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gnatty8

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A friend recently completed his PCS to Texas. Wandered into a Spec's looking to stock the house til TMO arrives, and behind some california red blends (i know gross...california? Ew) he noticed an anomalous bottle. Asked if i wanted this "slightly larger than usual one".

Yep. Yep i sure do.

What a bro. Anywho. Arrived today.

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Now there’s a surprise! Which Spec’s was it, not Houston I suppose?
 

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Now there’s a surprise! Which Spec’s was it, not Houston I suppose?

he said "on the way home after a day in Austin" so not sure if Austin, Round Rock, San Antonio, or somewheres betwixt them.
 

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^Truly a “diamond in the rough” of overpriced, overhyped, overplayed bourbons.

I think this is one of the all time greats. This bottle cost $65 and easily beats out many of the “usual suspects”

Cheers!
 

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^Truly a “diamond in the rough” of overpriced, overhyped, overplayed bourbons.

I think this is one of the all time greats. This bottle cost $65 and easily beats out many of the “usual suspects”

Cheers!

I couldn't agree more, but guys like you and I are fortunate it doesn't fall into the overhyped/overplayed bourbons, since the minute it does, these won't be anywhere near as readily available as they are now!
 

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Picked up a bottle of the Booker's Springfield Batch over the weekend. At $99, this is a relative bargain, and I'd buy another if I could. Booker's is an example if what happens when a bourbon is discovered though, since I usually only see this (when it even IS available) at 50% or more markup, which is typically the very upper limit of what I'd pay for this one
 

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Picked up a bottle of the Booker's Springfield Batch over the weekend. At $99, this is a relative bargain, and I'd buy another if I could. Booker's is an example if what happens when a bourbon is discovered though, since I usually only see this (when it even IS available) at 50% or more markup, which is typically the very upper limit of what I'd pay for this one
How does it compare to mighty fine and storyteller?
 

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It isn't awful.

Theres another one in the basement or i'd have nursed it way longer lol. Gonna explore some other things before we crack that one though. Save it for sharing after we move next year.
 

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