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  2. BottledInBond

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today (Fall 2019)

    I picked up a Henry McKenna and a 1792 Sweet Wheat. I don’t have that much real interest I. The Sweet Wheat but it was pretty cheap so why not? The McKenna is the first I’ve bought in a while, as people have jacked up the price on it pretty universally now and I don’t feel any need to pay way more than I used to for it. This one was $33.99 and I thought that was at least somewhat acceptable, but it really wasn’t long ago I could buy as much as I wanted for $27.98
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  4. So, went to my local to get a bottle. They had zero, zip, nada. WTF, they always have it. I got on the OHLQ site, and the closest store that has it is 25 miles away. Unbelievable. Hopefully, I will post again this weekend when I find one.
  5. MadGoodPour

    Murray Effect

    you crazy fa dis one jim
  6. flahute

    Murray Effect

    I don't think there's much of a Murray effect honestly. As for this one, I have a Full Proof barrel pick that I participated in and I think it's a magnificent whiskey. Not whiskey of the year though. I'm certainly not going to rush out and grab a bottle because it got this award.
  7. TehRegion219

    What Bourbon Did You Pass On Today (Fall 2019)

    Plenty of Theresa’s batch around these parts
  8. mfortunek

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today (Fall 2019)

    Good clarification and great username too. Yes, sorry I didn't mean to suggest they were sitting on shelves, but rather that in southern Arizona they have already been distributed to both on and off-premises establishments. I guess I was just surprised that my area would be amongst the first to get them, I would have thought we would be amongst the last.
  9. Harry in WashDC

    1986 Jack Daniels

    1986? The short discussion above got me wondering just how “good” a year it was. Movies – Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Stand By Me, Crocodile Dundee, The Color Purple, Blue Velvet, among others. Events (thanks to Wiki) – JAN – the Challenger Disaster FEB – Halley’s Comet completes its journey TO the Sun and begins its trip AWAY from the Sun MAR – MicroSoft’s IPO APR – Chernobyl MAY – Hands Across America (5 million+ people form a human chain from NYC to Long Beach CAL to raise money to fight hunger) JUN – Eric Thomas develops LISTSERV, the first email list management software JUL – Statue of Liberty reopens after a multiyear refurbishing AUG – the cargo ship Khian Sea leaves Philly with 14,000 tons of toxic waste; its spends 16 months at sea being refused entry to many ports before Haiti agrees to take the waste (I always wondered what happened to it; now I know, and so do you) SEP- Pan Am Flight 73 is hijacked in Karachi Pakistan by four Abu Nidal terrorists OCT – NY Mets win the World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox in the seventh game NOV – Iran-Contra Affair investigation begins, and Oliver North and Fawn Hall begin shredding documents DEC – Rutan Voyager completes its circumnavigation of the Earth, becoming the first airplane to do so without refueling AND FINALLY, a BOOZE note – 1986 is not noted as special as far as “port” is concerned; no major port House declared it as a vintage year (which only happens about 30% of the time, and not every House will declare even then), BUT a couple of Houses did declare 1986 as a Vintage Year for some of their Single Quintas (that is, for a particular vineyard, provided the wine from that vineyard is not blended with wine from others); BUT, 1985 was a killer year and most of the ports from that year are worth opening NOW
  10. foster016

    Murray Effect

    Here's the link to that thread that explains his method:
  11. Bob_Loblaw

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today (Fall 2019)

    Welcome. As gently as possible I believe you are mistaken. BTAC is a highly allocated and limited release and I would be amazed if they sit anywhere for any length of time, unless priced exceptionally high. However, if they are on shelves in your area I suggest you buy every one you can assuming they are at MSRP. Hope I am incorrect and please let us know!
  12. mross

    Murray Effect

    He does not taste blind. In the other Murray article on this site he explains why.
  13. ThirstyinOhio

    Murray Effect

    I've done two barrel picks of 1792 Full Proof over the last year and the first one is a fantastic pour but the other one is just a really good whiskey.....but neither would be contenders for the whiskey of the year and yet I like both over the standard "off the shelf" 1792 Full Proof that I've had in the past which I thought was perfectly fine bourbon but far from mind blowing.
  14. Shizzy

