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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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  • 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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  • Store Barrel Selects May 26, 2019
    So today I was down at Beverages and More (BevMo).  For those unfamiliar, it's the West Coast 1990s version of Total Wine in today's terms.  Antiquated but still serving a purpose.  They had a barrel select of Old Forester.  I've been keen on purchasing some barrel select bourbons, but am hesitant to do so since […]
  • Weller hype and low proof wunderbottles May 25, 2019
    Two topics verged on me the other night. After some thought, I wanted to get some opinions on here.    I was drinking some Weller 12, which is pleasantly oxidized right now. No offending barrel rush on the backside, but some nice spice that still lingers. As approachable and quality as this pour is, I […]
  • Most Egregious Distiller during the boom May 23, 2019
    So this an offshoot from another thread, but wanted to get opinions from the board.    I think we all agree that the major 5 distillers all do a great job of producing great bourbons, but on more than one occasion, they've made us scratch our heads with their decisions.  Rank from worst to first who […]
  • Michigan Trip May 23, 2019
    Heading up from Indy area to Petosky for the holiday weekend and back down through Bear Lake/Manistee.   I have never had luck finding anything in Michigan.  Am I correct that stores are subject to state minimum pricing?  Are this ran the same as state stores in Ohio where you can look up availability of different […]

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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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