- Jan 10, 2007
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Also, I drove by a grand opening a new liquor store last week. I didn't have time to stop, but I came in a couple days later. Turns out they had 6 bottles of Blanton's on opening day, the last of which sold a few minutes before closing. I'll never pass up another liquor store grand opening ever again.A friend gave me a bottle of Johnny Walker Double Black as a going away gift. I'm not a big fan of Johnny Walker. It's not that I dislike it, but I just didn't see the big deal much like Crown, Glenfiddich, etc. Long story short, I am in love with the smokey nose of this stuff. I have been drinking it for a couple weeks now and I'm not tired of it at all.
It's good, but not worth the hype.Did I miss someone mentioning Pappy Van Winkle? I'm not an enthusiast by a long stretch but a friend of mine asked me to enter a lottery for the right to buy a bottle of the Pappy Van Winkle 15 year. I ended up winning. Soon as I delivered it to him, he popped it open so we could try it. Safe to say it was wasted on me. It tasted good but am I missing something? For the price, I was kinda let down. Is Pappy good brand or just a name brand?
i found it to be REALLY REALLY good. so very smooth and i tasted honey notes which i really enjoyed. Ive had the pleasure of 2 - the 15yr and Old Van Winkle 12 year.It's good, but not worth the hype.
Have you been to Seven Grand? They have a pretty big selection and allow you to do half shots to sample more.Good Thread.
My go to right now is E.H. Taylor Small Batch. There's a store down the road that calls me when they come in so I can restock. I also try to keep a bottle of Old Forestor 1908, Prohibition style on hand. 1792 small batch is also an extremely good bourbon that's relatively inexpensive. I keep a bottle of Eagle Rare on hand as well but it always seems a little to syrupy for me.
Side question: There's a place in Austin called Swift's attic that has one of the better bourbon lists I've ever seen. It's an incredible list. Anyway, they specialize in making their own ice which is infused with the flavors of the drink. For example, if you order an Old Fashioned they bring you a glass with an ice cube that's infused with all of the flavors found in an old fashion and pour your bourbon of choice over it. The ice slowly melts and typically lasts for up to three more drinks. It's incredibly good. Ever since I've been there I've been on a quest to make my own infused ice.
Has anyone else tried this and if so do you have any good ice recipes for drinks?
yeah since they only dole out maybe 10 bottles in Louisiana. Half of em are gifted by liquor reps, the other 5 go to retail.Real retail for Pappy 15 is $100 +/-. The second hand market is what drives it up to $1000 +/-. It's probably the best one, even beating out the 20 and 23 year.
I have 1 pour left in my bottle. It was going to get used to celebrate the Saints Super Bowl victory this past year. Oh well, there is always this year.
You been to Nickel City on the east side? They low key have the best collection in Austin. All the PVW, Stagg and his son, a bunch of OF birthday, you name it. Reasonably priced too.Have you been to Seven Grand? They have a pretty big selection and allow you to do half shots to sample more.
A friend of mine that works at one of the Twin Liquors stashed a bottle of Weller for me recently.