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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3651 Post by ERPark » June 11th, 2020, 7:22 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition - looks like it’s spectacular, MSRP at $140. Found it at a shop, but at $399. Way overpriced, or is that reasonable for secondary market?
4R special releases typically don’t get that level of markup, unless they’re something truly special like the Al Young 50th bottling. I could see it being akin to the Elijah Craig 18 year, as they have almost similar MSRPs. Might be worth a twirl at $200, but definitely hard pass at $300 and higher.
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#3652 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 11th, 2020, 8:11 am

Thank you. Was my guess, but there are so many damn bottlings now that it’s hard to track the limited releases.
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#3653 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » June 11th, 2020, 6:15 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition - looks like it’s spectacular, MSRP at $140. Found it at a shop, but at $399. Way overpriced, or is that reasonable for secondary market?
Prior releases have been in that range and a bit higher. I’d say you got a fair deal.

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#3654 Post by Robert M yers » June 11th, 2020, 9:49 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition - looks like it’s spectacular, MSRP at $140. Found it at a shop, but at $399. Way overpriced, or is that reasonable for secondary market?
Pretty sure that’s overpriced by 20% or so.

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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3655 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 12th, 2020, 7:33 am

Robert M yers wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition - looks like it’s spectacular, MSRP at $140. Found it at a shop, but at $399. Way overpriced, or is that reasonable for secondary market?
Pretty sure that’s overpriced by 20% or so.
Appreciate the data points; will skip. I always like to hit local liquor shops when traveling and that bottle stood out.
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Re: The Bourbon Thread

#3656 Post by Steven King » June 14th, 2020, 5:13 am

Leonard Taylor wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 3:30 am
Anyone try the Knob Creek 15 just released? Worth it?
From the description, had to buy. Not tasted yet tho

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#3657 Post by Leonard Taylor » June 14th, 2020, 6:50 am

Steven King wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 5:13 am
Leonard Taylor wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 3:30 am
Anyone try the Knob Creek 15 just released? Worth it?
From the description, had to buy. Not tasted yet tho
Good to hear from you Steven. Hope you are well. My son picked up one for me in Greenville, SC but he hasn't delivered it yet. I love KC though.
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#3658 Post by Mike Maguire » June 14th, 2020, 7:47 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Anybody tried the Knob Creek 12yr yet? Saw it at Costco today.
Tried this last night, a bit of wood on the nose that dissipated quickly, vanilla and Carmel show up on the palate, flavors carry on thru the finish.Had neat, very smooth
and no heat.I would buy the single barrel all day for 15-20 dollars less.Have the 9yr on deck, less than half the price of the 12.

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#3659 Post by NickRut » June 19th, 2020, 5:19 pm

Anyone try the 9 year old fitz spring release yet? Looks to be a bigger release. Curious how it is
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#3660 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 19th, 2020, 7:06 pm

JC J o u a s wrote:
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Scott Butler wrote:
Nick Gangas wrote:hmmm somebody was just telling me about the new Angel's Envy. I hadn't heard about it so was surprised.
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Care to elaborate? I haven't heard of anything new.
Read Kris’s post above regarding the partnership behind Heaven’s Door whiskey

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This is why I love WB. Saw a flight on the menu at Cochon (New Orleans), read the article and then enlightened the bartender and another aspiring alcoholic on Heaven’s Door. Thank you :)
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#3661 Post by Kris Patten » June 19th, 2020, 7:46 pm

Leonard Taylor wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 3:42 am
Garrison Brothers Balmorhea

Just got this today and first time tasting. The color is incredibly dark. The nose is brooding caramel, bananas, some slight smoke, vanilla bean. Palate is just amazing chestnut, caramel, mouth coating vanilla. A bit hot on the nose and somewhat on the tongue but with a tiny bit of ice it is just captivating and invites you back for more. Hard to stop drinking this one. Nice job GB.
Setting this up in WA right now. Looking forward to putting some out in the market to see how consumers feel. Thanks for the note.
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#3662 Post by Mike Maguire » June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm

For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!

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#3663 Post by Kris Patten » June 21st, 2020, 9:34 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm
For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!
Sazerac is purchasing ET from Brown Forman, should close in Aug/Sept along with Collingwood and Canadian Mist.
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#3664 Post by Edward H. Earles » June 21st, 2020, 5:21 pm

Old Forester 100 @ $22 is even harder to beat.

