Bourbon thread- The world's best brown liquor

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

  1. UKupNorth

    UKupNorth Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure the resale on that Double Eagle Very Rare is through the roof. More of an investment, imo. Some dude on bottle-spot sold one for $15K if I am not mistaken.
     
  2. goblue31602

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    Yeah they were the same prices in the Ohio bottle lottery. Secondary prices are insane on those.
     
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  3. BrickTamland

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    Think I’ll treat myself to another bottle today.

    Willet ($36)
    EHT Small Batch ($42)
    Store pick Knob Creek single barrel reserve ($42)

    Thoughts?
     
  4. BrickTamland

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    :doge:
     
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  5. goblue31602

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    Look up what Red Hook Rye goes for :ohholkyfuck:
     
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  6. goblue31602

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    Which Willett? Pot Still?

    EHT Small Batch is a great bourbon and I typically buy one every time I see it (for under 45). Knob Creek gets a lot of accolades but it's just not my style. The Single Barrel is supposed to be really good though :idk:
     
  7. BrickTamland

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    So, buy all three got it.
     
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  8. goblue31602

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    My motto is "if you ain't got it, you need it"
     
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  9. LetItSoak

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    For the Atliens, Tower on Piedmont has Weller Special Reserve
     
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  10. Detlef Schrempf

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    Is skip the pot still I have 4 bottles of EHt small batch because it’s my favorite reasonable drinker, and a store pick knob Creek is never a bad choice.
     
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  11. Lipp

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    Agreed. Pot still is a pretty bottle but that’s about it.
     
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  12. nolecpa

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    Has Willet gotten any better over the years? My wife got me a bottle because bottle shape but I wasn’t impressed at all impressed with the bourbon.
     
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  13. Detlef Schrempf

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    No, their Rye’s that are 4+ are good though.
     
  14. goblue31602

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    Cracked open my High West Bourye tonight. I've been missing out, this shit is good.
     
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  15. Detlef Schrempf

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    I really like bourye, I cracked a yippee ki yay the other day too, it was really interesting. Not something I’ll pour all the time but something I enjoyed as something different
     
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  16. Love Tractor

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    Found the Dovetail on the shelf today in the Atlanta suburbs. It’s excellent.
     
  17. CoastalOrange

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    Damn, Atlanta is having all the luck itt.
     
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  18. BrickTamland

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    That’s 40% of the reason I wanted to buy it :welpseeyalater:
     
  19. BrickTamland

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    I’d be more than happy to mail out bottles of whatever I come across, but damn is shipping pricey.
     
  20. tjsblue

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    Try it somewhere else and don't open it. It is not something you'll want to drink.
     
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  21. BrickTamland

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    Time to invest in a TMB smuggle truck:
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    (Wanted to find that picture and in doing so found this neat article... highlight is “whiskey torpedos, TIL...)
     
  22. goblue31602

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    I feel like people shit on it a bit too much, at least in my opinion. There's nothing wrong with the bourbon, it's fine. It's just not anything special, and is basically desirable solely because of the shape of the bottle. I would also agree that it's probably not worth the price tag (unless you want a cool looking bottle for your collection) but it's not like I have to choke it down.

    Basically what I'm saying is it's not Woodford level garbage. :wink:
     
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  23. BrickTamland

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    Eagle Rare is the standard for me at that price point. Haven’t found a bottle within $10 that I enjoy more.
     
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  24. Oranjello

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    Since Alabama has a state run liquor store system, all private liquor stores are exorbitantly expensive. Went to a private "boutique" store yesterday, and to give you an idea of the malarkey that goes on in the private stores Buffalo Trace was $42 before tax.
     
  25. tjsblue

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    I agree, but can't find it regularly. OWA is better with more behind it (for my taste) and I've lucked out this year finding it. Actually cheaper. Eagle Rare seems to be in all the bars in NC where I work and I enjoy it and get it a lot.

    EC, Bulleit 10, Eagle Rare, OWA, Michters, (a bit more pricey) are my standards and they all scratch a different itch.

    Now goblue31602 has added a ECBP to my standard which has me questioning my life choices.
     
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  26. hawk217

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    Cottage Hill Liquor?
     
  27. Oranjello

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    LeNell's Beverage Boutique in Birmingham.

    LeNell was there driving her Range Rover, so it all makes sense when you think about it that way
     
  28. hawk217

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    Since finding a good store in MS, I have stopped buying bourbon in AL. I'll stop by a ABC select store near my office just to see what they have, and rarely do they have anything worth buying. The limited release in Nov. will be the only time I'll invest anything into AL bourbon sales.
     
  29. Matt Foley

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    The only reason I stop at any ABC store in Alabama is because I have the perfect setup.

    My office is 100 yards from the store in Auburn, and I have worked out their delivery schedule. I stroll over on Tuesday’s to see the new arrivals, rarely buying anything because the selection is awful aside from the occasional Blanton’s.
     
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  30. Oranjello

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    I'm the same way. I stop by and rarely see anything whatsoever. What used to be a fun hobby is pretty much impossible in Alabama
     
  31. BrickTamland

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    Reminds me...

    When are we going to get that updated OP with the price point recommendations? :theswarm:

    Artoo finish what you’ve started!
     
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  32. goblue31602

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    Everything in Ohio is state run, so I usually stop over to a pretty big liquor store near work on Thursdays to see what they have. Ohio has come down pretty hard on these stores to stop holding bottles back and alerting people that they've arrived, so more has been on their shelves lately. I came across an ECBP in the wild in Ohio for the first time a couple weeks ago. I have gotten mine from Kentucky and Massachusetts. About once a month or so they get a pretty decent size shipment of Weller SR and Antique, and they are unpacking right around lunchtime so I drop in to take a peek.

    Any guesses as to whether or not a distributor would deliver on the 4th of July? Or will they wait until Friday? I was thinking about going over tomorrow to gear up for a neighbor's party but also to see what they got in. Looking for an Antique for BrickTamland
     
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  33. TheFreak55

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  34. tjsblue

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    Wtf.

    Usually Jim Beam doesn’t have that much of a burn.

    Laps.
     
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  35. Detlef Schrempf

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    In honor of the fire at Beam, Can’t remember if I posted in here about it, but I bought a bottle of Legent to try, and I thought it was horrendous. As in one of the worst things I’ve poured ever, hoping it was a skunk bottle but I won’t open it again in the near future.
     
  36. BrickTamland

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    Well I don’t have one...
     
  37. goblue31602

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    Working on it, I stop by every Thursday, they'll have one soon enough for you.
     
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  38. goblue31602

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    Speaking of malarkey, I happened across a Michter's 20 while on vacation in Tennessee last week. If anyone is interested in it, it's gathering dust at The Liquor Barn (not related to the Liquor Barns in Kentucky) off of the Caryville exit on 75. It was a cool $4,299 :meh:.
     
  39. BrickTamland

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    Funny you mention that I was just looking for a bottle of alcohol that costs as much as a new HVAC. Thanks for the in4.
     
  40. CocaineOrgy

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    I went by Lenell's the yesterday also. She has a good selection but ,like other package stores in the state, prices are high as hell.
     
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  41. undrtow

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    What is the going rate for EC barrel proof? Found a store with 5 sitting on the shelf which is unheard of around here. Batch B519
     
  42. goblue31602

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    50-70
     
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  43. g8r

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    Found it for $59
     
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  44. undrtow

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    That is $30 less than they wanted here. I passed
     
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  45. G46

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    My buddy was just in Japan and brought me back a bottle of Blantons Straight from the Barrel. Gonna try it tomorrow. Has anyone had it?
     
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  46. WillieHuff

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    It's good
     
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  47. Detlef Schrempf

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    My buddy went to Spain and couldn’t find any...

    CC: WillieHuff
     
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  48. Lipp

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    Yeah I tried SFTB and Gold in Athens. It’s delicious. Great friend you’ve got there.
     
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  49. WillieHuff

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    I tried when I was there two weeks ago to grab as much as I could. Found one store that carried it but they were out. Brought home 5 bottles of gold and some nikka from the barrel
     
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  50. G46

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    He reached out to my wife, so it was a pleasant surprise
     
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