Bourbon Gents World Cup 2018: 3rd Round
3rd Round Wrap Up
Of the 64 teams that entered the World Cup we now only have 8 remaining. Over 2500 votes have been cast so far, and the Gents are currently working on a way to get paid per vote for next year's competition so we can retire.
The highlight of the round was the tie between Eagle Rare 17, and Blanton's Straight from the Barrel, going right down to the wire. Up until the last 2 minutes they were tied at 50% each and the Gents thought they may have to evoke BG law and cast the deciding vote themselves. In the end though it wasn't necessary as Eagle Rare 17 won the tie by 4%, and goes through to the quarter finals. Unfortunately (for Mav) Noah's Mill will not be joining it, as it's run has ended after it was beaten by Elijah Craig Small Batch. Mav has called for a stewards inquiry but no one is listening.
Last years finalists, Blanton's Gold, and Four Roses Single Barrel, made it safely through. They are, as it happens, on different sides of the draw so there is actually a chance that we could end up with a repeat of that 2017 final. Will Blanton's Gold get it's revenge? Time will tell on that one...
The scores and line ups for the quarter finals can be found below in our nifty little chart. The matches begin at 18:00 GMT on Sunday 18th March.
The quarter finals are looking very interesting indeed. One match sees two of the big boys go up against each other in E.H. Taylor vs Stagg. While on the other side of the draw we have the surprise package of the World Cup so far, Elijah Craig Small Batch, matched up against the mighty Old Rip Van Winkle - could there be an upset on the cards? Well if there is it will be all down to you!
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