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  1. #11
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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    At the Bourbon Festival Sampler Tom Bulleit was set up , giving out glasses with 50 ml bottles of product in them. Also he was pouring freely from a 750 ml. He extended his hand and introduced himself. He pronounced it the same way as those things you put in a gun.
    A small touch of Wathens

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    I started the afternoon (not that I drink every afternoon) with the last shot and a half from my first bottle of Old Commonwealth (ORVW in drag).

    Then on a whim I reached for the Old Weller 12 y/o, which I dismissed on first tasting, came to enjoy on the second outing, and pronounced a good buy on my third try.

    Today it took about half a glass for me to get the OC/ORVW out of my head and taste the OW on its own merits. Anyone looking for an economy wheater can't go wrong with this one. (YMMV, but I would want to know why. )

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    What a coincidence. I am drinking Bulleit tonite (7/29). I drove from NC to my parents' in WV today. I had one remaining drink in my bottle of EC 12 yo at their house. So, I headed out to the only liquor store within 20 min to buy another bottle, but they don't carry EC anymore.

    I scanned their limited selection. Not being a big WT fan, I spied the Bulleit at $19.99 (before 11% tax). Yeah, I was surprised it was there among the limited selection.

    I remembered my fondness of Bulleit at Talbot's - maybe it tasted good because of the company I was keeping. I grabbed a bottle and am enjoying a sip right now.

    Bobby and I have the same impression of this bourbon. A good bourbon and a good value. It does have a very good, rich nose. It does have less body than the nose would indicate, but the taste is not disappointing. Medium-bodied, easy to drink. I think it would be a step above other easy drinkers like AAA 10 yo.

    P.S. When I come to L'ville tomorrow, Bobby, I will try to remember to bring the Bulleit, in case we hook up in the next few days. I know it's not like the last bourbon I brought for you to sample (Sam's ORVW barrel proof!), but, hey, it's free booze!

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    P.S. When I come to L'ville tomorrow, Bobby, I will try to remember to bring the Bulleit, in case we hook up in the next few days. I know it's not like the last bourbon I brought for you to sample (Sam's ORVW barrel proof!), but, hey, it's free booze!
    No problem! Things like Bulleit help keep it all in prespective!

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    Things like Bulleit help keep it all in perspective!
    Amen. Too bad that logic doesn't work with my wonderful wife and.. oh, never mind.

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    amazingly, I always figured it was like bobby said, like what you load a gun with.


    TomC

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    Bobby...thanks for your accurate info on the brand history of Bulleit. I bought a bottle last night for $17.99 and noticed that it says Lawrenceburg on it. If Diageo is their marketing arm, where is this bourbon actually being made...being new to this site I am not sure which former distillery Diageo now owns. As a side note...it must be a real pleasure to meet the very man who's name is on the bottle...

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    I will have to dig into this a little deeper, The Lawrenceburg connection could be the holdover from Seagrams. I have seen where Diageo is bottling Dickel in Ind. And Seagrams also owned a plant there. Supposedly Kirin( Spelling) of Japan is who bought Seagrams. Tom Bulleit is a very personable individual, as much so as any of the Bourbon folk we have met. He has family ties to a lot of folks in Bardstown.

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    Re: What are you drinking, yet AGAIN!!!

    Two ounces of GTS, cut with .5 oz of water

    Tabasco is child's play for me, but straight Stagg? I dunno man.

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    Furlongs, week 2

    I stopped by Furlongs in L'ville this past Wednesday night for dinner. Amy was the bartender; she's not as generous with the pours as Shelley was last week (though, the pours were just fine). Even so, a couple drinks of 20 yo Pappy finished off their bottle.

    The manager was hanging around the bar. I told him that my sister and I would be back the next night (Thursday) for dinner. I asked if he could get more Pappy by then. He said he would.

    When my sister and I went back the next night, the manager met me at the door and apologized. His distributor is out of the 20 yo. He said the distributor said that they wouldn't have any more for at least a month.

    Has anybody else heard of a Pappy 20 yo shortage?

    I was impressed with the manager. He followed through even though he had no idea whether I would be back. And then he made a point of apologizing for not having anymore. Great service.

    Not all was lost though. Shelley was bartending last night (Thursday) so the pours of ORVW 12 yo were as large as the pours she gave me last week.

    HINT HINT - Thursday night is the time to go!

 

 

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