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#3701 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 26th, 2020, 1:05 pm

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Thanks.
No problem! As a data point, it was Whiskey Advocate’s “whiskey of the year,” which is why I made the comment :) Realized you might be missing that context point.

Given secondary market in this stuff, I expect the price will go up materially.
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#3702 Post by Brandon R » August 26th, 2020, 1:58 pm

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No problem! As a data point, it was Whiskey Advocate’s “whiskey of the year,” which is why I made the comment :) Realized you might be missing that context point.

Given secondary market in this stuff, I expect the price will go up materially.
Nope, didn't know that. Good to know, I suppose. I'll report back after my first run at it.
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#3703 Post by JulianD » August 27th, 2020, 3:06 pm

Blantons SFTB coming to the US. Retail $150.

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#3704 Post by RDHudak » August 27th, 2020, 3:42 pm

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it's allocated here in Chicago now. Sucks because I put it on my cocktail list.
In Seattle too, more available since restaurants are so restricted, but still sell every drop we get in 2 weeks, then out for 2 weeks. Best value in Bourbon, IMO, and now people are buying it in droves in retail. Pretty crazy how under the radar it was til Covid, at least in Seattle.

On a side note expect to start seeing some Garrison Bros. in WA, including Balmorhea and a limited amount of Cowboy. Woo hoo.

Come September Bob's Lake City will be getting the only Four Rose's Single Barrel Cask Strength expression that Brent went out and picked for the quarter.
Agree on the ER10-I’ve been saying that for years. I have a few store picks in reserve still.
I hope I get one of Brent’s 4R picks-he’s done well from what I’ve tasted so far.
How do you find one of those picks? I'd love to grab a few.

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#3705 Post by Adam Noble » August 27th, 2020, 3:49 pm

RDHudak wrote:
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In Seattle too, more available since restaurants are so restricted, but still sell every drop we get in 2 weeks, then out for 2 weeks. Best value in Bourbon, IMO, and now people are buying it in droves in retail. Pretty crazy how under the radar it was til Covid, at least in Seattle.

On a side note expect to start seeing some Garrison Bros. in WA, including Balmorhea and a limited amount of Cowboy. Woo hoo.

Come September Bob's Lake City will be getting the only Four Rose's Single Barrel Cask Strength expression that Brent went out and picked for the quarter.
Agree on the ER10-I’ve been saying that for years. I have a few store picks in reserve still.
I hope I get one of Brent’s 4R picks-he’s done well from what I’ve tasted so far.
How do you find one of those picks? I'd love to grab a few.
I’ve been lucky and had friends grab me a couple from stores in Portland when they come in. I’m on a couple of FB groups that let me know when they arrive. I’ve also bought a couple on secondary when it isn’t egregiously expensive ($50 or less). Lately I’m hearing they sell out in under a day though. I have always relied on the kindness of strangers (and friends). In Oregon, even the store picks are $32 if you can find them.

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#3706 Post by JC J o u a s » August 27th, 2020, 7:05 pm

Happened upon the better part of a case of Stagg Jr batch #14 130.2 at a Shop Rite Liquors in NJ for $59.99/btl while picking up a gyro at the Greek place next door.
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#3707 Post by Brandon R » August 28th, 2020, 8:14 am

Nice score, JC!
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#3708 Post by H. N o w b a r » August 28th, 2020, 1:24 pm

JC J o u a s wrote:
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Happened upon the better part of a case of Stagg Jr batch #14 130.2 at a Shop Rite Liquors in NJ for $59.99/btl while picking up a gyro at the Greek place next door.

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#3709 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 28th, 2020, 3:46 pm

JC J o u a s wrote:
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Happened upon the better part of a case of Stagg Jr batch #14 130.2 at a Shop Rite Liquors in NJ for $59.99/btl while picking up a gyro at the Greek place next door.

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#3710 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 31st, 2020, 7:56 pm

Little brother in town called for a glass. This stuff is amazing.
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#3711 Post by William Segui » September 10th, 2020, 7:57 pm

‘‘twas a good one
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#3712 Post by Adam Noble » September 10th, 2020, 10:31 pm

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‘‘twas a good one
Haven’t tried one of those yet, store pick or otherwise. But the 107 is so solid how different could the Full Proof be?

