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HighTower
08-03-2009, 02:09
Not often down here do we get the chance to mingle the distillers of the fine spirit we all love; I was lucky enough last year to hang out with Bill Samuels when he was here in May, and this Wednesday Fred Noe will be in Brisbane and Cam and I will be attending a bourbon tasting and BBQ lunch with him.
Can't wait to meet him, and get him to sign some goodies!

i have a few bottles of KC signed by him....he isn't going to mind signing Booker's and stuff is he? I was told he doesn't like signing JB white?! (Not that I have any):grin:


Scott

independant
08-03-2009, 06:21
I got a bottle of JBW for him to sign. On second thought he would probly hit me. :slappin:

mobourbon
08-03-2009, 16:16
Fred is happy to sign whatever you have. As long as it's a JB product. :grin:
Fred's a good ol' boy.

Stones
08-03-2009, 18:27
You lucky fellas! I am envious, i had no idea he was even in the country.

camduncan
08-04-2009, 00:05
It's definately one hell of a treat to be going!! I feel like I won the Lottery :cool:

HighTower
08-04-2009, 06:04
I came across this bottle, are these currently available in the US?

p_elliott
08-04-2009, 08:18
I came across this bottle, are these currently available in the US?

Never seen or heard of it, are you serious?

OscarV
08-04-2009, 13:17
I came across this bottle, are these currently available in the US?


Never seen or heard of it, are you serious?

It is export only.
Last week I was at Bourbons Bistro in Louisville and I saw a bottle on the back bar.

plaid_emu
08-04-2009, 13:23
It is export only.
Last week I was at Bourbons Bistro in Louisville and I saw a bottle on the back bar.

I saw it on the shelf, for sale last sunday at The Party Source in Bellevue Kentucky. It was a couple bucks more than Booker's. Comedic label though. :lol:

OscarV
08-04-2009, 13:24
So it's not just export only.
Demand must have brought it home.:rolleyes:

HighTower
08-05-2009, 03:28
What a great afternoon. After hearing Fred tell some stories we embarked an a tasting flight that went from Basil Haydens, JBB, Baker's; then Booker's after a special toast to his Dad.

It was then followed by a BBQ lunch where Fred took it upon himself to tip 1/2 a bottle of Booker's over our steaks. They had some rolls to put them on and some Jim Beam sauces and condiments.

After lunch, Fred came over and sat with myself, Cam and my good friend Ian and signed some items and told us some stories for about 45 minutes. I pulled out the Jim Beam Barrel Bonded that was opened when Randy was over here and we all had some with Fred. He is a great man, and I had a really great time - it was an honor to meet him and share some stories!

Scott

camduncan
08-05-2009, 04:15
I'd like to echo Scott's comments. It was an excellent afternoon and Fred was one hell of a great host. The stories were captivating and quite often had the group in stiches. It was a pleasure to share good food and bourbon with Fred. Most of my photos look similar to what Scott has already posted, but I will add one more.. The three of us tasting the Jim Beam Bonded. I'd also like to thanks Scott and Ian again for a great afternoon.:grin:

HighTower
08-05-2009, 06:09
Oh and I did ask Fred about the Booker's "Fred Noe Select". He said 3 batches were done for a customer in Japan that wanted him on the label. He said they were not too keen on doing it, but after they doubled their normal price and they said they wanted to go ahead, they thought maybe they would just do it! :grin: Funny they are being found in KY!

Scott

Stones
08-05-2009, 19:13
It was then followed by a BBQ lunch where Fred took it upon himself to tip 1/2 a bottle of Booker's over our steaks

Brilliant stuff! :lol: Looks like you guys had a fine time indeed.

camduncan
08-05-2009, 19:50
It was then followed by a BBQ lunch where Fred took it upon himself to tip 1/2 a bottle of Booker's over our steaks. They had some rolls to put them on and some Jim Beam sauces and condiments.

I just looked at my photos again, and realised I had a photo of the Bookers flaming on the BBQ...

callmeox
08-05-2009, 19:59
Fred sure has a tough job, I must say. :lol:

Stones
08-05-2009, 21:02
I just looked at my photos again, and realised I had a photo of the Bookers flaming on the BBQ...

SUPERB! :grin: Nice looking steaks!

Virus_Of_Life
08-05-2009, 23:42
After lunch, Fred came over and sat with myself, Cam and my good friend Ian and signed some items and told us some stories for about 45 minutes. I pulled out the Jim Beam Barrel Bonded that was opened when Randy was over here and we all had some with Fred. He is a great man, and I had a really great time - it was an honor to meet him and share some stories!

Scott

That is so awesome you guys! Glad you two got to hang with one of THE MEN of the bourbon world.

HighTower
08-06-2009, 06:02
Nice photo Cam! Nicole looks scared in that pic.....I heard she wasn't very well today....

I just looked at my photos again, and realised I had a photo of the Bookers flaming on the BBQ...

bonneamie
08-06-2009, 12:07
Looks like it was a great day!

HighTower
08-07-2009, 22:22
I would love one of these US Fred Noe Select bottles if anyone sees one around and can help me out. They must have had some labels left over from the Japanese batch and thought they would see how it went in KY.

The Japanese version looks like this......I love the barrel-like packaging!

Scott

JBeamGold
08-14-2009, 07:39
I would love one of these US Fred Noe Select bottles if anyone sees one around and can help me out. They must have had some labels left over from the Japanese batch and thought they would see how it went in KY.

The Japanese version looks like this......I love the barrel-like packaging!

Scott

Hightower looks like you boys had a ball... I have a bottle of Select coming from the states atm from a contact in KY... The were a release for Japan only and approx 65 cases of 6 per case didn't make the ship:) Have you got your hands on a bottle as yet??

HighTower
08-14-2009, 15:48
Nice work, no I don't have one as of yet!

Scott

jburlowski
08-16-2009, 06:57
The botlles of Fred Noe Select for sale locally (in Northern KY) have a slightly different label than that pictured below. "Fred Noe Select " is printed in black, not brown as pictured. The wording under the "Fred Noe Select" is not there, nor is the wording (Booker's?)to the right of the vertical black line on the right of the label. It also comes in the standard "Booker's" wooden box with the clear plastic front. No indication on the labeling that is was intended for export only.

I'll post a picture when I get the chance.

jburlowski
08-16-2009, 08:36
here are the pixs

JBeamGold
09-03-2009, 19:00
Nice work, no I don't have one as of yet!

Scott

Mine arrived the other day... A very nice bottle for the collection indeed...