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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3401 Post by ERPark » September 28th, 2019, 5:29 pm

Made my first ever “dusties” score, and boy was it a doozy. Still sifting through everything, but bottle dates are from mid 70s to late 90s. Concentrated mostly in late 70s to early 80s, so tax stamps galore!

Got a fair amount of multiples, so will be posting some in Commerce Corner soon to share with folks here.

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#3402 Post by ERPark » October 5th, 2019, 10:07 pm

Enjoying these tonight.......


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#3403 Post by BLittle » October 7th, 2019, 1:32 pm

the Total Wine here had the Michter's 10 Year Bourbon for $109. Sold out on Sat. YMMV
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#3404 Post by Tyler F. » October 9th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Tried a few newer releases. EHT Amaranth and Weller CYPB. Both were served by the glass (1.5oz each) and while I'd probably buy a bottle at retail, neither was close to their price of admission from a secondary pricing perspective. Just not nearly interesting enough.
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#3405 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » October 9th, 2019, 6:38 pm

I agree re Weller CYPB. Even the Special Reserve is starting to fetch inflated prices. The market is way overheated.

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#3406 Post by Tyler F. » October 9th, 2019, 8:31 pm

Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:38 pm
I agree re Weller CYPB. Even the Special Reserve is starting to fetch inflated prices. The market is way overheated.
New releases continually fetch ridiculous money for unproven whiskey. Sadly, the market has been overheated for at least the last 5 years. Hoping we see prices come down in the next 5 years as production catches up to demand. It would be great to reverse the 'allocated' trend for everything not truly allocated.
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#3407 Post by Michae1 P0wers » October 10th, 2019, 11:35 am

ERPark wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Enjoying these tonight.......



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Gene, how are you finding these old bottles show?

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#3408 Post by ERPark » October 10th, 2019, 1:16 pm

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
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Gene, how are you finding these old bottles show?
Confirmation bias aside, I think they’re showing really well. I’ve had experiences with dusties previously, and always found them to be fascinating in how they’re typically smoother and more “straightforward” in how they present themselves. Not saying in any way that they lack complexity. I think the best way to frame it is that there’s a “purity” in these that you don’t find as much nowadays.

Bear in mind none of these are higher proof bottlings
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#3409 Post by Kris Patten » October 12th, 2019, 9:37 am

Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:38 pm
I agree re Weller CYPB. Even the Special Reserve is starting to fetch inflated prices. The market is way overheated.
Crazy, we sell these for $35 and $25 respectively so definitely retail taking people to the hoop.
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#3410 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » October 12th, 2019, 10:08 am

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October 12th, 2019, 9:37 am
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I agree re Weller CYPB. Even the Special Reserve is starting to fetch inflated prices. The market is way overheated.
Crazy, we sell these for $35 and $25 respectively so definitely retail taking people to the hoop.
I've paid pretty big premiums for my favorite bourbons (George T. Stagg, Four Roses LE). And other favorites are now more than I'm willing to spend (Pappy 20, Eagle Rare 17, William Larue). On principle, though, I'm not paying any premium -- much less 4x -- for Special Reserve just because it says "Weller" on the label.

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#3411 Post by Kris Patten » October 12th, 2019, 10:20 am

Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 10:08 am
Kris Patten wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:37 am
Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:38 pm
I agree re Weller CYPB. Even the Special Reserve is starting to fetch inflated prices. The market is way overheated.
Crazy, we sell these for $35 and $25 respectively so definitely retail taking people to the hoop.
I've paid pretty big premiums for my favorite bourbons (George T. Stagg, Four Roses LE). And other favorites are now more than I'm willing to spend (Pappy 20, Eagle Rare 17, William Larue). On principle, though, I'm not paying any premium -- much less 4x -- for Special Reserve just because it says "Weller" on the label.

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Stagg is about $90, same with ER17 and Pappy 20.
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#3412 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » October 12th, 2019, 10:51 am

Kris Patten wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 10:20 am
Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 10:08 am
Kris Patten wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 9:37 am


Crazy, we sell these for $35 and $25 respectively so definitely retail taking people to the hoop.
I've paid pretty big premiums for my favorite bourbons (George T. Stagg, Four Roses LE). And other favorites are now more than I'm willing to spend (Pappy 20, Eagle Rare 17, William Larue). On principle, though, I'm not paying any premium -- much less 4x -- for Special Reserve just because it says "Weller" on the label.

https://www.woodswholesalewine.com/prod ... 3uEALw_wcB
Stagg is about $90, same with ER17 and Pappy 20.
If I found those at retail for those prices I'd think it was a prank. Last I checked the secondary market, Stagg - $400-50; ER17 - $800; Pappy 20 - $2K? 3K? My local liquor store got wise a couple years ago and started charging these prices for their meagre allocations.

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#3413 Post by Andrew Kotowski » October 12th, 2019, 3:52 pm

I believe he’s referring to $90... per shot.
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#3414 Post by Kris Patten » October 14th, 2019, 6:46 pm

Been busy with life, so neglecting Nick Gangas and his stores selection of Whisky in IL....

New Whistlepig Boss Hog is set to be released aged in Umeshu barrels.

New Parker's Heritage is inbound ,first Rye in the Parker's lineup of releases, 105 proof, 8 years old.

Kamiki released a long aged "Maltage" Japanese Whisky aged in Japanese cedar casks.
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#3415 Post by Nick Gangas » October 17th, 2019, 12:44 pm

thanks Kris.

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#3416 Post by Adam Noble » October 17th, 2019, 2:56 pm

In one of the sketchiest neighborhoods around Seattle in the liquor store next to the pot shop, I saw a bottle each of:

Pappy 15 - $2000
Stagg - $600
Old Fitzgerald 9 - $600

Needless to say, hard pass.

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#3417 Post by Kris Patten » October 18th, 2019, 7:02 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 2:56 pm
In one of the sketchiest neighborhoods around Seattle in the liquor store next to the pot shop, I saw a bottle each of:

Pappy 15 - $2000
Stagg - $600
Old Fitzgerald 9 - $600

Needless to say, hard pass.
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#3418 Post by ERPark » October 19th, 2019, 2:53 pm

Killed some dusties recently. Looking forward to trying out some new ones tonight!

L to R bottle dates - 1979, 1983, 1981

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#3419 Post by Edward H. Earles » October 30th, 2019, 11:34 am

Local Headline:

It’s official. There are two barrels of bourbon for every person living in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky’s bourbon industry set two records for the modern era last year by filling more than 2.1 million barrels of bourbon and aging 9.1 million barrels total.

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association says it’s the highest inventory in the 52 years they’ve kept records. It’s also the first and only time since 1967 that distillers have filled more than 2 million barrels of bourbon.

Kentucky now boasts two barrels of bourbon and aging spirits for every person living in the Commonwealth. The last census estimates the state’s population as 4.5 million.

“This is a historic day that cements Kentucky’s rightful title as the one, true and authentic home for Bourbon and distilled spirits,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “It’s also further proof of Kentucky Bourbon’s monumental economic impact and ever-increasing demand.”

Kentucky’s bourbon industry generates $8.6 billion for the economy and creates more than 20,100 jobs, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.

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#3420 Post by Kris Patten » November 8th, 2019, 1:58 pm

New Old Fitz release will be a 15 year old.
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#3421 Post by Kris Patten » November 9th, 2019, 9:36 am

Oh yeah, Larceny Barrel Proof coming Q1 2020, so there will be a barrel proof wheater on market targeted around $40.
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#3422 Post by Kris Patten » November 11th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Few more bourbons landing...

EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods
Elmer T Lee 100th Year Tribute
Weller Full Proof
Weller CYPB

Be on lookout!
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#3423 Post by Nick Gangas » November 12th, 2019, 8:22 am

Kris Patten wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Few more bourbons landing...

EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods
Elmer T Lee 100th Year Tribute
Weller Full Proof
Weller CYPB

Be on lookout!
Thanks Kris !

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#3424 Post by Robert M yers » November 14th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Crazy how Elmer just dried up around here. Used to be my go to cheap bourbon and can’t even sniff it now. Still have a couple bottles but geez I can’t even imagine how tough this one will be. Thanks for the heads up though.

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#3425 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 14th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Yeah ETL is nice... I like Blanton more but it’s good.

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#3426 Post by BLittle » November 15th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Total Wine had Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 for $149, only two left in Fresno (was told just got off the truck)
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#3427 Post by Rajesh P a r i k h » November 15th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Few more bourbons landing...

EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods
Elmer T Lee 100th Year Tribute
Weller Full Proof
Weller CYPB

Be on lookout!
I had the Amaranth a few weeks ago at a bar in Maine. Pretty decent/average bourbon.

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#3428 Post by Kris Patten » November 16th, 2019, 8:05 am

Rajesh P a r i k h wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Few more bourbons landing...

EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods
Elmer T Lee 100th Year Tribute
Weller Full Proof
Weller CYPB

Be on lookout!
I had the Amaranth a few weeks ago at a bar in Maine. Pretty decent/average bourbon.
Haven't tried it yet, need to grab a sample. It's a nontraditional Bourbon grain so not sure what to expect.
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