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    Desert Island List?

    Sorry if this notion is trite but I figured it would be fun.

    Suppose you were shipwrecked on a desert island and had the fortune of packing 5 bottles of bourbon or rye for your stay. What would you pick?

    For starters, I'd say that I don't think I'd pick 5 of the most prized or rated bourbons but the ones that I drink regularly and crave (and those that satisfy!).

    Here's my list in no particular order (I haven't had the fortune of trying BTAC so excuse my list):

    OGD BIB
    Pappy 15
    Rittenhouse BIB
    WT Rare Breed
    Booker's
    Last edited by felthove; 01-14-2008 at 17:50. Reason: premature enter button

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    Re: Desert Island List?

    Only 5? Better be a damn short stay on that island!
    C

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    but face to face
    they haven't got a thing to say"

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    Re: Desert Island List?

    Oh come on -- just pretend it's two week stay!

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    Re: Desert Island List?

    For me, it would be 5 bottles of 07 Stagg. And, not just because it's fine whiskey. Matter of fact, it's probably not even in my top 5! But there's a lot of utility you can get from 144 proof whiskey, when you're on a desert island. Then again, if you don't need it for antiseptic, fuel, etc.; with a little dilution, 5 bottles becomes 10!

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    Re: Desert Island List?

    You might enjoy viewing this thread from nearly four years ago!

    It was called Stationed at Cape Horn for a Year!

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=2551
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    Re: Desert Island List?

    Wow, the lists are so much fun to read and are a fine illustration of just how much bourbon and rye have grown. There are more bottles available now at both low, mid and high dollar amounts. Then again there are some that are no longer available.

    I'll take 5 bottles of GTS, make it last and so many uses.
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    Re: Desert Island List?

    Sorry for the semi-redundant post. I didn't do a search for "cape horn" before posting. Consider this a less difficult and less extensive poll. The other is certainly quite interesting and thoughtful!

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    Re: Desert Island List?

    Pappy 15
    Stagg (I don't care the year)
    WTT or RB or KS
    Weller Antique

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    Re: Desert Island List?

    Good point! I just now scrapped my original list of top shelf bottlings in favor of the following:
    1. Wild Turkey 101, 1.75 L.
    2. Knob Creek, 1.75 L.
    3. Old Weller Antique 107, 1.75 L.
    4. Eagle Rare 101, 1.75 L. (if available, otherwise Eagle Rare Single Barrel, 1.75 L.)
    5. Jim Beam rye, 1.75 L.
    Yours truly,
    Dave "Size Matters" Morefield
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    Re: Desert Island List?

    Quote Originally Posted by felthove View Post
    Suppose you were shipwrecked on a desert island and had the fortune of packing 5 bottles of bourbon or rye for your stay. What would you pick?
    These will have to do until the Skipper figures out a way to get Mary Ann and me off this island. I'll leave the Professor behind with a sample of Batch 1 of Woodford Reserve Four Grain to figure out what went wrong:

    George T. Stagg 2002
    Mellow Mash
    Old Taylor BIB (National Distillers)
    Pappy 23 (a bottle in the 2,000s)
    Wild Turkey 12 (cheesy gold label)
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