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pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:15
Try Again.

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:16
And Again

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:19
Another Area

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:20
Across the Room

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:22
Around the corner

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:23
Upstairs

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:24
One cabinet over

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:25
Some of the Good Stuff

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:26
Getting to the End

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:27
Some Odds and Ends

pepcycle
09-22-2004, 19:29
Another view of Dining Area

cowdery
09-22-2004, 21:34
Ed,

The more I get to know you, the more I admire the Patty.

TNbourbon
09-22-2004, 21:49
Did I miss the JB White?

Bob
09-23-2004, 08:00
Nice collection there Ed, especially that Buffalo Trace barrel! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

Bob

bobbyc
09-23-2004, 08:15
Ed,
I guess I'll never look at that "Bird" the same again! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smilielol.gif

Only until April to surpass that, can't wait! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

pepcycle
09-24-2004, 10:23
Doesn't everyone have a Martini/Manhattan station in their dining room? The barrel seemed perfect for the application.
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pepcycle
09-24-2004, 10:24
No, JB White at this time. I am nursing a fine plastic Kessler's traveler though.
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pepcycle
09-24-2004, 10:26
The more I get to know me, the more I pity The Patty. Actually, we are a perfect match. I don't think anyone else in the world could tolerate me and have so much fun doing it. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

wadewood
09-24-2004, 17:36
OK, I received all my bottles back from festival safe and sound. Time for some pictures. First up is the BT/ Julian collection. Pappy 20 from both locations, 9 bottles of Stagg from all 3 years, four years of ER 17 - 01 through 04, on far right is Blank Van Winkle Lot B!

wadewood
09-24-2004, 17:54
Next up, Old Pogue, Four Roses SB, OFBB

wadewood
09-24-2004, 17:57
Wild Turkey (still waiting on my bottles of Tribute in WA state) and Black Maple Hills 14 & 21 YO.

The Turkey collection would be much bigger, but I keep drinking it!

wadewood
09-24-2004, 17:59
Finally, the currently open and pouring to anyone who wants to stop by.

Note, the stash is stored in base of China cabinet, the rest of the China is in the garage.

angelshare
09-24-2004, 18:01
That is a NICE BT selection, Wade.

dgonano
09-24-2004, 20:07
Very impressive, Wade. That Pikesville is keeping some good company.

wadewood
09-24-2004, 23:54
The Pikesville has added some character to collection. Thanks Dave! If it looks a little low, the seal is unbroken, but it did leak out about an ounce in my checked baggage.

OneCubeOnly
09-25-2004, 03:04
I'm surprised you didn't snag some of the new Pappy 15 at Toddy's! Nice Stagg cache you have there! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/bowdown.gif

dhooch
10-11-2004, 18:11
My, God!

You really have the bourbon! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

Makes my stash look like empty bottles on the shelf! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

I am soooooo envious! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/banghead.gif

musher
10-20-2004, 10:28
My stash seems to have grown a bit since I first shared my budding collection of bourbons. (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Number=30447&page=&view=&sb= 5&o=&vc=1)

Now I'm up to nineteen different unique bourbons, and three different rye whiskies (not counting the ten bottles ready for duty when some of these become empty).

Here they are, in two installments:

musher
10-20-2004, 10:30
. . . and the second installment:

dgonano
10-20-2004, 14:15
Very nice Mike, and you seem to be segregating by distillery. Where did you pick up the gold foil WT?

musher
10-20-2004, 19:17
Very nice Mike, and you seem to be segregating by distillery. Where did you pick up the gold foil WT?


They're just laid out that way for photographical purposes. The bottles on the upper shelf are in their regular homes, but the bottles on the lower counter were moved from another high shelf for the photos. I did intentionally group them by distillery, though.

The WT 12yo was found (two bottles, actually) by me at a local store just a couple of weeks ago. I probably saw them six months ago, but wasn't as knowledgeable then. When I saw them a couple of weeks ago, after falling down, I got back up again and bought them both. There's nothing like doing a retailer the favor of relieving them of old stock like that! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

pete_d
10-21-2004, 07:31
Nice collection you've got. I must ask; how does the Old Forrester BIB compare to the WF flavourwise. I got one of the early batches (#04) and really like the fruit/date/fig vibe to it, but think a tad higher in proof would do well?

Also saw a Henry McKenna SB in your early stash. What are the current thoughts on this one?

I wish I could get a 1/4 of this stuff here. Looking at this site is punishment sometimes...

musher
10-21-2004, 09:42
Nice collection you've got. I must ask; how does the Old Forrester BIB compare to the WF flavourwise.


I wish I could say, but I haven't been able to find any OF-BIB locally. That would have been my preference over the 86 proof. The regular OF isn't bad for the price though (I got it for US $10/liter), but it is certainly thinner in tast than the Woodford Reserve.



Also saw a Henry McKenna SB in your early stash. What are the current thoughts on this one?

I wish I could get a 1/4 of this stuff here. Looking at this site is punishment sometimes...


The Henry McKenna wasn't bad, but it probably isn't something I am going to get more of. I found that I like the EWSB '94 much better, and it was about $8 cheaper, so it made sense to me to stock a few bottles during a recent brand sale at my favorite retailer.

In my case, this site isn't so much punishment as it is a bad influence! Fortunately, I don't drink it as fast as I buy it (usually 1 or two samplings per evening), so my purchases ought to be slowing down a bit now that I'm well stocked.

I just need to stop finding rare finds and limited releases. They cost more, and are a limited opportunity to buy, so they set me back a bit more than the stuff that is readily available!

BSS
11-20-2004, 10:46
Here's mine

From left to right
Pappy 23, Pappy 20, Pappy 15, Binny's 18YR, Old Commonwelth, VW FR Lot B, Hirsch 20, Hirsch 16, VW FR Rye

BSS
11-20-2004, 10:55
More

From to left to bottom right
Ridgewood 1792, Elmer T Lee, Wathens SB, Peter Jakes Private Keep, Thedford, Rock Hill Farm, Evan Williams Globe, Henry Mckenna Jug, Elijah Craig 18 SB, Kentucky Spirit, Blantons, Ezra B SB, Jeffersons Reserve 15, Henry Mckenna SB, VS Old Fitz 12, George Dickel SBR, Old Charter.
WT Tribute and Pogue too.

dgonano
11-20-2004, 11:05
Just resize the image ... or take the picture in the VGA e-mail setting.

Very nice collection ... You can't hide the Rip Van Winkle and the BMH bottles

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:17
Makers Mark Keeneland bottles
97, 98, 99, 00, 01 ,02, 03, 04

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:21
As requested!
Sam Houston, Hancocks President Reserve, RVW 15, RVW 10 90P, RVW 10 107P, Black Maple Hill 14, BMH 16

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:25
Woodford Reserve bottles
Ultimate Smoke, President's Choice 100.4P, 98 Breeders Cup, 99 BC, 00 BC, 02 BC

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:27
More Woodford Reserve
03 BC, 99 Derby, 00 Derby, 01 Derby, 02 Derby, 03 Derby, 04 Derby.

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:30
96 UK NC Makers Mark, Distillers Masterpiece 18, DM 20, Makers Mark Mint Julep, Wild Turkey Freedom(1 of 3)

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:33
Small Batch
Bookers Limited Ed, Bookers, Bakers, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:38
Older bottle of Ancient Age, Stagg 2003(1 of 5), Weller 19, Sazerac 18, Eagle Rare 17, Eagle Rare SB, Evan Williams Jug, Old Forester B Day, Noahs Mill, Kentucky Vintage, Corner Creek, Kentucky Pride, the other 2 Freedoms, Pure Kentucky, Rowan Creek.

BSS
11-20-2004, 11:42
Jim Beam 200 Anniversary, Jim Beam UK 7 NC bottle, one of the other Stagg 2003's, Evan Williams 1993 SB, Jim Beam Black Limited Edition.

COPPERSTILL
11-20-2004, 20:20
You are the man! You must have one hell of a connection. You have what I dream about. BMH-14&20;Hirsch 16&20;Booker's tribute. Can I offer a tenth anniversary Bookers for a trade?
John Ed

camduncan
11-21-2004, 15:44
BSS, have you tried the Sam Houston yet?
I looked at a bottle last week and wondered if it was worth trying. It was retailing for about the same price as a bottle of Bookers here (which I am almost out of)

BSS
11-21-2004, 16:28
No, I have not tried it. So I really couldn't give you an opinion about it. I think it sells for about $10-15 less than Bookers here.

BSS
11-21-2004, 16:37
All but the Hirsch 20, BMHs, Binny's 18 VW, WT Freedoms came from central KY. My brother got me everything but the Hirsch 20(Dane was responsible for that).

That's my only Bookers Limited Edition bottle, so I would have to say no. When I bought mine, they had 8 more in the case. Should have bought a few of them for trading purposes.

nysquire
11-22-2004, 04:45
Opened and Enjoying....
Rock Hill, Old Forester 13yo Birthday(one of my favorites),Weller Centennial, Bookers,EC 18yo(another favorite), EW Vint. 94', Bakers, EC 12yo, VW 12yo SR(another Favorite.

