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shaggy
10-16-2006, 20:02
Hey folks,
Here is the press photo for the BT 06 Antique Collection. It is ready for shipment to stores. Distributers should be picking it up this week and you could see it on shelves as early as the end of the week in KY. Good luck finding it! I know Liquor Barn and Shoppers Village stores will be getting limited quantities. I look forward to tasting all of these as well as reviewing them and reading your reviews. Cheers!

Virus_Of_Life
10-16-2006, 23:38
Um, I am sorry, please excuse me for a moment I need some time to myself.... Uh check that, I need the rest if the evening to be alone. :lol:

Handy.... I think Handy is going to be in my hand quite often as I love the thought of a BP Rye! If it is anything like Saz Jr kicked up a notch I may have to have work even more to bunker a few cases of that stuff.

Thanks for the picture.

HighTower
10-17-2006, 04:47
They're just fantastic! I want them now! Can anyone shed some light on the age of the William Larue Weller.....is it 19 years?

Scott

ThomasH
10-17-2006, 05:04
The William Larue Weller that came out last year was 12 years old. There was another from 2001 that was 19yrs. but it is no longer bottled.

Thomas

Bamber
10-17-2006, 11:11
Just so beautiful.

TimmyBoston
10-19-2006, 02:55
They look so good, I want them all right now!

Does anyone know anything about this years selection, specifically?

Also I've never heard of Handy Sazerac Rye, anyone know anything about this one?

HighTower
10-19-2006, 04:01
Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye is an 8 year old barrel proof rye. Yum!

NorCalBoozer
10-19-2006, 09:17
does anyone have any info on the spec sheets? number of each produced?

Virus_Of_Life
10-19-2006, 18:01
Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye is an 8 year old barrel proof rye. Yum!

You know I completely missed reading that, and that means it could very well be the same whiskey as the Sazerac Jr.! Excuse my ignorance if everyone is saying to themselves right now "Yeah, no duh!" But that is very exciting to me as I truly love that stuff and every time I drink it had wondered to myself how good a higher proof version of it would be?

Probably going to take a while yet until it reaches California unfortunately...

Nebraska
10-19-2006, 19:14
There may also be up to a 1 year difference on the two, the Handy being the older. Not a lot but some. I'm figuring that barrel selection also played into this as well.

HighTower
10-20-2006, 22:20
I just got an email from Brett @ Binny's. He said in the next couple of weeks that he will have hand picked Saz Jr....which in his own words he is "really excited about, as the stuff I sampled through was universally outstanding".

Sounds great to me! I think Binny's should open a store here.....:grin:

Scott

CrispyCritter
10-20-2006, 23:36
*drool*

I'm gonna have to drop by Binny's and Sam's a bit more often than I have, lately. :slappin:

shaggy
10-24-2006, 14:36
Just stopping in to say I got one of each of these today. I practically had to pry them out of the hands of the store manager. He only wanted to let me have 1 of each bottle. I think other stores in the area got some and I am going to go see. I am going to try to get more Handy and Stagg as those are probably going to be the best and "most wanted". I will report back later if I find more hopefully taste them soon...

Nebraska
10-24-2006, 14:57
I've got a pry bar I can loan you:lol:

None here in Nebraska and from what I can tell not much hope on the horizon. You people in Kentucky burn me up :hot: you always get everything first, it's like you think that they make the stuff there.
:slappin:

Good luck, good hunting!

Needless to say, I'm envious, hopefully not for long. I feel some gravitating my way.

shaggy
10-24-2006, 19:31
I was able to find some at some other stores. The Handy appears to be in VERY short supply. 1 store got 6 bottles, another had 3, and another big chain store got them all but the Handy. Handy, Weller, and Saz appear to be the ones in shortest supply. Everyone got a good supply of Stagg and Eagle Rare. I managed to pick up 4 bottles of the Handy and several more of the others. I am going hunting again tomorrow for more Handy and Weller.

sysrick
10-24-2006, 19:47
According to bottling information from the fact sheets that I was able to pick-up:

Stagg -- 89 hand picked barrels
WLW -- 22 hand picked barrels
Saz -- 28 hand picked barrels

does anyone have the information for TH Saz or ER?

sysrick
10-25-2006, 08:31
Just got hold of the TH Saz :

ER -- 47 hand picked barrels
TH Saz -- 24 hand picked barrels

Tasting note from the fact sheets:

TH SAZ "Bold Flavorful Allspice" 8 years and 5 month at bottling
ER "A touch of caramel and a hint of leather"
SAZ "Mature and spicy. Notes of oak, leather, and molasses."
Stagg "Like a big chunk of dark chocolate" 16 years and 3 months at bottling
WLW "A mouthful of sweet molasses" 15 years and 3 months at bottling

shaggy
10-25-2006, 14:58
I picked up a 3 bottle case of the TH SAZ today. The store only got 1 case and was keeping it in the back room with the rest of the Antiques. It came with the fact sheet and tissue paper on the bottles. I also picked up another WLW. It appears the the WLW is the shortest run with the TH SAZ a close second. 24 barrels for the entire world until next year!

