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To your point, I was reading a very good review of Russell's Reserve 15 year old today, and ready to buy it until I got to the $250.00 price tag. Wild Turkey has been one of the distillers that seems to be pushing prices up, while Buffalo Trace is one that seems to be holding the line. That said unless demand drops, WT's price structure may be closer to where we are headed for super premium bourbon, anyway.


Buffalo Trace/Sazerac is holding the line on pricing but not out of some altruistic motive. Van Winkle and to a lesser extent BTAC are essentially advertising at this point. Both lines represent little more than rounding errors at corporate but offer a world of free and gushing publicity. Every celebrity chef and wanna be booze writer is on their jock making lists of top rated bourbons and hard to find or never find bourbons that are the best.

BT/Saz play both ends. They kept suggested prices below true market price so the best was affordable and when folks couldn't get them - wait for it - Weller and Saz and Stagg Jr. and Elmer were available until the hype pushed those stocks out easy reach. They trot Julian Van Winkle out and talk about reporting stores that charge too much knowing full well they sell to distributors and those distributors often force stores to take cases of garbage for the chance to get a bottle or two of some sought after limited bottle. If BT/Saz charged even close to true market for VW and BTAC they'd get an unnecessary black eye. Why kill the golden goose?

The Turkey limiteds are hit or miss. Master's Keep is over priced for what it is but the 1998 was great and worth the price. The good old 101 is a great pour for under $20. The store selected Russell's Reserve Single Barrels are among the best things going right now. Campari is kinda figuring out what they have and how to make it work.
 
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what is the damn bird on the side of the distillery at Wild turkeys name? I can't freaking remember its killing me.

Also further tonight:

Midwinters Dram, 1792 high rye, jeffersons rum cask finish, buffalo trace SB, ETL, Woodford cognac finish, yellow stone.

I am gaining on you Berto Wink

edit: not in quality though...



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Hey Deglyn,

Don't think we'll ever catch up to Berto . . . Frown

But I did buy my first bottle of SAOS - 11yr 110.4 proof Single Barrel yesterday. $54.99 OTD. Big Grin

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The Scotch-ization of Bourbon is the worst thing to ever happen to it, for everyone other than the sellers and trend followers. And it gets worse every year. I'll just quit buying anywhere near as much. Fuck em. They're only getting so much of my money, regardless.
 
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Hey Deglyn,

Don't think we'll ever catch up to Berto . . . Frown

But I did buy my first bottle of SAOS - 11yr 110.4 proof Single Barrel yesterday. $54.99 OTD. Big Grin

TTFN,
"Point Blank" Frank
8-)


Thats a nice snag! My store is doing another barrel pick, the last one was delicious so i am waiting and will stock up this time. I also havent been through our local raffle here yet either. So I have a chance to go all "berto" on everyone Big Grin

I agree 46n2, i have enough bourbon right i could not buy for years and the fire would burn for two days if the house went up. I am now in your phase 3 which is drinking it and bringing down the bottle count.



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Managed a couple bottles of Blanton's(price is up 10$ this year) a couple Elijah Craig small batch and a bottle of Willet pot still single barrel.



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Picked up another ETL and a EC.



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Caught a sale on WT Rare Breed, $8.00 a half bottle. Picked up two for $16.
 
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I picked up a bottle of ETL a couple days ago. My favorite bourbon and my stock is getting low. The price on it keeps creeping up though - I live in Bardstown (Bourbon City) - you can find a lot of limited releases but with all the tourism, be prepared to pay for it. I often check small liquor stores when I'm traveling.
All that said, I'm really liking the new EC bottle. They had a few at an event I attended a few weeks ago and I think they really look good.
 
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I use to pay $25.00 for ETL, two years ago it went to $29.99, last year was $32.99. This bottle I paid $39.99. Blanton's was $52.99. I may switch to Blanton's.

The reason I posted the pic was the new bottle from EC. Much nicer presentation.

Edit to add the EC is a store bought private barrel selection


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Yeah I saw the new Elijah Craig bottles in my store, can't decide if I like it better. I wasn't a huge fan of the hooch inside last time, only reason I didn't buy some. A bit....medicinal?
 
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I picked up a bottle of ETL a couple days ago. My favorite bourbon and my stock is getting low. The price on it keeps creeping up though - I live in Bardstown (Bourbon City) - you can find a lot of limited releases but with all the tourism, be prepared to pay for it. I often check small liquor stores when I'm traveling.
All that said, I'm really liking the new EC bottle. They had a few at an event I attended a few weeks ago and I think they really look good.


I was at toddys 2 weekends ago, great place! You should run in and grab his barrel pick 4 roses OESV.

The new EC bottle according to the folks at the bourbon heritage center in bardstown said the bigger bottle is cause bartenders asked for a taller thinner bottle.



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Picked up another ETL and a EC.


I snagged a bottle of the EC the other day, as well. Mink's (Marietta) barrel pick, for $26.99. Pretty good for that price.

Do you regularly find ETL in Atlanta?



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Picked up another ETL and a EC.



Ok, I just picked up the EC small batch, paid $16. I will give it another shot.
Also picked up a 12 year Arberlour scotch on a friends recommendation.
 
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I entered the lottery for PVW 15 today. Price is up to $100 now. Haven't done too well with the lottery lately. Lot B is next week. Wish me luck.




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I entered the lottery for PVW 15 today. Price is up to $100 now. Haven't done too well with the lottery lately. Lot B is next week. Wish me luck.

All things considered, that's not too bad - price wise. I don't think I've ever paid less than $50 for Pappy15 (the Rye was only $40, and the Stitzel Weller distilled 20yr Bourbon was only around $75, eight, maybe ten, years ago). The prices and availability held steady for a few years before its popularity started to skyrocket for regular reasons plus when Justified started blabbering the VW name, for years, to millions.

Having to participate in a lottery just to maybe get one is a pain, but I hope it works out for you. Trends be damned, I could almost drink nothing but Pappy 15, and their Rye. I've just always liked them, from day one, and I should have gathered and sat on even more of their Rye back then; it's such a pain in the balls to find nowadays, like the 15 is.
 
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Willett Small Batch cask strength 3 year Rye. Anyone tried this? Cosco has it for $39. At 112 proof looks like it could be interesting.
 
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Willett Small Batch cask strength 3 year Rye. Anyone tried this? Cosco has it for $39. At 112 proof looks like it could be interesting.


Yes has a hellova nose. Straight rye bred. Really good stuff. I have 3 bottles of the family estate 3 yr rye



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Thanks. I picked it up. Picked it over the Booker's so hopefully good stuff, but I do like rye so optimistic.

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Willett Small Batch cask strength 3 year Rye. Anyone tried this? Cosco has it for $39. At 112 proof looks like it could be interesting.


Yes has a hellova nose. Straight rye bred. Really good stuff. I have 3 bottles of the family estate 3 yr rye
 
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Do you regularly find ETL in Atlanta?


I am able to get some every year. I usually get two - three. This year I got two and I have a bottle from last year that I am going to finish. The store I shop at buys a lot of Buffalo Trace in past two months they have gotten store selection of Blanton's and Eagle Rare. I found Pappy 12 on the shelf there a few years ago. I was talking to the owner and I told him I shop thete because good bourbon makes the shelf and isn't hidden in the back. I'm sure they hide some for themselves and special customers but I can walk in and find good whiskey on the shelf.


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