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jbutler
06-05-2007, 00:22
More on the subject. Let's hear what you're buying this summer.

BourbonJoe
06-05-2007, 05:43
Some LeNell's Barrel Proof Rye. Very good stuff.
Joe :usflag:

ggilbertva
06-05-2007, 05:56
Rittenhouse Rye BIB.

mgilbertva
06-05-2007, 05:57
Red Hook is on the way!

photogjunkie
06-05-2007, 07:13
WTRR101...couple of bottles which seem to be getting harder and harder to come by.

camduncan
06-05-2007, 13:54
Not today, but Saturday just gone.....
A bottle of Knob Creek signed by Fred Noe "To Cameron, Enjoy this bourbon - Fred Noe"
and, a bottle of Van Winkle 13yo Rye signed by Julian "Enjoy Julian Van Winkle III"

ggilbertva
06-06-2007, 11:15
4 bottles of GTS '06 @ $49.95 each.

tango-papa
06-07-2007, 20:57
Thanks to a fellow SB.comer, I now have a bottle of Wild Turkey - Sherry in my collection. I took posession of it yesterday and look forward to sampling it this weekend!

~tp

SSBourbon1
06-08-2007, 13:44
Well, I went on a road trip back home to Illinois this week. Stopped by Binny's on my way back to NC and picked up both versions of the vanwinkle 10year (90 proof and the 107), vintage bourbon (the 21 and the 23 year) and one from Colorado called Colorado Whiskey. Stopped in Franfort, KY latein the evening and picked up Four Roses Small Batch and a bottle of Weller 12 year. I have gone a bit over budget, but I was like a kid in a candy store!

ggilbertva
06-08-2007, 18:04
Received in trade and purchase from a fellow SB.comer, the following (all dusties):

Old Charter 10 year
Cream of KY
2 each Old Grand Dad BIB
2 each Old Taylor BIB

Please help me....I'm swimming in bourbon......:fish2:

CrispyCritter
06-08-2007, 21:25
Not today, but my latest purchase (last week) was Rittenhouse BIB.

snakster
06-09-2007, 14:07
Bought 2 bottles of Baker's today. On close-out in PA for 21.99.

:woohoo:

scopenut
06-09-2007, 14:54
After calling ahead, I braved ridiculous road construction to drive to deep South Miami to pick up 3 William Larue Wellers and an Eagle Rare 17. Have never had either, and looking forward to trying.

-Kevin

ggilbertva
06-09-2007, 16:22
Purchased all dusties today...shown in the collectables forum.

Old Fitz BIB - 500ml, 1L and 1.75L
Cabin Still - 1L and 1.75L
Wild Turkey 8 year 101 - 1.75L
Ten High - 1.75L
Old Charter 7 year - 1.75L
Old Crow - 500ml and 200ml
Heaven Hill - 500ml
IW Harper 86 - 500ml

Most all have tax stamps.

Hyperspace
06-09-2007, 18:47
I purchased a bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed 108.2 proof Batch WT-03RB today for my small but growing bunker.

___

tango-papa
06-09-2007, 22:22
Today I picked up the following three bottles:

Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot "B", Lawrenceburg, $32.99.
Old Rip Van Winkle 15 year, $29.99.
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 year, $69.99.

The store actually had two of each, but the proprieter stated he was keeping one of each for himself as he knew they were all discontinued and/or rare bottlings.
I plan on going back in a week or so to see if I can't 'change his mind' with cash in hand...:cool:

~tp

CrispyCritter
06-10-2007, 13:50
Yesterday's haul: a Sam's (10yo) bottle of Baby Saz, a Forty Creek Three Grain, and a bottle of Punt e Mes to replace the one I recently killed.

Gillman
06-10-2007, 14:01
I'd be interested in your comments on the 3 Grain, especially if it is the more recent issue (the color is darkish red/amber, the earlier ones were the same blend but fairly light in color).

I find this whisky quite unique in its tangy interpretation of the rye experience.

I like it with a dash of JDSB added, the additional proportion of straight whiskey and charred flavors really pick it up (add depth) but don't change the fundamental taste if you don't add too much. You could add any good quality high proof straight whiskey.

Gary

Keenan
06-10-2007, 16:19
If you had your choice between 3 bottles of the Michter's 10yo Rye (KBD) or 1 bottle of Rittenhouse 21yo Rye, which would you choose?

BourbonJoe
06-10-2007, 19:49
I'll take the KBD, every time.
Joe :usflag:

texascarl
06-10-2007, 20:53
1.75L of Old Charter 8 and another 1.75L of Knob Creek - on sale.

Keenan
06-10-2007, 21:26
Thanks BourbonJoe!

cowdery
06-10-2007, 22:33
If you had your choice between 3 bottles of the Michter's 10yo Rye (KBD) or 1 bottle of Rittenhouse 21yo Rye, which would you choose?


It's a trick question. The correct answer is nine bottles of Weller 12.

cowdery
06-10-2007, 22:41
Yesterday a 750 ml of Jim Beam Black, at Jewel-Osco: $23.79 - $3.80 "Preferred Savings" = $19.99 + $0.77 Cook County Liquor Tax + $1.80 Sales Tax = $22.56.

melting
06-11-2007, 04:35
Expensive day at the store yesterday.

3 bottles of Sazerac at $19.99 which I think is pretty good.
1 Crown Royal
1 Balvenie Doublewood
2 Russell's Reserve
1 Highland Park 12
1 Wild Turkey 1.75L
1 Jim Beam Black 1.75L

Chris

T47
06-11-2007, 14:50
I went to the liquor store today to pick up some JB Black since I have never tried it, and to get my father-in-law a bottle of Aberlour Abunadh. The store had some nice bottles that tempted me. They had some Black Maple Hill 14 ($68.20), Rock Hill Farms ($45.85), Hancocks Reserve ($50.05) AH Hirsch 16 ($114.00), and a nice supply of ETL which I always enjoy.
I was tempted by the Rock Hill and the Hancocks. I am almost through my Rock Hill Farms, and have never tried the Hancocks. The Black Maple Hill and Hirsch are just more than I wanted to spend. So what did I walk away with...Bernheim Original! I have only seen it once before here in WA. so it caught my eye. Something different I guess, and at $42 even if it's not great, it was not a costly mistake. I did get the JB Black and Aberlour as well, but I wanted to give this a try.

:toast:

jburlowski
06-11-2007, 15:35
If it were up to me, I'd take the RHF over the Hancock any day... particularly at the price quoted for the Hancock ---- seems rather high.

mred
06-11-2007, 17:26
EC12, bout forgot how good it was. Nice price of 15.95

T47
06-11-2007, 17:48
If it were up to me, I'd take the RHF over the Hancock any day... particularly at the price quoted for the Hancock ---- seems rather high.
I have a bottle of the RHF and I have enjoyed it. Hancock's is one that is not always on the shelf...but at $50 it runs into stiff competition with Bookers, one of my favorites. PVW 15 is also around $50 but I have not seen it on the shelf here in some time.
I do enjoy trying new bottles, and I am sure I will end up with the Hancocks eventually, maybe even a bottle of the Black Maple Hill. The Hirsch is just a little excessive for me price wise. I will have to see if our big Bourbon bar in Seattle carries it and give it a try there.

There are still a few bottles (ORVW 10, Old Charter 12, Henry Mckenna SB) I want to try that are in the $20-$30 price range, and since I have not really disliked any bottles I have had so far, its hard to pay the big bucks (at least by my standards thats anything over $50) for one single bottle. I am just getting into my overtime season at work, so who knows what will turn up on the shelf?

ggilbertva
06-12-2007, 05:10
I went to the liquor store today to pick up some JB Black since I have never tried it, and to get my father-in-law a bottle of Aberlour Abunadh. The store had some nice bottles that tempted me. They had some Black Maple Hill 14 ($68.20), Rock Hill Farms ($45.85), Hancocks Reserve ($50.05) AH Hirsch 16 ($114.00), and a nice supply of ETL which I always enjoy.
I was tempted by the Rock Hill and the Hancocks. I am almost through my Rock Hill Farms, and have never tried the Hancocks. The Black Maple Hill and Hirsch are just more than I wanted to spend. So what did I walk away with...Bernheim Original! I have only seen it once before here in WA. so it caught my eye. Something different I guess, and at $42 even if it's not great, it was not a costly mistake. I did get the JB Black and Aberlour as well, but I wanted to give this a try.

:toast:

The Bernheim is a really good wheated whiskey in my opinion. A little steep on the price though. I wait for the ABC to put it on sale and usually pick it up for $29.

luv2hunt
06-12-2007, 15:37
6 bottles of WTRR 101 :grin::grin:

Dawn

tango-papa
06-12-2007, 19:10
Three bottles of I.W. Harper - all with faux tax strips / 88076 UPC's:

- Two are I.W. Harper 99 proof, 1 750ml and 1 375 ml. - a nicely matched pair.
- One I.W. Harper 80 proof, 375 ml.

All three at the same shop and covered with really thick dusty coats. :cool:

~tp

tango-papa
06-12-2007, 19:12
6 bottles of WTRR 101 :grin::grin:

Dawn

That's a really nice bunching-o-turkeys!

Mind sharing the prices? I see them here in Houston pretty regularly, but only purchase them when they're $21 or less. Slowly working my way through one stores supply of them at $18 per bottle!:grin:

~tp

luv2hunt
06-12-2007, 19:19
Slowly working my way through one stores supply of them!:grin:

~tp

Yup....me too!

Dawn

jwrussell
06-13-2007, 05:51
Damn you all with your never-ending supplies of RR101! :lol:

I think I'm going to have to do some searching this weekend to see if I can locate any.

TBoner
06-13-2007, 12:42
As a distraction from recent events, I've been staying out of the house, despite being off of work for the summer. I went dusty bottle hunting today.

