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JoeTerp
3 hours ago, Phil T said:

I've lost track, what is the last batch letter/number? Thanks!

B519 was just recently released (actually hit VA this week).  This is the 20th release (first 12 on the old bottle and now 8 in the new bottle with batch names).

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Jazz June
7 hours ago, Phil T said:

I've lost track, what is the last batch letter/number? Thanks!

1

Mar-2013

A313

134.2 Proof

2

Jul-2013

B713

137.0 Proof

3

Sep-2013

C913

133.2 Proof

4

Mar-2014

A314

132.4 Proof

5

May-2014

B514

134.8 Proof

6

Sep-2014

C914

140.2 Proof

7

Feb-2015

A215

128.0 Proof

8

May-2015

B515

139.8 Proof

9

Sep-2015

C915

135.6 Proof

10

Jan-2016

A116

138.8 Proof

11

May-2016

B516

139.4 Proof

12

Sep-2016

C916

136.0 Proof

13 (New Bottle)

Jan-2017

A117

127.0 Proof

14

May-2017

B517

124.2 Proof

15

Sep-2017

C917

131.0 Proof

16 

Jan-2018

A118

130.6 Proof

       

17

May-2018

B518

133.4 Proof

       

18

Sep-2018

C918

131.4 Proof

19

Jan-2019

A119

135.2 Proof

20

May-2019

B519

122.2 Proof

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fosmith

I've always wondered, did they increase production with the introduction of the new bottle style?  Seems like it became more available from A117 on.  Anyway, that's the first one I was able to acquire at retail...

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Bob_Loblaw
3 hours ago, fosmith said:

I've always wondered, did they increase production with the introduction of the new bottle style?  Seems like it became more available from A117 on.  Anyway, that's the first one I was able to acquire at retail...

I believe that was part of the rationale for cutting the age statement on the Small Batch. To have more stock for the Barrel Poof. Either way, I agree supply is up. 

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Stump1998

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.

 

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kevinbrink
On 12/10/2018 at 3:12 PM, jeffrey r said:

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.

Agreed it's been so good here for long enough that I hadn't bought one since 2017 aside from a couple of last year's B batch which were priced at $55, a deal so good I couldn't pass. 

 

****For some reason when I went to visit the latest post this older post is what loaded, I'll leave this here to remind myself to pay better attention to the dates ;) 

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KyleCBreese

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

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Guss West

Yes, but Shush.   😀

 

 

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fosmith
On 6/26/2019 at 12:26 PM, KyleCBreese said:

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

Dang!  Not the case here in No. Cal.  Have to hunt or pay $70+.

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Guss West

Oregon had them stacked deep when I was there in March.  Roadtrip!!

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GreggJ

picked up a case last week.  Initial impressions are that, again, this is a very good bourbon.  Glad I put a couple in the bunker.

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RWBadley
On 6/25/2019 at 11:40 AM, Stump1998 said:

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.

 

While on a trip to Oregon I brought home two bottles of the A119 priced at 60 & no tax. whoohoo

 

I'd say the A119 is one of the better batches going back to my last favorite the 139.4 proof old bottle. (tho all the ECBP has been from very good to excellent)

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Guss West

IME, Oregon was a great place to pick up a number of unique bottles at a fair price. 

I bought an ECBP for $60 there back in March.  Looking forward to another trip in August...

 

Plus, cannabis shops every other block.  I stopped in as many as I could, being a wide-eyed Yankee tourist.  We were not in in Kansas anymore, Toto. 

 

 

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oakland_traders
On 7/22/2019 at 4:59 PM, Guss West said:

IME, Oregon was a great place to pick up a number of unique bottles at a fair price. 

I bought an ECBP for $60 there back in March.  Looking forward to another trip in August...

 

Plus, cannabis shops every other block.  I stopped in as many as I could, being a wide-eyed Yankee tourist.  We were not in in Kansas anymore, Toto. 

 

 

Beware, a lot of these legal strains are barrel proof in their own right. 

 

Agree with @fosmith that ECBP is rather easily found here in NorCal but usually marked up to $65-75 range. I don’t think the liquor stores know quite what do with it yet...

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afmadd

Any thoughts on the c919?

 

 

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fosmith
On 11/4/2019 at 5:19 PM, afmadd said:

Any thoughts on the c919?

