World of Whiskey

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jrsheppa
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:11 pm

Been quiet on the whisky front for me. Just grabbed a bottle of Glenmorangie Ealanta and some lower level stuff I have been meaning to try.

Wanted to throw this out there: a lot of people swap whisky samples and I figured I would throw that out here. I'm not on reddit and don't know anyone there, but I know and trust people on EB (at least more than other sites). Is this something people would be interested in? Mods, is this okay? And if so, should I start a new thread for it?

Also, I am hopefully going to be ramping up some whisky collecting here in the next several months and would love to track down some rarer bottles, namely Compass Box's The General and some older Ardbegs. Any suggestions? Websites to look?
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:01 pm

I personally would think this would be great. Might have to do it on the side ....

Living in TN, doesn't offer many limited stuff and it seems like New York has plenty of stock of most bourbon.
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:42 pm

I'd be in for it if allowed. How do you go about it though?

PA has been getting some pretty decent stuff and priced well.
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:12 pm

Four Roses had a "major" announcement scheduled for this morning at 10:00 AM. They broke ground on a $54m expansion, will be doubling capacity.

I was hoping they were finally going to release a straight rye whiskey.
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Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:07 am

lazk wrote:Anyone try Blade and Bow or Blade and Bow 22yr?
Saw the 22 yr shelf, but for a buck fifty didn't have another thought about it... $50 is about my ceiling for any bottle of whiskey, so I certainly wouldn't be going in for such an overly priced bottle of marketing hype.

I think Diageo is certainly keen to the fact that "collectible" whiskey is now a thing, and they played very well on the Stitzel-Weller connection on these "limited" bottles without any real indication that the stuff in there is/is not from the original distillery.
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Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:25 pm

Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20YO now available in Pa.

$73.99. No limit.

there's LOTS too.



update:

236 bottles, wow

everyone I know who's tried it has liked it
They also paid more.

I got some. Thanks Pa FWGS !



update 2:

Only one bottle has sold in almost 4 hours
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:36 am

my birthday is coming. someone hook me up?
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:12 am

$50K? Wonder how it tastes.
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jrsheppa
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:11 am

For anyone interested, I started a whiskey sample (or full bottles) swap thread

http://forum.expressobeans.com/viewtopi ... 2&t=155261
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:14 am

sidewaysscott wrote:$50K? Wonder how it tastes.
I'm sure its divine. I'm also sure that unless you drink scotch of all kinds on a daily basis and have the most refined of palettes, you will not appreciate it fully. And what are those assholes doing exposing whisky like that to light?!? Put it back in the gd box!
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:41 am

jrsheppa wrote: what are those assholes doing exposing whisky like that to light?!? Put it back in the gd box!
let's hope it's only out for the photo.
I always laugh when I see a store trying to sell a 4-5 digit Scotch with the bottle out of the box "for display purposes"
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Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:26 am

I keep waiting for Danno to come over and try some:
Four Roses Single Barrel Barrel Strength
Balcones Brimstone
Jefferson's Ocean
Stillwright Bourbon
Widow Jane Bloody Butcher
Sazerac Rye...
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Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:22 pm

This weekend.


I am on my 2nd bottle of Four Rose Single Barrel, I wish I would not have tossed the first one without noting which warehouse it was from. The one I am drinking right now is from KB and it has a definite sweetness and is an absolutely excellent bourbon, though I cannot specifically pinpoint what I would compare this sweetness to like I could with the other bottle. I want to say it has a hint of licorice and even peppermint but its fairly hard to pinpoint.

I will easily send whoever wants whatever on the trade tread when I pick up some smaller bottles. Oh wait scratch that, looks like that thread got tossed out.
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Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:12 pm

Whiskey is not my thing. However, I did have some Wild Turkey tonight.

My wife also prepared a wonderful chicken slow-cooked meal with it.
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Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:23 pm

This evening I had pulled out the Glenroths vintages 91 and 85. These are two incredibly complex speysides.
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