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zrschaef
02-19-2013, 20:32
I have a job interview in Cincinnati this Friday and I plan on stopping by The Party Source before I return to Purdue. I'm looking for suggestions on what I should get. I know there are some TPS exclusive bottlings of various bourbons, but are any of them a must buy? Also are there any good bourbons I could get there that simply aren't available in Indiana?

squire
02-19-2013, 20:49
I recommend Barton BIB if it's not one you can get locally.

ChainWhip
02-19-2013, 20:53
If you like tequila, their Tequila Ocho barrel proof is delicious.

Otherwise, I think I'd go nuts if I ever went there - the John J. Bowman TPS barrel #45 is one of my favorites.

HighInTheMtns
02-19-2013, 20:53
What do you like to drink? What haven't you tried that you wish you could try?

zrschaef
02-19-2013, 21:08
I'm kind of a beginner to the bourbon thing, my friend got me started on it a while ago and I just recently started trying new brands. I actually like everything I've tried so far: OGD 114, Elmer T. Lee, Very Old Barton Bib, Larceny, WTKS, JTS Brown, Heaven Hill Green and White, etc. The only bourbon I've had that I don't really care for is Makers Mark, it's not bad but I don't go out of my way to get it.

HighInTheMtns
02-19-2013, 21:10
I'm kind of a beginner to the bourbon thing, my friend got me started on it a while ago and I just recently started trying new brands. I actually like everything I've tried so far: OGD 114, Elmer T. Lee, Very Old Barton Bib, Larceny, WTKS, JTS Brown, Heaven Hill Green and White, etc. The only bourbon I've had that I don't really care for is Makers Mark, it's not bad but I don't go out of my way to get it.
I'd say to try some Weller, OWA or the 12 year old. Good value to be had there and something you haven't tried.

HP12
02-20-2013, 05:32
Just wander down aisle 10, you'll figure something out! :grin:

squire
02-20-2013, 05:57
zrschaef you apparently like a wide range of Bourbon styles which include wheat and traditional rye mashbills. I suggest you use the opportunity to broaden that base by selecting brands that are not available in your area.

Phil T
02-20-2013, 06:42
TPS is the "Toys-R-Us" for drinkers. You'll have fun!

clingman71
02-20-2013, 06:59
DEPS and CnB also have numerous barrel selections. I always hit all of them when in Northern KY.

ThirstyinOhio
02-20-2013, 07:32
I'd pick up a Willett rye and a bourbon. I've never had a bad bottle from them and they are not offered in my area, so I always pick up a couple when I'm in town.

KDM
02-20-2013, 18:17
Just went thru there on my way back from Nashville to PA. A couple of the TPS private barrels I picked up were the Willet 5 yr SB, Bowman SB #45 and Hancock Presidents Reserve. However, a real gem if you can't get it where you are is Ancient Ancient Age.

HP12
02-20-2013, 19:20
Just went thru there on my way back from Nashville to PA. A couple of the TPS private barrels I picked up were the Willet 5 yr SB, Bowman SB #45 and Hancock Presidents Reserve. However, a real gem if you can't get it where you are is Ancient Ancient Age.

Sshhhh. Don't let more cats out of that bag! :grin: With that posted, Jay does pick great PB's of AAA!

Ejmharris
02-20-2013, 19:58
Sshhhh. Don't let more cats out of that bag! :grin: With that posted, Jay does pick great PB's of AAA!

TPS is no longer doing AAA selections. BT has cut them off.


Mike

HP12
02-20-2013, 20:35
TPS is no longer doing AAA selections. BT has cut them off.


Mike

Damn! I had not heard that. Thanks for the update. Time to nurse the couple I have left in the bunker.

squire
02-20-2013, 20:39
Triple A is the only BT product I ever bought by the case.

smokinjoe
02-20-2013, 20:47
Damn! I had not heard that. Thanks for the update. Time to nurse the couple I have left in the bunker.

That is bad news. Like you HP, I think the TPS Triple A 10's have been great (Or, if you've been in a loud pub for a couple of hours with 10 buddies, that's the H&H&H 10 yr :lol:). Much better than the normal release to my taste buds. I have a normal release that was gifted to me at Christmas by a good friend, and though I find it OK, it only makes me pine for the TPS bottle. To me, there is an overall silkiness and richness to the TPS bottling, that the off-the-shelf version doesn't possess.

CaptainQ
02-21-2013, 12:11
Just wander down aisle 10, you'll figure something out! :grin:

Words of wisdom from Steve. Make sure you get an increased spending limit for your credit card!

I'll second the opinions for AAA. Add TPS OWA and FRSB 100 proof too.

Have fun!

zrschaef
02-26-2013, 18:53
Well I picked up a bottle of old scout (TPS barrel selection). Its 7 years old and 120.8 proof, DSP-IN-1. I haven't had a chance to try it yet. Does anybody have any thoughts about it?

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Mikede1285
02-27-2013, 06:34
Well I picked up a bottle of old scout (TPS barrel selection). Its 7 years old and 120.8 proof, DSP-IN-1. I haven't had a chance to try it yet. Does anybody have any thoughts about it?

Sorry about the crappy cell phone picture
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I got a bottle a little over a month ago. I like it. I got floral up front with not to much going on in the finish, but for the price and proof a good value. I would purchase this again if it is still available when my bottle is empty but it's not something I'm going to worry about rushing back for.

I'm really excited to see what Smooth Ambler does with it's own stuff though. I've yet to try their Yearling, but from what it sounds like although it is a bit young it shows some potential.