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OscarV
12-27-2007, 13:02
Evan Williams, the standard "Black Label" AKA Heaven Hill's flagship.
I was in the mood for a Bourbon Mist or 2 or 3 and EW makes the best.

ACDetroit
12-27-2007, 14:38
Old Forester Bonded 1984 tax stamp bottle and a 2000 pewter top WTKS

LarryG
12-27-2007, 14:47
Wasn't today, but on my last trip to the ABC store I came home with ...

Wild Turkey Rare Breed (replenishing my supply)
Maker's Mark (likewise, although it's been well over a year since the last bottle ran dry)
Jim Beam Black (a first try of this one for me, bought after reading many favorable comments here)

Larry

RedVette
12-27-2007, 15:46
Beam Rye, new to me.
WT Rye, not new.
WT American Spirit. Looking forward to tasting this one.

felthove
12-27-2007, 16:39
Picked up a Ridgeford Reserve 1792 and a Basil Hayden's. Called a local store to ask about availability of Weller 12 year and it will be three more weeks until it comes in. I know it's like candy but I love that stuff!

KyWoman
12-27-2007, 16:45
Our local store had a buy 2 get one half for all Beam brands, so I picked up 2 of the Beam Black - which is the work horse bourbon for me.

I almost got some Bookers (anything named after Booker Noe has got to be good). But I decided on the sample size instead - it was g-ooo-d and strong. Not for the faint of heart. Definitely on my list for special occasions....

full_proof
12-27-2007, 17:47
Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve 13-yr-old and OGD114 (the former is in limited supply in my area and I could not beat the price on the latter). The bottom of the bottle of the OCPR has "Packaging Co. Ltd. United Kingdom" embossed on the glass. Good to know Kentuckians can still make some use of the Brits, who appear to be satisfied making [horrible] gin, and still manage to call it a "spirit."

darkluna
12-27-2007, 20:06
Was very surprised, and happy, to see a bottle of 2007 Handy make it to the shelves here. "Limit 1 per person" said the sign, so I grabbed one. Love this stuff

HipFlask
12-27-2007, 20:35
Darkluka, I think I would bring many outfits to the store. buy a bottle, go out to car pop on a base ball cap and a sweatshirt go back in buy another, remove cap and sweatshirt and put on a cowboy hat an jacket go in buy another....

I did buy a ER 1B 10yr to replace a empty bottle of Buf Trace. yum

ThomasH
12-27-2007, 20:48
Bookers and Corner Creek as well as some Phillips Union, Glenfiddich 15 Solera SMS and Black Bottle blended scotch, all from Binnys!

Thomas

Bailey
12-28-2007, 16:54
Grabbed a Vintage 17 Year and a couple of bottles of EW1783. I've never had either. I have had the EW Black Label and wasn't terribly impressed but I figured the 1783 deserved a chance after getting a 96 pt. rating from Wine Enthusiast.

Old Lamplighter
12-28-2007, 18:53
Finally got a Parker's Heritage, 127.4 proof edition.

SBOmarc
12-28-2007, 21:16
Local... a Stagg and Weller '07 BTAC. Left the Saz and the ER.

Merry Christmas to me.

felthove
12-28-2007, 21:33
Picked up a variety of nicer pours and some bargain brands:

EWSB 10
Very Special Old Fitz 12
OGD 114
OGD BIB
Old Fitz
JTS Brown BIB
Henry McKenna
Old Forester 86
EW 1783
Rittenhouse BIB

TNbourbon
12-28-2007, 21:40
Picked up a variety of nicer pours and some bargain brands:

EWSB 10
Very Special Old Fitz 12
OGD 114
OGD BIB
Old Fitz
JTS Brown BIB
Henry McKenna
Old Forester 86
EW 1783
Rittenhouse BIB

Just as a "One man's opinion..." intellectual exercise, let me arrange those in my preferential order:

Rittenhouse BIB
OGD BIB
Old Forester 86
EWSB (I assume 1997)
OGD 114
EW 1783
VSOF 12
Old Fitz
Henry McKenna
JTS Brown BIB

Mind you, I'm assuming current editions. I've had mind-blowing J.T.S. Brown (late-'60s) and Heavenly Heaven Hill (McKenna BIB 10yo SB). Not a 'mixer' in the bunch, maybe.

felthove
12-29-2007, 10:58
Just as a "One man's opinion..." intellectual exercise, let me arrange those in my preferential order:

Rittenhouse BIB
OGD BIB
Old Forester 86
EWSB (I assume 1997)
OGD 114
EW 1783
VSOF 12
Old Fitz
Henry McKenna
JTS Brown BIB

Mind you, I'm assuming current editions. I've had mind-blowing J.T.S. Brown (late-'60s) and Heavenly Heaven Hill (McKenna BIB 10yo SB). Not a 'mixer' in the bunch, maybe.


I didn't try all of these yesterday but one I did try and was pretty bad was the Old Fitz. Just simple and very sweet and with a really powerful smell of pecans. And the pecan flavor was a little odd -- not enticing like pie! :puke:

jinenjo
12-29-2007, 11:49
Picked up Elijah Craig 12. It was from a store where, it seems, they've been sitting on the shelf for nearly two years. In a box, too, which I've never seen.

I was going to start a thread about this but figured I'd just ask here:

Who's started bunkering EC12, now that there's less than a year left of the original HH?

gblick
12-29-2007, 15:08
I didn't try all of these yesterday but one I did try and was pretty bad was the Old Fitz. Just simple and very sweet and with a really powerful smell of pecans. And the pecan flavor was a little odd -- not enticing like pie! :puke:
Can you give any more details..
Was it Prime (if so, was it 80 or 86 proof?), or was it Bottled-in-Bond (if so, what DSP numbers did it have?)? And what date numbers are imprinted into the bottom of the bottle?
Just curious, thanks.

I really like some of the older bottlings (even of the lower proof 'Prime'). But I will admit that while I do enjoy the taste, some of it can be very simple tasting and not complex at all, but (to my taste) that is not a bad thing.

thanson
12-29-2007, 15:11
I just received a GTS 07 compliments of a fellow SB'er. Much thanks!

I also picked up an OGD BIB for a little rebarreling experiment.

SBOmarc
12-29-2007, 16:49
WLW and Stagg '07. Had hoped to get them from Santa, but had to take care of this myself.

full_proof
12-30-2007, 18:22
ETL (older bottle without the wax top)
Old Forester Birthday (2004 & 2006)
ORVW 10-YR
Bernheim Original
BT (great bourbon, great price!)
WTRR 101
ER 101
* * *
...and a bottle of El Major Resposado tequila for my brother

Martian
01-01-2008, 15:17
I was looking for something special for New Years Eve. I spotted a dusty single lonely bottle of Henry McKenna 10 yr. S1B BIB. When I got home I noticed that the barreling was in 1984. I opened it last night. This may be the best bourbon I have tasted. Copper color. Very smooth with a very long lip smacking fruity finish. Not too sweet and not too woody. Wow. It was a very nice New Years Eve.

HighTower
01-03-2008, 04:13
Just purchased 2 1994 WTKS pewter tops, signed by Jimmy. One will go on the shelf, and I will have to battle to open a signed one, but with all the talk of how good early KS is, I know what will eventuate.....

Scott

dcb
01-03-2008, 07:54
saw that EC 18 was on sale for a mere $23.99 so got two bottles (one with a bottling date back in 1988), and another Old Overholt, which has a new label since the last bottle I bought. wish my shops got more rye, the overholt is the only straight rye around here, other than a few bottle of the saz 18 left (which i've bunkered several already).

HighTower
01-03-2008, 13:55
saw that EC 18 was on sale for a mere $23.99
I keep saying 2008 is going to be a great year!!
$23.99?? Get a case!!

Scott

ACDetroit
01-03-2008, 15:20
$23.99?? Get a case!!


I'll second that! and get a case for me :lol: !

Today was a surprise in the mail as I had forgot about the win on eBay! I do not eBay much Liquor but the buy it now was right so I ended up with a George Dickel Powder Horn with Tax Stamp and box all in good shape for $30 shipped so I was happy and it looks great!

Cheers!

Tony

OscarV
01-03-2008, 15:31
Dickel is really getting popular on this board.
I know a store that has several Dickel #8's.

swampguy
01-03-2008, 17:22
I picked up a bottle of Eagle's Rare for $22.99. I haven't had any in years and forgot how good it taste. I think my next purchase will be Wild Turkey Barrel Strength.

OscarV
01-03-2008, 17:33
I think my next purchase will be Wild Turkey Barrel Strength.

Hey, if you wanna include me I'd love to have a WT Barrel Strenthg.

squire
01-03-2008, 17:54
18 yr Craig. No particular reason, just occurred to me its been awhile.

Squire

Gillman
01-03-2008, 18:21
Today I made a vatting of Weller 107 which is as good as a purchase for me, better in some ways. It simply combines an un-chill-filtered single barrel version selected by the Kentucky Bourbon Society (bottled Sept. '07) with a single barrel selected by Cork & Bottle in Kentucky (bottled a couple of months or so earlier, it was barrel 11). Both were just over 9 years old. The mingling ratio was 2:1 respectively. It is remarkable how good this is, it presents the best features of both and contrives to make two well-flavored, strong drinks a smooth number that drinks neat to perfection despite the formidable proof.

Gary

NickAtMartinis
01-03-2008, 19:54
Today I made a vatting of Weller 107 which is as good as a purchase for me, better in some ways. It simply combines an un-chill-filtered single barrel version selected by the Kentucky Bourbon Society (bottled Sept. '07) with a single barrel selected by Cork & Bottle in Kentucky (bottled a couple of months or so earlier, it was barrel 11). Both were just over 9 years old. The mingling ratio was 2:1 respectively. It is remarkable how good this is, it presents the best features of both and contrives to make two well-flavored, strong drinks a smooth number that drinks neat to perfection despite the formidable proof.

