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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 07/21 Old Forester Statesman July 6, 2021
    There's been a lot of talk on the forum about this one lately and it's never been BOTM so it's finally time. As usual, the hubbub was due to smokinjoe – he does have a way of getting us talking! He and I tend to agree on most things whiskey so even though I know […]

History

  • Maker’s Special Edition? July 22, 2021
    This was found in my daughters new house in Annapolis. The label has a photo and history of the USS Sequoia. Anyone know anything about it?
  • Oldest bottle of bourbon April 27, 2021
    Old Ingledew expected to bring 20,000 to 40,000 at auction.   https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/us/oldest-whiskey-georgia-auction-trnd/index.html   I guess if it's carbon dated at least the age is legitimate.  Lord knows what it tastes like.

General Discussion

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  • Four-grain bourbons? August 5, 2021
    I'm conducting an interesting exercise tonight,   sipping side by side two four-grain craft bourbons with good reputations (Frey Ranch and Laws Four-grain Bonded)  and then finishing things off with a good craft bourbon with a traditional rye-based mashbill (FEW)      I guess I just don't get the point of a four-grain mashbill.   If you […]
  • Finger Lakes Distilling August 4, 2021
    I am heading up to the Finger Lakes in September.  Anyone visit this distillery?
  • SoCal: Any must-stop liquor stores or whiskey bars between the South Bay and Palm Springs? July 30, 2021
    I have to travel from the Redondo Beach area to the Palm Springs area toward the end of next month (91 to the 215 to the 10) so I thought I would ask if anyone has a must-see liquor store or whiskey bar in the desert or en-route?  Please message me PRIVATELY.  Thanks.
  • What ones would you pick for a old fashioned July 29, 2021
    1.75 OZ. POUR 1792 SMALL BATCH – 8 1792 SINGLE BARREL – 10 ANGEL'S ENVY – 10 BAKER'S – 9 BASIL HAYDEN'S – 8 BLACK RIDGE – 12 BLADE AND BOW – 12 BLANTON'S – 18 BOOKER'S – 10 BUFFALO TRACE – 10 BULLEIT – 8 BULLEIT RYE – 8 BULLEIT 10 YEAR BOURBON – […]
  • Willett Bourbon Barrel – Help Identifying July 29, 2021
    I recently purchased a willett bourbon barrel head and I am trying to identify what mash bill was used and potentially what offering it ended up as.   It is serial number 22388 and date code of 16-I- (Sept 2016) Looking up the BourbonR list (http://bourbonr.com/blog/willett-distillery-mash-bill-breakdown/) doesn't include any barrel codes that are 5 digits […]

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Old Weller July 7, 2021
    I recently came in to possession of this. Does anyone know what year it is and what it’s worth? As you can see, I has a wooden box and some papers in it, one being a deed to Abraham Lincolns Forgotten Farm saying the owner has 1 square inch.
  • Makers PS – Raising the Bar:  Women Who Whisky 2021 June 22, 2021
    Has anyone heard or tried this Makers Private Select – Raising the Bar:  Women Who Whisky 2021?  Picked up for $40, a little hard to go wrong at that price.  Not able to give it a try at the moment and debating grabbing a 2nd before heading out of the area (Branson, MO).
  • Blood Oath Pact 7 May 8, 2021
    Has anyone had a try yet?    From what I understand the distillery has an ample supply, just not sure if it's worth the drive or not.   I have found the offering to be really good ( 4 and  6) or not to my liking = Pact 5.   I know there are varying opinions on […]
  • Woodford Kentucky Derby April 23, 2021
    I am looking for a 1999 Bottle of Woodford Reserve with the Kentucky Derby label. Any idea where to start?
  • Weller single barrel 114 pick vs Old Forester single 134 pick February 19, 2021
    Between the two anybody have any experience, thoughts or opinions?   I think they are about the same 90$ price point or so;   I know the correct answer is 'buy both and let us know'…   But, I might lean towards the Weller- based on past performance   Your thoughts?