 

 

Haven't seen it here in Calif. but Mash and Drum did a blind SBS o all three 2019 batches and C919 was the clear winner. 

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Harry in WashDC

Hhhhmmmm.  Yesterday (or maybe it was this morning.  Time sure flies.:o), I posted about picking up one EC BP B519.  Maybe it was on the "What . . . buy today?" thread.  WHATEVER!

 

Just had some of this neat and then some more with various amounts of water (in the form of ice chips whose melted volume I know from previous, admittedly anal, experimentation while watching college football that I don't care about).  The proofs at which I sipped ran from 122.2 (neat) down to about 94 (which is where the "regular" EC is sold) and then on down to about 90.

 

Suffice to say, I was surprised to find that the taste I liked best, and it WAS a great taste, was at or just above 94.  I found that fascinating.  I usually pass EC at 94 as I find it too woody/sooty (well, maybe not too sooty as I DO like the old OE 7 yr 101 which tastes/smells like - or at least reminds me of - mushrooms and moldy leaves in the Fall to me YUM!!).  I guess my palate got acclimated to the 94 by starting at the 122 and working down.

 

What does this tell me?  Watch for EC/ECBP on sale and keep a bottle or two around for th occasional sipper when I can't figure out what else to taste.

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Paddy

^^^^My sweet spot (with this batch) is two freezer cubes dropped into a 3 oz pour (give or take).

 

After a couple of these, it no longer matters how it's drank (which is often neat)!  ;)

 

 

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ondarocks
On 11/21/2019 at 6:49 PM, Paddy said:

^^^^My sweet spot (with this batch) is two freezer cubes dropped into a 3 oz pour (give or take).

 

After a couple of these, it no longer matters how it's drank (which is often neat)!  ;)

 

 

I have yet to see C919 in Georgia.

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Richnimrod
2 hours ago, ondarocks said:

I have yet to see C919 in Georgia.

None so far in Michigan either....🤨

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GeeTen
13 hours ago, ondarocks said:

I have yet to see C919 in Georgia.

 

ECBP C919 just showed up yesterday in Beantown - $69.99 OTD, tho'.   I think I still have a couple of C919s floating around in NH from last fall for a lot less "cheese" - at least I HOPE I do.   🤗

 

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mbroo5880i

I picked up a B519 earlier in the month for $62.99.  At the time, my new liquor monger indicated that he expected a shipment of C919 soon.  I checked with him and he said he received 18 bottles recently only to sell out the same day.  He doesn't put them on the shelf so you have to ask.  I suspect he may set aside a few bottles for friends, distributors, and maybe, even himself, which is fine.  However, that still leaves a lot of people coming in and asking.

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mbroo5880i

I went back to the store and they had received more of the C919.  It was $62.99.  This isn't the most I have paid for a bottle but it seems to be the new price at this store.  I spoke with the liquor manager and he feels it is comparable to A119 which was significantly better than B519.  We both agree on that assessment.  He said he runs through it as quickly as it comes in.

 

I will open it at some point and compare for myself.  It is difficult to pass on a 12 year high quality barrel proof bourbon for less than $70.  I like diversity and I can buy 3 WT101s for the same price but this is a good one to have in the bunker.  

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fosmith
12 hours ago, mbroo5880i said:

I went back to the store and they had received more of the C919.  It was $62.99.  This isn't the most I have paid for a bottle but it seems to be the new price at this store.  I spoke with the liquor manager and he feels it is comparable to A119 which was significantly better than B519.  We both agree on that assessment.  He said he runs through it as quickly as it comes in.

 

I will open it at some point and compare for myself.  It is difficult to pass on a 12 year high quality barrel proof bourbon for less than $70.  I like diversity and I can buy 3 WT101s for the same price but this is a good one to have in the bunker.  

At least in Calif,, retail is $60 and a lot of stores charge $70 so you're not getting a bad deal.  Heck, Booker's (at half the age) is more than that now... 

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Adam777
On 1/30/2020 at 8:19 PM, Richnimrod said:

None so far in Michigan either....🤨

Hey Rich, check your local. Looks like Michigan just got the C919. Great batch. I scored some in Ohio and just picked up A120. I’ll let everyone know my thoughts on the “A” batch.

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