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Pinball and Bourbon


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    #1101 13 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    On the group’s suggestion.
    Sweet!!

    I like hoppy beers but I kinda want to buy this. The bourbon thread is so much livelier than the beer thread.

    #1102 13 days ago
    Quoted from Jaeg:

    That price is for Blantons.... To find it at retail in my area seems very unlikely.

    Price I found today was $64.99.
    First time I have found it out in the wild around here.
    I ran around to several of the stores just to make sure there wasn’t a distributor dump locally.

    #1103 13 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    The Old Ezra 7 is good but Imuch prefer the 1920. I would put the OE 7 ahead of the 1910 as I’m not a huge fan of double oaked bourbon, although I do like one glass on occasion. The1920 is a very complex whiskey with the perfect amount of heat served neat for at me 115 proof. I’m a huge fan.

    Totally agree. Old Ezra is just ok for me but that OF 1920 is just damn good!

    #1104 13 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    I don’t know how to answer. I hate hoppy beers.

    That's my bad. I thought the sarcasm was big with that statement, but i guess it wasn't.

    #1105 13 days ago
    Quoted from Jaeg:

    Sorry for the confusion. That price is for Blantons. Its approx $20 per bottle over retail. To find it at retail in my area seems very unlikely.

    Only you know how much 1k means to you. I don't think a $20 markup is that bad for someone else doing all the legwork. Blantons is about $63 at the absolute cheapest when you find it on the shelf, which is not often. My BIL found it at a boutique liquor store for $70 and happily paid that.

    PA got a shipment a couple weeks ago - looked like 600 bottles total and you could watch it online as it hit the shelves in western PA and moved east. Probably 50% sold day 1, 80% day 2, then almost all gone on day 3. By day 4 it was really only available for licensees or random 1 off bottles in rural places too far to drive.

    I grabbed two bottles a couple months ago from the West Grove store and the clerk remarked how lucky I was - apparently the same customer would come in and buy all 6 bottles every time their allotment arrived.

    #1106 13 days ago

    So my wife really isn't into pinball. Hasn't been for the 22 years I've been doing this.

    But she does have a taste for bourbon and came home from shopping with these two this week.

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    #1107 13 days ago
    Quoted from hank35:

    That's my bad. I thought the sarcasm was big with that statement, but i guess it wasn't.

    No, it was caught. I thought mine was too!
    One of my mini-brew friends likes to make triple IPAs... I've tried to like them....

    #1108 13 days ago
    Quoted from boscokid:

    Only you know how much 1k means to you. I don't think a $20 markup is that bad for someone else doing all the legwork. Blantons is about $63 at the absolute cheapest when you find it on the shelf, which is not often. My BIL found it at a boutique liquor store for $70 and happily paid that.
    PA got a shipment a couple weeks ago - looked like 600 bottles total and you could watch it online as it hit the shelves in western PA and moved east. Probably 50% sold day 1, 80% day 2, then almost all gone on day 3. By day 4 it was really only available for licensees or random 1 off bottles in rural places too far to drive.
    I grabbed two bottles a couple months ago from the West Grove store and the clerk remarked how lucky I was - apparently the same customer would come in and buy all 6 bottles every time their allotment arrived.

    I got Blanton’s everywhere down here. Priced anywhere between $59-70. If you need some let me know.

    #1109 13 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    One of my mini-brew friends likes to make triple IPAs... I've tried to like them....

    I've had over 50 different IPA's, and I'm always searching for my next favorite. With that said, there are more bad IPA's out there than good, so don't give up.
    Triples are a little to sweet for me. I like the grapefruit / piney variety. If that's your style, try Fuego from Tonewood. If you can't find that one, give anything from Southern Tier a try. Lagunitas makes a lot of good ones too.

    #1110 12 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    I got Blanton’s everywhere down here. Priced anywhere between $59-70. If you need some let me know.

    Well "@$%"... that's all you had to say. Send one on down!

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    #1111 12 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    I got Blanton’s everywhere down here. Priced anywhere between $59-70. If you need some let me know.

    If this is an open offer and you’re serious send me a PM with a price list and I will order a few from you.

    #1112 12 days ago

    Help me help you! Never shipped alcohol before. I have no problem filling orders for people. What guidelines and legalities do I need to be concerned with? Once we figure this out I’ll gladly ship out requests.

    #1113 12 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    Help me help you! Never shipped alcohol before. I have no problem filling orders for people. What guidelines and legalities do I need to be concerned with? Once we figure this out I’ll gladly ship out requests.

    Get a good sturdy box and some bubble wrap. Bring it down to your local shipper and throw a label on there. I've done it before with no questions asked.

    #1114 12 days ago

    To all that inquired about Blanton's. Standby. I'm going to scoop up a couple of bottles this weekend and perform one shipping test with the first person who contacted me. If all goes well I will let everyone know.

    Also, I just spoke to a liquor store owner who told me they ordered a private barrel of Blanton's. He will have it in 3 weeks. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is it 100% identical to Blanton's, but just re-labeled for his store?

    #1115 12 days ago

    For the private barrels, basically a store buys the entire barrel to sell. Its their "personal" barrel. Nobody else gets it. Its pretty common these days to see them.

    #1116 12 days ago
    Quoted from BrewNinja:

    For the private barrels, basically a store buys the entire barrel to sell. Its their "personal" barrel. Nobody else gets it. Its pretty common these days to see them.

    Our local liquor superstore labels them "barrel select". My understanding is they actually sampled barrels at the distillery and picked one they liked. I got a Buffalo Trace barrel select that was excellent a couple of years ago and went back and bought another one. I'd like to think if the store actually gets to sample and select, and the person doing the evaluating has a good palate, you can end up with something more special than the standard offering.

    #1117 12 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    To all that inquired about Blanton's. Standby. I'm going to scoop up a couple of bottles this weekend and perform one shipping test with the first person who contacted me. If all goes well I will let everyone know.
    Also, I just spoke to a liquor store owner who told me they ordered a private barrel of Blanton's. He will have it in 3 weeks. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is it 100% identical to Blanton's, but just re-labeled for his store?

    I hope the shipping test goes well! Let me know if you are able to send more!

    #1118 12 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    To all that inquired about Blanton's. Standby. I'm going to scoop up a couple of bottles this weekend and perform one shipping test with the first person who contacted me. If all goes well I will let everyone know.
    Also, I just spoke to a liquor store owner who told me they ordered a private barrel of Blanton's. He will have it in 3 weeks. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is it 100% identical to Blanton's, but just re-labeled for his store?

    Did you get my reply?

    #1119 11 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    To all that inquired about Blanton's. Standby. I'm going to scoop up a couple of bottles this weekend and perform one shipping test with the first person who contacted me. If all goes well I will let everyone know.
    Also, I just spoke to a liquor store owner who told me they ordered a private barrel of Blanton's. He will have it in 3 weeks. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is it 100% identical to Blanton's, but just re-labeled for his store?

    Add me to the list, please

    #1120 11 days ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    Did you get my reply?

    Yes

    Also ypurchn will be the first guinea pig, followed by you.

    #1121 11 days ago

    So, just for fun tonight I decided to stop in a few liquor stores on my hour long drive home from work. NOTE - none of these liquor stores are ones I ever go to. First time visits just to see their offerings. Here is what i discovered.

    Stop 1 - 2 bottles Blanton’s @ $69 each

    Stop 2 - 4 bottles Blanton’s @ $79. This place also has old forester 1920 prohibition, 2 @ $59 each

    Stop 3 - old forester 1920 prohibition, 6 bottles @ $59 each

    Stop 4 - 1 Blanton’s $69

    Stop 5 - weller 107 for $150 (I’ve never seen this locally, mind you I’m new to the bourbon world, 6 months under my belt). So not sure if this price is high or low.

    #1122 11 days ago
    Quoted from djreddog:

    So, just for fun tonight I decided to stop in a few liquor stores on my hour long drive home from work. NOTE - none of these liquor stores are ones I ever go to. First time visits just to see their offerings. Here is what i discovered.
    Stop 1 - 2 bottles Blanton’s @ $69 each
    Stop 2 - 4 bottles Blanton’s @ $79. This place also has old forester 1920 prohibition, 2 @ $59 each
    Stop 3 - old forester 1920 prohibition, 6 bottles @ $59 each
    Stop 4 - 1 Blanton’s $69
    Stop 5 - weller 107 for $150 (I’ve never seen this locally, mind you I’m new to the bourbon world, 6 months under my belt). So not sure if this price is high or low.

    That is a ridiculous price for OWA 107. It is a nice bourbon, but my last bottle cost around $30 if I recall. It is a shame the way some of these bourbons spike like that. Supply and demand, what are you gonna do. Really quite 'the man' for offering to score the Blanton's for people, most would never bother do that for a stranger. I still have my empty bottle in the cabinet because it looks too cool to throw out. I haven't noticed a bottle in a local store in quite some time but haven't really been looking either.

    #1123 11 days ago

    Left or Right?

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    #1124 11 days ago

    right

    #1125 11 days ago

    Swipe right.

    #1126 11 days ago

    If you’re shipping boubon I would use USPS as there’s been some confiscated bottles lately by UPS and Fedex. Lots of bubble wrap and newspaper/peanuts. It’s also advisable to parafilm the horse. Awesome that you’re doing this djreddog for the Blanton’s guys.

    #1127 11 days ago

    Another one bites the dust. Another so-so bottle that I probably won’t be buying again. Bottle is kickass though.

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    #1128 11 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    If you’re shipping boubon I would use USPS

    I'm not 100% sure but a quick check of the internet says that shipping via USPS isn't allowed. USPS doesn't allow any alcohol shipments. UPS and Fed-Ex have a license to ship alcohol but you're supposed to declare that you're shipping alcohol so they can ensure that the shipment is signed for by an adult. If I were to ship alcohol I would not use USPS.

    #1129 11 days ago
    Quoted from egyptrus:

    I'm not 100% sure but a quick check of the internet says that shipping via USPS isn't allowed. USPS doesn't allow any alcohol shipments. UPS and Fed-Ex have a license to ship alcohol but you're supposed to declare that you're shipping alcohol so they can ensure that the shipment is signed for by an adult. If I were to ship alcohol I would not use USPS.

    It’s illegal for individuals to ship alcohol period. Distributors and liquor stores can ship to individuals with a signature on delivery in certain states. My state Illinois is a no shipping state because all the distributors are deep in the politician’s pockets.

    #1130 11 days ago

    Speaking of so-so whiskey, just tried this one and it's, well, so-so just like the Freedom Whiskey. Part of the problem could be because I tried these after The Burning Chair whiskey which I thought was great, so these other two bottles didn't stand a chance.

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    #1131 11 days ago

    I’m sure i’ve posted this before but all you Blanton’s fans should try this. It’s the same mashbill and distilled at Buffalo Trace. It’s BIB so it’s a bit ballsier than Blanton’s and I think it’s a better whiskey. Just make sure you get the single barrel. It’s about $50.

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    #1132 10 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    I’m sure i’ve posted this before but all you Blanton’s fans should try this. It’s the same mashbill and distilled at Buffalo Trace. It’s BIB so it’s a bit ballsier than Blanton’s and I think it’s a better whiskey. Just make sure you get the single barrel. It’s about $50.[quoted image]

    on my lookout list for my run on Monday.

    #1133 10 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    It’s illegal for individuals to ship alcohol period.

    That’s the rulez. It’s prohibition lite.

    #1134 10 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    It’s illegal for individuals to ship alcohol period. Distributors and liquor stores can ship to individuals with a signature on delivery in certain states. My state Illinois is a no shipping state because all the distributors are deep in the politician’s pockets.

    That is not true and actually often exactly backwards. It is illegal to ship alcohol via the USPS period. It is often illegal for distributors and liquor stores to ship to individuals (depending on the state), but an individual may ship to another individual via UPS or FedEx. You just can’t make a profit doing it.

    #1135 10 days ago
    Quoted from middaleman:

    That is not true and actually often exactly backwards. It is illegal to ship alcohol via the USPS period. It is often illegal for distributors and liquor stores to ship to individuals (depending on the state), but an individual may ship to another individual via UPS or FedEx. You just can’t make a profit doing it.

    I would love to be wrong on this one. But go to a fedex and tell them you’re shipping whiskey to a buddy and I’m not sure they’ll let you. Again, I hope you’re right.

