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dunk50
05-27-2009, 16:38
I have been a lurker and have been sampling most pours that I recieved a recommendation for. I settled on a daily pour of the Old Weller Antique 107. Getting it has been very spotty and I buy all that I can find. I just checked 23 liquor stores in my area and found one bottle. Checked online and found some in California and Texas but the will not ship. Would like to buy at least a case of it. Any help would be appreciated. dunk60@gmail.com

fishnbowljoe
05-27-2009, 16:51
Dunk, You're not that far from Chicago. I'm sure that Binny's could take care of your needs with no problem. Joe

dunk50
05-27-2009, 19:13
Thanks fish, i contacted them and they do not ship to Indiana but I can make a run for the border. I sent them an e-mail asking for the location of the closest that has a case. I appreciated the info. Dunk

callmeox
05-27-2009, 19:53
South Bend to Chicagoland and back is an easy drive when you have a purpose. :cool:

smokinjoe
05-27-2009, 20:09
South Bend to Chicagoland and back is an easy drive when you have a purpose. :cool:

Yeah. Just put on a black suit, black hat, dark sunglasses, and head to Chicago on a Mission from God... :D

SBOmarc
05-27-2009, 20:15
Yeah. Just put on a black suit, black hat, dark sunglasses, and head to Chicago on a Mission from God... :D

"We're gettin the band back together"

B3Nut
05-27-2009, 20:39
Don't forget the clapped out old Dodge cruiser! Gotta have the cop engine, cop suspension, cop tires, and cop brakes! :D

independant
05-27-2009, 22:40
Yeah. Just put on a black suit, black hat, dark sunglasses, and head to Chicago on a Mission from God... :D

Don't forget at least half a pack of cigarettes:slappin:

Josh
05-28-2009, 06:25
I have been a lurker and have been sampling most pours that I recieved a recommendation for. I settled on a daily pour of the Old Weller Antique 107. Getting it has been very spotty and I buy all that I can find. I just checked 23 liquor stores in my area and found one bottle. Checked online and found some in California and Texas but the will not ship. Would like to buy at least a case of it. Any help would be appreciated. dunk60@gmail.com

Wow, I've heard of thread drift, but this one got blown out to sea to with gale-force winds!

But just let me say, if you can't find enough booze in a city with a large univeristy whose mascot is a beligerant, drunken Irishman, you've got bigger problems, brother.

dunk50
05-28-2009, 06:51
Wow, I've heard of thread drift, but this one got blown out to sea to with gale-force winds!

But just let me say, if you can't find enough booze in a city with a large univeristy whose mascot is a beligerant, drunken Irishman, you've got bigger problems, brother.


Your right ALMOST, I use to drink JD and was a happy little camper. Then I found this site and everything went to hell. Hirsch, Van Winkle, Elmer T Lee, George Dickel #12 etc etc etc. Settled on the Weller for a daily pour and now look what happens. I'm on this site begging for help. AHHHHH the good ole days with ole #7 and no competition!!

dunk50
05-28-2009, 06:53
Don't forget the clapped out old Dodge cruiser! Gotta have the cop engine, cop suspension, cop tires, and cop brakes! :D

UHHHH, I GOT THIS ONE HANDLED! Note Avatar and signature!

tommyboy38
05-28-2009, 08:21
The Weller Antique is hard to find. After hunting many stores in Chicago and the burbs, I've found that not many places stock it (nearly ZERO!).
As someone mentioned earlier, Binny's may have it and I think my usual store carries it and I now realize that my local shop has a decent bourbon variety and it's taken me years to realize it...usually just grabbed EWB and the occasional EWSB. Still need to find an EWSB from 93 and 94.
Buit you can't go wrong with Binny's.

p_elliott
05-28-2009, 08:48
This internet site will ship to anyone their policy is it's up to the buyer to know their state laws and to take the consequences. I not really sure that will hold up in court on thier part. I think both parties would be in trouble.

http://www.internetwines.com/

dunk50
05-28-2009, 13:35
This internet site will ship to anyone their policy is it's up to the buyer to know their state laws and to take the consequences. I not really sure that will hold up in court on thier part. I think both parties would be in trouble.

http://www.internetwines.com/

like your signature

tried inernetwines, Sams wine and spirits in Chicago as many others. They are all out. I am beginning to believe that they have stopped making it. Any way to verify that!:smiley_acbt:

fishnbowljoe
05-28-2009, 14:54
Dunk, How did it come out when you contacted Binny's? It's worth the drive. Trust me. You're only about 5 or 10 miles further away than me. I've been there 4 times since December. Joe

PS. By the way. I learned to drive in an old Indiana State Police car. A 1969 Mercury Monterey, with a 428 interceptor engine and posi-trak rear end. Zoom-Zoom. :cool:

dunk50
05-28-2009, 18:23
Fish, I sent Bennys two different e-mails and did not hear from either. Sent to two different people!! Explained my situation. I will call them tomorrow. I did a search but not knowing illinois or Chicago did not know which one was closest. I told them I would like to buy a case if they could point me to the right store. Which one do you go to???

