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    Silly question

    A co-worker went to Kentucky back in January so I provided a shopping list. The co-worker returned empty-handed stating that there was no bourbon in the general vicinity of his visit (Cumberland Gap if I recall correctly). Another work associate is going to the Fort Knox area this weekend. Can bourbon be found there?

    From the "What do you want to try next?" thread my shopping list includes:
    VOB (100 or 101 BIB)
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    AAA 10YO (not 10 star)

    I've now tried or am in possession of Stagg, WLW and ER 17. Anything else that I should consider? May want to back up my ETL and BT supply.

    Thanks for any info.
    Tom Sangster
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    We were there last year with our daughter playing softball actually in Fort Knox. Just outside the base, there are a couple liquor stores. You should be able to find what you need I don't remember specifically, but remember they had the usual KY selection.

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    In Regard to Dry Counties in KY, . . .

    The attachment to this post may be of interest.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsangster
    my shopping list includes:
    VOB (100 or 101 BIB)
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    AAA 10YO (not 10 star)

    ...Anything else that I should consider?
    I'd definitely suggest Old Heaven Hill Very Rare Old 10yo Bottled in Bond. Should be about $10. Really great bourbon, and not only for its price.

    It's still from the HH distillery that burned in '97, but that will obviously change soon. I just came back with two more bottles and was thinking of getting more. I may still on my next trip.

    Jeff
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    Jeff, Where'd you get th info

    Jeff,
    I didn't know that HH separated the stock from the defunct distillery in such a way that the inventory could be tracked to a particular bottling. Where did that info come from?
    I'd love to find out its true.
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    The Heaven Hill, BIB, ten year, he is referring to has the Heaven Hill, DSP KY #31 (distillery that burned) on the label...When that's gone, there will be no more. Heaven Hill's (Bernheim) DSP KY #1 will follow.

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    Got It: Thanks

    Makes sense now!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone
    The Heaven Hill, BIB, ten year, he is referring to has the Heaven Hill, DSP KY #31 (distillery that burned) on the label...
    Just to add a bit more to that, it's only Bottled in Bond that you can be certain to be from a certain distillery. As has been noted before, distilleries buy and sell to meet needs or dispose of surplus. After the big fire, I think that's how HH made up some of its lost inventory.

    So just because there is a distiller's name on the bottle doesn't mean that it was made by them. Chances are pretty good, I would think, though, that the majority of it would be, especially for anything but the most bottom shelf. House characteristics would seem to dictate that.

    BiB guarantees that it is all from the same distillery and also from the same season. It's even supposed to have been distilled by the same distiller, so I don't know what happens if one dies in the middle of a season.

    Jeff
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    We know, in theory, how strict the BIB rules are. But, as posted by Larry Kass some time back in this Rittenhouse Rye thread, distilleries are not always in too big of a hurry to update the DSP info on their labels.

    I wonder if the 6 year old HH Old Style BIB that I bought in Bardstown last September shouldn't more accurately be labelled as DSP KY 1? The math would indicate it probably should be, but the label may be unchanged since well before the fire. If it actually is Bernheim whiskey, then I think things are going to turn out just fine - I like that 6 year.

    Roger

 

 

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