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tmckenzie
11-21-2011, 05:21
I am going to shut the distillery down for 2 days for thanksgiving somehow and I am going to break into some ND Old Taylor I have been saving. What will you all be drinking special for turkey day?

BigRich
11-21-2011, 05:53
The in-laws are coming over and we're doing it at our house with me doing most of the cooking. So to answer your question...a lot.

hectic1
11-21-2011, 07:07
Wild Turkey! What else is there to choose on Turkey day? Every year I open up a new bottle and this year it's looking like a WT 8/101 from 1988 will be the target. I have some WTAS, WT 8/101 1978-1982, and some WTRB 1997 open and all those will get hit at one time or another throughout the day! :cool:

GreggJ
11-21-2011, 08:06
This year I am going to open a bottle of Jeffersons Presidential Select 18yo. I try to bring something special and somewhat historical to share with my old man.

angler82
11-21-2011, 08:24
This past weekend I tried to find a bourbon that would work well with pumpkin pie. I didn't have pumpkin pie on hand but did have a leftover Cisco Pumple Drumpkin beer loaded with pumpkin flavor.

I'm not sure if I want something spicy or something sweet. The ones I did like with the pumpkin flavors were OGD 114 (spciy) , Jefferson's 17 (sweet) and WLW 2010 (rich).

Anyone have any recs?

Tony
11-21-2011, 09:11
Wild Turkey! What else is there to choose on Turkey day? Every year I open up a new bottle and this year it's looking like a WT 8/101 from 1988 will be the target. I have some WTAS, WT 8/101 1978-1982, and some WTRB 1997 open and all those will get hit at one time or another throughout the day! :cool:

This is a great idea, I have not even thought of. I have never tried Wild Turkey, any guidance on what to try?

Best regards, tony

p_elliott
11-21-2011, 09:13
WT 101 same as every year but I'm going to hold out till the Packers VS Lions game comes on. Then take a nap after the game.

p_elliott
11-21-2011, 09:16
This is a great idea, I have not even thought of. I have never tried Wild Turkey, any guidance on what to try?

Best regards, tony

Wild Turkey 101 or Wild Turkey Rare Breed will get you started.

smokinjoe
11-21-2011, 09:27
I have two newly purchased bottles of Rare Breed ready to go. One bottle for our annual Thanksgiving Eve Poker Game. And, one bottle for the Big Day.

IowaJeff
11-21-2011, 10:09
I'm out of Wild Turkey 101 (and on strict orders to not buy anything until after Christmas) so I'll hit the bottle of WT Kentucky Spirit I've been savoring.

SmoothAmbler
11-21-2011, 11:18
We have some Elijah Craig I've been meaning to try. Along with our own stuff.

p_elliott
11-21-2011, 11:23
I'm out of Wild Turkey 101 (and on strict orders to not buy anything until after Christmas) so I'll hit the bottle of WT Kentucky Spirit I've been savoring.

You in need of a care package ? :slappin:

marco246
11-21-2011, 12:08
Champagne pre-dinner, pinot noir with the bird, Bailey's with coffee after, and then in lieu of cognac, Pappy 20.

Following a nap, freestyle through the leftovers later in the evening, followed by more Pappy. Or maybe the new bottle of Knob Creek 120 . . . .

OscarV
11-21-2011, 13:04
I always go with the current G T Stagg for Thanksgiving.
What better way to celebrate the bountiful harvest than with the bountiful Stagg.
But, I couldn't wait until Thanksgiving this year and I opened it Saturday and I am sipping some now.
I will be overworked Tues, Wed and Fri so I will not have the time or energy for bourbon, hence my early Stagg raid.

Josh
11-21-2011, 13:11
I am going to shut the distillery down for 2 days for thanksgiving somehow and I am going to break into some ND Old Taylor I have been saving. What will you all be drinking special for turkey day?

It's hard to beat that ND Old Taylor, that stuff is crazy good.

Since it is Thanksgiving and a holiday, I'm going to open a bottle of WT American Spirit for post turkey sipping. Fortunately, only my father-in-law and I will probably be taking part, since my parents and aunts and uncles are teetotalers. More for me!

Whiskey Willie
11-21-2011, 13:42
Holy glockenspiel! I'm out of WT 101 bourbon, but I've got plenty WT 101 rye!

Clavius
11-21-2011, 14:37
I'll probably be drinking red wine. Got a bottle of Sterling Three Palms Merlot I plan on opening. After that I may open a bottle of PVW 15 if I can bring myself to do it. The bottles just look so nice unopened!

The Boozer
11-21-2011, 15:03
Got to go with WT Rare Breed.

May open the Pappy 15, although I like Oscar's idea of Stagg.

mosugoji64
11-21-2011, 15:19
Picked up a bottle of WSR to share with the in-laws. Wanted something good, but not so good that I'd feel bad leaving it behind if it's not finished :grin:

Special Reserve
11-21-2011, 15:37
CGL WT12 and Split Label WT12. Hopefully I'll have an early morning tasting.

fishnbowljoe
11-21-2011, 15:51
CGL WT12 and Split Label WT12. Hopefully I'll have an early morning tasting.

