- Nov 17, 2008
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Gonna have to restart my bourbon game. Truly you guys (Mainly @gnatty for resurrecting this thread) are an inspiration.
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A friend with fine taste and a kind heart. Glad to see those bottles being enjoyed and not held hostage for exorbitant prices on the secondary market.
Great find. I was lucky enough to get a bottle at retail myself but am saving the uncorking for Christmas. Had a few tastes at an event a couple weeks ago and share your sentiments. Great batch this year. Wish I had a few more for the bunker.Got a Stagg on Black Friday, but I have to go to North Dakota to retrieve it. Tasted it tonight (at Esker Grove, since we share a city), and it’s everything I hoped and then some.
Didn't bother looking. Because of the state run stores in PA, Philadelphia is a wasteland for good whiskey. Also, my old B&M in Tennessee offered me a Thomas H. Handy for $500 to which I responded "no thanks". I believe having a liquor license doesn't mean they have a license to earn 500% to 600% margins on products they are simply reselling on behalf of the distillery. In my opinion, there is not a whiskey out there that's worth $500. I probably have a half dozen bottles of earlier BTAC releases from 2011 and 2012 (mainly GTS and Eagle Rare 17) that are still unopened and I will get to one day, and another few bottles of PVW that I purchased at retail prices (under $100) before the bourbon craze flared up. I'd actually probably sell one or two at current market prices since my opportunity cost if FAR above the value I place on them, but it's too much of a hassle, so I will just drink them one of these days..Anyone lucky enough to snag a BTAC, Pappy, or otherwise allocated drop from a major distillery this year?
As it should be given your locality. That’s a much more ‘relative’ whiskey for you. I enjoy scotch...I’m just not not wealthy enough to partake in good scotch.Scotch is much more popular in Poland. However from time to time my US relatives bring me Woodford Reserve which I understand is some mid-tier bourbon but I enjoy it very much. I'm looking forward to revisiting this thread next time I am in the USA
RR can be incredible depending on the barrel. I think Decades batch 1 was an incredible showing of what blended WT is capable of. That’s a cool outlet you have to sample some of the wares!Russell's reserve single barrel today. KL Wines has some exclusive barrels that they choose and purchase. They have a rep come a few times a year and do a tasting of the different options. Pretty neat.
Completely understand. We’re on SF for a reason after all. I, like you, am not camping out or otherwise wasting time ‘hunting’ for the chance the buy overpriced bullshit either. I rely on relationships and chance. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.I got a Old Fitz 14, GTS and WLW this year but at secondary. I put my name in the hat for the OH BTAC and VW lotteries but am not holding my breath on those. I find at this point I don’t have the time or patience that others do to spend traveling hours down to KY and back, waiting in lines or bouncing from store to store to have a chance to purchase a bottle. I would rather pay a premium to get what I want and know for certain I will get what I want.
The 2009 PVW 15 I got this year was very tasty, but I think pre-91 OWO is much better tasting and 2/3 the price so I think I’ll likely buy more Old Weller Original whenever it pops up
Agree. It didn’t always used to be that way...but now Weller in general is a nearly allocated. Sad.Store / group barrel picks OWA can be amazing ... if you can get them!
Have you tried any of the 1920 or single barrel stuff?