My bad. I'm sick and on drugs so not thinking (or seeing) clearly.
Tell a friend-- why is the van winkle 15 107 in such demand? I think I know where I can get some.
SS, the ORVW15/107 is in high demand for a few reasons.
1) Never to be made again in that squat bottle
2) It's ALL SW whisky
3) It's affordable
4) Most importantly, it's a great bourbon!
5) 2007 is the last year any SW whiskey will be truly 15 years old, counting from the distillery's 1992 demise.
Have seen a few bottles left of the ORVW-15yr around here in Rochester. Premier in Buffalo on the other hand is loaded with it last I checked.... saw 2+ cases on the shelves.
If I may inquire, where in Rochester did you see it? Here in Syracuse, the well is pretty much dry for any upper-end bourbon.
Ok, so I'm back from the warm weather of the caribbean and now back in VA where it's a balmy 35 degrees.
I did some major shopping while in St. Maarten as well as some purchases in San Juan and St. Thomas, but the bulk of my purchases was St. Maarten where the prices are still very cheap. Here's a list of what I bought along with a photo.....
Macallan 18 year
Balvenie 15 year
Bruichladdich 15 year
Edradour - port and marsalis 10 year (not pictured)
Four Roses Yellow Label
WT 8 Year (not pictured)
Bacardi 8 year
Bacardi 12 year Special Reserve (only sold at the Bacardi Distillery)
Bushmills 16 year malt
I Found a well stocked liquor store in Phillipsburg St. Maarten. The very nice thing about this store is that you could sample just about every product sold. So, in making my selections, I was able to sample before buying. I bought the Edradour because the sample I tried was so fabulous I had to buy two bottles and because SB folks had suggested I purchase some cask strength Scotch. Same thing with the Bruichladdich. Even though I planned on buying the Blantons, I tried the Gold (103) and found it to be a wonderful pour. I purchased 2 silver, 2 gold and 3 SFTB. I consider this trip very fruitful.
Thanks to all that provided some input and suggestions....those influenced some of my purchasing decisions.
Last edited by ggilbertva; 02-11-2007 at 14:35.