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jcg9779
12-25-2011, 14:15
Time for a new thread.

Hoping to get some Weller 12 in Dallas before I head back to Atlanta.

ethangsmith
12-25-2011, 16:10
Didn't but these, these were all gifts today:

T.W. Samuels BIB
J.W. Dant BIB
J.T.S. Brown BIB
Yellowstone 90
Echo Springs 80
Delaware Phoenix Corn Whiskey 100

Enoch
12-25-2011, 17:04
Time for a new thread.

Hoping to get some Weller 12 in Dallas before I head back to Atlanta.

The Weller 12 was the main thing I brought back from Dallas when I was there in October. I've never seen it in SC.

jcg9779
12-25-2011, 17:32
The Weller 12 was the main thing I brought back from Dallas when I was there in October. I've never seen it in SC.

It's not in Georgia either, Enoch. I continuously ask a retailer with whom I have a good relationship about it though...I'm hoping the squeaky wheel gets the grease!

hectic1
12-25-2011, 17:38
My father in law bought me a Pappy 20 for Christmas...at least I've trained the inlaws correctly! :)

Old Lamplighter
12-25-2011, 19:54
My father in law bought me a Pappy 20 for Christmas...at least I've trained the inlaws correctly! :)

You better hold onto that wife...has she got any sisters???....lol

jfw
12-25-2011, 20:33
Parker Heritage Cognac finish x2
GTS 2011
Bowman limited edition barrel strength
PVW 23

Quite a Christmas haul!



Joe

dohidied
12-26-2011, 07:53
The girlfriend bought me a Parker Heritage Wheater and a WT American Spirit. It certainly helped to leave a guide on my phone of bottles I've left on shelves. :)
My mom got me a bottle of Lot B. how many people's mothers get on waiting lists to buy their sons bourbon? So awesome.

andykeck
12-26-2011, 13:05
This was my Christmas present from my wife, given to me a few days early. I'm trying to orchestrate a couple of trades so I end up with a bottle of VWFRR; we'll see how that goes...
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x355/andykeck/IMG_0713.jpg

soad
12-26-2011, 19:12
Traveling from the bourbon wasteland of Pennsylvania to Ohio, I didnt have much hope of finding anything exciting....but I found a budget pour that I have been wanting to try. Old Ezra 101....it is damn tasty stuff!!!!

Chris24
12-26-2011, 21:26
Found some straggler ORVW 10/90 and 12 year plus some Full Sail Black Gold bourbon aged stout!

mosugoji64
12-26-2011, 23:02
Found some straggler ORVW 10/90 and 12 year plus some Full Sail Black Gold bourbon aged stout!

That Full Sail was good stuff. Hope you enjoy it, too!

Tucker
12-29-2011, 06:42
Picked up a bottle of EWSB 2002 yesterday.

jkater1
12-29-2011, 09:14
On my way to the east side of the state today for work, made a pit stop and found a gts 141.4 & a pvw 20 on the self. Very surprised, must have found a spot you east side guys don't frequent.

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bourbon-n00b
12-29-2011, 10:46
Party Source had a limited allocation of stuff up for grabs yesterday. I got a VWFRR and an EH Taylor single barrel. And to bring the per-bottle shipping down a bit, a bottle of HH Old Style BiB and 3 Mellow Corn.

autiger23
12-29-2011, 11:14
Party Source had a limited allocation of stuff up for grabs yesterday. I got a VWFRR and an EH Taylor single barrel. And to bring the per-bottle shipping down a bit, a bottle of HH Old Style BiB and 3 Mellow Corn.

Damnit, they had the Rye up? I saw all the other products but not a fan of the Pappy 23yr and the 10/107 and 12's I passed on. How many did they have when you bought it?

CaptainQ
12-29-2011, 11:16
Damnit, they had the Rye up? I saw all the other products but not a fan of the Pappy 23yr and the 10/107 and 12's I passed on. How many did they have when you bought it?

When I visited the website they listed 6 bottles of the rye.

bourbon-n00b
12-29-2011, 12:04
Damnit, they had the Rye up? I saw all the other products but not a fan of the Pappy 23yr and the 10/107 and 12's I passed on. How many did they have when you bought it?

Sorry, I didn't go as far as to check the in-stock amount. I just raced to get my cart loaded and checked out before I was too late.

autiger23
12-29-2011, 12:22
Sorry, I didn't go as far as to check the in-stock amount. I just raced to get my cart loaded and checked out before I was too late.

6 bottles and argh, that hurts. I saw it pop up on the website a month ago but they had none in stock then they were just adding the description because peopled asked per an email response. Having the hardest time finding the VWFRR but ive got a ton of 15/20 on the way at the end of week.

Ejmharris
12-29-2011, 14:04
Party Source had a limited allocation of stuff up for grabs yesterday. I got a VWFRR and an EH Taylor single barrel. And to bring the per-bottle shipping down a bit, a bottle of HH Old Style BiB and 3 Mellow Corn.

Dooh, I was actually in the store yesterday. I had no idea they had the VWFRR. I got one of the last Bowmans but would have for sure picked one of those up.


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Jonny.Applebury
12-29-2011, 14:52
I found a stash of 2000 and 2001 Evan Williams Single Barrel bottles at a store here in Madison. They were marked down to $10.99. The store employee (owner?) said they were marked down in anticipation of the new vintage. I bought a few, and left a few on the shelf.

Rockefeller
12-29-2011, 16:19
I found a stash of 2000 and 2001 Evan Williams Single Barrel bottles at a store here in Madison. They were marked down to $10.99. The store employee (owner?) said they were marked down in anticipation of the new vintage. I bought a few, and left a few on the shelf.

What a fantastic buy - that's pretty much the price of one dram in NYC. I can't find the 2000 anywhere.

Based off early reviews: 2000 > 2001 > 2002

Gillman
12-29-2011, 17:57
In upstate NY, Bankers Club, on sale at $17.00 for 1.75 L. I bought this on a hunch, as often (not always of course) I've had good experience with private labels or similar bottlings that come very low-priced. This one is is bottled by an outfit out of Scofield, NJ. What a great buy! The bourbon is fully matured, NAS but I'd guess 4-8 years old. No hint of corny immaturity or other flavors one would think would come in a bottom shelf package. It had a rich, chocolately taste, like Benchmark in the 70's, say. That rummy-like taste of richness some bourbons had in the past. I'd guess the profile is selected with that taste in mind, given the evident antiquity of the label, enhanced by a depiction of two well-dressed men playing a game of billiards in a club environment. I have had many bourbons at x-times the price (you name it) that weren't as good.

Gary

drunk
12-29-2011, 21:30
I found a stash of 2000 and 2001 Evan Williams Single Barrel bottles at a store here in Madison. They were marked down to $10.99. The store employee (owner?) said they were marked down in anticipation of the new vintage. I bought a few, and left a few on the shelf.

I am so jealous. (checks drive to Madison; 2.5 hours; damn) I would've cleared them out of the 2000.

bad_scientist
12-30-2011, 08:07
Got a TPS Bowman Rye, TPS 4R OBSK, and a Heaven Hill BIB White Label in the mail yesterday.

I love the HH BIB already, and my wife is so very grateful that it's $10 a bottle :)

Wall Eye
12-30-2011, 09:37
Got a TPS Bowman Rye, TPS 4R OBSK, and a Heaven Hill BIB White Label in the mail yesterday.

I love the HH BIB already, and my wife is so very grateful that it's $10 a bottle :)

I just ordered a Lot B - my first Van Winkle - and one of the TPS 4R OBSK - it looks like it's a new "batch" from the last one they had. Let us know what you think of that 4R if you get a chance.

Jonny.Applebury
12-30-2011, 11:38
I am so jealous. (checks drive to Madison; 2.5 hours; damn) I would've cleared them out of the 2000.

I would have, too, if I hadn't stocked up on 2000 shortly after the 2001 was released. I think I have about a case in my bunker.

I'm also starting to feel the need to leave a few on the shelf when I find good buys. I hope that's more a function of my bunker size, rather than me turning soft. :lol:

Jonny.Applebury
12-30-2011, 11:40
What a fantastic buy - that's pretty much the price of one dram in NYC. I can't find the 2000 anywhere.

Based off early reviews: 2000 > 2001 > 2002

I'd trade the low price of retail bottles that we have here in Wisconsin for a couple of those fantastic bars you have over in NYC. I went to both The Brandy Library and PDT while I was in Manhattan last month. Those are fantastic bars! Prices be damned...

RyanL
12-30-2011, 11:42
I would have, too, if I hadn't stocked up on 2000 shortly after the 2001 was released. I think I have about a case in my bunker.

I'm also starting to feel the need to leave a few on the shelf when I find good buys. I hope that's more a function of my bunker size, rather than me turning soft. :lol:

Well that depends on if ur leaving EWSB on the shelf or VWFRR...if its the latter then I would say ur turning soft. :grin:

bad_scientist
12-30-2011, 11:49
I just ordered a Lot B - my first Van Winkle - and one of the TPS 4R OBSK - it looks like it's a new "batch" from the last one they had. Let us know what you think of that 4R if you get a chance.

Congrats on the Lot B! They were only in stock for about 3 hours. Crazy times we live in...

I had been waiting for several months for a new TPS OBSK. I'll probably crack it open on New Year's Eve, and I'll definitely report back after I do.

clingman71
12-30-2011, 12:00
I just ordered a Lot B - my first Van Winkle - and one of the TPS 4R OBSK - it looks like it's a new "batch" from the last one they had. Let us know what you think of that 4R if you get a chance.

I ordered a lot B, OWA, and Weller 12 from Party Source this morning. I have to order multiple bottles to justify the shipping costs, at least that's what I told Karen.

bad_scientist
12-30-2011, 13:30
I ordered a lot B, OWA, and Weller 12 from Party Source this morning. I have to order multiple bottles to justify the shipping costs, at least that's what I told Karen.

Did you get their private bottling of OWA? I haven't read anything about that one.

smokinjoe
12-30-2011, 13:35
I am no longer out of Four Roses SmB and Old Forester Signature. Been a while on the Signature. And, it always performs well chilled out of the beer fridge.

jburlowski
12-30-2011, 14:09
Did you get their private bottling of OWA? I haven't read anything about that one.

Haven't tried the TPS OWA, but their new private barrel of AAA is excellent.

DeanSheen
12-30-2011, 14:28
Haven't tried the TPS OWA, but their new private barrel of AAA is excellent.

Ahh so they finally hit ehh?

jcg9779
12-30-2011, 14:29
... but their new private barrel of AAA is excellent.

Greg (Adams), isn't AAA your pour of choice? Have you tried this one yet?

clingman71
12-30-2011, 15:03
Did you get their private bottling of OWA? I haven't read anything about that one.


I did not. I have their JPS 18 bottling and love it. I have their 1792 bottling and do not like it. I bought the 2 wellers for the sole purpose of blending so I didn't really want to experiment with a barrel selection. I want my vatting bottles easy to replicate.

clingman71
12-30-2011, 15:05
Ahh so they finally hit ehh?


They certainly didn't with the 1792, we've discussed it before. But, they did with the JPS 18. I like it better than my batch #5 JPS 17. I may have to try the AAA.

bad_scientist
12-30-2011, 15:15
I did not. I have their JPS 18 bottling and love it. I have their 1792 bottling and do not like it. I bought the 2 wellers for the sole purpose of blending so I didn't really want to experiment with a barrel selection. I want my vatting bottles easy to replicate.

You mean the famous SB.com(TM) vatting of OWA/Weller 12?

Since the Cork and Bottle OWAs are pretty highly regarded, I was interested in TPS's offering. I was so close to getting their JPS18, but I couldn't wait 2 days for the shipping and bought a WLW2011 and Rittenhouse Rye instead, for the same price. Bye bye Christmas money...

clingman71
12-30-2011, 16:34
You mean the famous SB.com(TM) vatting of OWA/Weller 12?

Since the Cork and Bottle OWAs are pretty highly regarded, I was interested in TPS's offering. I was so close to getting their JPS18, but I couldn't wait 2 days for the shipping and bought a WLW2011 and Rittenhouse Rye instead, for the same price. Bye bye Christmas money...


Ah yes, the famous SB Weller vatting! Sort of a poor man's attempt at a ORVW 10/107/lotB blend, but affordable enough to be an everyday pour, BRILLIANT!
My first Weller vatting was with CnB OWA #50 + Weller 12 because it was the only OWA I had, it was very good. But considering my dislike for TPS 1792, I didn't want to mix things up yet. I want something easily repeatable, thus standard OWA + Weller 12. TPS JPS 18 is very good, but I can see taking a WLW and Ritt instead.

bad_scientist
12-30-2011, 16:59
Ah yes, the famous SB Weller vatting! Sort of a poor man's attempt at a ORVW 10/107/lotB blend, but affordable enough to be an everyday pour, BRILLIANT!
My first Weller vatting was with CnB OWA #50 + Weller 12 because it was the only OWA I had, it was very good. But considering my dislike for TPS 1792, I didn't want to mix things up yet. I want something easily repeatable, thus standard OWA + Weller 12. TPS JPS 18 is very good, but I can see taking a WLW and Ritt instead.


Hah hah, I agree - a handle of OWA and Weller 12 each is like $70 total. That's $70 for 3 LITERS of what I imagine is a decent substitute for the more glamorous Van Winkles. I'd do that 11 times out of 10 if the 12 year were available up here.

Re: JPS18, I don't know how it is with you, but no matter what I do get, I can think only of the bottles I DIDN'T get...

jeanraulmitchell
12-30-2011, 18:04
This is what I bought or picked up during my yearly holiday trip to see my family in Virginia. All of this was purchased in Tennessee. Some I bought over the phone the day it arrived at the stores and I just picked it up while I was there.

2 2011 WLW
2 PVW 20
2 PVW 15
3 VWFRR
4 ORVW 107, 3 from previous allocations(very very happy I found these), 1 from this fall, ehhhhhhh. I left that in good hands to finish next year. Maybe it will change since half is gone
1 OWA drank while visiting
1 Bernheim for a present

ratcheer
12-30-2011, 18:27
Would you believe my wife used the last of my non-bunkered bourbon last week, marinating a roast for Christmas dinner? She emptied a bottle of 10-yr old Henry McKenna Bib to do it.

I can't get stuff like that in Alabama, but today I bought a liter of Wild Turkey 101 and a 750 of Old Grand Dad 86. I hope she will cook with the OGD when she feels a need. :rolleyes:

Tim

autiger23
12-30-2011, 20:13
Is Christmas really too late? My package FINALLY came in...had an issue as no shipper would ship this from a state that was a couple away. Finally had a friend pick up and drive it to me on his way through. Cannot believe it, ive got a nice bunker but I am done till fall allocation.

12 - 20yr Pappy
15 - 15yr Pappy(10-2008 & 09's/5-2011's)

Clavius
12-30-2011, 20:16
Is Christmas really too late? My package FINALLY came in...had an issue as no shipper would ship this from a state that was a couple away. Finally had a friend pick up and drive it to me on his way through. Cannot believe it, ive got a nice bunker but I am done till fall allocation.

12 - 20yr Pappy
15 - 15yr Pappy(10-2008 & 09's/5-2011's)

Got the 20's for $102 after tax and the 15's for $54.

Good lord........

jpasiczn
12-30-2011, 20:35
Something new - 1 bottle of Rock Hill Single Barrel, barrel specially selected by my spirit shop
My old standby - 1 bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel OESO, barrel specially selected by my spirit shop. 62.9% wowza! But it goes down soooo smooth

Jwilly019
12-30-2011, 20:49
Is Christmas really too late? My package FINALLY came in...had an issue as no shipper would ship this from a state that was a couple away. Finally had a friend pick up and drive it to me on his way through. Cannot believe it, ive got a nice bunker but I am done till fall allocation.

12 - 20yr Pappy
15 - 15yr Pappy(10-2008 & 09's/5-2011's)

Um...wow...:bigeyes:

Hershmeister
12-30-2011, 21:01
Um...wow...:bigeyes:

Holy schnikes!
How in blazes did you pull that off?

LostBottle
12-30-2011, 21:25
12 - 20yr Pappy
15 - 15yr Pappy(10-2008 & 09's/5-2011's)

You were super lucky to score those PVW15 bottles from '08 and '09. With the addition of the fact that after next year the odds of the 20 being SW juice are questionable, you did well. That is a lot of $ to drop at once, but one of those whiskeys is gone and the other soon will be....seems you really had no choice.

jkater1
12-30-2011, 21:28
Is Christmas really too late? My package FINALLY came in...had an issue as no shipper would ship this from a state that was a couple away. Finally had a friend pick up and drive it to me on his way through. Cannot believe it, ive got a nice bunker but I am done till fall allocation.

12 - 20yr Pappy
15 - 15yr Pappy(10-2008 & 09's/5-2011's)


Wow! That is a sight. NICE.

tommyboy38
12-30-2011, 21:37
I picked up a handle of BT for $17. What a a deal! I couldn't pass it up.

smokinjoe
12-30-2011, 21:46
I picked up a handle of BT for $17. What a a deal! I couldn't pass it up.

