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Some of it looks like what you can get everywhere else, but I've never seen the Four Roses O_S_ limited editions at any of the average liquor stores in Ohio, even though the bottle shape is the same. Also, lots of beers that aren't easy to find. Not sure that I, personally, would make the trip just to hit Party Source, but it's certainly better than what I've seen in the average Ohio state liquor stores.
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Former Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge announces plans to open own distillery
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Growin' up in Louisville, you aren't exposed to many things unless you want to be exposed to them, and let me tell you, when I was about as young as 10 years old, I wanted to be exposed to bourbon. My dad would pull out the makers on a Friday evenin and I would sit and listen to him tell me all about how bright the stars used to be when he was a child living in Charlotte and boy does the smell of bourbon remind me of him. I guess I really started to love it when I realized it was a way for me and my daddy to relate to somethin, cause lord knows he isn't the warmest hearted man, but boy oh boy did that glass of makers warm his heart right up. 

 

Now, makers is somethin special in my book, but have any of yall heard of pappy van winkles? i been dyin to get my hands on a bottle of that, my old man would kill for some too, it's just so hard to come by lol I really want to be able to share a bottle of that with him before he aint supposed to drink no more and bourbon is our way of bondin 

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Now, makers is somethin special in my book, but have any of yall heard of pappy van winkles? 

No, never heard of it. Do tell.
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What a beautiful story.. Is Pappy van Winkle a relative?
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Well I commute so i started listening to podcasts--there is this one called Criminal which tells true crime stories and it talked all about Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and how it has caused a huge uproar in the bourbon community, thus creating a "grey market" which is less illegal than a black market for people to get their hands on it. It is so rare to come by that certain bars are packed when people hear about pappys bein available. I'd love to be able to see what this hype is--i even googled it and it sells online for upwards of 3,000.

 

In the podcast this one bar was so annoyed by the  hype and unavailability of the bourbon that they got some and made jello shots with it lol--they got death threats for this

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What a beautiful story.. Is Pappy van Winkle a relative?

Thanks man, I appreciate it. Pappy is a bourbon that has gained huge fame in the south--i'm so curious to find out more

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I have a bad feeling about this (or: is this the next farmer's insurance threak?)
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I have a bad feeling about this (or: is this the next farmer's insurance threak?)

What is a farmers inusrance threak?

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What is a farmers inusrance threak?

If you're ever bored feel free to read old posts here. You'll learn a lot. I think we been talking/whining about van winkle since the thread started (back when you used to be able to find it regularly on store shelves)
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No one will find you Van Winkle.

If your genuinely as green as you sound, it is perceived as even uncouth to ask. I somehow don't think you are though.

If you're really in Louisville, you could go to any number of bars that carry it. One I know for sure is the Old Owl Tavern in Harrodsburg, about an hour outside of LVille. Pony up the hundred bucks and order a couple of ounces. There are places downtown that have it as well. Haymarket may have it as well.
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The lovely little dive bar three blocks from me (makes some of the best cocktails in the country) started out as a beer and whisky bar back in the day - they have/had a great selection on the shelves - including still some Stagg and PVW 23, and at reasonable (by today's standards) prices. Last night some hipsters were going on an on about the PVW and asked to see the bottle - they talked about how it is absolute 'firewater' that changes your life. Myths are funny, funny things, and men talking to each other about things they know nothing about are incredibly stupid. It's amazing.

~ H
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The lovely little dive bar three blocks from me (makes some of the best cocktails in the country) started out as a beer and whisky bar back in the day - they have/had a great selection on the shelves - including still some Stagg and PVW 23, and at reasonable (by today's standards) prices. Last night some hipsters were going on an on about the PVW and asked to see the bottle - they talked about how it is absolute 'firewater' that changes your life. Myths are funny, funny things, and men talking to each other about things they know nothing about are incredibly stupid. It's amazing.

~ H

^ You're pretty much summed life up right there.  I'll drink to that.

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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

The lovely little dive bar three blocks from me (makes some of the best cocktails in the country) started out as a beer and whisky bar back in the day - they have/had a great selection on the shelves - including still some Stagg and PVW 23, and at reasonable (by today's standards) prices. Last night some hipsters were going on an on about the PVW and asked to see the bottle - they talked about how it is absolute 'firewater' that changes your life. Myths are funny, funny things, and men talking to each other about things they know nothing about are incredibly stupid. It's amazing.

~ H

I was at Jack Rose, and some table of Business Bros ordered a round of Pappy 23 for the table (like 12 people).


They did shots. Then all raved about how amazing it was.


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They didn't actually shoot it like a tequila shot I hope. If they did... baldy[1].giffacepalm.gif
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