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12-31-2003, 11:53
The bourbon I have never had and most want to taste is ...? For me it would be Van Winkle 20 year.

12-31-2003, 14:24
For me, it's the Wild Turkey 17yo that all went to Japan/overseas.


12-31-2003, 14:53
That's an easy one: STAGG!!!

12-31-2003, 14:57
Here, here, STAGG is the most elusive to those of us in Virginia. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/hot.gif

12-31-2003, 20:07
Well, I had Pappy 20 one time and it was beautiful.

The top of my wish list for a long time has been Rock Hill Farms. Another would be an older bottle of Wild Turkey 12-yr old.

Gee, I don't know. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif So many bourbons, so little availability!


12-31-2003, 21:55
Wish you were here to share, but I had a pour of Pappy for an early new years celebration. Now there's nothing else to look forward to, so I'm going to bed. Happy New Year


12-31-2003, 22:09
Van Winkle 23yo. I have on hand, but unopened, the Pappy 20yo and ugly, old gold-label 12yo Wild Turkey mentioned by others here, but will taste them eventually. But, as much as I'd like to taste it, I can't imagine ever spending $180 for a single bottle of bourbon, even the ultimate Van Winkle.

01-01-2004, 08:35
Same here. I saw a bottle of Van Winkle 23 in a store last Saturday and picked it up to admire it. Nice black velvet-like bag with it too. Then I saw the price http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif and very, very carefully put the bottle back on the shelf.

Too bad these expensive ones are not available in minis: I'd spring $12 - $15 for a 50 mL mini of Van Winkle 23. Alternatively, someone could buy a bottle and re-bottle it into little food-grade Lexan bottles, like the ones sold by Nalgene


and sell the bottles and contents, at bourbon and bottle cost plus postage, to friends. I know some folks (thanks, Sir Dave, if you are lurking! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif)who swap single malt minis this way, and it makes it possible for more people to try whiskeys that they otherwise will only hear about. I have some of the Nalgene Lexan bottles that are 30 mL size, but they actually hold 35 mL, which is not a full mini, but they also have 60 mL bottles for only a little higher cost. Anyway, it's a shame we can't try all the bourbons we would like to just because they cannot be found in most places. Happy New Year! Cheers, Ed

01-03-2004, 09:27
How much did they want for that bottle of new Pappy 23yo in Massachusetts, Ed? I know it is now in Chicago at Binny's and Sam's for $200, while the Lexington and Louisville shops have been lucky to get a bottle or two a week.

01-03-2004, 13:06
The Pappy 23 was actually at Town Wine & Spirits in Rhode Island and, IIRC, it was $179.95 + 7% sales tax. Ed