At lunch I skipped out and picked up two liter bottles of Old Charter 8 year old today to complete my cleaning out of this brand from a local shop with old stock. The bottles were dated 02 on the bottom. I left one behind because it leaked all over the damned place when I went to check the date out. I walked out stinking of Bourbon and went back to my students after lunch. I certainly got some disdaining looks to day!
Don't know how true this is.. but the guy at the liquor store told me that I was holding maybe one of the last bottles of PVW 15 that will be available in the state for the next 6 years...
the two I have obtained were pretty much only saved for me b/c of connections.. so I don't know how true his statement was, but is seems very hard to come by around here.
"Why? Because it's delicious!"
Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.
VA carries AA and AAA 10 star. One that I have not seen is the AA BIB. Liquor store in DC contacted to let me know that they got some BIB in and did I want a bottle....well of course I say.
So....Sat I'll have a bottle of AA BIB at $13.95. The bourbon dude there claims it's over the top good.....we'll see.
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” - P.J. O’Rourke
Greg's "bourbondork" blog
2007 BTAC ER 17. Mission complete. Joe
" I never met a Weller I didn't like"
The Bib is young and spicey. I would say it is similar to a WT product in style....with a different mashbill. I get more corn out of the AA than the WT.
As I have said before....I mix the Bib and the AAA 10yr to raise the proof on the AAA, per drink. It works for me.
2 bottles of Four Roses Yellow Label, thanks to BeeEss letting me know where to find it in OKC.
And, since I was there anyway...
Evan Williams Green Label
Jim Beam Black Label
Old Grand Dad BIB.
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"You can't bluff an idiot." T. J. Cloutier
Went to get bottle of Luxardo Maraschino liqueur. Came back with that and two Lot Bs and two PVW 15.
"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."
Thanks to a heads up from a local SB'r I was able to get a bottle of PVW 15, the last one I could find this side of the State! I had planned on getting at least two, so with my left over funds I picked up a Weller 107 and a Buffalo Trace. A quick computer search led me to the Eastern side of the State where my son is still in college. I found another PVW 15 as well as some VWFRR so he's bringing some home for me.
I continue to find the State system poorly run and even more poorly informed, but it's not a complete wasteland and my shelves manage to stay stocked (on occasion more so from friendly SB'rs than the State of WA!!)