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A group of us are heading to Nashville next week, we are hitting up Jack Danials and a couple small places in Tennessee. We are staying there for three days and we will have a great time. Then our friends are flying back and I wanted to fly from Tennessee to Mexico for our 25th Anniversary.... But my bad ass wife has this brilliant plan !!! She says instead of Mexico, why don't we rent a car and drive through Kentucky and hit as many distilleries as we can. I can't wait, four days of hitting up small craft distilleries as well as the larger places, she has everything mapped out... once we get there, she set up a Cadillac Escalade Limo to pick us up every morning to hit up all the tastings and tours, my wife actually loves Bourbon. This will be a bucket list trip !!!!!
 

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A group of us are heading to Nashville next week, we are hitting up Jack Danials and a couple small places in Tennessee. We are staying there for three days and we will have a great time. Then our friends are flying back and I wanted to fly from Tennessee to Mexico for our 25th Anniversary.... But my bad ass wife has this brilliant plan !!! She says instead of Mexico, why don't we rent a car and drive through Kentucky and hit as many distilleries as we can. I can't wait, four days of hitting up small craft distilleries as well as the larger places, she has everything mapped out... once we get there, she set up a Cadillac Escalade Limo to pick us up every morning to hit up all the tastings and tours, my wife actually loves Bourbon. This will be a bucket list trip !!!!!
Sounds like an amazing trip!
 

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To be honest, not sure if I’ll open it. I drink most of my collection but some are reserved. If I get a 2nd bottle then for sure it will be opened.

I have a few open bottles to finish too.

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Incredible Collection.......Tell us about the cabinet? Made just for this applicatoin? Internal lighting? Nice piece for sure. thanks for sharing.
 

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Incredible Collection.......Tell us about the cabinet? Made just for this applicatoin? Internal lighting? Nice piece for sure. thanks for sharing.
My wife found the cabinet from Costco a year ago and now shes wishes she bought 2 of them. She also added the lighting inside from Amazon, it took a couple off different light packages, but finally found one that worked.
 

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My wife found the cabinet from Costco a year ago and now shes wishes she bought 2 of them. She also added the lighting inside from Amazon, it took a couple off different light packages, but finally found one that worked.
Nice Weller collection and I see a Michters in there I believe

What is the shorter green bottle of Weller? I cant make it out.
 

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Nice Weller collection and I see a Michters in there I believe

What is the shorter green bottle of Weller? I cant make it out.
That short bottle of Michter's is their toasted barrel finish sour mash and behind that is their 10yr along with their regular bottle.

The 5th size bottle is Weller special reserve.... Never seen a 5th in that before so had to buy them when I saw them.
 

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That short bottle of Michter's is their toasted barrel finish sour mash and behind that is their 10yr along with their regular bottle.

The 5th size bottle is Weller special reserve.... Never seen a 5th in that before so had to buy them when I saw them.
I like Angels Envy so I would imagine that cask strength is heavenly....
 

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I like Angels Envy so I would imagine that cask strength is heavenly....
Thanks for the info. Its been over a year since I had tried Angels Envy so I might pick up a bottle to open and place next to the cast strength one.

I like the midwinter nights dram from High West and that is finished in Port casks as well. So it might be worth a try again.
 

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Very good friend. I liked the 15 year old reserve the best. This stuff is like gold. I still like Basil Hayden. Red Breast and Weller. The pricing difference is dramatic to say the least. I would never be able to even sip Pappys if I didn't have friends.
 

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Very good friend. I liked the 15 year old reserve the best. This stuff is like gold. I still like Basil Hayden. Red Breast and Weller. The pricing difference is dramatic to say the least. I would never be able to even sip Pappys if I didn't have friends.
If you buy them retail they are not bad tasting... But on the secondary market they are not worth it, and only good for bragging rights... I paid $400 for the 10yr lot B for my father 65th B-day. years back... Its good but not $400 good and now that bottle is pushing anywhere from $600-800.
 

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Well... I'm alive !!!! Our trip was insane. We started in Nashville and Partied so hard that I was hungover everyday.... But like a true soldier, I powered through four days straight of being blasted off my ass 🤯 Nashville was wide open and shoulder to shoulder packed !! We went to George Diickel distillery and Jack Danials, Im not a fan of Tennessee Whiskey but the G. Dickel was pretty good, The Campus of Jack Danials was amazing. Two of the couples that went with us got so drunk on the last night that they got divorced and back together when we woke up 😂

Then my wife and I drove up through Kentucky, the place is amazingly beautiful !!! We stopped at Limestone and got a private tour. We picked up a couple bottles there, very nice stuff !!! We stayed in Lexington, second biggest city in Kentucky... You can have that area !!! The next day we had a company take us to three distilleries. We started with Preservation, they are a small place but they have some amazing stuff including a great Tequila. The next stop was the best, Three Boys Farm distillery. This was a jewel out in the middle of nowhere, we tasted right out of the barrels.... time and time again !! we decided on a seven year Bourbon and bottled it ourself, put the labels on ourselves and had it hand signed by the the Master Distiller !!! Last we went to Buffalo Trace, It was huge and tons of history as well as a breath taking campus. We had some nice stuff there but we where caught off guard at the end, I was hoping to pick up some Taylor that we couldn't get at home.... they only sell one brand a day and you never know what it will be. We where lucky enough though, they had Blanton's with a limit of one per person and no more than two per month.... $62 a bottle !!!!

We also stayed at the Kentucky Castle in the heart of the horse ranch area just outside of Lexington. This was the craziest, most amazing place ever. I have a video of the largest stud ranch in Kentucky.... at 65mph it took one minute and twelve seconds to get past just the frontage, who knows how deep it goes. Every bit that we could see was mowed, it looked like a giant park !!! We also lucked out with the weather... sunny, 65-72 with only one day of thunderstorms and that was in Nashville.

We brought back ten bottles of Bourbon, We had to buy an extra suitcase 😎 Don't worry they are not going to run out, they have over two million barrels in Kentucky alone !!

DEFINITELY A BUCKET LIST TRIP that I would suggest to anyone who loves Bourbon !!!!
 
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