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Jack Daniel's faces a whiskey rebellion
Yahoo/WSJ ^ | 3-18-14 | Mike Esterl

Posted on 03/18/2014 11:33:03 PM PDT by kingattax

A feud has erupted among distillers over a seemingly simple question: When is a whiskey "Tennessee Whiskey''?

On the one side is Brown-Forman Corp., maker of the top-selling American whiskey, Jack Daniel's.

At the company's urging, Tennessee passed legislation last year requiring anything labeled "Tennessee Whiskey'' not just to be made in the state, but also to be made from at least 51% corn, filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new, charred oak barrels.

As it happens, that is the recipe for Jack Daniel's, which traces its Tennessee roots back more than a century and today sells more than 90% of the state's whiskey.

On the other side of this feud is U.K.-based Diageo PLC, the world's largest liquor company and owner of George Dickel, the distant No. 2 Tennessee Whiskey. It is lobbying Tennessee lawmakers to relax the rules so area distillers don't have to copy Jack Daniel's.


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1 posted on 03/18/2014 11:33:03 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Rot gut is rot gut.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 11:40:00 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rottndog

That’s REDNECK rotgut to you, dog


3 posted on 03/18/2014 11:41:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

JD is the best sipping whiskey out there.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 11:42:02 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: RingerSIX

To sit and watch it sip is a sight.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 11:43:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax
Tennessee Whiskey is Fine, but Kentucky Bourbon is even finer...


6 posted on 03/18/2014 11:45:20 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A five dollar bottle of cinnamon whiskey from Walmart will make you puke just as hard as JD.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 11:46:35 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: RingerSIX
and this is the best of the best sipping whiskey...


8 posted on 03/18/2014 11:46:58 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: kingattax

Hi Tech, Corporate revenuers.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 11:48:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RingerSIX

Try Bulleit.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 11:48:38 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: kingattax

Diageo, aka Guiness (UK company). They just want to market the stuff to their gay constituents.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 11:49:31 PM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

When I have partaken spirits, I have always preferred a chilled glass of Jack Daniels.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 11:53:03 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Psalm 144

Bulleit is great. For the price it is spectacular.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 11:53:14 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Is Bullet 51% corn, filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new, charred oak barrels?


14 posted on 03/18/2014 11:54:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Absolutely.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 11:58:04 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: mindburglar
I went to Diageo's site to find out what they market and was truly saddened. They market a lot of the stuff I like such as Ketel One vodka, Tanqueray gin, Oban single malt scotch, Bulleit, etc.

One thing really surprised me, though. They market a number of rums, but they don't market Mount Gay.

You'd think that would be a natural ... or unnatural .. for Diageo.

16 posted on 03/19/2014 12:04:18 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Ha! Maybe the organizers can get Mt. Gay to sponsor the St. Paddy’s day parade next year.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 12:13:31 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: rottndog
Piss off, UK.

"Tennessee" whiskey is made in Tennessee.

18 posted on 03/19/2014 12:16:33 AM PDT by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Happy to see they don’t own Pyrat rum.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 12:25:14 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: kingattax

I’ll stick with scotch, thank you very much. Can’t abide corn likker.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 12:27:35 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: kingattax

Kentucky for my money....


21 posted on 03/19/2014 12:36:08 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Bulleit is great. For the price it is spectacular.

Absolutely agree. Though, strangely enough, I have grown partial to a Bushmills double Irish coffee after completing a half marathon. Call it a tradition... (though I admit, I'll always ALWAYS remember that when in the South, do note to the bartender that no sickly green mint syrup is required. Learned the hard way...once.)

22 posted on 03/19/2014 12:43:15 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: rottndog
Old Wal-Mart

23 posted on 03/19/2014 12:46:03 AM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: rottndog

“A five dollar bottle of cinnamon whiskey from Walmart will make you puke just as hard as JD.”

The idea is not to get puking drunk.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 12:55:05 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: RingerSIX

“When I have partaken spirits, I have always preferred a chilled glass of Jack Daniels.”

Chilled? You blasphemer!


25 posted on 03/19/2014 12:56:30 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: kingattax

Jack Daniels is total swill compared to Blanton's

26 posted on 03/19/2014 1:01:14 AM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: kingattax

Gentleman Jack is top notch.

