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Old 6 February 2019, 11:50 AM   #451
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Great shot! You’re a bourbon and cigar picture pro
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Yeah, It had crossed my mind, but I'm too worried about fakes on this one. Plus, I'm not sure I'm down with overspending for a PVW markup. I get that something that old isn't going to be cheap, but that's insane to me.
Some bottles pop up on the Facebook markets in the 500 dollar range you would probably get old grand dad etc.

Honestly I’d just ignore the year and buy the best bottle you can get for the occasion. The year will just force you into something not as good for the money.
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Old 6 February 2019, 12:05 PM   #452
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Some bottles pop up on the Facebook markets in the 500 dollar range you would probably get old grand dad etc.

Honestly Iíd just ignore the year and buy the best bottle you can get for the occasion. The year will just force you into something not as good for the money.
I already picked up Kentucky Owl Bourbon Batch 8 and Rye Batch 2... I found a Kentucky Owl Batch 6, which I've heard is possibly the best of them all, but hadn't thought of spending that much on it.

I get what you're saying about overspending for a specific year; why pay $500+ for something that was only $10 back in 1984... and anything worth a pretty penny then would be significantly more now...

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Old 6 February 2019, 12:08 PM   #453
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I already picked up Kentucky Owl Bourbon Batch 8 and Rye Batch 2... I found a Kentucky Owl Batch 6, which I've heard is possibly the best of them all, but hadn't thought of spending that much on it.

I get what you're saying about overspending for a specific year; why pay $500+ for something that was only $10 back in 1984... and anything worth a pretty penny then would be significantly more now...

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Nice! All the retailers by me are asking 2-300 for owl
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Old 6 February 2019, 12:18 PM   #454
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Nice! All the retailers by me are asking 2-300 for owl
Yeah, I paid $300 for the bourbon and $195 for the rye... going rate, basically MSRP, and I've seen them for much more. The bourbon is a great pour, I don't care what anyone says about the growth of the brand, it is worth every penny. Haven't tried the rye yet, picked it up blind. We'll see...

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Old 6 February 2019, 12:22 PM   #455
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Yeah, I paid $300 for the bourbon and $195 for the rye... going rate, basically MSRP, and I've seen them for much more. The bourbon is a great pour, I don't care what anyone says about the growth of the brand, it is worth every penny. Haven't tried the rye yet, picked it up blind. We'll see...

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Oh snap I figured it was marked up. Thatís inching a bit close to BTAC for me but maybe Iíll try it in a bar first to see if I like it
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Old 6 February 2019, 02:39 PM   #456
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Oh snap I figured it was marked up. Thatís inching a bit close to BTAC for me but maybe Iíll try it in a bar first to see if I like it
I tried it in a bar and loved it. That's my usual method before a major booze purchase (over $75)

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Old 6 February 2019, 04:14 PM   #457
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I tried it in a bar and loved it. That's my usual method before a major booze purchase (over $75)

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What if you want to try something expensive but can't find it in a bar?
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Old 6 February 2019, 04:36 PM   #458
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What if you want to try something expensive but can't find it in a bar?
Itís almost become a thing for some bars to stock an obscene number of bottles. Thereís not much you cannot find, at least with regards to current production stuff. Finding for a palatable price is another story

Some guys sell and trade 2 ounce pours on the bourbon groups as well. Thatís the best way.
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Itís almost become a thing for some bars to stock an obscene number of bottles. Thereís not much you cannot find, at least with regards to current production stuff. Finding for a palatable price is another story



Some guys sell and trade 2 ounce pours on the bourbon groups as well. Thatís the best way.
Bars are probably much better in the US, not much to find here, except for bars in bigger cities. Oh and yes, prices are insane. Ä12 for a glass of lagavulin 16, no thanks
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I already picked up Kentucky Owl Bourbon Batch 8 and Rye Batch 2... I found a Kentucky Owl Batch 6, which I've heard is possibly the best of them all, but hadn't thought of spending that much on it.


