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M Pickle
02-12-2012, 08:31
It looks like it has been a while since this has been done. (somebody will undoubtedly prove me wrong)

Anyway, for those lucky enough to have a Bourbon Den, Man Cave, or home bar; pony up some pics.

The rest of us could use some motivation to get moving and build our own.

SMOWK
02-12-2012, 09:30
Voila. My favorite hangout.

mrviognier
02-12-2012, 09:40
Here's one:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/mrviognier/IMG_3199.jpg

And here's what's below the bar:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/mrviognier/IMG_3200.jpg

The rest is in boxes or in storage.

LostBottle
02-12-2012, 09:45
Wow, mrviogner, that is a seriously impressive rye collection. Is that a High West 12 tucked in there? I was never been able to get one and I hear it is now all gone. I absolutely love the 16 and I would be curious to hear your thoughts on how the 12 compares.

mrviognier
02-12-2012, 09:56
The 12 year IS pretty special. We were only able to get five barrels of this one-of-a-kind LDI rye. It's 95% rye with 5% malted rye. Lots of cinnamon, spice, and dried fruits. The 16 year is 80% rye with 10% each corn and malted barley. Still very much a spicy, rye-laden joy, the 16 shows a bit more barrel char.

Both the 12 and 16 are, sadly, long gone...we have no more bottles at the distillery. There's still some out in the market, but it's getting snatched up by fans.

Bourbon Boiler
02-12-2012, 10:00
Good thread. I'm probably 2-3 years away from a move, and we're likely to build. I've already started campaigning for a basement bar. Hopefully some good pics will encourage the wife.

Enoch
02-12-2012, 10:08
I'm allowed a bourbon corner in the den. Also got a closet to store extras. The bears belong to my wife and on top is my Hard Rock Cafe pin collection.

hectic1
02-12-2012, 10:51
Here are some pictures of the basement bar from a couple years ago...a few things have been have been added since then but I'm too lazy to take new shots.





http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz152/hectic1/DSC_0023.jpg

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz152/hectic1/DSC_0024.jpg

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz152/hectic1/DSC_0025.jpg

Clavius
02-12-2012, 11:02
Well, mine isn't nearly as epic as in some of the previous posts (nor is it as well stocked as it has previously been). But here it is:

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/mnosam/IMG_1899.jpg

Unfortunately that's not actually a bunch of bottles of Caymus in the Caymus box. :(

smokinjoe
02-12-2012, 11:20
Well, mine isn't nearly as epic as in some of the previous posts (nor is it as well stocked as it has previously been). But here it is:

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/mnosam/IMG_1899.jpg

Unfortunately that's not actually a bunch of bottles of Caymus in the Caymus box. :(

Ah, but what you may lack in quantity, you make up in quality. All of those are superb whiskies.
:toast:

Clavius
02-12-2012, 11:27
Ah, but what you may lack in quantity, you make up in quality. All of those are superb whiskies.
:toast:

Thanks! Working on the retail side of the wine/spirits biz allows me somewhat easier access to the harder to find stuff.

M Pickle
02-12-2012, 13:06
Wow! Great stuff so far. I'm jonesing to start my build already. Keep those pics coming.

camduncan
02-12-2012, 15:59
It's not as impressive or exclusive as some of the previous posts, but here's mine...

Clavius
02-12-2012, 17:32
Very nice, camduncan! I especially like the middle picture.

Bourbon Boiler
02-12-2012, 17:37
Here are some pictures of the basement bar from a couple years ago...a few things have been have been added since then but I'm too lazy to take new shots.



With the exception of the mirror with the Notre Dame logo, that is a beautiful bar!

mrviognier
02-12-2012, 18:46
It's not as impressive or exclusive as some of the previous posts, but here's mine...

I dunno...looks pretty good to me!


With the exception of the mirror with the Notre Dame logo, that is a beautiful bar!

Perhaps it's an old National Distillers' logo? :grin: I do have something Notre Dame on my wall, too...a program from the 1980 Sugar Bowl.

GO DAWGS!

camduncan
02-12-2012, 19:22
Thanks guys..... as I often say, it's hard and very expensive to build a good bunker in Australia. It is getting better, but we still have a long way to go.

AaronWF
02-12-2012, 20:50
It is getting better, but we still have a long way to go.

Rather, the bourbon has a long way to go to get to you...

The large Aussie presence on this site is interesting to me. You can't get much farther away from bourbon, originally speaking, but there you are enthusiastically waving for more bourbon love!

Sorry to go a bit off topic here, but how do you account for the disproportionately large contingency of Australian bourbonians on SB, Cam?

Beer&Bourbon
02-12-2012, 20:54
Here's an album with pictures of my bar:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76516153@N07/6867399851/in/set-72157629296175659

And one with other bourbon pictures I've uploaded:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/_rogeraf_/6855243281/in/set-72157629267278095

UNITARY
02-13-2012, 01:20
Thanks guys..... as I often say, it's hard and very expensive to build a good bunker in Australia. It is getting better, but we still have a long way to go.

I can definitely attest to that!

Here's mine - pics on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2297416447502.121795.1611849786&type=3&l=9b6e5795b9

I will add some new pics to it within the next couple of days when the light is right :grin:

camduncan
02-13-2012, 01:27
Sorry to go a bit off topic here, but how do you account for the disproportionately large contingency of Australian bourbonians on SB, Cam?

It could be a couple of things, but I think it's mostly that Aussies like bourbon :) I'm not sure if the figure is after the US or not, but Australia is the largest consumer of bourbon RTD's in the world, so we drink a bit for a nation of only 22 million.:skep:
As for the members on here, I think there about a dozen of us... give or take. A few of us are more active than others, and because our day time is (mostly) evening in the US, it might seem like we're here more frequently than we probably are.

Wall Eye
02-13-2012, 06:02
Dug up an old one of my back bar.

Kalessin
02-13-2012, 20:32
Dug up an old one of my back bar.

Is that lovely chunk of brass in the middle of the photo operational? I have a soft spot for old cash registers...

Wall Eye
02-14-2012, 06:35
Is that lovely chunk of brass in the middle of the photo operational? I have a soft spot for old cash registers...

My first job out of college was with NCR. It's a 500 class that was made in 1911 for a hardware store here in central Illinois. I bought it at the auction when the store sold out so I'm only the second owner. In fact, I was talking to an older lady after the auction - no doubt the original owner's daughter - who told me that she remembered playing with that register as a little girl!

I took every piece of brass off (32 of them) and had each cleaned, polished, and laquered, and then I reassembled. It works as well as the day it was made - with the exception of a period of time about 10-12 years ago when the whole thing locked up and just wouldn't cycle. Then I read somewhere that kids would sometimes put coins down the printer slot - sure enough - I found a penny wedged in the gears. (Darn kids) I had to take that penny out in pieces but it now runs like a top again.

I love these old registers as the perfect example of the pride, workmanship, and ornate beauty that used to be put into products of that day. And they don't look half bad on a bar, either.


Rich

Barrel_Proof
02-14-2012, 07:17
Very cool. That is a beauty, alright. I visited NCR's former world headquarters in Dayton many times over the years and always enjoyed the display of gorgeous early cash registers just off the lobby.

BillP
02-15-2012, 18:42
Wonderful bars! Reminds me of the line from a movie - "Is this heaven?"

Bill

Clavius
02-15-2012, 19:06
I re-organized my little bar:

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/mnosam/IMG_1901.jpg

stevegoz
02-15-2012, 21:05
This is from late April of last year. I should take a fresh pic, but it's a mess down there right now....

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/225095_1995636052174_1281651901_2399231_4735890_n. jpg

Clavius
02-15-2012, 21:23
This is from late April of last year. I should take a fresh pic, but it's a mess down there right now....

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/225095_1995636052174_1281651901_2399231_4735890_n. jpg
Looks nice! You appear reluctant to open your Pappy as well! :lol:

Kalessin
02-15-2012, 21:29
I love these old registers as the perfect example of the pride, workmanship, and ornate beauty that used to be put into products of that day. And they don't look half bad on a bar, either.


Excellent story... :) I had a much simpler Class 300 for a while, but it was really broken and I could never get it working. It got given away for parts. Someday I hope to find another cool register, though maybe a little smaller and simpler than a 500... :D

stevegoz
02-16-2012, 07:43
Looks nice! You appear reluctant to open your Pappy as well! :lol:

They were very fresh back then -- had to let 'em ripen a bit. That 15 is long gone (shame, since it was one of the only two SWers I had), and the Lot B...well, guests are encouraged to sample the Lot B to experience the purest essence of this most overrated of brands.... :grin: