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jcg9779
12-23-2012, 20:29
A few days late on this one, so I'll get it started.

Bought a few Willett bottles, some OWA, and FR over the past week.

mosugoji64
12-23-2012, 20:57
Received an early gift from a friend: a private bottling of Bernheim Wheat. It lacks that "biscuity" flavor of the standard bottle, but is very good stuff, indeed!

WAINWRIGHT
12-23-2012, 21:20
Several bottles of HW Double Rye,two of which are gifts for friends,it's the first time any local store has carried any HW product of any sort,as I hope they soon get more.

michaelturtle1
12-23-2012, 21:23
Received a HW Rendezvous Rye as a gift for watching my neighbors dog...not a bad deal to let another 4 legged friend run around my house

SLOandSteady
12-23-2012, 21:30
Picked up Sazerac Rye, Appleton 12yr Rum and El Dorado 15yr Rum today.

pacsmd
12-24-2012, 10:11
Picked up a bottle of OWA and bottle of Elijah Craig 12YO this morning.
Haven't tried either yet - but with family visiting tonight, it'll be a good time for a mini-sampling party.

Crowes
12-24-2012, 10:37
Snagged a bottle of OGD 114 for the days festivities.

theglobalguy
12-24-2012, 13:25
Santa delivered an Angel's Envy store blend bottling. I was able to sample a month or so back, fun interpretation.

ebo
12-24-2012, 13:52
I got the last FRSB on the shelf (can't run out of that one!), KC Rye and ER 10.

Keraptis
12-24-2012, 17:51
Sadly, I haven't taken the time to post an introduction yet.

I did, however, find a bottle of A. H. Hirsch 16 Blue Wax tonight. I negotiated a price of $135 out the door. I believe tonight shall be a fine Christmas Eve for my fellow bourbon enthusiast brother and I.

savagehenry
12-24-2012, 18:12
Sadly, I haven't taken the time to post an introduction yet.

I did, however, find a bottle of A. H. Hirsch 16 Blue Wax tonight. I negotiated a price of $135 out the door. I believe tonight shall be a fine Christmas Eve for my fellow bourbon enthusiast brother and I.
Um, did they have another Hirsch? If so, where are you? I can be on a plane within the hour, Da Vinci Code style.

jeanraulmitchell
12-24-2012, 18:39
Happy Holidays to me and everyone here.
14598

Keraptis
12-24-2012, 18:40
Um, did they have another Hirsch? If so, where are you? I can be on a plane within the hour, Da Vinci Code style.

They did not. Apparently, he had 3 bottles of it sitting on the shelf a couple of years ago, but someone bought two of them for $195 each leaving just the lone bottle for me to find tonight.

LostBottle
12-24-2012, 20:16
Sadly, I haven't taken the time to post an introduction yet.

I did, however, find a bottle of A. H. Hirsch 16 Blue Wax tonight. I negotiated a price of $135 out the door. I believe tonight shall be a fine Christmas Eve for my fellow bourbon enthusiast brother and I.

Pics or it didn't happen.

Tico
12-24-2012, 21:32
Pics or it didn't happen.
+1 and "pics or ban"

Keraptis
12-24-2012, 21:55
Fair enough! Hopefully this suffices!

LostBottle
12-24-2012, 22:14
Fair enough! Hopefully this suffices!

Glad to see that sucker open! The most impressive part of that (once in a lifetime) score, is that you had the guts to talk the guy down $55 instead of just hurrying to check out. Merry Christmas, indeed.

devillighter
12-24-2012, 22:23
Sadly, I haven't taken the time to post an introduction yet.

I did, however, find a bottle of A. H. Hirsch 16 Blue Wax tonight. I negotiated a price of $135 out the door. I believe tonight shall be a fine Christmas Eve for my fellow bourbon enthusiast brother and I.

Well that is a heck of a first post!

I didn't buy anything today - thinking about treating myself to a FR Single Barrel LE 2012 tomorrow.

Tico
12-24-2012, 22:56
Fair enough! Hopefully this suffices!
FTW!

Well done sir!

LostBottle
12-25-2012, 10:09
Happy Holidays to me and everyone here.
14598

Holy hell, amazing score! Did you manage to pull V21 and PHC wheated out of LA?

RVTsteve
12-25-2012, 20:17
Just received an order I made almost 2 weeks ago. along with a couple other things I ordered 2 HW 21yr Rye. :cool:
Only found 1... :skep: triple checked the box for hidden whiskey bottles and confirmed :smiley_acbt:


Yikes! Hopefully, the seller makes you whole.


I got made whole on Christmas Eve! No charge FedEx overnight from Mervins. They made a mistake and made it right, respect.

Enjoying some right now.

Tico
12-25-2012, 23:05
Holy hell, amazing score! Did you manage to pull V21 and PHC wheated out of LA?
That looks like a PHC rye/wheated to me

LostBottle
12-26-2012, 00:19
Tico, after opening the photo up at full size, it appears you are correct. I also realized that bottle I thought was a random Willett is actually an Old Commonwealth 10/107 - much better stuff than the newest versions of the ORVW 10/107 juice.

jeanraulmitchell
12-26-2012, 10:16
Tico, after opening the photo up at full size, it appears you are correct. I also realized that bottle I thought was a random Willett is actually an Old Commonwealth 10/107 - much better stuff than the newest versions of the ORVW 10/107 juice.

Yes, an old commonwealth I found in Europe. The PHC is this year's release and the V21 is a bottle I bought in NYC that I just picked up. I have another VWFRR and an 2006 OFBB to pick up. All of these are on the east coast and I have to figure out how to get them back to LA.

Crowes
12-26-2012, 11:59
Snagged a bottle of PHC12 today, happy days.

Bourserker
12-26-2012, 12:05
I didn't buy it today (I bought it on 12/24), but I got another GTS. Seems as though the state stores came through for the most part. I put in orders at 4 stores and ended up with 2 GTS, 1 WLW, 2 VWSR Lot B, and an offer for another Lot B that I turned down (I already have 4 bottles, and although I like it I don't like it that much at $55 a bottle). Things I ordered that I didn't get were an additional WLW and some PVW 20. According to one of my local stores the PVW 20 was very scarce in VA this year. They were pushing the JPS 18 as an alternative (as do many other stores).

z327
12-26-2012, 13:02
Buffalo Cream x 2 in Dallas (never seen it before today in Texas).

awachatz
12-26-2012, 13:35
Snagged a bottle of PHC12 today, happy days.

Congrats Drew!,What proof was it?

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Crowes
12-26-2012, 14:59
Congrats Drew!,What proof was it?

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Thanks! 131.6. In fact, it looks like one of the first ones that was recalled with a new label put on the front.

WAINWRIGHT
12-26-2012, 19:24
WTRB getting back to my roots,I haven't bought one of these in a long time and feel it is slightly under appreciated.I personally find this to be Wild Turkeys strongest showing of current production bottlings.

TheRod
12-27-2012, 14:39
Snagged the last 2 HW 16 375 ml and found a lonely PHC 10 year wheater on a shelf today. I had to break out my credit card for that one.

SLOandSteady
12-27-2012, 15:54
Breckenridge Bourbon.

Special Reserve
12-27-2012, 16:25
Not bourbon but...

I found a BTAC Sazerac 2012 in the wild. I had to go back and tame it. I had a choice of Handy or Sazerac and went Sazerac.

savagehenry
12-27-2012, 17:13
Breckenridge Bourbon.
Good choice. I paid a visit to the distillery back in Oct. Very cool little setup they have going there.

squire
12-27-2012, 19:13
Got to agree WW, WTRB is about the only WT expression currently being made that is in my buy column.

AaronWF
12-28-2012, 11:00
With a VWFRR snugly in my TPS cart, I added half a case of HH BiB 6/100, an OBSV, OBSQ and three TPS FR1Bs. I checked out safely with the VWFRR intact and a case discount to boot! Thanks TPS!

oke&coke
12-28-2012, 11:01
I didn't get the TPS e-mail but thanks to a post on another thread got to the website in time to pickup a lot B. They were out of the rye, 15 and 20 yo. The 23 was too much for my blood. Also grabbed a Weller 12 since they were out the last time I ordered. I know, I know they are pretty much the same thing; shutup, I don't care, we don't get much good stuff out here. Have to grab it when I can.

ChainWhip
12-28-2012, 11:15
Scored a lonely 15yr "old gentlemanly dude" - they were out of the rye by the time I got whiff of it.

savagehenry
12-28-2012, 11:22
Got the TPS email and caved. Grabbed ORWV 10/107, but it really was an excuse to also grab another Bowman #45 and 4R TPS SB

MyOldKyDram
12-28-2012, 11:27
Nothing. Did not get the TPS email so I bought nothing. Pfft.

squire
12-28-2012, 11:31
Since they can't ship here I don't even look, too depressing.

matthewdc
12-28-2012, 12:14
Ok, techincally it isn't a bourbon (since it was aged in used oak instead of new) but I picked up a bottle of that Hirsch Selections 20 YO American Whiskey. It was marked down a good bit so I figured why not.

PozzSka
12-28-2012, 12:50
Yesterday evening I picked up a bottle of Russel's Reserve and a bottle of Basil Hayden. Both very good, IMO.

Max Power
12-28-2012, 13:56
I grabbed a TPS 4R1B. Is the current barrel as good as the last one?

jeffrey r
12-28-2012, 14:42
After passing it up several times, picked up a 2011 Four Roses LE SmB today.

SLOandSteady
12-28-2012, 15:58
Good choice. I paid a visit to the distillery back in Oct. Very cool little setup they have going there.

I was up there around the same time. Luckily for me, because I'm in Colorado, the larger shops tend to put this and Stranahan's on sale frequently. To me, it's not a bad buy at $32.99.

HighInTheMtns
12-28-2012, 16:05
Good choice. I paid a visit to the distillery back in Oct. Very cool little setup they have going there.
It's worth noting that the whiskey in the bottles available now was likely not distilled in Breckenridge. I do have to say that the one time I've tried it, it did strike me as a good bourbon that is probably worth the $35 it costs in Colorado.

mark fleetwood
12-28-2012, 16:34
A couple weeks ago I asked a retailer to stock Old Fitz BIB. Guess what appeared on shelf for $15.49? VSOF. Distributor and/or retailer must have mistaken it for Prime, 1849 or maybe even 750 BIB. Picked up a couple bottles.
I'm thinking I should tell him: might foster a nice relationship.

Smokewagon
12-28-2012, 18:15
Old Grand Dad BIB, and Old Grand Dad 114 (woot!). I been all over half this state and this is the first time i've seen the 114.


~SW

squire
12-28-2012, 18:39
I expect the 114 may grow even more scarce as it's reputation increases.

SFS
12-28-2012, 18:56
Well, yesterday, but couldn't post before account was activated:

OWA 107
Weller 12
Weller SR
EWSB 2011 (we notate with the year it was bottled, correct?)
George Dickel #12 (which appears to have been a major error on my part, based on first taste last night)
4R Yellow Label

Ordered the EWSB 2012 from another store

ThirstyinOhio
12-28-2012, 19:20
Nice pick up with the Wellers. As to the EWSB, I reference it by the year it was barreled, so the EWSB would be a 2001 to me.

qman22
12-28-2012, 19:24
Nothing. Did not get the TPS email so I bought nothing. Pfft.

I didn't get the email either, wtf... I get all of their other emails, I wonder why I didn't get this one?

Tico
12-28-2012, 19:56
Lot B
TPS 4R SB OBSV

BradleyC
12-28-2012, 20:06
I bought a PVW23 today for no other reason than I saw it on a shelf. Such a weird site that I fell for it. I paid a few $ more than I wanted to but it wasn't bad enough to call it price gouging I don't guess. I used to have my pick from the A, B, or C releases if I wanted one. Those days are gone and I'm not sure I will see too many more of these going forward.

I've certainly done worse things before.

Smokewagon
12-28-2012, 20:16
I expect the 114 may grow even more scarce as it's reputation increases.

I expect the same. This will be my first taste, so if it goes well I'll probably head back and buy another bottle. I was kind of shocked to see it, they were actually out of a lot of stuff due to the holiday season, and there were 4 bottles just sitting there looking all lonely...

~SW

ChainWhip
12-28-2012, 22:16
Been eying an OFBB 2012 and finally broke down and snagged 1 of 2 bottles on the shelf. Saw the other one walk off with a another fellow a little later.

Old Lamplighter
12-28-2012, 23:01
I didn't get the email either, wtf... I get all of their other emails, I wonder why I didn't get this one?
I got the email 1 minute after the pipeline opened from TPS. All I wanted was a rye. However, once I got into the site, it was gone. I could have gotten 1 of the others but decided to keep hunting down a PHC '12 instead.

No luck as of yet on the PHC but did get a break when I found a WLW '12 still waiting for me at a local.

jeffrey r
12-29-2012, 12:15
Just "found myself" at Total Wine, and with a store credit in hand, obviously had to buy some bourbon. They were out of some of my stalwarts like ETL, and I am well stocked with some of my other stalwarts like OWA and ERSB, so I used the opportunity to pick up a Makers 46. I've passed it up many times, but it is time to give it a shot.

stevegoz
12-29-2012, 13:15
Based on all the positive word of mouth, I picked up a fifth of Larceny. After the $10 mail-in rebate, it's just 15 bucks.

SFS
12-29-2012, 14:13
It's worth noting that the whiskey in the bottles available now was likely not distilled in Breckenridge. I do have to say that the one time I've tried it, it did strike me as a good bourbon that is probably worth the $35 it costs in Colorado.

Everything I've read suggests very much that the Breck on the shelves today was NOT distilled there. Which I could care less about, given that I like it a lot. However, it got me wondering 'how much will this change when their own white dog goes into the barrels?', which led me to 'how much of this do I need to bunker in case I don't like it when the change comes?' So, I called the distillery. Didn't get to talk to the master distiller, but the gal I talked to was really sweet, and said she'd go present my questions directly to him. About an hour later, the phone rang, and she said she'd spoken to the man, and nothing will change before summer of 2013. She also said "he asked me to tell you that you will not be able to tell the difference when we move to our own juice". So I'm really hoping he's right.

WAINWRIGHT
12-29-2012, 15:20
Picked up a couple more Lot B's the price was right and its only going to keep getting higher,so I figured what the hell.

Yeti
12-29-2012, 17:55
Grabbed 2 bottles of PHC 6th and 3 bottles of Weller 12 year. Can't wait to open the PHC after reading through the "best of 2012" thread.

rjboatwright
12-29-2012, 17:55
Picked up 6 bottles of 2012 FR LE SmB. Really glad I have some to bunker. I was afraid I wasn't going to find any this year.

Yeti
12-29-2012, 22:18
Wow, nice! I haven't come across either 4R LE this year. A shame, but you can't catch them all.

Jlbags
12-29-2012, 22:33
I had some luck in my holiday travels. Picked up a vertical of OF birthday 08-12. Was shocked to find them all in one place. Bought two sets. Also had to buy a Hirsch 21 Rye as I had never seen one in wild.

theglobalguy
12-30-2012, 14:14
2x OWA TPS bottling. Passed on oh so many interesting looking small brands.

JLH3
12-30-2012, 15:15
Not bourbon, but 4yr old Willett Rye.

OutlawSW
12-30-2012, 15:53
Picked up a HH 80 which I have seen on the MI liquor list but have never seen in a store, EW 1783 which I have only seen once before, OGD 114 and 2 age stated WSR. I went out simply looking to replace my OGD 114 (which is the best bang for the buck out there) but none of my regs had any (1 shopkeep told me there was an OGD 114 shortage in MI, which didn't make sense to me but...) so stopped by a lil shop I have been in but don't frequent and came across all this for around $90, I was happy.

squire
12-30-2012, 16:07
Outlaw that would have been my shopping list as well, surprising how much good Bourbon you can get for less than $100.00.

Kalessin
12-30-2012, 19:38
Went shopping yesterday, and came up with:

Eagle Rare 10yo, private barrel for Colonial Liquors
Weller 12yo (cheapest I could find it in MA at 34.99)
Great King Street Artist's Blend Scotch $39.99, then found it at a second store for two dollars cheaper; not enough difference to go through the hassle of a return.

jtexaslonestar
12-30-2012, 20:42
I had some luck in my holiday travels. Picked up a vertical of OF birthday 08-12. Was shocked to find them all in one place. Bought two sets. Also had to buy a Hirsch 21 Rye as I had never seen one in wild.
Super envious!!! I love the OFBB '08 and the '11 wasn't bad either. I wished I could find that line up in the ATL area. Great find and Welcome to SB.com!

z327
12-31-2012, 12:20
PVW 23. Good timing on my part today. Went to Specs (Dallas) to pick up some cocktail supplies and ran into the whiskey salesman who managed their BTAC and Pappy waiting list. The store limited everyone to one bottle total this year to try and spread the love (I greatly appreciate their method). The more frequent customer points you had the higher you were on the wait list and the greater your choice. I didn't have a ton of points but did get an ER 17 in November. Specs Dallas got additional allocation when another chain could not pay for theirs (chain going thru bankruptcy I think). They held to their one bottle per customer and had worked everyone off their list. They had one bottle left and the manager said put it in the case today. I was there 5 minutes after they opened so got first crack at it and jumped on it. This is my 2nd bottle of 23 so its time to open one. Happy New Year!

jeffrey r
12-31-2012, 13:53
^^^^ Nice score on the PVW 23.

Picked up two FR1B Gift Sets (bottle of FR1B plus two FR old fashioned glasses) for $29.99 each. This store has the best price around on FR1B, and they priced the gift set at the same price, so how could I pass that up...

Crowes
12-31-2012, 14:08
OWA 107 Single Barrel. Nice find for New Years Eve.

OutlawSW
12-31-2012, 14:11
OWA 107 Single Barrel. Nice find for New Years Eve.

Hey Crowes, where did you find that one at, Happy New Year!

Tony
12-31-2012, 15:25
JPS18 for myself and 3 PHC2012 for a buddy of mine.

Best regards, Tony

skidfive
12-31-2012, 16:42
one WTKS pewter top from 3-5-01 for $43.

Left three but will be going back for them next paycheck

awachatz
12-31-2012, 19:13
(3) 2012 PHC. Decided to go with these since BTAC is so dang expensive now in MI.

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HighInTheMtns
12-31-2012, 19:55
(3) 2012 PHC. Decided to go with these since BTAC is so dang expensive now in MI.

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Don't feel like you got the consolation bottles. That is some wonderful stuff.

squire
12-31-2012, 20:03
One is tempted to say preferable.

MyOldKyDram
12-31-2012, 20:10
It appears to be the leader in the clubhouse as far as our community voting goes.

compliance
12-31-2012, 21:05
You guys are just trying to make him feel better. Saz18, WLW, and Stagg are all >>>> PHC 2012. I wish it weren't true, there is plenty of PHC out there still but no BTAC.

BradleyC
12-31-2012, 21:14
I was in a store today and saw some EC12 on the bottom shelf. I don't normally look at prices of things I don't really plan to buy but looked at this one for some reason. $16.49. I took a bottle up to the register and asked the price. The girl tells me $16.49. Trying to do the right thing I told her I didn't think that price was right and that it was probably a bit low. She then tells me the system won't let them sell anything lower than cost and she felt pretty good the price was right.

So I picked up a bottle of EC12 today. Wasn't planning on that but couldn't say no. I did leave 4 behind for the next guy to enjoy.

Special Reserve
01-01-2013, 06:42
Yesterday I picked up a Thomas H. Handy 132.4 at the state price. A rare find around here.

They were holding this for someone else who didn't pick it up. Unfortunately the did not have any other BTAC or VW bottles.

Ejmharris
01-01-2013, 10:14
Yesterday, PHC 2012 x's 2 for some friends.


Mike

callmeox
01-01-2013, 10:30
You guys are just trying to make him feel better. Saz18, WLW, and Stagg are all >>>> PHC 2012. I wish it weren't true, there is plenty of PHC out there still but no BTAC.

BTAC gets press so it has the noob recognition factor on the shelf.

Don't fall in to the scarcity=quality fallacy on annual releases.

squire
01-01-2013, 10:46
Good point, also, annual releases are just that, every year, so the line will roll around again.

HighInTheMtns
01-01-2013, 10:46
You guys are just trying to make him feel better. Saz18, WLW, and Stagg are all >>>> PHC 2012. I wish it weren't true, there is plenty of PHC out there still but no BTAC.
I bought two PHCs, at a price slightly higher than I could get BTAC for. I only bought 2/5 BTACs. I think that with these bottles it's really a matter of personal taste but for me it wasn't even a contest this year. PHC was better.

unclebunk
01-01-2013, 11:35
Two more bottles of Rare Breed for the weekend's NFL playoff games, per the request of a few friends. Who wouldn't oblige?

Wryguy
01-01-2013, 18:44
Decided to treat myself for the new year and pick up a couple of local dusties. I mean check out the crust on that Hirsch 22! Let's hear it for western Mass!

LostBottle
01-01-2013, 19:14
It seems I inadvertently started a run on Hirsch 22 with my recent review - all of a sudden, everyone is hunting it. I better get busy bunkering some rye...

Wryguy
01-01-2013, 19:25
Mere coincidence, I'm afraid. I'm sure it was a nice review but I have been contemplating that bottle for months now. Kinda hard to have a run on a product that was released so long ago and is so rare. At least around these parts.

Tico
01-01-2013, 19:44
It seems I inadvertently started a run on Hirsch 22 with my recent review - all of a sudden, everyone is hunting it. I better get busy bunkering some rye...
you are guilty as charged!

ErikH
01-02-2013, 15:35
Picked up a FRSB and an EC12 as a treat for myself.

Curtisc84
01-02-2013, 16:01
Nice Score, I've been looking for a PHC Wheater too.

jtexaslonestar
01-02-2013, 16:27
Picked up a bottle of CEHT Small Batch. Why not since I liked the first three releases and at half the price.

Clavius
01-02-2013, 16:35
Found an Old Rip 10/90 today.

Keraptis
01-02-2013, 18:37
I have been without internet for the past week while I moved to OKC for work for the next 6 months. So far, I've picked up EC18 for $37, EWSB 2002 for $21, Weller 12 for $23, and finally found a palatable rye in Rittenhouse BiB for $17. I like these prices down here.

MyOldKyDram
01-02-2013, 18:38
Those are some very fine prices indeed!

fishnbowljoe
01-02-2013, 21:53
Took possession of a White Label HH 6yr BIB today. Another great value pour IMHO. Hard to beat for a little over $10 for a 750.

c2walker
01-03-2013, 20:51
I rescued a couple bottles of rye from the back of a locked display cabinet at a rundown liquor store. Not much info out there on CC21 which I suppose is not surprising since there were only 640 bottles produced from this batch.

14642

mosugoji64
01-03-2013, 22:07
Picked up an OGD 114 today. Good to have that one back on the shelf - I missed it!

mosugoji64
01-03-2013, 22:10
Took possession of a White Label HH 6yr BIB today. Another great value pour IMHO. Hard to beat for a little over $10 for a 750.

Agreed, Joe. Grabbed a couple of those a while back when I saw them on sale for $9 and thought that was a steal!

LostBottle
01-03-2013, 23:00
I rescued a couple bottles of rye from the back of a locked display cabinet at a rundown liquor store. Not much info out there on CC21 which I suppose is not surprising since there were only 640 bottles produced from this batch.

14642

Really nice score!

Curtisc84
01-03-2013, 23:27
Really cool finds. Let us know how they taste.

kingcohiba
01-04-2013, 00:02
bought my first bottle of weller antique today......and it damn sure wont be my last!

BradleyC
01-04-2013, 08:31
I rescued a couple bottles of rye from the back of a locked display cabinet at a rundown liquor store. Not much info out there on CC21 which I suppose is not surprising since there were only 640 bottles produced from this batch.

14642


Nice find. I remember hearing good things about that one. I've had the CC bourbon and thought it was a very nice example of well aged Wild Turkey. I wouldn't expect anything less from the rye. It looks deliciously dark. Enjoy!

matthewdc
01-04-2013, 11:43
Picked up a PHC 5th Edition for just a hint above MSRP--pretty good since I haven't seen it anywhere else. Actually the store had three on the shelf so two are still there. PM me if you are 1) interested and 2) in the metro DC/VA/MD area, and I'll let you know where they are.

mark fleetwood
01-04-2013, 12:46
bought my first bottle of weller antique today......and it damn sure wont be my last!
If not the best value (and a helluva bourbon), it's darn close.

DPPSmoker
01-04-2013, 12:55
I rescued a couple bottles of rye from the back of a locked display cabinet at a rundown liquor store. Not much info out there on CC21 which I suppose is not surprising since there were only 640 bottles produced from this batch.

14642

I found this old SB.com weblink from 2001 that shares some info on your Classic Cask purchase. Very very interesting. I think you made one helluva purchase

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-494.html.

I would like to suggest that you post your find in its own thread in the General Discussion forum or the Special Bottling forum. I think it would be an interesting discussion.

theglobalguy
01-04-2013, 13:07
I can say as much as i've learned over the past 6 months on SB, that is a very interesting link to follow. Can only imagine a few years back when Bourbon wasn't popular how much re-branding and selling of casks went on. Great find.

Clavius
01-04-2013, 15:29
Bought an Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2003 today. This particular bottle was barreled on 9-8-03, is from barrel #21 and was bottled on 12-12-12. Will crack it open when I get home later tonight.

squire
01-04-2013, 15:34
No Bourbon but have been stocking the bar. The girl likes cocktails so I've been laying in supplies. Never thought I'd be buying anything with Pucker on the label.

smknjoe
01-04-2013, 15:42
No Bourbon but have been stocking the bar. The girl likes cocktails so I've been laying in supplies. Never thought I'd be buying anything with Pucker on the label.

Ahh, come on. At least half of my alcohol purchases have been for the ladies one way or another :)

I bet Pucker is cheaper than the flavored Ciroc stuff I've had to buy.

squire
01-04-2013, 15:53
It's an education Joe, I tell 'ya.

dementedavenger
01-04-2013, 16:30
John J. Bowman Single Barrel, W.L. Weller 12, Black Maple Hill (for under $30, why not?) and Vintage Rye 21 (purchased last week, arrived today). The latter exhausted the money I won in my fantasy football league. I bought my wife and son each a gift and then spent the rest on what's pictured below:

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Special thanks to Drew Brees, the Chicago Bears defense, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Randall Cobb, Stevan Ridley, Jason Witten, Blair Walsh, and, late season Reggie Bush and Knowshon Moreno.

ChainWhip
01-04-2013, 16:31
Killer score DA!

Now PM me where you got that V21 ASAP! ;-)

michaelturtle1
01-04-2013, 16:46
I rescued a couple bottles of rye from the back of a locked display cabinet at a rundown liquor store. Not much info out there on CC21 which I suppose is not surprising since there were only 640 bottles produced from this batch.

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Awesome find, I have been hunting that bottle for quite a while..

devillighter
01-04-2013, 17:01
Bowman 147.5 17 year. First Bowman for me. Hope it is a good one. Looks like this one is generally thought of less favorably than the 18 year old bottles.

awachatz
01-04-2013, 18:00
Bowman 147.5 17 year. First Bowman for me. Hope it is a good one. Looks like this one is generally thought of less favorably than the 18 year old bottles.

It is very good imo. Some might find it a little hot, but not any hotter than Bookers.

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Tony
01-04-2013, 18:02
Got myself a standard 4RSB, wanted to compare it to the standard 4RSmB.

Best regards, Tony

awachatz
01-04-2013, 18:07
Got myself a standard 4RSB, wanted to compare it to the standard 4RSmB.

Best regards, Tony

On the standard versions, I find the 4RSB to be much better than the SmB.

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jtexaslonestar
01-04-2013, 18:09
'12 GTS!! Not a purchase, but a late birthday gift from a great friend!:cool:

Yeti
01-04-2013, 18:23
On the standard versions, I find the 4RSB to be much better than the SmB.

Most definitely agree here. I had a terrible pour of SmB last night.

Today I received 3 bottles of Weller 12 in the mail. Needed a few extra to get the free shipping. :cool:

berto
01-04-2013, 18:30
GTS '12 that the store held for me. They didn't get any WLW or Saz so neither did I.

Yeti
01-04-2013, 21:08
Found 2 Saz18 2012 and picked up an Elmer T. Lee for good measure.

devillighter
01-04-2013, 21:46
It is very good imo. Some might find it a little hot, but not any hotter than Bookers.

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Good to hear. I am not in love with the bottle of Bookers I have, but I am hoping the age on the Bowman gives it more character. I love the Stagg I have had, so I am hoping this is in the same vein.

I also came across a lonely bottle of VW 10/107, which I purchased - have not had that expression yet.

ChainWhip
01-04-2013, 22:54
Got my Old Gentlemanly Dude 15 year today. A HUGE thanks to TPS for making these accessible to those of us in starved states and a big EFF-Yoo-Tu to Young's Market in WA state.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8348445050_38783b4d28.jpg

bad_scientist
01-04-2013, 23:03
It is very good imo. Some might find it a little hot, but not any hotter than Bookers.

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I found it and its single barrel cousin to be disgusting, even after several months of air time. Eventually I just dumped the single barrel but luckily didn't have to make a decision on the vatting, as it was a sample.

LostBottle
01-04-2013, 23:30
...and a big EFF-Yoo-Tu to Young's Market in WA state.

^This


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c2walker
01-04-2013, 23:32
Nice find. I remember hearing good things about that one. I've had the CC bourbon and thought it was a very nice example of well aged Wild Turkey. I wouldn't expect anything less from the rye. It looks deliciously dark. Enjoy!

The CC15 bourbon tastes like WT to me too. Haven't heard anyone outside the group that I tasted it with mention that though.

c2walker
01-04-2013, 23:36
Awesome find, I have been hunting that bottle for quite a while..

I have found three bottles of this now and both times I found it I had been out looking for Vintage 21 rye. This ended up being a bit more expensive than V21 would have been, but hopefully it's as good.

CaptainQ
01-04-2013, 23:36
Got my Old Gentlemanly Dude 15 year today. A HUGE thanks to TPS for making these accessible to those of us in starved states and a big EFF-Yoo-Tu to Young's Market in WA state.


I hear you Brother and echo your sentiments. Big kudos to TPS, my VW showed up today as well.

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hectic1
01-05-2013, 08:16
The CC15 bourbon tastes like WT to me too. Haven't heard anyone outside the group that I tasted it with mention that though.
That's b/c you were tasting with the Yoda of bourbon! :D

c2walker
01-05-2013, 09:34
That's b/c you were tasting with the Yoda of bourbon! :D

If you are referring to yourself I think Jar Jar Binks is the more appropriate comparison ;)

I picked up a 375ml OWA today to enjoy for the next couple nights before I get home. I had never before seen 375mls of any current Weller.

jeffrey r
01-05-2013, 12:49
Picked up two more FRSB gift sets. $29.99 for a standard FRSB bottle and 2 nice FR old fashioned/rocks glasses. The bottle from the first gift set I picked up was delicious--sweet, flavorful, complex. So I played it safe and picked up the additional sets from the same barrel (from what I could see, all of the gift sets came from one of two barrels).

Ejmharris
01-05-2013, 13:16
Picked up two more FRSB gift sets. $29.99 for a standard FRSB bottle and 2 nice FR old fashioned/rocks glasses. The bottle from the first gift set I picked up was delicious--sweet, flavorful, complex. So I played it safe and picked up the additional sets from the same barrel (from what I could see, all of the gift sets came from one of two barrels).

I got the SB set or my brother or Christmas. I love the glasses. Wish I could find another set in NKY area to get a set for myself.


Mike

SFS
01-05-2013, 13:33
Doesn't count as a bourbon, but my set of 4 Glencairns arrived today!

HighInTheMtns
01-05-2013, 14:52
Doesn't count as a bourbon, but my set of 4 Glencairns arrived today!
Counts as a reason to drink bourbon. Enjoy them!

callmeox
01-05-2013, 15:06
Made a trip to the Binny's South Loop store last Saturday and picked up another 2012 PHC to put away along with some odds and ends for friends.

I believe this was my first official purchase from the S. Loop specialty spirits room. I actually chose the PHC over the $20k Ardbeg Double Barrel set. The gun case and sterling silver cups were nice, but I'm a Parker Beam fan. :cool:

squire
01-05-2013, 16:04
Sure it counts Jim . . . I count one for each hand and two spares.

savagehenry
01-05-2013, 16:13
Received my TPS shipment of ORWV 10/107, 4R TPS 1B and John J Bowman TPS barrel 45. It's going to be a great night!

PozzSka
01-05-2013, 16:27
BT, WT101, EW black label for mixing.

KDM
01-05-2013, 18:34
Elmer T Lee, becoming one of my favorites

squire
01-05-2013, 18:44
That's a good one KDM

Wryguy
01-05-2013, 19:05
Ran across a PHC 2012 labeled at 68.95 ABV today. Was puzzled as all 3 bottles I have at home were 65.8 ABV, and the mislabeled PHC 2012 that went out was labeled as 63.5 ABV. Any insights? Could this be a bottle from the second dump of the 2012 PHC?

Bourserker
01-05-2013, 19:27
Well, I actually got it a few days ago and most of you are veterans with this stuff, but it's my first one so I'm pumped. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time when the notification from a certain online retailer came in. I've been hunting this stuff for a year. Drum roll please...PVW15...finally...woo hoo!!!

ChainWhip
01-05-2013, 20:16
Ran across a PHC 2012 labeled at 68.95 ABV today. Was puzzled as all 3 bottles I have at home were 65.8 ABV, and the mislabeled PHC 2012 that went out was labeled as 63.5 ABV. Any insights? Could this be a bottle from the second dump of the 2012 PHC?

Sounds like what you have is from batch #3? Batch #2 was the devil's batch @ 66.6.

bigtoys
01-05-2013, 22:23
walked into a small wine shop before dinner at Girl & the Goat and happened upon this.
a friend likes EC, but I've never had it. Figured I'd give it a try. Pretty good on first taste when I got home.
wonder if when they barreled it in '91 they knew what they'd sell it for.
1500 bottles total
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/EC20-1.jpg

ChainWhip
01-05-2013, 22:31
Edit: wrong thread

BradleyC
01-05-2013, 23:00
Nothing. 12 hours in the car with another member, -10 degree temps, 2 new cities to hunt, 15 shops or so, and we each bought 1 bottle of Pliny the Elder beer. not a single bottle of bourbon bought between the 2 of us. We celebrated our day with a little '81 Old Fitz BIB when we got back. Will I go back out on another adventure? Absolutely. Had a great time even though we didnt find anything.

squire
01-05-2013, 23:04
Can't catch if you don't cast Bradley.

BradleyC
01-06-2013, 00:16
Can't catch if you don't cast Bradley.


you are correct Sir. i guess that is why we do what we do.

WAINWRIGHT
01-06-2013, 07:26
Nothing. 12 hours in the car with another member, -10 degree temps, 2 new cities to hunt, 15 shops or so, and we each bought 1 bottle of Pliny the Elder beer. not a single bottle of bourbon bought between the 2 of us. We celebrated our day with a little '81 Old Fitz BIB when we got back. Will I go back out on another adventure? Absolutely. Had a great time even though we didnt find anything.
Even with no real scores sounds like a great day and right up my alley.Brad,if I was closer than 850 miles away I'd of been all over that hunt!:grin:

MyOldKyDram
01-06-2013, 12:06
Snatched a bottle of the EWSB 03 thanks to Clavius. Much appreciated!

Clavius
01-06-2013, 15:42
Snatched a bottle of the EWSB 03 thanks to Clavius. Much appreciated!
No problem! Bought the last two myself.

MyOldKyDram
01-06-2013, 15:49
That good, eh? Knew I should've bought two!

Clavius
01-06-2013, 17:36
That good, eh? Knew I should've bought two!

I thought so. Interested to know what others think.

mosugoji64
01-06-2013, 22:58
Had to stop at TPS while in the Cincinnati area today and brought home a Bowman Bros. SmB. It's reminding me quite a bit of some SB OWA bottles I've tried, which is a VERY good thing!

Vosgar
01-07-2013, 19:15
After only trying it once and not being too impressed, I broke down and bought a Larceny today. Damn store near me has had 1.75's for $29.98 for months and I finally couldn't resist any longer. After tax and the $20 rebate, it'll only cost me $12.75. They're almost paying me to drink it.

I hope it's like some other wheaters and gets better with some air time.

LostBottle
01-07-2013, 19:26
High West 21 x2
High West 16 x2

ChainWhip
01-07-2013, 19:28
High West 21 x2
High West 16 x2

375's or 750's? (just had to ask)

LostBottle
01-07-2013, 19:36
375's or 750's? (just had to ask)

The 21s were 750ml and the 16s were 375ml x4 - the addition makes a nice round equivalent of 12 750ml bottles of 16 in the bunker:)

MyOldKyDram
01-07-2013, 19:41
One for each month this year!

Keraptis
01-07-2013, 19:43
Picked up a bottle of OGD 114, I will have to give it a try tonight.

thiemb
01-07-2013, 19:58
Weller 12. I somehow went a whole week without a bottle in the house.

Ejmharris
01-07-2013, 20:09
Picked up a bottle of OGD 114, I will have to give it a try tonight.

You will not be disappointed.


Mike

z327
01-07-2013, 21:06
WLW 12 last bottle in Longview TX and my first from 2012 release.

Mikede1285
01-08-2013, 18:33
Picked up a TPS bottle of 4R OESF SB for the Niners playoff game this weekend. Also grabbed a bottle of Old Scout Bourbon that was a private barrel for TPS. I'd never seen this there before. They had a 115 proof and 120 proof. I tried samples of each really enjoyed the 120 from the sample so I snagged that. Anyone else try either of these yet or had any luck with other bottles from Old Scout?

jtexaslonestar
01-08-2013, 19:00
Weller 12. I somehow went a whole week without a bottle in the house.

My bottle was getting low so I picked up another to prevent this very situation.

Curtisc84
01-08-2013, 19:16
Picked up a TPS bottle of 4R OESF SB for the Niners playoff game this weekend. Also grabbed a bottle of Old Scout Bourbon that was a private barrel for TPS. I'd never seen this there before. They had a 115 proof and 120 proof. I tried samples of each really enjoyed the 120 from the sample so I snagged that. Anyone else try either of these yet or had any luck with other bottles from Old Scout?

I'm a fan of Old Scout 6 Year, as my bottle is near empty. I find it spicy and definitely get some rye flavors. I bought a bottle of Very Old Scout 11, but haven't opened it yet.

Keraptis
01-08-2013, 20:20
Last week I grabbed the last EWSB 2002 off of the shelf of the store nearest me hoping that would prompt them to get in the new 2003. Tonight their shelves were replenished! Strangely, they were replenished with EWSB 2001. The back of the bottle says that it was barreled on 9-13-01, #912, and bottled on 12-03-12 making it over 11 years old. Isn't this odd for EWSB?

SFS
01-09-2013, 07:01
My 2001 was barreled 12/9/01 (into #828) and bottled on 10/20/11, so a little under 10 years. My 2002 (purchased yesterday) was barreled on 4/18/02 (into #845) and bottled on 9/18/12, so 10 years, 5 months.

What I find interesting is the barrel numbering system. They are obviously not using the barrels in numerical order.

Trey Manthey
01-09-2013, 08:10
Picked up a bottle of the devil's batch (66.6% ABV) of PHC12. Looking forward to seeing how this compares to the other batches and whether or not it requires me to relinquish my eternal soul or other such tomfoolery.

mosugoji64
01-09-2013, 08:41
Last week I grabbed the last EWSB 2002 off of the shelf of the store nearest me hoping that would prompt them to get in the new 2003. Tonight their shelves were replenished! Strangely, they were replenished with EWSB 2001. The back of the bottle says that it was barreled on 9-13-01, #912, and bottled on 12-03-12 making it over 11 years old. Isn't this odd for EWSB?

That does sound odd, but I haven't been keeping up with the more recent bottles. I'll have to check the shelves around here. 11yo EWSB sounds good. You should pick one up and give it a try.

p_elliott
01-09-2013, 10:29
Picked up a TPS bottle of 4R OESF SB for the Niners playoff game this weekend.
Is that to drown your sorrows with? GO PACK! :grin:

qman22
01-09-2013, 11:12
I picked up some Bernheim Wheat Whiskey today. I've never had it, but I'm curious about it

p_elliott
01-09-2013, 11:22
I picked up some Bernheim Wheat Whiskey today. I've never had it, but I'm curious about it

You should like this but drink it before you have drank any thing else. As it's so light it doesn't hold up well following up something else. Some whiskeys are leaders and some are followers some are both this is a leader.

MyOldKyDram
01-09-2013, 11:23
Hit a bunch of stores and only walked away with another EWSB 03. Didn't find anything else of much particular interest.

Mikede1285
01-09-2013, 12:14
Is that to drown your sorrows with? GO PACK! :grin:

Actually, I made it a point to get a barrel strength bourbon to make sure that it lasts all three games. Go Niners! :)

Smokewagon
01-09-2013, 12:40
Bottle of Jefferson's and a couple half bottles (375ml) of Makers Mark and Knob Creek.

~SW

tanstaafl2
01-09-2013, 13:36
Picked up a bottle of EWSB 2002 in hopes of having it to compare to the 2003 soon. Also got a a new Willett 4yo 120.2 proof bourbon with a copper top on the recommendation of a bartender friend and Ritt rye at $17.99 which I thought was a pretty good price as it had drifted over $20 of late at most store.

Also picked up a fresh bottle of Averna for mixing my Winter Waltz (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?17736-What-cocktail-are-you-enjoying-Spring-Summer-2012&p=316714&viewfull=1#post316714) cocktail.

z327
01-09-2013, 14:30
EWSB 2001, to go with my 95, 96, 97, 98 and 2000. Some day I'm going to open them all up and compare.

Keraptis
01-09-2013, 15:05
That does sound odd, but I haven't been keeping up with the more recent bottles. I'll have to check the shelves around here. 11yo EWSB sounds good. You should pick one up and give it a try.
Oops, I forgot to mention in my post that I did, in fact, pick up a bottle. Last night I did a little side by side with EWSB 2002. While the 2002 is thinner, lighter, crisper, with its sweetness coming off as citrus, the 2001 I have is much heavier, thicker, and full of maple syrup and caramel. Sadly, I don't have a 2001 bottled in 2011 to compare it to.

KDM
01-09-2013, 19:32
OFBB 2012 and JPS18

grantsi
01-09-2013, 20:00
Just walked by Binnys and decided to stop in...picked up the following: Willett 4 Year Bourbon ( $39.99 ), Weller 12 year ( $27.00 ) and Angels Envy Binnys blend ( $44 ). Managed to get it home and into the bunker before my wife woke up...therefore...it didn't happen and those bottles have "always" been in that cupboard.

portugieser
01-10-2013, 09:04
Just walked by Binnys and decided to stop in...picked up the following: Willett 4 Year Bourbon ( $39.99 ), Weller 12 year ( $27.00 ) and Angels Envy Binnys blend ( $44 ). Managed to get it home and into the bunker before my wife woke up...therefore...it didn't happen and those bottles have "always" been in that cupboard.

Well done! I brought home a couple bottles last night and quietly placed one in the cupboard and one in the bunker. "New bottles? What new bottles?"

squire
01-10-2013, 09:09
Women don't understand the concept of replacement supply. I just tell 'em I had to buy it because the price is going up so we actually saved money.

jwacky
01-10-2013, 14:34
Sorry if posting pictures is a no-no (don't see it too much), and if it is I won't do it going forward... but I just took delivery of a bottle each of Woodford Reserve and Larceny, both new to me:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jswaykos/WoodfordReserve-Larceny.png

oke&coke
01-10-2013, 14:48
Sorry if posting pictures is a no-no (don't see it too much), and if it is I won't do it going forward... but I just took delivery of a bottle each of Woodford Reserve and Larceny, both new to me:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jswaykos/WoodfordReserve-Larceny.png
Posting pictures is always a good thing. The more the merrier.

ebo
01-10-2013, 15:30
A bottle of BT and OFBB.

smknjoe
01-10-2013, 15:32
Sorry if posting pictures is a no-no (don't see it too much), and if it is I won't do it going forward... but I just took delivery of a bottle each of Woodford Reserve and Larceny, both new to me:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jswaykos/WoodfordReserve-Larceny.png

Start a thread in the Tasting forum and let us know what you think (if you haven't already.)

bingstein
01-10-2013, 16:00
OGD114. Is it called "passing" on something if you didn't buy it because you can't afford it? If so, I "passed" on a 2012 FRLE SmB (sigh)

Clavius
01-10-2013, 16:43
OGD114. Is it called "passing" on something if you didn't buy it because you can't afford it? If so, I "passed" on a 2012 FRLE SmB (sigh)

Excellent purchase. OGD114 is amazing for the money.

squire
01-10-2013, 17:06
The penalty for taking up space with pictures is you hafta pour us all a drink.

Old Lamplighter
01-10-2013, 21:32
Though I did not actually purchase them today...thanks to a very kind fellow forum member who guided me to a distant retailer where I find these jewels: I received via UPS today (2) PHC '12, 133.2 proof. Can't wait to get into one. Problem is it could be a while unless I violate the doctor & wife rules. Left my gallbladder at hospital new year's eve & still recuperating. How long you guys think I should wait? If I can't drink it, maybe pour some over the stitches? :bigeyes:

jwacky
01-10-2013, 22:51
The penalty for taking up space with pictures is you hafta pour us all a drink.

Come on over! Drinks and cigars on me.

HighInTheMtns
01-10-2013, 22:53
Though I did not actually purchase them today...thanks to a very kind fellow forum member who guided me to a distant retailer where I find these jewels: I received via UPS today (2) PHC '12, 133.2 proof. Can't wait to get into one. Problem is it could be a while unless I violate the doctor & wife rules. Left my gallbladder at hospital new year's eve & still recuperating. How long you guys think I should wait? If I can't drink it, maybe pour some over the stitches? :bigeyes:
Hope you feel better soon, my aunt just had hers out and a couple months down the line she feels 100% better but I can't even get her to drink a beer. Best wishes, hope you get to enjoy those PHCs soon!

Yeti
01-11-2013, 12:12
Just found a 4R SmB LE 2012 in stock and ordered the last bottle. Better to have one than none!

ChainWhip
01-12-2013, 01:29
Picked up my bottles from my gracious brother today:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8372827358_9592c89cf4_c.jpg

portwood
01-12-2013, 07:24
A small number (a case of each?) of Sazerac 18 ($101) and THH ($100)* became available for online ordering through LCBO vintages a couple of days ago. I managed to snag two of the THH before both disappeared about an hour later. I would have preferred the Saz ... but, they were gone by the time I found out.

The description says 63%. My search of previous releases didn't turn up any 126 proof bottles, so, I have no clue which ones will be delivered. Anyway, I'm looking forward to my first taste of BTAC.

*don't laugh at the price, we're gouged on everything up here. For reference BT is $40, WLW12 is $45, ORVW10 is $74 ($60 last yr), VW lot B is $91 ($72 last yr)

LostBottle
01-12-2013, 09:33
A small number (a case of each?) of Sazerac 18 ($101) and THH ($100)* became available for online ordering through LCBO vintages a couple of days ago. I managed to snag two of the THH before both disappeared about an hour later. I would have preferred the Saz ... but, they were gone by the time I found out.

The description says 63%. My search of previous releases didn't turn up any 126 proof bottles, so, I have no clue which ones will be delivered. Anyway, I'm looking forward to my first taste of BTAC.

*don't laugh at the price, we're gouged on everything up here. For reference BT is $40, WLW12 is $45, ORVW10 is $74 ($60 last yr), VW lot B is $91 ($72 last yr)

Not laughing at the price at all, that is really not much more than the prices I've seen down here in the States for the latest release. I'm actually pretty surprised that ON is so much cheaper than BC. I have run into BTAC at BC Liquor Stores in the lower mainland the last couple of years, and they were all priced at $175.

ChainWhip
01-12-2013, 13:25
Not laughing at the price at all

I just went to the downtown Spec's in Houston today and it just really pisses me off how badly things suck back at home in Washington state.

MyOldKyDram
01-12-2013, 14:11
Picked up TPS private selections of OWA 107, 7yr Old Scout, and a John J Bowman #45.

Also grabbed Nikka Yoichi 15 yr single malt and Oak Cross and Balvenie Double Doublewood minis.

ThomasH
01-12-2013, 14:54
Got a bottle of E.H. Taylor Small batch in Pa. today!

Thomas

compliance
01-12-2013, 16:20
That Bowman 45 must be the never ending barrel. They've had it for months! It's certainly excellent bourbon, just can't believe they still have it.

MyOldKyDram
01-12-2013, 16:24
Still almost 60 bottles according to their website.

Phil T
01-12-2013, 16:34
That Bowman 45 must be the never ending barrel. They've had it for months! It's certainly excellent bourbon, just can't believe they still have it.

I have to believe its because it was cut to 100 proof. If it was barrel proof, it would have sold out in a couple hours. But you already knew that..:lol:

bourbonandbacon
01-12-2013, 16:39
i got a FRSMB LE2011, and a FRSB private selection barrel proof. been liking a lot of the FR stuff, so it was nice to find some of their more limited availability bourbons

BillP
01-12-2013, 16:44
I bought a CEHT SmB this afternoon. Enjoying it as I watch my Bronocs. It is one cold day in Denver so I hope this keeps me warm.

portugieser
01-12-2013, 16:51
Purchased the Larceny (with $10 rebate). Hard to pass up with that offer and may even pour me a glass tonight for the late game.

compliance
01-12-2013, 17:40
I didn't buy any bourbon today, because I can't find anything to buy! LA feels like a dry county now. Just last year it was nothing like this, but now pretty much every aged bourbon or rye is gone from shelves. Even the good places had no choice but to fill their shelves with over priced crap micro distillers. My frustration is really starting to boil over after another day making rounds and coming up empty. I swear I'm going to kick the next worker that recommends Templeton to me in the nuts. Why is it always that one?!

stevegoz
01-12-2013, 17:59
I liked the Larceny well enough to buy a handle today -- $39.99 before the $20 mail-in rebate and the $5 Binny's spirit and wine coupon brought it down to a very nice price.

Old Lamplighter
01-12-2013, 20:33
I swear I'm going to kick the next worker that recommends Templeton to me in the nuts. Why is it always that one?!

I hear you. Don't know why that is other than it's a fad bottle right now. Just about every clerk who's said it to me has been 20-25 yrs of age. I think they've bought the goods on some of these faddish bottlings. A couple of times I've asked them if they have tried THH or Ritt BIB...got a quizzical look in return...LOL

BFerguson
01-13-2013, 08:25
I didn't buy any bourbon today, because I can't find anything to buy! LA feels like a dry county now. Just last year it was nothing like this, but now pretty much every aged bourbon or rye is gone from shelves. Even the good places had no choice but to fill their shelves with over priced crap micro distillers. My frustration is really starting to boil over after another day making rounds and coming up empty. I swear I'm going to kick the next worker that recommends Templeton to me in the nuts. Why is it always that one?!

But it has to be good, it's what Capone preferred to drink.........:slappin:

B

WAINWRIGHT
01-13-2013, 08:31
The absence of OGD114 was corrected yesterday from my liquor cabinet for a modest $19.99.

hectic1
01-13-2013, 09:05
Picked up a couple bottles of Four Roses OBSK 14yr 2mo from the gift shop yesterday...I really enjoy these well aged offerings from Jim R as they're very different from the other FR's bottles. I also took delivery of the rest of the Willett bottles from our selections last sampler...KBD certainly doesn't break any land speed records for bottling but they have some great bourbon in house. I added 3 bottles of 8yr wheated and 1 more 9yr Rye'd bourbon! :cool:

squire
01-13-2013, 09:29
I suspect the clerks are well meaning for the most part but will remain uninformed. It's in the store owner's interest to push such products as templeton because the more we spend the more profit the store makes. Same for the distributors. So long as the money tree keeps blooming things will stay the same.

MyOldKyDram
01-13-2013, 09:51
It's one of my favorite things about TPS. Extremely knowledgable, and I've never seen an employee there try and upsell anyone. To the contrary, the clerk yesterday was doing everything he could to dissuade this couple from some higher end bourbons in favor of the OWA 107.

TheRod
01-13-2013, 10:08
Picked up a Vintage 21 Rye. I'm going to admire this one for awhile.

