Having your product front and center on a bar is free advertising but its not the high end products sitting on the bar of multi million dollar restaurants that is allowing the distilleries to thrive. Its the store selling boatloads of burnetts, heaven hill or taaka vodka.
Picked up a bottle of Black Maple Hill small batch for around $45. I have not heard great things about the NAS, but this is the first time I have seen it on the shelves so I am going to give it a go.
picked up a old forester birthday bourbon today
I went in to my local for some beer and a looksie at the bourbon. I also had a drop in my flask to share with the local whiskey monger, and he pulled out a Stagg Jr. for me to take home. Nice to have a backup.
"The goal is to become one with the elements, grain, yeast, water and fire." - Squire, Bourbon Zen Master
I picked up an Old Forester birthday bottle, I have never had it and it was a bit tough to track down, I am looking forward to this one after so many positive reviews.
A 4RYL and Russel Reserve SB.
Didn't purchase today but finally getting a chance to post what I got on my trip to bourbon country last week:
4 Roses Single Barrel
4 Roses Barrel Proof OBSK from Liquor Barn
4 Roses Barrel Proof OESK from Liquor Barn
4 Roses 125th Limited Edition Small Batch (splitting it with someone since we only found 1 bottle)
Eagle Rare 10 private barrel from Liquor Barn
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel from Liquor Barn (never seen before)
Old Forester Single Barrel (never seen before)
Heaven Hill BIB
Old Heaven Hill BIB
Very Old Barton BIB
EH Taylor Barrel proof
Oh yeah, and two bottles of Pumpkin Pie vodka for my wife... sigh
One more Weller 12
One more AAA 10
Black Maple Hill 8