Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon, Our Drink of the Week!

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We have a modest cocktail bar at the Weekly World Headquarters--some tequila, mezcal, wines, vodka and bourbon. Everyone is free to drink anything, with one rule: if it's not opened, you can't open it until I do. I have some bottles kept for sentimental reasons, reasons I quickly forget after about a week, upon which time I crack open the bottle. It's a generally kept rule, save for the bourbon pirate earlier this year who opened a bottle without my permission and slowly drank its contents, mocking me all the way. YOU BASTARD!!!

I left a cryptic note on the empty bottle promising Masonic torture if I ever discovered their identity, which must've worked somewhat: while the bourbon pirate finished off the bottle of Elmer T. Lee (I still keep that empty bottle, as a reminder of the depravity of mankind), they left the bottle of Eagle Rare Single Barrel bourbon alone--and thank God for that, as it's a great Kentucky juice.
It has a clean, strong scent, and the texture is thin, not the thicker makeup of Maker's or Woodford Reserve. But Eagle Rare settles on your palate perfectly--peppery, a bit of toastiness from sitting for 10 years in charred oak barrels, not as sweet as it competitors because it's leans toward bourbon's fiery side.

The bottle recommends it for sipping purposes, but this Eagle Rare would make a killer Manhattan with its sharp edge and ability to cut clear through the vermouth and ice. Now I know why the office Bourbon Pirate didn't plunder this bottle: it's a man's bourbon, and that scoundrel was a LOSER...

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909Jeff
909Jeff

HMMMM... I think we need to weed out the bourbon pirate... 

I will eliminate Lieberman because he strikes me as a beer and wine kinda guy. (yet can enjoy a good bourbon) 

Its not Woo because sweet sweet Michelle would do no wrong!

Its not Anne Marie because I get the feeling that if she wanted your burbon she would probably open the bottle in front of you, down it, then roll up her sleeves and threaten to kick your ass if you said anything. 

I'm pretty sure Brandon is still in the training wheels phase of drinking and straight up bourbon might taste (in his words) Icky... 

Taylor? With the Gabel avatar its possible didnt Gabel drink himself to death?  

Coker? Been there longer than you and you got the editor job... Revenge perhaps? 

Moxley... Possible but not enough of a conspiracy surrounding it to make it worth his while.

Dulaney... We already know hes a drunk... read his articles.

Schou... Also a self admitted criminal. 

Kissel did he ever turn in his keys when he left? 

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

You ought to see my liquor cabinets, Jeff. Yes, that's plural.

I drank tequila... but I did not drink the boss' whiskey!

909Jeff
909Jeff

You get to keep yours in cabinets? I have to hide mine in the toilet tank... Oh wait... 

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