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MauiSon
03-04-2013, 18:12
Hey, if Oregon and Washington/Seattle can have their own threads...

Great News! Recent shelf sightings of Four Roses Yellow Label, Small Batch and Single Barrel.
Four Roses has come to paradise!

Also sighted, liter bottle Larceny and some other labels (Jesse James, Lexington, Temperance).

ChainWhip
03-04-2013, 18:32
Well, you got us beat on the Larceny :-)

CaptainQ
03-04-2013, 19:55
Well, you got us beat on the Larceny :-)

But you can keep the Jesse James. :cool:

camduncan
03-04-2013, 20:07
That's great news.... I look forward to trying some if I get back to Hawaii this year. Any sign of Buffalo Trace products yet?

MauiSon
03-04-2013, 22:16
For Buffalo Trace we do have the namesake bourbon, Elmer T. Lee and Blanton's Original. I think I saw a bottle of Rock Hill Farms once, but that was early last year and haven't seen it again since. :searching:

I bought a bottle of Yellow Label (completing my FR standard trio) and a Larceny liter (added to my unopened mail-order 750ml), just to say thanks to the store owner for broadening his bourbon range.

MauiSon
04-24-2013, 19:14
The Bulleit 10yo has arrived and OGD86 is beginning to become scarce.

BFerguson
04-24-2013, 19:41
For Buffalo Trace we do have the namesake bourbon, Elmer T. Lee and Blanton's Original. I think I saw a bottle of Rock Hill Farms once, but that was early last year and haven't seen it again since. :searching:


Shoot them a email. I once forwarded a great customer service response that I got to Mark Brown, and very quickly got feedback from him on my issue. Never hurts to let them know about your want for their product. They can certainly help make it happen getting there.

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MauiSon
06-27-2013, 17:48
Hey, we've got another Buffalo Trace Distillery offering in stock now - Eagle Rare 10yo! So here's our current BT count; Eagle Rare, Blanton's, Elmer T Lee, Buffalo Trace and an Ancient Age. That also happens to be the descending price order, with ER coming in at a 'discounted' $36+tax.

Also, I saw Jack Daniel's Unaged Rye for $52+ right next to Jacob's Ghost @ $20.

oke&coke
06-27-2013, 19:00
I saw some of these on my last bourbon shopping trip months ago. I though I also saw a weller or two, not sure which type. Cam I have just about all of these on my bar so maybe we can do a bbq and tasting at my house when you come to Hawaii. Then you can try before you buy.

camduncan
06-27-2013, 19:42
I think some Larceny and Ancient Age might definately be on my short list :)

mbroo5880i
06-27-2013, 20:21
Hey, we've got another Buffalo Trace Distillery offering in stock now - Eagle Rare 10yo! So here's our current BT count; Eagle Rare, Blanton's, Elmer T Lee, Buffalo Trace and an Ancient Age. That also happens to be the descending price order, with ER coming in at a 'discounted' $36+tax.

Also, I saw Jack Daniel's Unaged Rye for $52+ right next to Jacob's Ghost @ $20.

That's not a bad selection of BT. I would think any bourbon and Hawaii is a winner.

oke&coke
06-27-2013, 20:25
Even bad bourbon tastes bad in hawaii. The selection has gotten a lot better since I started this hobby. Won't have to order as much from TPS.

camduncan
06-27-2013, 21:02
We'll have to do a comparrison of Aussie stuff before I fly over.... It'd be nice if I could bring you some stuff you don't get.

oke&coke
06-27-2013, 21:10
That would be really cool. When you do get here i also hope to have some special stuff around.

camduncan
06-27-2013, 21:18
Are there any wheated bourbons besides Makers showing up?

oke&coke
06-27-2013, 21:23
Larceny for one. Isn't OWA also wheated? Have to look again to see if that made it here. Should be some others also.

MauiSon
06-29-2013, 02:15
Wheaters are limited to MM (and 46), Larceny and Rebel Reserve, unless there's something different in the base package stores. :skep: Oh, and that 1 bottle of VSOF12 that just sits there - I am gonna make a lowball offer one of these days...

MauiSon
07-20-2013, 01:21
Time to report on some recent price hikes [@ the low-price retailers]. EC12 has been bumped from $20 to over $25, Blanton's from $34 to over $38, and WTRB went from $34 to over $38. Smaller hikes have appeared on some other labels.

sutton
07-20-2013, 04:40
Sorry you are seeing the increase, but those higher prices would still be considered very good prices around here!

Old Dusty
07-20-2013, 06:08
Time to report on some recent price hikes ,Blanton's from $34 to over $38

This is still amazing to me. I am a couple of hours north of the distillery and pay +\- $50.

mbroo5880i
07-20-2013, 20:32
Time to report on some recent price hikes [@ the low-price retailers]. EC12 has been bumped from $20 to over $25, Blanton's from $34 to over $38, and WTRB went from $34 to over $38. Smaller hikes have appeared on some other labels.

EC12 is around 24.99 in Indy and I just bought Blanton's for 43.99 which is exceptional. I think WTRB is close to 40 so even with the price increases, your prices aren't too bad.

P&MLiquorsEric
07-20-2013, 21:18
Heaven hill had a price increase recently. I would assume it is across the board in every state.

Same with BT.

Same with BF.

Rinse repeat.

