Sean Kenyon has been following the news coming out of Stranahan's, from Jake Norris's decision to leave as head distiller to the installation of a new head, Rob Dietrich. His recent interview with Dietrich -- and Dietrich's stated intention to keep Stranahan's from compromising its blend, prompted this response from B.:
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GM Pete Macca after being asked if they are running out of older barrels. "Will your blend ratio get younger as a result?" "That may happen, but we are trying to maintain as consistent of a blend ratio as possible to match our current flavor profile."
Rob Dietrich in this separate interview: "Will the purchase by Proximo change the whiskey? Any possibility the blend will get younger?" "As far as I have been told, the blend will not get younger, and if there is any compromise, I won't put my name on it."