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    Special Occasion Bourbon

    We know what a special Bourbon is....Like Wathens, or Van Winkle, or Woodford Reserve, What is your favorite occasion and special Bourbon that you enjoy together? So far mine is Van Winkle.
    For example: You drank Wild Turkey when you graduated from college, or you drank Evan Williams Single Barrel when your granddaughter was born.

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    Well, my favorite occasion is when the Braves win the World Series, but I don't have to worry about that, too often.

    My favorite special occasion bourbon is probably Kentucky Spirit. The main contender would be Blanton's.

    Tim

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    In general, I only drink my Hirsch on Independence Day and my Distiller's Masterpiece on Thanksgiving. I also have a Pappy 23, that I expect to crack on Mardi-Gra, and make that an annual event also.

    I have also been know to pour these to celebrate things that just come up, as well as to share them with out of town visitors who would appreciate (and often have not tried) them.

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    Hey Amelia!
    So very cool to see you here! There is strength in numbers...
    Yes, yes...I drank Wild Turkey when I got married. (skeers me to drink it to this day... ) Jim Beam Black and Makers Mark also come to mind on a couple of other milestones, although I rarely drink them now.
    Used to be a whole lot easier to remember them and keep it all straight. Then again, it used to be alot easier to do alot of stuff.
    Welcome,
    Beej

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    John,
    With this group, you must be very careful...
    <snip>I have also been know to pour these to celebrate things that just come up, as well as to share them with out of town visitors who would appreciate (and often have not tried) them.</snip>
    least you come home one afternoon to find half a dozen happy, smiling faces holding empty glasses...
    I'll be the short one in the front
    Beej

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Well, my favorite occasion is when the Braves win the World Series, but I don't have to worry about that, too often.

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    Yep I'm gonna rush out and buy the most special (Hirch maybe??) bourbon I can find as soon as the RED SOX win a world series. Shouldnt have to worry about that any time soon !


    Tom (Congrats to Anaheim, BTW!) C

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    Welcome aboard (no pun intended) Amelia! What a great question!


    Lets see, the first bourbon I had was Maker's Mark and the most special occasion bourbon was my best man bought me a bottle of BLANTON'S for my bachelor party, I finished up my bachelorhood in style. . . . Right now my Wathens and ORVW 10 are my special occasion bourbons, cause they are both really good and I wont be getting anymore till at least June, so there has to be a good reason to drink them!


    TomC

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    This thread seemed more appropriate up here to me, might get a little more "action" too !



    TomC

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

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    So far mine is Van Winkle.

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    AmeliaC,

    Welcome to SB.com!

    Would your favorite be the 10/107? It's certainly in my Desert Island Five.

    Of the other VW bourbons, I've tried only the 15/107, which I find less tasty than the ten year old expression. I have yet to try any of the 90 proof expressions.

    The Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 Year Old Rye is presently my favorite drink of all.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: Special Occasion Bourbon

    I'm with you, Dave, on VWFR 13yo Rye being my current favorite American whiskey. And, now that Julian has apparently bottled the last of that stock, it will become rarer with each passing day, thus becoming more of a "special occasion" pour. Thank the whiskey gods I have a few bottles in reserve for any special moments in the future

    SpeedyJohn

 

 

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