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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Lamplighter View Post
    First sighting of Stagg this year....I passed at $100, same for the Handy sitting next to it. I paid $75-85 apiece for all of the BTAC offerings last year. An uptick to the tune of 20-33% in just 1 year....too steep for this ole boy. At this rate, it's going to be hitting the $200 mark in less than 5 more years. Done made up my mind: what I've got left of these from the past is very likely all I'll ever have.
    Yep, I am with you. I would love to score a bottle of GTS or WLW but I can get 3 solid bottles of whiskey for $100. Heck, Squire could get 1/2 case of Barton for that amount.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Lamplighter View Post
    First sighting of Stagg this year....I passed at $100, same for the Handy sitting next to it. I paid $75-85 apiece for all of the BTAC offerings last year. An uptick to the tune of 20-33% in just 1 year....too steep for this ole boy. At this rate, it's going to be hitting the $200 mark in less than 5 more years. Done made up my mind: what I've got left of these from the past is very likely all I'll ever have.
    Agreed. Over the last 3-4 years I've stocked up, especially on GTS. I have 6 GTS, 2 WLW, 2 ER17 bunkered, plus an open bottle of each. It's just not worth it to me anymore, and I tend to ration them anyway, so these should last me a long time. I do love all of them, and the GTS and WLW especially were great values at $60-70 for the high proof. But at $100+, I'll pass every time.
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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    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?

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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    Quote Originally Posted by JKLS View Post
    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?
    In terms of the $/drink, you're right - excellent value. For me, since I still have some bottles put away, and that it's so much more work to find them now, the price increase isn't just the $20-$30 per bottle. The time, energy, and gas involved to find them is a factor for me too. If I was still finding them sitting on the shelf, I might buy one now and then.

    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.
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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    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.
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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    Quote Originally Posted by snifred View Post
    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.
    That's what I'm saying. I've picked up a couple of Old Scout store barrel selections that I've been real happy with at this point. At 121 proof, that's about as high as I want to go. The Staggs I've had have all been north of 130, and, while they are in a class of their own, I was never willing to chase all over the countryside to find a few of them each year. Also, in the last 3 years, I've just about completely sold out to 4R. At the current and probable Stagg/WLW/ER17 price in years to come, I can easily buy 2 SBs.... or sometimes a couple of private barrel editions. I'll go even further and say I've got a couple of the 4R gift shop bottles as well as a few TPS SB private bottles that I would put up against Stagg anytime, anywhere with no qualms whatsoever.
    Last edited by Old Lamplighter; 11-08-2013 at 23:32.
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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Lamplighter View Post
    That's what I'm saying. I've picked up a couple of Old Scout store barrel selections that I've been real happy with at this point. At 121 proof, that's about as high as I want to go in terms of proof. The Staggs I've had have all been north of 130, and, while they are in a class of their own, I was never willing to chase all over the countryside to find a few of them each year. Also, in the last 3 years, I've just about completely sold out to 4R. At the current and probable Stagg/WLW/ER17 price in years to come, I can easily buy 2 SBs.... or sometimes a couple of private barrel editions. I'll go even further and say I've got a couple of the 4R gift shop bottles as well as a few TPS SB private bottles that I would put up against Stagg anytime, anywhere with no qualms whatsoever.
    If I lived near the distillery, I think I could live off buying bourbon from the FR gift shop. I think their private selections, even at $60, are great buys and very tasty. Throw in Weller (SR, OWA, 12) and VOB BIB for everyday drinking and I'd be set. :-)
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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    Quote Originally Posted by CL View Post
    If I lived near the distillery, I think I could live off buying bourbon from the FR gift shop. I think their private selections, even at $60, are great buys and very tasty. Throw in Weller (SR, OWA, 12) and VOB BIB for everyday drinking and I'd be set. :-)
    In total agreement 200%
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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    Quote Originally Posted by snifred View Post
    There are so many new brands and new expressions on the market these days that I'd rather go in that direction.
    Pete I understand your thinking and agree to an extent. There are certainly a lot of new brands on the market but can we call bulk MGP whisky a new expression? I mean, absent some finishing (Port cask, French Oak, etc.) other than the label how is the basic stuff any different?
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    Re: What Bourbon did you pass up today? Fall '13

    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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    Can't seem to rotate, just tip computers sideways

    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.

 

 

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