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RE: bourbon 2003/11/02 16:03:26 (permalink)
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Maybe it was Pope's Cafe in Shelbyville? Great for meat-and-threes and pies, as I recall:



That's the place, Michael! Thanks!

Pope's is great. I stop in for lunch every couple of weeks. I usually go for the chicken livers, but the country ham is also a winner.
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RE: bourbon 2003/11/02 17:33:05 (permalink)
In descending order of preference: Knob Creek; Wild Turkey 101; Maker's Mark. And believe it or not, 10-year-old Old Grandad isn't bad! Always with ice and a bit of water. Occasionally club soda.

Scotch: Lagavulin; Laphroaig; any island whisky; Johnny Walker black.

As they add water at the factory, I add little to any except the low-end ones, the ones where you wake up and ask yourself, "Why is Gene Krupa nesting in ny head?"
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RE: bourbon 2003/11/02 21:04:31 (permalink)
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The Lexington Herald-Leader
Lexington, Kentucky

Business Section, page 1
Saturday, November 1, 2003

"Brown-Forman is changing the name of its historic distillery in Versailles. The Labrot & Graham Distillery will become the Woodford Reserve Distillery, to acknowledge the bourbon made there. At the same time, the distillery will begin offering more public attractions: a new picnic veranda, bourbon to sample, three tours, rotating exhibits and a new archive building. Tours are $5 each, beginning Wednesday. For information, call (859) 879-1934. The renovated distillery was reopened in 1997."

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RE: bourbon 2003/11/02 23:54:11 (permalink)
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have any of you bourbon sippers tried "W. L. Weller" 19 yr. old?
Don't know if it was the 19-year-old: probably not, as it struck me as being somewhat harsher than Knob Creek. Incidentally, I think a lot of interstate commerce in booze has to do with transfers from one federally licensed dealer in one state to the same in another. State & local regulations get involved, too: for a while when I lived in TN I had to cross the state line & make an illegal purchase or else drive 45 min. to get communion wine.
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RE: bourbon 2003/11/03 00:12:17 (permalink)
Here's another vote for Maker's Mark. Served neat except for during the summer when I like it on the rocks. It also makes a great Old Fasioned.

If I've had a particularly trying day a good shot of Wild Turkey 101 with a beer chaser does wonders!!!
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RE: bourbon 2003/11/03 05:19:32 (permalink)
When I go camping, I like to take along a pint of Jim Beam Black. Good product for a reasonable price. Living just a couple of miles from Dickel, I'm also partial to George Dickel No. 12, although I'm not sure why they ship it to Indiana for bottling.
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RE: bourbon 2003/11/04 12:02:52 (permalink)
By FAR the best is Woodfor Reserve. Nice place to visit as well!
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/14 17:02:50 (permalink)
Beam for mixing, Makers mark neat. BTW I never heard the pharse meat and 3 until I started reading Roadfood.com. My guess is that its a meat entree with 3 veg. sides. Is that right?
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/14 17:16:02 (permalink)
Yep Tristan,thats a meat and three, and i rarely drink bourbon but if i do its usually Makers Mark. Actually i prefer a single malt Irish but they arent always around so i usually have single malt scotch or Brandy.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/14 22:41:59 (permalink)
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Yep Tristan,thats a meat and three, and i rarely drink bourbon but if i do its usually Makers Mark. Actually i prefer a single malt Irish but they arent always around so i usually have single malt scotch or Brandy.
I didn't like Irish--thought it tasted like incomplete scotch--until I ran into Black Bush. Is that a single malt?
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 00:07:51 (permalink)
Bourbon is my favorite drink. Neat.
Here are my current favorites:

>$30 George T. Stagg, Van Winkle 12 YO "Lot B", Wathen's Single Barrel

>$20 Evan Williams Single Barrel, Woodford Reserve

>$10 Jim Beam Black, Elijah Craig, Buffalo Trace
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 06:05:59 (permalink)
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Yep Tristan,thats a meat and three, and i rarely drink bourbon but if i do its usually Makers Mark. Actually i prefer a single malt Irish but they arent always around so i usually have single malt scotch or Brandy.
I didn't like Irish--thought it tasted like incomplete scotch--until I ran into Black Bush. Is that a single malt?


I think so Rick but even if i'm wrong,its good! Since its --Bushmills that is,--the oldest extant distillery in the world would expect them to be able to make a decent product.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 07:15:58 (permalink)
Rick--just check notes and Black IS a blend---you might try Redbreat 12yr old.Bushmills Artist Reserve,Cooley--i like that one alot, Or Greenmore--all nice, Ans Cobbamara makes a single malt peated Irish thats very nice but i cant tell it from a scotch
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 10:28:56 (permalink)
In northwoods Wisconsin, Kesslers is the whiskey of choice. Although it's advertised as "smooth as silk," it's akin to swallowing razor blades. Kesslers mixed with Mountain Dew exterminates unwanted critters; the sweetness attracts them and the alcohol does them in.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 10:41:33 (permalink)
I like Jack Daniels "on the rocks" once in a while. But I'm really a cognac person at heart.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 12:35:05 (permalink)
Elijah Craig... 18 year.

