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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,987
    I'm sure there is some throttling but when you are aging a product for 6, 10 or 20+ years no one could have predicted this boom.  Here the number of barrels being aged just topped 10 M.  2019 was the first year that the quantity broke the old record of 8.7 M set in 1968 when it crossed the 9 M mark.  
    Clearly the rebels of the 70's and 80's and the clear spirit shift played a key role in the long haul back.
    But this sustained growth is beyond belief for me.  
    BTW- the closer you are to ground zero it seems like the decent stuff is harder to find.  More $$ to be made exporting in the USA and especially Asia.  
    Always a good exercise when out of the area and hitting liquor stores to see what's available.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • ColbyLang said:
    lousubcap said:
    The insanity of the bourbon landscape today:  For the past three years, my son and I have signed up for Sazerac's Single Barrel Select day event which happens on Dec 1st commencing at high Noon (EST).  This is an annual one-off event.  6 years ago, the allotted barrels took around 3 months to get claimed.  4 years ago it was a couple of weeks and of late, instantaneous.  Today the random queue generator slotted me at 25,906.  Given there are only 200-300 barrels available it was another total miss.  There's always next year-
    I concur. So say by some in the sales side of the industry it’s fake demand/allocation. I don’t know what to think. Used to be able to buy Blanton’s for $38 a fifth on the shelf every day. Now it’s $100+ in small allocations
    It's ridiculous these days that's for certain.   It'll fizzle out at some point at least I hope.


    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas


  • first beer out of this - advent calendar, courtesy of the spousal unit
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,987
    poster said:

    A few decades ago I spent a couple of weekends in Nanaimo, BC.  The bars were famous, the town great and the beer not even a pulse.  Given the bars, the beer has got to be quite enjoyable.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • posterposter Posts: 931
    lousubcap said:
    poster said:

    A few decades ago I spent a couple of weekends in Nanaimo, BC.  The bars were famous, the town great and the beer not even a pulse.  Given the bars, the beer has got to be quite enjoyable.  
    Just for clarification, this is not a beer, but a cream liqueur like Bailey's. Forty creek is a whiskey company here up north which is the base of this stuff. Extremely sweet as im sure you could imagine having tried Nanaimo bars.
  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,738


    Couple of sips with my neighbor 
  • ColbyLang said:


    Couple of sips with my neighbor 
    At 5am?
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,738
    ColbyLang said:


    Couple of sips with my neighbor 
    At 5am?
    Nah, that was at 10pm. 
  • ColbyLang said:
    ColbyLang said:


    Couple of sips with my neighbor 
    At 5am?
    Nah, that was at 10pm. 
    Thanks.  I was thinking maybe you were taking the "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" idea a little too far...
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,738
    Can’t call it drinking all day without starting at breakfast 

  • "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,906
    Three servings of Russels reserve. Muy bueno! 
  • This.  


    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • I had a good run with the Goose Island this year 
    OG in bottle and a growler off draught 
    1 Cola, 1 OF 150, 1 cherrywood, and 2 double barrel

    I still have one each of the Weller and Old Forester from last year. I'll drink one of those after the first round of the college playoffs this year and the other after the championship game
    Grabbed another cherrywood and cola today along with a fourteen. That's one I was missing

    Wish I had the Blanton's one though

    Boom
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,906
    Just got a text from a local honey hole. Has another Masters Keep One. I just got a bottle from my other spot. I can't resist though. I told him I'd take it. I just can't pass up some of those rare and special bottles. What made me pull the trigger was he is asking 30% less than I paid for the first one. he's real close to retail. Maybe I can trade for something else rare that I can't get locally. Cheers!
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,906
    I did a Bourbon Advent Calendar for 11 of my buddies.  Actually did 12 in all, one for me. My quest started about 3 years ago when a buddy of mine who owns a bar was talking about high end Bourbons.  I asked him if I could piggy back on what he was doing and earn my own credits with purchasing bourbon thru him and he said yes.  With the credits earned, I get access to allocated bourbon at wholesale prices.  All in all I probably spent about 20 hours doing this between washing and sanitizing 300 1.5 ounce little jam jars to printing labels and stickers to pouring and packaging.  Below are some pictures and itinerary of our journey.

