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  1. #81
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring - Summer 2010

    It was like the bottom-shelf dusty gods were tormenting me today. I saw an old handle of Early Times behind a counter, but when I squinted, it said "Kentucky Whiskey" not bourbon. Then I saw an old Dant Olde Bourbon with a battered label sitting by its lonesome on a back shelf. I took a look at it thru the bulletproof glass and noticed it said, "Bardstown, KY." Ya' just can't win for losin'.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by hectic1 View Post
    Nope...I think I've pretty much hit all of Minneapolis/St Paul area...don't think I'll be hunting there anymore.
    Need hunting lessons you do it appears.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Need hunting lessons you do it appears.

    Some people have it, some people play clean up... judging by his recent finds, I'd say he falls in the first category.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Need hunting lessons you do it appears.
    Is this supposed to be a phrase from Star Wars??? By the way, is there a reason that you felt the need to repost that I supposedly need hunting lessons from a master jedi like you? The first message that you posted on 7/18/10 claiming this was enough...if you want to post shit just to stir the pot once is probably enough! In case you missed it the first time, I said I think I've hit pretty much all of...not all of Minneapolis/St Paul...I would think a master hunter like yourself should need to ask a rookie like me where he can find stuff then should he? Happy Hunting!
    Last edited by hectic1; 07-22-2010 at 07:19.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by hectic1 View Post
    Is this supposed to be a phrase from Star Wars??? By the way, is there a reason that you felt the need to repost that I supposedly need hunting lessons from a master jedi like you? The first message that you posted on 7/18/10 claiming this was enough...if you want to post shit just to stir the pot once is probably enough! In case you missed it the first time, I said I think I've hit pretty much all of...not all of Minneapolis/St Paul...I would think a master hunter like yourself should need to ask a rookie like me where he can find stuff then should he? Happy Hunting!
    Didn't even realize I phrased it that way at the time.

    Not sure what I had posted on the 18th, but I'll take your word for it. I am definitely not a master hunter just been pretty lucky over the years and have nothing to complain about.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring - Summer 2010

    Ran across a fellow who had a case of these - He wouldn't even consider selling me one. He isn't associated with a store but according to his story he helped move "about 50" cases years ago and the case he is holding now was "shrinkage".



    He did tell me he "chugged" half a bottle once and it wasn't very good whiskey.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring - Summer 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    ...the case he is holding now was "shrinkage".
    It's okay - Ed Ball is no longer around to miss it.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring - Summer 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    He did tell me he "chugged" half a bottle once and it wasn't very good whiskey.
    A bad bourbon or a bad palate. I have a bottle of that open right now and it's superb.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring - Summer 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    A bad bourbon or a bad palate. I have a bottle of that open right now and it's superb.

    My thoughts exactly....

    Steve, you need to try harder to get a couple bottles off him....
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring - Summer 2010

    No chance of getting a bottle I'm afraid -- a good story though.

    Seems Ed Ball, a Florida Land Baron and scion of St Joe Paper Company had some sort of interest in Brown Forman that included a deed to 10 square feet of land that happened to be under a building at the BF distillery. They wanted to rebuild the building but couldn't proceed without Mr Ball's permission, which he wouldn't give. A representative from Brown Forman visited Mr Ball at Wakulla Springs and promised "more whiskey than you can drink in three lifetimes" if he would only give his written permission to begin the rebuilding back at the distillery. Mr Ball agreed and sometime later three rail cars full of the juice pictured arrived in Tallahassee. The cases were offloaded and stored somewhere in Tallahassee until some was moved down state. The rest is still here..... somewhere. The bottle pictured represent "shrinkage" from the last time they were moved. The fellow who showed it to me was one of the movers. Traditionally long term employees who retire from St Joe receive one of these bottles, but no one is excited about it because the whiskey has a reputation for not being very good. I put that down to the drinker not the juice. I would anticipate that it would be great tasting Bourbon and I'm bummed I couldn't get any - I would love to taste some.

    BTW - the date on the bottom of the bottle is '65

 

 

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