Good Bourbon

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Here's a review of Blanton's bourbon...I check these guys out on YouTube sometimes, 'Bourbon Junkies', they have a few good videos on whiskey, reviews and whatnot...

     
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  2. Kchoo

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    Two things that don't really go together, but I always want to have around...

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  3. dr wu

    dr wu Noble

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    Almond or peanut........?
    Knob Creek is good bourbon but the slightly higher proof than others makes it less smooth imho.
     
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  4. nivek

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    From the looks of the image it appears you've dipped into the sweets more than you've sipped from the spirits...lol

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  5. Kchoo

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    Always Peanut!

    Yeah, I like the hug from the higher proof. :Thumbsup:
     
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  6. nivek

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    The most expensive Woodford Reserve ever released is finally available in the U.S.

    The Baccarat Edition, previously only available to overseas travelers, is the most expensive Woodford Reserve ever released, with a suggested $2,000 price tag.

    And the bad news is that it tastes pretty good.

    Woodford Reserve launched the Baccarat edition last year in duty-free shops in airports around the world at $1,500. Master distiller Chris Morris said that sales there have been a huge success, so they’ve gone ahead with the full-scale launch, despite the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    And, regardless of the price tag, bottles are selling here too: At least three have sold in Kentucky this week, Morris said. It’s available at the distillery gift shop in Versailles, Kentucky, and will be online at Reservebar.com later this month. Partnership with Baccarat

    The release, part of a partnership with the French maker of luxury crystal products, will be an annual one, with a limited amount for sale. One reason for the limitation: Baccarat can only make so many of the fancy bottles, which take five days for a single artisan to complete, Morris said.

    “This takes Woodford Reserve to the next level with a luxury presentation,” he said. Where can you taste Woodford Reserve Baccarat? About 2,000 bottles are available around the country this year, mostly at fine retailers. But a few will end up in bars.

    How does it taste?

    What makes this whiskey so special? It’s aged for three to five years in 30-year-old XO cognac casks from France, giving it a finished flavor that enhances Woodford Reserve’s fruit and spice characteristics. The result, according to the tasting notes, is “a balance of crisp American and French oak notes, complex fruit character, subtle spiciness, and a creamy confectionery finish.”

    Journalists were sent small bottles of the bourbon to sample during an online tasting led by master taster Elizabeth McCall.

    “I get a lot of red apple, pepper, apricot, mint, clove and even leather,” McCall said. The cognac enhances Woodford’s bold notes of dark chocolate and dark caramel, she said.


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  7. Kchoo

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    Wow
    Too bad it is not within my budget. It sounds really nice!
     
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  10. Standingstones

    Standingstones Celestial

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    Yesterday was my nephew’s birthday. I sent him a bottle of this….


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