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Got to try this today. My store got ONE bottle of it so the owner did the only logical thing (well second logical thing. The first logical thing would be to sell it to me! 😎) and opened it up to let good customers (and his spirits consultant of course!) Get a chance to at least try it. A blend of the two BT rye bourbon mashbills plus the Weller mashbill at 18 years of age produced a whiskey with a lot of corn and corn sweetness was the first thing I tasted. Back of the palate dried out a bit and even got a touch bitter before a medium long dry but not ashy finish. A couple drops of water seemed to take out the slight bitterness. At retail price of around $80 it wouldn’t be too bad. Of course I am already hearing of stores are marking it up to $200 plus and even more on the flipper circuit. No thanks.

 

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And for those of you who are observant that is the back of a bottle of Mallort in the background. It is now sold in Georgia! Don’t everybody rush out at once to buy one...

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PhantomLamb

I'd buy it in a heartbeat for $80.  Cool to see that BT has distillate this old to blend.

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geclbxf

This will be impossible to find - thank you for posting your thoughts.

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smokinjoe

Thanks for the review, Bruce.  The whiskey has great specs, for sure.  Surprised to hear it has a sweetness to it, before going dryish.  Tough to get that at 18 years.  Yeah, I could see myself parting with $80 for it.  

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tanstaafl2
18 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Thanks for the review, Bruce.  The whiskey has great specs, for sure.  Surprised to hear it has a sweetness to it, before going dryish.  Tough to get that at 18 years.  Yeah, I could see myself parting with $80 for it.  

It was indeed a bit surprising. Clearly I need to go back and try it again. You know, just to be sure!

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beasled
On 6/24/2020 at 2:59 PM, PhantomLamb said:

I'd buy it in a heartbeat for $80.  Cool to see that BT has distillate this old to blend.

Wonder if it's stuff too harsh to go into ER 17...? 

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jnewberg

Haven’t seen any locally... Heard in ATL 1 sold for $1000 at a store... Saw one go for $1900 on a secondary site 

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tanstaafl2

Having tried it I would say about $100 is not unreasonable (retail is about $80!). $200 is a serious reach but $1000 is just stupid. 

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BigRich
11 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Having tried it I would say about $100 is not unreasonable (retail is about $80!). $200 is a serious reach but $1000 is just stupid. 

I have been fortunate through luck and the generosity of others to try hundreds of amazing bourbons over the last 20 years.  I have never had a bourbon where I could say that $1000 wouldn't be stupid.  

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Not_That_Fancy
59 minutes ago, BigRich said:

I have been fortunate through luck and the generosity of others to try hundreds of amazing bourbons over the last 20 years.  I have never had a bourbon where I could say that $1000 wouldn't be stupid.  

Couldn’t agree more. Passed on this one a few days ago

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tanstaafl2
6 hours ago, Not_That_Fancy said:

Couldn’t agree more. Passed on this one a few days ago

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Can’t read the tag. Is it $1000? Seems only likely given this thread!

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Not_That_Fancy
4 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Can’t read the tag. Is it $1000? Seems only likely given this thread!

 

4 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Can’t read the tag. Is it $1000? Seems only likely given this thread!

Sure is. But he was gonna give me a deal at $950 😂😂

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geclbxf
42 minutes ago, Not_That_Fancy said:

 

Sure is. But he was gonna give me a deal at $950 😂😂

Quite the "Deal" at 10+X's  MSRP - lol

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Richnimrod

Just for perspective.....

I can think of about two dozen very nice Bourbons, a bottle of any one of which could be had for that $50 discount... and many of which would provide a decent amount a change back in the bargain.

So, that means that the fifty bux off is a substantial discount; but, it also means that the thousand bux asking price is exorbitant.   Two ways to look at such a decision, I guess.

I think I'd keep my wallet in my pocket, or maybe pull it out in search of my own 'fiddy' and come home with a bottle (or even two) that would provide me with plenty enough enjoyment for the expenditure.

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BoilerinIL
17 hours ago, Not_That_Fancy said:

 

Sure is. But he was gonna give me a deal at $950 😂😂

What if he threw in the Vera Wang glasses?

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