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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3951 Post by RDHudak » November 20th, 2020, 10:25 am

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Any thoughts on the new release of Elijah Craig's C920 Barrel Proof?
I thought it was very good and among their best releases. I've heard a lot of raves about the B520, but I didn't like the grassy note it has. I've never tasted that in an ECBP.
I think the C920 is as good as the A117.
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#3952 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 20th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Brandon R wrote:
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What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?
Yes - Believe it was $70 OTD at BevMo. Batch 12 was supposed to be the stuff dreams are made out of, but I didn't get to try that one :D Believe they're on 14 now, and mine should be showing up on the doorstep momentarily!

Re: grassy note in ECBP B520 - will try some more tonight. I do not recall that descriptor.
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#3953 Post by Keith_B » November 20th, 2020, 4:42 pm

Brandon R wrote:
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What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?
Never had it, but also interested in feedback.
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#3954 Post by TGigante » November 20th, 2020, 6:03 pm

Keith_B wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Brandon R wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 9:23 am
What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?
Never had it, but also interested in feedback.
Me too. Saw it locally for $99 but wasn’t sure high proof bourbon is in my wheelhouse. Clocks in at 120 I believe
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#3955 Post by Dave McCloskey » November 21st, 2020, 6:45 am

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New Pappy or stitzel-Weller juice?
New Pappy? [scratch.gif]
New Pappy = Buffalo Trace distillate. Pappy garnered cult status on the basis of Stizel-Weller distillate. All Pappy has been without SW for a few years now. The ultra limited Pappy 25 that was released a few years ago was probably the last of the SW stock.

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#3956 Post by Andrew K. » November 21st, 2020, 9:03 am

Looks like I ended up with a bottle of GTS this year. $107. Sadly no Pappy it appears.
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#3957 Post by Adam Noble » November 21st, 2020, 9:16 am

Andrew K. wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 9:03 am
Looks like I ended up with a bottle of GTS this year. $107. Sadly no Pappy it appears.
That’s a hell of a good score nonetheless. I’d be thrilled with that.

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#3958 Post by jbray23 » November 21st, 2020, 9:53 am

Brandon R wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 9:23 am
What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?

For my lame taste it’s a yes, it’s more of a Cali Cab Bourbon though.... I like it a ton or by the 6 pack!!
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#3959 Post by jbray23 » November 21st, 2020, 9:56 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Brandon R wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 9:23 am
What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?
Yes - Believe it was $70 OTD at BevMo. Batch 12 was supposed to be the stuff dreams are made out of, but I didn't get to try that one :D Believe they're on 14 now, and mine should be showing up on the doorstep momentarily!

Re: grassy note in ECBP B520 - will try some more tonight. I do not recall that descriptor.
Sorry, had to run to the lower portion of the state or as someone put it ‘North Portland’, you’ll get it on Monday
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#3960 Post by jbray23 » November 21st, 2020, 10:01 am

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Talk to Jason Bray re: Willett. 185 bottles is a lot of bottles ...
Late to reply, but yeah Willett ain’t never gonna happen. Sorry all.
Yeah, perhaps not for the wineberserker pick, but single barrel picks are available through Willett. My best buddy back home in TN was able to get a Willett barrel last year. Granted, he's in the industry, somewhat local and has a working relationship with Drew, so a few steps ahead.
Well yes, we get 1-4 barrels a year, I would love for it to go to WB’s... but I would probably be out of work if that happened
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#3961 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 21st, 2020, 1:07 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 9:16 am
Andrew K. wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 9:03 am
Looks like I ended up with a bottle of GTS this year. $107. Sadly no Pappy it appears.
That’s a hell of a good score nonetheless. I’d be thrilled with that.
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#3962 Post by H. N o w b a r » November 21st, 2020, 4:58 pm

TGigante wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Keith_B wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Brandon R wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 9:23 am
What's everyone's take on Stagg "Jr."? Good stuff?
Never had it, but also interested in feedback.
Me too. Saw it locally for $99 but wasn’t sure high proof bourbon is in my wheelhouse. Clocks in at 120 I believe
The batch 14 bottle in my hand says 130.2! I've had a few drams. It's a full bodied bourbon (deep dark flavors) that requires ice for my palate. Recommended if you can get it close to retail.
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#3963 Post by JC J o u a s » November 22nd, 2020, 5:44 am

Here is a link with a running list of all of the Stagg Jr release batch info.

https://www.bourbonex.com/forums/topic/ ... fo-batches
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#3964 Post by TGigante » November 22nd, 2020, 1:45 pm

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That's funny Tony. If you ask me I find Eagle Rare 10 year incredible and very hard to beat for a daily drinker. Around $30 IIRC. My tastes just cannot justify spending over $100 for anything. It is mostly just hype and demand from trophy hunters after that. There are some people that spend ridiculous amounts of time hunting for stuff and then take a picture of the bottle as soon as they get back to their car to show off.
Thanks Leonard
This thread is helpful to guys like me as I don’t drink often and only know the banter from friends and acquaintances
Tracked down some Eagle Rare 10 -$55 and some EH Taylor Jr Single Barrel bottled in bond -$100
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#3965 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » November 22nd, 2020, 2:04 pm

$55 is pretty high for eagle rare 10.
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#3966 Post by TGigante » November 22nd, 2020, 4:22 pm

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
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$55 is pretty high for eagle rare 10.
I though so too but I went to about 6 stores and was only able to locate this lone bottle. Grabbed it figuring the surcharge translates into a convenience charge as I was running out of options.
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#3967 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 22nd, 2020, 5:02 pm

Pricey weekend for me :0
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#3968 Post by TGigante » November 22nd, 2020, 6:50 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 5:02 pm
Pricey weekend for me :0
Nice haul
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#3969 Post by Kelly Walker » November 23rd, 2020, 2:33 pm

Just upped another bottle of this. Made using the classic sherry solera process with sherry barrels. Deep and rich. Not too sweet. A bit pricey but worth the cost IMHO. Made in the Hudson Valley.

