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(Short List)   There are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky than people - and that's the only strange bourbon fact   (shortlist.com) divider line 88
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2014-06-13 12:06:54 PM  
That's not strange, that's being prepared.
 
2014-06-13 12:48:21 PM  
Took a tour of Buffalo Trace back in March. They let us stick our fingers in the giant vat. So in a decade, you'll be sippin' mah finger whiskey.

/also sampled the raw "white dog". All germs=dead
 
2014-06-13 12:50:19 PM  
But there are more people than teeth.
 
2014-06-13 12:57:27 PM  
While many American whiskies advertise themselves as Sour mash - a type of distillation - all bourbons are technically sour mash. The reason Jack Daniels isn't is because it goes through a charcoal drip before hitting the barrel.

Wrong on two counts.

Sour mash is a fermentation (not distillation) technique, whereby the spent grain of a previous batch is used to help prime the next batch.  JD has "sour mash" on its got-damm label.

The charcoal drip (Lincoln County Process) traditionally prevents JD from being labeled a bourbon, though this may not be legally binding
 
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2014-06-13 01:32:02 PM  

rocinante721: While many American whiskies advertise themselves as Sour mash - a type of distillation - all bourbons are technically sour mash. The reason Jack Daniels isn't is because it goes through a charcoal drip before hitting the barrel.

Wrong on two counts.

Sour mash is a fermentation (not distillation) technique, whereby the spent grain of a previous batch is used to help prime the next batch.  JD has "sour mash" on its got-damm label.

The charcoal drip (Lincoln County Process) traditionally prevents JD from being labeled a bourbon, though this may not be legally binding


I think the distillation comes after the fermentation, it's not on or the other.

Also, isn't the second thing you said exactly the same thing TFA said?
 
2014-06-13 01:49:38 PM  
Well, subby, what are the other nine then, not strange?
 
2014-06-13 06:06:18 PM  
*grabs car keys and jelly jar.
 
2014-06-13 06:06:36 PM  
Problem?
 
2014-06-13 06:08:04 PM  

rocinante721: While many American whiskies advertise themselves as Sour mash - a type of distillation - all bourbons are technically sour mash. The reason Jack Daniels isn't is because it goes through a charcoal drip before hitting the barrel.

Wrong on two counts.

Sour mash is a fermentation (not distillation) technique, whereby the spent grain of a previous batch is used to help prime the next batch.  JD has "sour mash" on its got-damm label.

The charcoal drip (Lincoln County Process) traditionally prevents JD from being labeled a bourbon, though this may not be legally binding


The only thing preventing JD from being labelled a bourbon is Brown-Forman marketing. No definition of bourbon says anything about the filtering JD uses.
 
2014-06-13 06:08:49 PM  
Kinda like the Sheep / New Zealand Human ratio?

/ there may be meaning in this...
 
2014-06-13 06:08:57 PM  
Yes, but 75% of the bourbon isn't inbred
 
2014-06-13 06:09:18 PM  
Fact:  Finding a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle in my state (WA) is like finding treasure at the end of the rainbow.
 
2014-06-13 06:10:32 PM  

rocinante721: While many American whiskies advertise themselves as Sour mash - a type of distillation - all bourbons are technically sour mash. The reason Jack Daniels isn't is because it goes through a charcoal drip before hitting the barrel.

Wrong on two counts.

Sour mash is a fermentation (not distillation) technique, whereby the spent grain of a previous batch is used to help prime the next batch.  JD has "sour mash" on its got-damm label.

The charcoal drip (Lincoln County Process) traditionally prevents JD from being labeled a bourbon, though this may not be legally binding


JD could label as bourbon, they choose not to
 
2014-06-13 06:10:59 PM  
So you are saying us Farkers need to drink tp reduce the number of barrels?  Challenge accepted!
 
2014-06-13 06:11:10 PM  
cretinbob

Yes, but 75% of the bourbon isn't inbred

Wrong tack.... Name a bourbon that doesn't name inbred ancestry.
 
2014-06-13 06:14:48 PM  

maxheck: cretinbob

Yes, but 75% of the bourbon isn't inbred

Wrong tack.... Name a bourbon that doesn't name inbred ancestry.


spring mill bourbon
 
2014-06-13 06:18:29 PM  

maxheck: cretinbob

Yes, but 75% of the bourbon isn't inbred

Wrong tack.... Name a bourbon that doesn't name inbred ancestry.


Four Roses
Wild Turkey
Buffalo Trace
Ancient Age
1776
 
2014-06-13 06:20:08 PM  
Drove through Kentucky last summer.  Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.
 
2014-06-13 06:23:14 PM  

olddinosaur: Drove through Kentucky last summer.  Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.


When we drove through there years ago it was Sunday and no booze. WTH people?
 
2014-06-13 06:24:49 PM  
Also little known, aging beer in a bourbon barrel is the only way to make beer palatable.
 
2014-06-13 06:30:09 PM  
The facts
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisky

Yes, there are rules.
 
2014-06-13 06:31:29 PM  
Think I'll have a Beam & Coke


/ Beam
 
2014-06-13 06:35:42 PM  
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"You've been drinking your whiskey from Kentucky..."
 
2014-06-13 06:35:49 PM  
Tobasco is aged in barrels previously used to age Jack Daniels.
 
2014-06-13 06:36:57 PM  
olddinosaur:

Drove through Kentucky last summer. Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.

Well, yeah, but I used to drive to-and-from work past 3 wineries in Maryland, which of course is everyone's first thought of where to grow grapes and fine wine.

/ actually is pretty good wine country.

.
 
2014-06-13 06:37:42 PM  
I should have been a Cooper.
 
