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  1. #31
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    Alright, revisting this evening as I chat. Much better tonight: dry, spicy. Enjoyable, still not quite what I remember, but getting there. This might be a bottle that needs to be open for a while before it gets where I like it(I usually drink it in bars in Louisville, so it tends to be open with a pour spout in it for a while).
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  2. #32
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    Drank some Baker's in town last night with a couple of friends - one of them is a real wine buff.

    He loved it and commented that he could taste plenty of white pepper and liquorice in there. Very nice stuff Baker's!

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    Baker's has been available on occasion in our market but not lately, however I found a bottle in a local beer specialty bar and restaurant, Cafe Volo on Yonge Street. I tasted it after sampling a glass of a new beer, Church Key Biere de Garde which was really good. Because this beer was a little higher abv than normal (about 7.5%), the whiskey hit a palate not quite "fresh" but I think because of that I enjoyed it more. In the past, the unique spiciness of Baker's seemed a bit overwhelming; this time part of the character was "absorbed" by the palate being less sensitive than normal and the whiskey tasted really good. Putting it a different way, if I had, say, Maker's or even Elmer T. Lee after a solid first drink it might taste a little bland. The Baker's tasted full, rich, grainy (still not fruity, no Beam whiskey really has that today), full, satisfying. An excellent whiskey, I enjoyed it.

    Gary

  4. #34
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    Another Chat another visit, and this time it worked! I can't say it was complex or anything, but it was definitely not a disappointment...Mood, concentration on what I'm drinking? I don't know but it worked.
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

    As long as you have good whiskey you're not "unemployed", you're "Funemployed!!!"

    I'm no Pappyophile

  5. #35
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    Baker's 750ml bottles are currently on sale in Virginia and in Montgomery County Maryland.

    VA normal price : $42.45 sale price : $36.90
    MD normal price : $33.66 sale price : $26.99

    So VA's sale price is still higher than MD's normal price.

    Needless to say that when I was in Maryland on business this week I visited a wine and liquor store.

    I really like Baker's - and at $26.99 - I love it!

  6. #36
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    What are the names of the best stores (largest selection & best prices) in Montgomery County Maryland, and where are they located? Maybe it's time for an excursion.
    Joe
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  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe
    What are the names of the best stores (largest selection & best prices) in Montgomery County Maryland, and where are they located? Maybe it's time for an excursion.
    Joe
    Retail Locations, Hours, and Directions:
    http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dl.../locations.asp

    Weekly Store Spirits Specials:
    http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Ap...s_specials.cfm

    Make sure you call ahead to check inventory.

  8. #38
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    Tonight Baker's was just good. Not great, not bad. Blanton's (Silver and Gold) were the stars tonight. I had one good pour of Baker's and wasn't tempted to have another.
    Ed
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  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant
    Retail Locations, Hours, and Directions:
    http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dl.../locations.asp

    Weekly Store Spirits Specials:
    http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Ap...s_specials.cfm

    Make sure you call ahead to check inventory.
    Thanks Grant.
    Joe
    Colonel Joseph B. "Bourbon Joe" Koch

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  10. #40
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    Wed Nite Bakers

    Sampled some Bakers on Wed at Pazzo's. I was there for pint nite, featuring Arcadia London Porter, which is made in Battle Creek. Not Bad.
    OK, back to Bakers.
    Great Nose with sweet light brown sugar, followed by smooth entry, balanced wood and light rye. Finish OK. Not bad.
    Unusual side effect. I hallucinated that a 21 year old coed walked up to the bar and started a conversation.
    I've since recovered but its still haunting.
    Colonel Ed
    Bourbonian of the Year 2006

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    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

 

 

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