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  • BOTM 10/19: Four Roses Single Barrel October 20, 2019
    So, as some of you may have seen, Joe has asked me to take over the BOTM forum. I'm hesitant to do so as I have very large shoes to fill. Let's all thank Joe for his many years of service doing this!   Some of you may be wondering if my status as board […]


  • Federal Reserve Green Label October 31, 2019
    I recently discover a bottle of "Federal Reserve Green Label" in a family collection I was cleaning out. I have been unable to find any information on who was the distillery  or who bottled it. I would have assumed since its "The World's Finest Bourbon" I should have found something on it. It had been opened […]
  • Looking for Old Poindexter Info October 24, 2019
    Wondering if anyone has information on Old Poindexter distillery out of Lexington, KY. From what I've read they are a closed distillery pre-prohibition, later Schenley bought rights and trademark in 1934. I'm wondering what happened with bottle releases after the Schenley purchase. I've only seen a few bottles after '34, but bottles seem to have conflicting […]

General Discussion


  • What Would You Choose? November 13, 2019
    For my birthday my wife is taking me to a distillery of my choice (I chose Stitzel-Weller) and letting me pick out a bourbon I really want. I’m fairly new to fine bourbon though not new to bourbon  overall. I’d like to keep the cost to around $100. What would you guys choose?
  • Anyone have experience picking OF single barrel? November 9, 2019
    Curious if anyone has experience picking an OF barrel?  There is a liquor store in my state that has an OF pick that claimed to not have been given an age statement when picked.  Now store manager making claim that he was told it was probably somewhere between 12 and 15 years old but no […]
  • Fun Time at Willett yesterday November 5, 2019
    Yesterday (Monday) I traveled with Eric of Packages & More (also Mammoth Liquors in Cave City and Campbellsville) to Willett in Bardstown for a private barrel selection.  I have done quite a few barrel selections with Eric in the past but this was the first on site selection from Willett.  There were a few others […]
  • Copycat Vatting - A question November 4, 2019
    I'm sure this is a silly question, but would there be a better location to post recipes to make copy-cat (aka Poor Man's Blends) than the General Bourbon Discussion board?   I ask this because I have several recipes that I would love to share with the community.

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Cream of Kentucky Batch 3 - picked it up today November 14, 2019
    Like the old saying, “Time to buy it is when you see it!”   Ive never seen CoK on the shelf, so I grabbed it (little hesitation).  It’s the most I’ve ever paid for a bottle of bourbon besides my PVW20.    This was $155.    Its batch #3.  It’s so new, I get zero […]
  • Very very special Makers Mark!!! November 1, 2019
    Here you go.  For only $10,000 per bottle you can be one of the lucky few to be able to buy this special release of Makers Mark!!
  • Old Fitzgerald BiB 15 year - Fall 2019 release November 1, 2019
    The Heaven Hill website ( indicates that the Fall 2019 Old Fitz release exists and is 15 years old. Has anyone seen or heard anything on this one? I don't remember last year's fall release being so late in the year (tomorrow is November after all), but maybe I'm just forgetting.
  • Remus Repeal Reserve Series 3 October 31, 2019
    Went to a MGP tasting at the LS last night, primarily featuring Rossville Union Rye lineup, but we finished with the Remus Repeal Reserve Series 2 and Series 3 (being released shortly).  At $85, the Reserve series is in a funny position to me.  Yes, its solid MGP, in the 12ish yr range, but not […]
  • 2019 OFBB October 25, 2019
    Couldn’t find a previous thread although there probably is one.   With the arrival of the 2019 OFBB it was time for our annual review. In my case it goes back to 2012.   So which of these is not like the other?     if you said the 11 year old age statement on […]

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