Always? I don't think they used many if any Bourbon casks until the late 1940s.
I've seen old photographs from the 1920's of Jameson casks being loaded onto trailers that look about the size of a modern bourbon cask but I don't know for sure what they are. The sherry cask element pops up a lot though in Jameson speak. Then I heard that Powers was only Bourbon cask and I would wonder why, if true, that would be if they had historically used sherry casks. If anyone knows more...?
The two are very different and I appreciate the taste of both. A Corvette is beautiful and a Bentley is beautiful, each in its own way.
I can't see a Bentley driver buying a Corvette though, or any American car. But I can see a Corvetter owner buying a Bentley
what will happen if the american white oak tree diminishes?
I think I heard somewhere that the world population of trees might actually be growing in these eccco times. Maybe global warming will save us!
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