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Whiskey Clique

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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,118
    mca47 said:
    Just got to try this....


    How was it?
    For me it was uneventful. 
  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 2,296
    mca47 said:
    Just got to try this....


    How was it?
    For me it was uneventful. 

    Niiicce.
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,581
    mca47 said:
    Just got to try this....


    How was it?
    For me it was uneventful. 
    Spend way too much on the making of the bottle huh?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,581
    The Chinese star on the glass was a nice touch.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 25,715
    This is my new favorite Irish whiskey. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,186
    The selection at a friend's small gathering for their birthday last night.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,581
    tbergs said:
    The selection at a friend's small gathering for their birthday last night.
    I bought that bottle of willet and have yet to try it.  What did u think?
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 12,241
    tbergs said:
    The selection at a friend's small gathering for their birthday last night.
    looks good....I didn't care much for the 1792.  Haven't had Willet or Pin Hook
    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
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,186
    tbergs said:
    The selection at a friend's small gathering for their birthday last night.
    I bought that bottle of willet and have yet to try it.  What did u think?
    The Willet was very smooth. I was impressed, but then again I am not a big whiskey fan; however, it's one of the best I have had.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,186
    tbergs said:
    The selection at a friend's small gathering for their birthday last night.
    looks good....I didn't care much for the 1792.  Haven't had Willet or Pin Hook
    Didn't try the Pinhook, but the Willet was good.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,906
    tbergs said:
    The selection at a friend's small gathering for their birthday last night.
    I bought that bottle of willet and have yet to try it.  What did u think?
    The pot still Willet gets a ton of negative reviews.  That said, I think falls into the "decent" category. 
    That's a nice batch to have fun with.  As I've had all of them, here's my order of preference...
    Old Forester 1897
    Makers 46
    Elijah Craig Small Batch
    Buffalo Trace
    1792 Small Batch
    Willet 
    Pinhook 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,201
    Local spot had a nice Fathers Day treat today. WFP is my personal favorite bourbon. Glad to get one (at retail) since my last one is long gone. They also had Weller CYPB, Elmer T Lee and Stagg Jr batch 15. Could only choose one of the “big dogs” in addition to the 12 year. Easy choice for me.


  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,917
    Someone needs to get me a bottle of weller at a reasonable price
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,201
    ^ I feel bad saying this, given how hard it is for many to get, but it’s one of the “easier” tough bottles to get by me. I can get 12 and 107 about quarterly which is much faster than I drink them. It’s crazy. Full proof and CYPB are once to twice a year tops. 
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,118
    bbiggs said:
    Local spot had a nice Fathers Day treat today. WFP is my personal favorite bourbon. Glad to get one (at retail) since my last one is long gone. They also had Weller CYPB, Elmer T Lee and Stagg Jr batch 15. Could only choose one of the “big dogs” in addition to the 12 year. Easy choice for me.


    That's a nice haul.
    What state are you in?
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,201
    ^ I’m in IL. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 31,917
    Yeah it’s not even an option for me. With the state stores in PA all weller bottles are raffled off. 
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,118
    bbiggs said:
    ^ I’m in IL. 
    You're lucky that Illinois gets enough that stores can put out that many bottles.
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,906
    bbiggs said:
    Local spot had a nice Fathers Day treat today. WFP is my personal favorite bourbon. Glad to get one (at retail) since my last one is long gone. They also had Weller CYPB, Elmer T Lee and Stagg Jr batch 15. Could only choose one of the “big dogs” in addition to the 12 year. Easy choice for me.


    That Full Proof is really good!
    If a local shop gets one around here, they'd charge like $700 for it.  

    Bastards!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,201
    $700?!  Where are you located?  That is ridiculous for a retail store to mark up a bottle to secondary pricing (or above).  I paid $59.99.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,581
    bbiggs said:
    $700?!  Where are you located?  That is ridiculous for a retail store to mark up a bottle to secondary pricing (or above).  I paid $59.99.
    EVERY store does that now...
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,201
    If my local store starts doing that then I guess I'd stop drinking allocated bourbon.  F that nonsense.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,581
    bbiggs said:
    If my local store starts doing that then I guess I'd stop drinking allocated bourbon.  F that nonsense.
    Which is why I don't buy anything marked up anymore.  
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,201
    bbiggs said:
    If my local store starts doing that then I guess I'd stop drinking allocated bourbon.  F that nonsense.
    Which is why I don't buy anything marked up anymore.  
    Can't blame you.  We believe in the same philosophy of paying retail only.  Secondary isn't in my vocabulary for bourbon.

  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,906
    I'm in Phoenix.  All the local shops play the secondary game.  My only shot at an allocated bottle is through Total Wine's twice a year release to those of a certain "status level".  
    I don't do secondary either.  At times, I'll see something good and if it's marked up $10-20, I'll def consider it.  Beyond that...it's a big no.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,581
    I might switch back to Cognac...
  • exploderballexploderball Posts: 89
    Still waiting for my first bottle of Weller FP. I'm assuming stores in my area have to settle for split cases of it, so my best shot might be a store pick someday. Someday...
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,906
    Still waiting for my first bottle of Weller FP. I'm assuming stores in my area have to settle for split cases of it, so my best shot might be a store pick someday. Someday...
    My only shot at a FP is through the Total Wine allocation lottery.  
    If you see one for retail anywhere, it's a def purchase. 
    And...
    If your in a store that is selling it for retail, grab as many as you can, and look around at other stuff, because if they are selling it for retail, they might have some other gems selling for retail.  
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,118
    mca47 said:
    Still waiting for my first bottle of Weller FP. I'm assuming stores in my area have to settle for split cases of it, so my best shot might be a store pick someday. Someday...
    My only shot at a FP is through the Total Wine allocation lottery.  
    If you see one for retail anywhere, it's a def purchase. 
    And...
    If your in a store that is selling it for retail, grab as many as you can, and look around at other stuff, because if they are selling it for retail, they might have some other gems selling for retail.  
    At my store we sell everything for retail.
    However, all of the unicorns are no longer made available for sale. They all go behind the bar and are sold by the pour. This way more people get to try them.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 12,241

    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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