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Mako254

It’s on. 

 

I got to get this. 

 

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JCwhammie

I saw this add today as well. I'm guessing the MSRP will be over $300 since RR 1998 was $250. I hope I'm wrong and this batch is much bigger than the 1998.

I'm like you and feel this is likely to be in my wheelhouse. 

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Cigars&Bourbon

WOW!!

 

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JoeTerp

This sounds fantastic, but I’m sure it’s going to be very pricey and probably hard to find. 

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gurgalunas

I'm sorry, but there is no such thing as a bourbon worth that much $$$ in my world.  I'll go up to low-to-mid $100s for something special (spent $115 on PVW15), but no way I'm approaching $200+.  That RR sounds amazing, but just can't do it...

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smokinjoe
11 minutes ago, gurgalunas said:

I'm sorry, but there is no such thing as a bourbon worth that much $$$ in my world.  I'll go up to low-to-mid $100s for something special (spent $115 on PVW15), but no way I'm approaching $200+.  That RR sounds amazing, but just can't do it...

What’s the price?  I haven’t seen one,?

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gurgalunas
6 hours ago, JCwhammie said:

I saw this add today as well. I'm guessing the MSRP will be over $300 since RR 1998 was $250. I hope I'm wrong and this batch is much bigger than the 1998.

I'm like you and feel this is likely to be in my wheelhouse. 

 

49 minutes ago, smokinjoe said:

What’s the price?  I haven’t seen one,?

My comments were responding to this info.  I dont expect that LEs get cheaper during the boom, but would welcome being wrong...

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Mako254

I’m guessing $250. 

About 2,500 bottles. 

 

15 year old cask strength whiskey. If I find it I’ll buy it but if I miss I wont be super bummed. 

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Stump1998

Big Turkey fan and would love to get a bottle but afraid my pockets won't be deep enough. I don't have the hook up to land a bottle either. I will just stick with Rare Breed and be happy.

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dad-proof
4 hours ago, Mako254 said:

15 year old cask strength whiskey. If I find it I’ll buy it but if I miss I wont be super bummed. 

 

15 years tends to be too much oak for me, and I generally don't hunt LE's, but if initial reviews don't skew oak-bomb I will be in the same boats as you.

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flahute

As big of a Turkey head that I am, I've had middling success with their older expressions. They don't seem to be well suited to my palate. 12 yers is generally the oldest I've liked consistently. Any older and it seems to need some special alignment of my palate for it to taste great (which it should for the price) and the rest of the time it comes off a bit too oaky.

Perhaps there's a reason why Jimmy always wanted to avoid bottling older expressions?

 

So, this will be a try before I buy bottle, which means I'll likely miss out because they will sell out before I get that chance to try.

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jvd99

Asked my LS about this and he didn't know anything about it.  He did tell me they got the WTMK Revival in though - not sure on that one.

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Bnrhodes3

Semi-local store got a few bottles in. $399.99

 

They are normally really fair with pricing (got ORVW for $69.99 from them in November), so I'm thinking MSRP is pretty high on this.

 

Anyone else find it or try it yet?

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Charlutz

Would love to try this but I’m out at $150+. 

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elmossle

I am willing to bet most folks are going to be forced to chose between getting this and Booker's 30th. Granted, most people will be lucky to find/see one of the two listed releases, but I can't see spending $600 of my yearly bourbon budget on just 2 bottles. I did buy 2 bottles of Booker's Rye at $300 each and wish I had more of it. And I am a huge WT fan and got a taste of RR1998 and really liked it. But given the choice, I will probably go after the Booker's 30th versus the WTRR. Just a better track record with the Booker LE's. And I am not a huge Beam fan at all.

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Bob_Loblaw
On 6/16/2018 at 10:43 PM, elmossle said:

I am willing to bet most folks are going to be forced to chose between getting this and Booker's 30th. Granted, most people will be lucky to find/see one of the two listed releases, but I can't see spending $600 of my yearly bourbon budget on just 2 bottles. I did buy 2 bottles of Booker's Rye at $300 each and wish I had more of it. And I am a huge WT fan and got a taste of RR1998 and really liked it. But given the choice, I will probably go after the Booker's 30th versus the WTRR. Just a better track record with the Booker LE's. And I am not a huge Beam fan at all.

Isn't Booker's 30th not due to be released until December?  plenty of time to justify another expensive decision!

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