View Full Version : Show Us Your Stash!!

12-30-2002, 17:52
Alrighty I will break the ice on this one. Citizens of Bourbonia, it is time to show off! Bust open the Bourbo-Bunker and show us your stash! If it all possible take a mug shot of your bourbon collection and post it on this thread.

Here's mine, I know the shot is fuzzy but I wanted to take the pic where I keep the stuff but the lighting there is shitty. We actually keep it in the spice box they are on top of. Usually I have a nice crystal decanter set on top, but that is empty at the moment (BLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!) anyway I showed mine, now you have to show yours!


PS thats 29 bourbon bottles in my collection all open, plus one rye (Old Overholt). There is also one empty bottle in the picture, the signed BLANTON'S bottle from BobbyC's cookout.

12-30-2002, 18:10
Hey Tom, that Weller and OFBB are holding up well!

12-30-2002, 18:16
Great looking stash Tom! I see you've got a Wathens up front, still have to get me one of them. Heard it is great stuff! Well, here are a few pics from my ever growing collection. Most are sealed here, but I have open duplicates/soon to be opened duplicates of most with the rest of my spirits in the bar.

12-30-2002, 18:19
Here's the 2nd pic.. The wall I have these on is about 18' wide... i used PVC fence posts to make the 2nd level of bourbon stand 6" higher than the other... Then i ran 25' of rope light around each level/shelf to illuminate at night. I have more on the other wall but it's mainly various Makers Mark dippings like the NFL set...

12-30-2002, 18:24
And these are the Makers Mark bottlings I have...

12-30-2002, 18:44
you got a regular murderers row along the top shelf there, Hirch, Distillers Masterpiece, Van Winkle, The Antique Collection. . . Color me Jealous http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/laugh.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif


12-30-2002, 18:47
Do they still sell the old charter 13?? I have been wanting one of those. I noticed you have some other 4 Roses bottlings as well, are they much different form the standard Yellow Label??

Tom C

PS yeah, get the wathens, you will love it! http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/cool.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/cool.gif

12-30-2002, 18:48
yeah, they are, but I just might have to have a little of both tomorrow night, and bring the new year in in style!


12-30-2002, 18:50
Mark, Do my eyes deceive me? Or is that a Bottle of Stagg I see there? Was that hard to find and is there more available?

12-30-2002, 18:51
I don't believe the Old Charter 13 is still made but there are places that still have a few bottles left. There's a place here I found that has a few left and they are below $30 which i think isn't too bad... most other places i've seen have been over $30. The Four Roses are either Japan only or Europe/japan. The Super premium is absolutly great 9that's the one with the pewter looking rose in the middle.. The 2 short bottles are both single barrel four roses.. the left one is the new bottle that's only solf overseas. the one on the right is the old bottle from when it was sold in the US a while ago.

12-30-2002, 19:54
Here's whats left at the moment. I have emptied a couple as of late so the collection is down to 22. Actually there is another Stagg and OFBB not pictured here. I subscribe to Linn's "Drink it Man" Credo, so all my bottles are open. Some are close to needing replacement. Oh well, a man's work is never done http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

12-30-2002, 21:50


12-30-2002, 22:00
BT is still making Charter 13 or so said the tour guide in September. 3 of the Bourbon Heritage collecton bourbon are still available. Fitz, Weller Centennial and Charter 13 ,

12-31-2002, 06:41
Words fail me. A most impressive collection. About 90 bottlings (?) and--from what I can see--all full bottles. I can't imagine a more complete collection of contemporary American whiskey. I am humbled by merely viewing it...not to mention thirsty http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif


12-31-2002, 07:18
Holy Crap! That sure is a lot of Bourbon! Let me know if you need any help drinking it, and I'll be right over! Happy New Year everybody.


12-31-2002, 07:30
Thanks Bobby, I didn't recall that being said. I've only seen new bottles of the Fitz around, because (at least on the fitz) the neckband no onger has the Heritage Collection emblem on it. I'll be keeping my eyes open for the 'new' ones...

12-31-2002, 08:51
I second that. http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/shocked.gif

If nobody minds me asking, how much moolah is invested in these collections?!?

My stash is about half the size of Jeff's and I thought that was a good bit! http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/blush.gif

12-31-2002, 14:50
Tom, Mark:

Congratulations. This thread is a classic. Eye candy. We should move the entire thread to 'Collectibles'.

When I get a digital camera I'll post pics of my Prohibition era bottles (all sealed, but showing signs of evaporation)! I got a 1902 single barrel rye! So much for single barrels being a new marketing concept.


12-31-2002, 14:58
That would be interesting to see! Can't wait Omar... http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif

12-31-2002, 15:10
Yes, I'm trying to "pull the trigger" on buying a digital camera, too. There are so many to choose from!

I briefly considered posting a list, but it would be lost among all these beautiful pictures.


12-31-2002, 19:32
Man ... I had to do some heavy cleaning in the garage just to shoot this picture, but I can't think of a motivator that would be much finer!

Here's a shot of about 2/3 of mine. It might shrink a bit tonight as I am conducting a tasting for a small group of friends http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

Bettye Jo, test your powers of observation. Do you see anything familiar in the picture?

12-31-2002, 22:47

A few questions, if I may.

1. What is the bottle with the blue lable, to the left of the EC12?

2. I see you have Old Whiskey River, about which I had nothing good to say in a tasting a while back. Would you care to add your experience?

3. I see only one bottle of George T. Stagg; have you finished the other one already, or is it safely tucked away?

4. Speaking of safety, do you have a safety rail, not visible in the photo, to prevent bottles from jumping to their death in the event of an earthquake?

5. Are the two bottles of WT 12 year-old a recent purchase, which is to say, do you know where I could buy a bottle?

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

12-31-2002, 23:05
There is a bottle in that bunch that was at BobbyC's cookout and I literally winced remembering it. Boy was I snakebit from drinkin with Linn that afternoon by the time i got there that night. Its a small wonder I didnt fall down the hill in the rain!! It took all my resources to put the tiniest drop of it in me. . .Now that I am sober I wish I had more to try, as i remember it was quite good http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif !

Happy New Year Folks!

12-31-2002, 23:37
I do know that the bottle with the blue label to the left of the ec12 is the 23 year evan williams made for export. I'd hope to get one of them in my collection soon...

01-01-2003, 07:47

I'm surprised ya have any left...Did your brother taste it?...

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01-01-2003, 11:57
Taste it? I split it with him! Dave is willing to drink more of it than I am though. I usually only use it to demonstrate what a certain bourbon tastes like before it's stepped on.

01-02-2003, 08:22

Mark already answered #1

#2 -- I happen to like OWR. My only issue is that it would be improved by raising it's proof to 100.

#3 I have three bottles of GTS. What you can't see in the picture is that the upper shelves are three bottles deep.

#4 I'm not sure what earthquake safe means. I have a small lip tacked to each shelf about 1.5 inches back. This prevents my bottles and glassware from taking walks. Containers filled with liquid tend to stabilize themselves to some degree during a temblor (as a opposed to an empty container), though I'm not suggesting you fill your home with water http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif I suppose the most effective mechanism might be to dig a swimming pool, then float the collection in an opaque, temperature controlled vessel of some sort. Face it, if the big one hits, we're fuc*ed anyway, and my bourbon supply will be about the least of my worries.

#5 I've got three of them actually, one is off camera. Yes they were recent purchases. I'm going over to the liquor store where I purchased them today to see if they have more. They had 1.5 cases when I purchased those about ten days ago. They had three cases before I told some folks here about it http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif I'll let you know.