Atta boy Will! :grin:

As for me, I haven't made up my mind yet. We're having Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother in-laws. There'll be lot's of family present, but no one else that enjoys bourbon. I'll probably wait till I get home to have a pour or two. I have an 07 WLW, and a SW Weller SR open, but I may end up opening a Binny's Weller 12. One of the guys brought some to bowling last Wednesday, and it sure tasted good. It's been a long time since I've had one open. Cheers! Joe

Bourbon Boiler
11-21-2011, 16:55
WT Kentucky Spirit on Thanksgiving Day, 101 on the Friday (among others), & WT Tradition on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Ejmharris
11-21-2011, 17:24
Brought home some MBR experimental black dog bourbon on a visit to my I laws a couple of weeks ago. Tried it at the tasting and really enjoyed. Going to open up and share with my bro and Dad. Will probably top it off with either the aged Kentucky shine from MBR or thinking about going to Party Source tomorrow and picking up something new.

ebo
11-21-2011, 18:28
I'll be taking a bottle of WTRB to the mother in law's. :lol:

White Dog
11-21-2011, 19:37
Start off with some Paul Bara Rose Champagne, followed by various wines for cock-tailing with the in-laws. California Pinot Noirs from Ghostwriter, Washington state reds from Buty, and some Austrian Gruner from Schloss Gobelsburg.

For the meal, I'll have various German Riesling from Selbach and Donnhoff, who are two of my favorites.

When I get back home and put all the kids to bed, I'll have some gold foil WT 12yr.:cool:

StraightNoChaser
11-21-2011, 21:54
Family always starts with champagne around noon, likely Mot. Will move on to Junipero gin as my "aperitif" and Beaujolais for Thanksgiving dinner. Then espresso and a Pappy 15 with my grandfather

Yalc
11-22-2011, 17:05
Gonna pick up a Wild Turkey Rye replacement for the bottle I just killed.

fishnbowljoe
11-22-2011, 17:20
As for me, I haven't made up my mind yet. We're having Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother in-laws. There'll be lot's of family present, but no one else that enjoys bourbon. I'll probably wait till I get home to have a pour or two. I have an 07 WLW, and a SW Weller SR open, but I may end up opening a Binny's Weller 12. One of the guys brought some to bowling last Wednesday, and it sure tasted good. It's been a long time since I've had one open. Cheers! Joe

I couldn't wait. I opened a Binny's Weller 12 tonight. Headstart. :rolleyes: To quote a saying oft used by our bowling team, "Same as it ever was." :grin: Mmm Mmm Good. Joe

steeltownbbq
11-22-2011, 17:33
I'll start the day with some Kentucky coffee, then have an OGD BIB to remember my old grandad and Thanksgivings past.

Then the brother-in-law and I will resume our ongoing Canadian Club (him) and bourbon (me) argument. Disparaging each others tastes, culture and manhood based on our preferred drink.

HRay
11-23-2011, 08:46
I'll be drinking Wild Turkey 101 Rye on turkey day as I celebrate with my Dad in Columbia, SC. Happy Thanksgiving!

keith18
11-23-2011, 09:50
Pappy Van Winkle 15, followed by Knob Creek...maybe mix in some wine with dinner.

jeanraulmitchell
11-23-2011, 22:42
...PHC10yo wheated

G.H.Adams
11-23-2011, 22:55
In honor of Turkey Day the bar will be set up with Wild Turkey 101, 81, and Kentucky Spirit. After everyone has gone home and the house cleaned up from 6 grandchildren running around I will sit down with a pour of George T. Stagg 2011 and a good cigar.

Special Reserve
11-24-2011, 08:51
Having a little CGL WT12 and Split Label WT12 as I cruise the net, both are wonderful.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

awachatz
11-24-2011, 12:57
Drinking some ER17 (2008) right now and will follow that up with GTS (2011). Next year I will have to open up some WTAH.

yountvillewjs
11-24-2011, 13:30
Starter: Manhattan (Willet, 3-yr single barrel rye)
Next up: T.H. Handy (BTAC '11)

Wine: Pinot/Grenache/Zinfandel

T47
11-24-2011, 15:06
Turkey just went on the smoker, everything else is ready to go in the oven, its time for a little PVW 15. Just enough left for a couple pours.
:toast:

camduncan
11-24-2011, 15:36
We don't generally celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but in honour of the US holiday my wife is baking a Makers Mark pumpkin pie for desert tonight, and I'll probably enjoy a Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned or two when I finish work. :cool:

sailor22
11-24-2011, 15:42
Had a great Thanksgiving. Cajun rubbed fried Turkey and a great bottle of wine followed by Pecan and Apple Pie with a generous pour of Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 101.

ethangsmith
11-24-2011, 15:49
Just had some Wild Turkey 101 bourbon. Kept it simple.

ThomasH
11-24-2011, 16:19
Wild Turkey 101!

Thomas

MarkEdwards
11-24-2011, 16:24
A big glass of cold milk for breakfast, then back to bed.

Leftover pizza and a Guinness for brunch.

Freshly roasted turkey and trimmings with home made eggnog, using my special eggnog spiking mix.

Turkey sandwiches for dinner, with some Elmer T. Lee.

Some Marie Duffau Napolean as the evening winds down.

docbible
11-24-2011, 16:51
EC 18 single barrel McScrooges selection on rocks. Tim

cds
11-24-2011, 17:22
Started the evening with some PVW 15 and am finishing with WLW.

Slob
11-24-2011, 18:49
Willett Pot Still Reserve

CADMixes
11-24-2011, 18:56
Back home from Thanksgiving and just finished the leftovers from the turkey breast I roasted on Tuesday (having had a twisted desire to do a mini-Thanksgiving meal for just me and the gf). Now it's time to relax with the NFL and some 4 Roses OESQ recipe SB.

kyrocklover
11-24-2011, 19:01
Tom Moore BIB from about 1980. Thick, oily, corn sweetness, some rye bite. Satisfactory finish. Very nice drink. Glad I found this 1.75 back in the spring.

Josh
11-24-2011, 19:22
Willett Pot Still Reserve

Glad to see you posting Slob. Your avatar is still the greatest ever.

Had a 2009 A to Z Pinot Noir from Oregon with the bird today and the aforementioned Wild Turkey American Spirit. Wow, very nice pour. Really lovely and floral. The wife even had some!

gblick
11-24-2011, 19:40
Started with RR101, then some PVW20yo, and then some PVW15yo.

BroInBourbonMD
11-24-2011, 20:08
WT Kentucky Spirit on Thanksgiving Day, 101 on the Friday (among others), & WT Tradition on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

So you taking the Tradition in your flask to the game on Saturday or taking the entire bottle for pre-game?

BroInBourbonMD
11-24-2011, 20:15
Thought I should stick to WT on turkey day, but the only bottle I have in the house is an autographed bottle of 101 by Jimmy Russell...so obviously that bottle was not going to make the trip to the parents house, let alone ever get opened.

So I settled on a bottle of VW 12yr Lot B. Nothing too good for my non-appreciative family members, but still nice enough for me to enjoy throughout the day. It went surprising well with a slice of pumpkin pie.

G.H.Adams
11-24-2011, 20:29
The adults had their choice of Turkey 101, 81, and Kentucky Spirit along with a belt busting meal.

Now that everyone is gone and it's just me and the misses I am having a pour of Stagg 2011 along with a good cigar. It's amazing how quiet the house is after the grandchildren go home.

2highcal
11-24-2011, 23:21
Went with a pour of VOBbib for the afternoon while deep frying the bird and after dinner had a pour of GTS

RegChumpington
11-25-2011, 00:02
Just a little PVW20 for me. As always, it rises to the occasion.

jcg9779
11-25-2011, 00:20
Had some Rare Breed from 1999 this evening.

Bourbon Boiler
11-25-2011, 16:10
Thought I should stick to WT on turkey day, but the only bottle I have in the house is an autographed bottle of 101 by Jimmy Russell...


You're welcome! :cool:

Bourbon Boiler
11-25-2011, 16:11
My brother and I put a big dent on some WTKS, and a pour or two of 4RSB.

BroInBourbonMD
11-25-2011, 18:56
You're welcome! :cool:

Yes, yes. Thank you....don't know where I would have acquired this wonderful vice without you!:grin:

dohidied
11-27-2011, 17:21
Cracked open a bottle of Rare Breed 01-91. Really glad I found two bottles of this recently, because it tastes better than the WT101/8 I have.

OscarV
11-27-2011, 17:49
Cracked open a bottle of Rare Breed 01-91. Really glad I found two bottles of this recently, because it tastes better than the WT101/8 I have.

That WTRB 01-91 tastes a lot like WT12yo to me.
It was the first release and I'll bet it has more 12yo bourbon in it than the later releases.
It's real good.

greens
11-27-2011, 18:32
Is the 01-91 you guys are mentioning a date/production code, as in you're still finding bottles from 1991 on shelves somewhere, or is it just a specific batch number for current release RB?

dohidied
11-27-2011, 19:05
That WTRB 01-91 tastes a lot like WT12yo to me.
It was the first release and I'll bet it has more 12yo bourbon in it than the later releases.
It's real good.

That's good since I've never been able to find a 12yo in my travels.

dohidied
11-27-2011, 19:07
Is the 01-91 you guys are mentioning a date/production code, as in you're still finding bottles from 1991 on shelves somewhere, or is it just a specific batch number for current release RB?

Date code. This was some seriously dusty rare breed in a ghetto liquor store.

Josh
11-27-2011, 19:11
Is the 01-91 you guys are mentioning a date/production code, as in you're still finding bottles from 1991 on shelves somewhere, or is it just a specific batch number for current release RB?

It is my understanding that up until 03, the two digits after 01- indicate the year bottled.

Anything bottled 03 or later has the 03 code. Dawn is the go-to person on WTRB. I can't find her original thread, but here's a sequel to it: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6443

Scrub
11-27-2011, 19:18
Cracked open my first ever bottle of Russel's Reserve ................. good stuff. Bourbon on ice was the drink of the day.