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ggilbertva
09-13-2007, 06:03
I have a family wedding to attend the weekend of October 13th in Russell Springs. It looks to be around 80 mins south of Bardstown. I'll be travelling through L'Ville and wanted to stop at Liquor Barn or any other store that has a large supply of bourbons. My time will be very limited so I will only get one shot and stopping and shopping. Specifically, I would like to know the following:

1. What liquor store should I stop at in L'Ville or maybe Toddy's in Bardstown?
2. What bourbon should I look for that I can't find elsewhere, e.g. KY only releases, etc.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. I know it's probably a long shot, but I hope the BTAC is released in KY at that point. Thanks in advance for the input.

mozilla
09-13-2007, 06:44
Toddy's is a very small store. It has a good selection but not a vast one. I found three stores in Bardstown, the one on the north side(hwy 285?) and Toddy's were the best.
The items that I picked and liked: Dowling's Deluxe Bib 8yr, Wathens, VROHH 10yr Bib, RittenH Rye Bib(IMO not the best, but great value), Toddy's had a Beam Bib(Happy Hollow or something like that), didnt pick it up though.
Have a great trip!

ThomasH
09-13-2007, 06:51
Greg,
Any of the Four Roses are basically KY. and NYC bottles only. The Beam BIB is called Bourbon Hollow and is/was available in Va. My parents bought me a bottle at a store near Wytheville while on the way to Myrtle Beach. depending on your route to KY. (if you are driving), there is also a fantastic store just across the river from Cincinnati. Good luck with the bottle hunting!

Thomas

mozilla
09-13-2007, 07:03
BTW, I hit every store between BT, FR and HH....not a dusty in one of the them(4-1-07).

ggilbertva
09-13-2007, 10:11
The Beam BIB is Old Bourbon Hollow. I picked up a bottle here in VA a couple months back but have not opened it.

luv2hunt
09-16-2007, 19:21
I'd recommend the Liquor Barn on Hurstborne or Springhurst in Louisville. Forget driving to Bardstown. I know everybody likes the selection at the small Toddy's store in Bardstown, but you can find everything he has at the bigger stores in Louisville. I'm a bit HONKED off at the price Toddy's tried to get for the FRSB 40th Anniv bottle. You could buy it at Four Roses for $60.....at Liquor Barn for $59.99 and I heard some people got it at other stores in Louisville and Bardstown for $55. Toddy's price was up another $15. Bite me?!?!

Correction....you can't get Doug's 4yr Willet in Louisville.

Dawn

ggilbertva
09-16-2007, 20:42
Thanks Dawn. My plan is to stop at Liquor Barn in L'Ville.

barturtle
09-16-2007, 21:39
Between Liquor Barn and Party Mart in Louisville you should be able to find most anything that is normally sold in KY

ggilbertva
09-17-2007, 06:40
Thanks again for the input. Unfortunately, I'll be unemployed mid October and will be on my Birthday budget so I have to choose wisely. My hope is that the '07 BTAC will have been released in KY by then but I'm not holding my breath.

camduncan
09-17-2007, 14:32
Not to high-jack a thread, but I'll be in KY in April for the Sampler (I hope...) - so, I've taken all the advice here on board too ;)

cowdery
09-17-2007, 17:29
I can get most things in Chicago and usually limit my Kentucky shopping to bottles I can't get here. Below is what I bought last week. (All 750 ml except where indicated.)

Very Old Barton BIB, 1.75 L
Mellow Corn
Heaven Hill BIB
JTS Brown BIB (2)
Old Charter 8-year-old

They ranged in price from $8.49 for the HH to $21.99 for the VOB.

I also always buy some other Kentucky treats you can't find elsewhere. This time it was the following:

Kentucky hickory-smoked sausage and bacon
Kentucky country ham (biscuit cuts)

(Kentuckians are almost as good with pork as they are with corn.)

Benedictine (a cucumber and onion-flavored cream cheese spread or dip)

Henry Bain sauce (a steak sauce)

jeff
09-17-2007, 18:13
Very Old Barton BIB, 1.75 L

Benedictine (a cucumber and onion-flavored cream cheese spread or dip)



So what's the status on VOB BIB anyway? I remember rumors of its untimely demise, but it's still plentiful AFAICT.

Oh, and no need to buy Benedictine, just follow this:

1 cucumber peeled and seeded
1/4 red onion
1 block cream cheese
1+ dash(es) hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Grate cucumber and allow to drain thoroughly (for best results use a cheesecloth and press out any excess moisture.) Grate onion and mix it and cucumber with the softened cream cheese. Add hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Add a drop or 2 of green food coloring if desired, but it is in no way necessary. Chill and enjoy! :yum:

cowdery
09-17-2007, 18:29
As much as I hate to disagree with Jeff, the food coloring is entirely necessary. (Although Doll's Market, in Louisville, another high authority, does not add it to their homemade product.)

As for VOB BIB, I seem to recall someone offering a clarification, which I believe is that the 100-proof expression isn't going away, just the BIB designation. But that's a vague memory, I could be wrong. Agreed, there is no problem finding it.

barturtle
09-17-2007, 21:16
As for VOB BIB, I seem to recall someone offering a clarification, which I believe is that the 100-proof expression isn't going away, just the BIB designation. But that's a vague memory, I could be wrong. Agreed, there is no problem finding it.

At first glance this makes no sense. But then I start to think of why...now they can use product from multiple seasons and years (and even shudder distilleries). Makes good economic sense.

