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(12-31-2022 01:09 PM)cpawstoney Wrote:  Many of the bourbons mentioned I have tried and like. There are three more I would recommend:

Angel's Envy
George Dickel 8 Year Old Bourbon
Elijah Craig Bourbon - Small Batch

If you are having trouble finding a specific bourbon, try ordering online. The links I provided go to the Nestor Liqour site. I have ordered from them with satisfactory results. As I remember, in the past, if a minimum order is placed they cover shipping.

That right there is a near-perfect list. A few that I'd add:

Four Roses Small Batch
Bulleit 95 for Old Fashioneds (if we choose bourbon over rye)
Michter's (I believe Rath mentioned this)
Blanton's if you want to spend a bit more
 
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Since we have this thread going, thought I'd look for some advice. I'm bringing a group of newbies (albeit solid bourbon drinkers) from Oregon back to the motherland in April. We're heading out from Cincy early on a Thursday, hitting two or three distilleries in the Louisville/ Bardstown area, then settling in somewhere down there for the night. Doing Frankfort area and working our way back to town on Friday. I'm on the spot for the creating the itinerary for the crew of 10 or so and would love advice. Best experiences or tours? Great restaurants/ places to stay? Feel free to include Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky as well. High brow and low brow suggestions welcome. We'll be staying in OTR.
 
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May not be my favorite boubon but it's my favorite distillery tour.

Woodford Reserve. It's a must hit on the bourbon trail.
 
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The guide at four roses gave the best presentation and i believe you got to keep a pretty nice tasting glass after the tour was done. Did a day trip and stayed in Lexington. Hit Woodford, Makers Mark, and Four roses. Drank kentucky mules all day. Was a pretty nice day trip.
 
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(12-31-2022 09:19 AM)namrag Wrote:  
(12-31-2022 08:30 AM)OKIcat Wrote:  So while we're back on the subject, any of you ever do the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky? It's kind of on my list for a long weekend visit and I'm wondering if you recommend visiting particular distilleries, towns, hotels, or dining establishments as part of the experience. My wife isn't a bourbon drinker but I hear the Trail offers some great Americana to experience in small towns along the way.

Spend a night in Bardstown.
Go to the Old Talbott Tavern for dinner.
Go in the summertime and see the outdoor drama, My Old Kentucky Home: The Stephen Foster Story.

Spend a night in Louisville at the Brown Hotel, and get a Hot Brown.
While in Louisville go to the 8Up rooftop bar in the evening.

We visited Makers Mark, Buffalo Trace, and Woodford.

Of those three my opinion is that Buffalo and Makers have the best experience.

There is also the Bourbon Burn rode bike tour.
I did it this past fall.
It is a 3-day event at the Kentucky Horse Park, and each day you ride different routes that have stops at various distilleries.
There were some people on e-bikes for those that don’t like or can’t ride long distances.

Great tour tips--thanks. I haven't been to My Old Kentucky Home since I was a kid so a return to Bardstown sounds like a good spot for an overnight on that itinerary.
 
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Infinity bottle.

Got one as a gift today. Take a mostly empty bottle of really great bourbon...steel wool off all of the labels on the bottle. Put one shot of every nice bourbon you buy into the bottle and keep it going.

Complex and lovely.
 
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(12-31-2022 02:02 PM)geef Wrote:  
(12-31-2022 01:09 PM)cpawstoney Wrote:  Many of the bourbons mentioned I have tried and like. There are three more I would recommend:

Angel's Envy
George Dickel 8 Year Old Bourbon
Elijah Craig Bourbon - Small Batch

If you are having trouble finding a specific bourbon, try ordering online. The links I provided go to the Nestor Liqour site. I have ordered from them with satisfactory results. As I remember, in the past, if a minimum order is placed they cover shipping.

That right there is a near-perfect list. A few that I'd add:

Four Roses Small Batch
Bulleit 95 for Old Fashioneds (if we choose bourbon over rye)
Michter's (I believe Rath mentioned this)
Blanton's if you want to spend a bit more

There's one more I forgot about. Eagle Rare is made by the same distillery that makes Buffalo Trace. It's more expensive but significantly better that Buffalo Trace and I've only found it online.

Here is a combo pack from that distillery that includes Sazerac Rye wiskey that is also good.
 
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(12-22-2022 02:54 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  I'm locking down with a bottle of Blantons and one of Angels Emvy until they dig us out or we go all Donner Party.



 
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(01-01-2023 01:29 PM)Ring of Black Wrote:  
(12-22-2022 02:54 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  I'm locking down with a bottle of Blantons and one of Angels Emvy until they dig us out or we go all Donner Party.




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