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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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  • Watergate Bourbon Advertising Dish February 12, 2019
    Hi! I recently acquired an advertising dish for Watergate Bourbon. I can't find much on the bourbon.  Does anyone know which distillery made it and between what years? I know there's probably no way to date the dish, but I'm curious as to the background of the bourbon. Thanks!
  • White Lighning Road February 3, 2019
    I grew up in NW Louisiana near Arcadia and Homer.  In that area, LA 146 is referred to as the White Lightning Road.  I found this article in an archive of the Guardian-Journal, the local newspaper and thought that I would share this with the group.  It is from the October 6, 2005 edition of […]

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  • Any other Woodford double oaked fans? February 21, 2019
    Picked up a bottle of Woodford double oaked recently and I'm really enjoying it.  Just curious if there are any other fans out there and if you've found anything similar to it.
  • Empty bottles pappy Vanwinkle on eBay February 21, 2019
    What’s the deal with so many empty bottles of Pappy Van-winkle on sale on eBay? Are people really filling these up with Other bourbon, re-capping them, and selling them as original? Why is there even a market for used empty bottles??  
  • Biggest miss February 20, 2019
    I was thinking about this as I left 3 gems  sitting on the shelf today out of deference to my budget. I hope they'll be there when I'm not thinking so clearly in a week or two but odds are, they'll be gone. What are your biggest regrets that you didn't grab when you had […]
  • A New Rant Against Corked Bottles February 19, 2019
    Lew Bryson contributes his opinion on corked whiskey bottles this morning.   https://www.thedailybeast.com/dear-whiskey-brands-please-stop-using-corks?ref=scroll

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  • Angels Envy Cask Strength Rye? January 29, 2019
    So...saw this photo on IG and wondering if this is the announcement coming from AE soon.   Has anyone seen this cask strength rye?
  • 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 […]

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