Talk me into/out of it

Discuss any bourbon related topics here that do not belong in a forum below.

Moderators: Brewer, brendaj

Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby bartmc » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:36 pm

Went to my local package store today to pick up a bottle of van winkle family reserve rye for the NCAA festivities this weekend. I look over and.... There it is... They have 4 bottles of Pappy Rye 23. It's 220 bucks a bottle. I had my credit card out but put it back. Is this stuff worth that price... if so I'm going to have a real hard time sharing it.
bartmc
Registered User
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby kyjd75 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:49 am

Don't know if I would have bought all four, BUT . . . I surely would have bought at least a couple! Go back and buy some!!
kyjd75
Registered User
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:17 am

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:06 pm

Save your money. Way overrated.
Joe
Colonel Joseph B. "Bourbon Joe" Koch

Bourbon, It's cheaper than therapy!
User avatar
Bourbon Joe
Erudite Bourbonite
Erudite Bourbonite
 
Posts: 1814
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:02 pm
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby bartmc » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:21 pm

Great, 50/50 :bounce: Probably just going to be happy with the 55 buck bottle I bought and carry on. I'd like a taste but don't think I can shell out $220 for a sip. Went to Jocky Silks in Louisville a few months back and they were out of it.
bartmc
Registered User
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby Bourbon HQ » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:33 pm

I agree with Joe.


Gayle
User avatar
Bourbon HQ
Registered User
 
Posts: 533
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:21 am
Location: Louisville, KY

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby vince » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:37 pm

I agree with Joe, if you can find the 15 year old BUY IT! Much less expensive and better in my opinion
vince
Registered User
 
Posts: 388
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:47 pm
Location: Owensboro, KY

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby bartmc » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:55 pm

The Nay's have it... They only had Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye and the Pappy 23. I'll make do with the Van Winkle Family Reserve and stop back in at Jocky Silks next time I'm in Louisville to have a taste.
bartmc
Registered User
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:05 pm

Try the Bourbon's Bistro. They should have Pappy 23. If not then the Seelbach or the Brown should have some. The 15yo Pappy is better in my opinion, but I don't like a bitter tannic wood taste in my bourbon.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4063
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby bartmc » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:32 pm

Will do, I live in Montana so, getting to Kentucky is a rare event. :)
bartmc
Registered User
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby bourbonv » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:52 pm

The next time you are in town, let me know. I will buy you a drink at the Bourbon's Bistro - not a Pappy 23, but a decent bourbon.
Mike Veach
"Our people live almost exclusively on whiskey" - E H Taylor, Jr. 25 April 1873
User avatar
bourbonv
Registered User
 
Posts: 4063
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:17 pm
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby Wasatch » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:20 pm

WOW! I would have passed also, that's a little to steep for a bottle.
Cheers!
User avatar
Wasatch
Registered User
 
Posts: 283
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:09 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby bartmc » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:23 am

I actually thought it was a bargain given the prices it goes for on the internet. Actually just watched a couple of "collectible bottle" auctions end on eBay at $360.00 + $20 shipping.

Plus good drinks are hard to find here in MT, luckily I brought back 5 bottles of samples from KY last time I went and the local store elected to start buying 3 of them. (Rock Hill Farms, Angels Envy and Four Roses)
bartmc
Registered User
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:29 pm

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby Birdo » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:51 am

Sounds insane to me. Great bourbon can be had for less than $30/bottle. Booze is booze, don't squander your money on it. Lets see, we put booze in a glass, and then we drink it, what am I missing here. I absolutely love Four Roses Single Barrel, and Knob Creek, and I wouldn't consider spending a penny more fon anything else.
User avatar
Birdo
Registered User
 
Posts: 407
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:28 pm

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby Mike » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:49 pm

Buy it and have buyer's remorse. As has been suggested, get the 15 year old, if you can find it. I have always found the 23 YO to be too tannic for even my taste......... and you will be hard pressed to find anyone on this site more appreciative of old bourbons than I am.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas
Mike
Registered User
 
Posts: 2106
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:36 pm
Location: Conyers, GA

Re: Talk me into/out of it

Unread postby RandyG » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:16 pm

If you have not tried Wild Turkey Rare Breed, please do so. My favorite overall pour right now is still Pappy 15, but the RB comes in a close second, a VERY close second.

Cheers,
RG
User avatar
RandyG
Registered User
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:10 pm
Location: Minnesota

Next

Return to Bourbon, Straight

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests