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NickAtMartinis
06-06-2007, 11:31
Sorry fellas, I'm a new guy and this is already my third new topic, but I just had to ask.

Today I saw a bottle of George T. Stagg, but I did not buy. Being the novice Bourbon enthusiast that I am (who loves history and research) I decided to check out this board to find more info on this Bourbon. While the search engine does not allow you to be too specific (i.e., search Topic only, etc.) I was able to find one thread where Stagg was mentioned and it sounded as if it's rare to find. Is this so?

And, how long has George T. Stagg been aged? And, is it better to get a certain year (i.e., '05 better than '06, etc.) and where is the year represented on the bottle?

Thanks for all the help. In the meantime, I will continue my research online to find out as much info as possible.

Regards,

Mark Brown

Bob O.
06-06-2007, 11:36
You might find better luck searching for GTS. If you can, pick it up. Depending on where you are at it ranges from not too hard to impossible to find. You can tell the release by the proof on the bottle. Check this (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6981) thread.

NickAtMartinis
06-06-2007, 11:55
You might find better luck searching for GTS. If you can, pick it up. Depending on where you are at it ranges from not too hard to impossible to find. You can tell the release by the proof on the bottle. Check this (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6981) thread.

Perfect. Thanks for all your help. Now, I'm going to have to run over to the liquor store and see what year it is.

Bob O.
06-06-2007, 12:08
Perfect. Thanks for all your help. Now, I'm going to have to run over to the liquor store and see what year it is.
I wouldn't leave without it. It definitely deserves to be added to your growing collection, regarless of release.

NickAtMartinis
06-06-2007, 12:08
I wouldn't leave without it. It definitely deserves to be added to your growing collection, regarless of release.

Bob, this is an addiction. I'm going broke.:lol:

ggilbertva
06-06-2007, 12:14
Going, going gone. I spend way too much money on Bourbon and I can't stop. Stagg is part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection that is released each fall. The GTS is difficult to find. I was able to find out that in the whole state of VA, 10 bottles were left. I picked up 4 bottles today at a nearby ABC store. The rest are about 4 hours away in Southern VA. Fortunately for me, the shelf label read $49.95 while the register rang up $60.95 :smiley_acbt: . I argued with the salesman over the price telling him that "his advertised price is only $49.95". He reduced the cost and gave them to me for that price....I was very happy. :cool:

Bob O.
06-06-2007, 12:21
Bob, this is an addiction. I'm going broke.:lol:
You are preaching to the choir. Good thing is there are quite a few of great Bourbons for less than $25. I just woouldn't want you to miss an opportunity to get a hold of the GTS.

jwrussell
06-06-2007, 12:32
Buy it! Buy it now!

Nice score Greg!

mgilbertva
06-06-2007, 21:00
Nice score Greg!

Hah, and half of that score is mine! Mine, all mine!

Well, half mine, anyway.
:woohoo:

ggilbertva
06-07-2007, 07:19
Uh, don't forget that possession is 9/10th's of the law....therefore only 150ml is yours....sorry.

NickAtMartinis
06-07-2007, 08:38
Going, going gone. I spend way too much money on Bourbon and I can't stop. Stagg is part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection that is released each fall. The GTS is difficult to find. I was able to find out that in the whole state of VA, 10 bottles were left. I picked up 4 bottles today at a nearby ABC store. The rest are about 4 hours away in Southern VA. Fortunately for me, the shelf label read $49.95 while the register rang up $60.95 :smiley_acbt: . I argued with the salesman over the price telling him that "his advertised price is only $49.95". He reduced the cost and gave them to me for that price....I was very happy. :cool:

So, you're the reason that the Stagg I saw yesterday has gone from $55 to $75.:lol:

ggilbertva
06-07-2007, 09:11
Unfortunately for all of us, the prices will continue to increase...as long as people are willing to pay the higher prices...that's what we have to endure. And by the way....not my fault....I simply feed the need.

sku
06-07-2007, 09:17
My rule with the antique collection is if I ever see them, by two bottles. The only ones I've managed to get my hands on are Stagg (got it once, two years ago, in a special promotion) and Sazerac 18 yo Rye.

Joeluka
06-07-2007, 09:34
Unfortunately for all of us, the prices will continue to increase...as long as people are willing to pay the higher prices...that's what we have to endure. And by the way....not my fault....I simply feed the need.

You are so right. Just look at the current prices for current bottling on EBAY. When people are willing to pay $81-119.99 and $17-$20 for shipping on a $49 bottle, IMHO it makes the retailers increase the prices. SUPPLY AND DEMAND

NickAtMartinis
06-07-2007, 09:56
And by the way....not my fault....I simply feed the need.

I was just kidding. Where is the winky emoticon when you need him.

On a serious note, very good pickup.

By the way, I just came back from the liquor store and picked up GTS and it was only $44.99!!!!:bigeyes: I couldn't believe it. I thought it was $55, but when the woman rang me up it was $44.99. I just double-checked my receipt to make sure.

ggilbertva
06-07-2007, 10:49
Yah, I know you were kidding....

That is a great price. The best price I've paid is the $49.95.

NickAtMartinis
06-07-2007, 11:26
Yah, I know you were kidding....

That is a great price. The best price I've paid is the $49.95.

I think this is the very same bottle that I saw on the liquor store's shelf a year ago. By the way, this is the 141.2 release (Fall '05).

What years are yours if you haven't already said (I'll recheck your initial post)?

mgilbertva
06-07-2007, 20:19
I'll answer for him - 2006. Out in our part of VA the '05s are long gone.

Although I do have an F '05 bunkered.

ggilbertva
06-07-2007, 20:20
I'll answer for him - 2006. Out in our part of VA the '05s are long gone.

Although I do have an F '05 bunkered.

I also have a F/05 and a S/05.

snakster
06-27-2007, 11:08
A bottle just miraculously appeared in Erie PA (2006, 49.99). I called the store and he is putting it aside. I will have it shipped to the King of Prussia Wine and Spirits (for a nominal fee). The word of the day is 'Diligence'.

snakster
06-27-2007, 11:51
Nuts. Just got a call back from Erie. Can't locate the bottle. It was either a phantom, or it had been snagged already locally. The quest continues.

mgilbertva
06-27-2007, 17:29
The quest? I could have sworn I saw some GTS on one of the web sites - hmm. Just checked and no luck. The main ones seems to be out, although I didn't check the California sellers.

snakster
06-28-2007, 13:42
The quest? I could have sworn I saw some GTS on one of the web sites - hmm. Just checked and no luck. The main ones seems to be out, although I didn't check the California sellers.

Generally, spirits can not be shipped to PA; at least not legally (strictly speaking). Besides, some of the fun for me is in the hunt. So yes, the quest continues (for this and other bottles).

Vange
06-28-2007, 13:46
snakster, I sent you a PM. Check it and let me know what you think.

luv2hunt
06-28-2007, 14:27
It's still available here. Pricey at over $60 per bottle with tax....you want some....send me a pm with your address.

Dawn

Phischy
07-17-2007, 14:12
I called my local store to find out if I could reserve a bottle when it comes out in the fall.. Manager told me they get all of 6 bottles. SIX BOTTLES! He did say they don't put it on the shelf and he will not sell more than 1 bottle to any 1 person, even if they come in on consecutive days. Which is good to know, so I HOPE there is a posting of when it hits the shelves so I can sneak out of work and go snag 1!