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  1. #1
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
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    BOTY: Suggested Duties

    As Bourbonian of the Year 2006, I am honored, yet intimidated by the awesome associated responsibilities; World Peace, Ambassador for Whiskey to the World, appearances, movie deals, Golden BBP modeling, manning the SB.com booth at Whiskeyfest etc.
    OK: What do all y'all think goes with "The Title" from a "required duties" perspective?
    The door is open. Have at it.

    PS: I'm workin' on my parade wave

  2. #2
    Connoisseur
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    Jan 2004
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    Saline, MI
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    I think it would be a nice gesture if you traveled to each member's house with a bottle of say, WT 12 year, and poured a couple rounds. Oh - and don't forget the lightly salted mixed nuts (but no hazelnuts please).
    As you indicated - honor is associated with responsibility...
    This, of course, is assuming that all the groupies will even let you out of the house.
    Craig

  3. #3
    Bourbonian of the Year 2010 and Guru
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    Aug 2005
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    I'm not sure exactly what duties you should perform, other than the ones that you performed to earn you the honor in the first place, however...as a few examples to ensure that your reign is one of legend:

    Have acrylic tasting glasses made up celebrating your title, to be provided at the Gazebo for all members(may I recommend cups with neck cords-very handy at some beer fests I've been to)

    Cubans all around!

    Limo service to all tours for members!

    However as these things cost more far than the office pays, I think you should simple follow the style of governors and presidents, shake lots of hands and kiss bab(i)es!

    I think we can put the top down on the BMW and get someone to drive you around as you wave while sitting on the back from the Gala to the Gazebo...If we do it long enough we'll even get a police escort

  4. #4
    Taster
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    SoCal
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    Cubans all around!
    Hear, hear! How 'bout some of that banned Beluga caviar stuff, too!

  5. #5
    Virtuoso
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    PS: I'm workin' on my parade wave
    Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist.

    Congratulations, Ed.

    I'd think the most important duty of the BOTY would be hosting the Pepcycular (tm) blind tasting during the festival. If I'm lucky, I'll get to be the pouring assistant again.

    Roger - Wait'll you see me in my white elbow gloves - Hodges

  6. #6
    Connoisseur
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    Dec 2005
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    Issaquah, WA.
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    Bourbonian of the Year…Bourbon is Americas original drink…that makes you almost like…American of the Year…With such honor comes great responsibility. Being new to Bourbon, and still somewhat in awe of this wonderful drink…I am thinking you must be a very special man to have such an honor bestowed upon you.
    As the latest Ambassador, I am thinking it will be up to you to raise the bar a bit. Maybe a whistle stop tour of the west coast, in which you bring to us some of those difficult if not impossible to get bottling’s. Not only would you be doing Bourbon a great service, but Kentucky itself. And since this is truly Americas original drink, then you would be serving your Country as well. Gods speed to you Ed! American! Truly yours may be the shot not heard, but tasted around the World!

  7. #7
    Disciple
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    Feb 2005
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    First of all, you have got to make the rounds at the distilleries, get to know the Master Distillers, play some golf, bet on the ponies, get them to take you round the warehouses to visit the honey barrels. Feel free to wander around by yourself to see what you can hunt up on your own. Don't forget to take samples for SB.com events.
    Ed

  8. #8
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006
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    Dec 2001
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    Rockland County, NY
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    Based on the recommendations, here is my itinerary:
    1. Contact Omar and visit Miami. Bring back busload of undocumented Cubans to bring to the houses of Sb.com members
    (Kind of Odd request, but two recommendations!!)
    2. Set up daily schedule to visit local distilleries. Continue until bottling line personnel know me by name and ask for advice. (Ever see that Seinfeld where they can't fire Kramer because he doesn't work there)
    3. Find a new job. Seems like a good idea anyway
    4. Kiss babes and groupies
    5. Raid Doug's House: Fastest way to accomplish that whole West Coast thing in one step. (Note to self, Remember to check attic)
    6. Run for Mayor of Bardstown: But not win.
    7. Conduct the Blind Tasting every Festival
    8. Volunteer to be on tasting panels for all distilleries and bottlers
    9. Keep the Patty: Like this was negotiable
    Anymore Suggestions?


    6.

  9. #9
    Connoisseur
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    Jan 2004
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    Baldwin, Maryland
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    Give Heinz( and assistant ) a personal late night tour of

    Bardstown's hot spots!

    Smile as he shows you his "world class" bourbon collection

    photos!

    Lift your "empty" glass as you share some of the whiskies he forgot to bring to the KBF!

  10. #10
    Bourbonian of the Year 2010 and Guru
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    Re: BOTY: Suggested Duties

    Give Heinz( and assistant ) a personal late night tour of

    Bardstown's hot spots!

    Smile as he shows you his "world class" bourbon collection

    photos!

    Lift your "empty" glass as you share some of the whiskies he forgot to bring to the KBF!
    NO! DON'T DO IT! Don't indulge the man who locks up those lovely bottles never to be enjoyed as they were meant to be! Join People for the Ethical Treament of Bourbon(PETB) now!

 

 

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