Wow, the Family Size at $17. That could be deal of the year. Nice.
:toast:

Clavius
12-30-2011, 22:05
I picked up a handle of BT for $17. What a a deal! I couldn't pass it up.
That's a hell of a deal! I can't even get a 750ml of BT for that price here.

EDIT: You do mean Buffalo Trace, right?

kyrocklover
12-31-2011, 05:40
I picked up a ORVW 107 yesterday. I want to do a side by side with Weller Antique 107 to see how much difference I can detect.

autiger23
12-31-2011, 09:04
Quote:
Originally Posted by autiger23 http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/red2black/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=268128#post268128)
12 - 20yr Pappy
15 - 15yr Pappy(10-2008 & 09's/5-2011's)

You were super lucky to score those PVW15 bottles from '08 and '09. With the addition of the fact that after next year the odds of the 20 being SW juice are questionable, you did well. That is a lot of $ to drop at once, but one of those whiskeys is gone and the other soon will be....seems you really had no choice.

Yeah I know, had to jump on that. I plan on using the same contact int he fall and maybe this spring on the 20's only. I just wanted to make sure I had plenty in the bunker and this was one way to do it. Pretty pumped and lucky that is for sure. Waiting to pull out one of the 2011's to compare with my opened 08. I had a couple friends that wanted the 2011 15/20's so not all are going in the bunker. About 10 of each are going bunkered.

Tony
12-31-2011, 09:56
ORVW 107 today. a good start to New Years Eve.

Best regards, tony

jkater1
12-31-2011, 10:25
Nice grab Tony, been looking high and low to find one in MI. Picked up a PHC 10 year today.

cas
12-31-2011, 11:31
Picked up a bottle of GTS today. It wasn't really on my radar this year, I didn't even look for it when it was released. But I stopped in at a small store in Geneva, IL and they had a couple on the shelf for 73.99, so I got one of them.
Craig

Eth3rStrik3r
12-31-2011, 12:46
Went dusty hunting up in Sheboygan county while I was visiting some family, did not manage to find any dusties, but finally found and bought a bottle of Fleishmann's Rye.

clingman71
12-31-2011, 13:00
Ordered an OWA, Weller 12, & lot B Friday morning, received shipment Saturday afternoon. Excellent service Party Source!

Old Lamplighter
12-31-2011, 14:24
Received one of the last TPS Bowman ryes today...very happy to have gotten it but wished I had grabbed another while they were available. They went from an inventory of around 30 on tuesday to zero by thursday. Hopefully, Bowman has more in store for us in the future...probably a long shot though with rye demand increasing.

onewman
12-31-2011, 14:44
Found 2 bottles of Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011. I've read the good and the bad, but for $39.00 I thought that they were worth a shot.

autiger23
12-31-2011, 15:18
Found 2 bottles of Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011. I've read the good and the bad, but for $39.00 I thought that they were worth a shot.

$39? Impressive.

I get my fair share of finding the bottles but some of y'all find some prices I can't believe.

BigRich
12-31-2011, 15:48
I didn't purchase these per se but a bottle each of Michter's Bourbon, Rye, and American Whiskey showed up at my door yesterday.

jcg9779
12-31-2011, 16:20
Picked up an EWSB 2000 for the bunker today.

tehbeardman
12-31-2011, 16:44
Snagged the 4RSB gift set with the 2 4R glasses for $35 today. I can't get just the 4RSB for that cheap at my usual place so its a nice score for me.

HP12
12-31-2011, 20:44
Received one of the last TPS Bowman ryes today...very happy to have gotten it but wished I had grabbed another while they were available. They went from an inventory of around 30 on tuesday to zero by thursday. Hopefully, Bowman has more in store for us in the future...probably a long shot though with rye demand increasing.

My understanding is the Abraham Bowman Rye barrel strength is no more. That's all she wrote. Those who got some, enjoy what you got!

Phil T
01-01-2012, 09:29
My understanding is the Abraham Bowman Rye barrel strength is no more. That's all she wrote. Those who got some, enjoy what you got!

I was able to bunker 3 bottles, so very glad I did..:cool:

Gillman
01-01-2012, 19:22
Current Old Gran-dad Bonded. Atypically in my experience, it has not a hint of the "dried yeast/anise/orange rind" nose and taste which generally characterize the Beam line. This is to the advantage of the whiskey IMO in that its taste is "cleaner" and better-defined. I will buy more. (I always use it up one way or another).

Gary

hectic1
01-02-2012, 15:10
Found a BHM 23yr Rye for $89 and a PHC 2010 for $72...grabbed them both! I'm gonna crack open the Black Maple Hill 23yr tonight and watch some college football!:cool:

dridge11
01-02-2012, 16:20
Found a BHM 23yr Rye for $89 and a PHC 2010 for $72...grabbed them both! I'm gonna crack open the Black Maple Hill 23yr tonight and watch some college football!:cool:

WOW, I'd love to stumble into that BMH23 deal!

andykeck
01-02-2012, 19:06
WOW, I'd love to stumble into that BMH23 deal!

No kidding! I have two bottles that were each at least $20/bottle more. Or I should say had. One's a sad looking empty still in its place on the shelf.

BFerguson
01-02-2012, 19:20
High West Barreled Manhattan, PHC 27yr and a PHC Golden Anniversary.

Nice start to the new year if i may say so.

B

CaptainQ
01-04-2012, 13:44
Added a few Colonels to the bunker.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2ugow8w.jpg

yountvillewjs
01-04-2012, 14:46
To my surprise, I was able to add 3 Saz 18's to the bunker.

sob0728
01-04-2012, 15:34
High West Barreled Manhattan, PHC 27yr and a PHC Golden Anniversary.

Nice start to the new year if i may say so.

B

I had the barreled manhattan at a tasting last month. it was delicious. enjoy.

BFerguson
01-04-2012, 16:31
I had the barreled manhattan at a tasting last month. it was delicious. enjoy.

I think I may be looking forward to that more than the other two. Guy at the store was gushing about it.

B

dridge11
01-04-2012, 21:19
Went browsing with yountvillewjs today...came home with an OWA for the bunker. Saw some other interesting stuff but didn't pull the trigger. Was tempted on some slightly dusty bottles of Old Fitz 1849 that looked to be bottled in 2006 for $15.

luther.r
01-04-2012, 23:19
Went hunting tonight and scored a bottle of VWFRR for $49 and an ORVW10/107 for $35. I also saw some '80s Old Foresters on the shelf but left them.

Also I picked up a Binny's 4RSB OESO last night and I'm really liking it.

jcg9779
01-05-2012, 09:15
Was tempted on some slightly dusty bottles of Old Fitz 1849 that looked to be bottled in 2006 for $15.

They aren't very good if it's current production stuff...even at that price. YMMV though.

dridge11
01-05-2012, 10:55
They aren't very good if it's current production stuff...even at that price. YMMV though.

I knew the next place we were going had OWA for $5 more, and I KNOW I like it, so I held out. Also bought some Apple Pie flavored Moonshine, going to get into that this weekend. :lol:

Kalessin
01-05-2012, 12:56
Just picked up my first OWA, continuing on in my $15-20 price-range testing.

mosugoji64
01-05-2012, 15:16
I knew the next place we were going had OWA for $5 more, and I KNOW I like it, so I held out. Also bought some Apple Pie flavored Moonshine, going to get into that this weekend. :lol:

Is that the Ole Smoky brand? My wife is crazy for that stuff.

dridge11
01-05-2012, 15:19
Is that the Ole Smoky brand? My wife is crazy for that stuff.

I think it's a different brand...fairly new to the market as I recall. I might get curious and unscrew it tonight.

yountvillewjs
01-05-2012, 15:24
I think it's a different brand...fairly new to the market as I recall. I might get curious and unscrew it tonight.

Please don't. I'll have to try it Saturday night and I really don't want to.

dridge11
01-05-2012, 15:35
I am quite sure that I won't drink it all by Saturday.

AaronWF
01-05-2012, 18:48
I don't like paying $79 for 10-year old bourbon, but my first bottle of PHC cognac went so fast (and they're seemingly disappearing off of shelves quicker than the wheater did) that I couldn't help but pick up another one today. I really didn't think I'd like it nearly as much as I did, but the more time I spend without it, the more I crave it...

Also picked up an ER17... I know this bourbon gets very little love in these parts, but I find it to be a smooth, spicy, comforting pour the likes of which I've not found elsewhere. I wish it was in the $60-$65 range, but I returned some birthday gifts for cash, and sipping it now I don't feel too bad about the $75 I put up for it.

BillP
01-05-2012, 18:52
Just picked up my first OWA, continuing on in my $15-20 price-range testing.

I really like the OWA. It's so smooth and a great price.

Today I picked up a few Rittenhouse BIB. They're hard to find around here.

