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Going on the Valor, which bourbons will I find besides the usual 2?

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Will be going on the Valor in a few weeks. My friends talked me into Cheers again. 2/3ish of my drinks will likely be bourbon. It seems that Woodford and Buffalo are the choices, which works for me. I was wondering if I might find anything anywhere else. Thanks.

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I know most bars are only going to have 2 until Carnival changes their liquor purchasing agreements. I was wondering if maybe the steakhouse, casino, or some other bar might keep one that's not advertised

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Just got back from Carnival Fantasy last week and being a scotch drinker, I wasn't paying that close attention to the bourbon selection.  But I think I remember seeing Maker's Mark, Crown Royal, Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's.  More and better selection at the casino bar that elsewhere on the ship.  

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I heard Maker's Mark is gone for good. We didn't see it on our last cruise.

 

What's the difference between bourbon and whiskey?

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The steakhouse bar usually has Blanton’s 

 

sorry misread the title.  I’ve never been on the valor but on my other cruises the SH bar carried it

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4 minutes ago, fyree39 said:

I heard Maker's Mark is gone for good. We didn't see it on our last cruise.

 

What's the difference between bourbon and whiskey?

 

All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Bourbon is a type of whiskey, much like scotch. 

 

Scotch comes from Scotland and has malted barley

Bourbon is at least 51% corn

Rye Whiskey is made with at least 51% rye

 

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16 minutes ago, Theosprey247 said:

The steakhouse bar usually has Blanton’s 

 

sorry misread the title.  I’ve never been on the valor but on my other cruises the SH bar carried it

 

This would be awesome, I hope they have it on my cruise on the Pride in February. Can't find it for much less than $15 a pour when I can actually find a place that has it. This may help make the Cheers package worth it for me!

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Come to think of it there was another bourbon option at the Alchemy.   it was a brand I didn't recognize. 

 

im a fairly big bourbon fanatic and live in the heart of bourbon country...I think it was a call brand, definitely not top shelf. 

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Pssst, they hide the "Pappy" in the lower bar so no one sees it.  (LOL)

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1 hour ago, hbrote said:

Pssst, they hide the "Pappy" in the lower bar so no one sees it.  (LOL)

    I would too.    I scored a bottle of Pappy about 4 years ago.      Believe me, that bottle is stored in the safe :classic_wink: 

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When we were on the Magic recently they had Woodford, Buffalo and Duke bourbon at Alchemy and Blanton's at the Steakhouse. They also have Templeton rye at Alchemy which is my bourbon alternate. 

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I'm on the Valor in November and appreciate this discussion.  I do know that the Alchemy Bar on the Dream had Blanton's as well.  Never made it to the Steakhouse Bar.

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23 hours ago, Nadersmom said:

    I would too.    I scored a bottle of Pappy about 4 years ago.      Believe me, that bottle is stored in the safe :classic_wink: 

I got a bottle of Pappy 10yo last year but I'm looking for the 15yo this year.  I usually drink "Wheller Reserve" because I can usually get it.  (i wish  it was the 12yo)  I'll usually, while on board, drink Buffalo Trace, which really is not  bad.

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There's a good chance you might find something different at Alchemy. Can't remember the brands they had, but they seemed to have a few things you couldn't find anywhere else on the ship.

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On ‎9‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 11:47 AM, hbrote said:

I got a bottle of Pappy 10yo last year but I'm looking for the 15yo this year.  I usually drink "Wheller Reserve" because I can usually get it.  (i wish  it was the 12yo)  I'll usually, while on board, drink Buffalo Trace, which really is not  bad.

    I managed to get a 15.   It's nice.     Very nice      DH doesn't drink bourbon but I let him have a taste and even he liked it.    After one sip I pushed him away and said,   " MINE!!! "  LOL   

Tried a few out of the way places last year to see if I could get lucky with another bottle.   Most of them pretty much just laughed at me when I asked if he had any sitting back in the back.  But that's OK,  I expected it.  I mean, unless you are in really good with the right someone,  that's the only way you're ever gonna get it.   Pure luck on my part is what did it.  

 

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3 hours ago, Nadersmom said:

    I managed to get a 15.   It's nice.     Very nice     

 

I've had 15yo Pappy and have been told by some Wheeler 12yo is better if not equal to Pappy.  Thank heavens November is almost here "Pappy Time".

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6 minutes ago, hbrote said:

 

I've had 15yo Pappy and have been told by some Wheeler 12yo is better if not equal to Pappy.  Thank heavens November is almost here "Pappy Time".

Shhhhh       I have a 10 year Rip VW too.     (oooooh,  so the truth comes out :classic_wink:   ) 

 

 DH spent 2 weeks making rounds all over tri state area after I got my 15 year trying to find me a 20 year for a Christmas present.   He got a 10 year.   Said he felt bad he couldn't get the 20 .   I said are you KIDDING,  most bourbon lovers go their entire life without ever even getting to try Pappy.   I'm now the owner of 2 bottles of the white unicorn of bourbons  LOL.   November has become a combination of  Turkey Day and Pappy Day for me

 

If I'm honest, I actually like the 10 year a little better than the 15.  They're both wonderful.   But personally I found the 10 is a bit smoother. Though I'd love to try the 12.  And the 20     

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