New Bourbon Thread: Now with more proof & recs

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  1. Keef

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    Also thanks Lyrtch now I know what I'm drinking tonight
     
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  2. Lyrtch

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    i kinda fell off drinking bourbon much over the summer but it's cold here today and costco had it so why not

    at 109 proof and my current tolerance level this could end poorly
     
  3. BrickTamland

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    Speaking of, the 2020 was released. Haven't seen it yet, but I'll assume it's similarly priced to last year, $70.
     
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  4. BrickTamland

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  5. g8r

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    I can get it but would like to hear something about it first. I have last years but it is unopened.
     
  6. Keef

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    I like the RC6, but now that I have a bottle i want to try other stave combos
     
  7. pperc

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    huh. I got 4 CYPB and 1 M10 Rye today.

    SAME


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  8. buckwild

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    I picked up a store pick New Riff from party source a couple weeks ago and I've found it to be fucking delicious.
     
  9. tjsblue

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    It’s a conspiracy. I’m now getting another one.
     
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  10. Realtree Buck

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    Where in the world are y’all finding CYPB?
     
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  11. pperc

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    Just get a store pick (from a good store like Party Source) and not an off the shelf bottle
     
  12. pperc

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    What CYPB?
     
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  13. repoocs

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    Isn't all New Riff technically a Party Source pick, in a way, because it's their distillery?
     
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  14. sem

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    Sheeeeeeiiiitttttt
     
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  15. g8r

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    You are a one-upper
     
  16. theregionsitter

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    I guess, this guy bought it at party source. It had a party source store pick label and a single barrel

    don’t think all new riff is SB
     
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  17. buckwild

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    Yeah...here's the sticker on mine....

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  18. repoocs

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    Just messing. I actually trust PS store picks across the board. No, not all NR is single barrel. My joke fell short about all NR being Party Source picks, because PS owns New Riff distillery, I believe. It's adjacent to the PS building in the same lot.
     
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  19. pperc

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    haha
     
  20. pperc

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    you're right
     
  21. Tangman

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    If you're talking about the SE4 x PR5, it's 60 in NC. Been around since mid-August and very very good IMO.
     
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  22. tjsblue

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  23. Keef

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    BTAC 2020 Specs from Whiskywash.com

    George T. Stagg

    The proverbial powerhouse favorite of the Antique Collection, George T. Stagg, comes in at 130.4 proof this year. Last year’s release was awarded 97 points in the 2020 Ultimate Spirits Collection, and fans will find the familiar Stagg taste profile they know and love with cinnamon, caramel and cherries on the nose, and a creamy vanilla with lightly smoked oak on the palate. The finish is black coffee, dark cherries and herbs.

    This year’s release contains bourbon from barrels filled in the spring of 2005. Storage location of these barrels varied across warehouses L, K and Q. The evaporation loss for this year’s batch was 59%, a bit higher than the last few year’s releases.

    William Larue Weller

    The Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon is William Larue Weller. Previous editions of this wheater have won many accolades, including the 2019 release receiving a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition and also named 2nd finest whiskey in the world in the esteemed “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible.” The 2020 release was distilled in the winter of 2008 and aged in Warehouses I and C. This bourbon registers at 134.5 proof. Flavors of a soft caramel chew, spearmint and cinnamon can be found on the palate in this year’s offering.

    Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye

    Thomas H. Handy is the uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey. Last year’s release earned The Chairman’s Trophy, scoring 99 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and was also named 3rdfinest whiskey in the world in “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible.” This year’s Handy was distilled in the spring of 2014; aged in warehouses K, M, and N, and weighs in at 129.0 proof. The flavor profile includes cinnamon, anise and honey.

    Eagle Rare 17 Year Old

    This 101 proof whiskey was distilled in Spring of 2002 and aged on the first floor of Warehouse P. The 2019 release of this bourbon was named “Best of Category” at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. This bourbon has a nose of ripe cherries, vanilla cream and oak, followed by a taste of caramel and coffee and a long finish of oak, pepper and fresh herbs.

    Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old

    The previous edition of Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old was named “Best Rye Whiskey Aged 11 Years and Over” by “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.” This 2020 straight rye whiskey release has notable flavors of oak, caramel and dark chocolate, with a finish of coffee, black pepper and cherries. The barrels for this whiskey were filled in the spring of 2002 and it rested on the third floor of Warehouse K. It is bottled at 90 proof.
     
