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paul and louise

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bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 5:57 PM (permalink)
does anybody out there like a little bourbon whiskey?
what is your fav?
get you a little woodford reserve, and sip it slow
how do you like it served?
on ice?
a little water?
i figure if they worked that hard to create a flavor profile, then why
put anything in it?
it's like putting ketchup on french food
-it just isn't done
 
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    hawkeyejohn

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    RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 6:05 PM (permalink)
    Single barrel Jack Daniels with 1 or 2 ice cubes.
     
    #2
      Sundancer7

      RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 6:15 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by hawkeyejohn

      Single barrel Jack Daniels with 1 or 2 ice cubes.

      I do not believe Jack Daniels is a bourbon. I think it is a sour mash. Kentucky folks might get upset with the finest whiskey in the world being called a bourbon.

      We had 35 Japanese pharmaceutical guys visit us in Knoxville a few years ago. The only word of English they knew was Jack Daniels and Dolly Parton.

      If you ever get a chance, visit Lynchburg TN. The distillery is as ancient as they advertise it. I do not things have changed in the last 100 years. Smells good too

      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        mayor al

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        RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 6:16 PM (permalink)
        Maker's Mark is choice one... then Evan Walker.
        chilled, but no ice in the glass.
         
        #4
          Sundancer7

          RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 6:28 PM (permalink)
          My local liquor store sells some pretty expensive bourbons. I bought one because it was recommended by a friend. I paid close to $100. Perhaps I ain't that good of a taster. I agree with the Mayor, Makers mark is pretty good stuff.

          Jack Daniels is a little sweet for me.

          I generally stay with Canadian Club.

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
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            mayor al

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            RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 7:11 PM (permalink)
            Paul,
            Bardstown KY holds a tour of several of the local distilleries once a year. I don't know the cost, but you use a charter bus to go from Distillery to distillery a total of 7 to 9 on the tour. At each you watch the operation and get a sample or two of different types of Bourbon. It is my understanding that at the end of the tour a designated driver is required for each participant.
            BTW there ar 21 Bourbon distilleries within an hour of Bardstown.
            and (one More)
            A couple of years back a tanker truck was stolen out of a parking area near Louisville while the driver was out to lunch or something...the trailer tanker was filled with 12,000 gallons of Gin, heading for the Seagram's bottling facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. They recovered the truck and trailer the next day in rural Indiana...but it was empty. I have always wondered how someone could drain 12,000 gallons of gin in a day...What a hell of a martini!!
             
            #6
              Sundancer7

              RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 7:46 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

              Paul,
              Bardstown KY holds a tour of several of the local distilleries once a year. I don't know the cost, but you use a charter bus to go from Distillery to distillery a total of 7 to 9 on the tour. At each you watch the operation and get a sample or two of different types of Bourbon. It is my understanding that at the end of the tour a designated driver is required for each participant.
              BTW there ar 21 Bourbon distilleries within an hour of Bardstown.
              and (one More)
              A couple of years back a tanker truck was stolen out of a parking area near Louisville while the driver was out to lunch or something...the trailer tanker was filled with 12,000 gallons of Gin, heading for the Seagram's bottling facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. They recovered the truck and trailer the next day in rural Indiana...but it was empty. I have always wondered how someone could drain 12,000 gallons of gin in a day...What a hell of a martini!!


              Either that or that had one hellova straw

              I wonder what they did with it

              I would like to do the tour you described. If you ever get the opportunity, go to Lynchburg. The tour is very good and they allow you to stick your nose over the fermentation vat. Please be aware, it ain't nothing fancy The CO2 will knock your socks off when you stick your nose over the fermentation tanks.

              Downtown Lynchburg is your kind of place. Great antiques and real downhome restaurants.

              Paul E. Smith
              Knoxville, TN
               
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                Bushie

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                RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 9:35 PM (permalink)
                Technically, Jack Daniels is a "Tennessee" whiskey. George Dickel and Jack Daniels are the only two whiskeys (last I knew, anyway), that can carry the designation of Tennessee, due to the unique charcoal filtering process both distilleries use. I know Jack Daniels also calls itself a "sour mash"; I don't remember if George Dickel does or not.

                However, in my experience, when you are thoroughly enjoying your favorite adult beverage, you don't give a d**m what it is "technically".

                For me, it's Maker's Mark or Wild Turkey 101.

                I also agree with Sundance that anyone should take the tour in Lynchburg. It's a cool town, and the distillery tour is really interesting.

                I also ate at a diner downtown on the square of some small town not far from there; I read about it in one of the Stern's books. Can't remember the restaurant or the town, but I'll look for it and edit my post if I find it.
                 
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                  ocdreamr

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                  RE: bourbon Thu, 06/19/03 11:16 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                  A couple of years back a tanker truck was stolen out of a parking area near Louisville while the driver was out to lunch or something...the trailer tanker was filled with 12,000 gallons of Gin, heading for the Seagram's bottling facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. They recovered the truck and trailer the next day in rural Indiana...but it was empty. I have always wondered how someone could drain 12,000 gallons of gin in a day...What a hell of a martini!!