    DECEMBER

    1

    JACK DANIELS GENTLEMAN JACK

    2

    OLD FORESTER 1910 OLD FINE WHISKEY

    3

    OLD FORESTER 1920 PROHIBITION STYLE

    4

    BULLEIT BOURBON FRONTIER WHISKEY

    5

    BASIL HAYDEN BOURBON WHISKEY

    6

    BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON WHISKEY

    7

    ANGELS ENVY PORT FINISHED BOURBON

    8

    WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON WHISKEY

    9

    WOODFORD RESERVE DOUBLE OAKED

    10

    1792 SMALL BATCH BOURBON

    11

    1792 BOTTLED IN BOND

    12

    1792 FULL PROOF BOURBON

    13

    COLONEL EH TAYLOR SMALL BATCH

    14

    MAKERS MARK BOURBON WHISKEY

    15

    MAKERS MARK 46

    16

    WILD TURKEY RARE BREED BARREL PROOF

    17

    KENTUCKY OWL CONFISCATED

    18

    BLANTONS SINGLE BARREL BOURBON

    19

    EAGLE RARE BOURBON WHISKEY

    20

    W.L. WELLER SPECIAL RESERVE

    21

    W.L. WELLER FULL PROOF BOURBON

    22

    W.L. WELLER 12 YEAR

    23

    W.L. WELLER C.Y.P.B.

    24

    ELMER T. LEE SINGLE BARREL

    25

    VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE 12



    Going to be a fun 25 days
    Pretty awesome!

    FYI, you can buy those little sample bottles fairly cheap online. Although probably not nearly as cool or decorative. Enjoy!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,987
    @BUFFALOMOOSE - that is taking friendship to another level.  Great vision to set the course and then execute.  Your friends are getting quite a gift.  Congrats.
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!


  • It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right @lousubcap ?

    This is today’s brew from the advent calendar the wife gave me.  I’m not typically into sours but this is actually pretty good.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

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  • Thanks @pgprescott and @lousubcap for the kind words. 
    South Buffalo, New York
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,906
    Thanks @pgprescott and @lousubcap for the kind words. 
    I’m very impressed with the amount of time and effort that must take. Really nice!
  • I did a Bourbon Advent Calendar for 11 of my buddies.  Actually did 12 in all, one for me. My quest started about 3 years ago when a buddy of mine who owns a bar was talking about high end Bourbons.  I asked him if I could piggy back on what he was doing and earn my own credits with purchasing bourbon thru him and he said yes.  With the credits earned, I get access to allocated bourbon at wholesale prices.  All in all I probably spent about 20 hours doing this between washing and sanitizing 300 1.5 ounce little jam jars to printing labels and stickers to pouring and packaging.  Below are some pictures and itinerary of our journey.

    DECEMBER

    1

    JACK DANIELS GENTLEMAN JACK

    2

    OLD FORESTER 1910 OLD FINE WHISKEY

    3

    OLD FORESTER 1920 PROHIBITION STYLE

    4

    BULLEIT BOURBON FRONTIER WHISKEY

    5

    BASIL HAYDEN BOURBON WHISKEY

    6

    BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON WHISKEY

    7

    ANGELS ENVY PORT FINISHED BOURBON

    8

    WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON WHISKEY

    9

    WOODFORD RESERVE DOUBLE OAKED

    10

    1792 SMALL BATCH BOURBON

    11

    1792 BOTTLED IN BOND

    12

    1792 FULL PROOF BOURBON

    13

    COLONEL EH TAYLOR SMALL BATCH

    14

    MAKERS MARK BOURBON WHISKEY

    15

    MAKERS MARK 46

    16

    WILD TURKEY RARE BREED BARREL PROOF

    17

    KENTUCKY OWL CONFISCATED

    18

    BLANTONS SINGLE BARREL BOURBON

    19

    EAGLE RARE BOURBON WHISKEY

    20

    W.L. WELLER SPECIAL RESERVE

    21

    W.L. WELLER FULL PROOF BOURBON

    22

    W.L. WELLER 12 YEAR

    23

    W.L. WELLER C.Y.P.B.

    24

    ELMER T. LEE SINGLE BARREL

    25

    VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE 12



    Going to be a fun 25 days
    That is really cool and a neat thing to do for friends.   My friends just show up to drink my stash.  
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,906
    I did a Bourbon Advent Calendar for 11 of my buddies.  Actually did 12 in all, one for me. My quest started about 3 years ago when a buddy of mine who owns a bar was talking about high end Bourbons.  I asked him if I could piggy back on what he was doing and earn my own credits with purchasing bourbon thru him and he said yes.  With the credits earned, I get access to allocated bourbon at wholesale prices.  All in all I probably spent about 20 hours doing this between washing and sanitizing 300 1.5 ounce little jam jars to printing labels and stickers to pouring and packaging.  Below are some pictures and itinerary of our journey.