By the way,
Bourbon Recommendations:
Any Eagle Rare, especially the 101
Any Weller, especially Centennial
Anything Van Winkle, Lot B and Pappy 20 are tops

Haven't found the Eagle Rare or Centennial but the 107, Lot B, Pappy 20, are tops on my list also. Picked up a Lot B today while picking up the last bottle of Weller Antique 107 in Northern indiana.

Stones
05-28-2009, 18:53
I found a list (http://www.magicyellow.com/category/Liquor_Stores/-State_IN.html) of Indiana liquor stores - there could be more than 23, it may be a good reference for you. Good luck!

p_elliott
05-29-2009, 23:20
like your signature

tried inernetwines, Sams wine and spirits in Chicago as many others. They are all out. I am beginning to believe that they have stopped making it. Any way to verify that!:smiley_acbt:

Yeah I didn't check before I posted they don't carry it I just checked to see if they would ship to you. Sorry! They still make it I just bought a bottle last week.

cowdery
05-31-2009, 11:27
Even though you have to go all the way into Chicago, the South Loop Binny's is convenient because it's right off the highway and has a great selection. The locations that might be a little quicker for you are Plainfield and Orland Park. If you want to buy a case of Antique, you might want to call the store first. Especially if you go to Plainfield or Orland Park they might need to get it from one of the larger stores, but I'm sure they'd be happy to do that. There's a small store in Hyde Park, but if you're going to go that far into the city you might as well go to the South Loop and have a corned beef at Manny's while you're there.

hectic1
05-31-2009, 12:10
The Orland Park store is definitely closer then the Plainfield store...about 40 minutes to be exact. :)

dunk50
05-31-2009, 14:51
I did get a couple of im's from Joe and will be calling him tomorrow. The Orland Park store is right at 100 miles. I'm game!!:cool:

tommyboy38
05-31-2009, 19:39
I'd hit the South Loop store...can't be much further than the Orland store and as Chuck mentioned, Manny's is across the street. Or get it shipped and save $30 something in tax. I don't know if they charge liquor tax on net sales though.

callmeox
05-31-2009, 19:45
I'd hit the South Loop store...can't be much further than the Orland store and as Chuck mentioned, Manny's is across the street. Or get it shipped and save $30 something in tax. I don't know if they charge liquor tax on net sales though.


They don't ship to Indiana, hence the road trip suggestions.

tommyboy38
06-02-2009, 19:57
I stand corrected. I ship to Indiana though.

dunk50
06-03-2009, 06:29
Tommyboy im sent

dunk50
06-13-2009, 13:14
For Tommyboy38 and Lost Pollito, what can I say!!:toast: :drink: A big thanks to a couple great guys!!!

Lost Pollito
06-13-2009, 14:08
A cheers to Tommyboy ,and Dunk50 :toast: !!! I 'll raise a glass of 107 to you both tonight.

dunk50
08-31-2009, 17:51
Damn, a case just does not go as far as it use to!! Can anyone say ROAD TRIP!! Now to contact Binny's and find out which store. Wouldn't put Tommyboy through that again. It's freat to be retired!:grin:

hectic1
08-31-2009, 18:09
You should have done it a week earlier...plan on an extra $24 for a case now with the new tax that goes into effect tomorrow!:(

dunk50
09-01-2009, 18:42
yea, I heard that a little to late. Looking for a supplier in Indiana

Lost Pollito
09-01-2009, 19:13
Perhaps a trip to the south loop is in order on October 10th for the get together?

dunk50
09-04-2009, 13:12
Perhaps a trip to the south loop is in order on October 10th for the get together?

Get together?????????? Oct. 10th

dunk50
12-01-2009, 18:41
A cheers to Tommyboy ,and Dunk50 :toast: !!! I 'll raise a glass of 107 to you both tonight.