                  I'm thinking pool with a couple of dozen limes sliced up in it & me on one of those floating chaises with a big straw.
                   
                  #9
                    Michael Stern

                    RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 4:41 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Bushie

                    ...I also ate at a diner downtown on the square of some small town not far from there; I read about it in one of the Stern's books. Can't remember the restaurant or the town, but I'll look for it and edit my post if I find it.


                    Maybe it was Pope's Cafe in Shelbyville? Great for meat-and-threes and pies, as I recall:



                    ... and to answer Paul and Louise's original post, NO. I don't like a little bourbon. I like a lot. [|)][|)]
                     
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                      RubyRose

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                      RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 7:11 AM (permalink)
                      About 30 years ago, I won a trip to the Kentucky Derby and one of the highlights of the trip was a tour of the Maker's Mark distillery in a little town named Loretto. I have been a fan ever since.
                       
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                        Cosmos

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                        RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 7:48 AM (permalink)
                        Haven't had it in a while but when I do, Maker's Mark, or Jim Beam, straight-up, sippin'.
                         
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                          scbuzz

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                          RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 7:58 AM (permalink)
                          Sorry ... single malt scotch man here !!

                          However I'll drink Bourbon if you are paying !!!
                           
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                            mayor al

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                            RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 8:02 AM (permalink)
                            Talk about a dilemma- We bought three of the Special "Secretariat" Bottles of Maker's Mark, with the all black glass and gold lettering...done to honor the 30th aniversary of the Triple Crown performance... The thought was to have something special for a Derby Party next year, or later.. Well we took the bottles out to Keeneland Race Course on the day of the BlueGrass Stakes this Spring to have them autographed (in gold ink) by by the owner of the horse, the jockey who rode him in the big races, the President of Makers Mark, and the President of Keeneland Race Track ( it was a charitable special event with the signing part of a special day's program there). To make a long story short, the day turned out to be a 6 hour wait in line for the autographs...after which we we too worn down to enjoy the day of racing, so we went home. Now I have the three bottles ($40 each) but with them all signed I see them on Ebay at $100 or more apiece. My Dilemma-- Do I drink this stuff and throw away the collector's value? Or save them, and drink the Red Seal Bottles available to all? Here is one of the bottles in it's 'presigning stage'.
                             
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                              Bushie

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                              RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 8:05 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Michael Stern


                              Maybe it was Pope's Cafe in Shelbyville? Great for meat-and-threes and pies, as I recall:



                              That's the place, Michael! Thanks!
                               
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                                Bushie

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                                RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 8:07 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                                Talk about a dilemma- We bought three of the Special "Secretariat" Bottles of Maker's Mark, with the all black glass and gold lettering...done to honor the 30th aniversary of the Triple Crown performance... The thought was to have something special for a Derby Party next year, or later.. Well we took the bottles out to Keeneland Race Course on the day of the BlueGrass Stakes this Spring to have them autographed (in gold ink) by by the owner of the horse, the jockey who rode him in the big races, the President of Makers Mark, and the President of Keeneland Race Track ( it was a charitable special event with the signing part of a special day's program there). To make a long story short, the day turned out to be a 6 hour wait in line for the autographs...after which we we too worn down to enjoy the day of racing, so we went home. Now I have the three bottles ($40 each) but with them all signed I see them on Ebay at $100 or more apiece. My Dilemma-- Do I drink this stuff and throw away the collector's value? Or save them, and drink the Red Seal Bottles available to all?



                                Sell those suckers on ebay, Mr. Mayor, then use the proceeds to buy a whole case of the "red seal"!
                                 
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                                  Sundancer7

                                  RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 8:17 AM (permalink)
                                  Mr. Mayor: To hell with EBay, drink them now and regret tomorrow

                                  Besides its the week end and Ebay is too much work

                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
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                                    Willly

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                                    RE: bourbon Fri, 06/20/03 9:55 AM (permalink)
                                    I'm with the Mayor. Maker's Mark, but I do like a few cubes of clear ice.
                                     
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                                      CCJPO

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                                      RE: bourbon Mon, 06/23/03 6:38 PM (permalink)
                                      Maker's Mark - Drink the 1st one, if you don't like it sell the 2nd one, keep the third just case you want to re-evaluate your first decision, or have friends over and let them enjoy.
                                       
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                                        BBQ Barney

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                                        RE: bourbon Mon, 06/23/03 9:12 PM (permalink)
                                        I thought Woodford Reserve was nirvana until I bought a bottle of Buffalo Trace last month at the distillery in Frankfort, KY. Both are great sipping whiskeys!
                                         
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                                          mayor al

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                                          RE: bourbon Mon, 06/23/03 9:26 PM (permalink)
                                          BBQ I got a bottle of Woodford Reserve as a gift last year (political bribe) It is really goodstuff...but the price I see it selling for is a bit out of my normal range!
                                           
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                                            Ort. Carlton.

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                                            RE: bourbon Mon, 06/23/03 10:01 PM (permalink)
                                            Dearfolk,
                                            I'm not usually a Bourbon drinker, but I realllllly loved the late, lamented Maker's Mark 101, which was produced a while back. One ounce neat with a side of ice water would make me purr for hours, akin to my response from a slice of Mrs. Bonner's Sweet Tater Pie.
                                            Nostalgically, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
                                            P. S. I found my Maker's Mark 101 in a teeny liquor store in downtown Nashville. There may still be some old stock out there someplace, especially in places like Franklin and Columbia, Tennessee....
                                             
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                                              BBQ Barney

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                                              RE: bourbon Tue, 06/24/03 9:03 PM (permalink)
                                              Mayor----interesting that the only way I obtained a bottle of Woodford Reserve was from a big winner at the 2000 Ky Derby. I don't really know what they cost! The $20 I paid for the Buffalo Trace was OK, but not a weekly expenditure. These two bourbons, not available in DM IA, plus Churchill are two reasons I'm better off to live in Iowa.
                                               
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                                                pigface

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                                                RE: bourbon Tue, 06/24/03 11:03 PM (permalink)
                                                Woodfords Reserve & Marker's Mark for Kentucky Bourbon
                                                Marker's Mark uses Winter Wheat in the Mash, replacing Rye
                                                that grain substition takes the "bite" out of thier end product.
                                                Makes an excellent Manhantan
                                                If you don't know what I mean by "Bite" buy a small pt of Rye Whiskey, That's BITE
                                                George Dickel for Tennessee Whiskey, far smoother than Jack's
                                                Dickel's Old #8 from Tullahoma, maybe 20 miles from Daniel's Old #7 in Lynchburg
                                                I've yet to try Knob Creek, but it's on the list ...
                                                All Neat, straight up
                                                 
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                                                  mayor al

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                                                  RE: bourbon Wed, 06/25/03 12:27 AM (permalink)
                                                  Tullahoma TN is also the home of Grannie's Catfish Restaurant. A worthy place to go for fresh ( out of the pond on the property) whiskerfish.

                                                  We take visitors to the Jim Beam Distillery for a 'place to go' ...good AV tour of the place, nice gift shop, and just across the road from the Bernhiem Forest and Nature Preserve, one of Kentucky best flora display areas.
                                                   
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                                                    jpatweb

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                                                    RE: bourbon Wed, 06/25/03 8:33 AM (permalink)
                                                    Are you sure it wasn't Mary Bobo's, which is right in Lynchburg?
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Bushie

                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Michael Stern


                                                    Maybe it was Pope's Cafe in Shelbyville? Great for meat-and-threes and pies, as I recall:



                                                    That's the place, Michael! Thanks!
                                                     
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                                                      Bushie

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                                                      RE: bourbon Wed, 06/25/03 9:37 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by jpatweb

                                                      Are you sure it wasn't Mary Bobo's, which is right in Lynchburg?



                                                      No, I didn't eat in Lynchburg. It was a cold, drizzly day, and taking that tour and then not being able to buy a "sample" anywhere made me head back toward Nashville.

                                                      Next time I'm back, though, I'll be happy to try Mary Bobo's, if you recommend it.
                                                       
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                                                        jpatweb

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                                                        RE: bourbon Wed, 06/25/03 9:51 AM (permalink)
                                                        Sure, by all means check it out if you pass through that way again. It's Southern boarding house style, lunch only I think. I believe JD shows up as a backdrop in one or two of the dishes. Check out the early 90s edition of Roadfood for a write-up.
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by Bushie

                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by jpatweb

                                                        Are you sure it wasn't Mary Bobo's, which is right in Lynchburg?



                                                        No, I didn't eat in Lynchburg. It was a cold, drizzly day, and taking that tour and then not being able to buy a "sample" anywhere made me head back toward Nashville.

                                                        Next time I'm back, though, I'll be happy to try Mary Bobo's, if you recommend it.
                                                         
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                                                          paul and louise

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                                                          RE: bourbon Sun, 11/2/03 2:41 PM (permalink)
                                                          have any of you bourbon sippers tried "W. L. Weller" 19 yr. old?
                                                          we got a bottle for my in-laws for thier anniversary, but they are 600 miles away....and we wonder if it is as good as they say?
                                                          they seem pleased.....it had difficulty getting there from here because we found it was unlawful to ship booze in many states
                                                          [ours included] i wonder how the internet shops get around this regulation?
                                                           
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                                                            tiki

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                                                            RE: bourbon Sun, 11/2/03 3:47 PM (permalink)
                                                            Makers Mark---neat---or occasioanally in a Sazjarac. But im really fan of good single malt IRISH,thought scotch is fine too! and KEEP the Secratariot ,Al and enjoy! Have friend with one bottle wjo wishes hed gotten more.
                                                             
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