Whisky thread

Fred Garvin Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018 8:21 AM
posted by QuakerOats

 

Trying to find a bottle of Blanton’s Bourbon for a Christmas gift; basically impossible.  If I can’t find it what other great bourbons should I consider:  Elmer T. Lee (made by the same distillery I believe), or Angels Envy or …?

 

Being a gin guy, I am not up to speed on bourbons.  Thanks.

Blanton's can be hard to find, and Elmer T. Lee is about impossible to find.

It depends on your price point. For about $40 you can get a bottle of Basil Hayden. It is a good solid bourbon for the price.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018 9:14 AM

Bought a bottle of Glen Moray 12 year recently as I was looking for a cheaper scotch and it was well rated. Good stuff.

jmog Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018 9:25 AM
posted by Laley23

12 is on par with the 25 year (I think it was 25) we had for my friends wedding while the party was getting dressed. Those 2 stand out above all the others. 

 

I will have to try the 25 year, but if it is only "on par" while being more expensive, might as well go with the 12.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018 11:09 AM

Your CHANCE to have the right to PURCHASE Pappy and other hard to get Bourbons.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2018/11/ohio-bourbon-bottle-lottery-is-scheduled.html

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018 11:45 AM
posted by justincredible

Bought a bottle of Glen Moray 12 year recently as I was looking for a cheaper scotch and it was well rated. Good stuff.

Man, it's been awhile since I had that, but I remember it being pleasant.  Much more so, given the price.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Dec 18, 2018 2:52 PM

 

Went with the Jefferson Reserve – about $50 ….hope it is a good choice.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 19, 2018 9:05 AM

Lucked into a bottle of Eagle Rare at Party Source yesterday. My wife texted me because she was there for an after-work thing and asked if I wanted anything. I mentioned Eagle Rare, assuming they wouldn't have any. They had a bunch, but only one per customer.

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Thu, Dec 20, 2018 7:29 PM
posted by justincredible

Lucked into a bottle of Eagle Rare at Party Source yesterday. My wife texted me because she was there for an after-work thing and asked if I wanted anything. I mentioned Eagle Rare, assuming they wouldn't have any. They had a bunch, but only one per customer.

That is my go-to. My wife always seems to find a bottle and buy it for me

 I have 5 right now as it is so hard to find.

I went to some of the local Frederick, MD whiskey distilleries recently. I've picked up a few bottles of rye and bourbon. Dragon distillery uses some of the mash from Flying Dog brewery. 

Dragon distillery also does canned cocktails, like bourbon and cream soda which are pretty good. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Dec 20, 2018 8:49 PM

Party Source is killing my wallet. My brother-in-law texted me this morning that he saw they had Blanton's in stock and he was thinking of running over. Since we both work downtown he picked me up and we were lucky enough that it was still in stock. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Dec 20, 2018 9:16 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

That is my go-to. My wife always seems to find a bottle and buy it for me

 I have 5 right now as it is so hard to find.

It's never available around here so I tried after work yesterday for another bottle and they were sold out. And I apparently was seconds away from getting a bottle of Stagg Jr. Luckily I was able to snag a bottle of Blanton's today to make up for my 0-fer yesterday.

 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Fri, Dec 21, 2018 1:34 PM
posted by justincredible

Party Source is killing my wallet. My brother-in-law texted me this morning that he saw they had Blanton's in stock and he was thinking of running over. Since we both work downtown he picked me up and we were lucky enough that it was still in stock. 

 

Damn lucky

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Dec 21, 2018 9:15 PM
posted by justincredible

It's never available around here so I tried after work yesterday for another bottle and they were sold out. And I apparently was seconds away from getting a bottle of Stagg Jr. Luckily I was able to snag a bottle of Blanton's today to make up for my 0-fer yesterday.

 

Same in MD with Eagle Rare, yet my wife finds a bottle every so often. 

I love Stagg. It's more rare than Blantons. But, Blantons is a great choice as that is hard to find too. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Dec 27, 2018 10:12 PM

Got a bottle of Jefferson's Reserve from my in-law's for Christmas.

Decided to buy all the necessities for making Manhattan's tonight. Angostura bitters, Cocchi di Torino vermouth, cherries, and a liter of Old Grandad Bourbon. Old Grandad is my go-to cheap bourbon, and the liter was a good deal. Makes a decent Manhattan.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Thu, Dec 27, 2018 10:18 PM

Got a Glenmorangie Original bottle from the in-laws.  I'm a third of the way through in about 48 hours.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Sat, Jan 5, 2019 1:33 AM

 

Fred Garvin Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 10, 2019 8:16 AM

Did anybody here win the bottle lottery? I did not win. I had my wife enter and she did not win either.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 10, 2019 8:38 AM

Over the holiday, I visited Catoctin Creek Distillery in way outside Northern VA. Not sure if it is available in Ohio, but their Roundstone Rye was pretty good.  

https://catoctincreekdistilling.com/roundstone 

There is a bbq joint near there too, Monk's BBQ. It was heaven, so good and they had so many whiskies behind their bar. I had some Blanton's with my brisket and sausage. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jan 10, 2019 8:48 AM
posted by Fred Garvin

Did anybody here win the bottle lottery? I did not win. I had my wife enter and she did not win either.

It appears I did not.

wkfan Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 10, 2019 9:54 AM
posted by justincredible

Got a bottle of Jefferson's Reserve from my in-law's for Christmas.

Decided to buy all the necessities for making Manhattan's tonight. Angostura bitters, Cocchi di Torino vermouth, cherries, and a liter of Old Grandad Bourbon. Old Grandad is my go-to cheap bourbon, and the liter was a good deal. Makes a decent Manhattan.

One of my latest Manhattan's when out to dinner was a Rye Manhattan made with Basil Hayden's dark rye.  VERY tasty!

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Thu, Jan 10, 2019 11:26 AM
posted by wkfan

One of my latest Manhattan's when out to dinner was a Rye Manhattan made with Basil Hayden's dark rye.  VERY tasty!

I had some of this Dark Rye on Christmas. Very Good. Blended Kentucky Rye, Canadian Rye, and Port wine. I need to keep my eye out for this.

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