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lcpfratn
It's stacked deep in H'burg.  Crazy how it's flooded in some places and not to be had in others.  

Yeah, LRP usually has quite a bit it seems. I stopped by about a month ago and was tempted to buy some more, but I already have too many different batches in my storage closet already. I did pick up a few bottles of nice rum though.

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jeffrey r

Seemingly not much limited or allocated hits the shelves here in NJ anymore, but we sure are knee-deep in ECBP.  I passed up probably 10 more bottles on the shelf the past week or two at $60-$80.  Heck, it's a good situation, and I hope more people are picking it up and giving it a go.  It certainly sits long enough now for random people to have a shot at picking up some bottles just passing through, and not on the prowl like us enthusiasts.

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JoeTerp

Virginia seems to get a pretty good amount of it, but it usually gets snatched up in a few days after the delivery (if it makes it that long).

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ondarocks

Here in Georgia the C918 made a brief appearance in October, early November and now the LS's are all stocked with B518. Was the distributor sitting on stocks of this?

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Mako254

Had some C917 the other day and it was great. Will have to find a bottle. 

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mbroo5880i
7 hours ago, ondarocks said:

Here in Georgia the C918 made a brief appearance in October, early November and now the LS's are all stocked with B518. Was the distributor sitting on stocks of this?

The game of liquor distribution. 

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marshall9779

Found some A119 end of last week in MD. Vet good too I might add.

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Vosgar

^^^^^ How did you get that picture of young Smokinjoe? ^^^^^

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marshall9779
^^^^^ How did you get that picture of young Smokinjoe? ^^^^^

Don’t remember I snagged it searching for funny cigar pics one day.

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Phil T

I just picked up an A119 yesterday, pretty sure that makes 19 releases. 

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Soberiquet
7 minutes ago, Phil T said:

I just picked up an A119 yesterday, pretty sure that makes 19 releases

Have you opened and tried it yet? Curious as to what you think of it. I have been buying one per year for the last three years. With the higher proof I am inclined to grab the A batch this year.

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marshall9779
Have you opened and tried it yet? Curious as to what you think of it. I have been buying one per year for the last three years. With the higher proof I am inclined to grab the A batch this year.

I’ve really enjoyed a couple pours from my A119.
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Bob_Loblaw
Posted (edited)

Picked up two bottles of A119 recently. Currently have an A117 and B518 open so this batch is on deck. Think I prefer the B of those two but both are great. As I stated somewhere else this is fantastic age stated Barrel Proof bourbon at a great price in today’s market. I will be a constant buyer whenever my LS offers it. 

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Adam777

I’m really enjoying the A119. I find it perfectly balanced.  Not too oaky, cinnamon and vanilla comes out playing off each other, and perfect amount of spice. The caramel and brown sugar really shined through as well. The mouthfeel is great as usual with most ECBPs. I also like the fact that it’s the highest proof of the newer bottles and certainly doesn’t drink like that as it’s scary smooth for that proof. People, pick this one up. Cheers!

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Brett

Opened my A119 today. After the first sip, I realized I need to find more.

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lcpfratn
Opened my A119 today. After the first sip, I realized I need to find more.

Is this your first ECBP or do you really think this one is that much better than other batches?

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Brett
7 hours ago, lcpfratn said:


Is this your first ECBP or do you really think this one is that much better than other batches?

This is actually my first. Really just started getting into bourbon over the last 6 months or so. Do you think previous years were much better?

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lcpfratn
This is actually my first. Really just started getting into bourbon over the last 6 months or so. Do you think previous years were much better?

I think they are all good with only slight variations between batches. So, I wouldn’t focus on specific batches if I were you, but you probably should try to find other batches over time so you can compare for yourself. Several stores recently received store picks of EC small batch which are probably worth checking out if you haven’t tried some of those.
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Brett
54 minutes ago, lcpfratn said:


I think they are all good with only slight variations between batches. So, I wouldn’t focus on specific batches if I were you, but you probably should try to find other batches over time so you can compare for yourself. Several stores recently received store picks of EC small batch which are probably worth checking out if you haven’t tried some of those.

Thanks for the advice! I actually got a store pick EC small batch at Charlies on Whitten recently. I was able to sample in the store. You are giving great recommendations...please keep those coming! Haha

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BigRich
This is actually my first. Really just started getting into bourbon over the last 6 months or so. Do you think previous years were much better?

I am not saying that batch variations for things like GTS and ECBP don’t exist. But if your source for such information is SB then I think the sum total of posts about it falls a bit into hyperbole. I could give a rat’s ass on batch. They are all very good. Just pass the bottle. ;)
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GaryT
5 hours ago, BigRich said:


I am not saying that batch variations for things like GTS and ECBP don’t exist. But if your source for such information is SB then I think the sum total of posts about it falls a bit into hyperbole. I could give a rat’s ass on batch. They are all very good. Just pass the bottle. ;)

Agree that I hadn't had a batch yet where I thought "Wow - who spit in the vatting tank here?"  But I gotta wonder what they did differently on that first retail batch release.  That one was just insanely delicious, and the darkest bourbon I've seen to date.  So if anyone has any of those laying around, and are keen to try the new batches instead - let me know and we'll work out a trade ;)  

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Paddy

^^^^AOTOH, the first batch of Stagg Jr. was pretty much 'hell on wheels'!  :0

 

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tanstaafl2
23 minutes ago, Paddy said:

^^^^AOTOH, the first batch of Stagg Jr. was pretty much 'hell on wheels'!  :0

 

I know that was the rep that first batch got but with a little experimentation with a few drops of water I always found it to be quite good. 

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Paddy

^^^^ I don’t disagree,

 

I think (for me) it was simply palate shock, as I’d never had to tame a GTS prior to sipping.  

 

IMO, that batch demanded water.

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