1 pint tax-strip Mellow Mash, apparent bottle date of 1979.
1 750mL Old Taylor 101-proof (black label - never seen it), apparent bottle date of 1979

Left more of the Mellow Mash for another time, as well as some Champion with an 8-yr. age statement, tax-stripped Boodles gin at 94.4 proof, several ND OGD 114 half-pints, and a few other cats and dogs I have multiples of.

Also bought a 750mL Talisker 12-yr with a bottle date of 1979 - $18

A nice pick-me-up purchase, all from one store. I'll be back.

mred
06-13-2007, 16:27
OGD BIB.. i like this stuff pretty well

Mamba
06-14-2007, 12:27
Rittenhouse BIB finally made it to my local shelves, so I bought one of those.

ggilbertva
06-15-2007, 04:46
Rittenhouse BIB finally made it to my local shelves, so I bought one of those.

For around $18...it's a good Rye.

HighTower
06-15-2007, 05:14
For around $18...it's a good Rye.
For $11.99, it's an even better rye!! (Binny's price)

Scott

ggilbertva
06-15-2007, 07:39
For $11.99, it's an even better rye!! (Binny's price)

Scott

Too true Scott. Unfortunately, I used to be able to get the Rittenhouse for $14, then it went up and up. The last bottle was purchased in D.C. where prices are somewhat higher on some items.

ILLfarmboy
06-15-2007, 14:51
Two more bottles of WTRR 101 and one WT Rye. I was completely out of the latter.

CrispyCritter
06-16-2007, 05:08
I picked up one bottle of Weller Antique 107 last night.

jburlowski
06-16-2007, 11:51
On a whim, I picked up a bottle of Johnny Drum 15.

mgilbertva
06-16-2007, 12:21
I'd love to read what you think about the Drum. I kept looking at it over at Binny's but decided against buying it. Maybe you'll change my mind?

HighTower
06-16-2007, 16:04
I'd love to read what you think about the Drum. I kept looking at it over at Binny's but decided against buying it. Maybe you'll change my mind?
I asked Brett for a recommendation once when I was looking for something different, and he suggested the 15yo Drum. I found something I actually had wanted for a while, and purchased that instead. I would imagine if it is a product that Brett recommends, it would be pretty good. I have never gone wrong with anything he has suggested before.

Scott

texascarl
06-16-2007, 19:00
Picked up a handle of Old Charter 8 and another of Wellers 12 on sale. Father's Day sales rock.

HighTower
06-17-2007, 21:01
Four Roses Single Barrel (86 proof Euro version)
Pikesville Rye

Scott

jtn
06-18-2007, 13:17
Well, I didn't so much buy it as receive it as a gift. My wife gave me a bottle of PVW 23 for my birthday! Woo hoo! :grin:

Hyperspace
06-18-2007, 13:39
750ml - WTRB (WT-03RB)
750ml - WT101

TBoner
06-18-2007, 14:11
WT Rye for my homemade bitters project.

ggilbertva
06-18-2007, 19:14
Received in trade today:

Old Fitzgerald 1849
Eagle Rare 101 10 year

:thankyousign:

Mamba
06-19-2007, 00:10
Got another bottle of OGD BIB, the tri-wax Makers Mark, and WT RB. I've been putting off the Rare Breed for a couple of years, so I'm excited to finally try it.

mred
06-20-2007, 19:32
Wt101...................

CrispyCritter
06-20-2007, 19:44
One bottle of AAA 10 year.

tango-papa
06-20-2007, 20:25
Today, I rescued a lonely bottle of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20, Lawrenceburg, $69.99 + tax!
:woohoo:

Edit:
I just realized this is the second bottle of PVW 20 I've found this month priced at $69.99, but this one has the distinction of being a Lawrenceburg bottling. I'm really happy with this find!

~tp

smokinjoe
06-20-2007, 20:54
On the way to Destin, picked up 4 bottles of OFBB 2002. These have been hard to come by in my neck of the woods, lately.

JOE

RedVette
06-21-2007, 16:46
These bottles managed to find their way to my house today.

:grin:

jburlowski
06-21-2007, 16:47
Stopped by the store to buy some bourbon balls (my wife's is going to visit her family and wanted to take some along). I wasn't intending to buy anything but then I saw two bottles of Hirsch 16 that needed a home....

doubleblank
06-21-2007, 19:00
Who'd you do the trade with Rob? Nice assortment.

Randy

RedVette
06-21-2007, 19:24
Who'd you do the trade with Rob? Nice assortment.

Randy

A friend in need, with a recent significant automotive expense, had a list of "backups and doubles" he no longer needed. After some serious hard core haggling we came to an agreement. As you can see the list was Rye heavy. I like Rye.

In the world of sales we call this a win-win.

HighTower
06-22-2007, 05:13
A friend in need, with a recent significant automotive expense, had a list of "backups and doubles" he no longer needed.
Rob,
If you ever have a "significant automotive expense" or just no longer need any of these bottles (especially the pewter top KS or Willett's), give me a call :grin:

Scott

jwrussell
06-22-2007, 05:49
Dang, nice score Rob!

doubleblank
06-24-2007, 13:12
On the way down to a fishing trip on Matagorda Bay, I stopped at an off the beaten path store. Bought an ER 10/101 for $14.99 (these are still plentiful here in Texas). But the unusual find was an Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon 1989/2002. This is the first issue of OF BB and I had never seen any here in Texas at all. The "old timers" here at SB.com generally consider this one to be head and shoulders above the subsequent releases. This one will likely make a trip to the Gazebo.

Randy

boone
06-24-2007, 14:23
Typical Randy :grin: :grin: Always willing to share :grin: :grin:

For those of ya new here...He does this kinda stuff all the time. One time be bought a "entire barrel" from Julian. He shared generously with all of us here :grin: :grin: ...You will see it referred to as "VanBlankle" :grin: :grin: :grin: Matter of factly, he gave me two of them. I have not opened them and he knows the reason :grin:

Thanks, Randy :grin:


On the way down to a fishing trip on Matagorda Bay, I stopped at an off the beaten path store. Bought an ER 10/101 for $14.99 (these are still plentiful here in Texas). But the unusual find was an Old Forrester Birthday Bourbon 1989/2002. This is the first issue of OF BB and I had never seen any here in Texas at all. The "old timers" here at SB.com generally consider this one to be head and shoulders above the subsequent releases. This one will likely make a trip to the Gazebo.

Randy

TomH
06-24-2007, 16:22
On the way back to Indy from Macon, GA on Friday, I stopped in Kentucky and picked up:

Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Ancient Ancient Age 10 YO

Tom

melting
06-24-2007, 16:46
Ooh, I hope your stay in Macon was short. I was transferred there for two years. I generally regard Macon, Georgia to be the armpit of the U.S.

Chris

Jazzhead
06-24-2007, 20:26
I was driving through Hightstown and liberated a liter bottle of I. W. Harper Gold Medal, with a fake tax stamp. This is a scarce item here in South Jersey, and it is very, very drinkable stuff. This is a poster child for the great 80s whiskey glut; it's listed as four years old but is far more aged than that. I have an open bottle of the BHC 15-year old edition of the I.W. Harper, and as far as I can tell it's the same whiskey.

TBoner
06-26-2007, 08:29
Grain Brain and I had a heckuva day hunting yesterday. Between us, we picked up

1 750mL 70s-era Kentucky Tavern (6-yr age statement)
1 EWSB 1994 (finally!)
6 half-pints ND OGD 114
5 pints Yellowstone Mellow Mash (7-yr 91 proof)
3 750mL Gran Duque D'Alba (Spanish brandy) at a very old price of $20
3 very dusty bottles of Carpano Punt e Mes

These last two were found in a store that had dozens of bottles (mostly liqueurs, but a few other things) with NY tax strips - it would seem they must have gotten them from a distributor's closeouts? Carpano has - according to everyone I've ever talked to about it - never been distributed in TX. These bottles were from the 70s or so.
There were also several bottles there with KY tax strips. It was a trippy little store.

Gillman
06-26-2007, 09:41
Nice selection. Try a Sazerac made with part brandy, part any good bourbon. E.g., that Mellow Mash and the Spanish brandy, 2:1 may be right.

Gary

scratchline
06-30-2007, 08:53
I'm currently in the flood plains of southern Oklahoma for a family reunion. My girlfriend's flight was delayed by around five hours which gave me a chance to poke around old liquor stores. In addition to the Pappy 20 that my cousin was holding for me down here, I'll be bringing back a Weller Centennial (Louisville), 2 Wathens '99s, a Jefferson Reserve 15 yr., 3 Saz 18 '01s, 2 ORVW 15s, and and an Ezra Brooks 15. Since none of my family drink, I guess I'll be toasting their health by myself at the local Best Western.

-Mike

mgilbertva
06-30-2007, 12:13
Mike, I am in awe of your dusty big-game hunting credentials. :bowdown:

CrispyCritter
06-30-2007, 18:55
Tonight, I picked up a modern (Bernheim) Old Fitzgerald BIB, along with a bottle each of Plymouth Gin and Campari.

Virus_Of_Life
07-01-2007, 01:11
Word of note for those in the Cali area Bevmo has Hancock's Reserve on sale for $31.99, that is $8 off typical price and the lowest I've ever seen this bourbon. I have been wanting to try a full bottle of it, so I splurged and got 3! 2 from a Bevmo selected barrel and 1 regular. No surprise the Bevmo selected barrel pales in comparison to the typical - why do they even botther I wonder. If I could find another Bevmo with regular issue of this I'd buy a few more at this price because I think it is an incredible bourbon that gets very little credit around here...

ggilbertva
07-01-2007, 07:55
Purchased a couple of things yesterday....

Bookers ($35)
Old Weller Antique 107 ($15)
EWSB 1990
EWSB 1992

The last two, thanks to Howie....Thanks Howie!!:bigeyes:

snakster
07-02-2007, 10:00
I see that the EC12 is on sale again this month. That would be the 1.75L bottle for 26.99. A better bargain can not be found (IMHO). I shall be stopping this evening.

TBoner
07-02-2007, 12:01
WT Rye.
Old Charter 12 b/c the place I buy this apparently hasn't gotten wind of the price hike that has affected OC everywhere else: $15.99! Woo-hoo!

Also snagged a Tanqueray Malacca, a gin they produced for only a short time and gave up on a few years ago.

I left behind (at two different stores) an EWSB 1989 and a Booker's Tribute, both of which I have only a vague interest in actually drinking (I like Booker's, but I have a bottle open right now and the whiskey in the tribute is no different, right?). May go back for both.

RedVette
07-02-2007, 14:26
I'm currently in the flood plains of southern Oklahoma for a family reunion. My girlfriend's flight was delayed by around five hours which gave me a chance to poke around old liquor stores. In addition to the Pappy 20 that my cousin was holding for me down here, I'll be bringing back a Weller Centennial (Louisville), 2 Wathens '99s, a Jefferson Reserve 15 yr., 3 Saz 18 '01s, 2 ORVW 15s, and and an Ezra Brooks 15. Since none of my family drink, I guess I'll be toasting their health by myself at the local Best Western.

-Mike

I'm impressed. I have never seen any of that except the Ezra 15 and JR 15 for sale in any store in Oklahoma. I guess I'm going to have to get out and look a little harder. Nice work.

nickynick
07-03-2007, 05:48
Found an EWSB 94 yesterday and picked it up. Also an Old Fitz BIB.

cmg
07-03-2007, 10:34
Picked up 6 bottles of PVW 20, 3 bottles of Wild Turkey Rye, and 3 bottles of Old Weller Antique. The PVW 20 is really an outstanding wheated bourbon. I taste cherries while drinking the PVW 20, which is something that I have never experienced while drinking other bourbons. The Wild Turkey Rye is a fine "everyday pour" for me. Although the Rittenhouse rye is cheaper than the Wild Turkey, for me the extra cost of the WT rye is worth it. I haven't had a chance to try the Old Weller Antique yet, but based on what I've read on this forum, it should be very good indeed.

bigtoys
07-03-2007, 20:05
Hope those 6 PVW 20's last you a while, unless you're having a party and feeling generous. I went through almost 2 bottles at a party in January. I also get a hint of vanilla in it. It's a favorite around here.

gothbat
07-03-2007, 21:15
Went to the store to grab another bottle of Weller Antique but wound up coming home with a bottle of Rittenhouse Rye BIB instead. I figured it was time to expand my American whiskey horizons a bit. A good deal at only $13; most noticeable to me is the cinnamon in the nose and taste.

gblick
07-03-2007, 23:29
Today I got off work early, so I decided to take a detour on the way home to check some liquor stores that I hadn't checked since before my recently aquired bourbon obsession.

At one store I found and bought two Pappy Van Winkle 15yo's, an ORVW 15/107, an ORVW 10/107, and an ORVW 'Very Special Stock' 10/90.4. The prices were fair to begin with, but I haggled a 10% discount for buying them all which made it a good deal.

I'd never seen nor heard of the ORVWVSS so I had to pick it up. Tonight I did a search here and found this thread started by Doubleblank:

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4703

It's exactly as Randy described in the above thread (no front label, etc.), except it was distilled in late 1992 instead of 1994. Oh, and it wasn't in a red bag either. The store owner said they sent it to him by mistake when he had ordered some other VW 10yo.

And I just told myself I was gonna hold off buying any more for awhile.

EricABQ
07-04-2007, 10:49
Buffalo Trace is finally availabe here in Albuquerque, so I picked up a bottle today. I was pretty pleased to see it.

ggilbertva
07-04-2007, 11:49
Went to the store to grab another bottle of Weller Antique but wound up coming home with a bottle of Rittenhouse Rye BIB instead. I figured it was time to expand my American whiskey horizons a bit. A good deal at only $13; most noticeable to me is the cinnamon in the nose and taste.

Both of those are fine choices at a great pricepoint. I found the Weller Antique for $15 a bottle the other day...cheapest I've paid so far.

gothbat
07-04-2007, 13:55
Both of those are fine choices at a great pricepoint. I found the Weller Antique for $15 a bottle the other day...cheapest I've paid so far.

Definitely, the Weller Antique is one of my favorites. $15 is a good deal, the cheapest I've seen this bottle for is $19.50. Not a lot of stores carry it but most around here that do have it priced a little under $25. It's crazy how much the prices can vary even on these mid-shelf bottles, I'd still pay $25 for the Weller Antique if I had to though.

mgilbertva
07-04-2007, 14:21
I'd still pay $25 for the Weller Antique if I had to though.

I opened up a bottle yesterday and the same thought struck me, although my thought was a tad more expensive than yours. I was thinking $30 would neither surprise nor dissuade me. (Don't tell BT, though).

camduncan
07-04-2007, 15:45
This week, I picked up another bottle of Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve.
I'm stocking up while they are in plentiful supply here....

jburlowski
07-05-2007, 08:52
Replaced the recently departed OGD 114 and EWSB 1997.

doubleblank
07-05-2007, 13:51
With all the new SB'ers here in Houston cleaning off the shelves of SW whiskey, I went and emptied a local store of those one liter Weller Antique 107's from Louisville. They had been there awhile, so it was time.

Hey Gus, here's a pic of how that VW Special Stock 90.4 proof bottles look when you get the personalized labels done.

TBoner
07-05-2007, 15:17
I also picked up a Louisville Weller 107 liter here in Dallas. Left one with a good bit of evaporation. Got a 200mL of Beam black 7yr/90proof up the road from that.

Yellowjacket
07-05-2007, 22:20
doublebank,
I’ll try to keep a few bottles on the shelf for you! :grin: But seriously, I’m typically looking more for Scotch whisky, although I am beginning to really enjoy the American whiskeys. I do look out for different bourbons and ryes. If there’s anything you (or any of the other SB’ers in Houston) would like me to keep an eye out for, please let me know.

Bob

gblick
07-05-2007, 23:10
With all the new SB'ers here in Houston cleaning off the shelves of SW whiskey, I went and emptied a local store of those one liter Weller Antique 107's from Louisville. They had been there awhile, so it was time.

Hey Gus, here's a pic of how that VW Special Stock 90.4 proof bottles look when you get the personalized labels done.That's nice, Randy, I wonder if it's too late to order a label for mine. PM to you about some more old bottles of Weller 107.

ggilbertva
07-06-2007, 04:47
I hit the Ft Myer commissary in Arlington today with a friend. Picked up a couple of bottles:

Balvenie 12 year Doublewood - $47
Don Eduardo Anejo Tequila - $30
Henry McKenna BIB - $22
EWSB 1996 - $19

Figured the prices were pretty darn good and a little hard to pass up.

tango-papa
07-06-2007, 10:03
I hit the Ft Myer commissary in Arlington today with a friend. Picked up a couple of bottles:

Balvenie 12 year Doublewood - $47
Don Eduardo Anejo Tequila - $30
Henry McKenna BIB - $22
EWSB 1996 - $19

Figured the prices were pretty darn good and a little hard to pass up.

Commissary prices are one of the few things I miss from my time in uniform...

~tp

CrispyCritter
07-06-2007, 20:44
The closest to bourbon in today's purchases: Dickel Barrel Select.
The farthest from bourbon: a spare bottle of Punt e Mes.
In between: a bottle of Wiser's 10yo Canadian.

Virus_Of_Life
07-08-2007, 00:03
The local Bevmo was closing out BMH 18 year rye, at $53.99!! :skep: Managed to get 10% off of that; therefore brought home the 2 bottles they had. :grin: Very nice! :grin:

jimibourbonhammered
07-08-2007, 06:42
Found a dusty bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 15yo yesterday for $44. Also looked real hard at an A H Hirsch 16yo gold foil version @ $99.

mozilla
07-08-2007, 07:50
Was lucky enough to find:
2 Weller Centennial Louisville (BHC)
1 George Dickel (BHC)

I have finally found all BHC bottlings.
Hurray...Bourbon!

TBoner
07-10-2007, 13:35
Congrats on the BHC acquisitions.

I picked up another WTRR101 today. 6 bunkered now. :cool:

Also, I found a store (or rather, revisited a store) that has no dusties but great prices on current stuff. Their regular price for (BT) Old Weller 107 - $17.99. I couldn't pass that up. Plus, I finished off a S-W Old Fitz last night so I was due for a wheater (I typically have only one wheater open out of 10-12 American whiskeys - I can't help it I'm a rye fiend).

darkluna
07-10-2007, 14:28
I managed to score a bottle of 2006 WLW BTAC today...Trying to resist the urge to open it right away. Luckily the 100-degree weather is helping me to resist!

Iluvanejos
07-10-2007, 19:25
Alright, so I have been splurging a little bit lately. I am trying to expand my horizons, and managed to pick up the following today:
2 bottles of Lot B (mail-order)
a bottle of Pappy 15
a bottle of Wt 101
another RR101 for my small but growing bunker
and thanks to another wonderful member on the board,
a bottle of Stagg
and two split label WT 12.... On their way from the midwest..

All of these are first bottles and tastes for me with the exception of the RR101, and it looks like it is going to be a good week!!! I can't wait to try that Stagg.....

Thank you all for feeding my new obsession...:grin:

TBoner
07-11-2007, 12:29
I've been trying not to buy anymore for a while (really, I have!), but this morning I took a quick side trip to a store I've been to before and wound up with:

ND OGD 86 proof liter (w/8-yr age statement)
and
Cardenal Mendoza Spanish brandy

for $30 out the door (for the record, the Cardenal usually runs about $50-55 in these parts).

I can't keep making "side trips." Great deal, sure, but I've got nowhere to put the stuff.:rolleyes:

Grain Brain
07-12-2007, 08:16
Tim, you're more than welcome to store your overflow at my bunker, anytime. :70358-devil:

dacashflo
07-12-2007, 11:18
I just picked up a bottle of Weller Antique, and a WT Rye 101. Going back tonight since I found a little more cash for my stash!

Any suggestions for a mid range bottle?

TNbourbon
07-12-2007, 11:25
...Any suggestions for a mid range bottle?

Jim Beam Black, Elijah Craig 12yo, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Old Forester 86 or Signature (aka, 100 Proof or BIB, in past dresses), Old Charter 10yo or Classic 12yo (still spotty availability in TN).
And, welcome to the forum.

ggilbertva
07-13-2007, 04:39
Received via trade a bottle of gold veined I.W. Harpter 15 year.

Yellowjacket
07-13-2007, 19:00
Made a hunting trip today on the east side of town:

Ezra B Single Barrel 15 yo (bottled 5-00)
Evan Williams Single Barrel 1994
Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve 13 yo (Louisville)
W.L. Weller Centennial 10 yo (Louisville)
2X 200ml bottles Old Charter Classic 90 12 yo (Louisville)

Found two 1L bottles of Old Weller Antique 107 (Louisville), but since I just recently also purchased, I let them stay on the shelf.

Also found an Ardbeg 17 yo for $70. Very hard to find these days and very good.

Regards -- Bob

HighTower
07-13-2007, 21:01
Haven't purchased them yet, but today I found some EWSB 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996. We have had the 1997 Vintage here for a while now, and it is not generally something you find old stock of.

Scott

jcusey
07-14-2007, 15:45
JW Dant BIB. The back label says that it's distilled and bottled at DSP-31, and the bottom of the bottle suggests that it was bottled in 2006; so I suppose either the whiskey is 10 years old or Heaven Hill is using old labels. I suspect the latter is more likely than the former, but I really don't know.

CrispyCritter
07-14-2007, 18:57
While out and about, I found a bottle of ER101 (New Orleans label) to take home.

MGades
07-14-2007, 21:44
Picked up EC 12, JDSB, OO tonight, been wanting to try these for a while.
Got some serious tasting to do….

CrispyCritter
07-15-2007, 17:54
A bottle of Rittenhouse BIB to replace a departed one, along with a bottle of Hendrick's Gin, and a fifth of Vya red vermouth because (a) my Carpano Antica Formula is getting low, (b) I like variety, and (c) top-shelf vermouths make a big difference in the quality of the cocktails made with them.

dacashflo
07-16-2007, 10:54
Jim Beam Black, Elijah Craig 12yo, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Old Forester 86 or Signature (aka, 100 Proof or BIB, in past dresses), Old Charter 10yo or Classic 12yo (still spotty availability in TN).
And, welcome to the forum.

Thanks Tim, I picked up a bottle of EC 12. Very good everyday poor. Also, had an unexpected surprise when a friend stopped by on his way back from Kentucky and dropped off a bottle of Four Roses SB. Can't beat that!

ggilbertva
07-17-2007, 06:11
Received via UPS a 1976 bottling of Yellowstone in the original box.

gblick
07-18-2007, 13:10
I found an old dusty Blanton's today, label says it was dumped in '84, and the price on it was only $26.99. I brought it up to the counter and gave up one of my favorite lines..."Is this the best price you can give me on this?". He said "I've had that bottle for a LONG time, I'll give it to you for $20". I thanked him and bought the bottle. He didn't even add tax, it was $20 out the door!

Then elsewhere I found a 1.75L Old Charter 10yo 86 proof with a tax strip (unprinted), and the number on the bottom of the bottle is 89 (is this bottle from 1989?). Also, there is not a government health warning on the label. Does that give any indication of the age? I think I remember reading about a point in time when they started putting the government health warnings on labels, but I don't remember what year that happened. I went ahead and bought it for $27.99. Was that a fair deal?

Yellowjacket
07-18-2007, 16:27
gblick,
Congratulations on these great finds! Especially the Blanton!

At a store about 5 minutes from my work I found an OC 1.75L exactly as you described (don't know about the date on the bottom) going for $39.99. At another store not too far away I saw a 1.75L OC 10yo (Louisville) but without a tax strip and with a government warning that was going for $29.99. Based on these two, it sounds like you got a fair deal.

Also, over on the BourbonEnthusiast forum under the Collector's Corner there is a sticky thread by bourbonv called "How old is your bottle?" It is very informative and answers some of the questions about when government warnings started and other items. Thanks bourbonv.

Bob

TomH
07-18-2007, 16:32
Came back from Mexico yesterday and hit the dutyfree looking for any export only bourbon. Unfortuately nothing special, actually the only bourbons were Jim Beam White or Black so forgot about the bourbon and went with Tequila cream and 43 (have no idea what it takes like but friends recommended it - made with 43 herb flavorings)
Tom

heatmiser
07-18-2007, 17:59
In Sioux Falls for business this week and purchased 2 Thomas H Handy's (this one has grown on me) and 2 William Larue Wellers from '06 BTAC series. All were well packed and on the way back home to San Diego...

gblick
07-18-2007, 21:08
Thanks for the info, Bob.
I'll save this old Blanton's and bring it over to Randy's when we get together next month, so we can try it (if y'all want). I was reading about Blanton's in some other threads and found out about the different 'barrel proofs' and such. This one is just the normal single barrel.

Here's the info on the label:

Registered Bottle No. 271
Dumped on 10-11-84
From Barrel No. 534
Warehouse H
Rick No. 47
93 Proof

I guess he had it marked so low because the seal is gone and the level of whiskey is not all the way up to the neck (evaporation perhaps?). He swore it had never been opened, said he's had it forever even from his old store then to his house when he was between stores and then now to his present store. He seemed like a trustworthy old guy and was very kind, so I figured what the heck, it's only $20.

Gus

TNbourbon
07-18-2007, 21:13
...Registered Bottle No. 271
Dumped on 10-11-84
From Barrel No. 534
Warehouse H
Rick No. 47
93 Proof...

If I'm not mistaken, 1984 is when Blanton's first appeared, so this is a very early bottling. It would be interesting if you can compare it to a current bottling of the same parameters (proof/age).
I'm of the opinion that early bottlings of single barrels are superb, because the selector(s) essentially has/have free range over previously-unculled barrels. I have a 1994 WT Kentucky Spirit (first released in 1995), for example, that is wonderful bourbon.

gblick
07-18-2007, 21:46
If I'm not mistaken, 1984 is when Blanton's first appeared, so this is a very early bottling. It would be interesting if you can compare it to a current bottling of the same parameters (proof/age).

I have a bottle from 12-2-05, Barrel 20, Warehouse H, Rick 8, 93 Proof (opened but still at least 3/4 full) that I'll be happy to bring over to Randy's, and we can compare them. Maybe he even has some on hand to throw into the fray. I'm no good at tasting notes, so I'm sure he and others could probably make a more expert comparison. Will make a note to bring these and report back.

HipFlask
07-19-2007, 21:44
Elmer T Lee. I have been considering this one for some time now and finally pulled the trigger. $22.99 here in Wisconsin. A recent trip through the world of straight rye whiskey has prevented me from getting this one sooner. the next question will be which way to go next. Bourbon or Rye.

doubleblank
07-20-2007, 06:37
Hey Gus, I have a current expression and a gold both unopened and a straight from the cask about half full. Sure, we can do a Blanton's tasteoff at the Houston get together.

Randy

Phischy
07-20-2007, 09:43
This year I bought ETL to bring to a bachelor party. My friends love whiskey/coke crown/coke so I was trying to get them into bourbon/rocks. Most tried it and they all thought I was nuts, drank 1/2 the bottle myself. Good stuff.

Bought 1792 and I have had about 4 pours off of it so far.

Bought EC 12 and brought it to a wedding (same group of guys) I drank most of the bottle over 12hrs and I give it and encourage it to anyone who'll try it. I usually try the lighter bourbons on newbies.

A forum member is trying to track down some GTS for me, San Diego is not a bourbon hot spot. I may go hunting but it's always a rarity to find dusty bottles.

In August I"m going to Portland OR and up there is the Whiskey House that has a TON of old bourbons etc... or ones I've never tried so I'll be tasting bourbons for 4 days there. They will not sell you more than 3 in one sitting as the drunker you get the less you appreciate. Apparently the owner is a whisky/bourbon fanatic.

gblick
07-20-2007, 12:14
Hey Gus, I have a current expression and a gold both unopened and a straight from the cask about half full. Sure, we can do a Blanton's tasteoff at the Houston get together.

RandyCool, looking forward to it.

Yellowjacket
07-20-2007, 13:19
Hey Gus, I have a current expression and a gold both unopened and a straight from the cask about half full. Sure, we can do a Blanton's tasteoff at the Houston get together.

Randy

Randy, Gus:
I have a 1995 Blanton. If you want, I could bring it and we might also do a "by each decade" comparison.

Bob

gblick
07-20-2007, 13:40
Randy, Gus:
I have a 1995 Blanton. If you want, I could bring it and we might also do a "by each decade" comparison.

BobSounds good to me.

Back on topic..

I'm outta control (was trying to slow down, but couldn't pass these up).
I found/bought two dusties today:
1.75L Old Fitz BIB, tax strip, DSP-KY-16 ($27.99).
1.75L Old Fitz Prime, tax strip, presumably placed on shelf at same time as the BIB ($20.99).

SBOmarc
07-20-2007, 16:16
A. H. Hirsch Rye, 8 yrs old.

Almost non drinkable, awful stuff.

HipFlask
07-25-2007, 14:12
HI Phishy, I must admit I started out drinking whiskey/Coke and slowly progressed to Whiskey rocks/water then on to neat. So keep working on your friends. The 80 proofs might be where you want to start as well. Maybe single one out of the crowd and have him over for a night of tasting. They might just fall like dominos once you get one started. Or you can double team the rest. Good Drinking. Sorry for the hi-jack.

Tim

fog
07-26-2007, 07:12
Last night I purchased a Sazerac Rye and a 10 year Henry McKena Single Barrel barreled in 1995.

I had my first sip of rye whiskey ever, and it was much sweeter and fruitier than I had expected.

jburlowski
07-26-2007, 15:05
Picked up a bottle of the WR Sonoma Finish

HighTower
07-27-2007, 05:50
Picked up a bottle of the WR Sonoma Finish
What did you think? and what did you pay for it?

Cheers
Scott

blux
07-27-2007, 17:21
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 15 yrs old. 39.99 (750ml)

Virus_Of_Life
07-28-2007, 00:51
In August I"m going to Portland OR and up there is the Whiskey House that has a TON of old bourbons etc... or ones I've never tried so I'll be tasting bourbons for 4 days there. They will not sell you more than 3 in one sitting as the drunker you get the less you appreciate. Apparently the owner is a whisky/bourbon fanatic.

Hey Phischy, you sure about this "Whiskey House"? I am an Oregon Native and lived in the Portland metro area for ~10 years, never heard of such a place and a google search turned up nothing. I'd love to know because I am up there often and if such place exists I'd become a regular - if you have more info please pm me I would greatly appreciate knowing...

And BTW, there are dusty bottles in San Diego, keep looking.

heatmiser
07-28-2007, 08:57
I agree with VOL in that San Diego still has some dusty bottles. Just the other week I hit a few liquor stores and came back with 4 pristine OGD114's from the ND era.

barturtle
07-28-2007, 09:42
Hey Phischy, you sure about this "Whiskey House"? I am an Oregon Native and lived in the Portland metro area for ~10 years, never heard of such a place and a google search turned up nothing. I'd love to know because I am up there often and if such place exists I'd become a regular - if you have more info please pm me I would greatly appreciate knowing...

And BTW, there are dusty bottles in San Diego, keep looking.

I'm not sure where he's talking about, but the Portland Tribune (http://www.portlandtribune.com/neighborhoods/story.php?story_id=116172415370358000) turned up this...(dated 10/27/06)

Whiskey education’s now in session

It looks like a neighborhood sports bar.
Well, OK, it is a neighborhood sports bar, but nine months ago, when Nathan Dewey took over the little corner tavern formerly known as Who’s on First, he also made it a whiskey-lovers’ paradise.
Now, the selection of scotch at Brooklyn Park Pub (3400 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 503-234-7772) wouldn’t be out of place in a high-end restaurant, but it’s Dewey’s love of American whiskeys that really sets this place apart.
He stocks a large, enticing collection of rare bourbons and what has to be the largest assortment of rye whiskeys in town. And Dewey can discourse knowledgeably and at length about them all.
The pub has a quiet, friendly feel. On a typical night, a few single men sit watching the big-screen televisions mounted up on one wall. A group of friends hangs out in a corner booth.
Occasionally the bartender (who also knows a thing or two about whiskey) can be seen rooting around in a box full of big blue index cards. Each card represents a member of the Brooklyn Park whiskey club. Each time you taste a new whiskey, it’s recorded on the card.
When you reach 30 tastes, you get a T-shirt (“It’s an expensive T-shirt,” Dewey notes). You also get a small discount on future shots of whiskey, which is a good thing, because if you’ve sampled only 30 of Brooklyn Park’s whiskeys, you’re less than halfway to tasting them all. (Anne Marie DiStefano)
Also showing reasonable selections:

Paddy's (http://www.paddys.com/drink_spirits.html#rye) about 40
Highland Stillhouse (http://highlandstillhouse.com/whisky.html) a dozen or so

ggilbertva
07-31-2007, 10:05
Ventured into Montgomery Cnty, MD the other day and picked up:

2 1996 EWSB - $17 each
1 Weller Antique 107 - $15
1 Baby Saz - $20

Not too shabby......

gblick
07-31-2007, 12:14
Picked up six dusties yesterday:

One Old Fitz Prime/80 (750ml).
Three Old Fitz Prime/86 (750ml).
One Old Fitz Prime/86 (1L).
*all of the above are early 80's.
And the Big Daddy..
One Old Fitz BIB (750ml, 6 year age statement, tax stamp printed Stitzel Weller..distilled in 1970 & bottled in 1976).

Phischy
07-31-2007, 12:31
Barturtle found it, my buddy just calls it the Whiskey House or the Bourbon Housis. But once you do drink all the right whiskey's then you get permanent happy hour. That's how I know it's the one he's been talking about.

I'll be up there Labor Day weekend and we're going to be hitting that joint up.

CrispyCritter
07-31-2007, 21:33
One bottle of Van Winkle Lot B jumped up and bit me tonight.

HighTower
08-01-2007, 04:58
I got some WTKS and some Dickel BS.
Noticed out of the 2 bottles of KS, the label has changed and they are also using different wood for the stopper. I liked it better before.
Here's a link to the new look KS
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c132/dickheadofthemonth/KS002.jpg
Scott

ggilbertva
08-01-2007, 09:12
Picked up six dusties yesterday:

One Old Fitz Prime/80 (750ml).
Three Old Fitz Prime/86 (750ml).
One Old Fitz Prime/86 (1L).
*all of the above are early 80's.
And the Big Daddy..
One Old Fitz BIB (750ml, 6 year age statement, tax stamp printed Stitzel Weller..distilled in 1970 & bottled in 1976).

Those are all awesome finds. I have two bottles of older SW OFBIB distilled 1965 bottled 1971. I'll wait for a real special event to open one of those. I have a number of pint and 1.75L of the Prime 90. I picked up a 1.75L of the Prime 80 (all these are SW), and found the 80 to be quite pleasant. I typically don't lean toward lower proof bourbons but when I'm in the mood for a light dram....that's what I reach for. I haven't opened the Prime 90's yet so can't speak to them. Nice job on the dusties....

CrispyCritter
08-01-2007, 18:28
I was away from home this evening and saw a liquor store... so I had to go in and have a look. For $15 they had Old Fitz 1849 - or OGD BIB. Since I already have an OGD BIB on my shelf, I took home the Fitz.

jburlowski
08-03-2007, 16:23
Restocking time... FR SmB, Booker's, WT101, and BH (I know, I know...)

SBOmarc
08-03-2007, 17:11
A bottle of Buffalo Trace, my first. It is finally available in SoCal.

wskybnt
08-03-2007, 18:45
WLW 06, this is the first one I have seen in months. And it was the last one they had. I got one unopened and one with about 2 pours left in it at home already. Afraid I might not see it again, I bought it. $56.99 + tax ouch.... I held it in my hand there for 10 minutes not wanting to spend that much. Now I can finish the first bottle tonight :grin:

RedVette
08-03-2007, 19:22
In a little shop in Stresa Italy they had one bottle of Four Roses that looked different from all of the others. 75cl, 43%ABV, hmmm, that is odd. So when I took it to the cash register the proprietor lady said "let me tell you something about this bottle" , "we have had it here since 1973, this is the last one". She wanted me to open it in my hotel and report back to her how it tasted, but I wanted to make sure it would survive the trip home. It survived.

bigtoys
08-03-2007, 19:46
Grabbed a back-up Pappy 20 yr old at Sam's for $91--took the one in the red velvet bag. They had 2-3 more.

Phischy
08-04-2007, 01:17
2 bottles of GTS '06 1 of OVW Lot B. $150 out the door...ouch...

ratcheer
08-04-2007, 06:25
A 375 ml bottle of Wild Turkey 101 for our beach trip, this coming week. We also bought 375's of tequila, triple sec, and Tanqueray.

Tim

tango-papa
08-04-2007, 11:42
In a little shop in Stresa Italy they had one bottle of Four Roses that looked different from all of the others. 75cl, 43%ABV, hmmm, that is odd. So when I took it to the cash register the proprietor lady said "let me tell you something about this bottle" , "we have had it here since 1973, this is the last one". She wanted me to open it in my hotel and report back to her how it tasted, but I wanted to make sure it would survive the trip home. It survived.

What a fantastic dusty-bottle find - congrats!
Please do let us know how it tastes.

I've been too busy with work the past two weeks for any huntin', so I'm enjoying reading about all the recent finds listed above!:cool:

~tp

ggilbertva
08-04-2007, 22:11
Just for grins, stopped into an ABC today and found among the many EW 1783 Old No 10's, a bottle of 10 year so grabbed that. Also came across a bottle of AAA 10 year.

Iluvanejos
08-05-2007, 20:13
Took a short trip to Orlando to see my brother play, and stopped at a small liquor store. Wanted to find some dustys, but none to be found. I was surprised to find two bottles of Weller Centennial, though, on sale for $19.99. Took them both home with me. Now I just have to find a good reason to open one. (Maybe I will save the opening to the night of our fantasy football draft!)

TNbourbon
08-05-2007, 20:35
...She wanted me to open it in my hotel and report back to her how it tasted, but I wanted to make sure it would survive the trip home. It survived.

My bet, Rob, is that you've already made such an arrangement -- but, please, let the lady know what she asked. For whatever reason, there is something poignant, to me, that an Italian lady would care to know your impression of her last sample of a 1973 version of our 'native American spirit'.
For every loud-mouthed Yankee-basher in Europe and elsewhere -- and be sure the media will seek them out! -- there are vast numbers of people who love all things from the United States of America. I honor them whenever I can, and encourage y'all to do the same.

TNbourbon
08-05-2007, 20:37
...I was surprised to find two bottles of Weller Centennial, though, on sale for $19.99. Took them both home with me. Now I just have to find a good reason to open one...

Having one is a good reason to open one. Having two leaves no excuse whatsoever. If you want a table decoration, buy flowers!

camduncan
08-06-2007, 02:17
In the last seven days, I've picked up -
2 x 1993 Evan Williams SB
1 x 1994 Evan Williams SB
2 x 1996 Evan Williams SB
2 x Four Roses
1 x McKenna Bourbon (Australian version)

HighTower
08-06-2007, 05:05
In the last seven days, I've picked up -
2 x 1993 Evan Williams SB
1 x 1994 Evan Williams SB
2 x 1996 Evan Williams SB
2 x Four Roses
1 x McKenna Bourbon (Australian version)
When's the party, Cam?:grin:

This week I have got 2 x Blantons Straight From The Barrel and a Four Roses Yellow Label

Scott

Phischy
08-06-2007, 08:55
That pisses me off that we in the USA home of Bourbon can't get some of these bottles! EVEN at the distillery!!! I think even if it's marketed for 'export only' you should still be able to buy it at the distillery. What a gyp.

RedVette
08-06-2007, 09:57
I honor them whenever I can, and encourage y'all to do the same.

Yeah, she was a sweetheart. Her English was excellent but very heavily accented, which made her even more charming in my eyes. We have the address so I will be dropping her a line.

RedVette
08-06-2007, 10:01
Here is a Bourbon I DID NOT purchase today. At the duty free store in Nice France the only Bourbon they had was Woodford Reserve, and it was priced at 45 Euros! That is $62.50 at todays exchange rate! I passed on that Duty Free bargain.

snakster
08-07-2007, 20:51
ERSB on closeout in PA. 1.75L bottle for 35.99. How could I NOT buy it? Of course the bottle is so dang tall, it doesn't fit anywhere standing up.

While on vacation last week in the outer banks, I picked up a couple bottles of Bernheim wheat. First time I had it and it is very east drinking. Picked up a couple because I can't get it here.

mgilbertva
08-09-2007, 18:35
AAA 10 yr. I didn't expect to find it here in Virginia but apparently there's the odd store here and there that has some sitting on shelves. So I tapped my contact at VA ABC to do a search for me and he pointed me in the right direction.

barturtle
08-10-2007, 22:20
Alas they are not for me...

HighTower
08-10-2007, 22:45
Yum...where'd you get those from, Timothy??:cool:

Scott

barturtle
08-11-2007, 09:30
Yum...where'd you get those from, Timothy??:cool:

Scott

Amazing what you run across when you're not actually looking for anything...I went into the liquor store to buy some good chocolate...got some really good ScharffenBerger Nibby Bars too!

CrispyCritter
08-11-2007, 20:16
I took a trip to a certain store in Chicago that specializes in unusual, hard-to-find bottles, and picked up another Four Roses Single Barrel.

I saw some other very interesting bottles there, too - like a Weller 19. I took a look at the price tag on that bad boy, and almost freaked - I could get Laphroaig 30yo for less! :bigeyes: What the market will bear, I guess, but my market isn't bearing it.

There was also some WT Tribute, and some BT Experimental Twice-Barreled, but they wanted $100 for the BTEC, and I wasn't even going to ask what the Tribute would cost... the FRSB was at least fairly reasonable.

TBoner
08-11-2007, 20:26
Bought some OGD 114. Current production for comparison purposes and because it was so cheap.

ggilbertva
08-12-2007, 14:48
Picked up a bottle of AAA 10 year and Fighting Cock. Prices were pretty good too. AAA $13 and FC $14. Both good pours for a bargain.

Phischy
08-12-2007, 17:03
So a hunting I did go. I was going to wait a week but I was bored and a buddy wanted to go as well, so off on a mini-road trip.

I picked up the Saz, Handy, ER17 and the ER10 (the ER 10 was selected by the store). First 3 were $70/ea for the '06 and the guy told me the entire BTAC '07 would start at $50 until supplies ran low. Unfortunately over the phone he told me he had the W. Larue Weller but was mistaken in that they only had the W.L. Weller. Major bummer.

I picked up the 2 bottles of GTS '06 and the Lot B last weekend. Amazing that of hte Lot B I've only seen it at po-dunk stores and I still know where a 3rd bottle is.

If anyone knows where I can find the Larue Weller in So Cal...please let me know!

Guy I was with bought the GTS & ER17 plus Rain, the vodka made at BT. I was actually going to get some of that as well but my wallet was already crying. Even late to the game I think I did ok!

ggilbertva
08-12-2007, 17:42
So a hunting I did go. I was going to wait a week but I was bored and a buddy wanted to go as well, so off on a mini-road trip.

I picked up the Saz, Handy, ER17 and the ER10 (the ER 10 was selected by the store). First 3 were $70 for the '06 and the guy told me the entire BTAC '07 would start at $50 until supplies ran low. Unfortunately over the phone he told me he had the W. Larue Weller but was mistaken in that they only had the W.L. Weller. Major bummer.

I picked up the 2 bottles of GTS '06 and the Lot B last weekend. Amazing that of hte Lot B I've only seen it at po-dunk stores and I still know where a 3rd bottle is.

If anyone knows where I can find the Larue Weller in So Cal...please let me know!

Guy I was with bought the GTS & ER17 plus Rain, the vodka made at BT. I was actually going to get some of that as well but my wallet was already crying. Even late to the game I think I did ok!

Uh yah, you did ok. Besides the GTS being a great find, that Saz and Handy are terrific finds almost a year after release. Nice job.

ILLfarmboy
08-13-2007, 11:28
While I was down in Peoria this morning taking the dog to the vet I had an hour or so to kill (while waiting for the anesthetic to wear off) after talking with the doctor so I decided to check out a couple liquor stores in the area. :bigeyes: I snagged a bottle of ER17 '06 and a bottle of Baby Saz. This place had an awesome selection:bigeyes: I'm less familiar with the Peoria area than the Galesburg thru the Ilinois-Iowa Quad Cities area so I very rarely shop down there. But I will be going back!!

Phischy
08-13-2007, 19:28
Well it looks like Flash Puppy didn't empty out all of San Diego. I bet if he hadn't been deployed he'd have hunted out the stores I'm starting at now.

For stores I was 1 for 7 today in turns of hits.

I picked up the PVW 15yr...only bottle I've seen down here in a long long time.

Having just bought the BTAC '06 my booze funds are dry so I couldn't let that 15 sit but I did pass on:

BHC Weller Centinnal (x1) and Old Fitz (x2) Bookers (x2 old label) and PVW 20yr (x2). In a few weeks I'll go pick up the dusty BHC bottles.

RedVette
08-13-2007, 20:22
Did some basic essentials restocking via the local liquor store, the biggest in town. Beam Black, Bulleit, EC18, WT Rye, OGD BIB. I also picked up 5 sixpacks of Mexican beer, a couple bottles of rum and a magnum of Sake. I tend to be a pretty good customer of this establishment. I noticed two things on this trip, #1 prices are up, and #2 selection was down. I'm not liking this trend and let the kid behind the counter know how I felt. He said he would pass it on to the boss. We'll see how this plays out.

barturtle
08-13-2007, 20:24
Kentucky Tavern BIB, Barton distilled. Should be a fun little 4yo to sip on.

bluesbassdad
08-14-2007, 00:25
I may or may not have purchased a bottle of Rock Hill Farms today.

Someone mentioned Shoppers Vineyard in New Jersey, and I went to their website out of curiosity.

I was all but sure they would not ship to Arizona, given that Binny's and Hi Time quit doing so over the past two years. Nevertheless, I idly put a bottle of RHF (the only bourbon I'm even close to depleting) into the basket and clicked Checkout.

At each step I fully expected an error message along the lines of, "You don't really think we're going ship to your backward state, do you?"

It didn't happen. I received an email confirmation.

I half expect a phone call tomorrow telling me that no one had ever tried to order from AZ before, but now they've looked into it, and it's no go.

The truth is, I wouldn't really mind. I swallowed really hard at a total, including shipping, of $60.26 for a bottling that Hi Time sells for under $40. Let's see, $21 worth of gas would get me just about to the state line . . .

Anyway, if this order comes through, I'll post again for the benefit of others who'd like to buy out-of-state.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

luv2hunt
08-14-2007, 12:36
WT 12 yr split x2 and William Larue Weller x2 :grin: They're not for me :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Dawn

Iluvanejos
08-14-2007, 12:51
rut-row Shaggy......

Phischy
08-14-2007, 12:57
Man I'm jealous...I'm looking for the Larue Weller '06! :bigeyes:

gblick
08-14-2007, 13:15
Man I'm jealous...I'm looking for the Larue Weller '06! :bigeyes:I know where to get the '05 here in Houston for $49.99, if they still have the one bottle left on the shelf.

HighTower
08-14-2007, 14:10
2 x 2006 GTS
2 x 2006 Thomas Handy
1 x 2006 WLW
1 x 2005 WLW
Dammit they were both supposed to be 2006......which of these 2 is better drinking? From what I have read most people love the 06.

Scott

camduncan
08-14-2007, 14:19
2 x 2006 GTS
2 x 2006 Thomas Handy
1 x 2006 WLW
1 x 2005 WLW
Scott

Showoff!!! :slappin: :slappin: :slappin:

OscarV
08-14-2007, 14:28
which of these 2 is better drinking? From what I have read most people love the 06.

Scott

The 2005 has been dissed on this board, that is the one that is 121.9 proof, and they say that the '06 is far better.
Ofcourse the only one I have is the '05, so I let it sit on the shelf, but it looks great! As Fernando used to say, "It is better to look good than to feel good."

Phischy
08-14-2007, 19:41
Dammit...I"m going to go broke. I stopped by my local Bevmo on the way home just to see what they had (i know I can look online). I found a crap load of W L Weller BHC Centinnial and Old Charter BHC. No longer worried about trying to find those two.

But they only had 1 bottle of Black Maple Hill Small Batch. So knowing I hadn't seen this anywhere else lately I went ahead and got it. Thankfully this is on the cheap end....every day I go looking I find something. A blessing and a curse (to my wallet).

So until next payday...no more looking!

SBOmarc
08-14-2007, 21:14
Rest yourself and the bank account for just a bit. Crack some of those bottles open and judge them all.

Bring the best of them to our first SoCal tasting,

I'm just saying.

nor02lei
08-14-2007, 22:51
The 2005 has been dissed on this board, that is the one that is 121.9 proof, and they say that the '06 is far better.


For my personal taste I would say more than “far” Oscar! I didn’t like the 2005 at all but the 2006 is one of the best bourbons I ever had.

Leif

gblick
08-15-2007, 07:23
I picked up a bottle of the WLW'05 last week, and I think it's good. It didn't quite knock my socks off, but I don't regret the purchase. I've never tried the WLW'06.

ACDetroit
08-15-2007, 09:24
I went out for lunch today (bad Idea), I did find;

(2) Gold vein I.W. Harper 15yr.
(2) RVW RYE 13yr "H" codes good find it really an 18yr Rye.
(1) Evan Williams SB "1987" could not believe this was on the shelf $24 bucks.

I need to stop going out for lunch...

ggilbertva
08-15-2007, 15:19
Thanks to the generosity of a fellow SB.com member, I received 4 bottles of Russell Reserve 101 10 year today.

Thanks again Rick.

kpendle
08-15-2007, 18:38
I did not really get it today but brought back the following from a trip to Ky to see family,

2 1.75's of AAA 10yo
2 bottles Four Roses Single Barrel
1 bottle of Four Roses Small batch
1 Bottle VROHH 10yo BIB

Not Bourbon but also brought back 2 gallons of Burgoo and 3 pounds of Chopped Mutton. Some of this will make it to this weekends West Coast Study Group for those who have not had the pleasure to enjoy some of the other Ky regional delicacies.

Ken

Iluvanejos
08-15-2007, 18:42
Thank you for a fantastic trade, Greg. Two of my all time "must find" bottles: Cabin Still and Old Fitz BIB DSP-KY 16!!!!! I will let you know when I break the seals... Great trade, we will do it again someday.

Iluvanejos
08-15-2007, 18:43
Oh, and I also recvd my second bottle of Turkey Tribute today!!! (One for the bunker) Thanks to the generosity of another SBer....... Thank you!!!

Mamba
08-16-2007, 01:33
Latest purchase was a backup bottle of the last GTS made (tends to sit on the shelves around here a bit, outrageous no?), Powers Gold Label, and another Lot B. The Lot B is the perfect introductory bourbon and I keep it around for such purposes. I've personally moved onto the harder stuff though :)

ggilbertva
08-16-2007, 06:45
Latest purchase was a backup bottle of the last GTS made (tends to sit on the shelves around here a bit, outrageous no?), Powers Gold Label, and another Lot B. The Lot B is the perfect introductory bourbon and I keep it around for such purposes. I've personally moved onto the harder stuff though :)


I know where there's one more bottle of GTS '06 on the shelf of a local ABC. Unfortuntately the price went up to $60 vs. the $49 I paid not more than 6 weeks ago.

Phischy
08-16-2007, 10:32
From what I've seen here, the BTAC '06 is all running $70 except for ER17 which can be found for $50-55. I think I may have got the last of the GTA 06 for $50 and I knew the other prices so i bought both bottles.

ggilbertva
08-16-2007, 10:50
From what I've seen here, the BTAC '06 is all running $70 except for ER17 which can be found for $50-55. I think I may have got the last of the GTA 06 for $50 and I knew the other prices so i bought both bottles.

The reason I paid $49 a bottle is because I argued with the store manager. ABC had raised the price to $60.40 a bottle. This particular store had 6 bottles on the shelf and I bought all 6. When the manager rang up the bottles, it came up as $60.40 each. I pointed out that the shelf label listed the price as $49. He said he hadn't bothered to change the shelf label yet. I told him that was all well and good but the visible advertised price was what I was expecting to pay and that I consider that price to be the advertised price. He relented and gave them to me for $49. :grin:

gblick
08-16-2007, 11:36
From what I've seen here, the BTAC '06 is all running $70 except for ER17 which can be found for $50-55.
I just (within the hour) spotted an ER17 for $45.99, and a Weller 19yo (1980/2000) for $49.99.

Eggman
08-16-2007, 14:25
Howdy,

Bought my first bottle (750ml) of Jim Beam white label last night. I'll have 1.5 oz. tonight. Looking forward to it, as the only other Bourbon I've had is Jim Beam black label.

Eggman

heatmiser
08-16-2007, 14:33
I just picked up a few more ORVW15's from a stash I recently found in LA. Hit a few more stores and came across two Old Fitzgerald BIB's from DSP16. Tasty treats!!!

gblick
08-16-2007, 14:48
I just picked up a few more ORVW15's from a stash I recently found in LA. Hit a few more stores and came across two Old Fitzgerald BIB's from DSP16. Tasty treats!!!

Nice score!
What are the prices like out there?
The ORVW15's that I've found here were from $38-41 (before the 10% discount the merchants gave me, bless their hearts) , and just the other day I picked up some OFBIB DSP16's for $12.39 each (thanks to a tip from Yellowjacket!).

bluesbassdad
08-16-2007, 15:25
Jim Beam white label was the subject of the second harshest review I've written on SB.com.

After you have formed your impressions of it, I invite your comments in that thread (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=37552#poststop).

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

camduncan
08-16-2007, 15:25
Dickel Barrel Select - it should be here in about 7 days :grin:

pausted
08-16-2007, 19:25
I bought a 1.75 bottle of Old Charter 12 yo since I read here that it may become unavailable. I really like the 10 yo so I expect the 12 yo will be as good or better.
BH

bigtoys
08-16-2007, 22:46
In April of 2006 I bought a bottle of Pappy 15 and Balvenie Doublewood, but they disappeared. Tonight I found them in the garage on a shelf under a blanket. They've been through 2 summers out there. I wonder how they survived. May have to crack them open this weekend.

ggilbertva
08-17-2007, 06:05
In April of 2006 I bought a bottle of Pappy 15 and Balvenie Doublewood, but they disappeared. Tonight I found them in the garage on a shelf under a blanket. They've been through 2 summers out there. I wonder how they survived. May have to crack them open this weekend.

.....that Doublewood is good stuff as is the Pappy. Hopefully the corks are intact.

smokinjoe
08-17-2007, 07:57
In April of 2006 I bought a bottle of Pappy 15 and Balvenie Doublewood, but they disappeared. Tonight I found them in the garage on a shelf under a blanket. They've been through 2 summers out there. I wonder how they survived. May have to crack them open this weekend.

Awesome. That's better than finding change in a pocket!! I would guess that if they were upright, they should be OK. One of my bunkers is in my garage, and everything I've pulled from it has been OK. And, some of that has been in there a couple of years.

Yesterday, picked up a 1792 Ridgemont Reserve, because I've not had that one in a while. Also, stumbled across two Evan Williams Milleniums.

JOE

Phischy
08-17-2007, 09:03
I have a friend, in Portland, that loves bourbon and Balvenie. He swears on a stack of bibles about how good the Portwood is. I'll hopefully be trying that later tonight. I've had the 10yr, the double wood and maybe even their limited release New Wood 15yr.

heatmiser
08-17-2007, 09:35
Not a big fan of the Balvenie line of scotches however, the Doublewood is pretty good at it's price point.

wskybnt
08-17-2007, 18:55
Today, I had picked up a bottle of lot B, I haven't bought it in a while cause I have had so many bunkered. But I finally ran out and want to replace some.

Man has that stuff taken a price increase! I remember it being around $35 or so, last year. It was $43.99 plus tax... Right next to it was Pappy 15 for $45.99. So I sit the lot B down and picked the 15 yr up. I really like the lot B, its one of my favorites, but man, 2 dollars less than Pappy 15...

I'll probably be back in there in a few days for the lot B, though.....

bigtoys
08-17-2007, 22:21
Seems like I must go out tomorrow and buy a bottle of this Lot B.

ggilbertva
08-18-2007, 05:05
That is expensive for Lot B. Here in VA they've gone up about $4 over the last year +. It sells for $36 now.

barturtle
08-18-2007, 05:22
$36? Must be nice...That's what ORVW 10/90 goes for in my part of Louisiana...

Special Reserve
08-18-2007, 06:59
Minimum price in Michigan for Lot B is $54.98,and PVW15 is 59.95, of course the store owner can charge more and most do for high end products.

bigtoys
08-19-2007, 15:30
just picked up a bottle of Lot B for $39.99

ggilbertva
08-20-2007, 05:21
Minimum price in Michigan for Lot B is $54.98,and PVW15 is 59.95, of course the store owner can charge more and most do for high end products.

Holy Cow!:bigeyes:

$55 for Lot B? Like I said, I've seen the price slowly go up over the last year+ so maybe it's time to start bunkering those bottles. I love Lot B but at $55 a bottle, that would be hard to keep as one of my daily pours.

dacashflo
08-20-2007, 09:41
I was at a store this weekend, and the Lot B was actually $4 more than a bottle of PVW15! The Lot B was $49.99, when will it stop?

SBOmarc
08-20-2007, 10:59
Economics= Supply and demand. Lot has been $40 out here and has stayed that way. However...Eagle Rare up at least $5, All of the Weller, Wild Turkey, ETL, even Makers has risen 20%.

Just too many of us looking for the pours that are all discussed on this and other boards.

T47
08-20-2007, 11:19
I would love to have run across some Lot B...with the exception of the PVW 20, the other VW products are hard to find or non-existent in our WA Stores.
I made a drive (fortunately not a long one) to pick up some Henry McKenna SB but it turned out it was just regular Henry McKenna...I had called to check that they still had the SB, turns out the Gal working there was just looking at the regular bottle.
So then I made a drive to another store that normally has a nice variety only to find the "typical" bottles available. Which I guess is still not a bad thing, just not exciting. I ended up with a WT101, EC12, and a Ridgemont Reserve.
I will have to save some cash up so the next time VW 15 or Lot B shows up I can stock up on it!

