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So I bought a bottle of Knob Creek, very much like the stuff. 100 proof, you feel it a little more after 2 drinks. I need to try a few more suggestions, but I just read this and I'm quite pissed at Maker's http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/10/news/makers-mark-bourbon/[^] 84 proof? Meeh. I know Maker's creates Knob Creek, I just hope they don't lower that from 50%.
I'm going to get my hands on some Eagle Rare and Heavens Hill to sample this week.
So I bought a bottle of Knob Creek, very much like the stuff.
I'm glad you liked it.
I know Maker's creates Knob Creek
They are both made and distributed by Beam Inc. (Jim Beam), but they come from different distilleries. Knob Creek is made at the main Beam distillery in Clermont, Ky., whereas Maker's Mark is made in Loretto, Ky.
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Yeah, I heard about Makers watering things down this morning, at least they are honest I suppose. I'm not sure why they didn't allow the law of supply and demand to take effect and raise the price, instead of diminishing their product and not lowering the price.
all bourbons are "watered down". the stuff comes out of the still at like 150 proof.
I know, I prefer it to stay above 90 proof. I like to sip it, and not have to consume a ton of it to get a good buzz. Dropping down to 80 proof is extremely unappealing and to me, feels like there is more to it than simply demand outstripping supply.
Chris Losinger wrote:
"I know Maker's creates Knob Creek"
Baker's, Booker's, Basil Hayden's, Knob Creek, Makers (and a couple of others) are all owned by Jim Bea
That's why I mentioned it, I'm afraid they will lower the proof of Knob Creek and others. It wasn't a knock on the brand, the rest of the sentence that you quoted contained the reason why I even mentioned that Beam owns both.
"I know Maker's creates Knob Creek, I just hope they don't lower that from 50%."
My fear is that they will successfully further dilute Maker's and start to do the same with the rest of their stable.
[Disclosure - I'm not a fan of Basil Hayden, though I know it is revered by many.]
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