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    Question Help for my pub

    My wife and I own a pub in Western Michigan. We are always looking to expand the selection of whiskey we offer. As far as bourbon goes, what bottles are must haves? We already stock Beam, JD, Makers, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Woodford, Bookers, Blanton, Rock Hill, Wild Turkey, Knob Creek. What is missing that would make our whiskey list a dynamite one? thanks.

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    I gotta tell you.........that's already better than any bourbon selection I could find in any bar where I live.

    A couple Van Winkles would be a good addition.

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    That is better than most places, I will admit. Just for clarification, JD is not a bourbon. It is a Tennessee whiskey. Why not throw a JD Single Barrel on the list as well though?

    Personally, I would like to see an Evan Williams Single Barrel on the list as well as an Elijah Craig 12 year. If you want to really class it up some, a few Van Winkles would be nice as well.

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    Rock hill farms and Wild Turkey Spirit are very showy bottles, they are also very good pours. Moderately priced, but very good.
    Mark/Nebraska


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    Eagle Rare Single Barrel
    Ridgemont Reserve 1792
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    anything that says "Van Winkle" on it

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    Please open a bar where I live...

    I second the Van Winkle suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBOmarc
    I second the Van Winkle suggestions.
    And I third them!


    Also, you may want to consider Blanton's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbyvirus
    And I third them!


    Also, you may want to consider Blanton's.
    I believe he states that he already stocks that.

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    And add a couple of straight ryes -- Van Winkle, of course, and/or Wild Turkey, Rittenhouse (make a trip around the lake to Chicago!) BIB or 80-proof, and Old Overholt would cover a nice spectrum.
    Also might add the sole wheat whiskey, Bernheim Original.
    Tim

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    Any of the Van Winkle's
    High End Wild Turkey (Rare Breed, Russell's Reserve, Kentucky Spirit)
    A bottle of AH Hirsch 16 would also make a very nice high end option
    Sazerac Rye 18, a wonderful rye whiskey

    I will say though your present collection is better than many bars, but stocking even better stuff will never hurt. Good luck.
    Tim

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