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 18:54
Well, I finally had a free day (almost, anyway) to sort through my closet/bunker and organize/reorganize. While at it, I shot some pix. My digital camera is a simpleton -- as am I with a digital camera -- so the photos aren't that great. I'll add only what commentary seems necessary to explain what you're looking at.
The 3-packs of Stagg are intact -- one each from 2003 and 2004. The half-full one at the top is an '04 that somehow missed getting the year/proof label. I have a single bottle of Stagg '02 (Thanks, Bobby!), and examples of Saz and ER17 from '03 and '04:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 18:59
The Woodford Reserves are from Batches 1 (liter), 9 (375ml) and 66 (gift 750ml). Two each of all 4 OFBB expressions:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:01
Bourbon Heritage Collection -- in the cases of VSOF, OCPR and WC, which have both Stitzel-Weller and Buffalo Trace/HH bottlings, all of mine are the earlier ones with S-W bourbon:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:06
Wild Turkey:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:09
The orange-topped bottles are the 1989 version bottled in 1998 in honor of University of Tennessee's football national championship. The other EWSBs are 1993 and 1994. The flask is the basic (not 10yo) HH BIB:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:11
The RR1792s are from the original -- now outlawed -- bottling. Yep, that bottle on the right means I'm drinking $100+ bourbon (according to Ebay, anyway):

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:13
Van Winkle. The Pappy 20 and one of the Pappy 23s are from Lawrenceburg:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:15
As you can see, I like JB Black -- the one on the upper right is the older 7yo, 90-proof version. I emptied the Jacob's Well right after taking this picture and am sipping it as I post these. I know a store that still has a stock, however:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:17
Although it's hard to tell in this picture, the blue-wax one in the middle, alas, is NOT the 20yo but the first bottling of the 16yo (with the script label), as are all the others:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:19
I have several full Michter's whiskey decanters, for which the King Tut 1.75L in the middle is representative. The old Old Charter is a 7yo. The Black Maple Hill is the newer version of the 16yo:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:21
The Old Fitzgerald BIB is Stitzel-Weller, the Ezra SB is 15yo, the Benchmark liter is New Orleans Sazerac, the Olde Bourbon is, well, olde:

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 19:22
Most of these minis are old, tax-stamped examples. I'm seriously considering bringing them to the Gazebo during the Sampler in April for, um, sampling:

squire
11-25-2004, 20:36
Tim I'm a man not easily impressed. I'm impressed.

Regards,
Squire

dgonano
11-25-2004, 20:49
Tim, your all set. Great Pics. On my next trip to Tenn.,
I'll be stopping in for a pour.

TNbourbon
11-25-2004, 20:53
Squire, Dave (or any other member of this board), you are welcome to come by and share anytime -- first, we'll open one of Dane's WT Jimmy Russell Tributes I also have in that closet waiting for him. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

angelshare
11-26-2004, 05:26
Most of these minis are old, tax-stamped examples. I'm seriously considering bringing them to the Gazebo during the Sampler in April for, um, sampling:



Tim you're one thoughtul, generous guy, but I have to say that, although we've always said that whiskey is for drinking, if there is any whiskey that can be collected, it would be minis. I'm surprised you would bring them to the Sampler. I'm also jealous I won't be at the Sampler.

What minis represent whiskey that is otherwise unrepresented in your bunker?

Tim, thanks for finally sharing your bunker pix. I'll just say...WOW. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

TNbourbon
11-26-2004, 08:22
What minis represent whiskey that is otherwise unrepresented in your bunker?



Well, that would be most of them -- either they are obsolete entirely or differ in their current forms.
Some examples: the minis representing Stitzel-Weller brands -- Old Fitz, Weller, Cabin Still -- contain S-W bourbon, some of it barrelled when Pappy still haunted the place. The Old Crows are from the era we tasted from the Chessman at the Gazebo. Old Taylor was distilled in Louisville; Wild Turkey is a 7yo, 86.7 proof; there's Stillbrook from Illinois; even Crab Orchard (about 30% evaporated) from American Medicinal Spirits Corp. -- it's all of 15 months old, and couldn't be called bourbon today.
And, you're right, they are collectible and fun to collect -- but, as you can see, they take up space in which I could lay out some other things if they weren't spread out.
It'll be fun, too, to share them with folks who will both appreciate them and recognize their historical significance -- in other words, folks to whom it isn't 'just' bourbon.

gr8erdane
11-26-2004, 09:27
Couldn't you put them in shadow boxes on the wall? I mean I'd love to taste some of them but you have a lot of history there. Bourbon: It's for Wallcoverings too.

TNbourbon
11-26-2004, 19:56
Update of the day (not yet photographed):

Got a substantial rebate check in the mail today from a purchase made so long ago I'd forgotten about it. Since I wasn't expecting it, it was like found money and I decided to treat it that way. My first thought was to travel to the most reliably Stagg-stocked store in my area, in a neighboring county. But, on second thought, I decided to go (literally) another direction, to another neighboring county with a small, rural-ish county seat and a few liquor stores. While one never has enough Stagg, I do at least have a reasonable supply already. Figured I might glean some surprises.
I had a mid-'90s Old Forester BIB liter in hand when I discovered a couple of dusty old 1.75L W.L. Weller Special Reserve bottles on the bottom shelf. As it happens, this was my first 'favorite' bourbon. And, as it happened, these were distilled and bottled in Louisville, KY. They are Stitzel-Weller stock. I put the OFBIB back. And y'all know how I feel about duplicates -- I bought 'em both.
In the next store pickings were slimmer, but I did manage to find (and buy) both a 750ml and a 375ml bottle of AAA 10yo (both tax-stamped), which is no longer marketed in TN. I also spotted three Old Fitz (also no longer marketed here, for some reason) liters, but they were 80 proof, not BIB. They, too, were distilled in Louisville and I think are S-W, but a ridge ran through what looked like an '88' marking on the bottle bottom and I couldn't be sure it wasn't '98'. So, question -- did Heaven Hill distill in Louisville prior to its distillery fire (and when did HH buy the Old Fitzgerald label), or would even a '98 bottling have to be Stitzel-Weller Old Fitz? Are these worth going back to get?
Anyway, 'found' money put to use, I drove home happy.

Gillman
11-27-2004, 15:40
Tim, that tax-stamped Triple A should be superb. I have had Triple A a couple of times in the last two years, and while a good dram it didn't seem as good as what I recall from the 1980's. I recall the older one as soft and rich, with scents and flavors of pipe tobacco and dark apple butter. If you are minded to open it I'd be interested in your commentary, especially if you happen to have a current AAA to compare it to. By the way, I think AAA may be lesser than it was because the best older whiskeys of Sazerac are going into (I am guessing) its super-premium lines such as Rock Hill Farms, Elmer T. Lee and Trace. In the 1980's, those brands did not exist - Blanton did but Blanton was and is not 10 years old. I speculate that the older luscious whiskeys went into AAA because that was the only home they had at the time.

Gary

chasking
11-28-2004, 14:11
Here's my whiskey collection. It's not displayed to best effect---until we move, this is about all the space I can devote to it---but I've at least got most of the bases covered, I think. The middle shelf is the American whiskeys; Scotch malts are below, and the top shelf has some overflow and things that don't go anywhere else (the Old Potreros, and Irish whiskeys).

chasking
11-28-2004, 14:18
Here's a closer shot of the left half of the American whiskey shelf. Not everything is visible, so:

Front row: Elmer T. Lee, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2004, Elijah Craig 12yo, Buffalo Trace, Very Old Barton 86 proof.

Middle row: Wild Turkey Russel's Reserve, Old Grand-Dad BIB, Bulleit and Knob Creek (they're skinny enough I could fit two in one row), Lot 40 (okay, so it's a Canadian... sue me), George Dickel #12, Jack Daniel's black label.

Back row: George T. Stagg 2004, Hirsch 16yo, Woodford Reserve, Basil Hayden's, Van Winkle Family Reserve 12yo, Booker's.

chasking
11-28-2004, 14:25
Here's a better shot of the right half of the American whiskey shelf. Some overlap.

Front Row: Buffalo Trace, Very Old Barton 86 proof, W.L. Weller Special Reserve, W.L. Weller 12yo, Old Rip Van Winkle Rye 12yo, Classic Cask Rye 15yo.

Middle Row: Lot 40, George Dickel #12, Jack Daniel's black label, Evan Williams Single Barrel 2004, Rittenhouse Rye BIB, Michter's Straight Rye, Michter's Rye 10yo.

Back Row: Van Winkle Family Reserve 12yo, Booker's, Hirsch Rye, Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, Old Overholt, Rittenhouse Rye, Sazerac Rye.

TNbourbon
11-28-2004, 14:33
Oddly enough, the one that jumps out at me -- and the one I've about given up on finding since I believe the distillery recently went defunct -- is the Littlemill Scotch. Is it the 8- or 17-year-old? I've heard/read great things about it. I believe it was/is imported domestically by Henry Preiss' outfit, which also owns/distributes the remaining stock of A.H. Hirsch 16yo.

Sure enough -- Littlemill burned in September after laying idle for 10 years:

Littlemill burned (http://www.lfw.co.uk/whisky_review/SWR22/article22-8.html)

chasking
11-29-2004, 09:20
That is an 8yo Littlemill, which is still on the shelves at Sam's in Chicago. An interesting dram: other Lowlanders have a "grassy" element to them, but with this Littlemill, the grassy quality is the overwhelming characteristic. Like drinking new-mown hay (or so I imagine). We like it, but it's certainly atypical. I've seen some bad reviews of Littlemill, but the two versions I've tried were both good; I suspect that the criticism is due to the unusual "house style". And, the overpowering grassy flavor has mellowed a bit since the bottle was opened.

I have also had a Signatory bottling from Littlemill, which was, I believe, 10 or 11 years old, and which I liked a little better than this distillery bottling.

As you point out, Littlemill has been closed for more than 8 years, so the whiskey in the 8yo bottles is really older than that.

wrbriggs
02-04-2005, 07:19
I was pointed here by bluesbassdad, figured I would add a post. I feel kinda inadequate compared to most of the pics I see here, but I'm steadily expanding...

