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by Adam Noble
October 27th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Contacted Four Roses today about their Private Barrel program, have not heard back yet.I will contact Elijah Craig and Knob Creek tomorrow.Any other suggestions? Starlight would be interesting. I’ve been itching to try them and have some in order. Uncle Nearest? Haven’t tried them either. Haven’t h...
by Adam Noble
October 27th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Contacted Four Roses today about their Private Barrel program, have not heard back yet.I will contact Elijah Craig and Knob Creek tomorrow.Any other suggestions?
Starlight would be interesting. I’ve been itching to try them and have some in order. Uncle Nearest? Haven’t tried them either.
by Adam Noble
October 27th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun
Replies: 24
Views: 1352

Re: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 26th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Harrumph. Doesn’t work on my mobile device.

Will try later.
Same. But I would have failed for sure.
by Adam Noble
October 26th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Might be fun to do a berserker barrel one of these days.Back in the custom crush days a group of friends did wine barrels for 5 or 6 years with some stunningly great results. Some distillery’s are allowing in person barrel tastings or virtual tastings where they ship some samples out to the pick te...
by Adam Noble
October 26th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I have a couple OF single barrel store picks that are 90 proof that are really good. I was really hoping mine would be good, and hope it improves with some time and O2. . I've heard they vary quite a bit in quality. I haven't been quick enough to grab one, yet. For sure it could have been a substan...
by Adam Noble
October 25th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 6:46 pm
I have a couple OF single barrel store picks that are 90 proof that are really good.
I was really hoping mine would be good, and hope it improves with some time and O2.
by Adam Noble
October 25th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palat...
by Adam Noble
October 23rd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon

Kris Patten wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Nice offer in CC for $250 a bottle.....almost made me choke.
While that is higher than secondary, it isn’t egregiously higher. But it’s way above what I would be willing to pay.
by Adam Noble
October 23rd, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palate...
by Adam Noble
October 21st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 6:42 pm
Picked up an EH Taylor BIB 18yr today at a local grocery store, talk about random [wow.gif]
Whoa. That is quite a score.
by Adam Noble
October 21st, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard

I was very pleased to try one and then went and bought two. It’s great. Thanks for the excellent note.
by Adam Noble
October 20th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Re: Thomas 2018

Kris Patten wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 2:52 pm
My 2018 Thomas was just delivered by UPS.
Be right over.
20 years from now would probably be more appropriate. At least 10.
by Adam Noble
October 20th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2608

Re: Thomas 2018

My 2018 Thomas was just delivered by UPS.
by Adam Noble
October 16th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2461

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:31 pm
The Elmer T Lee is gone from BevMos in the area; I think Adam had to have rolled Eastside and scooped me :)
I haven’t left the house today. I got nothing. Though I am picking up some Bomberger and Shenks tomorrow from a friend who got some for me.
by Adam Noble
October 16th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2461

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

More likely I just pour you a flask again and drop it off! Either would be acceptable. To be clear, neither would also be completely acceptable. I’m not hurting for bourbon inventory. I do wish I could curb my FOMO inclinations and be satisfied with drinking BT exclusively. Not wish hard mind you, ...
by Adam Noble
October 16th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco. And we should start seeing cases of ETL at Costco for $40 when, exactly? ETL has been so hard to find the last 2 years, I haven't even looked at pricing. I'll update this today when I get in. Good question. Same ...
by Adam Noble
October 16th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2461

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

I'll sell you one ETL 100 for $800 or 2 for $1599. [smileyvault-ban.gif] I saw one offered for $500 today on secondary. Will you offer me the same $100 discount? [smileyvault-ban.gif] More likely I just pour you a flask again and drop it off! Either would be acceptable. To be clear, neither would a...
by Adam Noble
October 15th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2461

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

I haven’t tried it myself but I heard it’s better. It’s not $450 or $850 better for sure at least to me. I like ELT a lot but it’s going for $200 on secondary now and I don’t think it’s worth it. If I find it for $50 I’ll buy multiples to drink. I like RHF even more but it’s up to $250 or $275 secon...
by Adam Noble
October 15th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60. You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco. And...
by Adam Noble
October 15th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2461

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

Kris Patten wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Probably over a grand. White Center has the ETL100 for $900 last year.
I'll sell you one ETL 100 for $800 or 2 for $1599. [smileyvault-ban.gif]
I saw one offered for $500 today on secondary. Will you offer me the same $100 discount? [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Adam Noble
October 15th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

They had it at SoDo Tues night and I didn’t get any. I’m going to pass and be at peace with the decision.
by Adam Noble
October 15th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I’m only a little regretting not getting one myself. I still have an unopened RC6 wood finishing bottle from last year. And I whole lot of unopened bottles of other stuff.
by Adam Noble
October 15th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I haven’t but a friend whose palate I trust said this week, “Very caramel. Popcorn. Toasted elements as well.” And if you find it at Costco it’s around $62.
by Adam Noble
October 14th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny

I do have some of the 2008, both 1er Cru and village. I’ll have to crack one soon.
by Adam Noble
October 14th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

$46. I bought 2. I should have bought 6.
by Adam Noble
October 14th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny

The 2007 Premier Cru I drank last weekend was very nice and showing no signs of decay. Lovely color and not at all tart, could age several more years. Which is nice cause I have a couple more.
by Adam Noble
October 14th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

