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Ah yes, bourbons and whiskeys, YUM.

Probably my daily to have on hand is Jim Beam as it’s reasonably priced. Occasionally I will opt for Jack or Makers. If we hit Costco then I will get a handle if 4 Roses. 1 of my favorite is St Julian bourbon. Their typical bottle is 80 proof but on occasion you can get 110 proof.

We have a special occasion bottle of Crown Royal that was given to me by my step grandfather before he passed. It sat around for many years unopened but then I was looking at it and the liquor tag was 1967. It’s older than me.
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I have an old, stainless Jaguar (leaping cat) cigar ashtray that I’ll break out on occasion to enjoy a cigar and a bourbon. Sold the Jag a few years ago (2010 XK-R convertible). Looking for a Jeep cigar ashtray, preferably metal. Is one available? Not looking for one that goes in a vehicle, but some that that would also look great on my desk. Thanks very much.
That prompted me to find one with a Jeep theme...NOT! Looked for an hour and nothing
 

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Star Liquor #1 on Foster @ Rittiman has Blanton’s, Eagle, Taylor, Stagg in stock. Eagle is $80, Taylor is $100, the others are higher above retail.

Just across the street there’s a clown show called lol liquor. Had Old Rip 10 yr, WL Weller, Thomas Handy rye. I asked about the Rip. $1500! I told him I’d pay $600. Nope.
 

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San Antonio peoples

Star Liquor #1 on Foster @ Rittiman has Blanton’s, Eagle, Taylor, Stagg in stock. Eagle is $80, Taylor is $100, the others are higher above retail.

Just across the street there’s a clown show called lol liquor. Had Old Rip 10 yr, WL Weller, Thomas Handy rye. I asked about the Rip. $1500! I told him I’d pay $600. Nope.
Is that good prices for those in Texas? I know availability and prices swing violently from locale to locale. In GA, ER is about $40-50, EHT Small Batch is $55, I got a Stagg 22B for $60 a month or so back. I never see Blanton's anymore.. I remember 25 years ago seeing them on the shelf thinking "WTF wants that?". Buffalo Trace (I grabbed a single barrel store pick for $27 at lunch today) and Eagle Rare are pretty common around me. EH Taylor (any varieties) is reasonably difficult to find but it does pop up a few times a year, otherwise it's usually marked up to stupid prices. Stagg is a unicorn.

I used to be a 1-2 bottle at a time kinda guy, but have become such a damn tater lately.
 

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Is that good prices for those in Texas? I know availability and prices swing violently from locale to locale. In GA, ER is about $40-50, EHT Small Batch is $55, I got a Stagg 22B for $60 a month or so back. I never see Blanton's anymore.. I remember 25 years ago seeing them on the shelf thinking "WTF wants that?". Buffalo Trace (I grabbed a single barrel store pick for $27 at lunch today) and Eagle Rare are pretty common around me. EH Taylor (any varieties) is reasonably difficult to find but it does pop up a few times a year, otherwise it's usually marked up to stupid prices. Stagg is a unicorn.

I used to be a 1-2 bottle at a time kinda guy, but have become such a damn tater lately.
Not particularly good, but probably cheaper than average in some areas. The issue is availability, just wanted to let folks know they’re in stock. Folks have to decide what price above retail they’re willing to pay.
 

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Not particularly good, but probably cheaper than average in some areas. The issue is availability, just wanted to let folks know they’re in stock. Folks have to decide what price above retail they’re willing to pay.
I gotcha... I'm in a few local Fb groups where we share intel on where the hard to find stuff is. Crazy how bourbon has gotten. 30 years ago dusty old shelf turds are the current hotness.
I'm ready for all these distilleries that have invested millions/billions to ram up production and get this stuff aged.. and for bourbon to not be the cool thing to drink like it used to be. I started drinking it when I was young because it was cheap.
 

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OK, long shot here but there was a small distillery in Boise, ID several years ago called 8 Feathers Distillery. They made several different rerasonably priced locally inspired flavors including an Emmett Cherry Borbon which was delicious IMO. The stoy from a reliable source at the Idaho State liquor dispensary, they were approached by a big name outfit who wrote them a fat check their recipies along with some sort of non compete. Again, long shot here but has anyone seen or heard of a current version of a cherry Burbon?
 

