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I’ve bought both EL Taylor single barrel and the small batch , can’t taste much difference between the 2, and small batch is half the price as single . Or maybe my taste buds sucked or was already drunk 

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Haven’t seen an Eagle Rare posting yet so let’s have one. Bought two bottles yesterday from my regular guy. Price up from $29 to $35  on new stock. Still a good deal in IMO...but

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Did a lighting uprgrade to my bar today.  But all it makes me want to do is buy more bourbon to fill the spot where the glasses are.  My wife thinks I’m crazy but at least she doesn’t bitch when I buy a new bottle.

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2 minutes ago, 4th_and_18 said:

is your shelf bending on the top row or is that my bourbon loss paranoia?

it's a optical illusion.  I thought so too, but I just level checked it.  Had to make sure.  :D

middle shelf looks like it's crooked in the picture as well, but it's not.

 

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37 minutes ago, 4th_and_18 said:

half the posts so far are about eagle rare aren't they? or was that sarcasm? this is why we can't have nice things

 

This is to add to the Eagle Rare posts. Now don’t get me wrong, I love BT mashbill #1 and have some stellar older aged store pick bottles, but this Old Prentice juice is on a whole different level.  What I get on the nose, is Lammes chocolate longhorns and oak.  It tastes of caramel, kb7kva.jpgchocolate, pecan, vanilla, oak, dried cherry and orange peel.  What I like best is the full long robust oily finish that seems to never end.

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41 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:

Did a lighting uprgrade to my bar today.  But all it makes me want to do is buy more bourbon to fill the spot where the glasses are.  My wife thinks I’m crazy but at least she doesn’t bitch when I buy a new bottle.

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nice bar. I have actually never seen a 1.5L ER in the wild, High five on the blantons stock (this is why we cant have nice things). OFBB. W12. RY10. EH tayor. 

Your bar content look a lot like mine in some regards.

You need to take up a scotch habit.  

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54 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:

Did a lighting uprgrade to my bar today.  But all it makes me want to do is buy more bourbon to fill the spot where the glasses are.  My wife thinks I’m crazy but at least she doesn’t bitch when I buy a new bottle.

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We should hang out 

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34 minutes ago, Whiskyteer said:

This is to add to the Eagle Rare posts. Now don’t get me wrong, I love BT mashbill #1 and have some stellar older aged store pick bottles, but this Old Prentice juice is on a whole different level.  What I get on the nose, is Lammes chocolate longhorns and oak.  It tastes of caramel, kb7kva.jpgchocolate, pecan, vanilla, oak, dried cherry and orange peel.  What I like best is the full long robust oily finish that seems to never end.

Is that your bar in the background ? Holy shit that’s a lot of stuff

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My collection is weak as fuck. 

Standouts: Blantons, Weller 12, Weller Antique, ER, Noah’s Mill

Wishlist: EC 18, EC 23, any PPVW, OFBB, 

but there’s probably zero chance I find those in the wild. And you can’t ship liquor to Texas so no secondary market action 

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Scored weller 12 on my way home at goody goody. They also had Blantons but would only sell me either or. So today got weller, Blantons, and eagle rare . I feel like break dancing.

 

been to every store I’ve seen over the last year and only been able to find ER. 

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26 minutes ago, BigDHornfan said:

How is the Balcones Rum?

I don't drink a lot of rum, but I like most all of the Balcones stuff. The rum is enjoyable, but a novelty in my bar to be honest.  It is very reminiscent of the Rumble. 

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So now that I have tried weller 12, I like it as much as Blantons or maybe better , plus the price 1/3 the cost . Thoughts?

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4 hours ago, 4th_and_18 said:

half the posts so far are about eagle rare aren't they? or was that sarcasm? this is why we can't have nice things

 

Much sarcasm about new thread. Did give my cost however.

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18 minutes ago, Quagmire said:

So now that I have tried weller 12, I like it as much as Blantons or maybe better , plus the price 1/3 the cost . Thoughts?

