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About Bourbon in Exile

Bourbon lover living in beer country

This thing on?

Apparently it’s been nearly four years since I wrote anything here.  What have I been up to for four years? Watching the baby evolve into a preschooler Moving halfway across the country for a job in Seattle Watching the middle … Continue reading

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Proposal for a Bourbon Experiment

A while ago on /r/bourbon, someone used a word I didn’t know. A guy had several bottles on the shelf with barely a full dram left in any of them and was considering consolidating all of the whiskey into a … Continue reading

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Sorry for the silence

Things have been a bit crazy here at Derby Gras Resort & Spa for the last few months.  However, I haven’t forgotten you, my faithful readers.  I’ve got a few ideas in the works, and I should be getting back … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Cognac at Sea

Hot on the heels of the whisk(e)y tasting mentioned previously, the Pretty Little Wife and I participated in a cognac tasting led by our Turkish bartender, Selami. The format was very similar. Selami poured us five liquors and talked us … Continue reading

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Whisk(e)y at Sea

The first leg of the Derby Gras Family Holiday Tour 2012 (four nights aboard a Disney cruise with my side of the family) has just come to an end. On the second to last night, the Pretty Little Wife and … Continue reading

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Buffalo Van Winkle

I love data. I really love metadata – data about data. So, needless to say, I love my WordPress stats page. I can see how many visitors I get, where they come from, and what they’re looking at. I can … Continue reading

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Willett, a year later

Around this time last year, I wrote about the folks at Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, their history in the industry as Willett, and their current offerings as a Non-Distiller Producer (NDP). Last week, I finally killed my bottle of Willett Pot … Continue reading

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Validation

Not too long ago… Ok, maybe it was a while back… I’m terribly lazy and you should all go read better bloggers… Anyway, I encouraged you to go out and cultivate relationships with your local whiskey mongers. Today I learned … Continue reading

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Bourbon in Mex-ile

I didn’t expect to be posting anything this week since the Pretty Little Wife and I are on vacation in (mostly) sunny Mexico, but I have a few minutes while she’s getting ready for dinner… As with many all-inclusive resorts … Continue reading

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