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  1. The wax dipping experience doesn't appear on any Maker's tour descriptions, possibly a Covid casualty. One of the options at Bardstown Bourbon Co is barrel thieving. Heaven Hill hooked me with the "bottle your own."
  2. Heaven Hill's Bourbon Experience expansion is now open. Looks like another trip to bourbon country is in order. https://www.wdrb.com/news/wdrb-video/heaven-hills-19-million-expansion-lets-visitors-personalize-bourbon-experience/video_6569e86b-b3d9-5193-8397-b4734bb227fd.html
  3. I'm in middle TN on business now and checked into some local stores. The prediction is toward the end of the month here for RR13.
  4. For the RR fans. Just starting to show up in stores. https://rarebird101.com/2021/05/03/press-release-russells-reserve-13-year-old-bourbon/
  5. Saturday's choice Old Forester Single Barrel Barrel Strength Old Forester Distillery NAS 126.7 proof MSRP $69.97 for 750 mL(BoozApp). I paid a little over $70 for a store pick at Westside Bottle Shop in Athens. On the nose Neat. Dark amber color. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. The proof is evident on the nose. Tasting notes Tasted neat. Rich with bold baking spices. I'm not tasting the typical banana note that I usually get with Old Forester, but this could be due to the store pick. Medium finish is on the dry side. The flavor is there and the
  6. Friday's drink of choice Russell's Reserve Single Barrell Wild Turkey Distillery NAS 110 proof MSRP $56.40 for 750 mL(BoozApp). I paid a little over $60. On the nose Neat. Medium-dark amber color from the #4 char. Cinnamon, honey, and orange citrus. Ethanol is there but not overpowering which is as expected for the proof. Tasting notes Tasted neat. First pours out of the bottle are cinnamon red hots, honey and citrus in the middle, more cinnamon, a little toasted coconut, and then a nice Kentucky hug. Long finish. Two weeks later I revisited th
  7. Hollywood adaptations of Elmore Leonard are spotty. They managed to get the tone right with Justified, and five out of its six seasons I'll sit through any day. Interesting that Elmer T was unobtainium even back in 2015, so I can't blame that on Boyd Crowder like I do with John Wick and Blanton's.
  8. Justified and bourbon from 2015. Now I want those 2015 prices that are mentioned. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2015/03/03/how-bourbon-explains-everything-there-is-to-know-about-justified/
  9. Should have recorded more than one album.
  10. Eagle Rare is a better value at its MSRP ~$35.00. HH BiB MSRP is $39.99, but it's closer to $50 or above when i see it in stores which makes it almost the same price as Heaven Hill's own McKenna 10 BiB, the better bourbon of the two.
  11. The Heaven Hill lineup for the Connoisseur Tasting was in the photo. Old Fitz 16Y was my favorite in the bunch which was bad for the wallet. I had to go back a couple of days later and scored the Old Fitz 16Y, EC Toasted, and an EC18. The BT tasting was well worth the trip as they put on a great presentation. I was hoping they would have EH Taylor in the gift shop that day as it's my favorite regular offering from them that I have tried but no luck. Eagle Rare was the clear winner in that bunch. At the end of the tasting the guide had us pour some Bourbon Cream into Freddie's root beer for the
  12. I spent a few days last week doing tastings and tours at various distilleries, so I'll give my observations for anyone who is considering it. Book your tours and tastings early, especially for Buffalo Trace as those sell out a month in advance. Tour/tasting group size is being limited to six due to Covid. Some distilleries have canceled tours due to expansion as they try to keep up with demand. Other expansion is ongoing to increase visitor center capacity. Heaven Hill has a restaurant and rooftop bar being added. The two Louisville distilleries I most wanted to tour, Michter's and Old F
  13. Arrested with the devil's lettuce. Charges expected to be reduced.
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