Feedback is very important; we’d love to hear yours!

Published 8:53am Friday, February 22, 2013

I read with interest over the past couple of weeks of the management decisions made by the producer of Maker’s Mark bourbon.

To meet the skyrocketing global demand of Kentucky bourbon, the company announced the reduction of the alcohol level of Maker’s Mark by 5 percent, reducing the “proof” of from 90 to 80 proof. This would be accomplished by simply adding more water to each bottle, extending the yield resulting in more bottles produced.

Well, it only took about a week of fierce feedback from customers to make the producers of Maker’s Mark to reverse their decision and not change the makeup of the bourbon.

I want to hear what you want, the customers of The Post-Searchlight. Our customers come in two categories — readers and advertisers. Through our daily contact, we regularly hear what our advertisers and marketing partners want. Now, I want to provide an easy way for you, our readers, to tell us what you like and what you would like to see improved at your newspaper.

An email address has been created, mytwocents@thepostsearchlight.com, to allow you to give your opinions, comments, and suggestions. I will see every email received and I will share with members of our staff. Every suggestion will be considered and every message will be returned.

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