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Well dang posted sideways. I'm not that.... Yet lol
there is a bug with uploading photos of whatever issue, i think certain sizes, and it is lame. like super lamer gag-me-with-a-spoon lame.
This bug affects Zeetes (who is always drunk) and efil, who has said he is drinking

I sense a common theme here
 

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Which one? I have two bottles of the Samurai Warrior which has got to be one of the best I've had.
That one.

And the proprietor actually came to our table as I was the first glass poured.
They do the same thing as Blantons with the top piece as a collectors item. Supposedly you collect all and they send you a chess board as all t he pieces will complete a chess set. Fun fact. The pieces are mfg in a metal shop just neighboring the distellery

He also mentioned something about this bottle will no longer be made? Something about the distiller changing it up each year.

It was 60 per glass... And absolutely worth it. The scent alone was great.
 

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Oh and for those who wish to try, these folks are t he only ones with Whistle Pig Boss Hog Samauri Warrior in the area (so he says but have no reason to not believe him)

Pyre Provisions.

Edit.. Sorry Covington area
 

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Sooo... Last week I was grabbing some stuff at Total Wine and drifted down the whiskey aisle for anything new and/or interesting. I asked the staff there when they expect to have something good and was pleasantly surprised to be told "tomorrow". Apparently, this store will hang on to their allocations of whiskey and drop them all on a Saturday. I couldn't find out what was allocated, but I made up my mind to get their early the next day regardless. I got there at 0600 for a 1000 store opening to find 10 other people there already. They started showing up at 0530. Having nothing else to do, I waited. Eventually, someone was allowed in to take a picture that was shared with others outside.

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By the time I got to the table, I was able to grab a bottle of Eagle Rare and Nikka from the Barrel. The guy in front of me grabbed the last bottled of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and EH Taylor Small Batch. I ended up dropping back to the bourbon aisle to get a bottle of Russell's Reserve Single Barrel and Four Roses Single Barrel before leaving the store.

It was a bittersweet morning. I didn't get everything I wanted, but I did get some good stuff at MSRP and I picked up on a few other tidbits from the people in line. I'll bring an iPad next time and get there at 0500.
 

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The guy in front of me grabbed the last bottled of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and EH Taylor Small Batch.
He did well to scoop up those two, but frankly, they are more rare than they should be. But there is also Garrison Brothers on the shelf - very tasty stuff from Texas.

The economics of bourbon escapes me. It's like they never heard of supply-and-demand. They make just a hundred bottles of wonderful stuff and folks will drive miles to line up and buy it for $50. The Elijahs and Taylors of the world (not to mention the Van Winkles) could triple their price and people would still buy the whole shelf in one day. They sure do it in Scotland, so why not in Kentucky?
 
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He did well to scoop up those two, but frankly, they are more rare than they should be. But there is also Garrison Brothers on the shelf - very tasty stuff from Texas.

The economics of bourbon escapes me. It's like they never heard of supply-and-demand. They make just a hundred bottles of wonderful stuff and folks will drive miles to line up and buy it for $50. The Elijahs and Taylors of the world (not to mention the Van Winkles) could triple their price and people would still buy the whole shelf in one day. They sure do it in Scotland, so why not in Kentucky?
I lol'd at the Garrison Bros because they had the same stuff sitting on the shelf.
 

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I just can't get over how good Eagle Rare is for ~$30. Also, it's hard as hell to find. I try to buy a bottle when I spot one. I also got my dad hooked on it, so now when I see some, I have to grab 2 and they usually don't have 2. Sorry, Dad.
 

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