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Chaz7
12-04-2007, 17:17
I stumbled on a bottle of Pritchard's Double Barrel Bourbon. I found a few posts on it way back from '04. Worth $50.00? Any one have tasting notes on it? I realize notes are subjective, but if 10 people on this board say it smells like an outhouse at the state fair, I probably wouldn't spend the cash. On the other hand, if it's a value (I saw it online for $75.) I may be inclined to pick it up.

jburlowski
12-04-2007, 17:20
I posted notes some time back.... found it not worth the price.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5532&highlight=double+barreled

FlashPuppy
12-04-2007, 17:37
Yeah, a buddy of mine picked some up for me one time. It was alright. however, for $50 I can get a lot more than an alright bourbon...

CrashRiley
12-05-2007, 19:31
I have it in my store, but I haven't had it yet.

My great friends at Bourbon (http://www.bourbondc.com) restaurant thought enough of it to recommend it to me, though. I'm no slouch, but they are the "black belts" who I defer to when in doubt.

I'll try to get to it soon and report what I can.

TNbourbon
12-05-2007, 21:53
...I'm no slouch, but they are the "black belts" who I defer to when in doubt...

This site can match that deferrment, and raise it. (If I recall correctly, the Bourbon restaurant you're citing has the non-existent Pappy 30 on its drinks menu. And, yes, we've confirmed that -- the bottler is a valued member here.)

barturtle
12-06-2007, 00:10
This site can match that deferrment, and raise it. (If I recall correctly, the Bourbon restaurant you're citing has the non-existent Pappy 30 on its drinks menu. And, yes, we've confirmed that -- the bottler is a valued member here.)

According to their drinks menu they are also selling illegally obtained bottlings...WT Tribute Japanese release, WT Freedom, Evan Williams 23yo-all export bottlings...Very Old Barton (not sold in D.C- IIRC) and are Beam 8 Star and Early Times actual BOURBONS?

Jake_Parrott
12-06-2007, 10:21
This site can match that deferrment, and raise it. (If I recall correctly, the Bourbon restaurant you're citing has the non-existent Pappy 30 on its drinks menu. And, yes, we've confirmed that -- the bottler is a valued member here.)The "Pappy 30" is off the list.

As for the Japanese bottlings--in DC, anything you acquire can be cleared into the city for sale given appropriate licensing. It's a throwback from the days after Prohibition when the embassies raised a serious stink about alcohol laws and their cutting into embassy functions.

And EW 23yo is available at the Bourbon Heritage Center.

CrashRiley
12-06-2007, 12:31
This site can match that deferrment, and raise it.
I have absolutely no doubts to the veracity of that statement, good sir. :-)

CrashRiley
12-06-2007, 12:42
According to their drinks menu they are also selling illegally obtained bottlings
No illegally-obtained Bourbons there, my friend. Jake is correct about the D.C. liquor code, but many of their rare bottlings are brought in for them by a new-this-year fully licensed D.C. liquor distributor, which is how I am able to buy and sell some of these things in my store. This is what helps to make D.C. such a vibrant alcohol market. :-)

barturtle
12-06-2007, 12:48
As for the Japanese bottlings--in DC, anything you acquire can be cleared into the city for sale given appropriate licensing. It's a throwback from the days after Prohibition when the embassies raised a serious stink about alcohol laws and their cutting into embassy functions.

An interesting and highly useful little loophole. A great use of it too, making it possible to distinguish itself from any other bars who wouldn't go to the trouble.

squire
12-06-2007, 17:52
Timothy, the Eight Star is a blend and the Early Times is not technically a Bourbon although its a close copy even if a bit light and made in a different style. Unless of course those folks have gotten their hands on some export Early Times in which case it could be a Bourbon.

Crash do you have the current Parker on hand, the 127.4 proof? If so, how much?

Thanks,
Squire

barturtle
12-06-2007, 18:13
Timothy, the Eight Star is a blend and the Early Times is not technically a Bourbon although its a close copy even if a bit light and made in a different style. Unless of course those folks have gotten their hands on some export Early Times in which case it could be a Bourbon.


Yes, it was a rhetorical question, as they are listed as bourbon, instead of in the American Whiskey category.

CrashRiley
12-06-2007, 21:54
Crash do you have the current Parker on hand, the 127.4 proof? If so, how much?
Thanks,
Squire
The Parker's Heritage that I have is the 122.6 proof. From what I read here this is the best of the 3 dumps:

http://blog.maltadvocate.com/2007/10/29/inside-scoop-parkers-heritage-collection/http://blog.maltadvocate.com/2007/10/29/inside-scoop-parkers-heritage-collection/

I have it for $111.99/bottle.

cowdery
12-07-2007, 01:17
I met the guys from Bourbon once in Bardstown. They're young but very sincere and earnest and into it...our kind of people. Perhaps they've made some mistakes, we all do. As for throwing the word "illegal" around, what is illegal in Tennessee or Ohio isn't necessarily illegal somewhere else, as every state and the District of Columbia has its own unique liquor code. It makes sense that in D.C. there would be a regulatory mechanism allowing things that are generally only sold elsewhere, like in foreign countries, to be sold there in order to be hospitable to the foreign guests of our government.

Chaz7
12-07-2007, 17:47
I met the guys from Bourbon once in Bardstown. They're young but very sincere and earnest and into it...our kind of people. Perhaps they've made some mistakes, we all do. As for throwing the word "illegal" around, what is illegal in Tennessee or Ohio isn't necessarily illegal somewhere else, as every state and the District of Columbia has its own unique liquor code. It makes sense that in D.C. there would be a regulatory mechanism allowing things that are generally only sold elsewhere, like in foreign countries, to be sold there in order to be hospitable to the foreign guests of our government.
Well put, kind sir.