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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3151 Post by NickRut » December 28th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Anyone have a lead on that 130 Four Roses abywhere near retail? Keep hearing good things.


Also - what’s the verdict on Michter’s 10? Worth a buy?
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#3152 Post by RDHudak » December 29th, 2018, 11:53 am

You'd be better off trying to trade for a 130th, but the Michter's 10 is very nice at around retail pricing. Not too hot or overpowering, but decent complexity and finish.

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#3153 Post by NickRut » December 29th, 2018, 12:44 pm

RDHudak wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 11:53 am
You'd be better off trying to trade for a 130th, but the Michter's 10 is very nice at around retail pricing. Not too hot or overpowering, but decent complexity and finish.

Thanks sir. I’ll see if I can find one for that price. I passed on one last night, slight regret today.
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#3154 Post by Andrew Kotowski » December 29th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Low brow, but I picked up a bottle of Kirkland small batch (7 year) for the hell of a it. 103 proof, middle of the road bourbon. Will likely use as my mixer/well option.
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#3155 Post by Bdklein » December 29th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Tried Eagle Rare Reserve 17 Year and Jefferson Reserve 17 Year. Not for me .
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#3156 Post by Kris Patten » December 30th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Haven't had ER17 this year, also the first year it went back up in proof from 80, so a bit disappointing to see you didn't like it, as it was one of the best 80 proof whiskeys, period.
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#3157 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » December 30th, 2018, 5:59 pm

I haven't tried it this year either, but I really like the ER10 as a daily drinker.

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#3158 Post by Bdklein » December 31st, 2018, 4:33 am

I need to clarify Bourbon is not up my alley.
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#3159 Post by Alan Eden » December 31st, 2018, 10:04 am

The 4R's 130th is a spectacular bourbon, one of the best ive ever had. Worth hunting down
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#3160 Post by ERPark » December 31st, 2018, 2:38 pm

Costco PSA - Jim Beam Single Barrel marked down to $19.97........


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#3161 Post by Alan Rath » January 1st, 2019, 10:52 am

if you guys want to get together, this would make a nice birth year bday present:

https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1369874

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#3162 Post by RDHudak » January 1st, 2019, 11:35 am

Alan Rath wrote:
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if you guys want to get together, this would make a nice birth year bday present:

https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1369874

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Historically, this is pretty cool, but that much for a simple 8 year? That said, I'll have it sent your way next day air. [wink.gif]

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#3163 Post by Brandon R » January 2nd, 2019, 9:05 am

Stopped by a great little bar with an outstanding whisky selection last week with a buddy (Iron Duck in North Bend, WA) and we tasted a few bourbons. We had Old Forester 1920, Rowan's Creek, and Willett Pot Still Reserve. To me, the Willett and Rowan's Creek were very similar to each other and they were very different from the Old Forester. To a relative novice, in what "style" would you classify the first two versus the Old Forester? FWIW, I liked them all, but would absolutely re-buy only the OF. I want to know so, when asked, "What style of Bourbon do you like?" I can have a decent reply.
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#3164 Post by Alan Rath » January 2nd, 2019, 9:44 am

It says right on the label: “prohibition style” ;)

I’d be interested in the answer as well
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#3165 Post by Rajesh P a r i k h » January 2nd, 2019, 9:52 am

Brandon R wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 9:05 am
Stopped by a great little bar with an outstanding whisky selection last week with a buddy (Iron Duck in North Bend, WA) and we tasted a few bourbons. We had Old Forester 1920, Rowan's Creek, and Willett Pot Still Reserve. To me, the Willett and Rowan's Creek were very similar to each other and they were very different from the Old Forester. To a relative novice, in what "style" would you classify the first two versus the Old Forester? FWIW, I liked them all, but would absolutely re-buy only the OF. I want to know so, when asked, "What style of Bourbon do you like?" I can have a decent reply.
Rowan's Creek is made by Willett so that's probably way they tasted very similar.

