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Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:40 pm

Thanks Jr., danno, and electrachrome
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Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:57 am

Just in time for Thanksgiving ...a couple from the Wild Turkey family tree.

the best way to find the best bourbon for you is to taste as many as you can and take some notes. Get on the mailing list for your local package store and watch for tastings. Last Fridays offerings were Russell's 10 year, Russell's single barrel & Wild Turkey Rare Breed.
of the 3, I found the 10 year to be the most flavorful and pleasant of the offerings. I prefer sweet wheated bourbons with a lower proof and the single barrel, while good, was just a little overwhelming compared to it's tamer sibling. The Rare Breed has an even higher proof (112 I believe) and after I sampled it I recommended they have some water on hand to soften it up. I'd say the Rare Breed is a nice offering & would make a good gift, but for the money ($32), The Russell's 10 year is an easy purchase for my private stock.

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...so with all that aside, I decided to splurge and pick up a special treat for some future, as yet to be determined special event.
At some point I'll have a day that calls for a bourbon that's old enough to drive. Maybe it's the frustration of not finding any of the other "rare birds" on my whiskey list, but I'll take this bird in the hand while it's available. this one will set you back around $155.

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Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:46 pm

I haven't had the Masters Keep or Russels Reserve, their Kentucky Spirit is a good one also.
stay thirsty my friends
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Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:44 pm

Masters keep is super mild, I really enjoyed it. Also very unique to be barrel strength and 90 proof. I believe it was whiskey enthusiast that rated it one the years 10 best.

Look up the story on turkey forgiven. Very cool story and lots of flavor for the price.
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:25 am

heard good things about this
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:59 am

^ Good stuff. I have a few Japanese bottles now and would also recommend Yoichi 15
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:35 pm

Master's Keep is pretty dang good. Kinda crazy story behind it. Barrel proof 17 year old bourbon, at 86 proof. The fact that it was aged for a fair amount in stone warehouses rather than wood/etc rickhouses seems to have had a serious effect on the end-product (compared to traditional bourbon aging).

And I'd agree with you elechtrachrome. I really liked the idea of Russell's Reserve single barrel, but the regular Russell's Reserve 10 bourbon tastes better, imo.

I ran by the Costco a few days ago.

They've selling a Costco/Kirkland 16 year old highland single malt that's quite qood for $45.
They've also got Laphroiag 10 for $28. :shock:
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Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:29 pm

If I remember correctly Wild Turkey told us they barrel their spirits at the lowest proof level to give it more flavor in the end. I can't recall seeing a barrel proof bottling from them much above 112 or so.
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Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:48 pm

If were talking whisky there are only two words needed...The Macallan!....Best stuff on earth
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:06 pm

Is anyone a member of the "bourbon exchange" on facebook? Holy crap I literally had no idea! Some of those dudes make print flippers look like total amateurs.
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:55 pm

Danno1 wrote:Is anyone a member of the "bourbon exchange" on facebook? Holy crap I literally had no idea! Some of those dudes make print flippers look like total amateurs.
Yeah I belong to it. Also Strong Water Trading and several others. Just PM me if you want me to add you.
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:06 pm

I think I'm in that FB group too but rarely look. Imagine how careful you need to be sending high end whisky back and forth across country! Not just butcher paper and tissue paper and a tube! Edit: I'm in some whisky collectors group, not Bourbon Traders, but I get the sense they are all similar.

So, I bought a couple bottles of that Crown Royal rye that won the award. Tastes fine. However, best of the year? Hmmmm. I think Rendezvous is still a better rye.
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:21 pm

jrsheppa wrote:
Danno1 wrote:Is anyone a member of the "bourbon exchange" on facebook? Holy crap I literally had no idea! Some of those dudes make print flippers look like total amateurs.
Yeah I belong to it. Also Strong Water Trading and several others. Just PM me if you want me to add you.
I joined a few days ago. I cant find a Strong Water Trading.
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:17 pm

Danno1 wrote:
jrsheppa wrote:
Danno1 wrote:Is anyone a member of the "bourbon exchange" on facebook? Holy crap I literally had no idea! Some of those dudes make print flippers look like total amateurs.
Yeah I belong to it. Also Strong Water Trading and several others. Just PM me if you want me to add you.
I joined a few days ago. I cant find a Strong Water Trading.
I think it's secret. My name is Robert Sheppard, just friend me on Facebook. I'll add you.

Also, the only "stout" I need:

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Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:54 pm

hi everybody
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