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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 […]

History

  • A Distiller Retires September 18, 2017
    You guys will love this one: http://www.beeretseq.com/a-distiller-retires/   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...   http://wjactv.com/news/offbeat/gallery-inside-the-secret-wine-stash-from-the-prohibition-discovered-by-museum-workers     Check out how dark some […]

General Discussion

Membership

  • 1980's Jim Beam September 20, 2017
    A friend of mine informed me that her inlaws just gave her and her husband their old bourbon/whiskey. I asked if there was anything good and as luck would have it there wasn't  even though they live in KY.  The only unopened bottles are some 1980's Jim Beam and  1980's Ten High. She says we should […]
  • Vegas bound and Bourbon found September 20, 2017
    My bachelor party is coming up in about a month in Vegas and looking for suggestion on where to find the best bourbon and whiskey bars.  I have been to the one in the MGM and really enjoyed it.  Any other places that need to be on the list?  Thanks.
  • Great store selections help (kentucky) September 19, 2017
    I am headed to the motherland to go to my favorite distilleries. While there I am going to try and pick up store selections and so far I have decided I'm going to packages and more and am going to try to get up to old town liquor. I am going to have the wife […]
  • You don't know what you've got September 18, 2017
    Went to a new (to me), rural area to go pass some time and go bottle hunting about a month ago.. the first place I went I was looking for some W12. They were out but I spotted a whole row of RHF. New to these boards I didn't realize the significance at the time. […]

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • 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:    https://www.abc.virginia.gov/products/bourbon/heaven-hill-american-whiskey-tasting-experience#/product?productSize=0   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. 
  • Has anyone else tried JD Sinatra Select? August 7, 2017
    I had the opportunity over the weekend to try JDSS at a bar. It was a bit pricey, but the pours were generous and we took advantage of a late-night happy hour that got us two-for-one pricing. Knowing that I was unlikely to ever buy a bottle, I took advantage of the opportunity to give […]

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