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#3166 Post by Brandon R » January 3rd, 2019, 8:18 am

Thanks, Rajesh...didn't realize that and it makes sense. To me, the RC and Willett were leaner and more spicy while the Old Forester was rounder and more rich, caramel-like.
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#3167 Post by David B » January 3rd, 2019, 7:54 pm

Costco in San Jose has Blanton's for $47.
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#3168 Post by Edward H. Earles » January 4th, 2019, 3:50 am

David B wrote:
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Costco in San Jose has Blanton's for $47.
Can't find it at any price here, close to where it is made..... [swearing.gif]

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#3169 Post by ERPark » January 5th, 2019, 3:58 pm

Livermore Costco has 13 bottles after I left just now. $46.99 and limit of 1 per member. Hurry!
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#3170 Post by RDHudak » January 5th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Not a bourbon, but sipping the Nikka from the Barrel that just won the Whiskey Advocate Whiskey of the Year. I'm primarily an American whiskey drinker, but this is simply amazing. I get a different flavor in every sip and the bottle has morphed over the past week. What a well done offering.

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#3171 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » January 6th, 2019, 7:12 pm

Picked up some more 1920

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#3172 Post by JulianD » January 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Picked up some more 1920
What other bourbons would you liken the style of 1920 to? (never tried Old Forester)
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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3173 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » January 13th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Kinda like a really good single barrel four roses.

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#3174 Post by ERPark » January 14th, 2019, 10:13 pm

Scored 3 bottles of Old Fitzgerald 9 year BiB today in original cardboard box....... [wow.gif]
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#3175 Post by Alan Rath » January 17th, 2019, 9:40 am

Any opinions on Basil Hayden's 10 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon?
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#3176 Post by Kris Patten » January 18th, 2019, 7:06 pm

JulianD wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Picked up some more 1920
What other bourbons would you liken the style of 1920 to? (never tried Old Forester)
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#3177 Post by Adam Noble » January 18th, 2019, 9:31 pm

Kris Patten wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 7:06 pm
JulianD wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Picked up some more 1920
What other bourbons would you liken the style of 1920 to? (never tried Old Forester)
100 proof Rye from OF is inbound, also seeing OFC 1993 25 year old, Double Eagle Special Rare 20 year old and got a peak at the next Parker's Heritage release, collectors will be thrilled!
Awesome. More unicorns to never find. It's almost cruel to tell us.

Btw, any thoughts on Willet Pot Still or Willet Rye? And what's a fair price?

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#3178 Post by Kris Patten » January 18th, 2019, 9:36 pm

Just moved from Vinum in WA, and not to me, so no good reviews from me on Willett.

The OF Rye will be about $25, so no unicorn, the OFC and DESR will be around $2250 and $2000 so hard to find, the Parker's is fairly available.

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#3179 Post by Adam Noble » January 18th, 2019, 9:52 pm

Oh, I'll be on the lookout to be sure! And I hope I run into that OF Rye.

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#3180 Post by Mike Maguire » January 19th, 2019, 9:49 am

Adam,
The pot still should be easy to find around 35-40.The rye will be a little harder but worth the search.I have a fair amount of the 2,3 and 4year rye.We can work something out if you can’t find any.I think I paid around $50 for them.

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#3181 Post by Adam Noble » January 19th, 2019, 4:34 pm

I saw the pot still for I think $80 post tax, and the Willet Rye small batch for around $100 also post tax. I didn't buy either one.

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#3182 Post by Al Ehrhardt » January 21st, 2019, 7:43 am

Adam Noble wrote:
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I saw the pot still for I think $80 post tax
That's crazy. In the low to mid 40's in IL and I think it's a pass at that price. IMO it would be a better bourbon with a few more years in barrel.

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#3183 Post by alan weinberg » January 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm

Just bought a 1.75 of Willett pot still at Hi-Times for $85. 750 is about half that.

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#3184 Post by Mike Maguire » January 22nd, 2019, 3:49 pm

Al Ehrhardt wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 7:43 am
Adam Noble wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 4:34 pm
I saw the pot still for I think $80 post tax
That's crazy. In the low to mid 40's in IL and I think it's a pass at that price. IMO it would be a better bourbon with a few more years in barrel.
That’s a great point Al, I agree.

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#3185 Post by JulianD » January 22nd, 2019, 4:17 pm

Forester 1920 at Costco for $46
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#3186 Post by bradkaplan » January 22nd, 2019, 4:24 pm

ooh, that's a good price, I need to see if my (not quite) local Costco has that in (at that price).
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#3187 Post by RDHudak » January 22nd, 2019, 5:03 pm

JulianD wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forester 1920 at Costco for $46
I had a splash of this last night. What a delicious bourbon.

