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    What bourbon can you not pass up??

    I have been reading what everyone has had to pass up and it has me thinking, is there one bottle you can absolutely not pass up? Maybe it is a dusty, a discontinued bottle, something you find on an out of town trip, or your everyday pour. Ever since I have tried it, I always grab a bottle of Weller Antique 107 when I go shopping.
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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    WT Rare Breed ... not cheap, but still a bargain in my opinion.
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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    If I could find some Eagle Rare 101 I would snap it up at almost any price.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    My choices will sound rather pedestrian to many here, but both fall into the "out of town trip" category in that I cannot get either here. The first you've already mentioned: Weller Antique 107. The other is Old Grand-Dad BIB. The first time I tried the latter, I literally recoiled from the glass and thought, "What the ...?!?" But it quickly grew on me, and is now one of my favorite pours.

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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryG View Post
    Old Grand-Dad BIB. The first time I tried the latter, I literally recoiled from the glass and thought, "What the ...?!?" But it quickly grew on me, and is now one of my favorite pours.
    Hear that, Ben? That's your favorite!
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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    Quote Originally Posted by funknik View Post
    Hear that, Ben? That's your favorite!
    Oh you better believe I said "What The..."

    I was pissed someone put turpentine in my liquor bottle.

    I want to give it another shot, but there is no way I am ever buying another bottle.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryG View Post
    My choices will sound rather pedestrian to many here, but both fall into the "out of town trip" category in that I cannot get either here. The first you've already mentioned: Weller Antique 107. The other is Old Grand-Dad BIB. The first time I tried the latter, I literally recoiled from the glass and thought, "What the ...?!?" But it quickly grew on me, and is now one of my favorite pours.

    Larry

    if i searched here for my inititial response, it was about the same! then it 'opened up'.... a bit of chocolate melted on the tongue added an interesting depth and appreciation for it's unique flavor.

    but back on topic.

    if certain bottlings are on SALE, i will not fail to grab:

    WT Rye
    Weller Antique
    EC12



    when in Elsmere, DE, i'll always grab the Old Overholt at $10.99

    and at Total Wine, the Benchmark at $9.99.

    of course, i've learned my lesson...i will ALWAYS grab STAGG or Handy SAZ whenever i see them. no second thinking!
    HUP!

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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    Here are bottles that I will not pass on, unless the price is just outrageous:

    ORVW 15/107
    Weller Antique from Louisville
    Weller Centennial from Louisville
    Old Fitz BIB from DSP-KY-16
    Old Grand Dad BIB from DSP-KY-14
    WTRR101
    WT 12
    Last edited by gblick; 01-09-2009 at 11:47.

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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    Gus, part of my list is the same:

    ND OGD (in order of preference: BIB, 114, 86, but all are good)
    WTRR101
    ND Old Taylor
    OC12
    WT12
    ORVW15/107

    Yes, all dusties. Current production I can generally ignore, though Handy, VWFRR, and ETL at less-than-outrageous prices are hard to pass up.

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    Tim

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    Re: What bourbon can you not pass up??

    Quote Originally Posted by gblick View Post
    Here are bottles that I will not pass on, unless the price is just outrageous:

    ORVW 15/107
    Weller Antique from Louisville
    Weller Centennial from Louisville
    Old Fitz BIB from DSP-KY-16
    Old Grand Dad BIB from DSP-KY-14
    WTRR101
    WT 12
    Gus,

    My list would look like yours. I'm sorry to say that I've actually passed up SW Old Fitz BIB on a couple of occasions. At the time I had 15 or 20 liters of the stuff and was looking to add other dusties to my bunker.

    A couple others I would add to the list:

    Old Crow BIB (dusty)
    Old Taylor BIB (Castle Distillery)
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