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independant
06-20-2009, 01:49
I have been reading through old post lately and found an old one that really caught my eye. It was from 02 and asking if you only had 15 bucks left what would you grab. well I also have noticed a big jump in prices from now to then and most of the responses were EC12. Seeing as EC12 goes for 23.00 here I am going to raise it to 25.00.
So what bottle would you buy with your last 25 dollars?

Virus_Of_Life
06-20-2009, 03:25
I have been reading through old post lately and found an old one that really caught my eye. It was from 02 and asking if you only had 15 bucks left what would you grab. well I also have noticed a big jump in prices from now to then and most of the responses were EC12. Seeing as EC12 goes for 23.00 here I am going to raise it to 25.00.
So what bottle would you buy with your last 25 dollars?

Well that would depend on where I was. If it was here in Oregon I'd probably not be buying anything. In the St. Louis area it'd be a bottle of EW BiB and an AAA 10 year, the two best deals in bourbon land!

tommyboy38
06-20-2009, 06:34
If I was down to my last $25 and I had no more money, I wouldn't be spending it on whiskey ( thank gad for a well stocked bunker) but if I was grabbing some bourbon, I'd buy two handles of the generic stuff i found this week. $11 a handle and suspiciously close to AA in taste and smell.

TomH
06-20-2009, 07:47
After over 20 years of drinking scotch, I became attracted to bourbon because the high end bottlings were better values than scotch. However, when the higher end bottlings are not available (as is frequently the case in many bars), I consistently find myself ordering scotch. So if I was limited to $25, I probably would go back to the dark side and buy a better quality blended scotch or possibly one of the cheaper single malts.

Tom

OscarV
06-20-2009, 08:01
This one might strech the limit here, some states have it for less that $25, some have it for more.
I'd go with Old Grand-Dad 114.
Considering taste, proof and price I think it's the best.

callmeox
06-20-2009, 08:34
I do my best to grab a AAA 10yr and whichever bottling of VOB would keep me under budget.

p_elliott
06-21-2009, 00:10
I would either grab WT 101 or a handle EW black label.

edo
06-21-2009, 06:53
In PA, I'd buy a bottle of Rare Breed.
Otherwise, it would be a bottle of OGD 114.
Or here in Japan, a liter of Wild Turkey 101 8 y.o.

but actually if it really were my last $25, I'd get two 700ml bottles of Early Times Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (one yellow lable, one brown.)

BourbonRob
06-21-2009, 10:20
Since I'm in AL, I couldn't drive anywhere I get me a 1/2 of Old Charter
8 yr for $23.99, but I'd have to search my seat cushions for change to pay the tax!

Rob

DJCRLS
06-21-2009, 12:17
This one might strech the limit here, some states have it for less that $25, some have it for more.
I'd go with Old Grand-Dad 114.
Considering taste, proof and price I think it's the best.
Yanno, I've never actually had that stuff. I've wanted to try it though, that was right under wild turkey rare breed on my list which i've tried and LOVED, but i can't seem to find OGD 114 around here. I'm in columbus ohio btw. I'm gunna start lookin though once i have the money cuz i cant waitto try it. Right now, if i only had 25 to spend, i think i'd go for ew single barrell. OR i might go old faithful and get a fifth of old ezra and a fifth of ezra brooks. Always reliable, plus i'd get more for my money. cheers!

callmeox
06-21-2009, 13:29
Yanno, I've never actually had that stuff. I've wanted to try it though, that was right under wild turkey rare breed on my list which i've tried and LOVED, but i can't seem to find OGD 114 around here. I'm in columbus ohio btw. I'm gunna start lookin though once i have the money cuz i cant waitto try it. Right now, if i only had 25 to spend, i think i'd go for ew single barrell. OR i might go old faithful and get a fifth of old ezra and a fifth of ezra brooks. Always reliable, plus i'd get more for my money. cheers!

You won't fnd OGD114 in a state store in Ohio, it's not carried here. Your best bet to find it is a road trip to northern Kentucky or give the bonded OGD a try (@100 proof) since that's available here.

Here's the Ohio list for you to reference

http://www.com.ohio.gov/liqr/rpts/dolc.liquor.pricelist.txt

ILLfarmboy
06-21-2009, 14:46
My last 25 dollars? Hands down, a bottle of Weller Antique and some candy.