01-02-2003, 09:41

Your collection is one that all of us want to see...Please post a picture of the entire collection...It's probably one of the finest collections of "old" bourbon there is http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif ...

I was gonna post mine...but everyone here, knows what the Heaven Hill products look like...but they do sit on a really nice "OLD" side board that's over 200 years old http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/blush.gif ...The back board is mirrored and you know what happend...a big flash in the picture http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

Oh well, there is one special bottle that I recieved...What a great surprise...I came home from work one night and there it was sitting on the dining room table...Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,...I know it's Early Times...but it represents the earliest days of our family history and my present day history...At the age of 14 my great-grandfather Joseph L. began work in the Early Times Distillery http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif ...founded by his Uncle J.H. (Jack) Beam...That very same distillery has been under several names...but the first, was Early Times...It's down the road from Gethsemani...Trappist Monks...

In the Early 70's....(Ahemmmmm..... http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/blush.gif I could have been, 5 years old at the time http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/blush.gif ... http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smirk.gif Oh hell, get ya boots on! http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smirk.gif) they tore down all of the remaining warehouses...My daddy said, Iffin your gonna build you a house someday get the lumber from those warehouses...Finest lumber around without a knot in it...I spent a entire summer pullin nails and sorting through lumber...Stored it in a barn until we built this house that I live in today...(except for the deck)....Soooooooooo......this bottle of Early Times---although not the one from the beginning) is very special to me....

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01-02-2003, 14:25
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I happen to like OWR.

[/QUOTE] Well, I'll be danged... I guess I'll never get it through my head that taste is a totally individual phenomenon. I hope my negative tasting doesn't keep someone from discovering that they like OWR, just as you do.

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I'm not sure what earthquake safe means.

[/QUOTE] I'm not sure, either. It's a matter of degree; that's for sure. It sounds as though you've taken sound precautions to deal with moderate shaking. That would be the big tragedy, bourbonically speaking, to have bottles "walk" to their death during a mild-to-moderate shaker. As you say, the next, long-overdue movement on the San Andreas will make the loss of one's bourbon collection a minor issue.
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I'm going over to the liquor store where I purchased them today to see if they have more.

[/QUOTE] I just spoke to the good folks at Bottle Barn, and they didn't understand why I thought it was hard to find. In response to my question they stated that they can get it at will, just like Rare Breed or Kentucky Spirit. Strange -- my sources in SoCal say they haven't seen any of it in recent memory.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

01-03-2003, 17:46
Here's a photo of my stash. Unfortunately, it's missing the 3 bottles of Stag and the big bottle of Buffalo Trace 1.75 that my sister FORGOT to bring to my parents at Christmas. I hope to get them the weekend after next.

I am too lazy to move all the bottles out of the way and take a pretty picture, so here is the list on the back row, left to right...

Paul Jones American Blended Whisky (I found it at my parents house at Xmas; my grandfather used to work for Paul Jones; it's for sentimental reason - I don't think I'll ever taste it); Old Fitz BIB, Old Fitz 12 yo, Elijiah Craig 18 yo, Wathens, unopened Buffalo Trace signed by ET Lee, ERSB, VW Family Reserve Rye, Van Winkle 20 year old (empty).

The middle row is Old Overholt Rye, Old Fitz 1849, Very Old Barton 100, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, Elmer T. Lee SB, AAA 10 yo old, VW 10 yo, WV 15 yo.

The very front row on the right is Evan Williams SB and OF 100. I just finished off the WT Rare Breed on New Year's Eve.

The very front on the left is my Virginia Tech shot glass, my Woodfood Reserve copper shot "glass" (from my tour this past summer), a toy car my Grandmother sent me (it was my Grandfather's), a nice metal shot "glass" for everyday use, and my leather covered flask.

01-03-2003, 17:49
Here's the pantry stash. VW 10 yo, VW 15 yo, four VW FRR.

01-12-2003, 17:58
OK, all the usual excuses apply. I'm not good with a camera. I had to stage this shot. I didn't bother to bring out all of my spare bottles (the Stagg just happened to be in the bedroom already).

But here it is.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

01-12-2003, 18:19
Dave, That's a pretty nice collection! Enough to Quench a thrist or 2.So roughly how much of it is available to you by your drive and how much is shipped?

01-13-2003, 14:05
The only bottlings I have that seem to be unavailable in these parts are Wild Turkey 12 y/o, Buffalo Trace, and Kentucky Pride.

However, there are others that are stocked sporadically or are more expensive locally, such as VWFR 13 y/o rye ($23.99 from Sam's), ORVW 107 10y/o and 15y/o, Baker's ($23.99 from Binny's), Rock Hill Farms, Elmer T. Lee, and Eagle Rare.

The Wild Turkey 12 y/o, barely visible in the picture, came by mail from a store in the S.F. Bay area ($42.99, IIRC).

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

02-26-2003, 22:39

I know that you will like this one...Probably "ONE" of the biggest, and best bunkers around...It blongs to Marvin...

02-27-2003, 07:13
I had to post this one...It's Max and Marvin at the Gala, during the Bourbon Festival...

Max had just signed that bottle of blue wax 23 year Evan Williams...He (Marvin) bid on it at the distiller's auction and that was the highest bid ever recorded on that rare bottling...

That bottle is indeed very rare...The one that he is holding is the old Heaven Hill "Regular" bottle---(note that it has a shoulder on it)...The "Regular" or "standard" bottle does not have a shoulder...

Two years ago they changed the entire appearance (of that bottling)...It still has the blue wax but it's in the Evan Williams single barrel bottle along with a smaller label...

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02-27-2003, 07:17
Two years ago they changed the entire appearance (of that bottling)...It still has the blue wax but it's in the Evan Williams single barrel bottle along with a smaller label...

I was wondering when they made the change from the older looking bottle to the new one...

02-27-2003, 07:41
I had that exact (style) bottling at the booth during the bourbon festival in 2000. I "Did" have another sample for the following year (2001). It was in the new EWSB bottle...I did not get to display it...as most of you know...Heaven Hill did not participate in any events 9-11...

Here is another one of my "The rest of the story" Stories http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

I run the booth, during the bourbon festival for Heaven Hill...Max pays for everything--the tent--my time--access to the advertising room, etc... My little company (ABC Embroidery) does the rest...Man hours---Hmmmmmmm---Woman hours--all the wearables--set ups etc...

That particular year I was a member of the barrel rolling team...Max built a "rick" for us behind Heaven Hill...We were practicing and Kenny Ice--superintendent of the Warehouse drives up...He's probably the tallest (and sweetest) man that I know...I bet ya he's 6 foot 9...Hmmmmmmm....back to the subject...We could tell by the look on his face that something was wrong...He told us that Heaven Hill would not participate in any event during this time...and that includes the barrel rolling team...He said the Gala the cigar's and jazz everthing...My knees just buckled...I asked him does it inclue the booth on the grounds of Spalding Hall...He said yes...I damn near puked...I just flopped down on a barrel shakin my head...WELL.....I can see that this is going to take me forever ta type all this stuff...Sooooooo...I will shorten it to the very end...