Bill

Parkersback
01-05-2012, 20:13
I also saw some '80s Old Foresters on the shelf but left them.


If it's BIB, do not pass go, do not collect $200, go immediately back to the store and buy at least one.

If it's DSP-414, buy them all.

I have some OFBIB from the 70's that is in the top 5 whiskeys I have ever had.

dridge11
01-05-2012, 20:16
Got some EWSB2k

Aaron, I also quite like the ER17, and I echo all praise on the OWA, for $20, that stuff is killer!

gburger
01-05-2012, 22:03
Just found a bottle of PHC cognac finished.
I have the Cask Strength and the Wheat PHC already.
I tried all 3 tonight.
IMHO. The Wheat is #1 followed by the cask and closely by the Cognac.
I guess I like the higher proofs, since the Cognac is at 100.

bourbon-n00b
01-06-2012, 08:45
Three of these via the magic of ebay:

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh308/purplehaze1967/of-barrel-reserve-96.jpg

I'm thinking that they are probably more valuable as a rarity/trade bait than as an excellent drinker (although I'd love to hear from anyone who tried one) so they will probably hit the bunker for long-term storage.

T Comp
01-06-2012, 09:36
... Was tempted on some slightly dusty bottles of Old Fitz 1849 that looked to be bottled in 2006 for $15.


They aren't very good if it's current production stuff...even at that price. YMMV though.

If it still has the 8 year age statement on the label I would give it a buy recommend at $15. Some folks diss the '92 through '99, no longer DSP-16, now Bernheim-DSP 1 produced wheaters. There was the new distillery technology and limitations put forth by United Distillers but, Ed Foote, was still the master distiller. My own tasting experience has been good with the Old Fitz BIB's, 1849 and now some Willett's from that production. And in comparison to the wheaters now being produced by HH there, other than the superb PHC, Ed Foote did a damn good job in spite of what he had to deal with.

jcg9779
01-06-2012, 10:02
If it still has the 8 year age statement on the label I would give it a buy recommend at $15. Some folks diss the '92 through '99, no longer DSP-16, now Bernheim-DSP 1 produced wheaters. There was the new distillery technology and limitations put forth by United Distillers but, Ed Foote, was still the master distiller. My own tasting experience has been good with the Old Fitz BIB's, 1849 and now some Willett's from that production. And in comparison to the wheaters now being produced by HH there, other than the superb PHC, Ed Foote did a damn good job in spite of what he had to deal with.

I agree, Thad. I've found one with the 8 year age statement and find it to be very good. I assumed that in 2006 this bottle had become NAS...maybe I'm wrong though.

StraightNoChaser
01-06-2012, 11:20
On Tuesday I found and bought a WL Weller 19 1982/2001

Young Blacksmith
01-06-2012, 14:56
Picked up the last handle of ER101 in the area. Was on the fence about it, but finally caved in. :lol:

drunk
01-06-2012, 15:08
In addition to picking up my first Bulleit Rye and another Dickel 12, I bought my first OWA based on all the love it's been getting around here lately. I just had a small sip of the OWA last night, but WOW! Thank you for the recommendation. I can't wait to tear into it tonight.

I recently saw someone talk about how much better the recent batch is compared to years past. Anyone else agree?


-Steve

Bentrod
01-06-2012, 16:30
Picked up a couple bottles of Rittenhouse Rye BIB. Makes the best Manhattans I've ever had. It is on my must buy list if found under $20. It was $17.30 in the northern WV panhandle

RWBadley
01-06-2012, 17:07
On Tuesday I found and bought a WL Weller 19 1982/2001

WOw, congrats on that lucky find!

smokinjoe
01-06-2012, 18:24
On Tuesday I found and bought a WL Weller 19 1982/2001

If I'm wrong, I apologize in advance....But...Another post, and a phone number? Really???

Tsk, Tsk.....

WhiskyToWhiskey
01-06-2012, 18:59
Picked up a couple bottles of Rittenhouse Rye BIB. Makes the best Manhattans I've ever had. It is on my must buy list if found under $20. It was $17.30 in the northern WV panhandle

This sell for $35 here and many pay the money thinking it's well worth it. I picked up a couple cheap ones...four roses sb, and Corner Creek Reserve. And seen bookers and had to get that too.

Hershmeister
01-06-2012, 20:22
Snagged a bottle of phc cognac finish! Also picked up a BT experimental cask 91.


Any tips on finding a dated maple hill?

StraightNoChaser
01-06-2012, 20:48
If I'm wrong, I apologize in advance....But...Another post, and a phone number? Really???

Tsk, Tsk.....

Phone number? Not sure what you mean.

I did post this in Dusty Finds earlier, but I thought it was worth mentioning here as well :grin:

onewman
01-07-2012, 03:30
Found a bottle of the 2011 Stagg to add to the stockpile.

Chris24
01-07-2012, 04:14
I don't like paying $79 for 10-year old bourbon, but my first bottle of PHC cognac went so fast (and they're seemingly disappearing off of shelves quicker than the wheater did) that I couldn't help but pick up another one today. I really didn't think I'd like it nearly as much as I did, but the more time I spend without it, the more I crave it...

Also picked up an ER17... I know this bourbon gets very little love in these parts, but I find it to be a smooth, spicy, comforting pour the likes of which I've not found elsewhere. I wish it was in the $60-$65 range, but I returned some birthday gifts for cash, and sipping it now I don't feel too bad about the $75 I put up for it.

I like ER17 and also paid $75 for a few bottles each. To each his own, don't let old timer opinions change your tastes.

smokinjoe
01-07-2012, 08:32
Phone number? Not sure what you mean.

I did post this in Dusty Finds earlier, but I thought it was worth mentioning here as well :grin:

Technology in the hands of a dolt is a dangerous thing...I'm guilty. :rolleyes:

My most sincere apologies SNC. I see what I did. My I-Phone (where I originally read your post) apparently takes sequences of numbers and highlights them. When you click on the highlighted numbers, it automatically turns it into a phone number with a prompt to "call". I clicked on the highlighted dates you have in your post, and up popped a phone number. Further doltism :) on my part didn't even recognize that the "phone number" was just the dates....I thought you were openly looking to sell your bottle with this.

I am an idiot. Yes, there will be a goat at the GBS get-together next Saturday, and his name is Joe.

Again, please accept my apologies. Me go back under rock, now...

StraightNoChaser
01-07-2012, 09:54
Technology in the hands of a dolt is a dangerous thing...I'm guilty. :rolleyes:

My most sincere apologies SNC. I see what I did. My I-Phone (where I originally read your post) apparently takes sequences of numbers and highlights them. When you click on the highlighted numbers, it automatically turns it into a phone number with a prompt to "call". I clicked on the highlighted dates you have in your post, and up popped a phone number. Further doltism :) on my part didn't even recognize that the "phone number" was just the dates....I thought you were openly looking to sell your bottle with this.

I am an idiot. Yes, there will be a goat at the GBS get-together next Saturday, and his name is Joe.

Again, please accept my apologies. Me go back under rock, now...

:lol: no worries Joe

MacGuffin
01-07-2012, 13:12
Picked up three bottles last night: Eagle Rare, Elmer T. Lee, and Wild Turkey 101. ...Keeping things simple.

MarkEdwards
01-07-2012, 13:16
Picked up a GTS, a PHC barrel finished, plus another bottle of Midleton Irish for the bunker.

jcg9779
01-07-2012, 14:20
Technology in the hands of a dolt is a dangerous thing...I'm guilty. :rolleyes:

My most sincere apologies SNC. I see what I did. My I-Phone (where I originally read your post) apparently takes sequences of numbers and highlights them. When you click on the highlighted numbers, it automatically turns it into a phone number with a prompt to "call". I clicked on the highlighted dates you have in your post, and up popped a phone number. Further doltism :) on my part didn't even recognize that the "phone number" was just the dates....I thought you were openly looking to sell your bottle with this.

I am an idiot. Yes, there will be a goat at the GBS get-together next Saturday, and his name is Joe.

Again, please accept my apologies. Me go back under rock, now...

That's what you get for trying to use that newfangled technology, Joe!

Phil T
01-07-2012, 15:42
OFBB '11
OF Repeal
Ritt BIB
OGD114
Fighting Cock

Tony
01-07-2012, 16:59
Ancient Ancient Age 10
Noah's Mill
Black Maple Hill

BourbonBaron
01-07-2012, 21:32
Found some more Lot B today. Was hard to decide between 2x Lot B or 1x Pappy 20. No 15 or rye, sadly.

mosugoji64
01-08-2012, 00:07
Went to pick up some Ritt BIB today only to be told the bottles were on hold for other customers. Came home with a bottle of WT rye instead.

Special Reserve
01-08-2012, 03:59
Found some more Lot B today. Was hard to decide between 2x Lot B or 1x Pappy 20. No 15 or rye, sadly.

I'd go Lot B x 2.

awachatz
01-08-2012, 07:01
I'd go Lot B x 2.

I definitely agree Lot B x 2

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SeaninSD
01-08-2012, 08:19
What is Lot B going for you in your area?

There a couple bottles around here, but for $79. :frown:

BillP
01-08-2012, 09:08
What is Lot B going for you in your area?

There a couple bottles around here, but for $79. :frown:

I paid $55 in Colorado.

chilidawg7
01-08-2012, 09:20
What is Lot B going for you in your area?

There a couple bottles around here, but for $79. :frown:

Saw some yesterday in Florida for $56.99

Old Lamplighter
01-08-2012, 09:41
I would opt for Weller 12 when & where available...same age, almost same proof & much less expensive...right now.

M Pickle
01-08-2012, 14:41
3 x Lot B
1 x WLW
1 x ER 17
1 x Saz 18

I found them at my local liquor store on the clearance rack. Not sure how it got there. They never have the stuff on the shelf. I was there to pick up some Bulleit, and it was sitting next to the register. I don't know how to tell what year the Lot B is, but the ER 17 and Saz 18 is this year. The WLW is 134.5 proof so I'm guessing it is 2009.

I put the Bulleit back.:grin:

WsmataU
01-08-2012, 14:43
Bought a Hancock Reserve on the recommendation of one of the store managers. He knew enough to tell me it was a wheater, so I'll roll the dice for $30.

Tucker
01-08-2012, 15:07
Bought a Hancock Reserve on the recommendation of one of the store managers. He knew enough to tell me it was a wheater, so I'll roll the dice for $30.

Hancock's is a good bourbon, but it's not a wheater. It's from BT's #2 mash bill (higher rye - also Ancient Age, Virginia Gentleman, Elmer T. Lee, Blanton's, Rock Hill Farms). $30 is a good price, though.

wmpevans
01-08-2012, 16:05
3 x Lot B
1 x WLW
1 x ER 17
1 x Saz 18

I found them at my local liquor store on the clearance rack.




That's a HELLUVA a clearance rack!!!!!

Ejmharris
01-08-2012, 16:33
3 x Lot B
1 x WLW
1 x ER 17
1 x Saz 18

I found them at my local liquor store on the clearance rack. Not sure how it got there. They never have the stuff on the shelf. I was there to pick up some Bulleit, and it was sitting next to the register. I don't know how to tell what year the Lot B is, but the ER 17 and Saz 18 is this year. The WLW is 134.5 proof so I'm guessing it is 2009.

I put the Bulleit back.:grin:

nice find. My post would be something like this:

Went looking for
3 x Lot B
1 x WLW
1 x ER 17
1 x Saz 18

Ended up with Bulleit! I have to ask just because you said it was on clearance shelf, what was ballpark price for each.



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M Pickle
01-08-2012, 16:42
nice find. My post would be something like this:

Went looking for
3 x Lot B
1 x WLW
1 x ER 17
1 x Saz 18

Ended up with Bulleit! I have to ask just because you said it was on clearance shelf, what was ballpark price for each.



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It was not a smoking deal by any stretch. But I avoided a gross BTAC and VW gouge. Lot B was $56 WLW was $70 ER 17m was $50 Saz 18 was $70

My last bottle of WLW was $100, so I'm pleased with the find. Wish this stuff was priced like it was 3 years ago, but that's life.

Edit: I think it was on the clearance shelf because these folks didn't know what to do with it.

bad_scientist
01-08-2012, 16:43
nice find. My post would be something like this:

Went looking for
3 x Lot B
1 x WLW
1 x ER 17
1 x Saz 18

Ended up with Bulleit!

That's hysterical! That's like a tone poem reflecting the collective experience of 99% of bourbon lovers.

WLW is still going for $70 at one store in the neighborhood, but every other store has it and the others for $120 or more. These are horrible people, these DC retailers. They're all internet-savvy, like the entire overeducated NW DC population, and their prices are up-to-the-minute Ebay level. Except my local store, God bless those guys.

bad_scientist
01-08-2012, 16:44
Saz 18 was $70

That's the deal of the year, my friend.

angler82
01-08-2012, 16:47
Went to NY this weekend, picked up two phone orders, and stopped by another liquor store before we left.

VWFRR x 2
ORVW 10 107

Parker's Heritage Cognac finished - Had this at a bar recently and loved it.

Weller 12 x 3 - This is becoming my house bourbon for guests

Breukelen Whiskey - Made in NY, very young, no idea what to expect.

Old Williamsburg 101

Old Charter 101 - Heard its crap but I've never seen it in MA.

M Pickle
01-08-2012, 16:48
That's the deal of the year, my friend.

Really? My noob is showing.

Guess it will move up in my open next list.

bad_scientist
01-08-2012, 17:08
Really? My noob is showing.

Guess it will move up in my open next list.

The Saz 18 allocation is only a couple thousand bottles for the entire world. It's like half of the allocation of the next lowest in the BTAC.

In Montgomery County, MD, the stores have it listed at $60, but it never even gets to the shelves. That's probably the cheapest in the country. Anyone who still has it on the shelves probably has it marked up to something eye-popping.

Fullbuck
01-08-2012, 17:27
Purchased (2) Weller Twelve, (1) Weller Antique, (1) Angels Envy, (1) Eagle Rare. Glad to see the Angel's Envy on sale for $38. I am hearing this has quit moving and may see the $30 range in the very near future.

bourbon-n00b
01-09-2012, 08:25
Received a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve as a gift from the wife, who knows next-to-nothing about bourbon. She wanted to give me something I hadn't tried and she got that right.

I know 1792 is the recipient of some mixed reviews around here, but I'm looking forward to cracking it open and giving it a try. Probably sometime this week...

BourbonBaron
01-09-2012, 11:49
What is Lot B going for you in your area?

There a couple bottles around here, but for $79. :frown:

I paid $55 a bottle. In Illinois I found them for $41. I need to go back and clean those guys out! But that is a four hour drive there and back, so I figured I'd pay the premium for here.

And $79, that's nuts. There is a chain of stores here that did the same thing. I am done shopping there. Before I was the wiser I also paid $100 for a WLW and a GTS. Granted those are phenomenal but I'm still not happy about it. At least I am more informed now.

BourbonBaron
01-09-2012, 11:52
Received a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve as a gift from the wife, who knows next-to-nothing about bourbon. She wanted to give me something I hadn't tried and she got that right.

I know 1792 is the recipient of some mixed reviews around here, but I'm looking forward to cracking it open and giving it a try. Probably sometime this week...

I got a bottle of this for my birthday from my parents (and a Jefferson 17 for Xmas, good job Mom!!) and I really like it. Good pour for not a lot of money. I was very surprised to find some banana in there on the palette.

dohidied
01-09-2012, 15:27
Picked up the Small Batch Collection box at Costco with Booker's and Basil Hayden. The girlfriend loves Booker's and I wanted to try BH, so I figure I got BH for about $20. Even if I don't like it, I'll just vat it with OGD114 or BIB.

hectic1
01-09-2012, 15:38
Picked up the Small Batch Collection box at Costco with Booker's and Basil Hayden. The girlfriend loves Booker's and I wanted to try BH, so I figure I got BH for about $20. Even if I don't like it, I'll just vat it with OGD114 or BIB.
I drink a 1:1 vatting of OGD114 and BH and it's really tasty...expensive but it makes the BH drinkable!

WsmataU
01-09-2012, 16:02
Hancock's is a good bourbon, but it's not a wheater. It's from BT's #2 mash bill (higher rye - also Ancient Age, Virginia Gentleman, Elmer T. Lee, Blanton's, Rock Hill Farms). $30 is a good price, though.


Thanks for the gouge. I was under the impression ETL was a wheater as well. I'm not a fan of rye, but we'll bring it to a friend's for the next tasting. That will keep them out of my Lot B ;)

BourbonBaron
01-09-2012, 16:07
Found another Saz 18 today! Pretty happy about that. I figured they were all gone. Only $70 too.

I gotta stop going to random liquor stores when I get bored, though.

dohidied
01-09-2012, 16:48
I drink a 1:1 vatting of OGD114 and BH and it's really tasty...expensive but it makes the BH drinkable!

That will be my last resort. I hope to like the BH, as I love ND OGD86 despite its low proof.

jeanraulmitchell
01-10-2012, 01:48
THH 2011...well it's all gone but this, I think.

Old Lamplighter
01-10-2012, 03:48
Forgot to post one here over the weekend...Mr Stagg will play tricks on you like that. Anyhow, found what could be last 2011 Stagg in W TN and finally broke down & picked up a HW Rendezvous Rye.

Brisko
01-10-2012, 07:49
I went into the store on Saturday with the intention of buying Four Roses SB and walked out with a PHC wheater (2nd batch) instead.

BourbonBaron
01-10-2012, 09:36
I went into the store on Saturday with the intention of buying Four Roses SB and walked out with a PHC wheater (2nd batch) instead.

Excellent find! I love when something like this happens.

c2walker
01-10-2012, 15:11
I picked up a PHC Cognac Finished for $50. A helluva deal if you ask me!

dohidied
01-10-2012, 16:27
I picked up a PHC Cognac Finished for $50. A helluva deal if you ask me!

Holy cow! Where'd you score that?

c2walker
01-10-2012, 16:30
Holy cow! Where'd you score that?

Like most things too good to be true, it was a mistake that was fixed after my purchase. A similar thing happened when I picked up a bottle of Benedictine in CA a couple weeks ago. The printed label said $8 while the register said something like $30. I was able to convince the manager to sell it to me for $8, which has to be significantly less than wholesale.

Phil T
01-10-2012, 16:44
A few PHC wheaters and OFBB '09. I know the '09 had very mixed reactions, but I really like the '08 and '11 expressions, so I thought I would give it a try.

smokinjoe
01-10-2012, 16:45
Picked up a couple bottles of one of my cheapie favorites today, Virgin Bourbon. Also a couple of Dixie Dew Corn Whiskies, Bulleit Rye, and a set of the Woodford Ryes. Looking forward to opening the Woodfords this weekend at the GBS get-together.

BillP
01-10-2012, 17:01
Bought a Weller 12. It's my first one but could be the start of a long relationship :grin:

Bill

mosugoji64
01-10-2012, 21:02
Bought a Weller 12. It's my first one but could be the start of a long relationship :grin:

Bill

Welcome to your downfall! :lol:

ncmussell
01-10-2012, 21:06
Picked up a bottle of WLW for $60 on a shelf only to find it is the '08 bottling!

stevegoz
01-10-2012, 21:42
Picked up a bottle of WLW for $60 on a shelf only to find it is the '08 bottling!

It's gone bad by now, surely. Whiskey don't keep! :cool:

sob0728
01-10-2012, 21:53
Picked up a 1.0L of knob creek for $24.99, it was sitting next to a 750ml that was priced at $29.99. I have no idea what was going on there, I just went with it.

p_elliott
01-11-2012, 02:48
It's gone bad by now, surely. Whiskey don't keep! :cool:

He's right you had better send it to me for safe disposal.

jeanraulmitchell
01-11-2012, 15:57
I bought this yesterday for $15. I am pretty sure it's from 1977.

sob0728
01-11-2012, 16:01
EWSB 2000. There were SEVEN on the shelf. I don't have a bunker but it made me think about starting one.

wmpevans
01-11-2012, 16:10
ORVW 10/107, last one: $45;

Old Ezra 101, which I haven't tried yet, but read good things from the Nov. BOTM comments.

smokinjoe
01-11-2012, 16:49
ORVW 10/107, last one: $45;

Old Ezra 101, which I haven't tried yet, but read good things from the Nov. BOTM comments.

Bill, I'm a big fan of the Old Ezra for the same reason I'm a big fan of the Virgin Bourbon...I'm pretty sure they are the same whiskey. At least historically they have been near identical in age, proof, distillery (HH), and taste profile. We should compare them on Saturday!! The Virgin does tend to be a few bucks cheaper, though.

For me, I picked up a bottle of the 2011 Parker's Heritage Cognac Finished. Two pours in, and it is wonderful whiskey. I am really beginning to dig on the finished bourbons out there. It may be that my pours are on the heels of a ball-buster couple of days, but this PH is tasting so good it may be my favorite.

hectic1
01-11-2012, 17:32
I had some time in between calls in Louisville this morning so I popped into a couple liquor stores...I found 2 200ml bottles of Old Fitz BIB DSP 16/24 from 1997 ($3.29ea) and a bottle of 2009 FR Mariage ($61.99)...all three made their way back to Chicago with me! :cool:

Ejmharris
01-11-2012, 17:38
I had some time in between calls in Louisville this morning so I popped into a couple liquor stores...I found 2 200ml bottles of Old Fitz BIB DSP 16/24 from 1997 ($3.29ea) and a bottle of 2009 FR Mariage ($61.99)...all three made their way back to Chicago with me! :cool:

Nice find! I figured the marriage juice was long gone from stores. I bet those Fitz BIB's will be tasty as well!


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Billy Bourbon
01-11-2012, 18:07
Stopped by the Royal Liquor discount store (Evansville, IN) after picking up some groceries and picked up a 750ml of Heaven Hill BIB ($12.99) along with Ezra Brooks ($11.99), same quantity.

Got to talking to the owner of the discount store and she offered to order me a 750ML of Rittenhouse Rye BIB and a 750ML of Old Overholt Straight Rye which will be my first Rye whiskey's.

I asked her to try and obtain a 750ml Ancient Ancient Age 10 yr old (fingers crossed). We shall see...

Ejmharris
01-11-2012, 18:51
Have her order several of the Ritt BIB's. Best lower aged rye available IMO hands down. I actually like this better than much more expensive older whiskeys. Before better, I stopped in store in SE Indiana and picked one up for $15. They had 10 more bottles. I wish I picked them all up for that price. Good luck on the AAA hunt. Another value pour that is very good.


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hectic1
01-11-2012, 19:22
I almost forgot...I also bought 12 bottles of 1789b OWA 8/107...6 bottles from each barrel...:)

birdman1099
01-11-2012, 19:32
I almost forgot...I also bought 12 bottles of 1789b OWA 8/107...6 bottles from each barrel...:)



You win !!!! :grin:

birdman1099
01-11-2012, 19:33
I guess I'll post my BIG purchases.... :grin:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/Birdman1099/2012-01-11_16-51-34_154.jpg

Clavius
01-11-2012, 19:48
How is that Laphroaig 30yr?

Chris24
01-12-2012, 01:21
Wow, that's some big bottles there! Can't wait until someone masters bourbon to put out a 30 year. Then I hope to not have to pay the same price as a 30 year scotch :)

I did take a spin of the wheel today and bought a Hirsch 25 year rye. I loved the 22 year I had at a bar. Hoping the now 25 year old rye is just as a good.

mosugoji64
01-12-2012, 11:38
I guess I'll post my BIG purchases.... :grin:


That OGD is real purty!

mosugoji64
01-12-2012, 11:39
Found a stray '11 WLW. I made sure to take it with me and give it a good home. :grin:

birdman1099
01-12-2012, 11:55
That OGD is real purty!


aint she, though.... :grin:


nice find on the Weller....

Tony
01-12-2012, 12:48
Pappy 20 and PHC 11.

Another good day.

Best regards, tony

Billy Bourbon
01-12-2012, 12:55
Have her order several of the Ritt BIB's. Best lower aged rye available IMO hands down. I actually like this better than much more expensive older whiskeys. Before better, I stopped in store in SE Indiana and picked one up for $15. They had 10 more bottles. I wish I picked them all up for that price. Good luck on the AAA hunt. Another value pour that is very good.


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I have heard great things about this Rye both in terms of value and experience, can't wait to have some pours and I'm hoping she prices it favorably.

$15 a bottle sounds damn good. I'm thinking I will be hard pressed to come in at that. Hoping it does not go over twenty, would love the $18 range.

Old Lamplighter
01-12-2012, 16:05
So far today, only a Saz Jr....something that has been absent at home and not replenished in a while. Seems to be disappearing fairly quick in these parts right now along with Ritt BIB. Need to work another job or 2 to keep up with the demands of vanishing bourbons & ryes...lol

Young Guns
01-12-2012, 16:34
Just bought a handle of Old Charter 101. Good stuff.....

dohidied
01-12-2012, 17:30
Grabbed a High West Double Rye.

Special Reserve
01-13-2012, 06:08
I found a PHC 10 at the state price the other day of course I had to make the retailer happy. It was my duty as a good American.

Tony
01-13-2012, 08:52
I found a PHC 10 at the state price the other day of course I had to make the retailer happy. It was my duty as a good American.

Good find on the PHC 10, they seem to be getting harder to find around here and elsewhere as well.

Best regards, tony

Special Reserve
01-13-2012, 09:06
Good find on the PHC 10, they seem to be getting harder to find around here and elsewhere as well.

Best regards, tony

They're very hard to find. I think I've given up on the idea of find more at the state price.

c2walker
01-13-2012, 12:16
I picked up a bottle of PVW 15 and ER 17. I'm gambling on both since I haven't tried either. I know ER 17 doesn't have too many fans around here, but I like ER 10 enough to justify the purchase to myself. As for the Pappy, I went to the local high-end whiskey bar the other night to try a few things I've been wanting to (one being PVW 15), but at $20 for 1oz I opted for the GTS at a far more reasonable $9/oz.

M Pickle
01-13-2012, 14:14
GTS x 2
Handy
Lot B
Fighting Cock
Weller Special Reserve

Just happened to drop into a store in a neighboring town. Been looking for Stagg for years. Score!!

Ejmharris
01-13-2012, 18:38
Pvw20 came in care package today.


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jkater1
01-13-2012, 18:50
Found an orphan 09 GTS that was in need of a home. I guess the 09 must not have been very popular in MI, this is the second bottle I've found in two weeks, and the only BTAC I've been able to find.

DeanSheen
01-13-2012, 20:33
ER 10/90
4R Yellow

jcg9779
01-13-2012, 20:40
Pvw20 came in care package today.


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Those are nice care packages.

SeaninSD
01-13-2012, 20:55
Bought my first bottle of GTS and am currently drinking it neat with a splash of water. Only $75 for the bottle, so I'm happy with the find.

SDpappy
01-13-2012, 23:18
Nice Sean! I went to a local store and it was $120 lol...no thanks!

LostBottle
01-13-2012, 23:33
Found an orphan 09 GTS that was in need of a home. I guess the 09 must not have been very popular in MI, this is the second bottle I've found in two weeks, and the only BTAC I've been able to find.

Nice find! '09 is the best year GTS of any that I have tasted and, quite possibly, the best release of Stagg so far.

JayMonster
01-14-2012, 07:39
Buffalo Trace
Devil's Cut
OWA

hectic1
01-14-2012, 10:54
Learned another lession today about posting find before you clear them all out...I picked up a BMH 23yr Rye a couple weeks ago and posted that I had found some locally. I left behind 5 more as I wanted to see if it was worth it before getting the rest...it appears the local members and lurkers had another location search to see if there were any in the chain and boom...one location shows 5 in stock. Needless to say when I went back to grab the rest today there were only 2 left. Now I know for a fact that it was from here as these have been sitting in the back room there since 2008 and the manager said "man it was weird, right after you bought that first one I had two guys call within a couple days asking for that bottle"...lesson here, don't post anything you want to get at a later date! :rolleyes:

I did grab some other goodies that were in hiding there though:

2 Vintage 17yr wheated bourbon @$58.50
2 BMH 23yr Rye @ $84.99
1 Pappy 15 @$51.99
1 JRPS 18 @$77.50

I also grabbed some Bell's Hopslam and a handle of Jameson...;)

mrviognier
01-14-2012, 11:02
Picked up a few bottles of Weller 12yr, 1ea of Old Potrero Rye, Wathen's, A.H. Hirsch 16yr, and assorted KBD/Vintage Ryes.

bad_scientist
01-14-2012, 11:08
Picked up a few bottles of Weller 12yr, 1ea of Old Potrero Rye, Wathen's, A.H. Hirsch 16yr, and assorted KBD/Vintage Ryes.

Those are some incredible ryes! Checking out the competition? :)

mrviognier
01-14-2012, 11:12
Those are some incredible ryes! Checking out the competition? :)

Nope. Just love ryes. Can't have enough in the house. :grin:

BFerguson
01-14-2012, 14:34
Picked up a few bottles of Weller 12yr, 1ea of Old Potrero Rye, Wathen's, A.H. Hirsch 16yr, and assorted KBD/Vintage Ryes.

Matt, did you pick the Weller !2yr up in state? I've always had to bring some back from IL when I wanted it.

Welcome back, you've been quiet for awhile it seems. And nice selection!!

B

clingman71
01-14-2012, 14:43
Pvw20 came in care package today.


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My kind of care package!

Tico
01-14-2012, 16:11
Took home a single bottle of rittenhouse 23 found at my local shop today

ncmussell
01-14-2012, 18:21
Picked up a few bottles of Weller 12yr, 1ea of Old Potrero Rye, Wathen's, A.H. Hirsch 16yr, and assorted KBD/Vintage Ryes.


Did you find those Old Potrero and Wathens in the cities? Never seen those!

clingman71
01-14-2012, 18:26
Picked up another Weller 12 today, slated for the next vatting with OWA.

dohidied
01-14-2012, 18:39
Picked up 2 bottles of Rare Breed right around the corner from each other: an 01-91 and an 01-97. I was going to leave the 97 behind and jot down the location, but the clerk was calling the owner to get the price. When she wrote $16.99 on the paper, I smiled and paid. :grin:

mrviognier
01-14-2012, 21:11
Matt, did you pick the Weller !2yr up in state? I've always had to bring some back from IL when I wanted it.

Welcome back, you've been quiet for awhile it seems. And nice selection!!

B

Sorry 'bout the silence. Been neck-deep getting out of my old job in distribution and am now back on the supplier side of things. The new job will keep me plenty busy, but at least focused on whiskey!

mrviognier
01-14-2012, 21:14
Did you find those Old Potrero and Wathens in the cities? Never seen those!

There's a retailer out in Excelsior - Shorewood Liquors - who has a LOT of stuff that isn't available in MN (or at least through distributors). Right off of Hwy 7 in a Cub shopping center. Plenty of Weller 12 & other goodies. Pricey, but beats hauling back from out of state.

Ask for Steven Shackelton & tell him I sent you.

drunk
01-14-2012, 21:35
OWA
Weller 12
Bulleit
Four Roses yellow (for the wife, she's just getting into bourbon)

Found a decanter in the cabinet and blended OWA and Weller 12. Going to let it sit for a while.

Walked away from another Saz 18 today. Ugh. I feel guilty passing it up.

BFerguson
01-16-2012, 14:26
Figured I'd get the ball rolling again, and with what else but a couple a bottles of......

WSR 7yr

At $13.50 plus some tax, not a bad deal.

Plus, it will be the cheapest drinks I buy for the next week, Going down to St. Pete Beach/Tampa area for work/fun without the youngster and with the misses. :grin:

Looking forward to some nice r&r, and probably not a lot of bottle hunting.

B

moose
01-16-2012, 14:56
Just some BT and WSR7

Young Blacksmith
01-16-2012, 15:33
picked up a Rittenhouse Rye today.

fussybitch
01-16-2012, 15:47
Today I picked up a couple of bottles to refresh what had been drunk these last couple of weeks:

VWFRR
Vintage 17
2010 Thomas Handy
WT Rye
OWA
OGD 114
Rittenhouse BIB

mosugoji64
01-16-2012, 19:32
EC18 and OWA. Thought getting some OWA right now might be a good idea. :rolleyes:

sob0728
01-17-2012, 13:39
ORVW 10/90 for $29.99.

JayMonster
01-17-2012, 16:09
Picked up my first bottle of Knob Creek. Had planned on getting the Single Barrel, but they were sold out with no known return date (to this particular store), so I I figured I might as well try the standard first.

Ejmharris
01-17-2012, 16:44
4RSB BS OESK. The 20k question, will it make it to the Cincinnati area 4R tasting on the 28th unopened? It may need some time and space to breath, right? :)


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Old Lamplighter
01-17-2012, 16:45
Thanks to a very kind fellow member here, I got home from work to find delivered a 4R Gift Shop Bottle, 16yo, OBSV, Barrel #3.

In addition to that tremendous acquisition:
WSR (Louisville) 1L
Baby Saz

yountvillewjs
01-17-2012, 17:54
My Saz 18's arrived today... and they are '10's. Score.

Also in the box, PVW15 (2011)

SDpappy
01-17-2012, 18:13
Lol...he better not have sold my purchase to you! He went on vacation and said he would ship mine next week...

Hopefully 2 Saz 18, PVW20, PVW15, and GTS and WLW next week...fingers crossed!

dridge11
01-17-2012, 18:33
My Saz 18's arrived today... and they are '10's. Score.

Also in the box, PVW15 (2011)

Anything in that box for me?

hectic1
01-17-2012, 19:04
Picked up 3 bottles of 15yr AS Noah's Mill bottled in 2005 today for $36ea...Gotta love TX! ;)

nivto
01-17-2012, 19:08
Picked up 3 bottles of 15yr AS Noah's Mill bottled in 2005 today for $36ea...Gotta love TX! ;)

nice! you bringing those out to seattle with ya? ;)

White Dog
01-17-2012, 19:21
VWFRR for $49.99, and Old Rip 107 for $32.99. Cracked the Old Rip, and I must say that it's much better than my bottle from a year ago, even on day one.

yountvillewjs
01-17-2012, 20:00
Anything in that box for me?

