Gut Rumbles

December 28, 2005

old whiskey

Calling all bourbon experts!

Take a look at this post and see if you recognize the brand name. Bourbon has always been my Liquor of Choice (at least it WAS when I was drinking and price didn't matter-- in fact, I think I still have a bottle of Booker's Best stashed somewhere in the Crackerbox) but I've never heard of Old Pugh.

I DO know this much--- the booze may be 100 years old, but it stopped aging when it was put in the glass carboys. Still, I am certain that tasting it would be a unique experience.

If anybody knows anything about Old Pugh bourbon, drop Jimbo an email. Hell... drop ME an email, too. I'm kinda curious about that stuff myself.


Thanks, Rob. It has managed to pique my curiosity.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on December 28, 2005 05:56 PM

Stop thinking about alcohol or you will fall off the wagon!

Posted by: JoeV. on December 28, 2005 06:23 PM

You're dead on, Aman, the charcoal in the barrel absorbs the fusil oils which are the hangover producing components of distilled liquors. The sugars in the charcoal also give a distinctive caramel coloring. Once the mix is out of the barrel, it stops aging, and just starts getting old. That don't mean, as you say, it might not be good, (for people who like that sort of thing) but it probably tastes almost the same as when it was bottled.

Posted by: og on December 28, 2005 09:13 PM

LOL, Rob, don't be playing on those railroad tracks!!

Btw, my last drink was a mug full of Jack Daniels around 9 or so in the morning,....pretending to my husband that it was coffee, as I tottered my way across the room. Like he couldn't tell. LOL

Posted by: Maggie45 on December 28, 2005 09:17 PM

Send the Booker's to me.

Posted by: rightisright on December 29, 2005 12:10 AM

Maggie's right Rob. Get it off your mind. Twenty million other things to wonder about and you probably know enough about 'em to be interested.

Posted by: Dishonorable Schoolboy on December 29, 2005 02:57 PM

And just why would there be a bottle stashed about the house somewhere?

Posted by: B.E. on December 30, 2005 08:39 PM
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