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  1. #1
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    Some Help, Please

    I shop at a handful of stores here. I buy my everyday pours and keep an eye out for the special stuff. I've never seen any VW product except one bottle of Lot B. I bought it.

    Today, I stop at a one of my regular stores, and I couldn't believe what I saw.

    - ORVW 10/107 ($39)
    - PVW 15 ($65)
    - PVW 20 ($100)
    - Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak ($87)
    - Jefferson's Presidential Reserve ($88)

    I picked up a a bottle of PVW 15. It was something I had wanted to get for a long time, the recent thread on it notwithstanding.

    So, I have two questions. First, how do these prices compare to what you are seeing? For reference, here are some sample prices of other brands.

    - MM ($25)
    - BT ($27)
    - EWSB ($30)
    - WT 101 ($22)
    - ETL ($31)
    - WR ($30)
    - KC ($30)
    - OWA ($21)

    My second question is, which should I get first? For the record, I like most bourbons I have tried, but I tend to prefer sweeter pours.

    Thanks in advance for all input.

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    Here is mine locally--

    - ORVW 10/107 ($--) (10/90 is $24 though)
    - PVW 15 ($--) (not available, but I bought one for $50)
    - PVW 20 ($90-100)
    - Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak ($--)
    - Jefferson's Presidential Reserve ($--)

    I picked up a a bottle of PVW 15. It was something I had wanted to get for a long time, the recent thread on it notwithstanding.

    - MM ($25-30)
    - BT ($18-22)
    - EWSB ($25ish)
    - WT 101 ($16-24)
    - ETL ($24-30)
    - WR ($28-36)
    - KC ($26-34)
    - OWA ($24)

    For that price...hmmm... the JPS is good and interesting, but not sure it is worth the price tag. The Pappy 20 may be good to grab while its still SW and $100 isn't insane. Some places are FAR above that.
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    George,

    Those prices are similar to or slightly below those in MI.

    Here's a link to the MI state prices:

    http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/lcc_code...=74&type2.y=23

    What to buy next: You could go almost any direction and it would be good. What are your bourbon tasting experiences? If you have a lot of experience, I'd go upper shelf. If not, I'd go more mid shelf and develop a palate. If money is not a big concern, I'd find some BTAC Stagg and Weller are favorites.

    Will

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    Thanks, Joshua.

    Will, I'm still developing my palate. I actually have a bottle each of 09 Weller and Stagg and plan to open those down the road along with any other premium bottles I get. I want to get a little better at tasting before I go for the high-end stuff. My objective is to pick up stuff I don't see available very often, which seems like most premium bottles here in CT.

    Thanks again, guys.

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    Read the board see what people like.

    BT, WT, ETL, OWA, KC, MM all have merits and are affordable.

    Perform dental hygiene like a hygienist and have a taste comparison.

    I'm serious about dental hygiene before bourbon, I discovered this by accident and was surprised by how much better bourbon tasted.

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    Forget the prices. They will depend on local laws.

    What to try next?

    Of the choices presented, I would say: go for BT, ETL. EWSB (depending on the year), or OWA.

    The others you can find at most bars in the US anytime you want to try them
    John B

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    Thanks, John.

    I probably wasn't clear. I was looking for suggestions on which I should get of those bottles I listed. This was the first time I'd seen any of them locally.

    - ORVW 10/107 ($39)
    - PVW 15 ($65)
    - PVW 20 ($100)
    - Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak ($87)
    - Jefferson's Presidential Reserve ($88)

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    I'd go with BOTH the PVW 2oyo and the WRMC SO.
    That's an excellent price on the WRMC compared to some other areas. But if you've never had PVW 20yo, you need to.

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Thanks, John.

    I probably wasn't clear. I was looking for suggestions on which I should get of those bottles I listed. This was the first time I'd seen any of them locally.

    - ORVW 10/107 ($39)
    - PVW 15 ($65)
    - PVW 20 ($100)
    - Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak ($87)
    - Jefferson's Presidential Reserve ($88)
    FWIW, I'd skip the PVW 20 and JPS (too woody and over-priced) and go with the other two.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Some Help, Please

    Quote Originally Posted by loose proton View Post
    I'd go with BOTH the PVW 2oyo and the WRMC SO.
    That's an excellent price on the WRMC compared to some other areas. But if you've never had PVW 20yo, you need to.
    Thanks for the input, loose.

 

 

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