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Old Apr 18, 18, 1:46 pm
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Old Apr 19, 18, 7:15 am
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Sitting in a bar in Des Moines this past weekend (actually the bar was in a grocery store) I decided to take a break from beer and looked over the bourbon list. I'd never had Bookers before so ordered it for $11. The bar is relatively new and the server told us he was 17. As a consequence, he couldn't find it in the register database and it got rung up as Grey Goose for $6. Well worth it, maybe even at $11. Not as sweet as Woodford, not as spicy as Basil Hayden's but just as smooth as either.
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Old May 15, 18, 7:00 am
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My brother is in town visiting and brought a nice little gift.

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Old Jun 22, 18, 5:36 pm
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If they need any help with the cleanup...I’m available!

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Old Jul 14, 18, 10:51 pm
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Those of you who have nicer bottles and drink them slowly... anyone use wine preserver spray and find it really makes a difference in the taste, heading off oxidation in the long term?
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Old Jul 18, 18, 5:17 pm
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It would be overkill, IMHO. Although spirits do undergo some oxidation and evaporative changes, they do not experience anything like wine does. Simply putting the cork back in is typically good enough.

And I'll say that I nurse the really good bottles... I feel like I should have a funeral for the bottle when I first crack open a multi-hundred-dollar whisky. But I've never had any issues with spoilage or significant change in flavor or appearance.
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Bourbon lovers are invited to join us in LEX in April 2019. Always a great group, mostly multi-year returnees. Bourbon distilleries, horse races, horse farms, southern food, points/miles talk, parties, etc.

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I had a couple glasses of Knob Creek Rye with the Bama game yesterday. Reasonably good at a reasonable price.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by BamaVol View Post
I had a couple glasses of Knob Creek Rye with the Bama game yesterday. Reasonably good at a reasonable price.
I find most Knob Creek whiskeys to be decent values; I like their 120 proof bourbon in particular. Had some of the limited edition rye earlier this year, and don't find it particularly better than their regular rye, FWIW.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 9:21 pm
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I'm not really a Bourbon fan but some of the stuff in this thread is pretty cool.
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I find most Knob Creek whiskeys to be decent values; I like their 120 proof bourbon in particular. Had some of the limited edition rye earlier this year, and don't find it particularly better than their regular rye, FWIW.
If you have a local store that does barrel picks, some of those Knob Creek 120s are among the best bourbon you can buy... let alone in the $45 price range. Even though the label says 9 years, two stores near me have done 13 year and 14 year picks and they were incredible.
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Old Oct 29, 18, 7:35 pm
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Have made a bunch of pickups over the past few weeks, but a few that stand out (and arenít unobtanium):

- New Riff single barrel
- Pinhook
- Willett 4yr rye
- OKI 10 year (by New Riff)

Got lucky and got Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at retail Friday - considering trading it out. Iíve also found that Iíve been going for my Kentucky Owl Rye, OWA and Blantonís Gold much more often, so picked up some backups
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Old Dec 19, 18, 8:11 pm
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Opened up a bottle of High West Double Rye tonight.

Not bad but doesn't pack the punch I enjoy from the similarly priced baby Sazerac that's my go-to rye.

That said I didn't love the last High West I bought but after letting it sit for a few months I came back to it and loved it so hoping the same here.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 7:57 am
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Just got a bottle of Woodford Reserve as a gift - never had it am excited to try it.
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