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    Kentucky Bound

    I have a family wedding to attend the weekend of October 13th in Russell Springs. It looks to be around 80 mins south of Bardstown. I'll be travelling through L'Ville and wanted to stop at Liquor Barn or any other store that has a large supply of bourbons. My time will be very limited so I will only get one shot and stopping and shopping. Specifically, I would like to know the following:

    1. What liquor store should I stop at in L'Ville or maybe Toddy's in Bardstown?
    2. What bourbon should I look for that I can't find elsewhere, e.g. KY only releases, etc.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. I know it's probably a long shot, but I hope the BTAC is released in KY at that point. Thanks in advance for the input.
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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    Toddy's is a very small store. It has a good selection but not a vast one. I found three stores in Bardstown, the one on the north side(hwy 285?) and Toddy's were the best.
    The items that I picked and liked: Dowling's Deluxe Bib 8yr, Wathens, VROHH 10yr Bib, RittenH Rye Bib(IMO not the best, but great value), Toddy's had a Beam Bib(Happy Hollow or something like that), didnt pick it up though.
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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    Greg,
    Any of the Four Roses are basically KY. and NYC bottles only. The Beam BIB is called Bourbon Hollow and is/was available in Va. My parents bought me a bottle at a store near Wytheville while on the way to Myrtle Beach. depending on your route to KY. (if you are driving), there is also a fantastic store just across the river from Cincinnati. Good luck with the bottle hunting!

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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    BTW, I hit every store between BT, FR and HH....not a dusty in one of the them(4-1-07).
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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    The Beam BIB is Old Bourbon Hollow. I picked up a bottle here in VA a couple months back but have not opened it.
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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    I'd recommend the Liquor Barn on Hurstborne or Springhurst in Louisville. Forget driving to Bardstown. I know everybody likes the selection at the small Toddy's store in Bardstown, but you can find everything he has at the bigger stores in Louisville. I'm a bit HONKED off at the price Toddy's tried to get for the FRSB 40th Anniv bottle. You could buy it at Four Roses for $60.....at Liquor Barn for $59.99 and I heard some people got it at other stores in Louisville and Bardstown for $55. Toddy's price was up another $15. Bite me?!?!

    Correction....you can't get Doug's 4yr Willet in Louisville.

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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    Thanks Dawn. My plan is to stop at Liquor Barn in L'Ville.
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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    Between Liquor Barn and Party Mart in Louisville you should be able to find most anything that is normally sold in KY
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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    Thanks again for the input. Unfortunately, I'll be unemployed mid October and will be on my Birthday budget so I have to choose wisely. My hope is that the '07 BTAC will have been released in KY by then but I'm not holding my breath.
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    Re: Kentucky Bound

    Not to high-jack a thread, but I'll be in KY in April for the Sampler (I hope...) - so, I've taken all the advice here on board too

 

 

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