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    Question What did you pass up today? Spring - Summer 2010

    3 whiskies I passed up because 1) I spent too much already, and 2) I needed to check back here to see if they are worth it.

    Henry McKenna 10 year old BIB, $29. This just showed up here in 2 different stores. Now I see that as of a few years ago, some of you rated it the best product from Heaven Hill. This juice is from DSP-KY-31 (saying that on the label is part of the regs for Bonded) and barreled 3-31-99 (after the fire Chuck recently wrote about re: Evan Williams). Anyone tried the new stuff yet?

    OWA 7/107, $22 - saw 2 bottles that still had the "7 summers old" label. I know it's now NAS, but I thought I read here that the last of the 7 year old was not very good. Need to do more research.

    George Dickel Cascade Hollow, 3 years old, $19 - price seems kinda high for something that's a step below No.'s 8 & 12 (a different store has No. 12 for $20). Wasn't Dickel's distillery shut down for a few years? Is this just excess or sub-par stuff from when the distillery re-opened?
    Ooops, found most of the info on Chuck's blog: http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/200...th-george.html

    Thanks for all your wonderful information.

    -Matt
    Last edited by matthew0715; 03-20-2010 at 22:03.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by matthew0715 View Post

    Henry McKenna 10 year old BIB, $29. This just showed up here in 2 different stores. Now I see that as of a few years ago, some of you rated it the best product from Heaven Hill. This juice is from DSP-KY-31 (saying that on the label is part of the regs for Bonded) and barreled 3-31-99 (after the fire Chuck recently wrote about re: Evan Williams). Anyone tried the new stuff yet?
    I had a bought a bottle of this a while back. It is not a bad bourbon. Worth the money? I thought so. My bottle was barrel #494, barreled on 2/5/99

    As for the label stating DSP-31 with a date after the fire at HH. That is because they were given a grace period and were able to use up the existing labels they had. The HM SB-BIB is not something they make a run of all the time. So they must have had a ton of labels and don't make runs very often if they are still using the old labels.

    hope this helps and I love the avatar.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    3 bottles of Sazerac 18 bottled in '06 - sitting lonely and dusty on a shelf. I have a few bottles of Saz BTAC and I'm saving pennies for something just now. So they escaped my clutches.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Bump. I just read the "Most you overpaid" thread so I thought I should mention some 2009 BTAC I saw this weekend. I cannot afford it (still unemployed) but as a public service, you can still get (in Central New Jersey):

    ER17 - $69.99
    Handy - $79.99
    W.L. Weller - $89.99 (3 bottles on the shelf)

    also, FYI, I saw A.H. Hirsch 16 (gold foil) a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in several years. The price: $224.99 (greed or just supply & demand?).

    -Matt

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by matthew0715 View Post
    Bump. I just read the "Most you overpaid" thread so I thought I should mention some 2009 BTAC I saw this weekend. I cannot afford it (still unemployed) but as a public service, you can still get (in Central New Jersey):

    ER17 - $69.99
    Handy - $79.99
    W.L. Weller - $89.99 (3 bottles on the shelf)

    also, FYI, I saw A.H. Hirsch 16 (gold foil) a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in several years. The price: $224.99 (greed or just supply & demand?).

    -Matt
    I would have jump all over the WLW, . The prices you showed is a little higher but it's all gone over in this area.

    For the AH Hirsch 16, that would be both since supply and demand results in higher prices because of the greed in people seeing a chance to profit more. At the same time, the store is also paying a great deal more from the distributors. It's a cascading of greed and profiting along the chain that results in higher prices to respond to an illusion of high demand only to the very low supply. It's $269 or so here.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    In the winter version of this thread, Christian posted:

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Wasn't today, but the other day I had to pass on entire rows of Black Maple Hill 11, 14 and 16 year olds. I would love to have them because I've drank bottles of all three and was never disappointed, but for the prices they wanted they'll continue to sit, likely for a few more years!
    I was over there today, and somebody picked up all seven bottles of the 16yo, at the $94.95 price.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    I was over there today, and somebody picked up all seven bottles of the 16yo, at the $94.95 price.
    I bought a couple of each before I left town just to have them in the bunker, so I wouldn't be surprised if a lurker was watching them and cleared it after noticing a few had sold. Just a thought, wouldn't be the first time I'd seen that happen.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Looked at the new Sazerac-issued Caribou Crossing SB Canadian. Nice packaging but I let it be until I read more reviews from the folks here.
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    I passed up a couple BTAC ER from Fall 2001. Maybe if it was still at 2001 prices...

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Spring 2010

    Passed up EWSB's from 1993 and 1994 (30 apiece). I also passed up two 750's of Evan Williams 7 year old (in boxes!) at 18.99 apiece. I might go back for those the next time I'm nearly to New Mexico.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

 

 

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