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Re: Bourbon

Post by BSF21 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:50 am

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A_B wrote:ha! No, you're thinking of syb. If he lets beer age weeks he'd let whiskey age centuries for sure.
Ha. Does whiskey go bad? Clear bottle in direct light or heat can't be good, but I imagine it'd last a really long time. I do have a bottle of Scotch that I've been working on for more than a year. Hasn't seemed to change at all.
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I didn't have the heart to tell him that the process stops once it comes out of the barrel.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by The Sybian » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:37 pm

BSF21 wrote: I didn't have the heart to tell him that the process stops once it comes out of the barrel.
Now that you mention it, I had the same conversation with a friend. His grandfather found a bunch of unopened liquor bottles, including a 40+ year old bottle of Crown Royal. He was so psyched about having a 40 yo bottle of whiskey. We drank some, and it was identically horrible to a new bottle.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:59 am

I am still a bit of a newbie when it comes to bourbons (although there's usually a bottle of Woodford reserve on my drinks cart), so I found the bourbon tasting I went to last night to be both educational and a great way to get pissed.

It was run by the "Drinks Ambassador" from Beam Suntory and featured Jim Beam Black, Basil Hayden, Jim Beam Signature Craft, Makers Mark 46, Knob Creek 12 year old Reserve and Bookers.

Enjoyed all of them, but REALLY enjoyed the Knob Creek.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:32 am

Someone talk me out of / into this: http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/6/13/1 ... ries-paley
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Re: Bourbon

Post by A_B » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:33 am

mister d wrote:Someone talk me out of / into this: http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/6/13/1 ... ries-paley
Double the bourbon and go for it. I love a good cocktail and that looks like a good summer bourbon drink. Obviously, don't use top shelf bourbon for a mix like that, IMO.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:52 am

Pruitt wrote:I am still a bit of a newbie when it comes to bourbons (although there's usually a bottle of Woodford reserve on my drinks cart), so I found the bourbon tasting I went to last night to be both educational and a great way to get pissed.

It was run by the "Drinks Ambassador" from Beam Suntory and featured Jim Beam Black, Basil Hayden, Jim Beam Signature Craft, Makers Mark 46, Knob Creek 12 year old Reserve and Bookers.

Enjoyed all of them, but REALLY enjoyed the Knob Creek.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by Pruitt » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:14 pm

Yes, it was most relaxing!

I know that the Suntory campaign with Bill Murray was fictitious, but Suntory does love the craggy/pockmarked American man.

Tommy Lee Jones is EVERYWEHERE in Japan shilling Suntory's canned coffees. TV, Subway ads, on a million vending achines...

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Re: Bourbon

Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:22 pm

mister d wrote:Someone talk me out of / into this: http://www.eater.com/drinks/2016/6/13/1 ... ries-paley
Why? That sounds great. Agree with AB's advice. Then again, always go with AB when it comes to bourbon.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:26 pm

But now I have to go out and buy basil uggghhh ...
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Re: Bourbon

Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:24 pm

mister d wrote:But now I have to go out and buy basil uggghhh ...
You don't grow your own? Shocking.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by mister d » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:37 pm

Small apartment. The ol' herb box is in storage.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by bfj » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:36 am

I have no idea about bourbon. They all taste the same to me and all I think about when I taste them is throwing up Jack Daniels in a field by a bonfire and that is enough to keep me away. But that's not important right now.

Pathfinders for Autism, who I work for, has been awarded a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon to auction off at our big fundraiser this weekend. I am being told that these bottles can sell for upwards of 5 grand. Has anyone heard of this stuff and is it really that rare and valuable?

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Re: Bourbon

Post by P.D.X. » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:41 am

Pretty sure I could walk across the street and get a bottle for ~$30. (For the standard one – nothing fancy)
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Re: Bourbon

Post by BSF21 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:45 am

P.D.X. wrote:Pretty sure I could walk across the street and get a bottle for ~$30.
After clicking, it's a special release.

I think 5K is asking a LOT, given I know you can get Pappy for a couple hundo a bottle, but perhaps this is something very special I'm not aware of?

Either way, nice of them to give it to you guys. I'll check out the auction.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:51 am

bfj wrote:I have no idea about bourbon. They all taste the same to me and all I think about when I taste them is throwing up Jack Daniels in a field by a bonfire and that is enough to keep me away. But that's not important right now.

Pathfinders for Autism, who I work for, has been awarded a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon to auction off at our big fundraiser this weekend. I am being told that these bottles can sell for upwards of 5 grand. Has anyone heard of this stuff and is it really that rare and valuable?

If anyone is interested in supporting this great organization I work for, here is the link to our silent auction items.
Maybe call Buffalo Trace and explain the situation to help with setting the reserve amount, and value?
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Re: Bourbon

Post by bfj » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:06 pm

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bfj wrote:I have no idea about bourbon. They all taste the same to me and all I think about when I taste them is throwing up Jack Daniels in a field by a bonfire and that is enough to keep me away. But that's not important right now.

Pathfinders for Autism, who I work for, has been awarded a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon to auction off at our big fundraiser this weekend. I am being told that these bottles can sell for upwards of 5 grand. Has anyone heard of this stuff and is it really that rare and valuable?

If anyone is interested in supporting this great organization I work for, here is the link to our silent auction items.
Maybe call Buffalo Trace and explain the situation to help with setting the reserve amount, and value?
That's the plan. I have to see if I can get the stuff here by this weekend for our big event.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by A_B » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:49 pm

Yeah, if someone pays $5k for a bottle of Buffalo Trace, they're doing it out of the kindness of their hearts. Special release or no.