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OK, long shot here but there was a small distillery in Boise, ID several years ago called 8 Feathers Distillery. They made several different rerasonably priced locally inspired flavors including an Emmett Cherry Borbon which was delicious IMO. The stoy from a reliable source at the Idaho State liquor dispensary, they were approached by a big name outfit who wrote them a fat check their recipies along with some sort of non compete. Again, long shot here but has anyone seen or heard of a current version of a cherry Burbon?
not an expert here, my understanding is that to be Bourbon, it can't be flavored. Perhaps expand the search for whiskeys, which can be filtered & flavored
 

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not an expert here, my understanding is that to be Bourbon, it can't be flavored. Perhaps expand the search for whiskeys, which can be filtered & flavored
True, I believe it may have been labled cherry infused or something like that? like I said it was a few years ago. Mainly I was hoping to find out who bought them out. I should have worded that better.
 

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Found a couple new likings... Calumet Farms 10yr 100 proof (green label). Just bought and tried the 15yr 105 proof (black label). I think I am setting on the green. There are three others in the lineup but I haven't tried them.

https://www.calumetbourbon.com/
 

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not an expert here, my understanding is that to be Bourbon, it can't be flavored. Perhaps expand the search for whiskeys, which can be filtered & flavored
Bourbon can be flavored and sometime is. These are the rules to be called bourbon.
  • Produced in the U.S.
  • At least 51% corn
  • Charred oak new barrels
  • Distilled to no more than 160 proof and bottled at 80+

Found a couple new likings... Calumet Farms 10yr 100 proof (green label). Just bought and tried the 15yr 105 proof (black label). I think I am setting on the green. There are three others in the lineup but I haven't tried them.

https://www.calumetbourbon.com/
Calumet is hit or miss I think. they are very expensive for really just a sourced bourbon that Calumet puts their name on. Honestly here in KY it will sit on the shelf as for the cost there are far better. Calumet should stick to what it does best, thoroughbred horse racing IMO.
 

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Calumet is hit or miss I think. they are very expensive for really just a sourced bourbon that Calumet puts their name on. Honestly here in KY it will sit on the shelf as for the cost there are far better. Calumet should stick to what it does best, thoroughbred horse racing IMO.
Good to know... always searching for new ones to try. And why I'm on this thread! ?
 

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Evan Williams makes a Cherry, but technically not a bourbon since it's only 35% ABV.
Traverse City also makes a Cherry but also 35% ABV.
Jim Beam Red Stag is black cherry and is 40ABV
Bird Dog make a Cherry American Whiskey at 40ABV
Journeyman makes a Cheery Rye whiskey that's 35ABV
Thanks, I'll check those out. I've been sipping on a Manhattan or two lately, I thought the cherry might work well there.

Mostly I'm just bummed they pulled out of the business, they were good guys too. I remember stopping at their "tasting" room a couple times, luckily my wife isn't much of a Whiskey drinker or we would have had to of walked home or called our teenage son, haha.
 

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Bourbon can be flavored and sometime is. These are the rules to be called bourbon.
  • Produced in the U.S.
  • At least 51% corn
  • Charred oak new barrels
  • Distilled to no more than 160 proof and bottled at 80+


Calumet is hit or miss I think. they are very expensive for really just a sourced bourbon that Calumet puts their name on. Honestly here in KY it will sit on the shelf as for the cost there are far better. Calumet should stick to what it does best, thoroughbred horse racing IMO.
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Bourbon can be flavored and sometime is. These are the rules to be called bourbon.
  • Produced in the U.S.
  • At least 51% corn
  • Charred oak new barrels
  • Distilled to no more than 160 proof and bottled at 80+


Calumet is hit or miss I think. they are very expensive for really just a sourced bourbon that Calumet puts their name on. Honestly here in KY it will sit on the shelf as for the cost there are far better. Calumet should stick to what it does best, thoroughbred horse racing IMO.
Being from Kentucky you've probably hit all the distilleries. I was there for the first time in April. We made it to Buffalo Trace and spent a day at Keeneland for the horse races. BT tour was really interesting. So much history.
 

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Being from Kentucky you've probably hit all the distilleries. I was there for the first time in April. We made it to Buffalo Trace and spent a day at Keeneland for the horse races. BT tour was really interesting. So much history.
We have done most. BT is definitely the go to place we take guests if only one distillery tour. Makers Mark is probably our second favorite. There are lots of good ones. Castle & Key is a great tour, beautiful area and lots of history there as well. Keeneland is also a must visit. They run in April and October but year around you can still visit and catch horses training or the largest thoroughbred auction in the world. Crazy watching million dollar horse after million dollar horse being auctioned off and they haven’t even run a single race yet.
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