The bourbon producers should:

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Choose two options

Offer several mash recipes of low entry proof bourbon of about 6 years of age at a reasonable cost
12
24%
Give the Master Distillers more say in the product line
8
16%
Give the Master Distillers more freedom to experiment (like the micro distilleries do)
9
18%
Offer no bourbon that costs more than $50.........that is the most any of them are really worth
5
10%
Continue on to offer the current product lines.........good to excellent whiskey is being produced and the demands are being met at a profit
6
12%
Move the accountants and marketeers to an empty warehouse with no lights, no heat, and no a/c
10
20%
 
Total votes : 50

The bourbon producers should:

Unread postby Mike » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:41 pm

Our chance to voice some opinions on this topic. I voted for offering some low entry proof recipes and giving the MDs more freedom to experiment
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Re: The bourbon producers should:

Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:05 pm

Mike,
I voted the low distillation and entry proof and moving the accountants to the warehouse. I think that if you put "no running water or bathrooms" I would have placed both my votes there.
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Re: The bourbon producers should:

Unread postby TBoner » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:48 pm

I chose the first and last options as well. In the case of a couple of personal favorites of mine, I continue to believe that barrel entry proof is the single biggest difference between the product now and the product I've tasted from 25-30 years ago (Old Grand Dad in particular).

If you did 2 and 3, you might wind up accomplishing the first and last options in the process.

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Re: The bourbon producers should:

Unread postby drinkdrankdrunk » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:06 am

I'm the one that voted for no bourbon over $50, 'cause I'm a cheap bastard.
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Re: The bourbon producers should:

Unread postby barturtle » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:55 pm

The bourbon producers should:

Hire me as a consultant...
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