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Pinball and Bourbon


By Whysnow

2 years ago



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    #101 2 years ago
    Quoted from Plumonium:

    Nice bar buddy!

    Thank you. Built the 1st half about a year ago and then the wifey wanted more room for party platters and whatnot so i did the extention out about 4 months ago.. used to be a star trek pro there! It goes good with Roger Sharps "shot" rendering!

    #102 2 years ago
    Quoted from bobukcat:

    Hey, I thought I drank more of your BT the other night than that, I must be getting old!
    I almost hate to say it because I don't want even more people buying it all when it's available but if you've not tried the 12 y/o W.L. Weller you are missing out. I have one bottle of 15 y/o Pappy and I will have to disagree with those of you that say it's not in the top 10, definitely in the top 5 of anything I've ever had.

    We went through about half that bottle! I hit the prohibition forrester and rare breed a bit!

    #103 2 years ago

    Back for one more round same combo, why not

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    #104 2 years ago

    Some of the madness in the collection

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    #105 2 years ago

    I see you have some Jack, Jackontherocks.

    What's up with that?!

    #106 2 years ago

    I like a nice neat snifter glass of Bulleit bourbon. Smooth. Anyone else try?

    #107 2 years ago
    Quoted from Barakawins1:

    I like a nice neat snifter glass of Bulleit bourbon. Smooth. Anyone else try?

    I used to enjoy Bulleit rye, but have stayed away from it for a while as it started to give me headaches. Kind of weird how certain bourbons (such as Makers Mark) and ryes seem to do that.

    The latest lower priced bourbon that I've tried, after it won It's Bourbon Night's top pick in their blind flight competition of 50 various "under $25" bourbons, and can recommend:

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    #108 2 years ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    I see you have some Jack, Jackontherocks.
    What's up with that?!

    I started with Jack and always will be with me as a regular.

    #109 2 years ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    I used to enjoy Bulleit rye, but have stayed away from it for a while as it started to give me headaches. Kind of weird how certain bourbons (such as Makers Mark) and ryes seem to do that.
    The latest lower priced bourbon that I've tried, after it won It's Bourbon Night's top pick in their blind flight competition of 50 various "under $25" bourbons, and can recommend:

    Evan Williams is my go to bourbon. Cheap, tasty, & hangover free.

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    #110 1 year ago

    Tonight victory for Pens and all day pinball Zapcon event in AZ

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    #111 1 year ago

    Because this isn't primarily a bourbon or whiskey forum, I feel my secret is safe here-I scored six bottles of Old Weller Antique at retail yesterday. I may have to go get a case Friday if they have any left!

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    #112 1 year ago

    Brother-in-law came for a visit long distance and brought a bottle of Woodford Reserve. We killed it together while playing pinball. He collects the Kentucky Derby commemorative versions.

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    #113 1 year ago

    Pinball & bourbon make a great pair. Both end-of-the-night hobbies for me. Still a lot to learn about both

    My go to's (on the rocks):

    Bulleit
    Four Roses
    New Holland Beer Barrell Bourbon
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    Special (neat):

    Bulletin 10-year
    Eagle Rare
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    Angel's Envy
    Etc

    I'll have a Manhattan or a Kentucky Mule occasion. This one my wife made for me the other day was the bomb...

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    #114 1 year ago

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    #115 1 year ago

    I'm not sure how much he values his bottles at but...: louisville.craigslist.org link

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    #116 1 year ago

    Picked up a bottle of this a few weeks back, and I can honestly say that it's the smoothest bourbon I've ever had.

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    #117 1 year ago

    Thanks to you guys for getting me hooked on Whistle Pig. That is great for the bank account

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    #118 1 year ago

    Fresh out of bourbon, but have some Blue Label on hand.

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    #119 1 year ago

    Picked up a bottle of Willett Pot Still recently and it is VERY smooth and tasty indeed - my thanks to nokoro for the recommendation earlier in this thread!

    And one of the most distinctive bourbon bottles that you'll find that also happens to make the COOLEST pouring sound!

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    #120 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    Picked up a bottle of Willett Pot Still recently and it is VERY smooth and tasty indeed - my thanks to nokoro for the recommendation earlier in this thread!
    And one of the most distinctive bourbon bottles that you'll find that also happens to make the COOLEST pouring sound!

    Nice! Glad you like it.

