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On February fifth, I had the pleasure of accompanying Red Dot Liquors in Frankfort, KY on a barrel pick at Buffalo Trace. The group narrowed the choice down to two barrels which we then tasted blind. For the first time in dozens of barrel picks I’ve been on over the years, the final decision of which barrel to pick was unanimous between over 10 people. Unanimous.

The bottles will be available at Red Dot in 6-8 weeks, so stay tuned to @Modern_Thirst on Twitter for release dates!  You will DEFINITELY want this bottle.

Red Dot Liquors

1139 U.S. 127 Century Plaza
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

While there, I visited the “Bourbon Pompeii” room for the first time. Amazing. Here are some photos from the experience!

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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for ModernThirst.com, and Founder and Chief Blending Officer for Four Gate Whiskey Company. He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. He has also been published on Liquor.com. He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at Bill@ModernThirst.com.

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