Hey Boys, It's hard to reach everyone out there. I'm still a junoir on SB.com, but like to let you guys know about Brisbane Whisky Expo 2011.
Next Tuesday 31st May, Special guest, Seventh Generation Beam Distiller and great grandson of Jim Beam, Fred Noe, will be a guest speaker at the Brisbane Whisky Expo 2011. Who is in Australia to celebrate the re-launch of Jim Beam Black. Once in a life-time chance to meet Fred and join in an exclusive tasting, sampling an assortment of Jim Beam brands, including its premium offering - the newly reinvigorated Jim Beam Black. This is an event not to be missed, and this event will sell out. Buy yours today to guarantee your spot at the premier event for whisky enthusiasts!
Bourbon's I know will be there:
Jack Single Barrel
Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak
and Fred Noe will be there with his golden pen signing bottles
Check out tickets & details http://www.spirosbottleshops.com.au/...gle-entry.html
Be good to see you guys there. Neil
Neil, will be there with bells on mate.... Fred will be sick of the sight of me by then! If you have any time in the morning Fred will be coming to the Meadowbrook Hotel from about 10am-11am and I will be serving my famous bourbon chicken wings for as long as 10kg last!
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra
I plan on being at all 3 events on Tuesday. Neil, it will be great to finally catch up and say G'day.
Have a blast, guys!
So how did the Expo go?
"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
Yeah..how did it go? cam promised piccies!!
P_Elliots word of the day: audacity, coagulate, preflentOriginally Posted by HighInTheMtns
Guys, we definately had an awesome day with Fred! i was fortunate enough to be at all 3 events on Tuesday - a bottle signing at the Meadowbrook Hotel (Scott: aka Hightower's work), an industry training afternoon at Iceworks and the Whiskey Expo in the evening.
Fred was typically Fred - one of the most amazing, friendly, generous and funny-as-all-hell guys in the industry. He never fails to amaze me at how much he gives to the people he meets.
We got to taste some of the great Beam Small Batch products, as well as some Jim Beam White Label White Dog specially shipped in for the series of tastings and training events Fred is doing in Australia. Late in the afternoon, a small group of 6 of us sat with Fred and got to open a few 'special' Beam bottles not available in Australia. Scott was nice enough to open and share his bottles of Jim Beam Signature - Six Grain (UK Duty Free only), Binnys Barrel Select Knob Creek Single Barrel and Red Stag. I'm going to rock the boat here and say I liked the Red Stag more than the other two.... It really appealed to my sweet tooth and reminded me of a fortified wine product more than a whiskey one.
Here's a few pictures - thanks to Ian from CCA. Hopefully Scott will post some more at some stage.
A special thanks to Jared as well for hosting the events we attended.
1. Fred at Meadowbrook Hotel
2. Fred and Scott and Scott's Jim Beam guitar
3. Fred signing bottles at the Meadowbrook Hotel
4. Fred giving speech at The Whiskey Expo
5. A few of us at dinner during the Whiskey Expo
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ORVW 10/90 last night. I've nearly finished the bottle I purchased in the UK in 2004
Started last night with some Nelson County (aka Heaven Hill) and finished with a nice pour of VOB 80 proof.