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MyOldKyDram
03-23-2013, 12:27
Passed on more of the Willett RR that I got the other day. Saw some of the same at a different store for $25 more per. M'thinks the poor clerk rang me up wrong on Wednesday. Oopsie. Anywho, these were $52 and $62 for the 8 and 10, respectively.

omgmarclol
03-23-2013, 12:38
while i was out and bout today, i passed up on the smooth ambler line of yearling, old scout (6yr), very old scout (11 yr) and rye. i decided to refill on some low stock. am i missing out?

matthewdc
03-23-2013, 12:46
Passed on an Eagle Rare 10/101 decanter (No.1). "While he said make me an offer," it seemed to be only half full but was in pristine condition with box. Also, the tax strip, while in perfect condition was taped to the decanter on one end, was slightly suspicious.

But I am curious, is it worth going back and making an offer and if so, how much? Probably wouldn't drink it due to possible lead but might be neat to have on the bar.

Tony
03-23-2013, 13:13
Have moved onto 4RSmB and 4RsB still like the SmB better

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squire
03-25-2013, 15:46
matthew I only buy what I plan to drink and I won't buy anything that looks suspicious.

brettckeen
03-25-2013, 15:51
Very Old Scout was decent when I tasted it last week. It seems to be everywhere right now though.

jersey12
03-26-2013, 09:18
Passed on some Rebel Yell today that was in a newly shaped bottle. Looked like the same swill that's normally in the $10-$15 range but was marked at $30.99. Has there been any change to the juice or is this store just looking for suckers who think it's something new?15024

squire
03-26-2013, 09:26
Is this labeled Rebel Reserve by any chance?

jersey12
03-26-2013, 09:29
Is this labeled Rebel Reserve by any chance?

Nope. Definitely Rebel Yell and it was actually 31.99. A dollar more than the Eagle Rare 10 yr sitting right next to it.

squire
03-26-2013, 09:33
Did the back label say 'aged 36 months'?

jersey12
03-26-2013, 09:38
Did the back label say 'aged 36 months'?

I don't recall but it was definitely only 80 proof. I'll check the back label next time I see it.

squire
03-26-2013, 09:39
Sounds like the same old mouthwash in a new and improved bottle.

HighInTheMtns
03-26-2013, 10:33
Sounds like the same old mouthwash in a new and improved bottle.
How about the new Eagle Rare bottles? Don't know about improved but pretty nice looking.

black mamba
03-26-2013, 16:36
How about the new Eagle Rare bottles? Don't know about improved but pretty nice looking.

I like the new black background, they kind'a jump off the shelf. Passed up a '12 THH for $89.99 today. $20 too much, IMO.

callmeox
03-26-2013, 16:42
I passed on a shelf full of 86 proof OGD liters and 750's. Incidentally, the handles next to them were the new 80 proof expression. One must look *very* carefully at the neck tag to see the difference between the stylized 6 and 0 in the proof statement. Sneaky bastards those Beam folks are.

I also passed on NEW Jacob's Ghost and some flavored bourbon and Canadian stuff.

awachatz
03-26-2013, 16:55
Temporarily passed up some 139.4 proof 2012 PHC. Will be buying two more on Friday. It is much better than the first batch of the 2012 version. It actually has a finish.

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squire
03-26-2013, 16:56
Scott did you notice the prices on those handles?

callmeox
03-26-2013, 17:18
Scott did you notice the prices on those handles?

In my county, OGD is 7.25/12.95/20.25/28.95 for .375/.750/1.0/1.75 including taxes.

Yes, the Liter is a bad deal compared to the other three not counting the proof difference in the family size.

sob0728
03-27-2013, 06:18
Passed on the 2012 versions of:
3 x Saz 18
3 x ER 17
2 X Handy
All at $69.99
I already have an open bottle of each of the 2011 releases and I have neither the space nor funds to be bunkering. Nice to see some reasonable prices for all those though. I hadn't seen anything less than $89.99 for any of the 2012 stuff anywhere in the Twin Cities.

geereg
03-27-2013, 07:36
Passed on the 2012 versions of:
3 x Saz 18
3 x ER 17
2 X Handy
All at $69.99
I already have an open bottle of each of the 2011 releases and I have neither the space nor funds to be bunkering. Nice to see some reasonable prices for all those though. I hadn't seen anything less than $89.99 for any of the 2012 stuff anywhere in the Twin Cities.

Do they ship? I would happily buy the Sazerac and ER.

Yeti
03-27-2013, 09:04
Do they ship? I would happily buy the Sazerac and ER.

Me too. Well, I've got 2 of the Saz, but I'd definitely buy one of the ER17. I've heard 2012 was a very good year for it.

MyOldKyDram
03-27-2013, 10:02
Passed, but Eagle Rare got a schmancy new look, I see.

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savagehenry
03-29-2013, 17:01
I.W. Harper 15 Year for $80. I was very excited to see it until I turned the bottle and saw the price tag.

Old Dusty
03-29-2013, 17:07
THH for $99.99 and a Saz for $69.99. I suppose I was looking at a "baby Saz". Both too salty for me when Ritt BIB is $20.

MyOldKyDram
03-29-2013, 17:09
Whoa, a baby Saz was $69?! Or you passed on a Saz 18 at that price?

BradleyC
03-29-2013, 17:10
I.W. Harper 15 Year for $80. I was very excited to see it until I turned the bottle and saw the price tag.

While that is certainly marked up you may not run into another. I have been through a few bottles of it so would probably pass but would easily pay $80 for Centennial if it was on the shelf next to it.

Old Dusty
03-29-2013, 17:12
Whoa, a baby Saz was $69?! Or you passed on a Saz 18 at that price?
It was a standard Sazerac Rye not the BTAC version. Is "baby Saz" something different than those? Maybe I'm confusing the lingo here.

BradleyC
03-29-2013, 17:14
It was a standard Sazerac Rye not the BTAC version. Is "baby Saz" something different than those? Maybe I'm confusing the lingo here.

You are right. Baby Saz is the quasi 6 year old 90 proof Sazerac. It is supposed to be $30ish. I think the $69 price tag made it appear is was the 18 year version. I would pass on that for $69 also.

MyOldKyDram
03-29-2013, 17:14
No that's the Baby Saz. Just 3 x what it should cost mercy.

Old Dusty
03-29-2013, 17:21
No that's the Baby Saz. Just 3 x what it should cost mercy.
Yep I had sticker shock as well. I even checked the BT website when I got back just to make sure I was looking at the right bottle and it was the plain Jane Saz. Even the THH was overpriced from what I have seen elsewhere. But will always pass on rye in that range.

savagehenry
03-29-2013, 17:41
While that is certainly marked up you may not run into another. I have been through a few bottles of it so would probably pass but would easily pay $80 for Centennial if it was on the shelf next to it.

Oh trust me, as soon as I saw it I started looking for the Weller to no avail.

BFerguson
03-30-2013, 10:06
Passed on some WTKS, dark top, dated 2005. Plus some WTRR from around that same time, had the old style label.

Almost pulled the trigger, but pulled back in the end. Most likely, it will be there next time.

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P&MLiquorsEric
03-30-2013, 23:27
Hirsch 22 yr rye, mastersons 10yr rye, ofbb2012, 4 roses single barrel limited 2011, hirsch16 yr,

BradleyC
03-30-2013, 23:29
Hirsch 22 yr rye, mastersons 10yr rye, ofbb2012, 4 roses single barrel limited 2011, hirsch16 yr,

What did they want for the Hirsch 16? Haven't heard about one of those being passed on in a while. Haven't really heard of many of those even being spotted for that matter.

portwood
03-31-2013, 05:14
GTS and ER17 each Cdn$100
3 and 6 available at Bayview Village store in Toronto but had to line-up early to get them. I don't live in Toronto, so I missed out. Craftier individuals were able to pry them from other store managers earlier in the week.

LiveFromLou
03-31-2013, 06:56
I work right next to a liquor store in the downtown area and this particular store is located near all the luxury hotels. They have quite an impressive selection: BTAC 2012, PHC 2012, 4RSmBLE 2012...and all of it is about double list price. I'd love to pick up some of the PHC, but there's no way I can justify spending $160 on one bottle.

MyOldKyDram
03-31-2013, 07:00
Lemme guess...Marketplace Wine & Spirits? Walked in there last year or so before the Pixies concert. Walked right back out.

Wryguy
03-31-2013, 07:05
Hirsch 22 yr rye, mastersons 10yr rye, ofbb2012, 4 roses single barrel limited 2011, hirsch16 yr,

I'd also like to know the asking price on both of the Hirsch bottles. I've also run across both recently, the rye for 135-150, and the 16 for 500-1000. I grabbed the 2 Hirsch 22 ryes but left the AH Hirsch behind at that price.

LiveFromLou
03-31-2013, 07:15
Lemme guess...Marketplace Wine & Spirits? Walked in there last year or so before the Pixies concert. Walked right back out.

Yeah, usually I wouldn't name names...but what they are doing is highway robbery.

Kyjd75
03-31-2013, 07:28
Yes, but figure, a small store with limited inventory, probably high rent, and a limited customer base. I've been in that store as well. Nicely done, and yes, expensive. But, the answer is to simply not buy anything there if the prices offend you. I looked, then left without buying. But it is still a free country and he is free to charge whatever he likes for what he sells. No one is making anyone buy from him. I don't have a problem with the guy.

P&MLiquorsEric
03-31-2013, 10:51
What did they want for the Hirsch 16? Haven't heard about one of those being passed on in a while. Haven't really heard of many of those even being spotted for that matter.
Hirsch 22 rye was accurate. The 16 year was michters Sour Mash Whiskey not hirsch. They were sitting right next to each other.

squire
03-31-2013, 11:14
The AH Hirsch 16 was nice enough but if it were a fraction of the price I would still pass.

The NPP stuff masquerading as Hirsch today I will pass at any price.

Tico
03-31-2013, 12:05
Hirsch 21/22 rye sub $150ish is a no brainier buy every time I see em. AH 16 is a bit more tricky and price dependent.

WAINWRIGHT
03-31-2013, 15:03
THH,ER17,CEHT SB,CEHT Rye and '12 OFBB not bad prices just have plenty and the Sampler is right around the bend.

LiveFromLou
03-31-2013, 18:02
Do people do a lot of trading at the Sampler?

DEK
03-31-2013, 18:22
Two bottles of Elijah Craig 12 - Barrel Proof.

Call me contrarian, but this barrel proof craze is wearing me out. A retailer that I'm friendly with told me that he received three bottles of the EJ12BP on Friday and they were purchased within an hour by one person. When he said to the new customer "Are you a big fan of the regular proof Elijah Craig 12?" the buyer said, "I've never tried it before but these new ones are going to be hard to find and they're barrel proof, which is awesome."

Indeed

squire
03-31-2013, 18:33
Intelligent fellow, they are going to be hard to find.

MauiSon
04-01-2013, 12:24
On EC12BP - I'm hoping the smart people at HH put out a ton of this stuff and it filters down to us bottom-feeders. I won't pay an arm and a leg, if they say $40 MSRP, that's what I'll pay or go without. Buying the standard EC12 for $20 is sufficient consolation.

ramblinman
04-01-2013, 20:44
OFBB 2012, $39, which seemed decent price, but didn't pull the trigger, maybe circle back later in a week or so.

black mamba
04-02-2013, 15:34
Today I ran across a couple of handles of WSR 90 with 7 yr AS. I passed, but not sure I should have.

What is a price you'd be a buyer at?

smknjoe
04-02-2013, 15:52
OFBB 2012, $39, which seemed decent price, but didn't pull the trigger, maybe circle back later in a week or so.

That's $20 cheaper than these parts.


Today I ran across a couple of handles of WSR 90 with 7 yr AS. I passed, but not sure I should have.

What is a price you'd be a buyer at?

I think $15-$20 a fifth is about right. There is a place close by that has handles of the old label from 2006 for $30. They look similar to this:
15081

Yeti
04-02-2013, 16:22
Today I ran across a couple of handles of WSR 90 with 7 yr AS. I passed, but not sure I should have.

What is a price you'd be a buyer at?

Probably $30ish. Might get one at $35 since they're dusty.

black mamba
04-02-2013, 16:24
That's the ones joe, and these were $32+tax for the 1.75s. When I can get Weller 12 for under $40, I wanted them cheaper.
Maybe I'll offer them $60 for both.

MyOldKyDram
04-03-2013, 13:48
Not today, but I can already tell you what I'll be passing on in the future...remember talk of the sherry finished Beam Distillers Masterpiece? Well, it will be available first week in May, only at Beam, for only $199. Yeah, no.

LiveFromLou
04-03-2013, 17:05
Not today, but I can already tell you what I'll be passing on in the future...remember talk of the sherry finished Beam Distillers Masterpiece? Well, it will be available first week in May, only at Beam, for only $199. Yeah, no.

FWIW, I had a bourbon cocktail made with sherry and port at the Bourbon Classic. It was interesting...something I'd have again, but not because I wanted bourbon. The bourbon was lost in the sherry, really.

PaulO
04-05-2013, 08:45
I recently passed on EC 20, and the extra aged version of Rittenhouse (with "Rittenhouse" vertically on the label). They both cost $170ish. I guess with no VW, they had to put something else into the display case.

loki993
04-05-2013, 09:15
Two bottles of Elijah Craig 12 - Barrel Proof.

Call me contrarian, but this barrel proof craze is wearing me out. A retailer that I'm friendly with told me that he received three bottles of the EJ12BP on Friday and they were purchased within an hour by one person. When he said to the new customer "Are you a big fan of the regular proof Elijah Craig 12?" the buyer said, "I've never tried it before but these new ones are going to be hard to find and they're barrel proof, which is awesome."

Indeed


On EC12BP - I'm hoping the smart people at HH put out a ton of this stuff and it filters down to us bottom-feeders. I won't pay an arm and a leg, if they say $40 MSRP, that's what I'll pay or go without. Buying the standard EC12 for $20 is sufficient consolation.

Same here, the price was 50 bucks which is supposedly state minimum here in Michigan, that's not the issue I'm sure he wasn't lying to me. However I has just bought a bottle of Templeton Rye at 40 bucks and It just really wasn't in my budget and he had plenty of other cool single barrel stuff for less to keep me occupied, including single barrel versions of regular EC12. Plus I think I'm still fairly early in my bourbon journey to fully appreciate it.

I'm also banking on the fact that they will release this again, or maybe even make it a semi regular thing.

skidfive
04-05-2013, 14:59
09' THH @ $100
10' THH @ $100 x2
11' THH @ $80 x3 (might go back for one later)
12' Stagg @ $100
VW 12 year @ $159.99..... wow
WT American Spirit @ $159.99..... another wow
PHC' 2012 edition x3 (forgot price)

tanstaafl2
04-05-2013, 16:38
Left an Old Medley 12yo on the shelf. Searched and found a few references to it here but not much detail in recent posts. I presume this is sourced bourbon but no idea where it is from. Apparently a somewhat limited release but just not sure it worth the price tag (around $50 I believe) for 86.8 proof whiskey without knowing a bit more about it given EC12 is half that.

Anybody know any details?

darylld911
04-05-2013, 17:20
Left an AAA 10-Star from the early 90s on the shelf (only because I have no idea if it would be any better/different than current, and I've got plenty).

Kyjd75
04-05-2013, 17:37
Left an Old Medley 12yo on the shelf. Searched and found a few references to it here but not much detail in recent posts. I presume this is sourced bourbon but no idea where it is from. Apparently a somewhat limited release but just not sure it worth the price tag (around $50 I believe) for 86.8 proof whiskey without knowing a bit more about it given EC12 is half that.

Anybody know any details?

I've had a bottle. Darned good stuff.

T Comp
04-05-2013, 18:01
Left an Old Medley 12yo on the shelf. Searched and found a few references to it here but not much detail in recent posts. I presume this is sourced bourbon but no idea where it is from. Apparently a somewhat limited release but just not sure it worth the price tag (around $50 I believe) for 86.8 proof whiskey without knowing a bit more about it given EC12 is half that.

Anybody know any details?

Nobody knows for sure where it comes from but the nas is thought to have Heaven Hill roots and probably the same for this. There is an interview with Charles Medley about it on Tom Fischer's site with so little information it's not worth linking. A pass for me at $50 here too.

There was a little bit of discussion about it here back in January http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?19077-Medley-12-Year

P&MLiquorsEric
04-05-2013, 19:42
Nobody knows for sure where it comes from but the nas is thought to have Heaven Hill roots and probably the same for this. There is an interview with Charles Medley about it on Tom Fischer's site with so little information it's not worth linking. A pass for me at $50 here too.

There was a little bit of discussion about it here back in January http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?19077-Medley-12-Year
The stuff flew off the shelf and it was gone forever. As was mentioned earlier, it was a good drink but I can understand being skeptical of $50 price tag.

