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Johnny Mac

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Just got back from the bourbon trail!

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No just made maker's Mark and Jim beam. Was only there for a few days. Definitely needed more time there! 
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Found some full, sealed minis while antiquing. Being a wild Turkey fan boy, this is the one I was most excited to try.
A few weeks ago I ran across something a little too good to pass up. I was out antiquing and found a seller who had a bunch of miniature liquor bottles for sale. Full bottles. They were only available as a set so I took the entire lot. Out of that lot I got three bourbons of varying antiquity. A early 1970s IW Harper, a Blanton’s (can’t be older than the early-mid 1980s when the brand debuted) and the one I was most excited about a Wild...
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Chris Clement

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Let's do this.
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Angie Laing

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Hi all! Here's my bourbon menagerie...
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Beautiful. Would love to sip a Stagg to finish the evening.
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Steve May

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Would it be considered sacrilege to change the lyrics of the famous Shelly West song to "Basil Hayden, you are a friend of mine"? I just can't drink tequila on a regular basis?
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 “Kentucky took a much‐needed step out of Prohibition today with the House passage of Senate Bill 11, which modernizes our archaic alcohol laws and strengthens our famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures as premium tourism destinations.”
http://www.distillerytrail.com/blog/kentucky-distilleries-one-step-closer-to-larger-samples-mixed-drinks-more-sales/
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Battle of the Bottom Shelf: VOB 86 proof vs Jim Beam White
Round 1d of the 2016 Bottom Shelf Bourbon Brackets features Number 2 seed Very Old Barton 86 proof versus Number 3 seed Jim Beam White. Very Old Barton is a product of the Sazerac company produced out of the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, KY. Depending on where you live, Very Old Barton is sold in one of four proof levels: 80, 86, 90 and 100. I've had all four and have enjoyed them all. I ran across the 86 proof at a really go...
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2 Heaven Hills go head to head. One from 2012 one current. One high proof, one 80 proof. 
Round 1b of the 2016 Bottom Shelf Bourbon Brackets features Number 1 seed, and winner from two year ago, JW Dant Bottled in Bond versus Number 4 seed Blue State. JW Dant Bottled in Bond is a product of Heaven Hill Brands. It was initially chosen as a part of our initial competition where it eked out a split decision victory over Sazerac’s Old Charter (8 year old). Last year it was back to defend it’s crown and lost in the second rou...
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David Retterer

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That William Larue Weller is one potent, tasty dram!  I found a bottle in 2013, and still have a wee bit left.  Havent been able to find one since.
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Lola Marceline

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Very nice high end selection.
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Massive fermentation vats at Maker's Mark. Constructed of cypress wood, apparently very difficult (if not impossible) to replace - cypress is a protected tree. And they do let you dip your fingers in and scoop up some corn mash floating on top so you can taste it. Pretty bland, actually...
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Willett sells some really good bourbon...and some that isn't so good. This one was good enough for what it is.
For some reason or another, I've never really tried a lot of the non-single barrel, non-"Willett Family Estate Bottled" products put out by Willett. It's not like I don't like Willett. I like them quite a bit. I've gone on record as stating that you should go into the gift shop with a budget, buy the most expensive one that is within that budget and you will never regret that purchase. And I've had a glass of the Willett Pot Still here ...
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Robert Kaiser

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What's a good bourbon made only from corn? Looking for something made from entirely gluten-free sources
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Not exactly a Bourbon, but we've heard good things about Balcones Baby Blue out of Waco.
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Anthony Argentine

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That was the best bourbon and rye hunt I ever had that year!
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BMH is by far my favorite here and one of the best boubons ever.
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Chris Clement

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Happy Friday! A little tasting this evening.
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very cool
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From four to one. My brackets are complete.
Here we are: the Championship rounds! We’ve made it through the opening rounds and tonight we find out which of our Bottom Shelf Challengers will graduate to the Fancy Shelf. Once again, I am struck by just how good the competition has been. Most years we’ve had a clunker or two that made it in. This year, I liked every bottle that made it into the competition. I blame this on the fact that we were just able to find better bourbons ...
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Phillip Curiel

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Finally trying out this Eagle Rare.
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I have a few bottle left from when they still had the age statement on the front. I haven't compared them to the newer juices WO the AS. Snatch up any W.L. Weller Select or 107 you see. Great wheated bourbon and from the same juice Pappy comes from - which may be why it's so hard to find now.
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I'm finally getting around to exploring the non-single barrel brands from Willett. Starting on the low end with an 80 proof Johnny Drum.
My wife and I were sitting in a bar in Louisville. We’d been there once before, earlier in the week. On that earlier visit, we’d been made to feel so welcome and appreciated that we’d decided to stop back in on our last day in town to give the place a little more business. Behind the bar was the same welcoming person we’d met earlier in the week. We chatted with him for quite a while. He was a fairly young man, not from Louisville o...
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Some me time
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My list. What's yours?
I’ve said it before. I don’t review a lot of bourbon that I don’t like. You might think I am too Minnesotan and don't want to say anything mean or that maybe I don’t have a discerning palate. You might think that I’ve been bought off or that I’m hoping to get free whiskey. You might think a lot of things, but unless you are a long time reader, you’d probably be wrong. You see, there is a very simple explanation for why I don’t review a...
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