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  1. #31
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    Re: Very Old barton

    There has been a rumor for years that Barton was going to drop the BIB, either drop it all together or keep a 100 proof expression, but not as a BIB. If there was ever any truth to it, it hasn't happened.

    About all Buffalo Trace plans to do with VOB is distribute it more widely.

    Buffalo Trace has bottling plants at all four of its facilities (yes, even Bowman), but the one in Owensboro at the old Glenmore distillery is the largest and most modern.

    I don't see any reason to start hoarding VOB, but I always have some in inventory.

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    Re: Very Old barton

    When we toured Barton's/Tom Moore in September we were told that Sazerac was going to leave every thing the same for at least 2 years. Take that for what it's worth.
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    Re: Very Old barton

    Harlan Wheatley said to expect a packaging update for VOB soon.
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    Re: Very Old barton

    Anyone know where I can pick up VOB BIB in the Baltimore area??
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Very Old barton

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    Anyone know where I can pick up VOB BIB in the Baltimore area??
    In this thread, Chuck says the VOB isn't distributed
    widely outside Kentucky. You might have luck with
    an on-line seller - I recently had some shipped to NY.

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    Re: Very Old barton

    Darn. I'll have to do some checking around down in MD to see what I can find.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Very Old barton

    I've been able to get cases of the BIB from a local distributor here on the eastern shore. It's usually a little over $100. I believe it's coming from the Maryland Sazerac distributor.

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    Re: Very Old barton

    Historically, VOB was a Kentucky-Tennessee brand, with a little additional distribution in the South, and that was about it. A few years ago, Binny's got them to bring it to Chicago and they probably responded to customer requests in a few other markets, but it was far from national when Sazerac got it. They indicated then that they would expand distribution, making sure they didn't over-stress the supply. I would expect that has begun.

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    Re: Very Old Barton

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Harlan Wheatley said to expect a packaging update for VOB soon.
    In the latest issue of Malt Advocate (Fall, 2010) there is a piece titled
    Ten Great American Whiskeys you may not know about (& Why), which
    says that BT is "...holding off pushing the brand [VOB] until the new
    packaging arrives." BTs Kris Comstock says VOB is only available in 3
    states (KY, IN, TN) but perhaps the rest of us will be able to find it in
    the near (?) future.

    The 10 Great AW are shown here. Actually this issue has quite a bit of
    bourbon related content so go ahead and check the contents page.
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    Re: Very Old Barton

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
    BTs Kris Comstock says VOB is only available in 3
    states (KY, IN, TN) but perhaps the rest of us will be able to find it in
    the near (?) future.
    I was able to persuade our local distributor here in MD to carry it. It now sits on the shelf of every store in my county, at $10.99/750ml.

 

 

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