New Bourbon Thread: The Main Bourbon Club

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

  1. gilstein21

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    The wild turkey Kentucky spirit it really good. May be the wrong price compared to rare breed and Russell’s 10 yr, but it’s got a great flavor
     
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  2. gritzy

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  3. gritzy

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    Had a barrel pick at ruth's chris of it a few weeks ago, it was a Carmel Bomb
     
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  4. theregionsitter

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  5. NYGator

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    Drinking Four Roses 130th tonight. So nice.
     
  6. pperc

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    its good. im a 2019 fan over it, though.
     
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  7. tjsblue

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  8. NYGator

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    But most of those are not available.
     
  9. tjsblue

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    :crossedarms:
     
  10. Frankie Carbone

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    This Single Oak Project better be damn good. Didn’t realize it’s only a 375ml bottle. It did come with a piece of the stave, so that’s pretty cool.

    grabbed ECBP B520 too.
     
  11. Realtree Buck

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    Starting to see some 2020 BTAC pop up on FB secondary. Anyone have any luck yet?
     
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  12. BrickTamland

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    Hasn’t made it to my shops yet.
     
  13. Russellin4885

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    North Carolina sucks and holds almost all of it for lotteries.
     
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  14. Tangman

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    And that's in the best case. In some counties the board members just keep it all (whether for themselves or favors).
     
  15. BrickTamland

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    This is how you get the French Revolution.
     
  16. Keef

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    There has got to be a better way to do all of this
     
  17. BrickTamland

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    Maybe it’s my libertarian leanings, but get the government out of trying to orchestrate the whole fucking thing.

    Let the distillers decide, or pass the decision down to their distributors (yuck.)
     
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  18. Bo Pelinis

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    Get rid of the 3 tier system requirement imo
     
  19. BrickTamland

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    My first suggestion would be to give all allocations from all distillers directly to me so that I can fairly and equitably distribute the remaining bottles to the proletariat.
     
  20. tjsblue

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    My opinion is the lottery system is a decent way to allocate anything that would otherwise be in extremely high demand. I don’t like the system gaming and having to stand outside doors in COVID to get the rare bottles as they hit the store. I also personally don’t like that being buddy buddy with a shop owner gets you special treatment and the ability to personally allocate if you are shop owner. I understand the benefit to them with loyal customers etc. but I think it seems wrong.

    TLDR team state lottery for high demand bottles even though I never win
     
  21. BrickTamland

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    Sazerac has sold so much Platinum 7X, Benchmark, and Wheatley on account of tying allocations to other line’s sales that it’ll never change in non-control states.
     
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  22. tjsblue

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    I don’t expect it to ever change. Just like I don’t expect Americans to ever act appropriately in COVID.
     
  23. pperc

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    yeah, that's a horrible idea. the distributors are evil mother fuckers. that's why you have to buy 1000 cases of fireball to get any allocation and that's why stores have to mark up the good bottles to levels that make you want to burn them down.
     
  24. goblue31602

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    I think the lottery is probably the best, but I think the online one is too convenient/easy for someone to get a bunch of entries from friends. If they made you go to a liquor store to sign up, I bet they could cut the number of entries way down.

    I also like a few of the liquor stores around me who have signs up that they randomly set out their allocated bottles, so it has to be right place/right time. There is no perfect answer, but I don't mind that one.
     
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  25. pperc

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    pick up in person, tie it to your state ID, can't pick up for someone else. if you get friends/family to sign up, so be it. everyone gets an entry.
     
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  26. BrickTamland

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    What you’re describing here I assumed was from the distillers, not distributors.

    Yeah, nah.
     
  27. goblue31602

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    No, the distillers have very little say, if any. Distributors and some store owners are where the problems lie.
     
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  28. pperc

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    it's the distributors
     
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  29. BrickTamland

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    Total Wine has their C920 out and has marked it up again.

    $77
     
  30. Tangman

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    Saw where Knob Creek 12 year cask strength is starting to hit retailers. Not sure on MSRP but I've seen it priced at $90. Guessing that's the end of the 12-15 year store picks.
     
  31. BrickTamland

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    They said last year was the last of the 12-15y store picks.

    They’ll probably say it again next year too.
     
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  32. tjsblue

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    fuck.gif

    That's almost exactly where I'd question it... but probably still buy it if they raised it to that universally across the country.
     
  33. BrickTamland

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    Just my first time seeing the C920.

    I can generally find it at the rural store I frequent for $60.
     
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  34. Tangman

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    Hope you're right friend. In my travels the oldest I've been able to find is an 11.5 year.
     
  35. tjsblue

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    Yeah that's a no brainer for me at 60 and while I usually can't find it on the regular, I can find it enough with other people and in my non-covid travels to keep it in stock. When it pushes 80 I'd have to question.
     
  36. NYGator

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    yes i just paid 54 for the b520. what is the proof?
     
  37. BrickTamland

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    132.8
     
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  38. Russellin4885

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    I haven't seen any ECBP in months here in NC.
     
  39. Realtree Buck

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    Did you go today? Was curious what they got in since today is their delivery day. But fuck TW. They have started marking up a lot of shit recently
     
  40. Realtree Buck

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    Beverage Mart still has some 14+ yr picks I believe. Gonna stop by tomorrow and hopefully grab 1

    or 4
     
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  41. BrickTamland

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    I did. Only good price change I noticed was they took EC Rye down to $25.

    Barret Parkway had one BH10 for... I forget now, but I think it was $78. Not a bottle I’m interested in. They’ve got a Calumet 14, but they’ve priced it ridiculously at $160 if I recall correctly.
     
  42. Tangman

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    If you're ever in the Triangle the Durham stores have had some lately (the A and B batches anyway)
     
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  43. tjsblue

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    Do the ABCs have a place you can see the beginning of day inventory? Like where is the ECBPs? Have a friend I’d like to buy a bottle for in the area
     
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  44. BrickTamland

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    Makers 46 is a great daily drinker for $30 and should be added to OP, tjsblue
     
  45. Russellin4885

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    One of my friends has had a lot of good luck in Durham stores, I live over by State and don't get out to Durham often, but it's not like it's a far drive or anything. Any store there particular worth stopping by?
     
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  46. tjsblue

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    I conveniently left that off because I’m not a fan.
     
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  47. Russellin4885

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    They do not
     
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  48. tjsblue

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    Thanks... I’ve looked for the longest time. I was drinking at a bar and the bar manager mentioned he “knew they were getting Blantons from the system”. Probably the restaurant system or some shit.
     
  49. BrickTamland

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    :crossedarms:
     
  50. Tangman

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    The new store on Roxboro St is one of the biggest ABC stores I've seen in NC. When I was in there a few weeks back, they had both A and B ECBP, several Makers Mark Picks, 3 different regular EC barrel picks, a 7 year MGP rye pick from Barrel, a Woodinville cask strength pick and just an overall better selection than any Wake County store I've been to. I go to the one on 55 more often because it's closer but again, a better selection than any Cary or Apex location.

    Surprisingly, Angier ABC is also a great store and gets a lot more picks than Wake County. Raleigh Bourbon and Banter always sends their picks to Durham or Angier so Wake must to hard to work with or something.

    For some reason I thought you were in Onslow County but I may have been thinking of someone else.
     
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