Nope -- the other box gets here Thursday. That one is full of goodies as well, including my THH reload!

tommyboy38
01-17-2012, 21:08
Received some OWA single barrels. Great stuff.

DeanSheen
01-17-2012, 21:26
Received some OWA single barrels. Great stuff.

Yep. Some of the best value QPR out there right now.

CaptainQ
01-17-2012, 22:13
nice! you bringing those out to seattle with ya? ;)

I told him you had a hankering.

dridge11
01-18-2012, 07:32
Received some OWA single barrels. Great stuff.

Love OWA, where does one get the single barrel bottlings? I'd love to get my hands on a bottle or two.

hectic1
01-18-2012, 07:36
Love OWA, where does one get the single barrel bottlings? I'd love to get my hands on a bottle or two. You can either get them through a liquor store or get a group of guys to go in and select a barrel or two that fits the profile they're looking for...at least that's what I hear can be done! ;)

BMartin42
01-18-2012, 07:45
Stopped by one Binnys last night. Picked up:
FR Yellow
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel
WSR7
Breaking & Entering Bourbon
Binnys FR OESF
Binnys FR OBSK

Going to at least two more Binnys today. I think the wife may try to hide the wallet before I leave.

CaptainQ
01-18-2012, 09:11
Love OWA, where does one get the single barrel bottlings? I'd love to get my hands on a bottle or two.

Many of the large liquor stores around the nation have SB OWA. I know the Party Source, Julio's and others pick their own barrel.

dridge11
01-18-2012, 09:54
Many of the large liquor stores around the nation have SB OWA. I know the Party Source, Julio's and others pick their own barrel.

Gotcha...sometimes the selection in CA can be a bit more limited, unless D&M or K&L gets it. I didn't see any there. And when you're looking at $20-25/bottles, adding on the shipping costs can quickly make it less attractive.

nivto
01-18-2012, 09:56
Gotcha...sometimes the selection in CA can be a bit more limited, unless D&M or K&L gets it. I didn't see any there. And when you're looking at $20-25/bottles, adding on the shipping costs can quickly make it less attractive.

that's why you gotta wait until you're ready to place big orders :grin:

wmpevans
01-18-2012, 11:50
Ran into 3 bottles of 2002 OFBB tucked away in a back shelf. Couldn't let them get dustier. :cool: :cool:

Opened one last night. Full bodied, great pour.

jcg9779
01-18-2012, 12:16
Ran into 3 bottles of 2002 OFBB tucked away in a back shelf. Couldn't let them get dustier. :cool: :cool:

Opened one last night. Full bodied, great pour.

I found one of these up in north GA one afternoon and the guy wanted $80 for it. I passed.

Lost Pollito
01-18-2012, 12:21
Picked up a bottle of VOB BIB. Standard procedure.

T Comp
01-18-2012, 13:03
Picked up a bottle of VOB BIB. Standard procedure.

Probably cost you a whopping $5 after your discount:grin: .

MonsterMashBill
01-18-2012, 13:32
Picked up 2 Rittenhouse BIB and 1 bottle of Vintage 17. Both nearly gone from Seattle, and both excellent!

Lost Pollito
01-18-2012, 13:44
Probably cost you a whopping $5 after your discount:grin: .
Now that is funny. I'd love a 60% discount. :slappin:

Old Lamplighter
01-18-2012, 16:58
Found a 2007 Saz 18...more proof that one can never predict what one may find still out there.

yountvillewjs
01-18-2012, 17:03
Found a 2007 Saz 18...more proof that one can never predict what one may find still out there.

Wow! Was it at a reasonable number? And to think I was stoked to find some 2010.

Old Lamplighter
01-18-2012, 17:21
Wow! Was it at a reasonable number? And to think I was stoked to find some 2010.

Not bad, $77 including tax. A lot to fork over for 90 proof I realize. Also, I know from the previous tag residue on the bottle that it was not $69 when they first put it on the shelf. This common practice on older BTAC bottles really burns me. If they still have some on the shelf when new releases arrive, they just raise the price on the old. I have even found some stores that leave the newer ones off the shelf until the older ones have sold - at the newer, higher price of course. They also have an '09 that I will be returning to get as soon as payday arrives.

Anyhow, I digress. If older rye was not quickly disappearing from the landscape, I would have continued to ignore Saz 18 as I have done the last few years. I have always liked VWFRR a bit more as well as the more affordable Lil Saz, Ritt BIB, WT, etc. Time has come though....

yountvillewjs
01-18-2012, 18:37
I pretty much paid that + tax + shipping for my Saz 18's. Might be expensive in your part of the world, but that is going rate out here. Young's Market strikes again!

Tony
01-18-2012, 20:10
Found another Pappy 15 today.http://whitehounds.com/pix/drinks/1-18-12.jpg

yountvillewjs
01-18-2012, 20:49
the power of SB -- (2) RittBiB @ $23.99

Thanks Tico, looking forward to trying these.

wvbowhunter
01-18-2012, 21:08
I picked up an ORVW 107, 2 WSR 7yr, WSR 7yr handle, 3 Weller 12yr, and 2 handles of OWA 7yr. There are atleast 2 more OWA 7yr handles there with plenty of dust on them. May have to go back next week.

SeaninSD
01-18-2012, 21:14
Bought a PVW 15 today, probably paid way to much, but they just got the bottle in and I wanted it to have a good home! :lol:

SDpappy
01-18-2012, 21:22
Even though the 2011 15 is BT instead to SW, I sometimes prefer the 15 to the 20. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you paid less than $100 for it :)

G.H.Adams
01-18-2012, 23:17
I placed and order for 1 Eagle Rare 17 2010 and 1 Thomas H. Handy 2010. They should arrive on Friday. Can't find any of the 2011 release except for GTS which I have.

The Eagle Rare 17 and the Handy will go into the bunker as I have them open on my bar at this time.

luther.r
01-19-2012, 00:18
Found this little beaut tonight, 1984:

http://waste.org/~knobs/images/bourbons/ogd114nd.JPG

I left a second one on the shelf because it had lost about 1/3 to evaporation.

George
01-19-2012, 14:34
Picked up a WSR.

smokinjoe
01-19-2012, 18:16
On a long driving biz trip this week, but the miles allowed me to return to areas that carry what I can't get here in Georgia, or what I haven't looked for here. Picked up the following:

2 Weller 12's
1 Weller 12 Family Size
2 Ritt BIB's
1 McScrooge's Selection of 2001 EWSB
1 Bowman Small Batch Bourbon
1 Bowman 10 yr Rye 90 proof
1 Private Selection Bernheim Wheat
1 EC18 Private Selection (This one is stunningly good, BTW)
1 2011 Stagg
1 Bitter Truth Celery Bitters
1 Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters

Just to show y'all how f$%&!d up I am, I don't even particularly care for either the Weller 12 or Ritt BIB. But, all of the dire talk made my trigger finger itchy...:crazy: Just another symptom of Whiskirexia Nervosa...

Looking forward to trying the 90 Bowman Rye as compare to Baby Saz, and in comparison to the PS Barrel Strength Bowman Ryes.

jkater1
01-19-2012, 20:09
Picked up a PVW 15 yesterday and a Lot B today. Passed on a Saz 18 from 09, might have to go back for it.

White Dog
01-19-2012, 20:37
Found this little beaut tonight, 1984:

http://waste.org/~knobs/images/bourbons/ogd114nd.JPG

I left a second one on the shelf because it had lost about 1/3 to evaporation.

That's gorgeous!:grin:

BFerguson
01-20-2012, 03:58
Picked up a PVW 15 yesterday and a Lot B today. Passed on a Saz 18 from 09, might have to go back for it.

Passing up a Saz!!:bigeyes: that's practically a cardinal sin around here. Do grab it before you lose it.

B

BigRich
01-20-2012, 07:41
On a long driving biz trip this week, but the miles allowed me to return to areas that carry what I can't get here in Georgia, or what I haven't looked for here. Picked up the following:

2 Weller 12's
1 Weller 12 Family Size
2 Ritt BIB's
1 McScrooge's Selection of 2001 EWSB
1 Bowman Small Batch Bourbon
1 Bowman 10 yr Rye 90 proof
1 Private Selection Bernheim Wheat
1 EC18 Private Selection (This one is stunningly good, BTW)
1 2011 Stagg
1 Bitter Truth Celery Bitters
1 Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters

Just to show y'all how f$%&!d up I am, I don't even particularly care for either the Weller 12 or Ritt BIB. But, all of the dire talk made my trigger finger itchy...:crazy: Just another symptom of Whiskirexia Nervosa...

Looking forward to trying the 90 Bowman Rye as compare to Baby Saz, and in comparison to the PS Barrel Strength Bowman Ryes.


Damn Joe, were you worried we drank too much of your stash last weekend?