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independant
10-06-2009, 13:14
What is the one or more current release bottles that you love but can't get in your area.

Mine are WT Rye, RHF, OWA 7/107 and Lot B
All of these I can special order but none of them can I just go to the store and pick up.

OscarV
10-06-2009, 13:16
Here in MI there is no Four Roses of any release and no WLWeller 12yo.
I would love to walk into my favorite liquor store and get a 4R1B or WLW 12yo anytime I wanted.

DeanSheen
10-06-2009, 13:27
Van Winkle (any)
Weller 12
Weller 107
ETL
BTAC
RHF
RITT BIB
4 Roses Yellow
4 Roses Mariage/Anniversary (yet)
OGD 114

...............and many, many more. Not much point in going on, you get the drift.

theDon
10-06-2009, 13:34
BIB selection sucks in Tx. We get Tom Moore and Old Fitz.

I want some JTS Brown or HH 6 yr BIB. Man that stuff is tasty.

Also no Old Rip products or VOB.

fishnbowljoe
10-06-2009, 14:43
I can get pretty much anything here in northern Illinois. It's just a matter of how far I want to drive. The two best places for me are 25 and 50 miles away. Binny's south loop store is a bit farther than that. Roughly 80-90 miles. I have to say I agree with theDon in that it would be nice to see some JTS Brown or a couple other inexpensive BIB's up here though. Joe

OscarV
10-06-2009, 14:47
Van Winkle (any)



Now that you mention it, I remember I got a couple of Old Rip 10/107 for Scott/callmeox about this time last year.
Anything you want from MI just let me know.

hectic1
10-06-2009, 14:50
I can get pretty much anything here in northern Illinois. It's just a matter of how far I want to drive. The two best places for me are 25 and 50 miles away. Binny's south loop store is a bit farther than that. Roughly 80-90 miles. I have to say I agree with theDon in that it would be nice to see some JTS Brown or a couple other inexpensive BIB's up here though. Joe
Can you get ER101 or WTRR 101?:D If so, I'll take two!;)

fishnbowljoe
10-06-2009, 14:55
Can you get ER101 or WTRR 101?:D If so, I'll take two!;)

I did say pretty much anything. :skep: I was thinking more along the lines of bourbons currently in production. But a few nice dusties do show up from time to time. :grin: Joe

DeanSheen
10-06-2009, 15:12
Now that you mention it, I remember I got a couple of Old Rip 10/107 for Scott/callmeox about this time last year.
Anything you want from MI just let me know.

Thanks for the kind offer sir!

ILLfarmboy
10-06-2009, 15:30
... I have to say I agree with theDon in that it would be nice to see some JTS Brown or a couple other inexpensive BIB's up here though. Joe

I have to drive down to Peoria, about an hour and five min drive, to get Old Fits. BIB. No JTS Brown anywhere in driving distance. Ditto for Rittenhouse Rye BIB. And my only source of ORVW 10, 107 has run out some time ago and still hasn't got any more in.

George
10-06-2009, 16:05
I find Van Winkle products hard to locate here in CT. I've seen one bottle of Lot B, which I bought, and that's been it. I have also never seen a Weller 12.

callmeox
10-06-2009, 17:34
I would like to add "any special bottlings by any producer" to DeanSheen's list.

CajunKY
10-06-2009, 19:00
Dry Fly Whiskey. Not available in Kentucky.

mhn
10-06-2009, 19:05
What is the one or more current release bottles that you love but can't get in your area.

Mine are WT Rye, RHF, OWA 7/107 and Lot B
All of these I can special order but none of them can I just go to the store and pick up.

I found a manager at a store near my work who searched the VA database for me to find out what stores near me had Lot B in stock. This saved me from calling a ton of different places. If you go in with the catalogue number and find a nice store manager willing to help, perhaps they can look for it for you.

Lost Pollito
10-06-2009, 20:06
Dry Fly Whiskey. Not available in Kentucky.
Good luck finding that. Only a small trickle will roll out from what I hear. Though stranger things have happened.

p_elliott
10-07-2009, 08:30
I don't have the time to type up this post and you don't have the time to read it.

CajunKY
10-07-2009, 09:20
Good luck finding that. Only a small trickle will roll out from what I hear. Though stranger things have happened.

I'm hoping someone from Washington State will see these posts and take pity on me after Thanksgiving when their next batch is scheduled to be bottled. Has Binny's seen any of their whiskey? I know they have the Gin and Vodka in stock.

-Clay

Josh
10-07-2009, 10:48
Anything Four Roses
Old Fitz BiB, or anything other than the Prime
Rowan's Creek or anything else from KBD
VOB BiB
AAA 10 y/o
HH BiB's
JTS Brown
Wathen's
Weller 12
Mellow Corn
Templeton Rye
Dickel #8 & Barrel Select

ILLfarmboy
10-07-2009, 11:03
Good God... how does anyone from a control state even gain an interest in good bourbon? It would be like being fed Purina monkey chow your whole life....you wouldn't know what real food tastes like.