    #121 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    Picked up a bottle of Willett Pot Still recently and it is VERY smooth and tasty indeed - my thanks to nokoro for the recommendation earlier in this thread!
    And one of the most distinctive bourbon bottles that you'll find that also happens to make the COOLEST pouring sound!

    I haven't been able to find it in NC at our ABC stores. Does anyone have a recommendation on how I get this?

    #122 1 year ago

    I recommend using the retailer search at their website.

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    #123 1 year ago

    I tried a new bourbon tonight and I proclaim it ... very tasty!

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    #124 1 year ago

    Blantons is hard to come by here in Canada. Far and away my favorite bourbon. I hope at least one bottle will survive 'til Christmas...

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    #125 1 year ago
    Quoted from spiroagnew:

    Blantons is hard to come by here in Canada. Far and away my favorite bourbon. I hope at least one bottle will survive 'til Christmas...

    I love Blantons. Make sure you check those horse toppers for the letters to spell BLANTONS. I've heard the S is rare.

    #126 1 year ago
    Quoted from Nokoro:

    I love Blantons. Make sure you check those horse toppers for the letters to spell BLANTONS. I've heard the S is rare.

    I've got them all twice over. It doesn't seem that any one letter is particularly hard to find. I've also got the stave to display them...bought it directly from the Buffalo Trace Distillery.

    https://www.blantonsbourbonshop.com/shop/barrel-stave

    #127 1 year ago
    Quoted from spiroagnew:

    Blantons is hard to come by here in Canada. Far and away my favorite bourbon. I hope at least one bottle will survive 'til Christmas...

    Nice! Good luck with that.

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    #128 1 year ago

    Cool thread, here's my American whisky cabinet currently. I stopped all whisky purchases for awhile now, but it is always a thrill to find that bottle you are after. My favorites are the cask strength releases, the higher proof brings so much flavor with it. I prefer to sip it neat at this point, but a little water or an ice cube is just fine by me.

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    #129 1 year ago

    swillie When I first joined Pinside I thought everyone being able to tell/recognize so much stuff from photos was crazy or exceptionally eagle eyed...I'm still trying with pinball, but what Willett Family Reserve is that? Looks like you have some Thomas H Handy and the old style bottle/label OWA 107. More intriguing is the company that Booker's is keeping with Van Winkle 15? and Lot B or Rye? Either way, very nice collection. I've also cut back on the bourbon hunting this year, it's gotten crazy.

    #130 1 year ago

    vaevictis good rye, I mean good eye
    Willet Family Estate Straight Rye, cask strength 2 year old. Hiding behind it is Willet Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbon, 11 year old and bottle is signed by the master distiller himself.
    Two bottles of Thomas Handy Rye, just amazing stuff that makes you say "wow" every time. Has gotten too rich for my blood so I sip it rarely.
    Can't go wrong with OWA 107, although the 12 year is a smoother pour if you can find it, and at a normal price.
    That is Pappy Van Winkle 15, and Lot B. I scored those two at msrp ($79, $59) in 2012 if you can believe it. My wife found the place, made the call and I won the lotto of bourbon hunting that year. The Lot B is so tasty I can't imagine how good the 15 is, my wife won't let me open it!! She wants me to sell it, and I considered it for a moment...Nope. I have set the date, March 31 2022...my son turns 21 and we are opening it dammit. Lol.

    #131 1 year ago
    Quoted from swillie:

    Cool thread, here's my American whisky cabinet currently. I stopped all whisky purchases for awhile now, but it is always a thrill to find that bottle you are after. My favorites are the cask strength releases, the higher proof brings so much flavor with it. I prefer to sip it neat at this point, but a little water or an ice cube is just fine by me.

    Great bottles there! I would enjoy getting to know a few better

    My collection is rather ordinary compared to those.

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    #132 1 year ago

    Goronic Great looking bar, very classy. Every bottle you have is a winner. I've wanted to try Angels Envy but haven't had the opportunity. Same with Aberlour 12, but I have the Aberlour Abunadh and it is fantastic. Makers, Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare are all great goto bourbons, Sazerac is nice and spicy. Good stuff man.

