Bourbon Gents World Cup 2018: 2nd Round
2nd Round Wrap Up
Another round of the cup has been and gone. The casualties go off to lick their wounds, while the victors look ahead to round 3. Even more votes were cast in this round, and again the Gents thank all of you for taking part and supporting the competition and of course the bourbons.
Highlights of this round were many fans favourite Four Roses Al Young being knocked out by its stable compatriot Four Roses Small Batch. Talking of knockouts and Four Roses, if the match between Few and Four Roses Single Barrel had been a boxing bout the referee would have surely stepped in early and stopped it the early rounds. Can anyone stop the powerhouse that is Four Roses Single Barrel from retaining its title? Next up to meet this challenge is Old Weller Antique.
The Gents personal favourites in terms of review highest scoring bourbons, George T Stagg, Blanton's Gold and Noah's Mill all make it safely through to the round 3.
The draw for the 3rd round looks like this (see Mav's lovely chart below) and it begins on Thursday 15th March at 18:00 GMT
So what lies ahead in round 3? Well as the competition hots up so does the difficulty. Key stand out matches include Stagg Junior v Old Rip Van Winkle. Will home advantage count once again for Stagg Junior? The remaining Blanton's duo of the Gold Edition and SFTB both face what seem like on paper, very tough away fixtures at Pappy Van Winkle 20 and Eagle Rare 17 respectively.
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