New Bourbon Thread: Now with more proof & recs

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by tjsblue, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Realtree Buck

    Realtree Buck Progressing towards a 21st century offense
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    I’d be like a fucking kid in a candy shop. But I’ll give it a try

    Tier 1
    PVW23

    Tier 2
    OFBB
    Michters 10yr Rye

    Tier 3
    Weller FP
    OF150
     
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  2. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member

    On the extremely slim chance that I win a spot, I feel like I need to know more about these bottles:

    E.H. Taylor 18 yr Marriage Bourbon $69.99
    Blanton's Bourbon Gold $119.99
    Booker's Little Book "Lessons Honored" $124.99
    Old Fitzgerald 14 yr $129.99
    Parker's Heritage Heavy Char Bourbon 10yr 14th Edition $149.95
    Old Forester 150th Commemorative Edition $149.99

    Any first hand accounts?

    Also, I don't know anything about Kentucky Owl. What are they all about?
     
  3. Degausser

    Degausser Well-Known Member
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    Just buying for myself with no intention of selling, I'd go

    Tier 1: PVW15

    Tier 2: EHT BP and 4R SBLE

    Then all kinds of shit from Tier 3
     
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  4. Leeroy Jenkins!

    Leeroy Jenkins! At least I have chicken
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    E.H. Taylor 18 yr Marriage Bourbon $69.99 -- If you only want to sell and make maximum profit get this but it tastes like a watered down cured oak to me.

    Blanton's Bourbon Gold $119.99 -- have a couple of bottles of this, nothing special

    Booker's Little Book "Lessons Honored" $124.99 -- ask NYGator

    Old Fitzgerald 14 yr $129.99 -- Buzz , pperc I loved my OF 13, haven't had the 14

    Parker's Heritage Heavy Char Bourbon 10yr 14th Edition $149.95-- I usually love PH but haven't had the chance to try

    Old Forester 150th Commemorative Edition $149.99 -- I would definitely try this but I absolutely love Weller FP so I'd be torn



    Also, I don't know anything about Kentucky Owl. What are they all about?-- Do not waste any picks on kentucky owl.
     
  5. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member

    Good lookin’ out Leroy.
     
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  6. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member

    I’d also be interested in some BTAC 2020 reviews for those that have tasted. Doesn’t seem like anything has really blown people’s socks off the past few years the way that release used to. Have heard that the Sazerac and WLW are tops this year though.
     
  7. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    WLW is always the tits. I’ve had ER17, and, though delicious, wasn’t in any way worth the premium over standard ER.
     
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  8. Leeroy Jenkins!

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  9. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir. I’m also looking for “buy to drink”. My picks are pretty much in line with your thinking there.
     
  10. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    I like barrel proof. I like most wheaters. I usually love Russel's reserve store picks. Not a huge rye fan but MWND tastes like christmas as many in here have said.

    I think PVW 20 is better than 23
     
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  11. PrinceWimbley

    PrinceWimbley Well-Known Member

    Buddy of mine got #7 last year and I think 3 people in front of him didn’t even show up. Can’t imagine what that’s like. He did very well.

    Then even if you get picked but somewhere low like 75 or > it gets tricky. You definitely need a depth chart like this going in.
     
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  12. theregionsitter

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    I got so excited to find a baby Sazerac in the wild

    no clue what I would do in winning that lottery
     
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  13. Gotch Yarbrough

    Gotch Yarbrough Canada eh?
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    Challenging Whistlepig for the title of most ridiculous pricing in the game, apparently. Are they actually going to be able to move 18 cases of the 10 year Rye at $200/bottle? The last batch is readily available online for well under that.
     
  14. Mr Mortisay

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    This was posted in one of the FB groups today.... just a guy with a casual 60k shelf of unopened whiskey

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  15. g8r

    g8r Well-Known Member
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    Find the address and the next time they are out of town.....
     
  16. goblue31602

    goblue31602 Well-Known Member
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    Glass #3 of 1792 Full Proof tonight. Is that bad? Is this bad?
     
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  17. pperc

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    That Michter's Sour Mash...
     
  18. dathalfnukkahd

    dathalfnukkahd dat nukka high definition
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    Better than regular?
     
  19. pperc

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  20. Mr Mortisay

    Mr Mortisay Well-Known Member
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    Only 277 bottles made....150 probably still unopened with collectors/traders, destined to be sold over and over again til some dumbie like (but considerably more wealthy) than me actually opens it and drinks it.
     
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  21. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    So curious about the Hirsch. Just open it and share, guy.
     
