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  1. #101
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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    Okay great, thanks, that covers both sides of it although I was looking at it in terms of visiting the U.S. (i.e., returning to Canada after minimum 48 hours). Sounds like a couple of items at least are different. That WT 8 is really good, I was surprised how good (I tried it recently courtesy a friend). I don't recall the old U.S. WT 101 8 being quite that good. Probably they choose their best for the export market. I like Sherry Signature too.

    Gary

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    Sorry, I forgot which direction you'd be coming from.

    Canadian restrictions are

    48 hours to buy booze
    C$200 maximum after two days, C$750 after a week
    1.14 litres of booze
    50 cigars!

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    I don't recall the old U.S. WT 101 8 being quite that good.

    Gary

    In the USA we don't get 8yo Turkey.
    It is a vatting of 4, 6 and 8 yo.
    The 8yo export is far and away superior.
    ovh

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    I agree but I thought WT 101 used to be 8 years aged in the U.S. too. Maybe I'm wrong on that. Yes those restrictions apply that Craig mentioned coming back here. You can bring more but if so you have to be prepared to pay the duty. Sometimes they will waive it though (they have a discretion) if you are over, I suppose it is similar going the other way for Americans.

    Gary

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    I agree but I thought WT 101 used to be 8 years aged in the U.S. too.
    Gary
    Yes, used to be. I don't know when they dropped the 8yo statement here.
    Maybe someone else can help out on that date.
    ovh

  6. #106
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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    Here's an interesting one. Not as exciting since the 100 proof FRSB showed up in NYC this year, but unusual nevertheless.
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    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    Never seen those before! Is it new or old?

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    I have a friend in The Netherlands who has bought the FRSB pictured, he said it was side by side with the older, 86 proof decanter shaped bottle (the one with sloped and curved shoulders, it looks kind of like a cognac bottle) and he assumed that the one pictured was replacing this other one.

    However, is this also now being sold in the U.S.? I'm wondering in other words if it will replace the rectangular-shaped bottle issued some years ago to inaugurate the brand in Kentucky.

    Gary

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    I purchased a bottle of Four Roses and the entire BTAC's for '05 and '06 and the Bourbon Heritage Collection all at this very old liquor store called "Kitchen Sink Included."

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    Re: What bourbon did you purchase today? (Fall '07)

    The last time I went to Windsor, Ontario, we bought a couple of bottles at duty free in Detroit and when we went across the Ambassador bridge, Canadian customs said we had to pay duty on the bottles. We went into the customs office to pay the duty and the guy inside asked if the bottles were for our personal use. We told him they were and he laughed about the other guy making us pay duty, marked our slip OK and told us to have a nice day. I live 4 hours from Detroit/Windsor and you will never see the day that some few dollar duty will keep me from buying a bottle I want. I have always had good luck coming back to the US. The key is to be polite and honest. Most of the customs people are helpful and friendly!

    Thomas

 

 

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