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flsean
05-14-2010, 17:31
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j50/flsean1/Image005.jpg

Having to put these three cases on the shelf today was rough. Knowing that I couldn't afford to buy them all and they would be going to someone else was difficult.

At least I'll get a couple of the Lot B's and 15yr's though.

To top it all off, the 10yr 107's we were supposed to get didn't come in, and I was going to buy a couple of those.

DeanSheen
05-14-2010, 18:16
Still a pretty picture, too bad it wasn't taken in your basement.

SMOWK
05-14-2010, 18:41
Pay me a visit. It will make you feel better.

ggilbertva
05-14-2010, 18:54
Pay me a visit. It will make you feel better.

All I can say is.... h o l y m a c k e r e l !

flsean
05-14-2010, 18:55
That is one hell of an impressive picture, I have to tell you. I drooled a bit when I opened it. :bigeyes:

OscarV
05-14-2010, 19:15
SMOWK, that is a great pic, but you should blend in an ORVW 15yo or 2.:cool:

Lost Pollito
05-14-2010, 20:31
I only hate it when a customer tells You how much they love bourbon, then asks you for some Stagg....Red Stagg. :grin:

ErichPryde
05-14-2010, 20:34
I only hate it when a customer tells You how much they love bourbon, then asks you for some Stagg....Red Stagg. :grin:

when I was dusty hunting yesterday one of the shop owners actually tried to convince me to buy some red stagg. He said that it was a very good bourbon! :rolleyes:

IronHead
05-15-2010, 08:22
Smowk, I am thinking you need to somehow attach that heavenly "Aaaaaaaaaaah" music so it plays when anyone clicks on that pic.

SMOWK
05-15-2010, 08:38
SMOWK, that is a great pic, but you should blend in an ORVW 15yo or 2.:cool:

I've only been able to obtain one of those, and it was put to great use at my in-laws 30th anniversary party. While my father-in-law and I enjoyed it quite a bit, I don't think my mother-in-law was too happy with us getting plastered on great juice for "their" party.

ILLfarmboy
05-15-2010, 09:02
when I was dusty hunting yesterday one of the shop owners actually tried to convince me to buy some red stagg. He said that it was a very good bourbon! :rolleyes:


Some people are just sick, sick, sick......

Dramiel McHinson
05-15-2010, 11:02
Having to put these three cases on the shelf today was rough. Knowing that I couldn't afford to buy them all and they would be going to someone else was difficult.



That has to be very emotionally draining to give that to someone else and watch them snoopy dance their way out of the store. :frown:

ErichPryde
05-15-2010, 11:55
Some people are just sick, sick, sick......

Yeah. I nodded very solemnly and said "yes it is, thank you for your time," and left. In some of the more run down places I've been I get red stagg or american honey thrown at me when someone asks me what I am looking for and I say good bourbon. :cool:

cowdery
05-15-2010, 13:58
This young woman (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-05-09/features/sc-food-0507-drink-bourbon-20100509_1_new-bourbon-bourbon-country-jim-beam) sat through one of my bourbon classes, where we tasted good stuff, but eventually went for the Red Stag. She didn't get it from me.

Enabler
05-15-2010, 14:32
At least she realized she was "not ready to play with the big boys."

I have to admit, though, that I started out my young life as a bourbon and ginger ale or bourbon and seven man. Then, I went to bourbon and soda. Then bourbon and water. Then bourbon rocks. Now, bourbon neat. Soon I will dispense with the glass and just swig it out of the bottle I suppose.

Thesh
05-15-2010, 14:49
Soon I will dispense with the glass and just swig it out of the bottle I suppose.

Eventually you will end up with a nice bottle of "Bourbon and Spit"

Vosgar
05-15-2010, 18:03
Eventually you will end up with a nice bottle of "Bourbon and Spit"

That would still be better than Red Stag :grin:

kickert
05-15-2010, 18:17
That would still be better than Red Stag :grin:

Well played!

Res/st-or
05-15-2010, 19:31
Went to a tasting last week... We had many four roses, noah's mill, a couple of the high wests and others. The host decided to throw a curve on the last one which was sweet lucy. Never had it. All the novices in the room went ohhhh and ahhhhh... I nearly threw up when I tasted it.

I managed to get my fair share of PVR and ORVW this week... But it was hard leaving a few... Can't pay my bills in bourbon.

Lost Pollito
05-16-2010, 00:32
Another true conversation / question. What bourbon do you prefer? J.Weed Cherry or Red Stagg? What should I say? BTW ... it's happend.:rolleyes:

jburlowski
05-16-2010, 04:26
I tell ya, the flavored whiskey market is exploding. They're selling to a market that's primarily looking for an alchohol delivery mechanism and that grew-up on flavored vodkas. I've lost count but so far I've seen cherry, vanilla, sweet teas, orange, caramel, peach, honey, blackberry, cinnamon, etc.

Hopefully it leaves more of the good stuff for us.

flsean
05-16-2010, 17:33
Well, they are all pretty much still there after a busy weekend, so I'm going to hide a couple up in the overstock I think. That way I can get more next paycheck :grin:

I have to be honest though, people talk about the flavored whiskey market exploding, but I just don't see it down here in Florida. Our Red Gag barely moves, and we are a very high volume store. I've never once had someone come in and ask me where it was, or where any flavored whiskey was for that matter.

bigtoys
05-16-2010, 19:53
Pay me a visit. It will make you feel better.

WOW! and my wife thinks I'm crazy. That's quite impressive. I hope you're sharing it with friends and family who appreciate it.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/bunkervw.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/barvw.jpg

Brennan77
05-22-2010, 08:37
It's unfortunate, but I know the feeling all too well. We got a very small shipment of 20, 15, and 12. I was able to sell a couple bottles retail, the rest went to the bar. That's where it makes the money for us, so it's proper. And then at least I get to taste them. But it's only one or two patrons that end up consuming the entire lot, so it's a bit of a shame.

Thesh
05-24-2010, 23:40
You hate the great selection of whiskey where you are? I hate you for the poor selection here :(

flsean
05-25-2010, 10:25
You hate the great selection of whiskey where you are? I hate you for the poor selection here :(

I don't hate the great selection, just my inability to afford it all.:slappin:

funknik
05-25-2010, 17:07
This young woman (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-05-09/features/sc-food-0507-drink-bourbon-20100509_1_new-bourbon-bourbon-country-jim-beam) sat through one of my bourbon classes, where we tasted good stuff, but eventually went for the Red Stag. She didn't get it from me.

Since when is Maker's 80 proof? That comment makes me grimace.