Love them both.  Also love ER which is very similar profile to Blanton’s at half the cost.  

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22 minutes ago, Quagmire said:

So now that I have tried weller 12, I like it as much as Blantons or maybe better , plus the price 1/3 the cost . Thoughts?

Weller 12 is great. I have a bottle of van Winkle lot b and I can't tell the difference.

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Cool, gonna take the wife back to he store after dinner, was debating between the 2. Think I’m gonna go the 12 , I think Blantons is somewhat easier to find too

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5 hours ago, BigDHornfan said:

Did a lighting uprgrade to my bar today.  But all it makes me want to do is buy more bourbon to fill the spot where the glasses are.  My wife thinks I’m crazy but at least she doesn’t bitch when I buy a new bottle.

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This is a good reminder I need to perform some spring cleaning and reorganize the collection.  Last week I downsized the non-whiskey by about 40 bottles of really obscure/random stuff I haven't used in years.  That's going to a good friend who is currently devoting an entire floor of a home he's building to his bar.

The whiskey isn't being downsized, just organized.

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Man, you guys got some great bars and some incredible nectar of the gods collections!  I aspire to have such collections.

I've been out of the bourbon game for awhile, but recently dipped my toe back in with some Blanton's and Four Roses Single Batch.  

My favorite is still BTAC Eagle Rare, need to get out there and score some regular ER and get back in the game.

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12 hours ago, Anastasis said:

Ive seen more blantons in the wild than 12

Same, its sitting on shelves here, still no sight of W12 though

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Is there any advantage to going to the distilleries? I mean besides just seeing the awesomeness of the place itself.

Can you get hard to find bottles? Do the distilleries even sell bottles? I'm curious because I buddy is driving through Lexington and was asking if he should pick something up.

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Some bottles are only released at the distillery. But just cruising through Kentucky on a random day you're not going to get lucky with that. You should still go just to see them. I've been to Four Roses and Buffalo Trace before. Have a trip in a few weeks to Maker's Mark and will probably hit up another one then as well.

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1 hour ago, Smax said:

Same, its sitting on shelves here, still no sight of W12 though

I'm in Colorado, and I have never seen Weller anywhere.  Blanton's is a rare occurrence as well (of course), but I have at least found it.

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Bought this at Total Wine last week in Dallas for $100. The only thing I saw that was unique and reasonable (they had another Whistle Pig in the case for $500, no thanks). I’m definitely happy with this bottle.

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anyone see anything in Houston this week?

Went to Specs last Saturday and they said every store was out of Weller 12. They said it was all gone in about 3 hours. I'm sure they were holding some for their special customers. Went to several liquor stores in west Houston and their W12s were sold or already spoken for. Didn't see anything special.

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Some bottles are only released at the distillery. But just cruising through Kentucky on a random day you're not going to get lucky with that. You should still go just to see them. I've been to Four Roses and Buffalo Trace before. Have a trip in a few weeks to Maker's Mark and will probably hit up another one then as well.
Muchas gracias amigo

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last time I got some at Fiesta on 610/Shepherd.  $50 and you had to ask for it behind the register.

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I found 3 different stores yesterday with Weller 12.  Two of them were selling Weller 12 750ml for $100 and the third was selling a 1 Liter bottle for $109.  No thanks.

Fuck them, I got 2 yesterday for 23 bucks each

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where in Houston does one see Blanton's on the shelf?  Haven't seen any in a couple of years, but maybe I'm not looking often enough.  I check Spec's out west on Westheimer, Total on Memorial, Spec's downtown, Spec's Sugar Land.   where else do I need to be looking?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Quagmire said:

Hearing the twin liquors have had w12 all around Austin today. Must be spring shipment time

TW and Specs in Austin got a dump last Friday while I was stuck in all day meetings.  

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On 3/26/2018 at 12:01 PM, mackavelli said:

top 5 thread form the old site...  back in

had a home tasting on Saturday night... 

 

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Do you find a big difference in taste between PVW and the rest of your lineup?

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