Sippin' Bourbon

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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,319
    you can always bring a bottle by and listen to some tunes :p
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  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 849
    Marv, I never met you, but if I lived a couple thousand miles closer, I’d like to bring a bottle by.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,474
    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Tom

    Tom,
    Any idea where this shirt can be purchased?

    The week prior to Hurricane Michael hitting the Gulf Coast, six of us had a family vacation at Dauphin Island Alabama. We left the day before Michael came ashore, and the waves had been rough for the entire week.

    My girl's son brought a bottle of his favorite special bourbon. He and the son-in-law drank it all on the first night. I am not a big bourbon drinker so I was not involved, and these two are quite a bit younger (40's) than me.

    The bourbon led them to the water from the porch below about midnight with iPhones in their pockets. The rest of us had already gone to bed. I found one iPhone in a trash can the next morning. Both iPhones destroyed. Their spouses were pretty mad.

    I am good at teasing people so I would like to buy each of the guys one of these shirts for historical purposes.

    Harry

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  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,386
    edited January 2020
    try out Chad &Sara's website for shirts and other stuff and watch a few of their bourbon shows :)
    https://www.whiskeyambitions.com/collections/all



    Barrel Bourbons Batch #21 got a 94 from Whiskey Advocate and the Batch #22 got a 92 rating from someone else list. I bought both of them and me & my Sister compared them side by side and Both felt the Batch 22 was better :) but both of these batches are very special!

    https://www.barrellbourbon.com/bourbon

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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,174
    Weller 12 tonight.
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,151
    Wild turkey 101 makes a great Kentucky mule fwiw...
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,404
    And it probably hits the spot tonight. :)
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,151
    Yes it did, a little too much I think...
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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,463
    Tried some Buffalo Trace last night for the 1st time. This has to be in the top 3 of budget bourbons!
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  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,516
    Grabbed a Kentucky Owl and Laphroaig PX while on vacation last week.

    Drinking a Rowans Creek right now, good stuff.
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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,174
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    Grabbed a Kentucky Owl and Laphroaig PX while on vacation last week.

    Drinking a Rowans Creek right now, good stuff.

    Great pick up on the Kentucky Owl. It’s a great pour.

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,412
    edited January 2020
    Tom,
    Any idea where this shirt can be purchased?
    I sent someone here a link on where to buy the day I posted it but for me, that link is long gone. Sorry man. I would suggest typing in the words of the shirt and trying to find it that way.

    [EDIT:] Here ya' go...https://www.ebay.com/i/202880637130?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid=1110001&algo=SPLICE.SIM&ao=2&asc=20160908110712&meid=568a941192d44dcbae49f96b3dcc066d&pid=100677&rk=10&rkt=30&mehot=none&sd=392628056624&itm=202880637130&pmt=1&noa=1&pg=2386202

    Went to go get Knob's Creek 12 two days ago and the store 'round here had never even heard of it. The search continues...

    Tom

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  • engtaz
    engtaz Posts: 7,587
    Picked up some 1792. Enjoying it.
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,174
    Decided I needed a quality beverage after the events of the last 24 hours.

    It’s a 17 year Wild Turkey Masters Keep. Only 86 proof but drinks a bit stronger. A nice drink.

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  • engtaz
    engtaz Posts: 7,587
    Picked Up Walking Stick today, but haven't tried it yet. Will post when I do.
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • engtaz
    engtaz Posts: 7,587
    OK tried It a like it a lot. Very smooth and great flavor. It's a must try.
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,277
    I have to be in Louisville, KY next week. Staying at The Brown Hotel. They usually have new/interesting stuff. If I find anything new that's worthwhile, I'll share.
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  • engtaz
    engtaz Posts: 7,587
    Thanks
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,463
    Go to 500 E Main St and pick up one of their cellar releases of Angels Envy...better have plenty of $$ though :(
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  • engtaz
    engtaz Posts: 7,587
    I lucked out and got a bottle of Blantons
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    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,277
    muncybob wrote: »
    Go to 500 E Main St and pick up one of their cellar releases of Angels Envy...better have plenty of $$ though :(

    Yeah, I know where it's at and I've tried to get there but they have odd hours and I haven't been able to get out of work early enough to get there before they closed. One day I will. There's a couple other places I want to hit as well. But usually, I can get a vendor to make a visit too and they will cover a fancy dinner at some place nice that will have pretty unique stuff like an Angel's Envy Cellar Release.
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  • engtaz
    engtaz Posts: 7,587
    I had a great time at the Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ event. I was pleasantly surprised by a few very smooth bourbons. Koval Yellow/green label, Catoctin Creek blue label rye, & Coopers' Craft blue label.
    engtaz

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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Jazzhead wrote: »
    I recently ran across a ralfydotcom whisky review on YouTube where he is recommending a 50/50 blending of two of my favorite whiskys - Rittenhouse Rye and Eagle Rare, saying that it rivals older versions of Pappy Van Winkle. Anyone tried this?



    Pappy Van Winkle is good stuff, it's just too expensive and almost impossible to find.

    I tried Ralfy's Poor Man's Pappy and really liked it. Yesterday, I came across this video by a couple, whose videos I've enjoyed, blind tasting Pappy15 vs Weller blend Poor Man's Pappy. Thought some folks here might enjoy It's Bourbon Night vids too.
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,277
    So I ended up being sick for most of the trip and didn't feel like drinking most of the week. I was feeling better Thursday and wanted to at least grab a fancy one I hadn't had. I try to this at least once a trip.

    Anyhoo, this one from Bardstown Bourbon Company called The Prisoner. It was finished in French Oak red wine barrels. No specific red wine so they were likely barrels that had been through a couple aging cycles on different types of red wines.

    So you would think it would be fruity and smell and taste of wine but, it didn't. Like not at all. There was that earthy oak thing that you get from wine barrels but that was it. Not much of that sweet, vanilla tannin profile that you get from fresh white oak barrels. It was a bit boozy which sounds dumb since it's booze. To put it in a different perspective, it had a strong, astringent alcohol burn that you get with younger aged spirits that haven't had all the aromatics and volatiles filtered out by the aging process evaporation or the barrel filtering. It wasn't harsh, though. And the booziness was likely an aspect of the wine barrel, not the quality of the liquor. It had an incredible color and was smooth as it gets for such a "young" spirit. Wasn't cheap but was worth the try. A full bottle is a couple hundred bucks, at least.

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  • engtaz
    engtaz Posts: 7,587
    Cant find wellers
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    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,174
    engtaz wrote: »
    Cant find wellers

    Nope
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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,463
    Was that Bardstown high proof? Liking the color.
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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,174
    muncybob wrote: »
    Was that Bardstown high proof? Liking the color.

    Looks to be 100 proof. I’m betting it was good.
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  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,277
    edited February 2020
    I should have gotten a shot of the side of the bottle. It had a bottle number and a proof number hand written. IIRC, it was something odd like 105 proof.

    And yeah, the color was a deep mahogany. Like one of Jesse's "mahageny pipes".
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