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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 11/17: Pikesville Rye November 3, 2017
    Better late than never.   I've been gleaning the site for a while now trying to come up with this months BOTM. I finally decided to go with Pikesville Rye after seeing it mentioned a few times recently.   Although I've tried, for whatever reason, I just can't seem to get into ryes much. Over the years I've […]


  • Schenley Fairfield Kentucky Plant September 28, 2017
    Can anyone tell me the location of the old Schenley Fairfield Ky distillery or if there is anything left to see? I know at one point it was moved to Bardstown off Bloomfield Rd by the rail road tracks but was still called the Fairfield Distillery.
  • A Distiller Retires September 18, 2017
    You guys will love this one:   Comments?   Gary

General Discussion


  • Whiskey Advocate- Whiskey of the Year 2017 November 17, 2017
    ECBP batch 517. Thoughts on this? Personally I liked A117 better which was the first batch in the new bottle. Better then four roses Al Young, Parkers, etc? I can't comment because I haven't had many of these other LE's but I know many here have.
  • Memphis recommendations November 13, 2017
    Headed to Memphis this weekend.  Any recommendations of liquor stores I should stop by? Thanks.
  • WLW vs ORVW November 13, 2017
    Got an email from my favorite LS today that their Van Winkles have come in. However, they only got the ORVW 10 yr, pappy 15 and 20. I called and spoke with the owner today and he has offered me the ORVW for $80.  They’re kind of combining the Van Winkle allocation with the BTAC […]
  • Any Decent Stores In Western NY November 13, 2017
    Hello SBers from Western NY and also my friends from the great white north, particularly ones in the Ontario region that make it into Western NY often.  Will be spending Thanksgiving week in Western NY.  Does anyone from the area or that goes often have any recommendations for good stores to check out.  Also curious […]

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Jefferson's Presidential 16 year November 19, 2017
    $200 list price.  Wonder if it will be like the 17 and 18 year old Jefferson's of old.    
  • SAOS 10, MGP mash bill same as Belle Meade November 16, 2017
    I try to be disciplined with my buying. Initially, I bought a bottle if the store guy suggested it, I’d seen a random review on twitter, or just felt I ‘had to have a xx’ on the shelf. This left me with a lot of bottles I wasn’t happy with. Finally, I sorted through it […]
  • Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2016 November 2, 2017
    Just returned from a trip to the UK and France and this bottle is on the shelf all over the place, I bought a bottle as I enjoyed the first one, but was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as why its still readily available in Europe a year after it disappeared off shelves (at […]
  • Knob Creek Single Barrel Question October 30, 2017
    On Knob Creek Single Barrel Store Pick bottles, there are sometimes side stickers that indicate extra age as compared to the unchanging nine year front label. I noticed some stickers also denote that the bottles have entry proofs well above the front stated 120. My question is, are they simply stating the entry proof and […]
  • Michter's 25 year old "Limited Edition" Bourbon October 26, 2017
    I've been told there will only be 500 - 700 of these released in the months of November and December 2017.  Then, I was told that only 18 were released for the entire area between the tip of Long Island (Montauk) and the outskirts of Westchester.  The 2012 20 year old was followed by a […]

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