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  1. #131
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
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    Re: What are you drinking right now?

    I was just out at a restaurant and just tried Bookers for the first time. Possible the sweetest smelling and tasting bourbon I have tried.

  2. #132
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    Re: What are you drinking right now?

    While it's been a while since I've done it, many times I have ordered Booker's at a steak house to complement a filet mignon, on expense account, of course.

    I was accustomed to ordering the Booker's on the rocks and letting the ice melt some to cut the proof. I always found Booker's to go well with a steak dinner. It complements the grill flavor.

  3. #133
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    Re: What are you drinking right now?

    MurphyDawg..."Fox and Hound" is in North Canton...they had 10 bourbons the last time I was in there...the four in the small batch collection(Bookers,KC,Bakers,BH), the usual JB/JD/Turkey101/Makers plus Wild Turkey Rare Breed and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. As I said not a huge selection like you can get in KY but better than average for small-town Ohio. The bartender has told me that the manager is a S****H drinker who at least appreciates bourbon. (the S****H selection is even better...when was the last time you saw Macallan 12 or Knockando, Ardbeg, Laphroig, Balvenie etc in a draft house?) The nice thing is he doesnt always buy the same bourbons so there may be a different one every once in a while. "a perfect world would have Buffalo Trace in every bar"

  4. #134
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    Re: What are you drinking right now?

    right now- Bonded Beam 100 Proof.

    Date on the bottle is 9-3-81.


  5. #135
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    Re: What are you drinking right now?

    I have found the spring of eternal life. After spending all day with my Dad in the rehab center, I ventured out to the local bars/pubs/restaurants for dinner. Actually, I have done this for over a week at the hospital and its vicinity, but now I am doing in the neighborhood where Dad's rehab facility is located.

    I hit the gold mine tonight. I ventured into a place that didn't look like much from the outside, but their sign promised, if I remember correctly, a captivating menu (or something like that). It was Furlongs on Frankfort Avenue in L'ville in the Clifton neighborhood.

    I walked in and saw a relatively new place (4 years old) with linen tablecloths and linen napkins. Immediately, of course, I knew this place had either class or attitude. But, then I saw the selection behind the bar - I fell in love. To the left of center stage was Ezra Brooks 15 yo SB, Buffalo Trace, Old Forrester, Wild Turkey, and Woodfood Reserve. On the bottom left shelf was Rebel Yell and Ezra Brooks.

    To the right of center stage and on the bottom shelf was Jim Beam white, Jim Beam black, and Makers Mark.

    At center stage was (drum roll please) Sazarac Rye, Pappy 20 yo, ORVW 12 yo, ORVW Family Reserve Rye, Bookers, Corner Creek, Bakers, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek, Blantons, Jefferson Reserve, EC 18 yo, Sam Houston, Elmer T. Lee SB, Rare Breed, JD SB, Gentleman Jack, and Evan Williams SB.

    Wait, the best is yet to come. I ordered Pappy 20 yo, neat, in a snifter, at $9.50. Most of you are familiar with the habit where the bartender lays the snifter sideways and pours until the bourbon reaches the top lip. Shoot, with these snifters, that produced a half full snifter. I was shocked. This was at least two pours' worth, if not three. I happily accepted the glass.

    The theme of the restaurant is, of course, horse racing, but the menu has many Cajun dishes. I had the catfish stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp, and crawfish.

    I ordered a second Pappy and got bold. I asked the cute barmaid what was up with the generous pours. She said it was house policy to pour to the lip (when sideways). I am definitely going back!

    The only downside to this place is that it isn't old and doesn't have that neighborhood feel. But, I think I could forgive it for that, especially, if I could drag one of my SB.com friends to this place.

    I highly recommend this place. So far, this is the best combination of food and bourbon I have found in L'ville. (Disclaimer - I have not been to the Oak Room at the Seelbach yet.)

  6. #136
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    Re: What are you drinking right now?

    CL:

    I don't know if you are a man of faith, but as I read your story about Furlongs, I could picture you at its entrance, wondering whether or not to go inside. Just then, an unseen hand opens the door and gentle, soothing voice says: "You are a good son. Enter here and find a well-deserved respite."

    SpeedyJohn



  7. #137
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    Furlongs

    Sounds like a much needed meal and drink! Glad to hear it and thanks for passing this along!



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    Re: Furlongs

    I found Furlongs on the web. Here is their blurb and here is a review of their restaurant <a=href"http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/furlongs.shtml">http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/furlongs.shtml</a>




    Furlongs, creator Tommy Walters hails from Lafayette, Louisiana, where he grew up cooking alongside his father, noted Cajun chef Roland Walters. Tommy perfected authentic southwest Louisiana cooking and has brought his own signature dishes to share with Kentucky diners. Tommy opened Furlongs in Lexington, Kentucky in 1992 on the corner of Ashland and Main Streets. It was so successful that a second Furlongs opened in Louisville in November 1998, winning one of the city’s “Best New Restaurants” awards.

    The Furlongs menu is filled with delectable options from seafood and pasta favorites to out-of-this-world chef’s specials. Entrees include several varieties of Blackened Fresh Fish, Soft-Shell Crab, Gumbo and house specialty Mignon Ecrivesse, a nine-ounce fillet topped with crawfish etoufee. Homemade soups change daily, and all the salad dressings are Walter’s original secret recipes. Prices range from $7.95 for Blackened Chicken Salad and $14.95 for Stuffed Catfish, to $29.95 for Steak and Lobster. Save room for dessert and try the melt-in-your-mouth Beignets, fried dough dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

    Nestled in the heart of “restaurant row” on historic Frankfort Avenue, Furlong’s is housed in a restored 1890s home with beautiful, original mantels and pocket doors. The dramatic bar flows out to the covered porch and onto the open-air patio, and the sweet sounds of jazz and blues provide a wonderful backdrop for friendly conversations. Walters’ love for horses is mixed with original Louisiana art to create a comfortable, relaxed New Orleans atmosphere.

    Furlongs is located at 2350 Frankfort Avenue near Ewing Street, and is brightly outlined with festive lights. Furlongs is open for dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, remains open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Monday. For information or to make reservations, call (502) 896-2610.

  9. #139
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    Re: What are you drinking right now?

    CL,
    Furlong's is a great restaurant. The original is here in Lexington and I'm a regular. Check out the Courier Journal on Fridays. They may have a coupon for $15.00 off on one entree with purchase of two. Bourbon selection is awesome and pours are generous. I love the logo, a jockey riding a crawdad. Eat out and often.
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  10. #140
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    Furlongs

    I could have used this information when I was in Lexington a couple of weeks ago -- I'll know for next time. I'll try their Louisville spot when I can. THANKS

 

 

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