    #1136 10 days ago

    https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/alcohol/shipping-requirements.html

    "Consumers may not ship alcohol of any type via FedEx services."

    #1137 9 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    I would love to be wrong on this one. But go to a fedex and tell them you’re shipping whiskey to a buddy and I’m not sure they’ll let you. Again, I hope you’re right.

    FedEx has a policy to not ship alcohol unless you register with them as a shipper and declare it alcohol. But it isn't illegal. Tell them it's anything you want. I usually say "collectibles" or "glass items". Same with UPS.

    Just make sure you aren't shipping it to a minor. I don't recommend shipping alcohol to someone you don't know personally.

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    #1138 9 days ago

    Oh, and BTW, it's fun reading all the things you guys have to go through to get bottles we can find on the shelf anytime.

    If you only knew the stuff we keep for ourselves...

    #1139 9 days ago
    Quoted from middaleman:

    Oh, and BTW, it's fun reading all the things you guys have to go through to get bottles we can find on the shelf anytime.
    If you only knew the stuff we keep for ourselves...

    Can we talk about you being a Pinside member for 15 YEARS and 3 of your 6 posts EVER are in this thread and in the last 24 hours? I’m amazed. Did you realize your keyboard was simply unplugged these last 15 years?

    #1140 9 days ago
    Quoted from ypurchn:

    Can we talk about you being a Pinside member for 15 YEARS and 3 of your 6 posts EVER are in this thread? I’m amazed.

    You should read his threads on BourbonSide... LoL

    #1141 9 days ago
    Quoted from middaleman:

    Oh, and BTW, it's fun reading all the things you guys have to go through to get bottles we can find on the shelf anytime.
    If you only knew the stuff we keep for ourselves...

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    #1142 8 days ago
    Quoted from ypurchn:

    Can we talk about you being a Pinside member for 15 YEARS and 3 of your 6 posts EVER are in this thread and in the last 24 hours? I’m amazed. Did you realize your keyboard was simply unplugged these last 15 years?

    How can that be? I didn’t think Pinside has been around for 10, much less 15 years.

    #1143 8 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    I’m sure i’ve posted this before but all you Blanton’s fans should try this. It’s the same mashbill and distilled at Buffalo Trace. It’s BIB so it’s a bit ballsier than Blanton’s and I think it’s a better whiskey. Just make sure you get the single barrel. It’s about $50.[quoted image]

    Can’t find it. My stops don’t carry it. They can’t move the lower grade Bowman’s so they won’t stock the higher $ bottles...

    Local dump of Angels Envy Rye saw 8 bottles today across 2 stores.

    #1144 8 days ago

    Our selection of bourbon is quite limited in Alabama, so I picked up a bottle of WhistlePig 6-Year Rye while I was at the Flora-Bama on vacation. Anybody have any experience with this? I've heard good things about WhistlePig.

    #1145 8 days ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    I’m sure i’ve posted this before but all you Blanton’s fans should try this. It’s the same mashbill and distilled at Buffalo Trace. It’s BIB so it’s a bit ballsier than Blanton’s and I think it’s a better whiskey. Just make sure you get the single barrel. It’s about $50.[quoted image]

    I've never seen that around here either. Anything from Buffalo Trace is pretty good.

    #1146 7 days ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    Our selection of bourbon is quite limited in Alabama, so I picked up a bottle of WhistlePig 6-Year Rye while I was at the Flora-Bama on vacation. Anybody have any experience with this? I've heard good things about WhistlePig.

    I like Whistle Pig. So much I put some up for safe keeping a while back... but keep sippin' on the Stagg.
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    #1147 7 days ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    I like Whistle Pig. So much I put some up for safe keeping a while back...

    Yeah. That's probably how I would guard a bottle of Boss Hog.

    #1148 7 days ago

    I just went ahead and picked up another bottle of this stuff. For only $24 a bottle around here it's one hell of a deal

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    #1149 6 days ago
    Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

    For only $24 a bottle around here it's one hell of a deal

    It's a "steal" if it's good. I just had to say that....

    #1150 6 days ago

    As a die hard Hawks fan it kills me to say this but...let’s go Blues? Yuck. I picked them to win it all in a pool so I have my reasons. 1600 of them actually and that would get me a lot of great bourbon. Or maybe a decent early solid state pin.

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