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    Nice Round Numbers

    Someone asked me 'just how many different bottles of bourbon do you have' this week, so I counted 'em...it had never occurred to me to do so before. I came up with 29, which motivates me to go find a bottle of something new. I think we can all agree that 30 bottles of bourbon on the wall sounds far better than a mere 29. I'm particularly fond of numbers divisable by 10, so if I somehow wind up with 31...I'll just see if I can't chug along towards 40 (I never retreat, tho I have backspaced a time or two. )


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    Re: Nice Round Numbers

    It's funny how that works. When you get to 40 then suddenly 50 will seem like a nice round number. I remember when I had about 9 bottles of bourbon and really thinking I had a stock laid in! Getting a bottle of Blanton's was my first order of business and only did that recently( in the last year) I kept walking passed it to get other things.

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    On The Way Up

    I am Sitting at 15 at the moment with 20 being the goal if I have storage space (liquor cabinet is getting pretty damn full), I figure to have the goal in Sept @ bardstown. Sadly no Blanton's on the shelf for weeks here in Ohio so I will just have to wait till I get to Bobby's for more !


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    Re: Nice Round Numbers

    I am afraid to count mine. My wife is pissed about it, though.

    Tim

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    Re: Nice Round Numbers

    Show us the list!

    But, is this 29 bottles with some bourbon left in them? None of these are empty display bottles?

    I feel completely outclassed! I "only" have 10 different bottles with some remaining bourbon in them. Can I count the four other bottles I have in storage (duplicates of the original 10) or the five bottles my parents are holding for me (again, duplicates)? If so, that brings me to 19 and I feel much better. Wait! I have two display bottles - my empty Pappy 20 yo and my pewter top WT Kentucky Spirit. Am I up to 21 bottles now? ;-)

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    Re: Nice Round Numbers

    Oh yeah, they've all got whiskey in 'em. Let's see, here's the inventory. Elijah Craig 12 year, Old Fitz BIB, Old Fitz 1849, David Nicholson 1843, Noahs Mill, Blantons, Corner Creek, Old Forester 86 and O.F. 100, Jim Beam Black, Knob Creek, Rebel Yell, Old Charter 8, OC 10, OC 12 'The Classic', Evan Williams Single Barrel '90 and 91, Evan Williams 7 yr, Ten High, Ancient Age, Ancient Age '10 Star', Wild Turkey 101, WT Kentucky Spirit, WT Russell's Reserve, WT Rare Breed, Makers Mark, Elmer T. Lee, Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace, Van Winkle 10 year, Ezra Brooks 7 yr, W.L. Wellers 107, W.L Wellers 12 yr, Old Grand-dad BIB, Old Grand-dad 114. And today I was inspired to go out and buy a bottle of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year old 'lot B'. (And leave us not forget the rye...a bottle of Sazerac 18 yr rye, Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 yr, Old Overholt and Wild Turkey Rye)

    Counting the Rye, it comes out to around 40 this time...I must have screwed up somewhere, oh well. I probably won't go dry for a little while, but this isn't much of a 'collection' as far as that goes. Since I quit smoking ~ 16 months ago I've gone out every week and spent my 'cigareet money' on good wines & even better bourbon. I don't have much space left on the shelves, so recently I started just buying more pocketknives for my collection. I've sorta got my eye on one of those 45/70 Marlin 'guide guns', I calculate that to be about 8 weeks worth of 'cigareet money'. I think I might need one, you never know when a polar bear might start rampaging around Kansas City.

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    Re: Nice Round Numbers

    Very off topic, but I just noticed your quote from King Leonidas to Xerxes. I presume this was just prior to the battle of Thermapole(sp?) but I had not heard this quote. Come and get what?

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    Anybody Else\'s List?

    now that we have one, does anyone else care to share what they have (I just find stuff like this fascinating), mine are as follows:

    1)WT Russell's Reserve 10 Year
    2)WT Rare Breed
    3)Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year
    4)Elijah Craig 12 Year
    5)Evan Williams Vintage '90
    6)Old Forester 86 Proof
    7)Evan Williams 7 Year, 90 Proof
    8)Maker's Mark
    9)Virginia Gentleman 90 Proof "The Fox"
    10)Blanton's (only 1/2 shot so I dunno if it counts)
    11)Woodford Reserve Distillers Select
    12)Old Ezra 7 Year
    13) Jim Beam Black

    Plus The 2 Tennesee Whiskey's:

    14) Jack Daniels Old #7
    15) George Dickel #12


    Well there you have it (not including "archived bottles" of EWSB or empties)

    Tom (Bourbon Collector) C

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    Re: Nice Round Numbers

    The King of Kings Xerxes at the head of his 600,000 man army offered Leonidas and his 300 Spartans and their Theban allies their lives if they would surrender their weapons. Leonidas shouted back 'Molon Labe' (mo-LONE lah-VEH) or 'Come and get them'. As you know, during the fight at 'the Hot Gates' they held up the Persian advance for only a few days, but their courage and sacrifice mobilized the rest of Greece as nothing else could. The combined arms of Hellas defeated the greatest army and navy that the world had ever seen...and we got a Western, not an Eastern civilization for the past 2500 years. Just goes to show what guts and a little sassmouth can do.

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    Re: On The Way Up


    So far I'm exercising restraint where the Blanton's is concerned . I just looked at it and it has more in the bottle than I remember. , just under the top of the label. I saw 3 empty Blanton's bottles at a flea market for 5 bucks each! If I knew I could get 5 for each one I emptied that would be a 10-12% discount ! I guess the main point here is ,they still have them.

 

 

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