OK, been a long time coming BUT, my son is traveling to Chicago on business on a regular basis. Soeee now he invites me to go with him. I can just and out while his meeting is going on for 3 or 4 hours. So I will get a date when he is going and an address from you and I will be trying for another case of Antique 107. What say Tommyboy 38 and LP. Can I arrange to buy you a drink!!!! Dunk

Lost Pollito
12-01-2009, 19:31
Come to the South Loop for some open bottles and a hang. Just let me / us know when. Maybe some of the other fella's will wanna hang as well. :grin:

cowdery
12-01-2009, 20:42
And don't miss the chance to get a bite at Manny's.

Dr. François
12-02-2009, 06:27
And don't miss the chance to get a bite at Manny's.

Chuck,
Are you getting endorsment checks from Manny's, or is it just that good? :70358-devil:
Jeremy

dunk50
12-02-2009, 06:42
Come to the South Loop for some open bottles and a hang. Just let me / us know when. Maybe some of the other fella's will wanna hang as well. :grin:
Is this the location (1132 S. Jefferson Street
Chicago, IL 60607)

Lost Pollito
12-03-2009, 12:02
Yes Sir. :cool: To bad you're not coming today, Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos is coming down tonight. I wanna get him to try some bourbon. :cool:

dunk50
12-07-2009, 10:12
Yes Sir. :cool: To bad you're not coming today, Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos is coming down tonight. I wanna get him to try some bourbon. :cool:

yes that would have been good but it will be closer to Christmas. Had surgery Friday the 4th. will be down for a couple of weeks. I will be seeing you later. Paul

cowdery
12-07-2009, 11:04
Chuck,
Are you getting endorsment checks from Manny's, or is it just that good? :70358-devil:
Jeremy

I would do it for one pastrami sandwich but, alas, I don't get even that. I just like Manny's a lot.

dunk50
12-10-2009, 21:44
Yes Sir. :cool: To bad you're not coming today, Paulie Walnuts from The Sopranos is coming down tonight. I wanna get him to try some bourbon. :cool:


Thinking the middle of next week. What would be the easiest way to get and order in at the South loop store. Want to make sure you have a case of each of what I am looking for. It shows on Binnys site that it's stocked, just want to make sure it's at your store. http://www.binnys.com/cart/

dunk50
12-17-2009, 08:43
Well my Son and I got up to Manny's, I mean Binny's yesterday. Well actually both. Don't know which I liked more. Walked out of Manny's with a full and I do mean FuLL belly and walked out of Binny's with a full trunk. A case of my beloved Weller Antigue 107, a case of Eco Domani Pino Grigio for the wife and another odd 8 bottles of Bourbon. Met Lost Polito and what a great guy. Spent plenty of time with us even though it was a big shipping day. We will make that trip again! Thanks JOEEEE. I'll let you know how I like your daily pour!!

dunk50
01-21-2010, 19:21
OK, fast forward 1 month. While in Chicago picking up my Weller antique, Lost Polito pointed out a bottle of Very Old Barton BIB with a 6 year age statement and 100proof. It's been in the cabinet for 3 weeks and I decided to try it. WOW, great daily pour and can't beat the price. $12.99. Well went back to Chicago and picked up a few to bunker as I know once the word gets out it will disappear and price will rise. At least that's what happened to me on the Old Weller Antique 107 Thanks again LP:grin:

tommyboy38
01-21-2010, 19:32
Dunk,
I just came back to this thread...Glad to see you've made it to our fair city and would love to have a drink with you next time you're in Chicago with a few hours to kill.

dunk50
01-21-2010, 19:52
I am going to make a special effort to see that, that happens. Of course I am going to find a nice hotel close by to Binnys and Mannys. Would love to meet you and a few of the guys on the board.

Josh
01-31-2010, 17:59
OK, fast forward 1 month. While in Chicago picking up my Weller antique, Lost Polito pointed out a bottle of Very Old Barton BIB with a 6 year age statement and 100proof. It's been in the cabinet for 3 weeks and I decided to try it. WOW, great daily pour and can't beat the price. $12.99. Well went back to Chicago and picked up a few to bunker as I know once the word gets out it will disappear and price will rise. At least that's what happened to me on the Old Weller Antique 107 Thanks again LP:grin:

You'd be hard pressed to do much better than VOB BiB, at any price. Get a case.

Lost Pollito
01-31-2010, 20:28
I am going to make a special effort to see that, that happens. Of course I am going to find a nice hotel close by to Binnys and Mannys. Would love to meet you and a few of the guys on the board.

You should make it down for Whisky fest in late April if not sooner. We'll have tons of bottles open, and some distillers as well. Always a good idea to get a hotel for that weekend.

dunk50
02-02-2010, 20:51
I may just surprise you LP! Thanks again for all your help!!:drinking: