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    Old Cabin Still

    So I know this is opening up some old posts but I am curious how Mid 1970's Cabin Still stacks up to the Cabin Still pre SW sale to Canada Dry. In the book But Always Fine Bourbon Sally has a story of how Canada was going to blend SW juice with their oversupply crap.

    I'm asking the opinions of the many on here because I have stumbled upon a few late 70's bottles in a local liquor store and want to clean them out but don't want to pay for something that isn't worth paying for.

    Any thoughts would be really helpful. Thanks
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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    Buy one, try it, then decide if you buy more.

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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    Quote Originally Posted by dridge11 View Post
    Buy one, try it, then decide if you buy more.
    Sound advice. Trust your own taste buds.

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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    Dridge I may just do that. You think $50 is too much per bottle? I mean I know the stuff now is clearly bottom shelf and also no longer a wheater so I'm just trying to justify my bourbon budget.
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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    Quote Originally Posted by TradingBoiler View Post
    Dridge I may just do that. You think $50 is too much per bottle? I mean I know the stuff now is clearly bottom shelf and also no longer a wheater so I'm just trying to justify my bourbon budget.
    That's a lot less than you'll pay on Ebay for a full size bottle. I think $50 is worth the gamble. If it's great, you'll be thrilled you did. If not, you still get a cool history lesson and taste of a bottle that not a lot of people have access to.

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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    I think $50 is way too much. But YMMV.

    Several years ago I got a case of bottoms bottles from the 70's for $50 including a couple of old Cabin Still bottles.

    Just my opinion.

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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    Quote Originally Posted by Special Reserve View Post
    I think $50 is way too much. But YMMV.

    Several years ago I got a case of bottoms bottles from the 70's for $50 including a couple of old Cabin Still bottles.

    Just my opinion.

    Will
    I agree. Even the best Cabin Still from the pure Stitzel-Weller days was low-budget whiskey.

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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    I have a bottle of Cabin Still I got from Joe (fishnbowljoe) that is marked $9 so I would say $50 is way too high.
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    Re: Old Cabin Still

    The Cabin Stills that I have tasted from that era have the recognizable S-W character but are hot and young. Better than today's bottom shelf and worth a try at the right price, but not worth $50 IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightBoston View Post
    The Cabin Stills that I have tasted from that era have the recognizable S-W character but are hot and young. Better than today's bottom shelf and worth a try at the right price, but not worth $50 IMHO.
    I agree with Kevin that $50 a bottle is too much...I think I paid around $13 a liter when I found some a couple months ago!
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