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We Give Thanks For Bourbon
We have a rather large annual Thanksgiving gathering of the clan that now includes the ritual of bringing a bottle of bourbon. There being a healthy bit of male competition amongst us you don’t just show up with anything. So, in my quest to be properly prepared I thought it best to consult with a professional. Yesterday, I paid a visit to master mixologist Brian MacGregor of Club Wingtip in San Francisco for his suggestions.
Brian has industry connections that allow him to acquire extremely rare bottles of bourbon and scotch for the enjoyment of Wingtip club members (Good luck finding a 21 year old bottle of Elijah Craig at BevMo). So after showing me the club’s stash of virtually unobtainable bottles of limited release Parker’s, Michter’s, Stagg, etc., we focused on what I might acquire with some diligent research at better bottle shops.
With Kentucky no longer having legal control over the name “bourbon” it was a pleasant surprise to find that two of the more impressive and available bourbons, Breakers and Colorado Straight Bourbon are from California and Colorado. And for those of us who maintain loyalty to the Bluegrass state for some of our spirits there is Willit’s and Rowan’s Creek.
Come Thursday, post Thanksgiving feast, we will breakout the bottles, crystal glassware and let the tasting begin. We will see which state and brand is crowned “best” .
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