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HipFlask
10-04-2007, 21:45
Another post got me to thinking. So I pose the question. :grin:

mozilla
10-04-2007, 21:50
Mine was not just one bottle. Thanks to a really cool SB.com member I hauled in about 6 cases of Dusties. It was by far the best day of hunting that I've ever had. You know who you are.....you 'da man.

ILLfarmboy
10-04-2007, 22:01
Without a doubt the purchase through another SB.com member that led to my first taste of WT 12. Though my decision last fall to buy several bottles of Thomas Handy (before ever having a taste) runs a close second.

mgilbertva
10-04-2007, 22:08
It's got to be GT Stagg S '05 because that's what turned me into a bourbon convert. When I tried it, I knew "this is it."

Second is probably Willet Rye (#1), which I purchased from an extremely generous sb member.

SBOmarc
10-04-2007, 22:20
The complete BTAC 2006, including the Handy.

gothbat
10-05-2007, 06:26
I'm happy to say that I've had many. Among them is the 05' GTS (Fall), I had been searching for this for probably about 2 years after reading about it in the Whisky Bible (not specifically the 2005 release, when I found out about it I had no idea it was limited and changed every year, I think the one I read about was the 02' or the 03') and could not believe my eyes when I saw it on the shelf at the store I regularly frequented at the time. I enjoyed Bookers in the past but found this to be far better and it cost a dollar or two less.
WTRR 101, I found this to be an amazing value because I liked it even more than WT101 (one of my favorites at the time) and it only cost a few dollars more. The taste was significantly better than WT101 and the other WT products I had tried at the time (except maybe Rare Breed), which really surprised me. I was very disappointed when this stopped showing up on the shelf and more disappointed when I found out it had been discontinued.
Finally (although there are several other purchases I was highly satisfied with) but certainly nowhere near the least satisfying is the SB.com PVW23 Barrel #2. This stuff is simply amazing. I was going to list some of the other bourbons from the Van Winkle line but this one is king of them all as far as I'm concerned!

HighTower
10-05-2007, 06:46
Weller 12, I love this stuff!! Talk about bang for your buck!
Blantons Gold - WOW!

Scott

ACDetroit
10-05-2007, 09:12
Four Roses Single Barrel! Picked it up on sale in KY for $24 n - change! I think I picked up 8, now 2 but it was an amazing bottle. I just took one to a party in July and some guys wanted to try it. We poured it down and ice-luge :slappin: , everyone who had a drink wanted to know where they could pick it up. The home owner compared it to "as smooth as Middleton’s”, I could not dissagree.

Great stuff!

jimibourbonhammered
10-05-2007, 09:25
Pappy Van Winkle 15yo. It disappeared from the shelves last year before I got to try it. I had a couple ORVW 15yo and really wanted its replacement. When it showed up I got 2. As soon as I tasted it I went back and got 6 more. I vowed not to run out.

ggilbertva
10-05-2007, 13:33
Weller 12, I love this stuff!! Talk about bang for your buck!
Blantons Gold - WOW!

Scott

Scott - you ain't lying. I think you said the Weller 12 was the Binny's honey barrel pick? I have some bottles of that and it really is marveluous stuff. I've had the Blanton's Gold and love it. Currently, I have Blanton's Silver opened and it's also very very good.

ggilbertva
10-05-2007, 13:35
Let's see.....my most satisfying. That's a tough one cause I've had some great purchases as well as great trades through the generosity of fellow SB.com members. If I had to rank them, I would put my 1952 Old Forester BIB at the top.

ratcheer
10-05-2007, 19:15
This one is easy. I had been wishing to obtain some Rock Hill Farms, for several years. One year, we were on vacation in central Kentucky. It was mostly dry. But, on the way home, I saw Chuck's just off the Interstate in or near Bowling Green. I was able to score the RHF I wanted so badly and a few other precious items.

I meter out the RHF on special occasions. The bottle is over two years old and is still well over half full. I treat it more carefully than a much more expensive bottle of single malt scotch, because the scotch is easily replaceable.

Tim

CrispyCritter
10-05-2007, 19:23
Some candidates:

2 full sets of BTAC '06
One case of Spring '05 Stagg
Any VWFRR I've found
Gold wax Hirsch 16yo

On the other side of the pond:

Ardbeg 1977
Glenrothes 1974
Campbeltown Loch 25yo

bigtoys
10-05-2007, 21:41
Pappy 20

other side of pond:
Lagavulin Distillers Edition found by a friend in a London liquor store; not available in US

HipFlask
10-07-2007, 09:47
to ansewer my own question. $35 dollar bottle of Blanton's I found in a Minnasota Store. I cleaned him out at that price. usaully 48 to 55 here. It was a nice and unexpected find.

arsbadmojo
10-10-2007, 17:23
Pappy Van Winkle 15yo. It disappeared from the shelves last year before I got to try it. I had a couple ORVW 15yo and really wanted its replacement. When it showed up I got 2. As soon as I tasted it I went back and got 6 more. I vowed not to run out.

PVW15 is absolutely on my list.

But EC12 probably had a bigger wow factor because of the price. It's just about the perfect 'everyday' pour for me.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed was a nice one too, I was disappointed with Russell's Reserve, so I'm not even sure why I bought the RB, but I thought it was much better. You'd think they'd be much more alike.

BourbonJoe
10-10-2007, 18:13
Finally!!!!!!! A Very Old Fitzgerald BiB 8 y/o from the 50's. :woohoo:
Joe :usflag:

TNbourbon
10-10-2007, 22:21
Finally!!!!!!! A Very Old Fitzgerald BiB 8 y/o from the 50's. :woohoo:
Joe :usflag:

Ho, hum! 4764And, I hope Bettye Jo is toasting herself from a birth-year bottle with which I left her (and shared during a July KY visit).

But, seriously, Joe - great get! I hope it's a sound as the ones I've been fortunate enough to enjoy.

mythrenegade
10-15-2007, 01:09
Had to be Elijah Craig 18 year old. The first bottle I ever had blew me away. I had no idea a bourbon could be that complex. It was only $32. The price on this stuff keeps rising, and I've only ever owned two bottles, but it is by far my favorite bourbon.

Joel

Empty Glass
10-20-2007, 16:51
Pappy Van Winkle 20 hands down. The new high water mark in bourbons.

Jazzhead
10-20-2007, 18:10
I walked into a package store in Gloucester City, a burg that time has mostly forgot hard by the docks opposite Camden, and ran into the whole Bourbon Heritage Collection and two 8-year Wild Turkey 101 gift sets complete with shot glasses. :cool: