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53 minutes ago, huge said:


I hate finishing things I can’t replace.

I agree, the sad part is that I'm putting more and more bottles to the side because I can't find them anymore.  ECBP and Stagg Jr seem to be the latest 2 casualties around here.

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5 minutes ago, Party_Taco said:

Today’s snags - Gotta support our local bartenders!

 

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Passed on both of these but thinking of going back for the Shenk’s... thoughts?

 

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Shenk’s is very mysterious. It’s a Michter’s product so none of us should be surprised. No age statement. Unknown mashbill. I bought a couple bottles at around $40 and enjoyed them. I’d say it’s better than Michter’s Sour Mash, but not in the same class of Michter’s 10. 
 

Michter’s is obviously playing with the mashbill and barrels because it’s not classified as a bourbon or rye. It’s a Kentucky Sour Mash Whiskey. I’ve read about them using French oak in their barrels. 

Based on past vintages, I’d recommend it as something different and M10 adjacent. 

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6 hours ago, billfromlaketravis said:

There’s a fairly interesting Weller Single Barrel thread on r/bourbon. They’ve reached a consensus that it’s bait for taters trying to collect money the entire Weller line. 
 

I tend to agree. It’s basically Antique cut with more water. I’ve already been warned Antique will be unusually scarce this year because Buffalo Trace reallocated Antique barrels for the Weller SiB program.

I haven’t had it, but I’ve yet to taste a Weller product that sucks 

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There’s a fairly interesting Weller Single Barrel thread on r/bourbon. They’ve reached a consensus that it’s bait for taters trying to collect money the entire Weller line. 
 
I tend to agree. It’s basically Antique cut with more water. I’ve already been warned Antique will be unusually scarce this year because Buffalo Trace reallocated Antique barrels for the Weller SiB program.

Tater bait or not - it does have a burnt orange label.

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19 minutes ago, TxTower said:


Tater bait or not - it does have a burnt orange label.

I think then toned down the orange. The label they submitted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky was hunter orange. 

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13 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:

This bottle is pretty damn good.
Very much worth the $50
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How would you compare it to Four Roses Small Batch Select? I believe Four Roses is Bulleit's contract distiller. 

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How would you compare it to Four Roses Small Batch Select? I believe Four Roses is Bulleit's contract distiller. 

Need to revisit the SBS, but I’d give this the edge right now.

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1 hour ago, BigDHornfan said:


Much better. I didn’t care for the 10 yr.

Damn, I like the 10 yr.  this must be candy.

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Somehow, even though I haven’t been a huge fan, I end up with a few bottles of Garrison Bros. Today I picked up a TW SB store pick clocking in at 142.4. Struggling with the age but assume it’s 7-8 years even though the pre-printed statement says 3. Believe you can technically be older as the age statement refers to the youngest whiskey in the bottles.  Anyway...   

 

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Just comparing the color to a couple other bottles. Hopefully the darker the berry the sweeter the juice. 

 

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Grab your pitchforks boys. Minnick is advocating Buffalo Trace double the MSRP on Weller Single Barrel to $100. He believes this would discourage retailers from marking it up and scare off flippers.

Yeah, that wouldn't happen. 

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9 hours ago, billfromlaketravis said:

Grab your pitchforks boys. Minnick is advocating Buffalo Trace double the MSRP on Weller Single Barrel to $100. He believes this would discourage retailers from marking it up and scare off flippers.

Yeah, that wouldn't happen. 

Fred Minnick is a parasite. 

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Anyone tried the recent Michters 10 release?

i’ve got one available for 126+, but the last couple of bottles were just ok, compared to 2-3ish years ago.

and, FFMinnick

 

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17 minutes ago, smokeeater said:

Anyone tried the recent Michters 10 release?

i’ve got one available for 126+, but the last couple of bottles were just ok, compared to 2-3ish years ago.

and, FFMinnick

 

I will buy that from you

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I haven’t had it, but I’ve yet to taste a Weller product that sucks 


Dunno about sucks but CYPB was unremarkable

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Anyone tried the recent Michters 10 release?
i’ve got one available for 126+, but the last couple of bottles were just ok, compared to 2-3ish years ago.
and, FFMinnick
 

Yeah, the toasted barrel I hit maybe 3-4 years ago was finominal. Got one this year that’s fine but nothing special. That said, I cracked open a michters 10 a few weeks ago and am enjoying the hell out of it. If you open it and don’t like it, I’d take the rest.


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4 hours ago, BigDHornfan said:

Good pickups today from Goody Goody!
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And got my new humidor back from getting engraved.
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They spelled Big D wrong. 

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What the hell is going on with that Balcones?

Looks like a lot

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What the hell is going on with that Balcones?

Looks like a lot
I got some as a gift. Not a fan. In fact, i have yet to try a Balcones product that i like.

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What the hell is going on with that Balcones?

Looks like a lot

It’s a club barrel pick from my local DFW whiskey group. Cask strength single barrel rumble finished in a tequila barrel.

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15 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:


It’s a club barrel pick from my local DFW whiskey group. Cask strength single barrel rumble finished in a tequila barrel.

Finished in a tequila barrel ?  That does not sound tasty at all.

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Finished in a tequila barrel ?  That does not sound tasty at all.

I was skeptical as well. But the guys that picked it have hit some real big home runs with picks lately so I trust their judgment.
I’ll report back when I crack it.

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Finally got a Russels Reserve SB store pick. Can’t wait to try it tonight 
I've got a bunch and I really like them, tasty drinker that isn't impossible to find.

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5 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:


I was skeptical as well. But the guys that picked it have hit some real big home runs with picks lately so I trust their judgment.
I’ll report back when I crack it.

Thanks, that just seems like a very at odds flavor.  

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29 minutes ago, ISUCyclones said:
1 hour ago, Neonmoon said:
Finally got a Russels Reserve SB store pick. Can’t wait to try it tonight 

I've got a bunch and I really like them, tasty drinker that isn't impossible to find.

Working on it now. It is very tasty. Very balanced 

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Finished in a tequila barrel ?  That does not sound tasty at all.

This is a strange but pretty damn tasty whiskey.
Definitely get the fig and honey on the nose along with some mint. Big time sweetness on the palate up front which tails into a bit of cinnamon.

Don’t get the tequila until the tail end of the finish.
Very unique release. It may turn off some of the people who aren’t real big Balcones fans but
Overall I dig it, may end up getting a 2nd bottle.

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8 hours ago, BigDHornfan said:

Good pickups today from Goody Goody!
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And got my new humidor back from getting engraved.
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I thought I probably knew you, but the initials say otherwise.

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