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2014-05-12 12:37:16 PM  
All your bourbon are belong to Drew!
 
2014-05-12 12:50:52 PM  
So I guess we've reached peak bourbon. Sad, indeed.
 
2014-05-12 12:57:49 PM  
Myfavoritebourbon.jpg
 
2014-05-12 12:58:07 PM  
Give it about three years and these kids will moving onto something else, like Boonsfarm.
 
2014-05-12 12:59:22 PM  
There's some really good bourbon out there for reasonable prices right now.

Bulleit, Four Roses, Etc.
 
2014-05-12 01:00:08 PM  
I'm happy to be part of the problem.

/Angel's Envy
//can't find their rye anywhere around here
 
2014-05-12 01:00:19 PM  
Does this mean they've paid off their student loans and can now afford 12-year old bourbon?
 
2014-05-12 01:01:16 PM  
The article kind of answered itself, ten years ago it was vodak. Ten years from now will be rum. In twenty years, the finest distilled Fark Independent tears will have reached maturation. It's a good time to be alive, folks.
 
2014-05-12 01:02:44 PM  
Subby, your headline suggests that each farker has, like , 10,000 fingers. (in sure some of you do)
 
2014-05-12 01:02:50 PM  

Ecobuckeye: The article kind of answered itself, ten years ago it was vodak. Ten years from now will be rum. In twenty years, the finest distilled Fark Independent tears will have reached maturation. It's a good time to be alive, folks.


I'm just way ahead of the tequila trend
 
2014-05-12 01:03:10 PM  
Just do as the Scots do when they have a whiskey shortage: cut back on exports.

red5ish: Does this mean they've paid off defaulted on their student loans and can now almostafford 12-year old bourbon?


FTFY
 
2014-05-12 01:03:56 PM  

CruJones: There's some really good bourbon out there for reasonable prices right now.

Bulleit, Four Roses, Etc.


I've found that even "cheap" bourbon is more drinkable than cheap scotch.  I don't worry - when Mad Men finally ends, people will move on to another booze and make that trendy.
 
2014-05-12 01:06:06 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-12 01:06:42 PM  
I brew my own beer. I'm happy with that.
 
2014-05-12 01:09:17 PM  
Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.  And all of Jim's little brother bourbons are good as well.  Basil Hayden is especially good and my favorite bourbon.
 
2014-05-12 01:09:28 PM  
Thankfully there is no shortage of rum
 
2014-05-12 01:11:12 PM  

Ecobuckeye: The article kind of answered itself, ten years ago it was vodak. Ten years from now will be rum. In twenty years, the finest distilled Fark Independent tears will have reached maturation. It's a good time to be alive, folks.


I think the rum trend may have climaxed too early:

www.luxuryspirits.es
 
2014-05-12 01:12:33 PM  
They'll just export less from the US if there is a real shortage. Sucks for Europe though.
 
2014-05-12 01:12:43 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Thankfully there is no shortage of rum

 
2014-05-12 01:13:21 PM  
If the mods would stop spilling it on the servers, there would be plenty!
 
2014-05-12 01:15:47 PM  
Try the Holy Hand Grenade:

cigars-wine-liquor.com
 
2014-05-12 01:16:02 PM  

SmackLT: [img.fark.net image 650x478]


I think there was also a big spike in 1992 somewhere in March. Duke Sucks!
 
2014-05-12 01:16:12 PM  
As someone who just went on the KY Bourbon Trails tour for his anniversary in March, I can tell you this is horseshiat.

Stopped at Willett which is considered a craft distillery (they only produce 300 barrels a day) and they had just recently expanded barrel housing. From the top of the hill you could look over to the Heaven Hill barrel houses, the acres and acres and acres of barrel houses there.

If you want a great weekend vacation, I highly recommend doing the tour. Even if you don't like bourbon, watching the entire process is completely fascinating.
 
2014-05-12 01:16:22 PM  
Much like ammunition, some of us have started to hoard it.

When I couldn't get my brand from Thanksgiving to maybe the beginning of February, I decided hoarding was the only way to go.  Trends may come and go, but for me it's always been about the bourbon since I was 13. Granted my tastes have gotten better as I've gotten older, but still it's bourbon for me until the day I die. OK, and after death as well, as I do expect to be buried with a bottle of the good stuff.
 
2014-05-12 01:16:42 PM  
this is why i only drink localy sourced, organic, free range bourbon that you've probably never heard of.

