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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 16
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3686 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:05 PM (13 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-13 12:06:54 PM
3 votes:
That's not strange, that's being prepared.
2014-06-13 06:49:55 PM
2 votes:

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 12:57:27 PM
2 votes:
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
2014-06-13 10:04:11 PM
1 votes:

dionysusaur: Buffalo Trace is nice. Shame about the name, though.

/ Hendrix for gin
 Pussers for rum


This..

/ Pussers for rum

But not that

Blackheart for rum.

//Yay Kentucky Rum!
2014-06-13 08:54:08 PM
1 votes:

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: freetomato: 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 image 850x637]

I love that the barrels have "bourbon experience" on the side.


Most of my "bourbon experiences" involve either heaving into a porcelain bowl or making loud comments about someone's mom at a party.

A true Farker
2014-06-13 08:42:25 PM
1 votes:

dolphinsgonwild: Wife and I went through Kentucky. Stayed the night in some Podunk county. Couldn't get a drink if I put a gun to someone's head. Had to drive two counties over to find a truck stop restaurant that served beer.


I had the same experience.  Fortunately I had stopped in Louisville and picked up wine and bourbon before travelling on.  The hotel couldn't find a corkscrew for the wine so I had to go to a store and buy one (why does the dollar store sell corkscrews in a dry county????)

Bourbon was my first whisky experience (as an adult looking for taste, not some kid looking for a drunk), then I tried scotch to compare the flavours/experiences.  Then someone told me that Canadian whisky is world class, so I tried the award winner this year (Corby's Lot 40).  It turns out that it is VERY good.

Ironically, I lived down the street from that distillery for the first 19 years of my life.  I still (bad pun intended) live in Canada and visit the area regularly.  Next time I am down there I am going on a tour of the place, and telling them how much I like their stuff.
2014-06-13 07:48:46 PM
1 votes:

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 07:39:19 PM
1 votes:

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 06:56:41 PM
1 votes:

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 06:52:43 PM
1 votes:

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 06:51:15 PM
1 votes:
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 06:20:08 PM
1 votes:
Drove through Kentucky last summer.  Not one, not two, but THREE big distilleries, all in the same county.
2014-06-13 06:18:29 PM
1 votes:

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 06:10:32 PM
1 votes:

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 06:09:18 PM
1 votes:
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 06:08:04 PM
1 votes:

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.
 
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