Whisky thread

  • Thu, Feb 28, 2019 9:54 AM
    posted by justincredible

    Just bought into a barrel pick from New Riff in a bourbon group I'm in. Looking forward to getting that in late March.

    Anyone on here live near any of these stores? The State of Ohio (OHLQ) is doing a 1792 Full Proof Barrel pick release next Friday at 9am and each of these stores is getting 144 bottles.

    Minotti's Avon Wine & Liquor
    25925 Detroit Rd. Unit 101, Avon
    Warehouse K, Floor 7, Rick 20

    Springboro Spirits
    748 Gardner Rd., Springboro
    Warehouse D, Floor 4, Rick 13

    Joseph's Beverage Center
    4129 Talmadge Rd., Toledo
    Warehouse D, Floor 4, Rick 13

    Twinsburg Beverage
    9224 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg
    Warehouse D, Floor 4, Rick 13

    The Hills Market
    7860 Olentangy River Rd., Worthington
    Warehouse K, Floor 7, Rick 20
     

    Got the email from the Ohio Dept of Liquor Control.  Just not a fan of 1792.

     

    Thu, Feb 28, 2019 12:20 PM

    I've yet to try anything from 1792, but I've heard good things from my brother-in-law. If I could snag a bottle of this for $50-60 I definitely would.

    Fri, Mar 1, 2019 11:58 AM
    posted by justincredible

    I've yet to try anything from 1792, but I've heard good things from my brother-in-law. If I could snag a bottle of this for $50-60 I definitely would.

    Went to their distillery and did the normal tastings....not one of my favs.

    Sun, Mar 3, 2019 9:24 AM

    Scored a bottle of Buffalo Trace on Thursday. Also picked up a Basil Hayden Dark Rye. It was the last bottle they had.

    Been laying off the Woodford the past couple of weeks at cigar nights at Jungle Jim's. Instead I've been drinking Angels Envy Rye.I really like this one.

    Sun, Mar 3, 2019 9:48 AM

    Anyone in the Cincy area there is a free raffle for the opportunity to Purchase a bottle of Weller C.Y.P.B. (one of 54 bottles) Purchase price is $39.99. Thursday March 14th at the Jungle Jim's Oscar Event Center. Starts at 6pm with the drawing at 730pm. Live band, cash bar, food for purchase, and cigars.

    I'll be there as Thursday is usually their Cigar Nite. 

    Fri, Mar 15, 2019 8:29 AM

    There is another bottle lottery coming this month. But be ready to break your piggybank. The cost per bottle is $2000 for one and $2500 for the other. (Plus tax)

    I think I will stay out of this one. Because this would be the one I would win, and I don't want to burn that amount of money on a bottle. I am assuming I could sell it for a profit, but not gonna risk it.

    https://myemail.constantcontact.com/OHLQ-Insiders-Bulletin.html?soid=1102307935227&aid=_aUCUO70rSo

    Fri, Mar 15, 2019 10:11 AM

    Was at a conference this week with about 5 or 6 coworkers from all over the globe (US, Mexico, Europe). 

     

    We were out drinking and talked them into trying Macallan since they liked Whiskey.

    The bar had Macallan 12 and 17. The 17 was $45 per shot, I knew it was more rare than even an 18 or 21 but good lord $45 a shot? We went with the 12 which was $12 (more normal).

     

    I have had Macallan's 12, 18, and 21 but never the 17 so I wanted to try it, but couldn't imagine writing up an expense report with a $45 shot on it (times 6).

    Fri, Mar 15, 2019 3:59 PM

    Got a bottle of Stagg Jr over lunch today. 

    Fri, Mar 15, 2019 4:45 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Got a bottle of Stagg Jr over lunch today. 

    Good stuff. But honestly best if mixed with a bit of water or in ice you let melt a bit.

    Sat, Mar 16, 2019 6:10 AM

    There was over 1100 people there for the Weller C.Y.P.B. raffle for only 54 bottles. I didn't win, but was only one number off from winning a bottle. I showed the guy that was one number more than me as he walked by. He said "that sucks"...lol

    I did win a box of Cigars that night though.

    Tue, May 14, 2019 11:49 AM

    Got these decanters from my grandma this weekend. The big boy on the left still had some in it (mostly full), though the topped had broken off. Luckily the cork remained sealed. I was able to get what was left out (filled most of an empty Eagle Rare bottle), and it's quite delicious.

    Tue, May 14, 2019 12:12 PM

    Damn.  Wonder what it was/is.

    Tue, May 14, 2019 12:15 PM

    Ezra Brooks 12 year. It would've been distilled and barreled in the late 50s.

    Tue, May 14, 2019 2:14 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Ezra Brooks 12 year. It would've been distilled and barreled in the late 50s.


    Sun, Jul 7, 2019 8:50 PM

    Picked up a bottle of Eight & Sand bourbon today. I've never had it, but I've heard good things from my brother-in-law. Anyone else had it? It's MGP juice out of Lawrenceburg, IN.

    Mon, Jul 8, 2019 8:33 AM

    Finished a bottle of Weller Special Reserve this past weekend.

    Wed, Jul 10, 2019 10:03 AM

    just bought a bottle of butcher's bourbon 12 year aged single barrel at a distillery tour in TN. i liked it a lot. Saving it for when my bar in the basement is finished (in a freaking year).

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 8:44 AM

    I went to the Red Eagle Distillery east of Cleveland last week. 

    I love that place. They have a really good bourbon, rye, brandy, and a maple drink. They only do half bottles.  I got 4 bottles of the bourbon, 2 of the rye, and 1 of the maple. 

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 11:17 AM

    Had some Buffalo Trace and some Woodford Reserve last night.

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019 9:22 PM

    Cracked open the Eight & Sand tonight. Nice bourbon. For a $30 bottle it's a nice value.

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