I was sent directly to Max's office...He walks from behind his desk...Walks right directly in front of me looks me (very close) dead in the eye...and say's Heaven Hill will not participate in any of the events...This is not a time to party...He told me to box up everything that I had...bring it to his office...with a invoice...and he would write me a check............... http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif HE PAID ME FOR ALL OF IT ...Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhttp://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

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02-27-2003, 17:34

03-16-2003, 05:06
Hi folks,

here's a pic of 'Ekki's Bar'. As you might notice a couple of non-US whisk(e)ys + other stuff in there but my bourbons/ryes/Tennesseeans absolutely dominates the area.

Best from over the waves,



03-16-2003, 07:18
Very nice cabinet, and stash as well. I notice the Pikesville Supreme Rye ( Heaven Hill, and Hard to find) , How do you like thatand how does it compare to the other ryes available to you?

03-16-2003, 08:56

I wouldn't rate it as one of my 'top five' (fwiw...) but it's a very good whiskey.
What I find special about the Pikesville is that it has a somewhat 'spirity' nose while its taste is pretty smooth, especially for a rye. Its finish is rather dry/unobtrusive.
On the other hand the Pikesville is 'only' 80 proof and this probably explains its smoothness.

I could even imagine serving this 'pleaser' as an aperetif/appetizer instead of a dry sherry.

Btw, the Pikesville is still available over here, price is ca. $25.


03-16-2003, 10:57
I'm not sure what it sells for here , but basically It's a trip to Maryland to find a bottle.

03-16-2003, 18:45
I'm proud of you Ekki! Nice stash and most of them are open! I like a man not afraid to pop the top on his Pappy http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

06-09-2003, 19:12
A small part of it, but a very good part! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif

07-15-2003, 13:35
Sadly this thread has died (I really like it) but I am not letting it go without a fight, so here are my acquisitions since I started the thread in December. Maybe that will hearten those of you who havent posted stash pictures ro join the fray!!



07-15-2003, 13:43

Is this the stuff you've accumulated since December, or is this your current stash? I have been downsizing lately, going for the, "Less is More" look. Actually I have run out of room for stuff I don't drink very often. Nice collection there, but way too much left in that KS bottle http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

07-15-2003, 13:48
Sorry for the quality here, but I took it quick using the camera built in my cell-phone to save time... These are most of the bottlings I have open now, but everyone knows where to go to see updated pics of my collection (http://home.si.rr.com/paradox7/bourbon_collection.htm). My 'bunker' is beyond full now, with I'd have to guess 130-150 bottles stashed away for future consumption/trading/etc. By bunker I mean bottles that are either export/limited/no longer made bottlings (OFBB, WT12, Pappy 23 etc) stashed away in boxes in a deep closet in the basement and different than the collection.

07-15-2003, 13:51
Thats what I have acquired since Dec (plus a bottle of Weller 7/107 I stupidly forgot to include), and I have finishe off the same # or so of bottles, so I guess my overall stash remains about the same.


07-15-2003, 13:54
How often would you guys guess you go through a bottle? I know we all probably switch between different pours all the time, but how long does a cumulative 750ml worth of bourbon last you? I'd say I go through a cumulative bottle every 1-2 weeks, just depends on the type of days I've had in the first week! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

07-15-2003, 13:58
That question is a thread in and of itself. For me I guess about a 1 1/2 weeks per bottle. Sometimes more, many times less. Depends on what else is going on in my life.

07-15-2003, 14:00
17 empty bottles in the basement, 17 months since I joined the forum. . . . . .hmmmmm I guess I'd say I go about a bottle a month http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.


(probably closer to a bottle every three weeks if I include repeated buys)

07-16-2003, 08:26

When I finally get a digital camera, I'll definitely get in on this. It's cool seeing all of the great collections everyone has. I'm unfamiliar with the left-most bottle in your stash. What is it?


07-16-2003, 08:33
Old Commonwealth 10/107 - - - Van Winkle 10/107 bourbon in a pretty bottle.



07-19-2003, 17:01
Better late than never..........

07-19-2003, 17:21
Hey Max, Far be it from me ...... and all that, but if that is bourbon with a cork finish laying in those racks, get them sitting on their bottoms or drink them fast. The higher alcohol in bourbon than say wine will cause them to deteriate and will have an adverse effect on the bourbon.

07-19-2003, 17:26
You have created a very inviting layout. Too many of my bottles are literally out-of-sight/out-of-mind.

Just a few questions, if you please:

Are all of the horizontally stored bottles wine?

What do you have in the decanter?

What is the left-most, vertical bottle? Wathen's? Old Charter?

Yours truly,

07-19-2003, 17:45
From what I see, the bottle on the far most left looks like WL Weller Centennial 10 year.

The bottles on the bottom look very much like wine bottles... One seems very much like the top of a Fetzer bottle.

07-19-2003, 23:26
Its my dad so I can answer one, cause he told me about it. the bottle is Weller Centennial.



07-19-2003, 23:29
From what Dad has discussed with me, the bottles on their side are all wine and he has the following bourbon at the moment: (though he can feel free to chime in and correct me)

WT 101
Woodford Reserve
Weller Centennial 10 Year/100proof
Knob Creek

BTW I said the same thing when I saw the photo at first!!


07-23-2003, 19:30
Hey Bob,

Lying in the rack is wine........ Thanks for the info.......


07-23-2003, 19:45
Hey Dave........

Must give credit where credit is due...... my wife Cathy is the one who set this up.... the top shelf is bourbon, with the execption of the decanter, which is Drambue, in the rack are assorted wines and the bottom shelf is Martiniville .......... my wife's prefered drink........ I will pass your compliment on to her.........



08-21-2003, 09:47
Just got a camera! I didn't bother putting in the bottle of VA Gentleman Red Label that's been banished to my refrigerator.


08-21-2003, 14:25
That's a fine, quality assortment.

Just think where you'd be without Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace/Van Winkle!

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

08-21-2003, 14:58
Very nice! That picture is a veritable "who's-who" of SB.com favorites!

How'd you get Stagg in Richmond!?

08-21-2003, 15:48
I think he got it here. (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&amp;Board=General&amp;Number=16348&amp;F orum=All_Forums&amp;Words=568&amp;Match=Username&amp;Searchpag e=0&amp;Limit=25&amp;Old=allposts&amp;Main=15065&amp;Search=true#P ost16348) I know, I have a sick way of remembering posts! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

08-21-2003, 17:26
I think he got it here. (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&amp;Board=General&amp;Number=16348&amp;F orum=All_Forums&amp;Words=568&amp;Match=Username&amp;Searchpag e=0&amp;Limit=25&amp;Old=allposts&amp;Main=15065&amp;Search=true#P ost16348) I know, I have a sick way of remembering posts!

Doh!!! And that was even a reply to MY question! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/banghead.gif

I keep having illusions of there being some secret, easy way to get Stagg in the Commonwealth. Ain't gonna happen I guess. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/skep.gif

08-21-2003, 17:29
Doh!!! And that was even a reply to MY question!

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif I didn't even notice that.

08-22-2003, 04:41
Clearly, Mark is living "proof" that bourbon consumption only makes a mind sharper! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif

08-22-2003, 17:55
I’m afraid I am one of those that have not yet gone the route of digital cameras. So here is what I happen to have on hand at the moment (in text mode):

Maker’s Mark
Jim Beam White
Jim Beam Black
Jim Beam Choice
Jim Beam Rye
Wild Turkey 101
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20yr.
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year (107 proof)
Twisted Spoke Bourbon (16 year, 105 proof) (Van Winkle product)
Elmer T. Lee
Evan Williams Single Barrel 1990
Very Very Old Fitzgerald (12 year)
Old Forester (86 proof)
W.L. Weller Special Reserve (7 yr)
Old Whiskey River (Willie Nelson)
Twisted Spoke Bourbon (16 year, 105 proof)
George Dickel No. 12
Jack Daniels Black


08-23-2003, 05:49
Another top notch collection!


