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Old 11-22-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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Question Calling all Bourbon drinkers

What is your favorite Bourbon? Looking for some new pickups to sip on.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:29 PM   #2
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Lol. Depends on what flavors you like. Finished Four Roses Single Barrel recently, bought at the distillery in KY, had hints of fruitiness, gone too soon. Costco actually sells a Four Rose, have yet to try it yet, though.

Opened Woodford Reserve last weekend. Decent, if you want to try it, get the holiday gift box with the glasses, same stuff.

I was in Tennessee a week ago, stopped by Jack Daniel's. Although whiskey, tried No. 27. Only available in Tennessee for now, but it's oak aged for 2 years then maple aged for a year. Quite sweet, great dessert drink imo. Also liked the JD single barrels and single proofs. I'll pick some up for the holidays.

Also, stopped by MB Roland in KY also. Very small and new craft distillery. They were out of Bourbon, lol, but tried some whiskey, pretty good, smokey, and fruit flavored moonshine, also good if you want something sweet
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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My main staple is Jack Daniels No.7. Occasionally I mix Macallan 12, Crown Royal Reserve, Angels Envy and Breckenridge Bourbon..

Looking to expand beyond the base of the commoners I guess is what I am looking to do.
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We need to do the Kentucky Bourbon trail. Did part of it last year. What makes it interesting is even Wild Turkey can make some pretty good Bourbon when they want to. I I'm semi-planning a craft Bourbon trail tour, also in KY, hopefully in the spring. It's great fun zooming through the back roads, dreaming of boot leggers from the past.
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I've done wine trails before at the local wineries in New Hope, PA. It would be pretty awesome to do a Bourbon trail. Totally would be up for it!
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Pick a week by March 1 (when my vacation needs to be in) and we'll put it together. Bring a car load of people and leave with a car load of Bourbon. I looked at my stash, I had some Jim Beam Old Tub, something you can only get at their Tennessee store. Beautiful color, sweet on the tongue (where you feel the heat), it's a prohibition Era recipe. Should have bought more, lol. I also have a cask strength Makers Mark. Very warm,about 130 proof. Had a bit of that tonight too.
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Maybe we can get a few others to join with us. WatchTryst on the Bourbon trail.
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And have you ever had any Pappy Van Winkle before?
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Pappy? No, I'm too cheap, lol.
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You too cheap - says the guy who has an SRT8 Grand Cherokee, Camaro Zl1, DSSD and of course the coveted Zenith Type 20 57.5mm in Rose Gold. Hmmmm so I don't consider you to be cheap by no means.

Now it is time to get you some Pappy!
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Maybe cheap with your liquor is what you mean
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I don't have the Camaro. Sold it.
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You too cheap - says the guy who has an SRT8 Grand Cherokee, Camaro Zl1, DSSD and of course the coveted Zenith Type 20 57.5mm in Rose Gold. Hmmmm so I don't consider you to be cheap by no means.

Now it is time to get you some Pappy!
Now just a damn minute ! DSSD too ??? Shit this dood's got it made.
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Now just a damn minute ! DSSD too ??? Shit this dood's got it made.
See that's what I am saying. A guy with a DSSD can't be cheap, can he?
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Picked up some Russel's tonight, heard some good things about it and the price was right.



At the end of the American Civil War, the Ripy Brothers returned to their native state of Kentucky and opened a distillery on the slopes of Wild Turkey Hill in Lawrenceburg. Although the distillery was forced to close its doors during Prohibition, it reopened shortly thereafter and since 1954, has operated under the tutelage of Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.

One of the perks that comes with his six decades of service to the same distillery is the freedom to create a product that perfectly captures Russell's vision of what bourbon should be: Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel Bourbon is the remarkable result of that vision.

Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel Bourbon is made in Kentucky using a generations-old mash recipe. After the grains are harvested, they are mashed and fermented before being distilled to a lower proof than at other distilleries in Kentucky (meaning that less water is used in diluting the bourbon after it is matured).

Following distillation, Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon is aged in American oak casks that have been charred with a #4 char. Typically, the degree of charring within a cask is measured on a scale of one to four, with a #1 char referring to casks that have been slightly toasted, and a #4 char referring to casks that have been charred so heavily that the interior resembles an alligator hide (the latter are nicknamed alligator-charred casks). The heavy char contributes notes of vanilla and crème brûlée to Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, and compliments its notes of oak and baking spices.

Following maturation, Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, along with his son Eddie Russell, hand-select the best barrels for bottling. As a result of being the product of a single cask, rather than a blend of casks, each bottle of Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon has its own unique characteristics, while still maintaining the rich and creamy style that is endowed by years of maturation in the Kentucky heat.

Once the casks have been hand-selected, the bourbon is non-chill filtered, which preserves the fatty acids and esters in the bourbon while removing any remaining sediment (while the fatty acids and esters may cause a slight cloudiness in the bourbon, they contribute to its overall natural taste and provide for additional complexity). Each bottle is then filled from a single cask before being labeled by hand.

Bottled at 110 proof, Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel Bourbon has a surprisingly subtle aroma. Notes of cinnamon, oak and spicy wood are nicely balanced with undertones of vanilla, crème brûlée and honey, and ultimately lead to a deep and rich finish.

"People tell me, " I hate to get up and go to work,'" says Russell. "I go seven days a week. You know, on Saturdays and Sundays I may go out there and sit around for an hour or so."
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Yunz have me longing for Lexington.

Was there this year for Safe-Tech

Next year Albuquerque, NM.
(Sheet! I spelled it correctly, this time!)

Going to West Hickory this weekend, if anyone ain't doin' anything?
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See that's what I am saying. A guy with a DSSD can't be cheap, can he?
I think he rents it.
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You did!? When!?
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You did!? When!?
June 22. That's why I was asking about how to post pictures from a phone. Show the new toy. I wanted something for track days. For those who were at breakfast at the Pittsburgh GTG,I went for a ride in one of what I ended up buying.
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Well post some pics!
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and just to update on the Russell's Reserve...... I'm digging it, pretty tasty from the few glasses I sipped on last night - neat of course.
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Maker's cask strength last nite. I was a bit foggy this morning.
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Not enough Bourbon in all of Kentucky to make her a princess
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