PaulO
04-06-2013, 10:09
Recently, I've seen this Old Medley 12 at every store that has a modest selection.

squire
04-06-2013, 11:18
I would pass at that price even if I knew the source.

michaelturtle1
04-06-2013, 12:39
'09 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
'11 GTS
'11 THH

savagehenry
04-06-2013, 12:42
CEHT Tornado for $120

Trey Manthey
04-06-2013, 13:32
I was very tempted by a Taylor Tornado and a PHC Cognac today! Nice prices, and I really like both of these, but I'm trying to combat my whiskeyrexia nervosa with a buying freeze. I feel like I took my first step toward recovery. Not sure why I even tempted myself by walking into the store, but I guess that as bad of a compulsion as is purchasing more than I need.

omgmarclol
04-06-2013, 15:18
i would have picked up the PHC cognac. i haven't seen one in chicago in ages.

jtexaslonestar
04-06-2013, 15:46
Willet 5 yr straight rye 110 proof $35 only because there was one more bottle of ECBP in the back. :)

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Tico
04-06-2013, 20:08
PHC 6th & 5th
11' 4R SmB LE

All $80

michaelturtle1
04-06-2013, 20:49
Later in my day today passed on 3 '05 Old Forester Birthday Bourbons, '02 Kentucky Spirit, 3 WT rye 101s and a Canadian Club 30 yr I was almost toyed out of shear What would a 30 yr Canadian Whiskey taste like.. Then I came to my senses

darylld911
04-07-2013, 07:05
Later in my day today passed on 3 '05 Old Forester Birthday Bourbons, '02 Kentucky Spirit, 3 WT rye 101s and a Canadian Club 30 yr I was almost toyed out of shear What would a 30 yr Canadian Whiskey taste like.. Then I came to my senses

Too funny - before I discovered bourbon Crown was my drink of choice, and even after finding bourbon I couldn't resist buying their Cask 16 just to see what finished in cognac would be like. It is about like one would expect - Crown with a touch of cognac at an outrageous price :rolleyes: No one to blame but myself. Curiosity killed the checkbook

squire
04-07-2013, 07:41
But good sense prevailed.

bourbonandbacon
04-07-2013, 12:58
HW 21 at $110. cheapest i have seen it in the wild, but have not been wowed enough by their lower end products to want to take the plunge on that one (i know they dont make any of the actual whiskey in the 21)

Alden
04-07-2013, 13:37
Later in my day today passed on 3 '05 Old Forester Birthday Bourbons, '02 Kentucky Spirit, 3 WT rye 101s and a Canadian Club 30 yr I was almost toyed out of shear What would a 30 yr Canadian Whiskey taste like.. Then I came to my senses

:skep: WTH does that mean, anyway?

savagehenry
04-07-2013, 14:47
EC18 for $42. About 15% of the contents had evaporated.

Tico
04-07-2013, 16:24
HW 21 at $110. cheapest i have seen it in the wild, but have not been wowed enough by their lower end products to want to take the plunge on that one (i know they dont make any of the actual whiskey in the 21)

Pretty sure they don't make any whiskey in that goes into their offerings

tanstaafl2
04-08-2013, 09:11
The unaged oat and rye whiskey are supposed to be their own make. Don't know that they have released any aged whiskey of their own yet. Or even if they ever will.

Cigar Dan
04-08-2013, 09:41
EC12BP @ $60 (2 bottles)
AH Hirsch 16 @ $500 (8 bottles)

darylld911
04-08-2013, 15:27
EC12BP @ $60 (2 bottles)
AH Hirsch 16 @ $500 (8 bottles)

$60 for EC12BP? Ouch - I thought them Michiganders were getting screwed at $50; no wonder it is still on the shelves.

Cigar Dan
04-08-2013, 18:44
$60 for EC12BP? Ouch - I thought them Michiganders were getting screwed at $50; no wonder it is still on the shelves.

This particular store has a great selection and decent prices on most stuff. However, they really turn the screws on anything that is hard to get. All of he Van Winkle stuff was about twice the suggested retail.

However, the place where I buy most of my stash does not do that. The EC12BP I bought last week was about $36.

ChicagoFlyer
04-09-2013, 11:04
AHH 16 (blue wax) for $970. I would love to get my hands on one of these for my collection but $970 is just outrageous. Even the store owner eluded to it being way over priced so he may just be holding it for street cred.

MauiSon
04-09-2013, 14:26
At least he priced it. A lottery winner could splurge on it. I find the 'Not for Sale' bottles often seen in liquor stores just stupid.

tylermke
04-09-2013, 21:07
THH 12 @ $89. Only a slim markup, but my least favorite of the BTAC line.

zzzzzeke
04-09-2013, 21:41
PHC 2011 cognac finished at 79.99 a bottle. Have 2 on the shelf already.

P&MLiquorsEric
04-10-2013, 07:20
PHC 2011 cognac finished at 79.99 a bottle. Have 2 on the shelf already.
Pick it up for a fellow SB member and work out a trade for something you dont have.

higgins
04-10-2013, 09:00
Passed up a JPS18. Interestingly, I recently purchased the last bottle on the shelf from this store. A few days later, and there's another lone bottle up there. Has anyone else seen retailers do this? Seems kinda sneaky to me.

omgmarclol
04-10-2013, 11:28
i see a michter's 20yr everyday at my local. not really a pass up because i know i'm not spending $500. and i run into a few woodford reserve master's (sweet mash and seasoned oak) at a decent price but pass on those also.

michaelturtle1
04-10-2013, 11:47
WT American Spirit @$99.99

tanstaafl2
04-10-2013, 16:03
Passed on the Jefferson 21yo bourbon today. At around $130 I just wasn't interested in risking that much on another woody bourbon, and mystery bourbon at that, for that price. So no companion for the EC20 gathering dust in my liquor cabinet!

Picked up an ECBP instead!

zzzzzeke
04-10-2013, 18:20
Pick it up for a fellow SB member and work out a trade for something you dont have.

sorry for this being somewhat off topic, but is there a forum dedicated to trades?

savagehenry
04-10-2013, 18:36
sorry for this being somewhat off topic, but is there a forum dedicated to trades?

PM only for that I believe. Talk of trades or sales are prohibited.

black mamba
04-11-2013, 16:37
Passed up a whole row (5-6 bottles) of Kentucky Vintage 107 pf, "12 year or older" age statement at $34 + tax.

The hand written part of the label lists the lot #, but not the year bottled. Is there a way to tell when it was barreled or bottled?

ChicagoFlyer
04-11-2013, 16:51
Wandered into a store that had 5 Wild Turkey turkey decantors from the early 80's. A couple of 8 years and a couple of Turkey Lores. The owner wanted $50 a piece, but the tax stamps were all broken and the fill seemed light. The heads were a bit wobbled too so I'm assuming most of the corks were broken completely or near broken. No clue if this was a good price as I haven't really done much research but I just couldn't pull the trigger. Left them on the shelf but they were awesome to see in person.

squire
04-11-2013, 17:20
Damaged goods such as those are worth only the collector value of the bottle.

Wryguy
04-11-2013, 17:30
Passed on the Jefferson 21yo bourbon today. At around $130 I just wasn't interested in risking that much on another woody bourbon, and mystery bourbon at that, for that price. So no companion for the EC20 gathering dust in my liquor cabinet!

Picked up an ECBP instead!

I passed on JPS 21 bourbon today too. I want to taste it first. @135 way too much and when the owner starts gloating about how he should be charging more that is generally when I head for the door.

ChicagoFlyer
04-11-2013, 20:18
Damaged goods such as those are worth only the collector value of the bottle.

That's what I thought too Squire. Since I'm not in the decanter collecting market and only the drinking market, it was a pretty easy walk away.

c2walker
04-11-2013, 21:33
I bought a lot today so my bank account forced me to pass on a lot: PHC 2011, WTAS, tons of WTR 101, J21 (can't say I was really tempted), THH (didn't check the year), OFBB 2010, FRSBLE 2011...and more that I'm not remembering at the moment.

sob0728
04-12-2013, 06:31
passed on a Seagram's 1776 with a Tiffany decanter for $150. No idea what the age of the whiskey in the bottle is for this one. it might just be regular seagram's in a fancy bottle.

deathevocation
04-12-2013, 06:44
Four WT 101 8 year olds. Will be going back for them though.

RBancroft
04-12-2013, 08:51
In my short time here on SB, and an enjoyable time so far, this has to be thread that causes me the most anguish. I read through these posts and wish that I had the opportunity to pass up (or gobble up) what others have passed on over the past few months. On the bright side, I'm starting to build a nice list of states that I plan on visiting (or re-visiting) in the near future.

ramblinman
04-12-2013, 11:24
Parkers Heritage 2012. It was taunting me, but I decided the $90 was probably better spend elsewhere.

Pikesville
04-12-2013, 15:38
Parkers Heritage 2012. It was taunting me, but I decided the $90 was probably better spend elsewhere.

Funny, after that one being quite tough to find last Fall (at least in Northern California), I saw a bunch on the shelf in one place and some coming at another store. Must have been an additional release wave here.

I like it well enough , but have a couple around and will probably keep my "expensive whiskey" powder dry for something else.

darylld911
04-12-2013, 15:41
Parkers Heritage 2012. It was taunting me, but I decided the $90 was probably better spend elsewhere.

I'm hoping to find one of the latest wave as I had already blown my bourbon budget in September when it came out. After having tried it a few times since, definitely one I want to add to the collection.

Old Dusty
04-12-2013, 16:39
On this PHC topic, I saw a PHC 27 yr (two actually) today and was pumped. First ones I had seen in the wild. Then I looked at the price. Then i asked the clerk to make sure. Then I walked out.This mom and pop store wanted $227.99 for each. :skep:

MyOldKyDram
04-12-2013, 16:58
I'd have probably jumped. They were right at $200 when they came out. Feel free to PM me where you found them. :grin:

Old Dusty
04-12-2013, 17:29
Interesting. I have only seen the Wheater and the four grain and they were both around $80. Didn't realize that one was so much more. Thought these guys just jacked up the price due to scarcity.

michaelturtle1
04-12-2013, 17:44
I paid $225.99 for the PHC 27 I found, so $250 is not outrageous

Old Dusty
04-12-2013, 17:52
Sounds like it. I just assumed they were all around the same price point based on the two versions I have eyeballed in stores before these.

Wryguy
04-12-2013, 18:36
WTRRSB @31. Is this a good price for this?

HighInTheMtns
04-12-2013, 18:46
WTRRSB @31. Is this a good price for this?
MSRP is like $50

Wryguy
04-12-2013, 19:02
MSRP is like $50

Whoa, then this is seriously mispriced. I might have to go there and clean them out.

omgmarclol
04-12-2013, 19:18
is that small batch or single barrel. small batch is in the ~$30. russel's reserve 1B is give or take $50

tigerlam92
04-12-2013, 19:20
Funny, after that one being quite tough to find last Fall (at least in Northern California), I saw a bunch on the shelf in one place and some coming at another store. Must have been an additional release wave here.

I like it well enough , but have a couple around and will probably keep my "expensive whiskey" powder dry for something else.

Went out to buy two Jameson 18 and try to get some more BTAC in the back. Couldn't get anymore GTS or WLW but saw quite a bit more of the PHC2012 66.6%. Must have a gotten a new shipment. I have a bunch at home already as well.

Hugh

Wryguy
04-12-2013, 19:31
is that small batch or single barrel. small batch is in the ~$30. russel's reserve 1B is give or take $50

It was the single barrel, 110 proof. I think they had it accidentally priced as the small batch. I'm going to grab it tmrw. Funny that this is at the same store where the owner overpriced his JPS21 and boasted about how he should be charging more. He was so eager to gouge on that stuff that he didn't realize this other screw up. If he hadn't been a douche I would buy 1 and then tell him about the mistake, but now I'm going to clean him out just because. I think I saw 4 bottles left. Karma comes back around.

in the interest of not being a spiteful douche myself I'm going to get one and if I like it go back for more. No need to rush into things.

michaelturtle1
04-13-2013, 13:10
Passed up another WT American Spirit, this one was $86.00

Alden
04-13-2013, 15:30
Passed up Bulliet rye for $26.00.

Did I do a bad thing?

tylermke
04-13-2013, 17:07
Passed up Bulliet rye for $26.00.

Did I do a bad thing?

If it wasn't the 10 year, I wouldn't have thought much of it for that price.

bourbonandbacon
04-13-2013, 19:08
I am unaware that Bulleit makes a 10 year old rye. I thought that was only their bourbon that came in a 10 year old version. I like their rye. Its whatever the typical LDI mashbill is, high rye 95% yada yada. Anyway Alden, I would suggest you check out the website winesearcher, which even in the regular version gives you things like average prices for stuff. You can also refine the search for your state to see if that price makes sense in a more local context. The only time this is not a useful tool is with highly allocated items that tend to have unreasonable prices placed on them. But, for most common products, its a pretty strong indicator of the ballpark you should be paying for something

Brisko
04-13-2013, 23:00
Passed up Bulliet rye for $26.00.

Did I do a bad thing?

No. I can get it on sale for around $20. It is very similar to Dickel rye (same source) and I actually prefer the Dickel slightly. I don't know what you pay for Dickel rye down there but I wouldn't pay more than that for Bulleit.

Alden
04-14-2013, 05:00
No. I can get it on sale for around $20. It is very similar to Dickel rye (same source) and I actually prefer the Dickel slightly. I don't know what you pay for Dickel rye down there but I wouldn't pay more than that for Bulleit.

Dickel rye is the same price here.

tanstaafl2
04-14-2013, 08:36
I guess I was not aware that New Holland had quite as many different whiskey's on the market (They show 8 on their website (http://newhollandbrew.com/spirits/category/whiskey/). Was only aware of the Beer Barrel Bourbon). Saw the Zeppelin Bend straight malt whiskey (90pf) and the Pearse Lyons whiskey from Alltech (80pf) in a store yesterday. The Zeppelin notes it is aged in new charred oak and presumably must be at least 2yo although neither gives a clear indication of age.

Curious about them but not curious enough to buy one. Cut the price of the Zeppelin off in the picture and don't remember what is was, certainly over $30 though, and the Lyons was $31 which is perhaps slightly cheaper than most young "craft" whiskey seems to be.

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P&MLiquorsEric
04-14-2013, 17:06
I guess I was not aware that New Holland had quite as many different whiskey's on the market (They show 8 on their website (http://newhollandbrew.com/spirits/category/whiskey/). Was only aware of the Beer Barrel Bourbon). Saw the Zeppelin Bend straight malt whiskey (90pf) and the Pearse Lyons whiskey from Alltech (80pf) in a store yesterday. The Zeppelin notes it is aged in new charred oak and presumably must be at least 2yo although neither gives a clear indication of age.

Curious about them but not curious enough to buy one. Cut the price of the Zeppelin off in the picture and don't remember what is was, certainly over $30 though, and the Lyons was $31 which is perhaps slightly cheaper than most young "craft" whiskey seems to be.

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IMO, run from that Pearse Lyons and the Town Branch from Alltech. Both are sup par IMO.. I know the Town Branch is (poorly) sourced bourbon since they have not been distilling there very long. Not to mention an outright lie told on the distillery tour during a video by Lyons himself.

squire
04-14-2013, 17:26
You can only lie to me once, I wonder why they think they can get away with it.

MyOldKyDram
04-14-2013, 17:28
It's not even any good, so not sure why they would want to claim it as theirs to begin with.

squire
04-14-2013, 17:34
Perhaps to them a sale is more important than repeat business.

MyOldKyDram
04-14-2013, 17:38
Quite possibly. Probably.

Quick tangent...wonder if they'll ever make a Dippin' Dots bourbon?

LCWoody
04-15-2013, 05:13
I wonder how much Breckenridge Bourbon had to pay someone to say whats on that tag around the neck of their bottle "one of the top three bourbons in the world".

P&MLiquorsEric
04-15-2013, 05:41
It's not even any good, so not sure why they would want to claim it as theirs to begin with.

He is not making the claim that it is their own bourbon. When describing Town Branch distillery, he says it is the first commercial distillery in lexington since prohibition when BarrelHouse, a very small distillery is just down the road in Lexington and has been at it for a couple of years.

squire
04-15-2013, 08:59
Thanks for clarifying that Eric but the statement he made is worse. What it displays is very poor attention to detail (doubtful) or an outright attempt to deceive (probable) because the statement could have been made true by adding a word or two.

darylld911
04-15-2013, 09:01
Quite possibly. Probably.

Quick tangent...wonder if they'll ever make a Dippin' Dots bourbon?

If they do, I may have to try Dippin Dots!

tanstaafl2
04-15-2013, 12:12
IMO, run from that Pearse Lyons and the Town Branch from Alltech. Both are sup par IMO.. I know the Town Branch is (poorly) sourced bourbon since they have not been distilling there very long. Not to mention an outright lie told on the distillery tour during a video by Lyons himself.

Yes, I am less interested in the Alltech stuff than the New Holland products. A couple of people have been reasonably complimentary of the Beer Barrel Bourbon, even if still pretty young. But probably not looking to get any of those either in the near future. Just surprised that they had quite such a large lineup.

P&MLiquorsEric
04-15-2013, 15:13
Yes, I am less interested in the Alltech stuff than the New Holland products. A couple of people have been reasonably complimentary of the Beer Barrel Bourbon, even if still pretty young. But probably not looking to get any of those either in the near future. Just surprised that they had quite such a large lineup.

I have the beer barrel bourbon. It is interesting but the bourbon is too young and lacks any depth. As a beer fan, i thought the corsair hopped whiskeys were more interesting.

tanstaafl2
04-15-2013, 15:42
I have the beer barrel bourbon. It is interesting but the bourbon is too young and lacks any depth. As a beer fan, i thought the corsair hopped whiskeys were more interesting.

Haven't bought anything but their gin so far but that is another craft distillery that seems worth keeping an eye on.

Alden
04-15-2013, 16:01
deleted - wrong thread

ramblinman
04-15-2013, 17:21
THH, noticed it tucked away on the top shelf behind the corner and asked what they wanted for it. Odd in that it wasn't one of the usual "not for sale" bottle locations, was kind of tucked in with some overstock, but for $129 no thanks. If anyone in Atlanta really wants to get their hands on some Handy feel free to PM me for location.

petrel800
04-17-2013, 15:12
Left a fair amount of Jeffersons 18 on the shelf today. Heading up to KY this weekend, so I figured I'd save my money for the trip.

MyOldKyDram
04-17-2013, 15:51
Lots of VW and Jeffersons 21. Just not in the market.

black mamba
04-17-2013, 22:23
Ramblinman, I passed up 4 bottles of THH yesterday for $63 each, so I would agree the $129 is a little "over the top."
I'll probably go back and pick one up though, for $63.

ramblinman
04-18-2013, 09:25
Ramblinman, I passed up 4 bottles of THH yesterday for $63 each, so I would agree the $129 is a little "over the top."
I'll probably go back and pick one up though, for $63.

That seems like a fair price for it.

I've never had it, but would probably pull the trigger for $63 to do it at least once and check one of the BTAC offerings off of my sample list.

black mamba
04-18-2013, 09:33
I had all 5 BTACs back in 2010 and 2011, and the Handy was my least favorite of the 5, while the Saz 18 was the best. Interesting that the two ryes were top and bottom, that their flavor profiles are so different.

HighInTheMtns
04-18-2013, 11:20
I had all 5 BTACs back in 2010 and 2011, and the Handy was my least favorite of the 5, while the Saz 18 was the best. Interesting that the two ryes were top and bottom, that their flavor profiles are so different.
THH is Buffalo Trace-distilled rye. Sazerac 18 is tanked rye that was distilled elsewhere. They're not just the same distillate at different ages.

darylld911
04-18-2013, 16:10
THH is Buffalo Trace-distilled rye. Sazerac 18 is tanked rye that was distilled elsewhere. They're not just the same distillate at different ages.

I did not know that - I assumed they were the same as well. Thanks for the heads up! Ironically - my preference is the opposite (I love THH, and the Saz 18 has been my least fav).

black mamba
04-18-2013, 19:23
Thanks for the info, Jim. Tasting so different I thought they were different mashbills, but never thought about them being from different distilleries.

miller542
04-18-2013, 19:30
Passed up PHC 2012 131.6 today and the last several times I've been to the local store. Just can't seem to bring myself to spend $80 on a single bottle. There are still several on the shelf and don't seem to be going anywhere so if they sit long enough, they'll break me down and make me buy one.

Tico
04-18-2013, 20:09
Passed up two bottles of EWSB 1992. I was ready to pull the trigger but the $40 price tag was a bit much, even for a dusty like the 1992

HighInTheMtns
04-18-2013, 20:51
Passed up PHC 2012 131.6 today and the last several times I've been to the local store. Just can't seem to bring myself to spend $80 on a single bottle. There are still several on the shelf and don't seem to be going anywhere so if they sit long enough, they'll break me down and make me buy one.
I think it's a really great whiskey. When you do break down and buy it you'll enjoy it. They're still available in most stores in SLC but I have noticed the stocks diminishing.

tanstaafl2
04-19-2013, 09:35
Thanks for the info, Jim. Tasting so different I thought they were different mashbills, but never thought about them being from different distilleries.

Someday presumably the Saz 18 will likely be THH only older. The tanked stuff isn't going to last forever, as much as they are trying to stretch it out.

matthewdc
04-19-2013, 11:14
Passed on JPS21. Pretty neat to see it out but at $200/bottle (what this store is asking) not very enticed to get one.

tanstaafl2
04-19-2013, 12:12
Passed on JPS21. Pretty neat to see it out but at $200/bottle (what this store is asking) not very inticed to get one.

I passed at $130 so can see why you would pass at $200!

michaelturtle1
04-19-2013, 12:37
Passed on a few JPS 21s @$130.00, 2011/2012 THH $99.99, Whistle Pig 111 $135.00, PHC 2012 4th batch $85.00

KySalesRep
04-19-2013, 14:53
I passed on several JPS 21's as well this week. Most of those were priced around $122, so not as bad as other places, but I will still pass.

Wryguy
04-19-2013, 16:33
3 bottles of THH '09 @84.99. I have no room left in my trunk.

michaelturtle1
04-19-2013, 19:25
Passed on the full VW line tonight minus the Rye. The 10 yr was $229.99 and the price ran up to 399.99 for the 23. Also passed on the full 2012 BTAC for $189 each and baby Saz for $149... Really don't know how I resisted??

HighInTheMtns
04-19-2013, 19:49
Passed on the full VW line tonight minus the Rye. The 10 yr was $229.99 and the price ran up to 399.99 for the 23. Also passed on the full 2012 BTAC for $189 each and baby Saz for $149... Really don't know how I resisted??
So as crazy as all of those are... Baby Saz for $149? For real? Goodness.

nd2005
04-19-2013, 19:50
Passed on the full VW line tonight minus the Rye. The 10 yr was $229.99 and the price ran up to 399.99 for the 23. Also passed on the full 2012 BTAC for $189 each and baby Saz for $149... Really don't know how I resisted??

Yeesh.

I don't even know if it's fair to call that "passing"

More like a litmus test for your sanity...

compliance
04-19-2013, 20:20
Passed on some Jefferson's Reserve that was on sale for $30 from $50. Although the bottle has no age statement it was a store selection and their signs say it's 15 years old. That's quite a deal if true but I still didn't take the risk. Anyone have a store selection of this stuff?

savagehenry
04-19-2013, 20:24
Passed on some Jefferson's Reserve that was on sale for $30 from $50. Although the bottle has no age statement it was a store selection and their signs say it's 15 years old. That's quite a deal if true but I still didn't take the risk. Anyone have a store selection of this stuff?

I've been passing on this every time I visit Hi Time, though it's very tempting. Don't recall it being a store selection though. I'll probably grab it next time make the trek up there.

michaelturtle1
04-19-2013, 20:38
So as crazy as all of those are... Baby Saz for $149? For real? Goodness.

That was the price that had me laughing, oh well another bourbon experience down as I have never seen price gouging like that before...

compliance
04-19-2013, 20:48
I've been passing on this every time I visit Hi Time, though it's very tempting. Don't recall it being a store selection though. I'll probably grab it next time make the trek up there.
Their sticker is on the side of the bottle. I'm curious because I thought this is normally a blend and if that's so, what did they select? And who would sell 15yo bourbon for $30 these days? I should have asked them about it but I was in a hurry.

savagehenry
04-19-2013, 21:04
Their sticker is on the side of the bottle. I'm curious because I thought this is normally a blend and if that's so, what did they select? And who would sell 15yo bourbon for $30 these days? I should have asked them about it but I was in a hurry.

They also have a Hi Time selected Elijah Craig Small Batch that made me wonder that same thing. If it's not a single barrel then what are they selecting? Different barrel blends?

skidfive
04-20-2013, 00:44
passed on

4 roses 2009 LE single barrel (x6)
phc cognac finished (x3)
hirsch selections 25 year rye

I know some people were looking for these in the past, but I couldn't find the posts

Ejmharris
04-20-2013, 05:08
Passed up PHC 2012 131.6 today and the last several times I've been to the local store. Just can't seem to bring myself to spend $80 on a single bottle. There are still several on the shelf and don't seem to be going anywhere so if they sit long enough, they'll break me down and make me buy one.

I not an $80 whiskey buyer either and I bought 3. When you compare proof to some others it helps justify it a bit more. I would buy another if the 131.6's if I came across one.


