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autiger23
12-26-2011, 07:27
Got surprised with a bottle of PHC Cognac but have not opened it yet. It was a fun Christmas this year, hope it was to everyone!

StraightNoChaser
12-26-2011, 08:59
No bottles yet. Still waiting on a couple gifts from friends. My buddy even said to me "what do you get the bourbon guy who has all the whiskey in the world?"

clingman71
12-26-2011, 09:17
My sons got me a liter of Woodford and a Maker's cigar. Gifts from them always rate a little higher, are enjoyed a little more.

Tony
12-26-2011, 09:25
My wife got me a Pappy 20 and some whiskey stones.

Good Christmas.

Best regards, tony

BMartin42
12-26-2011, 09:27
MM gift set with the 2 wax dipped glasses
Ezra Brooks 90
Thomas Handy
WRMC Rye
And from the wife a PVW 20

cbus
12-26-2011, 09:28
2011 Handy and ER 17 from my parents :grin:

Whiskey Willie
12-26-2011, 11:52
Eagle Rare and Glenfiddich 15 year...Nice sippin' whiskey for sittin' in front of the fireplace with...

dohidied
12-26-2011, 12:42
PHC Wheater and WTAS from the girlfriend and a Lot B from my mom.

fishnbowljoe
12-26-2011, 14:57
My wife and I went for a drive a few weeks ago. To make a long story short, we ended up stopping at a few places on the way home. :rolleyes: These bottles were purchased with the stipulation that they were my Christmas presents this year. They were in limbo until yesterday. :grin: I have some room on my "open" shelf, so I just might have to open one or two. Cheers! Joe

ethangsmith
12-26-2011, 15:54
Posted this in the other thread, but since they were gifts, I'll post them here:


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

My gifts to myself last weekend:

Hirsch 21yo rye
Wild Turkey American Spirit
Van Winkle rye
Fighting Cock

wmpevans
12-26-2011, 16:03
My wife and I went for a drive a few weeks ago. To make a long story short, we ended up stopping at a few places on the way home. :rolleyes: These bottles were purchased with the stipulation that they were my Christmas presents this year. They were in limbo until yesterday. :grin: I have some room on my "open" shelf, so I just might have to open one or two. Cheers! Joe

Nice Drive Joe!!!!!

and nice presents.

Bill.

Halifax
12-26-2011, 17:22
I got a handful of different bottles. Mostly from people I do business with, and most of it was the typical JD, Makers, etc... One of my newspaper account reps strolled into my office one day last week with a big ole grin on her face. She thanked me for my business, and hand me a gift-wrapped box. On her way out she said "I know you love your bourbon. I got you the good stuff!" Well, well... I tore the package open to find a bottle of Crown Royal. Lovely... :rolleyes:

Clavius
12-26-2011, 17:42
Not exactly bourbon and not exactly Christmas day. But I got some cash for Christmas and decided to spend some of it on some bourbon or scotch. Well, I already found about all the Pappy I think I'm going to find for awhile, so I went with a (hopefully) nice scotch. I got the Glenlivet Nadurra 16yr non-chill filtered cask strength. Can't wait to get home and try it!

G.H.Adams
12-26-2011, 20:35
I received a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 and Old Charter 10. The daughter brought the wife a bottle of Choco Vine. It's described as Belgian Chocolate infused with red wine.

I looked at it as she poured a glass and then looked at my glass of Eagle Rare 17 and said "Thank God for Bourbon".

Looking at the Choco Vine made my gut flip.

mosugoji64
12-26-2011, 22:00
From my wife, a bottle of 2011 WLW and a Risky Whiskey bourbon aging kit. From my sister, a book called Bourbon, Straight by some guy. :grin:

jburlowski
12-27-2011, 05:58
Got a FRSmB and a FRSmB 2011 LE from the neighbors. Some friends sent a bottle of rye from the George Washington Distillery at Mount Vernon.

Enoch
12-27-2011, 06:10
Got a FRSmB and a FRSmB 2011 LE from the neighbors. Some friends sent a bottle of rye from the George Washington Distillery at Mount Vernon.

How is the rye? I have been tempted to drive up there when visiting my step-daughter who lives in VA. Is it worth the price?

Jono
12-27-2011, 07:25
Angels Envy...a gift from my brother in law and I picked up Bunnahabhain 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

"Angelís Envy takes Kentucky whiskey aged four to six years in American oak barrels and then finishes it in port casks for an additional three to six months."

I have not tried either yet....

jburlowski
12-27-2011, 09:06
How is the rye? I have been tempted to drive up there when visiting my step-daughter who lives in VA. Is it worth the price?

Haven't tried the GW rye yet and will probably wait for a very special occaision. Very, very expensive stuff!

Chuck Cowdery could probably provide tasting notes....

Flyfish
12-27-2011, 10:04
Got a bottle of the BT Single Oak Project. In other words, there is no way of knowing what I got until I subject it to some personal analysis. Then, the procedure is to go to the website to find out how far wrong I am. :grin:

dean_martin
12-27-2011, 14:32
My son brought me a bottle of Rittenhouse BiB from up north. It was a welcomed sight because it's not available here.

MonsterMashBill
12-27-2011, 18:15
The Wednesday before Christmas, WA state got its share of the Van Winkles to it's flagship store in West Seattle. The SoDo store got its in the day before (even though they usually take shipments on Wednesday) and sold out in hours. The store staff said they'd have 'em at around 1; I got there at 12:30, about 5 minutes after they started selling them, one bottle per person. They were out of all the Pappy's before they got to me, but I did get a VWFRR, which had been my second choice (I had been hoping to score a 20...) so I considered myself happy.

After work, I had the bright idea to do a quick stop by a couple other stores to see if I could pick off the leavings (since WA was also distributing the BTACs on the same day) and I scored Handy! Quite a nice day.

Then, on Christmas, my dad floored me by giving me another VWFRR that he found after a single phone call in OR, another control state (and one that sells to bars and the public indiscriminately, with the bars scooping up most of the rarer stuff.) I was suitably flabbergasted and grateful, I think.

White Dog
12-27-2011, 18:51
A very close friend gave me a Pappy 15.

And the wife let me buy another PHC Wheater.:cool:

thezenone
12-27-2011, 20:17
I got Eagle Rare 17, Big Bottom Port Finish, Tobermory 10 year, and Glenfarclas 25 year. I can't wait to break into the Glenfarclas.

2highcal
12-27-2011, 22:55
I got 2 bottles of Handy and 3 bottles of Stagg as well as a couple of Glencairn whiskey glasses with a Welsh dragon engraved on them from the step daughter, she got me the glasses and I purchased the bottles.

Jwilly019
12-28-2011, 08:09
A friend gave me a bottle of ER1B.

Happyhour24x7
12-29-2011, 03:44
Christmas Eve's gifts to myself: E.H. Taylor single barrel and a pair of Willett pot stills. Received on Christmas day: Black Maple Hill 16 YO. Apparently I was good this year.

Tucker
12-29-2011, 05:36
Bought myself a bottle of Abraham Bowman rye and received Chet Zoeller's book, 'Bourbon in Kentucky: A History of Distilleries in Kentucky' and a big box of Maker's Mark bourbon balls.

the Duff
12-29-2011, 06:09
An Everett's hand picked Baby Saz. From what I hear, any hand picked Baby Saz will be unobtainium for a long time. This was Everett's last bottle too.

Anyone else run across hand picked Baby Saz lately?

I hope BT is putting up more of their rye for aging. I just love the stuff.

stevegoz
12-31-2011, 07:59
Bit of a cheat, but I did wistfully sigh in front of a bottle of Rock Hill Farms long enough yesterday at Binny's for the wife to finally say "Would you like me to buy that for you as a late Christmas present?"

After several milliseconds, I answered in the affirmative. :grin:

cas
12-31-2011, 08:10
After several milliseconds, I answered in the affirmative. :grin:

Why did you wait so long?
Craig

stevegoz
12-31-2011, 08:11
Why did you wait so long?
Craig

Didn't wanna seem greedy. :lol:

autiger23
12-31-2011, 08:31
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=268128&postcount=44

Posted this in the winter thread, but I consider this as my christmas present to myself since I did have the order paid before christmas.

Eth3rStrik3r
12-31-2011, 12:18
Prior to Christmas, I went shopping with my parents and they bought me a bottle of 4RSmB and RR. Also got a nice bottle of Jefferson's from my future brother in law who is a scotch fanatic(although I have slowly introduced him to the fine world of bourbon). I got him a bottle of ORVW 10/107 and we had a nice evening of sharing different bottles of whiskey with each other.

