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    Bourbon And Vacation

    I'm on vacation in Florida. The people we're staying with were gracious enough to have a 1.75 of JB on hand for me. But.... I'm on vacation. Stopped at a Winn-Dixie Monday. They had a pretty decent selection of bourbon. Got myself a bottle of ER 10yr and our host a bottle of Rain Vodka. We ate at a very nice restaurant last night since it was our hosts wifes birthday. Tried a manhattan with EWSB. Not bad. Might head out tonight on a search to see what else is out there. Kinda fun to see what liquor stores in other areas of the country have. So far a great vacation with good times, good friends and great bourbon. "It don't get no better than this" Cheers! Joe

    PS I'll post pictures when I get back
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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    Hope you have a great time!

    I always look for new Bottled in Bond bourbons, ryes and corns while touring. There are just never enough in Texas to keep me satisfied.
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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    Where at in Florida are you visiting? I have had decent luck finding dusties while on vacation there!

    Thomas

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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    We're staying in Marco Island with some friends who have a place here. So far it's been perfect. Temperatures in the mid/upper80's during the day, and the mid 60's at night. Always a nice breeze. Today is a "take it easy" day. Might get to go check out a couple of places later today. Not really looking for dusties, just seeing if any of the places down here have something different that I might want to try. Did have a nice experience on the flight down. The flight attendant was from our area, and I inquired about any bourbon minis. Right before we got off the plane she gave me two MM minis and gave me a wink and a smile. That was a pretty nice way to start off our trip. Will post more later. Hope I find something interesting. If not I know I'll have fun looking. Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    welcome to Florida! I'm up in Central Florida. We usually don't have quite the bourbon selection down here that you have up your way, but
    our weather is much better!
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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    I just used a trip to TN to pick up a bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel in Paducah KY. I should have bought more than one, I really like it and I can't get it here in MN!

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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    If your allowed to receive liquor shipments in MN, try Binny's, they have FRSB in stock.
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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    My wife and I went to Cancun two years ago and all our resort had was ET. While it's not my favorite, it certainly was acceptable considering my closest alternative was rum. The incident has, in fact, opened up my selection a bit to stroll down memory lane and try some lower-shelf brands from time to time just for fun. Of course, sometimes it's anything but fun, but it's nice to diversify from time to time.
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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    If your allowed to receive liquor shipments in MN, try Binny's, they have FRSB in stock.
    Thanks! I looked it up and in MN it is shippable. This opens up options for me.
    Thanks again,
    Richard

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    Re: Bourbon And Vacation

    Two months ago, I visited Minnesota (Rochester) and the few bars I went to had a very limited supply of bourbon-Makers Mark, Jim Beam, and of course they would say Jack Daniels. I am wondering if it was just the bars I visited or will I find that to be the case most places when I visit my son who is moving there in July?
    Mike
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