So in my blind rage against the Trader Joe’s bourbon in the last podcast, I gave out incorrect information. After the cast, I got to thinking about how they could have ‘bourbon’ on the bottle if it wasn’t truly bourbon. Thus, I looked its official entry up in the TTB database (alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau), and it turns out that it is actually classified as bourbon. Additionally, since it has no age statement, yet says ‘straight whiskey’ on the bottle, it must also be at least 4 years old. Perhaps in my rage at how awful I found it when I first tried it a few years ago I was too willing to believe the rumor about them trademarking the name ‘Kentucky Bourbon’. Anyhow, we’re going to try and keep everything accurate for you guys and if you notice anything in the future that doesn’t sound quite right, let us know!
Additionally, I am hoping to be able to make this blog look nicer at some point. Currently it looks like something you found on dogpile.com while listening to your 3.5″ floppy hum trying to install the latest version of doom.exe. I don’t really want to pay the $30 for being able to customize things, but I’ll be trying to work on ways to make it look a little better.
Thanks for listening!
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I was curious about this after listening, but having been gifted a bottle myself I was fully on board with your original statement. It certainly is awful. Love the podcast! Will there be a new podcast in the next week or so? You guys sticking with a podcast a month?
Hey thanks for listening! We’re currently working on gathering info for the next cast. I’m waiting to see if Darren is going to be in town next weekend so we could do it in person instead of over skype. Topics will include the Beams, non-traditional bourbon cocktails, and our experiences with the Bourbon Classic and Bourbon and Bacon Festival. Hopefully we can keep it up at around one per month.