Bourbon and Booze

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  1. alcoholica

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    I have the 1st 3 batches but have been saving them
     
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    I believe this can only be found in Tennessee. It can’t be shipped here, and I think the only way I can get it is to have a big rig with a black Trans Am blocker bring some to Denver in 28 hours.

    If you are in Tennessee, or somehow find this in a local shop...do not walk..run and buy all of it you can. It’s very small batch and I don’t know that he made much after his 8yr and 12yr batches.

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    BTW - I liked the 8 yr better than the 12 yr, but that’s a personal preference.
     
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      yeah, tough to find. Not sure who made it for him.
       
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          It’s not for certain but rumor is he gets Dickel whiskey, and then cold filters it through hickory charcoal he makes in the same smoker he uses for the BBQ.

          Found that story here (probably where I heard it first): Whiskey Review Round Up: Peg Leg Porker Whiskey - The Whiskey Wash
           
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              This is easily one of the best craft vodkas around and can't beat the price (usually $15-20 at most FL liquor stores).

              Made in St Pete from FL spring water and corn, with a sweet aftertaste. Drinking now to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lighting Stanley Cup victory (also had post-Gator victory this Saturday).

              Highly recommended.
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                Thanks for the recommendation. I like Tito's a lot but always looking for local hooch.

                St Augustine Gin is pretty good as well for a home grown product.
                 
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                  Being a native Texan, Tito's will always have a place in my selection; but have to admit: this is better. Buy a bottle and see for yourself!

                  Second the St. Augustine distillery--I live in Jax and that's a really good local(ish) spot. As good of a beer town as Jax is, we don't have a ton of good spirits options. Manifest Distillery is ok and has a few good ones, but would never say they're elite.
                   
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                  I remember made in Florida Vodka from the 70’s. You would shake it and it looked like a snow globe as everything settled... maybe Winter Haven??
                   
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                  There's a Florida Distillers down at Lake Alfred I think, maybe they made it
                   
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                    Best Bourbons in the $60ish price range. Used the G'ville Total Wine for pricing.

                    Russell's Reserve Single Barrel - it's just so damn good. Store picks are usually phenomenal if the store has anyone worth a damn picking the barrel. Just try it.

                    Belle Meade Reserve - Cask strength and basically MGP juice, but worth a try. Used to be able to find for $50 from time to time.

                    Wilderness Trail - more expensive in FL than some other states, but still worth the price.

                    Old Forester 1920 - 115pf of pure deliciousness. Not a Brown Forman fan, but this is outstanding.

                    Four Roses Small Batch Select - would prefer this one come in around $45, but still worth it, and easily may favorite from the year round line.

                    Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit - a stretch for me at $60, but sure beats the **** out of Blanton's

                    Rebel Yell 10 yr Single Barrel - seasonal and ok to come by, but this may be one of the better wheaters out there for the price.

                    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof - easily the best in this price range, but distributors are starting to dick over the independents on price. If you can find for $70 or less, I highly recommend. If you aren't into high proof, buy it anyway and keep on hand in case you decide to not be a pussy
                     
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                      So I found this tucked away in an obscure corner of a Kroger liquors. It appears to be white dog PBR. No...I did not buy it. Nope. Big ole bag of nope.

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                        Instead I picked up the barrel proof 9 yr Knob Creek. Its gonna be a tussle finishing this one. Its...fierce.

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                          A good friend of mine had a small purchase this week, wish I lived closer. [​IMG]
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                            How in the hell did he pull that off?? I didn't think they sold individual barrels to the public.
                             
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                            So the Knob Creek Single Barrel is 120pf...not technically barrel proof. Although, many of the barrel picks I hear about only have to be watered down 8pts or less. If you run across the Knob Creek 25th anniversary, they are legit barrel proof bottles. I believe there is also a 12yr cask strength limited edition Knob Creek released last year. Never could find it.

                            Regardless, the off the shelf single barrel used to be a best buy. It was around $40 and just a great bottle, but everything is going up now.
                             
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                              So, it's the three tier system. They are actually selling it to a distributor, who is then selling to a retailer. They all have their own arrangements with someone, because that's how the gift shop works at all the distilleries.

                              Before the boom, barrels could be purchased pretty readily. From my understanding, Buffalo Trace wants you to work your way up. So buy a barrel of Buffalo Trace, then Weller Antique, then Eagle Rare, etc. But now everything is just bat sh1t crazy. More than likely, if that is a personal barrel, he knows someone fairly high up, or he's bought before. Barrel's of Blanton's don't happen easily. Although, it could be as simple as he was on a list and his name came up.

                              I read an article about Eagle Rare a few years back. Talked about the process of picking a barrel. At the end, they offered to send the barrel to Corazon Tequila to age a barrel for him, if he wanted to purchase. How cool is that, using the same barrel for both.
                               
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                                @alcoholica , That's some great information there! Thank you for passing that info along to me...I had no idea. Learned something new!!
                                 

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