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  1. #1
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    Indy sampler night

    Hey, all you Indy Bourbon fanatics......

    I remember someone saying that there is a liquor store that does sampling on Wednesday nights, but I cannot remember who or where

    Can you help me out????

    (I have a free evening, tonight, without wife and kids )
    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    Not sure about any regular Wednesday samplings (but if there is one I would suggest calling Kahn's to see if its there), but I do know that Payless on Carmel Dr (in Carmel <G>) is having a free tasting of Bubblies this Wednesday 6:30 to 8PM.

    Tom

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    Sorry you didn't find a worthwhile tasting at any of the stores that night, but thanks for inviting me to the birdhouse for the 'informal' tasting! IIRC there were, after about three hours of the most enjoyable whiskey drinking I've ever had the pleasure of doing, 27 bottles on the table.

    The highlights for me were the Old Fitz vertical (85,92,present?), comparing this year's PVW 15 to the hand selected barrel (and a ORVW in the handwritten bottle?), Old Eagle Rare vs. current, Hirsch gold foil, the Stagg/Willett (16 yo?) comparison, trying the 27 yo (?) Willett, Blantons barrel proof- but by the time we got to barrel proof my pallete felt like it had run a marathon! I really wish I'd have taken some notes...

    The one I could still taste and smell (and almost chew) the next day was the older Willett though, which was unlike anything I've ever had. Thanks again for opening your great bar for a sampler Scott!

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    no problem Skunk....... Anytime !!!!


    I, too, was quite surprised how much better the PVW 15 BD.com selection was vs. the current release. they were quite different.


    And you're right.... that Willett ROCKED !!!!!



    Next time we drink at your place !!!
    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    You missed it!! We were at TomH's house last night!!

    As usual, Tom placed the bar high for hospitality and fixin's! His pork tenderloin, vege chips, crab dip, chicken and wrapped asparagus was all yummy! Dessert was even better!!

    The bourbon wasn't bad either Nice to meet Skunk and Heather

    Thanks Tom!!

    Dawn

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    Quote Originally Posted by luv2hunt View Post
    You missed it!! We were at TomH's house last night!!

    As usual, Tom placed the bar high for hospitality and fixin's! His pork tenderloin, vege chips, crab dip, chicken and wrapped asparagus was all yummy! Dessert was even better!!

    The bourbon wasn't bad either Nice to meet Skunk and Heather

    Thanks Tom!!

    Dawn
    It was great to see old faces and meet new ones. Thanks for having me, Tom (and to Dawn for the couch to crash on)

    If you ever get invited to Tom's, go hungry...you don't wanna miss out on his cooking!
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    Re: Indy sampler night

    Quote Originally Posted by luv2hunt View Post
    You missed it!! We were at TomH's house last night!!
    I know !!!!! This is twice I have been unable to make it to Tom's !!!!

    Tom, keep having 'em, and I promise I will eventually make one !!!
    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    Mmmmmmm. OGD-Glazed Pork Tenderloin. Dawn is right, don't go to Pizza Hut on the way (like we did). Thanks for everything Tom!

    You and Barb will have to come up for mussels and frites at the Brugge next time. I forgot to mention we only live a block away :-) Of course everyone else will be invited, but don't expect such a great spread!!

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    It was great having everyone over last night.....while everyone brought some interesting items to taste, it was the people that really made the evening.

    Jeff, it was great to meet you and Heather. You never have to twist my arm (or Barbs) to hit Brugge. Can't go wrong Ripple Tripel and Provancale Mussels. I got the idea for the Nutella mousse from their Nutella crepes.

    Don't worry Scott, there will be another one (though we'll probably wait until the weather is at least warm enough to have a fire out on the deck -- and use the grill).

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    Re: Indy sampler night

    Emily and I are both sorry we missed a famous Barb/Tom event. always good food and good drink.

    Unfortunately, we had made plans to attend the MM Christmas Lights.

    Next time.
    Dale

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