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#3970 Post by Mike Maguire » November 23rd, 2020, 4:54 pm

PSA
Eagle rare at BevMo for $35 before taxes, my son said they had a few cases in Tacoma

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#3971 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 23rd, 2020, 5:36 pm

Mike Maguire wrote:
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PSA
Eagle rare at BevMo for $35 before taxes, my son said they had a few cases in Tacoma
I can generally find it for $31-$34 all over the eastside. Come visit the sticks, Mike :D
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#3972 Post by TGigante » November 24th, 2020, 6:08 am

What would be the best vessel to use to distribute some pours of whiskey to use in a virtual tasting? What size should each pour be and how many pours per serving?

Should there be a small taste of the featured whiskey and then everyone breaks out their own bottle of what ever they have on hand for follow up pours?

Looking for some suggestions on how to set up a format for a rotating virtual tasting where one party provides pours of the feature to the others via drop off or pick up of the tasting pour

TIA
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#3973 Post by ClarkstonMark » November 24th, 2020, 6:26 am

TGigante wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 6:08 am
What would be the best vessel to use to distribute some pours of whiskey to use in a virtual tasting? What size should each pour be and how many pours per serving?

Should there be a small taste of the featured whiskey and then everyone breaks out their own bottle of what ever they have on hand for follow up pours?

Looking for some suggestions on how to set up a format for a rotating virtual tasting where one party provides pours of the feature to the others via drop off or pick up of the tasting pour

TIA
I would go with mini bottles.
Either buy new, or go to wherever you buy liquor and get however many you need (filled with whatever liquor), dump out or use, and re-fill with your tasting.
If you want bulk, case of 48 2oz bottles with cap....
https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S- ... ttles-2-oz
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#3974 Post by Mike Maguire » November 24th, 2020, 6:57 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 5:36 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 4:54 pm
PSA
Eagle rare at BevMo for $35 before taxes, my son said they had a few cases in Tacoma
I can generally find it for $31-$34 all over the eastside. Come visit the sticks, Mike :D
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#3975 Post by Mike Maguire » November 24th, 2020, 7:00 am

Re tasting bottles, our group uses 2 oz and it works great for initial pour and a later follow up taste.

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#3976 Post by Brandon R » November 24th, 2020, 8:52 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 6:57 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 5:36 pm
Mike Maguire wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 4:54 pm
PSA
Eagle rare at BevMo for $35 before taxes, my son said they had a few cases in Tacoma
I can generally find it for $31-$34 all over the eastside. Come visit the sticks, Mike :D
It’s scary out there [swoon.gif]
Wait a sec...are we really calling Sammamish, "The Sticks?" neener

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#3977 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 24th, 2020, 9:48 am

LOL! You’re crossing bridges and changing area codes, buddy!
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#3978 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 24th, 2020, 5:02 pm

I got a bottle of the forester barrel strength, we’ll see how it is.

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#3979 Post by Christos M. » November 24th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Finally came across Booker’s Country Ham 19-03 from last year. Had it once and loved it. Popped open the bottle as soon as I got it home and it was even better than I remember. :)
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#3980 Post by Robert M yers » November 25th, 2020, 2:10 pm

Picked up an Old Overholt 11 year old Rye today. Pretty pricey at $75, but as far as older release Rye goes there just aren’t very many. Interestingly they only released this to Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Also came across a small stash Rabbit Hole Boxergrail straight Rye Founder’s collection. Does anybody know of this is a desirable Release? It’s probably above my pay grade to just give a whirl for a 6yr old, but has me curious of course.

(Sorry I know these are two Rye’s but wish we could merge the Rye/Bourbon threads)

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#3981 Post by Keith_B » November 25th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Christos M. wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Finally came across Booker’s Country Ham 19-03 from last year. Had it once and loved it. Popped open the bottle as soon as I got it home and it was even better than I remember. :)
I grabbed a Booker's Pigskin 20-03. Never had Booker's so looking forward to popping it tomorrow.
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#3982 Post by Travis Fantz » November 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm

Any thoughts on the Knob Creek 15 year? Just started popping up around here.
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#3983 Post by Christos M. » November 27th, 2020, 8:27 am

Travis Fantz wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Any thoughts on the Knob Creek 15 year? Just started popping up around here.
I really like it. Very smooth with a good peanut flavor profile. Very straightforward in a good way.
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#3984 Post by Mike Maguire » November 27th, 2020, 8:47 am

Travis Fantz wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Any thoughts on the Knob Creek 15 year? Just started popping up around here.
I have a few bottles of the 12 and really like it, I would guess the 15 is even better.
15 seems to be the real sweet spot for most bourbons.As always MHO. [cheers.gif]

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#3985 Post by Travis Fantz » November 27th, 2020, 8:54 pm

i've been drinking the 12 over consistently and really like it. I have to look so closely at labels to see how much oak or sticks of oak are added to the aging. For this, I would have to make a special trip multiple time to get a few bottles. I decided about 2 years ago only to drink things I can have when I want. The 12 has fallen into that realm.
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