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edinatlanta

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Alright fellas. On deck tonight is a private barrel selected for our charity focused Bourbon group, Borbone Bridgante. It’s been aged 11 years, 2 months and is of the OESK recipe.

One sip, everyone knows the rules.

Nose: Caramel Apple, cinnamon butter, black cherry, toffee, leather

First Taste: Allspice, clove, salted caramel, toasted wheat, warm cedar, cayenne

Finish: Long, chewy, caramel dominant

Score: 9.4/10
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Figured you Bourbon guys would appreciate this. I was at my cigar lounge this past Friday and one of our oldest patrons had this very rare bourbon to share with us. His father is unfortunately suffering from dementia so he had cleaned out his fathers collection recently. Apparently the man was quite a collector. Along with sealed bottles of 1950’s Remy Martin Cognac, 1968 Jack Daniels, this was among them:

1969 (plus 8 years) Walker’s DeLuxe Illinois Bourbon. It tasted like liquid brown sugar. 86 proof

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Just for reference sake; here’s that bottle of 1950’s Remy Martin Cognac. It was so good. I was privileged with 2 glasses.

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Figured you Bourbon guys would appreciate this. I was at my cigar lounge this past Friday and one of our oldest patrons had this very rare bourbon to share with us. His father is unfortunately suffering from dementia so he had cleaned out his fathers collection recently. Apparently the man was quite a collector. Along with sealed bottles of 1950’s Remy Martin Cognac, 1968 Jack Daniels, this was among them:

1969 (plus 8 years) Walker’s DeLuxe Illinois Bourbon. It tasted like liquid brown sugar. 86 proof

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Just for reference sake; here’s that bottle of 1950’s Remy Martin Cognac. It was so good. I was privileged with 2 glasses.

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Very nice, great friend to share those with you!
 

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Love old Walkers - the bar at my family’s cabin has 5 or 6 bottles my grandparents bought around the same time frame.
 

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Synthetic whiskey. And yes, it tastes recreated (excessive vanilla). It’s a chemical recreation of whiskey, never aged or distilled.

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Blantons in Japan. Single barrel, Straight from the Barrel (barrel proof), and Gold.

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Interesting to see those in Japan, but not here. I have to assume they'd sell easily here, especially at those prices. Anyone have insight into this marketing strategy? Are they building their brand overseas and that's why they ship exclusive to Japan bottles?
 

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Interesting to see those in Japan, but not here. I have to assume they'd sell easily here, especially at those prices. Anyone have insight into this marketing strategy? Are they building their brand overseas and that's why they ship exclusive to Japan bottles?
It's about enough to piss you off! The normal Blanton's bottle has been a regular in my state liquor store but now has gotten rare as hens teeth.
 
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venividivicibj

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Interesting to see those in Japan, but not here. I have to assume they'd sell easily here, especially at those prices. Anyone have insight into this marketing strategy? Are they building their brand overseas and that's why they ship exclusive to Japan bottles?
They've said something about an agreement with the distributor and the producer, but the details are not public.
 

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