mattbuty wrote:I was wondering whether anyone knew which scotches are using which bourbon casks.
Leither wrote:I would suspect, for example, that Laphroaig now uses ex-Jim Beam, given that their parent holding company Fortune Brands owns both brands.
Still, while I was drinking it, I was aware that there were certain aromas I recognise. Not suprising when scotch has been matured in bourbon barrels. I was wondering whether anyone knew which scotches are using which bourbon casks.
It just goes to show you can make a silk purse out of a sows ear
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I was at Laphroaig last October and they have various different sources for their barrels ... Markers Mark was one of them and the only reason I remembered this above the rest is it is one of my favourite bourbons also some Buffalo trace if I remember correctly. Further I cannot remember seeing any Jack Daniels but there was at least another different bourbon/american whiskey distillery in the stash of barrels awaiting refurb for laphoraig...
hilliamash wrote:...and Buffalo Trace is also quite rye rich. Ultimately, however, bourbon is a corn based whisky...and some folks' palates just don't appreciate corn squeezins'...
oldrip57 wrote:hilliamash wrote:...and Buffalo Trace is also quite rye rich. Ultimately, however, bourbon is a corn based whisky...and some folks' palates just don't appreciate corn squeezins'...
No, Buffalo Trace isn't "rye rich".
justalittlemore wrote:As far as I can tell, the only reason to make bourbon is so that the casks can later be used to make scotch. To each their own, I spose.
jackthewog wrote:...you have the option to buy bottles made just from the contents of that single barrel...
Gov wrote:I am attending Whisky Fest in Chicago this April. I plan on trying some bourbon's. Markers Mark has left a bad taste in my mouth, so maybe there is a bourbon I might like after all.
lawschooldrunk wrote:hook55 wrote:Just have to finish off the Jack Daniels in a hurry not going to buy Jack anymore
yeah, especially after they lowered the ABV from 43-40% and totally killed the taste.