LarryG
10-07-2009, 11:14
It would almost be easier to tell you what I CAN get. But to answer your question, a few favorites not sold in Alabama's ABC stores are:

OGD BIB
Weller 107 (actually anything Weller; I've yet to try 12)
ORVW 10
ETL
Sazerac Jr
WT Rye
Rittenhouse BIB

And while it's neither bourbon nor rye ... Plymouth gin.

Living in a control state is the suxxor, fershure.

Larry

Josh
10-07-2009, 16:34
Good God... how does anyone from a control state even gain an interest in good bourbon? It would be like being fed Purina monkey chow your whole life....you wouldn't know what real food tastes like.

It's tough but by control state standards Michigan isn't too bad. We have all the Van Winkles, OWA 107, EWSB, the BTAC, The Beam small batch collection, Rare Breed and WTKS, VOB 90, a lot of the limited releases and fairly reasonable state minimums. What pisses me off the most is Four Roses. But I don't know if I'm more annoyed by the state of Michigan or by the late Seagram's corporation. Probably both.

Most of my family is still in a non-control state so I get plenty of opportunities to shop in another state, and the last few years I've been in Kentucky at least 2-3 times a year so that's usually enough to stock up for a few months.

Stones
10-07-2009, 21:52
All of the above and more! Living on this side of the globe is not so good price/freight wise if you're a keen bourbonite and you want variance from what is on standard offer... Kentucky is so far away... :smiley_acbt:

unclebunk
10-08-2009, 08:03
I'd like to get my hands on JTS Brown BIB and Tom Moore BIB. Nothing fancy, just good cheap bourbon.

smokinjoe
10-08-2009, 09:51
Besides the (primarily) Kentucky only releases (VOB BIB, AAA 10yr) and some of the limited one-offs, we have a pretty good selection in Georgia. BTAC, though limited, even hit (legally, that is) the retailers last year. The only two that I buy regularly out of state, because they are not available here, are Buffalo Trace, Weller 12, and Elmer T Lee. And, I don't believe we get any of the other Barton BIB's.

shoshani
10-14-2009, 21:31
I'd like to get my hands on JTS Brown BIB and Tom Moore BIB.

Seconded. Also WT 8YO and 12YO, both of which have several outlets online in the New Jersey area but nothing sold in Chicagoland stores.

OscarV
10-15-2009, 00:11
The only two that I buy regularly out of state, because they are not available here, are Buffalo Trace, Weller 12, and Elmer T Lee.

I understand about the Weller 12 we don't get it in MI either.
The ETL is kinda odd that GA doesn't have that but no BT?
That seems very strange with Sazerac/BT's market muscle.

smokinjoe
10-15-2009, 04:56
I understand about the Weller 12 we don't get it in MI either.
The ETL is kinda odd that GA doesn't have that but no BT?
That seems very strange with Sazerac/BT's market muscle.

I asked Ken Weber the same thing a couple of years ago, Oscar. At that time, it was a mixture of not enough stock to go around, but primarily a problem with their distributor in Georgia. Something to the effect that once a distillery picks a distributor in Georgia, you're pretty much married for life. And, you can't get out of it unless the distributor wants to let you go, and they hardly ever do that. If there's a problem, they just ignore promotion and reduce placement of the brand at the retailer. It seems that in Georgia, the distributor appears to carry a lot of clout in the 3-tiered system. Ken said that Sazerac/BT was unwilling to enter into such an arrangement with the Flagship brand at that time, and maybe still is. Sooooo, I go to Tennessee.

Rereading my post, I have just confirmed that my math skills do indeed suck. As I listed at least 4 bourbons as the only 2 that I can't get in state. :rolleyes:

JOSH!!!!!! See what I mean about that math stuff???!!!!

tommyboy38
10-15-2009, 06:49
I wish I could find some of the bottom shelf BIB's like JTS Brown or Heaven Hill 6 year or EW. Those were the bottles I picked up while in KY.
While there are a few places to find the Wellers, there aren't any dusty Wellers around the Chicago area.

hectic1
10-15-2009, 12:52
I wish I could find some of the bottom shelf BIB's like JTS Brown or Heaven Hill 6 year or EW. Those were the bottles I picked up while in KY.
While there are a few places to find the Wellers, there aren't any dusty Wellers around the Chicago area. If anyone would know if would be you...I think you have been to every liquor store in a 100 mile radious of your house! :)

ShewDawg
10-15-2009, 12:58
In NJ:
Weller 7 or 12, VOF, JTS Brown BIB, VOB (any), TW Samuels, HH 6yr, HH 6yr BIB, AAA 10 y/o, some of the KBDs

Can generally get the special bottlings (BTAC / Van Winkles / Parkers / et al), just tougher to find.

