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09-21-2003, 10:37
Saturday, October 18th at 8:00pm at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville. Parker Beam and "noted Bourbon reviewers" to be in attendance. Intrroductions at 8:00 with cocktails and Hors d'oeurves to follow at 9:00. Dress is Semi-formal. Two complemantary drink tickets. Cash bar also available. Reception is limited to 150, reservations required. To RSVP CLICK HERE (http://www.bardstownbourbonsociety.com/preview)

Sounds like a good time. Leslie and I will be there, hope to see some of you as well. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

09-21-2003, 14:23
Thanks much for the link. I'm going to try to be there. I should be able to talk my SO into coming to this one...it involves the track... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif
It was great meeting you and Leslie. Geez, was it big fun or what... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

10-17-2003, 10:57
Due to circumstances way beyond my control, the wedding of Leslie's cousin, I will be unable to attend this event after all. I will be contacting HH this afternoon to relenquish my reservations, so contact them if you are interested. I appologize to anyone who was expecting to see us there http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

10-17-2003, 14:47

Evelyn & I will be there.


10-18-2003, 11:49
I'm planning on being there and...I'm gonna wear my SB.com jacket. I'll try and dress it up with a skirt and heels... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif
Real sorry Jeff & Leslie can't make it... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

10-18-2003, 12:58
See you there.

10-18-2003, 17:46
Make sure we get details please.

10-18-2003, 17:57
At this very moment in Louisville, Parker is probably drinking the new 1994 EWSB from the Erlenmeyer he used on Uber Nacht at the Gazebo! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

10-18-2003, 18:02
Wouldn't that be a hoot. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif I am glad I got to finally meet the Man. He Is really down to earth like us.

10-18-2003, 18:08
They really are down to earth folks (Parker and Craig) http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif...Linda (Parker's wife) is the same way...I "tried" to introduce them to everyone at the Gazebo that night but there were just too many there http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif...

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10-18-2003, 18:16
Maybe they will join us again NEXT YEAR.

10-19-2003, 14:13
Update on the Preview.
Present: Ed, Patty, Marvin, Evelyn, Brenda, Chuck, Linda, John, and Mike V.
Setting; The Kentucky Derby Museum
The Program:
Cocktails at 8PM till 8:30.
Offerings:The EW 7Yr Black label, EC12, EC18 and EWSB'93. Food was appetizer stuff including cheeses, meatballs, mini hot browns, ham sandwiches, petite fours and other sweets.

The group assembled in the theater at 8:30 and watched The Derby Video, Max Shapira made a speech and a Heaven Hill video was played. Max introduced key folks including Parker and Craig, some marketing folks, ops folks and four expert/critics: Lew Bryson, Kate Ennis, Robert Plotkin and Stuart MacLean Ramsay.
With a full barrel of the whiskey on stage, The Heaven Hill dignitaries thieved out shots and made a toast. Waitresses passed out shot glasses of the new bourbon to the crowd from another source. They were generous and put several extras at our table. We all tasted and then mingled around the room comparing notes.
We hung out and managed to get some directly from the barrel. We hung out until around 10:30 and then headed for the door.
All attendees got a little gift bag with a EWSB julep cup, a 50 ml ewsb '93, an EW cigar and some mint julep mix in nice cloth sack with a draw string.
Several members of the group continued the festivities back at the hotel, but I was looking at an hour plus drive back to Lexington and headed out.
The general consensus was the '94 was a significant improvement over the '93 and more in line with previous vintages of note like the '90 and '88. More oomph, less green corn. I'll post tasting notes in a bit.
Pretty good for the first official Bardstown Bourbon Society Event.
I'll attend the next one.

10-21-2003, 09:34
I agree, it was a great evening. Good presentation, everyone was accessible, and they certainly didn't want anyone to be hungry or thirsty... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif
I also agree that the 94 is a better pour. I purposely had a shot of the 93 infront of me when they brought it. No contest. IMHO, Marvin hit it on the nose when he said "lots of caramel apple".
It was good to see ya'll, we gotta find a reason to do it again soon.

10-22-2003, 09:59
Here is the press release on the '94 edition. I just noticed they have modified their claim: the only vintage dated 'single' barrel bourbon in the market. This takes into account new annual vintages like Birthday Bourbon, Stagg, and Antique Collection.



10-23-2003, 21:21
Is the entire Antique Collection vintage?

10-24-2003, 06:10
And speaking of Marvin ...

We should have a contest to caption a few of these pictures http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

EWSB Preview (http://www.bardstownbourbonsociety.com/preview/gallery.html)

10-24-2003, 07:35
And speaking of Marvin ...

I gotta admit, Marvin was looking pretty cool (and Evelyn had on an outfit the same color as her eyes... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif).
He made a helleva target for that photographer... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif I was sitting beside him, and I bet I had to duck and dodge half a dozen times... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif
Check out the brim of his hat in the second shot with Max...a friend of mine tells me that's how you can tell when a man is having a good time... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

10-24-2003, 15:37
What does all that mean in plain English? (layman's terms to the uneducated).


10-24-2003, 15:44
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gifdah! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif


10-24-2003, 15:51
I think he is referring to Parker drinking out of the flasks he (Cliff) brought to the Gazebo that Frday night Marvin.


in plain English? (layman's terms to the uneducated).

Hey, I feel that way sometimes too Marvin reading a few posts around here http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif I need to go and get my damn dictionary to translate some of the words! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

10-25-2003, 20:06
What was Parker drinking, Does any one know? He is so cool.

10-25-2003, 20:45
I saw Kass opening a EWSB to fill their cups...

I found one cup and gave it to Linda (Parker's wife) but that was the last one...I guess, they grabbed one of Cliffs "crystal beaker collection" of glassware...

Now, wether or not the bourbon in that fine beaker (at the time of the picture) was "still" EWSB I don't know for sure...I do know that he started with EWSB...

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Bettye Jo http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif