    ___Bobby Cox___
    ____________

    May you have wonderful things thought of to do...

  3. #3
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,085

    Re: What Ten High Means

    That is interesting, I had assumed it was an old gambling expression, probably from a card game of some kind.

    Gray

  4. #4
    Bourbonian of the Year 2003 and Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    2,942

    Re: What Ten High Means

    I assumed that as well, Gary, but you have to admit, that's not a great hand.
    ___Bobby Cox___
    ____________

    May you have wonderful things thought of to do...

  5. #5
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,085

    Re: What Ten High Means

    Not one I intend to play, indeed Bobby (failing evidence to the contrary).

    Gary

  6. #6
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Posts
    479

    Re: What Ten High Means

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyc View Post
    I assumed that as well, Gary, but you have to admit, that's not a great hand.
    But, sadly, probably one befitting the current Ten High bourbon.

    Jeff
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

  7. #7
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Turkey
    Posts
    262

    Re: What Ten High Means

    Wonderful info! I wondered, but - don't know why- I never asked about it here. Thanks...

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top