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Old 03-11-2007, 09:06 PM   #1
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Does Anybody Collect Bourbon

Created for the disscussion of Kentucky "Corn Squeezin's" AKA Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...

Currently I have 15 or so(open) bourbons in my "collection" Some I like...Some I love...Some I LOVE.

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Old 03-11-2007, 10:43 PM   #2
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Uncle Bob - have you ever toured the distilleries located in Bourbon County KY? (many are in the vicinity of Bardstown KY). We did a long w/end down there last summer and we hit up Makers Mark, the Jim Beam distillery and also Heaven Hill, maker of 17 or so brands. Anywoo, they had some OLD bourbons there for display and sale.

I dipped my own bottle of Makers Mark in the red wax and they signed and dated it for me. You might enjoy the trip if you get up to Kentucky.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:55 PM   #3
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Miss Toots.....

No. I have not. However; I have had it on my mind lately. There is a Kentucky Bourbon Festival held each September in Bardstown Ky. Also, there is a Kentucky Bourbon Trail where one may tour several distilleries. I know people who have made these tours etc. They report a great time, wonderful scenery, and great hospitality from the people of Kentucky. Not to meniton great tasting Kentucky Bourbons..

Thank you for your interest and information.

Warm Wishes..

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Old 03-12-2007, 02:44 AM   #4
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Don't matter where you're squeezin' your corn - if it ain't clear as water and when you take a sip you don't go ... "nic-nic-nic" and your head spins around twice, and your eyeballs 5-6 times ... you smack your lips and say .. smooth ain't it - that ain't corn squeezins!

One should never confuse Bourbon with the real stuff!
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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Excellent point Michael...

I am always amazed at the smoothness of the pure corn squeezins. Then the sudden rush of warmness in the tummy. I have a friend...well nuff said.
There can be found in my house most times a Mason jar that contains this magic "water' Used for medicinal purposes only you understand

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Old 03-12-2007, 10:04 AM   #6
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Excellent point Michael...

I am always amazed at the smoothness of the pure corn squeezins. Then the sudden rush of warmness in the tummy. I have a friend...well nuff said.
There can be found in my house most times a Mason jar that contains this magic "water' Used for medicinal purposes only you understand

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Uncle Bob,

You'll have to get Buck to tell you about a character in one of his columns who deals in "pure mountain spring water." Somewhat questionable, to say the least.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:22 PM   #7
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Don't matter where you're squeezin' your corn - if it ain't clear as water and when you take a sip you don't go ... "nic-nic-nic" and your head spins around twice, and your eyeballs 5-6 times ... you smack your lips and say .. smooth ain't it - that ain't corn squeezins!

One should never confuse Bourbon with the real stuff!
I'm quite sure I've never gone 'nic nic nic' in my entire life, or in any previous lives...but now I feel I've missed some major component of the pleasures of southern living.

Someone, do something to make me go 'nic nic nic'. I really must insist.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:43 PM   #8
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Uncle Bob - October would be a wonderful time to do the bourbon trail in Bardstown. Makers Mark is an especially nice facility, very pretty and sits back in the hills, off the beaten path.

The irony with Makers Mark is that it is made in a dry county, so no free samples. You can buy it but not consume it on site. However, all of the other distilleries conclude their tours with bourbon sipping because they are just over the county line.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:57 PM   #9
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I'm quite sure I've never gone 'nic nic nic' in my entire life, or in any previous lives...but now I feel I've missed some major component of the pleasures of southern living.

Someone, do something to make me go 'nic nic nic'. I really must insist.
Miss VeraBlue...

Obviously one cannot enjoy all of the pleasurable components of Southern living without actually being IN the South.Therefore, your request to go 'nic nic nic must remain illusive until such time your ventures may bring you into the South once again. In the interim may I suggest, in rapid succesion three(3) "neat" 2 oz. shots of 100+ proof fine Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey This will not result in the coveted nic nic nic you requested but rather a hic hic hic which I can assure you is(almost) as pleasurable.

Please do enjoy!
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It's a deal...

at this time, plans are being laid for the French Quarter jazz fest of April, 2008. I'll nic nic nic then. Till then I'll have to occupy myself with hic hic hic, which, unfortunately, I am very adroit at.
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