Ejmharris
01-13-2013, 11:45
Picked up a Vintage 21 Rye. I'm going to admire this one for awhile.

Admire it by cracking it open and enjoying it. Admiring it closed in the bottle is a real let down


Mike

TheRod
01-13-2013, 12:40
Admire it by cracking it open and enjoying it. Admiring it closed in the bottle is a real let down


Mike

quoted for truth.

squire
01-13-2013, 12:48
Take a picture to admire and drink the whisky.

Old Lamplighter
01-13-2013, 14:52
Late yesterday, received a wonderful 4RSB, 17yo, OBSV, Sept '12 bottle commemorating the visitor center. This came to me via a pvt collector who occasionally will offer me special bottle. Cost was a bit higher than I would've liked...but, they not ever going to get cheaper & at middle age I have begun to ask: Why not? & Why wait?

MyOldKyDram
01-13-2013, 15:16
That is really good bourbon, and probably underpriced at the distillery truth be told. So I wouldn't worry about that too much. Just enjoy!

awachatz
01-13-2013, 15:23
Picked up a couple bottles of Four Roses OBSK 14yr 2mo from the gift shop yesterday...I really enjoy these well aged offerings from Jim R as they're very different from the other FR's bottles. I also took delivery of the rest of the Willett bottles from our selections last sampler...KBD certainly doesn't break any land speed records for bottling but they have some great bourbon in house. I added 3 bottles of 8yr wheated and 1 more 9yr Rye'd bourbon! :cool:

Man Bob, I would love to have tried that 8 yr Wheated Willett. Was going to make a visit to Binny's to get something similar, but saw they were already sold out.

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berto
01-14-2013, 16:45
PHC6 and KCSB. The PHC6 I blame on the fine folks here, I was wavering and y'all talked me into it.

Lazer
01-14-2013, 20:14
PHC6 and KCSB. The PHC6 I blame on the fine folks here, I was wavering and y'all talked me into it.
I've been guilty of worse crimes.

Picked up a bottle of the soon to be dusty Rare Breed at 108 proof for $34.99.

jwacky
01-15-2013, 10:39
Funny that I just asked about 'private selections' yesterday, as I swung by BevMo to see if they had any 2002 EWSB left. One bottle, so I grabbed it:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jswaykos/EWSB.png

The last two bottles I'd gotten there (with bottled on dates of my daughter's exact birth date, hence them being undrinkable for now!) were not private selections... weird. Also, the label mistakenly says it was bottled on 9-7-02... either innocent human error or I got hosed on some five month old bourbon, LOL!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jswaykos/EWSB-Label.png

mosugoji64
01-15-2013, 14:09
Funny that I just asked about 'private selections' yesterday, as I swung by BevMo to see if they had any 2002 EWSB left. One bottle, so I grabbed it:



The last two bottles I'd gotten there (with bottled on dates of my daughter's exact birth date, hence them being undrinkable for now!) were not private selections... weird. Also, the label mistakenly says it was bottled on 9-7-02... either innocent human error or I got hosed on some five month old bourbon, LOL!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jswaykos/EWSB-Label.png

That's quite a find. I've never seen 5-month-old EWSB before! :lol:

SFS
01-15-2013, 15:55
Weird that I see the previous post, when coming here for this post. 9/7 is my birthday.

Today I bought a 2008 OFBB that went into barrels on 9/6/95, so I'm treating it as MY birthday bourbon.

dementedavenger
01-15-2013, 16:07
Purchased last week, arrived today: Parker's Heritage Collection 6th Edition (133.2-proof), Smooth Ambler Very Old Scout 14-Year, Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7-Year Rye, John J. Bowman Single Barrel and two bottles of W.L. Weller 12-Year.

TheRod
01-15-2013, 17:26
Found me a Bourye out in the wild. For $45 it was a no brainer.

thiemb
01-15-2013, 17:50
Finally grabbed a PHC '12 and also picked up an OGD 114

Bourserker
01-15-2013, 20:15
375 ml of Blantons last Friday. For some reason they have recently gotten those here at $21.90 per bottle while the 750 ml is $52-ish a bottle...go figure.

higgins
01-16-2013, 07:37
375 ml of Blantons last Friday. For some reason they have recently gotten those here at $21.90 per bottle while the 750 ml is $52-ish a bottle...go figure.

Nice find! It's good to see something in Virginia that isn't overpriced (compared to MD). I thought I was finished shopping for a while after stocking up on OGD BIB And ETL recently, but it looks like I'll be making another trip this weekend. :)

tdig
01-16-2013, 10:00
MOCO marked down EWSBs to 17.99 this week...plus my Bardstown $5 rebate makes it $12.99...feels too good to be true

higgins
01-16-2013, 10:15
MOCO marked down EWSBs to 17.99 this week...plus my Bardstown $5 rebate makes it $12.99...feels too good to be true

That's not the Thanksgiving rebate, is it? I'm pretty sure those had to be used by the end of 2012, unfortunately.

Either way that's very good. There's no better time to hoard the EWSB 2002!

tdig
01-16-2013, 10:19
That's not the Thanksgiving rebate, is it? I'm pretty sure those had to be used by the end of 2012, unfortunately.

Either way that's very good. There's no better time to hoard the EWSB 2002!

Already used my Thanksgiving rebate. This is a new membership rebate that has no expiration.

smknjoe
01-16-2013, 13:04
Finally picked up a bottle of EWSB 2002.

portwood
01-16-2013, 16:51
Inventory is getting low in local shops so I decided to stock up before they disappear:
2 x FRSB

tanstaafl2
01-16-2013, 17:08
Already used my Thanksgiving rebate. This is a new membership rebate that has no expiration.

Speaking of rebates and discounts is the SB.com coupon (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?3129-Straightbourbon-com-and-Toddy-s-Liquors-present&p=32994&viewfull=1#post32994) for Toddy's still valid? It was posted a long time ago but I didn't see a date on it. I would be happy to put it to use if I can!

MauiSon
01-16-2013, 17:42
Already used my Thanksgiving rebate. This is a new membership rebate that has no expiration.
I got the Turkeyday rebate, but no membership yet - did that come with the 'package'?

jeffrey r
01-17-2013, 05:49
I got the Turkeyday rebate, but no membership yet - did that come with the 'package'?

My coupon did. It was in the welcome package that I received in the mail. I've sent both rebates in, and still waiting for checks.

p_elliott
01-17-2013, 10:13
Speaking of rebates and discounts is the SB.com coupon (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?3129-Straightbourbon-com-and-Toddy-s-Liquors-present&p=32994&viewfull=1#post32994) for Toddy's still valid? It was posted a long time ago but I didn't see a date on it. I would be happy to put it to use if I can!

Liquor World in Bardstown gives you a 10% discount if you're an SB member but if you spend over $100 you get a 10% anyway. Same family stepfather, stepson if I'm correct. They joinly gave us all free T-shirts at the Gazebo in 2009.

tanstaafl2
01-17-2013, 10:33
Liquor World in Bardstown gives you a 10% discount if you're an SB member but if you spend over $100 you get a 10% anyway. Same family stepfather, stepson if I'm correct. They joinly gave us all free T-shirts at the Gazebo in 2009.

Good to know. I might be able to put it to use depending on what we find.

passthebourbon
01-17-2013, 11:23
Excited to try this one.

http://i.imgur.com/bj4zU.jpg

Trey Manthey
01-17-2013, 12:27
Excited to try this one.

Might want to wait until you get home. Or at least out of the car.

jwacky
01-17-2013, 12:29
EH Taylor Small Batch and a 375ml bottle of Eagle Rare 10 Year... been curious to try it.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z51/jswaykos/EHT.png