Mike

tylermke
04-20-2013, 12:36
Hirsch 25 year @ $299 and Single Oak Project x 4 @ $49.99

michaelturtle1
04-20-2013, 14:48
Hirsch 25 bourbon $239, lot B 99.99, Ritt 25 $199, too many THH to count all near MSRP, EC 18 $79.99

darylld911
04-20-2013, 14:58
WT Tradition @ $110
WT American Spirit @ $90
Whistlepig 11yr @ $112
And only because of the GBS selection coming up, ETL on an amazing sale for $20

(although if I lose any sleep tonight on he ETL, going back tomorrow to get one . . . JUST one . . . ) :lol:

brettckeen
04-20-2013, 18:09
PVW 23 for $699.00 hahaha

KyFriedChicken
04-20-2013, 18:46
PVW 23 for $699.00 hahaha

I think I would have to pass that up too. Especially, since I have 2 of those in the bunker.

petrel800
04-21-2013, 18:44
Passed on the Vintage 23 yr Rye and the Willett Family 25 yr Rye's at their gift shop. I'd love to try them both, but at $230 and $250, I have to pass. Passed on most of the HH gift shop stuff as well, pricey stuff. I think it is a bit crappy they have stacks of the EWBP in the gift shop at $80, when they are releasing them for $40 around the states in a limited offering. I understand a limited mark up to not piss off the local stores, but not double. Oh well, not going to lose any sleep over it, spent my money elsewhere.

squire
04-21-2013, 18:49
Their shop, their whisky . . . but it's my money.

petrel800
04-21-2013, 19:07
Their shop, their whisky . . . but it's my money.

Couldn't agree more.

smknjoe
04-23-2013, 19:10
I passed up a dozen or so bottles of Weller Special Reserve with the 7 yr. age statement and the old label from around 2006. The owner said he was probably going to have to close shop permanently...better get it while the get'nz good! Luso Liquor.

Tico
04-23-2013, 19:31
Passed up several bottles of WTRB batch 01-97. They look like they have been sitting there for a while. Is 97 the bottled date, should I have picked some up?

squire
04-23-2013, 19:39
Buy the WT if the price is right, the newer version is going to be a bit different.

tylermke
04-23-2013, 20:45
One of my local places had quite a few bottles of JPS18 @ $89.99. They've been sitting for a few weeks, so hopefully the price comes down slightly. For all the good things I've read on them it seems like I should pick one up, but I'd rather have 3-4 bottles of OWA or Weller 12 than a single of JPS18.

Tico
04-23-2013, 20:55
One of my local places had quite a few bottles of JPS18 @ $89.99. They've been sitting for a few weeks, so hopefully the price comes down slightly. For all the good things I've read on them it seems like I should pick one up, but I'd rather have 3-4 bottles of OWA or Weller 12 than a single of JPS18.
JPS 18yr is very batch dependent. I've had some that range from ok to excellent. I don't see the price of those coming down at all. It seems that sales of this have picked up in my area. I'd attribute it to the "do you have pappy, no but we have this" syndrome.

Brisko
04-24-2013, 06:42
Passed up several bottles of WTRB batch 01-97. They look like they have been sitting there for a while. Is 97 the bottled date, should I have picked some up?

These should be pretty good. I'd pay retail for them,

tanstaafl2
04-24-2013, 08:09
Passed on a slew of Jeffers Creek 6yo today. First time I have noticied it in my area. It may be Barton instead of BT juice but they seemed to have plenty of Weller bottles left over!

On the plus side it is is 6yo age stated whiskey. But at 80 proof it didn't have much appeal for me. Well, none actually. And if they aren't selling it under their own name, whether it be Barton or BT, it makes me wonder what they are trying to get rid of. Inferior product I presume until proven otherwise.

A bit interesting that the DBA, Kings Mark Company, is listed as being in Louisville rather than Bardstown or Frankfurt but then again none of the business shenanigans the distillers do makes much sense to me. I can only guess it makes sense for them.

Tico
04-24-2013, 08:19
These should be pretty good. I'd pay retail for them,

yeah, I think they were in the $30s, maybe I will give one a whirl

Brisko
04-24-2013, 08:25
Passed on a slew of Jeffers Creek 6yo today. First time I have noticied it in my area. It may be Barton instead of BT juice but they seemed to have plenty of Weller bottles left over!

On the plus side it is is 6yo age stated whiskey. But at 80 proof it didn't have much appeal for me. Well, none actually. And if they aren't selling it under their own name, whether it be Barton or BT, it makes me wonder what they are trying to get rid of. Inferior product I presume until proven otherwise.

A bit interesting that the DBA, Kings Mark Company, is listed as being in Louisville rather than Bardstown or Frankfurt but then again none of the business shenanigans the distillers do makes much sense to me. I can only guess it makes sense for them.

Sazerac seems to be pushing a bunch of these mystery brands lately. This is the only one that I've noticed with an age statement. Not sure if it is BT or Barton but they apparently have a lot of young whiskey to move.

squire
04-24-2013, 08:52
May as well bottle up the surplus under another brand name. If the price is reasonable there will be plenty of buyers willing to spring once for something new.

P&MLiquorsEric
04-24-2013, 09:17
Sazerac seems to be pushing a bunch of these mystery brands lately. This is the only one that I've noticed with an age statement. Not sure if it is BT or Barton but they apparently have a lot of young whiskey to move.

Sazarac also has a new line of imported vodka out there. Epic. Meant to compete with Pinnacle with a bunch of flavors in the $10-12 per 750 price range. Rain organic vodka is no longer organic and might be completely phased out soon.

tanstaafl2
04-24-2013, 09:20
Sazerac seems to be pushing a bunch of these mystery brands lately. This is the only one that I've noticed with an age statement. Not sure if it is BT or Barton but they apparently have a lot of young whiskey to move.


Chuck reported (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?17691-Another-Age-Statement-Bites-the-Dust-(And-More-Recent-COLA-Findings)&p=292293&viewfull=1#post292293) in another thread that Jeffers Creek and another one called Black Ridge are Barton products. Seems like it would make more sense to just by VOB than these unless you don't have access to that.

haven't seen a review of either to this point although I haven't really been looking so they may be out there.

squire
04-24-2013, 09:25
Maybe it's as simple as throwing a bunch of new brands against the wall to see which ones stick.

MyOldKyDram
04-24-2013, 14:41
Passed on a St. George's XXX Anniversary today @ $359.

FlounderinDC
04-24-2013, 19:11
I ran into a liquor store as my wife walked in the grocery that is next door to it. It isn't my usual liquor store so I wanted to see what they had...they had a 4R Limited Edition small batch barrel strength...I was seriously considering it but I just couldn't pull the trigger at $76.99. I told the spouse I would scale back by purchasing some. I might go back this weekend.. If they still have it, it is meant to be.

Anyone tried it? What does it sell elsewhere for? That price is in OK.

Yeti
04-24-2013, 19:15
Passed on a St. George's XXX Anniversary today @ $359.

I passed on one at $330 a few weeks back. Ultimately, it's a $300 NAS whiskey. Even with the glowing reviews I couldn't jump on it.

matthewdc
04-24-2013, 19:31
I ran into a liquor store as my wife walked in the grocery that is next door to it. It isn't my usual liquor store so I wanted to see what they had...they had a 4R Limited Edition small batch barrel strength...I was seriously considering it but I just couldn't pull the trigger at $76.99. I told the spouse I would scale back by purchasing some. I might go back this weekend.. If they still have it, it is meant to be.

Anyone tried it? What does it sell elsewhere for? That price is in OK.

If it is the 2012 SmB LE, I never saw it for below $100 here in the DC area. And the last time I saw one was Jan/feb. go back tomorrow!

BFerguson
04-24-2013, 19:32
I passed on one at $330 a few weeks back. Ultimately, it's a $300 NAS whiskey. Even with the glowing reviews I couldn't jump on it.

Yes, but its probably the best whiskey I've every nosed.

That being said, I probably couldn't pull on a bottle, but I will pull for a glass if I come across it someday again.

B

Yeti
04-24-2013, 19:49
I went back and forth for a very long time before someone else bought it. I might rethink next time, but three bills buys some really good scotch. And A LOT of really good bourbon.

squire
04-24-2013, 19:50
Darn near three cases of Barton.

MauiSon
04-24-2013, 19:51
Or one case, shipped to Hawaii. ;)

balassit
04-26-2013, 06:00
Made a quick stop last night to pick up a couple items. Left these behind

1-JPS 21 yr batch 8 @$125
4-Hirsch 25 yr Rye @ $229
1-WT Tradition 14 yr @$105
VSOF 12 yr @ $36.99 - I bought one and left one behind

elbowguru
04-26-2013, 06:35
Yesterday, while out of town I found a good stash of '07 Noah's Mill and Rowan's Creek in the wooden boxes, IIRC they had an age statement. The prices were on the high side so I left them, knowing they will still be there if I feel like grabbing them later. I cleaned them out of pretty much everything else (WSR in the old bottles, EC18).

Wryguy
04-26-2013, 06:42
Passed on two McCormick Elvis decanters at $275 a pop, with the tax strips intact. All that I could think of as I looked at them was that squire would remind me of how many cases of Barton I could get with that amount of money. I always pass on decanters anyway, just cant get past the notion of them as gimmicks.

matthewdc
04-26-2013, 12:10
Reluctantly passed on a 4R Private Barrel OESF (10 y & 4 mths) @ $45.99. Thinking I may go back and pick one up.

HighHorse
04-26-2013, 12:18
Reluctantly passed on a 4R Private Barrel OESF (10 y & 4 mths) @ $45.99. Thinking I may go back and pick one up.

Probably pretty darn good, Matt. I recently tasted an OESF at 10 yrs & 8 mos that was lovely.

petrel800
04-26-2013, 19:24
3 4RSB 2013 LEs, a Willett 21yr, an AE Cask Strength, and the most recent Parker's (66.6).

Prices on the 4RSBLE were good but I'll try the one I got before I grab more. Everything else was pricey. Very tempted on the Parker's, but it was a little high and I have a lot of stuff in the bunker to go through.

omgmarclol
04-27-2013, 18:00
PVW 23 for $699.00 hahaha

i passed the same for the same price also...wonder if it was the same store.

also passed on a BTAC Handy at $80
AND the same vintage Handy at another store for $130 lol

ChicagoFlyer
04-27-2013, 18:32
Passed on a couple of Ritt 21 & 23's. Unfortunately I've met my spending quota for the month (though Mrs. Flyer may say for the quarter) and the $120 & $150 price tags were reasonable but too high for a single bottle right now.

Tico
04-27-2013, 18:59
Passed on a couple of Ritt 21 & 23's. Unfortunately I've met my spending quota for the month (though Mrs. Flyer may say for the quarter) and the $120 & $150 price tags were reasonable but too high for a single bottle right now.
Very good price on the 21, buy em all!

theglobalguy
04-27-2013, 20:05
Michter's 20yr @ $470, then shocked to go back a few days later and found it gone.

Halifax
04-28-2013, 04:43
Passed up several bottles of Lot B while traveling in KY.

OscarV
04-28-2013, 06:15
Passed up several bottles of Lot B while traveling in KY.


I never see them anymore but I'm with you, I'd pass on 'em too.

elbowguru
04-28-2013, 07:56
There seems to be quite a bit of Van Winkle product moving around in Kentucky the past few weeks despite the cancellation of the spring release. I told on Thursday that I could "special order" whatever I wanted and it would take a week to get it. I don't get it.

Kyjd75
04-28-2013, 08:08
There seems to be quite a bit of Van Winkle product moving around in Kentucky the past few weeks despite the cancellation of the spring release. I told on Thursday that I could "special order" whatever I wanted and it would take a week to get it. I don't get it.

Apparently the distributor in Kentucky for Sazerac, and thus Van Winkle, (Republic) held back a portion of the fall 2012 release for release this spring pre-Derby. JVW has stated publicly there was no official spring release this year.

savagehenry
04-28-2013, 17:19
ECBP for $70. I was in the local tourist trap know as The Gaslamp Quarter. The place a had a great selection though.

Wryguy
04-29-2013, 08:54
90 proof Angelo Lucchesi Jack Daniels @34.99 - many bottles, too high a price.
Michters 25 year old rye - @290. I've never seen it for under 400. I was sorely tempted, but wanted to spend the money elsewhere. If I ever taste it and am blown away I'll kick myself but for now I'm content to walk away.

Yeti
04-29-2013, 09:11
I passed on Willet 9 year from the gift shop, and EC12 BP from the gift shop before I left KY. I had just spent too damn much money at that point. Nothing else was that tempting by the end.

WhiskyRI
04-29-2013, 15:12
I recently passed on some EW1996 for $30. I bought one bottle but left the other 5 sitting on the shelf. The store owner said to come back in a few weeks to go digging through the basement. Trying not to seem too eager.

smknjoe
04-29-2013, 16:18
With all of the so-so reviews I passed up on 3+ cases of PHC '12 and JPS21. Too much to not be superb, but I guess one can only judge for himself. Maybe next time.

Edit: PHC was $74 pre-tax.

Also, how do you date bottles of WT RB? It seems like every one I see has 03 as the only digits on the neck.

HighInTheMtns
04-29-2013, 16:28
With all of the so-so reviews I passed up on 3+ cases of PHC '12 and JPS21. Too much to not be superb, but I guess one can only judge for himself. Maybe next time.
I can't endorse Jefferson 21, but I definitely am on the other side on the PHC 12. I think it's worth the money... But as you say, no one can know what you'll think of it until you try some. Hope you get a chance to do that sometime, seems like it will still be available on shelves for a while yet.

WAINWRIGHT
04-29-2013, 18:40
Distillers Masterpiece at the JB gift shop.Cool as it would be to complete the set and having the will power of a 3 year old,even I couldn't delve that deep for 12 yr whiskey.

KyFriedChicken
04-29-2013, 18:55
I easily passed on 2 VW 12 Lot B bottles today. They were asking $150.00 a bottle. $90.00 profit over retail a bottle from a liquor store just seems greedy to me. I guess they are lucky some folks will pay that price. I'll sip on my $60 bottles if the prices stay like that. They most likely lost another customer today. I'll go where a customer is appreciated.

c2walker
04-29-2013, 18:58
Distillers Masterpiece at the JB gift shop.Cool as it would be to complete the set and having the will power of a 3 year old,even I couldn't delve that deep for 12 yr whiskey.

I have a feeling many SBers passed on this recently. I certainly did. The packaging was nice though and the JB gift shop prices were a bargain compared to the HH gift shop (with the possible exception of the "on sale" ECBP).

c2walker
04-29-2013, 18:59
I easily passed on 2 VW 12 Lot B bottles today. They were asking $150.00 a bottle. $90.00 profit over retail a bottle from a liquor store just seems greedy to me. I guess they are lucky some folks will pay that price. I'll sip on my $60 bottles if the prices stay like that. They most likely lost another customer today. I'll go where a customer is appreciated.

Yikes. I passed on Lot B for $60. I've liked past bottlings, but I'm not a fan of the recent release.

KyFriedChicken
04-29-2013, 19:06
Yikes. I passed on Lot B for $60. I've liked past bottlings, but I'm not a fan of the recent release.

I'll have to drink some Weller 12 just to get the bad taste out of my mouth. I'm a big fan of VW so I would have a hard time passing up $60 bottles. I suppose everyone has their weakness.

elbowguru
04-29-2013, 19:12
There's a lottery at Prospect Party Center tomorrow night. I'm going, but I'm only willing to spend any money on the rye. Got a bottle in December at the same spot for a little under $70, even with the gouging I'd do it again. They actually have uniformed police officers draw the names. :confused:

CoMobourbon
04-29-2013, 19:54
There's a lottery at Prospect Party Center tomorrow night. I'm going, but I'm only willing to spend any money on the rye. Got a bottle in December at the same spot for a little under $70, even with the gouging I'd do it again. They actually have uniformed police officers draw the names. :confused:

Jeez, so much extra cost and trouble just to get rid of their few bottles and limit the ire of customers who will feel resentment no matter what. Renting real cops costs a pretty penny. Let me tell you, I usually don't feel too sorry for retailers, but these scarce limited editions and the like must be a huge (i.e. maybe not really worth it?) hassle for them most of the time - assuming that they don't gouge people a lot. (I am thinking of an STL store that does waiting lists to sell VW at a reasonable / proportionate markup; it must cost more extra man hours than they make off of the bottles, and lots of customers end up pissed at the retailer anyway.)

Anyway, I recently passed on 4RsmB at $26. That is the lowest I have ever seen it around here, so I will be returning pretty soon.

JPBoston
04-29-2013, 23:11
Nothing too exciting... Almost bit on Eagle Rare 10yr for $28 but passed. Then almost bit on a EC12 for $22 and passed. Went for a family sized EWB for the first time in many months (for $15), and, to my own surprise, am very happy I did.

elbowguru
04-30-2013, 08:20
CoMobourbon, when I attended the one in December there must have been close to 200 people there. I think the extra foot traffic makes it worth their while.

tanstaafl2
04-30-2013, 09:54
I have a feeling many SBers passed on this recently. I certainly did. The packaging was nice though and the JB gift shop prices were a bargain compared to the HH gift shop (with the possible exception of the "on sale" ECBP).

