- Aug 13, 2014
This is actually very good price ! I'm planning on getting two bottles of the Vertical Series Bourbon and will stock two bottles from this year release as well as the following years, this way I can always have an opened and un-opened bottle to compare...My local TWM sells Vertical 5 for for $47 -- about $8 less than the store in Mill Valley.
Here is another craft Bourbon that I picked up yesterday, not bad for MGP Bourbon, very tasty, priced below $40. Cheers Gents !
Keep in mind, it's not traditional Bourbon, it's MGP but not bad at all, I'm in the same "finishing" page
I don't mind MGP when it's well done.
Nothing wrong with sourced juice.If you mean that "it's MGP" that "it's sourced" and not distilled and bottled "on site," I really am not that particular about how a bourbon (or any othe liquor) is made.
I really only care how it tastes and, fact is, there are a lot of "sourced" bourbons (as well as scotches, eg., Compass Box and JW Green which are among my favorites) that taste really great.
Just ran across the following article that discusses the "sourcing" of bourbons in general and identifies specific brands that are sourced and also taste great.
See: The Best Sourced Bourbon.
Among the brands named in the article that I already own and can vouch for the claim of being among the best "sourced" bourbons (and perhaps among the best generally) are: Widow Jane, Bulleit, Angel's Envy and Pinhook.
And also on the list are several that I still want to try, as soon as I empty a few bottles currently on my shelf, including: Burning Chair, Jefferson's Ocean Aged, High West and Redemption.
Remus is the MGP brandNothing wrong with sourced juice.
Basically it's the customer's mash bill and made to their specs so it really wouldn't be that much different being produced at their own site.
Also many companies use a sourced product only to bolster their own in house releases, if for no other reason than to get a foot in the door of the industry until they can produce 100% of their own when the money starts rolling in.
Casking and storage make more of a difference in the final product, that and getting the blend right.
MGP was going to release their own aged product a couple of years ago, not sure if they did or not, I'll look it up.