Reply to "What distilled beverage are you drinking?"

thistlintom posted:
mneeley490 posted:
csm posted:
thistlintom posted:
csm posted:
thistlintom posted:

I don't know that you need a guided tour.  You don't drink all that much bourbon at the tastings themselves and if you do tours of the facilities, then there will be gaps between tastings that should help avoid getting too much to drink.  However, if you have drinks after the tastings, that may change things.

Note that some tours require reservations, such as with Rabbit Hole and I think Buffalo Trace.

Buffalo trace you just show up, but you may have to wait.  Worth it though. The property is incredible. 

Just opened my Michter’s 10 year single barrel. Pretty outstanding. 

You may be able to show up at Buffalo Trace, but I’m pretty sure you can get a reservation for a specific time

Was there in June and we couldn’t make a reservation but maybe they just do them for a certain number each day and the rest are for walk ins. 

We literally just walked in the door and went on a tour two minutes later. It was the best tour we did.

As for what distilled beverage were we drinking? Holy cow, I could not even begin to remember them all. 

Did you like Buffalo Trace or Eagle Rare more?  The double oaked Woodford Reserve was better than the single oaked in my opinion.  Also, I really like the Rabbit Hole products:  The bourbon finished in sherry casks is excellent, their bourbons were very good and I liked the aged gin, it was quite unique.

Eagle Rare, and the double oaked Woodford's Reserve, definitely. The latter was almost like a cognac. Rabbit Hole seemed to be very popular among the millennials we were with, and the facility is no doubt state of the art. But I'm afraid I found their offerings a bit on the coarse side for my taste; perhaps they need more age before bottling. The gin was also a bit too unique for me.  I did try a mixed drink there that was very interesting, called All Rabbits Go To Heaven. It included Rabbit Hole Rye, pear brandy, carrot, yellow chartreuse, and lemon. It grows on you.

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