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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 9/17: Basil Hayden's September 1, 2017
    Guess what? I'm right on time for a change.    All the suggestions I've received for the BOTM have been done, and I haven't received any new ones, so we're gonna revisit a BOTM from almost ten years ago. Basil Hayden's is this month's BOTM. There's been a little talk about this one on the site lately, so […]


  • A Distiller Retires September 18, 2017
    You guys will love this one:   Comments?   Gary
  • Historic Stash Discovered At New Jersey Museum July 18, 2017
    I searched and didn't see this mentioned anywhere yet but forgive me if it has been.   Museum workers uncovered a stash of Revolutionary era wine and Prohibition era bourbon & whiskey while doing some work in the basement/wine cellar of a historic home turned museum...     Check out how dark some […]

General Discussion


  • Got a hold card: how to play it September 24, 2017
    I bought a select bottling of Virginia Distillery Highland Malt, and my go to LS gave me a hold card for allocated bourbons that are on their way. I am pondering putting it in for a Stagg, Four Roses Limited Edition, or an Elijah Craig 23. Or something else? Any thoughts?
  • Sourced September 24, 2017
    What is the prevailing wisdom on re: sourced brands? I ask because I liked the products High West was putting out there. It lost a lot of luster for me when I originally found that it was sourced. They're good at what they do but I hold them in much less esteem than I did. […]
  • Flying with 1oz samples of bourbon (boston round bottles)? September 23, 2017
    This coming Thursday I will be flying home for a wedding and would like to bring three or four small boston round bottles of bourbon for some friends.  Obviously they are not in retail packaging as I have opened the retail bottle and repoured into the boston round bottles.  The bottles are 1oz sizes, but […]
  • What Bourbon Are You Enjoying? (Fall 2017) September 22, 2017
    For the first day of Fall, I am going to have my first pour of Cooper's Craft. Cheers! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk  

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Wm. Heavenhill Single Barrel 2017, 14-year, 115-proof September 23, 2017
    OK. I couldn't wait for a 'special occasion' to uncork the Wm. Heavenhill S.B. I grabbed at the HH Gift Shop last weekend.     It's been crying out to my from the back shelf where it's been languishing.    I just had to recuse it. After tasting it during the Connoisseur Tasting at the gift shop, I […]
  • Jefferson's Grand Selection Chateau Pichon Baron September 18, 2017
    Anyone tried this? Saw it for $99. 
  • Old 101 12 year August 20, 2017
    Wondering if anybody on here (someone on here probably has to) knows anything about this particular brand.  I believe this particular bottle pictured was bottled in the 1990's.  It's clearly a Heaven Hill bottling.  That "distilled and bottled in Kentucky" neck tag is a dead ringer for the JTS Brown neck.  And the 12 year […]
  • Heaven Hill American Whiskey Tasting Experience August 18, 2017
    The Va ABC has set up a placeholder on their website for what I assume is a new product from Heaven Hill:   I don't know if they've offered a Heaven Hill product before but I'm curious if anyone has heard about this and if it's worth the $49.99 (500 ml).
  • 160th Anniversary 8yr Chicken Cock August 16, 2017
    Has anybody bought or even tried this one yet?  I like the idea of ordering it directly from the company but $100 for MGP bourbon seems ridiculously high. Sure it's probably gimmicky but the original had quite a bit of history. I saw where barrels #1 and #2 have already sold out. 

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