River Runner
12-31-2011, 17:00
A buffalo trace single barrel bottling that the local store had done. Haven't opened it yet, but am hopeful that it will be fantastic!

smokinjoe
01-04-2012, 15:58
As I've written about here over the years, my wife gets me a miniature bottle of whiskey every Christmas as a stocking stuffer. The requirements are that they must be whiskey (bourbon preferred), and the bottles must be glass (getting harder and harder to find these days). Started in 1982 while we were dating in college (JB white 5 yr), so this year marked the 30th straight Christmas, when she deposited a Four Roses Single Barrel into my stocking. I have them all, all still unopened. Bourbon, Scotch, Canadian, and Blends. Thought I'd share a few pics below.

Pic 1 is (Left to Right) the entire collection in chronological order 1982-2011
Pic 2 is (L to R) 2000-2011
Pic 3 is (L to R) 1990-1999
Pic 4 is (L to R) 1982-1989

I still can't believe I didn't lose, break, or particularly, drink any of them. I tell ya', there were more than a few times in college when I had my hand on those early bottles ready to drink them, when the house was out of regular booze. :drinking: And, the Jim Beam White (along with dirty laundry, books, and assorted other crap) fell out of my Jeep's passenger door and onto the side of I-69 at 60 MPH while on my way back home to Ft. Wayne from Muncie. :D It's a survivor.

Rockefeller
01-04-2012, 17:30
As I've written about here over the years, my wife gets me a miniature bottle of whiskey every Christmas as a stocking stuffer. The requirements are that they must be whiskey (bourbon preferred), and the bottles must be glass (getting harder and harder to find these days). Started in 1982 while we were dating in college (JB white 5 yr), so this year marked the 30th straight Christmas, when she deposited a Four Roses Single Barrel into my stocking. I have them all, all still unopened. Bourbon, Scotch, Canadian, and Blends. Thought I'd share a few pics below.

Pic 1 is (Left to Right) the entire collection in chronological order 1982-2011
Pic 2 is (L to R) 2000-2011
Pic 3 is (L to R) 1990-1999
Pic 4 is (L to R) 1982-1989

I still can't believe I didn't lose, break, or particularly, drink any of them. I tell ya', there were more than a few times in college when I had my hand on those early bottles ready to drink them, when the house was out of regular booze. :drinking: And, the Jim Beam White (along with dirty laundry, books, and assorted other crap) fell out of my Jeep's passenger door and onto the side of I-69 at 60 MPH while on my way back home to Ft. Wayne from Muncie. :D It's a survivor.

It would seem to me that some of these bottles (particularly the Old Bushmills, right side of last photo) are only partially full. Is this from evaporation over the years due to a poor twist off seal?

Parkersback
01-04-2012, 17:52
Joe, really cool tradition, and really cool collection, thanks for sharing.

smokinjoe
01-05-2012, 16:55
It would seem to me that some of these bottles (particularly the Old Bushmills, right side of last photo) are only partially full. Is this from evaporation over the years due to a poor twist off seal?

It's weird, but the older metal screw caps seem to show the most evaporation (like the Old Bushmill's). :crazy: The plastic screw caps are doing fine, though. That Old Bushmill's has been giving up a little for several years. I'm thinking of sealing it with wax, along with a few others. The Blanton's has taken a hit, too.

Or, somebody here is sneaking some sips...:D

BigRich
01-06-2012, 05:25
The wife gave me a bottle of Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Rum Cask.

WhiskeyCharlie
01-07-2012, 12:32
I was given a bottle of Garrison Brothers Texas Bourbon. This is the first bourbon legally available in Texas since prohibition. I have store in the Houston market and we can't get our hands on it. My Grandfather, the original Whiskey Charley, brought me a bottle from his store in South Texas. Production is low so may be many years before it makes its way out of the Lone Star State.

Nose is vanilla, caramel, citrus. On the tongue it has typical bourbon tones but there is a flavor in there I cannot decipher. I need to look at a list of common tasting notes and see if one matches up. Pretty decent bourbon and glad Texas has one to call its own.

http://www.garrisonbros.com/

p_elliott
01-09-2012, 09:09
I was given a bottle of Garrison Brothers Texas Bourbon. This is the first bourbon legally available in Texas since prohibition. I have store in the Houston market and we can't get our hands on it. My Grandfather, the original Whiskey Charley, brought me a bottle from his store in South Texas. Production is low so may be many years before it makes its way out of the Lone Star State.

Nose is vanilla, caramel, citrus. On the tongue it has typical bourbon tones but there is a flavor in there I cannot decipher. I need to look at a list of common tasting notes and see if one matches up. Pretty decent bourbon and glad Texas has one to call its own.

http://www.garrisonbros.com/


I can give you a hand with that flavor it's horse piss.