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davek
12-21-2008, 15:32
Went out for 6 hours. Covered 120 miles and 14 liquor stores. Here is what I bought. Total spend - $288.56 How did I do ?

What an adventure. The most fun I have had in a LONG while.

I will post a picture tomorrow.

EAGLE RARE 17YR BOURBON WHISKEY 2008 RELEASE (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=36733)
SAM HOUSTON VERY SMALL BATCH BOURBON WHISKEY (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=11646)
EVAN WILLIAMS SINGLE BARREL BOURBON WHISKEY (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=10536)
JIM BEAM LIMITED EDITION DISTILLERS 7YR BOURBON WHISKY (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=36525)
PARKER'S HERITAGE COLLECTION 1ST EDITION BOURBON WHISKEY (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=36576)
ROCK HILL FARMS 100 PROOF BOURBON WHISKEY (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=12738)
OLD WHISKEY RIVER BOURBON WHISKEY (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=12737)
RIDGEMONT 1792 BOURBON WHISKEY (http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product.asp?pID=12888)

ggilbertva
12-21-2008, 16:04
Not a bad haul. The Parkers is a terrific find and the '08 ER 17 is also a good buy. Are you adding to a collection or starting out?

davek
12-21-2008, 16:27
3 week old hobby...the Bourbon. I can add this to my gun and motorcycle hobby.

Now...3 hobbies. :0)

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AND...my 10 year aged pup Cosmo Kramer

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fishnbowljoe
12-21-2008, 16:39
Well Dave, here are my thoughts. I know nothing about the Sam Houston, or the Parker's Heritage. I do believe that I tasted the Parker's at the KBF, and from what I remember :rolleyes:, it was pretty good. I would have passed on the Jim Beam and Old Whiskey River. These items have been discussed here on other threads. I personally don't think they are worth the price. Although, the last time I saw Whiskey River, it had dropped a few bucks. The 2008 ER17 is a good buy, as is the Rock Hill Farms. I also like the 1792. The EWSB is pretty good for the most part. It does vary a little from year to year. Theses are just my thoughts for what it's worth. Anyway, good haul! Joe

Lost Pollito
12-21-2008, 17:41
Dave. Curious to know what you think about that Sam Houston. It just showed up in Chicago, and I'm thinking about snaggin one. Nice Gun collection. Mayor Daley would lock me up for that. Just a little jealous.:grin:

funknik
12-21-2008, 18:45
Dave. Curious to know what you think about that Sam Houston. It just showed up in Chicago, and I'm thinking about snaggin one. Nice Gun collection. Mayor Daley would lock me up for that. Just a little jealous.:grin:
I really liked the Sam Houston when I tried it a few months back.....I was overly-impressed, actually. Now that I've tossed some more first-class stuff down my gullet, I'd be interested to see if I enjoy it as much. Still, I think it has a nice, sweet & peppery taste that's pretty distinctive. It's reasonably priced and a solid pour that doesn't get a lot attention.

To make Chuck happy, let's do the rundown:

BTAC Eagle Rare 17 is BT, of course
Sam Houston is HH juice (I believe), company is Castle Brands
Evan Williams is HH
Jim Beam is Beam
Parker's....I don't know...ouch...someone help me here
Rock Hill Farms is BT
Old Whiskey River is HH
1792 Ridgemont is Barton's.

Skunk
12-21-2008, 20:15
Parker's....I don't know...ouch...someone help me here


Parker's Heritage is named for HH master distiller Parker Beam, and is the first barrel proof released by them. I got their newsletter the other day, and there is a new $500 barrel proof William Heavenhill commemorative bottle out. Soon rappers will be drinking this stuff!

There were three bottlings of the PH first release. What is the proof of the one you got Dave?

fishnbowljoe
12-21-2008, 20:47
I believe the William Heavenhill was released in September, either just before, or during the KBF. Saw a bottle at the distillery. Through the efforts of a member of SB.com that works at HH, and the graciousness of the folks at HH, a bottle was donated for competitors in the SB.com BTOTY competition to taste. As luck would have it, everyone in attendance managed to get a taste. It was pretty darn good. :yum: Joe

bvscfanatic
12-21-2008, 20:53
Went out for 6 hours. Covered 120 miles and 14 liquor stores.


You hunted 'em down ... you shot 'em ... have you GUTTED 'em yet? :slappin:

Attila
12-21-2008, 21:13
Why does the M4 at the top have such a thin clip?

ILLfarmboy
12-21-2008, 21:19
looks like an upper receiver .22LR conversion.

Attila
12-21-2008, 22:11
looks like an upper receiver .22LR conversion.

To reduce kick and improve accuracy? If so, wouldnt that make more sense with the super-sub version on the right?

Old Lamplighter
12-21-2008, 22:55
IF I lived in NY, not sure I would adverstise that first hobby......IMHO. However, as for the bourbon, very good hunt.....again - IMHO. As for the pup, got one just like him.....great dog!

