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Posted: 3/6/2017 7:52:36 PM EDT
I can't find any Weller here in town and since I'm about out I made a run to a place that usually has some.

It is sort of a hole in the wall kind of store but they usually have a good Bourbon selection.

Stuff he had that was out of my price range:

Van Winkle 12 lot B $700.00

Pappy 15 and 20, didn't even ask how much.

Old Forester BB $250

Here is what I picked up, never had the Old Grandad before.

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Link Posted: 3/6/2017 7:58:49 PM EDT
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Great score on the barrel proof! That stuff is great!
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Yea it is! Will try to save it for a special occasion.
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Yea it is! Will try to save it for a special occasion.
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You woke up today didn't you? Always a good day for a good bourbon!
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 9:21:36 PM EDT
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Damn good point you have there!
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You woke up today didn't you? Always a good day for a good bourbon!
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Yea it is! Will try to save it for a special occasion.



You woke up today didn't you? Always a good day for a good bourbon!
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In all seriousnes, this comment could not be more true! Long story short, I'm in great shape but had a massive heart attack 8 months ago (44 years old). I'm doing fine, but I don't put things off anymore. Live everyday like your last.
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 10:28:38 PM EDT
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My local ABC store had some Elijah Craig small batch, but I am unsure if it is the barrel proof like you have.

I picked up some Eagle Rare 10 year.
Link Posted: 3/6/2017 11:03:56 PM EDT
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In all seriousnes, this comment could not be more true! Long story short, I'm in great shape but had a massive heart attack 8 months ago (44 years old). I'm doing fine, but I don't put things off anymore. Live everyday like your last.
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I've lost a lot of friends over the years. One at 28 when he slipped and hit his head on ice letting his dog out in the morning. I stopped putting away nice bottles and stuff for "a special day" after that. There's a few that I hang on to for investment, but life is meant to be enjoyed.
Link Posted: 3/18/2017 4:38:56 PM EDT
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I stopped putting away nice bottles and stuff for "a special day" after that. There's a few that I hang on to for investment, but life is meant to be enjoyed.
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Solid advice
I did that when I was younger and slowly realized "what the Hell are you doing? Tomorrow is here today"
Link Posted: 3/25/2017 7:45:29 PM EDT
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Found this at one close by at a state ran beverage store. How'd I do?

ETA - Is Booker's in a wooden display box and a covering panel for $60.xx good?

Link Posted: 3/25/2017 7:56:16 PM EDT
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Went to a new liquor store today

Found Weller special reserve and Sazerac rye.

They have a lot of other different bottles I'll buy in the future.
Link Posted: 3/25/2017 8:07:48 PM EDT
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I can't find any Weller here in town and since I'm about out I made a run to a place that usually has some.

It is sort of a hole in the wall kind of store but they usually have a good Bourbon selection.

Stuff he had that was out of my price range:

Van Winkle 12 lot B $700.00

Pappy 15 and 20, didn't even ask how much.

Old Forester BB $250

Here is what I picked up, never had the Old Grandad before.

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Where did you find pappy ? Did they have Rip ?
Link Posted: 3/25/2017 8:40:00 PM EDT
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It was at a liquor store in Dalton, GA.

Liquor & Tobacco Outlet
1339 W Walnut Ave, Dalton, GA
(706) 259-2857

No Rip Van Winkle 10 if that is what you were asking.

When he said the Van Winkle 12yo lot B was $700.00, I didn't ask what they were asking for the Pappy 15 and 20 that was on the shelf behind the counter.

That is freaking crazy IMO.
Link Posted: 3/25/2017 8:43:27 PM EDT
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Found Weller special reserve and Sazerac rye.

They have a lot of other different bottles I'll buy in the future.
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I really like the Weller SR but I am not a fan of the Sazerac Rye.

I like rye whiskey in general but the Sazerac has a very strong cloves flavor that I don't care for.

I know that a lot of folks really like it so that is just a personal preference thing.

Have you had it before? Give it a shot and let us know how you like it.
Link Posted: 3/25/2017 10:26:43 PM EDT
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I really like the Weller SR but I am not a fan of the Sazerac Rye.

I like rye whiskey in general but the Sazerac has a very strong cloves flavor that I don't care for.

I know that a lot of folks really like it so that is just a personal preference thing.

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First time trying sazerac, and first rye.

You're right about the clove flavor.  A little perfume taste too.
Not sure what I think about it.  Way different than everything else I've tried.

How do other ryes compare?
Link Posted: 3/25/2017 11:07:58 PM EDT
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First time trying sazerac, and first rye.