    #133 1 year ago

    swillie That's a sweet collection. In the last few years I've gotten a bottle each of William Larue Weller, George T Stagg, and a Thomas H. Handy. I scored a Four Roses Small Batch LE two years ago (Jim Rutledge's last). I haven't found the occasion to open any of them yet... I have found and enjoyed some Willett Family Reserve 8 year rye and got in on the EH Taylor Four Grain earlier this spring. Still have half a bottle of the Four Grain and a full bottle out of the three 8 year ryes that I got. I've been in bunker mode for pretty much the last year. My daily sippers are the likes of Evan Williams BiB, Rittenhouse, or Turkey 101. As a matter of fact, I was just telling a bourbon buddy this weekend that I was pretty much not going to be hunting this fall. Not three hours ago, I got a call from a liquor store a couple of counties over that I have a relationship with offering me either a Thomas H Handy or Van Winkle Lot B....at retail?!? Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in. Needless to say, I choose the Lot B. Hopped in the car right quick, hit the ATM and got there quick as I could. Miracles can still happen and I'll be raising my glass to you and your kid come March 31, 2022. Wishing good mojo to any Pinsiders on the hunt this fall.

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    #134 1 year ago

    congrats!

    I too am a bit bummed with the popularity that fall hunting is pretty much over.

    The main liquor store now holds back everything and does a black friday sale. People line up on Wednesday and camp out till Friday at 8am. Sorry but family time is way more important and that means no special stuff for me besides the few places I have a relationship with that ocassionally hook me up.

    #135 1 year ago

    Yes congrats on the Lot B! That's a great whisky, and a great relationship you have with the local retailer. I got a call like that 2 years ago, it was the Thomas Handy only and I snapped it up. It really is my favorite whisky of them all. It's the only BTAC I've managed to find and I too have stopped looking. The places that used to hook me up don't even take names now, others price it out of reach. William Larue Weller is a bucket list bottle for me. Maybe one day I'll get lucky but you kinda gotta make your luck with this stuff and I lost the energy for it. I'm content with my collection for now. Some of the cheaper bourbons are great sippers. Along with Scotch, Japanese, Irish whisky and a few tequilas I'm not going to run out anytime soon. I have more closed bottles than open. Guess you could say I have a drinking problem...I bought the bottles way way faster than I could ever drink them.

    #136 1 year ago

    Tonight for the big 40th Bday during work week. Maybe a cigar too

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    #137 1 year ago

    If anyone ever has a hook up on the rare seasonals and wants to trade for WI beers, I am happy to ship.

    Just reach out and let me know what you have and want.

    Mainly looking for BTAC, OFBB, and Pappy 12y 15y or 20y

    ELijah Craig 17+ also

    Cheers

    #138 1 year ago

    Knob Creek store display made from a used and real bourbon barrel and my favorite bourbon from the St. Augustine distillery!

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    #139 1 year ago

    File this under the heading "Things You Really Don't Need (Or Want)."

    https://store.jimbeam.com/man_cave/jim-the-worlds-first-smart-decanter.html

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    #140 1 year ago

    My current favorite is 291 Distillery (Located in Colorado Springs) Colorado Bourbon. The taste is amazing! So much flavor.... now I must have some and stuck at work. Unfortunately, I am not an ad executive from the 60s...

    #141 1 year ago

    If you are a VT resident you can buy a charity raffle ticket for a chance to buy some Pappy. Sorry VT drivers license required to win... http://802spirits.com/802spirits-rare-spirits-sweepstakes

    #142 1 year ago

    A gift from a potential son in law......a nice batch...

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    #143 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

    I tried a new bourbon tonight and I proclaim it ... very tasty!

    Had this last weekend....very nice!!!

    #144 1 year ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    A gift from a potential son in law......a nice batch...

    nice! He knows his stuff when he is spending the $ to buy aged stamped...

    I would say this means he is serious. I would expect a proposal soon; tell him to bring the Pappy along for that discussion

    #145 1 year ago

    I’ll play along

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    #146 1 year ago

    looks like you are a rye guy

    Is that the pappy 20y from 2017? How is it?

    #147 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    nice! He knows his stuff when he is spending the $ to buy aged stamped...
    I would say this means he is serious. I would expect a proposal soon; tell him to bring the Pappy along for that discussion

    Agreed.....hope he realizes it will take much more than this to stay in my favor (but a nice start)..

    I will certainly expect him upping his game when the time comes. I will poll here to insure his offering is even close to worthy!!!....

    #148 1 year ago

    Tonight’s combo

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    #149 1 year ago

    Last weeks combo forgot to post and played scrabble with parents

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    #150 1 year ago

    Christmas gifts from my wife!

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