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camduncan
10-23-2007, 00:40
I'm curious to know what peoples most satisfying bourbon paraphanalia is?

For me, it's the Evan Williams golf ball that someone on the forum sent me, along with my Wax dipped Makers Mark pen given to me by Jane from Makers Mark.

NeoTexan
10-23-2007, 03:20
My 1998 NCAA Championship Ball, dipped in blue wax and signed by Tubby Smith.
4794

mier
10-23-2007, 07:08
A brother of me came from vacation from Florida and brought me a bottle and a cap of 4 roses.The bottle was emptied the same evening,i still have the cap...
And a t-shirt from JD but that`s no bourbon:grin: .
Eric.

HighTower
10-24-2007, 16:35
Dale,
that ball is awesome!

Mine would be my black Maker's Mark Louisville Slugger dipped in red wax, baseball dipped in red wax signed by Bill Samuels and a Maker's Mark branding iron.

Scott

camduncan
10-24-2007, 17:53
Oh, and I left out my SB.com hooded pullover and SB.com polo shirt - they rock!

ACDetroit
10-24-2007, 20:33
My dad picked me up a set of rocks glasses from Maker's Mark in 1994 and I still have them but my altime favorite is my flex-fit BT brown hat I have on in my avatar...all brown with the buffalo on the front most people have no idea what it is, since there is no writing.

Tony

camduncan
10-26-2007, 01:19
Did I mention my Fighting Cock bandana.....
I get a lot of questions about that one :cool:

Hedmans Brorsa
10-26-2007, 09:58
Did I mention my Fighting Cock bandana.....
I get a lot of questions about that one :cool:

How bizarre! :grin:

Any chance of a pic?

whiskeyhatch
10-26-2007, 19:14
An Ezra Brooks decanter of the legendary thoroughbred Man o' War. You can get 'em on Ebay for about 30 bucks or less. But I inherited mine from my great grandfather.

gr8erdane
10-27-2007, 01:27
I have an antique collapsable shotglass from the George T Stagg Distillery. I won it off Ebay but think it's totally cool.

I keep it right next to my original issue Pepcycle KBF Boone Shindig brisket plug that has been bronzed and mounted on a piece of the carpet Ed drooled on after passing out when he visited me. Yes it will go into the shrine eventually.

HighTower
10-27-2007, 05:14
It isn't bourbon, but I acquired 2 pretty cool JD light boxes today

Scott

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/JDbox004.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/JDbox003.jpg

camduncan
10-27-2007, 06:05
Nice gear Scott :cool:

gr8erdane
10-27-2007, 07:28
Was bouncing around eBay last night and there is an art deco Old Fitzgerald lighted sign out there for ONLY $495 to start the bidding....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Fitzgerald-Bourbon-Light-Up-Sign-Art-Deco-Vintage_W0QQitemZ120175442429QQihZ002QQcategoryZ35 661QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Extremely cool but out of my price range...

gothbat
10-31-2007, 11:25
I have an antique collapsable shotglass from the George T Stagg Distillery. I won it off Ebay but think it's totally cool.

Same here. Do you, or anyone, know when these might be from? I find that it does not serve it's purpose well (mine leaks) but it is a very cool collectible.

My most satisfying item is the Old Rip Van Winkle polo I'm wearing now. I got it last night at Whiskyfest from Preston. After my vacation is over I wonder if I can get away with wearing this at the office! It's even my favorite "color", black. :)

camduncan
10-31-2007, 14:25
My most satisfying item is the Old Rip Van Winkle polo I'm wearing now.

Now that is a definate item on my 'wants' list when I'm in KY for the Sampler next year.:cool:
Are they available to the public to buy?

Gillman
10-31-2007, 14:28
My black (and one grey) SB t-shirts and polos.

Most were made with a clingy-type cloth which wears and washes very well, I still use them all.

Thanks again to BJ and Jim for those.

Gary

gothbat
10-31-2007, 17:02
Are they available to the public to buy?
I can't say for sure but I have never seen them for sale anywhere, I've only ever seen Julian and Preston wearing them at whiskey events. Preston said there should be some ORVW stuff at the BT gift shop but I didn't see anything in the online store.

gr8erdane
11-02-2007, 21:00
I don't remember the polos but they do have tees and hats for sure in the BT gift shop. That's where I got mine.

camduncan
11-02-2007, 23:22
Thanks guys - I really think a Van Winkle shirt would be a prized piece of clothing to bring back to Australia :)

MikeK
11-03-2007, 08:16
My most satisfying item is the Old Rip Van Winkle polo I'm wearing now. I got it last night at Whiskyfest from Preston. After my vacation is over I wonder if I can get away with wearing this at the office! It's even my favorite "color", black. :)

Nice! I think I have the same shirt. You can get a selection of Van Winkle shirts at the BT gift shop. And yes, I do wear mine to work on occasion.

smokinjoe
11-10-2007, 14:14
I get a fair amount of use out of the stainless cup that came with the EWSB Holiday Set a few years ago. Might have been the EWSB 94? I guess you'd call it an mint julip glass? Anyway, it's particularly nice in the Winter, when I'm drinking outside with gloves on. It won't break if I drop it. It's entirely neutral taste-wise, in it's effect on whatever bourbon I have in it. No metallic taste at all. As a matter of fact, I'll fire up the outdoor fireplace tonight, and use it once again.

Cheers!

JOE

creativeglass
02-25-2008, 04:03
Is a 1982 Belle of Lincoln, Frank Sinatra decanter considered paraphernalia?

jburlowski
02-26-2008, 16:57
Is a 1982 Belle of Lincoln, Frank Sinatra decanter considered paraphernalia?

Well, it ain' art.

jinenjo
02-27-2008, 11:42
Gotta say mine is my wet bar, converted from an antique 1940's/50's stereo. The picture was the only one on hand. I've since stained the wood to make it darker, and added deep red velvet to the top surface. The left drawer holds smaller, squat, or half bottles. The right is for minis and glassware.

Always enjoyable to walk up to it and pour myself two fingers worth. (I just have to make an effort to keep the cat hairs off the velvet!)

For a while it's held my opened bottles and bunkered items. Ever since my dusty hunting expeditions in the fall/winter, I've since outgrown it by about a case-worth.

pepcycle
02-28-2008, 09:47
I would have to say that my Gold Clad Taylor Distillery Decanter is a one-of-a-kind. Holds a special spot in my heart (but not in my home. The Patty thinks its Kitschy and relegated to an obscure location)

Its right up there with the Ancient Age Jazz record that's pressed on cardboard (like the old cereal box records)

pepcycle
02-28-2008, 09:49
In reply to Dane,

Don't ever get rid of that plug.

Have you seen the Briskex commodity prices lately?

Right up there with Palladium and Pork Bellies.

:slappin::slappin::slappin::slappin:

fishnbowljoe
03-24-2008, 23:42
My Maker's Mark dispenser. Joe

camduncan
03-25-2008, 00:33
Very cool Joe :cool:

How does it work inside?
Do you put the bottle in, or does it have its own container to tip the bourbon into?

HighTower
03-25-2008, 14:29
That's one chunky bottle of Makers, too. I just got a 1.75L my parents picked up in Hawaii, does anyone know if they make a cradle for this size?

Scott

chilidawg7
03-25-2008, 14:56
Hey Joe - where did you get ahold of that? Is that homemade or did you purchase it somewhere?

fishnbowljoe
03-25-2008, 15:47
Got it off the ebay. There's a bottle inside that holds a 1.75 liter bottle of Maker's. (Which you noticed is sitting right next to it.) I've also got a cradle and a holder for Knob Creek, and a cradle for Jack Daniels. But my pride and joy is my Maker's dispenser. It's the same theme as their distillery, right down to the bottle cut outs on the shutters. Joe

woodyxjs
03-25-2008, 18:28
I have a multitude of paraphernalia in my bar but I guess my favorite are the Makers Mark Ambassador bottles that I get to dip myself every year at the ambassador weekend.

cowdery
03-27-2008, 13:43
One of these days I'll have to get it out and take a picture of it, but I have a complete Maker's Mark IV drip that a friend made for me. Very cool.

Moonshine Mike
04-08-2008, 19:02
Not mine but will be someday....I have a pint bottle of WLW Special Reserve that was bottled many moons ago. Not sure of exact age, but the label's copyright was from the early 50's. It was special labeled for his garage from Marathon Oil. Also, gotta love my Maker's dipped golf balls...only use them to putt because if not, I would definately loose them in the woods. We have one of the 1931 Jim Beam Paddy Wagon's in the family too but it's already been called out by an Uncle. :smiley_acbt:

dave ziegler
04-29-2008, 03:34
My Favorites are my Full bottle of Hallers County Fair Bourbon distilled in Spring 1946 yr before I was born and bottled in 1951 when my Dad worked at Kinsey. Also My small wooden sign from DSP #12 bonded Warehouse P and my collection of Barrel Heads, Corn, Bourbon, whiskey and Scotch and my My old Printers plate for Philadelphia Blended Whiskey a Frank Wright drawing. I have some pictures of some of my stuff on the History part of SB. I am very lucky to have many things and they bring back memories of days long gone when I worked for Continental as a 19 year old Kid! Also my beautiful Wooden Kinsey Whiskey case pictured with my name given to me by a man who found it sitting out for trash in NJ and took it looked up Kinsey and saw my writtings researched and found me and shipped it to me it has 1909 witten on it for the ship date and is in near perfect shape. He does geneolgy and found me that way from my writtings on SB and paid to ship it to me it is an amazing thing to have and to think it almost got trashed if he would not have been going by the lawn it was sitting in for the trash man it is the best thing I have!
Dave Z