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The Economics of Pappy Van Winkle

The Economics of Pappy Van Winkle | Bourbon | Scoop.it
Why is Pappy so expensive? The bottles retail for $79 and are reselling for $500. These current releases are sold for 5 to 20 times the retail price.
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It's good, make not mistake. I've had it, but it's kind like what I think it's like going to the Super Bowl. Been there, done that, but not all that it's billed to be. I've sampled a lot of bourbons, not all mind you. Pappy is more marketing expertise.

 

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Local distillery unveils first legal bourbon in Central New York - WKTV

Local distillery unveils first legal bourbon in Central New York - WKTV | Bourbon | Scoop.it
Local distillery unveils first legal bourbon in Central New York
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We mix corn and hot water, basically cooking starch and creating sugar from the corn," said Jordan Karp, master distiller at the Adirondack Distilling Company.
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Another day another bourbon. The craft bourbon realm is growing rapidly all across the U.S. California, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia and New York are some of the states with craft distillers. Kentucky is the home of bourbon, but to be called bourbon it does not have to be produced in Kentucky.

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More About Diageo's Kentucky Distillery Plans -

More About Diageo's Kentucky Distillery Plans - | Bourbon | Scoop.it
Diageo still doesn’t have a name for its new Shelby County distillery, but the liquor giant somewhat revealed its American whiskey strategies at a public gathering at the Shelbyville Country Club on June 10.
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There is  uncertainty about the whiskey fungus and how the courts may rule in suits from distillery neighbors.  Here's more about the fungus: http://cjky.it/1l9aaVP

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Watershed Bourbon Review | The Whiskey Reviewer

Watershed Bourbon Review | The Whiskey Reviewer | Bourbon | Scoop.it
Yet with the craft distilling boom, more and more locally made bourbon is coming from places north of the Mason-Dixon line, and it's not like Ohio is a stranger to whiskey-making. I know for a fact there was such a thing as Ohio ...
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To be called straight bourbon, the spirit must be aged at least two years, in charred new oak barrels. The barrels at 53 gallons.

 

Some craft distillers use smaller barrels and age the spirit fewer than two years. It can be called bourbon, but not straight bourbon.

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BEST BOURBON PECAN PIE RECIPE FROM NOAH'S MOM - Food Feeder

It's the time of year to raise your pie game to the next level. Noah and his mom are here to show you how to make a pie you'll be proud to bring to any gathering (or slightly less ashamed...
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When you add bourbon to this already great type of pie - known in Louisville as Derby Pie (TM) - it is going to be a hit.

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7 Bourbon (and Chocolate) Recipes for Father's Day - Parade

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7 Bourbon (and Chocolate) Recipes for Father's Day
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I recently got wind of a weekly bourbon and chocolate pairing event at the iconic Mayflower Hotel in my hometown of D.C.
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This would be good, but what I really want for Father's day is the Wild Egg's bananas Foster waffles. Their recipe calls for dark rum. Forget that and use bourbon. Here's the recipe: http://cjky.it/1pUIc5R

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New Booze: Double Barrel Bourbon from A. Smith Bowman Distillery ...

A. Smith Bowman Distillery announces the first release in its Abraham Bowman line for 2014, the Abraham Bowman Limited Edition Double Barrel Bourbon. This new bourbon was aged a total of seven years and two months.
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It is quite an effort to produce this. They are using two new charred, oak barrels in the production. 

 

It's hard to tell from a photo, but the double-barrel aging likely contributes to the deep amber color.

 

This would be quite an interesting taste test.

 

Have you tried this?

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Seattle area craft distilleries win big at the American Distilling Institute

Seattle area craft distilleries win big at the American Distilling Institute | Bourbon | Scoop.it
A good number of them were sober too, though many local distillers had a lot of reasons to celebrate. More than a dozen craft distilleries in Washington, from Woodinville Whiskey Co. to San Juan Island Distillery took home ...
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Many people mistakenly think that bourbon has to be produced in Kentucky. It doesn't. With the increasing popularity of bourbon, more and more people are getting into it as a business.

 

The difficulty, of course, is that bourbon has to be aged at least a couple years in charred new oak barrels. That means a business has to have some money to tide them over until the amber, aged bourbon has some maturity.

 

That's also why you see more clear spirits - vodka, hooch, white dog. 

 

An upstart craft distiller can get some cash flow going while the the spirits are aging in the barrels.

 

Smooth Ambler is a product out of West Virginia that has a good body.

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