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  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 3,847
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,460
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    No because I see unopened bottles lol 
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    You've got all the Tater bourbons.  Just missing the Eagle Rare.
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    No because I see unopened bottles lol 
    All opened but the first 3.

    I would personally go for the Basil Haydens Rye.  Not the spiced one or aged but the regular Rye.  Delicious.
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 3,847
    Haha i moved to Virginia recently and it has become so easy to track down the tater bottles
    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • Haha i moved to Virginia recently and it has become so easy to track down the tater bottles
    From what I hear, people pay extra for Blantons...  The 107 is getting rare too.  My local upcharges them so I don't buy them anymore.

    How was the Blade and Bow?
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 13,728
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    I have never seen Weller on a shelf.  My first bourbon hunting trip I snagged a Col Taylor but had no idea at the time I would never see it on a shelf again.
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

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    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
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 13,728
    edited December 2021
    Haha i moved to Virginia recently and it has become so easy to track down the tater bottles
    From what I hear, people pay extra for Blantons...  The 107 is getting rare too.  My local upcharges them so I don't buy them anymore.

    How was the Blade and Bow?
    I am committed to making a trip to Buffalo Trace Distillery every six months to get whatever they have available that day. You can only buy a single bottle every six months from their gift shop but you don't know what they will offer that day until you get there. 

    I bought Blanton's there in August for $69/bottle....if I go tomorrow and they offer Blantons again I wouldn't be able to buy it. BUT...if they had Weller or Col Taylor/ER/Stagg that would be a plus

    edit: I just checked and the rule is every 3 months....I need to get my ass back down there
    Post edited by Gern Blansten on
    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
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 3,847
    First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    I have never seen Weller on a shelf.  My first bourbon hunting trip I snagged a Col Taylor but had no idea at the time I would never see it on a shelf again.
    My brothers find Weller at the grocery store all the time in Ohio.  I’ve never seen it in Virginia.
    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 13,728
    edited December 2021
    First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    I have never seen Weller on a shelf.  My first bourbon hunting trip I snagged a Col Taylor but had no idea at the time I would never see it on a shelf again.
    My brothers find Weller at the grocery store all the time in Ohio.  I’ve never seen it in Virginia.
    That's wild.  I'm in the Indy area and have joined a few bourbon groups on FB. Those people are insane...like visiting every liquor store daily to see what hit the shelves and reporting it to everyone.

    I save my Blanton's and Col Taylor for special occasions. 


    Post edited by Gern Blansten on
    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
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    I have never seen Weller on a shelf.  My first bourbon hunting trip I snagged a Col Taylor but had no idea at the time I would never see it on a shelf again.
    My brothers find Weller at the grocery store all the time in Ohio.  I’ve never seen it in Virginia.
    That's wild.  I'm in the Indy area and have joined a few bourbon groups on FB. Those people are insane...like visiting every liquor store daily to see what hit the shelves and reporting it to everyone.

    I save my Blanton's and Col Taylor for special occasions. 


    I'm trying to find one that I can raffle off 3 of my bottles.  Can you get me in?
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,460
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    No because I see unopened bottles lol 
    All opened but the first 3.

    I would personally go for the Basil Haydens Rye.  Not the spiced one or aged but the regular Rye.  Delicious.
    That 4R is one of my favorites. 

    I’ve had one bottle of Weller SR- paid $19. I’d like 107 but the most I would pay is $50. The others I’m just happy to have tried at a bar. 
    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: MSG 9/11
  • First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    No because I see unopened bottles lol 
    All opened but the first 3.

    I would personally go for the Basil Haydens Rye.  Not the spiced one or aged but the regular Rye.  Delicious.
    That 4R is one of my favorites. 

    I’ve had one bottle of Weller SR- paid $19. I’d like 107 but the most I would pay is $50. The others I’m just happy to have tried at a bar. 
    Weller 107 for $50?  Wooh boy, sign me up!

    That 4 roses and Taylor are everyday bottles and are good bottles to get.  It is their counterparts that are the more rare and never see a shelf.

    I have been seeing people drinking older bottles from the 80's and 90's and they say that the taste is completely different from today.

