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    Whiskey-flavored pork? Iowa distillery gives it a try...

    Stumbled across this one from a tweet on the Quantum Vibe web-comic ...

    Iowa distillery raises pigs to taste like whiskey - WQAD-TV
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    Re: Whiskey-flavored pork? Iowa distillery gives it a try...

    I used to make stakes in wine sauce before I reached poor as shit level and couldn't even buy groceries to make myself food.

    It's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure if the outcome will be the one they want to, since I lived plenty of years in the small pig farm of my grandparents, and they were fed distillery grain, the sort which is used to make drinks past 60% alcohol after the 2nd distillation and 98% grain alcohol, so top-quality stuff.
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    Re: Whiskey-flavored pork? Iowa distillery gives it a try...

    Quote Originally Posted by VLazarusC View Post
    It's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure if the outcome will be the one they want to, since I lived plenty of years in the small pig farm of my grandparents, and they were fed distillery grain, the sort which is used to make drinks past 60% alcohol after the 2nd distillation and 98% grain alcohol, so top-quality stuff.
    Then you know the likely outcome ... ask the man who's done it! (And thanks for goading me into looking into distiller's grain animal feeds.)

    In all honesty, I believe this has more PR value than anything. It got their brand into the news, with a bunch of interesting PR spin-offs. The distillery comes out of this, "smelling like a rose," on several different fronts. Our average low-information viewer has no clue about this 'waste product' of the liquor-making process; adding it to pig-feed sounds like a revelation and a 'cool, green' innovation. They get the idea that it's making new jobs, when actually they're just 'keeping things local,' providing their distiller's grain to a local pig-farm. There's the 'mystery' of what this feed may do to the flavor of the pork ... and I doubt if there will be any 'blind tasting,' comparing these hogs to the ones raised on Exxon corn-ethanol distiller's grain in the pen next door.

    Whether or not you can taste the 'difference', they can sell that pork as 'special' for the fact that they were fed the grain byproduct of this particular distiller. I'll bet some high-end chophouse will put it on their menu ... and quietly add some rye-whiskey marinade, so the taste justifies the inflated price.

    (And, heck, if I spot that whiskey at my local bottle-shop, I'm going to give it a try.)
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    Re: Whiskey-flavored pork? Iowa distillery gives it a try...

    I like whiskey (though I like scotch more), and I like pork. But I fail to see how mixing the two would do any more than ruin both.

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    Re: Whiskey-flavored pork? Iowa distillery gives it a try...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ithit View Post
    I like whiskey (though I like scotch more), and I like pork. But I fail to see how mixing the two would do any more than ruin both.
    Scotch whiskey and Whiskey are more or less the same, except that Scotch whiskey MUST come from Scotland and have a minimum 40% alcohol volume, something almost identical but made in the US for example, can't legally be called Scotch. In the same vain as how parmesan is similar to Parmigiana cheese from Parma region in Italy, but can't be sold as that unless it was produced in Parma.

    I'll be interested to see how it tastes, but I had Jack Daniels marinade on my pork ribs once and it didn't taste too flash. Even though I like pork and JD's a lot on their own, the mix didn't hit it for me.
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