When a new whiskey release is announced, our investigative reporters take to area liquor stores to find out just what customers think of the news. These are their unedited, candid reactions...
MGP Ingredients recently announced Eight & Sand, an 88-proof non-age stated blend of American whiskey and bourbon with a suggested retail price of $30. The name Eight & Sand pays homage to the story of the American railroad. What do you think of this release?
“Did they disclose the mashbill on this one? Wondering what the sand percentage is…anything above 10% and I think it’s just gonna be too drying on the palate.”
ROLAND MONTGOMERY – CONCERNED WHISKEY CONNOISSEUR
“Wow an 88-proof, non-age stated “blend” with a price 10 to 15 dollars above what I usually pay for comparable whiskies?!? Exactly what I was looking for! Sign me up!”
JANE CHILDERS – LOCAL QUEEN OF SARCASM
“This release is just another blatant slap in the face to American model railroaders and our proud heritage. So insensitive. I’m tired of these corporate fatcats trying to assimilate our culture with their products. I plan to report them to the American Model Railroad Association.”
MICHAEL BILLINGS – COLLECTS TOY TRAINS AT AGE 55