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  • BOTM 02/20 Old Grand Dad(s) 114 February 5, 2020
    First, apologies for missing BOTM in January. The work schedule and demands came on like gangbusters right after the holidays and the entire month resembled one very long Monday. The good news is that the break has allowed me to catch up and get back on schedule for posting these near the beginning of the month. […]

History

  • Question About Plant #’s February 1, 2020
    Please forgive me if this is a dumb question but I’m reading a book on the history of bourbon plants in Kentucky and I’m noticing that some of the plants have a RD# while others have a DSP#. Can someone explain these #’s to me and the difference between the two?  
  • 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 […]

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  • Dickel February 22, 2020
    Would George D do better if they could lose the vitamin flavor?  Or are they doing just fine with it? (even though seemingly most bourbon lovers (On SB at least) have something negative to say about it?  Also.. i think i recall at BT them saying Dickel was distilled there during prohibition..wonder if their distillate from that […]
  • Charter 101 February 20, 2020
    I delved into some of this last night and since im home sick.. did some looking..Even in the last 6 months it was still on the BT website when you clicked on the OC brand. It is officially not there anymore. I know it was talked about as being long gone on here for awhile […]
  • Will Saos be able to capture their former glory February 20, 2020
    Anyone know whats going on there? With the return to mgp will they be able to be what they were? Was it that good or was it the era and the price and the lack of mgp competitors that is missed? Great article attached. http://whiskyadvocate.com/smooth-ambler-brings-back-old-scout-bourbon/
  • Who Owns Buffalo Trace February 19, 2020
    In the course of what I’ve been reading I’ve come across some references to Age International and those references indicate that Age International owns Buffalo Trace. II was under the belief that Sazerac owns it. Other references indicate Sazerac is just the distributor for BT and AI owns it. Who owns BT?

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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 […]
  • Old Fitzgerald BiB 15 year - Fall 2019 release November 1, 2019
    The Heaven Hill website (https://heavenhilldistillery.com/old-fitzgerald.php) indicates that the Fall 2019 Old Fitz release exists and is 15 years old. Has anyone seen or heard anything on this one? I don't remember last year's fall release being so late in the year (tomorrow is November after all), but maybe I'm just forgetting.