09-24-2003, 20:50
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gifBourbon Festival time has ome and gone, which means the old stash has swollen once again. Now it is time to share that joy will all of you my friends! (Too bad I cant actually send you all a drink, BooHoo!).

Tom ( http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gifProud owner of a <font color="orange"> 0.049 KiloBottle</font> stash! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif) C

09-25-2003, 09:58
Tom has Mini-Fighting Cock.

09-25-2003, 10:27
Then what's this? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

09-25-2003, 12:49
I dunno, but I'm not showing it to my wife.
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02-25-2004, 22:47
Here's my (current but growing) stash. Note that there are no unopened bottles, all have reached out and touched me.

02-26-2004, 05:15
A handsome lot, that! Well done.

Particularly nice is that bottle of the original Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve from the United days.

02-26-2004, 08:55
Hi there, Here's what one UK bourbon collector/drinker has managed to assemble (sorry no picture)

BRAND NAME / PROOF /AGE /DISTILLERY(on bottle) /Volume[&amp; Import Info.]

A.H.Reserve (1974) 91.6 16 (HD - Lawr) 750ml [US]
Ancient Age Barrel 107 107 10yr (AADC-Frank) 750ml [US]
Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star 90 6yr ? (unstat) (AADC-Frank) 750ml [US]
Baker’s 107 7yr (JBBDC-Cler) 700ml [JBB]
Basil Hayden’s 80 8yr (KSDC-Frank) 70cl [JBB]
Benchmark 80 (OBC-NewOrl,LA) 750ml [US]
Bourbon de Luxe 80 4yr (BDLDC-Frank) 700ml [Greek]
Booker’s 125.6 7yr10mth (JBBDC-Cler) unstat [US]
Bulleit 90 (BDC-Lawr) 5cl [Seagram]
Bulleit 90 (BDC-Lawr) 70cl [Seagram]
Cadenhead’s “America” 125.6 7yr (Frank) 70cl [Caden]
Daniel Stewart 107 (DSDC-Bard) 750ml [US]
Eagle Rare 101 10yr (OPC-NewOrl,LA) 750ml [US]
Elijah Craig 94 12yr (ECDC-Bard) 70cl [US]
Elmer T. Lee SB 90 (BTDC-Frank) 750ml [US]
Evan Williams 86 8yr (OEWD-Bard) 70cl [CSS]
Evan Williams 86 8yr (OEWD-Bard) 75cl [US]
Evan Williams SB Vintage SB 86.6 1991 (OEWD-Bard) 750ml [US]
Four Roses 80 (FRDC-Lawr) 700ml [Seagram]
Forester 1870 80 (OFDC-Louis) 70cl [IDV]
George Dickel No.12 TSW 86 (CHD-Tulla) 1 litre [US]
Golden Sun 80 6yr (USA) 0.7l[J.Weber GmbH]
Hancock’s President’s Reserve SB 88.9 (HDC-Frank) 750ml [US]
Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 BrandTSW 80 (JDD-Lynch) 35cl [Mor.Furze]
Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 BrandTSW 80 (JDD-Lynch) 70cl [Mor.Furze]
Jim Beam (white label) 80 (JBBDC-BCF) 70cl [Why&amp;Mac]
Jim Beam Black 86 8yr (JBBDC-BCF) 0.7l [US]
Jim Beam RYE 80 (JBBDC-BCF) 750ml [US]
Johnny Drum 86 12yr (JDDC-Bard) 700ml [EauxDeVie]
Johnny Drum 101 15yr (JDDC-Bard) 700ml [EauxDeVie]
Kentucky Gentleman 80 (BDC-Bard) 70cl [CSS &amp; DGP]
Kentucky Pride (whiskey) 80 3yr+ (Bard) 70cl [Island]
Kentucky Gold 80 (USA) 70cl [TJTurnbulls]
Kentucky Vintage 90 many (KVD-Bard) 750ml [US]
Knob Creek 100 9yr (KCD-Clerm) 750ml [US]
Maker’s Mark (Red Seal) 90 5-6yr(unstat) (MMDI-Loret) 35cl [CSS &amp; DGP]
Maker’s Mark (Red Seal) 90 5-6yr(unstat) (MMDI-Loret) 70cl [US &amp; Export]
Maker’s Mark (Red Seal) 90 5-6yr(unstat) (MMDI-Loret) 1 liter [US]
Maker’s Mark Select (Black Seal) 95 9yr (unstat) (MMDI-Loret) 750ml [Export]
McKullnick 80 8yr (USA) 70cl [Poyenne]
Mellow Corn CORN 100 (DSP, Med-Bard) 700ml [US]
Noah’s Mill 114.3 15yr (NMDC-Bard) 750ml [US]
No.1 Bourbon Street ONOSOBBW 80 (USA – BSDC) 700ml [Seagram]
Old Bardstown 80 6yr (OBDC-Bard) 700ml [US]
Old Crow 80 4yr (OCDC-Frank) 750ml [US]
Old Grand-Dad 80 (OGDDC-Frank) 75cl [nvMahlBes]
Old Grand-Dad 86 (OGDDC-Frank) 700ml [US]
Old Heaven Hill 80 10yr (HHD – Bard) 750ml [US]
Old Huckleberry 80 4yr (Bard) 70cl [Island]
Old Huckleberry 101 8yr (Bard) 70cl [Island]
Old Fitzgerald’s 1849 90 8yr (OFD – Louis) 750ml [US]
Old Fitzgerald Very Special 90 12yr (OFD – Louis) 750ml [US]
Old Kentucky 80 4yr+ (Bard) 70cl [TESCO]
Old Potrero Single Malt RYE 124.2 4yr (Anchor – SF) 750ml [US](4/18/96)
Old Rip Van Winkle 90 10yr(unstat) (ORVWD-Lawr) 70cl [Amathus]
Old Rip Van Winkle 107 15yr (ORVWD-Lawr) 70cl [Amathus]
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 90.4 20yr (ORVWD-Lawr) 700ml [Amathus]
PennyPacker 80 (PPDC-Kentucky) 0.7l [Borco-Mar]
Pikesville Supreme RYE 80 (SDPC – Bard) 700ml [US]
Rebel Yell 80 (RYD-Louis) 70cl [Arthur Bell]
Redcat 80 8yr+ (Kentucky) 70cl [Brighton MH]
Red Eye 90 6yr (KSDC – Kentucky) 70cl [Smokey Jim’s]
Rittenhouse Straight RYE Whisky 80 (CDC-Bard) 700ml [US]
Rock Hill Farms SB 100 (RHF-Frank) 750ml [US]
Rowan’s Creek 100.1 12yr (RCD-Bard) 750ml [US]
Safeway Bourbon 80 (Bourbon County) 70cl [SAFEWAY]
Sazerac RYE 90 18yr (Sazerac-Frank) 750ml [US]
Ten High 80 (HiramW-Bard) 35cl [US]
Ten High 80 (HiramW-Bard) 1liter [US]
The Great Jackson 80 (KCD-Bard) 70cl [InverhouseFR]
Tom Moore (clear whiskey) 80 (TMD-Bard) 70cl [Westbay]
Van Winkle Family Reserve RYE 95.6 13yr (ORVWD-Lawr) 70cl [Amathus]
Walker’s Deluxe 80 6yr (HiramW-Bard) 70cl [US]
Wild Turkey Old No.8 Brand 86.8 (ANDC-Lawr) 70cl [Campbellx2]
Wild Turkey 101 (ANDC-Lawr) 70cl [Campbell]
Wild Turkey 101 8yr (ANDC-Lawr) 70cl [PR Brands]
Wild Turkey 101 8yr (ANDC-Lawr) 1 litre [US]
Wild Turkey Freedom 106 7-13yr (ANDC-Lawr) 750ml [US]
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 108.6 (ANDC-Lawr) 70cl [Pernod]
Wild Turkey RYE 101 (ANDC-Lawr) 750ml [US]
Woodford Reserve 90.4 (L&amp;G-Versail) 70cl [US] Batch 2&amp;3

