I didn't return home empty handed after attending Chris and Elise's wedding in Cincinnati this weekend.
From left to right is Pure Kentucky XO, Willett Pot Still Reserve, and Buffalo Trace's White Dog Mash No. 1. The Pure Kentucky XO is a 12-year old small batch bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. while the Willett Pot Still Reserve is a single barrel bourbon by the same company. The White Dog isn't yet bourbon because it hasn't been aged. It is essentially legal moonshine. On a side note, the Willett Pot Still Reserve has the coolest bottle - it is shaped just like a pot still.
If we didn't have to get home early today, I might have been able to pick up some others not available through the state-owned North Carolina ABC Stores. However, there will be future trips and more bourbons to find and try.
As to Chris and Elise, their wedding was wonderful, the bride looked stunningly beautiful, and Chris looked quite handsome in his tux. Elise, who graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in May, found out on the morning of the wedding that she had passed the Ohio Bar which made the rest of the day even more of a celebration. Congratulations to both of them and best wishes for a long and happy life together.