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#3713 Post by William Segui » September 11th, 2020, 6:01 am

Adam Noble wrote:
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‘‘twas a good one
Haven’t tried one of those yet, store pick or otherwise. But the 107 is so solid how different could the Full Proof be?
There are so many Weller products now. I think all of them have a regular OTS release (blend of barrels) & a SB release. Full proof in this case is 114, which was entry proof but not barrel proof. Anyhow, this was a private group SB pick. Hard to find any of these anymore

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#3714 Post by Adam Noble » September 11th, 2020, 7:28 am

William Segui wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 6:01 am
Adam Noble wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 10:31 pm
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‘‘twas a good one
Haven’t tried one of those yet, store pick or otherwise. But the 107 is so solid how different could the Full Proof be?
There are so many Weller products now. I think all of them have a regular OTS release (blend of barrels) & a SB release. Full proof in this case is 114, which was entry proof but not barrel proof. Anyhow, this was a private group SB pick. Hard to find any of these anymore
Not to hard to find on secondary but had to afford. It’s galling to pay $350 for something that was purchased for $50 or so 15 minutes before. And I’ve seen people flip that quickly.

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#3715 Post by Andrew Kotowski » September 11th, 2020, 7:56 am

What Adam said. Secondary market has just gone stupid with Weller / BTAC and a few others. Saw a Michter's Barrel Select Toasted going for $350 yesterday... and people jumping on it.
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#3716 Post by Andrew K. » September 11th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Never been into bourbon, but was at the store picking up some wine today and grabbed a Blanton's Original Single Barrel ($62} and Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10yr ($35) I didn't really know what to ask for. And don't really know if I got anything good or for a good price. What should I get next time?
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#3717 Post by Andrew K. » September 11th, 2020, 3:59 pm

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Is it my imagination or is Eagle Rare 10 year getting hard to find in Seattle?
it's allocated here in Chicago now. Sucks because I put it on my cocktail list.
I just pick some up today and the guy made it sound like the reason it's being allocated now is more of a supply chain issue right now. Said they only got a couple of cases and probably won't get any more for a couple more months.
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#3718 Post by Adam Noble » September 11th, 2020, 4:08 pm

I like Blantons all right- it’s hugely popular among the bourbon crowd but of all the BT mash Bill 2 whiskies I rate it 3rd. It’s nice that the price on it hasn’t exploded like the Elmer T Lee or Rock Hill Farm. It’s a solid choice and think it would be better at a higher proof. ER10 is a great value and my go to for pretty much all bourbon cocktails and it also nice to drink neat. I always have a bottle open. And will probably be using it for cocktails tonight.

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#3719 Post by Otto Dobre » September 11th, 2020, 7:01 pm

Andrew K. wrote:
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Never been into bourbon, but was at the store picking up some wine today and grabbed a Blanton's Original Single Barrel ($62} and Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10yr ($35) I didn't really know what to ask for. And don't really know if I got anything good or for a good price. What should I get next time?
In San Diego, the lowest price I can find Blanton's is $200, so go for it.

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#3720 Post by Adam Noble » September 11th, 2020, 7:45 pm

That’s crazy for Blantons. Even in Seattle I can find it regularly for under $100. In Portland is $60.

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#3721 Post by Andrew Kotowski » September 11th, 2020, 8:17 pm

Otto Dobre wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 7:01 pm
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Never been into bourbon, but was at the store picking up some wine today and grabbed a Blanton's Original Single Barrel ($62} and Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10yr ($35) I didn't really know what to ask for. And don't really know if I got anything good or for a good price. What should I get next time?
In San Diego, the lowest price I can find Blanton's is $200, so go for it.
At $200/bottle, I’ll fly down and hand deliver.
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#3722 Post by Nick Gangas » September 11th, 2020, 9:37 pm

Andrew K. wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:59 pm
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Is it my imagination or is Eagle Rare 10 year getting hard to find in Seattle?
it's allocated here in Chicago now. Sucks because I put it on my cocktail list.
I just pick some up today and the guy made it sound like the reason it's being allocated now is more of a supply chain issue right now. Said they only got a couple of cases and probably won't get any more for a couple more months.
We use it in a Manhattan with Antica Formula and Luxardo cherries. Yum.

