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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3451 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 26th, 2019, 6:44 pm

That 1920 goes for $62/btl pre-tax in WA.

I just picked up a couple of bottles from a local store for $104 out the door... which sadly feels like a steal.
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#3452 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 26th, 2019, 6:47 pm

That is a good deal.

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#3453 Post by ERPark » November 26th, 2019, 7:24 pm

For WA, that’s a great deal all-in with the extra vig they collect on liquor.
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#3454 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 26th, 2019, 7:44 pm

those are 750?

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#3455 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 26th, 2019, 8:53 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
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those are 750?
Yes. Just nuts, considering I’ve picked up the special release for $19.99 here. I brought in a shot (in a vial) of Willet 4 for my wine/beer guy as a thank you.
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#3456 Post by Kris Patten » November 27th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Nice Andrew.

For reference I think we sell them for about $25 wholesale, if I'm reading it right $104 for both would be great.
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#3457 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » December 1st, 2019, 4:13 pm

Purchased at a local store, but definitely NOT for retail prices. A splurge for the holidays.
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#3458 Post by Robert M yers » December 1st, 2019, 7:25 pm

If anybody is getting hit with mark ups for Weller special Reserve and Antique I’d be willing help get some to you at cost. They arrive here fairly regularly now, regular bottles and 1.5’s. I think they are just under 25-30 pre tax. Might prefer the opportunity to trade for beer/whisky that not available here...

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#3459 Post by Ben Herd » December 3rd, 2019, 2:57 pm

Anyone know if BTAC and Pappy will be dropping soon in WA state? Also why are we the last state to get anything?

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#3460 Post by Mike Maguire » December 7th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Ben Herd wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Anyone know if BTAC and Pappy will be dropping soon in WA state? Also why are we the last state to get anything?
Because this state is a joke when it comes to hard to get spirits, and when they do get them they jack the price anyway.F...k Wash. liquor industry!
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#3461 Post by Kris Patten » December 8th, 2019, 8:07 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Ben Herd wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Anyone know if BTAC and Pappy will be dropping soon in WA state? Also why are we the last state to get anything?
Because this state is a joke when it comes to hard to get spirits, and when they do get them they jack the price anyway.F...k Wash. liquor industry!
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Ever follow overpricedbourbon on Instagram? WA liquor stores are on it regularly for head shaking prices, Costco is on for good prices, albeit the taxes after the fact are brutal regardless of their fair starting margin.

The more whisky thay goes to Kroger/Safeway/Costco the fairer the prices are marked up and close to MSRP....caveat the taxes don't let them get close after the till. Safeway and Kroger eat the 17% which helps consumers and Costco works at 10-13% so they are doing what they can, but you can't get around liter or spirits sales tax at register.
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#3462 Post by Andrew Kotowski » December 8th, 2019, 9:24 am

Picked up some Willett Pot Still at $53.99 yesterday at QFC (Sammamish). Kills me to see it discounted down to $40 in CA... but at least I’m seeing it now?
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#3463 Post by alan weinberg » December 9th, 2019, 8:21 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 9:24 am
Picked up some Willett Pot Still at $53.99 yesterday at QFC (Sammamish). Kills me to see it discounted down to $40 in CA... but at least I’m seeing it now?
I bought 2 b here in CA Saturday but I won’t tell you what I paid. They were out of the $83 1.75 liter size. It’s my go to.

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#3464 Post by Alan Rath » December 10th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Have seen High West Midwinter recently at Whole Foods. K&L has blown through two batches in the past few weeks, put it on your email alerts if interested.
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#3465 Post by GregP » December 11th, 2019, 12:24 am

Bought a few bottles of Bulleit Barrel Strength @ $20 per earlier this year at Costco (Summerlin, Las Vegas). Angel's Envy @ $38.
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#3466 Post by Scott G r u n e r » December 11th, 2019, 9:27 pm

alan weinberg wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 9:24 am
Picked up some Willett Pot Still at $53.99 yesterday at QFC (Sammamish). Kills me to see it discounted down to $40 in CA... but at least I’m seeing it now?
I bought 2 b here in CA Saturday but I won’t tell you what I paid. They were out of the $83 1.75 liter size. It’s my go to.
Saw some of those at the local costco. Can’t recall price. That bottle annoys me though. It’s like the la gardine bottle of whiskey
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#3467 Post by Mike Maguire » December 12th, 2019, 3:43 pm

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 9:27 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 9:24 am
Picked up some Willett Pot Still at $53.99 yesterday at QFC (Sammamish). Kills me to see it discounted down to $40 in CA... but at least I’m seeing it now?
I bought 2 b here in CA Saturday but I won’t tell you what I paid. They were out of the $83 1.75 liter size. It’s my go to.
Saw some of those at the local costco. Can’t recall price. That bottle annoys me though. It’s like the la gardine bottle of whiskey
I saw those too Scott, $65 out the door.Last year in Cali. $85 for the 1.75. [wow.gif]

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#3468 Post by BLittle » December 13th, 2019, 12:21 pm

Total Wine has Hancock President's Reserve in stock for $50. Had last year and a very smooth sipper so picked up a pair
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#3469 Post by Josh Grossman » December 13th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Just picked up an Old Pogue and Wilderness Trail Barrel-proof Rye

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#3470 Post by Mike Maguire » December 13th, 2019, 12:47 pm

Ok, I have to fess up , I did pick up a Four Roses Limited Edition at the Gig Harbor Costco.$157+ $35 in taxes=$192 out the door, I am weak [help.gif]

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#3471 Post by Leonard Taylor » December 13th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Going to a lottery tomorrow afternoon which I am sure will be packed. Which of these would be on your top 5 if you got the chance to only buy one bottle?

George T. Stagg
Weller Antique 107
Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Yr
W.L. Weller 12 Yr
Elijah Craig 18 Yr
Thomas H. Handy
Michter's Toasted Sour Mash
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel
E.H. Taylor Small Batch
Wild Turkey Master's Keeper Cornerstone
Kentucky Own Straight Rye Batch 3
Blanton's Single Barrel
Buffalo Trace
1792 12 Yr
1792 Single Barrel
1792 BIB KSBW
McKenna Single Barrel
Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated
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#3472 Post by ERPark » December 13th, 2019, 3:50 pm

^^^ depends on if those are at MSRP or close, or jacked up to secondary market pricing or close.
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#3473 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 13th, 2019, 4:38 pm

Stagg

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#3474 Post by Leonard Taylor » December 13th, 2019, 7:12 pm

ERPark wrote:
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^^^ depends on if those are at MSRP or close, or jacked up to secondary market pricing or close.
This is in NC where all the stores are owned and run by the state so there are no markups
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#3475 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » December 13th, 2019, 7:22 pm

The big gets are Stagg (my favorite among the bunch), Van Winkle, Thomas Handy (rye), and Elijah Craig 18. Weller 12 is very good and would good get at retail price.

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#3476 Post by ERPark » December 13th, 2019, 11:47 pm

Leonard Taylor wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 7:12 pm
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^^^ depends on if those are at MSRP or close, or jacked up to secondary market pricing or close.
This is in NC where all the stores are owned and run by the state so there are no markups
So the first 8 plus the Kentucky Owl rye are the ones that will likely get scooped up first. Blanton’s probably rounds out the 10th spot, or maybe the Henry McKenna 10 year SiB. Then it’s personal preference after that. EHT SmB, Buffalo Trace, 1792 SiB and Smooth Ambler BLW can be procured fairly readily in most areas of the country.

Based on the gap between MSRP and secondary market pricing, the VWSR 12 year is the prize if you’ve got the whole list to pick from. 2019 Stagg is being derided by a lot of aficionados as the worst ever, but it still gets plenty of love. THH rye, EC18 and W12 would round out my first 5 picks.

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#3477 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 14th, 2019, 4:05 am

people are deriding GTS because it has the lowest ABV of any stagg; "only" 116 proof. I really like both it and the 2018 version which some people also dislike, more than prior years. I have 2016 and 2018 in the bar currently. I agree that the lot B is likely going to be the most expensive on the secondary market by 100 or so, but I like it much less than the GTS; I doubt anyone could tell the difference between it and the W12 blind.

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