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2435 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Aug 2013 at 9:50 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-19 08:23:50 AM  
Step one: Let Drew keep drinking?
 
2013-08-19 09:49:29 AM  
"whiskey" and "shortage" are 2 words that should NEVER EVER EVER be strung right together like that. :/
 
2013-08-19 09:52:41 AM  
FTFA: Jim Beam has been on a major acquisitions campaign in recent years. They bought DYC in Spain, Cooley in Ireland, and closer to home they bought Maker's Mark.

i249.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-19 09:56:37 AM  
As a long time beer snob who just recently also acquired a taste for whiskey...meh. It's not so big a taste as to panic over this.

On the subject though, straight JD basically tastes like drinking a wood barrel.Let some dried apples infuse in it for a while, however, and it's smooooooooth.
 
2013-08-19 10:08:48 AM  

xanadian: FTFA: Jim Beam has been on a major acquisitions campaign in recent years. They bought DYC in Spain, Cooley in Ireland, and closer to home they bought Maker's Mark.

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Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.
 
2013-08-19 10:14:58 AM  

Satosuke: Let some dried apples infuse in it for a while, however, and it's smooooooooth.


Does the same thing work with Coors Light?
 
2013-08-19 10:27:08 AM  
Step 4: Wake Me Up

//30 whiskey bottles under my desk
//2 month collection
 
2013-08-19 10:27:26 AM  

cranked: Satosuke: Let some dried apples infuse in it for a while, however, and it's smooooooooth.

Does the same thing work with Coors Light?


With Makers Mark now watering down their drink.... yeah, Coors Light has been doing that for years.

/Beer snob for microbrews
 
2013-08-19 10:30:35 AM  

WTF Indeed: Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.


Paging  Mike to the thread.
 
2013-08-19 10:33:09 AM  

Kyro: WTF Indeed: Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.

Paging  Mike to the thread.


Let him come! I ain't scared!

/goes to get bottle of Eagle's Rare.
 
2013-08-19 10:36:39 AM  
bourbon? meh. give me a bottle of laphroaig quarter cask any day!
 
2013-08-19 10:50:29 AM  

WTF Indeed: xanadian: FTFA: Jim Beam has been on a major acquisitions campaign in recent years. They bought DYC in Spain, Cooley in Ireland, and closer to home they bought Maker's Mark.

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Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.


I'm pretty sure everything you just said is wrong. They don't taste the same at all and there is only a few dollars difference in price.

armchair_critic: cranked: Satosuke: Let some dried apples infuse in it for a while, however, and it's smooooooooth.

Does the same thing work with Coors Light?

With Makers Mark now watering down their drink.... yeah, Coors Light has been doing that for years.

/Beer snob for microbrews


They backed off on watering it down.
 
2013-08-19 10:51:59 AM  

WTF Indeed: xanadian: FTFA: Jim Beam has been on a major acquisitions campaign in recent years. They bought DYC in Spain, Cooley in Ireland, and closer to home they bought Maker's Mark.

[i249.photobucket.com image 159x119]

Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.


Um......no.
 
2013-08-19 10:54:41 AM  
Just coming out of a George Dickle drought here.  I'm seeing it in the stores again finally.  Fortunately Templeton is always there for me.
 
2013-08-19 11:01:34 AM  
Personally?

Step one: drink all the whiskey in the house

Step two: don't buy more whiskey.

Step three: ... I dunno... I've never completed the process...
 
2013-08-19 11:04:43 AM  
I read that article multiple times and nowhere did it mention having me around.

JD is nasty. Not quite Vat 69 nasty, but awful close
 
2013-08-19 11:07:06 AM  
Sweet Baby MacDougal, don't frighten me like that...
 
2013-08-19 11:07:26 AM  

WTF Indeed: xanadian: FTFA: Jim Beam has been on a major acquisitions campaign in recent years. They bought DYC in Spain, Cooley in Ireland, and closer to home they bought Maker's Mark.

[i249.photobucket.com image 159x119]

Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.


No. No, no, no. Jack is a Tennessee whiskey, and it's filtered through charcoal prior to bottling.

Maker's is a bourbon, meaning it's made from a mash of over 50% corn, and it's aged in new charred oak barrels. They both use a similar mash process, but there are substantial differences in the steps the product undergoes.

Because it's unfiltered, Maker's (and Bourbon in general) will have a sweeter, more caramel taste. Jack will be sharper, and its flavors more muted.
 
2013-08-19 11:16:17 AM  
I live right in the middle of all the major Bourbon distillers. I don't think for a minute that they aren't using word-of-mouth price control and have been for years. Just like Buffalo Trace has been using the "ghost tours" for word-of-mouth advertising.

There should be no shortage of Wild Turkey anytime soon. They went all in on a huge new facility.
 
2013-08-19 11:44:24 AM  

WTF Indeed: Kyro: WTF Indeed: Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.

Paging  Mike to the thread.

Let him come! I ain't scared!

/goes to get bottle of Eagle's Rare.


Ha.  Not taking that troll bait.  Way, way too obvious.
 
2013-08-19 12:31:04 PM  

Gonz: WTF Indeed: xanadian: FTFA: Jim Beam has been on a major acquisitions campaign in recent years. They bought DYC in Spain, Cooley in Ireland, and closer to home they bought Maker's Mark.

[i249.photobucket.com image 159x119]

Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.

No. No, no, no. Jack is a Tennessee whiskey, and it's filtered through charcoal prior to bottling.

Maker's is a bourbon, meaning it's made from a mash of over 50% corn, and it's aged in new charred oak barrels. They both use a similar mash process, but there are substantial differences in the steps the product undergoes.

Because it's unfiltered, Maker's (and Bourbon in general) will have a sweeter, more caramel taste. Jack will be sharper, and its flavors more muted.


Not only that, Maker's uses wheat in the mash instead of rye.  Off the top of my head, it's about 70% corn, 16% wheat, and 14% barley.  Jack is about 80% corn with rest of the mashbill being rye and barley.
 
2013-08-19 12:47:32 PM  

ToastTheRabbit: Step 4: Wake Me Up

//30 whiskey bottles under my desk
//2 month collection


Go home ToastTheRabbit - you're drunk.

/apparently all the time
//NTTAWWT
 
2013-08-19 12:58:52 PM  
hah, you guys.

/lulz
 
2013-08-19 12:59:33 PM  

my lip balm addiction: ToastTheRabbit: Step 4: Wake Me Up

//30 whiskey bottles under my desk
//2 month collection

Go home ToastTheRabbit - you're drunk.

/apparently all the time
//NTTAWWT


I was gonna say:  the rabbit is definitely toasted.
 
2013-08-19 01:29:03 PM  
Step 1: Drive to the levee
 
2013-08-19 08:30:47 PM  

KingKauff: I read that article multiple times and nowhere did it mention having me around.

JD is nasty. Not quite Vat 69 nasty, but awful close



Vat 69...nothing but the best for Mrs. Nixon's little boy.
 
2013-08-19 08:50:37 PM  

WTF Indeed: Maker's Mark is overpriced Jack Daniels anyway. They use the same distilling and barreling process as Jack and charge twice as much.


Know how I know you don't drink bourbon? Here's a hint: mash bill.
 
2013-08-19 09:14:54 PM  

FlashHarry: bourbon? meh. give me a bottle of laphroaig quarter cask any day!


Word. That corn-based shiat sucks ass.
 
2013-08-20 07:05:52 AM  
Jack is just like Maker's?

Boyo, you lost me and everyone else with a clue right there.
 
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