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bourbonNOOG
09-21-2010, 08:29
Came across a bottle of this but couldn't pull the trigger. Thought I would throw it out here, since I am new. It is worth $40 or should I move along?

barturtle
09-21-2010, 08:31
It's been a little while since I bought a bottle, but it seems like it should be under $30...but if prices are inflated where you live that may just be the going price. Good stuff.

cigarnv
09-21-2010, 08:38
Runs under 25 in the DC area... good juice at that price point

Virus_Of_Life
09-21-2010, 08:52
It is worth $40 or should I move along?
Not really in my opinion, but I do think it is worth more than the $18.99 we pay in St. Paul for it. That should help you put it into perspective.

BourbonJoe
09-21-2010, 09:17
40 Bucks is a bit much IMO.
Joe :usflag:

unclebunk
09-21-2010, 09:30
It's a pity that the OGD114 is so pricey where you live. I really enjoy it, but then I only pay $25 (or less when on sale) for it. I'd skip it at $40 because there are simply too many other quality products at that price point that I prefer. Perhaps you should keep looking to see if you can beat that price. If you find it at $30, I'd buy it and check it out.

Halifax
09-21-2010, 09:33
I always pick up a couple of bottles of OGD 114 when I'm in Va. I've never paid more than $24.95 for it.

p_elliott
09-21-2010, 10:19
BourbonNOOG you should up date your profile to say where you are from to some degree narrow it down to a state at the least.

callmeox
09-21-2010, 11:05
NOOG = Chatanooga, TN

I agree with the others that it is a great 20 dollar bottle, but not a great at 40.00

bourbonNOOG
09-21-2010, 11:33
Thanks to all the quick responses. It looked quite tasty but at that price point it sounds like it's a little steep (overall consensus). Nice work on deciphering my username, callmeox. I appreciate all the help. I will probably hold off and grab this elsewhere while traveling at a cheaper price. I would like to taste it but not at a $15 premium.

nor02lei
09-21-2010, 12:29
Thatís about what I pay for it here in Europe and I think it is very cheap compared to most other brands. However I would think itís to high if I would bay it in USA for that price.

Leif

ratcheer
09-21-2010, 12:53
Came across a bottle of this but couldn't pull the trigger. Thought I would throw it out here, since I am new. It is worth $40 or should I move along?

Well, I think the last bottle I bought was $28, but that was several years ago. It is also one of my top favorite bourbons, definitely better than many other $40 bourbons I have had. I would recommend trying it, at least once.

Tim

chilidawg7
09-21-2010, 15:42
In Florida it can readily be found for around $25 and it is one of my favorites, especially at that price.

StraightBoston
09-21-2010, 15:45
Don't pay more than $30 ($25 is better) but definitely buy some.

55bill
09-21-2010, 17:22
We can get OGD114 in Tucson for $19.99 for the 750 ml. At that price, it's one of our regulars. Just great. Gotta watch that 114 proof, though!

unclebunk
09-21-2010, 17:28
We can get OGD114 in Tucson for $19.99 for the 750 ml. At that price, it's one of our regulars. Just great. Gotta watch that 114 proof, though!

Wow. That's a great deal! You're right about the 114 proof too. OGD being such an easy, flavorful sipper makes it one of those whiskeys that can really creep up on you.

Josh
09-21-2010, 17:56
I think it's worth $40, but at that price I'd rather buy 4R Single Barrel which is $40 but tastes like its $50. Ugh, too much math.

ACDetroit
09-21-2010, 17:58
While in Lexington this past weekend I found it for $19.99. I would pass at $40 unless it had the old faux tax strip or a tax stamped bottle from ND.

Just my 2 cents.

Tony

edo
09-21-2010, 19:23
OGD 114, Yes! $40, No!

I pay $20-$25 here.

MTBottle
09-21-2010, 19:52
PLCB stores had this on closeout in December '07 for $17.49 instead of the regular price of $19.99. I love it so much I bunkered 11 bottles and would have bought more if I could have found more. I'm down to my last unopened bottle and it'll break my heart to open it. Now it has to be special ordered by the case of 6 at $29.09 each. Isn't it great to have goverment controlled liquor stores?!?! I like it enough that I might pay $29 but I agree with others that at $40 I would buy something else.

Mark

Vosgar
09-21-2010, 19:53
OGD is definitely one to buy, but I would keep looking for a better price. This June I bought a 750 for $19.79 at our Woodman's grocery store. Normally it seems to go for around $25.

