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oh ya, avoid yippe ki ya. Mine was fairly terrible tasting. I thought it was because I dont like manhattans and it is finished in sweet vermouth and syrah barrels but my friend who loves manhattans coudlnt drink it either.

Sorry Jaywend! I would have sent it to ya but I poured it out!



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I'm not a fan of the sweet stuff so I may have been mistaken about yippee kay ay, all their bottles look alike.


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It could have been rendezvoux rye, I remember a guy on a horse on the bottle. Just checked their website, did their lineup get smaller?


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Guy on horse is yippee kye ya.

Midwinters dram is white label with story that ends with "we made this shit up!" Lol



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I had a friend over to assist me in finishing off a bunch of open bottles. Let's just say he did his part to help out, he he. Big Grin He just about drank me out of scotch, and did his best on my bourbon. All for the best, as I am wanting to have just one high quality bottle open at a time (we'll see how that works out). Theory being I would have a good bottle to choose from each night of quality bourbon, one good scotch open, a nice cognac, a great gin, and a high end aged (not too sweet) rum.

So here is where it stands so far:
Scotch: Lagavulin and the last of the Balvenie
Cognac: Camus VSOP
Rum: Diplomatico Reserva Exclusivo
Gin: Cutler's.
Bourbon: Elijah Craig and Blanton's

I can highly recommend the Diplomatico for a rum, and the Cutler's gin. Prairie makes a great gin too. Just get beyond Beefeater and Bombay Saphire.

I'm still undecided about the Camus cognac. It is amazing, no doubt. But it is very different than usual Brandy. I think I love it. But may have to be in the right mood. Neither it nor the rum are too sweet.

Presented just in case some of you bourbon snobs can't find any BTAC and decide to try something different. Cool

By the way, if anyone has recommendations between High West rye or rendesvous, 1792 SB, Old Granddad BIB, Rittenhouse BIB, Four Roses SB, Angel's Envy, EH Taylor SmB, as these are available at decent price in my area currently.
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Ha! Rekstrom! Lol. I drink cheap vodka neat in its place or go with an old fashion.

I have been dippong my toe in anejo tequila. Really like Riazul neat, its like the blantons of tequila at 50 bucks and a slightly creamy taste.

On the rum i found out thier aging techniques are sinful, 1 drop = 23 year. I also found out they add sugar to the end product. If you have a hydrometer you can test it vs whats on the bottle. I have a bottle of over proof rum that reads 130 proof. I tried it, no where close, its actually 110. There is a rum website that found out who adds flacor and sugar to thier end product if you want to remain pure. If ur just enjoying, enjoy away!



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True some rum producers add sugar or mollasses, but like bourbon you have good and bad. I wonderbif the fact that rum is produced in a variety of countries means less strict adherence to standards than, say, bourbon or scotch.

I can say the Diplomatico is a revelation. Amazing.

I have tried a Centenario Reposado tequila, and found I didn't really like agave I guess. But i may circle back again.

What I need is a good bourbon to stock that meets the "good but not expensive" criteria. Something not KC or WT, but also not Bourbensia Unobtaium. Thus the querry on High West vs the others.

I still prefer a good bourbon.
 
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True some rum producers add sugar or mollasses, but like bourbon you have good and bad. I wonderbif the fact that rum is produced in a variety of countries means less strict adherence to standards than, say, bourbon or scotch.

I can say the Diplomatico is a revelation. Amazing.

I have tried a Centenario Reposado tequila, and found I didn't really like agave I guess. But i may circle back again.

What I need is a good bourbon to stock that meets the "good but not expensive" criteria. Something not KC or WT, but also not Bourbensia Unobtaium. Thus the querry on High West vs the others.

I still prefer a good bourbon.


Rum has no official guidelines like bourbon, I also have bad news for your diplomatico, added sugar! For visualization 4 grams of sugar is 1 tea spoon. a couple have 41 grams of sugar Eek imagine dropping that into a bottle of good bourbon!

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Note: the following are rum sugar tests performed by ALKO, the Swedes and Johnny Drejer, as so noted. Compiling ALL tests into a single source will benefit all those trapped in the world of Rogue Rum. Caveat: I do not guarantee the accuracy of any test, nor my typing skills. The tests by ALKO and the Swedes can be considered very precise; those by Johnny Drejer are also quite accurate. Also included are hydro-based tests performed by Moi, Cyril, the Pirate, dawsonh, mamajuana and soon from rum lovers everywhere, as submitted for "The Great Sugar Test". These latter are of course subject to error, so please point out any aberations which the testers will gladly repeat...

Special Note: the ALKO tests show two numbers, eg 1/3. The first is sugar, the second are "extractives" other than sugar. All other listings show sugar as a single value or as a range, eg "0" or "0-5". All numbers, eg "5" reference grams of sugar solids.