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#3723 Post by Andrew Kotowski » September 11th, 2020, 9:50 pm

@Nick - yes, that’s my nightly routine as well. That said, I’m using 1792 Full Proof instead :)
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#3724 Post by Andrew K. » September 11th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Nick Gangas wrote:
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We use it in a Manhattan with Antica Formula and Luxardo cherries. Yum.
Sounds lovely. Love Antica. No Luxardo cherries but do have some of the liqueur. Will have to make one soon.
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#3725 Post by Christos M. » September 14th, 2020, 10:07 am

Anybody into the Bookers small batch releases? I had the Bookers Country Ham Batch and loved it. I'm usually not into high proofs but this was well balanced even at 124.7 proof.
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#3726 Post by Andrew Kotowski » September 14th, 2020, 10:51 am

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Anybody into the Bookers small batch releases? I had the Bookers Country Ham Batch and loved it. I'm usually not into high proofs but this was well balanced even at 124.7 proof.
I've got a couple of bottles of the "Granny's Batch" and am slowly drinking my way through it. Don't think I'll buy it again, as this particular release smells like peanuts. I get how that sounds, but it has a heavy roasted peanut smell on the nose that I'm just not a huge fan of.

On a side note - was introduced to the world of bourbon scammers on Instagram this weekend. Guy offered me two Weller FPs at an $85 pricepoint, plus $20 shipping. That's ~$215 or so under market rate right now, so was starting to get excited. Spent some time looking over his profile and noticed that a) hands (and arms) holding bottles were all slightly different and b) I was pretty sure I recognized a pic from somebody else's wall. Was surprised to see just what a big deal this is - to the point where there are IG handles created just to track scammers. End result? No Weller FP for (me)!!!
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#3727 Post by H. N o w b a r » September 14th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Christos M. wrote:
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Anybody into the Bookers small batch releases? I had the Bookers Country Ham Batch and loved it. I'm usually not into high proofs but this was well balanced even at 124.7 proof.

I haven't tried Bookers yet, though I just picked up a bottle of the Boston Batch and a Little Book Lessons Honored. Really looking forward to tasting both.
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#3728 Post by H. N o w b a r » September 14th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 10:51 am
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September 14th, 2020, 10:07 am
Anybody into the Bookers small batch releases? I had the Bookers Country Ham Batch and loved it. I'm usually not into high proofs but this was well balanced even at 124.7 proof.
I've got a couple of bottles of the "Granny's Batch" and am slowly drinking my way through it. Don't think I'll buy it again, as this particular release smells like peanuts. I get how that sounds, but it has a heavy roasted peanut smell on the nose that I'm just not a huge fan of.

On a side note - was introduced to the world of bourbon scammers on Instagram this weekend. Guy offered me two Weller FPs at an $85 pricepoint, plus $20 shipping. That's ~$215 or so under market rate right now, so was starting to get excited. Spent some time looking over his profile and noticed that a) hands (and arms) holding bottles were all slightly different and b) I was pretty sure I recognized a pic from somebody else's wall. Was surprised to see just what a big deal this is - to the point where there are IG handles created just to track scammers. End result? No Weller FP for (me)!!!
Appreciate the heads-up Andrew!
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#3729 Post by Christos M. » September 14th, 2020, 6:55 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 10:51 am
Christos M. wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 10:07 am
Anybody into the Bookers small batch releases? I had the Bookers Country Ham Batch and loved it. I'm usually not into high proofs but this was well balanced even at 124.7 proof.
I've got a couple of bottles of the "Granny's Batch" and am slowly drinking my way through it. Don't think I'll buy it again, as this particular release smells like peanuts. I get how that sounds, but it has a heavy roasted peanut smell on the nose that I'm just not a huge fan of.

On a side note - was introduced to the world of bourbon scammers on Instagram this weekend. Guy offered me two Weller FPs at an $85 pricepoint, plus $20 shipping. That's ~$215 or so under market rate right now, so was starting to get excited. Spent some time looking over his profile and noticed that a) hands (and arms) holding bottles were all slightly different and b) I was pretty sure I recognized a pic from somebody else's wall. Was surprised to see just what a big deal this is - to the point where there are IG handles created just to track scammers. End result? No Weller FP for (me)!!!
I’ve noticed most of the batches have that peanut taste and it is a trademark of Jim Beam distillery. I’m finding I’m into it [cheers.gif]

As far as the IG, I’ve been seeing this as well with sports cards and cigars. When there’s hard to find anything there will be scum trying to take advantage of people. It’s a shame.
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#3730 Post by Kelly Walker » September 16th, 2020, 4:36 pm

Been drinking Four Roses Single Barrel. Really enjoying it. Distinctively different profile then the Small Batch which I find has a sweeter note on the finnish.
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#3731 Post by JulianD » September 16th, 2020, 4:56 pm

JC J o u a s wrote:
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Happened upon the better part of a case of Stagg Jr batch #14 130.2 at a Shop Rite Liquors in NJ for $59.99/btl while picking up a gyro at the Greek place next door.

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#3732 Post by Leonard Taylor » September 17th, 2020, 9:06 am

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Been drinking Four Roses Single Barrel. Really enjoying it. Distinctively different profile then the Small Batch which I find has a sweeter note on the finnish.
Didn't know you were into bourbon. I got it bad. I highly recommend you go to Frugal's and get the Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series. It is just incredible.
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#3733 Post by Kelly Walker » September 17th, 2020, 12:49 pm

When are we getting together dude?
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#3734 Post by Andrew K. » September 17th, 2020, 5:32 pm

Drank 1/3 of the bottle of Blanton's last night with my buddy because he's a bourbon fan. As a night cap after 3 bottles of wine, I'm surprised I made it vertical today. I had a drop of water, he had his neat, both with 2 whiskey stones. Very smooth and drinkable for someone who really doesn't like whisky/whiskey/bourbon very much.

Any recommendations for what I should ask for next time? Anything more rare and allocated, without being white whales? They get pretty much everything and I have a decent in with them, I might as well leverage it. But I know they'll save their "DRC" for their big bourbon clients.
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#3735 Post by Adam Noble » September 17th, 2020, 6:20 pm

If you like Blantons try Rock Hill Farm. It’s my favorite of theirs that isn’t BTAC.

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#3736 Post by Kris Patten » September 17th, 2020, 6:44 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
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If you like Blantons try Rock Hill Farm. It’s my favorite of theirs that isn’t BTAC.
Way to pick one that is even harder to find!

Little bit of Blanton's Gold will hit WA, I am sure everyone will mark it up standard retail......
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#3737 Post by Andrew Kotowski » September 17th, 2020, 7:10 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
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If you like Blantons try Rock Hill Farm. It’s my favorite of theirs that isn’t BTAC.
Way to pick one that is even harder to find!

Little bit of Blanton's Gold will hit WA, I am sure everyone will mark it up standard retail......
I like regular Blanton’s more than the gold, and it really isn’t that close imho. Higher octane just doesn’t suit it as well.
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#3738 Post by Adam Noble » September 17th, 2020, 7:17 pm

I like the Blantons SFTB better than the standard Blantons. And RHF is not that hard to find for $225 or so. That is just over my comfort level now. Ah, to find it for retail someday...

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#3739 Post by Kris Patten » September 17th, 2020, 7:19 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Adam Noble wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 6:20 pm
If you like Blantons try Rock Hill Farm. It’s my favorite of theirs that isn’t BTAC.
Way to pick one that is even harder to find!

