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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,126
    ^Good idea.  The vultures are real, that's for sure. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,930
    bbiggs said:
    bbiggs said:
    I was close to landing a warehouse C last week but instead my shop gave one of two total bottles to some random dude that walked in and turned around and sold it for $2300 the same day. They banned him from the store but too little, too late. So dumb to give those unicorn bottles to randoms that they don’t know and trust. From what I’ve heard it’s average bourbon with a ton of hype. 
    How did they find out that he sold it?

    Two spots that I have gone to for years both sell at jacked up prices now so i don't even bother looking or asking...  Time to find a new spot.
    He sold it on a secondary site.  Not sure which one, but my store monitors that stuff to find out who the flippers are.  I like that they do that because I don't flip it.  Keep these guys away which results in more opportunity for me to get bottles.

    Sucks that your spots jack up pricing.  Mine sells at retail, but this is the challenge it creates for them.  The flippers are out in full force.  That dude bought a bottle for $70 and sold it for $2,300, but now he'll never step foot in the store again.  Stupid game for sure.

    We no longer sell the unicorns. We put them behind the bar and sell them by the peg.
    We do sell, when we can, allocated bottles at proper retail with no added markup. We put them out at random times and random days to throw off the vultures. 
    interesting...what does "by the peg" mean?
    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
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,010
    bbiggs said:
    bbiggs said:
    I was close to landing a warehouse C last week but instead my shop gave one of two total bottles to some random dude that walked in and turned around and sold it for $2300 the same day. They banned him from the store but too little, too late. So dumb to give those unicorn bottles to randoms that they don’t know and trust. From what I’ve heard it’s average bourbon with a ton of hype. 
    How did they find out that he sold it?

    Two spots that I have gone to for years both sell at jacked up prices now so i don't even bother looking or asking...  Time to find a new spot.
    He sold it on a secondary site.  Not sure which one, but my store monitors that stuff to find out who the flippers are.  I like that they do that because I don't flip it.  Keep these guys away which results in more opportunity for me to get bottles.

    Sucks that your spots jack up pricing.  Mine sells at retail, but this is the challenge it creates for them.  The flippers are out in full force.  That dude bought a bottle for $70 and sold it for $2,300, but now he'll never step foot in the store again.  Stupid game for sure.

    We no longer sell the unicorns. We put them behind the bar and sell them by the peg.
    We do sell, when we can, allocated bottles at proper retail with no added markup. We put them out at random times and random days to throw off the vultures. 
    interesting...what does "by the peg" mean?
    Basically there are 3 sizes of shots we sell...

    Peg 1/2 oz
    Dram 1.25 oz
    Pour 2 oz

    If measured and poured correctly a 750ml bottle will produce 50 pegs.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,930
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    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
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,135
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Some jerks do that too.

    i have a convo with the wine guy in my local and he had hookups from everywhere at one time.  The new people took over and went a different way...
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,010
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Nope she never does that.
    Here's an example.....
    Pappy 15yr retails for $139.99
    50 pegs @12$=$600
    Upwards of 50 different people get to sample it and are happy to do so.
    You do the math.

    Unicorn examples...
    Any Pappy
    BTAC
    Birthday Bourbon
    Wellers 12yr
    EH Taylor Warehouse
    Midwinter nights Dram
    Etc etc
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,135
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Nope she never does that.
    Here's an example.....
    Pappy 15yr retails for $139.99
    50 pegs @12$=$600
    Upwards of 50 different people get to sample it and are happy to do so.
    You do the math.

    Unicorn examples...
    Any Pappy
    BTAC
    Birthday Bourbon
    Wellers 12yr
    EH Taylor Warehouse
    Midwinter nights Dram
    Etc etc
    High West's Dram gets lumped into that?  Interesting.
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,883
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Nope she never does that.
    Here's an example.....
    Pappy 15yr retails for $139.99
    50 pegs @12$=$600
    Upwards of 50 different people get to sample it and are happy to do so.
    You do the math.