2014-06-13 06:39:09 PM  

uncleacid: I should have been a Cooper.


Is your name Claude?  Keep away from my copper clappers
 
2014-06-13 06:40:34 PM  
Another fun fact: On average, the barrels of bourbon are more educated than the inhabitants.
 
2014-06-13 06:41:33 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: uncleacid: I should have been a Cooper.

Is your name Claude?  Keep away from my copper clappers


You (I) will clobber him?
 
2014-06-13 06:45:35 PM  

sdd2000: Smeggy Smurf: uncleacid: I should have been a Cooper.

Is your name Claude?  Keep away from my copper clappers

You (I) will clobber him?


Correct
 
2014-06-13 06:45:57 PM  
Did the bourbon tour last month, getting a kick. Only saw three but that was enough with all the sampling. Dipped my own bottle of White Dog in wax at the Maker's Mark Distillery.img.fark.net
 
2014-06-13 06:47:28 PM  
Wow, I had no idea Jack Daniel's was essentially bourbon (aside from the fact it's not made in Bourbon County). I learned something today. Still not going to buy it on account of it being ~$5 more expensive per bottle than Jim Beam.

*sips some Beam*
 
2014-06-13 06:49:55 PM  

HairyNevus: Wow, I had no idea Jack Daniel's was essentially bourbon (aside from the fact it's not made in Bourbon County). I learned something today. Still not going to buy it on account of it being ~$5 more expensive per bottle than Jim Beam.

*sips some Beam*


You can always say it's because JD is barely good enough to run a lawmower on
 
2014-06-13 06:51:15 PM  
Ive been through the "Bourbon Trail" in Kentucky.  Several distilleries within fairly close proximity.  Great trip to make if you have a few days.  Love the free samples....
 
2014-06-13 06:52:43 PM  

HairyNevus: Wow, I had no idea Jack Daniel's was essentially bourbon (aside from the fact it's not made in Bourbon County). I learned something today. Still not going to buy it on account of it being ~$5 more expensive per bottle than Jim Beam.

*sips some Beam*


The county also has nothing to do with the designation
 
2014-06-13 06:56:41 PM  

ajs1980: Ive been through the "Bourbon Trail" in Kentucky.  Several distilleries within fairly close proximity.  Great trip to make if you have a few days.  Love the free samples....



And if you have a travel companion who doesn't mind being the DD.
 
2014-06-13 07:00:54 PM  

The_Sponge: ajs1980: Ive been through the "Bourbon Trail" in Kentucky.  Several distilleries within fairly close proximity.  Great trip to make if you have a few days.  Love the free samples....


And if you have a travel companion who doesn't mind being the DD.


I always remember to have a designated drunk driver :-)
 
2014-06-13 07:12:36 PM  
Fun fact:  If you drink enough Beam, you will puke on your boots
 
2014-06-13 07:30:27 PM  
Is it because when people want good whiskey, they go to Tennessee?
 
2014-06-13 07:33:38 PM  

bunner: Is it because when people want good whiskey, they go to Tennessee?


Doubtful
 
2014-06-13 07:38:54 PM  
Drinking this now, so I'm getting a kick:
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-13 07:39:19 PM  

bunner: Is it because when people want good whiskey, they go to Tennessee and buy some Kentucky Straight Bourbon?



Fixed

/Beam
//Beam
 
2014-06-13 07:40:00 PM  

grumpfuff: That's not strange, that's being prepared.


And knowing what you're great at.
 
2014-06-13 07:40:43 PM  

JoieD'Zen: olddinosaur: Drove through Kentucky last summer.  Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.

When we drove through there years ago it was Sunday and no booze. WTH people?


When you have that much bourbon available a mandated day off is just good sense.
 
2014-06-13 07:41:58 PM  

BluVeinThrobber: //Beam


I, yeah, I tried that once.
 
2014-06-13 07:42:31 PM  

nightbringerggz: JoieD'Zen: olddinosaur: Drove through Kentucky last summer.  Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.

When we drove through there years ago it was Sunday and no booze. WTH people?

When you have that much bourbon available a mandated day off is just good sense.


I suspect it had more to do with Jesus and such.
 
2014-06-13 07:48:46 PM  

The_Sponge: Fact:  Finding a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle in my state (WA) is like finding treasure at the end of the rainbow.


I thought that was the case in most places, really. Of course it might be easier to find if it didn't get stolen (if that actually really happened and wasn't just a marketing stunt by Buffalo Trace).
 
2014-06-13 07:50:28 PM  

HairyNevus: Wow, I had no idea Jack Daniel's was essentially bourbon (aside from the fact it's not made in Bourbon County). I learned something today. Still not going to buy it on account of it being ~$5 more expensive per bottle than Jim Beam.

*sips some Beam*


Jack is a subcategory of Bourbon called a Tennessee whiskey.  Filtering it over maple charcoal softens it and gives it a hint of maple sweetness.  You can add a shot of maple syrup to your bottle of Jim Beam and get nearly the same effect.  If you need training wheels on your whiskey, that is.
 
2014-06-13 07:53:04 PM  

bunner: BluVeinThrobber: //Beam

I, yeah, I tried that once.


You can do it again

//=drink count
 
2014-06-13 08:00:10 PM  

BluVeinThrobber: bunner: BluVeinThrobber: //Beam

I, yeah, I tried that once.

You can do it again

//=drink count


I don't like beer much.  I like Guinness, a stout, and Harp lager.  I like Alexander Keith's lager but it isn't available here in the U.S.  I've been drinking Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 since forever, neat, because it actually tastes good.  Jim Beam, to me, doesn't.  It tastes awful.  Most whiskey does.  I am happy that there are different distillers with different recipes so that people can choose what they like.
 
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