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Barrel_Proof
02-15-2004, 17:59
You've just been awarded the 2005 maintenance contract for the Ushuaia Lighthouse in the Bay of Cape Horn. Lucky you!

Not only that, but your employer has allocated $600 to bourbon provisioning. No more than 18 bottles may be provisioned, however.

The company guidelines are strict. Your employer will provide you with one bottle of bourbon for each month of duty, providing none of the 12 costs more than $20 U.S. ($240 allocation).

In addition, your contract provides for one pricier bourbon per season, providing none of the 4 costs more that $40 U.S. ($160 allocation).

Finally, you are permitted 1 or 2 additional bottles for special occasions, provided the additional bottle or bottles total no more than $200 U.S.

Cape Horn Bourbon Provisions

Monthly Allocation ($20 max each)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Seasonal Allocation ($40 max each)
Summer (Jan-Mar)
Fall (Apr-Jun)
Winter (Jul-Sep)
Spring (Oct-Dec)

Special Allocation ($200 max total)
1.
(2.)

P.S. Your bourbon will travel via company jet. Since the unscrupulous TSA inspectors won't get anywhere near your bourbon, HazMat is permitted and all of your bottles will arrive in Patagonia!

Paradox
02-15-2004, 18:14
Cape Horn Bourbon Provisions

Monthly Allocation ($20 max each)
Jan - Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10 yo
Feb - Old Forester 100 Proof
Mar - Ezra Brooks Single Barrel 15 yo
Apr - Buffalo Trace
May - Elijah Craig 12 yo
Jun - W.L. Weller 12 year Old
Jul - Makers Mark
Aug - Old Commonwealth
Sep - Evan Williams Single Barrel
Oct - Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Nov - Virginia Gentleman
Dec - Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10yo

Seasonal Allocation ($40 max each)
Summer (Jan-Mar) - W.L. Weller 19 yo
Fall (Apr-Jun) - Sazerac 18 yo
Winter (Jul-Sep) - Eagle Rare 17 yo
Spring (Oct-Dec) - A.H. Hirsch 16 yo

Special Allocation ($200 max total)
(1.) - George T. Stagg
(2.) - Pappy Van Winkle 23 yo

OneCubeOnly
02-15-2004, 18:21
I like this exercise! The challenge is going to be keeping some variety and keeping satisfied on the <$20 monthly bottle.

Monthly Allocation ($20 max each)
Jan EC12
Feb Buffalo Trace
Mar EC12
Apr Old Forester
May EC12
Jun Buffalo Trace
Jul EC12
Aug AAA 10yo
Sep EC12
Oct Buffalo Trace
Nov EC12
Dec Wild Turkey 101

Seasonal Allocation ($40 max each)
Summer (Jan-Mar) OFBB (any of 'em!)
Fall (Apr-Jun) Eagle Rare Single Barrel
Winter (Jul-Sep) Blanton's (send the buying crew to Montgomery County...they'll get it for $29.99 on sale!)
Spring (Oct-Dec) OFBB (preferably the new '05, as it should have just been released)

Special Allocation ($200 max total)
1. Pappy 23 (because I've never tried it!)
(2.) A.H. Hirsch 16yo

As you can see, I've gone heavily with the EC12. While it's not my overall favorite, it is a definite 'go-to' bourbon for me, as it always seems to satisfy when nothing else sounds good.

Also, I've had a recent change of heart with Wild Turkey 101. I actually bought some for the first time in years, and it's infinitely better than I remember.

gr8erdane
02-15-2004, 18:34
Cape Horn Bourbon Provisions

Monthly Allocation ($20 max each)
Jan EC12
Feb Buffalo Trace (Binny's Hand Picked)
Mar EC12
Apr Weller12
May EC12
Jun Buffalo Trace (Binny's Hand Picked)
Jul EC12
Aug Weller12
Sep EC12
Oct Buffalo Trace (Binny's Hand Picked)
Nov EC12
Dec Old Commonwealth (thought I was gonna say Weller12, didn'tcha)

Seasonal Allocation ($40 max each)
Summer (Jan-Mar) EC SB 18yr
Fall (Apr-Jun) Blanton's (Binny's Hand Picked)
Winter (Jul-Sep) Weller Centennial
Spring (Oct-Dec) Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B

Special Allocation ($200 max total)
1. Pappy Van Winkle 23yr

Kind of get the idea that I like EC12? You betcha! Also, used Binny's page to make sure I keep to my budget as well as insuring that I get their hand picked selections.

