Mike from Georgia did not make the trip to Kentucky after all due to an illness in the family. Hopefully we can get him up here at some other time, maybe next spring when Mark and Bob are talking about making the trip.
Sorry I was unable to make the trip. My 88 YO aunt had a stroke on the Sunday before we were to depart and died the next week. She and my uncle had no children, so it fell to the closest family members to take care of him since at 90, he cannot be left alone. My wife and I have been away from home for three weeks now with only short trips home to check on things.
Fortunately, I got Verizon wireless broadband for my laptop today and it works OK from my uncle's farm, better than the cell phone, which works poorly.
I have tentative plans in March, but still may be able to make it up there if the get together works out.
As I told Mike Veach in an email today, I am not suffering for bourbon since I brought along the 8 YO WT (a great bourbon for sure), some Rare Breed, some SW Old Fitz, and some 21 YO Rittenhouse Rye.
Next time I go home I will plunder my bar for some 16 YO Hirsch, some Pappy 15 and 20 YOs, some Lot B, some Pure KY XO, and anything else I can git in my pockets.
Barleycorn left me a note saying he was going to spend the winter in Florida with a pack of greyhounds (damn dog is running with a fast crowd and will probably need to be bailed out......again!).
P.S. Thanks for the pics Gayle..............sorry my wife and I were not in them.