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My son and d-in-law are headed to Kentucky where they will help bottle 'THEIR' keg of bourbon whiskey.

Four years ago they went with friends for a tasting at a small brewery and they purchased a 'sponsorship' of a barrel of bourbon. While they were there that day a new barrel of whiskey was labeled with their name.

This whiskey is aged for 4 years - and it's been four years. Today they will help bottle 'their' keg of bourbon and will be bringing a couple bottles of it home, of course

They find the coolest things to do.

Meanwhile they have told others about this and have sent quite a few people to this brewery's tours and tastings.

What a smart marketing idea that was. The fee to 'sponsor' a barrel was $60 - a plus for the brewery and a guarantee of returning customers ready to bottle 'their' bourbon...and buy a few more bottles while there.

For all I know this marketing idea may be common in some areas - but I'd never heard of it done quite this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    My son and d-in-law are headed to Kentucky where they will help bottle 'THEIR' keg of bourbon whiskey.
    Sorry, Kay but everyone knows the only Bourbon worth drinking is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Sorry, Kay but everyone knows the only Bourbon worth drinking is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee!
      I didn't realize Bulleit was distilled in Lynchburg now.
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      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Sorry, Kay but everyone knows the only Bourbon worth drinking is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee!
      I agree with the sentiment, however if it's not made in Bourbon County, Kentucky it isn't Bourbon.

      As much as Mr Daniel's produce is my favourite spirit, it can't be called bourbon. In fact it doesn't. It says right there on the bottle I'm just opening Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey.

      Can't argue with that.

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      • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        I agree with the sentiment, however if it's not made in Bourbon County, Kentucky it isn't Bourbon.

        As much as Mr Daniel's produce is my favourite spirit, it can't be called bourbon. In fact it doesn't. It says right there on the bottle I'm just opening Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey.

        Can't argue with that.

        Cheers!
        The product meets the regulatory criteria for classification as a straight bourbon, though the company disavows this classification. It markets the liquor simply as Tennessee whiskey rather than as Tennessee bourbon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Daniel%27s
        It doesn't matter what you call it, it's still the best "American" whiskey. Don't get me started on Scotch!
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    I prefer Wild Turkey myself and after a few drinks I don't much care what is inside the bottle and what it is called.
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    Wild Turkey American Honey for me....smooth stuff....in small doses..well spaced....
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  • I prefer Wild Turkey myself
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