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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 […]

History

  • Prohibition bottle found. Need info! April 23, 2019
    Hi,   We found this prohibition era bottle of rye when cleaning out my parents house. I couldn’t find any information about it online so I figured I would ask the experts and see if anyone on the forum knows anything further about it. Unopened.    Thank you in advance. 
  • Kentucky Owl - Bardstown, KY March 10, 2019
    This is the site of Stoli Group's Kentucky Owl distillery project, looking east at 1,000 feet. Today, it is a quarry of about 600 acres with three low areas that have been mined down at least 100 feet. The low areas will be water features when they fill up. The road crossing the quarry is […]

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  • Super nerdy information about fermentation, sour mashing, and charcoal at Jack Daniel's April 19, 2019
    If want to know more about how fermentation effects flavor and how and why sour mashing is used, this blog post is for you. If you've ever wondered exactly how the Lincoln county process works, this blog post is for you.   https://www.alcademics.com/2019/04/deeply-nerdy-stuff-about-jack-daniels-production-charcoal-souring-fermentation.html
  • Four roses 2013 limited edition April 19, 2019
    Hi, found this one in my local shop for 55 EUR. I can’t find any info about this specific bottle. 2013 limited edition, 63 abv, warehouse b5, barrel No 3-4e. Any ideas ?
  • Does the current value of a bottle prevent you from opening it? April 17, 2019
    Do the crazy prices you see stuff selling for on the secondary market ever make you hesitant to open a bottle already in your stash?  I don't really have any unicorns, but I do have a few bottles that are "worth" 8-10x  what I paid (like OFBB) and many more that are worth 2-3x (like ETL […]
  • Old Makers Mark Bottles - any date info? April 13, 2019
    Hello,   my In-laws have two of these bottles.  Said they got them as a gift 20 plus years ago. Anyone have any info on the bottling date or anything else about them?  Thanks!!

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  • Four Roses SBS April 18, 2019
    I bought a couple of mini-mules and a couple of shot glasses today.  Oh - a couple of bottles of Small Batch Select as well. $60 each at the aging and bottling plant's visitor center.
  • Kentucky Owl Confiscated April 16, 2019
    http://www.gobourbon.com/new-kentucky-owl-confiscated-will-be-brands-first-nationwide-release/   I know that it seems that a lot of those in this community seem to hate Kentucky Owl, but this bottle does seem interesting to me, although overpriced.  I’ve really enjoyed the Batch 1 Rye, and their batch 7 and 8 bourbons.  This one isn’t Barrel Proof, which is a little disappointing, but […]
  • Elmer T Lee 100 March 22, 2019
    Probably the most interesting TTB Filing this week https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicFormDisplay&ttbid=19072001000124
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  • How do you all acquire these bottles? March 10, 2019
    Serious question.  How does one go about getting a BTAC or PVW or any other rare and hard to find bottle?   Zero chance of finding one on the shelf at retail or something close so am I relegated to the secondary market or paying the ungodly amounts that any given LS would be charging?  […]

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