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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 12/19: Stagg Jr. (and friends) December 9, 2019 the new director of BOTM I'm going to take some liberties this month. Bear with me.   It's December and during this holiday season all of us bring out our special bottles, as we should. (We should bring them out all year long of course, but bringing them out during the holidays and other […]


  • Vintage Bourbon and Rye Mini Bottles January 20, 2020
    Is there a demand for Older minis? I would think so. I recently met an older gentleman that is trying to sell a collection. He has some health problems and I don't want him to be taken advantage of. Does anyone know of a contact at a Auction house or similar I could pass on […]
  • Kentucky Owl Question January 19, 2020
    I have a question for the history buffs (which K’m trying to be). I’m doing some reading about some of the old distilleries in Kentucky and I thought I had read somewhere that Judge William B McBrayer was the adoptive father of Charles Dedman and it was the judge who gave Charles the parcel of land […]

General Discussion


  • A little appreciation for Barton January 24, 2020
    It seems like Barton generally flies under the radar. Clearly not as heralded in general as it’s cousin BT. Not talked about as as much of a distillery tour destination as some others that are popular spots. No expensive annual LEs that go to auctions and drive people crazy with FOMO.    But what do they […]
  • Over thinking January 23, 2020
    Is there any observable difference if you have the first bottle filled from a barrel and compare it to the last bottle filled from a barrel? 
  • eBay shutdown January 22, 2020
    Sorry for another secondary post but I am a sucker for history even if it's 8 years ago. I found this article interesting. Does anyone remember SB discussing eBay? Was there disdain for those involved and bottles being faked and refilled? I was unaware of this going on at the time.  
  • Tater Buying Guide 2020 January 22, 2020
    This is all in good fun.  If you remember David Letterman's top ten lists, that's where I'm going with this.    Tater Buying Guide 2020   10. Clear shelves and hoard.  This may be your only chance. 9.  It's an investment. 8.  Don't worry about origins, like who made it.  If the package is fancy […]

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Remus Volstead 14 year December 7, 2019
    I don't think their is a thread on this one. Anyone had it and comment on the quality of this MGP sourced bourbon.
  • OF Single Barrel New Orleans Bourbon Fest pick November 22, 2019
    Picked this up today. It has some really great, bold flavors that you expect from a darker bourbon, but it drinks hot.  It feels more like a 120+ proof, not a 90 proof (which it is).  This is definitely a one or two ice cube drink.   
  • Eagle Rare 17 2019 November 21, 2019
    So excited I had to post.  Just scored 3 bottles of ER17 at base retail.  Nope, zero will go on secondary market but these will be shared with buds that appreciate, and maybe one that likes bourbon and coke.  Major meteor shower/burst set for tonight 11 to 12 midnight EST and this will make it […]
  • Cream of Kentucky Batch 3 - picked it up today November 14, 2019
    Like the old saying, “Time to buy it is when you see it!”   Ive never seen CoK on the shelf, so I grabbed it (little hesitation).  It’s the most I’ve ever paid for a bottle of bourbon besides my PVW20.    This was $155.    Its batch #3.  It’s so new, I get zero […]
  • Very very special Makers Mark!!! November 1, 2019
    Here you go.  For only $10,000 per bottle you can be one of the lucky few to be able to buy this special release of Makers Mark!!

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