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    If you were limited to local selection only?

    If you were limited to what's available on the shelves in your town (no mail ordering or traveling) what would your top-five look like.

    (I guess this is just another way to see who is lucky on selection.)

    Here in Albuquerque I'm lucky enough to be able to mail order, but even if I couldn't I wouldn't be in too bad of shape.

    My top five locally available:

    1. Kentucky Spirit (I can get all three of the RR, RB, KS trifecta here.)
    2. Blanton's
    3. VW 12
    4. RR
    5. Elijah Craig 12

    The only things I'd really be missing would be Pappy 15 and Buffalo Trace (and numerous things I haven't tried yet.)

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    This is a very interesting variant of my favourite bottles or top 5

    If I was to rank my top 5 only available in Brisbane Australia (no mail order).......

    1. Bookers
    2. Evan Williams Single Barrel
    3. Bulleit
    4. Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    5. Jim Beam Rye (because it's the only Rye sold in Australia)

    I'd also have to make special mention of one other - Nelson County by Heaven Hill. At $22.95 AU (approx $16.50 US) for a 700ml bottle and 80 proof, this has become my favourite every day pour - both straight, on the rocks or mixed with coke. I've also put several family and friends onto this top drop and they all agree - it's the best value bourbon on our market by far!! Well Done Heaven Hill

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    - Wild Turkey: Rare Breed
    - Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 "Lot B"
    - Fighting Cock 103
    - Wild Turkey: 101
    - Elijah Craig Single Barrel
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    In No Particular Order

    Booker's
    Blanton's
    Rock Hill Farms
    Lot B
    Eagle Rare 10
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    Available here?

    Kentucky Spirit
    Bookers
    Rare Breed
    1792
    Jefferson Reserve

    and...
    Wild Turkey Rye
    Pyrat XO Rum
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    Thumbs down

    This is very limiting on me, because the selection is very bad in Alabama and seems to be continually getting worse.

    In no particular order:
    WT 101
    WT Rare Breed
    Elijah Craig 12-yr

    I don't think I can name five. Things I used to buy, but can no longer find, include Blanton's, Rock Hill Farms, Kentucky Spirit, Evan Williams Single Barrel, etc.

    Tim
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    My local has Pappy 20, Hirsch 16, Blanton's Elijah Craig 18 and Lot B so I'd be fairly happy.
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    If I was strictly limited to what's in town, I'd not be too happy - probably the only thing worthwhile would be WT 101 (not bad, but I like variety).

    On the other claw, Binny's has a location less than ten miles from home, and there are some other good stores nearby that sometimes manage to undercut the "Big B."

    If I consider "local" to be a ten-mile radius, then I have quite a selection available, including many a bottle that I haven't yet tried.
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    WT RB
    Old Granddad 114
    WT 101
    EC 12
    Todd

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    My town is so small, my top five would be only four entries long. Okay, I exaggerate to make a point, but not by much

    1. WT Rare Breed
    2. WT 101
    3. Jim Beam Black
    4. Knob Creek
    5. Evan Williams Black Label
    After that come Jim Beam White, Ten High and Safeway's Private Reserve ( ).

    Yours truly,
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    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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