Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Bad Girl and Bourbonian Of The Year 2012
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Greenwood, IN
    Posts
    1,094

    Bourbon in Spain

    Those of you who are "well traveled"....is there any bourbon to be purchased in Spain that I can't get here?? My boss is heading to Spain over the holidays and has agreed to hit a liquor store or two....he and his wife will be looking for wines....he can be coaxed into the bourbon aisle

    Dawn

  2. #2
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,186

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    Dawn, I will be in Spain soon and have been checking bourbon resources there.

    In Barcelona, a store whose website is www.spiritscorner.com has many offerings not available in the U.S.

    Even if your boss will be in another part of Spain, my experience is that any good store would probably have many of what I'll list since they probably get their supplies from the same distributors in many cases.

    E.g., the store I mentioned has a 10 year old JTS Brown and numerous brands we don't hear of here like Black Crow, Faster, Marshall's, Old Virginia (in 8 and 12 year old versions), Stars & Stripes (gotta get that one), Rittenhouse Rye 10 years old, and an intriguing item called "Rye Whiskey Van Winkle un-chillfiltered". I thought this might be a version of ORVW 13 year old rye but the latter is listed separately, so not sure what this other one is.

    I would search, say "bourbon + Madrid", or whichever city he will go to, to find out the main whisky retailers there and I am sure they will have many of the unusual brands I mentioned.

    On the spiritscorner.com site, click on "productos" on the left, then on bourbon on the menu again on the left and you will see the bourbons I mentioned. Good luck.

    Gary

  3. #3

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    Gary -- as I think you know already -- if you don't buy a 10yo Rittenhouse rye, if available, you're a fool! (And I know that's not the case!)
    If you don't want one, please bring one (or 12) back to me!
    Tim

  4. #4
    Bourbonian of the Year 2010 and Guru
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kentucky!
    Posts
    4,750

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    Gotta get some of that Faster Bourbon...lol

    The Unchill filtered seems to be the Van Winkle 1985 Rye that was so heralded

    Never seen a Canadian Club 20yo that I can recall

    How about a Glen Breton Ice Wine Barrel?

    Or Green Spot Irish...

    This place in amazing actually...
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

    As long as you have good whiskey you're not "unemployed", you're "Funemployed!!!"

    I'm no Pappyophile

  5. #5
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    867

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    I can only second the recommendation for Rittenhouse 10yo. It is not made anymore and the stocks are dwindling fast. Buy!

    The 1985 Van Winkle is another goodie. Also on its way out.
    Delighted to see you if you can find me!

  6. #6
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    1,597

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post

    Never seen a Canadian Club 20yo that I can recall
    It's available duty free in Australia, and it is amazing. Lots of caramel and vanilla, extremely easy to drink!!

    cheers

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

  7. #7
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,186

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    Good eye on that Glen Breton Timothy, I've not seen that locally (to the best of my recollection).

    Gary

  8. #8
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Jackson, MS
    Posts
    12,567

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    I'm a sucker for cool labels. That Stars and Stripes is just too good. Wonder why we don't get it here.

    Squire

  9. #9
    Bad Girl and Bourbonian Of The Year 2012
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Greenwood, IN
    Posts
    1,094

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    I wish I could get the images for the Van Winkle stuff.....I don't have a ORVW in a tall bottle....would be fun just for the different kind of bottle (All mine are squats)

  10. #10
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Posts
    345

    Re: Bourbon in Spain

    In the non-bourbon department, I give my highest recommendation to the Gonzalez Byass Lepanto Oloroso Viejo Brandy. It is the regular Lepanto brandy (also very good) aged in oloroso sherry casks. I have been trying to find it in the US for a few years, but it is unavailable.
    Jeremy
    www.awksome.com

    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”
    --Kurt Vonnegut


 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top