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sotnsipper
01-09-2009, 05:22
I have been reading what everyone has had to pass up and it has me thinking, is there one bottle you can absolutely not pass up? Maybe it is a dusty, a discontinued bottle, something you find on an out of town trip, or your everyday pour. Ever since I have tried it, I always grab a bottle of Weller Antique 107 when I go shopping.

hjminard
01-09-2009, 08:24
WT Rare Breed ... not cheap, but still a bargain in my opinion.

kickert
01-09-2009, 09:31
If I could find some Eagle Rare 101 I would snap it up at almost any price.

LarryG
01-09-2009, 11:36
My choices will sound rather pedestrian to many here, but both fall into the "out of town trip" category in that I cannot get either here. The first you've already mentioned: Weller Antique 107. The other is Old Grand-Dad BIB. The first time I tried the latter, I literally recoiled from the glass and thought, "What the ...?!?" But it quickly grew on me, and is now one of my favorite pours.

Larry

funknik
01-09-2009, 11:40
Old Grand-Dad BIB. The first time I tried the latter, I literally recoiled from the glass and thought, "What the ...?!?" But it quickly grew on me, and is now one of my favorite pours.
Hear that, Ben? That's your favorite!:lol:

gblick
01-09-2009, 11:42
Here are bottles that I will not pass on, unless the price is just outrageous:

ORVW 15/107
Weller Antique from Louisville
Weller Centennial from Louisville
Old Fitz BIB from DSP-KY-16
Old Grand Dad BIB from DSP-KY-14
WTRR101
WT 12

TBoner
01-09-2009, 14:44
Gus, part of my list is the same:

ND OGD (in order of preference: BIB, 114, 86, but all are good)
WTRR101
ND Old Taylor
OC12
WT12
ORVW15/107

Yes, all dusties. Current production I can generally ignore, though Handy, VWFRR, and ETL at less-than-outrageous prices are hard to pass up.

Regards,
Tim

kickert
01-09-2009, 14:52
Hear that, Ben? That's your favorite!:lol:

Oh you better believe I said "What The..."

I was pissed someone put turpentine in my liquor bottle.

I want to give it another shot, but there is no way I am ever buying another bottle.

ggilbertva
01-11-2009, 06:10
Here are bottles that I will not pass on, unless the price is just outrageous:

ORVW 15/107
Weller Antique from Louisville
Weller Centennial from Louisville
Old Fitz BIB from DSP-KY-16
Old Grand Dad BIB from DSP-KY-14
WTRR101
WT 12

Gus,

My list would look like yours. I'm sorry to say that I've actually passed up SW Old Fitz BIB on a couple of occasions. At the time I had 15 or 20 liters of the stuff and was looking to add other dusties to my bunker.

A couple others I would add to the list:

Old Crow BIB (dusty)
Old Taylor BIB (Castle Distillery)

MJL
01-11-2009, 07:30
I take most anything old that suits my fancy, most of the Van Winkle products withing reasonable price limits and bottles I cannot find in SoFla.

smokinjoe
01-11-2009, 09:35
The dusties go without saying. I'm going to pick up just about any of those. Particularly WT12, BHC, ND OGD's, etc. But, as for everyday releases, I can't seem to keep my paws off of Weller 12 and ETL. Even if I have them in sufficient quantity back home, and will be back in the area before mine are gone, I still pick them up.

polyamnesia
01-11-2009, 11:43
My choices will sound rather pedestrian to many here, but both fall into the "out of town trip" category in that I cannot get either here. The first you've already mentioned: Weller Antique 107. The other is Old Grand-Dad BIB. The first time I tried the latter, I literally recoiled from the glass and thought, "What the ...?!?" But it quickly grew on me, and is now one of my favorite pours.

Larry


if i searched here for my inititial response, it was about the same! then it 'opened up'.... a bit of chocolate melted on the tongue added an interesting depth and appreciation for it's unique flavor.

but back on topic.

if certain bottlings are on SALE, i will not fail to grab:

WT Rye
Weller Antique
EC12



when in Elsmere, DE, i'll always grab the Old Overholt at $10.99

and at Total Wine, the Benchmark at $9.99.

of course, i've learned my lesson...i will ALWAYS grab STAGG or Handy SAZ whenever i see them. no second thinking!

kickert
01-14-2009, 09:14
I have yet to find it, but I would pick up an Eagle Rare 101 without thinking twice.

PhilsFan
01-14-2009, 09:49
PVW 15, ORVW 10/107...and OCPR.

-Joe

barturtle
01-14-2009, 09:55
is there one bottle you can absolutely not pass up?


Free bourbon...especially free bourbon poured by a friend...gets me every time:cool:

funknik
01-14-2009, 11:24
If I ever find Weller Centennial, I am buying every one I see.

Rughi
01-14-2009, 13:20
Free bourbon...especially free bourbon poured by a friend...gets me every time:cool:

Okay, Timothy, here's the unanswered question Howie and I had: what's your preference:

Good Friends and Mediocre Bourbon
or
Good Bourbon and Mediocre Friends?

Roger
PS - You're welcome at my house either way...

Rughi
01-14-2009, 13:22
What bourbon can I not pass up?

If it says bourbon, bond, and has a strip of paper over the top, I'm buying.

Roger

jinenjo
01-14-2009, 13:32
What bourbon can I not pass up?

If it says bourbon, bond, and has a strip of paper over the top, I'm buying.

Roger

Ditto. Especially if it's an orange colored label.

mozilla
01-14-2009, 13:32
Bourbon on SALE.

Dusty bourbon on SALE.

