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Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 3:37 pm
by EHeffner
ISO Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished In Oloroso Sherry Casks if anyone here lives in Kentucky and wants to send one down to Florida

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
by Mike Maguire
Andre B wrote:
January 30th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Hello All,

I'm letting go of about 25% of my California Cult Cabernet collection and would consider trade for good Bourbon. Im getting into allocated bourbons, so trying to leverage my wine collection to do it.

As many of you know, the California cult labels are the founding members of the Napa valley wine boom, and their quick rise to fame and allocation in the 1990s elevated them to super star status. Mailing list sales are brisk and many waitlists are filling up.

If you are interested is seeing my list for these highly sought after wines, PM me and I can send it over. If Bourbon is involved for trade, We can use Wine searcher to establish a fair trade value.

Thanks,

Your location may help>
Andre.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 4:57 pm
by Mike Maguire
Found the 130 Four Roses at my local haunt, $210 all in even with our F____ taxes

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 5:07 pm
by Vuk K
Mike Maguire wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Found the 130 Four Roses at my local haunt, $210 all in even with our F____ taxes
That's decent. The sad thing is, anything less than secondary valuation is now considered a solid deal. :(

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 6th, 2019, 5:11 pm
by Mike Maguire
Vuk K wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Found the 130 Four Roses at my local haunt, $210 all in even with our F____ taxes
That's decent. The sad thing is, anything less than secondary valuation is now considered a solid deal. :(
So True!

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 9th, 2019, 1:43 pm
by Michael Sopher
Got the Old Forester 1920.. really like it, spicy finish and all

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 13th, 2019, 4:41 pm
by ERPark
Lucked into some 1.75L bottles of Knob Creek Small Batch Patiently Aged Rye for basically the cost of a 750ml. Had a supervisor check if any other stores in the region had any, and was told nope.


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Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 13th, 2019, 8:57 pm
by Kris Patten
OFC 1993 25 year old and Eagle Rare Very Rare Double Eagle 20 Year landed.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 6:01 am
by Mich@el Ch@ng
Did you try the OFC 25? besides being i'm sure ultra expensive, it seems like it'd be a wood bomb like pappy 23

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 14th, 2019, 12:45 pm
by JeromeHan
Michael Sopher wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Got the Old Forester 1920.. really like it, spicy finish and all
One of the best bourbons at the price point period.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 16th, 2019, 10:38 pm
by Kris Patten
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 6:01 am
Did you try the OFC 25? besides being i'm sure ultra expensive, it seems like it'd be a wood bomb like pappy 23
I haven't, it's about $2000+ retail bottle of whiskey, so pulling a sample is out of the question. We've sold quite a few of them though, so I will likely buy an ounce at a restaurant for science sake.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 18th, 2019, 6:29 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
I reloaded more 1920; have a case put away in case they stop wide scale distribution; learned my lesson with weller 12, down to 3 bottles of that.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 18th, 2019, 8:31 pm
by Andrew Kotowski
Enjoyed the last of a bottle of John J Bowman Single Barrel tonight. Good stuff out of VA that I pick up once or twice a year when family has to fly back to Quantico.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 18th, 2019, 9:39 pm
by NickRut
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 6:29 pm
I reloaded more 1920; have a case put away in case they stop wide scale distribution; learned my lesson with weller 12, down to 3 bottles of that.
I like your aggressive approach.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 10:06 am
by Mike Maguire
Old Ezra 7yr, nice pour and hides the heat of 117 proof well. $40

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
by Corey N.
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 6:29 pm
I reloaded more 1920; have a case put away in case they stop wide scale distribution; learned my lesson with weller 12, down to 3 bottles of that.
I've heard that the 1920 doesn't "age well" after opening, whereas some bourbons tend to improve. Any thoughts?