Diplomatico 2000: 15 cyril 15
Diplomatico 8 yr: 7 Swedes 7
Diplomatico Ambassador: 24 thefatrumpirate 24
Diplomatico Ambassador: 26 Drejer 26
Diplomatico Blanco Reserve: 8 Drejer 8
Diplomatico Exclusiva: 41/0 ALKO 41
Diplomatico Exclusiva: 44 Swedes 44
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva: 30 cyril 30
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva: 41 Drejer 41
Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva: 41 Swedes 41
Diplomatico Reserva: 9 Drejer 9
Diplomatico Reserva: 12 Drejer 12
Diplomático Reserva: 12/13 (new) ALKO 12
Diplomatico Reserva: 7/0 Swedes 7
Diplomatico Reserva: 7/0 (old) ALKO 7
Diplomatico Reserva: 9 cyril 9
Diplomatico Single Vintage 1997: 19 Drejer 19
Diplomatico Single Vintage 2000: 24 Drejer 24
Diplomatico Single Vintage 2001: 20 thefatrumpirate 20
Diplomatico Single Vintage 2001: 24 Drejer 24
Diplomatico Single Vintage 2001: 25/24 ALKO 25
Diplomatico Single Vintage: 21 Swedes 21



http://rumproject.com/rumforum//viewtopic.php?t=1683

No Wonder I liked kirk and sweeneys 18 yr - Kirk & Sweeney 40% (vanilla bomb), 2/3 full: <4 dawsonh 4

suggah baby, suggah.

plenty of good bourbons at a low price, buffalo trace, 4 roses small batch, a ton actually. makers makers cask strangth. all in the 30 range



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Was Rock Hill Farms discontinued? It's not listed on buffalo trace website any longer?


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Originally posted by rekstrom:
What I need is a good bourbon to stock that meets the "good but not expensive" criteria. Something not KC or WT, but also not Bourbensia Unobtaium. Thus the querry on High West vs the others.

I still prefer a good bourbon.


I'm bad about working at collecting the rare stuff to the exclusion of some very good bourbon that can be had anywhere. It's the thrill of the hunt, I guess. Tell us your budget and give us an idea of bourbons you've enjoyed and I'm certain we can make a few recommendations.




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Originally posted by jigray3:
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Originally posted by rekstrom:
What I need is a good bourbon to stock that meets the "good but not expensive" criteria. Something not KC or WT, but also not Bourbensia Unobtaium. Thus the querry on High West vs the others.

I still prefer a good bourbon.


I'm bad about working at collecting the rare stuff to the exclusion of some very good bourbon that can be had anywhere. It's the thrill of the hunt, I guess. Tell us your budget and give us an idea of bourbons you've enjoyed and I'm certain we can make a few recommendations.


I bought buffalo trace today for old fashions but damn it was good neat and with an ice cube. For $22.99 I'll be keeping it around. Eagle Rare would be my next inexpensive must stock, followed by Elijah Craig. I mostly like barrel strength but those usually start at $50 and to me that's not inexpensive.


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Originally posted by jigray3:
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Originally posted by rekstrom:
What I need is a good bourbon to stock that meets the "good but not expensive" criteria. Something not KC or WT, but also not Bourbensia Unobtaium. Thus the querry on High West vs the others.

I still prefer a good bourbon.


I'm bad about working at collecting the rare stuff to the exclusion of some very good bourbon that can be had anywhere. It's the thrill of the hunt, I guess. Tell us your budget and give us an idea of bourbons you've enjoyed and I'm certain we can make a few recommendations.


I bought buffalo trace today for old fashions but damn it was good neat and with an ice cube. For $22.99 I'll be keeping it around. Eagle Rare would be my next inexpensive must stock, followed by Elijah Craig. I mostly like barrel strength but those usually start at $50 and to me that's not inexpensive.


speaking of barrel strength picked up a ECBP today.



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Thanks for the new, expensive hobby. A great hobby though. I have a cabinet full of Bourbons already ( most unopened ) that y'all have mentioned on here.

Just got back from a 4 day cruise to Cozumel, used my drink package to put a hurtin on the ships Buffalo Trace supply. I'm a fan

Bought some High West double rye $35 today and Weller special reserve $16.

Store owner talked up the Weller a lot, figured it's worth a try for the price. Couldn't find much about it here except some 12 yr talk.



 
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Thanks for the new, expensive hobby. A great hobby though. I have a cabinet full of Bourbons already ( most unopened ) that y'all have mentioned on here.

Just got back from a 4 day cruise to Cozumel, used my drink package to put a hurtin on the ships Buffalo Trace supply. I'm a fan

Bought some High West double rye $35 today and Weller special reserve $16.

Store owner talked up the Weller a lot, figured it's worth a try for the price. Couldn't find much about it here except some 12 yr talk.


its not bad, the antique is better but for 16 bucks not bad at all



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Yep, Any Weller is worth the price of admission, even if it is a wheater. I actually prefer the 107 to the 12, and maybe the poor man's Pappy mix better than either alone, but I'll never turn my nose at the Special Reserve.

I found a barrel selection of Buffalo Trace in TN, and they didn't mark it up over normal prices. Imagine a single barrel hand picked version of BT for $22. I wish I had purchased a case.




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Well i scored a pappy 12 finally.

I also went off the deep end and decided to invest in my dads retirement gift. Hes always talked about Louis XIII but never had it. So i snatched up one of the allocated 1.695oz bottles. I dont know if they will do them every year but figured with his retirement 5 years out, $400 was prolly worth locking in and its a memorable gift. My price per ounce just shot thru the roof!




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Gator, there was a presale for RHF a few days ago. Price was $125.
 
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I bought 3 RHF last year at $57 each, IIRC. VA ABC usually sells at retail, and that's the price they still have on the website.




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I bought 3 RHF last year at $57 each, IIRC. VA ABC usually sells at retail, and that's the price they still have on the website.


I need to move to VA! How was the Lot B?
 
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Finishing my Old Rip 10 yo as we speak before opening the Lot B, but I've got a line on some outstanding bourbon.

Heads up fellas. Ace Spirits has something I've not run across before that by all accounts is excellent. It's a hand selected barrel of Four Roses Single Barrel Cask Strength OBSK. It's $80/bottle. A good friend whose opinion I trust ordered several bottles, raved about it, then ordered more. Mine's on the way. Shipping was $26 for 4 bottles, so not terrible.

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