Gary


Way to go making me jealous, Gary. ;)

felthove
01-03-2008, 19:59
Can you give any more details..
Was it Prime (if so, was it 80 or 86 proof?), or was it Bottled-in-Bond (if so, what DSP numbers did it have?)? And what date numbers are imprinted into the bottom of the bottle?
Just curious, thanks.

I really like some of the older bottlings (even of the lower proof 'Prime'). But I will admit that while I do enjoy the taste, some of it can be very simple tasting and not complex at all, but (to my taste) that is not a bad thing.

Sorry it took me so long to get back...

It is Prime and 80 proof. There is a small ink stamp on the bottom of the bottle that reads 42 24 0x9 0 0309; the x is a number I cannot read. The imprint in the bottle itself reads 00 60 42 BM

None of these appear to be a date...?

Oh yeah -- also picked up a AAA 10 star, a Pikesville rye, and a Dickel #12 today.

ACDetroit
01-04-2008, 00:40
Paid for 4 bottles of the East Bay 4yr. Willett's Rye today. I hope to have them buy next week! A friend in San Fran grabbed them and will ship by Monday! Can hardly wait!!

Tony

gblick
01-04-2008, 07:45
Sorry it took me so long to get back...

It is Prime and 80 proof. There is a small ink stamp on the bottom of the bottle that reads 42 24 0x9 0 0309; the x is a number I cannot read. The imprint in the bottle itself reads 00 60 42 BM

None of these appear to be a date...?Thanks for the reply.
Going by the imprints in the glass, I believe the one imprint that (reasonably) appears to be the last two numbers of a year will be the date (in this case I would guess that it's the 00, which would put it at 2000..a good year from what I've experienced).

To put my self on topic, last night I finally decided to pick up a pewter-topped WTKS (bottled 9-9-96) that I found awhile back, good price too!

barturtle
01-04-2008, 10:12
I found an older bottling of Sam Houston, batch #9.

Gillman
01-04-2008, 10:39
Mark, you can do the same with Weller 107 bought on the shelf anywhere in America.

The work is really in the proportions of the two (or three, perhaps) combined.

Gary

SingleBarrel
01-04-2008, 17:55
Parker's Heritage Cask Strength - 122.6 proof. $80 is steep, but I had to have it!

ACDetroit
01-04-2008, 18:40
I would have to agree Dave great find as that is the first release which I understand is the better of the 3.

ggilbertva
01-04-2008, 18:57
I've been very good over the last 3 months and have not bought any bourbon....first because my stock is full and second because I'm in a career transition so money is tight. I dropped in to a local ABC yesterday and they had one lonely bottle of '07 Saz sitting in the back room. It now sits on my shelf at home. VA received a total of 60 bottles...that was it, so I consider myself fortunate.

Bailey
01-04-2008, 22:02
Against my better judgment a couple of bottles of Hirsch 16 - and based upon too many recommendations to count a bottle of Parkers 122.6.

Old Lamplighter
01-05-2008, 01:00
The 07 offering of VWFRR and the 06 edition Stagg

CrispyCritter
01-05-2008, 14:08
Today, one bottle of Weller 7/107 (paper label) and a bottle of Fundador Jerez brandy, plus a proper brandy snifter.

The Fundador is inexpensive ($20 for the bottle), and I opened it almost immediately to give it a try. Mmmmmmmm, good stuff. It's interesting to contrast it against a heavily sherried single-malt Scotch like Aberlour A'Bunadh - they both have that strong sherry note, but the brandy is clearly brandy and the whisky is clearly whisky.

The Weller, of course, has been a favorite of mine from the first taste...

fogfrog
01-06-2008, 13:12
Evan Williams, the standard "Black Label" AKA Heaven Hill's flagship.
I was in the mood for a Bourbon Mist or 2 or 3 and EW makes the best.

I never heard of Bourbon Mist, but looked it up on the web and it said, put ice in a glass, add 3.5oz of Ten High and then add more ice. Yes, maybe EW Black is a cut above Ten High. I have never tried Ten High yet. Have you tried EW White?

OscarV
01-06-2008, 13:34
I use crushed ice cubes for my Bourbon Mist but only a jigger of bourbon, this is how I learned of it.

I have never heard of EW White Label BIB and I just recently became aware of EW Green Label.
The next time I am down south I will try to get both.

Hondo
01-06-2008, 14:08
We were out with some friends last night and ended up at a small pub in Georgetown Indiana.

I was somewhat dissapointed to find that they only had two Bourbons in stock!

So after I finished off their bottle of Makers... the other bottle was Very Old Barton which I had never had before. I really enjoyed it but didnt think to ask which proof this was. I was impressed with it even though I understand it is a bottom shelf offering.

Think I'll run out and grab a bottle for the house!

Hondo

Virus_Of_Life
01-06-2008, 15:15
Parker's Heritage Cask Strength - 122.6 proof. $80 is steep, but I had to have it!


I would have to agree Dave great find as that is the first release which I understand is the better of the 3.

Interesting, I also grabbed a 122.6 yesterday and am pretty surprised to hear the first offering made it to Cali. I picked up a 127.4 in St Louis.

Flatlander
01-06-2008, 15:30
Picked up some Sazerac Rye. I had never tried a good rye before. Wow, what a nice tasting pour. My old stand by JD keeps getting pushed farther back into the cabinet!

jburlowski
01-07-2008, 19:01
Against my better judgment a couple of bottles of Hirsch 16 - and based upon too many recommendations to count a bottle of Parkers 122.6.

Both are very, very good choices....

barturtle
01-07-2008, 20:23
Picked up some Sazerac Rye. I had never tried a good rye before. Wow, what a nice tasting pour. My old stand by JD keeps getting pushed farther back into the cabinet!

Keep trying things that are recommended here and Jack will get kicked to the curb like last weeks trash.

felthove
01-07-2008, 21:12
Against my better judgment a couple of bottles of Hirsch 16 - and based upon too many recommendations to count a bottle of Parkers 122.6.

Where did you pick these up? Haven't seen them at the WA state stores!

Old Lamplighter
01-07-2008, 21:14
Keep trying things that are recommended here and Jack will get kicked to the curb like last weeks trash.

Exactly what happened to me. I haven't bought, or consumed, any JD in the last 2-3 years since 'tuning in' here on a regular basis.

OscarV
01-08-2008, 13:03
I picked up a bottle of Buffalo Trace.

Selected & Bottled Exclusively For
A & L Wine Castle
Ann Arbor, Michigan

I asked one of the co-owners if they went down to Frankfort to taste and choose the barrel.
He said, "No, they made a special barrel for us."
I thought to myself,...:rolleyes:

But I bought it.

barturtle
01-08-2008, 14:33
Went and picked up a bottle of T.W.Samuels BIB, there were only 4 bottles, so I took the time to check the bottling codes on them, 3 were from 2006 (Lxxx6), but the last one was L0739 (1999). This is nice because it will make it DSP 31 stock

ACDetroit
01-08-2008, 17:34
Several things but the best bang for the buck would be the Old Forester Signature for $15.99. Have not opened yet but with a group of the "Michigan Bourbon Hounds" (stole that! Oscar hope you don't mind?) coming by Friday we may have to try the 80's Bonded next to the new Signature.

Cheers!
Tony

OscarV
01-08-2008, 19:05
Several things but the best bang for the buck would be the Old Forester Signature for $15.99. Have not opened yet but with a group of the "Michigan Bourbon Hounds" (stole that! Oscar hope you don't mind?) coming by Friday we may have to try the 80's Bonded next to the new Signature.

Cheers!
Tony

Hey Tony, I got a bottle of OF Signature last Fall when I went down to The Party Source in KY.
I did not know it was available in MI. Yeah for $15.99 and 100 proof it is well worth it.
It is OK neat, but I liked it better on ice.

I gotta a couple of goodies to bring over Friday.

Old Lamplighter
01-08-2008, 23:01
Thanks to a couple of very kind and generous fellow sb.com members, I received a very nice group of new bottles today that included WLW 06 as well as some recent offerings from Willett. Thanks again guys!!!!!!

mgilbertva
01-10-2008, 14:37
I love the Willett offerings. Amazing. So, when I saw the thread (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6334) on some Willett being available in D.C., I had to check it out. Here's what I came home with:
Willett Family Reserve 15 YO; 122.9 pf., distilled 8/17/92; Warehouse B, barrel #8 (this is a Heaven Hill product)
Willett Family Reserve 23 YO, "The Iron Fist"; 137.1 pf, distilled 4/10/84, Warehouse B, rick NR3
Willett Family Reserve 23 YO, "The Velvet Glove"; 137 pf, distilled 4/10/84, Warehouse B, rick NR2
Johnny Drum 4 YO, 86 pf
3 Thomas Handy '07
1 WLW '07
Joe Riley was very helpful, including providing a generous straightbourbon.com discount. Their selection is excellent, rivaling Schneider's and edging out The Wine Specialist for D.C.'s best bourbon selection.

P.S. If anyone wants to work out a trade for some other Willett offerings, let me know. I can pick up some more of the 23 Willett Ryes from Ace.

bigtoys
01-10-2008, 21:06
Not what I went shopping for. Buffalo Trace...are u ready???

Experimental Collection: aged 10 yrs in bourbon (new oak) barrel, then 8 yrs in a Chardonnay barrel. $60 for 375 ml. Some pix to follow.

I wasn't familiar with this although there is more info here on SB.com. Was browsing the bourbon aisle for some extra Pappy when the spirits guy took me to the front counter for "something special". He had never had it, so I said I'd buy it and to open it so we could both have a taste.

