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    #46
    Also nothing weller is ever available here so it was one of those "i want it, thats the price, heres my money" lol.
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      #47
      Originally posted by armedferret View Post
      Also nothing weller is ever available here so it was one of those "i want it, thats the price, heres my money" lol.
      Haha I understand that pain all too well... I've been struggling to break into my Antique back stock for the same reason.

      Glad to hear Full Proof lived up to the hype. I totally hear you on the price, and if you can afford to support, then it's definitely worth it right now!

      Forgot to mention in my previous post that I treated myself to a late birthday present of a unicorn pour, EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods, on a business trip to SF a few weeks ago. It was incredible and surprisingly reasonable price for a one off in a high dollar city.

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        #48
        Originally posted by wsupjs View Post
        Haha I understand that pain all too well... I've been struggling to break into my Antique back stock for the same reason.

        Glad to hear Full Proof lived up to the hype. I totally hear you on the price, and if you can afford to support, then it's definitely worth it right now!

        Forgot to mention in my previous post that I treated myself to a late birthday present of a unicorn pour, EH Taylor Amaranth Grain of the Gods, on a business trip to SF a few weeks ago. It was incredible and surprisingly reasonable price for a one off in a high dollar city.
        Nice!! I had pappy 20 back in january for my 40th. WORTH IT.


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          #49
          Originally posted by armedferret View Post
          Also nothing weller is ever available here so it was one of those "i want it, thats the price, heres my money" lol.
          Found Wellers SR at two local liquor stores this weekend. One place had it for $28, the other $45.

          I ended up buying three bottles which is not hoarding. (A) I bought two bottles at $28/bottle and one at $45; (B) More was left at the stores than what I walked out with; (C) One bottle will be used as a gift in the near term; and (D) I wouldn't have bought the third bottle (at $45) but the owner was so excited to tell me he had it because I ask almost every time I go in. (Also, $45 is approaching the price point where I'd pass on it anyways because, as good as it is, charging $45 feels like a little much.)

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            #50
            Originally posted by C.Dubs View Post
            Found Wellers SR at two local liquor stores this weekend. One place had it for $28, the other $45.

            I ended up buying three bottles which is not hoarding. (A) I bought two bottles at $28/bottle and one at $45; (B) More was left at the stores than what I walked out with; (C) One bottle will be used as a gift in the near term; and (D) I wouldn't have bought the third bottle (at $45) but the owner was so excited to tell me he had it because I ask almost every time I go in. (Also, $45 is approaching the price point where I'd pass on it anyways because, as good as it is, charging $45 feels like a little much.)
            Nice!!

            I can get Trace all day at the Walter Reed (as in the hospital) package store for $18 a bottle. It befuddles me to see people paying upwards of triple digits for it, but then that's supply/demand in action.
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              #51
              Originally posted by wsupjs View Post
              Nice score @armedferret! Is the Blanton's also a store pick or standard?

              Full Proof has been the one from the Weller family I haven't been able to try yet..
              If you'd like a sample of one, shoot me a PM.

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                #52
                I finally got my hands on the famed "Best SB Bourbon", "Best Whiskey", Henry McKenna 10 yr SB BIB. It's hot, especially on the nose, and spicy. I like the grain of the high corn content and it balances out the heat well. The finish is sweet but still a bit spicy. For a $40 bottle of whiskey, it's good. But it didn't blow me away as I was expecting and I don't know how some others could lose to it in a blind tasting. There are some complex flavors going on once you get past the heat (recommend a cap of water) and some of them are fruity and really nice. I just don't see that it's the best whiskey out there.

                http://www.instagram.com/p/B-V3aY1AWqo/
                Last edited by JohnR; March 30, 2020, 10:49 AM.

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                  #53
                  If there is an upside to the "safer at home" orders it is that all of the liquor stores around me have moved to doing all online ordering and curbside pickup only. This seems to be preventing them from saving rare or allocated bottles for "special customers" since they now have to put all their inventory online.

                  Just this weekend I was able to get both a bottle of Blanton's and a Willett 4 year rye each for less than $50. Under normal circumstances neither of those would have ever even made it to she shelf in my area.

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by JohnR View Post
                    I finally got my hands on the famed "Best SB Bourbon", "Best Whiskey", Henry McKenna 10 yr SB BIB. It's hot, especially on the nose, and spicy. I like the grain of the high corn content and it balances out the heat well. The finish is sweet but still a bit spicy. For a $40 bottle of whiskey, it's good. But it didn't blow me away as I was expecting and I don't know how some others could lose to it in a blind tasting. There are some complex flavors going on once you get past the heat (recommend a cap of water) and some of them are fruity and really nice. I just don't see that it's the best whiskey out there.

                    http://www.instagram.com/p/B-V3aY1AWqo/

                    Keep in mind that it's a single barrel product. Your bottle may be hot and corny, but the next might not be.

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                      #55
                      Agreed. It just didn't impress enough to feel that it's worth the random grab, or even believe that the tasted bottles could have been so much better. Granted, I could be quite wrong about that.

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by JohnR View Post
                        I finally got my hands on the famed "Best SB Bourbon", "Best Whiskey", Henry McKenna 10 yr SB BIB. It's hot, especially on the nose, and spicy. I like the grain of the high corn content and it balances out the heat well. The finish is sweet but still a bit spicy. For a $40 bottle of whiskey, it's good. But it didn't blow me away as I was expecting and I don't know how some others could lose to it in a blind tasting. There are some complex flavors going on once you get past the heat (recommend a cap of water) and some of them are fruity and really nice. I just don't see that it's the best whiskey out there.

                        http://www.instagram.com/p/B-V3aY1AWqo/
                        This has always been my experience with McKenna as well. It's a perfectly respectable bottle, and I definitely understand why it would be ranked highly in terms of value (esp. at its pre-"best whiskey" price point). But personally my experience with it never justified the scarcity/awards/overall buzz.
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                          #57
                          Originally posted by armedferret View Post
                          no photo but went with woodford double oaked last night. soooooo tasty.

                          not really fitting in the $20-$40 theme but worth it.
                          Just picked up a bottle of this over the weekend - it's delightful.
                          “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'"
                          "The mood will pass, sir.”

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by mcadamsandwich View Post
                            Keep in mind that it's a single barrel product. Your bottle may be hot and corny, but the next might not be.
                            And you can bet that the sample that got them that "best whiskey" award was out of the very best barrel they could find - not some random barrel like you get off the shelf.

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by mcadamsandwich View Post
                              Keep in mind that it's a single barrel product. Your bottle may be hot and corny, but the next might not be.

                              I've had bottles of McKenna BiB that were excellent, and I've had bottles that were just "pretty good." I will usually spend $35-$40 on the chance of getting an excellent bottle.

                              On the other hand, the distillery gift shop sells it for $60, which is a stretch.

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                                #60
                                If anyone's in the DC area this may interest you:

                                https://www.popville.com/2020/04/all...own-enjoyment/

                                I'm involuntarily locked down at the house for a while, may not be able to get out of bed for a few days.

                                Of all things, I came down with shingles late last week. Bad. Thankfully my civilian doc (with whom i frequently hunt and go to the range as well as just generally hang out, at least before the Quarantina Wine Mixer) only needed one photo via text to know exactly what was up and pushed a scrip to my local walgreens.

                                It's not my worst affliction. It definitely causes significant discomfort, though, it has to be said.

                                Anywho. Can't have bourbon on my Valtrex (yes, *THAT* Valtrex heh) but since it's Valtrex I guess that means I'll be having bonfires on the beach, and rollerblading with friends in no time right?

                                Stay safe y'all.
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