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  2. JSpartan

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    I tell myself that every few weeks also. Then I stop into a store just to look and find something I’ll regret not taking home.
  3. JSpartan

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Picked up bottle of Eagle Rare at the local Jewel as it’s getting harder to find lately. Always good to have a backup of one of my favorites.
  4. An additional 6% ABV, 94% marketing and 0% age statement.
  5. HoustonNit

    What Rum/Rhum did you buy today?

    I wonder if you won’t be ok if using an artificial cork? I’m sure some senior members can chime in.
  6. Stump1998

    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

    Just picked up 2 bottles of B519. My store didn't get the A119 batch, really wanting one of those. They went from C918 to B519. The 122.2 proof is interesting. Looking forward to this one.
  7. jeffrey r

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    The original Kirkland bourbon from several years ago was Beam. It was pretty good, and a steal at 7 years, 103 proof, for $20 for a liter. I still have a few bottles of it. The provenance changed a few years ago to Tennessee, and strongly suspected Dickel.
  8. jwperry

    What Rum/Rhum did you buy today?

    Thanks. I have the 2004 open, but have the 2005 & Premise stored in my 'bunker'. Problem is, my bunker is running out of room so I need to store some sideways on a rack. Was hoping they were screw top too so I could lay them on their side.
  9. TehRegion219

    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? (Summer 2019)

    Found this on the interwebz, so it’s gotta be true since when is JB in TN??
  10. Richnimrod

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    Just me; but, I wouldn't pay over about $36 for WPS. The bottle is attractive If you like that sort of arts presentation, of course); but it's pretty hard to find shelf space for the damned thing! It's both wide & tall. ...And the juice has never been that special for my taste buddies, anyway.
  11. Richnimrod

    Heaven Hill 7 Year BIB

    You are absolutely correct on both counts. But, I'm not all that certain 'market trends' isn't sometimes just a euphemistically used term for good old greed, when prices rise more than about 20% at a pop. As far as reacting backwards when the market indicates it's displeasure, I'm sure Beam/Suntory will agree with that assessment.
  12. TehRegion219

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    I was actually a little let down on the pot still by itself, but when I used it in a mint julep it was on point. I won’t be replacing that bottle once it’s empty with another
  13. jwperry

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    He had 1.75L BT on the floor that weren't processed in yet. Used to be $54.99, I was afraid to ask what they're now. I'm out of space on my bar and running out of space in my closet to store all these, I might be about ready to call it quits for new purchases for the rest of the year.
  14. Richnimrod

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    WOW!!! Bummer! I can't blame ya', passing at $60.
  15. jwperry

    Heaven Hill 7 Year BIB

    There seems to be a lot of disappointment comparing this to the 6y product's price point. But I can't blame HH or some of the local distributors for that matter. If these brands are selling every bottle that hit the shelves and then 30% of those bottles are being flipped on a secondary market for 150% value and up, they're leaving money on the table. Who is to blame, the distiller/distributor or the secondary market? Maybe I'm new to bourbon-ing or maybe I've helped grow a few small businesses, but it is a lot easier to roll a price back than it is to increase it based on market demand.
  16. Shizzy

    Heaven Hill 7 Year BIB

    Wasn't intended to offend. It's merely an observation of my local stores. I rather enjoy OGD 114 and always have it in my rotation. It was more an indictment of how the masses chase the latest award winners as though they'll be the next pappy and net them a windfall on the secondary market.
  17. jwperry

    What bourbon did you pass on, Summer 2019?

    As the story goes, SGWS raised the price on all BT products, so my usual last Tuesday of the month stop to grab a bottle of $35.99 ER, turned into a bottle of Ron Zacapa 23 because I'm not paying the $59.99 SRP that the distributor is levying on all the local stores. Not sure who to believe about this, but my 3 small shops all have the same price pattern for ER now.
  18. If you get the chance, taste the 15 gallon barrel whiskey before you dismiss it. It doesn't try to be an older whiskey, and it has its own character. All of our Straight and BIB whiskey is aged in 53 gallon barrels - and our minimum for our Straight Rye is 4 years old. We have also done some Straight Whiskey Barrel picks in California - Try BevMo! or Total Wine to see if they still have stock left. We have sold our 2018 release BIB in CA and there are stores who still have some in stock
  19. jeffrey r

    What bottle(s) did you open today? (Summer ‘19)

    Went into the archives last night to open some oldies but goodies. Back to the days when store selections of ETL sat on shelves at $25, and EWSB was around 10 years old or more. It’s a shame when I hear people badmouth ETL these days, because they paid significantly more for lesser barrels. But back in the day, it was terrific stuff for a steal. Anyway, had pours of both, and they are as good as I remember. The EWSB really sings at 10 years old, and I just won’t get into the younger barrels they put out now. Fortunately, I still have a stockpile of these older bottles.
  20. Forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference between the two? I’ve read a little bit about Ardbeg Committee Releases but I don’t know much about them.
  21. hollywood

    What Bourbon Did You Purchase Today, Summer 2019

    As I’ve moaned about before, liquor is higher here but since the Willet isn’t readily seen I’m not sure what the going rate for the Pot Still is or elsewhere for that matter. $40-45??
  22. tanstaafl2

    What Rum/Rhum did you buy today?

    It has a cork, unlike the first round of Foursquare bottles (Port and Zin finish and the 2004), which did have a screw top. They are artificial cork which I like over natural cork.
  23. Yes, it was looking a bit too "flexible" in the center of the table last year so the leg was needed to keep everything, and everyone, in the more or less upright position!
  24. A horse of a different color, but it still makes me recognize what a bargain the new Quinta Ruban 14 is (although I've seen the prices creep up over the last few weeks)…
  25. Funny that the standard release of DRUM is priced only a few dollars under the Committee Release version, which makes the CR that much trickier in the scheme of things.
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