A bit sad to see the BIB leave the label as I like to know that what I have is from one place, though the seasons and years don't matter that much in a mass market bottling like this. If they were to put a distilled and bottled by statement with DSP numbers I would be satisfied that it was from one place, but without it could be from anybody who had excess product.

They could even take the BIB back to 4yo like it was before the 6yo statement and I would be fine with that, but I want my whiskey to represent one distillery, unless they are going to announce that is is a vatting of multiple places

cowdery
09-20-2007, 13:37
When it comes to things to pick up in Kentucky, how could I forget the second best beverage to come out of Kentucky: Ale-8-One ginger ale.

(Note to self: bacon grease is not a beverage.)

ggilbertva
09-20-2007, 13:59
When it comes to things to pick up in Kentucky, how could I forget the second best beverage to come out of Kentucky: Ale-8-One ginger ale.

(Note to self: bacon grease is not a beverage.)

Chuck....thanks for throwing that one in. I love Ginger and Rye and I'm always on the lookout for a different Ginger Ale. I'll assume Liquor Barn would carry it so I'll be sure to grab that along with my bourbon purchases.

cubacroc
09-20-2007, 23:17
Old Town Wine and Spirits in Louisville has a September 2007 Weller Antique 107 Proof, un-filtered, single barrel, 9 yr old available. Several bottles were available at the Gazebo and other KBF events.
The second barrel in the series is scheduled to be bottled on Friday, September 19th and should be available by mid October.

ggilbertva
09-21-2007, 06:07
Can someone tell me if the Liquor Barn stores in Lexington are as good as the stores in Louisville? Any difference? In various threads there's been recommendations of the Hurstbourne location in L'Ville. My route through KY next month will take me to Lexington and then south. Driving to L'Ville will be a little out of my way (but I'm willing to do it if it's worth the detour). Thanks.

barturtle
09-21-2007, 06:56
Can someone tell me if the Liquor Barn stores in Lexington are as good as the stores in Louisville? Any difference? In various threads there's been recommendations of the Hurstbourne location in L'Ville. My route through KY next month will take me to Lexington and then south. Driving to L'Ville will be a little out of my way (but I'm willing to do it if it's worth the detour). Thanks.

I have only made it down to the Lexington stores a couple times, but they seem to have a selection that is every bit as good as the Louisville ones. Having said that, even in Louisville the stores carry a slightly different selection depending on the neighborhood served by that location...though sometimes all the stores will get in limited edition bottlings.

smokinjoe
09-21-2007, 15:02
Can someone tell me if the Liquor Barn stores in Lexington are as good as the stores in Louisville? Any difference? In various threads there's been recommendations of the Hurstbourne location in L'Ville. My route through KY next month will take me to Lexington and then south. Driving to L'Ville will be a little out of my way (but I'm willing to do it if it's worth the detour). Thanks.

I have read posts on these boards from Ed and Jeff that the Thoroughbred Shop in Lexington has a very nice selection also. You might try there, as well.

JOE

ACDetroit
09-21-2007, 18:37
The Thoroughbred Shop gets my vote! Ask for Sal Marino he's the owner. He'll walk you through his favorites and is a great guy. Plus an extra 10% off if you buy enough to make up a case:grin: and we all know that's easy!

The address is:
2005 Versailles Rd
Lexington, KY 40504

Good luck!

ggilbertva
09-21-2007, 21:20
The Thoroughbred Shop gets my vote! Ask for Sal Marino he's the owner. He'll walk you through his favorites and is a great guy. Plus an extra 10% off if you buy enough to make up a case:grin: and we all know that's easy!

The address is:
2005 Versailles Rd
Lexington, KY 40504

Good luck!





Awesome. Thank you.

IronHead
09-28-2007, 19:53
You might try Evergreen Liquors while you're in our fair state.

12017 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40243
(502) 244-1957

The selection is pretty good and they also try to keep some of the harder to find stuff on hand.

ggilbertva
10-14-2007, 21:24
Got back from KY today and picked up some nice little gems. I arrived in Lexington Friday morning and shopped at the Liquor Barn off of Plaudit and picked up the following:

JTS Brown BIB
Rowans Creek
Four Roses 40th Anniv.
ORVW 10 107
Old Bardstown 10 year
JW Dant BIB
Old Charter 12 year
HH VS 10 year BIB

I then hooked up with a fellow SB.com member this morning in Louisville and picked up the following

Eagle Rare 1982 decanter
Weller Antique - Single Barrel 9 year
Four Roses Single Barrel for the Bourbon Society
Four Roses 40th Anniv.
Parker's Heritage Collection

Here's a couple of pics:

barturtle
10-14-2007, 21:26
Got back from KY today and picked up some nice little gems. I arrived in Lexington Friday morning and shopped at the Liquor Barn off of Plaudit and picked up the following:

JTS Brown BIB
Rowans Creek
Four Roses 40th Anniv.
ORVW 10 107
Old Bardstown 10 year
JW Dant BIB
Old Charter 12 year
HH VS 10 year BIB

I then hooked up with a fellow SB.com member this morning in Louisville and picked up the following

Eagle Rare 1982 decanter
Weller Antique - Single Barrel 9 year
Four Roses Single Barrel for the Bourbon Society
Four Roses 40th Anniv.
Parker's Heritage Collection

Here's a couple of pics:


You must have met Charles...LOL:slappin:

ggilbertva
10-14-2007, 21:28
You must have met Charles...LOL:slappin:

Yes Sir! Thanks again Charles!