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ATXWhiskey
04-21-2013, 12:36
Until yesterday I had never seen a bottle of Very Old Barton Bottled-in-Bond in Texas and so I had never had a chance to try it. There were two bottles at a Twin Liquors in west Austin yesterday so I picked one up to try it. Man, it really lives up to the hype. I nearly polished the whole bottle off last night.

Has anyone else seen it in Texas? I'm hoping that Texas has been added to the distribution area. If so, this is going to become a staple in my house.

squire
04-21-2013, 12:40
Limited distribution has kept Barton under the radar for years, glad you were able to get a bottle of the 100 proof.

ChainWhip
04-21-2013, 15:12
Saw some VOB BiB @ Specs in Houston

Young Blacksmith
04-21-2013, 16:09
There's a store between Lufkin and Nacogdoches that regularly carries it, and one in Longview that says they will be carrying it soon. It's out there, the buyers just have to keep asking for it from the distributors.

michang5
04-21-2013, 19:28
Austin Wine Merchant has it. Only place I've seen the BiB around here.

smknjoe
04-21-2013, 19:40
Saw some VOB BiB @ Specs in Houston

That must have been very recent...they have never had it when I was there or called and asked for it (downtown.)

Sunny's out on Mason Rd. (Katy) has it along with a very large selection of very overpriced stuff. And according to Wade the new Goody Goody way out in Humble has it.

wadewood
04-22-2013, 07:24
If one store in TX has it, then it should be available at wholesale level and all others stores should be able to order it as well. Has anybody seen it in 1.75l handles?

squire
04-22-2013, 07:30
Same here, if one store can get it the others should be able to as well, but they don't.

redbear
04-22-2013, 11:15
I have only seen 750s.


If one store in TX has it, then it should be available at wholesale level and all others stores should be able to order it as well. Has anybody seen it in 1.75l handles?

MarkEdwards
04-25-2013, 17:31
If one store in TX has it, then it should be available at wholesale level and all others stores should be able to order it as well. Has anybody seen it in 1.75l handles?

The liquor store attached to the Costco in Fort Worth has them.

MarkEdwards
04-25-2013, 17:32
I'm seeing the 750's all over the place in Dallas and Fort Worth.

DBM
04-25-2013, 18:13
All the Goody Goodys I've been to around North Dallas seem to have 750s of the BIB.

Bmac
04-28-2013, 23:47
I know of 1 liquor store here in Dallas that has VOB 100. I need to go back and see if they're still there.

gblick
05-01-2013, 12:21
Spec's in Houston didn't have the BIB in stock (only had the 86 proof), and they told me the BIB was special order only, so I placed a bottle on order.

smknjoe
05-01-2013, 13:05
How much is it? I thought $20 might be overpriced where I saw it (since they were selling Weller 12 right next to it for $35 :bigeyes:)

gblick
05-03-2013, 23:49
How much is it? I thought $20 might be overpriced where I saw it (since they were selling Weller 12 right next to it for $35 :bigeyes:)The guy at the downtown store told me it was $15. But when I placed an order for it on my side of town, I was told it was $16.80. I told the guy that the downtown store said it was $15, and he said he'd recheck when it came in and would 'see what he could do' about matching the downtown store's quote. It still hasn't arrived yet, thought it would've by now.

wadewood
05-04-2013, 07:16
At Goody Goody in Houston, the store at 1960 and 59N the price is $13.89.

squire
05-04-2013, 08:53
$13.89 is a bit higher than what we have to pay but still a good price for a quality BIB.

wadewood
05-04-2013, 12:28
$13.89 is a bit higher than what we have to pay but still a good price for a quality BIB.


Yeah, it's a little high. The 86 proof is $13.39, only $0.50 diffrence. The 1.75l of the 86 proof are under $20. I wish someone in Texas had the 1.75l of 100 proof for around that.

squire
05-04-2013, 13:08
The family size 86 retails for $18.50 around here but my merchant gives me a discount.

Bmac
05-07-2013, 23:27
I went to the store that I thought had it...it was 14.00 bux and they had more. They are from 2011. I bought a bottle. Not bad...but not great. It leaves a strange after taste.

Forkmann
05-11-2013, 08:54
Austin Wine Merchant has it. Only place I've seen the BiB around here.

It's also at Twin Liquor. Tried it last night for the first time. Not bad for $14...

gblick
05-14-2013, 11:27
The guy at the downtown store told me it was $15. But when I placed an order for it on my side of town, I was told it was $16.80. I told the guy that the downtown store said it was $15, and he said he'd recheck when it came in and would 'see what he could do' about matching the downtown store's quote. It still hasn't arrived yet, thought it would've by now.It finally arrived, and the guy was able to match the price from the downtown store...$15.60. I haven't tried it yet, but if I like it I'll have to hunt down some of the cheaper bottles.

michang5
05-14-2013, 14:22
Forkmann, at which Twin did you find the BiB? I've only seen the 86 proof in the north-central stores I frequent.