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    In-Law Whisky

    The in-laws are coming to stay for a week or two so what to serve? Let's say the mother doesn't drink at all and tisk-tisk over you having liquor out in the open in your (yours I said) house. The father claims to only drink socially (except when his wife isn't watching) then invariably helps himself to your most expensive label. The brother in law claims he doesn't have a drinking problem because he only drinks "the good stuff" but really can't tell the difference between Jack Black and Beam Eight.

    So what do you do? My solution is get some empties with recognizable labels (Jack, Makers, etc.) and fill 'em with cheap hooch.
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    In-Law Whisky

    Just get some Everclear. Color it with some brown food coloring, put it in a JD bottle, sit back and enjoy the show. :-D

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    Re: In-Law Whisky

    I would have some moderately priced bourbons available and then find a nice storage spot for your top shelfers for a couple weeks. Out of sight, out of mind.

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    Then they would accuse you of hiding the good stuff and talk about what a big liar you are behind your back. We need enough stuff on display to be convincing.
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    Re: In-Law Whisky

    VOB and OGD, maybe a bottle of MM. You get to enjoy your standards and they can partake without dinging your wallet or enjoy some MM. Everything else gets put away until they leave. If they inquire about something else and you have it, then you might bring it out. Of course being your in-laws they probably know all about you anyway.

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    Or think they do.
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    Re: In-Law Whisky

    Haha...it is always good to keep them guessing.

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    Re: In-Law Whisky

    I have a couple of empty Pappy 15 bottles I fill with OWA when my 4 brothers-in-law come around. Those are the ones they go for and swear to me how great it is as they mix it with Coke. I learned this the hard way.

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    Re: In-Law Whisky

    Get ONE bottle of Old Bardstown, and point out how Robert Parker rated it 94 points (just 1 fine point shy of PVW20), and it is the most cherish bottle you own. Then let them knock themselves out
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    Re: In-Law Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Get ONE bottle of Old Bardstown, and point out how Robert Parker rated it 94 points (just 1 fine point shy of PVW20), and it is the most cherish bottle you own. Then let them knock themselves out
    I like the way you think

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