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Definitely beautiful country down there.  There is also a small distillery (Barton's) in the same area.  Didn't do any tour there because we got there around closing time.  But they gave us a tasting anyway and they have interesting stuff.  I have a bottle of their 1792 bourbon which fits my flavor profile and is quite reasonably priced.

Too many bourbons, too little time.  Actually I've been through a string of health issues the last few months so I haven't made a dent in my current collection.  Things are improving now so I should be able to get back into the collection. :)

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This makes perfect sense as I watched a Jack D you tube video about their higher line products, and they spoke of adding drops, and gave an explanation that until reading this, just went over my head. Thank you. One more thing to try, and those chilled stones are on my to get list I think.

 

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Slightly less of noob after each visit here

 

 

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Tonight, tried some ...1792. Pretty darn good, a bottle of  Watkins select..not good. Total wine in Naples is still shelf lacking due to a huge NY business, so more trails coming, after the trucks show up!

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On 1/7/2016 at 11:47 AM, George Jenkins said:

I'm up there at least once a year visiting inlaws, and the Mrs. and I hit up at least one distillery every time. We have not been to Heaven Hill yet, but that part of the state is gorgeous, particularly in the fall/spring. It's on the list and thanks for the heads-up about the "high-end" tour. Thus far we've been to Maker's, 4 Roses, Woodford, Buffalo Trace, Jim Beam and the Evan Williams Experience in downtown Louisville.

By the way, I forgot to mention.  If you stop by Heaven Hill, you may want to pick up a bottle of Larceny.  I did not mention it earlier because it currently only has limited availability and I don't believe it is much outside of Kentucky.  But IIRC it sells for just over $20.  Had a couple of bourbon drinking friends pick Larceny over three other $50ish dollar bourbons in a blind taste test including the Four Roses Single Barrel I mentioned above.  It was truly an amazing find, though I suppose the price may rise if it becomes popular and more well known.

As for Watkins mentioned above, that just might rank at the bottom of my list of bourbons I've ever tasted. :)

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20160805_172925.jpgHappy Friday boys!

 

Edited by George Jenkins
Been drankin'
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On 8/5/2016 at 5:33 PM, George Jenkins said:

20160805_172925.jpgHappy Friday boys!

 

Very nice!  That is a constant in my rotation.  Well rounded bourbon.

The "value" Four Roses is also my top choice amongst value brands.

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Been on a Thomas Jefferson's RSB kick.  Very solid for the price, a little on the sweet side.  Satisfies my highland scotch palate.

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I spotted a new bourbon here in Orlando yesterday.  It is a newer bourbon from Heaven Hill distilleries.  Got my first bottle a year or two ago while visiting the trail, had not seen it distributed in Florida until yesterday.  I enjoyed it quite a bit, and a fellow bourbon lover liked it better than several higher priced bourbons.  Total Wine has it around $28, but I saw it at Walmart liquor store for $22.  At that price it is a real bargain.

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On 1/7/2016 at 7:01 PM, Who'sYourData? said:

I don't know.  Calling a guy from a bar named  Quaiche  an expert in whiskey or bourbon sounds like a stretch to me. :)

He knows what he's talking about!

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On 1/7/2016 at 0:06 PM, footnfan1 said:

This makes perfect sense as I watched a Jack D you tube video about their higher line products, and they spoke of adding drops, and gave an explanation that until reading this, just went over my head. Thank you. One more thing to try, and those chilled stones are on my to get list I think.

 

signed,

Slightly less of noob after each visit here

 

 

Forget the rocks...If you want cold bourbon without ice, put the bottle in the fridge or freezer!

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Don't forget the straw!

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