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Jono
07-24-2008, 08:56
In addition to the various 4 Roses products...what other limited distribution Bourbon (or Rye) would be on your shopping list for purchase in KY?

barturtle
07-24-2008, 09:30
In addition to the various 4 Roses products...what other limited distribution Bourbon (or Rye) would be on your shopping list for purchase in KY?

There are tons of inexpensive bonds available, mostly HH, but Beam and Barton as well. These are usually in the $10-$15 range and respectable for that amount of money.

PhilsFan
07-24-2008, 10:34
In addition to the various 4 Roses products...what other limited distribution Bourbon (or Rye) would be on your shopping list for purchase in KY?

Jono, I would definitely get a couple of Very Old Barton 100 BIBs...I've seen them for as low as 9.99...but almost anyplace in KY you can get them between $11-$13, and it's a great bourbon.

-Joe

Jono
07-24-2008, 12:57
I have never had VOB so this trip would be a good chance to pick some up...thanks for the tip Joe.

cowdery
07-24-2008, 13:05
VOB BIB and Four Roses, definitely.

Old Bourbon Hollow is a BIB from Beam. Not spectacular, but good, and not easily found elsewhere.

BIBs in general are good to pick up, if you like them, because they're hard to find elsewhere. I like JTS Brown, others swear by J.W. Dant, both by Heaven Hill.

Although now more widely available than it used to be, Ancient Ancient Age (the 10-year-old) is a good 'get' in Kentucky.

Not bourbon, but I like to keep some Mellow Corn BIB on hand. It's a Heaven Hill straight corn whiskey, aged in used barrels.

Not bourbon, but if you like ginger ale, get some Ale-8-One, a Kentucky original.

craigthom
07-24-2008, 14:34
There are more Heaven Hill expressions that I can remember, ranging in age from NAS to 10 year, and from 80 proof to 100. Jim Beam is also available in four, five, seven, and eight year old versions. Who knew?

mozilla
07-24-2008, 14:38
Take a second look at every Bib you come across. It could be the last time you see that label again. They are very elusive, ...sometimes.

camduncan
07-24-2008, 14:39
Jono, I would definitely get a couple of Very Old Barton 100 BIBs...I've seen them for as low as 9.99...but almost anyplace in KY you can get them between $11-$13, and it's a great bourbon.

-Joe

That's the one bottle I regret not grabbing when I was there.

eprater
09-01-2008, 08:18
Jono, I would definitely get a couple of Very Old Barton 100 BIBs...I've seen them for as low as 9.99...but almost anyplace in KY you can get them between $11-$13, and it's a great bourbon.

-Joe

Is the Very Old Barton 100 BIB still available? This was a favorite of mine since a swing through Kentucky a few years ago, and I was looking forward to grabbing some more bottles while there for the Festival later this month.

But the Constellation Brands web site doesn't mention this bottling, just an 80 proof non-BIB version with a much different label from what I remember.

http://www.bartonbrands.com/veryoldbarton.html

If the VOB BIB is indeed vanishing, any suggestions on the best shop where some bottles can still be found?

-Ethan

barturtle
09-01-2008, 08:26
Is the Very Old Barton 100 BIB still available? This was a favorite of mine since a swing through Kentucky a few years ago, and I was looking forward to grabbing some more bottles while there for the Festival later this month.

But the Constellation Brands web site doesn't mention this bottling, just an 80 proof non-BIB version with a much different label from what I remember.

http://www.bartonbrands.com/veryoldbarton.html

If the VOB BIB is indeed vanishing, any suggestions on the best shop where some bottles can still be found?

-Ethan

If you look at the list of bottles/saizes available on the bottom of that page you will notice 100, 90, 86, 80 proof versions. The most recent product shot is just above that list to the right, with 4 squat bottles.

eprater
09-01-2008, 09:52
If you look at the list of bottles/saizes available on the bottom of that page you will notice 100, 90, 86, 80 proof versions. The most recent product shot is just above that list to the right, with 4 squat bottles.

Ah, yes, thanks for the pointer.

Has anyone seen it on the shelves recently? Do they still call it "Bottled in Bond"?

craigthom
09-01-2008, 11:27
Yes, indeed. Just make sure you read the label. They look a lot alike.

eprater
09-12-2008, 23:02
Ah, yes, thanks for the pointer.

Has anyone seen it on the shelves recently? Do they still call it "Bottled in Bond"?
I just received a bottle of Very Old Barton 100 proof from Binny's in Chicago. Prominently states "6 Years Old" in three places on the labels, and definitely still states "Bottled in Bond" in a single place, right above the brand name.

Haven't cracked the bottle yet, but $12 is a great price....