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  4. Wrangler

    Quick Poll: Favorite $25 Bourbon

    Well, a liter bottle of Evan Williams black label goes for $15.81 otd at my local Costco so that's a winner. My favorite under $25 bottle is Larceny, $22 at Wall of China Mart.
  5. Paddy

    Old Tub BIB = unfiltered Jim Beam Bonded

    I rest assured in the knowledge that your bunker is serving you well.
  6. tanstaafl2

    What Rye are you Drinking/Purchase (2020)

    Indeed! That “Walgreens rye” on the right was probably very extreme!
  7. tanstaafl2

    New Bourbon to look for....

    Indeed it is! Although as a “wheater” I find that kind of mashbill tends to handle age a little better. Exceptions abound of course!
  8. As a proof guy (I can always add water if I need to but I can’t take it out!) RR 10 yr was not usually my first choice, although I would have loved to try it at cask strength, but it certainly is a quality value pick in the vein of Eagle Rare but usually easier to find given Sazerac’s chronic “allocation” status.
  9. I need to try a 4R Yellow Label from the freezer. My HH BIB is almost empty so I will definitely need another freezer bottle (I might actually need 2 or 3 more bottles to make it through a Texas summer)...
  10. PaulO

    Old Tub BIB = unfiltered Jim Beam Bonded

    Has anyone seen it in Indiana?
  11. After a rough couple of days, it's great to be here, and have some JTS Brown. Tomorrow, work on my new patio begins. I'm so glad the deck is gone.
  12. squire

    Old Tub BIB = unfiltered Jim Beam Bonded

    Donno, I'm still in quarantine.
  13. jnewberg

    Old Tub BIB = unfiltered Jim Beam Bonded

    Grabbed a bottle on Friday and it wasn’t my favorite... I gave it a chance (drank half the bottle since it was the only bottle at the rental) but will not be buying another bottle... To me, ET BiB is far and away better.
  14. fishnbowljoe

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking Today (Summer 2020)

    It’s been a long week. I needed a laugh. Thanks M. Joe
  15. squire

    Brown Forman sells three brands......

    Three year old Barton distillate partially aged in used barrels and bottled at 100 proof sounds tasty and cheap as well.
  16. Paddy

    Old Tub BIB = unfiltered Jim Beam Bonded

    Squire, Has the OT hit in the great state of Mississippi, yet?
  17. Fantastic choice, guys! In that price range, I've often overlooked it while going for the 101, BT, ER10, etc. However, there is definitely a note in this expression that doesn't exist in the other WT brands. I also know that Gary was very fond of bourbons in this age range, as AAA 10 year was another that he often discussed at length. My impression of Gary is that he had no problem letting everyone else fixate on the most popular or allocated brands while he was satisfied to find the good qualities in some of the underappreciated labels on the shelves... to the point of even being willing to step aside for others, even if it meant he wouldn't get one for himself. So yeah, I can totally see him letting you grab that WTRB or Blanton's while he snuck something off the bottom shelf. Once, without me even asking, he offered me a bottle of his prized AAA10 yr. He basically said, ""give me the word and it will be in Bardstown for you at our next gathering". Now there was no way in hell that I would have ever accepted/taken it from him, but I certainly would have gladly shared a pour of it with him! I think that certainly speaks volumes, as the man not only offered me a bottle that I know he loved, but he also offered me a bottle that I knew he could never replace! Generous, unpretentious, and kind. Once you knew him, you knew you had a true friend. I know that's why his loss is so large for those that were fortunate to know him much better than I. I think that sums Gary up pretty well, he always looked for and found value and complacency in the 'diamonds in the rough'... even me. Save that pour for me Gary, I'll catch up with you some day!
  18. Richnimrod

    New Bourbon to look for....

    Can't disagree with that, though most of my experiences at or near 18-years indicates to me that it's usually about 5-years too long.... though I have absolutely had a few of very old vintages that screamed; "EXCEPTION TO THAT RULE". Most of the really old ones I've tried (over 12-years or so) have been at or over the line of oakiness I kinda draw for enjoyment. One exception of recent issue comes to mind. That was the Old Fitz, BIB 15-year. That is (was) exceptional whiskey!
  19. mbroo5880i

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking Today (Summer 2020)

    Be careful to not let any spill out!
  20. mbroo5880i

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking Today (Summer 2020)

    I always appreciate plastic cups in hotels. Much more sanitary than regular glasses covered by paper.
  21. Marekv8

    What rum are you drinking today?

    Certainly.
  22. mbroo5880i

    What Bottle Did You Open Today? 2020

    Hey Paul, It dried up for awhile but I have seen it in pockets around Indy. Both Crown stores in Avon have carried it for a couple of years now. However, I haven't seen it in other Crown stores. I believe I saw it in Big Red in Brownsburg but only one time. That is one of their single barrel stores so anything bourbon or rye is picked over as soon as it hits the store. I had a few bottles from back in 2013 that I believe I purchased in the low $20s. I was disappointed to see it priced in the low $40s when it returned. I bought a bottle when it returned because I have a friend who really likes it. I always liked it too. But, I am just as happy with OF Rye.
  23. The 125th Anniversary LE Small Batch and 120th Anniversary LE Single Barrel have been my two faves, and the AY is right up there. All great whiskies, but the 125th would have to be my favorite.
  24. NAS Bulleit in a plastic cup at a desolated hotel bar-- wonderful.
  25. Sorry for the late entry this month. Between some travel and the holiday I've been pretty dang busy. This month we are revisiting a bourbon a little sooner than normal because we are paying tribute to our dear friend Vosgar. Gary was one of the few members here I can remember consistently sticking up for this bourbon amidst a usually tepid response from our membership. I can remember more than once mentioning how I really liked it and Gary would be on of the first to respond in agreement. I spoke to Joe about this month's bourbon before deciding on it because I was trying to remember what Gary's favorite was. Joe reminded me that Gary was pretty dang versatile so it was tough choice. We decided on RR10yr since he loved it for what it was and let us all know it. I'm sipping on some right now and I just love what a value this is. 10 years of age at a high $20 to mid $30 price point depending on where you live. Depending on where my palate is I generally get a bubble gum or cotton candy note with this which I don't get in any other Turkey products. I'm guessing it's a combination of the lower proof and the barrels they select. This is the mellowest Turkey product. The 10 years in the barrel though.........there's some complexity present from that. I know it's not a favorite here so I look forward to what you all are thinking about this one these days. When you reply, please share a favorite Vosgar memory if you have one.
  26. mbroo5880i

    What Bottle Did You Open Today? 2020

    I have been enjoying OF100 bourbon recently. I whipped up on a bottle over the past few weeks. Picked up another today for $23. The 100 proof bourbon and rye are both great values and easy sippers. Great after dinner whiskeys.
  27. Got a Blanton's Gold today (my first bottle but have tried it before) and decided to do a sbs with regular Blanton's. Had to open a fresh one so both bottles are newly opened. The Gold is slightly darker in color and not as "bright and shiny". The nose on regular I get fresh mown hay and some pears, where on the Gold I get more of stewed fruit syrup nose and a little bit of leather in the background. Both of those carry thru to the palate with the Gold just being an all around richer experience. It's what regular Blanton's aspires to be.
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