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Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby TainanCowboy » 01 Apr 2012, 15:25

BuLaEn -
Well, I tell ya, I enjoyed quite a few of the pieces on there.

Especially the Dubonnet piece and the history of drinks (cocktail) stories.
Good site.
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby Bu Lai En » 01 Apr 2012, 20:55

TainanCowboy wrote:BuLaEn -
Well, I tell ya, I enjoyed quite a few of the pieces on there.

Especially the Dubonnet piece and the history of drinks (cocktail) stories.
Good site.


Thanks very much :)
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby papercut » 02 Apr 2012, 09:32

Bu Lai En wrote:Man, if anyone finds any Rye Whiskey in Taiwan (not Canadian, the real Rye) PLEASE let me know. I need some more of that stuff.


Rye is tough, never seen it. The only acceptable replacement has been high rye bourbon- WT 8 year at the store listed earlier (booze meca if you haven't, been, well worth the trip), or Elijah Craig 12 or 18 at Xiangmutong the big chain shop.

Another option would be http://whisky.com.tw/ it is a small boutique on LeLi Rd, he specializes in high end scotch, but he does have a small selection of high end bourbon. He had some parkers earlier this year.
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby Bu Lai En » 02 Apr 2012, 16:46

papercut wrote:
Bu Lai En wrote:Man, if anyone finds any Rye Whiskey in Taiwan (not Canadian, the real Rye) PLEASE let me know. I need some more of that stuff.


Rye is tough, never seen it. The only acceptable replacement has been high rye bourbon- WT 8 year at the store listed earlier (booze meca if you haven't, been, well worth the trip), or Elijah Craig 12 or 18 at Xiangmutong the big chain shop.

Another option would be http://whisky.com.tw/ it is a small boutique on LeLi Rd, he specializes in high end scotch, but he does have a small selection of high end bourbon. He had some parkers earlier this year.


yeah, I think I might have to go for some higher rye higher proof Bourbon. The Maker's Mark just doesn't compare.

I think the shop you refer to, 八條酒庫, is not really a booze mecca, they don't have much special, EXCEPT for the Bourbons which are very hard to find elsewhere and very reasonably priced in comparison to elsewhere. So Bourbon Mecca, yes.
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby papercut » 02 Apr 2012, 17:39

Bourbon mecca sounds good to me!
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby Tempo Gain » 19 Jul 2012, 02:51

I picked up some Wild Turkey 8yo 101-proof in the Japan duty free, and now wondering why I didn't get a couple more. I may have to look around for some.
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby Bu Lai En » 06 Aug 2012, 20:12

Thanks again, Papercut for finding 八條酒庫. I made a post about it:

http://theboolion.wordpress.com/2012/08 ... zehunting/

And you guys were so right about Woodford Reserve. It's turned me into a Bourbon fan. I made a post about it too:

http://theboolion.wordpress.com/2012/08 ... n-tasting/
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby urodacus » 06 Aug 2012, 21:08

Tempo Gain wrote:I picked up some Wild Turkey 8yo 101-proof in the Japan duty free, and now wondering why I didn't get a couple more. I may have to look around for some.



i just got me summa that, and it's not bad at all. Not too pricey either.
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby Tempo Gain » 06 Aug 2012, 23:20

urodacus wrote:Not too pricey either.


Yep!
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Re: Bourbon whiskey and its renaissance

Postby urodacus » 06 Aug 2012, 23:25

Actually, I'm enjoying it better with a splash of water to open it up a bit. I'm not normally such a girl, but it does improve.
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