But you also clearly haven't tried the right bourbons, and that should be rectified immediately if not sooner.
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Post by The Sybian » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:16 pm

bfj wrote:I have no idea about bourbon. They all taste the same to me and all I think about when I taste them is throwing up Jack Daniels in a field by a bonfire and that is enough to keep me away. But that's not important right now.

Pathfinders for Autism, who I work for, has been awarded a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon to auction off at our big fundraiser this weekend. I am being told that these bottles can sell for upwards of 5 grand. Has anyone heard of this stuff and is it really that rare and valuable?

If anyone is interested in supporting this great organization I work for, here is the link to our silent auction items.

Interesting. Looks like this is a special release given to charities only. That makes it impossible to estimate the value, but the distillery rep expects they could sell for over $10,000. According to their website, they did a similar charities release in 2011, and the highest bid was over $7,000. They have some great verbiage to use to convey how special these bottles are. They used whiskey from They only made 200 bottles, and used whiskey distilled in 1980, 1982, or 1983. Not sure if they aged them that whole time, or how thy were stored. Let us know what you bring in, curious to hear.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by Pruitt » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:28 pm

Got this at duty free two weeks ago -

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And it is oh so nice!
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Re: Bourbon

Post by Sabo » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:58 pm

Bought a bottle of Bulleit (and gin, and light rum, and coconut rum) this afternoon. Needed to restock the home bar in preparation for a party this weekend.

If you have the chance to try the Bulleit 10 year, do it. It's outstanding.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by Giff » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:28 am

Probably my favorite bourbon.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:44 pm

This seemed like a better idea at the VA ABC Store than actually in the glass tonight. Especially when the package that came with the BBQ sauce was the same price as without the BBQ sauce.

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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:51 pm

Bird dog is......not great
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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:07 pm

Wife wants to age some stout we're brewing in "whiskey barrels." Means I have to go buy oak and some bourbon. Darn.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:09 pm

Enjoying the Bulleit tonight.
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Post by Pruitt » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:23 am

Rush2112 wrote:Wife wants to age some stout we're brewing in "whiskey barrels." Means I have to go buy oak and some bourbon. Darn.
The only thing that would make your wife cooler would be if that's her in your avatar.
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Post by Rush2112 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:35 am

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Rush2112 wrote:Wife wants to age some stout we're brewing in "whiskey barrels." Means I have to go buy oak and some bourbon. Darn.
The only thing that would make your wife cooler would be if that's her in your avatar.
She's German/Italian, so darker and much bigger tits.

When I met her she was a wine drinker. Now she's all about barleywines and big ass stouts. She broke into out stash of Uncle Jacob's tonight (an imperial stout aged in Makers, this was the 2014, so only 15%) and had an epiphany.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by bfj » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:28 pm

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Here is the bottle that we were gifted to sell. We received and accepted an offer today for $7,000.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:32 pm

bfj wrote:Image

Here is the bottle that we were gifted to sell. We received and accepted an offer today for $7,000.
Would we recognize the name of the person who put the offer in?

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Post by bfj » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:55 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
bfj wrote:Image

Here is the bottle that we were gifted to sell. We received and accepted an offer today for $7,000.
Would we recognize the name of the person who put the offer in?
No, it was a private buyer who contacted us. The name doesn't ring a Swamp bell.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by mister d » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:32 pm

Had Willett for the 1st time over Christmas. It was a very good bourbon.
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bfj wrote:
wlu_lax6 wrote:
bfj wrote:Image

Here is the bottle that we were gifted to sell. We received and accepted an offer today for $7,000.
Would we recognize the name of the person who put the offer in?
No, it was a private buyer who contacted us. The name doesn't ring a Swamp bell.
I'm still holding out hope it was Mrs. The Sybian.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by bfj » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:18 am

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bfj wrote:
wlu_lax6 wrote:
bfj wrote:Image

Here is the bottle that we were gifted to sell. We received and accepted an offer today for $7,000.
Would we recognize the name of the person who put the offer in?
No, it was a private buyer who contacted us. The name doesn't ring a Swamp bell.
I'm still holding out hope it was Mrs. The Sybian.
How would you react if your wife spent 7k on a bottle of booze?
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Re: Bourbon

Post by mister d » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:17 am

Go on a $7K home decor shopping spree?
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Re: Bourbon

Post by A_B » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:34 am

mister d wrote:Go on a $7K home decor shopping spree?

And buy one plate.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by mister d » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:10 pm

"Its a venison plate. Do we have a venison plate?"
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Re: Bourbon

Post by The Sybian » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:45 pm

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How would you react if your wife spent 7k on a bottle of booze?
Depends, is it our money she spent? Come to think of it, we don't have a venison plate. To Williams & Sonoma!
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Re: Bourbon

Post by bfj » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:12 pm

Well, it is still available because the guy is skittish about a wrinkle in the top left corner of the label. So, she still has a chance. For her, $6500.
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Re: Bourbon

Post by EnochRoot » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:46 pm

Just picked this up from the St. Augustine Distillery on the way back to Maryland. Me gusta.

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Re: Bourbon

Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:38 pm

At the parents house and the same brandy I didn't finish in high school still in the same spot. I'd put the purchase date at 1983. Says 10yr on the unsealed half drunk bottle. Still OK to drink?

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