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dean_martin
10-30-2009, 09:24
Any interesting holiday gift packs expected this year? For example, last year I picked up WTRB in a wooden box with 2 glasses. I'll be looking for something similar this year. A Four Roses gift pack would be nice.

unclebunk
10-30-2009, 09:36
Any interesting holiday gift packs expected this year? For example, last year I picked up WTRB in a wooden box with 2 glasses. I'll be looking for something similar this year. A Four Roses gift pack would be nice.

I got the same WTRB wooden box gift pack last year and it really looks nice. I took out the "insert" that held the bottle and glasses in place and chucked it out. The box now houses a bottle of Rare Breed and a pewter-top Kentucky Spirit side by side. I'd like another one of those boxes for my RR10/101 and WT 12 Cheesey Gold Foil bottles.

cowdery
10-30-2009, 09:38
Award for the most outrageous goes to the Jaegermeister tap cooler, which is "free" with the purchase of 6 bottles of Jaeger. It's a nice plastic cooler with a place to insert two bottles of Jaeger, upside down, so they feed into a tap on the outside of the cooler. You know, because opening the bottle and pouring the stuff is so much work.

ILLfarmboy
10-30-2009, 09:40
Any interesting holiday gift packs expected this year? For example, last year I picked up WTRB in a wooden box with 2 glasses. I'll be looking for something similar this year. A Four Roses gift pack would be nice.

I hope we see the same WTRB gift pack this year. If yours is the same one I got last year the glasses are great. The heavy bottom is molded into four blunt feet. The one I bought the year before included really crappy barrel shaped glasses.

dean_martin
10-30-2009, 10:25
I almost forgot about last year's Jim Beam Small Batch minis gift pack. I picked up 4 of those - 2 for me and 2 for my brother.

My state's ABC board releases its quarterly price list in Nov. which should have the gift sets they're expecting. They just use the word "set" in the price list description. Not very descriptive but it's a hint.

fishnbowljoe
10-30-2009, 10:44
I have the same set too. Got it about a year and a half ago. Last year I saw lots of different gifts sets from many different liquors, but the only bourbon set I saw was a WT 101 with a small glass and muddler. I was kind of disappointed. Hopefully there'll be others available this year. Joe

htomczak
10-30-2009, 11:20
I picked up Jim Beam Black 750 ML with 2 (rather small) rocks glasses for $18.99 at the PA state store on Thursday.

Josh
10-30-2009, 11:29
Award for the most outrageous goes to the Jaegermeister tap cooler, which is "free" with the purchase of 6 bottles of Jaeger. It's a nice plastic cooler with a place to insert two bottles of Jaeger, upside down, so they feed into a tap on the outside of the cooler. You know, because opening the bottle and pouring the stuff is so much work.

I've been seeing a lot of those in bars recently, actually. I've even seen some with WT American Honey bottles and stickers on them.

cas
10-30-2009, 12:16
Award for the most outrageous goes to the Jaegermeister tap cooler, which is "free" with the purchase of 6 bottles of Jaeger. It's a nice plastic cooler with a place to insert two bottles of Jaeger, upside down, so they feed into a tap on the outside of the cooler. You know, because opening the bottle and pouring the stuff is so much work.

Especially after you've had a couple...

jburlowski
10-31-2009, 06:13
I hope we see the same WTRB gift pack this year. If yours is the same one I got last year the glasses are great. The heavy bottom is molded into four blunt feet. The one I bought the year before included really crappy barrel shaped glasses.

The same (at least as I recall it) WTRB wooden box gift pack has re-appeared on the shelves locally.

jburlowski
10-31-2009, 06:14
Award for the most outrageous goes to the Jaegermeister tap cooler, which is "free" with the purchase of 6 bottles of Jaeger. It's a nice plastic cooler with a place to insert two bottles of Jaeger, upside down, so they feed into a tap on the outside of the cooler. You know, because opening the bottle and pouring the stuff is so much work.

Drinking the stuff is the real hard work.:puke:

BBQ+Bourbon
11-02-2009, 18:26
I just scored a late 90s JD Frank Bobo gift set and a similar vintage Gentlemans Jack gift set. They will be part of my dad's christmas gift since he is a diehard JD guy. The price was less than the two bottles retail for today. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a 50s or 60s era bottle to add to his gift.

independant
11-02-2009, 19:14
In Va I have seen the WTRB wooden case along with a standard WT 101 with a flask and a cloth bad that the flask goes in. The EWSB 99 with the duel cigar/flask has made a return to the shelves again this year. Also Jack Daniels has a few out there. One box comes with a JD belt buckle. One comes with glasses. One come with a mixer and one comes with coasters. All these are with a JD 1 litter bottle.

whskylvr
11-02-2009, 19:32
Hello All,

Below is a list of BOURBON/WHISKEY gift packs that are available this holiday season.


