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BadDayBlack

W107 store pick x2 - $30 ☑️

W12 x2 - $30 ❌

ETL x2 - $35 ❌

RHF x2 - $60 ❌

EH Taylor Barrel Proof - $70 ☑️

EH Taylor Four Grain - $70 ☑️

Michter's 10 - $100 ❌

Michter's 10 Rye - $110 ❌

Old Fitz Bib 11 yr - $110 ❌

Old Fitz Bib 9 yr - $90 ❌

Heaven Hill 27 - $400 ❌

Russel's Reserve 2002 - $250 ☑️

Booker's 30th - $200 ❌

Weller CYPB - $40 ❌

Four Roses 130th - $150 ❌

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon - $100❌

Parker's Heritage Orange Curacao - $90❌

Elijah Craig 18 - $110 ❌

Elijah Craig 23 - $200 ❌

WLW, Stagg, ER17, THH, Saz18 - $100 each ☑️

Old Rip 10 - $60 ☑️

Van Winkle Lot B - $70 ❌

Pappy 15 - $100 ☑️

Pappy 20 - $170 ❌

Pappy 23 - $250 ❌

Van Winkle Rye - $120 ☑️

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mal00768

I’d grab the both EH Taylors and the Pappy 15. 

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Masset1982
14 hours ago, BadDayBlack said:

W107 store pick x2 - $30 ☑️

W12 x2 - $30 ❌

ETL x2 - $35 ❌

RHF x2 - $60 ❌

EH Taylor Barrel Proof - $70 ☑️

EH Taylor Four Grain - $70 ☑️

Michter's 10 - $100 ❌

Michter's 10 Rye - $110 ❌

Old Fitz Bib 11 yr - $110 ❌

Old Fitz Bib 9 yr - $90 ❌

Heaven Hill 27 - $400 ❌

Russel's Reserve 2002 - $250 ☑️

Booker's 30th - $200 ❌

Weller CYPB - $40 ❌

Four Roses 130th - $150 ❌

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon - $100❌

Parker's Heritage Orange Curacao - $90❌

Elijah Craig 18 - $110 ❌

Elijah Craig 23 - $200 ❌

WLW, Stagg, ER17, THH, Saz18 - $100 each ☑️

Old Rip 10 - $60 ☑️

Van Winkle Lot B - $70 ❌

Pappy 15 - $100 ☑️

Pappy 20 - $170 ❌

Pappy 23 - $250 ❌

Van Winkle Rye - $120 ☑️

+1 except that I would grad the 130th, it’s fantastic. Cheers!

 

Will.

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DCFan
On 1/16/2019 at 5:01 PM, Bob_Loblaw said:

W107 store pick x2 - $30; W12 x2 - $30

ETL x2 - $35; RHF x2 - $60

Weller CYPB - $40

Elijah Craig 18 - $110;

WLW, - $100 each

Old Rip 10 - $60; Van Winkle Lot B - $70

Pappy 15 - $100; Pappy 20 - $170

Pappy 23 - $250; Van Winkle Rye - $120

 

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Richnimrod
On 1/16/2019 at 5:01 PM, Bob_Loblaw said:

Killing a little time on a Wednesday afternoon before the final work whistle.  There has been lots of good chatter lately on the prices people would pay for limited editions and it got me thinking . . .  dangerous, I know. Here is the hypothetical I'd like to pose to the forum.

 

You walk into a unknown LS, browse around, and start chatting bourbon with the owner.  After a few minutes he mentions that he had been holding certain bottles for a longstanding customer who just called and said due to personal reasons he was no longer able to drink bourbon and thus was unable to buy the aforementioned bottles.  Right time, right place for you as the owner offers you the opportunity to purchase any or all of the bottles.  Here is the list:

 

W107 store pick x2 - $30; W12 x2 - $30

ETL x2 - $35; RHF x2 - $60

EH Taylor Barrel Proof - $70; Eh Taylor Four Grain - $70

Michter's 10 - $100; Michter's 10 Rye - $110

Old Fitz Bib 11 yr - $110;  Old Fitz Bib 9 yr - $90

Heaven Hill 27 - $400

Russel's Reserve 2002 - $250

Booker's 30th - $200

Weller CYPB - $40

Four Roses 130th - $150 (having bought and tried this one... it's worth the cheddar)

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon - $100

Parker's Heritage Orange Curacao - $90

Elijah Craig 18 - $110; Elijah Craig 23 - $200

WLW, Stagg, ER17, THH, Saz18 - $100 each

Old Rip 10 - $60; Van Winkle Lot B - $70

Pappy 15 - $100; Pappy 20 - $170

Pappy 23 - $250; Van Winkle Rye - $120

 

Additional rules.  1 - anything bought has to be opened before leaving.  Nothing has to be poured, but the seal needs to be broken.  This is to eliminate responses like "buy it all and flip the Pappy 23 and 20 to cover cost"

2 - As you were wholly unprepared this will have to go on a card, no ability to hide the purchase from the wife.

3 - As you are thinking, dude behind you chimes in and says "I'll buy anything he does not want"   No chance of coming back later for leftovers.

