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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 8/17: MICHTER'S BOURBON July 31, 2017
    Whadaya know, I'm actually early for a change.  I received a suggestion from a member a while back to have Michter's as BOTM. After marking a few off my own list and my list of suggestions, it's now time for Michter's!    I've only had Michter's a couple of times, so I really can't say much about it. The […]

History

  • 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 […]
  • Old Hickory Bourbon July 14, 2017
    I found this while gardening in the yard. Can anyone tell me what it is. I think it's a money clip. It's made out of brass. 

General Discussion

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  • adding water/geeks August 17, 2017
    I just read this and thought I'd post it here.   http://www.npr.org/2017/08/17/543902701/chemists-say-you-should-add-a-little-water-to-your-whisky-here-s-why   My guess for an average 90-96 proof pour is about half a teaspoon.
  • Why you may want to dilute that barrel proof bottling August 17, 2017
    There's evidence that whisk(e)y does taste better diluted. Interesting article published on Nature.com this morning.  
  • Willett gift shop recently? August 16, 2017
    Just out of curiosity, has anyone been to the Willett gift shop recently? If so, just curious what sort of WFE bottles have been available. Anything interesting?    Thanks
  • Austin TX August 15, 2017
    Have some coworkers in the Austin area willing to do some hunting for me. Any recommendations on stores that might have some harder to find stuf....particularly Weller? The store they went to last week told them the same story we get here re Weller (OWA & W12). That they get it twice a year and its gone […]

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • 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 […]
  • 11/27/77 Bourbon August 2, 2017
    I'm looking for recommendations on a great 40th birthday Bourbon for one of my best friends. Her birthday is 11/27/77, and I'd love to get a bottle with that date on it. I'm also open to other recommendations! Thanks in advance for your help!
  • Bragging bottle pics!!! July 6, 2017
    Just want to see what others have managed to get their hands on, so here's mine.....now show me yours!

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