Avi
10-15-2009, 20:35
I was at the best store in this area where I live specifically to buy a bottle of the Pappy 15....He couldn't get it. He said he was "supposed to have it" but it never got to him. I don't know if there's some kind of "politics" in one store getting it when another can't but that was the implication and I have no reason to believe he was not being honest. I'll have to get it in Manhattan I guess where I'm assuming it's available.

Josh
10-16-2009, 04:30
JOSH!!!!!! See what I mean about that math stuff???!!!!

It's horrible. :banghead: Sometimes when I do math, I feel like I just want to fly away in a balloon or nap in a box in the attic.

funknik
11-01-2009, 12:44
I'm in a bourbon wasteland up here (although Four Roses did recently show up), so almost anything could be on the list, but what sucks the most to me is not being able to get the affordable, standby type of bottles. I don't mind traveling to Mass for special stuff, but it bugs me that I can't get VOB or OWA (especially) or WLW12 or WTRye101 . . . most of these are bottles I would always have open if I could get 'em easily.

loose proton
11-01-2009, 14:39
after reading all the kind comments here on straightbourbon.com about Willett, I've really had a "hankerin'" to try it. I'm having trouble getting it in Va.

Hondo
11-01-2009, 15:40
Thats awful!! You should figure out a way to escape!! :grin:



Van Winkle (any)
Weller 12
Weller 107
ETL
BTAC
RHF
RITT BIB
4 Roses Yellow
4 Roses Mariage/Anniversary (yet)
OGD 114

...............and many, many more. Not much point in going on, you get the drift.

bonneamie
11-02-2009, 07:51
Looking over the MI price list to see what all is not available I noticed that as of this month BT White Dog is. Hot Dog!

George
11-02-2009, 07:58
I have a tough time finding Van Winkle products here in CT. I saw one bottle of Lot B last spring, which I bought, and I haven't seen any other VW products.

Joshua
11-02-2009, 09:38
Looking over the MI price list to see what all is not available I noticed that as of this month BT White Dog is. Hot Dog!

Actually, I didn't find the white dog to be hot, but more corney. Corn Dog!

BourbonJoe
11-02-2009, 12:29
Let's see. What can't I get in PA. Almost anything that's good. PA is a virtual Bourbon desert. :hot:
Joe :usflag:

Ruby K
11-02-2009, 13:47
the one that rankles me the most is the Weller 12. How is it i can find the BTAC in multiple stores but not one damn bottle of Weller 12?

Special Reserve
11-02-2009, 16:52
Looking over the MI price list to see what all is not available I noticed that as of this month BT White Dog is. Hot Dog!

Amy,

Did you notice the price increase for the BTAC collection?

Will

ACDetroit
11-02-2009, 16:59
Amy,

Did you notice the price increase for the BYAC collection?

Will


A local store owner told me they have been holding the BTAC at the warehouse for the NOV. 1 price increase, we should be able to find it in stores this week now that it has gone up another $5 per bottle.

Gotta love this place!!!

Tony

Special Reserve
11-02-2009, 17:12
A local store owner told me they have been holding the BTAC at the warehouse for the NOV. 1 price increase, we should be able to find it in stores this week now that it has gone up another $5 per bottle.

Gotta love this place!!!

Tony

Yea, Liquor Control knows it moves fast therefore they can add $5 to the price. Plus, store owners will be adding to that now. I'd expect to see it at about $70+ tax/bottle in MI. I hope I can find the 2009 at the state minimum, if not I'll ask for it. We'll see.

Will

The Boozer
11-02-2009, 20:20
Will - some stores advertise State min so you should be able to get it @$65.95 + tax. Total works out to $70. Don't know if I want to spend $210 for WLW, Stagg and Handy. Lot of other bourbon can get for kind of pocket change. (that's what I keep telling my wife, "its only pocket change honey")
TJ

Special Reserve
11-03-2009, 16:12
TJ,

I've found a lot of stores that claim to have the state minimum price but charge more for the top shelf bourbons. I always ask for teh minimum price if I'm going to buy from them. I either get it or I don't buy.

I'll pay extra for something I really want if they don't claim to charge the minimum price.

That's just the way I roll.

Will

independant
11-04-2009, 01:12
What is the one or more current release bottles that you love but can't get in your area.

Mine are WT Rye, RHF, OWA 7/107 and Lot B
All of these I can special order but none of them can I just go to the store and pick up.

WT Rye just showed up in two of my local ABC stores so that's one down. I also want to add BIB to the list. Any and all, currently the only ones we can get in Va is OGD and EW.

bonneamie
11-04-2009, 04:51
Yes, I did notice the price increase. Grrrr....

Josh
11-04-2009, 04:58
Yes, I did notice the price increase. Grrrr....

Well that settles it. No BTAC for me this year.