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stupid beyond
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^^^^Starting with my dawg OGD114!!! (Not a beginners bourbon)



Yes, they say its comparable to 2013 which is one of my faves but has more classic stagg notes then the 2013. I got quite a decent amount of chocolate from that one. Niw i just gotta find one or luck out.



What man is a man that does not make the world better. -Balian of Ibelin

Only boring people get bored. - Ruth Burke
 
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It's LE Season!

First score yesterday was a bottle of 2018 PHC bourbon extra aged in an Orange Curacao barrel. Different experience but hey, proceeds go to supporting ALS research.

Also picked up a bottle of 2019 OFBIB 9yr black label, too. Much better than the OFBIB 11yr issued earlier this year IMHO. Big Grin

Life is still good!

TTFN,
"Point Blank" Frank
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I need to grab more OGD114, thanks for the reminder.
 
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Originally posted by GeeTen:
It's LE Season!

First score yesterday was a bottle of 2018 PHC bourbon extra aged in an Orange Curacao barrel. Different experience but hey, proceeds go to supporting ALS research.

Also picked up a bottle of 2019 OFBIB 9yr black label, too. Much better than the OFBIB 11yr issued earlier this year IMHO. Big Grin

Life is still good!

TTFN,
"Point Blank" Frank
8-)


Not lovin that orange drank huh? Lookin forward to your write up on the btac samplings!



What man is a man that does not make the world better. -Balian of Ibelin

Only boring people get bored. - Ruth Burke
 
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Ok guys, I've been hooked on some fine bourbons in the last few years and I'm finding less and less of them on the shelf in my local booze shop.

I honestly didn't realize that I could purchase booze online, so off to DuckDuckGo I went and I found a lot of online dealers.

So, for those that have made purchases who do you like for selection and shipping charges? BTW I did check out Flaviar (got an invite)and I'm going to pass for now, however I may revisit them later.


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Ok guys, I've been hooked on some fine bourbons in the last few years and I'm finding less and less of them on the shelf in my local booze shop.

I honestly didn't realize that I could purchase booze online, so off to DuckDuckGo I went and I found a lot of online dealers.

So, for those that have made purchases who do you like for selection and shipping charges? BTW I did check out Flaviar (got an invite)and I'm going to pass for now, however I may revisit them later.


Many shops have stopped shipping across state lines. Make sure you’re actually shippable. I’ve bought from Ace, HiTime, and many others. Buying 3 or 4 bottles helps on shipping. Winesearcher and 1000corks are search engines that locate bottles all over the country. Not every shop ships or ships to you but both sites are good for checking pricing. I’ve found that even after shipping I can still pay less than shopping locally due to lower pricing and no tax.

I’d skip Flaviar. They’re basically a middleman charging a premium. Their special bottles are horribly overpriced, even above secondary market. If you want to buy samples there are euro sites that offer much bigger selection. There’s an art to balancing shipping from across the pond. Note that Flavisr’s samples are actually poured in Eastern Europe and then shipped back to the US due to US law.

Hope this helped.
 
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I rather like Caskers.com since it's the only place I can find Balcones Single Malt and Bourbon that will ship to me. They ship with needing a signature confirmation from a 21 yo when it arrives.
 
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I am enjoying Col EH Taylor BiB Single Barrel. The Small Batch is my preference. Laphroig Cairdeas is smoothing out nicely after a few pours.


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I am enjoying Col EH Taylor BiB Single Barrel. The Small Batch is my preference.


You know, I hear that all the time, so I must be in the minority on this one. I prefer the Single Barrel, but I've only managed to get my hands on 3 or 4 bottles of each, so the sample size is small. That said, the EHT Barrel Proof is about all I require from any whisky.

I picked up two bottles of the EHT Rye. Not overly complex, reputedly 4 years or so old which explains that, but a balanced and enjoyable pour.

Edit to add: I've just been notified I won a bottle of the Weller C.Y.P.B. in the lottery. Very cool.

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Posts: 9889 | Location: Richmond, VA | Registered: December 11, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Snagged this years midwinters night dram release. Anyone had it yet?



What man is a man that does not make the world better. -Balian of Ibelin

Only boring people get bored. - Ruth Burke
 
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I haven't had the most recent bottlings of EHTaylor Rye, but the ones I have had were very good, and amongst my favorite new-to-me whiskeys in years (along w EHT Barrel Proof).

I wonder if it's changed. I haven't really looked into it.

As for 4yr Ryes, the older sourced Willett 4yr 110p Ryes were truly fantastic, to me. I wish I had cases of it. And the EHTaylor Ryes from 2+ years ago were also very good, to me, so my expectations for 4yr Rye is pretty high. I don't give them much quarter for being young...

I don't even mess with the EHTaylor Single Barrel or Small Batch. Probably my loss, but I'm in a Barrel Strength and Rye or nothing mode with them. But I'm probably just missing out.
 
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4 yr FE rye is back btw. Its not bad. Bout 114 proof the latest release.



What man is a man that does not make the world better. -Balian of Ibelin

Only boring people get bored. - Ruth Burke
 
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First time I've bought anything of note in a long time so I figured I'd post. Bought a hand picked, hand blended bottle of Makers Mark Private Select. Apparently its a bit like the MM46 cask strength but the oak staves are a combination of different amounts and types of wood. I don't love 46 and hope its not too oaky but we'll see. Anybody had this and like it? My bottle has 2 staves of baked american pure 2, 2 staves of seared french cuvee, and 3 each of roasted french mocha and toasted french spice. It is bottled at a barrel proof of 111.4.

An added bonus is that when I bought they asked me if I wanted a bottle of Blanton's as well, which are usually by lottery at my shop. So that's nice to have.

And last bonus is 2 entries into the aforementioned lottery. Fingers crossed.



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For $39ish bucks the old erza 7 year barrel strength is great for the price
 
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Costco is clearing out their Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel that was selected for the store for $30/bottle. I’m about to go clear out their remaining stock for some friends.
 
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So my liquor store puts out hard to find stuff on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. They don't raffle away stuff, they don't hold it for good customers, put it on the shelf at reasonable prices.

The pappy got scooped up when the doors opened. I guess customers have learned about this pre holiday annual sale. I have gotten pappy on my way home from work previous years.



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Guess they saved a few for those who couldn't get there at opening. Found this on the shelf.



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Nice score gator! Looks like ec18 chNhed thier bottle too



What man is a man that does not make the world better. -Balian of Ibelin

Only boring people get bored. - Ruth Burke
 
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Merry Christmas to you!

I passed on a bottle EH Taylor Single Barrel. Contemplating buying the Bernheim wheat whisky while sipping Weller SR.


"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye". The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, pilot and author, lost on mission, July 1944, Med Theatre.
 
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would a bottle of WHISTLEPIG 10 YR PRIVATE BARREL SELECT or MACALLAN 12 YR make a good Christmas gift?
 
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