    Murray Effect

    I have a store pick from Lincoln Road Package Store that I love. I was fortunate enough to get two bottles. The standard offering though? Not sure it's worth of that accolade. But hey, you taste what you taste on a given day. Not sure if he blind tastes though. I might put more stock in his findings if that were the case.
  15. kcgumbohead

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today (Fall 2019)

    Its mine too based on....well, everything about it!!
  16. mross

    1986 Jack Daniels

    It has not gotten any older than whatever age(if any) is stated on the bottle. That having been said, there are those who collect anything. On another forum I am on there are even folks who collect anvils. Go figure. Be aware however that trying to sell distilled spirits can get you in hot mash with the Feds. You may try and get creative on some other list about a sealed possibly filled bottle, but why take the risk? Taste it and let us know what you think. Better yet get a current bottle and compare and let us know.
  17. 0895

    Murray Effect

    Everyone has a different palate. and, Whiskey writers (Like all writers) have to write about something to keep the audience interested. If they wrote about the same thing all the time, they wouldn’t have an audience. The other thing is that we are all on a discovery journey of sorts with this stuff. When you discover something great, you get excited about and want to talk about it. Another thing to keep in mind is that sometimes people get compensated by certain companies for endorsing their products. I have no knowledge if that’s going on, just mentioning that it happens with any product. Barton also makes (IMO), delicious whiskey, but FP is not my favorite product from them. Dont put too much importance on what people tell you/ read about. Discover for yourself, using what you hear as a guideline.
  18. mross

    Murray Effect

    Ok, I sort of stole the title. What do you all think of this; https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/bourbon/1792-full-proof-bourbon-earns-jim-murrays-2020-world-whisky-award/?utm_source=The+Whiskey+Wash+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3e003c5cd4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_20_06_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_20c25ccf55-3e003c5cd4-126169017I I have not tried this one or even looked for it for that matter. Years ago I had read how good 1792 was. So I bought a bottle to try. I was underwhelming to say the least and in my bourbon pantheon is dead last. So did I miss something? Cause this guy seems to carry a bit of clout in the bourbon world. I have read his reviews and well find them a bit overwhelming, wondering if we are drinking the same stuff.
  19. Double C's

    What Bourbon Did You Pass On Today (Fall 2019)

    I passed on some Booker's 2019-2 "Shiny barrel batch" at a good price because I was looking for the 2019-3 batch. Anybody tried the Shiny Barrel Batch? At only $60 I am second guessing myself and wonder if I should return and pick one up.
  20. Left a Blantons (already have 1 in the bunker) , BT and ER on the shelf. Got there 30 minutes after the store opened and the truck made his delivery today but left these for some other tater to splurge on.
  21. flahute

    What Dram Are You Enjoying Fall 2019

    There must be something in the water that gets served at staff meetings.
  22. Vosgar

    What Dram Are You Enjoying Fall 2019

    I'm trying to figure out if there's a correlation between you becoming a moderator here and your newly found enjoyment of Scotch. Doesn't make any sense, does it?
  23. mfortunek

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today (Fall 2019)

    Are these not out in the wild in most parts of the country yet? Sorry I'm a new member to the forum and this is my first time commenting/posting (so be gentle please), and I'm still learning how everything works. I live in AZ and know these have been "out there" for a full week now in my little podunk town.
  24. TehRegion219

    What Bourbon Did You Pass On Today (Fall 2019)

    I didn’t look at them all, but there was RR, BR, APB, DR. The couple I looked at the label were under 2 yo, finished in scotch and rum barrels. I’ve got a lead on some other BT products so I’m kinda holding off on the HW for that reason. If what I’m looking for is gone I’ll prob go pick up a DR and APB as well as the OF 1910 I passed up as well
  25. CardsandBourbon

    1986 Jack Daniels

    Worthless crap. Pour it down the drain.
  26. CardsandBourbon

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking Today (Fall 2019)

    OGD BIB last night while watching The Good Doctor.
  27. fosmith

    What Bourbon Did You Pass On Today (Fall 2019)

    Classic Econ 101 in action. When demand exceeds supply, prices increase and/or scarcity results and consumers seek out substitute goods. When supply meets demand, prices stabilize and the product is available. When supply exceeds demand, prices decline and/or surpluses of product accumulate.
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