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#3188 Post by JulianD » January 22nd, 2019, 6:03 pm

bradkaplan wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 4:24 pm
ooh, that's a good price, I need to see if my (not quite) local Costco has that in (at that price).
They also had the forester ‘statesman’ - I think for $42. Russell’s reserve 10 for $29. (This Costco is in Orange County)
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#3189 Post by Scott Butler » January 23rd, 2019, 6:13 am

alan weinberg wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Just bought a 1.75 of Willett pot still at Hi-Times for $85. 750 is about half that.
Nice stuff, very smooth - and a super cool bottle. I always want to do something artistic with the bottle when I finish it, but I am not artistic.
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#3190 Post by Alan Eden » January 23rd, 2019, 7:55 am

Cream of Kentucky

Anyone heard of it ? is it a real thing or just a marketing creation ?

Worth $150 ?
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#3191 Post by Brandon R » January 24th, 2019, 8:34 am

Adam Noble wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Kris Patten wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 7:06 pm
JulianD wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 4:58 pm

What other bourbons would you liken the style of 1920 to? (never tried Old Forester)
100 proof Rye from OF is inbound, also seeing OFC 1993 25 year old, Double Eagle Special Rare 20 year old and got a peak at the next Parker's Heritage release, collectors will be thrilled!
Awesome. More unicorns to never find. It's almost cruel to tell us.

Btw, any thoughts on Willet Pot Still or Willet Rye? And what's a fair price?
Adam, I had the Willett Pot Still Reserve and wasn't impressed. I wouldn't spend the $80 on it, personally. It came across as more spicy and almost piney...not what I'm personally looking for in a Bourbon.
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#3192 Post by Ben Herd » January 24th, 2019, 12:56 pm

Alan Eden wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 7:55 am
Cream of Kentucky

Anyone heard of it ? is it a real thing or just a marketing creation ?

Worth $150 ?
Jim Rutledge who is the former retired master distiller at Four Roses made that bourbon. Jim is the one who turned 4R around. Whether it is worth the price I don't know but having Jim be involved is a major plus in my book.

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#3193 Post by Jeff Fish » January 27th, 2019, 4:04 pm

I find OF 1920 Prohibition Style to be fairly unique, particularly the finish. It is one of my current favorites, along with McKenna 10 yr. and Willett 4 yr. Rye (which is also very unique).
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#3194 Post by Craig G » January 27th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Scott Butler wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 6:13 am
alan weinberg wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Just bought a 1.75 of Willett pot still at Hi-Times for $85. 750 is about half that.
Nice stuff, very smooth - and a super cool bottle. I always want to do something artistic with the bottle when I finish it, but I am not artistic.
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#3195 Post by Scott Butler » January 28th, 2019, 6:57 am

Craig G wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Scott Butler wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 6:13 am
alan weinberg wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm
Just bought a 1.75 of Willett pot still at Hi-Times for $85. 750 is about half that.
Nice stuff, very smooth - and a super cool bottle. I always want to do something artistic with the bottle when I finish it, but I am not artistic.
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#3196 Post by Andre B » January 29th, 2019, 4:54 pm

Hi All,

I'm new to this site, so it wont let me reply too much to everyone, but I'm interested in trading some of my bottles of California Cult Cabernets for some good bourbon. I would be willing to trade extremely fairly for the following Bourbons if anyone has them and is interested:

Old Rip Van Winkle 10
Michters 10 Yr Rye
Old Forester Birthday
Elijha Craig 18
Weller 12
Weller 107 Antique

Let me know if interested.PM me if you wish. Ill also be posting my own thread about this once I have the access.

Thanks,

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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3197 Post by Andre B » January 29th, 2019, 7:20 pm

NickRut wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Anyone have a lead on that 130 Four Roses abywhere near retail? Keep hearing good things.


Also - what’s the verdict on Michter’s 10? Worth a buy?
Michters 10 Rye is the jewel to get. 130 is a dinosaur at retail.
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#3198 Post by Andre B » 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.

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#3199 Post by Mike Maguire » February 3rd, 2019, 5:31 pm

Picked up a bottle of the Kirkland Small batch Tennessee Bourbon out of curiosity, it’s really quite good lots of Carmel and spice and hides the 103 proof well, no bite whatsoever.Around $50 per liter in Wa. Cheaper in every other state.I’ll buy again when I’m in Oregon or Illinois.

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#3200 Post by B.J. Law » February 4th, 2019, 3:48 pm

Just recently joined. I'm from Toronto Canada area, but I have a massive bourbon collection and I'm always looking for more trading partners as I tend to get a lot of volume of rare stuff (Pappy, BTAC, etc). Cheers.
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