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Sijan
03-27-2006, 20:56
I am on vacation and just found a cache of EWSB 1988 - not sure how many, but possibly 8ish? I'm not a big fan of EWSB, so would get at most one bottle for myself. But how many should I pick up for trade, etc.?

Please reply ASAP, as I'll only be able to check back to this message tomorrow morning before I leave the hotel to see if anyone has any advice or trade offers. I'm thinking about picking up maybe 2-3 bottles, but if there's a lot of interest might pick up more. The bottles are fairly expensive - I think $35.99 or thereabouts.

Also, just found 3 bottles of ORVW 15/107 & picked up all 3.

bobbyc
03-27-2006, 21:10
If possible I would get them all, if not for yourself then they will be great cannon fodder for trades. I'm not interested in one, find the EWSB 1987 and we will talk.

ProofPositive
03-27-2006, 21:11
Just my 2 cents worth: I would bring back as many as your cash outlay can stand while on your vacation.....pushing it to the limit. My experience has found that there are a few veterans always looking for the late 80s bottles and enough newer bourbonites who are trying to put a collection together to exaust whatever supply you bring home. As I said.....just IMHO

barturtle
03-27-2006, 21:17
I second that, though I have about given up on completing my vertical(and Bobby would have dibs if I came across the 87, anyway) there are more than enough bunkers here that could absorb some 88.

bobbyc
03-27-2006, 21:21
And to give you an idea of what you have found I believe at the last Sampler or was it during Bourbon Fest, we arranged to get as many EWSB as possible. I think that the 1988 was sourced from a contact at Heaven Hill. Of course we never got around to the actual tasting.

Many of those bottles were still sealed at the end of the night, the ultimate insult being that it(1988) "grew Legs" and walked off.

Saving the last of a gazebo bottle is one thing, I don't think anyone to date has cast a full sealed bottle to the wind. Especially a bottling like that.

TNbourbon
03-27-2006, 21:43
All of 'em, if possible. And, I'd certainly at least ask the storeowner if he'll give you a discount if you take all -- 10% would be reasonable. I'd also discreetely as possible point out that they've been on his shelf for 8 years -- here's a chance to clear them out in one transaction.

Virus_Of_Life
03-28-2006, 00:44
You're on vacation where again??? :lol:

Actually not too fond of EWSB either, so far, but, always willing to give it another try... Now the ORVW is another story!

ProofPositive
03-28-2006, 01:24
Actually not too fond of EWSB either, so far, but, always willing to give it another try... Now the ORVW is another story!

Same here. Again, I would grab all of them if possible. The likelihood you will ever again cross paths with even one 1988 bottle gets more remote every day. I am what is called an 'impulse' buyer - on certain goods that is.....and, rare bourbons are one of those goods. If at all possible, I'll clean the shelf - especially the rare ones.....and I have done just that on every ORVW and WT12 that crosses my path.

Sijan
03-28-2006, 07:43
Thanks all for your advice - I will get as many as I can, though I'm limited by finances and what I'm going to be able to carry. Having already cleaned the shelf of the ORVW 15/107 is a limiting factor for both of those.

Going to check a few other stores on my way out of the area as well.

I'm on Cape Cod, btw. Will gladly share details on my return.

ProofPositive
03-28-2006, 09:54
Thanks all for your advice - I will get as many as I can, though I'm limited by finances and what I'm going to be able to carry. Having already cleaned the shelf of the ORVW 15/107 is a limiting factor for both of those.

Going to check a few other stores on my way out of the area as well.

I'm on Cape Cod, btw. Will gladly share details on my return.

Congrats on your discoveries and good luck in the rest of your vacation hunting. I've always heard that the rich and famous politicos of New England drink the best stuff out there on the Cape. I guess it was just rumor if you are finding that much good bourbon in the area! Their loss is your gain my friend! Congrats again!

hokiedave92
03-28-2006, 11:54
Ted Kennedy on line 1 ........................

<j/k>
Dave

Sijan
03-28-2006, 21:05
So I ended up buying a case (6) of Evan Williams Single Barrel, Vintage 1988 Thanks to Tim for suggesting the 10% discount - I was able to get that for the asking.

Today, I also picked up a bottle of Very Special Old Fitz 12 y.o. and a giant 1.75L bottle of Eagle Rare SB - it's shaped just like the other Eagle Rare SB bottles, tall & thin - but is huge. Had never seen this size bottle before (yes, I've seen 1.75L handles, but nothing like this) - is this rare? Yesterday I also snagged a bottle of Kentucky Tavern for about $10, because I hear it's a good budget bourbon - the Regan's Bourbon Companion gives it an 84/100. Not sure if it's made with the same stuff now as it was when they wrote their book in 1998, but we'll see.

Overall, a very good haul from a short 2 1/2 day vacation down on the Cape. Ended up having to drive the rental car directly back to my place before dropping it off at the airport so that I could unload all the bourbon.

Sijan
03-28-2006, 21:59
Related to this post, I posted a more detailed report on bourbon in Cape Cod here:
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5198

ProofPositive
03-29-2006, 00:45
Ted Kennedy on line 1 ........................

<j/k>
Dave

Is he on a cell phone? If so, is it water-proof?

Sijan
03-29-2006, 10:13
Please let me know if you are interested in one of these bottles of EWSB '88

Ken Weber
03-29-2006, 13:44
The 1.75L bottle of Eagle Rare Single Barrel is somewhat new; it has been out for perhaps a year. Not only is it huge, but it also makes a great club to use on someone who is trying to abscond with your bourbon.

Ken

ProofPositive
03-30-2006, 23:36
The 1.75L bottle of Eagle Rare Single Barrel is somewhat new; it has been out for perhaps a year. Not only is it huge, but it also makes a great club to use on someone who is trying to abscond with your bourbon.

Ken

Not a bad idea if it is empty. I would rather waste a 12ga shell of 00 buckshot on a knucklehead trying to abscond with my bourbon than a valuable like Eagle Rare. Thus, the reason I keep several of these shells very nearby to my dear bourbon.

Of course, they are accompanied by the necessary holding apparatus & delivery system made of cold blue steel and polymer.

Sijan
03-31-2006, 09:19
Ken,

Any truth to the rumor that the 1.75L bottles have an older, 13-14 year old, bourbon in them?

BourbonJoe
03-31-2006, 10:46
Where did you hear that?
Joe

Joeluka
03-31-2006, 18:36
Ken,

Any truth to the rumor that the 1.75L bottles have an older, 13-14 year old, bourbon in them?

Your referring to a single barrel ER 10SB 1.75 done for some store in New Jersey. I think that was posted on the other bourbon web-site.

Sijan
04-01-2006, 14:20
Ah, so that's not a general thing for the 1.75s then, eh? Too bad.

Sijan
06-20-2006, 17:35
I still have five bottles of EWSB 1988 for trade if anyone is interested.

I also have one or two bottles of Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 101 that I'd be willing to part with.

Looking for exotic and/or hard to find bourbons. If you're in KY, that probably means several bourbons that may not be so hard for you to find...