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  1. #11
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    I live in Columbia, SC ...home of the USC Fighting Gamecocks and I can tell you it cannot be kept in stock during football season. I drink it while watching USC football games in a glass I picked up at Heaven Hills. My daughter wears a Fighting Cock bandanna that was a promo with a bottle last year. So it does quit well here. I tried it along side Baker's last night and was amazed at the similarity. Not my favorite but a decent drink with a group watching football.

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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Of all the bourbons I have had, this one benefits the most from the slightest splash of water. Not to take the proof down, but to tease the flavors out. Straight it seems a bit lacking in flavor for a 103/6yr pour.
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  3. #13
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    If anyone knows where I can find this in CT, let me know. Not having any luck so far.

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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg73 View Post
    If anyone knows where I can find this in CT, let me know. Not having any luck so far.
    The only bottle of this I ever got was in CT . . . I can't for the life of me remember where, though . . . somewhere north of Waterbury, I think, but I'm only guessing. I know I ate at a great little pizza joint in the same plaza.

    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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  5. #15
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    I've had some great tasting bottles of FC and a few that were just okay but nothing to write home about. I agree with the suggestion to add just the tiniest splash of water to bring some flavors out. While difficult to find in my neck of the woods, I always have a bottle on hand when football season comes around. They seem to go hand-in-hand, along with a few cold beers.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by funknik View Post
    I've only had one bottle of FC in my time, but I enjoyed it quite a bit, and to reiterate, especially for the $16 I paid.

    I can't get it around here or I'd probably have some around -- I liken it to OGD 114 without the wood.
    Not having tried FC I was thinking to myself, it sounds like my experience w OGD. Now I have a frame of reference....a somewhat in your face old fashioned bourbon (what I used to associate with bourbon taste wise) that can grow on you.

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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    a somewhat in your face old fashioned bourbon (what I used to associate with bourbon taste wise) that can grow on you.
    In my ubernewbie days, I used to describe to my girl how I really liked the liquor that kicked you in the face. Which led me to bourbon, which led me to OGD114, which led me to Stagg/WLW/(any other 120+ proof whiskey).

    I'll take a crane kick from Ralph Macchio, to the face, any day.

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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
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  9. #19
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    I've always been curious about this juice...guess I'm going to have to pick up a bottle for an outdoor/camping overnight gig coming up...

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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    I've been looking for a bottle since this thread started. Evidently, it's not widely available where I am. I think I've seen it in Delaware before. Looks like I'll be taking a trip up there REAL SOON.

 

 

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