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Old 05-29-2020, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Ben's Blind Bourbon Reviews

So Ben (stearns) has a box dropped on my porch today, with samples of my second vice....Bourbon!

But the rub? I don't know what they are, get to try them blind, which is super cool ...maybe I'll find a new fave!



Of course, Ben had to send a couple tasty palate cleansing smokes!

Thank you so much, Ben, looking forward to trying these! And of course, you know what I will do with the empty little bottles, right?
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:24 PM   #2
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I bought one can of Bud Light and one can of Coors Light, shook them up until they lost all carbonation, then filled 3 of the jars with Bud Light and one with Coors Light. Your mission is to tell me which is the Coors

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Awesome!

So does it go Kristen, Bourbon, Cigars? Would have thought cigars were second, but I apparently don;t know you as well as I thought.
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Nice hit and great idea!!!
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:19 PM   #5
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Awesome!

So does it go Kristen, Bourbon, Cigars? Would have thought cigars were second, but I apparently don;t know you as well as I thought.
Oh sure, get me in trouble. Nice.

Of course, if you continue to misspell Kristin's name, you could be in the doghouse with me.

I am allergic to Anheuser Busch beers, so this should be a cinch, Ben! I'll give you the answer as soon as I recover.
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:39 PM   #6
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Oh man, this is a great idea! Can't wait to see some reviews.
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What a great idea!!! I will be following this thread closely.
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Great Hit & Great Idea, Ben!
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I can see interest for a Blind Bourbon Pass forming......
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Nice! Keep us posted on the sampling, Tom.
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Planning on sampling at least one tonight.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:42 AM   #13
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Default Re: Ben's Blind Bourbon Reviews

Pour #1

Very subtle nose, hints of dried fruit is the most I’m picking up.

Amber color, lighter mouthfeel. First sip brings on a surprising sweetness, not like a “finished” bourbon, but certainly could be wheated. Very balanced and smooth, but doesn’t give the impression of being a higher proof. The finish is short and doesn’t pack a lot of heat.

My guess: Jefferson’s Ocean.

And it was:



Thank you, Ben, happy to have tried it, and don’t feel like I was too far off.
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I am allergic to Anheuser Busch beers, so this should be a cinch, Ben! I'll give you the answer as soon as I recover.
So, if I'm reading this right your favorites, are cigars, bourbon then bush (phrasing)???....Cool idea Ben!!
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So Ben (stearns) has a box dropped on my porch today, with samples of my second vice....Bourbon!

But the rub? I don't know what they are, get to try them blind, which is super cool ...maybe I'll find a new fave!



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Thank you so much, Ben, looking forward to trying these! And of course, you know what I will do with the empty little bottles, right?
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So, if I'm reading this right your favorites, are cigars, bourbon then bush (phrasing)???....Cool idea Ben!!
Not particularly in that order though.

Sample #2 on deck for tonight.
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Oh, I love this idea! I'm a big bourbon fan, but no way I could even fathom a guess at what brand something was out of thin air like that! Maybe something about mashbill and proof, but this is impressive.
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Oh, I love this idea! I'm a big bourbon fan, but no way I could even fathom a guess at what brand something was out of thin air like that! Maybe something about mashbill and proof, but this is impressive.
Albeit an incorrect guess, Flynn! But I felt fairly good about getting in the right ballpark. Watch me trash my confidence tonight with #2.
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