Little bit of Blanton's Gold will hit WA, I am sure everyone will mark it up standard retail......
I like regular Blanton’s more than the gold, and it really isn’t that close imho. Higher octane just doesn’t suit it as well.
Andrew, sorry, I wasnt saying to you re. Blanton's, my bad, just commenting on a new item coming to WA. Adam is right, but Eagle Rare 10 year old is what I'd suggest, it loses a bit of the sweetness the younger Blanton's shows to me, I prefer it neat. Plus way cheaper and easier to find. You might like Four Rose's Single Barrel or Small Batch Select too.
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#3740 Post by Adam Noble » September 17th, 2020, 7:39 pm

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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#3741 Post by Kris Patten » September 17th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
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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.
Very kind. We sell a lot of it, so I probably get to taste a lot and tell lots of people we don't have BTAC, Pappy, etc....but this is pretty close stylistically.

I remember when we used to get 1.75L of Weller 12 for $35 wholesale, Elmer T. Lee and Rock Hill Farms Private Barrels, Rittenhouse 25 year, etc....and that wasnt even a decade ago!
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#3742 Post by Adam Noble » September 17th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Private barrel ETL and RHF. That would be something to see.

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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3743 Post by Andrew Kotowski » September 17th, 2020, 9:06 pm

Don’t get me wrong; I’ve got ER10 on my shelf and love it at the $31.99 - $34.99 price point. Was just noting that I was surprised at the dif between Blantons and Blantons gold, and the fact that I liked regular a lot better.
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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3744 Post by Andrew K. » September 18th, 2020, 8:05 am

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.
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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3745 Post by Adam Noble » September 18th, 2020, 8:35 am

Andrew K. wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:05 am
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 what I have tried, Pappy 15. I prefer it to the 20 because it is spicier/less smooth and it’s more interesting to me. Both are excellent and not worth secondary prices. Get one at a bar for $50 a shot and spend the money on Stagg Jr or Weller OWA.

So Pappy 15
Pappy 20
GTS

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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3746 Post by James Lyon » September 18th, 2020, 8:38 am

Andrew K. wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:05 am
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'm assuming that you are asking about the soon to be released Pappy's and BTAC offerings. If so, I would probably go with WLW as my first pick with Eagle Rare 17, George T. Stagg and Sazerac Rye 18 in some order to round out a top 4. The WLW and GTS will be higher proof, so probably not your preference at the moment.

And it seems that you have gained a recent passion for bourbon. Good luck in your pursuit.

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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3747 Post by Andrew K. » September 18th, 2020, 10:27 am

James Lyon wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:38 am
I'm assuming that you are asking about the soon to be released Pappy's and BTAC offerings.
Yeah. They said to give them a top 3 and they could probably get me one bottle. Thanks for your insights.
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And it seems that you have gained a recent passion for bourbon. Good luck in your pursuit.
I don't know about a personal passion yet, I'm more into it for the camaraderie at this point. It's fun to be able to offer something memorable to sip together with someone who is passionate about it.
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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3748 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » September 18th, 2020, 10:30 am

Pappy 20, Pappy 15, WLW, GTS for me

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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3749 Post by Scott G r u n e r » September 18th, 2020, 10:38 am

Adam Noble wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:35 am
Andrew K. wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:05 am
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 what I have tried, Pappy 15. I prefer it to the 20 because it is spicier/less smooth and it’s more interesting to me. Both are excellent and not worth secondary prices. Get one at a bar for $50 a shot and spend the money on Stagg Jr or Weller OWA.

So Pappy 15
Pappy 20
GTS
I've got some for you!
As well as this last years GTS.
We need to get together!
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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3750 Post by Adam Noble » September 18th, 2020, 10:55 am

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 10:38 am
Adam Noble wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:35 am
Andrew K. wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:05 am
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 what I have tried, Pappy 15. I prefer it to the 20 because it is spicier/less smooth and it’s more interesting to me. Both are excellent and not worth secondary prices. Get one at a bar for $50 a shot and spend the money on Stagg Jr or Weller OWA.

So Pappy 15
Pappy 20
GTS
I've got some for you!
As well as this last years GTS.
We need to get together!
I would be down with that.

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