Bourbon thread- The world's best brown liquor

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  1. pperc15

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    Yeah, I’m on way to airport. Next time.
     
  2. tjsblue

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    I don’t know why you’re liking this Anison. He didn’t include you right !!?!.
     
  3. goblue31602

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    Anison is included for our eventual trip, you are not. :bird:
     
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  4. tjsblue

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    I'll be living at his new spot by then.
     
  5. Anison

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    Dislike
     
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  6. visa

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    Hit and run, I like your style
     
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  7. pperc15

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    Only was here one night for work.

    Headed to Austin, Texas on Sunday through Wednesday for work. Any suggestions on shops in Austin are most welcome :)
     
  8. visa

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    That’s TLAU realm

    Not sure about shops but definitely check out Seven Grand and Easy Tiger. And enjoy the food
     
  9. pperc15

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    Don’t have much time for separate eating and drinking, everything is planned. May have an hour to run to a shop but that’s it.
     
  10. The_Baumer

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    A store near me is getting a 14 year-old Knob Creek store pick so I stopped in to get on the list. Chatted with the owner and he asked if I wanted one of the Blanton's picks he's got behind the counter. I told him I thought these sold out the first day and he gave me a wink. What a guy. Blanton's is not really my thing but how can I say no?
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  11. Detlef Schrempf

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    Love blantons, would love to get my hands on some straight from the barrel and gold.
     
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  12. Baseballman86

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    That’s a badass label
     
  13. Daniel Ocean

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    Would you be willing to sell it to me? If so how much? Has Blantons become hard to find and overpriced like every thing else? Can’t seem to find it anywhere and saw a bottle for a lot more than it used to be. TIA to anyone who knows.
     
  14. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

    I’m going to keep it given it’s a single barrel. However, I’ll keep my eyes open for a Blanton’s for you if you’re looking. Buffalo Trace ships it out where I am two or three times a year. Others in this thread may have access to a bottle right now.
     
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  15. clemsontyger04

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    Went to a bar last night that had blantons for 25 a pour. Why is it so damn hard to find now?

    Tried Michters tonight, going to have to find that locally.
     
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  16. Daniel Ocean

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    I don’t keep up with the thread as much as I used to but bourbon is my favorite booze and Blantons is my favorite bourbon. I bought a bunch of bottles awhile back I am getting dangerously low so I started looking again and can’t seem to find it.
     
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  17. Daniel Ocean

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    Morherfuck if I knew this was going to happen I wouldn’t have drank my stash. Down to half a bottle. Motherfuck
     
  18. Detlef Schrempf

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    Blantons retails for $60 a bottle now, it used to retail for $30-40, and it’s much tougher to find on a shelf than it used to.
     
  19. Daniel Ocean

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    Do you have access to any?
     
  20. Bo Pelinis

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    Saw Michters yesterday for the first time in a while. Good stuff?
     
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  21. Gotch Yarbrough

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    Some tool is (successfully) selling Blanton's minis (50ml) on one of the Facebook groups for $30/per. I like Blanton's and see the appeal of minis for gifts and such, but that is absurd.
     
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  22. 09knight

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    We get one bottle of blantons allocated to our bar per month and we’re a top 3 account for the territory
     
  23. pperc15

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    I can get it every so often for $58.99 in PA. Sent one to Buzz. Sending the store pick I found in Chicago ($80) to Detlef Schrempf.
    I can be on the lookout for when it’s back in stores in my area. Where do you live?

    I have 2x 375ml PLCB store picks in my stash and 2x 750ml. Going to hold onto those for now.
     
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  24. Detlef Schrempf

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    Not often. I have two bottles right now and it’s one of my regular pours, I’m a big fan of blantons.
     
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  25. Daniel Ocean

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    I live in LA. I can usually walk into one of the BevMos near near me and pick one up for about 55. About a year and a half ago I picked up four bottles for 200. Had a coupon for like 20% of total purchase from BevMo.

    For those that know how good Mitchers small batch is it worth 60?
     
  26. Detlef Schrempf

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    I’m not a huge michters fan, there are better bottles for $60 imo.
     
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  27. pperc15

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    I’ll look out for you. Might have access to more store picks at $68.99 in a few weeks.

    I like Michters and can get it for you for $40.99. Currently sold out in my county and neighboring county but will be back in stock before too long I’d expect.

    You ever have anything good at your BevMos?
     
  28. Daniel Ocean

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    What’s the “store pick”? Is it different than the regular?