I'm enjoying it; after researching it here, it's pretty rare. Maybe I'll grab the second bottle, too.


BTW, someone is trying to sell the set of 2 on ebay for $650!!!

bigtoys
01-10-2008, 21:43
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/BTECbottle1.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/BTECbottle2.jpg

Love the detailed info.

Rake
01-11-2008, 01:38
The Parker's Heritage Collection (127.4 proof, second batch) finally landed in Denver, so I had to pick up a bottle. Also, I found a recent bottling of Old Fitz BIB, the first one I've seen in the area, and I had to have that one, too.

fogfrog
01-11-2008, 11:13
At lunch I went out and bought a bottle of Weller's Antique 107 Proof. I have never tried any Weller's yet and am very curious what its like.

At home I have just finished my BIB EW White, and loved that stuff for a four year old it was really good IMO. Whiskey is expensive here in TN, and it is under ten dollars..... I also have my VOB 100 and my regular EW. I am hoping the Weller will add a variety.

Eggman
01-11-2008, 15:32
Howdy,

This afternoon I took some of my Gumball machine profits and bought a Litre of JBB. $21+ change. The tax took it up another $3! I've about settled on JBB as my nightcap/Diet Coke additive. For me JBB is the best combination of taste/smoothness for the buck that I've found; worth the extra $2 compared to White label.

Eggman

bigtoys
01-11-2008, 15:56
Stopped at Binny's on the way to the dentist (no cavities!!) and grabbed a Pappy 20 to bunker. Saw the 4R Yellow Label for the first time, so I grabbed that, too.

HipFlask
01-11-2008, 17:31
Today at the lower cost store in town I grabbed the last bottle of GTS 07 for the bunker. $52 out the door. The only BTAC I haven't found was the Weller. Maybe I'll get lucky and score one at the pricey store in town. If not maybe the bottle of WT AS will still be there.

birdman1099
01-11-2008, 18:55
I finally found 4 roses small batch. its time for the small batch/single barrell throwdown.

results to come.

barturtle
01-11-2008, 19:09
I went back to a store I had left stuff at that I figured I'd go pick up the last two of. Of course there was only one of the two left. So I picked it up. As I go to enter it into my database, I notice something I hadn't seen before...well I had another bottle bought at the same store last week, so I dig it out (amazing how fast bottles tend to sink to the bottom of a stack of boxes). Nope the other bottling doesn't say it, but they both carry the same UPC code.

By now I bet you're wondering what it said:

Imported By
Tarac Pty Ltd.
Barossa Valley Way
Nuriootpa, SA 5355

Nuriootpa, SA is South Australia, BTW...this bottles' on the wrong side of the world!

Oh, and I guess I should mention what it is too, Sam Houston 10yo Batch 7 Bottle 1256.

Mamba
01-11-2008, 20:40
Today I picked up a bottle of Parker Beam Heritage Collection 122.6 proof. One of the classiest looking bottles yet, and I hear it's no slouch in a glass either. Will open once I clear a bottle or two out of my bunker.

ggilbertva
01-11-2008, 21:38
As my brother posted earlier, he picked up some THH which he thought was the 2007 release. Well, come to find out, all three bottles (one of which I now have) happen to be all 2006. Go figure that those would be sitting on the shelf in a D.C. liquor store.

fogfrog
01-12-2008, 09:48
Howdy,

This afternoon I took some of my Gumball machine profits and bought a Litre of JBB. $21+ change. The tax took it up another $3! I've about settled on JBB as my nightcap/Diet Coke additive. For me JBB is the best combination of taste/smoothness for the buck that I've found; worth the extra $2 compared to White label.

Eggman

did you try the 7YO white label? I like that one alright.

Old Lamplighter
01-12-2008, 09:54
Well, not exactly today, but day before last I finally found a Russell's Reserve Rye after keeping an eye out for it the past week or so. I was a little surprised it was not seen in more establishments at present. However, suppose it is still pretty new to the marketplace.

gothbat
01-12-2008, 13:15
Took a run up to PA and grabbed some PVW20 for the bunker. I also picked up a bottle of Ezra B. Single Barrel. I've never seen the Ezra B before but I figured at 12 years old for $25 it might be worth checking out.

Old Lamplighter
01-12-2008, 21:48
Finally broke down and took ownership of 2 bottles of BMH 18 Rye today. The last ones I have seen in these parts. The store clerk was nice enough to give me a 10% discount for buying both. I went there intending to buy just one in addition to the last BMH 14 that he had - at least, he had it the last time I visited a few days ago......famous last words, it was gone. So, out of a little frustration at myself, took both the ryes. The clerk said they could 'order' me another BMH 14. I thought to myself, 'yeah right'. I told him to go ahead and check.......who knows, there might be a few here & there hanging around somewhere at the distributor level here in TN. I doubt it though.

Empty_One
01-13-2008, 00:49
picked up some Rittenhouse tonight, along with some M&R vermouth and some bitters, to get me into the manhattan world. Wow, what a nice drink. I wish I had tasted it earlier in my life, it is wonderful.

ggilbertva
01-13-2008, 06:29
Parents came back from a trip to the middle east and brought home a bottle of Jack Daniels Silver Select. I have an open bottle of this whiskey and it's really quite good so glad to have another for the bunker.

dcb
01-14-2008, 07:52
local shop got six more '07 Staggs so I picked one up and I like this release a little better than last year's I think.

F399SF
01-14-2008, 10:16
My local ABC amazingly had two bottles of 2007 Stagg in the special order case, so I snatched those babies up, bringing my total to three now. I also got a Wild Turkey Rye. My only previous rye experience was with Jim Beam and I didn't like that too much, but this is a great change of pace. Kinda like 101 on steroids.

barturtle
01-14-2008, 13:19
Stopped by a liquor store I'd driven past a few times before:
5055

I didn't need them, but just couldn't leave them there.

Rancastle
01-14-2008, 14:41
Let me guess Timothy...The Cork in Columbus on 46?

barturtle
01-14-2008, 14:42
Let me guess Timothy...The Cork in Columbus on 46?

That would be absolutely correct.:slappin:

Just can't sneak anything past the BOTY 2008!

Virus_Of_Life
01-14-2008, 15:59
Let me guess Timothy...The Cork in Columbus on 46?


That would be absolutely correct.:slappin:

Just can't sneak anything past the BOTY 2008!

I don't know what is more amazing, that they were sitting there, or that Randy knew about them and left them there?! Good find!

TroyM
01-14-2008, 16:29
Stagg Fall 05
Old Fitzgerald 1849
VW Lot B

HighTower
01-14-2008, 17:15
Nice purchases, Troy!

Scott

TroyM
01-14-2008, 17:43
Thanks Scott.

Had a couple of friends bring them back for me.

SBOmarc
01-14-2008, 18:10
Another Old Forrester Signature. The first bottle was a surprise to me. At 100 proof at that price point, so very drinkable neat.

burbankbrewer
01-14-2008, 18:35
Rittenhouse 100 Rye, Michters Straight Rye US1 Single Barrel, Sazerac Rye 6yo, Buffalo Trace, Makers Mark. Next bottle will be Wild Turkey Rye.

burbankbrewer
01-14-2008, 18:38
Try Noilly Pratt sweet vermouth. Same price much better. I find M&R tannic and bitter.

Rancastle
01-15-2008, 14:50
I don't know what is more amazing, that they were sitting there, or that Randy knew about them and left them there?! Good find!

Already have all the Wild Turkey 12 I can drink....I think.:skep:

TNbourbon
01-15-2008, 16:01
Already have all the Wild Turkey 12 I can drink....I think.:skep:

Ah, but do you have all the Wild Turkey 12 that I:skep: can drink?..
(The fact that I've not driven through Indiana recently is not indicative of how many times I've done it!..You see, I grew up -- and family remains -- in SW Michigan... -- You have additionally responsibilties now, BOTY:lol:)

TNbourbon
01-15-2008, 17:56
Puchased a replacement Pappy 20 today, the only no-questions-asked Stitzel-Weller still on shelves. Price was $99.99 and, after a courtesty discount -- which essentially offsets sales tax here -- I wound up paying $98.31 or so. It's simply not worth driving all over the countryside here to find a nominally lower price. This one was less than a mile from home.
Also picked up a 2000 LBV Osborne Port gift set for $17.99 before discount, from which the glasses make outstanding bourbon tasters -- and the Port's not bad, too.

bigtoys
01-15-2008, 20:28
Puchased a replacement Pappy 20 today, the only no-questions-asked Stitzel-Weller still on shelves. Price was $99.99 and, after a courtesty discount -- which essentially offsets sales tax here -- I wound up paying $98.31 or so.

$99-that's about what I paid last weekend w/ tax up here in Chi-town. It's reserve #2 in the bunker. Wonder if I should get more. It's supposed to be around in its current form until 2012, right?

OscarV
01-16-2008, 14:56
It is only Wednesday and it has already been an eventful week.
Today I scored the following.

2 Parker's Heritage Collection 122.6 proof. Got a tip from ACDetroit, he said two were at a store in Dearborn, not no mo.

1 Four Roses Single Barrel Jim Rutledge 40th Anniversary Thanks again Mr. Banks of Louisville

2 Four Roses Small Batch To my Bardstown Dog, you da man!

2 Four Roses Single Barrel McScrooges Special Selection Bottle SmokinJoe keep Hot 'Lanta hot!

OK everyone, look me up, I'm pourin'.

ggilbertva
01-16-2008, 15:00
My wife had order me some Handy prior to Christmas and it just now came in. So, now I have my second bottle of '07 Handy. That bottle now completes my second set.

