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What Ten High Means

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cowdery

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.

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bobbyc

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.

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Gillman

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

Gray

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bobbyc

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

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Gillman

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

Gary

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JeffRenner
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

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mrt

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

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