SteveZZZ
02-16-2004, 07:51
jan -- WTRR
feb -- KC
mar -- EC12
apr -- BT
may -- Old Forrester 100
jun -- ERSB
jul -- Weller 12
aug -- MM
Sep -- Old Commonwealth
oct -- WTRR
nov -- VG90
dec -- EWSB

Spring -- OFBB
Summer -- WTKS
Fall -- VWSR 12 'b'
Winter -- Stagg

Special occasions
Pappy 20
Black Maple Hill 16 (or older http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/yum.gif)
WT12 (if I can cheat and split my budget 3 ways)

brendaj
02-16-2004, 19:30
Mark,
I've never tasted Virginia Gentleman, Sazarac 18 or Pappy 23 but, the rest of that list was damnear perfect... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif
Yepper, I think we could work together... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif
Bj

jeff
02-17-2004, 16:43
Monthly Allocation ($20 max each)
Jan: Weller 12
Feb: Old Forester 100
Mar: Wild Turkey 101
Apr: AAA 10yo
May: Buffalo Trace
Jun: Maker's Mark
Jul: Virginia Gentleman
Aug: Old Charter 12yo
Sep: Elijah Craig 12yo
Oct: Evan William's Single Barrel
Nov: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel
Dec: Weller 12yo

Seasonal Allocation ($40 max each)

Winter: Stagg '03
Spring: Eagle Rare 17yo
Summer: Elijah Craig 18yo
Fall: Kentucky Spirit


Special Allocation ($200 max total)
1. Pappy 20yo
2. Pappy 20yo

dgonano
02-17-2004, 19:16
MONTHLY ALLOCATION
jan- Old Forester 100
feb- EC 12
mar- Buffalo Trace*
apr- Makers Mark
may- Elmer T Lee SB*
jun- Kentucky Vintage
jul- Evan Williams SB*
aug- WT RR*
sep- Old Charter 10
oct- Old Fitz 100
nov -Weller 12
dec -ORVW 10yr 90

SEOSONAL ALLOCATION
spring- OFBB , any
summer- Stagg , any
fall- VWFR 12yr lot b
winter- ORVW 15yr 107

SPECIAL ALLOCATION
1- Pappy 20- old
2- Pappy 20- new

*provided I drive to Montgomery County,to get their
ridiculous sale prices.Plus this is where I found
the old version of Pappy 20 yr for $53 last year.

tlsmothers
02-17-2004, 19:25
Monthly Allocation ($20 max each)
Jan - EB101
Feb - VG90
Mar - WT80
Apr - JB BLACK
May - EB101
Jun - OF
Jul - OGD
Aug - EB101
Sep - EC12
Oct - OW12
Nov - EB101
Dec - OW107

Seasonal Allocation ($40 max each)
Summer (Jan-Mar) ORVW LOT B
Fall (Apr-Jun) ORVW 15
Winter (Jul-Sep) ORVW LOT B
Spring (Oct-Dec) ORVW 15

Special Allocation ($200 max total)
1. PAPPY 20
(2.) PAPPY 23

This is fun. If I could have my way, I'd just wallow in Van Winkle stuff all year long, but it doesn't fit the $20 or below requirement. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Barrel_Proof
02-17-2004, 19:34
This was tough! In provisioning my own allocation, I realize that a good number of fine $30 bourbons fell through the cracks. They were too expensive to be a monthly, but couldn't knock out the seasonals. It was tough to leave Baker's, Blanton's, Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve, and Ridgewood Reserve 1792 off the list, but that was a consequence of the price points, not the bourbons. I've also restricted my allocation to bourbons still available: no Henry Clay, Martin Mills, or Mellow Mash here. In any event, these are my selections, varied by distillery and mashbill to keep things interesting thoughout the year!

Cape Horn Bourbon Provisions

Monthly Allocation ($20 max each)
Jan - Old Charter "The Classic" 12yo
Feb - Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve
Mar - Old Fitzgerald BIB (Cracker Jack)
Apr - Knob Creek
May - Ezra Brooks Single Barrel 15yo
Jun - Old Commonwealth
Jul - Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Aug - Johnny Drum Private Stock 15yo
Sep - Evan Williams Single Barrel
Oct - Old Grand Dad 114
Nov - Old Forester Pendennis Club Special Reserve
Dec - Four Roses Single Barrel

Seasonal Allocation ($40 max each)
Summer (Jan-Mar) - Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 1989
Fall (Apr-Jun) - Wild Turkey 12yo
Winter (Jul-Sep) - Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18yo
Spring (Oct-Dec) - George T. Stagg 2002

Special Allocation ($200 max total)
1. A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16yo
2. Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 23yo

TNbourbon
02-17-2004, 21:13
I'm not as widely 'tasted' as many of you here, so I'm going to leave off some that I know others will (would) include simply because I haven't tried them yet. Additionally, I'm using some price points for some items that match what others have used -- Tennessee (the so-called 'sin' tax seems to be the only popular tax in the state legislature!) may be well-stocked with brands, but the prices here tend to be on the high side for many items, so what may cost some of you $20 is likely in the $25 range here.

MONTHLY ALLOCATION
Jan- Weller 12yo
Feb- Jim Beam Black
Mar- W.L. Weller Antique 107
Apr- Wild Turkey 101
May- ORVW 10/90
Jun- AAA 10yo
Jul- Evan Williams SB
Aug- Rebel Yell (Hey, I like it!)
Sep- Old Forester
Oct- Buffalo Trace
Nov- Old Charter 10yo
Dec- Old Charter 12yo

SEASONAL ALLOCATION
spring- ER 17yo
summer- ERSB 10yo
fall- Stagg
winter- VS Old Fitz 12yo

SPECIAL ALLOCATION
1- Sazerac Rye
2- Pappy 20

cowdery
02-18-2004, 02:29
One thing that hasn't been mentioned, and which I don't believe is excluded by the terms of the engagement, is that you might want to consider stepping down a notch some of your monthly, $20 allocations and pick up a couple of cheap 1.75 L sizes instead of just getting 750s. Old Fitzgerald is a good choice available here in Chicago in the 1.75 L for under $20.

Although I haven't played exactly, I think this is a really cool game.

brendaj
02-18-2004, 09:12
Chuck,


you might want to consider stepping down a notch some of your monthly, $20 allocations and pick up a couple of cheap 1.75 L sizes instead of just getting 750s. ...Although I haven't played exactly, I think this is a really cool game.


geez...I like the way you think... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Bj

bourbonmed
02-18-2004, 12:08
Cliff,

Fantastic choice for August! I don't know if the current 15y Drum is anything like it was 2-3 yrs ago... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif...

Doubtful we'd get a real answer if we asked.

Omar

bluesbassdad
02-18-2004, 15:38
Special Allocation ($200 max total)
1. A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16yo



Cliff,

Through the end of February you can get this one from Sam's at the ridiculous price of $32.66, IIRC.

OTOH, I'd love to know where you (and others) find some of the prices implied by your list(s). Perhaps the most startling to me on your list is WT 12 y/o under $40. I can't seem to find that one at all now.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

Barrel_Proof
02-18-2004, 17:46
1) Through the end of February you can get this one from Sam's at the ridiculous price of $32.66, IIRC.

2) I'd love to know where you (and others) find some of the prices implied by your list(s). Perhaps the most startling to me on your list is WT 12 y/o under $40. I can't seem to find that one at all now.



1) Very true. (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=Premium&amp;Number=26289&amp;Forum =All_Forums&amp;Words=507&amp;Match=Username&amp;Searchpage=0&amp; Limit=25&amp;Old=allposts&amp;Main=25468&amp;Search=true#Post2 6289) With a price like that I was able to provision both a Hirsch 16 and a Pappy 23 with my $200 "special allocation."

2) Although Wild Turkey 12yo is no longer distributed domestically, it is one of the most widely available bourbons in duty free shops around the world (not just DFS Galleria) and is uniformly priced at $40.

brendaj
02-19-2004, 07:28
2) Although Wild Turkey 12yo is no longer distributed domestically, it is one of the most widely available bourbons in duty free shops around the world (not just DFS Galleria) and is uniformly priced at $40.



I realize I'm beating the proverbial http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/deadhorse.gif here, but sometimes I'm alittle slow... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the logic here.
How/Why can this Bourbon be sold outside of Kentucky cheaper than inside Kentucky?? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/skep.gif
Turkey 12 is one of my alltime favorites, and I just think that's wrong on several levels... http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/soapbox.gif
I'll get down now,
Bj