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Ambernecter
04-29-2006, 01:34
Okay.... you have walked into the best stocked hotel bar in the World on the 1st day of a 2 week vacation. Everything (limited release and every year) is there wating for you to try - what would be your 1st pour and why?

Mine would be (after much gnashing of teeth!) RHF staight up.

A couple of old fashioned, VW Lot B, VWFRR 13 YO, GTS 2003 and numerous WT offerings would follow in the next few days but RHF is my 1st in best dressed!

Virus_Of_Life
04-29-2006, 04:03
Even things that are no longer produced? If so then:

Very Very Old Fitzgerald because it may be the single greatest bourbon ever produced. Followed by all the other great iterations of SW Old Fitzgerald.

See Bourbon, Straight by Charles Cowdery.

Old Crow from way back when would be nice to try also...

Hedmans Brorsa
04-29-2006, 05:24
Simple dimples!

Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend SB Barrel proof.

I curse myself constantly for not stocking up on this one when it was readily available. :(

Ambernecter
04-29-2006, 05:27
Yep!

Anything goes from the no longer around to the sinfully expensive. The only limits are our fertile imaginations - this is one Hell of a well stocked bar...

I should add that all drinks are on the house for the whole vacation.

brian12069
04-29-2006, 05:54
I would try something that didn't look familiar to me.

barturtle
04-29-2006, 07:38
I believe I would start with some George Dickel from when it was made at what is now Buffalo Trace, and then follow up with some of Professor Crow's best. Then it's on to a drop or two of Jefferson's Rye, Mitcher's Sour Mash, Colonel Blanton's private stock, Maker's 101....Hmmm? Only two weeks? Maybe they're hiring!

ratcheer
04-29-2006, 08:43
Mine would be Wild Turkey 12-year old. It is my current "Holy Grail" bourbon, because I have never had the opportunity to try it. Well, I did pass up a bottle in Atlanta about five years ago because I didn't have the necessary funds ($50 + tax), at the time.

Tim

jburlowski
04-29-2006, 11:45
PVW 23-year old.

Edward_call_me_Ed
04-29-2006, 19:08
Yep!

Anything goes from the no longer around to the sinfully expensive. The only limits are our fertile imaginations - this is one Hell of a well stocked bar...

I should add that all drinks are on the house for the whole vacation.


I am not sure what my first drink would be. I am too busy planning the rest of the vacation...
Ed

Frodo
04-29-2006, 23:27
The new Buffalo Trace Experimental Releases. I'd be curious to see how the experiments (double virgin oak, french oak, and higher char) affect the spirit. REALLY curiuous about this release...

Then some Rittenhouse Rye BIB 100 abv...

nor02lei
04-30-2006, 11:51
Yep!

I should add that all drinks are on the house for the whole vacation.

WT 17. Since I am a big fan of WT and my wallet havenít permitted me to try this one I would definitively take my chance as quick as possible when itís offered free!

Leif

Virus_Of_Life
04-30-2006, 19:36
WT 17. Since I am a big fan of WT and my wallet havenít permitted me to try this one I would definitively take my chance as quick as possible when itís offered free!

Leif

Hey Leif, is that WT17 still available over there? If so what does it go for?

nor02lei
05-01-2006, 04:52
Hey Leif, is that WT17 still available over there? If so what does it go for?

Christian,

No itís not available here. Only chance I have had to bay it was from a Japanese eBay dealer that offered it for around 550 USD. My wallet was far to thin for that price.

Leif

Hedmans Brorsa
05-01-2006, 07:12
No itís not available here.
Leif

And never has been. Let us once and for all dispel the notion that Europe is some sort of Bourbon heaven.

The only reason why a lot of exotic stuff end up here is because of enterprising specialist shop owners who import the stuff, presumably from Japan.

The WT 17yo was, for a short while, available from The Whisky Exchange some 3 years ago for at least half the price it seems to go for now. It was very good but not my favourite WT.

The exception to this rule is the little known east European country, Molvania, which has as amazing selection of Bourbon available. Even some that hasnīt been officially released anywhere else. The Buffalo Trace experimental collection, for instance, has been available there for many years.

http://www.molvania.com.au/molvania/map.html

bluesbassdad
05-01-2006, 13:35
Lennart,

I was previously unaware of the country of Molvania. I have difficulty with the post-colonial names of countries, to say nothing of the post-Soviet names and realignments. Thank you so much for helping me expand my knowledge of other lands and cultures.

By the merest chance, only minutes ago I heard a rumor that Willie Nelson will be doing a Dental-Aid concert on behalf of the Molvanian people.

Whether or not the concert comes to pass I hope each of us in this group can include a token donation to that worthy cause when we send in our orders for the Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection.

:grin: :grin: :grin:

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

TNbourbon
05-01-2006, 16:03
And never has been. Let us once and for all dispel the notion that Europe is some sort of Bourbon heaven.

The only reason why a lot of exotic stuff end up here is because of enterprising specialist shop owners who import the stuff, presumably from Japan.

The WT 17yo was, for a short while, available from The Whisky Exchange some 3 years ago for at least half the price it seems to go for now. It was very good but not my favourite WT.

The exception to this rule is the little known east European country, Molvania, which has as amazing selection of Bourbon available. Even some that hasnīt been officially released anywhere else. The Buffalo Trace experimental collection, for instance, has been available there for many years.

http://www.molvania.com.au/molvania/map.html

I ordered some "Old Shepherd" from a liquor store there once -- but the goatskin was punctured en route, the whiskey curdled, and all I got was soused!

Ambernecter
05-01-2006, 16:38
Molvania is on the up!

I went there 3 years ago and had a wonderful time beating peasants and watching the public hangings.

I'd really recommend it as a family holiday destination, but hurry, as tourism may well spoil it!

barturtle
05-01-2006, 16:58
Willie Nelson will be doing a Dental-Aid concert on behalf of the Molvanian people.

Why? My dentist is Molvanian, and she tells me I have great teeth. So good, in fact, that I have no need to floss, brush or use mouthwash.

bluesbassdad
05-01-2006, 17:50
By any chance is she the one recently signed to do the Colgate toothpaste ad (http://www.funfry.com/data/507/medium/colgate_bad_teeth_ad_funny_pictures_funfry_resize. JPG)?

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

Hedmans Brorsa
05-02-2006, 03:17
Willieīs concert will go ahead as scheduled but for those planning to attend with grabbing some rare Bourbon back to the US as an ulterior motive, I strongly advise you to refrain.

Taking hard liquor out of Molvania is strictly outlawed and the authorities clamps down hard on any offenders.

I speak from personal experience. The other month I tried to smuggle out a bottle of the woefully rare Benjamin Pritchardīs quadruple-barreled Bourbon (only available, of course, in Molvania) and got caught at the airport by two handlebar-moustached fellas with grim apparitions.

I got off the hook by doing one weeks slave labour for one of the local warlords.

gr8erdane
05-07-2006, 04:04
On my trip to Molvania I purchased a handblown glass bottle of the original Elijah Craig distilled whiskey sent to New Orleans via flatboat and which was smuggled to Molvania by three midget nuns under their habits. The price was fairly cheap but it was confiscated by two undercover officers (also with a handlebar mustaches) who were dressed as an organ grinder and his monkey.

bluesbassdad
05-07-2006, 12:50
Dane,

You should have been there before the tourists ruined the place. :grin:

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield