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photogjunkie
12-23-2006, 07:00
The New Year is almost here. What is your pleasure on New Years Eve? For me it will be something or somethings Stitzel-Weller.

SBOmarc
12-23-2006, 07:43
I will be better able to answer that very impotant decision past 12/25. If it were right now it would be some sips of Blanton's.

Tradition more than anything else.

FlashPuppy
12-23-2006, 08:58
I think a little Fighting Cock will quite do for me. New Year's is about partyin' here, and nothing says party like FC103.

Probably some champagne will be popped here as well.

jburlowski
12-23-2006, 09:49
Just came home with a bottle of FR SB for that very purpose.

brian12069
12-23-2006, 10:19
I may have to crack open Pappy 20!!!

ratcheer
12-23-2006, 10:25
We'll probably start with Perrier-Jouet champagne. Then, I'll probably have Rock Hill Farms.

Tim

Ambernecter
12-24-2006, 05:58
No question in my mind...

One measure of RHF and then a slug of Pappy 20 both straight up.

It's a real head to head of my absolute faves and I'm looking forward to it already!

TomH
12-24-2006, 14:07
Don't think bourbon will be on my radar New Year's Eve. First of all, I guess I'm somewhat of a traditionalist so Champange will be my first choice. If they are pouring a weak one (I will be at all-inclusive in Jamaica), I will then move to the drink of the island....rum.

Tom

Ubertaster
12-25-2006, 06:00
I have been looking for an excuse to pop the cork on my Pappy 23. This might be the time.

bj

shaggy
12-26-2006, 22:22
I am hosting a tasting party at my place on New Year's Eve. We have done the wine tasting a few years ago and everyone loved it and left happy and in taxis. We are serving a heavier meal for the bourbon tasting and hoping no one leaves unhappy :) We will be tasting all of the BTAC antiques from this year, all Pappy 15, 20, Vintage 17, Vintage Rye 20, 23, OGD 114, MM, Baby Saz, 1964 JB. Various other ryes, bourbons, and maybe a scotch or 2. I think OWSR will be the well bourbon of the night for mixing. We are not asking friends to bring a bottle like we did with the wine tasting, but if people have a bourbon they prefer they are encouraged to bring it along for the ride. I don't think I have met anyone from this board in person, however I feel like I know many of you. If you are going to be in Lex, KY on New Years Eve with nothing better to do, feel free to PM me for my address and you are welcome to come hang out. I hope everyone has a safe and bourbon filled New Year!

T47
12-26-2006, 22:40
I will be working most of the night...I think I have had one New Years Eve off in the last 22 years...might have been the same year I had the 4th of July off.
I actually don't mind working New Years Eve, I really enjoy people watching, and that is one of the prime times to watch people and how they interact with one another.
I will get home at about 2 AM and pour myself a nice GT Stagg to put myself bed and start off 2007. It will be hard to complain about that...come home from a job I truly enjoy to a warm house with a nice sleeping family, and then the luxury of a wonderfully crafted Bourbon, I am rich indeed.
2006 has been a great year, many blessings. I look forward to new adventures in 2007 and hope the best for all of you as well.

bigtoys
12-28-2006, 21:32
Had a spontaneous tasting a few weeks ago with several friends. Opened some new bourbons including Black Maple Hill 16, Eagle Rare 17, Weller. Sampled some Stagg. Pappy 20 is still the crowd's favorite. Must admit to a slight hangover the next morning. Be careful! Is everyone sleeping over?

BTW, can't wait to do it again!

Old Lamplighter
12-28-2006, 22:48
Planning on a wider than normal sampling and break out a few I only get out this time of year. List will include OGD 114, WTRB, WT12, Ezra B/15, Pappy 15 + an old bottle of Lot B.

BobA
12-29-2006, 13:04
Will probably sample the Saz Jr. and OCPR Heritage Collection that I found over Christmas.

Hope all have a Happy New Year.

Bob

luv2hunt
12-29-2006, 14:10
Thanks to a fellow sb.com member........We'll be opening and tasting a Four Roses Super Premium :) (Hopefully after a Colts Win!) Happy New Year to all!

Wade.....I'll save ya some!!

Dawn

ratcheer
12-29-2006, 15:24
Thanks to a fellow sb.com member........We'll be opening and tasting a Four Roses Super Premium :) (Hopefully after a Colts Win!) Happy New Year to all!

Wade.....I'll save ya some!!

Dawn

Hey, the Colts are my favorite NFL team, too. Mainly because of Peyton Manning, but I like Tony Dungy, too.

Tim

doubleblank
12-29-2006, 15:53
Jeff, Perry, myself and a few others will get together, watch football, cook and have a few drinks. I don't drink much champagne, but when I do I want something special (but not too special). The champagne will be Henriot Millesime 1998 to toast both 2006 and the year to come. The bourbons we will open will include some Van Blankle, a WT Tribute , Four Roses SB and probably something from the "dusty" bunker......maybe the Waterfill Frazier from Mexico. We usually start early and end early on NY Eve and pick up on NY Day with Jeff making some pozole. Anyway, everyone be safe.

Randy

ratcheer
12-29-2006, 16:45
I have fond memories of Waterfill and Frazier, Randy. ca. late 60's to early 70's. I haven't seen it in many a year.

Tim

TNbourbon
12-29-2006, 17:31
Hey, the Colts are my favorite NFL team, too. Mainly because of Peyton Manning, but I like Tony Dungy, too.

Tim

I've got nothing against the Colts -- I like Manning and Dungy, too -- besides the fact they share the AFC with the (second-place) Titans, who own the best AFC South record at 4-2:grin: . I just wish somebody in that organization had some sense of NFL history -- Super Bowls are almost always won by teams with strong running games and defenses. (You can throw in Marshall Faulk and the Pats'/Tom Brady's 'long-handoff' passing games, if foolish consistency is your mind's hobgoblin.) But downfield passing and no run defense? C'mon.
Since the Titans kick-started too late, I'm pulling for ya, Dawn -- but I fear your best chance at enjoying that champagne will be New Year's Eve.

melting
12-29-2006, 17:35
Thanks to a fellow sb.com member........We'll be opening and tasting a Four Roses Super Premium :) (Hopefully after a Colts Win!) Happy New Year to all!

Wade.....I'll save ya some!!

Dawn


Are you kidding me or what? The colts are done and everyone knows it. As for New Years Eve it Martini & Rossi Asti Spumanti every year.

Chris

luv2hunt
12-29-2006, 19:01
Super Bowls are almost always won by teams with strong running games and defenses.

I know.....I know!!!! A girl can always Dream!!! I try to be optimistic.....but they haven't made it an easy task!

Dawn

FlashPuppy
12-29-2006, 19:26
As for New Years Eve it Martini & Rossi Asti Spumanti every year.


I jusy swung on by BevMo and picked up half a case of that tonight. The GF REALLY like the stuff.:grin: :grin:

boone
12-29-2006, 19:32
I jusy swung on by BevMo and picked up half a case of that tonight. The GF REALLY like the stuff.:grin: :grin:

Makes a really good Mimosa...We had it Christmas morning :grin:

straightwhiskeyruffneck
12-29-2006, 20:29
bookers would be my choice. it's the all around whiskey for me, smooth and complex to sip, stout and not too expensive to party with. i love this stuff.

doubleblank
12-30-2006, 18:54
Tim.....I have several Waterfill and Fraziers in the bunker. Some are from the Juarez distillery that Bettye Jo's relative built during prohibition. I have a quart bottle that was distilled in PA and bottled in Owensboro in 1979, similar to some of the old Publiker brands. This brand may have bounced around some. The Oso Negro brand of "bourbon" from Mexico was also distilled at the Juarez distillery and I have several of these. My guess is that your history with this brand may have been some of the PA distilled bourbon in the '70's.

Randy

ratcheer
12-31-2006, 07:31
Tim.....I have several Waterfill and Fraziers in the bunker. Some are from the Juarez distillery that Bettye Jo's relative built during prohibition. I have a quart bottle that was distilled in PA and bottled in Owensboro in 1979, similar to some of the old Publiker brands. This brand may have bounced around some. The Oso Negro brand of "bourbon" from Mexico was also distilled at the Juarez distillery and I have several of these. My guess is that your history with this brand may have been some of the PA distilled bourbon in the '70's.

Randy

Thanks, Randy. That's what I would think, too. I never had any indication that they were from out of the country. Just regular American bourbon. :grin:

Tim

MikeK
12-31-2006, 14:41
Super Bowls are almost always won by teams with strong running games and defenses.

Sounds good to me.
I just started my New Year's celebrations watching the Patriots win while enjoying a couple Manhattans made with Baby Saz, Vya vermouth, and Fee Bros. bitters. (The last 2 ingredients courtesy of LeNell)

Happy New Years all!

boone
12-31-2006, 16:25
Tonight, I share the last two bottles of wine that I have from my trip to California to visit Jim, Steph and Alex :grin: :grin:

A bottle of Everett Ridge Sauvingnon Blanc that I (with Jim's help) picked at the winery and bottle of Finestra Saint Lucia Highland Merlot the latter given to me from "TheBigCheese" :grin: :grin: :grin: Dave Butler :grin: :grin: :grin:

I will toast all of my California friends with my best friends in Kentucky :grin: Donnie and Tessie Cecil...We kinda do this stuff regularly, play cards, gossip, have a few drinks, gossip, few more drinks...ring in the new year then head out for breakfast and talk till the wee hours of the morning :grin: :grin: :grin: DD always in place :grin: :grin: :grin: for guidance :lol: :lol: :slappin: :slappin:

Bettye Jo

wku88
12-31-2006, 17:17
Started with Old Charter, now on Maker's, next up is VOB 86, then to the Saz Jr., and if I'm still able to move, I may open up the HH10. Did I mention I had a nice shopping spree in Louisville while I was visiting the folks?

drli
12-31-2006, 17:44
BMH14 for me.

BourbonJoe
12-31-2006, 17:47
Polished off a bottle of Old Forester BiB last night with my daughter and son-in-law. Good stuff we can't get in PA. Now what to drink tonight?.
Joe:usflag:

drli
12-31-2006, 17:52
My bottle of Old Forester 100 doesnt say BIB?

BourbonJoe
12-31-2006, 17:54
My bottle of Old Forester 100 doesnt say BIB?
I consider all 100 proof BiB. Just me I guess.
Joe :usflag:

MikeK
12-31-2006, 19:30
Just had some 1974 bottled WT 8yo. Yummie, like apple pie in a glass. Chased that with a Stagg bourbon ball. Hmmm.... what next....

FlashPuppy
12-31-2006, 21:20
OMG. It's only like 9:18.

The list:

FC103
Weller Antique
Asti Spumante
WLW '06
ORVW 15/107
Asti Spumante
OGD BIB
JBB
Asti Spumante
Coors Light
Patron Silver
Asti Spumante
WT 8
WT 12
WT 101
Asti Spumante
Asti Spumante




More to follow. Maybe...:drinking: :drinking: :drinking: :icon_pidu: :icon_pidu: :yum: :icon_pidu: :drinking: :crazy:

gothbat
12-31-2006, 21:35
Some WLW 06 right now. I may have a little GTS, not sure what year, afterward; I figure bringing out the big guns would be a good way to start the new year right! :)

barturtle
12-31-2006, 22:39
Well as far as what bourbons I have drank so far on NYE, it has been OCPR and Bakers, getting ready to decide what my next pour will be, I think I shall open something fun, maybe even out of production...

barturtle
12-31-2006, 23:01
Well as far as what bourbons I have drank so far on NYE, it has been OCPR and Bakers, getting ready to decide what my next pour will be, I think I shall open something fun, maybe even out of production...

Okay so I skipped on the out of production stuff (I find it hard to open those without someone here to share it with) and went with the new Dickel Barrel Select.

Old Lamplighter
01-01-2007, 00:01
Just opened a new bottle of Blanton's for the new year (to replace the ORVW 15 I finished off last night.....well, Saturday night-Sunday morning to be more exact). I had forgotten just how good this stuff is! Keeping it simple to start off 2007 - following Blanton's with a nice pour of WT12 in the spirit of the season before heading off to the crib.....got a lot of football to watch tomorrow.......uh, today.

Virus_Of_Life
01-01-2007, 01:04
Well the first two pours of the night had me worried that I'd lost my palate, then I poured some Very Old Barton BiB, thanks to a fellow member (!!!!) this stuff is off the chart outstandingly good! I can't even remember, but I hope it is still sold somewhere!

Ubertaster
01-01-2007, 06:43
Well I did make it till midnight after all. I had Rittenhouse Rye BIB, Thomas H. Handy and George T. Stagg 06 to celebrate the New Year.

bj

TNbourbon
01-01-2007, 08:01
Diet Coke at the Titans game
Milk with supper
about an ounce of the malt version of the inexpensive Verdi spumante
water


in bed by 9 p.m.

Happy New Year (doesn't seem all that much more promising than the old one, so far):skep:

OscarV
01-01-2007, 10:05
in bed by 9 p.m.

Happy New Year (doesn't seem all that much more promising than the old one, so far):skep:



Glad to see that I wasn't the only one to hit the hay early, I made it till 10:30pm. As far as 2007 goes, all I can say is "keep on keeping on."

:drink:
Cheers,
Oscar

camduncan
01-01-2007, 11:59
I drank a Jim Beam and coke just to be social (and hoping the coke would keep me awake) - made it to midnight......barely.
We had a low key night - dinner with great friends followed by watching old music clips from the 70's, 80's and 90's on cable until midnight.
We were home in bed by 1am.....:bigeyes:

MikeDS
01-02-2007, 07:03
New Years Eve I had nothing because the day before was our party (just worked out that way). However I had a sampling of just about every bourbon in my collection.

WT 101
WT Rare Breed
Buffalo Trace
Rittenhouse Rye BIB (as part of a Manhattan)
AAA 10 Yr Old
Bulleit
Knob CreekSurprisingly no one was wasted. I poured more generously for myself but I didn't have to drive home since I hosted. You see what I did there? :cool:

Anyway, it was great fun and now that I'm back @ work I think I'm slipping in to a deep depression since there are no days off until farking May! :smiley_acbt:

FlashPuppy
01-02-2007, 15:57
You don't get President's day off? Well, ain't I just the lucky one! :grin: