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There's plenty more than what you have listed,
Okay, so lets make a list of WT Products.

Liqueur

Rye

101

8 yr.

12 yr. Split

12 yr. Cheesy Gold foil

12 yr. Plastic foil

12 yr. Lafayette Cuvee

17 yr.

Sherry Signature

Kentucky Spirit

Russell Reserve 10 yr

Russell Reserve Rye

Rare Breed

Master Distiller Selection 14 yr.

MDS American Spirit 15 yr

Tribute 15 yr.

Am I missing anything?

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Okay, so lets make a list of WT Products.

Liqueur

Rye

101

8 yr.

12 yr. Split

12 yr. Cheesy Gold foil

12 yr. Plastic foil

12 yr. Lafayette Cuvee

17 yr.

Sherry Signature

Kentucky Spirit

Russell Reserve 10 yr

Russell Reserve Rye

Rare Breed

Master Distiller Selection 14 yr.

MDS American Spirit 15 yr

Tribute 15 yr.

Am I missing anything?

Yes David....there's a few more....

80

86.8

1855 Reserve

Kentucky Legend 101

Kentucky Legend Barrel proof

Stampede '55

Freedom

Heritage

Tradition

American Honey

And there's 2 versions of the Russell's Reserve 10yo (101 proof and 90 proof)

and 2 versions of the Tribute (US 101 proof and Japan 110 proof)

Cheers

Scott

OK. So here's some pics. Sorry in advance to everyone who hates looking at these bottles :grin:

i also have a cheesy gold foil 12yo on the way!!

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80

86.8

1855 Reserve

Kentucky Legend 101

Kentucky Legend Barrel proof

Stampede '55

Freedom

Heritage

Tradition

American Honey

Liqueur

Rye

101

8 yr.

12 yr. Split

12 yr. Cheesy Gold foil

12 yr. Plastic foil

12 yr. Lafayette Cuvee

17 yr.

Sherry Signature

Kentucky Spirit

Russells Reserve 10yo 101

Russells Reserve 10yo 90

Russell Reserve Rye

Rare Breed

Master Distiller Selection 14 yr.

MDS American Spirit 15 yr

Tribute 15yo 101

Tribute 15yo 110

Combined all those and I'll add in

Wild Turkey Old No.8 Brand 101

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Special Reserve

HighTower,

That's an impressive WT collection! I also like how they are displayed. Very nice!

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HighTower,

That's an impressive WT collection! I also like how they are displayed. Very nice!

Doubley impressive considering that he lives in Australia.

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Whats the difference between these two?

The American Honey is a relaunched and repackaged version of the Liqueur. I believe they also changed the proof, but I'm not sure, I don't drink it.

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Liqueur is 60 proof, American Honey is 71 proof.

Also a new recipe.

I am not a fan. The Liqueur is awesome!

Scott

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HighTower,

That's an impressive WT collection! I also like how they are displayed. Very nice!

Thanks, I love the Turkey collection, though I find it hard to open them!

Good thing is I have some doubles of the rarer stuff coming so they will get opened!

Doubley impressive considering that he lives in Australia.

Yeah, we only have 86.8 proof, 8yo 101 and Rare Breed available here!

Oh and American Spirit which is almost gone.

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Oh and American Spirit which is almost gone.

I look forward to opening my first bottle of WTAS this Saturday!

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That is an extremely impressive collection. That I can only dream of.

Yeah, we only have 86.8 proof, 8yo 101 and Rare Breed available here!

Oh and American Spirit which is almost gone.

Plus American Honey.

I've also 'seen' Russel's Reserve in Sydney. And when I say 'seen' I mean I saw the empty selves where the bottles once were, didn't get a chance to pick any up.

I look forward to opening my first bottle of WTAS this Saturday!

Me too. Can't bring myself to spend the $125-$150 I can find it for.

By the way HighTower,

The Russel's was in a Parramatta independent chain called Mr. Liquor, although there are 13 of them around Sydney, the other one I went to didn't have a clue what Russel's was. Oh, and the I.W. Harper I saw for $80 was at a small store (which also had a nice selection of $25 dollar bourbons I'd never seen before.) that was just up from another liquor store called the 'Lick Her Shop/Store' in Kings Cross. Can't remember it's actual name though.

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OK. So here's some pics. Sorry in advance to everyone who hates looking at these bottles :grin:

Blimey Scott! That is one helluva WT collection, it's alladin's cave - in the shape of bourbon! Most impressive. :bowdown:

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If I can surmise what I see written here, and please correct me if I am wrong, most people think this is a superb bourbon but not worth the $100 asking price. Some think it is worthy of the money and some think it is not. So, my question is this. What would you pay for this? I saw a bottle for $79. I also saw a bottle for $90. Should I be picking these up lest I never see quality like this again for double the price? Just curious for some guidance from those who have actually tried this bourbon.

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The question you should ask yourself is not how much I would pay for it but how much you would. We all place different values on different things.

I doubt I would, but my bourbon budget is limited, and the 2008 BTAC release is coming up. I estimate that those will be close to $70 a piece, and there are five of them.

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So, Craig, if I am reading you right you do not feel $79 is low enough price for what you get in American Spirit. Am I correct in saying this? By the way what is BATC? All the acronyms here have me scratching my head.:rolleyes:

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So, Craig, if I am reading you right you do not feel $79 is low enough price for what you get in American Spirit. Am I correct in saying this? By the way what is BATC? All the acronyms here have me scratching my head.:rolleyes:

BTAC = Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

- George T Stagg

- Sazerac 18 Rye

- Eagle Rare 17

- William Larue Weller

- Thomas H Handy Rye

Scott

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Interesting. I wonder when Buffalo Trace will make it down here. I have found Eagle Rare all over but no other Buffalo Trace product that I can see. I reckon there is always the internet! Thanks for the education.

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