Bourbon thread- The world's best brown liquor

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  1. AggieVillain

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    What do folks think about Belle Meade? Liquor store near my work started getting in their original Sour mash and their Cask Strength Reserve? I've heard good things but am not familiar with their mash bill/palate. Debating whether I want to pick up a bottle of either or not
     
  2. Detlef Schrempf

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    Really enjoy it, their cask strength sherry, tannat, and Madeira are all really good. I’ve had samples of all three and have a bottle of cask strength Madeira, just picked up a bottle of non cask strength XO which is aged in cognac barrels haven’t cracked it yet.
     
  3. AggieVillain

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    Nice. Will have to keep a lookout for those.

    In other news I just bought a bottle of 107 and apparently buffalo trace has hiked their prices. Retail for the bottle was $49.99! Needless to say I won’t be buying another bottle for a while.

    Now I need a bottle of weller 12 to complete my set? Anyone got a bottle they’d want to ship to KC?
     
  4. BrickTamland

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    Buddy gave me a bottle of Clyde May for a house warming. Not a bad bottle at $35, but it’s not pushing Eagle Rare out.
     
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  5. Lipp

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    I haven’t had one I’ve enjoyed yet, but everyone has different tastes.
     
  6. WillieHuff

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    I like the cask strength, just depends on the price. My big store here has some unholy alliance with belle meade and its like 50-60 bucks for the cask strength
     
  7. AggieVillain

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    Yeah the cask strength at my liquor store was like $57. And it was just the std cask strength reserve. Not sure I want to shell that out for something that I’m not 100% sure I’ll like
     
  8. WillieHuff

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    I think its pretty good for the money. Supposedly batch #25 is the tits. I have 23 and 24 and they're both good.
     
  9. WillieHuff

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    Has anyone had the jeffersons ocean cask? I loved the first 2 voyages but lost interest after I bought a bottle of the 5th that tasted like ass but I may circle back and see if they've perfected it anymore.
     
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  10. DistantFactor

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    Just got a bottle and it’s fine but not worth the price imo
     
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  11. DistantFactor

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    Picked up a McKenna BIB, Old Ezra, Rittenhouse, and Old Dickle rye for my manhattans today. Getting all of these for 125 felt like a good day.
     
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  12. nolecpa

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    Picked up a bottle of the 15th voyage, which is wheated, and really like it. It’s fun to explain the back story to people who haven’t had it before. However, not sure I’ll get it again since it is pricey and gets very mixed reviews.

    Supposedly they are now sourcing the bourbon from the same distillery going forward so it may more consistent down the road.
     
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  13. Vandy

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    Found some Blanton’s Gold in London today so I guess I got that going for me.
     
  14. Detlef Schrempf

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  15. The_Baumer

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    How many Pounds did that run you?
     
  16. Lipp

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    At a store or a bar?
     
  17. Vandy

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    90 pounds UK at Selfridges (department store?, idk they had everything).
     
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  18. Upton^2

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    Scored a bottle of Elmer T Lee and Michters 10Y over the weekend
     
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  19. Vandy

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    I’ve seen a lot of Michters over here: 10 yr, barrel proof rye, toasted barrel bourbon and Old Fitzgerald over here as well. How much did the Michters 10 run you? It was 135 pounds UK.
     
  20. pperc15

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    That’s high with the conversion. It’s $129.99 MSRP.
     
  21. Upton^2

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    150
     
  22. tjsblue

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    Yeah it is good and a good bottle to have, but no where near worth the price. It isn't something you're going to pour for fun to drink.
     
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  23. Fargin' Icehole

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    Anybody had Horse Soldier? Was gifted a bottle today. Should I drink or pass on to my Step Dad?
     
  24. goblue31602

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    It apparently has a neat backstory, the distillery was started by some guys who were "horse soldiers" in Afghanistan after 9/11, and the steel bottle molds are made from World Trade Center steel. There is quite a bit of info about this distillery out there.

    https://www.liquor.com/articles/horse-soldier-bourbon/#gs.ogssek

    I don't know too much about the bourbon and haven't tried it, but I have heard a few people say it's pretty good.
     
  25. G46

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    If anything, it’s a cool bottle to have
     
  26. Fargin' Icehole

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    Funny, I read that too when I Googled it after I got it. It's a wheater and seems to have decent reviews. I think I'll open it. I just don't ever mix anything so if it's not great I don't have a use for it.
     
  27. Fargin' Icehole

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    ^^ That reads as very cunty. I'm happy to have the bottle, it's a cool story, and I look forward to drinking it :americafuckyeah:
     
  28. Detlef Schrempf

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    Cracking this tonight, lost my Dad in November, today is his birthday, and managed to pick this up a couple of months ago that was bottled on his birthday a couple of years ago. Paid too much, and don’t even care if it tastes like shit.
     
  29. mal630

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    Sorry for your loss. That is a fantastic bottle.
     
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  30. The_Baumer

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    I’m drinking an 11 year Elijah Craig small batch single barrel that my go-to store just got. For $35, I’m in love.
     
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  31. Detlef Schrempf

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    Enjoying the first pour for sure. If it weren’t worth the sentimental piece for me i would say it’s not quite worth the secondary price/ raffle buyout I paid for it but the sentimental value to it made it worth it. Certainly a bottle I’ll continue to enjoy.
     
  32. 09knight

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    its pretty good. we did an event with them, really nice guys.
     
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  33. Lipp

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    Pic? I haven’t seen an EC small batch single barrel before.
     
  34. goblue31602

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    It's likely a barrel select. You can't be both small batch and single barrel at the same time, but Elijah Craig uses their regular small batch bottles for these barrel selects, so technically it will say small batch and single barrel on it. Here is one. Where this one says naughty list, a regular bottle would have a "father of bourbon" logo. Right below that it says "privately selected barrel"

    It's very easy to walk right past an EC barrel select and mistake it for a regular small batch unless you know what you're looking for.
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  35. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

    Yup. I misspoke. Thank you for clarifying
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  36. BrickTamland

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    Casual 31 bottles of ECBP
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  37. Oranjello

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    They were out in about 40 minutes
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  38. BrickTamland

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    How’s that McKenna?
     
  39. BrickTamland

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  40. Oranjello

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  41. WillieHuff

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    McKenna is good for the money.

    Carribean rum cask BH is underwhelming. Reminds me of the cinnamon toast crunch flavor from angels envy rye.
     
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  42. Menelaus

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    What’s the threads opinion on Pinhook Rye? I just got a bottle for free.
     
  43. BrickTamland

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    It’s a fantastic bottle at that price.
     
  44. nolecpa

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  45. BrickTamland

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    If you want a box just holler.
     
  46. Menelaus

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    Nice. Excited to try it. Probably save until football season
     
  47. Fargin' Icehole

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  48. Fargin' Icehole

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  49. WillieHuff

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    I got talked into buying a bottle of the pinhook cask strength by my local place. Definitely a young bourbon, got a little bit of a white wine finish on the back. Don't love it but it was only 30 bucks for something cask strength.
     
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  50. WillieHuff

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    Thats what I meant. Not for fiddy.
     
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