:woohoo:

HighTower
01-17-2008, 03:59
Yesterday I met up with a few JD collecting mates for a few drinks and swaps etc.
I came home with a 1st gen and 2nd Gen George Dickel Barrel Select, both bottles signed by Jennings D. Backus and current master distiller John R. Lunn

I keep trying to tell these guys there's some stuff to be drunk in Tennessee!

Scott

birdman1099
01-17-2008, 14:58
I had a fantastic Bourbon day !!!!!






Hey Hightower, I had a bottle of Dickel select in my hands as well. but, Alas, I had to put it back in favor of the Stagg !!!

HighTower
01-17-2008, 15:54
birdman, nice work on the Four Roses 40th!
Scott

birdman1099
01-17-2008, 19:46
birdman, nice work on the Four Roses 40th!
Scott

Thanks !!!

I'm pretty stoked about it as well.

It will be sampled tonight.


Cheers :toast:

macon
01-17-2008, 20:32
Today, I received my order for two bottles of Pappy Lot B and one bottle of Rock Hill Farms. One of the bottles of Pappy is for my brother-in-laws birthday next month. Opened the other bottle of Pappy and had a couple of pours tonight. Very good. I think I like the 12 year better than the 15 year.

spun_cookie
01-17-2008, 22:27
Stagg 07 *2, 1792, & 07 Birthday Bourbon... slow day:grin:

jburlowski
01-19-2008, 12:42
Went to replace a recently finished PVW 15. To my horror, the shelf space at The Party Source usually devoted to PVW was filled with something else. When I inquired, I was told that PVW was on "extreme allocation" and that they were able to get only 2 or 3 bottles of each expression with each shipment.

So I stopped by another, smaller store on the way home and bought the last three that they had on the shelf. Don't want to be caught unable to get my Pappy "fix".

Also picked up a EC12 (gonna give it another try) and a Weller 12.

Everman75
01-19-2008, 13:45
Decided to try some bottom shelf (or middle shelf in some stores) bourbons. Got Ancient Ancient Age 10 star and Old Grand-dad Bonded.
I've opened the AAA and so far it's not bad at all. Can anyone tell me if the AAA 10 year old is really that much better than the 10 star, or is it just a little better?

spun_cookie
01-19-2008, 14:36
wooohooo made a good trade for some 05 William Laura Willer today...

:woohoo: Thank you Illfarmboy!!!!:thankyousign:

ILLfarmboy
01-19-2008, 14:46
Today while out and about I picked up a bottle of WT RR 101 and a bottle of Power's Gold


Decided to try some bottom shelf (or middle shelf in some stores) bourbons. Got Ancient Ancient Age 10 star and Old Grand-dad Bonded.
I've opened the AAA and so far it's not bad at all. Can anyone tell me if the AAA 10 year old is really that much better than the 10 star, or is it just a little better?

Sorry I can't help you with the AAA 10 Star Vs. 10 Year. All I have ever had is the 10 Star. I wasn't overly impressed. If I recall correctly, among those who have had both, the 10 year gets much better reviews, which isn't surprising.

The Old Granddad bottled-in-bond is very good. Not at all deserving of its lower/bottom shelf status.

ggilbertva
01-19-2008, 16:26
I have not had the 10 Star but I do have a number of bottles of the AAA 10 year and I find it to be quite good. Not exception, but good. At 86 proof at about $11 a liter, it a good bargain....well, at least it was.....can't find it anymore.

Old Lamplighter
01-19-2008, 22:13
Not bourbon, but, a back-up bottle of VWFRR this evening along with a bottle of Cinzano for Manhattans tonite. However, not planning to use the VW for the mix....strictly neat on the FRR. Found my 'lost' bottle of Rittenhouse BIB as well as going to try some RRR for same.

Virus_Of_Life
01-19-2008, 22:31
Well thanks to some BS at work I didn't make it over to Kentucky as planned!!:hot:

I worked some in the morning took the afternoon to go explore a little bit and then worked more this evening. Anyway I did find an '06 Handy (132.7) for under $60 so that is good (would have rather had an 07 since I haven't found one for under $80 yet!), an '07 ER17 that I wouldn't have bothered with but it was under $40 so I decided what the heck. And then I found a place that had boxes of these old Baker's singles from batch B-85-501, I believe this was the first or very close to it -- it is some damn tasty stuff that is for sure. Oh and I grabbed an Old Charter 12 year since I have heard the Classic 90 is pretty good and like most other OCs it isn't available in Cali...

Would have rather drove to Kentucky!

luv2hunt
01-20-2008, 09:36
Christian,

Don't buy any Handy on the way here! I have two extra bottles ('07)that I don't want (miscounted when I was buying) and I paid $61 each. Sound Good?

Dawn

SBOmarc
01-20-2008, 10:51
A Pappy 15. Reading this thread earlier and seeing that it was in some markets on "extreme allocation" I was surprised. It is a hard to find bottle in this area. Just maybe Buffalo Trace is attempting to widen distribution?

One man's loss is another's gain perhaps?

spun_cookie
01-20-2008, 11:25
:woohoo:
:woohoo:
Just got my long awaited/sought after Pappy Van 23yr ... its better when you win it hahahaha
:woohoo:
:woohoo:

Now lets hope that the Bourbon is as good as the anticipation ;)
Emerald

jburlowski
01-20-2008, 12:02
Decided to try some bottom shelf (or middle shelf in some stores) bourbons. Got Ancient Ancient Age 10 star and Old Grand-dad Bonded.
I've opened the AAA and so far it's not bad at all. Can anyone tell me if the AAA 10 year old is really that much better than the 10 star, or is it just a little better?

IIRC, the ten star is only six years old, despite the confusing labels. The ten year old, IMHO, is more mature and nuanced.

birdman1099
01-20-2008, 12:31
:woohoo:
:woohoo:
Just got my long awaited/sought after Pappy Van 23yr ... its better when you win it hahahaha
:woohoo:
:woohoo:

Now lets hope that the Bourbon is as good as the anticipation ;)
Emerald


Was that you who won the ebay auction?

I was looking at that !!!!:grin:

gothbat
01-20-2008, 12:42
Looks like I'm not the only one who bought some PVW23 today. I thought about it for weeks and came to the conclusion last night that the lone bottle I saw would not look quite right on any shelf other than my own. :) Not that it matters but I thought these looked much nicer with the wax seals. This one also didn't have one of those little tags tied to it, should it have?

spun_cookie
01-20-2008, 16:11
Was that you who won the ebay auction?

I was looking at that !!!!:grin:

Yup... hell-of-a-price too.... $175 shipped...

I can't wait to have a Pappy show-down.... I plan on putting the 15, 20 and 23 against each other.... I might through in some van winkles (Lot B, 10 and 15 yr) to make it a 6 shooter....

bigtoys
01-20-2008, 19:07
Just got my long awaited/sought after Pappy Van 23yr ... its better when you win it hahahaha

Now lets hope that the Bourbon is as good as the anticipation ;)
Emerald


Yup... hell-of-a-price too.... $175 shipped...

I can't wait to have a Pappy show-down.... I plan on putting the 15, 20 and 23 against each other.... I might through in some van winkles (Lot B, 10 and 15 yr) to make it a 6 shooter....

Great deal. That's less than retail around here. I paid considerably more over a year ago to get a bottle on ebay when there were no more around. Oh, it's autographed by Julian, so that's worth something, at least sentimentally. Then about 2 weeks later, Binny's got one, so I got that one, too, to average out the price and have one in the bunker. We fininshed off bottle #1 over the summer on a night when it stayed up around 80 degrees into the wee hours. Missing those days now; temp hovering around 0-10 today. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

Let us know how you like it. I find it has a much stronger alcohol taste than the 15 or 20.

For the next bottling, I'm going retail.

bigtoys
01-20-2008, 19:38
As for me, I couldn't resist the hype of winning Malt Advocate's American whiskey of the year, so I picked up a bottle of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2007 release.

The tasting notes describe "dark caramel and rich vanilla coat a ripe apple character." I'm thinking apple pie a la mode here. The aroma should also include "...cinnamon-raisin bun. Sharp cinnamon is cooled by a hint of mint as the bourbon opens up." OF claims a finish that's "warm, long and very clean." Malt Advocate adds "polished leather" to that. Leather's one of my favorite themes, since my dad worked (as did I for a summer way back when) at a tannery.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/OFBday2007.jpg

Looking forward to breaking that seal and having a taste.

ACDetroit
01-20-2008, 19:46
Well thanks to a very generous member who had it in his area I received 2 bottles of Wild Turkey Tribute! I opened the one I had and man it is good!

You the man :bowdown: Gus!!!!!!!

Cheers!

Tony

HipFlask
01-20-2008, 22:19
Finally completed the 07 BTAC. WLW and I must say it is one heck of a good pour of whiskey! This barrel proof stuff can really change your tastes. Too bad the Packers play didn't match my enthusasim for this whiskey! Bummer....

spun_cookie
01-21-2008, 09:12
As for me, I couldn't resist the hype of winning Malt Advocate's American whiskey of the year, so I picked up a bottle of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2007 release

You are going to love this stuff. best of the B-Day Bourbons!!!

LarryG
01-21-2008, 09:25
My most recent purchases (Saturday) were rather pedestrian compared to some of what's been mentioned in this thread: OF Sig 100, and EC12.

I rec'd the OFBB 2007 for Christmas, but have yet to break the seal. I'm eager to see how it compares to the '06, which was my first (and only) exposure to the series.

Larry

jburlowski
01-21-2008, 14:13
My wife and I finally took the hard hat tour at BT (and ad agreat tiem!).

Afterwards, I stopped at a nearby liquor store and found two WLW 06.

OscarV
01-21-2008, 14:59
Malt Advocate's American whiskey of the year, Malt Advocate



Which issue of Malt Advocate are you referring to?
Has anyone got the First Quarter 2008 issue?
I don't and I am a subscriber.

