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    Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    My local liquor store is going to start carrying all of the Kentucky Bourbon Distillers bourbons (Willett, Noah's Mill, etc.). I'm interested in what you think about their bourbons, any information, and recommendations. They are getting in 11 different bourbons and I can't get them all at once. Thanks,

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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Keep in mind that KBD is a bottler... not a distiller. They buy their whiskey in bulk and bottle it under their various brands. As a result, the taste profile of any particular brand may vary significantly over time.

    The single-barrel, barrel-strength, unfiltered Willett offerings can be very good to great. They are often done as an exclusive for a particular retailer and are typically at the higher end of the price scale. I'd recommend that you select these particularly if you can pre-taste at the store or if you have confidence in the store's ability to select good barrels.

    Of the rest, Ive had the best experience with some of the Vintage (not Kentucky Vintage) expressions. But again, keep in mind thta the juice you get may be different from what I've had.
    Last edited by jburlowski; 10-22-2010 at 07:37.
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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Last Month I picked up a bottle of Noah Mills and Rowans Creek.I liked them both.I thought the Noah Mills had a lot of flavor 114 Proof.It has a little heat.I thought it was worth the $40 .Rowans Creek was a nice bottle as well.Not was big as Noah Mills but still very enjoyable.I paid $32 for the Rowans Creek.
    Still learning about KBD brands.

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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Drew Kulsveen (son of Even, head of KBD) has communicated with us enthusiasts on a few occasions, Enoch. Check out this thread, for example:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=13585
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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Of the rest, Ive had the best experience with some of the Vintage (not Kentucky Vintage) expressions.
    Have you ever had the 23yo Vintage?
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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Drew Kulsveen (son of Even, head of KBD) has communicated with us enthusiasts on a few occasions, Enoch. Check out this thread, for example:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=13585
    Or you could ff to page 5 for the fun part:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...t=13585&page=5
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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Have you ever had the 23yo Vintage?
    No... I've just had the 17, Thought it was OK but heavy on the oak.
    Last edited by jburlowski; 10-22-2010 at 09:54.
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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    Or you could ff to page 5 for the fun part:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...t=13585&page=5
    I wish I was smart enough to do that.
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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    One thing I've always wondered about: is Noah's Mill located on Rowan's Creek?
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    Re: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    One thing I've always wondered about: is Noah's Mill located on Rowan's Creek?
    Yes, right next to KBD's still.
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