See pics of letter/fact sheet here:
http://jimmyshaw.com/THSAZ2.jpg
http://jimmyshaw.com/THSAZ1.jpg

RedVette
10-26-2006, 12:55
53 Gallons in a barrel
29.75% evaporation
24 total barrels
Equals 893 gallons of Handy
3785 ml per gallon
Equals 3382200 ml's total
Equals 4509 750ml bottles total

Chances of finding some in Oklahoma equals slim and none.

sysrick
10-26-2006, 18:29
Here is a scan of all 5 fact sheets.


http://sysrick.com/?p=175

lovejones
10-26-2006, 19:20
I got the fact sheet for the Stagg...but only bought single bottles...and forgot to ask about fact sheets for the others. Thanks for posting that.

jf_kearns
10-26-2006, 22:22
Thanks for the sheets. I just got three bottles of Stagg: 2 2006's and 1 2003. We found some 2003's in Chicago. These others are ones i haven't tried yet, but sound great.

cowdery
10-27-2006, 15:41
Does anyone have the '05 fact sheets handy?

(I get positively gooey wet for these fact sheets.)

Geo
10-27-2006, 15:49
Ok, when will I ever stop drooling. LOL

Geo wants them for Christmas!

FlashPuppy
10-27-2006, 16:26
(I get positively gooey wet for these fact sheets.)


EEEWWW!!!!!:puke:

DrinkyBanjo
10-27-2006, 19:44
Uh oh!!!!!!! Guess what was waiting for me when I got home tonight? Fortunately for me 1 set is mine, unfortunately the other three are not!

Sure do look pretty though.

DrinkyBanjo
10-27-2006, 20:07
I decided to try the Handy tonight. All I can say is wow!!!!! The nose is very nice on this, I get a strong scent of cloves but it is fruity at the same time. I hate real cloves but I do enjoy this nose. The taste is SOOOOOO SPICEY!!!!!!!

Without pointing out the obvious it is very much like the Saz Jr. on steroids. Wicked stuff that I think I'm going to enjoy, as a matter of fact I'm going to enjoy it over the remainder of tonights baseball game.

HighTower
10-27-2006, 23:57
Uh oh!!!!!!! Guess what was waiting for me when I got home tonight? Fortunately for me 1 set is mine, unfortunately the other three are not!

Sure do look pretty though.

You aint wrong there Tim, they sure do look pretty!

Out of interest to the guys that have purchased the 06 bottles....what are you paying? I'm about to order some and Binnys are selling them for $59.99 each.

Scott

DrinkyBanjo
10-28-2006, 05:37
That is exactly what I paid. I was told BT raised the prices a bit the last few years and now they are adjusting. I still think they are a great value at $60 per bottle.

sysrick
10-28-2006, 06:53
I have found them in Lexington in the range of $50-$55 a bottle. Revisiting the stores last night still found lots of Stagg and ER -- but that's it.

shaggy
10-28-2006, 13:23
I will confirm what sysrick says. Here in Lexington the only thing left on shelves is Stagg and ER. I picked up one more bottle of each today. I was hoping to find more WLW or Handy. No such luck. I am pretty well stocked now. I have 2 full sets to put back, and unopened 3 bottle case of Handy and 1 bottle of Handy and Stagg open. Looks like I missed the boat on the WLW and should have bought more when I saw it initially.

Virus_Of_Life
10-28-2006, 14:57
I had a feeling it would be on Ebay soon and sure enough, there they are...

Nebraska
10-28-2006, 16:26
Somewhere near Graceland?

BSS
10-29-2006, 06:58
A guy at Shoppers Village in Lexington said that as soon as it comes out a guy comes and buys all of their Stagg and Sazarac. So I wouldn't doubt the same guy hits up all the stores buying most of it up.

TNbourbon
10-29-2006, 19:24
A guy at Shoppers Village in Lexington said that as soon as it comes out a guy comes and buys all of their Stagg and Sazarac. So I wouldn't doubt the same guy hits up all the stores buying most of it up.

Don't worry, I'm sure we'll all get another chance to buy these very bottles -- just keep an eye on eBay!:hot:

sysrick
11-01-2006, 08:02
Does anyone have the '05 fact sheets handy?



Found the fact sheets for the 2004 and Spring 2005 Stagg.

http://sysrick.com/?p=183

barturtle
11-01-2006, 08:15
Does anyone have the '05 fact sheets handy?

(I get positively gooey wet for these fact sheets.)

They were posted last year here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbthreads-6.5/showthread.php?t=4625&highlight=Sheets)

cowdery
11-01-2006, 11:45
Thank you. Let the wetness begin.

luv2hunt
11-01-2006, 13:36
I may be scarred for life with that kind of imagery!!!

Dawn