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kitzg
01-02-2001, 06:50
Now that the Holidays are past for most of us, any bourbon received as a gift? Jo and I bought ourselves a bottle of Kentucky Spirit since it is one we did not previously own. How about you? Greg

**DONOTDELETE**
01-02-2001, 09:14
Greg most of my family do know to give bourbon at Christmas but don't as they consider it the work of the devil. A few however did gift us with; Jim Beam White Label, Jim Beam Black Label, and Evan Williams Single Barrel 1990. Kentucky Spirit isn't available here so I always ask for Blanton's or Knob Creek, but somehow it always turns into Jim Beam. That's fine as I have consumed more bottles of Jim Beam than everything else put together. I started drinking Jim Beam in the Army and continued to do so for many years afterward. I would sometimes "splurge" and buy one of the premium brands; Old Grand Dad & Wild Turkey. Before Jim Beam I was an avid Virginia Gentelman drinker until they ruined it. It was only three or four years ago that I really began to explore different brands of bourbon.

Linn Spencer

Have Shotglass. Will Travel.

kitzg
01-02-2001, 09:23
I actually forgot that I received a bottle of Knob Creek before the holidays as a gift. I, too, only branched out with Jim being my most regular bourbon and occaissionally Jack but always in Coke until I visited the Jim Beam Distillery and started sampling small batch products over ice.

thanks, Linn. Who else?

Greg

boone
01-02-2001, 10:05
I have just started "collecting"(not for drinkin) bottles of Heaven Hill brands.It is awful hard to keep my husband from opening them! I have always thought that one day I will come home and one will be opened until Christmas Eve when my son gave Pat a bottle of Evan Williams single barrel 1990. I would have bet my life that he would have opened it and took a shot! WRONG! He put it with my collection (I have 3) and it is still there. He said he is saving it for a special occasion. What a surprise!

boone

**DONOTDELETE**
01-02-2001, 11:08
Betty Jo,

That Evan Williams Single Barrel 1990 is very drinkable and quite delicious. Tell Pat that it's Tuesday and that 's special occasion enough to have a taste. :-))

Linn Spencer

Have Shotglass. Will Travel.

Andy Traxel
01-03-2001, 22:29
I bought myself the last bottle of 20 yr old Hirsch my local liquor store had in stock. Haven't opened it yet. There's a microbrewery in downtown Milwaukee with a great bourbon selection. I can get glasses of 20 yr old Hirsch there for $8. I'm going to wait until I finish theirs before I open mine.

Andy

jbutler
01-04-2001, 08:11
I'll say. EWSB is some of the best bang for the buck on the market. I'd think "next week" was a suitably special occasion!



Cheers,

Jim Butler
Straightbourbon.com

**DONOTDELETE**
01-04-2001, 14:01
Eight bucks a shot Andy? Youch! How much jack did it cost to get that 20 year old in the sack?

Linn Spencer

Have Shotglass. Will Travel.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-04-2001, 16:59
Greg,
I received a bottle of Woodford Reserve and half of it was used to drown my sorrow after U of L's 5 point loss in the Liberty Bowl and the other half to drown my sorrow after UofL's 2 point loss to UofK in basketball. A bad week for my school in sports but at least I had good bourbon to see me through.
Mike Veach

Andy Traxel
01-04-2001, 19:27
Linn,

I paid almost $90 for my bottle of 20 yr old Hirsch. I've seen it for $15 a glass other places. So I consider $8 a bargain. If I can find Hirsch at this sort of price, I'd rather enjoy one glass of it than 2 glasses of $4 bourbon.

I wouldn't normally buy that expensive a bottle of anything. But all the 20 yr old is supposed to be bottled now and shipped. This was the last chance to get my own stash. It is special tasting stuff. As is the 16 yr old.

And I was very good last year.

Andy

**DONOTDELETE**
01-04-2001, 22:18
Of course I bought the new Pappy 20 year old for John (Like I won't enjoy it also!) and a copy of Carsons book. He read the book before from the library but never owned a copy. Thanks JoeB for the info on Alibris.com. Its a great place to look for old out of date books on Bourbon.


~Linda~
http://w3.one.net/~jeffelle/whiskey

Ken Weber
01-05-2001, 07:05
Andy,
If I might make a blatant attempt at selling some of my brands, we are offering 17 year old Eagle Rare Bourbon, 18 year old Sazerac Rye Whiskey, and a 19 year old Weller Bourbon. Our target shelf price is $34.99 to $39.99. Don't let the price mislead you. We discussed pricing these brands in excess of $100. We finally decided that we could grow these new labels faster at this price than at the century mark.
Before buying any of these labels, I would suggest reading what fellow bourbonians think of the products. After all, I am in marketing, and you can only trust me as far as you can throw me!

