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Any Bourbon Collectors #7748581 02/18/20 12:37 AM
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Any of you bourbon collectors? My buddy just go started and I have been trying to track down some for him. Got me to thinking maybe I might get into the game.


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Where do you come up with the great threads you start on this forum? confused2


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I try to collect it but it just keeps disappearing... roflmao

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Collecting gets really expensive very quickly. Drinking is cheaper.

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Originally Posted by jhenderson
Collecting gets really expensive very quickly. Drinking is cheaper.



And makes you smarter. cheers


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Where do you come up with the great threads you start on this forum? confused2


What's the issue? Don't like, move along....... up


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Re: Any Bourbon Collectors [Re: kwrhuntinglab] #7748656 02/18/20 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by kwrhuntinglab
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Where do you come up with the great threads you start on this forum? confused2


What's the issue? Don't like, move along....... up



No issue. I'm sincere. Love Whisky threads. Just friended you. cheers


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I’d be a piss poor whiskey collector...

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I’m not wealthy enough to collect them, I drink what I buy


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
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Where do you come up with the great threads you start on this forum? confused2


What's the issue? Don't like, move along....... up



No issue. I'm sincere. Love Whisky threads. Just friended you. cheers


I’m sure he’s thrilled


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I’m like BigPig, in that I buy it to be consumed. Just for sipping these days, I lean toward Irish Whiskey, specifically Tullamore Dew.


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Cathy left some little bitty bottles. Does that make me a collector?


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Cathy left some little bitty bottles. Does that make me a collector?

No.


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Makes relationships with a couple of stores, it's getting harder and harder with the hard to find bottles. Most of them end up on the secondary market for a 5-6x retail. Don't call liquor stores asking if they have xxxx bourbon, they will lie to you because they get those calls all day.

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Originally Posted by Ox190
Makes relationships with a couple of stores, it's getting harder and harder with the hard to find bottles. Most of them end up on the secondary market for a 5-6x retail. Don't call liquor stores asking if they have xxxx bourbon, they will lie to you because they get those calls all day.


This^^^
And most of the hard to find stuff will never hit the shelf now days. My local shop openly admits that if it makes it past the distributor it will never make it past their dock.
And yes, liquor stores do lie a lot.



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Yes kwrhuntinglab, I suppose that I am a collector. I buy more than I consume, but then I consider it an investment too.
The last ten years the cost of desirable bourbons has gone up in price significantly. I drink bottles that were only $25 five years ago, and now are $50+ and dang near impossible to find. And $150-$300 on the secondary market.
Here is an example, and this guy is actually being pretty fair compared to others that I have seen.
https://austin.craigslist.org/clt/d/austin-blantons-bourbon/7040630968.html
It is dang near impossible to buy 11 bottles of Blantons from a store. To get something like this you have to know somebody or work in a place that gives you the ability to get it before it hits the shelf.
The bourbon market can be frustrating. But then I have learned that there are a lot of $50 bourbons that are dang good, if not better than the hard to find ones. Plenty in the $30 range too.


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My last two bottles of Blantons arrived in a package from, get this, the Netherlands. She indicated she paid as much for the two bottles we got in KY over New Years. Although my wife is a good buyer (ie: not a shopper), I wasn't exactly happy. It's better to sample the least expensive good tasting bourbon than it is to get ridiculous with your pocketbook.

I will say, I did enjoy a Blantons neat last evening.

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I wouldn't call myself a collector, but I do have some backups of bourbons that I like to drink, such as Blanton's, Weller 12, Weller Antique, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, etc. 5 years ago, I could get this stuff almost any store, but as the bourbon boom started happening, it has disappeared. Most of this stuff nowadays never sees the shelves in Texas and is kept in offices or under the counter at the store, but it is important to build a relationship with store owners (and buy other stuff that isn't allocated) and they will hook you up.




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Recently, my wife was on the call list for a Blantons delivery at a large liquor store in Universal City, just outside of San Antonio. She got the call and estimated she was about 40th in line for the doors to open. They had three bottles delivered.

Try Colonel Taylor and Basil Haydens.

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Let me pour me a sip of Eagle Rare and think about my answer.

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Collect? No. It all turns to piss.



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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.
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