Opps, sorry, I am off topic.

I purchased two 50 ml bottles of WTRB for the ride home today.
Nothing quite like breaking the law.

Flatlander
01-21-2008, 20:40
Stopped in at Binnys today. Picked up a couple fancy ryes to try.
'07 Thomas H. Handy
Rittenhouse 21 yo

shyster512
01-22-2008, 13:41
ORVW 10 year old. Anyone out there who has tried it and would comment on it ?

NickAtMartinis
01-22-2008, 14:23
ORVW 10 year old. Anyone out there who has tried it and would comment on it ?


There are a lot people here that love ORVW 10/107, including myself. I haven't had the 90 proof nor will I try it but the 107 proof is great. Definitely pick it up.

HighTower
01-22-2008, 14:57
Didn't purchase it today, but I received a package from Tony (ACDetroit) today, and I was like a kid in a candy store.
First off there was a Distiller's Masterpiece 18yo and 20yo. I must say they look better in the flesh!
Then there was a 375mL WT Honey liqueur I was chasing.
Then Tony threw in a gift of an 07 Thomas H Handy Rye.:cool: Tony you are the man!
I really appreciate your help in getting these bottles, and the THH, my sincere thanks! :toast:

Scott

burbankbrewer
01-22-2008, 15:25
ORVW 10 year old. Anyone out there who has tried it and would comment on it ?

I just bought the ORVW 90 for $20 cause they didn't have the 107 and thought I'd try it. It has a good carmel nose and light carmel flavor. Nothing remarkably good or bad. I'd give it a 90 score. I like Buffalo Trace better and it's $5 cheaper.

bigtoys
01-22-2008, 15:54
Going out to dinner w/ 3 other couples including 2 other bourbon drinkers (and Pappy fans,too) Sat night via limo to Joe's Stone Crab. Bought a Pappy 20 today for the ride. Hopefully, we can convince man #4 to join us.
Women will drink Mumm DVX Sparkling, one we found on our last Napa trip.

shyster512
01-22-2008, 17:08
The ORVW I bought was the 107 proof (10 yr old). I paid $30.00. Seemed high for a ten year old, but it is hard to find any Winkle here this time of year. Looking forward to sipping it.

TBoner
01-22-2008, 17:13
OGD 114.
WT Rye.

If I ever run out of either, shoot me and let my wife collect insurance.

I'm stocking my bunker. I have loads of dusties, and have decided to gather a few extra bottles of some favorites. Some big financial changes are looming, but I have the money now to lay in store a handful each of some true must-haves. The above more than fit that description.

ACDetroit
01-22-2008, 17:18
Didn't purchase it today, but I received a package from Tony (ACDetroit) today, and I was like a kid in a candy store.
First off there was a Distiller's Masterpiece 18yo and 20yo. I must say they look better in the flesh!
Then there was a 375mL WT Honey liqueur I was chasing.
Then Tony threw in a gift of an 07 Thomas H Handy Rye.:cool: Tony you are the man!
I really appreciate your help in getting these bottles, and the THH, my sincere thanks! :toast:

Scott


Scott, thank you for the kind words! I'm glad everything made made it thru clean!

I don't know, the picture looks pretty good!

The gift is from one new father to a soon to be!! 7-7-08 is on my calander.

Cheers Mate, would have rather seen a picture of you opening the box:slappin: !

Tony

ggilbertva
01-22-2008, 17:50
ORVW 10 year old. Anyone out there who has tried it and would comment on it ?

The ORVW 10/107 is one of my favorite. Great pour and a reasonable price.

F399SF
01-22-2008, 19:06
Lo and behold my local ABC had three bottles of Wild Turkey Rye. I picked one up and DAMN were you guys right about it. I went back and got the remaining two and a bottle of Baby Saz. Thanks for turning me on to ryes.

There were three Pappy 20s in the case too, but I've spent WAY too much this winter already.

Hog Ben
01-22-2008, 19:12
To all you Michiganders you now have two less WT 12year split labels. Im taking them back home where they where born. Sorry!

spun_cookie
01-22-2008, 19:45
Picked up a 100 proof Evan Williams Antebellum... curious how that is compared to the 86 proof annual bottles....

burbankbrewer
01-23-2008, 07:11
Going out to dinner w/ 3 other couples including 2 other bourbon drinkers (and Pappy fans,too) Sat night via limo to Joe's Stone Crab. Bought a Pappy 20 today for the ride. Hopefully, we can convince man #4 to join us.
Women will drink Mumm DVX Sparkling, one we found on our last Napa trip.

The only way to fly. Chicago? I was there last month. The aged steak was good but I would get something else. Careful with the drink order. I got a Manhattan full of ice. Could have been miscomunication it was very busy. Wish I was going.

TBoner
01-23-2008, 16:49
Bought some Talisker 18 today. For $55.49, wouldn't you?:cool: Also, a Baker's.:grin:
But I'm not buying whiskey anymore. Really. I mean it. Seriously.

dcb
01-23-2008, 17:20
Bought some Talisker 18 today. For $55.49

that's a great price for the 18!

birdman1099
01-23-2008, 20:05
But I'm not buying whiskey anymore. Really. I mean it. Seriously.

step 1 is admitting you have a problem !!!:slappin:

I've said that many times.:lol:

Old Lamplighter
01-24-2008, 18:03
On the way in this evening, picked up my first Saz Jr......looking forward to opening it shortly.

ACDetroit
01-24-2008, 18:46
To all you Michiganders you now have two less WT 12year split labels. Im taking them back home where they where born. Sorry!

Henry!!! You can't take those WY12's back home your a transplant! You are required by law to bring those back to MICHIGAN. If you like you can store them at my house! :lol:

Your buddy,
Tony

Oh yeah I got the replacement for my Benchmark the kind Dr. borrowed and said was so wonderful! Cheers.

ggilbertva
01-24-2008, 20:18
Didn't purchase but traded a bottle of '06 Stagg for an '07 Stagg. Needed to complete my second set of '07 BTAC.

T47
01-24-2008, 21:14
Though I am saving up for a new BBQ toy I could not resist the Vintage Bourbon 17.
Never seen that one out here, and it had pretty favorable recommendations...so thanks Felthove for the info...now I am feeling the pull of the WTAS!
My BBQ fund is in serious danger...

HighTower
01-25-2008, 04:36
Today I got 2 Blanton's Gold bottles and a Four Roses Yellow label.

Scott

ggilbertva
01-25-2008, 09:17
Today I got 2 Blanton's Gold bottles and a Four Roses Yellow label.

Scott

I really like the Blanton's Gold. Not a fan of the regular Blanton's but for some reason, the higher proof is more to my liking. I'm currently nursing a
Silver which is also pretty good. I have a SFTB that I will open at some point.

What's your take on the FR Yellow?

HighTower
01-25-2008, 13:47
I really like the Blanton's Gold. Not a fan of the regular Blanton's but for some reason, the higher proof is more to my liking. I'm currently nursing a
Silver which is also pretty good. I have a SFTB that I will open at some point.

What's your take on the FR Yellow?
Greg,

Blanton's Gold is easy in my top 5, I love the stuff. I have a Silver but I haven't tried it. I have a SFTB open, it's not bad, but I still prefer the Gold over it.
The Four ROses Yellow I still haven't tried, I have 2 here now, but, I also have about 35 bottles open, so no more until a few are emptied. I got a backup of the Yellow for the Four Roses tasting we are going to have (that I really need to get off my @$$ and organize!)

Scott

Old Lamplighter
01-25-2008, 21:32
Another for the bunker: WTAS. Although I had not planned to purchase a second one, could not pass it up for $73.

Old Lamplighter
01-26-2008, 19:37
Had a short workday so there was more Saturday time than normal to hunt. Turns out, maybe I should have stayed at work......a little OT is in future to replace the $$$. Anyhow, what 'followed' me home:

Van Winkle FRR (2)
E C 12
Old Charter PR 13
Old Charter 12

Flatlander
01-27-2008, 18:53
Can't stay out of Binnys.....
Thomas H. Handy
Hirsch 21 yo rye
VWFRR

SBOmarc
01-28-2008, 16:26
Grabbed another WLW and Stagg from the '07 BTAC.

gothbat
01-28-2008, 19:30
VWFRR and Saz 18 ('07), didn't think I was going to find more of find either of these; let alone both. :)

Old Lamplighter
01-29-2008, 20:56
Picked up the last bottle of 06 Handy in a particular store this evening. Thought they only had the BTAC 07 editions but moved around a few bottles and found a leftover from last year.

Anybody out there done a side-by-side between the 06 & 07 that would care to post their results? If already done, perhaps someone couold point me to the post.

dacashflo
01-30-2008, 14:52
Picked up my first bottle of Old Overholt. Definitely my favorite rye to date, ill be going back to get another soon.

HighTower
01-31-2008, 04:03
It's more a case of what didn't I purchase today :skep:

2 x Parkers Heritage Batch 1
2 x WT Russell's Reserve Rye
2 x BT Experimental Zinfandel finish
2 x Rittenhouse 21yo Rye (was only supposed to be 1, what am I supposed to do?? Send it back??:lol:)
1 x Weller 12
1 x Sazerac Jr
1 x Rittenhouse BIB

That should keep me out of trouble (or get me into it) for a while. While I pay it off at least!
Now I just have to wait for the FedEX guy.

Scott

NickAtMartinis
01-31-2008, 11:54
I purchased two bottles of ORVW 10/107.

nickynick
01-31-2008, 12:19
Yesterday I picked up a bottle of Baker's. It was on sale for $27.99 at Sam's. Yesterday was the last day of the sale, so I grabbed a bottle. Normally its $37. I don't normally go over $35(WTRB, PVW15, Lot B being a few exceptions) so I bought it. I have had it in the past, but don't remember much about it, other then that I liked it. Looking forward to drinking it.