BEAM BBN w/ T I N SIGN LTD EDITION
JIM BEAM BLACK W/2 ROCK GLASSES

JIM BEAM CANDYCANE (JBWL/JBBL/RYE/RS)


WILD TURKEY 101 W/ f l a s k & p o u c h
WILD TURKEY Rare Breed BBN w/ Glass


If anyone is interested to know what else is out there for other products besides whiskey pm me.

funknik
11-04-2009, 13:36
I picked up Jim Beam Black 750 ML with 2 (rather small) rocks glasses for $18.99 at the PA state store on Thursday.
My mother gave me a gift certificate that she won to the underdog grocery store in the city where I live. We never buy groceries there, so I considered buying some booze, but their selection of bourbon sucks as bad as their selection of food (the only thing I would buy is WT101). Strangely, though, they had some really nice holiday gift packs -- both the JBB (with the glasses) & JBW (with some dumb sign), Glenlivet (with some very nice looking glasses) & Bushmills White (also with some nice looking glasses). I have about $60 left on the gift card, but none of these bottles really strikes me -- I have only had JBB once in a bar & didn't like it as much as the White (I was a real noob, then, though -- have been thinking I may need to give it another chance although Beam products don't excite me much barring OGD114) & although I'm not a Scotch guy, Irish whiskey does appeal to me -- I haven't had the Bushmills White, but really like the Green & love the sherry-aged Black Bush . . . I didn't pick anything up this time, but I am tempted. What do you guys think?

cowdery
11-04-2009, 15:19
I was surprised in the Jewel to see a large floorstand display full of spirits gift packs. The odd thing was, it looked like a producer-supplied display, like a huge pre-pack actually, but it was stocked with gifts from assorted producers. Possibly it was done by a local distributor who has all of those brands.

Jim Beam had one in the display, in keeping with its "Guy's Never Change" ad theme, in which the gift was a roll of duct tape. Maybe I'm wrong. I didn't look closely.

ILLfarmboy
11-07-2009, 09:59
I picked up a 1999 EWSB gift pack with a nice little flask earlier today.

silverfish
11-07-2009, 13:50
I just scored a late 90s JD Frank Bobo gift set and a similar vintage Gentlemans Jack gift set. They will be part of my dad's christmas gift since he is a diehard JD guy.

Do you have a photo (or can you find an image
on-line) of the Bobo set? I'd be interested in
seeing that one.

My local store has a Gentleman set with a nice
heavy glass cocktail shaker.

loose proton
11-08-2009, 06:18
...standard WT 101 with a flask ...
by the way, these are nice flasks, not cheapies.
I ran into a grey goose vodka golf bag one can put in entries to win.

OscarV
11-08-2009, 06:45
I picked up a WT 101 gift pack with the flask and bag it goes in also.
On the bottom of the flask it says 145ml.
I filled it with water and poured the contents into a measuring cup and it reached the 200ml line.
Nice bonus.

cowdery
11-10-2009, 15:49
The Beam gift pack doesn't contain duct tape. It contains a metal sign that repeats something about duct tape from one of the recent ads.

An ad reprint, even on metal, is not a very good gift. Duct tape would have been better.

Dr. François
11-10-2009, 19:47
I got a two-glass set from Old Forester Signature 100. The glasses are identical to the 4R square glasses from a few years back. Meh.

unclebunk
11-16-2009, 07:16
I picked up a WT 101 gift pack with the flask and bag it goes in also.
On the bottom of the flask it says 145ml.
I filled it with water and poured the contents into a measuring cup and it reached the 200ml line.
Nice bonus.

What could be better at a football game? That's perfect!:cool:

fishnbowljoe
11-16-2009, 14:20
Stopped at one local grocery store Saturday. Lot's of gift packs there. All of which have been mentioned. Almost bought the WTRB in the wooden box with two glasses, but I already have one. Besides, I knew we were going to another store Sunday. Bought my WTRB Sunday and saved $5.00, but alas no gift sets. I don't need any more glasses anyway. :rolleyes: Joe

jburlowski
11-16-2009, 14:23
I'm like Joe... I've got plenty of glasses and don't really need more. Plus I'm not too keen on otherwise nice glassware bespoiled with a prominent distillery logo.

camduncan
11-16-2009, 14:25
I got a catalog in the mail last night for a local store. They're selling the Aussie McKenna (from Four Roses) in a 'collectible tin' with a leather wallet...

Joshua
11-16-2009, 14:57
I'm hoping to spot the OF Sig set, WT101 with flask, and RB with glasses around here... but so far nothing has popped up. Hopefully here soon, we're usually slow to get things of that sort.

unclebunk
11-25-2009, 07:26
My brother told me last night he found a store that's selling Four Roses Single Barrel in a gift pack that has a nice glass (maybe two?) for, now get this, $22!!! Guess where I'm going today?:grin:

jburlowski
11-25-2009, 14:11
My brother told me last night he found a store that's selling Four Roses Single Barrel in a gift pack that has a nice glass (maybe two?) for, now get this, $22!!! Guess where I'm going today?:grin:

I'm going to guess that it is the standard yellow label and not the SB.

unclebunk
11-25-2009, 14:27
I'm going to guess that it is the standard yellow label and not the SB.

