New Bourbon Thread: The Main Bourbon Club

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

  1. RockHardJawn39

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    pperc was super generous and sent me a bottle of 4R 2020 limited edition when my father passed and sent 6 sample bottles. I have to post my notes on here to get the key. I use the word "notes" loosely because I suck at this. Best I could do is make a few observations and relate it to something I've had before.
    A- nice flavor, a bitter finish. Reminds me of WFE
    B- pretty tasty, can't place the finish
    C- light color, super sweet. Tastes like a white wine almost. Fruity
    D- very full flavor. Closest thing I've had that I can compare to is ECBP
    E- fucking tasty. Idk
    F- besides C, first one my shitty nose can pick up. Very sweet, not like anything I've had before. Pretty tasty

    I think C is the only one that I'm not a fan of. Everything else is really good, and I'm told definitely not legent.

    I'm in a hotel for work right now so I had to finish C to have another cup for F

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  2. pperc

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    Well done. Key incoming....
     
  3. cheddarisbetter

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    That's a generous sample list :beerchug:
     
  4. gritzy

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    Nice what are you giving him?
     
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  5. cheddarisbetter

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    Local place told me you will never see a BT BP because that is basically a resource for Stagg Jr.
    On another note, I know people say theyve had some BT SPs that are fantastic but I have never had one of 10ish or so
     
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  6. RockHardJawn39

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    sem loves the BT SPs
     
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  7. goblue31602

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    Way behind on this thread but this isn't true. Possibly already covered?
     
  8. goblue31602

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    Which one of y'all is a store clerk in North Myrtle Beach? 7603438F-5139-4CB6-977E-D8425A15D2A9.jpeg
     
  9. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    Yeah it was disputed but my local guy who was just at heaven hill for their Elijah Craig picks came back with the info so I don’t know

    not sure I’ve heard anyone prefer larceny to Gregg
     
  10. gilstein21

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    The bt sp that I had last year was fantastic. I think it was 9 or 10 years.
     
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  11. goblue31602

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    No worries. 1) EC and Larceny aren't the same mashbill and 2) My brother in law is in charge of setting pricing for heaven hill products and actually just gave me the heads up that Larceny is going up 2 and LBP is going up 10 so it's definitely not going anywhere. LBP got popular so fast that this price increase is the last resort before just allocating it.

    Not saying this in a dickish way, just happen to know the scoop on the happenings at Heaven Hill.
     
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  12. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    I don’t think it was meant as larceny was getting rebottled as EC but that they weren’t going to keep filling barrels with it fwiw
     
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  13. BrickTamland

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    Anyone ever get that Three Chord Whiskey Drummer bottle?
     
  14. NYGator

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    Hey so we did the tasting last night, and were a bit underwhelmed. I am circling back with the owner to see if we could try something else or change the terms on what we would get (proof)/price. Rest assured none of us wants to start a pick and not believe in it or be up front about what we were doing, so stay tuned.
     
  15. BrickTamland

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  16. The Goat

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    *Still in obviously. Thank you for all taking the time!
     
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  17. Baseballman86

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    I actually got to taste a BT pick at barrel proof one time from a store pick sample, and the owner told me the exact same thing. I said it's a shame you can't bottle it at this proof and he basically said he heard they can't bc that already exists under one of their other labels
     
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  18. Baseballman86

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    I did, courtesy of another fine TMBer. It's fantastic stuff
     
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  19. Tangman

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    I wonder if the store guy is confusing Larceny and Pikesville. What I’ve read (and this could be wrong too) is that HH will be discontinuing Pikesville in the not too distant future and using those barrels for EC Rye and potentially an ECBP Rye.
     
  20. pperc

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    stagg jr
     
  21. RockHardJawn39

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    Not a crazy PA drop today, but maxed out
    Blantons (3)
    Eagle Rare (3)
    WSR (2)
     
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  22. RockHardJawn39

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    So ER is 10 yr old BT, and Stagg Jr is 10 yr BP BT?
     
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  23. pperc

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    no one really knows. i dont' think stagg jr is 10 years old
     
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  24. BrickTamland

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    This is dated by now, but it’s a good baseline. As best I understand, it’s about what brands share the same distillate but are a product of different areas of different rickhouses which have different conditions for aging (and are bottled at different proof.)

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  25. sem

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    It’s expensive but I think it’s worth it. Great recommendation by Baseballman86
     
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  26. Detlef Schrempf

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    We did have a good time though and I’m pretty sure all of our wives made fun of us.
     
  27. pperc

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    Yeah Detlef Schrempf ’s wife called me today to make fun of me.... I mean... no she didn’t
     
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  28. NYGator

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    My wife mocked the shit out of me. I was pretty fucked up, slurring, and saying silly things. I did an inventory in the morning and I think I had 8 drinks.
     
  29. g8r

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    yall are crazy. A bunch of subtle flexing was happening.
     
  30. Detlef Schrempf

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    Sorry, just a little busy pouring some George T Stagg 2019 over here.
     
  31. pperc

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    straight into a Sonic milk shake
     
  32. Detlef Schrempf

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    Had to get the Legent that I drank out of my mouth.
     
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  33. g8r

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    I will be better prepared next time.
     
  34. NYGator

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    I was just pouring whatever you were.
     
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  35. NYGator

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    I know we brought it up last night and again this morning, but the fact that he was drinking a Sonic milkshake in between whiskey sips and what that actually would be like, didn't even dawn on me until this moment.
     
  36. Detlef Schrempf

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    Let the record show, I drank the milk shake after did the tasting.
     
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  37. NYGator

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    Ok that makes more sense,
     
  38. Detlef Schrempf

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    i started it after I did the dirty hat trick of the first two barrels and legent.
     
  39. BrickTamland

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    What a shit show, sorry I missed it.
     
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  40. NYGator

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    oh wait, you did drink it still while you were also drinking GTS and the Weller FP. I didn't misunderstand, LOL.
     
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  41. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    I told him about that and he was surprised so who knows
     
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  42. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    what were the tasting notes?
    what would you compare the taste too?
     
  43. NYGator

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    I defer to someone else, but in the highest proof at full proof I know we got red fruits, oak, pepper, and an astringent type finish.
     
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  44. gritzy

    gritzy I am a hurricane on the golf course

    like over oaked or just bitter?
     
  45. NYGator

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    I honestly can't answer that. The best thing I can say is it didn't taste all too different from the Cask Strength annual release I have from 2019, which I always thought was better. I chatted with the store owner and we are probably going to pass UNLESS he can swing it at full proof and for a reasonable price ($80-85 at Full proof), but we are heavily leaning towards alternatives at this point...Four Roses is still an option and we asked him to look at Russel's Reserve as well now.
     
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  46. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    100% yes
     
  47. pperc

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    2 of the 3 samples were terrible. The 3rd and highest proof noted above was OK at barrel proof but we fear it’ll be $100+ a bottle and absolutely not worth that much. It wasn’t something any of us loved. It was tolerable vs the first two barrels. We all agreed to pass on it (unless we could get it at barrel proof which is unlikely and at a good price point even more unlikely).
     
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  48. kentucky_dawg

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    I see what you did there.
     
  49. kentucky_dawg

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    If anyone’s interested in trying what we tasted last night I still have a small amount of each sample left that I don’t mind passing onto someone else ITT
     
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