OscarV
01-31-2008, 17:18
I bought the last 2007 BTAC William Larue Weller today at my favorite store.
I did not buy it but I see that they have Pappy 23yo at $214.99 plus 6% sales tax.
That seems very reasonable for MI prices.

razerburnt
01-31-2008, 17:41
Bought a bottle of very rare old HH BIB 10yo for 9.99.Love this stuff, especially for the price. Also another bottle of 07 Stagg and a WTKS.

Randy

Solomon2
01-31-2008, 17:46
Me: Hey, you're the valet, right? Is there still a liquor store in this shopping center?

Valet: The best!

Maybe the valet is right! On my way to a friend's place on Tuesday I stopped at Ace Beverage (http://www.acebevdc.com/) and met CrashRiley. Ace manages to cram an amazing selection of liquor in a very small space; there's a nice, intimate feel to the place. The only real difficulty is parking. I suggest those interested in visiting park on the street, not in the valet-only garage.

CrashRiley is a good ol' Joe who sold me the bottle of Old Potrero 18th Century he promised was available for sale in this (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8295&highlight=old+potrero) thread. OP is a pretty scarce commodity in D.C.; the distributor has been out of stock for over eight months now, Montgomery County is out of stock, I couldn't find any in Arlington, and I tried several different stores in D.C. to no avail.

We discussed several other whiskeys but since CrashRiley described it as a "best value" I also bought a bottle of Rittenhouse Rye 100 BIB for $13.99. CrashRiley even phoned and let me speak to a friend of his so I could discuss the mashbill of this impulse purchase, then gift-boxed it for free. It'll make a nice present to somebody, assuming I can keep my own paws off of it.

The additional straightbourbon.com discount was also greatly appreciated. Thank you, Crash!

ACDetroit
01-31-2008, 19:09
Today was not bad! No hunting but an order showed up.

2 - EW 1780 No. 10 Brand (bastards the website said 10 yr old) $11.99 each

2- Weller 12 yr. they were on sale $16.95

2- Vintage 17's KBD $47.00

Tony

ILLfarmboy
02-01-2008, 07:37
After draining the last of my only bottle of ORVW 10 year 107 last night. I ordered three more from Sam"s this morning. From another source I also ordered some Fee Brothers west Indian orange bitters and their old fashion aromatic bitters. I almost ordered the barrel aged bitters to but I wussed out. I figure I spent enough this morning.

NickAtMartinis
02-01-2008, 10:45
Last night, I purchased 6 bottles of PVW 15 online.

ACDetroit
02-01-2008, 10:48
Last night, I purchased 3 bottles of PVW 15 online.

NickAtMartinis
02-01-2008, 11:09
It's a Happy Pappy day!!!!:lol:

birdman1099
02-01-2008, 14:03
With all this pappy talk, I just picked up a pappy 20 !!!:cool:

NickAtMartinis
02-01-2008, 14:27
Okay, this isn't good. Here is an email I received from Tewksbury Wine:

"Mark,
We do not have any of the 15yr Pappy Van Winkle in stock. We do have the 10, 12, and 20yr Pappy Van Winkle. Let us know if you would be interested in any of these items.

Thanks,
Tewksbury Fine Wine"

thanson
02-01-2008, 14:56
Okay, this isn't good. Here is an email I received from Tewksbury Wine:

"Mark,
We do not have any of the 15yr Pappy Van Winkle in stock."

D'oh! I was just going to ask where you ordered from too.

birdman1099
02-01-2008, 16:11
Okay, this isn't good. Here is an email I received from Tewksbury Wine:

"Mark,
We do not have any of the 15yr Pappy Van Winkle in stock. We do have the 10, 12, and 20yr Pappy Van Winkle. Let us know if you would be interested in any of these items.

Thanks,
Tewksbury Fine Wine"

For what it's worth, The liquor store I got the 20 from was out of the 15. I asked if they were going to get some more and he responded,"I've been trying. there doesn't seem to be a lot out there"

NickAtMartinis
02-01-2008, 16:13
For what it's worth, The liquor store I got the 20 from was out of the 15. I asked if they were going to get some more and he responded,"I've been trying. there doesn't seem to be a lot out there"


I hear the above from just about every liquor store owner during this time of year when it comes to VW products.

jburlowski
02-01-2008, 16:16
To me, the normal VW recurring shortage seems much more severe this time around...

Julian?

NickAtMartinis
02-01-2008, 16:25
To me, the normal VW recurring shortage seems much more severe this time around...

Julian?


Actually, for my areas, this year is much better than last. Just wait until you get into March, April. I won't see any VW products that I love until Fall '08.

birdman1099
02-01-2008, 17:18
Actually, for my areas, this year is much better than last. Just wait until you get into March, April. I won't see any VW products that I love until Fall '08.


Well, then, it looks like I need to start stocking up if this is truely gonna happen.

I called around and found a store with 4, 15's.

I may have to pay them a visit.

NickAtMartinis
02-01-2008, 18:16
Well, then, it looks like I need to start stocking up if this is truely gonna happen.

I called around and found a store with 4, 15's.

I may have to pay them a visit.


I can't speak for your area, but what I mentioned happens in mine.

bigtoys
02-01-2008, 20:53
Stopped at Binny's Express in Glencoe and grabbed their last Bernheim and a bottle of Bulleit. The Bulleit had some dust on the shoulders of the bottle--a dusty I thought :lol: .

No Lot B, but a bottle of Pappy 20 (still there, I've got 2 bunkered) in the case and possibly more in "the basement".

Impressive stock for a pretty small store. They had Eagle Rare 10 and 17, OF Birthday, several Vintage Bourbons, the Vintage Rye.

I had wanted to detour to the Skokie Binny's, but had to go to the Bottle Shop in Wilmette to pick up some beer--Gumballhead by Three Floyds (Munster, Indiana), a wheat beer and some Belgian ale that my wife wanted. Too lazy to go look at the bottle for details.

fogfrog
02-02-2008, 14:49
Four Roses Single Barrel
Jim Beam Black with a gift hip flask

bigtoys
02-02-2008, 22:12
This should be my last post for a while.

Vintage Bourbon 17 (because of recommendations here on SB.com)
Lot B for the bunker

HipFlask
02-03-2008, 02:12
I went cheap tonight and grabed a Weller Antique 107. I am defineatly enjoying this whiskey. It is exceptional whiskey for the price. Why did I always pass on this for something else? Mistake corrected and a bottle will always be handy.

TomH
02-03-2008, 12:27
Finally got a chance to claim my purchase of a couple of months. Picked up my assortment of 12 bottles of this year's BTAC, plus a set of of Zin BTEC and 2 bottles of the 10YO Chard BTAC. Of course I had to walk around the store and supplemented the purchase with a RR Rye and a 1992 Tullibardine SMS.

Tom

spun_cookie
02-03-2008, 13:07
Another 07 B-Day bourbon... man I like this stuff

ACDetroit
02-03-2008, 18:21
EC 18 yr old, I have one but this one is from 1980 so the oldest one I've seen so I had to have it!

Tony

mathews
02-04-2008, 13:42
I just purchased Evan Williams No. 10 & Old Weller Antique 107. The former is average, while the latter is truly special!

rshunter
02-04-2008, 18:37
A bottle of Bulleit, Eagle Rare 10 Single Barrel (2). I've been enjoying the latter in the evenings.

Rake
02-06-2008, 19:57
Today, I found a 1.75L of Old Weller Antique 107 with a Louisville label. The bottle date seems to be '99, and the UPC is 88076, so if I understand correctly this could be S-W whiskey.

If not, hell, it's still good bourbon at a reasonable price ($35).

Old Lamplighter
02-06-2008, 20:21
Today, I found a 1.75L of Old Weller Antique 107 with a Louisville label. The bottle date seems to be '99, and the UPC is 88076, so if I understand correctly this could be S-W whiskey.

If not, hell, it's still good bourbon at a reasonable price ($35).

You understand correctly, what you have is S-W whiskey......and, at one heckuva price. Congrats!!!!

ACDetroit
02-06-2008, 20:24
Great find Traver!!

I picked up a couple 1.75L OGD 86 these have tax stamps and are from the early 80's. These would have ND juice in them so they will be good!

Tony

SBOmarc
02-06-2008, 21:31
A Weller 12 and an ORVW 10.

BTW, it's official. Prices in my part of SoCal are going up...in a hurry!

HighTower
02-06-2008, 23:40
EC 18 yr old, I have one but this one is from 1980 so the oldest one I've seen so I had to have it!

Tony
Tony,

My current bottle is dated 9-8-1981, and it is superb. I love this stuff. The best part is it should be available in Australia from this month.:grin:

Got my FedEx package from Binnys yesterday, accompanied by a $400 customs bill. :hot: Looks like I will be taking it easy for a while.

Scott

OscarV
02-07-2008, 12:37
Just got 'em today.
Elmer T Lee Sam's Wine selected barrel.
W L Weller 12yo, I can get the other 4 Weller's but MI doesn't carry the 12yo.
Also ordered a Pappy Van Winkle 20yo but it was cut from the order, no reason given.
I can also get PVW 20yo in MI but even with shipping it is cheaper to get it from Sam's, but this time it was to cheap.

Wasch_24
02-07-2008, 13:00
I snagged a bottle of Booker's today at lunch. Never had it before but it was time to try it.

