MacGregor's Whiskey

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  1. wwkirk

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    I didn't want to derail the Bourbon thread, so I started a new one.
    Does anyone have an opinion about this?
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  2. Standingstones

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    A very basic, low ABV whisky in which a celebrity slapped his name on. Most likely it comes from the Bushmill distillery.
     
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  3. Kchoo

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    Dunno... I perused the net, and it seems to fail to impress the majority.

    Arguments found are that it is not even true Irish, but Scottish style grain spirit, from Middleton.

    Apparently it is a fine mixer for light drinks, but it Seems people prefer Jameson over this, for less money, for both mixing and drinking straight.
     
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  4. Standingstones

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    The press release stated the whisky came from the oldest distillery located in Ireland. That would be Bushmills. Either way, your money would be better spent on something with higher alcohol content in it. There are too many other choices to settle in on this.
     
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  5. wwkirk

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    Despite a number of bad reviews, it's selling very well because it carries MacGregor's name.
     
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  6. Kchoo

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    Tried this when daughter brought a bottle over last week. Smooth, Vanilla, easy drinking. I liked it.
     
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  7. wwkirk

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    Does this mean you're revising your previous opinion?
     
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  8. Kchoo

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    First time I tried I liked it.
    No revision... something made the last post disappear. So if it seems like dejavu... it is.
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  9. nivek

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    It was more than just something...

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  10. Standingstones

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    This seems to be the age for celebrities slapping their names in bourbon/whisky. Bob Dylan, Metallica, Matthew McConaughey and others are jumping on the bandwagon. They choose some spirits made by a distillery and make it sound like they did all the heavy lifting.

    In fact, craft whiskies are coming from MGP (Midwest Grain Products). They are based in Indiana. If you check your bottle and see that state you know that bourbon company didn’t make it themselves but outsourced it from MGP and then slapped a label on the bottle.
     
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  11. wwkirk

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    Recent review. It's negative.
     
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  12. wwkirk

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    Conor's stake has been bought out. Proper 12 is no longer MacGregor's whiskey.
    Conor McGregor bought out of Proper 12 whiskey company

    According to a news release Mexican beverage company Becle, best known for its Jose Cuervo tequila products, has fully acquired the Proper 12 whiskey brand from Conor McGregor.


    That release revealed that on February 23 the company exercised an option to acquire 51% of the equity interests of Eire Born Spirits (a company founded by McGregor and his manager Audie Attar). Becle had partnered with EBS to get Proper 12 off the ground, in exchange for a 20% stake in the brand. Becle increased their ownership stake in the company to 49% last year (per MMA Mania).


    By acquiring the remaining 51% of EBS Becle now wholly owns Proper 12 whiskey.


    It’s not known what McGregor’s role with Proper 12 will be going forwards. It’s very possible that Becle will retain McGregor to continue on as the faceof the brand and number one pitch man.


    McGregor launched his Irish whiskey brand in September 2018, around the time he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxing ring. The whiskey was named after the neighbourhood he grew up in in Crumlin, Dublin.


    Since becoming a spirits purveyor McGregor has competed three times in the Octagon. After a lengthy lay-off to pursue boxing, he returned to the cage for UFC 229 in October 2018.


    There he met Khabib Nurmagomedov and lost via neck crank. A year and a half later, at UFC 246, McGregor beat Donald Cerrone by TKO in just 40 seconds. McGregor then sat out another year, before returning to action this January at UFC 257.


    At that event McGregor faced Dustin Poirier, a man he beat back in 2014. However, at UFC 257 Poirier would be victorious, defeating McGregor by TKO. That was the first and only time McGregor had been stopped by strikes in MMA.
     
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  13. Toroid

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    For an MMA fighter it would be better to promote a protein drink.
     
  14. wwkirk

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    In general, yes. But there is also a heritage regarding "Irish Whiskey."
     
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  15. August

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    Maybe he has shares in the company.
     
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  16. wwkirk

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    He used to. He recently sold them.
     
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