New Bourbon Thread: TMB Now Rye Curious

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  1. NYGator

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    I think for what it was at that price point. Not sure I necessarily liked it better than this. I think we were dismissive of this due to price.
     
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  2. CoastalOrange

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    I'm going to keep repeating this but I'm in for any and all TMB barrel picks. I don't care what they are or how much they are, I'm in.
     
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  3. pperc

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    Yep
     
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  4. BrickTamland

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    Some great pickups this week. Oddly enough of the three, I was most impressed by the SW BiB rye: sweet honey and baking spices, very drinkable, big fan as per our usual agreement.

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  5. RockHardJawn39

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    Leeroy Jenkins! said the rye tastes like butthole
     
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  6. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    Guess me and ole BrickTamland are starting a blood feud
     
  7. BrickTamland

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  8. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    My bottle tasted like shitty college Evan Williams
     
  9. BrickTamland

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    The heart wants what the heart wants.
     
  10. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    BrickTamland what do you think of the younger? I loved it for the price (39$) Will definitely hoard it and become my "gift bourbon"
     
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  11. BrickTamland

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    Think I’m paying $50 for it at Total Wine, really solid. I can’t think of a barrel proof offering at that price that I’d put over it.
     
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  12. NYGator

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    and he is a connoisseur of...buttholes.
     
  13. Guns

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    guffawed earlier when I saw a Weller green label for 89.99.

    might have a pour after seeing The Mars Volta tonight and I have tomorrow off.

    I’ll be in the hangover thread tomorrow cash me outside
     
  14. Guns

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    finishing off a KC SB store pick that big brick tamfam sent me awhile back. pperc is still the bourbon god that rules us all.
     
  15. BrickTamland

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  16. RJF-GUMP

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    That’s aggressive for a Monday/Tuesday at 1:30AM.
     
  17. Barves2125

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    Anybody know anything about Rattle & Snap? Bought their Limited Release 8yr today because I'd never seen it before and wanted to give it a go. Bottle is neat looking, too.

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  18. pperc

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    8 yr Tennessee huh? you like them Flintstone vitamins?
     
  19. BrickTamland

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    Did a quick glance on their site. Seems like they’re distilling somewhere in Kentucky. So, maybe they bought some old Dickel barrels for an early release?
     
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  20. Barves2125

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    The purple ones I do.
     
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  21. pperc

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    honestly, i've never heard of them, but that's probably Dickel sourced distillate which is pretty polarizing for people
     
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  22. Guns

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    some gump buster trying to judge me?
     
  23. cheddarisbetter

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    Multiple Chattanooga places have/are releasing Willet bourbon picks from 7-9 years old
     
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  24. BrickTamland

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  25. Keef

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    That's awesome, tell your friends to grab some for everyone!
     
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  26. cheddarisbetter

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    I don't live there anymore so kinda pissed seeing it on social media. One of price gouging places, listed their 9 year at $499 to start. Everyone thought it was high, but it started selling quick so they raised it up to $899
     
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  27. Keef

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    secondary on a 9 year is well over $1000 at this point.
     
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  28. RJF-GUMP

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    I've never had a purple top. Is it that good?
     
  29. RJF-GUMP

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    I've been enjoying our monkey barrel pick so much that it makes me think I should start drinking more rye.
     
  30. Keef

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    As most will tell you basically nothing is THAT good, but I've really enjoyed the ones I've had. I'd love to have more, but I can't/won't pay secondary prices for them.
     
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  31. RJF-GUMP

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    Yah we recently had the discussion about whether a bottle is worth $1k. Most seem to think not. I guess a better question from me is whether these particular bourbons, in this case a purple top, is substantially tastier than less allocated bourbon that sell for way less on the secondary market. This is obviously subjective. But I think there can be a consensus about whether a certain bourbon is better than another if the quality is really head and shoulders better.
     
  32. DDB

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    Are some more expensive bourbons better than others? Absolutely, but I think it’s more about what you like, personally I don’t like wheated bourbon and wouldn’t pay 1k for a bottle.
     
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  33. RJF-GUMP

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    Ok hypothetical: I take a bottle of ECBP that I bought for $80. Then I take a $1000 bottle of WFE purple top. Do you think most people would have a pour of each and then say "Yes clearly that WFE was significantly better than the ECBP?" What I'm getting out of yall is that these bottles aren't that much better than more widely available and much cheaper bottles. I understand that everyone likes different stuff and this is subjective. But for me there comes a point where I'm not going to pay a shit ton of money for something unless it is just far and away better than the stuff I can get for much cheaper. For others, the novelty of drinking a hard to find bottle is worth it.
     
  34. Leeroy Jenkins!

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    WFE doesn't kick you in the throat.
     
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  35. DDB

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    You’d notice a significant difference in how smooth one is over the other. Imo
     
  36. goblue31602

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    There's a trophy aspect to a lot of these bourbons. Pricewise to me nothing is worth more than $200
     
  37. DDB

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  38. BrickTamland

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    FOMO drives a lot of the community to overpay and overvalue allocated bottles that others have, let’s call it, an “elite level of state lottery skillfulness.”
     
  39. pperc

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    are you a billionaire? then i think you don't care what price it is. price is subjective to the amount you have in your bank account at any one time.
     
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  40. RJF-GUMP

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    Is there a bottle that you can think of that just blows everything else out of the water and is significantly better than anything else?
     
  41. pperc

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    probably something i've never had, but those with more money than I have swear this is the case
     
  42. Bo Pelinis

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    I've had a bunch of great pours and for a regular professional dude nothing is worth more than 150/200 beyond the novelty of owning something that's hard to find. But that's just me.
     
  43. DDB

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    What are some ones you’ve never had?
     
  44. goblue31602

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    I'd be willing to bet over 50% of Pappy changes hands 2-3x before someone actually opens it.
     
  45. DDB

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    Oh absolutely.
     
  46. RJF-GUMP

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    I'm gonna buy some pappy and then pour it over a huge ice block to just piss yall off.
     
  47. DDB

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    Mix it with coke lol
     
  48. RJF-GUMP

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    I bet it would be good.
     
  49. pperc

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    some of the old Willett stuff (with the letters in the barrel number), older M20, M25, etc., pre-2012 Michters 10 year, stitzel-weller pappy/van winkle, wild turkey Master Distillers Collection export, certain older WLW and GTS, some of the older Hirsch bottles.... probably way more that I'm not really thinking of right now
     
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  50. Love Tractor

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    Nothing rare but I grabbed a bottle of the Old Forrester Statesman and was pleasantly surprised. Better neat than on a rock actually.