Rebecca Creek is some yummy brown water.
 
2014-05-12 01:17:19 PM  

stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.


Are you sure you aren't getting Jack and Beam mixed up? Because I have the exact opposite impression. Regular Beam tastes like bottom shelf dreck to me, and works only as a mixer. Jack is at least semi-drinkable straight
 
2014-05-12 01:17:22 PM  
Gin is due for a comeback.
 
2014-05-12 01:17:50 PM  

syberpud: CruJones: There's some really good bourbon out there for reasonable prices right now.

Bulleit, Four Roses, Etc.

I've found that even "cheap" bourbon is more drinkable than cheap scotch.  I don't worry - when Mad Men finally ends, people will move on to another booze and make that trendy.


Exactly.  Although even if this does become an issue and I end up paying a lot more for decent bourbon, bourbon being super-trendy is still preferable to the ultra-premium vodka circlejerk from ten years ago.
 
2014-05-12 01:18:42 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.

Are you sure you aren't getting Jack and Beam mixed up? Because I have the exact opposite impression. Regular Beam tastes like bottom shelf dreck to me, and works only as a mixer. Jack is at least semi-drinkable straight


Also, the only thing that makes Jack "not a bourbon" is a state border. It is a bourbon in every sense but the most meaningless.
 
2014-05-12 01:20:20 PM  

darwinpolice: bourbon being super-trendy is still preferable to the ultra-premium vodka circlejerk from ten years ago.


Sadly that sh*t ain't over.
 
2014-05-12 01:20:53 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.

Are you sure you aren't getting Jack and Beam mixed up? Because I have the exact opposite impression. Regular Beam tastes like bottom shelf dreck to me, and works only as a mixer. Jack is at least semi-drinkable straight

Also, the only thing that makes Jack "not a bourbon" is a state border. It is a bourbon in every sense but the most meaningless.


Yeah, but why bother calling it bourbon? Tennessee whiskey has a distinctive flavor because of its high corn content; there are only two of them, and Dickel and JD taste more like each other than they do like other American whiskeys.

/Personally, I prefer rye
 
2014-05-12 01:20:59 PM  

SmackLT: [img.fark.net image 650x478]


Nice correlation,

Great now what am I going to do when I'm bored. How shall I survive without my Woodford comfort water.

Oh well, there's always Scotch
 
2014-05-12 01:21:07 PM  
Evan Williams ftw.
Good bourbon, reasonably priced.
 
2014-05-12 01:21:57 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.

Are you sure you aren't getting Jack and Beam mixed up? Because I have the exact opposite impression. Regular Beam tastes like bottom shelf dreck to me, and works only as a mixer. Jack is at least semi-drinkable straight


Jack is disgusting. It tastes as if someone took decent whiskey and then soaked a bunch of Kingsford Match-Lite briquettes in it.

And Southern Comfort is even worse. It tastes like cheap whikey mixed with Robitussin.
 
2014-05-12 01:22:26 PM  

stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.  And all of Jim's little brother bourbons are good as well.  Basil Hayden is especially good and my favorite bourbon.


I mean Jack Daniels does meet all the requirements for bourbon. It's a fun way to start an internet fight too.
 
2014-05-12 01:22:44 PM  
Now wait a minute here, I ....

oh, you mean Drew's.

*whew*

Nothing to see here people.
 
2014-05-12 01:23:01 PM  
I still chug cheap vodka on the kitchen floor.
 
2014-05-12 01:24:25 PM  
img.fark.net

plenty of cherry banana left
 
2014-05-12 01:24:56 PM  
Basil Haydens and Blantons

I've heard good things about Black Maple Hill but have yet to try it.
 
2014-05-12 01:25:30 PM  

cantsleep: Evan Williams ftw.
Good bourbon, reasonably priced.


^This^

Gourmet magazine agrees. They called it an excellent bourbon for the price.
 
2014-05-12 01:25:30 PM  
This is my favorite bourbon. Very tasty, and you can't beat the price for a top-shelf-tasting booze (as little as $15 for a fifth).

www.totalwine.com
 
2014-05-12 01:25:45 PM  
I blame Justified!
 
2014-05-12 01:26:20 PM  

CruJones: There's some really good bourbon out there for reasonable prices right now.

Bulleit, Four Roses, Etc.


