Greetings from the Bluegrass State, gentle cabrones! My wife and I are in the midst of our annual sojourn to the South for the 127 Yard Sale, which is like the Rose Bowl Flea Market spread over 700 miles and three times cheaper. We've also hit up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and there's a lot of great things happening in the booze world here that'll hit us in a couple of years. You can special order some from Hi-Time, I'm sure, or have a friend in Kentucky go to a liquor store and buy a bottle.
But what might be the hardest get of them all is also one of the cheapest and sweetest: Barton 1792 Chocolate Bourbon Ball Cream Liqueur.
To get a bottle, you're going to have to visit their charming distillery in Bardstown, because they don't sell it anywhere else.
I gave a bottle to Clockwork Coker, and he says it's his new dessert. As it should be: this is all about chocolate flavors cut by Very Old Barton, a bourbon brand not available in California that's one of the best cheap bourbons around. It's even better than Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, incredibly, strong and sweet. So want a taste? Get thee to Bardstown–the Barton people have no plans of distributing it whatsoever. They don't even have it on their website, for chrissakes. Good for them!