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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I don't know if I just got a bad bottle or what, but I bought a current bottle a couple of years ago and have tried it several times since but I can clearly taste the Beam funky yeast. It is IMHO...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/13: George Dickel Rye.

    In SC, liters are fairly common in larger stores, especially the big brands....Beam, MM, EW, etc. It is funny that they are often not a better deal per ounce than the 750s in the liquor stores. I...
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    What's funny is that it is the name and package that makes it such a great seller here in Columbia, SC....home of the Fighting Gamecocks.
  4. Re: New to StraightBourbon from just west of St. Louis

    Welcome, I was near you last summer while driving through to Colorado. Stopped at a neat Brew-Pub, Trailhead, in St. Charles.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/13: George Dickel Rye.

    I now know it is available in 0.75L and 1L. I picked up a liter today for $23. The $17 was for a 750. Store owners said that there was no 1.75 listed yet.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/13: George Dickel Rye.

    Got a 750 of this at lunch for a little less than $17. What other sizes are available? Also found it quite nice and can taste the connection to Bulleit Rye but substantially cheaper.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 2/13: Old Charter 101

    I think it is just "Charter 101". When Steve was the buyer at Frugal's (He's now in Texas.), he would discount stuff deeply when he no longer wanted it on the shelf, so I bought several cases of this...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 12/12: Jefferson's Presidential Select

    I picked up a bottle of 17, batch 6, in Myrtle Beach for $60 (1/3 off sale). It is very good but for $60 I'd rather have Vintage 17 and wouldn't buy another for $90.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 11/12: Kirkland Small Batch Bourbon

    I've seen it in a couple of liquor stores in SC. Not just Costco. SC has a law that says a single chain cannot have exclusive rights to a specific liquor so it is available to any store here in SC...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 8/12: Eagle Rare 10 Year 101 Proof

    This is one of my favorite dusties. I always have one open and several in the bunker from each site. I've tried all three but never side-by-side but can't say i can tell a great deal of difference in...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM: 4/12 Benchmark Old No. 8

    Did a flight of 3+ decades of Benchmark:

    A. ~1979 86 proof - Louisville
    B. ~1990 80 proof - NOLA
    C. ~1999 80 proof - Frankfort (McAfee's)
    D. Current 80 proof - Frankfort (McAfee's Old No. 8...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    Two questions:

    1. Does Barton still make a corn whiskey?
    2. How does Georgia Moon compare to Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon?
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 1/12: Mellow Corn BIB

    I just did a side-by-side of my three Straight Corn Whiskeys:

    Mellow Corn BIB DSP 31
    Old Dispensary BIB DSP 12
    J. W. Corn (not BIB but 100 proof, no DSP)

    In all honesty, I cannot tell much...
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Wow, something else to add to my quest. This appears to precede the 8 and 6 year. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Do you mean 8 year or was there another version out there before the 8 year? If so, I have some looking to do.
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Actually this store is not in Columbia and not on Google. They don't have any new FC only the old stuff. I've bought about a doz bottles and traded some of that away. I have to be careful buying from...
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    Re: BOTM 10/11: Angel's Envy

    Finally picked up a bottle of this while in Dallas. As I mentioned in an early post it cost me over $500 for the bottle. $50 for the bottle and $500 for the deductible for the fender bender I had in...
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    Re: BOTM 9/11: Yellowstone

    The only bottle I have ever seen (which I bought) was a 1983 1.75 bottle of Yellowstone Mellow Mash, 7 year, 91 proof which I find wonderful but only allow myself an occasional drink because I want...
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    I always thought it was to compete with Wild Turkey ... just a little higher proof.
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    I can't figure out how to post a picture but I drank in in college in the 70's. Here is a quote from another website.

    "Fighting Cock is an old brand whose history holds some interesting tidbits....
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    Had the chance to pick up a liter bottle of FC from around 1980 yesterday (still has tax stamp). It states 8 years old. IMHO it is much better than the current offering and has a different flavor...
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    Re: BOTM 6/11: Very Special Old Fitzgerald

    Liq-O-Rama in north Ft Worth had several bottles in February, I was surprised because I haven't seen it in SC in several years. I started to buy them but I wasn't checking luggage and figured they...
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    This is my standard pour unless I'm experimenting. Last summer a local liquor superstore decided not to carry it anymore. Because he knew I liked it, the manager said he would give me a good price if...
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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    Best review to date!
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    Re: BOTM 6/10: Fighting Cock

    I live in Columbia, SC ...home of the USC Fighting Gamecocks and I can tell you it cannot be kept in stock during football season. I drink it while watching USC football games in a glass I picked up...
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