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    Re: Bourbonite

    There's always that first time when you've been hunting for a while and you suddenly realize that you're driving with maybe three gallons of highly flammable liquids in fragile glass containers in...
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    labeling fun

    On a tangent, this photo made me do a doubletake. ORVW10 in a 70cl Euro-size tall bottle, but using what appear to be the squat bottle labels!...
  3. Re: Peat-malted barley from the U.S. or Canada?

    Actually, the largest bogs in the US are of the raised type, covering thousands of acres in northern Minnesota.

    More info here and here.
  4. Re: Putting together 4 -6 bottles as a gift for newbie.

    It all looks pretty reasonable.

    I know you're steering away from rye-recipe bourbons, but honestly I continue to be amazed at the number of people who discover that they hate rye-recipe, but fall...
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    Re: Made in 1917, bottled in 1934

    Greg -

    What a great tradition. It might be a good idea to wrap the remaining bottle snugly in Saran wrap to slow evaporation, or to seal it with melted wax, but I suspect the most useful thing...
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    Re: 'Nother new guy

    I drive through Harpers Ferry pretty regularly actually, and have never seen this.

    Well, I spent a few hours tonight touring the nearby parts of WV and it's not nearly that simple, as it turns...
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    Re: Restaurants

    In newly smokeless Washington DC, your destination is Bourbon, with two locations in the Glover Park and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. Forget the printed list - it's nowhere near complete. Specific...
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    Re: the PVW enigma

    You can blame Robert Parker for that one.
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    Re: Driving For Bourbon

    On a related note, is there anything special we export to Canada that's worth picking up when I drive to Montreal?
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    Re: the PVW enigma

    That would be the "Beverage Tasting Institute" (link).
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    the PVW enigma

    Something has had me curious for the past two weeks now. When I first bought a bottle of PVW20 some years back at the county store, I'm fairly certain the display included the quip about the BTI's...
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    Re: 'Nother new guy

    Thanks for the info about Ye Olde Spirit Shop; I think I'll have to pay them a visit later this week. In DC it's hard to beat Schneider's pricing, but I've also had good luck with new releases at...
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    Re: 'Nother new guy

    That's exactly right...Maryland is not a control state, only Mont. County. I do try to shop the surrounding jurisdictions for items that are harder to locate, usually DC but occasionally the...
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    Re: 'Nother new guy

    One of the ironies of living in the only monopoly county in the US (Montgomery County, Maryland) is that although wine is expensive, liquor is cheap...dirt cheap. Cheap enough to infuriate the...
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