it can be very difficult to get fine bourbon here in England,The only brands that are reasonably to get hold of are Jim Beam Wild Turkey and Makers Mark.
Most of the supermarket bottlings are presumably heaven hill and are invariably 80proof/4yr/fairly bland.
I daresay some of the above botlings are uncommon/not sold in the US. It would be very interesting to hear which ones.

02-26-2004, 17:39
Nice, Very Nice! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

02-26-2004, 19:37
it can be very difficult to get fine bourbon here in England

Only wish it was so 'difficult' to get such a fine collection here in Tennessee. You have some keepers, including some I've never seen even right here next door to Bourbon World.

02-26-2004, 20:00
Thanks gentlemen, it means a great deal to be complimented by such esteemed company. Today I added Old Fitz 12yr and tomorrow, who knows? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

02-26-2004, 20:27
Today I added Old Fitz 12yr and tomorrow, who knows?

Another week or 2 and you'll need to update the pic! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

It has a way of growing doesn't it?

02-26-2004, 20:41
What I have not seen available in Kentucky is below. That doesn't mean it's unavailable in other parts of the US,

Cadenhead’s “America”
Daniel Stewart 107
Forester 1870
Golden Sun
Kentucky Gold
McKullnick 80
No.1 Bourbon Street
Old Huckleberry 80
Old Huckleberry 101
PennyPacker 80
Redcat 80
Red Eye 90
The Great Jackson

It appears you have a nice "Bunker" as some of us call our collective stashes.
Welcome to Bourbonia! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

02-27-2004, 01:20
Bobby, you have been to my house and seen my "little bunker". I have lots more (same bottlings) I keep in the shop, for "special friends" who visit. They are Heaven Hill products http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif of course http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sometimes, I will show my guest how my little company operates. They get, good bourbon to drink, a lesson in industrial embroidrery and a tee shirt ta boot http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

My stash is not big in volume, but each item has special meaning. They are not for drinking...EVER...I have other bottlings of the same product on the bottom shelf.

From left to right...I won the bottle of Elijah Craig 18 year you can barely see it. They had a raffle for Relay for Life team at Heaven Hill.

The Millinium Globe, was a gift, from Cliff, during last year's bourbon festival. Thank you, Cliff http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif My son, Patrick thanks you too http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
He made me promise, that someday, that bottle will belong to him.

Old Whiskey River, is one that I "actually" produced. I worked that line, the night it was bottled http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

The "Single Barrel Gift" set you see in the far background---they sit on a wooden display with the name plates on it---It was given to me by the Vice President of Heaven Hill, right after I came in "second" in the "Booth Contest" during the bourbon festival http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Hey...every year (except for one) Wild Turkey, will take first place and Heaven Hill (my booth) comes in second http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

FRONT AND CENTER---A extra "special" Christmas gift. from a "Dear" friend on this forum. A bottle of 1986 EWSB, the first year they started bottling it http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif When I opened that package, my mouth dropped... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Geezzzzzzzz http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I was so shocked and taken with this very special gift. He knew, exactly what it would do for me...and it worked http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

The EC's were given to me from my supervisor, as a Christmas gift. I will give them away or Pat will take them on one of his many hunting trips, for all of his buddies to enjoy http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

The Henry McKenna and the EW Master Distiller's Select are two jugs that I really like...

The grandest of all...note the little glass dishes. They belonged to my Greatgrandmother and Greatgrandfather, Katie and Joseph L. Beam.,I hope most of ya know by now, that Joseph L. Beam, was one of the first original incorporators of Heaven Hill and served a the First Master Distiller. They had seven sons, all were http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Master Distillers http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Greatgrandma Katie's maiden name was McGill. Her brother, was Will McGill...Master Distiller for the VanWinkle family. You can read about him in Sally VanWinkle's book, But Always fine Bourbon http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Kentucky's finest distiller's on both sides http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

So, there you have it http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif It's not alot, but it will be treasured for years to come. Passed along, to my children, along with the stories behind them.

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02-27-2004, 05:36
Sometimes quality beats quantity, this is a good example of that. We had a good visit,the day BettyeJo speaks of. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

02-27-2004, 13:52
It has a way of growing doesn't it?

You're not freaking kidding!

02-27-2004, 14:09
You sure got that right. In my travels last week however I saw a bottle that I should have bought, IW Harper Gold Medal 15yr and retraced my steps today. GONE http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
So I go back to the store that had the dusty jug of White Bison with the presentation case and had them dust the five years of cobwebs off. Then decided to hit the 'ritzier' area of West St Louis County and stopped in a small local gourmet food chain called Straubs and picked up a couple of their private label (bottled by David Sherman) for 7.50 each. First taste was very weak, but the next has it starting to grow on me. It's no Van Winkle but for the price it's not bad. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

02-27-2004, 21:38
Your tale just makes me feel warmer and fuzzier that I did have the presence of mind to grab up the I.W. Harper 15yo Gold Medal bottling I found earlier this month. I was sorely tested just tonight by a row of Noah's Mill in a store, but grabbed an earlier EWSB vintage I didn't have for half the price instead. I'm trusting the several Noah's Mill bottles will last longer than my patience. Hope I'm right. Now if I could just run across a George Dickel Special Reserve -- not a bourbon, I know, but I hate holes in collections, and I need it to complete the Bourbon Heritage one.

02-28-2004, 13:04
I knew of a place around here that had one (The dickel special barrel reserve) some time ago, about a eyar, but it is on the other side of the island and I don't go there often. Send me a pm if you still want it if they have it... It is only about 15 minutes out of my way on the drive home from work.

02-28-2004, 16:50
I stopped in a Montgomery County, Md liquor store about a year ago and they were fully stocked with Dickel Special Reserve. Don't know if any is still available but I picked up an extra bottle on that last visit.If your coming to the
Bourbon Festival in September, I'll gladly fill your void.

02-28-2004, 16:50
and I need it to complete the Bourbon Heritage one

The hardest part I had with completing all 5 bottles of the Heritage Collection (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&amp;Board=General&amp;Number=25259&amp;F orum=All_Forums&amp;Words=i%20w%20harper%2015%20herita ge&amp;Match=And&amp;Searchpage=0&amp;Limit=25&amp;Old=allposts&amp;Ma in=24680&amp;Search=true#Post25259) was finding the originals for the VSOF and Old Charter. The newer VSOF's say VSOF on the neckband whereas the old ones had the heritage collection emblem on it.

02-28-2004, 21:22
You made me go look -- I'm not sure I've had the bottle out of the box since I got it home. Apparently I got one of the original VSOFs, because it's got the collection logo on the neck.

