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  2. lcpfratn

    Old Ezra Barrel Strength

    Might want to pick up a few bottles of the OE7 101 for the bunker since it appears that LuxRow is discontinuing it in favor of the new cask strength version...or am I mistaken about that?
  3. BigRich

    Liquor Store "Huh?" Moments

    I don’t know man, for that price I would put up with a lot.
  4. smokinjoe

    What Bourbon are you enjoying? (Fall 2018)

    Dang, this weekend flew by. About ready to set up my day tomorrow, with a pour from an ‘03 vintage Ezra B 15 year. One of those big butterscotch-ey bourbons with terrific mouthfeel.
  5. They don't make the age stated stuff for any market anymore, those 8 yr are dusties in Europe. I haven't bothered to research the timeline lately but at one time the 8 year was the standard 101 mass batched juice. They continued to offer it in export markets only because those markets demanded and valued age statements.
  6. CUfan99

    Old Ezra Barrel Strength

    I agree with your comparison of OE7 and OGD BiB. Both are regulars for me and I see the similarities now that you mentioned them. The difference for me is price. The OGD is $10 more in my market but my enjoyment isn't that much higher.
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  8. Old Ezra BP, 117. Good; but not fabulous, when compared with OGD 114, at considerable fewer slices of cheddar. OOOOOPS! I assumed this thread was closed with the Fall issue having been available for a while. This shoulda been in that thread.
  9. Richnimrod

    Old Ezra Barrel Strength

    I finally was able to acquire a bottle of OE BP. I was never a big fan of OE 7-year because of it's similarity to Old Grand Dad BIB, which I always preferred in a semi-competitive price range. Granted it has always been an undeniable bargain; but, I always liked OGD better, even at a slightly higher price. I grabbed a bottle of the OE BP (117-proof) to kind of compare it with it's 7-year old brother at 101-proof, as well as with OGD 114. At a rather higher price than 114, I find my taste buddies will continue to prefer the OGD 114 profile, and especially at a less expensive rate than OE 117. This is, of course just my personal preference, guided by my own and no one else's taste buddies. The fact that 114 is cheaper, and tastier to me, are the deciding factors. I've had several bottle bottles of OE 101, and likely will still keep one around, if for no other reason than the bargain it is; but, I probably drink 3-bottles of OGD BIB to every one bottle of OE 101. If one is in love with the OE profile, then the 117 will likely kill it for you; but, it's only an OK bargain compared to OGD BIB, which I find somewhat similar; but tastier, and less expensive.
  10. fishnbowljoe

    Liquor Store "Huh?" Moments

    Sounds like some of the things I’ve heard from Steve’s in the past. Joe
  11. HoustonNit

    What Bourbon are you enjoying? (Fall 2018)

    Was it? I thought even in Europe they offered a more base level non age stated WT101 and than a slightly more selective 8yr back in 2010? That’s the situation now. Also even if the the base offering for export is this 8yr would think there a little more selective than when they are bottling for domestic standard 101.
  12. Passed on a RR SiB at the distillery gift shop. Picked up a 101 Rye and KS and Jimmy signed both but the RR was $72 and my local LS has done several phenomenal RR PS barrels and I have multiples of each on the shelf so the $72 backed me down...
  13. Exactly my point @Spade ! Let me see if I can put a different spin on this. Take yourself back to standing in front of the bourbon shelf of your favorite liquor store say about 7 or 8 years ago. The bottom shelf made up about 25% of the shelves, the mid layer about 50% of your choices and the top 25%, the "special occasion bunch". Now when you go back to same said store what has changed ? Somewhat surprisingly the bottom shelf looks the same as before. The middle shelf though has expanded all the way to the top ! There is no top shelf. It has been moved to behind the counter if it exists at all. From this you have to make your own conclusions.
  14. This. My 'inexpensive bottles' at this point are ER10 and McKenna 10 bib, though I don't find them cost prohibitive for what they are at all. I also think that, rather than inferior whiskey being bottled at this point (there's tons of great stuff out there), it's much harder to find the things many of us used to find easily and could have as regular drinkers. As a poor college student 15ish years ago I would treat myself twice a year to a PVW, it was incredibly expensive to me at the time, but I could always find it. That's not a thing anymore so that experience is gone for most of us (Havent gotten a bottle of pappy in 8ish years, nor am I likely to anytime soon).
  15. Starting the afternoon off with a nice pour of KC SB store pick. Their is some great KC store picks out in the wild.
  16. What I've noticed is that my rotation of relatively inexpensive bottles has shrunk and my rotation of bottles that cost $25-$60 has expanded. So, I don't feel like I'm drinking inferior whiskey, but I'm definitely paying more than I used to on average.
  17. BigPapa

