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  2. GaryT

    Unintended Aversion Therapy

    Wow . . . ironic that reading this thread I see it was the same beast that bit my old man For me, I've only recently been able to even SMELL Southern Comfort after drinking the better part of a bottle (honestly don't recall the proof, probably the 80 proof one) by myself - mixed with Mountain Dew. One of the few times I drank to the point of puking. Didn't help that I wasn't quite yet 21 . . . and some of the remnants of that evening wound up on my parents front porch. I think it was 15+ years later when someone dared me to drink a shot of SoCo, which I survived. But did NOT enjoy (and to this day haven't bought another bottle).
  3. I'm going to be in San Diego soon for vacation. Any recommendations on good Bourbon stores? Possible store picks? Any advice would be great!
  4. LCWoody

    What rum are you drinking today?

    I opened up my RR 14y, This is a very good Rum. I’m not good at describing flavors, but after a sip of this Rum, (which is very good) it lingers for about 30 minutes in your mouth and has a wow factor. And at 51.9 proof it’s soft, and easy, easy, easy to drink. Did I mention, It’s very good.
  5. graftonbc1

    Unintended Aversion Therapy

    39 years ago, while in the Navy, in Hawaii, I started a night of drinking Ouzo on the rocks. Once I got half way through with the bottle, my buds cheered me on to finish it. I have never been drunker, and I had a hangover that lasted for days. I am lucky I did not die. Ever since then, the mere thought of something anise flavored makes me ill.
  6. WhiskeyBlender

    Murray Hill Club

    @Harry in WashDC, I'd be happy to keep you in the loop on exactly when this one will probably be released. I'm having them send me some cask samples next week to check up on them again. I like to check in on this MHC-SR barrels about every 2 or 3 weeks, just to make sure everything is on track. Would you mind PM'ing me about where your local purveyor is that still has some of the old MHC/SR bottles? We're out of them, and we only have enough of the Pineau des Charentes finish for lab samples, but I have to say I'd like to purchase a few more of those for my library, since I don't intend to do that finish again. I don't know if your local can ship, but even if not, I'll find a way to get it out here to CA. Cheers, and many thanks, Nancy
  7. WhiskeyBlender

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    @FacePlant, I hope this isn't inappropriate to ask since that is my creation, but I'd really love to hear your thoughts about it. I've added a little more 20 year old bourbon to batches 11 through 14 than I did to your batch #10, but even so, I still added a fair amount in this one. I hope it wasn't too much that it made it overly oaky. Cheers, Nancy
  8. Spade

    Heaven Hill 7 Year BIB

    I think this is more or less exactly correct. So far HH, Beam, etc. have for the most part gotten their price increases correct in the sense that people are willing to pay the new prices. They're not going to get them all right (like with Booker's). I selfishly hope this is one of those cases but we'll have to wait and see.
  9. FatherOfPugs

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Picked this up today:
  10. GaryT

    Heaven Hill 7 Year BIB

    Until they announced the 6 yr was going away, it was never hard to find (and I never saw it on the secondary market). I mean - it did leap from $11 to $13 over the last couple of years, but I bought 10 bottles from one store just for an experiment; and I didn't clear them out (and on that trip). That was April 2018, before the announcement. I'm not disagreeing that they saw an opportunity to increase profits, and should jump on it - but it wasn't the secondary market driving it. I don't begrudge HH for getting $40 for it if they can; although I do worry about the precedent it starts to set (which is to yank a product, drive up demand, and then re-release it with a new label/marginal improvement at 3x the price). But to your point - if demand isn't there - they'll bring it back to reality. Beam stepped back from the $100 Bookers after the backlash - maybe HH will find a similar situation.
  11. GaryT

    What Dram Are You Enjoying Summer 2019

    Loving some 28yr Glenturret tonight. Getting a ton of anise, which I didn't remember (could be lingering impact from pizza rolls), but loving it!
  12. TehRegion219

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    Missed the single barrel store pick by a couple hours. Hard pass on the monster pot still bottle and the BO. They had a few cases of WSR, Rowan’s creek and Noah’s mill which I passed on as well.
  13. marshall9779

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Not purchased but gifts rather from my 40th this past weekend. The Bulleit was from a buddy and might be what gets me started into cocktails. Bag is kinda cool. Another buddy gifted me a one ounce sample of ‘70s era ET. The vintage glass from my parents and the engraved cigar holder glass from the wife and kids.
  14. TehRegion219

    Unintended Aversion Therapy

    Jack Daniels and skyy vodka I recently picked up a 375 of classic JD for comparison purposes. Didn’t really bring back memories of “the incident”, but it did not smell appealing... very astringent no sugars/oak whatsoever just pure ethanol. Fast forward 6months and that same bottle has decent to good smells. The alcohol smell isn’t as forward and I’m able to pick up actual pleasant odors. Would I drink it? Not yet, I suspect it wouldn’t make it very far down the vodka I just steer clear
  15. mal00768

    Unintended Aversion Therapy

    Lol at this thread. Id be lying if I said that I’ve never puked so hard that I saw stars and passed out.
  16. DeepCover

    Heaven Hill 7 Year BIB

    I’m not a buyer at $40. Based on my experience with the HH6, there are better options at (and below) that range if they’re just adding a year of aging to the same barrels. I’m more than happy to let others seek these bottles out.
  17. Radioyada

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    Knob Creek while sitting in DFW airport waiting on a bird to take me home.
  18. Prof_Stack

    Unintended Aversion Therapy

    OP here with an update. Yesterday I had a shot of Booker's for the first time since the ill-fated night in Scottsdale. What I came away with was that Booker's is indeed a magnificent bourbon, but I still do not like the taste of it. Too many memories from going way over the edge at that party. So, My wife bought me a birthday gift of a Lagavulin 16 year scotch. I wanted to become acquainted with the taste of peat. The aroma is overwhelming, but it took me only three sips to realize I love the stuff. Apparently, 16 years is enough to mellow out the peat bomb that the 8-year version of the scotch has.
  19. Spade

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    Passed on a few things today: - WSR at $30, which just seems silly to me but I guess that's the going rate. - McKenna 10 year at $45 — which, if that's the new equilibrium seems a little high to me but not unreasonable if they can keep the quality up. In other words, I've had bottles of McKenna that were worth $45 but I've also had some that... weren't. - Also passed on ECBP at $65 just because I have a few unopened already.
  20. FacePlant

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Even though I rarely enjoy finished whiskeys I had to try this one. If it doesn’t work for me I’ve got friends that might want it.
  21. KyleCBreese

    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    NJ is stocked. I can get ECBP at $55 on pretty much any day. It is truly the best deal in bourbon right now.
  22. Richnimrod

    Old Grand-dad 100 Bonded

    Jeeeez, Harry! I shouldn't have to explain this to a man of your . . . let's say; 'experience'... Y'a gotta have at least a couple o' them bad boys open at all times! One near at hand, as well as one nearby, and if yer thinkin' at all; a couple more that aren't too far away. Ya' just never know when you'll stub a toe or get a hangnail, or some other disaster that makes opening up a brand new one a challenge. ...Just sayin'..........................
  23. Richnimrod

    Entering the Beam lineup

    Well, maybe not quite 'exquisite' to my taste buddies; but, certainly a big step in the right direction, and well worth difference in cost to both my taste buddies, and my wallet.
  24. marshall9779

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Spring 2019

    Bought my second ever bottle of HMK10 during lunch today. First time I’ve seen in about six month and the price increase. First time I had was about a year ago and got on sale for $27 + tax so $29.42 I think after tax. $36.99 + tax now so $40.32 OTD from my counties stores. Figured I would give it another go. May be a while before I open. Need to kill a few near empties off first.
  25. squire

    Old Grand-dad 100 Bonded

    Old Grand Dad is the perfect happy hour Bourbon. Of course I believe every hour should be happy.
  26. Is this a first generation Machir Bay (without the "coin" on the bottle shoulder)? If so, it ranks as one of my most memorable bar pours ever-- and none of the later MB releases came close in terms of raw wickedness.
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