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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Artoo, Apr 20, 2015.
Delilahs for certain. Moreno’s or warehouse liquors
Delilah for sure. Mordecai is supposed to be dope too but I haven’t visited yet to confirm.
Moreno’s is your liquor store. If you have to go to a Binny’s make it the South Loop one.
Had an interesting experience this week that I thought I would share. I’ve been sipping on a bottle of Basil Hayden straight bourbon for a week. 80 proof. High rye mash bill. I was enjoying it more or less. Ran out this evening, so opened my Jefferson’s very small batch. 82 proof. This is a blend. The difference was amazing ! It’s much, much better than the Basil Hayden straight. Both are very smooth on the palate and the throat....which is why I prefer my bourbon to be around 80 proof. But the spicy palate of the Jefferson was remarkable in comparison to the Hayden. There was even a note of smoke. I did some research and one reviewer described one note as “honey soaked baklava”, which I definitely picked up. For the price point I put it into the excellent category and certainly a much better buy than the Basil Hayden.
Basil isn’t that highly thought of in general.
It comes and goes. In the bourbon thread that preceded this one it got pretty good reviews. In general, I agree with you.
80 proof is for the birds.
We got a genuine badass here.
Yes I’m not a bird and I strongly prefer BIB or barrel proof.
BH is a really good bourbon for people who are just branching out from Knob Creek/Maker's/Buffalo Trace.
Agreed. People who drink a lot of different types of bourbon eventually grow out of drinking BH, but that's a good way to explain it.
Just picked this up in Chicago. Cask strength, 100% wheat whiskey. Should be interesting at least
ET Lee Single Barrel good? Just picked one up.
Yes it's fantastic and extremely hard to find in a lot of areas.
No, but I’ll take it off your hands
Well I’m feeling pretty fancy now.
If you wanna grab another one and send it my way, I can reimburse you
He only had one. I got the feeling it was a bit of a favor. Charged me $80.
More than retail but about $40 less than secondary, it’s a really great drinking bottle.
Looking at getting a bottle of Redbreast 12 for St. Patrick's Day weekend. Walked into my store and they also have it in Cask Strength. Wonder if its worth the extra $$$.
Where do you folks look up secondary prices?
They play in the secondary market and are members of pages dedicated to ruining the bourbon availability for real Topeka people.
Those Facebook groups drive me insane
I hate seeing what people pay. I really hope increases in production will eventually burst the secondary bubble.
That is why Buzz , Detlef Schrempf , WillieHuff , and I have worked on helping each other out with stuff. Fuck secondary.
From what I've heard absolutely
Secondary doesn’t bother me as much as others but I understand people’s issues with it. I find it helps the most in lining up trades to be equal as some bottles are obviously scarcer than others regardless of retail price. I also like raffles because I like giving away money.
Cruel plot twist from my Chicago visit. Go to visit Longman and Eagle for dinner and a pour as the selection is fantastic. Call and make sure I’ll be able to get in, hop in Uber and 25 minutes later am greeted at the door saying they’re shutting down due to a utilities issue, but I can have a drink in the back. So I walk past the amazing main bar, with walls of stuff I can’t find anywhere and stuff like private picks of WFE, and get to the back bar where they have maybe 10-20 very standard bourbons. Bartender tells me they can only serve what’s back there, not from up front. They did have EHTBP, so I got a double poor and wallowed in sadness before leaving.
I love EHTBP, easily one of my five favorite things to drink right now.
That sucks man. Utility issue is code for they missed their mob payment. EHTBP is great though I bet.
Don’t kid yourself. Detlef plays all markets and angles.
Two Blanton's should be arriving today. Also picked up a bottle of Buffalo Trace yesterday. Again, this is all new to me as I am a rookie in the bourbon game. Enjoy following this thread.
The in demand stuff will always be gobbled up and taken off the market by the secondary sellers. Essentially buying all the bottles and creating a higher market price than it needs to be. That and the fact that goblue31602 and Anison have started creating massive inventory at their places.
Cool. Sounds like you definitely know me better than pperc15 , you can continue to eat shit. Carry on gentlemen.
You have more bottles of OKI than I have of any single type of bourbon. Hoarder.
Blantons is still something I love drinking anytime I can get my hands on it.
Don't be a douche.
You know that isn’t real. I have 2.33. Actually the only bottle I have more than 2.
And I don't have more than 2 of anything. I'll trade for an OKI, can I interest you in a **looks at stash** Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select?
Ha. Similar price. I’ll consider it.
You are such a whiny little bitch.
Was the utility issue just a one night thing? I’m in a Chicago right now too and was considering heading over there.
I believe tj was the one whining, but carry on, I’d rather talk about bourbon.
They didn’t say, so I’d definitely give them a call before heading over.
Weller is definitely overhyped, and secondary has gotten totally out of hand, but at retail, their entire lineup is delicious and a good value IYAM. Would expect the same with this one
Wife picked me up a Blood Oath 4.
Looking forward to trying it out this week.
I’m curious where that will fall price wise in their line up.
I think it is overhyped because it is a ridiculously good value. OWA is essentially the same price as Jack Daniels and SR is $7/8 cheaper. If they priced the OWA at $40, 12 for $65/$70 and SR at $32, I think they’d have a stew going and reap the rewards for themselves instead of secondary hoarding the bottles. The poor mans pappy or whatever at $50 a bottle is still a great deal (40% 12, 60% OWA).