    What Dram are you enjoying? Fall 2018

    Love the 18 year old !!!
  18. Stopped at a random small shop today noticed they had roughly 50 bottles of hard to find so I knew it was for a reason.. Decided to start with the lowest MSRP juice Weller 12, a wopping $150.00 for a 750 lol. Told him its a 30$ bottle at best so didnt waste time asking about 4R130th or KK....
  19. kevinbrink

    What Dram are you enjoying? Fall 2018

    Pretty happy to find this at a fair price ($119)
  20. Obeezy1Kaneezy

    Bourbon+

    It’s the only reason I subscribed Really looking forward to receiving the first issue.
  21. Opened a fresh (from the bunker) Blanton’s store pick today, because I was going through withdrawals after finishing a different stores pick last week. Space on the shelf means opening a new bottle that fits in the space . Good times!
  22. Ive noticed several stores in Texas have started pricing ER in the $40-50 range. I like it well enough, but that is a crazy price.
  23. beasled

    KY Owl rye batch 2?

    Cracked Batch 2 this evening. It was a 'reasonable' price in the UK, surprisingly, still more than I'd like. But I have to say whilst my memories of Batch 1 are a while ago this is pretty impressive stuff. Very sweet, some bitterness on the finish, and at the lower proof very drinkable.
  24. Saw ER10 for $49 and Blanton's for over $100. Haha
  25. Well those newer ones are hand-picked barrels whereas the 8 yr was large batch standard stock 101 at the time, and would have sold for the entry level price point. KS and RR are considered premium top shelfers.
  26. Cranecreek

    Liquor Store "Huh?" Moments

    Visited a liquor store in Madison, Wi. I had heard had a decent selection. They did have a few store picks of standard bottles. Knob Creek, Russels and a few others. When I asked if they had any special releases or age stated Old Scout or such he said no. " But these picks we made on these single barrels we sampled a whole bunch of barrels and then chose one and had them "teak" it to our instructions before it was bottled." "Really" I said "Are you allowed to tell me what the "tweaks" were" ? "No I couldn't do that it's our own secret recipe."
  27. Very well put Charlie and Richard ^^^^. I have the same 20-30 years that I have appreciated fine whiskey. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words.... From left to right is the age stated 12 (laser code A1945 0958) NAS (code A1936 2345) New NAS (A1947 2334) and the BP C917 (A223 1802) Since the age statement was dropped January 2016 IIRC then I think that the first 3 are 2015-2016-2017. If someone knows how to read HH codes please chime in. The 12 year has great depth and character and a huge dose of oak which some found to be tooo! much! at times. When the age was dropped the oak remained but in a more consistently seasoned and sweeter manner. Great depth of flavor. In fact right around the time the age statement was being dropped I think the best EC I ever had was bottled. Fast forward to the new bottle design and whats currently on the shelf and I find it has more in common with the Evan Williams line. Last is the barrel proof which has been around longer than many know. With the barrel proof you can experience what was available just a few short years ago. But your going to pay for that and the vast majority (SBers excluded) are not going to shell out $65 very often. I am reminded of a friend that I poured a glass of RR Sib for and when I told him it was about $45 a bottle he said "Well i'm not going to pay that for a bottle of bourbon !" He said his next glass could be something different so we weren't drinking up the good stuff. I looked in the cabinet and said "I don't have anything that isn't good."
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