03-06-2004, 14:58
Dam you people are making me feel very inadequate not to mention thirsty. Is it too early for a nice tumbler of Old Grand Dad?

03-06-2004, 15:08
Is it too early for a nice tumbler of Old Grand Dad?

It's never too early! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

03-06-2004, 15:14
It's 5 oclock somewhere! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

03-06-2004, 16:06
Is it too early for a nice tumbler of Old Grand Dad?

No problem, especially if you have a spare gallon of OGD around! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

03-06-2004, 16:44
I see this post is staying active so I'll chime in. I don't take digital pictures (yet) and I don't scan so no pic from me. But I think I counted about 22 bourbons and more whiskey around here one day. Not all in one place - I got my shelving and some in the closet. I also have about 6 - 8 other whisk(e)ys. My minis don't count in that.

I recall Chuck saying he just drinks what he's got so he doesn't keep partially full bottles sitting around for display. I guess I do 'cause since I got Ky Spirit once for about $25 and it is way higher I just let that pretty bottle sit there with whatever is left in it. I got plenty other stuff to drink.

03-06-2004, 21:50
Ditto re Greg: I don't have a suitable digital camera, and the picture I took a couple of months ago is way out-of-date. So, in lieu of a photo, a list (from memory, because I'm too lazy to get up from the keyboard -- I worked all day!):
A.H. Hirsch 16yo (7 bottles, 1 opened)
Pappy 23yo (2 bottles, both recently acquired)
Pappy 20yo
Prichard's Double-Barreled
OF Birthday ('02 and '03 spring)
One of each Van Winkle (including 13yo rye)
Old Charter 7yo (antique!)
Maker's Mark 1993 Secretariat (Maker's Mark Mile; 2 bottles)
Maker's Mark self-dipped (gift shop and Ambassador versions)
Woodford Reserve
Sazerac Rye (2 bottles)
Eagle Rare 17yo (2 bottles)
Stagg '03 (2 unopened bottles, one a-drinkin')
JB Black (current commemorative, old 90-proof 7yo)
AAA 10yo
several intact Michter's whiskey decanters, minis
46 (and counting) misc. tax-stamped minis
Very Special Old Fitzgerald
Old Fitzgerald BIB
Wild Turkey 12yo (2 bottles)
Evan Williams Single Barrel (2 1989's, 1993, 1994)
Ezra B 15yo
Evan Williams Distillers Select
Jefferson's (not 'Reserve'; 4 bottles, Lot 1, #s below 100)
Noah's Mill
Black Maple Hill 16yo
I.W. Harper 15yo Gold Medal

Bunch of others open and pouring. Cheers.

03-07-2004, 07:23
Now, you are making me feel inadequate.


04-20-2004, 22:40
OK, it's been awhile since anyone "showed their stash", so I guess it's up to me to get this thread going again. Here's my current bunker o' bourbon!

04-21-2004, 01:53
That's a mighty tasty group you got there Robbyvirus. I just wonder why that Hirsch 20 is trying to hide back towards the corner? I recognize some by the tops and necks but a few in the middle I can't make out. I may not be able to sleep in the morning trying to figure them all out. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

04-21-2004, 04:35
This is a great thread! We have had a lot of fun looking (and salivating) over your bunkers. Is "bunker envy" a recognized term?

So, at the risk of significant comparative paling, here is our stash. I hope the pictures turn out okay. We are still struggling with digital technology.

04-21-2004, 04:37
Our stash, part two.

04-21-2004, 10:29
Nice touch, shelving the Woodford Reserve next to the Ridgewood Reserve.

04-21-2004, 11:26
Thanks! Actually, despite the ongoing distillery feud, the two bottles seem to get along just fine on our shelf, and we haven't gotten them confused yet.

04-23-2004, 00:40
If I had the shelf space, I'd spread it all out a bit more for easier viewing and access. Unfortunately my wife thinks the collection already takes up too much space. But it's good to leave 'em guessing! And if the Hirsch was front and center, I fear it wouldn't last very long!

04-23-2004, 11:42
here is my meager stash. several are just back-ups (russell's) and others are signed or collectors bottles. i'm sure i'll catch some heat for featuring wild turkey liqueur in the back right. i was trying to bulk it up for the photo opp. in my defense, i keep some bourbon at a buddy's house for poker night: ridgewood 1792, elijah 18 yr sb, and more russell's reserve. seeing everyone else's makes me want to diversify my portfolio.

04-23-2004, 14:33
i keep coming back to this thread again and again. it's really interesting to see people's "bunkers." i'm amazed at some of your dedication. lots of rare pappy vans, export only, some stuff i've never seen before. great idea to get this going. keep 'em comin folks.

05-22-2004, 05:59
Hi ...I'm a newbie, I love this thread, here is a picture of my stash!

05-22-2004, 06:01
I just built this bar this winter

05-22-2004, 06:02
It's been quite a project...almost done

05-22-2004, 16:06
Always happy to keep a thread running http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
It's not much, but here is the current stash...

05-22-2004, 16:16
...and here's the minatures I inherited from my Girlfriends Grandfather...

05-22-2004, 19:38
What is the brand on the far left? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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05-22-2004, 22:45
Should be a Jim Beam....though from what year I can't tell.

05-29-2004, 12:47
My meager stash . . . all meant for drinking as opposed to collecting. I can't afford to get into collecting!

05-29-2004, 13:10
Very nice collection!

What is the green one at the upper left? I can easily make out all the others.


05-29-2004, 13:48

Looks like Henry McKenna SB , a 10 Yr old BIB.

05-29-2004, 15:45
my updated stash pic...note the Harley Davidson decanter...pretty cool huh?

05-29-2004, 17:03

Looks like Henry McKenna SB , a 10 Yr old BIB.

It is indeed an unopened (soon to change) bottle of Henry McKenna SB BIB (Barrel #233 barreled on 4/19/1993). The Evan Williams Vintage is 1994.

06-19-2004, 06:23
I love this thread. Heres my updated stash pic. Love that Van Winkle 15!

06-19-2004, 08:45

06-19-2004, 08:49
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06-19-2004, 08:52
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06-19-2004, 09:01
Impressive stash, Tallicaboy! But Good God, man, why are most of the bottles still full?

06-19-2004, 19:49
Good point, I'm still a novice in the tasting stakes &amp; only have about four bottles open at once, the Van Winkles ,Birthday Bourbon &amp; like are being put on hold until I feel I can appreciate them at a later date.
As I mentioned in another post I had a Hirsch 16 yr old when first starting to drink bourbon straight &amp; in retrospect I now probably appreciate Buffalo Trace more than the 16 yr old, so I feel it was a bit of a waste to drink it before I could fully appreciate it. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/banghead.gif
Not to mention the Higher Tier bourbons are hard to come by down here so most will only be opened once a replacement has been sourced.
But fear not they will be consumed

06-19-2004, 20:08
Reply part two

Another unfortunate thing I am yet to find anyone to share my passion for bourbon or at least anyone close enough to help me drink it.
So its all up to me, a hard task but I will give it my best shot.

06-20-2004, 06:03
Tillicaboy...whats the little barrel on the left? Is it full?

06-20-2004, 23:56
You bet its full or should I say half full, its Jim black about 8litres of the stuff, I had the barrel made from an old Beam cask by a local cooper.

06-21-2004, 00:33
Lovely stash tallicaboy.
The question from one Aussie to another is where did you get the Eagle Rare. Was it ordered or brought over, or is it available somewhere here?

