Bourbon thread- The world's best brown liquor

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Artoo, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. pperc15

    pperc15 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks. Where are you located? I’m shocked the Barrel Proof would be sitting on the shelf at that price.

    I still have my ETLs. Considering trading one for a W12 1.75 or something of that ilk. Not sure about access to more, probably not, but will see in a couple of weeks when they do the 3rd Wednesday of the month online release.

    Edit: minis sold out in PA but I’ll keep an eye on the inventory.
     
  2. Gotch Yarbrough

    Gotch Yarbrough Canada eh?
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    I'm in Iowa, small batch and single barrel both sit at the two decent non-chain liquor stores around here for some reason.
     
  3. pperc15

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    Gotcha. I can get both of those in PA fairly easily right now.
     
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  4. g8r

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    The blantons is $60ish. I am not sure the price on the minis. Will let you know.
     
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  5. g8r

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    What is your timeline? I will check on some tomorrow.
     
  6. Gotch Yarbrough

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    Mid May or so, so no real rush. Appreciate it!
     
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  7. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    Ended up picking up a Michters small batch for $40 thanks to BevMo price match. Hope it makes a decent sipper while I wait for my Blantons to come in stock.
     
  8. Daniel Ocean

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    Glass and stones thanks to my SS Beeds07
    Grilled some steaks and enjoying some imo great bourbon

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  9. Daniel Ocean

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    As a novice all I can say is that it was great. For $41 it was a great buy. Might become my go to if I can’t find blantons for a decent price. Had 2 two finger pours that is my limit with the new diet. Anything more and I don’t sip and I might as well be drinking fireball
     
  10. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

    I’ll drink Michter’s Small Batch any time. It’s solid and generally available at all times.
     
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  11. Daniel Ocean

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    Yeah this was solid. I really liked it and had fight everything to stop at my 2nd two fingers. BevMo employee told me he thought Blantons was 75. I’d rather have this at almost half the price.
     
  12. HotButteredGrits

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    I love Michter's. I've been trying to acquire what I can, when I can as it goes and comes here locally. The best basic bottle I think is their American Whisky. Sour Mash is solid. The small batch Bourbon is great daily drinker. I use the Straight Rye mostly in Old Fashioneds and Manhattans. I have a bottle of the M10 and M10 Rye that I've yet to open but I know the M10 is incredible. Looking to get the Toasted Bourbon and a lot of folks say the Toasted Rye is the best of them all. Those are hard to find outside of secondary pricing.

    And they just opened a new distillery in Louisville and they are selling these there now:

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  13. Daniel Ocean

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    Mitchers 10 year was my first bourbon before that I was mostly an Irish whiskey guy. Picked up a bottle on a whim. It was 90 at the time and my wife thought I was crazy to spend that much on something I’d never tasted and didn’t know if i would like. Looking back I wish l’d bought more. But, at least I can say I’ve drank $300 (current price) bourbon.
     
  14. pperc15

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    Interesting, what’s the Port Nelson?
     
  15. Daniel Ocean

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    Came in 65 a bottle limit was 2 at BevMo. Saw the Mchters Small batch for 59 a bottle. I paid 40 because of the price match they do.

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  16. pperc15

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    Congrats!
     
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  17. Daniel Ocean

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    Thanks. Wish I could have bought more but I am happy. I like the Mitchers I bought too so I am stocked for a bit.
     
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  18. kentucky_dawg

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    Picked this up today. $83 after tax.

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  19. pperc15

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    well played. good stuff.
     
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  20. Fargin' Icehole

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    So Booker's 30th came to the VA warehouse. Some people figured out you could special order it through the stores....by the case. People were getting 2 cases at a time. No limits. I was a day too late. Sonofa....
     
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  21. Lipp

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    Booker’s is hard to get now too?
     
  22. 09knight

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    My abc hookup just told me he has a bottle of OWA for me. Florida people, if you’re looking it appears Abc’s just got a drop/are getting a drop this week
     
  23. CocaineOrgy

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    ABC Store Pick OWA hit the AL package stores this week. snagged two yesterday.
     
  24. Fargin' Icehole

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    Shit sorry, Booker's 30th.

    Edited
     
  25. pperc15

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    Makes me nervous for secondary value of B30. Was hoping to trade one of mine for something like a GTS.
     
  26. Daniel Ocean

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    Not a big and maybe it’s been discussed before but I was wondering if anyone knows why Makers Mark is spelled without the “e” in whiskey?
     
  27. goblue31602

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    Ireland uses an e, Scotland doesn't. Makers, Old Forester, and Dickel use the Scottish spelling for some reason.
     
  28. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    Yeah I know about the spelling difference I was just wondering why in this case they use the scotts way in if anyone knew why. Like I said no biggie just noticed it today at a store just struck me as odd.
     
  29. NYGator

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    I love Michter’s. Toasted rye is my favorite.
     
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  30. Detlef Schrempf

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    It’s great
     
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  31. El Tiburon

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    I don't know much about bourbon, as I'm still fairly new to drinking it. But I did pick up a bottle of Clyde Mays Straight Bourbon and it's pretty damned tasty, IMO.
     
  32. Gotch Yarbrough

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    These must have been released because one just got put up for auction on facebook. $5,000 bid in the first minute.
     
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  33. Detlef Schrempf

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    Saw that, didn’t realize it was only 90 proof.
     
  34. UKupNorth

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    Still some Blanton's for sale in Pittsburgh stores. Called to see if they could transfer one to the Harrisburg area but they won't.
     
  35. tjsblue

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    Which stores in Pittsburgh. Asking for a friend.
     
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  36. Baseballman86

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    5B760F4F-EC64-4735-92F0-B2572350FF1B.jpeg Finally got my hands on this guy. Did a full review of it, but overall my take is good, not great. It’s a great value in today’s market, but just “good” whiskey. As a $40 drinker, I enjoy it, but it isn’t knocking anything off my top shelf or replacing ECBP as my favorite Barrel Proof that I can actually find.
     
  37. Detlef Schrempf

    Detlef Schrempf Well-Known Member

    Do you have a site where you do reviews?
     
  38. Baseballman86

    Baseballman86 Well-Known Member

    Yea a small one. Instagram account is kind of the focus, but links to a website that’s a little better for full reviews.
     
  39. UKupNorth

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    412-257-8939
    724-933-1120

    Try those two.
     
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  40. UKupNorth

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    How far are you from Turtle Creek, PA?
     
  41. Love Tractor

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    Is the OESQ worth it for $72?
     
  42. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

    Depends on the barrel. :wink:

    But I never pass up a chance to buy a cask strength Private Barrel. Proof?
     
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  43. Love Tractor

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    111.4

    Barrel is 8.1K (I have no clue what that means)

    I found about 8 of them at Total Wine. I never go there just happened to be at a store next to one and walked in to see what they had.

    I bought it so I hope it’s good.
     
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  44. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

    Anyone have the OF Rye yet?
     
  45. Daniel Ocean

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    Is there a difference between American Whiskey and Bourbon?
     
  46. goblue31602

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    Yes, to be bourbon you have to comply with the following:
    -At least 51% corn in the mashbill
    -Distilled at less than 160 proof
    -Aged in new charred oak barrels
    -Aged at least 4 years or age statement needs to be marked on the bottle.

    Typically American Whiskey comes close, but isn't quite bourbon. For example, Michter's American Whiskey meets all of those except it's aged in used oak barrels. For all intents and pourposes it's bourbon, but they're not allowed to call it bourbon.
     
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  47. Daniel Ocean

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    Thanks the Michters is why I am asking
     
  48. goblue31602

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    Did you buy it? I'm a big, big fan.
     
  49. Daniel Ocean

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    No but I am going to
     
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  50. WillieHuff

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    Got 4 bottles of Dovetail, that is good! May grab some more. They are autographed by the distiller or is that every bottle?
     
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