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The Marty Lounge>Any Bourbon drinkers out there?
The Poz 01:04 PM 06-19-2008
I've heard some good things about Buffalo Trace Bourbon.
http://www.buffalotrace.com/

Can't get it up here north of the border but, through a wine distributer I am able to order a case. Would like to hear from someone who knows their stuff and has tried it before I order.

Thanks
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lewdog 07:42 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by KCUnited:
That's good to know. My local shop is bourbon-centric, where I got the Birthday Bourbon, and they have private select bottles on occasion.

Is it safe to assume that most privately picked bourbons sold in stores are barrel strength, or do some have it diluted as well? Or are they labeled as both?
No, they don't have to be barrel strength. It would be labeled as such. And barrel strength doesn't always mean better. I do however like the idea of barrel strength for many of the good bottles, as I can add water to dilute it myself (making it whatever proof I want).
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lewdog 07:56 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by TimBone:
About $60, I believe.

You interested, Lew? I'm headed back to Houston tomorrow to drop the wife and kid off at the airport. I can snag you a bottle if they still have one.
That's such a tough call. Man.

But realistically, I need to drink what I have as you can tell. I will pass but very much appreciate it.



I would like to keep the lines of communication open in this thread for getting bottles tough. Places like AZ are a bourbon wasteland. I'd love to share samples with some of you and get some hard to find bottles from those living in other parts of the country that have better access. Similar to the awesome action in the beer thread.


Good to see so much activity in this thread boys. Let's keep it going! Bourbon fucking rocks!
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lewdog 07:57 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by Strongside:
We launched the biggest site in our agency's history today (came in at approx 1.9 million), and our CEO brought in a bottle of 23 year Reserve Pappy that he hadn't opened for 2 years. I felt guilty af drinking it, and I may sound insane here...but I didn't find it to be any better than some far cheaper high-end bourbons I'd typically splurge on. (and for far less than the $2900 price tag)
Most people who try the "unicorn" say the same thing. It's good, but not worth that price tag.


What high-end bourbons do you feel it compares with?
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ChiTown 09:03 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by Strongside:
We launched the biggest site in our agency's history today (came in at approx 1.9 million), and our CEO brought in a bottle of 23 year Reserve Pappy that he hadn't opened for 2 years. I felt guilty af drinking it, and I may sound insane here...but I didn't find it to be any better than some far cheaper high-end bourbons I'd typically splurge on. (and for far less than the $2900 price tag)
When we sold our business in August, my 2 Business Partners and I took down a Bottle of the Pappy 23 year Family Reserve.

I gotta tell ya, I thought it was pretty amazing.
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Strongside 09:07 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by lewdog:
Most people who try the "unicorn" say the same thing. It's good, but not worth that price tag.


What high-end bourbons do you feel it compares with?
Yeah, I've heard the same.

I dunno man. I feel like when you have that kind of expense tied to a brown bottle, your brain just builds itself up to expect something almost supernatural. I just found it to be...meh.

I had Blade & Bow's 22 about a year ago, and I'd put it above PVW, but that's just my personal taste. I think it's on-par with the likes Michter's 10...hell I've even got a bottle of Four Roses Limited Edition (12, 13, 15, 23 year blend) that I'd be willing to bet would score better to the average drinker in a blind taste.

I love the allure surrounding PVW...but, to quote my grandpa..."Sometimes the expensive shit is just worse."
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Strongside 09:09 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by ChiTown:
When we sold our business in August, my 2 Business Partners and I took down a Bottle of the Pappy 23 year Family Reserve.

I gotta tell ya, I thought it was pretty amazing.
Yeah that's awesome man. As you probably know, it's all about personal taste. Some of the guys (and girls) I sipped with today loved it. I just found it to be underwhelming.
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ChiTown 09:16 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by Strongside:
Yeah that's awesome man. As you probably know, it's all about personal taste. Some of the guys (and girls) I sipped with today loved it. I just found it to be underwhelming.
I wasnít actually expecting much. I was told by a friend of mine, who had tried it, that it was a bit underwhelming as well. I had lowíish expectations, but was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Part of that might be because I didnít fork over the $3,000 to buy the bottle :-)
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Strongside 09:19 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by ChiTown:
I wasnít actually expecting much. I was told by a friend of mine, who had tried it, that it was a bit underwhelming as well. I had lowíish expectations, but was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Part of that might be because I didnít fork over the $3,000 to buy the bottle :-)
HA! Totally true.

I was super appreciative to taste it, but I like what I like.

BTW, and I know this is a Bourbon thread, but the wife bought me a Balvenie 30 for an early birthday present a couple weeks ago and HOLY SHIT. I'm usually not a Balvenie guy but my God the 30 is good scotch.
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ChiTown 09:19 PM 10-25-2017
By the way, Iím enjoying some Four Roses Small Batch tonight while watching the Astroís climb back into this game. Itís delish
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Strongside 09:20 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by ChiTown:
By the way, Iím enjoying some Four Roses Small Batch tonight while watching the Astroís climb back into this game. Itís delish
Looks like you just brought them all the way back!
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lewdog 09:22 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by Strongside:
HA! Totally true.

I was super appreciative to taste it, but I like what I like.

BTW, and I know this is a Bourbon thread, but the wife bought me a Balvenie 30 for an early birthday present a couple weeks ago and HOLY SHIT. I'm usually not a Balvenie guy but my God the 30 is good scotch.
Your wife is an amazing woman.
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Strongside 09:26 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by lewdog:
Your wife is an amazing woman.
You're right, but trust me Ė For every bottle of expensive bourbon or scotch in our house, there are easily 2 or 3 handbags, purses or pairs of some designer stilettos hidden away in a closet somewhere.

And no, they aren't mine.
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lewdog 09:30 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by Strongside:
You're right, but trust me Ė For every bottle of expensive bourbon or scotch in our house, there are easily 2 or 3 handbags, purses or pairs of some designer stilettos hidden away in a closet somewhere.

And no, they aren't mine.
:-)
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Titty Meat 09:39 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by ChiTown:
By the way, Iím enjoying some Four Roses Small Batch tonight while watching the Astroís climb back into this game. Itís delish
Do you smoke weed?
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ChiTown 09:41 PM 10-25-2017
Originally Posted by Strongside:
HA! Totally true.

I was super appreciative to taste it, but I like what I like.

BTW, and I know this is a Bourbon thread, but the wife bought me a Balvenie 30 for an early birthday present a couple weeks ago and HOLY SHIT. I'm usually not a Balvenie guy but my God the 30 is good scotch.
Wow, thatís a helluva gift. Iím not a scotch guy, but The Balvenie 12 yr Single Barrel is one of the only ones I will drink. I really dig it.

By the way, fuck the Dodgers! 5-3 Stros
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