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What Bourbon Did You Pass Up Today (Summer 2017)

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kevinbrink   
kevinbrink
15 minutes ago, Kane said:

I have been passing on various FRSB BP store picks in the 10/11yr range at $49. Given the high age & low price I think these have been sitting on the shelves for a few years. Should I think that some store picks are really sub par, or am I actually very lucky and don't know it?

I would be grabbing them at that price, if a store had multiple picks I would probably start with one with a recipe I was more familiar with to see if I get along palate wise with who ever makes the picks at the store.

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CardsandBourbon   
CardsandBourbon

I think you're lucky and don't know it.  If I saw a FRSB in that age range for $49 I'd snap some of it up.  The cheapest I've ever seen it around these parts is $60.

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Kane   
Kane

Yeah, I might grab one and try at least, not much to lose at that price. I couldn't find any reviews on these picks specifically, but I found that they were advertised on store's twitter back in '15. Might as well be shelf turds, but there's only one way to find out.

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jvd99   
jvd99

I'd be buyer also at that price and age.  It's been awhile since any FR picks were more than 10 years, let alone 11.  I'm starting to see than in the high 8 year range locally

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Spade   
Spade

The "worst" Four Roses PS I've had was still pretty good and definitely worth $50. 

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Zero Cool   
Zero Cool

Came across a bottle of Birthday Bourbon at the liquor store down the street.  When the cashier told me it was $400, I couldn't do anything but shake my and chuckle.  Definitely a sign of how crazy the market has become.   

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Mako254   
Mako254
On 9/6/2017 at 12:29 AM, NDN98 said:

Passed on Knob Creek 25th Anniversary at $129.99. Not enough of a KC fan to even pay 1/3 of that

 I see that in 2/3 of the shops I stop at. 

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Mako254   
Mako254
On 9/13/2017 at 9:41 AM, JTaylor said:

Passed on RHF for $59... Have two in the bunker that I got for $50 so seems silly to spend $59 even though I haven't seen any in a couple years. Picked up another Stagg jr. for $54 tho...  an MGP store pick 4yo rye (Bone Snapper) for $47, and the Willett 80th bib for $36.

 

 

I'll take every RFA at $59 I can get my hands on. 

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Mako254   
Mako254
10 hours ago, Kane said:

I have been passing on various FRSB BP store picks in the 10/11yr range at $49. Given the high age & low price I think these have been sitting on the shelves for a few years. Should I think that some store picks are really sub par, or am I actually very lucky and don't know it?

 

Man, they are $62 here. I'd snap those up. 

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kemosabe   
kemosabe

Saw this yesterday in Missouri.  I really like ECBP and have plenty in the bunker, so I left it for another buyer.  It does seem like I see more & more ECBP on the shelves these days.

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Clueby   
Clueby

I passed on pretty much everything BT today. I think it was the most of the lineup I'd ever seen in one store. Blanton's and RHF for $63, Stagg Jr. for $50, Baby Saz for $30, CEHTSmB, ER10, WSR, etc. I was tempted to pick up an RHF but I have one open and one full.

If this was a year or so ago, at least 3 of those bottles would have come home. Is this a sign of things to come where I can just walk into the store and grab what I want when I want? No need to really bunker much if/when that happens.

They had several bottles of age stated FC103 also.

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JCwhammie   
JCwhammie
16 minutes ago, Clueby said:

I passed on pretty much everything BT today. I think it was the most of the lineup I'd ever seen in one store. Blanton's and RHF for $63, Stagg Jr. for $50, Baby Saz for $30, CEHTSmB, ER10, WSR, etc. I was tempted to pick up an RHF but I have one open and one full.

If this was a year or so ago, at least 3 of those bottles would have come home. Is this a sign of things to come where I can just walk into the store and grab what I want when I want? No need to really bunker much if/when that happens.

They had several bottles of age stated FC103 also.

I hope so. I've only come across one bottle of Stagg Jr in the last year in the STL area. I'm looking to get another. I did however see a bottle of Blantons for $89 yesterday ????. I'm guessing it'll be there for quite a while. 

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RiverRat   
RiverRat

Passed all around today, though I'm considering some scotches I saw on sale. 

 

Most notable thing skipped: PVW10 at $350.  I still remember seeing this on the same stores shelves, in quantity, somewhere around $45 a few years ago.......

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Paddy   
Paddy

Passed on ECBP @ $79.99 today (Augusta, GA). 

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birdie   
birdie
4 hours ago, RiverRat said:

Passed all around today, though I'm considering some scotches I saw on sale. 

 

Most notable thing skipped: PVW10 at $350.  I still remember seeing this on the same stores shelves, in quantity, somewhere around $45 a few years ago.......

Hi RiverRat, where did you see the PVW10, its my dad's favorite and I have been hoping to find one for ages.

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Clueby   
Clueby
7 hours ago, JCwhammie said:

I hope so. I've only come across one bottle of Stagg Jr in the last year in the STL area. I'm looking to get another. I did however see a bottle of Blantons for $89 yesterday ????. I'm guessing it'll be there for quite a while. 

I hope so too. This would also seem to indicate much better BT product availability. 

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The Black Tot   
The Black Tot
On 9/18/2017 at 5:15 PM, Kane said:

I have been passing on various FRSB BP store picks in the 10/11yr range at $49. Given the high age & low price I think these have been sitting on the shelves for a few years. Should I think that some store picks are really sub par, or am I actually very lucky and don't know it?

You have a point in that if it was the nectar of the gods maybe it would have sold out by now, but at 50 bucks it's likely worth a shot.

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FasterHorses   
FasterHorses

PASSED ON EHT Small Batch BIB @ $49.99, 1792 Full Proof SP at $45. 

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DeepCover   
DeepCover

I passed on both of these yesterday. I'd first like to try the Major Pingree, but I doubt it's any better than SAOS (just more expensive).

 

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