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TradingBoiler
05-31-2012, 08:19
So I know this is opening up some old posts but I am curious how Mid 1970's Cabin Still stacks up to the Cabin Still pre SW sale to Canada Dry. In the book But Always Fine Bourbon Sally has a story of how Canada was going to blend SW juice with their oversupply crap.

I'm asking the opinions of the many on here because I have stumbled upon a few late 70's bottles in a local liquor store and want to clean them out but don't want to pay for something that isn't worth paying for.

Any thoughts would be really helpful. Thanks

dridge11
05-31-2012, 08:58
Buy one, try it, then decide if you buy more.

The Boozer
05-31-2012, 09:02
Buy one, try it, then decide if you buy more.

Sound advice. Trust your own taste buds.

TradingBoiler
05-31-2012, 09:03
Dridge I may just do that. You think $50 is too much per bottle? I mean I know the stuff now is clearly bottom shelf and also no longer a wheater so I'm just trying to justify my bourbon budget. :lol:

dridge11
05-31-2012, 09:09
Dridge I may just do that. You think $50 is too much per bottle? I mean I know the stuff now is clearly bottom shelf and also no longer a wheater so I'm just trying to justify my bourbon budget. :lol:

That's a lot less than you'll pay on Ebay for a full size bottle. I think $50 is worth the gamble. If it's great, you'll be thrilled you did. If not, you still get a cool history lesson and taste of a bottle that not a lot of people have access to.

Special Reserve
05-31-2012, 16:16
I think $50 is way too much. But YMMV.

Several years ago I got a case of bottoms bottles from the 70's for $50 including a couple of old Cabin Still bottles.

Just my opinion.

Will

ratcheer
06-01-2012, 06:25
I think $50 is way too much. But YMMV.

Several years ago I got a case of bottoms bottles from the 70's for $50 including a couple of old Cabin Still bottles.

Just my opinion.

Will

I agree. Even the best Cabin Still from the pure Stitzel-Weller days was low-budget whiskey.

Tim

p_elliott
06-01-2012, 07:13
I have a bottle of Cabin Still I got from Joe (fishnbowljoe) that is marked $9 so I would say $50 is way too high.

StraightBoston
06-01-2012, 08:06
The Cabin Stills that I have tasted from that era have the recognizable S-W character but are hot and young. Better than today's bottom shelf and worth a try at the right price, but not worth $50 IMHO.

hectic1
06-01-2012, 09:04
The Cabin Stills that I have tasted from that era have the recognizable S-W character but are hot and young. Better than today's bottom shelf and worth a try at the right price, but not worth $50 IMHO.

I agree with Kevin that $50 a bottle is too much...I think I paid around $13 a liter when I found some a couple months ago!

T Comp
06-01-2012, 11:34
Signing in tune with the not worth it choir on this one TradingBoiler...though if it is a 90 proofer like the one bobbyc brought to the gazebo then maybe...that was some mighty fine whiskey.

Also I'm not sure anyone exactly knows when during their reign of DSP 16 ('72 to '84) that Norton Simon/Somerset Division started using the Nicholasville whiskey but by late 70's it could have been creeping in. So that's a chance you're taking too.

TradingBoiler
06-01-2012, 12:31
Thanks to all for the great insight. I'm going to pass for now based on the price of the bottles. I think I would be a little more apt to pay up if I knew 100% it was made by Pappy's and Hugh McGill's hands but with the date on it being a little hard to guage I will move on. Thank you all again for helping a fellow SBer make a decision. Cheers and a good weekend to all of you.

Whisk(e)y
06-16-2012, 13:03
So I know this is opening up some old posts but I am curious how Mid 1970's Cabin Still stacks up to the Cabin Still pre SW sale to Canada Dry. In the book But Always Fine Bourbon Sally has a story of how Canada was going to blend SW juice with their oversupply crap.

I'm asking the opinions of the many on here because I have stumbled upon a few late 70's bottles in a local liquor store and want to clean them out but don't want to pay for something that isn't worth paying for.

Any thoughts would be really helpful. Thanks


Did you buy all those bottles up? If not, I'd like to buy one to split with my old man. Could you post on here or PM me the name?