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Pinball and Bourbon


By Whysnow

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    #5851 38 days ago

    I’ll have to join the rye party too. Now to decide which one. I only have 4 and can’t find backup bottles to any of them around here. So when they are gone they are gone till I find more.

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    #5852 38 days ago

    The Willet is damn good...just sayin’

    #5853 38 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    Wtf hell yeah lets zoom.. where the hell is chisox and bowz?

    Sorry guys-had company over yesterday, so I’m just getting to this. Polished off another bottle of peerless...stuff goes quick!

    #5854 38 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    Sorry boys, been busy as shit. Did a game swap with a buddy tonight. I needed an early SS game to round out the collection. It’s a project, gonna do my first playfield swap.
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    I LOVE the classics. Good luck with the playfield swap.
    My first and only swap was with an AFM. Went great. I won't do another one.

    #5855 38 days ago

    Oh, no... Tell me it's not true.

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    #5856 37 days ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Oh, no... Tell me it's not true.
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    Oh shit chisox a@bowz are totally screwed. Oh wait nevermind it was protesters they only took the Mad Dog 2020 the large bottles of Night Train and Ripple they didn't want nothing to do with the bourbon so you guys should be good still.

    #5857 37 days ago

    Here are a couple of accounts that I sell to.

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    #5858 37 days ago

    List of Binnys stores ,for those wondering.

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    #5859 37 days ago

    Sickening examples of America's social decline.. as if it's wasn't going down fast enough.

    #5860 37 days ago

    Who is thirsty for a nice glass of Chicken Cock?

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    #5861 36 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    Who is thirsty for a nice glass of Chicken Cock?
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    Seems pricey for chicken cock

    #5862 36 days ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    Seems pricey for chicken cock

    So it's a very nice chicken

    #5863 36 days ago

    I couldn't find anything on this, it must be a pretty recent release, but decided to take one for the team here. Does anyone know if it's any good, the reviews on previous batches are a bit mixed. I'll post my tasting notes as soon as I get to crack this open

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    #5864 36 days ago
    Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

    I couldn't find anything on this, it must be a pretty recent release, but decided to take one for the team here. Does anyone know if it's any good, the reviews on previous batches are a bit mixed. I'll post my tasting notes as soon as I get to crack this open[quoted image]

    Never had it I saw it last year but didn't pull the trigger on it. I also read the same reviews like you and passed but always regretted not buying it

    #5865 36 days ago
    Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

    I couldn't find anything on this, it must be a pretty recent release, but decided to take one for the team here. Does anyone know if it's any good, the reviews on previous batches are a bit mixed. I'll post my tasting notes as soon as I get to crack this open[quoted image]

    I had batch 1 and it was good but I think it was well over $100 if I remember correctly and it disappointed. The expectations at that price point and being Jim Rutledge’s baby were quite high and it fell. short for me. I’ve heard batch 2 is definitely an improvement though. Hope you enjoy it.

    #5866 36 days ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Oh, no... Tell me it's not true.
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    Yeah Warehouse Liquors is a favorite right by work and is a family run store. They were absolutely destroyed. The owner is a really nice guy too. They tried to defend it but were just overpowered by the masses. Sucks.

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    #5867 36 days ago

    Have a chance to grab this wilderness trail. Worth the $90-$100 it’ll be? https://kybourbontrail.com/wilderness-trail-distillery-to-release-first-6-year-old/

    #5868 36 days ago

    Ok, finally got to crack the cream of Kentucky batch 4 open so here are my first thoughts

    Nose: green apple, grass, perhaps a hint of mint and finally ever so slight undertones of caramel. Very unique, unlike any bourbon I've had but like it a lot
    Palate: first hit is spice, cinnamon, apple again and a bit of vanilla and caramel. Definitely not sweet as many bourbons I like are, not as deep either. Almost easy drinking and light, I like my bourbon with a little ice which seems to amplify this as it opens up
    Burn/ finish; at first it swirled around but got weaker as the ice melted a bit, continues what the palate was indicating
    Verdict; very unique nose, which I liked a lot. The palate and burn did not meet the expectations, but it is a nice easy drinking bourbon for those evenings where you want something lighter and easier. If it was half the price I'd recommend this but with the price tag it carries I'd stay away unless you don't mind burning some cash. Still, the nose was so unique (to me) that if you have a chance give it a try. I agree with chisox's assessment of an earlier batch, there are better bourbons for the money

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    #5869 36 days ago

    The big guy was crying to be opened

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    #5870 36 days ago

    So went to do a beer run this morning and was told I needed this. How is this stuff?

