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post #2386 of 2399
I'm coming 'round on my bottle of Elijah Craig 12. Had some last night.

Also retried my bottle of Eagle Rare 10 and I'm really liking this one. Will see if I can get my hands on a 17 (I know right, nice try)
post #2387 of 2399

Did anyone else in Ontario get in on the lottery for the Old Rip Van Winkle 10 or the Van Winkle Family Reserve 12?

 

Its now closed, way oversubscribed and you would find out by tomorrow night if you got an allocation. Prices were $85 for the 10 and $102 for the 12

post #2388 of 2399
Anyone else drinking the Russels reserve single barrel small batch? This is probably my favorite right now. 110 proof but is so smooth.
post #2389 of 2399
oops, forgot to sign up to that Van Winkle lottery thing!


I did get a tip from one of our very own local SF brethren about Weller 12 at Summerhill ($45) and picked up a bottle. Pretty good stuff. Will have more to say as I get into the bottle...
post #2390 of 2399
Just learned they removed the 12 off the front of Elijah Craig. It still lists 12 years on the back in small lettering, but I can't help but think that this is a ploy to eventually phase out the age statement altogether.
post #2391 of 2399
Damn. Better stock up
post #2392 of 2399
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Originally Posted by kpar View Post
 

Did anyone else in Ontario get in on the lottery for the Old Rip Van Winkle 10 or the Van Winkle Family Reserve 12?

 

Its now closed, way oversubscribed and you would find out by tomorrow night if you got an allocation. Prices were $85 for the 10 and $102 for the 12

I got a bottle of the 12 in the lottery

post #2393 of 2399
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Picked up a bottle of the OBSO Single Barrel 4R from Table & Vine today on a whim.  Guessing its one of their less popular recipes as it is still hanging around to be purchased.  

That T&V OBSO is great, so is the OESV they had. Can't believe it's still on the shelf!

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My local store reserved me a bottle of Cured Oak, $68. I'll try and remember to post my thoughts this weekend when I've sipped it a few times

Only 1700 bottles released of this. 17 year old BT juice. Retails for $80-90, selling at $400 on the secondary market. Woof. Looks like mine will be traded or sold, can't justify opening a bottle like that thats already at the $400 mark.

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Lots of hype surrounding this one. I am interested to hear how it actually is. Supposed to be close to a heavily oaked ER 17.

Heard from john at TPS that it's really good, but like I said above...

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Willett was not as touristy (as in no museum and promo video) but still was a lot of bullshit. they make it sound like they've been distilling forever. you have to kind of ask the right questions to have them tell you they haven't distilled in a very long time and only recently started up their still again. They also will only say an independent producer when you ask who distilla the stuff for them but it seems pretty clear where they get it. Maybe it has to do with trademark and licensing brand name issues


Anyways you should go to party source. My one regret but it was too out of the way for me

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I find most of the craft small distillery stuff I've had are too watered down. I just don't trust most of their palates. Have yet to have craft bourbon that I think is worth the upcharge over the big boys

But yeah the tours there are I think more interesting cuz generally you're talking to the distiller

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This isn't just an open secret about bourbon. A lot of new craft labels aren't produced in house. They are made by others.

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I thought the vast majority of Willett was LDI/MGP make, not Heaven Hill.

Their new pricing is absurd BTW. There's no reason to pay $120+ for an 11-year old bourbon not even distilled by them. I understand they're trying to price it to eliminate the secondary market's upcharge, but still, fuck them.

ALL of Willet's bourbon is KY distilled. The older Rye's the produced are KY rye, the newer stuff is all LDI. Willet are great marketers. They know how to sell. I'm not crazy about their house brands, and the WFE's can be hit and miss (and they aren't just HH, they buy from all the major distillers, and have been for a while). I'm really digging the Bernheim Distilled Wheaters they put out in the gift shop and select retailers on occasion. The price tag is hefty (from $275-$400 retail per bottle) but a 21 year old wheated bourbon at (some) over 70% ABV is special. And damn tasty.

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Anyone know any online stores with the EH Taylor cured oak bourbon? Can't find the stuff so far where I live in Florida and I would like to grab a bottle. Or,if anyone has access to a bottle of this locally, would anyone be willing to pick one up and ship it to me?

Good luck man, this is a really sought after bottle.

Have you guys checked out the Four Roses Icons of Whiskey SIngle Barrels? I was lucky enough to score the vertical...Was at Julios when it dropped there a few weeks ago (OBSV), Bayway in Elizabeth just dropped there's last week (OESK), was in Louisville when Liquor Barn's hit (OBSQ-my fave of the bunch so far and OESF) and managed to get in early with phone orders at Binny's in Chicago (OBSO and OESO), Schneiders in DC (OBSK and OBSF) and the two Cali stores (Hitime OESQ and Wally's OESV). Love this shit man....

http://fredminnick.com/why-four-roses-is-the-bourbon-geeks-darling-whisky-icon-barrel-picks/
post #2394 of 2399
I had a couple pours of the OESF. While I've never enjoyed F as much as the others, it was quite tasty.
post #2395 of 2399
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I had a couple pours of the OESF. While I've never enjoyed F as much as the others, it was quite tasty.

No you didn't, you lie!
post #2396 of 2399
@NewYorkIslander You're a machine Rob - your great grandchildren will, G-d Willing, be drinking 100 year old Four Roses based on your purchasing habits....

I'd be tempted to sell that Cured Oak too, but I have such a hard time with the secondary bourbon market. Every time I'm tempted to sell a limited bottle I err on the side of drinking it....
post #2397 of 2399
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No you didn't, you lie!

Did too! Along with some 1986 old grand dad which was amazing as hell.
post #2398 of 2399
Fakes
post #2399 of 2399

I've been drinking Wild Turkey recently and I must say, I like a lot!

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