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    Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    The PVW pissing contests have to end!

    I know the stuff is good, but seriously. It seems like this place has become a forum of "who can stockpile the most pappy" (mostly 15). I love the stuff as much as the next guy, but geez.

    There is so much other stuff out there that is equally as tasty, maybe not as hard to find, but still. I've just been observing the craze grow exponentially over the past month or so and thought I would post a little rant. Well it's not really a rant because I could care less about the situation and am extremely happy to see all of my SB companions stockpiling and enjoying an item that is so near and dear to their hearts.

    Why don't we turn this into a "Hey, I've got all the Pappy (15, 20, 23) I need, so what do I do now?" thread. What do you enjoy equally as much that isn't as hard to come by or is equally hard to come by? What say you, post up some things that you seek and lovingly cherish as much as your beloved pappy products.

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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    PVW 15 is my all time favorite and the hardest to come by. Except maybe Weller Centennial, which I was lucky to find 2 of, but doubt I will ever see it again.

    It's in short supply and wont' be along much longer (as we know it).
    So I am all for me buying as much as I can before I can't obtain anymore of it. I don't only have to fight the small allocations and high demand but also the people looking to turn a profit by re-selling.

    I do have a nice bunker but it's not stocked with tons of gems like, ND OGD, cheap SW juice and WT 12. There are bourbons I would love to stock more of, but the thing about Pappy 15 is the price point. It's my all time favorite but it's not costing me close to $100 a bottle.
    Last edited by chefnash51; 04-28-2011 at 06:04.
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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    All valid points and like i said I enjoy Pappy 15 as much as you or anyone else on this forum, it just seems the obsession has gotten a bit out of control.

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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    Great idea BourbonNoog!

    Here's some things that I love as much as a good Pappy product (hope you don't mind some are Weller) that can be easier and cheaper to find - although not universally available, and some still allocated and pricey, but nowhere near as rare as Pappy:
    • Weller Antique (7/107)
    • Weller 12 yr (wow - at around $22? Amazing)
    • Rittenhouse BIB Rye - harder & harder to find, and price is up to $20's now
    • Buffalo Trace single barrel/vattings from Binny's, Party Source, etc - $25 and truly tastes to enjoy!
    • Four Roses Single Barrel - easily worth twice the price! Again, look for Binny's, Party Source, etc. offerings too just to compare
    • Vintage Rye 21 - not cheap, and hard to find, but stands up perfectly to Saz 18 for a few bucks less
    • George Dickel - cheap & easy to find, what more can you ask for? Haven't tried it? What are you waiting for????
    • Wild Turkey 101 Rye - some would debate between Ritt BIB & this for the best value/buy in Rye. I say own several of each (I usually do!). Awesome juice at a great price
    • Very Old Barton 100 - Really? Under $15 and it tastes this good?
    • Pure Kentucky - not easy to come by and around $30-$35, but its super sweet, leathery & rye goodness makes it an easy pour
    • Parker's Heritage Releases - not nearly the buzz/excitement of BTAC stuff, and prices vary, but I've not had any that weren't good enough to justify the price. Every bit as special as BTAC & Pappy releases.
    • Old Forrester Birthday Bourbons - hit & miss, only had 3, 2 were amazing, one was "eh"
    • Woodford Reserve Master's Collection - Not much personal experience here, but they always intrigue me and nice to see some risks being taken
    That's far from a complete list... just a few things that I always find incredibly enjoyable whether it's price, quality, the effort to find it or a combination of all of these factors that make them taste so good to me, I can't say, but they always make me a bit happier when I'm sipping on one of them!

    I'm curious to see what other folks add to the mix here as well... Personally loved treasures, small batches I've not heard of, or higher-end things I've just never taken a chance on...!
    Last edited by timd; 04-28-2011 at 07:10.

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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    Nice thread! It's interesting you post this, as I was discussing this last night with a friend of mine. Being a recent transplant from the craft beer world, it's been interesting seeing the similarities and differences between that community of enthusiasts and here.
    I was remarking last night how I was kind of surprised how pro-hoarder this board is compared to the craft beer world, where limited allocations and rare releases are discussed ad nauseam as well. However, people posting pictures of massive hoardings of those allocations are generally met with negative feedback. It's more of a "spread the wealth" across the community vibe. It's an interesting contrast.

    All just newbie observations, of course. Cheers to those gathering up their entire states allocations.
    Jeff / KC by way of CT.

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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    Quote Originally Posted by RaylanGivens View Post
    Nice thread! It's interesting you post this, as I was discussing this last night with a friend of mine. Being a recent transplant from the craft beer world, it's been interesting seeing the similarities and differences between that community of enthusiasts and here.
    I was remarking last night how I was kind of surprised how pro-hoarder this board is compared to the craft beer world, where limited allocations and rare releases are discussed ad nauseam as well. However, people posting pictures of massive hoardings of those allocations are generally met with negative feedback. It's more of a "spread the wealth" across the community vibe. It's an interesting contrast.

    All just newbie observations, of course. Cheers to those gathering up their entire states allocations.


    Really? Being an active member of beeradvocate for many years, I never saw any ill will towards folks with massive beer cellars. Most were active traders and this is how most hard to gets were obtained.

    There was a low to zero tolerance for beer enthusiasts who sold on ebay however.

    Side note. Anyone interested in beer for bourbon trades, PM me. Looking to off my cellar, many gems aged well.
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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    Quote Originally Posted by timd View Post
    Great idea BourbonNoog!

    Here's some things that I love as much as a good Pappy product (hope you don't mind some are Weller) that can be easier and cheaper to find - although not universally available, and some still allocated and pricey, but nowhere near as rare as Pappy:
    [*]Vintage Rye 21 - not cheap, and hard to find, but stands up perfectly to Saz 18 for a few bucks less
    You don't know how right you are. The Vintage 21 'should be' just as collectible and sought after as the Pappy15 if not more so. It is from extinct stocks of Rye that'll never be duplicated. At around $75 a bottle it is a bargain, and measurably better than Saz18, IMHO.
    C

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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    Quote Originally Posted by chefnash51 View Post
    Really? Being an active member of beeradvocate for many years, I never saw any ill will towards folks with massive beer cellars. Most were active traders and this is how most hard to gets were obtained.

    Actually it was BA I was referring to. Not so much the cellaring, but the releases. Not sure if you still are an active member, but releases in the recent years of KBS, Hopslam, or whatever the new best ever limited barrel aged imperial stout is are ridiculous. Those posting up that they snagged the only two cases in their state while others drove 200 miles to find out some guy just bought the only two cases is a constant argument over there. People posting how they cleared the shelves are met with quite the disdain. Beer Karma and all that.
    Jeff / KC by way of CT.

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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    I'm all for an all Pappy forum where everything Pappy gets posted, so those of us who cannot afford or even find Pappy can choose not to read. Let's make that Pappy/BTAC and make lots of room in the General Bourbon Discussion!

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    Re: Oh, just another thread about pappy...

    I will second, or third the Vintage 21. Man I loved that Rye. Found 2 in my ventures and it's not looking like anymore will turn up.
    -Kevin

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