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Old 05-10-2021, 06:03 PM   #2661
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I probably won't be heading there anytime soon, Tom. Theo is your guy for that. He'll probably throw a group together for a visit. Heck, come down here yourself and join them. Kentucky is slated to remove all restaurant/bar Covid restrictions on May 28. You'll have no excuses after that.
None.....besides money and distance. But not unovercomable.

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Old 05-11-2021, 05:28 AM   #2662
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Any chance one of the Old Carters was American Batch 4 (139.6 proof)? I still haven't cracked mine, and they're already going for double what I paid for it a few months ago.
Unfortunately not, KY Whiskery Batch 1 and Bourbon Batch 6. I've got a bottle of the Bourbon Batch 6 and think it's good not great, if I had realized it was Dickel I probably wouldn't have bothered. I've got a bottle of Bourbon Batch 7 on its way now that they've gone back to MGP for the latest run. I'm trying to convince myself I don't need more of them, too dang expensive, but they're fun. I just got a sample set yesterday from a friend that has American Batch 4 in it (along with a Bourbon, Rye, KY and Bourbon Single Barrel) so I'll let you know when I give that an open
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:34 AM   #2663
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Has anybody tried the Woodford Reserve "Malt", "wheat", or "rye" versions? There is a local spot that has been selling them for $19.99 a bottle, a very, very, very reasonable price. I personally like The malt and the wheat even better than the normal bourbon.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:29 AM   #2664
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Looking forward to hearing about the OC when you get to it, Ben.

Todd, that sounds like an outstanding price for the Woodford variants.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:41 PM   #2665
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Looking forward to hearing about the OC when you get to it, Ben.

Todd, that sounds like an outstanding price for the Woodford variants.
When I was to see my son in Milwaukee, everywhere I found them (2 places) they went between $39 & $45.

At $20 a bottle, those could easily become a go to pour as a nightcap.

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Old 05-11-2021, 03:08 PM   #2666
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Had a good week. Got an email last Friday that I won the spring raffle at Total Wine for the Old Forester 150. Saturday I stopped at Spec's and grabbed the new Pinhook Tiz Rye 5 year. Monday I picked up the Weller 107. Tuesday I got a call that I had the Elijah Craig 18 year. Wednesday was the EHT Small Batch. And today I got call that I had a allocated bottle of Elmer T. Lee waiting for me at the store. It was a really good week!

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This is a very nice bourbon, but it is hard to find outside of Wisconsin.



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Old 05-14-2021, 08:22 AM   #2668
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Killer week, Tony!

I headed to the city to grab some bottles I had already paid for some time back (Old Haymarket SiB pick, another Whistlepig 2 barrel blend pick). Owner let me try the Barrel Bourbon SiB pick, grabbed one of those too, never had Barrel before.

Pops is that the WP you sent me a little bottle of? I haven't found a WP store pick I don't like. I just wish we could see some with higher proof. I found out United has a hub at Newark and Chicago meaning cheap flights. I might have to come over for drink
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:30 AM   #2669
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Son, that is the WP I sent. No super recent picks, but I agree, every WP group or store pick I have had has been stellar. Plus gives me a break from my constant barrage of 125+ proof pours. You know you are welcome here every day and twice on Tuesdays.

Speaking of high proof, last nights pour, courtesy of Black Carl.

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Old 05-15-2021, 10:09 AM   #2670
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Popped in to one of the local B&Ms on a whim and grabbed this plus a bottle of WT101.

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Old 05-16-2021, 05:01 PM   #2671
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Curious to hear your thoughts, James, I wasn't a big fan of Dicker's BiB.
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Old 05-17-2021, 08:26 AM   #2672
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Cracked open the first Barrell bottle on Friday night. Blend of Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky

Seemed very forward on the Tennessee flavors and notes. I hear dried fruit - apricot used to describe the flavors but had never really found that myself, I did in this one. The finish is light considering the proof for this.

The Tennessee is speculated to be Dickel so interested to see what you think Tom.
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Jay, my one and only Barrell is a single barrel, and I am not positive what the source is though I believe it's MGP. I'll have to try and find one of the blends, is that one a specific batch number?

Here's the tater sticker on mine for chits and grins.

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Opened my oldest Booker's to day, 15-02 (Dot's Batch). It was good, less heat than the typical Booker's finish, a little sweetness on the palate. I'll reserve any real judgment until it's been open several weeks.

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Old 05-17-2021, 09:45 AM   #2675
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Jay, my one and only Barrell is a single barrel, and I am not positive what the source is though I believe it's MGP. I'll have to try and find one of the blends, is that one a specific batch number?

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The one I tried Friday was batch 24.
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The one I tried Friday was batch 24.
Thanks, Jay, I'll keep a lookout, although it was could be hard to find, I thought they were at least on Batch 29 now?
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Barrell is too hard to keep up with, I had a sample from an 18 year bottle that was one of the best pours I had last year but I know there's no chance of finding that one so no reason to look. I know they're trying to settle down a little with Stellum and some of the bigger regular releases like Seagrass but I feel like it would take a lot of money and energy to really get into them like some people do. I don't have anything from them and likely won't unless I get to give it a sample first, the few I've tried have ranged from ok to amazing
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Thanks, Jay, I'll keep a lookout, although it was could be hard to find, I thought they were at least on Batch 29 now?
I have seen 28 on the shelves here so 28/29 right in there somewhere.

I agree they are not something that is easy to keep up with, just something different.
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Old 05-19-2021, 07:10 AM   #2679
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Did a blind tasting last night from a friend, 5 ryes and last place by far was a 15 year WP10 pick. I don't know what was going on with that barrel but it was not good and so off profile from the typical WP10 or any other single barrels I have tried, fennel and anise and wet wood all the way. I went back through the 5 many times and every time thought that one was not good
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One bad barrel don't spoil the whole bunch, Ben...with apologies to the Osmond Brothers.

Had some Booker's 2017-02 last night. It was the current batch when the world lost Chris Cornell 4 years ago yesterday. Listened to Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and solo stuff.

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