Yum.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 12:41:07 (permalink)
When I reach for amber these days, it is single malt -- with a stress on the sin. The house bourbon here is Makers Mark. Does anyone still drink Rebel Yell? It used to be a favorite of the Stones for a while way back.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 13:54:48 (permalink)
Chicago Doggie,
You've restored my faith in drinking-age-America. In the Louisville area, We refer to the drink made with Mountain Dew and One of the 'less-well-known' brands of Bourbon ( Bartons- Old Bardstown- J W Dant- among others) as theRedneck Whiskey Sour.It is usually served in a 44 oz.Big Gulp Cup with NASCAR logo's on the cup.
There are a number of less well known brand names that may not pass the "Yup Smoothness Test" but they do get the job done quite well at times.
One of the perks to being a part of the Maker's Mark Marketing Club is that you can have your name blazed onto a barrel of the stuff when it is distilled and set aside...Then when the barrel comes of age for bottling they will invite you to a tasting as the product is being bottled. It is a fun time, and makes me feel a part of the local bourbon coulture here. At last report you could buy "your barrel" for a mere $4000 if you wanted to keep it a real Private Reserve".
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 14:16:55 (permalink)
Al--exactly how much bourbon is in that $4000 barrel?
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 15:07:17 (permalink)
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Al--exactly how much bourbon is in that $4000 barrel?


Not nearly enough.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 18:42:37 (permalink)
The sundancer does not dilute his favorite libation with anything except ice cubes.

I have enjoyed Makers Mark several times with friends on my dock but still my favorite is rye. Good old Canadian rye. Unless health conditions prevail, I will still enjoy it daily. Good Cheers to all who enjoy.

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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 19:16:22 (permalink)
Tiki,
I don't know the quantity of the whiskey in a barrel, but I believe it is a standard measure that must be recorded somewhere...Anyone have an idea of the amount in question????
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 19:38:22 (permalink)
I may be wrong , but aren't they 50 gallon? Hey, my beverage of preference is shaken, not stirred.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 19:47:42 (permalink)
A barrel of beer is 31 gallons. I'm not sure, but I think a barrel of whiskey is 52, of which about 25-30% would be lost to evaporation, which would then yield about 38 gallons. If my estimate is right, by buying a barrel, one would end up with about 15 cases of .75 liter bottles.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 20:10:55 (permalink)
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One incredible hangover...
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 20:15:35 (permalink)
Miss Mary Bobo's is delightful. Isn't Lynchburg in a dry county?
Makers Mark for me.I love a perfect Manhatten. If there is no MM,then I'll have Gearge Dickel.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 20:23:14 (permalink)
Lynchburg is indeed in a dry county, but it's a very small county. Go ten miles in any direction from Lynchburg, and you're out of the dry county. Also, JD has a special dispensation from the county, and is allowed to sell bottles to the public, although one cannot sample the product at the tour.
Dickel is just outside Tullahoma, in a place called Cascade Hollow. The distillery shut down operations for several years, due to an overabundance of product. I think they started up again last year.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 20:27:36 (permalink)
Though it's technically not a bourbon, I think Dickel #12 is a fine whisky. I prefer it to Jack Daniels by a large margin.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/15 21:14:57 (permalink)
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Though it's technically not a bourbon, I think Dickel #12 is a fine whisky. I prefer it to Jack Daniels by a large margin.


Pogophiles,
I would have to concur, given the choice is between those two. A construction company owner in Nashville told me that Dickel had fewer impurities because it isn't "rushed" like Jack Daniels seems to him to be.
I still say I prefer Maker's Mark, and would really love to have some more of their no-longer-produced 101 version. Gracious, that stuff could turn me into a bona-fide Bourbon drinker....
Daydreamingly, Ort. Carlton in Wet-For-Whisky-Since-1967-And-I-Worked-In-That-Election Athens, Georgia.
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RE: bourbon 2004/02/16 03:27:35 (permalink)
I am a Jack Daniels man for many years, but I agree it is not bourbon. I have spent 20 years drinking Jack and preaching its superiority over Kentucky bourbon. And then I found Bookers. Bookers is Jim Beam's uncut-unfiltered whiskey. Straight from barrel to bottle. About 127 proof but smooth and warm. It appears most of the postings favor Maker's. I suggest at your next opportunity you have some Bookers. It has a bit of a kick but will warm you from head to toe. And I think all whiskey should be drank either neat or over ice.
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