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6 is hands down the best IMO.

I snagged a Batch 8 and a Weller CYPB.

Iíd trade both for a Batch 6.
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Old 7 February 2019, 03:59 AM   #461
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6 is hands down the best IMO.

I snagged a Batch 8 and a Weller CYPB.

Iíd trade both for a Batch 6.
Good to know. I haven't had the Weller CYPB, only 12 year and Special Reserve, but I'm always hunting. I may need to pick up the Batch 6, just to have...
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Old 7 February 2019, 04:02 AM   #462
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What if you want to try something expensive but can't find it in a bar?
Luckily I live in a decent-sized city with lots of casinos (i.e., lots of money floating around) which lends itself to higher end booze joints with lots of buying power. One of our casino bars has several hundred bottles of different bourbon, alone, not counting the hundreds of Scotch pours... It's quite impressive. But, with that comes the price tag. It's always more expensive by the shot than to buy the bottle outright, you know?
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Luckily I live in a decent-sized city with lots of casinos (i.e., lots of money floating around) which lends itself to higher end booze joints with lots of buying power. One of our casino bars has several hundred bottles of different bourbon, alone, not counting the hundreds of Scotch pours... It's quite impressive. But, with that comes the price tag. It's always more expensive by the shot than to buy the bottle outright, you know?
In the long run yes, but you don't want to buy an entire bottle only to find after the first sip that you absolutely hate it.
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Old 7 February 2019, 06:32 AM   #464
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In the long run yes, but you don't want to buy an entire bottle only to find after the first sip that you absolutely hate it.
Totally agree, wasn't advocating otherwise. The only time I would do it is if I find something that isn't made any more (i.e., a Stitzel-Weller bottle) and am willing to take that chance. Anything in current production? There's always somewhere to try it before. My comment was simply a matter of fact, that shots are expensive.
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Totally agree, wasn't advocating otherwise. The only time I would do it is if I find something that isn't made any more (i.e., a Stitzel-Weller bottle) and am willing to take that chance. Anything in current production? There's always somewhere to try it before. My comment was simply a matter of fact, that shots are expensive.
Shots are indeed expensive...
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Totally agree, wasn't advocating otherwise. The only time I would do it is if I find something that isn't made any more (i.e., a Stitzel-Weller bottle) and am willing to take that chance. Anything in current production? There's always somewhere to try it before. My comment was simply a matter of fact, that shots are expensive.
Where can I try something in current production? Sign me up!!
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Bars are probably much better in the US, not much to find here, except for bars in bigger cities. Oh and yes, prices are insane. Ä12 for a glass of lagavulin 16, no thanks
Prices are not too good here either. A lot of bars will buy bottles at secondary and then mark up again just to keep the good stuff in stock
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I've got a 2014 23 year. That is close enough
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What do y'all aficionado's eat or snack with your fine whisky
besides puffing on a cigar... ?

I'm not a cigar guy...
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What do y'all aficionado's eat or snack with your fine whisky
besides puffing on a cigar... ?

I'm not a cigar guy...
I'm probably in the minority, but I don't eat while drinking my whiskey. I reserve wines and beer for that.
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The only thing I like paired with whiskey is a glass of water in between whiskeys lol
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The only thing I like paired with whiskey is a glass of water in between whiskeys lol
I like that too, although I rarely drink more than one glass of whisky.

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I like that too, although I rarely drink more than one glass of whisky.

I wish I could say the same Bas
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I wish I could say the same Bas
It's not that I don't like to drink more, I just mess up my sleep too much if I drink more than one, which isn't worth the extra glass for me
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Old 8 February 2019, 12:39 AM   #475
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Old 8 February 2019, 02:04 AM   #476
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Now that's what I call a good day! I feel like that Weller is the hardest to find of the three right now... But that 20 Year Michter's is some good booze, I've heard.

I don't think anyone can go wrong with the Owl, though.
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Oh my...that is some tasty stuff you have there!
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