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  24. BrickTamland

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  25. The Goat

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    I do enjoy reading things I have very little chance of ever getting. Sigh.
     
  26. theregionsitter

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    I will enter the raffle along with 100,000 other Ohioans
     
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  27. ned's head

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    Not sure if anyone reads whiskyfun, but this review got me good. Never seen a score of 1 before


    George Dickel ‘Tabasco Barrel Finish’ (35%, OB, USA, +/-2019)
    Wha-a-a-t indeed? Long story short, this is Dickel finished in Tabasco (so flavoured, Doritos-style) and bottled at a lower strength, possibly because it was pretty offensive at 40% or more. My guess… Colour: gold. Nose: pretty horrible. Some sour harissa, too light, green pepper… What’s the point here? I love Tabasco and am kind of fond of George Dickel, but this is just a good example of two fine juices killing each other if you ask me. Possibly the most pointless alcoholic drink ever, even before Haig Club. Mouth: Fireball anytime! This is terrible, too sugary and too full of chillies at the same time, and just undrinkable. Wrecks your palate – well it wrecked mine – and to tell you the truth, I wouldn’t even try to pour this over Hawaiian pizza. That’s right, the one with pineapples that hipsters in Alabama adore. Finish: couldn’t tell you, I’ve rinsed my mouth with marc de gewurztraminer at still strength. Comments: a ‘whisky’ as stupid as a voice assistant while it won’t even give you yesterday’s weather or play ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon. Or indeed ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ by Bob D. I’m not even sure I’ll ever manage to get my glass clean, better just toss it in a very remote (because of the smell) dumpster. I suppose this was another late-night idea straight from a dinner at the Rotary-Club.
    SGP:690 - 1 points.
     
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  28. tjsblue

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    We need to get the Russians involved in rigging that thing.
     
  29. repoocs

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    Hey, I'm living proof that somebody wins these things. Haven't opened the Weller Full Proof, yet.
     
  30. BrickTamland

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    NYGator just getting around to tasting the AE cask strength 2019. That port finish really comes through, great pour that's incredibly smooth at the proof and sweet enough for my pallet.

    Thank you for sharing this one. I'd buy this at retail if I could find it.
     
  31. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    It sits on the shelves here if you want me to grab you one.
     
  32. Realtree Buck

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    What is retail?
     
  33. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    200 ish
     
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  34. BrickTamland

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    You comin’ back to jawja or what?
     
  35. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    Not anytime soon
     
  36. BrickTamland

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    I just found out I didn’t get the Houston position :(

    The gods are against us, fren.
     
  37. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    Feelsbadman
     
  38. BrickTamland

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    What is the retail on CYPB, $40?

    I don’t even know what’s reasonable upcharge or secondary on it anymore, just stopped trying.
     
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  39. tjsblue

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    Correct $40. Same as the 12.
     
  40. pperc

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    FWIW, PA charged $50 per so it cost me $200 for 4 of them.
     
  41. Realtree Buck

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    Is PA a lotto state or are these just sitting on the shelf?
     
  42. pperc

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    lol not sitting on a shelf. recently random online drops (only ships within state), sells out in under a minute
     
  43. Realtree Buck

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    Damn that’s nice. I wish they did that here
     
  44. UKupNorth

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    You want to sell one?
     
  45. pperc

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    im sure i will. there is a long line of people who have helped me get bottles at the front of the line. but I've had some major expenses recently, so i may sell on secondary cause i need the money for some big purchases
     
  46. UKupNorth

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    Sounds good. Thanks.
     
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  48. NYGator

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    Last month and a half has been crazy so I am a bit checked out. Been on multiple vacations and have a lot going on with work, my daughter going to college, prep for my local soccer club (reluctantly on the board for now), and the fact that I couldn't even taste bourbon properly for awhile, so I was barely drinking or buying. BTW, I noticed this week my taste is back and for some reason it is better than ever.

    Edit: I had Weller FP the other night and it tasted as good as any Pappy experience I had, and hadn't had that with it prior.
     
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  49. kentucky_dawg

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