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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    What a great afternoon. After hearing Fred tell some stories we embarked an a tasting flight that went from Basil Haydens, JBB, Baker's; then Booker's after a special toast to his Dad.

    It was then followed by a BBQ lunch where Fred took it upon himself to tip 1/2 a bottle of Booker's over our steaks. They had some rolls to put them on and some Jim Beam sauces and condiments.

    After lunch, Fred came over and sat with myself, Cam and my good friend Ian and signed some items and told us some stories for about 45 minutes. I pulled out the Jim Beam Barrel Bonded that was opened when Randy was over here and we all had some with Fred. He is a great man, and I had a really great time - it was an honor to meet him and share some stories!

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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    I'd like to echo Scott's comments. It was an excellent afternoon and Fred was one hell of a great host. The stories were captivating and quite often had the group in stiches. It was a pleasure to share good food and bourbon with Fred. Most of my photos look similar to what Scott has already posted, but I will add one more.. The three of us tasting the Jim Beam Bonded. I'd also like to thanks Scott and Ian again for a great afternoon.
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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    Oh and I did ask Fred about the Booker's "Fred Noe Select". He said 3 batches were done for a customer in Japan that wanted him on the label. He said they were not too keen on doing it, but after they doubled their normal price and they said they wanted to go ahead, they thought maybe they would just do it! Funny they are being found in KY!

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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    It was then followed by a BBQ lunch where Fred took it upon himself to tip 1/2 a bottle of Booker's over our steaks
    Brilliant stuff! Looks like you guys had a fine time indeed.

    It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.

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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    It was then followed by a BBQ lunch where Fred took it upon himself to tip 1/2 a bottle of Booker's over our steaks. They had some rolls to put them on and some Jim Beam sauces and condiments.
    I just looked at my photos again, and realised I had a photo of the Bookers flaming on the BBQ...
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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    Fred sure has a tough job, I must say.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    I just looked at my photos again, and realised I had a photo of the Bookers flaming on the BBQ...
    SUPERB! Nice looking steaks!

    It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.

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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    After lunch, Fred came over and sat with myself, Cam and my good friend Ian and signed some items and told us some stories for about 45 minutes. I pulled out the Jim Beam Barrel Bonded that was opened when Randy was over here and we all had some with Fred. He is a great man, and I had a really great time - it was an honor to meet him and share some stories!

    Scott
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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    Nice photo Cam! Nicole looks scared in that pic.....I heard she wasn't very well today....
    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    I just looked at my photos again, and realised I had a photo of the Bookers flaming on the BBQ...
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Re: Kentucky comes Down Under....again!

    Looks like it was a great day!
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