    Anyone had that fortune?
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Richmond, VAPosts: 3,847
    4 Roses SBS and Knob Creek 12 have been my favorites lately that are tough but not impossible to find around here
    2010: Cleveland
    2012: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
    2013: London ONT / Wrigley Field / Pittsburgh / Buffalo / San Diego / Los Angeles I / Los Angeles II
    2014: Cincinnati / St. Louis / Tulsa / Lincoln / Detroit / Denver
    2015: New York City (Global Citizen Festival)
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale / Miami / Jacksonville / Greenville / Hampton / Columbia / Lexington / Philly - Night II / New York City - Night II / Toronto - Night II / Bonnaroo / Telluride / Fenway - Night II / Wrigley - Night I / Wrigley - Night II / TOTD - Philadelphia, San Francisco
    2017: Ohana Fest (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I / Amsterdam II / Seattle I / Seattle II / Boston I / Boston II
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 13,728
    First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    I have never seen Weller on a shelf.  My first bourbon hunting trip I snagged a Col Taylor but had no idea at the time I would never see it on a shelf again.
    My brothers find Weller at the grocery store all the time in Ohio.  I’ve never seen it in Virginia.
    That's wild.  I'm in the Indy area and have joined a few bourbon groups on FB. Those people are insane...like visiting every liquor store daily to see what hit the shelves and reporting it to everyone.

    I save my Blanton's and Col Taylor for special occasions. 


    I'm trying to find one that I can raffle off 3 of my bottles.  Can you get me in?
    It's "Northside Bourbon and Whiskey Club"....I'm not an admin and I don't know what their rules are for raffles but give it a go.  I'm sure someone will pay a ridiculous price.
    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
    2022: Oakland1, Oakland2
  • First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    I have never seen Weller on a shelf.  My first bourbon hunting trip I snagged a Col Taylor but had no idea at the time I would never see it on a shelf again.
    My brothers find Weller at the grocery store all the time in Ohio.  I’ve never seen it in Virginia.
    That's wild.  I'm in the Indy area and have joined a few bourbon groups on FB. Those people are insane...like visiting every liquor store daily to see what hit the shelves and reporting it to everyone.

    I save my Blanton's and Col Taylor for special occasions. 


    I'm trying to find one that I can raffle off 3 of my bottles.  Can you get me in?
    It's "Northside Bourbon and Whiskey Club"....I'm not an admin and I don't know what their rules are for raffles but give it a go.  I'm sure someone will pay a ridiculous price.
    That is what I am hoping for!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,668
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    Am I doing this right?


    No because I see unopened bottles lol 
    All opened but the first 3.

    I would personally go for the Basil Haydens Rye.  Not the spiced one or aged but the regular Rye.  Delicious.
    That 4R is one of my favorites. 

    I’ve had one bottle of Weller SR- paid $19. I’d like 107 but the most I would pay is $50. The others I’m just happy to have tried at a bar. 
    Weller 107 for $50?  Wooh boy, sign me up!

    That 4 roses and Taylor are everyday bottles and are good bottles to get.  It is their counterparts that are the more rare and never see a shelf.

    I have been seeing people drinking older bottles from the 80's and 90's and they say that the taste is completely different from today.

    Anyone had that fortune?
    My buddy and I were both born in 1981 so we tracked down an unopened bottle from that year.  Drank some a couple of weeks ago. It was a fun experience, but nothing mind blowing. 
  • bbiggs said:
    First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    No because I see unopened bottles lol 
    All opened but the first 3.

    I would personally go for the Basil Haydens Rye.  Not the spiced one or aged but the regular Rye.  Delicious.
    That 4R is one of my favorites. 

    I’ve had one bottle of Weller SR- paid $19. I’d like 107 but the most I would pay is $50. The others I’m just happy to have tried at a bar. 
    Weller 107 for $50?  Wooh boy, sign me up!

    That 4 roses and Taylor are everyday bottles and are good bottles to get.  It is their counterparts that are the more rare and never see a shelf.

    I have been seeing people drinking older bottles from the 80's and 90's and they say that the taste is completely different from today.

    Anyone had that fortune?
    My buddy and I were both born in 1981 so we tracked down an unopened bottle from that year.  Drank some a couple of weeks ago. It was a fun experience, but nothing mind blowing. 
    Interesting.  Someone did mention that a 90's bottle of Blantons is much better than an 80's or current.  I am not paying anyone a premium to find out, lol.

    Thanks for sharing though.

    I might go through my Aunt & Uncles cabinet and see if they have any swill from back in the day, lol.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,323
    Careful, folks. 

    That Four Roses is liquid crack. 
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,460
    First post in this thread 

    Am I doing this right?


    No because I see unopened bottles lol 
    All opened but the first 3.

    I would personally go for the Basil Haydens Rye.  Not the spiced one or aged but the regular Rye.  Delicious.
    That 4R is one of my favorites. 

    I’ve had one bottle of Weller SR- paid $19. I’d like 107 but the most I would pay is $50. The others I’m just happy to have tried at a bar. 
    Weller 107 for $50?  Wooh boy, sign me up!

    That 4 roses and Taylor are everyday bottles and are good bottles to get.  It is their counterparts that are the more rare and never see a shelf.

    I have been seeing people drinking older bottles from the 80's and 90's and they say that the taste is completely different from today.

    Anyone had that fortune?
    107 can be found at that price at Total Wine if you’re lucky. 
    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: MSG 9/11
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,998
    edited January 4
    Shit, I now find myself preferring scotch over bourbon/rye.  RIP my wallet.  SVRDhand13 said:

    100%!  I always loved Scotch but bourbon was far more accessible.  I had maybe 20 Scotch bottles in my collection, nothing fancy, mostly just standard stuff you can find anywhere.  Since I joined the SMWS and it was game over.  The shit you can get from them is on a complete different level.  I've gotten probably 20 bottles from them in the last year and they've all been outstanding!  It's expensive, but it's some of the best Scotch you can find, and it's delivered to your door.
    I've never hunted bourbon, but have a decent collection...most of the good stuff acquired from friends who do hunt, and store lotteries.  The extent of my hunt is me being in a store and wandering over to check for anything fun.
    I've said it before and I'll say it again.  Bourbon, even the best, has a flavor and nose profile of say 100.  Scotch is closer to 1000.  Far more unique, far more complex.
    Post edited by mca47 on
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,539
    What’s the deal with that one? All the whiskey memberships I’ve done I’ve felt to be a bit underwhelming, but I’d definitely be interested in a scotch one 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,090
    What’s the deal with that one? All the whiskey memberships I’ve done I’ve felt to be a bit underwhelming, but I’d definitely be interested in a scotch one 
    You are better off going to your local and talking to them and buy your own.  I do that with Bourbons.
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,552
    What’s the deal with that one? All the whiskey memberships I’ve done I’ve felt to be a bit underwhelming, but I’d definitely be interested in a scotch one 
    You are better off going to your local and talking to them and buy your own.  I do that with Bourbons.
    Locals don’t get anything near what SMWS has to offer. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,090
    RS151862 said:
    What’s the deal with that one? All the whiskey memberships I’ve done I’ve felt to be a bit underwhelming, but I’d definitely be interested in a scotch one 
    You are better off going to your local and talking to them and buy your own.  I do that with Bourbons.
    Locals don’t get anything near what SMWS has to offer. 
    You mean they actually send you something good that isn't overpriced and you can't find?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 32,090
    RS151862 said:
    What’s the deal with that one? All the whiskey memberships I’ve done I’ve felt to be a bit underwhelming, but I’d definitely be interested in a scotch one 
    You are better off going to your local and talking to them and buy your own.  I do that with Bourbons.
    Locals don’t get anything near what SMWS has to offer. 
    So I just looked into this.  These are barrel picks?  That is what I am seeing.
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,552
    RS151862 said:
    What’s the deal with that one? All the whiskey memberships I’ve done I’ve felt to be a bit underwhelming, but I’d definitely be interested in a scotch one 
    You are better off going to your local and talking to them and buy your own.  I do that with Bourbons.
    Locals don’t get anything near what SMWS has to offer. 
    So I just looked into this.  These are barrel picks?  That is what I am seeing.
    I guess it’s sort of like bourbon barrel picks.. they buy individual casks from distilleries then bottle and sell them at cask strength.  
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,460
    RS151862 said:
    RS151862 said:
    What’s the deal with that one? All the whiskey memberships I’ve done I’ve felt to be a bit underwhelming, but I’d definitely be interested in a scotch one 
    You are better off going to your local and talking to them and buy your own.  I do that with Bourbons.
    Locals don’t get anything near what SMWS has to offer. 
    So I just looked into this.  These are barrel picks?  That is what I am seeing.
    I guess it’s sort of like bourbon barrel picks.. they buy individual casks from distilleries then bottle and sell them at cask strength.  
    This looks pretty awesome. I’ll check it out once I get through my list of entry level scotches. 
    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: MSG 9/11
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,668
    For anyone that is into Irish whiskey, is Redbreast 12 good and worth the price as a $65-$70 bottle?  My Irish whiskey experience stops at Jameson.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 26,401
    bbiggs said:
    For anyone that is into Irish whiskey, is Redbreast 12 good and worth the price as a $65-$70 bottle?  My Irish whiskey experience stops at Jameson.
    Red breast is one of my favorites and well worth it.   If you like peat flavor try Connemara Irish whiskey.    
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
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