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  • BOTM 4/17: Old Fitzgerald BIB April 4, 2017
    I appreciate everyone's suggestions for this months BOTM, but after much deliberation, I decided to go with the one that I had been thinking about for a while. I will admit that my recent empty barrel purchase had a little to do with this months pick, but the main reason I chose Old Fitz BIB is because a […]

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  • Buffalo Trace Uncovers Old Fermenting Vats April 5, 2017
    This came from WKYT, a TV station is Lexington.  Thought it was very interesting.  There was also a story about it in the Courier-Journal newspaper this morning.  Pretty neat.     http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Rennovations-at-Buffalo-Trace-uncover-rare-find-403436876.html     The CJ article goes on to state that they plan to renovate one of the fermenters and use them for a […]
  • Old Joe Distillery Co April 3, 2017
    Anyone have any idea how a barrel gets a label with a fill date from a distillery that was shutdown long before fill date?  I found a barrel head with "THE OLD JOE DISTILLERY CO"  and a fill date of June / 6 / 1969.  Could this be from a Four Roses distillery?   Thanks […]

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  • Blanton's May 29, 2017
    Is it me or is Blanton's just becoming harder and harder to find? It's not impossible to find, but when it's available, there's only a few bottles and then the store is out for months. Maybe they are doing this on purpose to give it more demand.  I'm in Miami, FL. I was able to […]
  • Bulleit Barrel Strength in NY May 24, 2017
    Just a heads up to any that might be interested, Bulleit Barrel Strength has apparently been released in NY, just grabbed a bottle for $60. Was disappointed I didn't grab one when I was in KY last November so really excited to give it a try. The place I bought from ships to AK, AR, AZ, […]
  • I stumbled upon a good bar May 23, 2017
    I'm lucky I didn't stumble out literally.  I thought it was the best bourbon and the collection I've seen, but I can't say for sure.  I was able to try Michters bourbon, Eagle Rare and Blanton's which were all new to me.  But there must have been 20 other bourbons and ryes on the shelf, and […]
  • Dallas / Plano Liquit Store May 21, 2017
    My wife is traveling to DFW airport and staying in Plano tonight. Anyone know a liquor store to recommend?  The two items of biggest interest would be the Rebel Yell 10 year (I know this one is unlikely) or OWA (recent pictures lead me to believe this could be a possibility. Other than that I […]

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  • 2017 Four Roses Small Batch LE "50th Anniversary" May 28, 2017
    Here is an article about the upcoming June release of the 2017 Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition bourbon. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of Al Young's career with Four Roses.   https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/four-roses-limited-edition-small-batch-bourbon/   The blend sounds very interesting to me. The youngest bourbon in the blend is 12 years old, the oldest is 23 […]
  • Abraham Bowman Sequential Series Bourbon May 26, 2017
    Being released on Friday.  Any local DMV'ers planning to go?
  • $15,000 Van Winkle whiskey and why it will sell May 23, 2017
    Good article by Lew Bryson was published today on The Whiskey Wash: https://thewhiskeywash.com/lifestyle/15000-van-winkle-whiskey-will-sell/ I started a new topic instead of putting this in the Van Winkle thread because it hits on the bourbon market in general and things we've discussed here. (If the mods see fit to move it, I of course do not object).  […]
  • SAOS cask strength May 16, 2017
    I recently got a bottle of SAOS cask strength and loved it so much I went back for a second bottle. Of course they were out at the store and won't be getting anymore. I made a trip to another store and they had SAOS but not labeled as cask strength for the same price. […]
  • Rebel Yell 10 Year Single Barrell May 10, 2017
    I've now seen this in two local stores that aren't known to price gauge and they have it at $70.  Wasn't MSRP $45-50 last year?  Has anyone tried the new release and is it that much better than last years or are they just capitalizing on last year's success?

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