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    What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    I regret not picking up some bottles of a special S/W Van Winkle bourbon bottling for a retailer.

    I believe it was a 17 or 18 y.o and high proof, like 118 or so....it was at an online retailer, can't remember which one exactly, Binnys or Sams or Shoppers Vineyard.

    Anyway I saw this stuff in stock for many months, it didn't seem to move. It was pretty expensive at that time, maybe around $100/bottle. I was saving up money to try and get a few bottles...went back when I finally could afford it and it was all gone : (
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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    off the top of my head, i regret not getting a case of the fox 90 proof when I was in VA last year.

    I'm sure I can come up with some more..
    -Kevin

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    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    This is a great topic, especially for noobs like me. I haven't been around long enough to regret much, but to some extent hearing about people's regrets might (slightly) take the sting away from hearing about Fort Knox-ian bunkers.

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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    When I first glanced at the title of this thread I was going to scream out REBEL YELL! Then, I noticed the word "not."

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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    Off the top of my head I can think of three:

    Abraham Bowman barrel strength rye- I've read that this may be available again soon in a new batch
    ORVW 10yr 107- could have bought a case for cheap a couple years ago
    A few BTEC

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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    I do regret not buying a bottle of Pappy 15 for $79.99. (I had just snatched 4 bottles at $49.99, and I felt the retailer was gouging.) Nowadays, I would just buy any 15 I see, whether $50 or $80, since it's seems harder than ever to procure.

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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    Pretty easy for me.

    E&R 17yr old - very very tasty stuff
    Weller Centennial - got some, not as much as I could have
    4R120th - same as Centennial
    4RMariage 2008 - the missing hole in my 4RsmB series.
    4R40th - the missing hole in my 4RSB series.
    4R Tony & Oscar - one of the best tasting and best deals ever.
    VWFRR - passed on a case 2 years ago, Tommyboy had an extra I didn't grab last Fall, I left and forgot about it.

    I'll stop now, I'm just getting sad at this point. Or maybe what I'm feeling is more like the 'nervosa blues'.
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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalBoozer View Post
    I regret not picking up some bottles of a special S/W Van Winkle bourbon bottling for a retailer.

    I believe it was a 17 or 18 y.o and high proof, like 118 or so....it was at an online retailer, can't remember which one exactly, Binnys or Sams or Shoppers Vineyard.

    Anyway I saw this stuff in stock for many months, it didn't seem to move. It was pretty expensive at that time, maybe around $100/bottle. I was saving up money to try and get a few bottles...went back when I finally could afford it and it was all gone : (
    It was from Binny's and it was 18 YO and the proof was about right - around 118. It was over $100; maybe $115 and was the most expensive bottle of bourbon that I had purchased (probably still true). It was good, not great - you did not miss out on too much.

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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    Pretty easy for me.

    4RMariage 2008 - the missing hole in my 4RsmB series.
    I opened up a bottle of this this past weekend for our Houston Bourbon get together. It sat on the table practically untouched. Oh well...more for me to enjoy and I do think this juice is fantastic.

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    Re: What bourbon do you regret not buying?

    I've got a few.....

    A 2nd 2007 Pappy 23 when I had the chance
    The Pappy 20 bottle I stood in front of at Toddys in KY - said I'd go back before I flew home and never got back
    The Sam Houston bottle I saw back in my early days of bourbon and didn't realise it had been pulled from the Aussie market.
    The AH Hirsch red wax bottles that were < $130 at Nicks.com for months
    A 2nd Wild Turkey American Spirit

 

 

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