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Old 11-26-2016, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
let it sit for a couple weeks now before you go back to it...It will change.
Relatively new to bourbon. What causes the change?
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 20chap04.1 View Post
Relatively new to bourbon. What causes the change?
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:47 PM
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Damn, how am I just seeing this thread?
Well, better late than never.

Blanton's is my favorite everyday bourbon, but it's hit or miss in terms of getting it up here in MN.
I just got some Eagle Rare for the first time, and I found it to be pretty nice.
Also, a friend gave me a bottle of Orphan barrel Rhetoric 22 year a month or so ago that I just opened the other day. I thought it was pretty good, but not $100 good.
Here's a picture some others I have accumulated. A friend of mine used to own a couple of liquor stores, so he was able to help be get some of the stuff I couldn't normally find up here. Still never tried Pappy's though.
That George T. Stagg is worth several hundred dollars, on the low end
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:03 AM
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A few nice picks Vdrivenman!
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:23 AM
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It was a good day today.


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Old 11-29-2016, 10:40 AM
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I tried Corner Creek yesterday. It's not bad. It's just a little too light for my taste. The price point is good.
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
It was a good day today.
Nice pick up!

My father in law drank my bottle of Rock Hill not knowing what it was. He ran out of scotch....
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:57 AM
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Nice pick up!

My father in law drank my bottle of Rock Hill not knowing what it was. He ran out of scotch....
Thanks for the heads up on this thread Matt.

We have ABC stores here in Va and they carry what is popular in the area but I can have them order me something. For the most part they have a decent selection of whiskey/bourbon as far as I know.

What should I pick up in the 20-30$ range to get my adventure in Bourbon started?

My mother got me a bottle of Bird Dog small batch and I enjoyed it.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:01 AM
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The Jefferson's small batch should come in right in your price point and is good stuff. If you can find it, I just picked up a bottle of Hirsch for under $30 and it's damn good.

http://thewhiskeyjug.com/bourbon-whi...-batch-review/
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Spruill242 View Post
Thanks for the heads up on this thread Matt.

We have ABC stores here in Va and they carry what is popular in the area but I can have them order me something. For the most part they have a decent selection of whiskey/bourbon as far as I know.

What should I pick up in the 20-30$ range to get my adventure in Bourbon started?

My mother got me a bottle of Bird Dog small batch and I enjoyed it.
I'd also add Eagle Rare 10 year to the list...one of the best buys in bourbon at about $28 for a 750.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:27 AM
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Man, the Jefferson's aged at sea Bourbon sounds cool! 100$ haha.

Freedbaby after looking up the Eagle Rare I know that I've had it in the past, I liked it more than the Bird Dog.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Spruill242 View Post
Thanks for the heads up on this thread Matt.

We have ABC stores here in Va and they carry what is popular in the area but I can have them order me something. For the most part they have a decent selection of whiskey/bourbon as far as I know.

What should I pick up in the 20-30$ range to get my adventure in Bourbon started?

My mother got me a bottle of Bird Dog small batch and I enjoyed it.
I know the ABC stores from the Naples area, they do a pretty nice job.

Eagle Rare is a very hard to beat bourbon in that price range. I think it usually runs around right around $30.

My best advice for someone starting out is to find a good bar as you can usually get smaller pours and they (should) always have good ice. Check out 80/20 Burger Bar. Not sure exactly where in Norfolk you are, but it looks decent. Basyl Hayden is a nice intro - not overpowering, but has some different levels of flavor. Then try Bulleit, Maker's and Knob. Some different flavors in there to see what you like.

Actually, go to The Barrel Room first. Work your way through their bourbon list and see what you like. Much easier to go to a liquor store or online and find what you like once you have a couple of reference bottles. http://www.thebarrelroomva.com/menu.php?mid=8242
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Spruill242 View Post
Thanks for the heads up on this thread Matt.

We have ABC stores here in Va and they carry what is popular in the area but I can have them order me something. For the most part they have a decent selection of whiskey/bourbon as far as I know.

What should I pick up in the 20-30$ range to get my adventure in Bourbon started?

My mother got me a bottle of Bird Dog small batch and I enjoyed it.
in that price range, it's hard to beat four roses small batch (bourbon) and bulleit either rye or bourbon.

jim beam double black is aged 8 years and is pretty solid.

you might find elijah craig 12-yr for close to $30

wheated bourbon's like bernheim or larceny should also be avaliable in that range. if you can even find w.l. weller on the shelf then buy all they will let you.

old forester 86 aint bad either.

lots of great choices to get you started. for most of these you'll likely want a splash of water or a couple of cubes...but they're very enjoyable.

edit: i havent seen eagle rare 10-year for anywhere near $30 in a long time...$38.99 pretty much everywhere near me

edit #2: VA ABC's apparently list eagle rare for $30.99 https://www.abc.virginia.gov/product...year-bourbon#/
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Please pardon my ignorance. Is that Jefferson Ocean really worth $100. The LLS has it for $90. I'm sure it's a great conversation piece but $90 is more than I've ever paid for a bottle of booze
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:14 PM
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Please pardon my ignorance. Is that Jefferson Ocean really worth $100. The LLS has it for $90. I'm sure it's a great conversation piece but $90 is more than I've ever paid for a bottle of booze
not inflated its a $78 bottle....but everyone is asking over retail now for just about everything. Greed has got the Bourbon market all effed up.
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I am in Annapolis MD for the holidays. Any recommendations for a store with a good bourbon selection?
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I am in Annapolis MD for the holidays. Any recommendations for a store with a good bourbon selection?
the three with generally the best selections right in Annapolis are (1) bay ridge wine and spirits, (2) mills fine wine & spirits (right downtown), and eastport liquors.

BUT, these really get picked over if you're looking for something high-end or unique. sometimes you just need to pop into some random little shop to find a bottle of blanton's that none of the bigger stores have.

if you're here before christmas, you should check out eastport liquors facebook site. they do get an allocation of the elusive van winkle juice. for the past 6-7 years they have auctioned it off for charity. this year's auction runs from dec 2-16: https://www.facebook.com/events/1878588029044439/

you should also plan to make a stop at a couple of nice whiskey bars in town: dry 85 and fox's den. both are right on main st in downtown annapolis. between the two of them you can find pretty much any bourbon that you want...for a price. dry 85 does special bottlings and is able to sell those as carry out by the bottle.
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:47 AM
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I was in a LLS on the west coast of Florida a couple of weeks ago and saw a bottle of Makers commemorative American Pharaoh Bourbon. Now since I'm a degenerate horse guy and I had never heard of it, I considered buying it. The owner said Makers does it every time there is a TCW. They wanted $90. I went home and googled it and saw that the suggested retail is $75. Anybody ever seen this before ?
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Originally Posted by 4oldcars View Post
I was in a LLS on the west coast of Florida a couple of weeks ago and saw a bottle of Makers commemorative American Pharaoh Bourbon. Now since I'm a degenerate horse guy and I had never heard of it, I considered buying it. The owner said Makers does it every time there is a TCW. They wanted $90. I went home and googled it and saw that the suggested retail is $75. Anybody ever seen this before ?
Seen the particular bottle of bourbon or the markup?

The markup over retail is something that you are starting to see in some areas.

I would be curious if that was just an expensive liquor store or if they were marking up their bourbon over retail or if it was just that bottle.

If the release is tied to the TCW winner it is a fairly rare release. However, given that there is no way to predict a TCW and therefore no way have a special release ready it is more than likely that it is the same bourbon you can get that is not branded.
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