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  • Post #361 - October 11th, 2019, 10:30 am
    Post #361 - October 11th, 2019, 10:30 am Post #361 - October 11th, 2019, 10:30 am
    champs2005 wrote:Cool! So now what? Line up somewhere? Or too late they are all spoken for? Im not an experienced whiskey hunter, sorry, but Im game to try.


    Unless you are a VIP with a retailer, you have no chance. No bottles will hit a shelf unless they are marked up to crazy prices.
  • Post #362 - October 11th, 2019, 11:00 am
    Post #362 - October 11th, 2019, 11:00 am Post #362 - October 11th, 2019, 11:00 am
    Yeah no chance of picking up bottles anywhere. I've found 1 and 2oz pours at "reasonable" prices and even that is a difficult task.
  • Post #363 - October 11th, 2019, 10:16 pm
    Post #363 - October 11th, 2019, 10:16 pm Post #363 - October 11th, 2019, 10:16 pm
    I consider myself lucky getting my mitts on a bottle of btac Stagg his year. In terms of Pappy, zero chance unless you're willing to pay through the nose.
  • Post #364 - October 20th, 2019, 8:58 am
    Post #364 - October 20th, 2019, 8:58 am Post #364 - October 20th, 2019, 8:58 am
    I know it's not a place to buy a full bottle, but has anybody been to Mordecai across from Wrigley Field? They have 22 bottles of Pappy on their menu including 6 bottles of the 15 year from 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. They also have 4 bottles from various years of the 23 year.

    Longman and Eagle in Logan Square also has a 15, 20, and 23 year.
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  • Post #365 - October 20th, 2019, 3:39 pm
    Post #365 - October 20th, 2019, 3:39 pm Post #365 - October 20th, 2019, 3:39 pm
    Last time I was there, the selection was impressive, but the prices were absolutely out of control. Weller 12 was something like $35 for a pour...don't quote me but it was something so astoundingly high that I didn't even consider buying any.

    Beer Temple tends to have a smaller but still pretty good selection - almost always Weller 12 and Weller Antique, as well as BTAC bottles, sometimes some Pappy, sometimes some other heavily allocated stuff, and all at super reasonable prices...or at least what can be considered reasonable by today's standards. Like Weller 12 for $10. Pappy 15 for $15...that sort of pricing. But because they have so little in the way of liquor, they don't always have a great selection of stuff...luck of the draw when you walk in!
  • Post #366 - October 21st, 2019, 7:24 am
    Post #366 - October 21st, 2019, 7:24 am Post #366 - October 21st, 2019, 7:24 am
    Mordecai is offensive in terms of pricing. There are some gems around though. Longman isnt terrible, Big Star on Damen usually has a pretty great selection and decent prices.
  • Post #367 - October 24th, 2019, 6:07 pm
    Post #367 - October 24th, 2019, 6:07 pm Post #367 - October 24th, 2019, 6:07 pm
    Dave148 wrote: {Astute, on-topic declaration by ronnie_suburban deleted to save bandwidth.} Reminds me of the Monty Python cheese shop sketch.
    Please.
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  • Post #368 - December 10th, 2019, 5:13 am
    Post #368 - December 10th, 2019, 5:13 am Post #368 - December 10th, 2019, 5:13 am
    Rare Whiskey Collection Expected to Fetch $10 Million at Auction
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/w ... -ios-share
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  • Post #369 - January 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm
    Post #369 - January 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm Post #369 - January 25th, 2020, 10:32 pm
    I went into Fountainhead Friday evening and picked up this flyer. I think it will be of interest to people in this rubric.
    The BenRiach presents...
    To peat, or not to peat

    An interactive tasting with
    global ambassador Stewart Buchanan.
    Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 7:00 pm: $40.00

    The illustration shows BenRiach expressions 10 (2), 17, & 20.
    I guess you have to call or visit Fountainhead to get a ticket. I could not find a corresponding World-Wide Web page.
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  • Post #370 - February 19th, 2020, 3:20 pm
    Post #370 - February 19th, 2020, 3:20 pm Post #370 - February 19th, 2020, 3:20 pm
    Admittedly I am a cheap date when it comes to bourbon. I have nice pours for company but I typically drink bourbon as highballs or whisky sours with near- bottom shelf selections myself. I spend extra for decent ginger ale and ginger beer. I was at my local Jewel and I saw on the clearance rack they were selling regular Four Roses 750 ml for $4.99. I bought the last 3 bottles. Mistake or score?
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  • Post #371 - February 19th, 2020, 3:32 pm
    Post #371 - February 19th, 2020, 3:32 pm Post #371 - February 19th, 2020, 3:32 pm
    Elfin wrote:Admittedly I am a cheap date when it comes to bourbon. I have nice pours for company but I typically drink bourbon as highballs or whisky sours with near- bottom shelf selections myself. I spend extra for decent ginger ale and ginger beer. I was at my local Jewel and I saw on the clearance rack they were selling regular Four Roses 750 ml for $4.99. I bought the last 3 bottles. Mistake or score?


    Four roses is a damn good bourbon to use with mixers. For 4.99, I'd buy every single one too
  • Post #372 - February 19th, 2020, 3:34 pm
    Post #372 - February 19th, 2020, 3:34 pm Post #372 - February 19th, 2020, 3:34 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:
    Elfin wrote:Admittedly I am a cheap date when it comes to bourbon. I have nice pours for company but I typically drink bourbon as highballs or whisky sours with near- bottom shelf selections myself. I spend extra for decent ginger ale and ginger beer. I was at my local Jewel and I saw on the clearance rack they were selling regular Four Roses 750 ml for $4.99. I bought the last 3 bottles. Mistake or score?


    Four roses is a damn good bourbon to use with mixers. For 4.99, I'd buy every single one too

    Agreed. A very nice purchase. I think it generally runs around $20/bottle.

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  • Post #373 - February 22nd, 2020, 4:01 pm
    Post #373 - February 22nd, 2020, 4:01 pm Post #373 - February 22nd, 2020, 4:01 pm
    Test.
    Hello, whisk(e)y drinkers.
    I'm currently sitting at the bar at The Next Whiskey Bar in Lisle, IL.
    I did not find any BenRiach on its menu. :?
    Its feature flight today is
    • Johnny Walker Black
    • Glenlivet 12 yr
    • Glenlivet 14 yr
    There are five pages of various whiskeys listed. I believe I shall select some of the metropolitan distilleries' whiskies. What other drams that you can think of should I select? {1½ oz. pours} :)
    Don't select the forum rubric title: It's $100.
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  • Post #374 - November 4th, 2020, 8:24 pm
    Post #374 - November 4th, 2020, 8:24 pm Post #374 - November 4th, 2020, 8:24 pm
    Interesting looking new book coming out next week called Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last. ESPN readers might be familiar with the author, Wright Thompson, who does really good longform journalism over there.
  • Post #375 - November 8th, 2020, 9:28 am
    Post #375 - November 8th, 2020, 9:28 am Post #375 - November 8th, 2020, 9:28 am
    Chasing down Pappy Van Winkle, the world's most coveted bourbon

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chasing-do ... d-bourbon/
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  • Post #376 - November 10th, 2020, 5:44 am
    Post #376 - November 10th, 2020, 5:44 am Post #376 - November 10th, 2020, 5:44 am
    Old news!!!
    What I have learned from Pappy’s and bourbon in general is that when Pappy’s hit, no one else was marketing aged Bourbon at the Pappy level.
    From tastings it became clear that age is what supplies the smoothness, not 4 years, not 8 years but 15 on up. Not many distilleries had the aged stocks that were acquired when the distillery was sold. That, luck and some marketing genius supplied the rest.
    The world is still on the boom side of the boom, bust curve for bourbon.
    Every tom, Dick and Harry with a few bucks has gotten into the market.
    Most just purchase stocks and put fancy labels and marketing on the bottle.
    Bourbon on the Pappy level takes time.
    My wife took me to a Bourbon Tasting at a restaurant in Wisconsin, a friend owns.
    The Bourbon was a Wisconsin product.
    The pours were enough to get one easily jailed if you consumed all of it.
    I asked if I could purchase a barrel and have the distillery keep it for me for 20 years.
    The owners looked at me like i was crazy. In 10 years or less they will be gone from the market.
    What I have learned is when the collectors enter a market, the best thing to do is get out.
    -Richard

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