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    The Bourbon has Landed

    Some time ago, I mentioned that I had some dusty shelf bourbon when briefly in San Francisco for a beer festival. I found it in small grocery stores by spending 80% of the daylight of each day looking for this stuff. And it was worth searching out. I found a circa-1990 S-W Old Fitz 1849; a '68 I.W. Harper BIB 5 years old (not 4); and a pint of NDOT, early 80's. There were some California barley wines in my little bunker, too.

    Due to a luggage malfunction very early in the morning of the day my early flight was to leave, I could not conveniently take it home.

    To make a long story short, it stayed at the hotel. Of the various alternatives I had to redirect it, I decided to give it to an esteemed, senior SB member who resides in Northern California. Actually (and I mean this) they are all esteemed, but I could only (practically) choose one, and I understand he is now in possession of the stash.

    It gives me great pleasure that it ended up in such good and deserving hands.

    I am hoping he will post a taste note in particular on the I.W. Harper but if he doesn't that's okay. I am not putting him on the spot since his name will remain undisclosed unless he chooses to identify himself.

    The Bourbon has landed.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 03-17-2007 at 19:13.

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    Re: The Bourbon has Landed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    a '68 I.W. Harper BIB 5 years old (not 4)...

    I am hoping he will post a taste note in particular on the I.W. Harper but if he doesn't that's okay. I am not putting him on the spot since his name will remain undisclosed unless he chooses to identify himself.
    Gary, a pint of BiB Harper from the 60s will be making it's way to the sampler with me, so you'll be able to taste some yourself. This one has no age statement though and the "made" "bottled" dates have faded so I cannot tell.

    Along with that will be the Old Taylor BiB pint that Tim suggested become gazebo fodder, as well as a OGD BiB pint, Willow Brook and HH 5 year half pint... Maybe a thing or two else... Can't wait!
    C

    "everybody defamates from miles away
    but face to face
    they haven't got a thing to say"

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    Re: The Bourbon has Landed

    Sounds great Christian, many thanks.

    Gary

 

 

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