The bar was built by my wife, who also did all of the painting, including the gold trimwork on the ceiling. My contribution was the shelves, and you can see how well that turned out given that most of them are sagging http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/banghead.gif

bluesbassdad
02-04-2005, 10:18
In one sense, and as long the the shelves don't sag to the point of failure, a bourbon shelf that sags under the weight of many bottles is a good thing. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

Edward_call_me_Ed
05-12-2005, 08:08
Here is mine. There are a few duplicates. There are a number of bottles of malt whisky Japanese and Scotch, and a few blends, Japanese, Scotch, and Irish on the shelves. But my heart belongs to Bourbon!
Ed

TNbourbon
05-12-2005, 15:34
Very nice, Ed. I could find a drink there.
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pepcycle
05-12-2005, 15:47
Ed,
Is that Nikka on the second shelf up? We tried some of that at the Gazebo, compliments of Koji's travel companion. I was intrigued by this rendition of Japanese Whiskey.
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Edward_call_me_Ed
05-12-2005, 16:10
Yes, there are eight different Nikka whiskeys on the second shelf. A couple more on the one above that. And a couple of suntory whiskies, too. Which one did you try? I will try to post a close up of my Japanese whiskey later. I can't just walk in the the room and snap a shot though, those shelves are full of books now. I wouldn't want to keep my whiskey in the sunlight full time, even though it looks nice.
Ed

camduncan
05-12-2005, 17:59
Damm fine collection Ed - it'd do anyone proud http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

(I love this thread http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif)

pepcycle
05-12-2005, 19:19
Not to make excuses but, I can't read Japanese, and the bottles did not have English. I can't remember which they were. Its my recollection that someone in the group has those bottles and would be better at answering the question of proof, age etc.
Jeff?
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AVB
05-13-2005, 06:37
Some of the bourbon

AVB
05-13-2005, 06:51
A new addition

AVB
05-13-2005, 06:54
Where I really spend my money.

joe1974
05-27-2005, 20:51
This is updated from about a year ago. No collectors bottles featured in this pic.

Geo
05-28-2005, 21:20
Nice stash! I am drooling. So how about I drop by for a pour? lol http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

doubleblank
01-13-2006, 10:09
Val has been kind enough to allow me two areas in the house to display a portion of the bunker. Most is either in the walkin cupbaord or, if boxed, in a closet under the stairs. This picture is a cabinet of bourbon in the family dining room. The cabinet was restored 60 years ago by my grandfather. The bottom shelf contains older oddities mainly. The second shelf is mostly VW's in the tall bottles and the BT Antique Collection. The third shelf is BT, including three versions of Blanton's. There is some misc glassware above including the famous Erhlenmeyer (sp) flask tasting glass. Bottom cabinet (not shown) contains lots of medium height bottles like Wathens, OFBB, ORVW's, etc.

doubleblank
01-13-2006, 10:11
This area is upstairs in the TV room. It contains a HH display, WT products, the Bourbon Heritage Collection and various OF's etc.

BourbonBalls
01-15-2006, 08:40
Here's a couple of shots of just about all I can get in California!

BourbonBalls
01-15-2006, 08:42
And another!

Vange
01-24-2006, 21:14
i took them all of their shelves in my bar and had them all pose together for this picture

barturtle
04-17-2006, 22:56
Okay finally got around to getting everything out and snapping some pics, then I did a real quick and dirty paste in Photoshop. I left the duplicates in the boxes, so I you see two of something, then there must be something different about them. Of course this is the main stash, the drinking stash is currently feeling lonely in Louisiana.
2538
2539
2540
2541

ProofPositive
04-18-2006, 00:01
Okay finally got around to getting everything out and snapping some pics, then I did a real quick and dirty paste in Photoshop. I left the duplicates in the boxes, so I you see two of something, then there must be something different about them. Of course this is the main stash, the drinking stash is currently feeling lonely in Louisiana.

Very impressive! About the only thing I noticed missing which I would have expected is WT12. It appears you have the full collection of Saz from the beginning to present. Do you have same of GTS & ER?

According to my geographical calculations, I find myself considerably closer to Louisiana at present than yourself. Therefore, if the "drinking stash" gets too lonely, please feel free to provide directions to its specific location. I would not want it to get too terribly lonely in your absence. If it is anywhere close to the Kentucky stash in terms of quality & quantity, I could make myself quite at home until your return......and, be in no hurry!

barturtle
04-18-2006, 06:22
Alas the only WT12 I have ever seen on a shelf in now empty-but is also one of the few bottles I've not been able to make myself throw away.

I never got around to doing a full collection of ER17 or GTS, and doubt I'll do another with the WLW. When I started the Saz it was easy...go in sometime within 6 months of it coming out and pick up a bottle, now it's more like a scavenger hunt.

Ah, currently the Louisiana bunker is quite unimpressive, as it mostly is used as "hunting storage" untill such time as I come home. But as I currently spend more time there than I do in KY, I keep all my open bottles there, though I do make sure to stock it up at the beginning of each semester with stuff I can't get there. I'm currently showing 16 bottles on the inventory there, and I know all but 2 of those are open(ERSB, WTRR101), but what is open ain't too bad(this includes VWFRR, Saz 18 & Jr, Dickel SBR, VROHH, OC BIB). It will have felt neglected, but I'll be back on Sunday, then whatever isn't gone in the 3 weeks following will get to travel back home to KY for the beginning of summer break, then it's off for study-abroad in Paris, where I hope to find some expatriots to return back home to their native bluegrass.

brian12069
04-18-2006, 17:29
I love looking at others...stashes...

TNbourbon
04-18-2006, 20:49
Jeez -- you guys never said I could post multiple pictures:
25532554255025562549255125522555

Now, this doesn't include the few bottles sitting on the dresser in the bedroom, the Antique Collection 3-packs under the closet shelves, the 8-10 bottles of single-malt Scotch in another closet, the 80-100 wine bottles -- or the 8 boxes of whiskeys I've already got packed to bring to Bardstown next week!:rolleyes:

Nebraska
04-18-2006, 21:03
Oh my god...Tim you need a hobby...alright...you have a hobby..you need lot's of us to come over and ogle over your bottles.

Man alive,

Mark/Nebraska

barturtle
04-18-2006, 21:20
What Tim apparently needs is more storage space:lol:

Actually it seems like I had noticed several pics of yours before, but it seems like it was an older post and you've probably added a few since then...but, DAMN Tim!

See I keep trying to tell my friends that I really don't have that much whiskey...for some reason they just don't get it:slappin:

gr8erdane
04-19-2006, 01:17
It's all starting to make sense now, With all that whiskey in one little apartment, Tim has to sleep in his car......and the reason he always brings so many wonderful bottles to the Gazebo is that that's where he stores his overflow......

BourbonJoe
04-19-2006, 03:13
When I grow up I wanna be just like Tim and have bourbon EVERYWHERE. Great stash Tim.
Joe :usflag:

brian12069
04-19-2006, 04:50
Jeez -- you guys never said I could post multiple pictures:
25532554255025562549255125522555

Now, this doesn't include the few bottles sitting on the dresser in the bedroom, the Antique Collection 3-packs under the closet shelves, the 8-10 bottles of single-malt Scotch in another closet, the 80-100 wine bottles -- or the 8 boxes of whiskeys I've already got packed to bring to Bardstown next week!:rolleyes:

Jumpin' Jehovah's Witness Tim!...That looks like a liquor store! No Scratch that...liquor stores aren't stocked that well.

jspero
04-19-2006, 12:04
Jeez -- you guys never said I could post multiple pictures:


Man, I'm getting thirsty looking at these. I have visions of my basement being stocked like this, but then I realize it would be painful to die by my wife's hands (which still might happen if she finds out how much I REALLY have). :)

Jay

Gillman
04-19-2006, 13:21
When I look at parts of Tim's shelves it reminds me how liquor store shelves looked circa 1978 when I shopped in Plattsburgh, NY on sojourns from Montreal. Wish I knew then what I know now, I'd have bought by the case (Michter's Pot Still, I.W. Harper, anything from S-W, Ezra Brooks which was Medley whiskey then, ND OG, etc.).

Oh well at least some bottles are still around and we have generous souls (Tim most so I would say) who bring them to Gazebos to taste.

I have to say though (and I know Tim would agree) possibly the most selfless single Gazebo contribution was from Roger Hodges who sent an old Old Overholt by delivery to a Gazebo he could not attend and this is without ever having met any of the East Coast contingent (or any SB-ers I believe at that point). Amazing generosity, and it was a great bottle, too.

Gary

BourbonJoe
04-19-2006, 17:15
Here's to Roger.
Joe

gothbat
04-19-2006, 18:37
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9764/collection6xd.jpg

Really gonna miss that old Russels Reserve after I kill it this weekend. Haven't tried the new one but I don't think it will be as good as I really liked the older one.

camduncan
04-19-2006, 19:06
I really like the Rock Hill Farms bottle.... It's in my top 5 bottles to bring back from the US :cool:

BSS
04-19-2006, 19:11
These are some of my Blanton's bottles that I have managed to come by.

The first picture has from left to right:
Straight From the Barrel
Silver
Regular
Green

The second picture has from left to right:
Black
Gold
Red...(Didn't even know this existed. It's only a 500ml and it has some type of Asian writing on the back)
Tan...(Another I didn't know existed. It's normal size and has the same proof as the regular, but the label is a lot lighter than the regular. This one also has some type of Asian writing on the bottle)

Virus_Of_Life
04-22-2006, 16:40
Okay finally got around to getting everything out and snapping some pics

Timothy, what is that bottle with the big 16 on it?

barturtle
04-22-2006, 23:41
Twisted Spoke 16yo 105. A now-discontinued Van Winkle product, was bottled for and named after a bar in Chicago.

