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  1. #1
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    Born with bourbon in my blood

    Hi to all! Happy to be here.

    I was born and raised in Frankfort KY and woke every morning with the sweet smell of sour mash hanging in the air. Maybe this is why I love bourbon?

    I went through my wine and 'frou-frou drink' phase and have now permanently returned to the good stuff.

    I look forward to chatting with y'all!

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    "I love the smell of sour mash in the morning...It smells like....Victory..."

    Welcome to the Community KyWoman. I know you'll have a great time!



    JOE

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    I have been to Bardstown three times.
    The last time when I smelled the mash in the air from the Barton Distillery it felt like someone saying "Welcome back".

    Glad you found the site KyWoman, SB.com could use more of a Woman's touch.
    Right Bettye Jo and Dawn?
    ovh

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    Hey guys....it does seem like the women are outnumbered on this site. Alot of my girlfriends are afraid of stronger spirits - for whatever reason. I have converted a few, but for the most part they are still into wine and frou frou drinks.

    We have a local liquor store that carries every brand of bourbon imaginable. It can be overwhelming....plus you don't want to spend $40 on a bourbon that you don't like. So I stick with the ones I know (Woodford, Beam Black and Makers) although I like Four Roses that the WildTurkey folks produce. I hope to get some good tips on some of the others to try.

    I tried a small sample bottle of the Booker's and it was good and strong....definitely something for special occasions.

    Growing up I knew people who worked for National Distillers and Ancient Age. The first alcohol I every tried was Ancient Age...! Needless to say I ended up talking to Ralph on the big white phone. People in my home town bought the used whiskey barrels and planted flowers in them - the smell of the whiskey lingered for about 6 months. It is ironic because alot of these folks were straight laced Baptists...
    Last edited by KyWoman; 12-27-2007 at 15:39.

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    Quote Originally Posted by KyWoman View Post
    ...although I like Four Roses that the WildTurkey folks produce...
    Four Roses Distillery (owned by Japan's Kirin) makes Four Roses Bourbon, not Wild Turkey. I guess even Kentucky folks don't realize there are TWO distilling companies in Lawrenceburg.
    But, you're right -- Four Roses is fine bourbon, by Jim (Rutledge, that is, not Russell)!
    http://www.fourroses.us/
    Last edited by TNbourbon; 12-27-2007 at 16:05.
    Tim

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    "...I ended up talking to Ralph on the big white phone." (BTW, I wish I knew how to quote only a part of a previous post ) That's a new one for me, I love it! That will now officially replace "Praying to the porcelain God" in my vernacular. Almost makes me want to start a new Off Topic thread: How many ways can you say "Barf"?

    Cheers!

    JOE

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    Colonel Ed
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    Comissioned by Paul Patton, 1999

    "It ain't the booze that brings me in here, it's the solace it distills"

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    Welcome KyWomen, and I hope you enjoy your stay. That coming from another Northerner. Maybe try some Weller 12yr. if you get a chance, I really like it for the money.

    Cheers!

    You started it.
    Now that's funny Mr. Ed, but I did not see blowing your Groceries on the list ! No not the Grocery list!

    Tony
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    Welcome!!! Glad to have another gal in the ranks Don't let the boys intimidate you....they're not that tough!! LOL!!

    Dawn

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    Re: Born with bourbon in my blood

    It is ironic because alot of these folks were straight laced Baptists...
    My forte, thanks for counting me in........

    I'm on a crusade to dispel what I can of this lingering issue. Fermentation is Gods immutable law, when the Bible says Wine it means Wine and not Grape Juice. Stopping fermentation would have been a challenge way back when. I did find a reference to using mustard seed to cease it,I didn't read on to see if that merely was a matter of faith or if it really worked. The churches took sides on the alcohol issue before prohibition, that lingers to the present and it was only a political issue of the day prior to 1920.

    Welcome here!
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    May you have wonderful things thought of to do...

 

 

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