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I toured the distillery in 1995 when in Kentucky to visit an old friend. Interesting experience. Compared to other distilleries they had a distinct "small business" feel. That's probably changed now. I vividly remember seeing a fly land (and remain) on the foamy mash in a large open pot.

Back then I bought more bourbon than I do now, and MM was my preferred brand. But I prefer Woodford Reserve now, even though I don't go through more than a bottle every couple of years or so.

Not sure I understand the outrage over dropping the alcohol content marginally though.

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I just knew they were planning changes when MM started their huge advertising campaign.

There's also been another change in bourbon world. A whiskey distilled in NY is now legally called bourbon. It might be legal, but it ain't right. I will never buy/drink bourbon from anywhere but KY.

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I toured the distillery in 1995 when in Kentucky to visit an old friend. Interesting experience. Compared to other distilleries they had a distinct "small business" feel. That's probably changed now. I vividly remember seeing a fly land (and remain) on the foamy mash in a large open pot.

Back then I bought more bourbon than I do now, and MM was my preferred brand. But I prefer Woodford Reserve now, even though I don't go through more than a bottle every couple of years or so.

Not sure I understand the outrage over dropping the alcohol content marginally though.

Nah, it's still about the same. That's actually the area I grew up in, not much has changed.

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I toured the distillery in 1995 when in Kentucky to visit an old friend. Interesting experience. Compared to other distilleries they had a distinct "small business" feel. That's probably changed now. I vividly remember seeing a fly land (and remain) on the foamy mash in a large open pot.

Back then I bought more bourbon than I do now, and MM was my preferred brand. But I prefer Woodford Reserve now, even though I don't go through more than a bottle every couple of years or so.

Not sure I understand the outrage over dropping the alcohol content marginally though.

Nah, it's still about the same. That's actually the area I grew up in, not much has changed.

It cuts the 'horsepower'. Less bang for your money.[;)]

Marc

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not MM but worth a taste if you're in Vegas @ the right place & time

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the story behind this blend is pretty amazing

http://natgeotv.com/uk/shackletons-whisky

was given a bottle as a tip from a repeat client

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...was given a bottle as a tip from a repeat client

So...my interpretation is that you're inviting everyone over for a taste, right? All for historical reasons, of course.

with gas/fuel where it's at the rt cost properly applied would probably get ya a whole bottle locally, but pick yer poison

Shackleton isn't running off the shelves here at $180 a pop

heard on npr the better investment would be the lower proof, now a collectors version of MM

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