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  1. #511
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    a 2011 THH & a 12yo Redbreast CS(sorry it's not bourbon but it's nice buying a couple of bottles when you aren't planning to)

  2. #512
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Picked up a Geo T Stagg 2011 today for $75. Not a terrible price, but not great either.

    I can still find WLW and Handy on the shelves easily around here, at $65....

  3. #513
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Blacksmith View Post
    Picked up a Geo T Stagg 2011 today for $75. Not a terrible price, but not great either.

    I can still find WLW and Handy on the shelves easily around here, at $65....
    Sounds like I need to get my Texas family to start picking up some stuff until my next visit home.

  4. #514
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Found a store that still had a bottle of 2011 GTS left over. Got it for $70 --> $89 after tax and shipping

  5. #515
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Lucked into a lone bottle of Van Winkle Family Reserve 12 year at a little hole-in-thewall store today. I was shocked!

    Let's say I had to keep myself from running to the register to pay for it!

  6. #516

    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    I bought today some Beam Black to have a blind comparison w/ Kirkland Signature (Costco). I have been assuming all along the latter to be a tasty knockoff of Beam Black, perhaps scaled up, perhaps scaled down; or maybe a lesser version of KC. Based on what I have read here and on my own drinking.

    I was biased to try to afford some Beam Black whenever I could from the strong NYTimes blind tasting results of a few years ago.

    I measured the added water drops carefully to try to get the proof the same in each case (Kirkland is 51.5% or some such).

    Wow.

    For my taste, blind comparison showed me definitively that, however much I like, or used to like, Beam Black, Kirkland is its superior by far and in all respects --- nose, smoothness, complexity, spice, and the rest. It is clearly (to me) a lesser KC; or maybe I should do that comparison and see if it really is lesser and how much.

    I also did a quick nonblind comparison against Old Forester, another good-value house favorite which I like and find all of those qualities above (maybe not spice), and it was no contest at all: Kirkland was far superior to my taste.

    If it really is possible Costco is not going to continue it forever, maybe I better go get a case (chiefly a scotch drinker, you see).

  7. #517
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Blanton's Straight from the Barrel, Dickel 12 year old and a bottle of Rittenhouse 100 - barrel selected by the store I bought it from. Was given a glass of a 25? year old Hirsch when I was at the store.

  8. #518
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Got a gift certificate from a friend recently and was thinking of snagging a bottle of Angel's Envy. My curiosity has gotten the best of me, as I had been eyeing Four Roses Barrel Strength, despite having a few good ones in the bunker already.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

  9. #519
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Got a couple old 50ml bottles of Old Grand Dad 114 Barrel Proof. Not sure how old they are, but they have a tax strip across the top. They were inexpensive so it'll be fun to try, I hear great things here about OGD and I've not tried any.

  10. #520
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    Re: What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today? - Winter 2011/2012

    Grabbed a ND OGD Bicentenial Decanter and a ER101 Lawrenceburg from 1981!
    You can find me in chat most nights on days ending with the letter y!

 

 

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