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    Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    Could anyone tell me a good bar that specializes in Bourbon in the Memphis area? Thanks.
    Edit: I realized that we will be closer to Nashville than Memphis, but we will be travelling all about. So, could you rate or list a few of your favorite bourbon bars in the state? Thanks much!

    matthew dorris

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    The Peacock Hotel has a wonderfully stocked Bourbon Bar in the lobby , There are lots of pretty young women that wear their makeup a little on the heavy side, that seem to be there alot. Rendevouz has great ribs and is also nearby. Welcome here and it sounds like a Bourbon adventure is about to unfold for you.

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    Bobby, I hate to second guess you, but are you sure you didn't mean the Peabody Hotel? The Peabody is a very nice old-style hotel that happens to have hotels in both Memphis and Nashville. They have great bars (but, I'm not sure whether they have a lot of special bourbons).

    The Peabody is the hotel famous for the baby duck walks.

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    It is Peabody , sorry, The Duck place.

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    He may be wrong about the name but he is right about the ladies. You would think that a nice hotel like the Peabody would have some drop dead women working. Not so.

    They do have BT and MM.

    When in Memphis visit Beale St. it can be a great time if you hit the right night.

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    Hey guys,

    It'll actually be a crew from the company I work at that will be there, as we are producing a documentary on Bourbon, with a focus on Jack Daniel's. So if you wanna throw out anything that you would like to see in a bourbon documentary, please do so. Feel free to e-mail me with places, people, or things that would be of interest. I imagine you all have a pretty good knowledge of what is good bourbon culture and what is bad bourbon culture. Thanks! My email is mattd@essextelevision.com

    Matthew Dorris

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    Matthew:

    Please read this carefully, and remember it.

    Jack Daniels is NOT--I repeat, NOT--bourbon. Jack Daniels is a Tennessee Whiskey . Yes, it is produced in much the same manner and with the same ingredients as bourbon. However, before it is bottled, Jack Daniels is filtered through charcoal. Because of this filtering, it can not be called bourbon, and in fact, is not. If you are looking to do a documentary on bourbon, Jack Daniels should be only a "sidebar", a tangent, a footnote, since it is akin to bourbon but is not bourbon. If you wish to focus on the most popular brand of bourbon, then you should be focusing on Jim Beam.

    I always looked at documentaries as a way to educate and inform people, especially those who have neither the time nor the inclination to read much. By producing a documentary on bourbon which focuses on Jack Daniels, you would only be perpetuating misinformation. It would be like producing a documentary on single malt scotch whisky which focuses on Dewars.

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    I always looked at documentaries as a way to educate and inform people, especially those who have neither the time nor the inclination to read much. By producing a documentary on bourbon which focuses on Jack Daniels, you would only be perpetuating misinformation. It would be like producing a documentary on single malt scotch whisky which focuses on Dewars.


    Well said John!
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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    I have no information to confirm this, but my guess would be that Matt's project is commercial and funded by JD. If, on the other hand, they are producing an independent (i.e., unsponsored) documentary about American Whiskey, I can tell them from experience how limited the market is for such a product. I've done okay because my project was sponsored/subsidized by the Kentucky Distillers Association and by a small grant from Kentucky Educational Television. If I had had to fund it based on sales I would have lost my shirt. Of course, no two shows are the same and maybe they have a more marketable concept. In fairness, although everyone is right to point out that JD is not bourbon and the bourbon homeland is Kentucky, not Tennessee, the fact remains that JD is the number one selling American whiskey.

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    Re: Good Bourbon Bars in Tennesse?

    Matt,

    I realize that the subject is half beaten to death already, but part of "bad bourbon culture" is travelling to TN to do a documentary about bourbon. You've no doubt noted that some of the folks on these forums are a bit sensitive about this issue ...

    No harm done at all I suppose, provided you change the subject of your program to Tennessee Whiskey

 

 

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