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  2. GaryT

    Irish friend

    Any idea what his whiskey preferences are? Just got back from Ireland, and in talking with locals in pubs I left with the impression that high proof whiskey wasn't popular there (a bartender warned me about the high alcohol content in a dram I ordered - which was 46%; and those sitting near me seemed surprised I wasn't adding more water/ice before sipping!) Agree with staying away from craft, but I'd perhaps consider high quality lower proof offerings unless you know they like the higher proof stuff (like Blantons).
  3. Today
  4. Did you have it go SBS with the new more fancy bottling? This black cap bottling I think is the one right before the current bottle.
  5. fishnbowljoe

    Sources for rare bourbon

    Really? You started a new thread on the site "Moderator Approval", and your first post here was the following: Applied months ago.... how long does it take? I'm a moderator here, and I don't have the power to approve memberships. However, your membership was approved back in October of last year. There's been a couple of changes to the site since then, so I'm gonna guess that you probably haven't checked things out here in a while. There's also a users agreement you agreed to before your membership was approved. There's explanations about our site rules there. Did you read it before agreeing to it? Also, and FWIW, there is a "Helpful Hints For New Members" thread that might be of more help. Again, I'm guessing you probably didn't take the time to check that out either. You also didn't provide any information at all about yourself in your user profile. Some folks do, and some folks don't, but.......... Your second post on SB was the start to this thread. Many folks here and elsewhere look for the elusive LE's and other hard to find items. A lot of us have done our homework, paid our dues, and cultivated relationships over many years. With a little luck, there's a slight chance that once in a great while we just might be able to find something hard to get that we don't have to pay a freaking ridiculous price for. In other words, we have a hard enough time finding things for ourselves, so why should we help someone whose first post on our site is basically, "Know where I can find some Pappy?" I've been a member here for going on eleven years now. Over that time, I've found out that it's usually not the best of signs when a members first post is either "Know where I can find some Pappy?' or "I've got a Pappy for sale. What'll you give me for it?' Just sayin' ..... If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me, or any other staff member here on SB. Joe
  6. Finished off a Woodinville Whiskey Co. PS Single Barrel for Bob's Liquors, a local store that I helped to pick this barrel. Most of you don't know anything about Woodinville, nor would I expect you to since it isn't distributed very far. This barrel at cask strength of about 120ish was really exceptional. It showed how good these guys can be and shows how good craft can be when it's done right. I happily stocked up on this and look forward to opening the next one.
  7. Tiny pour (wee dram?) of PHC Promise of Hope followed by WSR. Everything tastes way too sweet tonight, so I'll probably cap with an Islay.
  8. I picked up some Founder's Solid Gold brewed in Grand Rapids, MI. I really like it. It has a good amount of hops, pours a nice head, and has sort of a lemony flavor. Hey Joe, no worries about PBR - it goes great with bourbon. Hipsters like it too.
  9. I'm enjoying regular MM. With all the wheater hysteria, it's easy to overlook. This is available to all of us all the time at a reasonable price.
  10. 0895

    Rye Talk (2018) Purchases-Enjoyment

    They are both 6 year, batch 13 (Joe, these are MGP sourced, then aged out in the desert in NM). Rumors online mention the barrels aging just sitting outside, or inside semi-trailers or containers. I actually find it to be rather light and easy drinking. Initial taste on the tongue is that peppery fire so typical from MGP products (especially the rye), but then it quickly cools off and leads me to some light citrus type flavors. The wood I would describe as very dry oak, but I wouldn't say it overpowers. Seems well balanced and subtly complex. You really have to work to get the nuances, but they are there. I didn't get any MGP dill from this bottle. My wife says its there, but very very weak. She says the Turley tastes like "sunshine in a bottle" (and she is pretty well versed in ryes). Stupid as it sounds, its a great way to explain it. Its very bright and almost refreshing. So, overall, a very light and easy drinking, summertime rye. Dry heat and citrus, with a present, but low amount of rye spice. I fear it would easily get lost in a cocktail. Just because I'm a nerd, I immediately pulled out a WFE 6 year CS MGP sourced rye. Completely different experience, with loads of dill flavor and just a flavor punch in the face. The heat and wood experience is more damp or moist and overall the whiskey has a more earthy quality to it compared to the Turley. Kevin, it would be nice to know at what point they got moved from IN to NM. Overall, I found this SBS to be a great learning experience as to what different conditions can do to what I assume started life as the same new make. I could be wrong though as I have no inside knowledge. Definitely no regrets on purchasing.
  11. schwoo

    Sources for rare bourbon

    Thanks for the info. I used to get some stuff from master of malt..... but they stopped shipping to the U.S.
  12. JoeTerp

    Rye Talk (2018) Purchases-Enjoyment

    Never heard of this, but it seems very interesting. Curious when you open it on what your thoughts are. Always interested in a good cask strength rye.
  13. Golferpimp1

    Empty bottle support group - 2018

    This was good not great.
  14. kevinbrink

    Sources for rare bourbon

    If you want to buy at secondary prices you can always search for stuff on Winesearcher.com, as an added benefit some stores are nice enough to charge even more for the convenience!
  15. schwoo

    Sources for rare bourbon

    Thanks for your help/ advice. Appreciate it.
  16. Charlutz

    Irish friend

    Stay away from craft. Too few gems among many poor values. Stagg Jr., Booker’s, Blanton’s, Eagle Rare, Knob Creek Single Barrel, Elijah Craig, Four Roses Single Barrel, Wild Turkey Rare Breed or some combination of two will be in your price range, readily available and will deliver.
  17. kevinbrink

    What Dram are you enjoying? Summer 2018

    Despite having consumed plenty of Ledaig, I have not to my recollection ever had Tobermory until now, I grabbed a couple of 50 ML's while on vacation this weekend and I am enjoying it quite a bit, too bad vacation is over.
  18. Those Black Cap OGD's are special, I used to think it was a figment of my imagination but went blind a couple months back and the winner was clear.
  19. lcpfratn

    Irish friend

    I’d check out Master of Malt to see what’s available on their site. If it’s on there, then you can assume it’s readily available in Ireland, but some bourbon may be a lot more expensive. ECBP, Four Roses Cask Strength private selections, Stagg Jr, Bookers, Rebel Yell SB 10yr and some others are possible choices within your budget. Any of the three Wild Turkey Masters Keep selections from the last three years would also be good choices, but are above your budget.
  20. Cracked this open tonight. It's an 8 year 6 month OBSF. I'm not a cult member but this barrel is awesome.
  21. Enjoying a milf tonight. The Scotch influence seems pretty subdued compared to some of the reviews I read. Has a very pronounced chocolate covered raisin thing going on.
  22. kaiserhog

    Irish friend

    Go to Macadoodles and buy Col. EH Taylor Small Batch, it is also bottled in bond 100 proof. If they don't have that Wild Turkey Rare Breed cask strength is a nice alternative. I believe Macadoodles and Wal-Mart (jane mo.) also carry Eagle Rare 10 yr old.
  23. mbroo5880i

    Irish friend

    You can never go wrong with Bookers, Bakers, or Blanton's, if you can find one locally.
  24. kevinbrink

    Rye Talk (2018) Purchases-Enjoyment

    What is the age on those? Mine is a 6 year and I like it a lot despite the fact that it is OAK driven. I wonder at what point the barrels left Indiana for New Mexico because it seems to have some accelerated aging for a 6 year rye compared to a SAOS Rye or Redemption 7 yr CS.
  25. Yesterday
  26. Saul_cooperstein

    Sources for rare bourbon

    There are lots of licensed retail establishments that have limited bourbons at secondary prices. I don’t think that is inappropriate. Perhaps look in the “Passed Up” or “Liquor Store Huh Moments” threads to see...
  27. Davelovesbourbon

    Irish friend

    I have been gifted a business trip to Ireland next month and I’d like to show my appreciation to my friend by bringing him a nice bottle of bourbon, specifically one that is NOT typically available in Ireland. Problem is, I have no idea what IS available there (noting that the big boys are....Jack, Jim, etc...). So, small batch, cask, or craft I assume. Budget up to $100. Any thoughtful responses would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  28. smokinjoe

    Sources for rare bourbon

    Not judging, but that’s just not appropriate conversation on SB.
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