At $100 I still think the BTACs are worth it. It's not an everyday pour, it should last for a bit, I know I don't plow through the stuff. Save it for a special occasion or whatever. At $75 a bottle, a 2oz pour at your house is costing you $6. Is it no longer a decent value for a high end bourbon at $8?
There are so many new brands and new expressions on the market these days that I'd rather go in that direction. I have bought 3 bottles from the Smooth Ambler line in the last few weeks - Old Scout 6 year, Old Scout Rye 7 year, and the Old Scout Ten. All under $50, with only the Ten even over $35, and I really enjoy all 3. I find that I enjoy finding and tasting new things as much as the satisfaction of finding something hard to find like BTAC.
EC 21, $150. Too much $ for me. George Dickel Select (can't remember which #), $54. I don't want to spend that much without having a better idea of what it's like, particularly for a measly 86 proof.
I did buy Smooth Amber Old Scout 7 yo bourbon - 3 bottles - one for me, one for a friend, and one to give to my boat mechanic. I found out yesterday he likes high rye bourbons.
Also bought Old Scout Rye and Old Forester 100 for another friend. More shopping tomorrow.
Last edited by Old Lamplighter; 11-08-2013 at 23:32.
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Wandering around France and Germany on a work trip...came across Horny Honey infused Bourbon (70 ABV if you can't zoom):
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Did see 4R (i'll call it akin to YL, but lower proof and $22 or so in price) and some JD...otherwise a tiny bit of scotch and even less bourbon. I'm in smaller towns which i'm sure didn't help.