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    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    funny, in DE it sells for $34.99...and the RR RYE is around $30...

    then again, the regular rye is around $25...but in PA, usually $18...:rolleyes:
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    Notes!

    appearance: even with a splash of water, it retains that deep, reddish-brown maple syrup color (i don't measure, but i think it's a 1:5 ratio roughly...water:stagg)

    nose: heady...
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    i am not one to measure water drops or splashes...i think i found a good, intuitive micro-splash and am getting a really nice nose and taste...but don't feel ready to include the brain and lingual...
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    Re: One bottle - what would it be?

    Wild Turkey Rye!

    oops, that's not a bourbon.

    ok, Ezra Brooks Single Barrel at 99 proof.....
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    thanks! it's a treat to have this bottle to nurse through these snowier days. i am waiting for the weekend to do my tasting notes. initial sips last night confirm this will be a pleasure ... and a...
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    missed a bottle by the last second several weeks ago....went to my local PLCB store in Media PA....they kindly accomadated me, told me my options, put in a transfer....said it might take a long...
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    Re: What do you call yourself?

    no label here...i guess (self-reflexively!)...more like i say to folks if it comes up, 'i love whiskies, but mostly bourbon'....something like that...

    bourbon 'aficianado' sounds like high...
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    Re: What's the point of Jim Beam Black?

    i agree totally with OGD being the best of anything 'beam'....but the Black is certainly good...again, overpriced, but then, i would feel like i am wasting more money spending LESS on white than i...
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    it's still January! and, ah, i got the last bottle at my local store...still on sale, too, for $18.99...that last one went too fast...wonderful stuff. a true go-to...
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    Re: What's the point of Jim Beam Black?

    i think the first bourbon i had for fall was JBB...i was pleasantly surprised by it's mellowness, but it was flavorful and enjoyable to the last drop. of course, 86 proof just whetted my appetite, so...
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    wondering what everyone pays for this....used to be 17.99 in pa ( i think, or was it $16.99?!! )...now it's a dollar more....and yes, a bargain for sure.

    i, too, forget about it and always...
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    wow. last night. already. the bottle is empty. i am getting to appreciate a SMALL drop or two of water...i am sensing the nice changes of a pour opening up...without any real 'dilution'...i think...
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    Re: First Timer's Club

    i PLANNED to pick up the only TWO staggs in delaware county PA...it was on the PLCB site as such! i go there and they say they are being HELD by a New Jersey person.....ugh.....then why list them as...
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    ok...done. tasted, savored, revisted my last memory of this. compared notes...here's just a list of nuances and what i sensed...

    appearance:
    nice 'pearl' necklace that immediately displays...
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    well, i was slightly off...new PA price for weller is 19.99....but yes, the sale is one dollar off...got my bottle...will report back.
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    ok, it's settled! the PLCB site revealed it is 'on sale' for the old price of last year....$18.99. nonetheless, at least it IS. will be getting a bottle at 9:01am tomorrow...:grin:
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    Re: BOTM, 1/09: Weller Antique

    well, i really was surprised and impressed last year when i had it...yet, i am having bad luck with my 'second tries' when resampling a bottling. and a SHAME it went up here in PA....from 18.99 to (i...
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    Re: New guy with question

    hmmm....just take that scotch, pour it in the back yard as an offering to the Spirits....

    go and get a bottle of something ELSE. a decent single barrel bourbon might be a way to spoil ya....
  19. Re: Does anny know Haller's very rare whiskey?

    who knows what kind of conditions these bottles went through...

    interesting how many folks lately have been signing up to ask worth of bottles, not taste...
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    i don't know. i am sure it could be googled, but i am long past googling tonight! that number rings a bell. might b the 2007 version. or was that 146 or something?
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    Re: BOTM 12/08: George T Stagg '08

    dang! i was about to buy it a few days ago, but economics means choices...and i am too close to shelling out $53+ for my first Handy Sazerac...

    man o man....still, looking with interest at the...
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    i still can't find any....but am looking forward to december's BOTM....time's running out!:grin:
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    Re: 1 bourbon a month

    i thought that myself, really, a year ago...and about 1/5 into that first 5th of OGD100!

    then it got better. and butterscotchy. the bite was a pleasure. etc.

    just finished off my second...
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    Re: BOTM, 10/08: Old Taylor 6yo

    yep, i agree........i was pleasantly surprised by it. first by the fact it wasn't BAD! but then, in a minimal sense, it was really nice! too BAD it wasn't a higher proof. not an effect aspect, but...
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    Re: BOTM, 11/08: Four Roses Small Batch

    where can this be found in the northeast (PA, DE, MD, NJ...if at all)?

    what's the basic price range? i've only seen a dusty of the BLENDED...but i hear it is awful
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