Thanks for that -- several people have recommended Ledger's to me and next time I'm Berkeley I will be stopping by. I found Jackson's in Lafayette and they have a very good relationship with BT/Sazerac. Picked up a bottle of WLW while I was there. They were also the only ones that were familiar with the Centennial issue and agree they wish it was still made as they always sold out of it a day or two after it arrived.If you want someone who talks bourbon and rye, go see our friend Ed at Ledger's Liquor in Berkeley. He networks with enthusiasts like us to be the first with new and most interesting products to stock, as well as collaborating on barrel purchases.
Trace T., looking forward to, perhaps one day, actually tasting the Centennial.
"Bourbon makes me happy." - T.T.
Sipping on one of these in honor of the DBOTM. (Dusty Bottle of the Month)
Tasty and sad that it's gone, unless you want to water down some WLW.
~Robert BTOTY #2 2009
GBS Member - 2011 Indoctrination
Sipping on a Frankfort Cent pour now...next up is a pour of Louisville Cent in celebration of BOTM...hopefully I'll be able to find one of these at a store someplace in August!
You can find me in chat most nights on days ending with the letter y!
Mine is a Frankfort and I love it. Now I have to find a Louisville to go along with it!
"Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss
I talked with the Jayvee buyer about 3 years ago, when he was excited about doing HH barrels. If memory serves, it was EC12 and EC18. I don't recall seeing any barrel purchases of HH there, or elsewhere, though.
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I'm going to have a pour of this L'Ville Centennial now. MMmmm mmm good.
"So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"
Opened my Louisville Centennial and it was gone a week later. Best bourbon I remember ever having.
I would put the Louisville sample that Bob sent me against any bourbon. I had an ORVW 15/107 last night, and as good as it was, it wasn't distinctly better than the Louisville Cent in my opinion. The early Frankfort bottle I have open is clearly a step below Bob's bottle, but still stellar.
I'll have a swig of the Frankfort bottle this evening.
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Darn it Joe, you are going to force me to open a couple of Weller Centennials. I've compared the Louisville to Frankfort in the past and I recall both as excellent pours, I'll have to refresh my memory.
What more needs be said other than thanks Joe for choosing this BOTM