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Old 24 April 2012, 18:56
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+1 on the Honey Jack. I wasn't much of a Jack drinker befoer I tried the Honey. Goood Stuff.
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Old 24 April 2012, 19:48
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Knob Creek scores well in our house, especially for the price. Our guests tend to give us a couple of bottles a year. Last time we had Maker's Mark, the wife wouldn't touch it, so I gave it away.

Personally, I tend to fall back to the bottle of arak in the freezer; but that's another story.
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Old 24 April 2012, 19:52
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That was Capone's private reserve back in the day.

Of course, everybody knows that Irish whiskey is the standard that all other whiskeys aspire to.
The Irish may have invented whiskey, but Americans perfected it. Only silly people drink Irish whiskey over bourbon.
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Old 24 April 2012, 19:54
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discovered recently Stranahans

This is a great sipping whiskey...loved it, now struggling to find it. Only located it on line...


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Stranahans Colorado Whiskey is a local favorite and very smooth straight. Pricey, but I prefer it over most thers when I have the cash.

http://www.stranahans.com/home/
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Old 24 April 2012, 19:54
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Old 24 April 2012, 20:07
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You can tell my favorites by the amount left in the bottle and I have a bottle of pretty much everything distilled in Kentucky.

Blanton's
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I second that Willet....i sat in a tasting with Hunter Chavanne from Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries LTD last week and he brought along some 25 year-old Willet Family Single Barrel Bourbon and that stuff hit the spot! All around great taste, scents and really smooth. Some other's that were quite good were Willet Pot Still Reserve, Noah's Mill (114 proof) and the Old BardsTownCollection to name a few.
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Old 24 April 2012, 20:36
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Ok folks here is one you will go crazy for. The stores in Louisville sell out in 45 minutes when a shipment arrives.
Its called Van Winkle and its amazing.
http://oldripvanwinkle.com/
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Old 24 April 2012, 20:37
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Here's another event people come from all over to attend, it's worth the trip. Bourbon Festival

I have a friend with a range behind his house on the Beech Fork river where we usually camp and shoot during the festival and then enjoy the nightlife at the festival. If you plan on attending you should book way early as all the hotels and B&B's get booked up way in advance.
We've done the two you posted and also did that KY Dinner train. Love it.
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Old 24 April 2012, 21:10
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This is a great sipping whiskey...loved it, now struggling to find it. Only located it on line...
Let me know if you need some...It's local for me.
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Old 25 April 2012, 07:57
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Ok folks here is one you will go crazy for. The stores in Louisville sell out in 45 minutes when a shipment arrives.
Its called Van Winkle and its amazing.
http://oldripvanwinkle.com/
I have tried the Old Rip Vanwinkle....it was very good, very peppery but very expensive!!!

I'm very interested to try the Blantons and Bulleit. Also the Jefferson's small batch will get a shot...keep'em coming!! thanks all!!
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Old 25 April 2012, 08:21
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It's a shame over the next several weeks how much quality bourbon will be wasted on the heinous mint julep for all the Derby events. Whoever (supposedly Henry Clay) invented the mint julep needed to be smacked in the head with a barrel stave.
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Old 25 April 2012, 08:36
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It's a shame over the next several weeks how much quality bourbon will be wasted on the heinous mint julep for all the Derby events. Whoever (supposedly Henry Clay) invented the mint julep needed to be smacked in the head with a barrel stave.
Hear, Hear!!! Although he was a great Virginian and helped with the Compromise of 1850....just sayin'....
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Old 25 April 2012, 09:28
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It's a shame over the next several weeks how much quality bourbon will be wasted on the heinous mint julep for all the Derby events. Whoever (supposedly Henry Clay) invented the mint julep needed to be smacked in the head with a barrel stave.
Concur, a truly hideous way to ruin fine bourbon.

Joe723, travel a few counties south. I've seen many bottles of Van Winkle in liquor stores in Meade County, several times.
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Old 25 April 2012, 09:32
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Its called Van Winkle and its amazing.
I guess this can really get a guy "Ripped". He he, get it? Never mind.

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Old 25 April 2012, 09:59
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No mention of Basil Hayden's? For shame. It's a very sweet and smooth. Definitely my favorite.
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Old 25 April 2012, 14:03
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My new favorite, Jim beam devils cut.
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Old 25 April 2012, 14:16
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Knob Creek and a good cigar are the secret to life.
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Old 25 April 2012, 14:27
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To say I'm appalled would be an understatement. I find it disturbing that I view a site that is frequented by individuals that consume distilled spirits.
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Old 25 April 2012, 14:35
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To say I'm appalled would be an understatement. I find it disturbing that I view a site that is frequented by individuals that consume distilled spirits.
Only as long til you had a glass or two........
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Old 25 April 2012, 14:40
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Knob Creek and a good cigar are the secret to life.
You sir are correct.

I paid half of my hourly rate for my first sip of Knob Creek, on my honeymoon in SC, in 1996 and have been hooked ever since. The cigar was an Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story...

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