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    What bourbon do you take with you?

    Suppose you have to go to a friend's house for a week or two, and he lives on the other side of the same state, so at best the selection there is the same as in your town, but the prices might not be as good. You've got a pretty nice selection of whiskey at home, but you can't take it all with you. What do you take?


    Bonus: suppose your friend lives near Detroit, and you have a passport, so a trip to the duty-free shop might happen. Is there anything worthwhile there? (Not just posted on a list on the interwebnets, but actually on the shelves.)
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    Duh...there is plenty of Ten High Straight at said friends house to drink...at least that's what I hear!

    Joking aside when I'm packing bourbon for the week I typically bring some of each flavor...a rye, rye-bourbon, and a wheater so whatever I have the taste for I can have.
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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    Old Grand Dad BIB is my designated travel whisky.

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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    Quite often, Jack Daniels. Not sure why, since you can score it anywhere, but there it is.

    Gary

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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    I like traveling with a nice bonded expression, something that'll work on the rocks or in a flask or if a friend wants it in ginger ale or whatever: OGD BIB, RittBIB, HH White (when I have a bottle), or OF Sig, something like that.
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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    For some reason when I am traveling with a flask, and its been warming up in my pocket, the higher proofs tend to get a bit harsh for my taste. So, something light bodied and low proof typically goes in the traveling flask.

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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    Good info, but we're talking considerably more than flask quantity.
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    Just out of habit I usually go with a Lot B, and a FR OBSK to give me 2 great bourbons with totally different taste profiles.
    "Civilization begins with distillation."

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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    I always bring an OWA. The others will vary and usually something I can't buy where I'm at but always an OWA .
    Thad

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    Re: What bourbon do you take with you?

    When I travel for business I pack some 4R. Usually satisfies my palate, and can be hit or miss finding it. I'll usually bring a rye too, unless I'm headed up north to Wisconsin, then I bring an empty vehicle!
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