Gary

sailor22
09-21-2010, 20:01
it had the old faux tax strip or a tax stamped bottle from ND.


That's the one you want. After comparing the two I lost all enthusiasm for the current offering.

BBQ+Bourbon
09-21-2010, 20:58
It's just over $20 here, which is the going price. It's worth more than $20 for sure. Sounds like you need to find a better store, then buy a bottle. It's great whiskey!

p_elliott
09-22-2010, 09:05
I paid $29 for mine and that store is expensive on everything so $40 is out of the question.

smokinjoe
09-22-2010, 11:07
That price is pretty bad. Like others have said, it should be low/mid $20's. The bourbon is exceptional, though. One of the 9, in my Top 5. :D I'm also one of the very few, if not only one, who actually prefers the current release to the ND OGD 114. Call me crazy!! Anyway you look at it Noog, you must get a bottle...but, at the right price. Good Luck! I'll PM you with a not too far location where you can get the 114 for much less.

JeffRenner
09-22-2010, 20:10
I'm also one of the very few, if not only one, who actually prefers the current release to the ND OGD 114.

I'm with you, Joe. My favorite of the JB line. Cleaner, more focused than the old ND version. One of my top bourbons. FRSB is my top, and both are high rye recipes, which is my preference.

Gillman
09-22-2010, 20:23
Interesting comment, Jeff, about being cleaner and focused, I know what you mean. But I still prefer the oldie.

Gary

DeanSheen
09-22-2010, 21:07
I'm also one of the very few, if not only one, who actually prefers the current release to the ND OGD 114.

Josh has expressed the same preference and I like 'em both.

The Boozer
09-23-2010, 10:20
Can't say I have ever had the ND version but the current one is one of my favorite, in the top 10. $40 way too much.

MJL
10-10-2010, 07:38
I like Old Grand Dad 100 proof so the 114 proof is a no-brainer for me. I actually think the 100 proof is a bit undervalued and wonder if, when the economy returns back to some form of normal, we won't see some price increases on it.

On a side note I found a bottle of Old Grand Dad 114 proof for $12.00 on closeout at Winn-Dixie on Friday. It pays to shop around as I rarely got to Winn Dixie liquor stores but the ABC that promised to hold a bottle of Wlliam LaRue Weller for me didn't so I walked out, miffed, and empty handed. The Winn Dixie was on the way home so just for giggles I stopped in. I bought the only bottle they had in stock but told them I would buy as many as they would sell me at that price.:grin:

Martian
10-25-2010, 15:03
One of my favorites too at any price, but it's around $21 in Dallas. Flavorful, crisp and clean.

OscarV
10-25-2010, 15:40
I like it but ya gotta admit that there's a lot of alcohol up front unlike the ND version.

Josh
10-25-2010, 18:00
I like it but ya gotta admit that there's a lot of alcohol up front unlike the ND version.

It's like the joke about the sign in front of the old speakeasy: "Liquor in the Front, Poker in the Rear."

spun_cookie
10-25-2010, 19:43
I like it but ya gotta admit that there's a lot of alcohol up front unlike the ND version.

The 11s comes and goes for me. The ND stuff is great. The first year, 1982, was crazy good and the original "batch" one. I have had a few of the batches at this point.

The early 2000s beam version was metallic and hot to me. The current is much better, much like the Beam Black, Bookers and Knob Creak are right now.

For $20-30 a bottle, worth the pickup. Even if you end up using it as a mixer.

OscarV
10-25-2010, 19:46
OK, All Right and Yeah!

Gillman
10-26-2010, 05:57
I'm definitely going to try this again, my last ones were a few years ago. Current Beam premiums are much better than in past years IMO. I truly believe boards such as, but especially, this one are assisting to see not just new releases and special editions etc. but improved versions of established brands.

Gary

squire
12-17-2010, 20:11
Less than $20 here and worth more.

bvscfanatic
12-17-2010, 21:15
Came across a bottle of this but couldn't pull the trigger. Thought I would throw it out here, since I am new. It is worth $40 or should I move along?

Since OGD 114 is only sold in fifths, I'm going to have to say "no". It's great stuff. But here in Lexington it goes for half that price. At at $21, it's very MUCH worth it. Where the hell ARE you? Saudi Arabia? I saw it in Arizona for $20. Unless it's a magnum, I'm saying NO.

imbibehour
12-17-2010, 21:54
Runs under 25 in the DC area... good juice at that price point

yup I agree, $40 is way too much..