Lost Pollito
06-21-2009, 17:30
My last 15.... 10 on vob, and the rest on lotto. :cool:

independant
06-22-2009, 01:25
WT101 and a pack of Marlboros

TBoner
06-22-2009, 14:19
Okay, well, I never had an EW BiB until this week. Picked some up for $11...are you kidding? Unreal QPR. And I understand some of you guys can get it even cheaper. Ridiculous. I will be buying much of this to take home. So, I'd say a bottle of this and a bottle of Old Ezra 7/101. Wait...does that make HH my favorite distiller? Well, so be it. I've come to really appreciate HH bourbon lately in a way I hadn't before. Whether that's because the eucalyptus/mint has been phased out or whether my palate has changed, I don't know. But I'm very happy about it, given how thin the wallet is of late.

Regards,
Tim

plaid_emu
06-22-2009, 17:21
I'm in OH, so if I only had $15 I'd go for a bottle of JTS Brown (BIB). For $25, I'd probably scrounge up another $5 for the family size bottle, but if that breaks the rules then maybe 750ml of Wild Turkey 101.

JMac72
07-04-2009, 23:27
Old Ezra 101...just picked it up in Washington State.

PAspirit1
07-05-2009, 07:29
15$ is a harsh cut off if buying bourbon in PA, DE or MD. The only two candidates I saw on the PLCB website were a 375 ml. of WT101 or a OGD 86. There are many options at 25$.

reg
07-05-2009, 17:58
Evan Williams Bottled in Bond. Not available at local ABC but at select package stores here in Alabama.

reg
07-05-2009, 18:00
It's been out of market since 1985. The 15year old that is in wooden crate. pic to the left.

reg
07-05-2009, 18:02
Old Ezra 101...just picked it up in Washington State.
if its in wooden crate, rare find

Phantos
07-05-2009, 19:54
My last $15($25) would go towards 2 - 750mls of Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond...
today.
tomorrow is another day.

smokinjoe
07-05-2009, 20:17
I got $25 bucks? One buy? OGD 114. Now, I know that you can't find the 114 everywhere. Heck, a bunch of my "best buys" can't be purchased in a lot of places. So, I'll go Maker's Mark, if the 114 is not available in the store I crawl into. If it's a $15 limit, then Evan Williams Black, or Ezra Brooks 90. I know I can get them anywhere. And, I like 'em.

RWBadley
07-05-2009, 20:48
I'd hope to find a dusty OCPR13 slope shoulder on the shelf like the last one I found :grin: for $15.

As for current stock local.... for the $25 I'd go with the OGD 114- tho I think I'd have to panhandle for the tax cuz it's right at 24.99 (on a good day)

camduncan
07-05-2009, 21:13
Unfortunately in Australia, $15 doesn't buy any bourbon.... unless it's a 375ml bottle of Jim Beam White label....

JMac72
07-06-2009, 22:59
if its in wooden crate, rare find

Nope...no crate but the bottle is similar to the one in your avatar. I must have picked up the latest re-incarnation. I like it over an ice cube...cut down the rye snap and brought out more oak and char. Reminds me a little of GD12....

fishnbowljoe
07-06-2009, 23:49
For $25 I'd go with an older Old Fitz or Old Forester BIB, a pack of cigarettes and a couple cigars. Drink, smoke, sit back and let it all roll by. :cool: Joe

ggilbertva
07-07-2009, 17:24
For $25 I'd go with an older Old Fitz or Old Forester BIB, a pack of cigarettes and a couple cigars. Drink, smoke, sit back and let it all roll by. :cool: Joe

Joe - I like the way you think. I'd skip the cigs but the other three would be just fine.

Hondo
07-12-2009, 15:03
For $15... my initial reaction was WLWSR.

Then I thought again... my last $15 hmmmnn... if that really happened, I would grab a OGD BIB!

B3Nut
07-19-2009, 21:54
Having had OGD BIB for the first time yesterday (grabbed a bottle on the way to a BYOL gig) I'd have to agree...for $14.98 it's a superb buy. Our sax player (she's normally just a beer and bloody mary drinker) really liked it. It may be the best bargain in the Beam stable...cheaper than JBW and mops the floor with it.