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Old 04-21-2024, 08:36 PM   #3961
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Wouldnt mind trying that ECBP A124 myself. Its like leprechaun chests. Hard to find.




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Signed up for next month's whiskey event, 5 course meal cooked by Chef Ed Lee making stuff out of his new bourbon cookbook, come with a copy of the book and 5 pours from BBC to pair with the food

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Nice grab! OFBB can be anywhere from "ok" to "dang that's delicious," I've tried a few years but the only one I've ever ended up with a bottle of is 2020 which in my opinions was a "just ok" year. I'm hoping I can trade it for a 2023 to commemorate Melody's birthday, but I haven't tried that hard and would want to do it locally to avoid shipping that stupid bottle. I would have to find somebody who hasn't tried it

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Did a little bourbon hunting today. My local store has the WR BP ($150), and Jack 10 ($99). Passed on both. Right now Im only really hunting ECBP A124 and Bookers 24-01. I have enough to drink right now to go after some of the other HTFs.
Based on my limited experience (one sample), I'm passing on JD10 every time. Different story if I run across a JD12
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Thanks Dave!

Bob, I passed on the WRBP at $119 here. The price on the JD10 ain't bad, but like Ben says, "meh".

I cracked a Stagg Jr Batch 15 last night just because I haven't had a Stagg open for a while.

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Old 04-22-2024, 01:58 PM   #3964
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Just grabbed a Ben Holladay BiB. Same store had some surprising things out on the shelves. Blantons, Bookers (2023), A Midwinters Nights Dram, JD10/12. Of course, insane prices.
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Same store had some surprising things out on the shelves. Blantons, Bookers (2023), A Midwinters Nights Dram, JD10/12. Of course, insane prices.
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Old 04-23-2024, 05:39 PM   #3966
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Yea, me too. Most things were $50 over SRP.

Did hit up my local store to give a fiver to one of the managers. Grabbed the first bottle of Buffaloe Trace SP and a 1792 FP.
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I've had some really good 1792 FP picks, Bob, hope yours is stellar.
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I had some KC 9-Year Single Barrel Reserve last night, followed by some ER 10.
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Tried 1792 Sweet Wheat while out for dinner with QT. Then had a second pour of the same. Very different from a lot of the wheated bourbons I've tried, I'll be on the lookout for a bottle.'
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Stopped by my local store to see what they had new. BT store pick for $30, don’t mind if I do. ECBP A124 for $75, yes please. Also grabbed a New Riff single barrel. Will be cracking that one open in a bit.

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Get some!!! Very nice pick ups.
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Nice pickups, Bob!
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I opened the new Booker's (24-01 Springfield batch) last night. I give the Booker's at least 3 weeks open before I really evaluate them, but my first impressions of this aren't great. While it has a great nose, the palate is kind of ordinary (nothing special), and there is something off-putting to me on the finish. I can't put my finger on the offending flavor. I'll try it again in June and see how it grabs me then.

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I opened the new Booker's (24-01 Springfield batch) last night. I give the Booker's at least 3 weeks open before I really evaluate them, but my first impressions of this aren't great. While it has a great nose, the palate is kind of ordinary (nothing special), and there is something off-putting to me on the finish. I can't put my finger on the offending flavor. I'll try it again in June and see how it grabs me then.

Oh boy. This is what happens when a professional with a superior palate shows up. Just more proof that my palate is not that good hah. But on the plus side, less is off putting. Ethanol bite I dont care for. This one was smooth on that front.

Cant wait to here more of your thoughts as it opens up.
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My sister in-law and her husband were in St. Augustine today and stumbled upon St. Augustine Distilling Co., which I'd never heard of. They took a tour and did some samples. The bourbons are apparently pretty tasty, especially their barrel-proof, "The Saint". They offered to grab me a bottle, but it was $200 and there's no way I'm shelling that out without tasting it first myself.
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My sister in-law and her husband were in St. Augustine today and stumbled upon St. Augustine Distilling Co., which I'd never heard of. They took a tour and did some samples. The bourbons are apparently pretty tasty, especially their barrel-proof, "The Saint". They offered to grab me a bottle, but it was $200 and there's no way I'm shelling that out without tasting it first myself.
$200!!!! Ridiculous. Must be great hah.
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Sounds like a fun way to separate tourists from their money
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