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  1. #41
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey r View Post
    Astor in NYC is selling their OWA single barrel at $40. That's almost double the regular price for OWA around here. I won't buy any at that price on principle, but it better be a darn good barrel to even think of jacking up the price like that.
    Is there label information about the single barrel? For that price, I would want to know it was at least 6YO. There are many fine bourbons available in the $40 range.
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    Good point, they should at least have the barrel details on a purchase order, invoice or something.
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  3. #43
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyfish View Post
    Is there label information about the single barrel? For that price, I would want to know it was at least 6YO. There are many fine bourbons available in the $40 range.
    I'll never know as I just stopped in and they are all gone.

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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    The details would be nice to know if they are in a mood to share.
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  5. #45
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    Quote Originally Posted by jersey12 View Post
    I'll never know as I just stopped in and they are all gone.
    Wow, I guess I underestimated the demand for $40 OWA if that is true. I never made it down there to check on details. Strange though, as it is still on their website to order.

  6. #46
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    I am fortunate enough to frequent a liquor store that has a very good selection of bottles from hand selected barrels by their 'Barrel Selection Team' that travels to various distilleries in Kentucky throughout the year. They have been doing this for a long time and have quite the selection.

    Still, I wasn't sure my tastes would coincide with the Barrel Selection Team's so I was somewhat cautious. The first one I tried was an Eagle Rare - loved it. So I moved on to Buffalo Trace and Elmer T. Lee - which I also enjoyed greatly.

    Most recently I tried a bottle of Blanton's that they hand selected - again, I thought they made an outstanding choice.

    So now I pretty much trust them to find the 'honey barrels' that I agree with completely. Which is nice.



    P.S. I don't believe they charge any more for the bottles from 'hand selected barrels'. Which is also nice.

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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    It really does come down to who does the selecting, doesn't it.
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  8. #48
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    The Florida panhandle store that I visited wanted $40 for their hand picked ETL.
    Tom Sangster
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  9. #49
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    I'd put my trust in the Tallahassee team.
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  10. #50
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    Re: "Hand Picked Barrel"

    Yeah, the ETL price is high but some of the others are screaming bargains, especially considering the juice inside. ER 10 is $23 and both of their barrel picks are good if not particularly far out of profile. 4Rsb is on sale for $39 and their OBSV and OBSK barrel picks are great, as good as any 4R barrel pick I have tasted.

 

 

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