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MarkEdwards
12-23-2011, 18:26
I just heard that a new Specs Liquor had opened in Dallas, so I thought I would 'investigate' it. It's HUGE, and has lots of stuff I have never heard of, as well as lots of stuff I like. So you know I did not leave there empty handed.

They had no Pappy, no GTS and no Saz - I DID ask...

I ended up with lots of ales to try, including a very nice beer gift basket. My gift to me.

And here are a few pictures of the bourbons I came away with - a Willett 20, two Single Oak Project bottles, a Noah's Mill and a 'recreation' of the British Arctic Exploration whiskey:

http://professional-geek.net/personal/files/html/specs.htm

This should be a very nice Christmas

Young Blacksmith
12-23-2011, 20:25
Curious how much the expedition recreation went for? And please post some tasting notes after you pop the top.

Really excited about my next trip to Dallas as my MIL lives just down 75 from Spec's!

wadewood
12-24-2011, 08:30
Did a brand new Spec's have a shelf tag on Noah's Mill saying it was 15YO bourbon? Rowan's Creek 12YO? Which neither are age dated.

mozilla
12-24-2011, 08:42
Don't forget to try their deli. They make some kick ass food.

Usually, the high end bourbons are kept in a seperate area...up by the front in a glass case. But, I completely understand them not having any.

Also, make certain that you sign up for their Spec's card. It's good for life and gets you tons of discounts.

MarkEdwards
12-24-2011, 11:24
Curious how much the expedition recreation went for? And please post some tasting notes after you pop the top.

Really excited about my next trip to Dallas as my MIL lives just down 75 from Spec's!

Yes, the Noah's mill is the fifteen year old. The expedition recreation was $153. Single Oak was $75 each. Got some Redbreast 15 for $65, and an ale sampler gift box for $33, which included several Rahrs, some Clown Shoes, some Saint Arnolds and a few others I don't recall without getting up and looking - about 24 nice ales all in all.

I definitely intend to post tasting notes.

wadewood
12-24-2011, 13:23
Yes, the Noah's mill is the fifteen year old.

I seriously doubt the Noah's Mill at your Specs is 15 YO. 5-6 years ago it was, but the current product is NAS. My beef is that Spec's has shelf labels that say it is 15 YO; this labels are false and misleading.

MarkEdwards
12-24-2011, 16:22
I seriously doubt the Noah's Mill at your Specs is 15 YO. 5-6 years ago it was, but the current product is NAS. My beef is that Spec's has shelf labels that say it is 15 YO; this labels are false and misleading.

Actually, just going by the description on the receipt. I didn't think to look at the shelf label.

timd
12-24-2011, 19:47
I picked up some Old Potrero Rye & Willet's CS Rye (4 yr) along with some nice beer.

They've been pretty well cleaned out over the last week, though - hopefully they'll restock with an equally amazing selection (had more Sprinbank/Longrow expressions than I've seen in one place - including Binny's!)

wadewood
12-24-2011, 20:00
Actually, just going by the description on the receipt. I didn't think to look at the shelf label.

Then what you should do is drink 1/2 of it and then return it for refund saying receipt and shelf label is false advertising.

MarkEdwards
12-25-2011, 08:39
Then what you should do is drink 1/2 of it and then return it for refund saying receipt and shelf label is false advertising.

Hehe. Shades of the old Leave It To Beaver episode where the eccentric uncle demands the 'double your money back' offer after one taste. :lol:

I'll have to make another run up there to see what the shelf label actually says.

StraightNoChaser
12-25-2011, 10:14
Let us know how the Willet 20 is. One of their managers was trying to sell me on it but I wasn't so sure about the $150 price tag