06-21-2004, 06:51
The Eagle Rare &amp; Weller 19 yr were all bought in Aus from Burwood Cellars on Toorak rd. Melbourne about two years ago, but I don't think they carry those anymore.

06-28-2004, 05:53
My current collection is (off the top of my head):

GTS 2003 (unopened)
Sazerac 18YO 2001
ORVW 15YO 107 proof
WT 80
WT 101
WT Russell Reserve
JB white label
JB black label
JB yellow label
Evan williams Single Barrel 1993
Buffalo Trace
Rebel Yell
Smokey Jim
Fighting Cock
Jack Daniel no 7
Bulleit (Just finished)

Have a picture of my holiday tipples - bottles taken to the West coast of England for my holiday last week (Note apart from the JD all were untouched before the start of the week). Apologies for the Scotch http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif - I'm still slightly afflicted with a taste for it.



06-28-2004, 05:59
Check out that Van Winkle bottle!!?!

(In the States they look like this (http://www.greatbourbon.com/vanwinkle10y.html).)

06-28-2004, 06:27
Not sure which I prefer.

Does the 15YO have the same style bottle ?



06-28-2004, 06:47
Does the 15YO have the same style bottle ?

It sure does! Here (http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/docsbykey/HNEY-5FFLJK?opendocument)'s a pic from the official website of the 15yo. (Left side of the screen)

Taller bottles stand a greater chance of being displayed on the 'top shelf' (which is where Julian's products belong!) http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

06-28-2004, 07:06
Interesting http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Tell you what though - no matter what the bottle, that drink is so good it brings tears to my eyes http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif



07-03-2004, 05:33
I still love this thread! Seeing other people’s stashes/collections is fun. My friend was over some time ago with his new SLR camera and he had a wide angle lens for it so I took a quick shot of my collection... My place is small so it’s impossible to get it from end to end w/o a wide angle... Anyways, here is a more recent shot from wall to wall. Missing are some recent acquisitions, the small batch collection and the boutique small batch collection since they are in another part of the apt.

07-03-2004, 06:19
Looks great Mark. The wide angle lens captures an impressive collection.

Have you tried either of the Old Potrero bottlings.

07-03-2004, 06:31
I've tried the 18th Century Single Malt Whiskey from Old Potrero but not the 19th Century Straight Rye Whiskey. It was a while ago, but I remember it having very scotch like characteristics, aroma included. It is bottled at barrel proof so I tried it with and w/o a bit of water and liked this one better with a little... A unique product but I don't know if I'd pay that price again for it. I've heard good things about the rye and cannot wait to try it as well.

07-03-2004, 12:21
You have way too many bourbons compared to what I have. I am very impressed! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif

I have, however, a lot of other types of booze, besides my bourbon collection, and the number of bottles I have are probably more than what you have showing. I am amazed that you can get all those bottles into your small space. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

I often wondered, if our places (my stuff is in a basement bar of a house) would ever burn down, would they have to evacuate our whole neighborhoods? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

07-06-2004, 11:28
After wondering the same thing, I inquired about a rider on my homeowner's insurance and insured my bourbon. I also purchased some NFPA (Diamond shaped hazard stickers) used to inform firefighters or rescue of the materials in my home. Insurance covers little or nothing for liquor. BTW my rider covers theft as well. (Consumption is not considered theft) I had to have an appraisal and believe it or not, that service is available in Kentucky.

07-06-2004, 17:50

You got me worried, now. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

07-18-2004, 16:26
gotta keep this thread going...

07-18-2004, 16:38
gotta keep this thread going...

Why not, it is a fun thread right?! Here's pic 1 of 2 showing showing some older aged bourbon. Very Olde Saint Nick 22, 23, 24 and 25yo. The 25yo says Distilled 12-19-73 and Bottled on 4-29-99. Yep, they are export bottles...

07-18-2004, 16:42
Here's pic 2 of 2... The main one I wanted to show in this one was the Kentucky Vintage. Distilled on 12-6-74 and bottled on 2-16-00. From left to right the bottles are Bulleit Thoroughbred, KY Vintage, BMH 20 and the 'new' Very Old Jeffersons Reserve which is replacing the 15yo Jeffersons Reserve. I must say Thank You to those who helped me in finding the BMH 20 and Bulleit Thoroughbred, you know who you are! Someone also helped me find a BMH 18 so Thank You to you as well! That helped me complete the full set of all the original BMH bottles done by Julian; The 14, 16, 18 and 20 year old bourbons as well as the 15yo rye. It was a long search for those bottles... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

07-18-2004, 16:52
That is awesome! Pray tell, who produced those?


07-18-2004, 17:04
Usually I can attribute a bottling to HH by either a bottle shape or something but with these I am not really sure. All it says on the bottle is bottled by Olde St Nick Distillery Bardstown KY. Another one of these mystery bottlings I guess http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

07-18-2004, 17:38
Match the bar codes http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Bettye Jo http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

07-18-2004, 17:54
those pics are making me thirsty

07-18-2004, 18:15
those pics are making me thirsty

I don't think I'd have the same self-discipline Mark has to not crack open some of those rarities and try them!!

Mark, have you *EVER* gone wild, come home from a long bender and done something you've regretted!?!? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

07-18-2004, 18:19
Mark, have you *EVER* gone wild, come home from a long bender and done something you've regretted!?!?

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif! Are you kidding me, I sometimes squirm at oening a rare bottle that I know I still have a 2nd of, never mind these exports where I have 1 of. I am certain that down the road I will, but I just haven't done one yet. I just hope sb.com is still around when I eventually do! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

07-18-2004, 18:28
I would open those faster than you could smash eggs with a snow shovel...

07-18-2004, 18:34
Even though I certainly think I qualify as a collector, it's also fully my intention to drink every last bottle at some point. When all that remained lacking in my U.S. coin collection I started at 8 were rarities I could never afford, I parted with it rather than lock it up in a vault. Collections are to enjoy -- both putting together and owning.
On the other hand, it just doesn't make sense to me to pay $180 for Pappy 23 and then bring it home and make it my 'house pour' for two weeks and be done with it. For that kind of money, I'm going to enjoying owning a relative rarity for a while before I partake. Likewise with my bottle of '83 Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux -- it will either make somebody an exciting gift, or I'll enjoy it myself on some very special occasion. But I'm not going to take it to a backyard barbecue. As is often the case with travel, anticipation is often much of what make it enjoyable. For me, that's much of the joy of 'collecting'.

07-21-2004, 17:43
We produce the Old St. Nick, KY Vintage, Black Maple Hill, &amp; Jefferson's Reserve. The latest bottling of Old St. Nick has a new label, you probably won't see it for some time.

07-21-2004, 18:00
Thanks Drew, glad to know where this all came from now!

08-04-2004, 19:53
Well I thought I'd give this a try.

08-04-2004, 19:55
Some other bourbons

08-04-2004, 19:57
a few e-bay purchases

08-04-2004, 19:59
Old Maryland Straight Rye

08-04-2004, 20:00
Other rye whiskies

08-04-2004, 20:01
more stash

08-04-2004, 20:02
a little more

08-05-2004, 15:29
Looks like you are good to go, Dave. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif


08-05-2004, 16:35

I haven't even shown the stash in the bunker(s)!

08-05-2004, 19:21
you drink?

08-05-2004, 21:19
One bottle at a time, young man, only one bottle at a time.

However, I purchase many, many bottles frequently. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

08-06-2004, 01:37
Can you give us the stories behind the JD bottle and the very waxy Maker's Mark bottle? Is the JD the newer commemorative one or an older one?

08-08-2004, 19:13
The JD is the current commemorative 1.75L bottle. The Makers Mark was purchased in Canada two years ago but was available in the U.S. The waxy splash , a gift from my son, was purchased directly through Makers Mark.

08-08-2004, 19:50
Just some info on the old bottlings:

Old Fitz BIB 5 yr distilled in 1945

Kentucky Tavern BIB 8 yr distilled in 1936

Mount Vernon Maryland Rye BIB 12 yr distilled in 1921

Old Overholt Pennsylvania rye cask strength 113 proof 6 1/2 yr (doesn't list distilling date but probably just after end of prohibition)

Old Taylor BIB 4 yr distilled in 1947

Old Fitz(in RVW porcelain) 86.8 proof 7 yr old bottled in 1971 ( distilled in 1964?)

Bonded Beam BIB 8 yr distilled in 1940

08-11-2004, 17:51
Dave, that is one impressive stash! Just out of curiosity, I saw the new JD commemorative in VA today for $92.50. Couldn't quite lay out the cash for a whiskey to watch, but that is a great collectible. Is that in the ballpark of what you paid? Thanks also for the other bottle info.

Reviewing this thread and all of its great photos made me wonder - what idiosyncrasies do you have (whether you posted in this thread or not) regarding how you arrange your bourbon? By distiller? Proof? Age? Size of bottle? Personal taste preference? Wheaters together? Etc.?

I feel we have ours arranged "loosely." TN whiskies are separated, but outside of that, the bourbons are organized in a disorganized fashion (Beam white/black + small batches together, Weller's together; yet VOB is separated from RR, ORVW is separated from other VW, EC 18 is separated from all of the other HH products, etc.) We are limited by space and shelf height, so that alters our arrangement somewhat.

08-11-2004, 17:57
The cheapest I have seen that JD bottle is 89.99 in NJ. Most other places I saw it at were 99.99. When it first came out and wasn't really available all over, they were selling on eBay for near $200!

08-11-2004, 17:59
Forgot to answer your other question Dave... I generally tend to keep my bourbons grouped by distiller. I put the more rare/exotic/export stuff on my 'top shelf', and even then I try and keep them grouped by distiller. Like all my Van Winkles up there are next to one another, all the Hirsch's etc...

08-11-2004, 19:55
I occasionally shoot a picture of my 'display' bunker, but when I start to post it I refrain because I just don't have a single space where everything fits, so any picture leaves something out. My sideboard is my display, but it only holds a handful of bottles after laying out my tax-stamped minis. Quite a few items are just boxed in a closet until I either decide to open them, or a space becomes available some other way.
So, in answer to your question, there ain't no organization -- except that my 3 Pappys (2 23s -- Lawrenceburg and Frankfort, a single 20) -- are always where I can see them if I want to.

08-11-2004, 23:22
Dave and Tina,

The JD was $99.99 before my "good customer" discount.

It may not seem like I lack shelf space but I usually rotate the collection. I try keeping ryes separate but otherwise try to arrange by "distiller" , "BIB" , "rare bottles", "inexpensive bourbons". Other times I just grab bottles that haven't been displayed for some time. These are usually a combination of short and tall bottles .

08-12-2004, 08:54
In my picture posted in this thread, I built a staircase to show them all and went tallest to shortest back to front, but I am constantly adding to my collection and my highest priced and rarest go on the open topped shelf with others arranged by collection and then by distillery. The other third of the shelving behind my bar is where I stock my other liquors. I try to have something for everyone even those who choose to remain 'unenlightened'. When I get everything the way I want it I will update my part of the thread. Just so much bourbon to find and so little time to work on the bar. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

08-12-2004, 10:36
Absolutely no sorting whatsoever goes on in my house, except to say that they are all stored in the same cabinet. I don't really collect anything that is readily available, so my stash is mostly for drinking. Anyway, Leslie would leave me if I started decorating the house with bourbon http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

08-25-2004, 13:36
"A hundred bottles of bourbon on the wall,
A hundred bottles of bourbon,
Take one down, and pass it around http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif
A hundred bottles of bourbon on the wall.

99 bottles of bourbon on the wall,
99 bottles of bourbon,
Take one down, and pass it around ...... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/yum.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drinking.gif
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif

Very impressive collections, guys. I don't think I could keep from opening them, tho.

09-01-2004, 12:54
We posted the pix of most of our collection a few months back, but here are a few more pix of what is currently our "secret" stash - the bottles that are sequestered and/or hidden from view so that the casual guest wouldn't wander into the whiskey room and mix up something like a Diet Coke and Sazerac! Also pictured are a couple of things tht we truly have "bunkered" - inventory for bottles that are open for general consumption.

Here are left to right OFBB Spring 2003, Wathen's 98, Wathen's 01, EW Millenium, IW Harper 15 year, a MM collectible and our latest addition courtesy of my friend who travelled to Paris, Blanton's Special Reserve.

09-01-2004, 12:56
Our paltry selection of top shelf rye - VWFRR 13 yr, Sazerac 01, Sazerac 03.

09-01-2004, 13:00
The regrettable "last of" collection - the bottles that make me say "why didn't I stock up while I had the chance?" IW Harper 4 year, WT 12 year, Prichard's, Old Commonwealth and OFBB 2002.

09-01-2004, 13:03
Some commemorative JD gold medal bottles: 1904, 1905, 1913, 1915.

Also, the JD 150th birthday bottling from 2000 at the far right.

09-01-2004, 13:05
Finally, our minimal minis. We don't really collect minis; these were gifts from friends or family.

09-01-2004, 13:06
You know there were 3 sizes made in that 150th bday one right? Finding the 1.75L was the real bitch of em all! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

09-01-2004, 13:07
Where'd you end up getting the Prichard's Dave? Seems like it is hard to find in KY(?) I've asked some that live there if it is available and either heard nothing or got that they have not seen it...

09-01-2004, 14:37
It's the same bottle we had before - we just took it out of the general consumption display and put it with our heartbreaking 1-2" "last of" bottles.

I THINK we bought it in Gatlinburg TN in February, 2003, but I'm not 100% sure. It may have been before that.

09-01-2004, 23:23
Finally, our minimal minis. We don't really collect minis; these were gifts from friends or family.

I was at a hotel bar in Salt Lake City that had all of those, I thought I had died in gone to heaven - in Salt Lake City!!

09-02-2004, 07:55
Some really nice items. Thanks for posting the pics.

09-21-2004, 18:15
Noob collection, not easy to find the rare stuff here in OK.

09-21-2004, 18:16
Right Cabinet

09-21-2004, 18:17
Left Cabinet

09-21-2004, 18:49
...not easy to find the rare stuff here in OK.

Don't apologize -- anybody who can't find something to drink there doesn't like bourbon.

09-21-2004, 20:36
A very elegant presentation.

I especially like the back lighting on the top shelf.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

09-22-2004, 18:08
I've resisted for a while. My stash is spread all over.
Well Here Goes

09-22-2004, 18:10
Oops, Picture of Employee of the Month.
I should preview these first.

09-22-2004, 18:12
Maybe you should just back that brisket plug out a turn or two... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

09-22-2004, 22:12
Oops, Picture of Employee of the Month

Ed, you can't fool us. I've seen those "employee of the month" porcelain decanturs on e-bay. You twist off the head and the bourbon shoots out.

All great pics.