  22. AggieVillain

    AggieVillain I feel awesome right now. Top of the world! - Dump
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    Tier 1 - Pappy 15 $119.99
    Tier 2 - EHTBP $69.99
    HW MWND $99.99
    Tier 3 - WFP $49.99
    $340 with $10 leftover for some Taco Bell
    Would keep all and drink them happily
     
  23. Mr Mortisay

    Mr Mortisay Well-Known Member
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    Pappy 20

    OF14
    4R SMBLE

    WFP
    Blanton’s Store Pick
     
  24. pperc

    pperc Well-Known Member
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    4R SMBLE 2020 is going to be awesome... I think
     
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  25. Keef

    Keef Well-Known Member
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    I'm going to be going all out trying to find one.
     
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  26. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

     
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  27. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    Tier 1
    Pappy15 or WLW

    tier 2
    EHT Sib
    Stagg jr

    tier 3
    1792 full proof
    Blantons
     
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  28. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Opened my SE4 PR6 (think that's the code for this year's release.) Big fan, partly because I got it at slightly above retail ($65) rather than overpaying last year ($80).

    Really good proof level, not incredibly sweet or complex, but just solid toffee notes. Very enjoyable pour, definitely buy if you can find it at the $60 msrp.
     
  29. Russellin4885

    Russellin4885 Well-Known Member
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    My wife enjoys drinking bourbon, she's not crazy into like us but she likes a decent pour, something along the lines of Russell 10Y, solid bottles that I can find regularly. I found a SE4 PR6 a couple months ago, went to pour a glass a couple weeks ago and the whole damn bottle is almost gone. She thought it was just a regular Makers Mark so had been sipping on it for weeks. This is the third time this has happened, so she now has her own section of approved bourbons she can just sip on haha. Luckily I found a whole shelf of them last week at my honey hole, going to grab another if they still have any this week.
     
  30. pperc

    pperc Well-Known Member
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    Why can’t your wife drink good bourbon?
     
  31. Russellin4885

    Russellin4885 Well-Known Member
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    She can and we do together often, she's actually much better at picking out notes than me so it's fun. It was her idea, she doesn't follow bourbon or anything so she just wanted to make sure she wasn't just randomly drinking nice bottles when she just wanted a glass of whatever on a Tuesday night. Yea, didn't mean for that to come off as some controlling thing, that would be a very quick fuck off from my wife if it was.
     
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  32. pperc

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    haha, ok that makes sense. my wife did that to me and wine. she asked me to come up with a system to know which wines are cheap dailies and which are $150+ bottles so she didn't open one, drink half and then have to throw away the other half.
     
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  33. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    I always feel like an asshole when I tell people to stay away from certain shelves and the wine fridge but :shrug:
     
  34. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Just refill the Weller special reserve with Benchmark or Buffalo Trace and leave it out.

    Not that I do that...
     
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  35. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    I can get SR regularly so I have exactly those 2 sitting on the counter for the mixers.
     
  36. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

    Realtree Buck et all Georgians, Total Wine got Hancocks today, limit 1 $50. Get you some.
     
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  37. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

    And they were sold out of the SE4 PR6 :l
     
  38. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

    Saw this at Total Wine last week, gone now. Did I fuck up by not buying it?

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  39. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    They've got that here. I asked the guy and his response was ".... it's maker's mark."
     
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  40. The Goat

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    Got my order today. Can't wait to break open some of them tonight.

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  41. theregionsitter

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    Where did you order that from?
     
  42. dathalfnukkahd

    dathalfnukkahd dat nukka high definition
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    Yeah where can I order MWND?
     
  43. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

  44. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Florida State Seminoles

    But it depends on if your state allows liquor to be shipped. Georgia, unfortunately, does not.
     
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  45. Lipp the Gay Liberal

    Lipp the Gay Liberal Spartan Dawg
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    Site says shipping only within AZ.
     
  46. The Goat

    The Goat Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, unfortunately they only ship in state. Currently enjoying the 1792 full proof. My 2nd experience with a store pick version and I am a fan.
     
  47. Bishop

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    I grabbed a bottle yesterday. I bet you can find it at other stores. Apparently its a Holiday Season release.
     
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  48. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I read some reviews, I’m good.

    Just going to buy another Rare Breed and move on.
     
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  49. gilstein21

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    Hopefully getting a couple of those from the local store this weekend.
     
  50. pperc

    pperc Well-Known Member
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    You know what I hate... when people say they "found" x, y, z bourbon. And it turns out they either traded for it or bought it on secondary. That's not "finding" shit.