    DECEMBER

    1

    JACK DANIELS GENTLEMAN JACK

    2

    OLD FORESTER 1910 OLD FINE WHISKEY

    3

    OLD FORESTER 1920 PROHIBITION STYLE

    4

    BULLEIT BOURBON FRONTIER WHISKEY

    5

    BASIL HAYDEN BOURBON WHISKEY

    6

    BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON WHISKEY

    7

    ANGELS ENVY PORT FINISHED BOURBON

    8

    WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON WHISKEY

    9

    WOODFORD RESERVE DOUBLE OAKED

    10

    1792 SMALL BATCH BOURBON

    11

    1792 BOTTLED IN BOND

    12

    1792 FULL PROOF BOURBON

    13

    COLONEL EH TAYLOR SMALL BATCH

    14

    MAKERS MARK BOURBON WHISKEY

    15

    MAKERS MARK 46

    16

    WILD TURKEY RARE BREED BARREL PROOF

    17

    KENTUCKY OWL CONFISCATED

    18

    BLANTONS SINGLE BARREL BOURBON

    19

    EAGLE RARE BOURBON WHISKEY

    20

    W.L. WELLER SPECIAL RESERVE

    21

    W.L. WELLER FULL PROOF BOURBON

    22

    W.L. WELLER 12 YEAR

    23

    W.L. WELLER C.Y.P.B.

    24

    ELMER T. LEE SINGLE BARREL

    25

    VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE 12



    Going to be a fun 25 days
    That is really cool and a neat thing to do for friends.   My friends just show up to drink my stash.  
    Your story sounds familiar to me as well. Although we’re happy to share of course. 🥃
  • Coffee.  So much coffee.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,906
    Coffee.  So much coffee.
    I thought you quit drinking. Why so much coffee? 🤷🏼‍♂️
  • Coffee.  So much coffee.
    I thought you quit drinking. Why so much coffee? 🤷🏼‍♂️
    Not cool.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,906
    Coffee.  So much coffee.
    I thought you quit drinking. Why so much coffee? 🤷🏼‍♂️
    Not cool.
    You read too much into some things. 
  • I did a Bourbon Advent Calendar for 11 of my buddies.  Actually did 12 in all, one for me. My quest started about 3 years ago when a buddy of mine who owns a bar was talking about high end Bourbons.  I asked him if I could piggy back on what he was doing and earn my own credits with purchasing bourbon thru him and he said yes.  With the credits earned, I get access to allocated bourbon at wholesale prices.  All in all I probably spent about 20 hours doing this between washing and sanitizing 300 1.5 ounce little jam jars to printing labels and stickers to pouring and packaging.  Below are some pictures and itinerary of our journey.

    DECEMBER

    1

    JACK DANIELS GENTLEMAN JACK

    2

    OLD FORESTER 1910 OLD FINE WHISKEY

    3

    OLD FORESTER 1920 PROHIBITION STYLE

    4

    BULLEIT BOURBON FRONTIER WHISKEY

    5

    BASIL HAYDEN BOURBON WHISKEY

    6

    BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON WHISKEY

    7

    ANGELS ENVY PORT FINISHED BOURBON

    8

    WOODFORD RESERVE BOURBON WHISKEY

    9

    WOODFORD RESERVE DOUBLE OAKED

    10

    1792 SMALL BATCH BOURBON

    11

    1792 BOTTLED IN BOND

    12

    1792 FULL PROOF BOURBON

    13

    COLONEL EH TAYLOR SMALL BATCH

    14

    MAKERS MARK BOURBON WHISKEY

    15

    MAKERS MARK 46

    16

    WILD TURKEY RARE BREED BARREL PROOF

    17

    KENTUCKY OWL CONFISCATED

    18

    BLANTONS SINGLE BARREL BOURBON

    19

    EAGLE RARE BOURBON WHISKEY

    20

    W.L. WELLER SPECIAL RESERVE

    21

    W.L. WELLER FULL PROOF BOURBON

    22

    W.L. WELLER 12 YEAR

    23

    W.L. WELLER C.Y.P.B.

    24

    ELMER T. LEE SINGLE BARREL

    25

    VAN WINKLE SPECIAL RESERVE 12



    Going to be a fun 25 days
    We were talking about this last night on the Zoom.  Very cool project man.  I’m impressed, but more importantly, how do I become one of your friends? ;)
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Ruining the forum, one post at a time.  

    Living large in the 919
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