Did I leave anything out? Let's see......SALE and SALE. Nope, that pretty much sums me up.

WsmataU
01-14-2009, 14:20
Sale is good, but I agree with barturtle....free is better!:slappin:
I'm sold on the latest Willett offerrings. I'd love to find the 12yr or better for sale.

Buffalo Bill
01-19-2009, 12:19
Bourbon on SALE.

Dusty bourbon on SALE.

Did I leave anything out? Let's see......SALE and SALE. Nope, that pretty much sums me up.


I'm with Moz on this one.

Dusty = Buy it!

Sale = Consider it.

And I'm always looking for hard-to-get miniatures and small sizes. BB

fishnbowljoe
01-19-2009, 14:17
It's hard for me to pass up anything with Weller, or Eagle Rare on it. Especially Centennial and ER 101. Joe

barturtle
01-19-2009, 14:25
Okay, Timothy, here's the unanswered question Howie and I had: what's your preference:

Good Friends and Mediocre Bourbon
or
Good Bourbon and Mediocre Friends?

Roger
PS - You're welcome at my house either way...

Somehow I missed your response...

There is no such thing as a mediocre bourbon, when it is poured by a good friend; nor is someone who pours good bourbon merely a mediocre friend.

Kendall
01-19-2009, 16:43
Russell's Reserve 101
Van Winkle Lot B
WT Rare Breed

kickert
01-26-2009, 06:36
...nor is someone who pours good bourbon merely a mediocre friend.

Very true my friend.

Buffalo Bill
01-26-2009, 12:11
I just came across an Elmer T. Lee (dusty gold drip wax) and that I couldn't pass up, especially for $26. I danced on my way out the door... BB

NYtaster
01-26-2009, 17:04
Any dusty bottle from WT

OldJack
01-27-2009, 16:55
ER101 and OC12 are my two favs. Weller Antique is third, but not a close third.

Stones
01-27-2009, 18:40
It is futile of me to resist:

EC12
Blantons
WT RR 101

:grin:

ggilbertva
01-28-2009, 15:07
Somehow I missed your response...

There is no such thing as a mediocre bourbon, when it is poured by a good friend; nor is someone who pours good bourbon merely a mediocre friend.

I couldn't agree more.

Buffalo Bill
01-29-2009, 08:33
It's hard for me to pass up anything with Weller, or Eagle Rare on it. Especially Centennial and ER 101. Joe

I came across a Benchmark the other day for 10.99 - I'll pick it up, never tried it before. For that price I can't leave it there, especially after seeing it somewhere else for 18.99

ER17 is something I can't seem to pass up, but I have to dig deep. BB

funknik
02-08-2009, 04:45
I can't pass up on Thomas Handy Rye -- indeed, even if I find myself a few miles from the store, I feel myself directed there as if by some external force. :lol:

Hondo
02-08-2009, 05:20
WLWSR... which kind of quietly has become my daily pour. It seems to follow me home from the liquor store each time I see it.

Eggman
03-11-2009, 21:01
Howdy,

Money is tight these days. When money permits, my biggest weakness in Bourbon is Bakers. That peppery taste and overall...goodness is difficult to pass up.

Eggman

cigarnv
03-12-2009, 15:10
Anything Emerald tells me I must have!!!!

Eggman
03-30-2009, 22:11
Howdy,

If I've got some extra spare change, Baker's is my weakness. The peppery taste is delicious.

Eggman

independant
03-30-2009, 22:33
To me anything I don't have or have not tired I can't pass on if money permits. But what I really can't pass on us any dusty I see. I have not seen many but what I see I grab.

mozilla
03-31-2009, 08:00
Howdy,

Money is tight these days. When money permits, my biggest weakness in Bourbon is Bakers. That peppery taste and overall...goodness is difficult to pass up.

Eggman


Howdy,

If I've got some extra spare change, Baker's is my weakness. The peppery taste is delicious.

Eggman

I think I see a patern here? :bigeyes:

squire
03-31-2009, 09:57
Crow, Taylor or Yellowstone from the 1960s.

chefnash51
03-31-2009, 18:57
I would have to say PVW 15 .. and maybe ORVW 10/107.. but everytime I see PVW 15 I have to buy it (and it's not often) .. and if I don't I pretty much obsess over it until I head back and get it.

Pink
04-01-2009, 18:58
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, any year. I love the shape of the bottle. It really makes me think.

wildcatdon
04-03-2009, 10:08
Any of the Van Winkles 15 yr and under..

Josh
04-03-2009, 10:43
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, any year. I love the shape of the bottle. It really makes me think.

Your avatar makes me think, too. But probably different thoughts.

Pink
04-03-2009, 15:59
Maybe not........

razerburnt
04-03-2009, 17:48
let's see, Pink, that avatar, the bottle thoughts, hmmm.....

Pink
04-03-2009, 20:56
Sorry, I wasn't trying to cause trouble. A friend of mine took the picture, and I liked it.

She also took this one the same day.

Squash
04-03-2009, 21:29
The new picture is much better. It really shows your dexterity, and sipping bourbon while knitting is the best.

Pink
04-03-2009, 21:42
Do you knit....?

Squash
04-03-2009, 21:43
I like to sit on the porch on a warm evening and tie one on while I tie one on.

p_elliott
04-03-2009, 23:26
Sorry, I wasn't trying to cause trouble. A friend of mine took the picture, and I liked it.

She also took this one the same day.


Pink I liked the old avatar but I'm a dirty old man :grin:

Attila
04-04-2009, 06:36
I am passing up everything these days.

Isoflex
04-04-2009, 19:19
WT RR 101. IF I ever see one again...