Ken

Ken Weber
01-05-2001, 07:07
I went and hit continue too quickly! I should add that Julian's offerings should also be considered.

Ken

cowdery
01-05-2001, 15:12
For anyone who might be interested, the most useful "old out of date book on Bourbon" is William Downard's Dictionary of the History of the American Brewing and Distilling Industries (Greenwood Press). Unfortunately, Downard died unexpectedly at a young age and the 1980 original has never been updated, but it is still a great reference work.

--Chuck Cowdery (http://cowdery.home.netcom.com)

**DONOTDELETE**
01-05-2001, 15:22
Hey Ken what actions are you taking, if any, to get these on the Virginia ABC shelves? I can't get any of this stuff. I know that Buffalo Trace is in short supply, but I would like to see that on my store shelves also.

Linn Spencer

Have Shotglass. Will Travel.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-05-2001, 16:29
Chuck is right. Every bourbon library should have Downard and Crowgey's "Kentucky Bourbon".
Mike Veach

Andy Traxel
01-05-2001, 20:36
Ken,

I wish I could buy some Sazerac Rye around here. According to Dan Craig, no retail outlet in Wisconsin is handling any of your latest offerings. I've been meaning to see if I could find some on the 'net. Just haven't gotten around to it.

Andy

**DONOTDELETE**
01-06-2001, 11:48
Andy,

You can order Sazerac rye from Hi-Time Liquor (http://www.hitimewine.com/spirits_4.htm) for $39.99
In fact, they have the best selection of bourbons I've seen of any online liquor store. You can't order online, yet; you can email or call their 800 number. I just did and ordered five bourbons I've never heard of...

B.J. Holladay
Joshua Brooks 8 yr old
G & U 10 yr old
Peter Jakes 10 yr old
Black Maple Hill 14 yr old (yes, fourteen; they also have 16 and 18, but no eleven year old)

I asked Shawn, and he assured me they ship to Wisconsin (and nearly everywhere else except a couple of states). Their prices (especially if you include shipping) are higher than the discount store I usually go to but not really more than most stores. And their selection is phenominal, including such prizes as Old Potrero Rye (both kinds), the good 6 yr old Virginia Gentleman, and even some Old Overholt D-1935 (for $100).

=John=
http://w3.one.net/~jeffelle/whiskey

**DONOTDELETE**
01-11-2001, 12:19
I received a bottle (quart) of 1492. The label states is is BIB, 100 proof, 4 year old bourbon distilled by Dripping Springs and bottled by Nelson Distillery, both of Bardstown. It was distilled in 1975 and bottled in 1979. Has anyone ever heard of this brand? If so, I would like some information.
larryr@penn.com

boone
01-12-2001, 01:12
1492 straight bourbon is by distilled and bottled by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. in Bardstown Ky. They no longer produce that label at 100 proof. It's only available in 4yr 80 proof.

boone

**DONOTDELETE**
01-12-2001, 05:11
Boone, was Heaven Hill making 1492 back in the seventies? From the way Larry lists the distiller and bottler it makes me wonder if his was produced about the time they took over the label. I'd guess H.H. was the "Nelson Distillery" bottler. Had there been a separate distillery called Dripping Springs in or near Bardstown that closed in the early '70s?

=John=
http://w3.one.net/~jeffelle/whiskey

boone
01-12-2001, 17:36
Heaven Hill owns both, Nelson Distillery and Dripping Springs. The label today (on the 1492)is by Nelson Distillery and Dripping Springs has it's own label. I know every label that Heaven Hill has!!!!!!!!!! It's a lot. It took a while to learn but I have been doing it for seven years and now it's a peice of cake.

I have decided to move on, I guess it's the seven year itch. I was a Utility Operator before that and the Janitor before that. So I decided to make History at Heaven Hill. I am now the 1st Lady Mechanic at Heaven Hill. SO when you are drinking a product from a (glass) liter or 1.75 think of me they are my lines.

boone
Mechanic
Heaven Hill Distilleries

cowdery
01-16-2001, 09:54
Boone, congratulations on your new, history-making gig. Smile for the cameras.

--Chuck Cowdery (http://cowdery.home.netcom.com)

**DONOTDELETE**
01-16-2001, 16:21
At George Dickel, there was a lady who was the still operator. Keep up the good work Boone and maybe you can equal or surpass this goal (maybe even a Master Distiller?)
Mike Veach

kitzg
01-17-2001, 11:06
Boone, congratulations. I've been out of the Forum for a few days or I'd have sent my regards sooner!

Greg