 

So, what are you purchasing?

 

I've marked the ones I'd buy in bold; as well as the ones I'd consider but hold off for now in italics.

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GaryT

Nice topic/game!

 

I'd be more choosy than I really would want to be (hell, I'd love to take most but not all of that home at that price).  I'd restrict it to just:

 

Van Winkle Rye $120
WLW $100
Stagg $100
PVW 15 $100

 

That keeps me under $500.  I'd cry a little for leaving the FR130th behind (but having half-full bottles of several prior vintages, I can drown my sorrows in those).  

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CardsandBourbon
38 minutes ago, GaryT said:

Nice topic/game!

 

I'd be more choosy than I really would want to be (hell, I'd love to take most but not all of that home at that price).  I'd restrict it to just:

 

Van Winkle Rye $120
WLW $100
Stagg $100
PVW 15 $100

 

That keeps me under $500.  I'd cry a little for leaving the FR130th behind (but having half-full bottles of several prior vintages, I can drown my sorrows in those).  

You're actually expecting us to believe you would leave with only 4 of those bottles.  Surely you jest.

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NDN98

I would buy everything except the 2 Old Fitz's, the 2 Michter's, the Parker's Heritage, and the Booker's 30th.

 

 

Then I would drive home contemplating how to explain the bourbon fairy story to my wife.

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jodytek

What’s the limit on the card?

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GaryT
19 hours ago, CardsandBourbon said:

You're actually expecting us to believe you would leave with only 4 of those bottles.  Surely you jest.

I rarely jest ;)  

 

Honestly, if I walked into a store and saw any of the Michter's, Old Fitz, HH27, OFBB, EC18, EC23, or EHTs on the shelf at that price - I wouldn't be interested (maybe the barrel proof).  Just not fans of those for the retail.  And the 'no hiding it from the wife' rule forced me into a limit.  Now if THAT rule didn't come into play - I'd absolutely be adding the OWAs, W12, ETLs, and RHFs :) 

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jodytek
I rarely jest   
 
Honestly, if I walked into a store and saw any of the Michter's, Old Fitz, HH27, OFBB, EC18, EC23, or EHTs on the shelf at that price - I wouldn't be interested (maybe the barrel proof).  Just not fans of those for the retail.  And the 'no hiding it from the wife' rule forced me into a limit.  Now if THAT rule didn't come into play - I'd absolutely be adding the OWAs, W12, ETLs, and RHFs  

I think the wife rule is the only one that really keeps any of us from not saying, I’ll take them all! Oh and that set of glasses with the gold trim.

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smokinjoe
8 hours ago, GaryT said:

I rarely jest ;)  

 

Honestly, if I walked into a store and saw any of the Michter's, Old Fitz, HH27, OFBB, EC18, EC23, or EHTs on the shelf at that price - I wouldn't be interested (maybe the barrel proof).  Just not fans of those for the retail.  And the 'no hiding it from the wife' rule forced me into a limit.  Now if THAT rule didn't come into play - I'd absolutely be adding the OWAs, W12, ETLs, and RHFs :) 

Country?!?!?!!!!  What am I going to do with you??!!  The proper response would have gone more like this:

 

 

 

 

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BourbonBuzz

Best ~$3500 I'd ever spend, and I'd do it again the following week.

 

I have lots of friends who love bourbon too. We'd have a feast. My wife would either get over it or not.

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GaryT
7 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Country?!?!?!!!!  What am I going to do with you??!!  The proper response would have gone more like this:

 

 

 

 

LOL  I IMMEDIATELY started to go there, and thought "Would this look dumb since the surely/Shirley gag is really based on hearing, not reading?"  I should have known better ;) 

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EarthQuake

EHTBP, ETH4G, M10 B & R, Old Fitz 11 & 9, RR 2002, FR 130, Stagg, ER17, THH, Saz18, Pappy 15, Van Winkle Rye

 

Pass on Weller and most of the Pappy - BT wheaters aren't really my thing. I have plenty of EC18 otherwise I would probably grab it too, and I have too much Rhetoric 23-25 that I got for $140 and less to pay $200 for EC23.

 

I would be selling some stuff related to other hobbies when I got home (photograph gear probably).

 

I think it would be interesting to see what people would buy if they could only spend a fixed amount, let's say $500. For me that would be:

 

Four Roses 130 $150

Stagg $100

ER17 $100

EHT BP & 4G $140

$490 total

 

 

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Bob_Loblaw
17 hours ago, EarthQuake said:

EHTBP, ETH4G, M10 B

 

I think it would be interesting to see what people would buy if they could only spend a fixed amount, let's say $500. For me that would be:

 

Four Roses 130 $150

Stagg $100

ER17 $100

EHT BP & 4G $140

$490 total

 

 

Cool twist. If I could do $520 give me WLW, Stagg, ER17, PVW 15 and VWRye. If that’s cheating then I’m going with PVW20 ($170) PVW15 ($100) VWRye ($120) and WLW ($100) total of $490. 

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DeepCover

All the CEHT

M10 Rye

all the Old Fitzgerald 

All the BTAC 

all the Van Winkle

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