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Old 01-04-2018, 09:55 AM   #4901
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Judge Holdem Iím a big fan of Rebel Yell 10yr. Iím on my third bottle and have a couple more stored away. However I donít if Iíd count it as they did a 2016 release.

Iím weary of any of the Kentucky Owl products seems a like a lot of money for mystery whiskey. The rye intrigues me canít think of any 10+ yr Kentucky rye on the market other than Sazerac 18. Still not worth it for me.

I ordered the 4G at a bar that had it as the same price of regular EHT small batch. However I think they intentionally or accidentally gave me small batch. At least I hope they did, otherwise itís way overrated.
man that Rebel Yell 10 Year is good. So glad i overpaid by $20 for a 2nd bottle.

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Old 01-04-2018, 08:05 PM   #4902
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^Yup good stuff.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:30 AM   #4903
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Judge, nit:

K&l had regular rebel yell for 12.99 and rebel yell reserve for 21.99. How much did you pay for the 10yo?

This whiskey sounds kinda interesting for the price: http://m.klwines.com/p/i?i=1326023

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I put a few glasses of the David Nicholson 1843 in the hands of my assistants here at K&L and told them it was a sample from a new Weller 107 single barrel that I had just purchased. Their eyes lit up and not one of them assumed the whiskey wasn't what I said it was. In fact, they were downright stoked about the quality. Then I immediately confessed. Alas, it was not Weller 107, but rather a new 100 proof wheated Bourbon from Luxco, the folks behind Rebel Yell and Ezra Brooks. How much would it cost, they asked? A cool $26.99, I replied. The nose is an absolute dead ringer for Weller. If you poured it for me blind, that's what I'd say. Pencil shavings, sweet oak, and caramel. Big spice. 50% ABV booming right out of the glass. The palate has more of those three elements, but also a creaminess that's perhaps even more compelling. The finish has another flurry of oak spice, pepper, cinnamon and clove. It's basically a really great version of Old Fitzgerald BIB in a different bottle and for the price I'm backing up the truck. I'll have no problem selling every single bottle we can get. (David Driscoll, K&L Buyer)
They had 13 and 14yo private barrel knob creek today for 49.99, but those sold out pretty much immediately.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:45 AM   #4904
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Judge, nit:

K&l had regular rebel yell for 12.99 and rebel yell reserve for 21.99. How much did you pay for the 10yo?

This whiskey sounds kinda interesting for the price: http://m.klwines.com/p/i?i=1326023



They had 13 and 14yo private barrel knob creek today for 49.99, but those sold out pretty much immediately.


The Rebel Yell 10yr Single Barrel is a totally different animal. Comparing them is like comparing Benchmark whiskey to something like Eagle Rare 17. The link you posted does seem pretty interesting and worth trying. However I think thatís still like 4 year whiskey vs. 10yr.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:30 PM   #4905
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should be about $50 el D
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:32 PM   #4906
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should be about $50 el D


Yes $50 should be right. I think paying up to $70 is ok. I paid $45 for most of mine and up to $55. Actually bought one from a buddy for $20, he had a pour and didnít like it.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:35 AM   #4907
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is blantons barrel proof worth paying $150 for?
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:32 PM   #4908
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is blantons barrel proof worth paying $150 for?
slam dunk no ime
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:02 PM   #4909
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anyone here done the bourbon trail?
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:33 PM   #4910
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anyone here done the bourbon trail?
Not all of it. We hit Woodford & Maker's Mark on the way home from vacation in October. We were pressed for time and chose those two based upon the recommendations of friends who had done the trail the year before. We enjoyed both. After one distillery tour, the second had a lot of repetitive stuff, but it was interesting to note the differences. The difference in histories was also interesting.

The drives past the huge horse farms getting to them were almost worth the trip by themselves. Beautiful. I would like to go back with more time to visit the ones we missed. The distilleries are pretty spread out, but you could probably do two in a day with adequate planning.

Side effect: Those stops increased my subsequent consumption (and enjoyment) of bourbon.
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Old 01-20-2018, 09:40 AM   #4911
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Was gifted a glass of Laphroaig 32 at a bar last night. Wow, right up there as one of the most beautiful pours I have ever tasted! It's amazing what happens to the peat after a long aging.
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:50 PM   #4912
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Anyone aware of any Eagle-related whiskeys (name, label, anything)? I have a SB whiskey bet with a friend whose a Pats fan. ~$100 bottle to the winner.

Bonus points if it's peated
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:59 PM   #4913
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Eagle Rare - the standard version is about $30 a bottle but it is very good stuff. Especially if you can find the probably sold out store picks. But the regular stuff is probably easy to find

BTAC eagle rare is way harder to find and will set you back much more than $100 unless you are lucky AF
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:09 PM   #4914
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Yeah, Eagle Rare was basically all I found. The 10 year is available near me for ~$80, which isn't a bad option.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:58 PM   #4915
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P,

$80 for a 750 of Eagle rare 10? If so, **** that.

http://m.klwines.com/p/i?i=1023471
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:17 AM   #4916
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Oh lmao, I was looking at the 1.75L

fwiw, this is my current choice: http://www.totalwine.com/spirits/ame...1&igrules=true

Really love Westland's peated so figure one of their limited peat week releases would be a fun
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:28 PM   #4917
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Oh lmao, I was looking at the 1.75L

fwiw, this is my current choice: http://www.totalwine.com/spirits/ame...1&igrules=true

Really love Westland's peated so figure one of their limited peat week releases would be a fun
Eagle Rare 10 has always seemed a bit harsh to me, hard to drink neat, but fine for an Old Fashioned. The Eagle Rare 17 is really nice.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:03 AM   #4918
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This is still my favorite bourbon by a large margin. Way better than stuff much more expensive ($26.99 in NH). You should have no problem drinking it neat. Very smooth and tasty, highly recommended.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:54 PM   #4919
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After i shipped 2 micro Mtts today i rewarded myself with this lovely cask sample i picked up in Scotland last month.
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Old 04-21-2018, 03:56 PM   #4920
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Bought Highland Park Full Volume today. 18 years old, 1st-fill bourbon instead of sherry, and 47% abv all at a very reasonable price of $90. What could go wrong?

Color is diluted tea. Smells of a typical scotch. Taste is spicy fruity oak which quickly gives way to an unpleasant astringent flavor. Dry ashy bitterness eventually comes to fore.

Disappointing and would not recommend. I had an independent bottling of Highland Park that was also bourbon barrel but 13 years old and 56% abv. It was much richer and retained some characteristics of the normal bottling of Highland Park. Unfortunately, it seems pretty hard to find nowadays.
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:53 PM   #4921
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Toss,

I had a bunch of these highland park with names bottles at a whiskey event recently and was generally underwhelmed.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:17 PM   #4922
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Diablo,

That makes me sad. Maybe the normal line-up is still quality? I'm honestly afraid to try as I really liked HP 12 but my tastes are so different nowadays.
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:08 AM   #4923
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tonights episode- where our hero finds a bottle of Michter's 10 year and goes home with it.
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:05 PM   #4924
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I usually take ralfystuff's youtube reviews on scotches as sort of like the bible for scotches. I finally decided to go cheaper than usual and get Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban since he rated it pretty high for only $50 a bottle. The first night of trying it I walked away pretty disappointed. I almost felt like I was drinking more of a wine than a scotch. Maybe I was just a little more inebriated than I thought and couldn't appreciate it. Had some again last night and it turns out to be really nice stuff, especially at $50. Definitely on the sherry side vs peaty and the wine port cask that it matures in for 2 years shows up for a unique taste. I don't put it in the 90's range, but a solid enough 86-88/100 for me and especially at $50.

Scotch lovers...what is a must add to my current collection? I love sherry and peaty. I haven't tried anything from the lowland region yet.

My current collection is:

Glenmorangie Signet (literally so good I'm only breaking it out for a special occasion)
Highland Park 18
Glendfiddich 18
Lagavulin 16
Old Pulteney 12
Old Pulteney 17
Bunnahabhain 18
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Oban
Balvenie Doublewood
Aberlour A'bunadh (I love this stuff, but you absolutely must add add some water, and it will definitely knock you off your socks if you're not careful)
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:09 PM   #4925
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^ Can highly recommend Dalwhinnie to add to your collection. Itís not particularly exciting but it is super-soft and a delight to drink.

Talisker is another solid choice - well balanced and slightly smokey.

Glendiddich 15. Not actually aged for 15 years - itís bottled from barrels that never go below half empty so itís a blend of whiskey of various ages. Rich with good complexity. Iíve never had Glenfiddich 18 so cant make the comparison but I know a few people who prefer the 15 to the 18.

Balvennie Portwood and Caribbean Cask both raise the bar on the standard Doublewood in their own unique ways.

Also multiple people have recommended various bottles from the Glenfarclas range to me but I havenít tried it so canít comment.

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