Bourbon thread- The world's best brown liquor

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  1. Oranjello

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    Good timing by following Elio’s In NOLA’s Instagram account. They typically have some rarities on Black Friday bundled with other items (e.g., W12 and Old a Forester Single Barrel for $70).
     
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  2. DexterRutecki

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    Thoughts on FEW? Just saw it in the NH liquor store.
     
  3. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

    If any of you fine gentlemen happen to run into any 4 Roses picks, I’d be willing to pay for your time if you’d pick me up one and ship it. I can also send you samples of anything I have opened too in exchange for this act of kindness.
     
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  4. BrickTamland

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    Opened yesterday.

    Verdict: not bad at $36, but not worth at $46... it’s not a bad sub for Eagle Rare

    Overall my headache this morning tells me I enjoyed it quite a bit.
     
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  5. pperc15

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    I have access to many.

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    I feel like $89.99 is a bit high, personally.
     
  6. The_Baumer

    The_Baumer Go Mordecai!

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  7. goblue31602

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  8. goblue31602

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    Four Roses has the Single Barrel Barrel Strength picks (linked above) and they also have Single Barrel 100 proof picks, which are around $40 or so. However, I feel like they're changing pricing on those soon as they've removed their standard Single Barrel product off the shelf temporarily, and I think when it comes back it's going to cost more.
     
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  9. Baseballman86

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    Almost all of the reviews I’ve ever read are negative, so I’ve never pulled the trigger on a bottle
     
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  10. HunterPKP

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    Doing a distillery tour in Kentucky the Friday before Louisville game. Already have driver/car procured, just need to finalize the stops. Company has recommended either doing 2 distilleries with more focused stops or 3 distilleries with shorter stops. My group wants 4 stops, but I can see that being a shit show.

    3 stop idea has us definitely doing Buffalo Trace, but can't get final decisions between Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Maker Mark, Bulleit.

    2 stop idea would still have us 100% doing Buffalo Trace, but final one is still up in the air.

    Thoughts on which ones to go to from those who have done it?
     
  11. CoastalOrange

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    Found a Weller SR on the shelf in Texas this weekend. Immediately purchased and brought home to SC. Pretty excited.
     
  12. g8r

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    I enjoyed the makers mark tour. My parents said four roses was a good tour.
     
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  13. b7

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    This past June I did buffalo trace and four roses. At four roses we just did the taste testing at their indoor bar area. Really liked it and it was only 30 minutes
     
  14. pperc15

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    Texas is overflowing in Weller SR, including the 1.75s.
     
  15. HunterPKP

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    Good stuff. Yeah, my buddies are fine with only 30-60 mins per distillery cause they want to taste and then buy a bunch of bottles. I still think 4 distilleries would have us black out by 4pm. Driver company says doing 2 or 3 allows for drive time and would still take 7-8 hours in total.
     
  16. b7

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    The four samples we got at 4 roses were solid pours. We were last tasting of the day and our bar tender was a good dude.
     
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  17. BrickTamland

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    We did Heaven Hills. It was alright.
     
  18. WillieHuff

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    Four roses is great and so is makers
     
  19. dahldennsull

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    went with these for the birthday whiskey night
     
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  20. Open Carry

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    I had a store tell me I had to get the vodka so could get a bottle of weller antique. I was not happy about that, but I did it anyways.
     
  21. BrickTamland

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    Only Antique I’ve found had an asking price of $120. I would have gladly bought a handle of Popov if it meant getting the Antique and anywhere close to retail.
     
  22. BrickTamland

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    I’m seeing more and more stores just putting their good stuff out at prices we’ll above secondary. This is especially true of the ones in nicer areas.

    Here’s to building my in-roads out in the country.
     
  23. tjsblue

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    Dude. That's insane.
     
  24. BrickTamland

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    Okay I’m exaggerating.

    (They wanted $118.)

    Also had a store try to sell me Old Fitzgerald for $340.
     
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  25. tjsblue

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    Burn it to the ground.
     
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  26. goblue31602

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    That's what a bunch of mom and pop shops in Kentucky are doing. Some of the prices are hilarious.
     
  27. HatterasJack

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    FIL is a big Bulleit fan. Has a birthday coming up and wanted to get him a nice (non-Bulleit) bourbon. I have a bottle of Rebellion 8 year at the house that he seemed to really like but it's hard to find. It was given to me as a gift. Any suggestions for a special bottle that a fan of Bulleit might enjoy?
     
  28. tjsblue

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    Blade and Bow. (Stitzel Weller)
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    Normally easy to find and usually a good pour for normal bourbon drinkers in my opinion.
     
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  29. tjsblue

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    The story is good on blade and bow to how they age and mix. Honestly it is good but a little over priced. But I think is a good gift especially for a bulleit guy looking for something nicer but similar.
    Start at 3 minutes.
     
  30. BrickTamland

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    Is Blade and Bow the bottle with the key tied to it? Someone was telling me you can save six of them then mail them back and get something from them in return (akin to Blanton toppers.)
     
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  31. goblue31602

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    Yes, that is the one with the key. Don't know about mailing the keys back in though.
     
  32. Open Carry

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    The store near me has had a bottle of sazerac for a month or two behind the counter. Every time I go in I ask how much they want and it’s always $45. Last time i went was maybe my 3rd or 4th time asking, they told me $45, and I told them that maybe doubling the price of a $20 bottle is why it hasn’t sold and isn’t good practice.
     
  33. Open Carry

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    I think I got it for $70, plus the $25 for the vodka. The girl had no idea what it was.
     
  34. Futureman

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    I've been out of the game for a year and recently decided to drink everything on my shelf to start all over (with a few exceptions of things I could never replace). First store I walk into after a year or so off of hunting I find a W12 sitting on the shelf for $23.99. Its a sign I did the right thing.
     
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  35. tjsblue

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    Idontbelieveyougif
     
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  36. Futureman

    Futureman I’m gonna defer to Marcus on this one
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  37. BrickTamland

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    He’s a fellow greenboarder.

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  38. tjsblue

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    Gonna need the receipt posted.
    And credit card statement w/ CC number.
    And SSN.
     
  39. Bishop

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    Went to another store that had said they were getting some Store Pick BT and they had it for $25.
     
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  40. pperc15

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    I just got a Widow Jane 13 yr store pick (MGP sourced) and a 14 yr Barrel Craft Spirits (Dickel sourced) at Gordon’s in Boston. Nice store and nice people.
     
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  41. BrickTamland

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    How’s $32 for Old Grandad 114, about average?
     
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  42. goblue31602

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    yeah that's not too bad
     
  43. Fargin' Icehole

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    26.99 in VA
     
  44. BrickTamland

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    I went ahead and picked it up on account of the fact that I’ve never seen it stocked anywhere before and that’s not a bad price for a bourbon of that proof.
     
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  45. Fargin' Icehole

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    One of my favorites regardless of price. All the brown sugar...
     
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  46. pperc15

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    Hello and thank you Mr. WillieHuff. Just a small scare there.

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  47. BrickTamland

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  48. goblue31602

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  49. Bo Pelinis

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    That Foursquare rum is great. At least the 2008 version.
     
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  50. pperc15

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    no 2008 version, but if you mean the 2007 yes, it's delicious. happy to now also have a 2005. been looking for the 2004 but no luck yet.

    i sent goblue31602 a sample of the 2007
     
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