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    #5871 35 days ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    Have a chance to grab this wilderness trail. Worth the $90-$100 it’ll be? https://kybourbontrail.com/wilderness-trail-distillery-to-release-first-6-year-old/

    Man I don't think I would buy it. I bought their bottled in bond offering and it was a big turd.

    #5872 35 days ago

    Ok thanks for the feedback!

    #5873 35 days ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    So went to do a beer run this morning and was told I needed this. How is this stuff?
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    I like it!

    Go back and get a bottle for me

    #5874 35 days ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    So went to do a beer run this morning and was told I needed this. How is this stuff?
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    It's a very good bottle. I used to buy it all the time when it was easily found and in the $40 range. Now it's closer to $60 here, and near impossible to acquire unless you happen to be in a store as soon as it comes off a truck. Enjoy!

    #5875 35 days ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    So went to do a beer run this morning and was told I needed this. How is this stuff?
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    It’s great! I always buy Blanton’s if I find it, it has happened a whopping one time so that should say something about it

    #5876 35 days ago

    something to surprise you guys on, I got this at a grocery store that I picked up the buffalo trace single barrel at. It may have been the last one or that may have been the only bottle they got. I am part of a "fight club" for beer at this store. I messaged the lady that runs it asking if they had a certain beer, she said nope but the other one you have been waiting for is there. then she says that they had a bottle left of this. I had no idea what it was but bought it lol. I have not been a bourbon guy but thinking of cracking open that buffalo trace single barrel tonight and give it a whirl. During quarantine, i have been stocking up on liquor for when guest are able to come back around

    #5877 35 days ago

    btw that beer behind it is a scotch barrel aged imperial stout with marshmallows and dark chocolate. should be killer. i always age this beer too. i have some other flavors that are over 4 years old and they are amazing. they do bourbon barrel and rum barrel aged with flavors is their reserve. If the VFW happens this year and you stop by my tailgate, I will be glad to share and show you about this goodness.

    #5878 35 days ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    So went to do a beer run this morning and was told I needed this. How is this stuff?
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    Blanton's, which used to be a readily available, premium priced ($40, at a time when most other bourbons were in the $20-$30 range), has now become a sought after brand (within the Sazerac portfolio, distilled and aged by Buffalo Trace Distillery, but owned by Age International Corp., made from the higher rye Mash Bill #2, which it shares with Rock Hill Farms, Ancient Age, Hancock's Reserve...confused yet?), which I keep an open bottle around to impress my non-connoisseur, but bourbon-knowledgeable friends.

    It is VERY light and delicate tasting for a bourbon. Not super oaky, not very spicy (even though it is made from the higher rye mash bill); basically right at the low end of the scale of qualities one would normally associate with bourbon. This is not a big and bold bourbon, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I hate to ever describe a spirit as being "smooth", as I would call that a flaw (lacks body), but somehow, it works here. Maybe it's the association of this bottle to race-horse-loving southern gentlemen plantation owners (much like the Madison Avenue created association of cowboys to Marlboro cigarettes...), but I could actually see Colonial Sanders enjoying a glass of this, aside from the fact he died a couple years prior to the first release of this brand.

    Blanton's, in my mind, is the Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream of the bourbon world. At the end of the day, it's just vanilla ice cream, but its executed brilliantly. Best sipped while wearing a seersucker suit, from an old wooden rocking chair while watching the sun go down from your covered porch.

    Slamming shots with your friends? This probably isn't the one for that.

    Quoted from Bax1:

    btw that beer behind it is a scotch barrel aged imperial stout with marshmallows and dark chocolate. should be killer. i always age this beer too. i have some other flavors that are over 4 years old and they are amazing. they do bourbon barrel and rum barrel aged with flavors is their reserve. If the VFW happens this year and you stop by my tailgate, I will be glad to share and show you about this goodness.

    Dragon's Milk is a fine, barrel aged stout; their basic offering is great and readily available, and the reserve offerings can be awesome (Coconut Rum Barrel, Oatmeal Cookie), to somewhat questionable (Chili Pepper, Curry) haha.

    #5879 35 days ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    So went to do a beer run this morning and was told I needed this. How is this stuff?
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    It's good.
    A staple in the house here - I have 6 or 7 on hand.
    I actually like it because it's a bit more mellow and not as hot as some of the high rye bourbons. Nice finish....

