New Bourbon Thread: Now with more proof & recs

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  1. Frankie Carbone

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    Vecchia Romagna is absolutely fantastic but you can only get it in Italy. I always bring back a few bottles when I go

    Hardy’s XO is my go to cognac, it’s like drinking juice
     
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  2. El Tiburon

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    Gran Duque de Alba is my go to on the few occasions I do brandy. It's a sherry brandy from Spain and it's delicious.
     
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  3. bryix

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    I've had some inexpensive brandies from Spain that I have enjoyed.
     
  4. CoastalOrange

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    Looks like I’ve got a Batch 13 on my hands.
     
  5. Mr Mortisay

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    Spent the past month looking for a batch 12 and didn’t even realize I had one in my cabinet. Had my batches mixed up
     
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  6. Mr Mortisay

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    And in my opinion it’s good but I don’t get the bourbon of the year hype
     
  7. NYGator

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    I have the 12 and 13 and the 13 stands out.
     
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  8. tjsblue

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    Kindly get out. It is an excellent bourbon that gets you fucked up and is hard to find, but not impossible to find.
     
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  9. BrickTamland

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    They’re good juice, Bront!
     
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  10. tjsblue

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    The math doesn’t check out.

    I have a 131.4; 135.2; and 122.2 :idk:.

    I think we need to go to batches?
     
  11. Open Carry

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    I need to do a taste test between my batch 10 and 13
     
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  12. Keef

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    Show us the bottles, we want to see the bottles
     
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  13. Keef

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    I love my batch 10
     
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  14. Open Carry

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  15. Open Carry

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    It was incredible. 126 proof, but totally amazing neat.
     
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  16. pperc15

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    I have an unopened batch 10
     
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  17. Keef

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    Do it
     
  18. Open Carry

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    Drink it. Now.
     
  19. pperc15

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    Ugh I have so much opened plus a billion samples to try
     
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  20. NYGator

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    I think it is deserved. I had a few pours the other night at a bar that just hit the spot in the perfect way. It depends on my mood, but when it is right it is amazing.
     
  21. tjsblue

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  22. Keef

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    We were talking Stagg Jr not Elijah Gregg
     
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  23. tjsblue

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    I’ll see myself out and I have batch 10
     
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  24. Keef

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    Do it
     
  25. pperc15

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    That C918 is a great one. I have a B518 unopened. Don’t know why I skipped.
     
  26. Bo Pelinis

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    Pikesville Rye is really really good
     
  27. BrickTamland

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    I wanted to update this from a few months ago:
    Bottle really opened up after a few months. Tons of oak still, but time and a few drops of water have done wonders.
     
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  28. goblue31602

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    You dum dum
     
  29. Anison

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    Thanks for posting this.
    Currently have two 8s and an 11. The 11 is a little better imo.
     
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  30. pperc15

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    These have gotten better with each batch. Early ones were supposed to be a disaster
     
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  31. pperc15

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    I have a 13 year store pick from Morenos that I hope is in a sweet spot
     
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  32. pperc15

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    Anison do you have this one?
     
  33. Anison

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    13yr Knob Creek? No sir.
    Pretty much every Moreno’s store pick is great though. Their “Stay Puft” Elijah Craig is fantastic. And they’ve got the only Old Scout SiB store pick I’ve tried that I really like.
     
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  34. Detlef Schrempf

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    I just don’t care for knob creek
     
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  35. DistantFactor

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    I will gladly drink any and all you have.
     
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  36. pperc15

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    Yes, got it in early 2019 I think.

    I haven’t been back but plan on it next trip to Chicago.
     
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  37. Anison

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    It’s the only consistent place to find good bourbon in Chicago as far as I know. Sometimes Binnys is good...depending on which one you go to and which day of the week. Garfield’s can be very hit or miss. All of the better-known shops are either wildly overpriced (Warehouse) or rarely have anything interesting (In Fine Spirits).
     
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  38. pperc15

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    Warehouse picks are probably best bet there. I sent Detlef Schrempf a Blantons pick from there
     
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  39. Anison

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    They carry good stuff but the markup is tough.
     
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  40. dathalfnukkahd

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    Anison im actually going to be in Chicago this week. Was going to ask what liquor spots to hit up. I’m on the hunt for Stagg Jr and High West MWND
     
  41. goblue31602

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    Based on what he's told me I'd assume Moreno's is your best bet.
     
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  42. Anison

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    Last time I found MWND, I shit you not, was at Whole Foods in Lincoln Park. I’d run down to Moreno’s - they sometimes have MWND on the shelf and Stagg Jr in the case.

    I’ve found both at Binny’s in the South Loop a couple times as well - on Jefferson & Roosevelt.

    Binny’s in Lincoln Park has a decent selection usually - ask them to let you in the rare spirits room, the bourbons are to the left on the bottom two or three shelves. It’s (purposefully) difficult to see from outside the room what’s in there on the bourbon shelves. Just ask someone to open it for you and let you in. If they have Stagg Jr it’s in there.

    That’s all I got. visa may be able to add more suggestions.
     
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  43. dathalfnukkahd

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    Thank you!
     
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  44. CoastalOrange

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    I was going to ask the same thing abt Plymouth and Detroit, MI. Any suggestions on stores to check out while I’m there?
     
  45. Lipp

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    Go see the owner Chris here. He usually has some good store picks and might offer you allocated stuff if he likes you.

    https://m.yelp.com/biz/bottles-n-stuff-livonia
     
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  46. NYGator

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    Wow, no posts since Tuesday. Did every join AA?

    g8r packing it all up now...

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  47. Keef

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    Recently picked Pikesville Rye and a store pick Knob Creek 120. Big fan of both of them.
     
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  48. Bo Pelinis

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    I’m still pretty new to bourbon and haven’t had anything close to some guys here but Pikesville is one of my favorite whiskeys to date.
     
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  49. Degausser

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    Returned to boozing tonight with my first pour of Stagg Jr. It's that good shit.
     
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  50. Funshot Residue

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    "How come they're so little?"
    "They were picked before they were ripe!"
    Kidding. Good selection there. I'm jealous as hell of some of the collections in here. Clients bought me a bottle of Woodford as a tip last week. Pretty standard stuff, but hey, free bourbon. Bought Pops a Widow Jane for Xmas, and neither of us were really impressed. Not bad, just not knock your socks off good either.
     
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