    Unicorn examples...
    Any Pappy
    BTAC
    Birthday Bourbon
    Wellers 12yr
    EH Taylor Warehouse
    Midwinter nights Dram
    Etc etc
    High West's Dram gets lumped into that?  Interesting.
    My thoughts exactly.  Midwinters is good, but I'd never consider it a unicorn.  I was able to randomly get one at Total Wine without any effort.  
  • mca47 said:
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Nope she never does that.
    Here's an example.....
    Pappy 15yr retails for $139.99
    50 pegs @12$=$600
    Upwards of 50 different people get to sample it and are happy to do so.
    You do the math.

    Unicorn examples...
    Any Pappy
    BTAC
    Birthday Bourbon
    Wellers 12yr
    EH Taylor Warehouse
    Midwinter nights Dram
    Etc etc
    High West's Dram gets lumped into that?  Interesting.
    My thoughts exactly.  Midwinters is good, but I'd never consider it a unicorn.  I was able to randomly get one at Total Wine without any effort.  
    Unicorns are just bottles that you want but can't find. So it's probably different for everybody. For me, unicorns are bourbons that come out once per year in limited amounts to much fanfare, often barrel proof. Midwinters isn't on my list, but most finished whiskeys wouldn't be...
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,010
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Nope she never does that.
    Here's an example.....
    Pappy 15yr retails for $139.99
    50 pegs @12$=$600
    Upwards of 50 different people get to sample it and are happy to do so.
    You do the math.

    Unicorn examples...
    Any Pappy
    BTAC
    Birthday Bourbon
    Wellers 12yr
    EH Taylor Warehouse
    Midwinter nights Dram
    Etc etc
    High West's Dram gets lumped into that?  Interesting.
    It was just an example of something we get maybe 1 bottle a year so it can't  go out on a shelf.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,078
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Nope she never does that.
    Here's an example.....
    Pappy 15yr retails for $139.99
    50 pegs @12$=$600
    Upwards of 50 different people get to sample it and are happy to do so.
    You do the math.

    Unicorn examples...
    Any Pappy
    BTAC
    Birthday Bourbon
    Wellers 12yr
    EH Taylor Warehouse
    Midwinter nights Dram
    Etc etc
    That's such a great idea.  I'd be all over this if a place near me offered that option.  
    severed hand thirteen

    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: Baltimore? MSG?

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,135
    what are the unicorns that get that treatment?  

    I'm surprised the owner doesn't take those for himself and sell them on ebay or something.
    Nope she never does that.
    Here's an example.....
    Pappy 15yr retails for $139.99
    50 pegs @12$=$600
    Upwards of 50 different people get to sample it and are happy to do so.
    You do the math.

    Unicorn examples...
    Any Pappy
    BTAC
    Birthday Bourbon
    Wellers 12yr
    EH Taylor Warehouse
    Midwinter nights Dram
    Etc etc
    High West's Dram gets lumped into that?  Interesting.
    It was just an example of something we get maybe 1 bottle a year so it can't  go out on a shelf.
    Understandable then.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,933
    My local grocery store had both Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare today...nice surprise.  Never had Eagle Rare before...just poured one and it tastes delicious.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,930
    My local grocery store had both Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare today...nice surprise.  Never had Eagle Rare before...just poured one and it tastes delicious.
    nice! I haven't had ER either.  Love BT
    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
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,010
    They say size doesn't matter. But if it does here's a 1.75ml.....


  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,883
    My local grocery store had both Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare today...nice surprise.  Never had Eagle Rare before...just poured one and it tastes delicious.
    Was it a Kroger store?  There was a Buffalo Trace dump at Kroger stores here in AZ recently.  Was able to grab a couple of ERs.  Just missed out on Stagg Jr's.  A buddy who told me he found a Stagg Jr at a local store took a pic.  I was there less than 10 mins later and they were sold out.  Ugh!  Of course, there were no bottle limits, so people loaded up.  Bastards!
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,930
    Kroger is a big grocer in the Midwest.  I know Dillon's, Jay-C and Ralph's are related names

    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
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,135
    They say size doesn't matter. But if it does here's a 1.75ml.....


    Willet Pot Still.  The whiskey snobs say it's a pretty bottle with overpriced and not as good bourbon.  I have yet to open mine.  how was it?
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,933
    mca47 said:
    My local grocery store had both Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare today...nice surprise.  Never had Eagle Rare before...just poured one and it tastes delicious.
    Was it a Kroger store?  There was a Buffalo Trace dump at Kroger stores here in AZ recently.  Was able to grab a couple of ERs.  Just missed out on Stagg Jr's.  A buddy who told me he found a Stagg Jr at a local store took a pic.  I was there less than 10 mins later and they were sold out.  Ugh!  Of course, there were no bottle limits, so people loaded up.  Bastards!
    It was Mariano's which I believe is owned by Kroger.  Went back the next day to get another Eagle Rare but they were all gone so I grabbed another Buffalo Trace.
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 9,010
    They say size doesn't matter. But if it does here's a 1.75ml.....


    Willet Pot Still.  The whiskey snobs say it's a pretty bottle with overpriced and not as good bourbon.  I have yet to open mine.  how was it?
    It is indeed an awesome bottle with average bourbon.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,078
    They say size doesn't matter. But if it does here's a 1.75ml.....


    Willet Pot Still.  The whiskey snobs say it's a pretty bottle with overpriced and not as good bourbon.  I have yet to open mine.  how was it?
    It is indeed an awesome bottle with average bourbon.
    I’d go even further and say top 3 bottle design and below average juice lol 

    happy I had one bottle but I’ll never have another 
    severed hand thirteen

    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: Baltimore? MSG?

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • They say size doesn't matter. But if it does here's a 1.75ml.....


    Willet Pot Still.  The whiskey snobs say it's a pretty bottle with overpriced and not as good bourbon.  I have yet to open mine.  how was it?
    It is indeed an awesome bottle with average bourbon.
    I’d go even further and say top 3 bottle design and below average juice lol 

    happy I had one bottle but I’ll never have another 
    Totally agree, but I felt slightly ripped off after spending $50 on it. Will never buy another.

    Speaking of great bottle designs, what are the other best ones? Blanton's, Peerless, and Frey Ranch come to mind. What are your favorites?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,135
    They say size doesn't matter. But if it does here's a 1.75ml.....


    Willet Pot Still.  The whiskey snobs say it's a pretty bottle with overpriced and not as good bourbon.  I have yet to open mine.  how was it?
    It is indeed an awesome bottle with average bourbon.
    I’d go even further and say top 3 bottle design and below average juice lol 

    happy I had one bottle but I’ll never have another 
    Totally agree, but I felt slightly ripped off after spending $50 on it. Will never buy another.

    Speaking of great bottle designs, what are the other best ones? Blanton's, Peerless, and Frey Ranch come to mind. What are your favorites?
    King Louis is the best hands down, sure it's not a bourbon but it always does it for me.
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 2,186
    https://youtu.be/0Ku6zRrFuqk
    i try every year for a bottle. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 28,135
    DavidD said:
    https://youtu.be/0Ku6zRrFuqk
    i try every year for a bottle. 
    Have only seen the Eagle Rare.  That is a sexy bottle.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,078
    They say size doesn't matter. But if it does here's a 1.75ml.....


    Willet Pot Still.  The whiskey snobs say it's a pretty bottle with overpriced and not as good bourbon.  I have yet to open mine.  how was it?
    It is indeed an awesome bottle with average bourbon.
    I’d go even further and say top 3 bottle design and below average juice lol 

    happy I had one bottle but I’ll never have another 
    Totally agree, but I felt slightly ripped off after spending $50 on it. Will never buy another.

    Speaking of great bottle designs, what are the other best ones? Blanton's, Peerless, and Frey Ranch come to mind. What are your favorites?
    Blantons and peerless were the other two that originally came to mind. 

    Old Fitzgerald too 

    also love the Barrell bottles.nothing too fancy shape wise but I like the minimalist look. New stellum bottles have the same feel which makes sense since it’s from the same company. 
    severed hand thirteen

    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: Baltimore? MSG?

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 2,186
    Woodford has their classic collection with some nice bottling. 
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,126
    Double Eagle very rare as previously mentioned. Also, not the fanciest, but OF bday is still a great bottle design IMO. 


  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,126

  • Those are some good ones. I forgot about that Old Fitz decanter; wish I owned one. But that Double Eagle Very Rare takes the cake. That bottle is freaking amazing!
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