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    What should I buy?

    I would like to ask your advice as to which bourbons are missing from my line up. I am trying to increase the depth (range of styles) of my bourbon/rye line-up, what should I buy? I have a budge of about $200.

    My current line up of Ryes and Bourbons includes:

    WT Rare Breed
    WT 12 Gold (1990)
    WT 12 Split Label (1996)
    WT AS
    Blanton's Gold
    Old Rip Handmade Bourbon 12yr
    VW Special Reserve Lot B
    VW Family Reserve 15yr
    Pappy VW Family Reserve 20yr
    Four Roses Yellow Label

    VW Family Reserve Rye 13ry
    Old Rip VW Old Time Rye 12yr

    Retired bottles
    Old Ezra 12ry
    Elijah Craig 12yr

    Four Roses Platinum
    Very Old St. Nick Winter Rye
    Blanton's Single Barrel

    I know my line up is overly heavy with WT and VW. My friend is arguing that I should start with gettin Michters 10yr and Knob Creek. . . .

    Any comments or suggestions would be helpful.
    Last edited by Attila; 10-11-2008 at 23:36.

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    Re: What should I buy?

    There is no such thing as an overly heavy line up of Turkey and VWinkles.

    Two do come to mind to add to your line up.
    Four Roses Single Barrel and with you being in Japan you should get the Evan Williams 15yo.
    ovh

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    Re: What should I buy?

    You need some of the BTAC:
    Stagg
    William L Weller
    Thomas Handy
    Eagle Rare 17yr

    That is ~$200

    or

    Old Forester B-Day 2007
    Weller Centennial
    Willett 6-15 yr
    Stagg
    William L Weller

    ~$200

    You are shy Wellers, Foresters, Staggs, ERs, RHFs, BT, Parkers, etc... Look for some Major names that you are missing and give them a spin...

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    Re: What should I buy?

    Thanks for the suggestions!


    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    You need some of the BTAC:
    Eagle Rare 17yr
    I only see Eagle Rare 17 at auction and only for $200. I dont want to blow my whole budget on one bottle.
    Last edited by Attila; 10-11-2008 at 23:43.

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    Re: What should I buy?

    Hell,
    I will send you the set of the 08s if you want for cost plus shipping...

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    Re: What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Hell,
    I will send you the set of the 08s if you want for cost plus shipping...
    Thank you for the offer. What do you mean by set? Is there more than one?

    I just ordered the Weller Centennial 10yr for about 16 bucks!!!
    Last edited by Attila; 10-12-2008 at 00:01.

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    Re: What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I just ordered the Weller Centinial 10yr for about 16 bucks!!!
    16 bucks for Weller Centennial!!!
    I'll take a few cases!
    ovh

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    Re: What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Thomas Handy
    Found it, but also about $210 a bottle.

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    Re: What should I buy?

    Is $88 a good price for Willett Family Reserve 12 yr?

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    Re: What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Evan Williams 15yo.
    I'll get the EW15 and EW23, in addition to the Weller Centennial. And have about $50 to spare.
    Last edited by Attila; 10-12-2008 at 04:33.

 

 

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