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    Good Travelling Whiskey

    I think it was parenthetically during a recent Vbt that Bird (Scott) observed to Tony that a given whiskey was a good travelling whiskey. He may have meant it semi-humorously (or not), but I liked the observation. It got me thinking: what makes a good travelling whiskey? I would say a whiskey that is good quality and flavorful but not too demanding, as indeed Bird's suggestion (a wheater, perhaps a VW) showed. When trying to relax during travels one wants something soothing and good but not again too exacting - that should be left for studied moments at home.

    My ideal travelling whiskey probably is Four Roses Yellow Label.

    What's yours?

    Gary

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    I go with a few diff bourbons, but ususally a WT in tow...

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    Gary, when Cliff and Randy attended a Titans game with me some years ago, we filled some purified, 100ml JD franctional bottles with 'stadium' whiskey, which I would deem close kin to 'travelling whiskey'. Mine was Rittenhouse BIB. As best I can remember, there may have also been some Wild Turkey 12yo, and maybe some JB Black (though that may have been a later stadium setting) present.

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    Sounds good gents, keep it coming. With the distractions and fatigues of travel one wants something emphatic (all bourbon and rye are, by definition) but not too complicated.

    Gary

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    For me it's either FRsmB or ETL.
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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    Pretty much anything but JB White. Joe


    Actually, I would probably pick Weller 12 or OWA.
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    I travel with a box of 4 bottles. I typically have one of each category.

    1 Barrel proofer (willett, Stagg, WLW)
    1 Dusty BIB (old fitz, Eagle Rare, WT 8yr...)
    1 Higher end easy sipper (Pappy 20, lot b, wt12,Jeff 17, ER17....)
    1 daily drinker (OWA 107, weller 90, ETL, 4 roses sb.....)


    This way I have a bottle that would work for most occasions.
    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    It's usually between Old Forester Signature or Old Weller Antique for travelling. Last summer, I took a 15 year PVW to the mountains in Colorado, which was about 3/4's full in the original bottle. Upon opening at 8000 feet, the cork popped like a champagne bottle and the juice smoked away for a good minute. Sure surprised the heck out of me but thankfully nothing spilled.

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    you can also use my method... stash a bottles at the houses of your new SB.com buddies where you travel the most

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    Re: Good Travelling Whiskey

    I guess it depends where I'm travelling and for how long.
    Last year on vacation for a week, I brought about a dozen bottles.
    If I'm headed to a social function, I'll grab a bottle of Old Fitz or Evan Williams. Something more intimate with friends, it's always Lot B.
    "Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz

 

 

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