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  1. #11
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    Unhappy Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    I would be happy with another 2005 Saz 18 to replace the one I foolishly broke by accident.

    Don't think I have been that good of a boy this year though. So, I would settle for some 06 Handy or WLW.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by straightwhiskeyruffneck View Post
    three, because:

    forester barrel reserve, i'm a big forester fan. never seen this one, pretty sure its no longer made.

    four roses single barrel, 'cause i cant buy it here! (i'll get some when i go to kentucky this spring because i dont expect to get this one for x mas)

    old pogue, i've never had this one. and i like how its the only whiskey these folks make.
    I can help you cross one off your list: Old Pogue. You might say it's the only whiskey those folks don't make, as it's a KBD bottling of Heaven Hill whiskey.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    What I'd like to know is where the hell you're getting Pappy 23 for $100!!
    Scott
    This fall I stopped in a party store in a neighboring town that I've never been in before and on the shelf sat a bottle of PVW 23 with the PVW 20 price.

    After looking around for a few minutes, the conversation went like this:

    Clerk: "May I help you find anything?"

    Me: "I think I found something. How much for the Pappy?"

    Clerk: "The state price. $104.98 plus tax."

    Me: "Do you take Master Charge?"

    We both were happy. (But I think I was happier.)

    The next week I went back to pick up the two Eagle Rare 101 10yr old bottles on their shelves.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by straightwhiskeyruffneck View Post
    three, because:

    forester barrel reserve, i'm a big forester fan. never seen this one, pretty sure its no longer made.
    The Old Forester barrel reserve 96 was, to my knowledge. only sold in duty-free shops at US airports.

    It was produced specifically for the summer olympics in Atlanta. I have no idea how much was made and for how long it was available.

    Some of them found their way to Europe and the odd bottle can still be seen in specialist shops. I´m also pretty sure that it is no longer in production.
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Sorry my friend I already mentally included the birthday money. I just paid $200 + shipping. No tax.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedmans Brorsa View Post
    The Old Forester barrel reserve 96 was, to my knowledge. only sold in duty-free shops at US airports.

    It was produced specifically for the summer olympics in Atlanta. I have no idea how much was made and for how long it was available.

    Some of them found their way to Europe and the odd bottle can still be seen in specialist shops. I´m also pretty sure that it is no longer in production.
    Lennart,

    I did taste Forester 96 on our second Borlänge Bourbon Boys tasting last night. It was a Forester-Woodford tasting and to my personal taste a very good tasting in general. I will come back to it later at the tasting subject Forester 96 did differ more from Forester 100 than I had expected. It was sweeter, spicier and a bit less floral than 100. I would say it was generally punchier but I really like them both and gave them the same 86 point in the100 point scale.
    Since I am out of the original subject I must say that another one of the OFBB 2005 that I got open right now would be a gift I would appreciate.

    Leif
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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I can help you cross one off your list: Old Pogue. You might say it's the only whiskey those folks don't make, as it's a KBD bottling of Heaven Hill whiskey.

    wow! i had no idea. what a cheap trick, calling themselves the old pogue distillery
    "Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by straightwhiskeyruffneck View Post
    wow! i had no idea. what a cheap trick, calling themselves the old pogue distillery
    Actually, not all that uncommon. There are quite a few bourbons bottled by 'distilleries' which purchase their whiskey.
    Tim

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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    Actually, not all that uncommon. There are quite a few bourbons bottled by 'distilleries' which purchase their whiskey.
    guess i need to do my homework
    "Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
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    Re: What Bourbon did you find recently that would make a great Christmas gift for you

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    Actually, not all that uncommon. There are quite a few bourbons bottled by 'distilleries' which purchase their whiskey.
    Agreed, most notably Van Winkle products.

    Funny, I never read anyone feeling cheated by Julian's bulk market buying practices - but I read what are meant to be shocking and damning statements like POGUE DOESN'T DISTILL or KBD DOESN'T DISTILL all the time.

    To me, the biggest problem with Pogue is that there are several middle men taking a cut (Chuck "outs" HH and KBD), making it overpriced. I like the bottle of Pogue I have better than the ORVW 10/107 that I have (2003 bottling?), but I wouldn't buy Pogue often at the mid-$40s price I paid for my curiosity.

    Roger

 

 

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