This past weekend I was able to get the last bottle of Eagle Rare 10 on the shelf...apparently they sell out rather quickly at the one shop I have found that stocks it. I only sampled a tiny sip and I think I will really like this one.

razerburnt
02-07-2008, 17:26
I picked up a couple of Bourbon Deluxe's. The fake tax stamp has ND on the top. I'm not that schooled so does anyone know if these are any good? I also bought an OVRW "very special stock" 10 year, 90.4 proof. very plain label. I've never seen one of these. Distilled in 95.

Randy

TBoner
02-07-2008, 18:27
Yet another OC12 (still a handful under $20 about town...I just love the stuff), Baker's, WTRB (current batch). Also scored a Weller Centennial from L'ville last weekend.

Mike R
02-08-2008, 14:11
Stopped by the store yesterday on a whim and left with a Handy Rye! Looking forward to trying it .

Mike

Rughi
02-08-2008, 15:06
I picked up a couple of Bourbon Deluxe's...does anyone know if these are any good?
Randy

To be charitable - Bourbon DeLuxe is perhaps the most...humble... of the ND products you are likely to find.

Not to worry, though. You'll be so happy with your Van Winkle that you'll forget all about the Bourbon DeLuxe.

Roger

NickAtMartinis
02-08-2008, 16:07
ORVW 10/107.


Also, I picked up some McChouffe and St. Barnabus.

NickAtMartinis
02-08-2008, 16:09
I picked up a couple of Bourbon Deluxe's. The fake tax stamp has ND on the top. I'm not that schooled so does anyone know if these are any good? I also bought an OVRW "very special stock" 10 year, 90.4 proof. very plain label. I've never seen one of these. Distilled in 95.

Randy


Randy, you will like the ORVW. Next time try the ORVW 10/107. It's even better.

ACDetroit
02-08-2008, 19:31
I ordered some Willett pot still family reserve but it will not be in till Monday! Now I need to figure out how I'm getting it to MI!! No worries it will get here even if I need to make the road trip!

Tony

NickAtMartinis
02-08-2008, 20:29
Picked up a Weller Centennial.

BourbonJoe
02-09-2008, 08:17
Picked up 2 bottles of Wild Turkey Rye for 15 and change (each). Good whiskey.
Joe :usflag:

Gillman
02-09-2008, 14:27
Jim Beam Black Label - see review on the daily tasting thread.

Gary

gothbat
02-09-2008, 17:19
Grabbed a bottle of Rittenhouse BIB today. A great value at $13.49.

felthove
02-09-2008, 19:33
Replaced my empty EC12 and bought another WTRB.

ACDetroit
02-09-2008, 20:15
(2) Old Forester 100 Bonded (tax Stamp bottles)
(2) JD 1904 St. Louis World's Fair #1 Collectors bottles!

These were on the shelf in Detroit! From what I can tell they will see ebay soon and fund some Kentucky bourbon.

Tony

ACDetroit
02-12-2008, 20:08
I stopped at a usual store I've been in many times before! Never looked his shelves over to much! But today on the very top (2) bottles of 1995 WTKS Pewter tops.
My most favorite 1996 is empty so I may need to hit one tonight!

Tony

spun_cookie
02-12-2008, 23:12
today I got my hands on two more bottles of the 40th four roses... must get more... need more... want all 11 bottling ... must try all 11... I only collect bourbon in a glass :grin:

felthove
02-13-2008, 10:59
2 Saz Jr.s and a 1.75 of Weller Antique 107.

luv2hunt
02-13-2008, 11:15
I'm in IOWA.....there is NO BOURBON in IOWA!!!! They do have Templeton Rye on the shelves at HyVee though!! I haven't seen that one in Indy.

My sister's baby is BEAUTIFUL!!!

snakster
02-14-2008, 09:33
Finally bought a bottle of Weller Antique. After trying it last night, I wonder why I waited so long. This is a great "bang for your buck" pour.

TNbourbon
02-14-2008, 11:46
...My sister's baby is BEAUTIFUL!!!

So that makes you "Auntie Bad Girl"?!:skep:

fogfrog
02-14-2008, 15:42
Today I bought Old Grand Dad 114 for 26.99 and TW Samuels 90 for 8.29..... at Campbelll Station Wine and Spirits in Knoxville TN

The Old Grand Dad I bought because of all of the talk on this board about BIB and OGD 114.... I had tried Basil Hayden's at a bar in WV. and heard that this 114 was related. I like the 114 a lot!

The TW Samuels is in 6YO or in BIB... both are the same price here in TN, 8.29 I guess.... and the store employee told me the 6YO was good stuff but did not recommend the BIB so I bought the 6YO. I would say it is hot and not too sweet, but it does not have a lot of unpleasantness... Its very red! I wish I knew how to describe it... For the price... I think its pretty darn good stuff.

Anyone else try TW Samuels 6YO or BIB?

Old Lamplighter
02-14-2008, 16:31
Anyone else try TW Samuels 6YO or BIB?

Once on both.......thus quoth the raven, nevermore!:bigeyes:

Kidding aside, not bad at all for the cost. I haven't seen the BIB on a shelf in a few years in my stomping grounds so don't know if it is produced any longer. HH product(?), I think.

fogfrog
02-14-2008, 18:13
I imagine it is a Heaven Hill product, but on the net you get the impression it is the same heritage as Makers... but I guess when they started making makers they burned the recipe for the Samuels.... It doesn't have a nasty bite or make you gag or anything like Beam etc..... Of course, my taste has changed so much, I might like Old Crow now... maybe .... I noticed in the liquor store, they sell Old Crow for like 8 bucks and Beam for 14, so... I told the guys in the store,those two bourbons are probably nearly the same thing for six bucks difference!

stroker394
02-14-2008, 19:09
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Small Batch 8 year 750 ml. $21.99 plus tax.

Sijan
02-14-2008, 19:32
Found a cache of ORVW 10/90 at Wine Specialist so I picked one up. I think this is the perfect bourbon for introducing potential bourbon drinkers to fine bourbon. But I don't see much of it around anymore...

Old Lamplighter
02-14-2008, 19:43
.... I noticed in the liquor store, they sell Old Crow for like 8 bucks and Beam for 14, so... I told the guys in the store,those two bourbons are probably nearly the same thing for six bucks difference!

Can't argue with you on that one.....you may very well be right.:shithappens:

jbaker
02-14-2008, 19:57
Picked up a nip of Jim Beam Black ($2) and Old Grand-Dad Bib 100 ($13) at the NH state liquor store. Never had either one of them, so I figured I'd give them a spin. Had to avert my eyes from the last bottle of ER17 b/c I shouldn't spend $48 (a decent deal in these parts) on whiskey the day before I fly to TN knowing that I'm going to buy a lot of whiskey there. :frown:

smokinjoe
02-14-2008, 21:13
Picked up a nip of Jim Beam Black ($2) and Old Grand-Dad Bib 100 ($13) at the NH state liquor store. Never had either one of them, so I figured I'd give them a spin. Had to avert my eyes from the last bottle of ER17 b/c I shouldn't spend $48 (a decent deal in these parts) on whiskey the day before I fly to TN knowing that I'm going to buy a lot of whiskey there. :frown:

I know what you're saying in regards to the ER17, but if you find it in Tennessee it'll run you $59 + 9% Tax, at best! Tell us what you score Down South.

JOE

luv2hunt
02-14-2008, 21:35
Yes...Auntie Bad Girl Checked out a store named Benz here in Cedar Rapids Iowa. He acutally had a better selection than what I'd seen previously, but still, nothing on the shelf that excited me. I brought home a bottle of Makers Mark for my brother in law, (I wanted a Pappy 15!) Talked with the manager who is very well aware of the pitiful selection of bourbon here in Iowa....but then, I stopped at a newer/bigger HyVee. Imagine my suprise when I actually saw a Pappy 20 on the shelf!! :shocked: :shocked: And a WT American Spirit!! :shocked: :shocked: Anybody here in Iowa need directions??

Dawn

ILLfarmboy
02-14-2008, 23:12
Funny thing, after ordering three bottles of ORVW 107 from Sam's wine and spirits about a week and a half ago, today I walked into a Galesburg Hy-Vee and low and behold they had it in stock. And for less than what I payed from Sam's. So I picked up a bottle. Oh, well stuff happens.

I sure wish they would have had Pappy 20 and a WT American Spirit. But Ceder Rapids is farther than I want to drive.

NickAtMartinis
02-15-2008, 08:14
Funny thing, after ordering three bottles of ORVW 107 from Sam's wine and spirits about a week and a half ago, today I walked into a Galesburg Hy-Vee and low and behold they had it in stock. And for less than what I payed from Sam's. So I picked up a bottle. Oh, well stuff happens.

I sure wish they would have had Pappy 20 and a WT American Spirit. But Ceder Rapids is farther than I want to drive.


Brad, if you're interested in PVW 20 then check out ShopperVineyard.com.

Here's the link: http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/product_new.asp?pID=11753

It's a great deal at $74.99!!!!

jburlowski
02-15-2008, 13:40
Stopped on the way home from work and spied the new Willett Family Pot Still Reserve --- so I grabbed three bottles. Also got a BT and Weller 12 to replace soon to be deceased soldiers.

Dropped into another store looking for a Saz19 (they has some the last time I was there). All gone; so I had to settle for a Handy instead.

Also noticed that they now carry Conecuh Ridge Whiskey. Is is any good?

Mike R
02-15-2008, 15:01
In honor of the BOTM, I picked up a WLWSR to try. Also bought a WT Rare Breed as a gift for a friend getting laid off today.

Mike

jbaker
02-15-2008, 19:55
Tell us what you score Down South.

