New Bourbon Thread: Now with more proof & recs

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  1. AndersHolmvik

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    Brother in law picked up a WLW from the vault and my MWND came in the mail last week so we got together for a tasting. His dad contributed the 10 year ORVW. Not a bad night.
     

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  2. pperc

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    18 or 19? ;)
     
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  3. pperc

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    that a 19 WLW? assume that won?
     
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  4. AndersHolmvik

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    It’s actually a 2018 (125.7 proof vs 128 proof on the 2019 release). Was bought through the ABC vault. I forget exactly what he paid for it but believe you get everything at (or close to) MSRP. Somebody with vault access can check me on the exact details of how that program works.
     
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  5. pperc

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    I know the Vault well :)
    I was asking if you liked that the best?
    ive tasted the 18 WLW and did not like it very much, actually.
     
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  6. AndersHolmvik

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    Ah, apologies... It was my favorite of the three but the ORVW was a really close second. The WLW had bolder flavors upfront but not as long a finish as the ORVW. We had just opened the bottle so will have to report back when it has had some time to mellow out. I also may have been subconsciously biased because I had had the other two before so wasn’t as new of an experience for me.
     
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  7. CoastalOrange

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    Cross-posting from the Cigar thread

     
  8. pperc

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    oooooooh yeah
     
  9. dathalfnukkahd

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    My Michigan peeps. Any good recs for liquor stores to check out in Ann Arbor or the Detroit and metro area?
     
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  11. Frankie Carbone

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    NYGator put everyone on those glasses
     
  12. Degausser

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    They're perfect. I ordered the barrel wood flight tray for them too. It shipped today.
     
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  13. sem

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  14. Baseballman86

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    69BAEDDC-9C5B-4263-A615-A0C4BB804482.jpeg Just did a full review of this one. Damn, it is really good. I’m not typically a big rye guy, but this is one of those that could easily pass as a high-rye bourbon. Super complex, really smooth for its proof, definitely my favorite new rye of the year so far.
     
  15. pperc

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    4-7 year rye from mgp is gooood
     
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  16. Baseballman86

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    Plus they mixed in 13yr Canadian rye, Tennessee rye and even a little from Poland. I don’t know how long they’ll continue to be able to get their hands on quality whiskey, but Joe is an absolute master at blending.
     
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  17. Frankie Carbone

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    Total wine in town carries it. Looks like I’ll need to give it a try
     
  18. kentucky_dawg

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    Price?
     
  19. Realtree Buck

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    Damn where did you find that? I’ve seen one so far but they wanted me to buy 2 shit store picks.
     
  20. Baseballman86

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    I think it’s about $80 at retail. +/- $10 or so
     
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  21. The Goat

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    Went and did some shopping today.

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  23. Zebbie

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    How much did the EHTBP set ya back?
     
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  24. xec

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    Smoke Wagon? What a shitty name for a bourbon, I said.
    Distilled in Nevada? Getouttahere, I said.
    Gotta be some local sheisters trying to cash in on the bourbon craze, I said.
    I’m not even going to try that shit, I said.
    - - - user xec living in Vegas 2017.

    Dammit I wish I could try Smoke Wagon, I say.
    - - - user xec living near Salt Lake City, 2020.
     
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  25. Zebbie

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    it’s finally dropping in Texas this week
     
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  26. dathalfnukkahd

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    I was in Vegas in February and was offered Smoke Wagon in this liquor store I went to. I’d never heard of it so I figured they were just trying to push some local crap on me
     
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  27. Keef

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    Smoke Wagon is one of the better social media followings for brands
     
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  28. pperc

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    Ah, but that’s the mistake you made. It’s distilled in Indiana.......
     
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  31. pperc

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  32. sem

    sem Jimmy Key? What is he, 45? I could hit him.
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    Mister Wright’s prices stink for the most part. I’d go 4R SiB or Michters Sour Mash on sale.
     
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  36. Menelaus

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    Trekking from the upper East to Astor place...I’m good
     
  37. Menelaus

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    Enjoy your likes you miserable bastards
     
  38. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    this all day
     
  39. sem

    sem Jimmy Key? What is he, 45? I could hit him.
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    Based on the initial question I’m not sure he’d dive into a 130 proof bourbon. :idk:
     
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  40. Keef

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    All of those prices :blech:
     
  41. BrickTamland

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    Proof the ECBP down to 110 and it’s an even better value. Boom.
     
  42. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    just add water
     
  43. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    i cant belive basil haydens sells for $80
     
  44. Menelaus

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    I’ll dive into your mother

    of course I would
     
  45. sem

    sem Jimmy Key? What is he, 45? I could hit him.
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    That sounds unpleasant.
     
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  46. Menelaus

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    New York City prices suck for everything so I got that going for me
     
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  47. dathalfnukkahd

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    Just got a bottle of ECBP B520. Haven't tasted it yet but it smells delicious.
     
  48. BrickTamland

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    You opened to smell, but didn’t taste it?

    It’s five o’clock somewhere, brother.
     
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  49. pperc

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    don't be lazy. walk. :)
     
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