The Bourbon Thread

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adam

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im with Christopher Jee Christopher Jee, it does seem gimicky but i guess that doesnt really matter if its good. Cool bottle though... I used to love Blue Label but have sinced moved onto other things that i find are much better in that price range (for me). Still the Blue is stupid smooth. How does this compare?
It's no blue. And I usually drink my scotch neat. So to have it chilled was an odd experience. But it was pretty smooth for the price. Nothing Oakey or smokey about it, which I do also enjoy. I want to try it warm to give a true opinion, as I'm worried it being so cold dulled the taste. I'll let it sit out a bit tonight before sipping.

Sidenote: My GF was upset bc she secretly ordered me a bottle online as a surprise present. But I told her we can save that one for the season opener.
 

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im with Christopher Jee Christopher Jee, it does seem gimicky but i guess that doesnt really matter if its good. Cool bottle though... I used to love Blue Label but have sinced moved onto other things that i find are much better in that price range (for me). Still the Blue is stupid smooth. How does this compare?
I’m not sure how it can be considered gimmicky????

Gimmicky would be repackaging an unchanged product to induce more sales. JW’s GoT edition is a completely new blend of scotch - a new product brought to market. Same with the Single-malt GoT bottles.

As to taste - it’s incredibly smooth with no peat but some pepper on your lips/front of mouth, not at the back of the tongue like how some other brands burn. It’s meant to be drank neat and chilled. You’ll get different & intended flavors as it warms.
 
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I’m not sure how it can be considered gimmicky????

Gimmicky would be repackaging an unchanged product to induce more sales. JW’s GoT edition is a completely new blend of scotch - a new product brought to market. Same with the Single-malt GoT bottles.

As to taste - it’s incredibly smooth with no peat but some pepper on your lips/front of mouth, not at the back of the tongue like how some other brands burn. It’s meant to be drank neat and chilled. You’ll get different & intended flavors as it warms.
appreciate the review. Still think its gimmicky. Your definition of gimmick is not really what a gimmick is. But also nobody said that its 100 percent a Gimmick however it is GimmickY... that Y actually makes a big difference. Using a TV show that is completely unrelated to whiskey by any means is quite frankly gimmicky. It can be the best whiskey ive ever had in my life but it doesnt change the fact that its still a completely unrelated way of trying to increase sales. Also, having some sort of a gimmick isnt necessarily a bad thing. You as well as some others seem to like it.
 

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I’m not sure how it can be considered gimmicky????

Gimmicky would be repackaging an unchanged product to induce more sales. JW’s GoT edition is a completely new blend of scotch - a new product brought to market. Same with the Single-malt GoT bottles.
It's about sales. Glowing blue stuff on the bottle, one liner stylistic decisions about flavor profiles and a single, inconsistent pun are just distractions. That's what makes it a gimmick to me. That's just my opinion though.
 
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appreciate the review. Still think its gimmicky. Your definition of gimmick is not really what a gimmick is. But also nobody said that its 100 percent a Gimmick however it is GimmickY... that Y actually makes a big difference. Using a TV show that is completely unrelated to whiskey by any means is quite frankly gimmicky. It can be the best whiskey ive ever had in my life but it doesnt change the fact that its still a completely unrelated way of trying to increase sales. Also, having some sort of a gimmick isnt necessarily a bad thing. You as well as some others seem to like it.
You’re confusing a gimmick/gimmicky with marketing.
 

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It's about sales. Glowing blue stuff on the bottle, one liner stylistic decisions about flavor profiles and a single, inconsistent pun are just distractions. That's what makes it a gimmick to me. That's just my opinion though.
All products brought to market are about sales.

The rest, you’re skimming the surface from the hip. Not quite sure how you see it as an inconsistent pun - it’s a pretty comprehensive roll-out across multiple brands and distilleries.
 

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All products brought to market are about sales.

The rest, you’re skimming the surface from the hip. Not quite sure how you see it as an inconsistent pun - it’s a pretty comprehensive roll-out across multiple brands and distilleries.
It's cool.
 
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Garrison Brothers Single Barrel Bourbon

A good example of a non-Kentucky bourbon (Texas) that is delicious. I tried it fir the first time at SoHo Cigar Bar. I don’t buy it by the bottle back home because it’s like double the price of Elijah Craig and Four Roses Small Batch.