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Whiskey Clique

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,623
    Johnny double black.  Delish!

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,027
    Just a warning for you Pappy heads out there....the allocations seem to be almost half or less of what they were last year. Not sure why or if it even effects every state but definitely a lot less.
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,885
    Just a warning for you Pappy heads out there....the allocations seem to be almost half or less of what they were last year. Not sure why or if it even effects every state but definitely a lot less.
    ...prices going up...
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,968
    Just a warning for you Pappy heads out there....the allocations seem to be almost half or less of what they were last year. Not sure why or if it even effects every state but definitely a lot less.
    I've never had it but something tells me it isn't worth it....
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,623
    From an article I just read:

    Buffalo Trace on Tuesday announced that this year’s release of the Van Winkle line will have far fewer bottles of the 20-year-old and the 23-year-old bourbons due to evaporation during the long aging cycle.

    The good news? There will be about the same amount of 10, 12 and 15-year bourbons, and there should be more 13-year rye than in previous years, according to the announcement.

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,139
    Just a warning for you Pappy heads out there....the allocations seem to be almost half or less of what they were last year. Not sure why or if it even effects every state but definitely a lot less.
    I've never had it but something tells me it isn't worth it....
    It is at retail pricing. Secondary...nope 
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,713
    mcgruff10 said:
    From an article I just read:

    Buffalo Trace on Tuesday announced that this year’s release of the Van Winkle line will have far fewer bottles of the 20-year-old and the 23-year-old bourbons due to evaporation during the long aging cycle.

    The good news? There will be about the same amount of 10, 12 and 15-year bourbons, and there should be more 13-year rye than in previous years, according to the announcement.

    Sounds like the angels got more than their fair share.
  • I have been wanting the Rye.  I've done the 23 and 12 already.
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,027
    For you Scotch aficionados...


  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,885
    Just a warning for you Pappy heads out there....the allocations seem to be almost half or less of what they were last year. Not sure why or if it even effects every state but definitely a lot less.
    I've never had it but something tells me it isn't worth it....
    It is delicious, but not worth secondary prices.

  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,139
    Got a Weller 12 and 1792 12 Year yesterday.  Very familiar with Weller 12, but first time with the 1792 12 Year.  Had the choice of it, full proof or sweet wheat (I hear the sweet wheat is tasty).  Looking forward to a pour sometime soon.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,623
    This is the oddest most complex disgusting delightful drink I have ever had.  

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NYPosts: 3,518
    mcgruff10 said:
    This is the oddest most complex disgusting delightful drink I have ever had.  

    Did it taste like smoke?

  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,623
    GlowGirl said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    This is the oddest most complex disgusting delightful drink I have ever had.  

    Did it taste like smoke?

    Yes! Campfire, smoke, medicine, seaweed, bandaids.....it was very odd.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,728
    Fucking love that stuff
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,447
    edited December 2020
    mcgruff10 said:
    GlowGirl said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    This is the oddest most complex disgusting delightful drink I have ever had.  

    Did it taste like smoke?

    Yes! Campfire, smoke, medicine, seaweed, bandaids.....it was very odd.  
    Try a bottle of Bowmore.. it’s a good Islay without the medicinal bandaid taste. Or if you want to spend a little more Lagavulin 16 is delicious. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,623
    I can’t decide if I like it or not lol.  I ll check out bowmore.   
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,139
    mcgruff10 said:
    This is the oddest most complex disgusting delightful drink I have ever had.  

    Haha not exactly a ringing endorsement 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,139
    Landed a bottle of Van Winkle 13 year rye last week. Haven’t cracked it yet but will be very soon. Excited to give it a spin 
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,885
    mcgruff10 said:
    This is the oddest most complex disgusting delightful drink I have ever had.  

    Love Laphroaig and am a big fan of Islay Scotches.
    First time I had Laphroaig, it reminded me of sitting on a cold beach in the winter sipping on Scotch, smoking a cigar while under a blanket.  There is a campfire going.  Can smell the ocean, can smell the campfire, then someone decides to throw a tire and some fruit into the fire.
    Haha
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,027
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 


  • exploderballexploderball Posts: 83
    edited December 2020
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 
    Wow, nice! Leather bag? SFTB is probably my top ISO unicorn at this point. Scored a Rip 10 at retail over the weekend, so I certainly can't complain. Maybe the best label in bourbon. And fucking delicious.

    Post edited by exploderball on
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,968
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 
    Wow, nice! Leather bag? SFTB is probably my top ISO unicorn at this point. Scored a Rip 10 at retail over the weekend, so I certainly can't complain. Maybe the best label in bourbon. And fucking delicious.

    nice...I've heard that Buffalo Trace is about guaranteed to contain some Rip rejects.  Maybe some Pappy too?
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
  • exploderballexploderball Posts: 83
    edited December 2020
    Gern Blansten said:
    nice...I've heard that Buffalo Trace is about guaranteed to contain some Rip rejects.  Maybe some Pappy too?
    They could put a "Van Winkle Reject" label on that stuff and people would line up around the block for it. I assume they'd dump those into their Weller line since they're all wheated bourbons, but who knows? Either way, some BT batches are incredible. Always 8+ years old and as good as it gets for a $25 bottle...
    Post edited by exploderball on
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,623
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 
    Wow, nice! Leather bag? SFTB is probably my top ISO unicorn at this point. Scored a Rip 10 at retail over the weekend, so I certainly can't complain. Maybe the best label in bourbon. And fucking delicious.

    nice...I've heard that Buffalo Trace is about guaranteed to contain some Rip rejects.  Maybe some Pappy too?
    Is Buffalo trace a good bourbon to start out with?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,027
    mcgruff10 said:
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 
    Wow, nice! Leather bag? SFTB is probably my top ISO unicorn at this point. Scored a Rip 10 at retail over the weekend, so I certainly can't complain. Maybe the best label in bourbon. And fucking delicious.

    nice...I've heard that Buffalo Trace is about guaranteed to contain some Rip rejects.  Maybe some Pappy too?
    Is Buffalo trace a good bourbon to start out with?
    Yes
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,968
    mcgruff10 said:
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 
    Wow, nice! Leather bag? SFTB is probably my top ISO unicorn at this point. Scored a Rip 10 at retail over the weekend, so I certainly can't complain. Maybe the best label in bourbon. And fucking delicious.

    nice...I've heard that Buffalo Trace is about guaranteed to contain some Rip rejects.  Maybe some Pappy too?
    Is Buffalo trace a good bourbon to start out with?
    yes...solid

    and not very expensive
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,623
    mcgruff10 said:
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 
    Wow, nice! Leather bag? SFTB is probably my top ISO unicorn at this point. Scored a Rip 10 at retail over the weekend, so I certainly can't complain. Maybe the best label in bourbon. And fucking delicious.

    nice...I've heard that Buffalo Trace is about guaranteed to contain some Rip rejects.  Maybe some Pappy too?
    Is Buffalo trace a good bourbon to start out with?
    yes...solid

    and not very expensive
    Good to know.  Can you drink this neat or is it a mixer?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    So this showed up today very unexpectedly... 
    Wow, nice! Leather bag? SFTB is probably my top ISO unicorn at this point. Scored a Rip 10 at retail over the weekend, so I certainly can't complain. Maybe the best label in bourbon. And fucking delicious.

    nice...I've heard that Buffalo Trace is about guaranteed to contain some Rip rejects.  Maybe some Pappy too?
    Is Buffalo trace a good bourbon to start out with?
    yes...solid

    and not very expensive
    Good to know.  Can you drink this neat or is it a mixer?
    Neat.  Drop of water if that suits you.  Mixing this with anything is a sin IMO.

    Eagle Rare is another inexpensive one that is delicious.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,968
    I'm not a purist....I drink it on the rocks.  I'll taste it neat but I like rocks.
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville; 2003: Noblesville; 2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
    2020: Oakland1, Oakland2:  2021: EV Ohana, Ohana, Ohana, Ohana
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