That would be a natural guess, JB. But I rushed over to the liquor store this afternoon and bought all four gift packs and, sure enough, they're Single Barrels! I'm guessing the owner either came across a great deal or he mispriced them.

SMOWK
11-25-2009, 14:38
I'm guessing the owner either came across a great deal or he mispriced them.

If that's the case. Gotta love it!

fishnbowljoe
11-25-2009, 15:01
Well, guess I don't have to ask which store it was. :skep: Thanks Hank.:slappin: Joe

jburlowski
11-26-2009, 05:53
That would be a natural guess, JB. But I rushed over to the liquor store this afternoon and bought all four gift packs and, sure enough, they're Single Barrels! I'm guessing the owner either came across a great deal or he mispriced them.

Great score!!!!!

spun_cookie
11-26-2009, 06:08
My favorite this year is the Pyrat rum XO and box.

9992

dean_martin
12-23-2009, 07:52
That would be a natural guess, JB. But I rushed over to the liquor store this afternoon and bought all four gift packs and, sure enough, they're Single Barrels! I'm guessing the owner either came across a great deal or he mispriced them.

I know of only 2 places in my area that carry Four Roses. I went to one Saturday and asked if they had or could get the 4RSB gift set. The guy made a call and said "the warehouse" had two. I blew all my money on Christmas presents so one was all I could ask for (at regular price - unlike uncle's score). I picked it up last night! (Thought I'd bump this up for anyone with last minute shopping to do.)

spun_cookie
12-23-2009, 08:32
$14.99 for the WT101 and Flask combo.... That is $8 less than normal for the 750ml by itself.

Awax1978
12-23-2009, 08:45
Spun - I was tempted to pick the Pyrat up as I thought it looked cool. How is the rum?

Jono
12-23-2009, 08:51
http://www.bilgemunky.com/pirate-commentary/pyrat-rum-xo-side-by-side-taste-test/

Pyrat Rum XO Side-by-Side Taste Test

"Upon sipping, new XO is sharp and tingly across the tongue. The texture is buttery, and the flavor sugary and very akin to oranges. Old XO, in contrast, is much less tingly and somewhat more refined. As it warms across the tongue it thickens, and carries the flavors of toffee and butterscotch, again with a hint of orange."

Nice looking set....

spun_cookie
12-23-2009, 10:35
Spun - I was tempted to pick the Pyrat up as I thought it looked cool. How is the rum?

The rumis good.Not as good as it was 2-3 yrs ago when they had 4 levels. They not have 3 so the did some blending... but it is one of my favorite rumand coke rums... I go 50/50 or stronger and it is great...

...and cool site Jono...

Joshua
12-23-2009, 11:26
The WT101 with flask, not a bad deal at all! I'm really thinking about the WT RB set, I need another Rare Breed, but it's about $38 bucks up here. I can get the bottle (not set) for $28-30 back home.

But, is the $8-10 worth it for making egg nog and the fancy box and glasses? I'm really not sure on that one... dang tough call

Rughi
12-23-2009, 14:02
I think of all the ones I've seen this (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=190588&postcount=20) is the one I would most like to get.


Roger

Westernboys
12-23-2009, 14:33
I'd love to see that under my tree!!:grin:

Old Lamplighter
12-23-2009, 14:45
In agreement on the WTRB gift box w/glasses....got a couple of sets already from the past. Found RB for $32 in MS yesterday while visiting a co-worker. In TN, it is also approaching $40. If it keeps going up, may have to revisit the standard 101 in the future.

sailor22
12-23-2009, 15:39
The Old Forester Prohibition gift pack with a Glencairn glass and a certificate for a free bottle on a distillery visit are on sale for $10 here.

BBQ+Bourbon
12-23-2009, 16:19
If you like any of the mid-shelfers, they are normally a great deal just after the new year.

Monday, Joshua and I went on a mostly fruitless shopping spree. However, one store had a gift pack of 4R Single Barrel for $29.99. Two glasses and a $40 bottle, priced at $30? Couldn't pass it up.

independant
12-23-2009, 17:41
The Old Forester Prohibition gift pack with a Glencairn glass and a certificate for a free bottle on a distillery visit are on sale for $10 here.

Man that is a deal. I love this stuff. I guess they added certificate this year.

tommyboy38
12-23-2009, 17:43
I also found the four roses gift pack recently. Bought a case...How can you pass it up?

whskylvr
12-23-2009, 17:50
Does anyone know where I can order the FR Gift Set? I live in California and want to get a few of these. Thanks and Happy Holidays!!

independant
12-23-2009, 18:04
The Old Forester Prohibition gift pack with a Glencairn glass and a certificate for a free bottle on a distillery visit are on sale for $10 here.

Man that is a deal. I love this stuff. I guess they added certificate this year.

tommyboy38
12-23-2009, 18:46
I wouldn't mind finding some of those myself!!

whskylvr
01-15-2010, 15:00
I am looking for the FRSB gift pack and FRSmB gift pack.
Does anyone know where I can get these at (preferably through mail order).

Thanks

hectic1
01-15-2010, 15:05
Binny's had FRSmB gift packs...:)