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Ok, I'll bite. Anyone else irritated by such claims?

"Gin made from 5000 year old pine needles, from the clock site itself!"

"The first is an aromatic gin made with juniper berries harvested by hand among the 5,000-year-old bristlecones from our site in eastern Nevada."

"The other spirit is a whiskey made from a tailored selection of grains, fermented and distilled in such a way that it will be delicious without aging, while growing more intricate and complex every year. "

5000 year old pine needles? Uh, I don't think the aromatics are going be very good after 5000 years. I'd rather use the dried up needles under my pine tree out front. Yet I would never even consider it.

Juniper berries from 5000 year year old Bristlecone pines? Don't think so, juniper berries grow on Juniper bushes!!

And a white dog that happens to be better than anyone else's and needs no aging….

I'm tired of people claiming things about their liquor that are not right/true just because they can. I went to a distilling event in Portland a month ago and tasted a rum that was awful. I asked what kind of molasses they used and was told that there was none. Instead, I was proudly told they used 'pure Hawaiian sugar'!!!! They distilled a sugar wash are were selling it to the public as a premium rum (for a premium price I might add). This was a not-so-small Oregon distillery.... I will never buy any of their products after that claim.

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I asked what kind of molasses they used and was told that there was none.

You seem to be under the mistaken assumption that rum must be made from molasses. Regardless of your dislike of Rogue's rum, this is simply not correct. One can find awful rums made from molasses, awful rums made from sugar cane juice, and awful rums made from granular sugar (I've made awful rums from all three!). Of course one can also find good rums made from each of those sugar cane products (I got better!). To each his own.

Also, you seem to be taking the distiller to task for the misquoting and misunderstanding of the submitter of a link to a blog. That's a stretch.

In answer to your question, no I'm not irritated by marketing claims. Like the one from vodka makers who count the number of plates in their column and call that the number of distillations. I find the 5000 year old pine trees to be quite amusing.

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You seem to be under the mistaken assumption that rum must be made from molasses. Regardless of your dislike of Rogue's rum, this is simply not correct. One can find awful rums made from molasses, awful rums made from sugar cane juice, and awful rums made from granular sugar (I've made awful rums from all three!). Of course one can also find good rums made from each of those sugar cane products (I got better!). To each his own.

Also, you seem to be taking the distiller to task for the misquoting and misunderstanding of the submitter of a link to a blog. That's a stretch.

In answer to your question, no I'm not irritated by marketing claims. Like the one from vodka makers who count the number of plates in their column and call that the number of distillations. I find the 5000 year old pine trees to be quite amusing.

Hi Dave. No, i understand that rum is from any sugar cane product. But it's a stretch, and I bet those make premium rums would agree. It will work itself out in the wash (so to speak), all you have to do is taste it to not want to buy it. Your vodka comment does get to me as well. Cathead in MS does exactly that. There's a line in the sand that when crossed is simply misleading the public, whether it's legal or not. Why should you listen to me? Because I am the public, and I like and buy good craft spirits. I don't like misleading labels and advertisement.

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