Virus_Of_Life
04-23-2006, 05:26
Twisted Spoke 16yo 105. A now-discontinued Van Winkle product, was bottled for and named after a bar in Chicago.

I KNEW I was drooling for a reason when I saw that bottle!!! :rolleyes:

Oh how I long to have one of those........

gr8erdane
04-25-2006, 01:18
I have one at home someone left for dead at last year's Gazebo. Was missing the cork and only has about a quarter of an inch in the bottom. A bonus for being one of the last to leave I guess but after learning that any bottles left unattended the next morning would be dumpstered a couple of years ago, I don't leave any brave soldiers behind!

darkluna
10-13-2006, 23:31
There's nothing old, rare or too unusual here, but here's a shot my drinking stash.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/arkLun/DSC03217crop.jpg

I was inspired to try a lot of these bottles based on feedback here on SB.

Some of my favorites are ORVW 10/107 , PVW 15, George T Stagg, OGD BIB, WTRB, and Rittenhouse BIB. I generally use AAA 10 yr as a mixer for Manhattans. Two bottles that I'm not really that fond of, and rarely revisit, are the Hirsch (gold foil) and the Weller Antique . I also rarely drink the Stagg, but I'm trying to make that one last as long as possible.

Kentucky Spirit is an interesting pour -- very "earthy" and smoky. I'm hoping it will grow on me.

I should have a bottle of Buffalo Trace up here, but I finished one awhile back and haven't opened another yet. There's only so much space in the liquor cabinet!

brian12069
10-29-2006, 08:51
My latest stash pics...

brian12069
10-29-2006, 08:57
More stash in my bar...

TnSquire
10-29-2006, 18:00
my small stash.
http://http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/8705/img1300vx9.th.jpg (http://img116.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img1300vx9.jpg)

Nebraska
10-29-2006, 18:14
Small but impressive, nice Bulleit bottle.

TnSquire
10-30-2006, 06:34
Thanks Tnbourbon and I sometimes shop at the same stores! lol

Nebraska
10-30-2006, 06:44
Part of the goodies I've gathered for consumption

HighTower
10-30-2006, 14:00
I've packed up the bourbons, and tonights job was to pack up the Jack. So I used it as a photo opportunity :grin: Can't wait to move into the new place so I can put them all back on display!!
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/DSCF3966.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/DSCF3971.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/DSCF3972.jpg
The "Family Of Fine Whiskeys" cabinet in the first pic is numbered 4/150, signed by Jimmy Bedford...I don't know if it takes pride over my Wild Turkey 17yo or not....:grin:

Scott

HighTower
10-30-2006, 14:08
Here's the bourbons in a mess on the floor....
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/DSCF3935.jpg

Scott

MikeDS
11-01-2006, 15:03
Jesus H christos. You mofos are nuts (and I'm jealous).

melting
11-01-2006, 16:09
You summed it up perfectly for me Mike. My girlfriend saw me looking at all these collections and warned me in no uncertain terms with the phrase "Don't even think about it!"

What followed was a very interesting conversation to say the least. I tried using some of the replies that I've seen here such as "I don't complain about all her clothes and makeup and whatever else". Then she pointed out how I actually do complain about all those things. It was actually pretty commical.

Time to abandon that strategy and come up with something a little more creative.

I'm thinking maybe something along the lines of "Having and enjoying all these fine spirits makes living with you all the more bearable. Or should I substitute enjoyable for bearable. Let me know what you think.

Chris

FlashPuppy
11-01-2006, 16:34
Chris-

There is a reason to hide your bourbon around the house in a bunch of different places. If you take a lot of something and spread it out, it makes it look like there is actually not as much of it....

brian12069
11-01-2006, 17:12
You summed it up perfectly for me Mike. My girlfriend saw me looking at all these collections and warned me in no uncertain terms with the phrase "Don't even think about it!"

What followed was a very interesting conversation to say the least. I tried using some of the replies that I've seen here such as "I don't complain about all her clothes and makeup and whatever else". Then she pointed out how I actually do complain about all those things. It was actually pretty commical.

Time to abandon that strategy and come up with something a little more creative.

I'm thinking maybe something along the lines of "Having and enjoying all these fine spirits makes living with you all the more bearable. Or should I substitute enjoyable for bearable. Let me know what you think.

Chris
Chris...Where you're going wrong is you are basically looking for "permission" (cough cough cough)

scratchline
11-01-2006, 17:35
Just show her that bottle of Hirsch going for 500+ bucks on Amazon and tell her that investing in the future of your children, born or unborn, is very important to you and if she doesn't share that feeling then maybe the relationship isn't as serious for her as it is for you. Then sniff a little and choke back a few tears. Then just make sure you have a sufficient supply of "investin'" whiskey backing up your "drinkin'" whiskey.

-Mike

NorCalBoozer
11-01-2006, 17:44
well this isn't my stash, but this is my most prized bottle in my collection so far. A VVOF 15 year old. I've only seen mention of one other bottle of VVOF 15 on this site, and it was bottled the same year as this, 1967. I'm wondering if the VVOF 15 was a single year product as the regular VVOF was usually a 12 year.

lovejones
11-01-2006, 17:52
I let my family/friends know that bourbon is the only gift I want for Birthday/Christmas. I sure feel like a kid again, opening those gifts.

:slappin:

barturtle
11-01-2006, 18:07
Chris...Where you're going wrong is you are basically looking for "permission" (cough cough cough)

YOU SHOWED HER THESE PICTURES?!? ARE YOU NUTS!?!

Okay damage done. Time for damage control. You've probably already messed up more and mentioned how much you'd like to have a stash like these. Wrong, what you should have done is said that these guys are insane (we are) and that you would never let it get that far out of control.

Then you slowly increase you collection a bottle here 2 there, explaining the significance of each, why you have to have it (side note-why do guys have to expalin their hobbies when women can go out and buy more clothes/shoes/purses/etc. then they can ever use, without saying a word). Then one day when there are bottles shoved here and there, you mention that you would like to have a nice cabinet to display some of you collection-ask her if she would like to help you pick one out so that it looks good in your home. Make sure to get one thats too big for you current collection. See where this is going? You now have a place to hide you purchases in plain sight :grin: (just like her closet full of clothes/shoes/purses/etc.).

Of course this is all coming from an unmarried, totally single (and loving every moment of it) guy. I have a completely different problem...introducing women to my collection (it's working its way to about 200 bottles).

Nebraska
11-01-2006, 18:24
Man alive cool bottle NorCal! What a find!

bigtoys
11-01-2006, 18:40
For a while, I was starting to think I was crazy for having so many bourbons, rather than maybe 3 or 4 favorites with different characters. I will get out the camera and pose them all soon, after my weekend or work.

Also, TnSquire and everyone: Who IS a Tennessee Squire?? I am and my late father-in-law was. I ordered some glasses while in college from Jack and next thing I knew, I was a land owner in Lynchburg. I still get mail from them a couple of times a year. I probably still have the deed somewhere in the basement.

HighTower
11-03-2006, 18:24
Chris-

There is a reason to hide your bourbon around the house in a bunch of different places. If you take a lot of something and spread it out, it makes it look like there is actually not as much of it....

Jeremy - you nailed it...the problem for me was, when we were packing our things to move, Brenda (my wife) made me pack all the bourbons up - supervised by her. This was to put her foot down on the bottles that were nearly empty. Her mothod - get all the bottles on the floor then pack them up....this was bad as there were things stashed everywhere, and bottles she didnt know about:grin: oh well, it's cool now

Scott

wadewood
11-03-2006, 18:38
Here is a nice shot! Thanks Buffalo Trace for making such great whiskey!

My bunker is at 146 at counting...

HighTower
11-03-2006, 19:57
well there's a picture of perfection!!:grin: :grin:

Scott

BourbonJoe
11-04-2006, 00:58
My bunker is at 146 at counting...

Is that all? :rolleyes:
Joe :usflag:

Dramiel McHinson
11-04-2006, 20:34
AVB,

Now that's some whisky! I have about 92 bottles myself but I tend to stick to the stuff I can drink without thinking I just guzzled the family fortune. I set the limit at about $150 and stay below that 95% of the time. My problem is North Alabama is crammed full of rocket scientists but they just don't demand much variety so I have to travel a lot.
Beautiful display of SMSW. U-Da-MAN!

Dramiel McHinson
11-04-2006, 20:47
If you look at this as a long term goal you might have some hope for success by just wearing her down over time. Try establishing a place that's "for men only," a private part of the house where you install your lazyboy "man chair" and a good audio/video system for "man music" and "man TV." The better half will finally get annoyed and stop trying to be a part of your little "man world." Then yo can start sneaking whisk(e)y into the "man room" and stash it in the "man cabinet." You may have to sprinkle the place with sports, gun, woodworking books and magazines as a repellent. Don't try any gurlie mag stuff. That will result in a complete shutdown of your nebulous whiskey activities. Collateral damage from the "Girl Purge.":hot: If you time your activities just right, based on careful observation of your significant other's level of interest, you may be able to acquire a real "man collection" of whiskey. When she finally finds out she'll either just accept it or you'll have lots of time to yourself to enjoy your stash.

Good luck bro!



You summed it up perfectly for me Mike. My girlfriend saw me looking at all these collections and warned me in no uncertain terms with the phrase "Don't even think about it!"

