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Whiskey Thief

Unread postby fricky » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:29 pm

For those interested in a whiskey thief, Heaven Hill's Visitor center has new copper whiskey thiefs for about $175. At that price, it should be filled with old whiskey; however, I realize that copper is expensive.
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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby NeoTexan » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:30 pm

Seems one would then need to have a full barrel to use it with..... :D
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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby delaware_phoenix » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:56 pm

I'd think it definitely needs to be a "try before you buy" kind if thing. :D
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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby nblair » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:48 pm

delaware_phoenix wrote:I'd think it definitely needs to be a "try before you buy" kind if thing. :D


I think you might be on to something. Maybe buy it before the tour, sneak off in the warehouse, climb up to a "honey spot" and have at it.

Come to think of it, they should sell bung hammers too. :D

I guess it would be pretty nice to display by your bar. Although for $175 I'd probably just by a couple barrel heads instead.
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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby delaware_phoenix » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:51 am

It's funny, I actually thought of trying to find a bung hammer. I found one antique tool seller in NY that had had some. Grainger actually sells one (imported from England, made of beechwood). Um, wait, Woodworker's Supply has more...
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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:12 pm

The Heaven Hill Visitors Center in Bardstown sells bung hammers and whiskey thieves.
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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby bunghole » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:14 pm

fricky wrote:For those interested in a whiskey thief, Heaven Hill's Visitor center has new copper whiskey thiefs for about $175. At that price, it should be filled with old whiskey; however, I realize that copper is expensive.


Well Doug, I am not made of copper, but I am the cheapest whiskey thief you can get!

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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby mgillespie » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:36 am

Wild Turkey also has bung hammers...thought about buying one when I was there a while back and getting Jimmy Russell to sign it for me.
Personally, I'd love to track down a used copper whiskey thief...would love to have it for my office...

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Re: Whiskey Thief

Unread postby MauiSon » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:07 am

I use a graduated pipette - not only does it prove my technical education (hey, it's graduated), but it keeps my pours honest.
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