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Old 12-14-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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Woodford 1838 Sweet Mash Bourbon

Anyone try this yet? If I can find a bottle, I'll pick one up for Xmas for myself.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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Wow. I'm going to have to look that one up. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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Bloof I am going searching Saturday. if I find it- I will buy two- get your address and ship one out to you. Cross your fingers!
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:29 AM   #4
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That's much too kind. With all the cigars I owe certain people here and on another web site, it could take a while for me to . . .

ugh!!! Please allow me an expression of today's language that I hate to use, but, since it's appropriate, . . .

"hit you back." Oh man. I have to go let that one wear off, ha, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:05 AM   #5
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Bloof- I would only send you one because I know your "LOVE" of a good bourbon. I would never expect any payback. Hell, I'm trying to be a better Christian this year. That's it! Tis' better to Give than to receive and all of that. I would send it because I know you would enjoy it.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:57 PM   #6
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I wonder what "sweet mash" means.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:52 PM   #7
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Re: Woodford 1838 Sweet Mash Bourbon

Here you go Bloof. Didn't get out today to look for it- had to take the kids sledding this afternoon instead

by Jeff Hoyt

Although it is not a hard and fast rule, bourbon whiskies are usually crafted using a sour mash process in which ingredients—grains, yeast and water—from a prior distillation are introduced into a new mash mixture. The result is a sour mash which is fermented for several days before being distilled. Woodford Reserve is reviving the original bourbon production practice of sweet mash, in which entirely fresh ingredients are used before being distilled.

As to be expected, sour mash creates a more consistent product with less variation from batch to batch. But consistency is not a factor here, as there is only one bottling planned of the Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash as part of their limited edition Master’s Collection series. The year 1838 celebrates the year the present-day Woodford Reserve Distillery was constructed and commemorates the end of the sweet mash bourbon-making era.

We were most surprised by the orange-brown liquid’s almost creamy texture, which is rare for bourbons, resulting in a pleasant mouthfeel. Along with the typical vanilla and caramel flavors, there is a unique maple aroma and taste. The proof is also slightly lower than the standard Woodford Reserve (86 vs. 90), while the pH level is supposed to be higher than sour mash bourbons.

Only 1,045 cases of the individually hand-numbered whiskey bottles were produced. The spirit will be introduced in 25 US markets by the end of 2008, and it will also be released for the first time in Canada. Believed to be the first product of its kind to be bottled in 150 years, this rarity makes a fine holiday gift for bourbon aficionados.

Price: $90

For more information visit www.woodfordreserve.com

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Old 12-20-2008, 09:12 PM   #8
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Wow, that information is very cool. I'm glad you got to go sledding with the kids. If you can't for some reason get it, I'll ask my connection. I know a guy who's the spirits manager of a big store in Manhattan. I can send him an e-mail, find out about availability.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:19 AM   #9
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Any updates on this? Just curious to see what tastings were like, if anyone around here has tried it. Thanks.
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