What followed was a very interesting conversation to say the least. I tried using some of the replies that I've seen here such as "I don't complain about all her clothes and makeup and whatever else". Then she pointed out how I actually do complain about all those things. It was actually pretty commical.

Time to abandon that strategy and come up with something a little more creative.

I'm thinking maybe something along the lines of "Having and enjoying all these fine spirits makes living with you all the more bearable. Or should I substitute enjoyable for bearable. Let me know what you think.

Chris

bigtoys
11-07-2006, 09:50
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i276/drkeng/Bourbons110506med.jpg

bluesbassdad
11-07-2006, 13:46
It appears that you are a top-shelf sort of person. That's a very classsy assemblage.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

bigtoys
11-07-2006, 17:42
Thanks. What's interesting is that two of my newest favorites, Rowan's Creek and Eagle Rare 10 yo, are fairly reasonable, as is Pappy 15. Plus, I still like Uncle Jack-memories, I guess.

Pappy's Friend
11-07-2006, 19:57
Great looking stash you have - I'm jealous! What age is your Black Maple Hill?

TimmyBoston
11-08-2006, 04:28
Okay, well let me think :cool:

Bourbon
Lot B
Pappy 15
Pappy 20
ORVW 15
ORVW 10
Hirsch 16
WT RR 101 (3)
WT RB
WT Tribute (3)
WT 12 (3) For now, may trade or sell?
Bulleit
ER SB 10
GTS 2005
EW 1783
Old Forrester 101
Weller 12
BMH 11
BMH 16
BMH 21 - All Bardstown
OGD

Rye
Sazerac 18
Saz Jr.

Scotch
Laphroaig 10 (2)
Laphroaig 10 CS
Laphroaig 15
Lagavulin 16 - Port Ellen
Lagavulin 16 50ml - White Horse (2)
Highland Park 12
Glengoyne 10
Glenlivet 12
Ardbeg Uigaedail
MaCallan CS
Talisker 10
Talisker 18

Tequila
Cielo Anejo
Corazon Anejo

Calvados VSOP

TnSquire
04-14-2007, 16:24
I have updated my stash since my previous pictures. Here is my current stash. Kim is an understanding woman.

Rughi
04-14-2007, 16:33
I have updated my stash since my previous pictures. Here is my current stash.

I hope that's a sturdy table you're entrusting with all that preciousssssssss.

Roger

TnSquire
04-14-2007, 17:21
It is! I wish I had done a catalog with a spreadsheet when I first started this insanity. I am too lazy to do it now.

wintersway
04-14-2007, 17:46
I have updated my stash since my previous pictures. Here is my current stash. Kim is an understanding woman.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/wintersway/stash001acopy.jpg

Virus_Of_Life
04-14-2007, 18:07
I have updated my stash since my previous pictures. Here is my current stash. Kim is an understanding woman.

Oh how I am jealous of those 114 OGDs from ND!!!! :skep: That has become on of my ultimate favorites.

ggilbertva
04-14-2007, 18:52
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/wintersway/stash001acopy.jpg

Attack hound with yellow light bulbs for eyes.....

ggilbertva
04-14-2007, 18:59
Here's a shot of my modest bunker. Open bottles not shown.

TnSquire
04-14-2007, 19:04
Just for you Christian......

As for my guard dog.....I am afraid all she would do is lick you to death.....and wear your arm out throwing her ball!

cowdery
04-15-2007, 14:01
My hospitality table from last Thursday.

OscarV
04-15-2007, 15:50
My hospitality table from last Thursday.

Did you have any Mellow Corn left at the end of the night? :lol:
Just joking, I have always wanted to try it actually.

The backs of the chairs behind the table look cool, any story to them, what kind are they?

cowdery
04-15-2007, 16:44
Did you have any Mellow Corn left at the end of the night? :lol:
Just joking, I have always wanted to try it actually.

As did some of my guests, but they didn't overindulge.


The backs of the chairs behind the table look cool, any story to them, what kind are they?

Not really. Got them with the table and most of the furniture. Scandinavian-something.

smokinjoe
04-15-2007, 17:50
I hope that's a sturdy table you're entrusting with all that preciousssssssss.

Roger

Cujo is hoping the same thing....;)

JOE

HighTower
04-16-2007, 03:58
My hospitality table from last Thursday.
Impressive, Chuck!
What's that in front of the Saz Jr??

Scott
Edit: I see it's Phillips American Whiskey :)
Is the JD Silver Select open? A good mate of mine got me a bottle this morning, so it might be time to open the one I have here....

Joeluka
04-16-2007, 15:16
This is what I have out in my dining room ("the bottle room" according to my 3 year old)

Joeluka
04-16-2007, 15:21
This is my basement. I also have about 12 cases of assorted Gems. I could show the pictures of them too, but I think everyone gets the idea.:rolleyes:

OscarV
04-16-2007, 15:54
Wow Joeluka!

Great stash, displayed royalty, good job.
The curio is awesome.

camduncan
04-16-2007, 16:11
Very, very impressive Joe...

When does the bar open? :cool:

barturtle
04-16-2007, 16:13
This is what I have out in my dining room ("the bottle room" according to my 3 year old)

Gee, I don't know...you have all that stuff sitting out where a 3 yo could easily knock it over or something...think you need to send it to a kid free environment for safe keeping...I'll cut you a great deal:lol:

Joeluka
04-16-2007, 16:24
Gee, I don't know...you have all that stuff sitting out where a 3 yo could easily knock it over or something...think you need to send it to a kid free environment for safe keeping...I'll cut you a great deal:lol:

Here's the secret to the "bottle room".

Please excuse the mess in there, We are in the middle of moving around our bedroom's.

JeffRenner
04-16-2007, 16:58
Did you have any Mellow Corn left at the end of the night? :lol:
Just joking, I have always wanted to try it actually.

Oscar, I guess you're just going to have to stop by here some day. I've had an open bottle here since 1999. Still has about 2-1/2" in it.

Lots closer than Chicago!

Jeff

OscarV
04-16-2007, 18:19
Tim!,....you 'da Man!!

Pic #6 is awesome!
Weller-Turkey Heaven,...with some rye.

It is one click away below,....notice the new name I gave the pic.

ggilbertva
04-16-2007, 19:14
Joe,

What's your address and where do you keep the spare key?

smokinjoe
04-16-2007, 20:22
Wow Joeluka!

Great stash, displayed royalty, good job.
The curio is awesome.

Yes, indeed, Joe. The curio is impressive. However, I sit hear knowing that if I did the same with THE?...no,...MY?...no,...OUR?...no,...HER!!!!! curio, she'd kick the living crap out of me!! So, way to go!! You show her who's boss!! One day, though, I'll get it across to her that the '06 BTAC would look much more showey in there, than that 100 year old blah, blah, blah, that was given to her great aunt Beatrice by the son of the second cousin of the Duke of Northwest Prussia...;)

:toast:

JOE

bourbonbob
04-16-2007, 22:47
Chuck,

Thank you for the great time last Thursday evening! I don't recall the last time we tasted that many old stitzel weller's in the same sitting. We appreciate the invite.

Thanks again,

Bourbon Bob from Michter's Country:rolleyes: :bowdown:

ThomasH
04-17-2007, 16:02
What Joeluka really has is a maximum security liquor store. Way to go Joe!

Thomas

cowdery
04-18-2007, 17:32
Is the JD Silver Select open? A good mate of mine got me a bottle this morning, so it might be time to open the one I have here....

We opened it that night (I'd had it for a few months) and I'm glad we did. It's quite good. Silver Select is simply a customer-selected single barrel, i.e., it's from the same stock as the JD Single Barrel, and while I'm not a fan of either JD black, or Gent Jack, I could drink the Single Barrel any day of the week. It just goes to show that the Jack Daniel's distillery makes as good of a whiskey as anyone, just most of what they sell is pretty mediocre. I'm glad they came out with the Single Barrel because it's dandy and shows that, with enough age on it, JD is a damn fine whiskey.

ILLfarmboy
04-18-2007, 19:51
Joe, If the back bar in every bar looked like your curio I would spend a lot more time in bars. Awesome stash!

TNbourbon
06-07-2007, 23:03
Here is my 'stash', which I take to mean invioble bottles:
4155
I have promised Randy, whose generosity has allowed me to enjoy three similar bottles already, that I will retain this one till he has no more.

Every other bottle I own is slated for opening.
These are the few which will require a 'special' occasion, which might be something so slight as a visit from an SB.com member:
4156
The Old Taylor, as you can see, is a quart. 'Nuff said. The Van Winkle is Julian's "second best bourbon ever bottled" -- after the same stuff at 14 years -- which he saved for his childrens' wedding; the Kentucky Tavern BIB was distilled in 1949, bottled in 1955; and the Yellowstone also is a standard-measure, 4/5-quart.
I have collected, bought, sold, shared all the bottles I've previously posted in this thread. I still have 100 or so bottles -- some slated for eBay to defray expenditures related to a recent automobile mishap.
If I were to assign a moral, it is, "If you have it, drink it -- it's why it was bottled!"
Whiskey is NOT fungible!

scratchline
06-07-2007, 23:12
That Kentucky Tavern looks so good it's practically criminal. Lovely bottles all, as I would expect from the vault of such an eminent bourbonian as yourself.

I hope all loses due to the auto mishap were purely mechanical.

-Mike

TNbourbon
06-07-2007, 23:20
Yes, thank you, Mike, there were no injuries other than to (probably false) pride and the pocketbook. That said, be it known that my attitude toward the bourbon is long-standing -- share it while you can, for it is the greatest pleasure.:toast:

NickAtMartinis
06-08-2007, 06:52
Here is mine. There are a few duplicates. There are a number of bottles of malt whisky Japanese and Scotch, and a few blends, Japanese, Scotch, and Irish on the shelves. But my heart belongs to Bourbon!
Ed

Ed, this is coming from a novice, but your bottles are in front of a window. Does that matter as far as the health of the bottles go, especially the open ones?

Thanks,

Mark

NickAtMartinis
06-08-2007, 07:37
Yes, there are eight different Nikka whiskeys on the second shelf. A couple more on the one above that. And a couple of suntory whiskies, too. Which one did you try? I will try to post a close up of my Japanese whiskey later. I can't just walk in the the room and snap a shot though, those shelves are full of books now. I wouldn't want to keep my whiskey in the sunlight full time, even though it looks nice.
Ed

Ed, you have answered my own question. So, I guess it's not good to have Whiskey in the light for any length of time.

Hyperspace
06-09-2007, 02:42
Wow, I really like some of those “bunkers”.


I see so many bottles just setting on narrow ledges. If an earthquake (even a small one) hits…:bigeyes:

___

camduncan
10-24-2007, 05:40
I just updated my stash with a few new bottles.... so here's the latest photo..

HighTower
10-24-2007, 16:19
Very nice, Cam.
A bit off topic, after seeing your beam on the cowboy stand...
I noticed the white label Beams over here already have Fred Noe's face on them as the 7th Generation distiller, and have finally acknowledged the fact that Booker ain't around any more, rest his soul.

Scott

cowdery
10-24-2007, 19:36
Very nice, Cam.
A bit off topic, after seeing your beam on the cowboy stand...
I noticed the white label Beams over here already have Fred Noe's face on them as the 7th Generation distiller, and have finally acknowledged the fact that Booker ain't around any more, rest his soul.

Scott

I won't rest until they restore Carl Beam to the label, the man who, with his father and two sons, actually made the whiskey for 100 years.

wildcatdon
10-26-2007, 07:23
Damn, Pepcycle,how much money do you have tied up in bourbon? I take that you are not married or if you are you dont have kids..lol...neat stuff..

gr8erdane
10-26-2007, 19:57
Married with kids and still has a lot of neat toys. Ed is a man among men. Myself, I am still putting my bunker back into viewable order but have started decorating the new house with my love for bourbon very apparent. Here is one sample, my "shrine" which includes signed bottles of Tribute and Russells Reserve 101, Four Roses 40th anniversary bottle and WT12 on the top shelf, SB.com Pappy 23, Hirsch 20, Hirsch 16 blue and gold waxes, a RidgeWOOD Reserver 1792, VAN BLANKLE, and JB 200th Anniversary Bottle on the middle shelf and KBS BOTY bottlings on the bottom shelf. To be added when I get them out of storage will be all my signed glassware from past Samplers...

Barrel_Proof
10-26-2007, 20:06
That is one handsome corner cabinet, Dane. Class act, that.

camduncan
10-26-2007, 20:15
Cliff, I totally agree.
Dane, that is a great looking cabinet with some awesome bottles inside :cool:

doubleblank
10-26-2007, 20:24
Nice cabinet and collection to showcase.

Randy

TNbourbon
10-26-2007, 20:28
Dane is trending positively. Good on ya. I recently stashed 37 open bottles for guests/company more worthy than myself. So, this is my current 'cabinet' (I suspect I'll buy some Old Weller Antique 107 to replace it when it's dry, while I can still buy it at cost-plus):
4825

barturtle
10-26-2007, 20:42
That is a nice cabinet Dane. I'm assuming it is mostly empty due to the fact that you are either very selective in what you choose to enshrine or you are hoping to come across more bottles that you deem worthy for inclusion.

luv2hunt
10-26-2007, 21:24
So, this is my current 'cabinet'
4825

Well that is just pitiful! Didn't I just send you two bottles?? :rolleyes:

ACDetroit
10-26-2007, 21:59
Ok here I go, this is most of it. There are a few things still put away like the sealed Distiller Masterpiece 18's. These are the storage pics

Tony

ACDetroit
10-26-2007, 22:02
This is the back up storage since I run out of room on the shelves.

Oh yeah and if anyone needs a drink the last pick is whats open on the bar!:grin: If your in my neighborhood the bar is always open.

Tony

NickAtMartinis
10-26-2007, 22:03
Ok here I go, this is most of it. There are a few things still put away like the sealed Distiller Masterpiece 18's. These are the storage pics

Tony


Tony, very nice photos. Have you had WT Tribute in the past? If not, and you're a ryed bourbon fan, you're going to love it.

ACDetroit
10-26-2007, 22:07
Not yet Nick. I just received it in a trade so it is my only one. I have a line on another but not until after the 07 BTAC killes my bank account.

Thank you for the heads up.

Tony

NickAtMartinis
10-26-2007, 22:07
This is the back up storage since I run out of room on the shelves.

Oh yeah and if anyone needs a drink the last pick is whats open on the bar!:grin: If your in my neighborhood the bar is always open.

Tony


Obvioiusly, you are a ryed bourbon and rye fan. Good for you. Actually, you run the gamut. You've got wheated and ryed bourbon. Nice.

Let me ask you this, between WT RR, WT KS and WT RB, which do you like the best?

Mark

NickAtMartinis
10-26-2007, 22:09
Not yet Nick. I just received it in a trade so it is my only one. I have a line on another but not until after the 07 BTAC killes my bank account.

Thank you for the heads up.

Tony


Tony, I'd love to have the WLW BTAC. Any chance on a trade? I doubt it since you've got everything I have and then some. Just curious though.

By the way, good to see someone else besides me up this late. You're an hour behind but it's still nice. My wife and kids are soundly asleep.

Phischy
10-26-2007, 22:13
I'm still up as well. Great collection...I'm afraid my stash is only about 19 bottles in 2 states! And another 10 or so open.

I'm waiting for my wort to hit boil again so i can finish up a red ale. Looks pretty good so far! And in the process of cleaning kegs and racking another beer to 2ndary for extra spicing.

Getting hungry though...must eat soon!

NickAtMartinis
10-26-2007, 22:20
I'm still up as well. Great collection...I'm afraid my stash is only about 19 bottles in 2 states! And another 10 or so open.

I'm waiting for my wort to hit boil again so i can finish up a red ale. Looks pretty good so far! And in the process of cleaning kegs and racking another beer to 2ndary for extra spicing.

Getting hungry though...must eat soon!

Good to see, Phischy. You make your own beer? How long have you been doing so?

ACDetroit
10-26-2007, 22:36
Nick, I have been on a WTKS kick lately but the RR 101 is always a favorite. I may run tomorrow and grab a couple Wellers 06's on the shelf still. I'll grab a spare and well work on a trade. Grabbing a couple 06 Stggs as well.

My wife and child have been out for a while now.

OscarV is coming over today so I will have some one to drink with.

Tony

NickAtMartinis
10-26-2007, 22:39
Nick, I have been on a WTKS kick lately but the RR 101 is always a favorite. I may run tomorrow and grab a couple Wellers 06's on the shelf still. I'll grab a spare and well work on a trade. Grabbing a couple 06 Stggs as well.

My wife and child have been out for a while now.

OscarV is coming over today so I will have some one to drink with.

Tony


Tony, that would be great of you to do so. Let me know if you do grab a spare, either in this thread or in a PM.

Thanks again, Tony.

Regards,

The other Mark Brown

P.S. Do you know the proof of the '06 Weller BTAC? Just curious. Also, on the Stagg Fall '06, great stuff. You can't go wrong with picking that up.

Phischy
10-26-2007, 22:40
I"ve been brewing beer for about 4 years. I've got a 3 tap kegerator and right now I'm still doing partial boil extract beers. November I'm going full boil and Janurary I'm going all-grain brewing. I'm at the point I know what I need to do to take my beers to the 'great' level from just 'good'.

I've got 7 five gallon kegs and 4 two.five gallon kegs. Tomorrow I'm picking up 3 more five gallon cornies. You know life is rough when keg and beer management becomes stressful! Trying to age the beers to the right time and emptying them just the same. I really wish I had more two.five gallon kegs....but they're rare and expensive.

I'd post pics of my setup but it will...oops...beer is ready to be chilled....

NickAtMartinis
10-26-2007, 22:43
I"ve been brewing beer for about 4 years. I've got a 3 tap kegerator and right now I'm still doing partial boil extract beers. November I'm going full boil and Janurary I'm going all-grain brewing. I'm at the point I know what I need to do to take my beers to the 'great' level from just 'good'.

I've got 7 five gallon kegs and 4 two.five gallon kegs. Tomorrow I'm picking up 3 more five gallon cornies. You know life is rough when keg and beer management becomes stressful! Trying to age the beers to the right time and emptying them just the same. I really wish I had more two.five gallon kegs....but they're rare and expensive.

I'd post pics of my setup but it will...oops...beer is ready to be chilled....


Phischy, sounds like you're doing well. Best of luck with the beer. Maybe I'll be seeing your product on the shelves some day.

Regards,

The other Mark Brown

P.S. What's your favorite style beer to drink as well as consume?

ACDetroit
10-26-2007, 22:46
The 06 Weller is 129.? and the 05 is 121.? I know you can find it here some where. Oscar posted years and proofs some place. I'll let you know, tomorrow may be a bit busy so it may have to wait a day.

Tony

NickAtMartinis
10-26-2007, 22:56
The 06 Weller is 129.? and the 05 is 121.? I know you can find it here some where. Oscar posted years and proofs some place. I'll let you know, tomorrow may be a bit busy so it may have to wait a day.

Tony



Tony, no worries. Take your time.

Thanks again.

Regards,

Mark

Phischy
10-27-2007, 00:10
San Diego Pale Ales are my favorite but finding excellent ones is difficult. Big beers and big bourbons...coincidence?

I make the full range of the spectrum for ales, but I'm more into pales+, reds, porters and stouts. Not so much into pilsners and lagers.

The cream ale I have on tap is OK but not my style and the double red is subpar...but that has more to do with my current brewing technique. Which shall change shortly!!! :cool:

After all, brewing beer is the first step to brewing something better! (Except I do not have the patience to wait 8 years!!!)

gr8erdane
10-27-2007, 00:32
Actually I have some more stuff to put in when I empty out my storage locker. Lots of glassware and other knicknacks. I'm adding my Bardstown Anniversary EW Master Distiller's Select and probably the Millenium Globe sometime when I can find something to take their place in another display. I will take some pics to add of my kitchen display sometime in the next few days, after I have time to clean the kitchen a bit....The bulk is sitting willy nilly on the old shelves I used in St Louis down in the basement and the reserve bunker is scattered on the basement floor as well. This winter my first project is to frame and drywall the bar area in the basement and then build the barrel bar. So much to do, so much bourbon to stash, so little time...

HighTower
10-27-2007, 04:57
Dane / Tony - some class acts there fellas! Nice work!

Scott

gr8erdane
10-27-2007, 07:20
OK, had to do some rearranging but moved the top shelf to the middle so that I could add my Booker's Commemorative which was too tall for the top shelf to the Master Distiller's shelf and added the EW Millenium and Bardstown Anniversary jug to the bottom shelf. Starting to fill out real nice now...Just going to have to find somewhere to put all the signed glassware later I guess. I'm also mulling on moving the plant (artificial) on top and putting the White Bison Presentation Case on top....I'm getting out of hand here....

tango-papa
10-27-2007, 08:45
OK, had to do some rearranging but moved the top shelf to the middle so that I could add my Booker's Commemorative which was too tall for the top shelf to the Master Distiller's shelf and added the EW Millenium and Bardstown Anniversary jug to the bottom shelf. Starting to fill out real nice now...Just going to have to find somewhere to put all the signed glassware later I guess. I'm also mulling on moving the plant (artificial) on top and putting the White Bison Presentation Case on top....I'm getting out of hand here....

The White Bison presentation case would look fantastic on top of your display!

~tp

gr8erdane
11-13-2007, 15:21
Ok, shrine updated after digging out my signed glasses:

Pic one shows the shrine with all the following treasures:
Top Shelf: White Bison with Walnut case
Second Shelf: RidgeWOOD Reserve 1792, Van Blankle, SB.com Pappy 23, Beam 200th Anniversary bottle and box, Hirsch 20, Hirsch 16 blue wax, Hirsch 16 gold wax, and in front glasses Evan Williams signed by Parker Beam, Beam by Jerry Dalton, and Old Pogue signed by I believe it says Joseph Pogue who is the Patriarch of the Pogue family.
Third Shelf: Jim Rutledge 40th Anniversary 4 Roses with last years Mellow Moments shotglass and a Jim Rutledge signed shot glass, Bookers Commemorative with box, Jimmy Russell signed Tribute with box and Japanese addon Zippo lighter and shotglass (thanks again Koji), Jimmy Russell signed RR 101 with Jimmy Russell signed RB glass, and a WT 12.
Fourth shelf has 05 BOTY and Fourth Barrel Weller 12, BT single barrel, EW Distiller Select Bardstown 225 Anniversary Jug, Evan Williams Millenium Globe, 06 BOTY with Barrel C, and a Glencairn from Chicago Whiskeyfest.

The other two pics are from my kitchen where I just don't have enough shelf space for everything but enough to display my passion:

OscarV
11-13-2007, 15:31
Looking good Dane, the curio/display shelf is very sharp.

luv2hunt
11-13-2007, 16:16
Very impressive Dane....but that simply wouldn't work for me. You have all the open bottles on top of the cupboard!! "PIA" to have a drink?? I like "easy access"!! ;);)

ACDetroit
11-13-2007, 16:19
Dane the corner cab it AMAZING and you were on the money putting the Buffalo on the top really nice.

Not the switch subjects but "I LOVE" you kitchen and I mean I REALLY LOVE YOUR KITCHEN! That is awesome.

P.S. I found a store yesterday with a case of the old fashion flip top 95 Proof Beams. Drank some last night it is very sweet but still some what one dimensional. Still looks cool!

Tony

barturtle
11-13-2007, 16:34
Very impressive Dane....but that simply wouldn't work for me. You have all the open bottles on top of the cupboard!! "PIA" to have a drink?? I like "easy access"!! ;);)

But this way, if he's had too much to drink to trust himself on a ladder, the good stuff is safe:lol:

camduncan
11-13-2007, 18:18
Fantastic pictures Dane - I really like the way the cabinet has evolved with its contents :D

SBOmarc
11-13-2007, 20:52
Great Display and I envy you, just can't do that in earthquake country. All of my botlles are low and lower.

TNbourbon
11-13-2007, 21:24
You would be a felon, Dane, in Tennessee.

catdaddy
11-14-2007, 15:55
Nice pics everyone!

Kendall
11-14-2007, 16:16
Nobody likes a show off.:grin:
Where do you live? and what time do you go to work?
Thats a great collection, I am envious. If you need help doing inventory call me.

MTC
11-14-2007, 20:29
I started out as a serious vodka drinker but over the past few years I have discovered bourbon and it is now my pour of choice. It is kind of funny but the very finest vodka is by design not supposed to taste like anything at all. It gets rather boring!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/MTC29/100_1579.jpg

gr8erdane
11-14-2007, 23:17
So how is Tennessee so different from being a felon anywhere else?
Oh, you mean...

jburlowski
11-15-2007, 17:46
Omg... Omg...

dcb
12-11-2007, 09:16
Oddly enough, I don't actually remember taking this pic, but I found it on my computer after looking at this thread and figured I'd post it. I need to setup a better 'bar', this is just a metal shelf unit in the basement with a blown PA speaker behind the bourbon, but the xmas lights make for nice lighting in the dark basement when deciding what to pour. wife drinks mostly gin so all that's upstairs with the whiskey I keep within easy reach when a guest wants to 'do a shot'.

don't be offended by the scotch :cool:

http://www.dcbowden.com/images/booze_2.jpg

HighTower
12-13-2007, 17:11
I was fast running out of room to store bottles, so here's what I did on my last day off...went and got some wall cubes!

This isn't how I want it set out, but I need a few other things to have it how I want it :grin:

Scott

camduncan
12-13-2007, 19:35
Great set-up Scott - looks awesome :cool:

I really like the Xmas touch too ;)

ACDetroit
12-13-2007, 20:10
Really cool Scott love the display!! I think I have 2 bottle for the top shelf...if you know what I mean?? :grin:

Is the Pappy 23 open?

HighTower
12-13-2007, 21:16
I really like the Xmas touch too ;)

It's a red w/green overdip christmas Maker's Mark, I thought it needed a santa hat!


Really cool Scott love the display!! I think I have 2 bottle for the top shelf...if you know what I mean?? :grin:

Is the Pappy 23 open?Those bottles won't be on the top shelf Tony, they will be in the display case!

That Pappy 23 isn't open, its a SB.com bottle. I have a KBS bottle open that Cam and I got into not that long ago...
and there's an ordinary (as if any Pappy 23 is ordinary!) bottle in my display case.

As I said, I have plans for these cubes......I will post a pic when it's done!

Scott

JRomain
12-14-2007, 00:51
It seems as though many of you are collectors and boasters rather than drinkers. I know many of you have extensive bunkers and all, but seeing so many pictures with MANY unopened bottles seems a bit peculiar to me.

camduncan
12-14-2007, 01:55
It seems as though many of you are collectors and boasters rather than drinkers. I know many of you have extensive bunkers and all, but seeing so many pictures with MANY unopened bottles seems a bit peculiar to me.


I guess some collect, some drink and some do both...

Personally, I do both. The former more so than the latter.
I have several bottles unopened due to their rarity, or, as is often more likely, I just haven't felt like opening them yet. They will be opened, but not just because I feel like a drink on a hot week night with some ice and a mixer. Sometimes I will bunker a particular bottle or expression I really like - but that's more to do with wanting to always have some on hand than for the sake of collecting them.

HighTower
12-14-2007, 03:21
It seems as though many of you are collectors and boasters rather than drinkers. I know many of you have extensive bunkers and all, but seeing so many pictures with MANY unopened bottles seems a bit peculiar to me.

Is that better?
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/openbottles002.jpg
I personally can't justify having 70-80 open bottles all at once, right now I have 35 open bottles, that's enough for me. Considering I can't even buy about 25 of those open bottles in this country, I'm in no hurry to finish them...

Some people like to collect bottles, some like to display bottles. So be it. Sorry if it offends you.

Scott

gothbat
12-14-2007, 07:14
It seems as though many of you are collectors and boasters rather than drinkers. I know many of you have extensive bunkers and all, but seeing so many pictures with MANY unopened bottles seems a bit peculiar to me.

I've always enjoyed collecting things and a few years back I discovered that I really enjoyed bourbon too. When someone like me sees something that is of interest the tendency is to just buy it if I have the money. If I don't I'll usually wish I did and who knows, maybe someone else will buy it before I have a chance to go back for it, if I have a chance to go back for it. For this reason it is somewhat often that the rate at which I buy far exceeds the rate at which I consume. (which my liver is very thankful for) Having said that I'll say what I always say on this subject, everything is purchased with the intention of drinking it, no matter what it is, if it's still sealed whenever I die then I've thrown my money away.