Rebel Yell is by the best bang-for-buck out there, and despite Trader Joe's carrying it, it doesn't seem to have been "discovered" yet, so it's still dirt cheap.

The problem isn't that we're short now (and it's both bourbon and Irish whisky that are seeing problems - scotch has been hipsterized since before there were hipsters, so there's a nimble and overpriced scotch market already, and nobody wants that Canadian swill.) The problem is that in 5 years we won't have any 12-year-old Redbreast because the casks are being bottled instead of reserved, but we'll have tons of 3-year-old Old Crow being dumped at fire sale prices because organic artisan truffle liqueurs will be en vogue.

/csb:submitted with much better headline a week ago
 
2014-05-12 01:26:56 PM  

tricycleracer: Gin is due for a comeback.


Gin doesn't need a come back, it's been here for years, rocking my tonic and Singapore Slings.
 
2014-05-12 01:27:00 PM  

redmid17: stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.  And all of Jim's little brother bourbons are good as well.  Basil Hayden is especially good and my favorite bourbon.

I mean Jack Daniels does meet all the requirements for bourbon. It's a fun way to start an internet fight too.


Bourbon, however, doesn't meet all the requirements to be a Tennessee sour mash whiskey, which MUST be made using the sour mash process. Most bourbon is made that way, but it doesn't have to be in order to be bourbon.
 
2014-05-12 01:27:38 PM  

cantsleep: Evan Williams ftw.
Good bourbon, reasonably priced.


That's my cousin's kid's name... yes, for that reason.

/why yes, they are rednecky, thanks for asking
 
2014-05-12 01:31:11 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.

Are you sure you aren't getting Jack and Beam mixed up? Because I have the exact opposite impression. Regular Beam tastes like bottom shelf dreck to me, and works only as a mixer. Jack is at least semi-drinkable straight

Also, the only thing that makes Jack "not a bourbon" is a state border. It is a bourbon in every sense but the most meaningless.


Nope, didn't mix them up.  I used to have a next door neighbor who was a Navy recruiter and Jack was all he would drink.  Nasty stuff, like I said it tastes like lighter fluid smells.  Jim Beam on the other hand has always tasted good to me and at 1/2 to 2/3 the price of Jack.  Dickel is a little better but I still prefer Beam.  But hey, that is why there are different things in the World.  Different people like different things.

I do agree on the state line thing though.  It is all meaningless.  They should just call all whiskey of this ilk bourbon and be done with it.
 
2014-05-12 01:31:44 PM  

tricycleracer: Gin is due for a comeback.


I've already left bourbon for gin.  Let the sheep follow, as they always do.
 
2014-05-12 01:32:07 PM  

stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.  And all of Jim's little brother bourbons are good as well.  Basil Hayden is especially good and my favorite bourbon.


Actually, JD is considered bourbon. That myth about being only being called bourbon if it was made in KY is just that, a myth. There are Gov't rules distillers must follow to be considered bourbon, and that is the ONLY restrictions on being called bourbon.

Produced in the United States
Made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn
Aged in new, charred oak barrels
Distilled to no more than 160 proof
May not enter the barrel at no more than 125 proof
Aged at least 4 years unless specifically labeled on the bottle its age.

As such, JD follows these rules. And when it's exported is classed as a bourbon. But it's Jack Daniels who do not want their products to be called a bourbon as they want to be considered a separate class of whiskey.
 
2014-05-12 01:32:55 PM  

give me doughnuts: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: stupiddream: Is this where I say that Jack Daniels tastes like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid smells?  But then Jack Daniels is not bourbon, it's a Tenn. whiskey (or is it wiskey, or whisky or whatever).

Now Jim Beam is a bourbon and, in my humble opinion, a dang fine one.

Are you sure you aren't getting Jack and Beam mixed up? Because I have the exact opposite impression. Regular Beam tastes like bottom shelf dreck to me, and works only as a mixer. Jack is at least semi-drinkable straight

Jack is disgusting. It tastes as if someone took decent whiskey and then soaked a bunch of Kingsford Match-Lite briquettes in it.

And Southern Comfort is even worse. It tastes like cheap whikey mixed with Robitussin.


People who dislike the taste of Jack Daniel's are pussies with weak taste buds. The scratchiness/burn is much of the appeal. It's like saying you don't like spicy food because it's too spicy. Southern Comfort tastes like buttered raspberries, and there's nothing wrong with that; it's just another liqueur.
 
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