The 2016 was wonderful and I wish I had bought a few more from Costco when they had them.
by Adam Noble
October 14th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2461

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

Probably over a grand. White Center has the ETL100 for $900 last year.
by Adam Noble
October 14th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I picked up a couple of bottle of the Weller Special Reserve and have already put it a dent in the first bottle. Has anyone tried the recently released Shenk's, Bombergers or Jack Daniel's Heritage? H I haven’t yet but I did pick up a Shenks and Bombergers so I hope to sometime soon. Assuming they ...
by Adam Noble
October 13th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 gonon rouge
Replies: 22
Views: 1489

Re: 2018 gonon rouge

Glad to hear it is a good one. For the last 3 years I’ve told myself it’s time to give us on this fine producer because of price but in a weak moment I nab a couple. From 2009 to 2014 it was a 6 plus mag or case buy.
by Adam Noble
October 11th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2461

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

I heard there will be very little 20 and 23 released this year.On the upside there will be more rye to be had, as always if you can find it. That's funny, if there was 100% more Rye than 2019, we'd get 12 bottles. If there was 50% less 20 and 23 we'd get 10x the Rye. However much they make, I’m con...
by Adam Noble
October 10th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon

Kris Patten wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Good to see Eagle Rare hasn't changed much!
I thought it wasn’t really “single barrel” anymore. Buy only about a $10 increase in 10 years Sure ain’t bad, especially compared to ETL, and any burgundy!
by Adam Noble
October 6th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon
Replies: 0
Views: 203

ISO Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon

If anyone comes across a decent stash and is willing to share, I’m interested. Cash or trade for Bourbon, Wine, or beer. Also interested in the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, but not really expecting either. Thank you.
by Adam Noble
October 4th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If you could only pick 1 between the Pappy's 15/20 and BTAC offerings, what would your top 3 choices be? Keeping in mind this would be to drink, not resale. I’ve never had Eagle Rare 17 and desperately want to so that would be my pick. Come to think of it I’ve not tried Wm Larue Weller yet. But for...
by Adam Noble
October 3rd, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Haven’t tried any of them and don’t know the Mister Sam at all but other than that and the Woodford I’m sure you could flip the bottles for a VERY decent profit on the secondary market.
by Adam Noble
October 3rd, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Hermitage & other goodies
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: 1990 Hermitage & other goodies

The pandemic has been so bad it has Dan rounding to the nearest tenth.
by Adam Noble
October 2nd, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Site Is Broke. All links are sending me to wine.com
Replies: 23
Views: 1335

Re: The Site Is Broke. All links are sending me to wine.com

That was happening to me to so I cleared history and cookies and it stopped happening.
by Adam Noble
September 30th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grater recs?
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Grater recs?

After 10ish years, my rotary microplane (two blade sizes) grater final gave up the ghost. They don’t make that model anymore and I’m looking for recommendations if you have one you love. I used it for hard cheeses, cheddar, chocolate, frozen butter, etc. Thanks in advance.
by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44443

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just popped open a Lewman Pinot courtesy of my friend Barry and guidance from Marcus. This bottle is worthy of your attention. Some tart cherry and mushroom on the nose and one of the loveliest smooth and expressive palates in the past several months. Structure to age and cherry/sage flavors with s...
by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 669
Views: 44443

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just popped open a Lewman Pinot courtesy of my friend Barry and guidance from Marcus. This bottle is worthy of your attention. Some tart cherry and mushroom on the nose and one of the loveliest smooth and expressive palates in the past several months. Structure to age and cherry/sage flavors with su...
by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I can probably get it for $80 or less without looking too hard.
by Adam Noble
September 25th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

The thing about Pappy is that even though it’s not S-W anymore, it’s still really great whiskey and at the release price I’d buy it. At secondary I wouldn’t. But it’s not that hard to find Weller 107 at retail or near it and it’s as good a 7 year wheater on the market.
by Adam Noble
September 23rd, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

Any thoughts on the Walter Scott Pinot's? Plenty of discussion about them on other threads but they are also excellent. For $25 the Combe Verte is a fantastic value and I have a particular fondness for the Temperance Hill. I have a few Seven Springs but haven’t opened one yet given my experience ag...
by Adam Noble
September 23rd, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

Wait till you get your hands on a X Novo. Walter Scott Chardonnays are world class.
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Jennair range top?

We ended up buying an aftermarket warranty/service contract a couple of times because that was cheaper than paying for a repair. Once again fingers crossed for us both.
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If you could only pick 1 between the Pappy's 15/20 and BTAC offerings, what would your top 3 choices be? Keeping in mind this would be to drink, not resale. I’ve never had Eagle Rare 17 and desperately want to so that would be my pick. Come to think of it I’ve not tried Wm Larue Weller yet. But for...
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jennair range top?
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Jennair range top?

I’m very hopeful my next Jennair is better than the last. Since I have no choice.
by Adam Noble
September 18th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

If you could only pick 1 between the Pappy's 15/20 and BTAC offerings, what would your top 3 choices be? Keeping in mind this would be to drink, not resale. I’ve never had Eagle Rare 17 and desperately want to so that would be my pick. Come to think of it I’ve not tried Wm Larue Weller yet. But for...
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Private barrel ETL and RHF. That would be something to see.
by Adam Noble
September 17th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3873
Views: 217764

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris knows bourbon better than most to be sure. And I’m on record as loving ER10. It’s my house pour. And makes a great cocktail.

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