You're right about the clove flavor.  A little perfume taste too.
Not sure what I think about it.  Way different than everything else I've tried.

How do other ryes compare?
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Rye Whiskeys that I like are

Pikesville (probably my favorite)

Knob Creek Rye

Russel's Reserve Rye

Rittenhouse (very good for the price)

Whistle Pig (very mild and expensive)

Most of those are somewhat similar to bourbon and not at all like the Sazerac.

Bulliet tasted like rye bread and I don't really like that very much.

Michters was pretty good also.

Templeton was the worst. Poured it out.
Link Posted: 3/27/2017 1:59:47 PM EDT
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Rye Whiskeys that I like are

Pikesville (probably my favorite)

Knob Creek Rye

Russel's Reserve Rye

Rittenhouse (very good for the price)

Whistle Pig (very mild and expensive)

Most of those are somewhat similar to bourbon and not at all like the Sazerac.

Bulliet tasted like rye bread and I don't really like that very much.

Michters was pretty good also.

Templeton was the worst. Poured it out.
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The michters barrel proof rye is incredible! Taste like gingerbread.
Link Posted: 3/29/2017 11:41:00 AM EDT
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It was at a liquor store in Dalton, GA.

Liquor & Tobacco Outlet
1339 W Walnut Ave, Dalton, GA
(706) 259-2857

No Rip Van Winkle 10 if that is what you were asking.

When he said the Van Winkle 12yo lot B was $700.00, I didn't ask what they were asking for the Pappy 15 and 20 that was on the shelf behind the counter.

That is freaking crazy IMO.
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Haha, I can get you 12yo Lot B for $380 shipped to your door all day long. $800 for the 15yo and $1200 for the 20yo, too.
Link Posted: 3/29/2017 12:24:21 PM EDT
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...............mouth watering..  
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Haha, I can get you 12yo Lot B for $380 shipped to your door all day long. $800 for the 15yo and $1200 for the 20yo, too.
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Still too rich for my blood.
Link Posted: 3/29/2017 5:41:18 PM EDT
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Couple pics from the good old days when it could still be had at retail on occasion.

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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 6:37:34 PM EDT
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Well, I was in the neighborhood so stopped in at the same liquor store this afternoon.

This place has been my source for W L Weller for quite some time even though it has been limited to Special Reserve for the last year or two.

Today there was none on the shelf! so I picked out a few bottles of other stuff and went to the counter.

When I commented on the lack of Weller, he started a conversation with the other guy behind the counter (in some language I don't speak). When they were done he said he had only gotten six bottles but that I could have one.

He came out with two, I guess he felt sorry for me.

I'm really surprised that they hadn't gone up on the price if the supply is going to be that tight.

Here is my loot for the day.

I do like the new Weller bottles and labels.


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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:30:49 PM EDT
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Evan Wiiliams 1783 today.

Not bad for the price, not bad at all.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:40:02 PM EDT
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Well, I was in the neighborhood so stopped in at the same liquor store this afternoon.

This place has been my source for W L Weller for quite some time even though it has been limited to Special Reserve for the last year or two.

Today there was none on the shelf! so I picked out a few bottles of other stuff and went to the counter.

When I commented on the lack of Weller, he started a conversation with the other guy behind the counter (in some language I don't speak). When they were done he said he had only gotten six bottles but that I could have one.

He came out with two, I guess he felt sorry for me.

I'm really surprised that they hadn't gone up on the price if the supply is going to be that tight.

Here is my loot for the day.

I do like the new Weller bottles and labels.


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Nice find

I too am partial to the BT stuff. Last week I walked into a retailer in the middle of no where and found 6 bottles of Special Reserve on the shelf,  he let me have 4 of them and yes the price has stayed the same. On my way home my local shop called and told me Antique 107 was in, stopped and picked up 2 bottles of that.  After going over a year without either I now have a little cushion. Now if it could only find a Weller 12  (never had a taste) that would be a good find for me
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:07:09 PM EDT
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I know everyone has their own personal favorites, but man, the two bottles of weller special reserve that I had were mediocore at best.  Maybe I'm just strange.
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That is the cool thing about Bourbon, lots of different flavor profiles for different tastes.

I really like it and for $21.50 it is hard to beat IMO.

I am glad not everyone likes it. It is hard enough to find as it is.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 10:28:57 PM EDT
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Nice find

I too am partial to the BT stuff. Last week I walked into a retailer in the middle of no where and found 6 bottles of Special Reserve on the shelf,  he let me have 4 of them and yes the price has stayed the same. On my way home my local shop called and told me Antique 107 was in, stopped and picked up 2 bottles of that.  After going over a year without either I now have a little cushion. Now if it could only find a Weller 12 (never had a taste) that would be a good find for me
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I haven't seen any Weller 12 in a long time.

