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  • BOTM 8/18: Bulleit Bourbon July 31, 2018
    Yeah, I'm early for a change. Every once in a while.......   I couldn't believe it's been over 10 years since this was the BOTM. So....... here we go.    Much has changed with Bulleit in the last couple of years or so.  Four Roses is no longer in the picture, and speculation has it that BF and/or […]

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  • Christie's Auction: Pre-Prohibition and Prohibition Era Whiskies December 3, 2018
    I'm not sure if this has been posted yet. I did a quick query on the SB.com search function, and didn't see any posts about this. Check out the photo at the top of the linked page, showing the Hancock Park family residence hidden whiskey cellar. Now that's what I call a bunker! Apparently, this […]
  • Whiskeydaddlers April 20, 2018
    http://whiskeydaddle.com/thenovel/   Doing some research into the Peoria area distillery history and ran into this.  Apologize if this is already out there, but I did not see anything when I searched. New piece of Distillery History for me.  Hope you feel the same. 

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  • VOB Label Change January 14, 2019
    I noticed on a visit to my local liquor store today that the VOB 100 bottle label no longer states BIB, just Crafted.  I wondered what is up with that...first the 6 yr. and now BIB?  I checked the bunker at home and the 3 bottles I have are all BIB with the last purchased […]
  • Cost per year for barrel proof NCF bourbon? January 14, 2019
    The news of Four Roses private barrels price increase to $85-$100 (and it has been discussed in the Four Roses allotment thread) got me to thinking. Certainly Booker’s price hike is still an issue with some folks.    So what is a fair price for barrel proof NCF bourbon? $10/yr for over 10 yrs?  Booker’s […]
  • Any total wine CA people get their pappy? January 12, 2019
    Seems like all the stores got their pappy allocation, but I’m still waiting on my 15 year.    Has as anyone in CA gotten theirs?     Customer service hasn’t been much help.    Thanks 
  • Murray Hill Club January 11, 2019
    Visited DC with wife just before shut down and decided to stop at Joseph Magnus Distillery.  The Murray Hill Club lounge was awesome and I was able to score a MHSR!  I did notice 2 barrels labeled Rye in the corner during the tour, whats up your sleeve Nancy??

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Which Bottle for Xmas? December 20, 2018
    Been a while since I have posted here but I thought I would take a moment to gather some opinions. I want to grab a nice bottle for the holidays to share with my dad and my local store has these offerings:   Barrel Bourbon Batch 14 Barrel Bourbon Batch 15 Old Fitzgerald BIB 9yr […]
  • Barrell Bourbon Craft Spirits 15 yr cask December 13, 2018
    Expensive stuff, but wondering if anyone has tried this out yet? If you didn't see this article I actually thought it was a pretty interesting read on Fred Minnicks blind tasting. https://www.forbes.com/sites/fredminnick/2018/11/16/best-american-whiskey-how-an-underdog-won-2018/#5b63ecbb63c9 
  • Old Charter Oak? December 6, 2018
    I didn't see any mention of this yet.  Looks like BTEC v2.0 (or 1.1?)   https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/05/buffalo-trace-old-charter-bourbon-whiskey/?fbclid=IwAR0SbY0p0FjH4pN7WnGvFl_0LN0-Mg1_0BoISRFWEkYQi3r3dwyEWBTAMFo
  • 2018 batches of Michter’s 10? December 5, 2018
    Has anyone been trying the 2018 Michter’s 10 batches lately? I am in general a bit of a Michter’s hater, and haven’t liked the 2015-2017 batches that I have tasted. But I have been hearing that the 2018 is an improvement over those. I’ve still passed on M10 a few time recently but I’m starting […]
  • Jim Rutledge Cream of Kentucky December 1, 2018
    Posted this in the TTB thread courtesy of SKU, but Jim Rutledge Distillery seems to have it's first sourced release https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicFormDisplay&ttbid=18325001000092

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