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 10:18 am
by Mich@el Ch@ng
My bottles have been great so far. I haven’t kept them open for that long, though.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 12:37 pm
by Mike Maguire
If anything I have noticed a bit of mellowing , pretty darned good all the way through the bottle

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm
by GregP
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
I've heard that the 1920 doesn't "age well" after opening, whereas some bourbons tend to improve. Any thoughts?
Alcohol doesn't "age" once bottled nor opened.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
by Corey N.
GregP wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
I've heard that the 1920 doesn't "age well" after opening, whereas some bourbons tend to improve. Any thoughts?
Alcohol doesn't "age" once bottled nor opened.
I know it doesn’t age per se, hence the quotes, but many bourbon drinkers swear that the flavors change as it is exposed to air. YMMV.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 5:01 pm
by Craig G
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
GregP wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
I've heard that the 1920 doesn't "age well" after opening, whereas some bourbons tend to improve. Any thoughts?
Alcohol doesn't "age" once bottled nor opened.
I know it doesn’t age per se, hence the quotes, but many bourbon drinkers swear that the flavors change as it is exposed to air. YMMV.
A much more likely explanation is that drinkers change as they’re exposed to Bourbon.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 6:48 pm
by RDHudak
Craig G wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 5:01 pm
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
GregP wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm


Alcohol doesn't "age" once bottled nor opened.
I know it doesn’t age per se, hence the quotes, but many bourbon drinkers swear that the flavors change as it is exposed to air. YMMV.
A much more likely explanation is that drinkers change as they’re exposed to Bourbon.
For the sake of science, I'm going to sip my bottle of 1920 that I opened months ago. I will advise.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 7:38 pm
by AlexS
Craig G wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 5:01 pm
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
GregP wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm


Alcohol doesn't "age" once bottled nor opened.
I know it doesn’t age per se, hence the quotes, but many bourbon drinkers swear that the flavors change as it is exposed to air. YMMV.
A much more likely explanation is that drinkers change as they’re exposed to Bourbon.
A very likely explanation; still, experimentation is warranted.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 7:40 pm
by AlexS
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:10 pm
GregP wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Corey N. wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
I've heard that the 1920 doesn't "age well" after opening, whereas some bourbons tend to improve. Any thoughts?
Alcohol doesn't "age" once bottled nor opened.
I know it doesn’t age per se, hence the quotes, but many bourbon drinkers swear that the flavors change as it is exposed to air. YMMV.
Corey, hmu next time you're in Milwaukee. I drink my bourbon like a sloth and I've got a 1920 open right now from a few months ago that's 3/4 of the way full and will probably remain that way for the foreseeable future...would buy a new 1920 just to compare, is currently on the shelves at a few lws.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 7:46 pm
by Craig G
“Next time you’re in Milwaukee.” LOL.

Corey, in case your plan is to go to Milwaukee when Hell freezes over, I have an open one and a couple of unopened ones, and here your tongue won’t get frozen to the glass.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
by AlexS
Craig G wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 7:46 pm
“Next time you’re in Milwaukee.” LOL.

Corey, in case your plan is to go to Milwaukee when Hell freezes over, I have an open one and a couple of unopened ones, and here your tongue won’t get frozen to the glass.
In fact, although he resides in Milwaukee South, I'll have you know that Corey greatly enjoys visiting the scenic mainland just up el norte...so go put that in your snifter.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 8:29 pm
by Craig G
My snifter is full of OF 1920, thank you very much. And it tastes just love Jesus it did when it was opened.

Edit: auto-correct preserved for posterity.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 23rd, 2019, 4:01 am
by Corey N.
I also love tasting Jesus. Not as much as I love Los Gatos, which is genuinely lovely, or MKE, which has a bad reputation.



Incidentally, the people at Breaking Bourbon tried to see how flavor changes with time open and they also looked at storage conditions. They noted some changes, but YMMV.

breakingbourbon.com/24-month-bourbon-storage-experiment.html

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 26th, 2019, 8:50 pm
by Alan Eden
Anyone tried the Cream of Kentucky bottling ?

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: February 28th, 2019, 7:54 am
by JulianD
Not whiskey, but if you're in SoCal, Green Spot and Yellow spot at OC costcos for $40 and $80 respectively, with an additional $6 off when you buy two.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 1:07 pm
by EHeffner
Local TW got in some blantons and Eagle rare. Grabbed one of each, $61.99 and $32.99, respectively. They got in two cases of each today, and down to about 2-3 bottles of each.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 2:23 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
I’ve been stocking up blantons, 1920 and ER as house whiskies.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm
by AlexS
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 2:23 pm
I’ve been stocking up blantons, 1920 and ER as house whiskies.
How does Blantons compare next to the 1920?

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 3:42 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
It’s not as spicy and much less strong, but is a nice smooth sipper.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 3:46 pm
by AlexS
Thx Michael, sounds like a nice tip. Unfortunately, I never see it town.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 5:53 pm
by Tom G l a s g o w
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 2:23 pm
I’ve been stocking up blantons, 1920 and ER as house whiskies.
So that is where all the Blantons went.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 7:18 am
by Jeannean/Ryman
I wish they'd let me "stock up" on Blanton's and ER. When it does show up, it's 1 per customer and is usually hidden, so you have to be "in" with the store folks, and even then, it's hit or miss with who you ask.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 8:55 am
by Otto Dobre
Jeannean/Ryman wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 7:18 am
I wish they'd let me "stock up" on Blanton's and ER. When it does show up, it's 1 per customer and is usually hidden, so you have to be "in" with the store folks, and even then, it's hit or miss with who you ask.
J, you can do it by signing up for Blanton text notifications when it comes in at Bevmo. Limit one per customer, but you can repeat it. Also. In Europe you can usually find Blanton and their special bottlings at very decent prices.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 10:13 am
by Mich@el Ch@ng
The one nice thing about fwgs is that they get a bunch of blantons in stock.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 2:51 pm
by Jeannean/Ryman
Otto Dobre wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 8:55 am
Jeannean/Ryman wrote:
March 2nd, 2019, 7:18 am
I wish they'd let me "stock up" on Blanton's and ER. When it does show up, it's 1 per customer and is usually hidden, so you have to be "in" with the store folks, and even then, it's hit or miss with who you ask.
J, you can do it by signing up for Blanton text notifications when it comes in at Bevmo. Limit one per customer, but you can repeat it. Also. In Europe you can usually find Blanton and their special bottlings at very decent prices.
Thanks for that tip, but sadly, I live in a land of no Bevmo, Total Wine, or any of the big chains. That said, I can buy Weller Special Reserve and Buffalo Trace pretty much any day and I hear others say the same about Blanton's, yet they don't get those. Distribution is weird.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 7:36 am
by Alan Eden
Whats the deal with Old Fitzgerald bottled in bond, is it worth the $100 ?

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am
by Mich@el Ch@ng
It’s selling for much more than $100; if you can find it for that price it’s a good deal.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 3:15 pm
by GregP
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:56 am
It’s selling for much more than $100; if you can find it for that price it’s a good deal.
Its sitting on shelves all over Las Vegas at well under $100. ~$75 or so?

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 3:34 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
which bourbon are you talking about? Old Fitzgerald 9 year BIB? MSRP is $90 on it, and it's selling for $200+ on the secondary market. If you can find it for $75 you should buy all you can.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 4:24 pm
by ERPark
^^^ Agreed. The OF BiB 9 year are not sitting on store shelves. Here’s what they look like......

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Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 7:49 pm
by Alan Eden
Has anyone tasted it though ?

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
by GregP
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 3:34 pm
which bourbon are you talking about? Old Fitzgerald 9 year BIB? MSRP is $90 on it, and it's selling for $200+ on the secondary market. If you can find it for $75 you should buy all you can.
I'll stop by this coming week to verify, saw it in 2 local shops (same owner) a few weeks back, but since I never had them before and had no idea what they are walked away.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 10:21 pm
by ERPark
GregP wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 3:34 pm
which bourbon are you talking about? Old Fitzgerald 9 year BIB? MSRP is $90 on it, and it's selling for $200+ on the secondary market. If you can find it for $75 you should buy all you can.
I'll stop by this coming week to verify, saw it in 2 local shops (same owner) a few weeks back, but since I never had them before and had no idea what they are walked away.
Did they look like the bottles I posted? I’m thinking you may be mixing up Old Forester with Old Fitzgerald. They’re not one and the same.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 4th, 2019, 3:09 am
by Mich@el Ch@ng
Alan Eden wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 7:49 pm
Has anyone tasted it though ?
Yes it’s very good, was my favorite release of 18.

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Posted: March 4th, 2019, 6:26 am
by Mike Maguire
I have had it, thanks to a generous berserker, it is quite good though I would never pay $200 for it.Picked up a bottle of Belle Meade 12 yr ,it reminds me of OF 1920 with a hint more oak.Very tasty!