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PhantomLamb

Has anyone tried this yet?  I've seen it floating around the forums but it seems to be readily available here.  I understand the irony of the KCSiB that were 15yrs or older for half the cost but am curious nonetheless.

 

Thoughts?

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1 hour ago, PhantomLamb said:

Has anyone tried this yet?  I've seen it floating around the forums but it seems to be readily available here.  I understand the irony of the KCSiB that were 15yrs or older for half the cost but am curious nonetheless.

 

Thoughts?

I have no doubt that it's good, but I have and will continue to pass on the 'new labels'. 

 

I was fortunate to see the opportunity for what it was, and spent too many years gathering good to exceptional stocks of 12-16 year old PS KCSB, to be a player in todays market. 

 

FWIW, even 'average' KCSB was and continues to be an exceptional value, even in this current market (and still with a 9 year age statement to boot).  

 

My bunker now runneth over with multiple cases of the 'old' stock.  Most of which I was able to acquire in the $37-47 range...

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Yeah, see I only started in 2017 and PA never got any of those so I didn't get to experience that kind of bliss that so many here have, hence my question.

 

Thanks,

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2 hours ago, PhantomLamb said:

Yeah, see I only started in 2017 and PA never got any of those so I didn't get to experience that kind of bliss that so many here have, hence my question.

Let me know when you’re going to be in Ky!😉

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On 1/15/2021 at 8:01 PM, PhantomLamb said:

Yeah, see I only started in 2017 and PA never got any of those so I didn't get to experience that kind of bliss that so many here have, hence my question.

 

Thanks,

I really like it, and even at $99 I think there is value.   It is all gone in Ohio, I think you may have just inspired me to have a few shipped to my sons house in Pa, as I see that it is still available.    One of my fav new releases of 2020.    I too am in your boat, started a bit later than some and did not properly bunker when I could have.   I do have a couple of 14+ year picks that my friends always dive into when in the garage bar (pre=pandemic).

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On 1/15/2021 at 10:47 AM, PhantomLamb said:

Has anyone tried this yet?  I've seen it floating around the forums but it seems to be readily available here.  I understand the irony of the KCSiB that were 15yrs or older for half the cost but am curious nonetheless.

 

Thoughts?

It's good and I'm glad that I tried it but not sure that I would buy again. Did a blind SBS with 15 & 12 (both 100 proof) and a SiB that was 11+ years. We all picked the SiB as our hands down favorite with 15 second, but not by much, over the 12.

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33 minutes ago, BoilerinIL said:

It's good and I'm glad that I tried it but not sure that I would buy again. Did a blind SBS with 15 & 12 (both 100 proof) and a SiB that was 11+ years. We all picked the SiB as our hands down favorite with 15 second, but not by much, over the 12.

Glad to hear it, I was mulling over the price difference for 3 extra years = $40 more than the 12yr. here, that didn't really add up.

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7 hours ago, PhantomLamb said:

Glad to hear it, I was mulling over the price difference for 3 extra years = $40 more than the 12yr. here, that didn't really add up.

I just did a SBS of the 2 - world of difference for me.   Feels like the gap  between really good and great to me.

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3 hours ago, geclbxf said:

I just did a SBS of the 2 - world of difference for me.   Feels like the gap  between really good and great to me.

I have to agree- both great pours but the 15yr has a level of sweetness that just isn’t there with the 12yr. 

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I’m sure that KC15y 100p was brought to light due to the Single Barrel program having barrels that the proof was below 120. The last time I was at JB doing a KC barrel pick was in Sep. of 2019, 2 barrels that they pulled were below the 120p that they needed for that program. I have no doubt that KC15 is very good, as Paddy said, I have several 15y SB’s that are fantastic. And I can bring them down to 100p, but I would rather The Master Distiller do it for me. I love lower proof barrels, I’m probably not going to buy one, knowing me I might, but would like to try it. 

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3 hours ago, LCWoody said:

I’m sure that KC15y 100p was brought to light due to the Single Barrel program having barrels that the proof was below 120. The last time I was at JB doing a KC barrel pick was in Sep. of 2019, 2 barrels that they pulled were below the 120p that they needed for that program. I have no doubt that KC15 is very good, as Paddy said, I have several 15y SB’s that are fantastic. And I can bring them down to 100p, but I would rather The Master Distiller do it for me. I love lower proof barrels, I’m probably not going to buy one, knowing me I might, but would like to try it. 

Makes sense, thanks so much for the feedback!

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