Retailers operate on a markup and margin. When the price increases for them, expect it to increase for the consumer.

Some places will buy in big when price increases are on the horizon to keep prices below the competition. Others will creep prices up rather than a big jump.

MauiSon
07-28-2013, 01:58
Spotted: the new vintage (2003) of EWSB! Also, the solitary store I saw with ECBP on display is now out-of-stock.

MauiSon
11-04-2013, 12:03
Okay, we've had the new DSP-1 Rittenhouse Rye 100 for a while now and just got the New Jim Beam Craft products. I'm tempted by the 12yo, but just a little.

camduncan
11-04-2013, 14:54
I like the timing of that.... I'd say they'll be much cheaper than buying them here in Oz :)

oke&coke
11-05-2013, 23:05
For the Hawaii members or those coming to Hawaii I have a suggestion for food and whiskey to try. On the corner of Nuuana and Merchant Streets are two Irish pubs, Murphy's and O'Tooles. The first serves food as well as a nice bar. Not sure on the whiskey selection but safe to assume it is at least decent. Currently sitting at O'Tooles finishing a pour of Ritt BIB. The whiskey selection is good, they allow smoking, as well as bringing food from Murphy's. Service and atmosphere is also good.

MauiSon
12-01-2013, 22:22
Something new at the local Costco, Four Roses Single Barrel! Not the first appearance of this expression, but the least expensive @ $40+tax. To put it in perspective, tho, I bought a case of TPS selected (a while ago, when they were still shipping) and my total (with shipping to HI and 10% discount) came to $40/bottle.

oke&coke
12-01-2013, 23:57
Nice. Hope it's a permanent thing and not just for the holidays.

oke&coke
12-03-2013, 21:08
Just read an email that a local liquor store is doing a dinner/tasting with Harlen Wheatley as the guest speaker. Woohoo they are starting to pay attention to us. The event is on Dec 13. Unfortunately I am working the grave so will be missing it.

MauiSon
01-25-2014, 19:07
Whoa! PHC POH has arrived! Weller SR and OWA are here! Some EHT offerings, too. Prices aren't great, but I took home an OWA for $25 [and that's okay].

smokinjoe
01-25-2014, 19:14
Whoa! PHC POH has arrived! Weller SR and OWA are here! Some EHT offerings, too. Prices aren't great, but I took home an OWA for $25 [and that's okay].

Sha-Wiiiiiiing!!!!!

oke&coke
01-25-2014, 19:35
Nice. What were the prices on those?

MauiSon
01-25-2014, 19:49
POH - $111, WSR - a dollar less than OWA, EHT SmB ~ $50.

Oh, and I saw the 2004 EWSB (Barrel #1XX) - this is early for Honolulu.

oke&coke
01-25-2014, 20:23
The POH may be a little high but they all seem to be on par for Hawaii.

tanstaafl2
01-27-2014, 08:59
POH - $111, WSR - a dollar less than OWA, EHT SmB ~ $50.

Oh, and I saw the 2004 EWSB (Barrel #1XX) - this is early for Honolulu.

Well, at least you got to try a bottle of POH first at a bit of a savings!

:cool:

marco246
01-27-2014, 11:56
Discovered at the Hilo AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange System) store just before Christmas: Buffalo Trace at $27.50 per 750. And no tax. Bought four. . . . Also, Kadota Liquors in Hilo has Eagle Rare 10 and Four Roses yellow and small batch. Things are looking up!

oke&coke
01-27-2014, 12:37
Discovered at the Hilo AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange System) store just before Christmas: Buffalo Trace at $27.50 per 750. And no tax. Bought four. . . . Also, Kadota Liquors in Hilo has Eagle Rare 10 and Four Roses yellow and small batch. Things are looking up!
Can't argue with that price.

tanstaafl2
01-27-2014, 15:55
Discovered at the Hilo AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange System) store just before Christmas: Buffalo Trace at $27.50 per 750. And no tax. Bought four. . . . Also, Kadota Liquors in Hilo has Eagle Rare 10 and Four Roses yellow and small batch. Things are looking up!

Yeah, I wandered thru Base Exchange at the Mall at Pearl when I was there last month. Pretty decent size and decent selection of things but nothing particularly exotic. And of course every flavor of the rainbow in vodka like most stores.

marco246
01-28-2014, 12:35
I visited the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange about six months ago and looked for--and did not find--any Sazerac stuff. I have a feeling that if I had instead visited the Fort Shafter or Schofield Barracks AAFES, I might have found some, inasmuch as the Hilo AAFES is just a satellite off the bigger Army and Air Force stores on Oahu. Years ago, the Army and Air Force consolidated their exchanges for greater efficiency. The Navy opted out and kept its own system, which means differing inventories of everything from refrigerators to booze.

oke&coke
01-28-2014, 12:40
Unfortunately Mark you would be wrong. I have swung through there with my parents and they only seem to have the standard supermarket type selection. The only thing that stood out was a private selection JDSB. Been a few months though so maybe they got some new stuff.

MauiSon
01-28-2014, 23:37
In my military days, the Coast Guard bottle shop on Sand Island was a hidden gem.

MauiSon
02-19-2014, 13:15
Sazerac Rye has been spotted at $36 (same price as ER10). It seems we're getting more traction with Sazerac/BT whiskies.