Repro777
12-22-2008, 04:07
Why does the M4 at the top have such a thin clip?

Its a 9mm M4. 32 round mag....

davek
12-22-2008, 06:34
Parker's Heritage is named for HH master distiller Parker Beam, and is the first barrel proof released by them. I got their newsletter the other day, and there is a new $500 barrel proof William Heavenhill commemorative bottle out. Soon rappers will be drinking this stuff!

There were three bottlings of the PH first release. What is the proof of the one you got Dave?

My bottle says 128.7 proof



More Information About this Product:
This first edition of the Parker's Heritage Edition will be a cask-strength 1996 Bourbon that has mellowed over 48 Kentucky seasons on the fifth floor of Rickhouse Y in Bardstown. The bottling was drawn from a lot of 68 carefully selected barrels, which were dumped in three ''very small batches'' of 22, 22 and 24 barrels each. The Bourbon is then bottled at barrel-proof, marking the first time that Heaven Hill has released a barrel-proof Bourbon in the US. This cask-strength whiskey will only fill about 6,400 750ml bottles, and the proofs of the three batches range from 122.6 to 130.9-all a result of the evaporative process from the aging barrels known in industry parlance as ''angel's share''. Parker Beam, who is a charter member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award winner, personally selected these barrels for their superb nose, robust flavor and long, smooth finish.

davek
12-22-2008, 06:37
Why does the M4 at the top have such a thin clip?

9MM upper conversion. MUCH cheaper to skatter 500 rounds at the range. :bigeyes: :shocked: :cool:

$69 bucks versus $250.

davek
12-22-2008, 06:39
IF I lived in NY, not sure I would adverstise that first hobby......IMHO. However, as for the bourbon, very good hunt.....again - IMHO. As for the pup, got one just like him.....great dog!


All legal....and this hype that Obama is going ot take away all our guns is BS. Responsible owners have nothing to worry about. IMO.

But I know where you are coming from.

Jono
12-22-2008, 07:56
Can I come over and play at your house!

davek
12-22-2008, 08:15
Can I come over and play at your house!

My home is your home. COME ON OVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dramiel McHinson
12-25-2008, 18:03
Here in Northern Alabama the formula Guns-N-Whiskey / Fast Ride = YeeeeeHaww! is it the same in NY?

Rughi
12-25-2008, 21:40
Here in Northern Alabama the formula Guns-N-Whiskey / Fast Ride = YeeeeeHaww! is it the same in NY?

I think there's an error in your formula, Dan.
You don't want a Fast Ride down there in the denominator just slowing you down now, do you?

Shouldn't that formula actually have Slow Ride in it?
Would it kill you to play a little Foghat once in a while?
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:slappin: :slappin: :slappin:

Here's how I think the formula should read:

Guns-N-Whiskey / Slow Ride = YeeeeeHaww!

To simplify:
Move the denominator to the numerator as:
Guns-N-Whiskey *(1 / Slow Ride) = YeeeeeHaww!

The term (1 / Slow Ride) can be simplified to its reciprocal:
(1 / Slow Ride) = (Fast Ride / 1)

Then restate the terms in simplified form. Ergo:

Guns-N-Whiskey * Fast Ride = YeeeeeHaww!

Much Better...:cool:

Roger

barturtle
12-25-2008, 22:19
That's a whole lot of math there Roger, however think it may be better to divide by Low Rider as that way when the guns and whiskey get the better of you, you have less distance to fall....

wku88
12-25-2008, 23:13
Good Lord. Triumph, Yamaha, Honda, an (my favorite) Kawasaki...I am sure your tastes are rarified.
As for the bourbon, your HH connection is OK by me. Try to score some Old Fitzgerald BIB to round out the Bunker :bowdown:

Dramiel McHinson
12-26-2008, 20:39
Here's how I think the formula should read:

Guns-N-Whiskey * Fast Ride = YeeeeeHaww!

Much Better...:cool:

Roger

Rodger, yes...I can see the logic in your math so it must be right.

If we add in the variable "Foghat" we might get the result; "blind slobberin ecstasy." This is just a theory. We may need to visit Dave to prove the results.:woohoo:

Rob K
12-29-2008, 19:12
All legal....and this hype that Obama is going ot take away all our guns is BS. Responsible owners have nothing to worry about. IMO.

Keep dreamin' friend. Sure, he won't take them away directly, but he'll do his damnedest to make sure it's too big a pain in the ass to buy ammo or guns to keep shooting. Just wait `til you have a nickel per round ammo tax.

ThomasH
12-29-2008, 20:41
Nice gun collection! Is that one revolver a S&W 686? I have a model 586 and was just out shooting it today. I don't think Obama will try to directly take our guns away, but rather try to tax the daylights out of the ammo and make it prohibitive to shoot. No problem though, I have plenty of 22 ammo to shoot with!

Thomas