    Let me know how much shipping would be and what we can work out.

    IDK not to be smart ass but I am a bourbon novice compared to most itt thread so I don’t think I qualified to say what’s good or not. Look up BevMo and use 90066 as the zip code that will give you stores close to me. If you see something we can work something out.
     
  29. pperc15

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    Store pick means the store (in my case the state of PA) picked out a barrel that they get exclusive. Some people think it’s slightly better because the better barrels are reserved for store picks but who knows.

    It’s no problem - I’ll send it to you for cost+shipping. Done so for others in the thread. I was just curious what you come across.

    I’ll let you know when I get my hands on something. Shipping would probably come to around $15-$20 fedex ground. You could also create your own shipping label on fedex and email it to me and I’ll use that.
     
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  30. Daniel Ocean

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    Thanks.

    Not to be greedy but if you get multiple bottles I’d love to be able to buy them. Two bottles will last me awhile since Blantons is my sipping bourbon. I picked up some rebel yell last week to mix with diet ginger ale. I might go pick up some buffalo trace to sip on till I get more Blantons.

    Set up an alert with BevMo for Blantons so maybe I’ll just need one if they let me know.

    As far as what I see let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll keep an eye out.

    What do you guys recommend for 40-50?
     
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  31. Detlef Schrempf

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    EH Taylor Small Batch
     
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  32. pperc15

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    No problem. I’ll see what I can do.

    I’m on the lookout for Weller 12 and Weller 107. Yamazaki 18 at MSRP. Barrel Craft Spirits 15 year. Michters 10 year.

    I know some others are looking for Oldfangled Blaum Bros (as am I).
     
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  33. pperc15

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    Yep, this. Can get it for about $40 here. There are 7-8 bottles in a store near my office. Going to go next week once I’m back in town so hopefully they are still there and I can grab a few. Going to give one to a friend with a SiB EHT at the same time - on top of a check for his wedding. Maybe a barrel proof as well if I can get my hands on another.
     
  34. Daniel Ocean

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    Out of stock anywhere near me.
     
  35. Detlef Schrempf

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    Any other types of EH Taylor?
     
  36. Daniel Ocean

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    Nope but only saw the barrel strength which was 80.
     
  37. Detlef Schrempf

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    Go get it, it’s one of my favorite bottles. I have two right now and it’s great.
     
  38. Daniel Ocean

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    LOL. It was sold out too. I meant that’s the only other EH Taylor I saw
     
  39. Detlef Schrempf

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    Well, shit. I’ve been drinking a bottle of Rowan’s Creek recently and I think it was $35-40 and I am enjoying it.
     
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  40. Daniel Ocean

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    Yeah I can’t seem to find anything and don’t want to throw away $50 on something that might not be worth it
     
  41. g8r

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    As long as I can get c+s on the Blantons I will pick some up for y’all. Local store has them fairly often. They also have a ton of the minis if you want to go that route.
     
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  42. Gotch Yarbrough

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    Four Roses single barrel is good value for around $40ish, maybe a bit more (and better) if barrel proof. You can find some of the better 1792's like sweet wheat or full proof for $50-55 depending on local availability. I think your $40-50 range would be around retail for Old Weller Antique, which is well though of but generally moves fast most places.
     
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  43. Daniel Ocean

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    How much?
     
  44. Gotch Yarbrough

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    I'd be interested in some minis for my wedding if you can get a half dozen or so. Let me know if you have trouble accessing EH Taylor small batch/single barrel, High West stuff (other than mwnd), or 1792 sweet wheat/full proof and are interested in some. That's about the only stuff I regularly see locally that seems to be hard to find some places unfortunately.
     
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  45. Daniel Ocean

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    Which 1792 are good/decent?
     
  46. pperc15

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    What can you get EHT Barrel Proof for? I’d be interested in another bottle for my buddy’s wedding.
     
  47. Gotch Yarbrough

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    I believe $75, possibly $70
     
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  48. goblue31602

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    The regular small batch is fantastic for the price. Single barrel, sweet wheat, and BIB are the best, in my opinion .
     
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  49. pperc15

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    Would you mind grabbing one for me, please? I’ll paypal you c+s.

    I can look for some 50ml minis of Blantons for you. Are you interested in 375ml as well? Lmk if you’re looking for anything else.
     
  50. Gotch Yarbrough

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    I will grab one Monday. I'd prefer minis I think. You still have any of those ETLs sitting around or access to more?