JOE

Today, just a quick trip to Colonel Steve's and picked up a 750 of George Dickel No. 8 ($15), and a 200mL of Old Forester for $5.50. Not a bad half for such a bad selection. My hosts greeted me with a 750 of BT, FR SB and a bottle called Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine (commercial product). I'll let you know how it is when I get back. Those are to take home. More to come.

fogfrog
02-16-2008, 14:58
I bought Weller Special Reserve so I could join the bottle of the month club, and I am glad that I did! I just had a half a shot of it in a whiskey glass. Come to think of it, I did not add water.... and it was great! at 90 proof it is very mellow.... highly recommended! This may be the bourbon I stick with... Here in Knoxville it costs 14.74 after tax.

razerburnt
02-16-2008, 15:14
Took the other day off and went huntin. Never seen this label on the ORVW.The Benchmark is a NO bottling. Have not opened it yet. any opinions? Thanks, Randy.

jbaker
02-16-2008, 16:11
Did some more shelve hunting today and I've been finding that there's a lot more available down south in 375ml or smaller. In the north, it seems to only be the standards (JD, MM, etc). I don't know how excited I should be about these, but they're ones that I've read about but have never seen to purchase:
From Plaza Package Store in Johnson City, TN - Old Charter The Classic 90 (12 yrs old) 375mL and Very Old Barton 80 375mL. (Grabbed some nips too: Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon "Moonshine," KC, and JD SB.)
From Big Time Beverage in Greenville, TN - J.W. Dant Bib 100 375 mL and T.W. Samuels 6 years old 90 200mL.

Anyone know anything about the JWD or TWS?

heatmiser
02-16-2008, 17:56
I love that ND OGD!!! You will love that fo' sho'...

Old Lamplighter
02-16-2008, 20:07
Thanks to a very kind and considerate SB.com friend, got 2 bottles of the scarce and much sought after VWFRR today. Cheers!!!

Old Lamplighter
02-16-2008, 20:12
Took the other day off and went huntin. Never seen this label on the ORVW.The Benchmark is a NO bottling. Have not opened it yet. any opinions? Thanks, Randy.


Never seen that ORVW either. I assume it is the back label (with the UPC)? Perhaps a newer one since it mentions the year 1995. A pic of the front label would be interesting to see if possible. Is it the 10/90 or a new bottle/label for the 12/Lot B?

razerburnt
02-16-2008, 20:19
there is no other label except the "aged 10 years" on the base of the neck and the neck label. It came in a red velvet bag. I picked up two just because I have'nt seen them. Randy.

barturtle
02-16-2008, 20:22
That ORVW looks to be one of the personalizable bottles. Should be something like 90.4 or 90.6 proof IIRC I believe Julian will still make up a front label for you it you contact him through his website.

Old Lamplighter
02-16-2008, 20:23
there is no other label except the "aged 10 years" on the base of the neck and the neck label. It came in a red velvet bag. I picked up two just because I have'nt seen them. Randy.

Very interesting. I agree with your line of thought.....best to grab two (at least). Looks good and hope you enjoy them.

razerburnt
02-16-2008, 20:30
yes, 90.4 proof. they have a few more, maybe I ought to pick them up too. Randy.

barturtle
02-16-2008, 20:40
yes, 90.4 proof. they have a few more, maybe I ought to pick them up too. Randy.

Sure. Why not? Get some labels made up for your friends and give them as gifts. Or have them all done with your name and call it your house pour.:grin:

NickAtMartinis
02-18-2008, 10:19
It was a red letter day!

It's rare, but today I passed a liquor store in my area that I'd never seen before. Let's just say, it was worth the turnaround.

I picked up four ORVW 10/107 for a steal, at $25.49 each. Also, I found a Rock Hill Farms and a Vintage 17. The Vintage was $44.99 (not sure if that's high or low) and the Rock Hill farms was expensive at the same price.

There was some Noah's Mills and Corner Creek but I wasn't sure if they were good or not since I haven't heard anything about them here. I will definitely do my research, though.

I almost forgot. My PVW 15's were awaiting me on my doorstep when I arrived home.


Mark

jburlowski
02-18-2008, 10:30
Went looking for more Willett Family Pot Still Reserve for a fellow SBer but found the local shelves bare.

I did find several bottles of Weller Centennial. It's my all-time favorite Weller expression and is increasingly hard to find.

Rughi
02-18-2008, 12:15
That ORVW looks to be one of the personalizable bottles. Should be something like 90.4 or 90.6 proof IIRC I believe Julian will still make up a front label for you it you contact him through his website.

Yep, Probably.

This was talked about in this thread (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=51014&highlight=Julian#post51014).

Roger

razerburnt
02-18-2008, 17:54
Picked up 6 bottles of Willett today. Don't need that many but was thinking of all you out there that can't get it right now. they were 34.95 apiece. Will trade out. I'm not stingy. Also got a Dowling Deluxe 100 BIB. Never saw one before so I got it.

Randy

Martian
02-18-2008, 18:37
JB Rye. :bigeyes:

drrich1965
02-18-2008, 18:41
Two Americans and one SM...Very much looking forward to these..

*New* Bunnahabhain 1997-9 Year Peated Cask Strength Signatory ......
Weller 12 Year .................................................. ...
McCarthey Single Malt Whiskey

ACDetroit
02-19-2008, 20:14
It was a hunting day and I do not have the camera tonight so no pic's yet but soon!

(2) BHC Dickle 10yr.
(5) WT Rye Green Label Red lettering
(1) OGD 114
(11) VERY ODD...Tin flasks tax stamp screw top 200ml 86.8 proof Wild Turkey
When you open the flask at the middle there is a 200 ml glass bottle inside.

Opened one tonight and it is really like candy 86.8 is a very drinkable proof for the wild turkey! very fruity.
Does anyone know if they ever had 86.8 proof Turkey in the U.S. market???

Tony

Virus_Of_Life
02-20-2008, 00:45
Opened one tonight and it is really like candy 86.8 is a very drinkable proof for the wild turkey! very fruity.
Does anyone know if they ever had 86.8 proof Turkey in the U.S. market???

Tony

Yes. See this http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5354 thread, in the picture left most bottle I believe.

ACDetroit
02-20-2008, 09:05
Thanks Christian! I know I need to get back to you on the PM. Still thinking.

NickAtMartinis
02-21-2008, 08:00
If anyone is interested in Four Roses Single Barrel, there is a good deal at shoppersvineyard.com for it.

Here's the link: http://shoppersvineyard.com/search.asp?s=four+roses&vin=&sc=&spl=&spu=&Submit=Search

dacashflo
02-21-2008, 11:52
picked up my first bottle of OGD 114. Good stuff!

NickAtMartinis
02-21-2008, 15:12
Finally, I purchased a bottle of EC 12. Hopefully, this is a hit instead of a miss.

While checking out, I asked about a mini of Bookers. Sure enough, they had it.

Currently, I have four bourbons in my possession that I have yet to try. Rock Hill Farms, Four Roses Single Barrel, EC 12 and a mini of Bookers.

gblick
02-21-2008, 15:32
Yesterday I found a few 375ml bottles of OGD 86 with "Aged 8 Years" on the label...good stuff!

fogfrog
02-21-2008, 17:10
they've put the OGD BIB on sale here in Knoxville, two bucks off so I bought one....... I guess they're discontinuing it at the store.... but maybe from this board, more people are buying it so they might keep it!

jbaker
02-22-2008, 15:09
Today, I am proud to say, I acquired a bottle of PVW 20 through a game of chance and some trading. Yes. Very vague.

Rughi
02-23-2008, 10:28
yes, 90.4 proof. they have a few more, maybe I ought to pick them up too. Randy.

Speaking of Julian's singular 90.4 proof special bottling (and somewhere else, someone asked why choose 86.8), I just stumbled over a fun post he made several years back, talking about the VW rationale for using 86.8 proof (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1126&postcount=10) and other numbers that stick out.

My favorite part is about Pappy not wanting to ship water around the country.

Roger

fogfrog
02-23-2008, 14:24
I am averting a nervous breakdown so going into my OCD and in a buying mood..... First I stopped at the really local store, looking for OldFitz. But they didn't have it. Luckily they had Bulleit and I never tried it so I bought a bottle of Bulleit.

Then I went to McScrooges which is like a warehouse, and they have a great selection, the guy working there Brent is very knowledgeable. They have a specialty bottling of Four Roses for that liquor store. I didn't buy it yet, but I did buy the

Four Roses Yellow label
Old Fitz 1849
Old Charter 12 (very red, and it came in a deep purple, almost black felt sack)

so I got quite an addition to my collection. Now am looking for a good cabinet to store them!

So far I tried the Old Fitz 1849 and liked it. I think its like Wellers. The Four Roses yellow label I am drinking now, and it is so easy to drink, I wonder where the taste is! It has no bite whatsoever. Even though Brent likes it, I think its a bit light on roughness. I want more bite. Didn't think I would ever say that. Maybe Fighting Cock will be my next buy..... Maybe my tongue got tamed by the Old Fitz? Four Roses Yellow Label has got to be one of the smoothest bourbons in existence. I think the Fitz has way more character. If you want to give someone a tame bourbon, the four Roses Yellow Label is very very mild/mellow. The Old Fitz is totally excellent, and a steal ... in Knoxville, where liquor is Dear (read very expensive) its 15.99 I think its a good deal. Its the same price as the Old Fitz BIB.

I am thinking its time to kick down to the young stuff OR... 8YO TW Samuels so I can save money and experience the bite.... but I have yet to try the Old Charter Classic 90 12YO (but will in a minute) and yet to try the Bulleit......

What an adventure! this and my radio collection are keeping me sane....

As I am editing this ... i am tasting the Old Charter 'The Classic 90' 12YO. This stuff is really really really fine.... just one sip, thats all it took yeah! super premium.....

NickAtMartinis
02-23-2008, 21:30
When will this thread reach page 26?!:lol:


On topic, I purchased nothing, per the norm.