Beam had a bottle of this in the silent auction at the Sampler Saturday. It was about the only thing out of the ordinary. It was paired with a bottle of Devil's Cut and JB 8yo I think (no idea why I didn't take a picture) and I think it eventually sold for about $350.

Hey, it's for charity right? At least I assume it was for charity...

It certainly was pretty. Had a nice box and a cute little ribbon and everything! Just not $200 pretty, at least for me.

redbear
04-30-2013, 10:13
When the bottles are older, the older date is printed on the bottle. They stopped updating that batches when they hit that 03 date.

I have only ever found two older bottles. One other distinguishing feature of those is the cellophane keeping the cap on. All of the modern bottlings I have seen have a clear cellophane. My older ones have a dark brown cellophane.

There is a thread on SB somewhere that lists all of the different batches through the years.

I see you are in Houston. If you're ever in Austin I'd be happy to break open one of my older bottles for you to sample!


With all of the so-so reviews I passed up on 3+ cases of PHC '12 and JPS21. Too much to not be superb, but I guess one can only judge for himself. Maybe next time.

Edit: PHC was $74 pre-tax.

Also, how do you date bottles of WT RB? It seems like every one I see has 03 as the only digits on the neck.

smknjoe
04-30-2013, 13:02
Thanks redbear. I'll let you know the next time I'm up your way.

Stopped at a few places on the way back from an appointment and saw a few things:

EC12 @ 19.99 corks looked iffy
WT101 without the fake tax stamp
WT101 Rye
WT KS Dark Wood top from 06
Old Charter 101
Weller 12 with what looked like raised wheat on the front of the glass bottle itself. The date code was in an odd format and unusual grey color instead of black.
Edit: and I saw some Beam Rye

Yeti
04-30-2013, 13:19
Weller 12 with what looked like raised wheat on the front of the glass bottle itself. The date code was in an odd format and unusual grey color instead of black.


I'm pretty sure you should go back and get this. Whether you send it to me or not is up to you, but you should probably go get it. :lol:

smknjoe
04-30-2013, 13:59
Here now and its gone. They have a handle with a date of 06 and the raised wheat.15269

tylermke
04-30-2013, 17:55
Here now and its gone. They have a handle with a date of 06 and the raised wheat.15269

Is that a 1.75L for $39.99?! I can only get a 750ml for $26.99 and that's in the state below me...

emr454
04-30-2013, 17:58
Almost bit on Larceny at $25 with $10 rebate, but decided to do more research on it first. Saw some EC 12 for $23 and thought it was a good deal. Also considered picking up some Old Crow Reserve 86 proof but again, don't know much about it so I passed. Saw a JBB gift set w/ two rocks glasses for $25 and a KC set with flask for $30.

What I thought was interesting was the OC Reserve stated "bottled under supervision of U.S. government" which is typically only found on BIB whiskey, yet this is only 86 proof. Anyone know why they are specifically stating this?

Eric

smknjoe
04-30-2013, 18:34
Is that a 1.75L for $39.99?! I can only get a 750ml for $26.99 and that's in the state below me...

Standard Wellers are pretty reasonable here: 750's of WSR $17-19, Weller12 $20-22, OWA $23-26.

JPBoston
04-30-2013, 23:56
What I thought was interesting was the OC Reserve stated "bottled under supervision of U.S. government" which is typically only found on BIB whiskey, yet this is only 86 proof. Anyone know why they are specifically stating this?

Eric

Good question, I'd be interested in hearing more about it. Noticed the OC Reserve for the first time during my last trip to Total Wine. Didn't take the time to grab the bottle and read the info, but I did notice the "reserve" and was wondering if it's worth the purchase.

squire
05-01-2013, 04:16
The supervision part is the collection of taxes.

CoMobourbon
05-01-2013, 16:23
CoMobourbon, when I attended the one in December there must have been close to 200 people there. I think the extra foot traffic makes it worth their while.

That actually makes a lot of sense. I was thinking of retailers that just manage digital / telephone waiting lists. Definitely the extra foot traffic from just that day alone would be worthwhile (putting aside the PR that the foot traffic would produce).

atfree
05-02-2013, 18:00
I passed up additional Four Roses 2013 LESB, and the Four Roses Secretariat bottle at $100.

KyFriedChicken
05-02-2013, 18:51
I passed up additional Four Roses 2013 LESB, and the Four Roses Secretariat bottle at $100.

I passed up FR Secretariat at $150.00. Seems the price is all over the place on this bottle.

c2walker
05-02-2013, 19:58
I passed up FR Secretariat at $150.00. Seems the price is all over the place on this bottle.

Yikes. I'd pass on a 100 proof NAS OBSV selected by someone with no bourbon experience even if it were 2 for $150. Every place that I know selling it has it for between $90-100 though.

KyFriedChicken
05-02-2013, 20:21
Yikes. I'd pass on a 100 proof NAS OBSV selected by someone with no bourbon experience even if it were 2 for $150. Every place that I know selling it has it for between $90-100 though.

I just read the article on the barrel selection. Penny Chenery picked 1 for the decanter and 1 for the single barrel release. I enjoy my bourbon too, but not sure if I'm ready to pick a barrel for all to enjoy. I did get a FR1B '13.

Yeti
05-08-2013, 07:51
I've been watching the stock of Secretariat dwindle at TPS while waffling on whether I A) wanted to spend that much and B) wanted to pay for shipping or have it held for a road trip in the next month or so...

And I finally logged in to place the order and they're sold out. #$%$^ it all to #@!!

MyOldKyDram
05-08-2013, 07:55
Bummer, but I'm sure you can up with something equally good and probably better to spend that hundy on.

Yeti
05-08-2013, 07:58
Oh definitely. This was unapologetically a collectors bottle with some personal family attachment. Wouldn't have been opened anyway. Now I guess I'll have to buy something and drink it just to console myself :D

Jwilly019
05-08-2013, 08:55
Passed on multiple bottles of PHC 2012, 2011 ER17, and a 2005 bottling of OFBB. For those who have had it, is the OFBB worth $80?

Tucker
05-08-2013, 09:56
Passed on multiple bottles of PHC 2012, 2011 ER17, and a 2005 bottling of OFBB. For those who have had it, is the OFBB worth $80?

That's more than double the sticker from back then, and I don't think it's one of the more memorable vintages (2007, 2008 come to mind).

Jwilly019
05-08-2013, 10:10
That's what I thought. They were selling the 2010-2012 vintages for $40 and while I knew the 2007 was highly rated, I thought I would take a chance on the '05. Until he told me it'd be $80.

tdig
05-08-2013, 11:56
Passed on JP21 at 120 and Whistlepig 11 year at 85

Alphanumeric
05-08-2013, 13:27
JPS 17 for $95 not including a 10% discount coupon. Batches 1 and 2. Since I've never had a bottle of S-W juice and very well may never get the chance to buy one again, should I do it? Which is the better batch?

Yeti
05-08-2013, 13:29
I'd buy a JPS17 batch 1 @ $85 for sure.

Meruck
05-08-2013, 13:36
JPS 17 for $95 not including a 10% discount coupon. Batches 1 and 2. Since I've never had a bottle of S-W juice and very well may never get the chance to buy one again, should I do it? Which is the better batch?

Run, dont walk......................... its a good bottle at a premium price. If you like the wheaters you will enjoy it. I never pass on them at retail.

tanstaafl2
05-08-2013, 15:53
Passed on the JPS 21 again at $130ish. Saw an Old Scout 6yo bourbon and 7yo Rye in the low $30's (99 pf) that I hadn't seen locally before as well as a "77" wheat whiskey and "rye & corn" whiskey, both at 90 pf, from a craft distiller that I recognize from the gin world, Breuckelen Distilling in Brooklyn, NY. They proudly indicated they were both 280 or so DAYS old and no doubt had been aged, such as it was, in small casks. They were around $44. They both looked darker than the Old Scout whiskey!

I decided I would pass for now as I hope to be able to get a taste of all four tomorrow evening at a tasting event. Maybe I will be surprised but I don't think a taste is going to convince me to change my mind about the "77" whiskeys.

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DBM
05-08-2013, 23:57
Passed on EC20 at $110 and ECBP at $48. I really like the ECBP but I would rather wait for another batch than stock up on more of the same.

smknjoe
05-09-2013, 00:17
Passed on multiple bottles of PHC 2012, 2011 ER17, and a 2005 bottling of OFBB. For those who have had it, is the OFBB worth $80?

OFBB is supposed to be around $40. I have the 2005 and 2008. Personally, I like the 2005 much better. It's a butterscotch bomb if there ever was one. Everybody has different tastes though. As much as I like the 2005 I would not pay $80...or even $60.