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JR1968
02-14-2013, 00:34
Does any body know when it will be out?

p_elliott
02-14-2013, 09:13
Does any body know when it will be out?

Chuck posted it on here some place you might check his post on his profile. I thought he said March now. It's actually pretty decent stuff there was a bottle at the KBF gazebo from an advance tasting.

Kyjd75
02-14-2013, 15:02
Is this something different from the 1 year old "Jacob's Ghost" as that is already out in stores.

p_elliott
02-15-2013, 09:41
Is this something different from the 1 year old "Jacob's Ghost" as that is already out in stores.

It's the same thing as far as I know, I assumed that was what he was asking about.

squire
02-15-2013, 09:45
What price is it selling for?

tanstaafl2
02-15-2013, 10:50
Saw it at TPS last month but it is no longer listed on the website that I can find. Don't recall the price and don't recall seeing it locally yet (which doesn't mean it isn't here because I haven't really been looking).

squire
02-15-2013, 10:57
I understand suggested retail is around $21.95 but that's a lot to pay for dressed up vodka.

Kalessin
02-15-2013, 12:47
I understand suggested retail is around $21.95 but that's a lot to pay for dressed up vodka.

Nah, dressed up vodka is even more expensive...

callmeox
02-15-2013, 13:02
It's not vodka, but year old bourbon with the color stripped out.

Kyjd75
02-15-2013, 14:55
What price is it selling for?

In Elizabethtown, Ky it is selling for $19.99, while Jim Beam 4 year old is selling for $11.99. Go figure that out.

squire
02-15-2013, 15:16
Oh I understand the distinction Scott, in much the same way some clear rums are actually aged a couple of years in barrel then filtered back to a near colorless liquor. Beam must've had some specific goals when in mind when they decided to go this route.

WAINWRIGHT
02-15-2013, 16:36
In Elizabethtown, Ky it is selling for $19.99, while Jim Beam 4 year old is selling for $11.99. Go figure that out.
I have seen basically the same pricing as well,the decal on the bottle of Jacob Beam must be worth and extra $8.I also think it's funny it is labeled as a new product yet the price has already been slashed,must be selling well.:rolleyes:

p_elliott
02-16-2013, 08:36
I remember trying this in KY and thinking I might buy a bottle of this to have around. Not an every day sipper but it's interesting.

T Comp
02-16-2013, 09:10
I imagine there is still some of it left sitting comfortably in the sample release bottle, brought out to New Hope KY last KBF, for the original recipient, who somehow missed the driveway :grin:.

p_elliott
02-20-2013, 09:37
I imagine there is still some of it left sitting comfortably in the sample release bottle, brought out to New Hope KY last KBF, for the original recipient, who somehow missed the driveway :grin:.

With the car or the bottle? :grin:

cowdery
02-21-2013, 16:10
It was a mental lapse.

tmckenzie
03-30-2013, 17:19
well, this has shown up in NY. 24 bucks. Now I have stated many times I like young whiskey. This stuff is good. Has a little bourbon taste and plenty of that Beam yeast mash funk that lets you know this stuff is not far from white dog.

squire
03-30-2013, 19:54
Glad you like it Tom, think I'll hold out for something more grown up.

BradleyC
03-31-2013, 00:11
I tried this at a store tasting last weekend. I wasn't expecting much and was very pleasantly surprised. The stuff is really pretty good. Unlike Tom, I didn't pick up the "Beam Yeast" thing that we all know about. I found it pleasant all around. I'm not sure what I would do with it but I'm sure there are some pretty good cocktail recipes that it would work great in. Worth a try I would say.

tmckenzie
03-31-2013, 06:07
lets put it this way. there are a lot of micros out there that would give their left nut to have one year old whiskey taste that good. It is not all about putting hal a million bucks in a still and having it magically make whiskey. Lots of know how and craft goes into what the big distillers do.

squire
03-31-2013, 13:38
Lots and lots, these distillerys that opened up after Prohibition have been doing it for more than 75 years now.

cowdery
03-31-2013, 19:28
Jacob's Ghost is unique it that it is aged a year and then heavily filtered to remove all of the color and a lot of the harsh, white-doggy taste that remains. The taste brings to mind malted milk balls or maybe white chocolate. It's a little sweet, a little malty, but not very whiskey. I'll take the black label or the coming-soon 12-year-old, thank you very much.

squire
03-31-2013, 21:39
Well, as a mixer it is different.

Kyjd75
04-01-2013, 03:52
lets put it this way. there are a lot of micros out there that would give their left nut to have one year old whiskey taste that good. It is not all about putting hal a million bucks in a still and having it magically make whiskey. Lots of know how and craft goes into what the big distillers do.

This stuff is selling like hot cakes here in Kentucky. I haven't tried it, and have no desire to try it, but a lot of people are buying it, especially those were regulars at the "moonshine" section of my local store.

tmckenzie
04-01-2013, 04:35
I get a lot of white dog taste for it to havebeen in a barrel a year. Must have been a used barrel?

squire
04-01-2013, 06:12
I expect so, it would be a waste of a new barrel since the end product will be heavily filtered.

cowdery
04-02-2013, 19:04
Nope, new barrel. It's Jim Beam bourbon at one-year, plus the filtering. They could legally have labeled it bourbon but chose not to.

Prices for used barrels are strong right now, so 'wasting' a new barrel is less of a concern than it might otherwise be. It's getting a lot of sweetness from the barrel.

ThomasH
04-02-2013, 19:09
Saw this on a shelf today. Label says its not moonshine but Whiskey aged in new white oak for at least a year. At 23.00 a bottle, I think I will pass!

Thomas