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4 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:

What better one to pour on your birthday?
So damn good!
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I’m doing exactly the same thing with exactly the same bottle. Happy Fellow February Birthday! 
 

This one is a cherry bomb on the first sip. Very interesting start.  

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I scored a bottle of Boone County 12 year on my way to Gruene this morning. 

The owner claims it’s the second to last bottle in Texas for sale at a liquor store. I actually believe him. 

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36 minutes ago, billfromlaketravis said:

I scored a bottle of Boone County 12 year on my way to Gruene this morning. 

The owner claims it’s the second to last bottle in Texas for sale at a liquor store. I actually believe him. 

Napoleon, like anyone could even know that. 

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18 hours ago, TxTower said:

Changing things up a bit tonight.2209f9cdb84bd74176d1ec2cb31b42f9.jpg

Looks like a relative of that girl’s worst old fashioned ever.  How was it?

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12 hours ago, Neonmoon said:

Lamenting the run today with some Weller 12. Very nice 

Which run would that be? 

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4 minutes ago, Eggo said:

Which run would that be? 

The run around town to find a bottle of Weller 12.  I’m sure it was exhausting.

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The horror... that ice...

It’s a cocktail. It was delicious.
Not everything has to be neat in a Glencairn glass.

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3 hours ago, Eggo said:

Which run would that be? 

Austin half marathon. Wanted to do the full, but bailed and did the half. Hence the lamentation and Weller 12 drinking

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3 hours ago, Bert Orange said:

This was a super fun way to spend a Sunday morning. And for charity too. 
 

 

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Holy shit what were the results ?  Favorites, flavors, etc. ??

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2 hours ago, Neonmoon said:

Austin half marathon. Wanted to do the full, but bailed and did the half. Hence the lamentation and Weller 12 drinking

45 minute delay and 1000% humidity. I'd have just taken the bottle on the course with me. That climb up Enfield is no joke. 

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Was very excited to open up this present over the weekend. Distillery-only, rather young and pretty hot, with Irish-like qualities but without the sweetness.

Certainly an interesting offering, but easily my least favorite of their slate... maybe I’ll try it with some Coke this weekend.

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32 minutes ago, Party_Taco said:

Was very excited to open up this present over the weekend. Distillery-only, rather young and pretty hot, with Irish-like qualities but without the sweetness.

Certainly an interesting offering, but easily my least favorite of their slate... maybe I’ll try it with some Coke this weekend.

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I assume the distillery was awesome and in a beautiful setting? How was the gift shop? I'd definitely buy a single barrel/pick Prairie Bourbon. 

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Brief review of 2019 Birthday Bourbon : 

Nice nose as always. Cherry bomb on the first sip that softens, but it consistently present throughout every pour. Complex with a nice long finish. Punches above it's 105 proof. I'm not sure if it's better than 2018, but damn, it's a change. 

There's Jackie Zykan hate out there, but man you have to give credit for taking risks and some artistic license with Old Forester line. Some olds might be pissed that 2019 Birthday Bourbon is so different from the previous releases, but oh well, there all good. 

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16 hours ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Holy shit what were the results ?  Favorites, flavors, etc. ??

 

16 hours ago, Neonmoon said:

Was the Eagle Rare 20 a dissapointment?

DEVR was a huge disappointment. Tannic, dry liquified oak barrel. Lacked any depth of flavor. Super glad i tried this though. Won’t even buy it at retail should i come across it. 
 

In order:

1990 15/107 (export only) - amazing

1982 10/101 (lawerencberg) - almost as amazing, solid A

2019 ER17 - extra proof helped, still not my thing though for the money, B

2011 ER17 - sweet, but almost flat B-

DEVR - C-

 

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7 minutes ago, Bert Orange said:

 

DEVR was a huge disappointment. Tannic, dry liquified oak barrel. Lacked any depth of flavor. Super glad i tried this though. Won’t even buy it at retail should i come across it. 
 

In order:

1990 15/107 (export only) - amazing

1982 10/101 (lawerencberg) - almost as amazing, solid A

2019 ER17 - extra proof helped, still not my thing though for the money, B

2011 ER17 - sweet, but almost flat B-

DEVR - C-

 

Much o-bliged.  Gonna put out some feelers for the 15 and the 10. Have a bud in Euroland that may be able to help on the 15.  I figured the 20 would be a pass.

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Saw some Willett Family Rye today for $75, but didn’t pull the trigger. Kinda regretting now, but wasn’t sure on the price point. Is $75 about right for it?

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6 minutes ago, Yev Kassem said:

Saw some Willett Family Rye today for $75, but didn’t pull the trigger. Kinda regretting now, but wasn’t sure on the price point. Is $75 about right for it?

Single barrel or small batch? Age statement? 

4 year small batch should be $50 MSRP. 

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1 minute ago, Yev Kassem said:

Pretty sure it was just the 4 year variety.  Thanks for the price check. 

I always check Total Wine. Large, national chain that doesn't price gauge. It's the best price barometer out there. 

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Booker Noe's 2019-04. Bought two. Big wooden boxes. Good or garbage? $51 each at the PX.

God Bless the PX. Those would be $90-$100 retail. Enjoy.

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I assume the distillery was awesome and in a beautiful setting? How was the gift shop? I'd definitely buy a single barrel/pick Prairie Bourbon. 

Have some pictures upthread, but they were closed the weekend I was on property. Sister was back last month and picked this bottle up.

It’s one hell of a distillery to be sure.

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2 hours ago, Duke Silver said:

Willett rye 4 year was at Specs Smith St for $53 yesterday. 

If you haven’t tried their 4 year rye, prepare to be disappointed. 

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22 minutes ago, Bert Orange said:

If you haven’t tried their 4 year rye, prepare to be disappointed. 

Especially after the 7 year gear they had out 5+ years back

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Confirmed my SAOS says "Distilled in Tennessee" on the back.  That is what you want to avoid?

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12 minutes ago, huge said:

Confirmed my SAOS says "Distilled in Tennessee" on the back.  That is what you want to avoid?

Tennessee = Dickel

Indiana = MGP

Kentucky = could be anyone but Heaven Hill and 1792 have been known to sell off extra stock to people that source

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So MGP is hoarding their choice stuff for their own labels. They stopped selling to sourcers. The industry panicked and ran to Dickel for their shitty well aged bourbon. Am I on the money here? 

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20 minutes ago, billfromlaketravis said:

A r/bourbon reviewer just dropped a 5/10 on Weller Antique. It’s time to burn the whole damn thing down. 

I applaud the Weller family receiving bad reviews.  If it keeps up I might be able to find a bottle on a semi-regular basis at something approaching a reasonable price.

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2 hours ago, billfromlaketravis said:

A r/bourbon reviewer just dropped a 5/10 on Weller Antique. It’s time to burn the whole damn thing 

 His loss is my gain.

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