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  1. #1
    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
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    What standbys do you keep open?

    I any given time, I like to keep about 15 bottles open at a time. One reason is if someone comes over, I can hopefully pour something they like. These 10 make up my core and I try always keep these open:

    Rittenhouse Rye 100 proof
    Makers Mark
    Wild Turkey Russel's Reserve
    Buffalo Trace
    Four Roses SB
    Very Old Barton 100 proof
    George T Stagg
    Pappy Van Winkle 15
    Jim Beam Black
    Elijah Craig 12

    I think this a good list of whiskey that runs that covers a very broad range of styles.

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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    Standbys? Come to the Casa de Jazz, and the following pours will always be available -

    Wild Turkey 101 or RR101 while my bunkered bottles last

    Old Forester BIB/Signature

    Dickel No. 12

    If I could only find a local source for it, Weller Centennial

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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    I don't necessarily keep them all open open but I do like to have on hand OGD BIB, WT 101, Jim Beam Black, Makers and Jack single bbrl. They are all good quality whiskeys and for guests who aren't whiskey enthusiasts these Brands are recognizable. They run the gamut from high rye, moderate rye, wheat, and the obligatory Tennessee. I keep a variety of mixers on hand as well. Hell, I even keep some vodka and gin (Tanquaray) on hand too. I like to see people eat and drink and have a good time.

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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    These are the Bourbons that I try to keep around for one reason or another. It's nice to have have a good selection to try and give someone something they will like. The VW 12 is the only one that I have trouble replacing.

    Henry McKenna
    Evan Williams
    EC 12
    EC 18
    Makers Mark
    OGD 114
    ODG BIB
    Bookers
    VW 12
    ELmer T Lee
    Todd

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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    .....Four Roses SB

    I think this a good list of whiskey that runs that covers a very broad range of styles.[/quote]

    How do you keep FRSB in stock to have it open? I have both the Single Barrel and Small Batch but have not opened them yet. Looking at your location must mean you have a good friend somewhere in KY feeding your stock......

    Lucky you...
    Last edited by ggilbertva; 03-03-2007 at 06:43.
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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    .....Four Roses SB

    How do you keep FRSB in stock to have it open?
    LeNell's latest newsletter says that according to Jim Rutledge, FR is expanding their distribution this year, and SB should soon be available in the New York market. Hopefully this bodes well for the rest of us too!
    Dave

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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    Everything in the collection that is not a backup is open, that would normally be between 70 and 100 bottles.

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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    I typically have between fifteen and twenty bourbons open at any one time, plus an assortment of other alcoholic beverages.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Post Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    The only thing I have on hand and open almost all the time is Wild Turkey 101. Just about everything rotates around depending on what I have and what I want to open.

    My other current open bourbons are Rare Breed, Henry McKenna 10-yr single barrel BIB, Rock Hill Farms, and Elmer T. Lee.

    Tim
    Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur

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    Mr. Anal Retentive Bourbon Drinker
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    Re: What standbys do you keep open?

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    How do you keep FRSB in stock to have it open? I have both the Single Barrel and Small Batch but have not opened them yet. Looking at your location must mean you have a good friend somewhere in KY feeding your stock......

    Lucky you...
    I make enough trips back to KY so that over time, I have stocked up on FRSB and the Very Old Barton.

 

 

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