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#3665 Post by Mike Maguire » June 23rd, 2020, 6:31 am

Kris Patten wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 9:34 am
Mike Maguire wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 9:43 pm
For a daily sipper you could do a lot worse than Early Times BIB for $25 a Ltr.Thats
right Early Times!
Sazerac is purchasing ET from Brown Forman, should close in Aug/Sept along with Collingwood and Canadian Mist.
That should be good for both.

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#3666 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 26th, 2020, 4:43 pm

Making way through this list. Weller 12 down, couple more to go!
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#3667 Post by ERPark » June 26th, 2020, 8:12 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Making way through this list. Weller 12 down, couple more to go!
Early Times BIB for $6 is dive bar pricing.
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#3668 Post by Craig G » June 26th, 2020, 10:09 pm

LOL, how is the regular Sazerac the same price as Weller 12? You can buy a bottle of Sazerac any day for $22 (and FWIW I’m quite a fan of it).
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#3669 Post by Mike Maguire » June 26th, 2020, 10:47 pm

ERPark wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Making way through this list. Weller 12 down, couple more to go!
Early Times BIB for $6 is dive bar pricing.
And the ancient age is a buck more! [crazy2.gif] Under 20 a handle up here.Don’t get me wrong I really like AA but can’t hold a candle to th ET, as always MHO.

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#3670 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 27th, 2020, 6:01 am

Ended up hitting their barrel selects to close.

Went with the 2015 Four Roses and the WT Kentucky Spirit. Both were great.
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#3671 Post by ERPark » June 27th, 2020, 1:52 pm

How much was the WTKS? Don’t see that on either menu pics.....
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#3672 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 27th, 2020, 3:33 pm

Third line on second pic - $16
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#3673 Post by ERPark » June 27th, 2020, 6:02 pm

Ah, missed that. Hope it met or exceeded expectations!
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#3674 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm

ERPark wrote:
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Ah, missed that. Hope it met or exceeded expectations!
Exceeded, but my bar was low.

Today was a cocktail day, so nothing exciting to report. Did pick up some local stuff I wanted to try - OCD #5 Glenn Creek Distillery (using Old Crow yeast, if I understand this correctly) and a bottle of KC 10 barrel select by one of the local stores. Should be fun when I get home, as I have family coming to visit and a bottle of George T Stagg I picked up :)
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#3675 Post by Kris Patten » June 30th, 2020, 8:18 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm
ERPark wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Ah, missed that. Hope it met or exceeded expectations!
Exceeded, but my bar was low.

Today was a cocktail day, so nothing exciting to report. Did pick up some local stuff I wanted to try - OCD #5 Glenn Creek Distillery (using Old Crow yeast, if I understand this correctly) and a bottle of KC 10 barrel select by one of the local stores. Should be fun when I get home, as I have family coming to visit and a bottle of George T Stagg I picked up :)
I'd knock down some 2016 Birthday Bourbon, Old Fitz 13 year old, and 4R Small Batch Select.
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#3676 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 30th, 2020, 8:59 pm

Old Fitz and BIBs were gone; I tried :)

Also told me they were out of the BT Antiques. I was surprised, as I have a bottle of George T Stagg sitting on the shelf...
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#3677 Post by Andrew Kotowski » July 2nd, 2020, 10:19 pm

Speaking of Stagg...
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#3678 Post by Andrew Kotowski » July 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm

For the Seattle crew - get ‘em while they’re here at $44.99. Pine Lake QFC.
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#3679 Post by Kris Patten » July 3rd, 2020, 4:22 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Old Fitz and BIBs were gone; I tried :)

Also told me they were out of the BT Antiques. I was surprised, as I have a bottle of George T Stagg sitting on the shelf...
Antiques and Pappy arrive in Oct/Nov depending on your part of the country....if they still had them you probably wouldn't like the price anyhow.
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#3680 Post by Kris Patten » July 3rd, 2020, 4:23 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm
For the Seattle crew - get ‘em while they’re here at $44.99. Pine Lake QFC.
Bob's Lake City is picking out a Four Rose's Cask Strength barrel, so keep an eye out for that too in Seattle (North).
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