It is getting ridiculous prices on the secondary market and I don't expect to see any on a shelf any time soon.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:01:16 AM EDT
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That is the cool thing about Bourbon, lots of different flavor profiles for different tastes.

I really like it and for $21.50 it is hard to beat IMO.

I am glad not everyone likes it. It is hard enough to find as it is.
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I know everyone has their own personal favorites, but man, the two bottles of weller special reserve that I had were mediocore at best.  Maybe I'm just strange.
That is the cool thing about Bourbon, lots of different flavor profiles for different tastes.

I really like it and for $21.50 it is hard to beat IMO.

I am glad not everyone likes it. It is hard enough to find as it is.
For sure.

Local availability is a funny thing too. I can probably hit 3 or 4 stores tomorrow that have SR but I couldn't find a bottle of 12 yr or 107 to save my life.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 5:56:31 PM EDT
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Evan Wiiliams 1783 today.

Not bad for the price, not bad at all.
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Just cracked a bottle the other day that I think I picked up on sale for 12 bucks. Extremely easy to drink neat, and I'm sure it'll make a nice old fashioned.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 7:22:43 PM EDT
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I'm happy with my score for today.

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Nice!
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Booker's is up to $99 now.  You did good.
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That price increase was reversed by Beam, it should still be $69 MSRP but apparently some stores will be keeping it at $99 just because people still buy it.
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How is the Rock Hill Farms? I have never had any.
Link Posted: 4/22/2017 6:58:47 PM EDT
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Found and bought some Bulleit 10 year today.
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RHF is my favorite bourbon.  Unfortunately, I only have 1 bottle left and don't want to crack it until I have a replacement.
Link Posted: 4/25/2017 9:37:49 PM EDT
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I've been a Rock Hill Farms fan for a few years. It's the same # 2 distillate as Elmer T Lee and Blantons and bottled as a single barrel. It's bottled at 100 proof compared to 90 for ETL and 93 for Blantons. Although it's not age stated, it's believed to be aged at least as long as Blantons or a little longer. It's taste is very ximilar to Blantons but the extra proof makes it a little more interesting. If you like Blantons you'll really enjoy RHF. I think I've talked myself into my pour for the evening.
Link Posted: 4/25/2017 9:40:38 PM EDT
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I'll be on the look out for some and give it a try.
Link Posted: 4/29/2017 7:30:32 AM EDT
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Picked up a a Sazerac rye and EHT single barrel. Clerk said I missed the last of the Elmer T. Lee by about an hour.  I passed that store on the start pf my daily travels and decided to wait for the ride home to stop.  Won't do that again.
Link Posted: 4/29/2017 7:37:12 AM EDT
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In all seriousnes, this comment could not be more true! Long story short, I'm in great shape but had a massive heart attack 8 months ago (44 years old). I'm doing fine, but I don't put things off anymore. Live everyday like your last.
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Holy Moly. 44

What did they attribute the heart attack to?
Link Posted: 4/29/2017 9:29:17 PM EDT
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Buffalo Trace
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Picked up a a Sazerac rye and EHT single barrel. Clerk said I missed the last of the Elmer T. Lee by about an hour.  I passed that store on the start pf my daily travels and decided to wait for the ride home to stop.  Won't do that again.
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I hate it when that happens.

I'm always a day late and a dollar short.

E H Taylor is some pretty good Bourbon IMO.
Link Posted: 5/16/2017 8:50:07 PM EDT
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I just picked up some Wild Turkey Rare Breed tonight.

Have any of y'all tried it?
Link Posted: 5/16/2017 9:04:36 PM EDT
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Stopped in a tiny state run store in the country and got Weller 12. Clerk let me buy 2 bottles, said they only got 12 in    Also got a bottle of Rhetoric
Link Posted: 5/16/2017 10:05:47 PM EDT
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Which one? 112.8 proof?
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Have any of y'all tried it?
Which one? 112.8 proof?
That'd be the one.
Link Posted: 5/16/2017 10:23:35 PM EDT
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Weller Special Reserve is common around here but Weller 12yr is not gonna happen and you can forget Pappy.

BTW, if you like wheated bourbon try Larceny.  I just picked up a bottle and I thinks it's damn good.   Try it before the hipsters drive the price up.
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How much did the Weller 12yr set you back?
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$29 plus the tax each
Link Posted: 5/17/2017 8:48:41 AM EDT
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That was an awesome score!

Care to let us in on the location?

I don't think I will ever see another bottle around here.
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