Though, I prefer Irish even though I’m half Scot. The other half is Polish that craves Zubrowka vodka over any other spirit.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 1:14:32 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: kingu

Irish coffee is value for money. It has all four food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.

CC


28 posted on 03/19/2014 1:45:16 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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29 posted on 03/19/2014 1:48:10 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Ronin
I’ll stick with scotch, thank you very much. Can’t abide corn likker.

It's not so much the corn as the oak. Like being clubbed over the head with a stout oaken bludgeon.

30 posted on 03/19/2014 1:49:02 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: kingattax

Took the tour of JD factory nice place but you cant drink it as its in a dry county lol.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 1:53:29 AM PDT by bikerman
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To: kingattax

Just give me Jack Daniels for me and my spaniels, we’ll lick it up off of the floor! ! ! !


32 posted on 03/19/2014 1:59:39 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Meanwhile, back at the Ranch. . . . . ZERO still as stupid and incompetent as ever! ! !)
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To: kingattax

The only whiskey worth drinking is Makers Mark.


33 posted on 03/19/2014 2:05:32 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Like being clubbed over the head with a stout oaken bludgeon.

too much tannin for me too

Im fond of Bushmills myself - waay smoother

34 posted on 03/19/2014 3:06:44 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (por que no musica?)
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To: kingattax

Don’t care for the whiskey, more of a scotch drinker myself.

I do however like JD’s sauces, and in particular, their marinade.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 3:12:00 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Ronin

I’m with you.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 3:15:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: All

And that's all I have to say 'bout that!

37 posted on 03/19/2014 3:17:06 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

38 posted on 03/19/2014 3:17:14 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Celtic Conservative

Who in their right mind wastes perfectly good Irish whiskey
by dumping it in coffee. JMO


39 posted on 03/19/2014 3:18:48 AM PDT by X Fretensis
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To: freebilly

When I drank hard liquor 30+ years ago, my fav was Rebel Yell. Unfortunately the original makers sold out and the new stuff I understand is horrible compared to its past.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 3:19:17 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: tanknetter
Oh, and over these little babies (after they've spent some time in the freezer) to cool, but not dilute the proof.


41 posted on 03/19/2014 3:19:29 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: kingattax

Interesting to note that JD is located in a dry county. Moore County.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 3:20:22 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: rottndog

Found a recipe in an old book for a Kentucky Breakfast..
Ingredients: T bone stake, a pint of Kentucky bourbon, a bloodhound. Cooking instructions: Give the t-bone to the bloodhound..


43 posted on 03/19/2014 3:21:16 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: kingattax

All whiskey is wood flavored vodka.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 3:26:20 AM PDT by not2be4gotten.com
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To: Washi

What happens when other makers are forced to pay a licensing fee to use the recipe for JD? Not to mention that we all lose our choice in which whiskey we might decide to sip. This is why idiot legislators should stay out of issues they don’t understand. They just muck things up.

If JD wants to advertise themselves as “the ONLY TRUE Tennessee Whiskey” let them pay for the ads.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 3:41:17 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Tallguy

I would bet JD paid out a lot lobby money to get that one past.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 3:47:43 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

Don’t know… Seems likely.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 3:59:46 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: riverrunner

It would be a laugh if JD attempted to take its competitors to court using this state law. A federal judge would probably chuck this thing in a heartbeat.

Tennessee might not even be able to enforce it within their own state.

But we’re probably getting ahead of ourselves here.


48 posted on 03/19/2014 4:04:20 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: not2be4gotten.com

“All whiskey is wood flavored vodka...”

Love the vodka. Drank a variety of liquors up until a few years ago when I settled in on vodka and haven’t looked back yet. It just goes with everything and is so good while doing it.

For the whiskey, I was never a big whiskey person but when I did it was Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, or, Crown Royal. Never got Jack Daniel’s.


49 posted on 03/19/2014 4:23:31 AM PDT by FAA
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To: RingerSIX

Nah, y'all gotta think smaller and home crafted. Once you take a sip of this, you won't go back. (Jack, and even Gentleman Jack give me a raging headache almost immediately.)

50 posted on 03/19/2014 4:26:24 AM PDT by Maigrey (Life, for a liberal, is one never-ending game of Calvinball. - giotto)
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