Sijan
12-14-2007, 08:02
It seems as though many of you are collectors and boasters rather than drinkers. I know many of you have extensive bunkers and all, but seeing so many pictures with MANY unopened bottles seems a bit peculiar to me.

It is not inconsistent to be both a collector and a drinker. I collect for the purpose of drinking, but for the past few years, acquisitions have outpaced my drinking.

I have a liquor cart in my living room that has (most of) my open bottles, and a large cabinet in my bedroom full of (mostly) unopened bottles (plus a number of boxes in a closet). Many of these unopened bottles are back-ups to currently open bottles that I expect may not be generally available on the market when I am finished with the open bottle (Stagg, Sazerac, some Van Winkle bottlings, etc). Others are bottles that I just haven't gotten around to trying yet. One can only drink so much per day and still lead a productive life.

It doesn't really make sense to go through your collection and open every bottle, as they can oxidize over time. As it is, I have far too many bottles open.

camduncan
12-14-2007, 13:43
It seems as though many of you are collectors and boasters rather than drinkers. I know many of you have extensive bunkers and all, but seeing so many pictures with MANY unopened bottles seems a bit peculiar to me.

Also, from an Aussie point of view......
I count a total of 10 bottles in Scott's picture that I can get if I walk into various retail outlets in this country. I noted that several of said bottles are special editions with boxes etc that aren't found every day, and some not for years....so I understand his reluctance to open these particular ones.
The remainder of the bottles in his photo aren't available in Australia and have been imported at great cost (It can cost us 3-4 times what those in the US pay at full retail price to import bottles) It's one of the BIG reasons we don't open bottles immediately.

NickAtMartinis
12-14-2007, 22:02
Is that better?
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/openbottles002.jpg
I personally can't justify having 70-80 open bottles all at once, right now I have 35 open bottles, that's enough for me. Considering I can't even buy about 25 of those open bottles in this country, I'm in no hurry to finish them...

Some people like to collect bottles, some like to display bottles. So be it. Sorry if it offends you.

Scott


The style of the baby Saz bottles are awesome!!!! That's how all the bottles of the BTAC should be designed instead of the wine bottle style they currently use. Certainly, it would be a lot more alluring to the casual whisk(e)y drinker.

Great pic, by the way. Thanks for sharing. I envy you, especially with the WTAS, you lucky so-and-so.:D

gr8erdane
12-14-2007, 22:10
You need to come see me in Longmont sometime if you want to see a large OPEN collection. I have few unopened bottlings, most that are such are because of the rarity or price of replacement and I am holding onto them for a special occasion. Like my 100th birthday or 25th Gazebo...

bigtoys
12-14-2007, 22:17
NickAtMartinis:

I envy you, especially with the WTAS,

Sam's in Highland Park, IL had about 6 WTAS last night. Don't know the laws on shipping to you, but it should still be available.
You should try to get some.

NickAtMartinis
12-14-2007, 22:26
NickAtMartinis:


Sam's in Highland Park, IL had about 6 WTAS last night. Don't know the laws on shipping to you, but it should still be available.
You should try to get some.


Unfortunately, I cannot be shipped to. I live in CT. No big deal. Too many other bourbons out there that I can attain that prevent me from pining over one bourbon, in this case WTAS.

I'm sure I'll get my hands on it one day and it will be that much sweeter.:grin:

JRomain
12-14-2007, 23:38
You need to come see me in Longmont sometime if you want to see a large OPEN collection. I have few unopened bottlings, most that are such are because of the rarity or price of replacement and I am holding onto them for a special occasion. Like my 100th birthday or 25th Gazebo...
We do need to get together, for sure.

Flatlander
12-23-2007, 21:51
Don't have many. Just got these.

MikeDS
12-26-2007, 06:47
Don't have many. Just got these.

Delicious! That's alotta money right there...

bigtoys
12-26-2007, 21:50
That's a good core collection, Flatlander. I think if I had to limit to just a few bottles, the JD, Pappy 20 and Lot B would definitely be on the list. I'm so-so on the WLW. My next choices would probably be Stagg and 4R1B. And Knob for mixing and newbies.

OscarV
03-23-2008, 08:36
Our daughter is over today, we are having Easter dinner with her and my bride's parents. We gave Tess (daughter) a camera for her birthday just 8 days ago and I used to take these stash/bunker pictures.

nor02lei
03-23-2008, 10:19
Our daughter is over today, we are having Easter dinner with her and my bride's parents. We gave Tess (daughter) a camera for her birthday just 8 days ago and I used to take these stash/bunker pictures.

Very impressive collection Oscar! I am curies to hear what you thought if you have tasted the green label FRSB and twisted spoke. I got them to but they are still unopened.

Leif

Knutzen
03-23-2008, 12:56
Holy crap! You people have some serious collections.

I thought that my measly 4 bottles was getting to be a little insane. I obviously have much to learn.

OscarV
03-23-2008, 14:26
what you thought if you have tasted the green label FRSB and twisted spoke. I got them to but they are still unopened.

Leif

Same here Leif, I haven't opened one yet.
That green label FRSB was released when Seagram's owned them, I assume it was export only. Is that correct?

luv2hunt
03-23-2008, 15:43
How long you been doing this?

Dawn

OscarV
03-23-2008, 16:53
How long you been doing this? And is there a reason you keep the empties?

Dawn

Check out the thread under General Bourbon Discussion titled What do you guys do with your empties?

I keep one of each as a souvenirs to remember what I have had and I can remember if I liked it or not, also it's a guy thing, we like to collect stuff.

Some of the pics did not come out very clear, I'll list off a few;

Pic 6:
Four Roses Single Barrel Jim Rutledge 40th Anniversary
Four Roses Single Barrel
FRSB McScrooge's bottle
FRSB Party Source bottle
FRSB export from Seagram's ownership
FRSB current export
FR Small Batch
FR Platinum
FR Black Label
current Yellow Label
old Yellow Label

Pic 7:
after the old Yellow Label, an early 1960's FR Blended Whiskey
Bulliet,..it has FR in it
McK McKenna from Austrailia,...a FR export, Heaven Hill does the McKenna domestic
Joseph Finch Rare Bourbon
Henry Clay Rare Bourbon

Pic 8:
behind those Pappy's in the black velvet bags are
Pappy 23 SB.com #1-42 and #2-82
and Kentucky Barrel Society #1-52
up front is an Old Rip Van Winkle 15 yo 107 proof

Pic 9:
top, middle, Weller Centennial 13yo Julio's Liquors
Weller Centennial Louisville
Eagle Rare 101 10yo Frankfort
Eagle Rare 101 10yo New Orleans
Old Charter 7yo from the 1960's

Pic 10:
The Wild Turkey Collection (Hello Scott!!) start top, L to R
Master Distiller's Selection
Kentucky Legend
American Spirit
Tradition
Tribute Jimmy Russell 50th Ann
12yo export 700ml
Gold Foil
Split Label
Kentucky Spirit Pewter Top
Rare Breed
Russell's Reserve 101
Russell's Reserve 80
101 8yo 1 litre export
old 101 8yo
current 101
86.8 proof export
old 80 proof,.............did you get another one Tony?
current 80 proof
Russell's Reserve Rye
Rye
Liqueur
American honey
Sherry Signature
very bottom right Cougar XS Bourbon from Austrailia-not a WT product

Pic 11:
Very Old Barton from 1970
Twisted Spoke with JVWII autograph
Society of Bourbon Connoisseurs 20yo 112.2 cask proof
Very Old Fitzgerald barreled 1962, bottled 1970
Old Fitz 101 around 1978
A H Hirsch 20 yo
A H Hirsch 16 yo gold foil
2nd shelf middle an Evan Williams 23 yo
Evan Williams MD jug
Parker's Heritage 122.6 proof

BourbonJoe
03-23-2008, 19:02
Nice stash Oscar. Looks like you're running out of room too. I think we're out of control :lol:
Joe :usflag:

OscarV
03-23-2008, 19:39
Joe, come on up and help me thin it out.

ACDetroit
03-23-2008, 21:16
Just a side note, the pictures do not do the room justice! Oscar, I spoke with Michelle and it looks like the 5th is a go! I do plan on helping thin out the room! Wife is a great DD.

Nice work I was starting to think you were never getting those pictures posted. Great collection and an entire room for it...just gotta love your place!!

Tony

WineGuy
03-24-2008, 02:59
I love this thread. There are some serious Bourbon people here! My original idea was turn a small table into a bar cart and stock it with 3 or 4 bottles of bourbon, a decanter and glasses. Maybe that is not enough bourbon.

Some guys in this thread have better bars at home than the commercial ones. It is very impressive.

WineGuy
03-24-2008, 03:09
Here is mine. There are a few duplicates. There are a number of bottles of malt whisky Japanese and Scotch, and a few blends, Japanese, Scotch, and Irish on the shelves. But my heart belongs to Bourbon!
Ed

Your collection is remarkable. I like how the window allows light to come through the bottles.

HighTower
03-24-2008, 05:27
ummmmm.......

WOW!!:bowdown:

There's some real class there, Oscar.

Nice work mate!! Glad to finally see pics!

Scott

dcb
03-25-2008, 11:51
just a pic of a few bottles I snapped the other day when the sun finally came out for a bit:

http://www.dcbowden.com/images/bourbons_2.jpg