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    New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    Is anyone picking them up? Has anyone already done so? I would really love to hear how they are.

    Also, my local liquor store is selling them for $60/bottle! BT's website said that they should retail for $45. What say you to this?

    Look forward to the responses!

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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTheater View Post
    Is anyone picking them up? Has anyone already done so? I would really love to hear how they are.

    Also, my local liquor store is selling them for $60/bottle! BT's website said that they should retail for $45. What say you to this?

    Look forward to the responses!
    Personally, i feel i must avoid "experiements" at 100+ per 750 milliliters. there's too much other stuff i want to get. I am happy to swap sips with my bottles of "other stuff" though, just to try them.
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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    I'm with Restaurant Man - way too overpriced for what might be ordinary (or maybe great, but if so - very hard to find again). Someone had one of the two latest releases at the Gazebo for KBF, but not sure who. I thought someone mentioned that they thought it was OK, but nothing special (and it was the 23 yr old I believe). I bought one on a whim, and honestly couldn't tell the difference between it and BT (it felt somewhere between BT and Eagle Rare if you can imagine that).
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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    No way I'll pay those prices just to sample something. I'd buy 5 bottles of EWB before I spent that on one bottle of "experimental" bourbon. But, that's just me.

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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    I know what you guys mean but I am what I would characterize as an "unique whiskey enthusiast." Yes, that is a stupid name but it also says what I mean - i like to try whiskies that have been barreled in unique ex-barrels, use surprising char levels in a cask, etc. Scotch does this way more often than bourbon (simply b/c bourbon must be placed in virgin oak) - but that kind of thing is what piques my interest the most.

    These BT Experiments are not too radical, but interesting enough that I really want to try them. It just is outrageous and downright offensive that they ask so much for them. Just b/c people will pay a certain amount doesnt mean that you should demand it (if you know that your costs are not comparable to the price people are paying).

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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    I hear you. If I have a chance to try it, I wouldn't turn it down necessarily just to see what they are like. Hopefully some of SB nation will help you out with some feedback. If there are crazy people who would buy such things - good chance some of them are here And when I say crazy, I mean that in a good way!
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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    Some folks don't mind paying too much to sample something new. It broadens perspectives. The real test: is it worth buying a second bottle?

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    $60 per bottle is really high considering the suggested price was $45.99 for both bottles... I have the "set" just havent had occasion to open them yet

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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    $60 per bottle is really high considering the suggested price was $45.99 for both bottles... I have the "set" just havent had occasion to open them yet
    And I'm pretty sure it's $60 for a "half" bottle
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    Re: New Buffalo Trace Experimental Bottles

    I was at Spec's in Houston the other day. They have a glass case for more expensive or limited bottles. The case is now overflowing with the BTEC bottles, this release and past as well as the Single Oak project. They are priced at $65. I would not buy them even if they were at the MSRP. Glad the see the general Houston bourbon buying public seems to agree.

 

 

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