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  1. #61
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Don't conflate quality and style. There's nothing wrong with the quality of either McDonald's or Jack Daniel's. If I have an quarrel with either, it's with a style or type of food/beverage that doesn't appeal to me. I recently tasted some very peaty scotches that didn't appeal to me. The issue wasn't quality. The quality, in fact, was extraordinary, I just didn't care for the style.
    I don't think I am conflating them. I'm not saying that McDonald's sucks compared to a five star tasting menu. I like fast food hamburgers. I love a number of our local Southern California chains. I don't think McDonald's is as high quality.

    Similarly, I like George Dickel; I like lots of mid-range Bourbons as well. I just don't think JD is as good. Same style, different quality.

    Granted, everyone has different opinions. My point was simply that because something is the biggest selling doesn't make it the best.

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    My point was simply that because something is the biggest selling doesn't make it the best.
    And there is no rhetorical flourish quite like refuting a point nobody made.

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    Thumbs up Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Bourbon, best selling spirit in the world. Not because it's cheap, but because people like it better period, whatever quality.
    Jamie

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by burbankbrewer View Post
    Bourbon, best selling spirit in the world. Not because it's cheap, but because people like it better period, whatever quality.
    I think Vodka is the world's best selling spirit. And in my opinion it holds that title because so many people drink only for the effect of the alcohol.

    JD owes its success to its image and a wonderfully successful add campaign.

    Although I'm not a fan of fast food, any fast food, folks at least eat the food by itself, most JD gets mixed with Coke and for that reason alone I don't think McDonald's and JD is an apples to apples comparison.

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Yeah, I realized that after I posted. But JD probably gets mixed more too.
    Jamie

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    And I meant to say not an apples to apples comparison. That one hour limit on editing can be brutal.

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by burbankbrewer View Post
    Bourbon, best selling spirit in the world.
    Bourbon is only the best selling spirit in Australia

    I don't know what the rest of the world are thinking......

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    Bourbon is only the best selling spirit in Australia

    Scott
    Is that really a fact Scott? Very interesting indeed! I had no idea of that whatsoever.

    Leif
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    That's fairly recent, like within the last two years, but American whiskey surpassed gin as the most popular type of distilled spirit in Australia.

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    I must say I enjoyed JD in the old days at 90 proof. Fortunately I've grown quite fond of some of the finer libations discovered or offered along the various trails of time. I do however still enjoy on occasion the Gentleman Jack brand with a little ice and a good cigar. Would be interested to hear any comments on Gentleman Jack whiskey.

    Happy Trails

 

 

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