    #5880 35 days ago

    boy that was one hell of a description grandnational I was laughing pretty good when I was reading. as for Dragons milk, I have some of the coconut rum barrel left that is 4 years old. never went after the chili but heard it was good, hell no to the curry.

    #5881 35 days ago

    Time for a drink

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    #5882 35 days ago
    Quoted from Grandnational007:

    Blanton's, which used to be a readily available, premium priced ($40, at a time when most other bourbons were in the $20-$30 range), has now become a sought after brand (within the Sazerac portfolio, distilled and aged by Buffalo Trace Distillery, but owned by Age International Corp., made from the higher rye Mash Bill #2, which it shares with Rock Hill Farms, Ancient Age, Hancock's Reserve...confused yet?), which I keep an open bottle around to impress my non-connoisseur, but bourbon-knowledgeable friends.
    It is VERY light and delicate tasting for a bourbon. Not super oaky, not very spicy (even though it is made from the higher rye mash bill); basically right at the low end of the scale of qualities one would normally associate with bourbon. This is not a big and bold bourbon, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I hate to ever describe a spirit as being "smooth", as I would call that a flaw (lacks body), but somehow, it works here. Maybe it's the association of this bottle to race-horse-loving southern gentlemen plantation owners (much like the Madison Avenue created association of cowboys to Marlboro cigarettes...), but I could actually see Colonial Sanders enjoying a glass of this, aside from the fact he died a couple years prior to the first release of this brand.
    Blanton's, in my mind, is the Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream of the bourbon world. At the end of the day, it's just vanilla ice cream, but its executed brilliantly. Best sipped while wearing a seersucker suit, from an old wooden rocking chair while watching the sun go down from your covered porch.
    Slamming shots with your friends? This probably isn't the one for that.

    Dragon's Milk is a fine, barrel aged stout; their basic offering is great and readily available, and the reserve offerings can be awesome (Coconut Rum Barrel, Oatmeal Cookie), to somewhat questionable (Chili Pepper, Curry) haha.

    Blanton's is smooth in a good way. For sure a staple bottle for any friend looking to drink some good stuff.
    I prefer to have a few on hand at all times, but harder to find each passing year.

    #5883 35 days ago

    Just grabbed this one.

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    #5884 35 days ago

    And now it's time for another drink

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    #5885 35 days ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Just grabbed this one.
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    Crack that baby open and let us know how it is

    #5886 35 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    Crack that baby open and let us know how it is

    Tasty. definitely notice some corn flavor and spice. That corn sticks around for awhile. There was more on the shelf if anyone wants to do a trade. I think it was mid $60s cost.

    #5887 35 days ago

    Hey Zoom gang are we getting together this saturday night?

    #5888 35 days ago

    As a matter of fact theres a bunch of guys in here that need to join in on the zoom call we all just bullshit and drink bourbon. It is a ton of fun and you get to participate and meet new people.

    #5889 35 days ago

    I can and would really like to do sat Zoom blind tasting finally

    Others can join to and drink regular stuff.
    We can do tasting stuff on the first portion pretty quickly

    #5890 35 days ago

    Saturday night it is then. Anyone is welcome to join don't be shy it really is a good time.

    #5891 35 days ago

    I should be able to zoom-a-zoom zoom and a bour-boom Saturday

    #5892 35 days ago

    What about you other fauquers?

    We doing this finally?

    #5893 35 days ago

    I work until 9:30 Saturday night, so you all better still be drinking and zooming when I get home! Because I will be needing some bourbon.....

    #5894 35 days ago

    I’m in for Saturday night. I will let all of you in the central time zone determine the time.

    #5895 35 days ago
    Quoted from DBLM:

    I’m in for Saturday night. I will let all of you in the central time zone determine the time.

    7 or 8 works for me

    #5896 35 days ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    What about you other fauquers?
    We doing this finally?

    So, now that baseball has kicked up and we’re playing I’m gonna be in Iowa, but I’ll not be the one person who can’t do it, so I’ll zoom from the hotel room if need be.
    Been looking at those damn tester bottles way to long without having taking a drink from them...

    #5897 35 days ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    7 or 8 works for me

    So 9 Eastern, 8 Central work for everybody?

    #5898 35 days ago

    works for me

    chisox
    sirscott

    you guys in!?

    #5899 35 days ago
    Quoted from DBLM:

    So 9 Eastern, 8 Central work for everybody?

    I'm in

    #5900 35 days ago

    I’m out guys. Have fun.

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