And resort to mail order I did..already...I wanted to get my neighbour (who is our vet) a thankyou gift for some nice service. I have bought him Bourbons before but nothing at the store really sent me. He is originally from New Orleans...so I went to binnys and ordered a couple bottles of Saz for him...that will be something he would not normally do himself I think, and a nice treat. I picked up one for myself as well of course :)

:toast:

bluesbassdad
08-20-2007, 15:06
The bottle of Rock Hill Farms arrived today. Apparently the purveyor perceives the laws of Arizona differently than do Sam's, Binny's and Hi Time. Strange.

Although not nearly as strange as paying $20 to have a single bottle shipped from NJ, when I could have had it shipped from Phoenix.

As I said before, I absolutely did not expect the order to be accepted, much less filled.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

SBOmarc
08-20-2007, 21:37
...can't tell if you are pleased or saddened?

bluesbassdad
08-21-2007, 00:05
Precisely! :grin:

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

T47
08-21-2007, 09:07
Just got an email from Binny's today. WA. does not allow them to ship!

:frown:

Ah well for a fleeting moment I was looking forward to some Saz Jr. The State has beaten me again!!!! The Man has a long reach...

barturtle
08-21-2007, 09:50
Just got an email from Binny's today. WA. does not allow them to ship!

:frown:

Ah well for a fleeting moment I was looking forward to some Saz Jr. The State has beaten me again!!!! The Man has a long reach...

A quick look at their laws basically seems to say that only wineries and brewers can ship to consumers...it does not include retailers shipping.

According to the federal ruling as long as the laws are the same for both import and export they can basically limit it any way they like.

ggilbertva
08-21-2007, 11:28
3 1L bottles of AAA 10 year.

OscarV
08-21-2007, 12:02
I had no intentions to buy a bottle of bourbon.
But after work today I stopped at a store to pick up a sandwich and a coke.
I saw a lone bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit on the shelf, so I got it and it now has a good home.
I opened one last week so now I have another one bunkered.

TBoner
08-21-2007, 14:46
Old Charter 12 Louisville. Couldn't pass up the price.

What upsets me, though, is someone found the two bottles of Chartreuse liqueur I was going to pick up in the same neighborhood. They were severely underpriced, and I bought one to try it. It was in fine shape (I've had some liqueurs that had gone south over time). But I guess another person stumbled upon them before I could get back for the others. Oddly, they didn't buy any of the other vintage bottles of underpriced booze.

Aged In Oak
08-21-2007, 14:50
I picked up a bottle of the much-praised Van Winkle Lot B. It's one that I'd been on the lookout for, based on the rave reviews I'd heard here and elsewhere. Apparently it has been at my local liquor store the whole time, but I didn't see it until today because there are only a handful of bottles of it on the shelf at any one time. DOH!:rolleyes: In any case, I look forward to trying some tonight. Hope it lives up to the hype!

HighTower
08-21-2007, 15:11
My sister returned from Hong Kong today, and picked me up a WT12 and a Johnnie Walker Blue King George V edition. The WT came to $40 (approx US$32) with her staff discount!

Scott

Phischy
08-22-2007, 19:08
Today I picked up OGD 100 Bonded (this any good? It was the last one on the shelf)

And I finally found ORVW 10/107. It's really funny in what stores have what as I haven't seen this at any of the other liquor stores around town and I left 7 bottles on the shelf. Their price was $25 so I very much look forward to tasting this and if it's good then I'll buy a few to go in my stash.

They also had RVW 20yr for $82!! Cheapest I've seen it around here, so when I get around to getting this I'll be buying it there.

CrispyCritter
08-22-2007, 22:00
Today I picked up OGD 100 Bonded (this any good? It was the last one on the shelf)

IMO, it's quite good - it's one of my favorites. Good enough to drink neat, inexpensive enough to be a "go-to" for bourbon-based cocktails, with a sweet and spicy, very assertive profile. It is made with a high-rye mashbill, to the point that I'd call it a classic ryed bourbon.

Virus_Of_Life
08-22-2007, 22:08
Well I didn't exactly buy it, but I got it and gave the money to the person that did: Wild Turkey Heritage from Barrel 83 bottled in May 2005. For the amount of stuff floating in it I have to wonder if it wasn't chill filtered?

Finally got one! Here's hoping the other coworkers heading to Korea next month and the month after are as thoughtful and willing to bring me back another or two of these beautiful bottlings!

... Clarification, this wasn't purchased IN Korea it was purchased at LAX departing internationally from the duty free. Only way to get it sad to say. Oh and Korea only allows ONE (1) yes 1 bottle to be brought into the country via duty free.

HighTower
08-23-2007, 05:26
Very jealous Christian! The Heritage has eluded me for about 18 months....although my best friend's fiance is off to Hawaii next month, and they still have heaps there, so I think I'm finally onto it! She's going with her work, so I'm hoping not many of them are drinkers!

Scott

gblick
08-23-2007, 06:40
..I finally found ORVW 10/107. It's really funny in what stores have what as I haven't seen this at any of the other liquor stores around town and I left 7 bottles on the shelf. Their price was $25..Wow, nice score, that's one of my favorites!
If I had found those, there wouldn't be any of them left on the shelf, especially at that price (and they'd probably give a discount for buying several bottles).

wildcatdon
08-23-2007, 08:03
Phischy,Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr old 107 is one of my favorites..You will really enjoy it..It is just excellent..

Phischy
08-23-2007, 08:45
I tried it last night with a buddy. Who's def not a bourbon drinker and asked, before he tasted, if he could mix it w/ coke. I shot him a look and he says, "Ok, how about I have a coke chaser?" I said that would be acceptable, he ended up drinking it neat. I think I'm having a positive influence on that guy. I really liked this bourbon, very very tasty!

I'm def going to pick up another 1 or 2 for the stash and while I"m there I'll get one of the 375ml of OGD BIB to taste that way I can leave the fifth untouched.

wildcatdon
08-23-2007, 09:04
Does nayone know where in louisville one can purchase the ORVW 107? Liquor Barn on Hurstbourne is out..that is where i usually go..Thanks.

Martian
08-23-2007, 12:29
I finally found a bottle of Old Fitz BIB. I am not sure of the bottling. It says Old Fitzgerald Distillery DSP-KY-1, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Bottled at DSP-KY-31. I am not generally a wheater fan, but I still like to try any new (to me) brand. As expected, I didn't care for it neat. It was a little too harsh, but I liked the dry cinnamon/pepper spiciness. I was surprised this is a wheater. I then thought, let's try it over ice. Bingo. Harshness gone but the flavor was still there. The finish is long and soft, leaving a smooth coating on the lips. This Old Fitz BIB may hold up to ice better than any bourbon I have tried. I am going back to buy the other remaining bottle on the shelf.

gblick
08-23-2007, 12:57
I finally found a bottle of Old Fitz BIB. I am not sure of the bottling. It says Old Fitzgerald Distillery DSP-KY-1, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Bottled at DSP-KY-31.What's the date stamped into the bottom of the bottle? I have some from DSP-KY-1 dated 01 (2001) and some from the same DSP dated 05 (2005), and I think the 01 is MUCH better than the 05. If you ever spot any from DSP-KY-16, get it, that's from Stitzel-Weller and it's great!

luv2hunt
08-23-2007, 15:07
Wild Turkey Heritage... Clarification, it was purchased at LAX departing internationally from the duty free

Anybody headed through there?? I want one too! :cry::cry:

ggilbertva
08-24-2007, 07:44
Phischy,Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr old 107 is one of my favorites..You will really enjoy it..It is just excellent..

Another wonderful pour is Weller Antique 107. Great bourbon for the price.

ggilbertva
08-24-2007, 07:49
Was out of town on business. On the drive home I stopped at a couple of ABC stores and found

2 each EW 1783 10 year old @ $10.95 a piece
3 each AAA 10 year @ $12.95 a piece.

(of course both of these are out of production)

I actually had a bottle of Lot B in my hand since I'm down to my last bottle and saw the AAA 10 star on the bottom shelf. Decided to see what was behind the 10 star, just in case they had any remaining 10 year bottles. Found the 10 year and put the Lot B back. I figured 3 1L bottles of AAA 10 year was a good trade off of one bottle of Lot B.

RedVette
08-24-2007, 12:20
New store to me, not much there, but some things at pretty good prices. OGD BIB $14, Beam Black $18 so I grabbed them and went to check out. Behind the counter AH Hirsch, "How Much?" I ask. "$75" the response. "Sold" I said, and then when he handed it to me, I noticed that the gold wasn't foil, it was wax. Oh, happy day.

ggilbertva
08-24-2007, 12:32
New store to me, not much there, but some things at pretty good prices. OGD BIB $14, Beam Black $18 so I grabbed them and went to check out. Behind the counter AH Hirsch, "How Much?" I ask. "$75" the response. "Sold" I said, and then when he handed it to me, I noticed that the gold wasn't foil, it was wax. Oh, happy day.

Bah....you lucky dog!

Martian
08-24-2007, 15:20
Gus, it says 05.
Steve

gblick
08-24-2007, 15:37
Gus, it says 05.
SteveWell, if you ever run across an 01 (even though it's still from DSP-KY-1), you might give it another try. Don't let any from DSP-KY-16 get past you.

mozilla
08-24-2007, 21:20
Steve, If you like ryes and want to try a wheater thats similar, then give Ol' Fitz 1849 a try. Has a little more age and a little less proof. Not my favorite pour for those same reasons, but I thought it might interest you.
Jeff Mo.

kpendle
08-24-2007, 21:55
A bottle of Buffalo Trace which is now available in California.

Ken

SBOmarc
08-24-2007, 22:19
Buffalo Trace now available in California.

Amen

Phischy
08-25-2007, 07:56
Hmmm....I still haven't seen it in San Diego County yet.:skep:

HighTower
08-29-2007, 05:14
Today FedEX came. I love them.
Weller 12
Bernheim Wheat
Weller Antique 107
George Dickel Barrel Select

All bottles I haven't tried, might crack the Weller 12 now, its a Binnys hand picked bottle.

Scott