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05-16-2017, 07:08 PM
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I now own this (was given to me as a birthday gift last night):

http://cdn.liquor.com/wp-content/upl...serve-23yr.jpg

I can die a happy man now. I've no idea how my better half was able to procure this rarest of bourbons, but she did. I also shudder to think how much this bottle cost her. When she pulled it out of her purse at the birthday dinner last night I nearly lost my ability to speak.


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I now own this (was given to me as a birthday gift last night):

http://cdn.liquor.com/wp-content/upl...serve-23yr.jpg

I can die a happy man now. I've no idea how my better half was able to procure this rarest of bourbons, but she did. I also shudder to think how much this bottle cost her. When she pulled it out of her purse at the birthday dinner last night I nearly lost my ability to speak.

Holy...

I'm on my way to your place to have some right now.

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05-16-2017, 10:45 PM
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Holy...

I'm on my way to your place to have some right now.
I will never EVER open this bottle.

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I will never EVER open this bottle.
Only for super special occasions. Like tasting it for the first time. And the second. And the third.

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I'd feel so bad if someone got me that because I'm not a refined drinker. It would be a waste for me to get.

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I'd feel so bad if someone got me that because I'm not a refined drinker. It would be a waste for me to get.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

To me, this was the best gift I've ever received.

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I now own this (was given to me as a birthday gift last night):

http://cdn.liquor.com/wp-content/upl...serve-23yr.jpg

I can die a happy man now. I've no idea how my better half was able to procure this rarest of bourbons, but she did. I also shudder to think how much this bottle cost her. When she pulled it out of her purse at the birthday dinner last night I nearly lost my ability to speak.

... Yep. You're a happy (and lucky!) man after all

Just tell me you're never using this one to make sauce.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

To me, this was the best gift I've ever received.
Just looked it up, and it has a $270 US MSRP. Wow.

I've never tried any of the Pappy Van Winkle, but I look every time I'm in the States.

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05-17-2017, 01:23 PM
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Just looked it up, and it has a $270 US MSRP. Wow.

I've never tried any of the Pappy Van Winkle, but I look every time I'm in the States.
These sell for $1,000+ on aftermarket. It's very difficult to get it at MSRP.

Afterall, only 7,000-8,000 bottles are produced yearly. And a fraction of that reaches retail chains.


EDIT: As a speak, an EMPTY bottle of this bourbon is selling for $250 on eBay.


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... Yep. You're a happy (and lucky!) man after all

Just tell me you're never using this one to make sauce.
Only if I was to get sauced on my deathbed.

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These sell for $1,000+ on aftermarket. It's very difficult to get it at MSRP.

Afterall, only 7,000-8,000 bottles are produced yearly. And a fraction of that reaches retail chains.


EDIT: As a speak, an EMPTY bottle of this bourbon is selling for $250 on eBay.
amazing.

I've seen pictures on /r/bourbon of people packing parking lots when they go on sale. Thousands of people there all getting a ticket and hoping their number is selected so that they can buy the bottle.

Have you ever tried any of the PVW before? I assume it's good, but is it worth the hype, or is it just because of the scarcity?

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amazing.

I've seen pictures on /r/bourbon of people packing parking lots when they go on sale. Thousands of people there all getting a ticket and hoping their number is selected so that they can buy the bottle.

Have you ever tried any of the PVW before? I assume it's good, but is it worth the hype, or is it just because of the scarcity?
Yes, I've had a 20yo PVW once (over ten years ago at a job function down in ATL).

No, it's nothing amazing. I'd put a long list of bourbon in front of it as far as the taste goes.

As you said, it's only the scarcity and the pride factor that makes 23yo PVW what it is.


Whatever, nothing wrong with being materialistic.

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haha good to know I'm not missing out on anything outstanding then. I'll still pick up a bottle of it if ever I can (or try a glass of it if a bar / restaurant has it).

For now I'll stick with the crappy selection we can get at the SAQ, and then buying something new every few months when I'm out of the country.

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Consumerism at its finest in this thread

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haha good to know I'm not missing out on anything outstanding then. I'll still pick up a bottle of it if ever I can (or try a glass of it if a bar / restaurant has it).

For now I'll stick with the crappy selection we can get at the SAQ, and then buying something new every few months when I'm out of the country.
You'll have a much better chance of getting your hands on this - http://chilledmagazine.com/woodford-...y-derby-bottle

Any year really. It's a much, much better bourbon and it won't cost you nearly as much. You're pretty much guaranteed to be able and get one if you're actually at Churchill Downs.

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Headed to Vermont for the long weekend... Going to be doing the Craft Brew Race while I'm there (5k run, followed by a local beer fest).

Vermont has such good beer. They have something like 30 microbrews participating. It's going to be so good.

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Headed to Vermont for the long weekend... Going to be doing the Craft Brew Race while I'm there (5k run, followed by a local beer fest).

Vermont has such good beer. They have something like 30 microbrews participating. It's going to be so good.
They do. Make sure you visit http://www.zerogravitybeer.com in Burlington if you can.

Unfortunately for me VT beers are generally hoppy as hell and that doesn't bode well for my digestive system.

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They do. Make sure you visit http://www.zerogravitybeer.com in Burlington if you can.

Unfortunately for me VT beers are generally hoppy as hell and that doesn't bode well for my digestive system.
Nothing bodes well for my digestive system so I say **** it and just enjoy as much as I can.

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Nothing bodes well for my digestive system so I say **** it and just enjoy as much as I can.
Well, I just don't like to feel like I'm about to give birth to my colon/lower intestine unless it's absolutely warranted.

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Headed to Vermont for the long weekend... Going to be doing the Craft Brew Race while I'm there (5k run, followed by a local beer fest).

Vermont has such good beer. They have something like 30 microbrews participating. It's going to be so good.
My left-field recommendation : Four Quarters Brewing. In Winooski (and not exactly the easiest place to get to in Winooski, not to mention their opening hours).

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I have some friends from Vermont coming up for a hockey tournament. They have been asking me to take them to the best place for poutine. Meaning sauce, cheese, fries all the best, quantity also counts. We will be on the south shore but can go to the city ?

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I have some friends from Vermont coming up for a hockey tournament. They have been asking me to take them to the best place for poutine. Meaning sauce, cheese, fries all the best, quantity also counts. We will be on the south shore but can go to the city ?
Banquise is pretty good. That place in Drummondville too (cant remember the name)

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Banquise is pretty good. That place in Drummondville too (cant remember the name)
You're talking about Lemaire...
But if you're looking for a great classical poutine and going all the way to Drummondville for that, well, drive up about 40 km more and head to la Fromagerie Victoria instead.

When I think "good poutine in Montréal", I think of la Poutiflette @BrouepubBrouhaha. But it's absolutely not a "classic" poutine, so I probably wouldn't recommand it to someone who barely knows what a poutine is.

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I have some friends from Vermont coming up for a hockey tournament. They have been asking me to take them to the best place for poutine. Meaning sauce, cheese, fries all the best, quantity also counts. We will be on the south shore but can go to the city ?
If you're in the south shore, you should definitely go to either Restaurant Gregoire in Mercier (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restauran...er_Quebec.html) or at Alfa in Longueuil (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restauran...il_Quebec.html)

Those 2 have the best poutine&hot-dog combos in the south shore of Montreal, but just a heads up, they are always completely packed at peak hours so you might have to get takeouts.

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My left-field recommendation : Four Quarters Brewing. In Winooski (and not exactly the easiest place to get to in Winooski, not to mention their opening hours).
They were at the beer fest. Very good.

I enjoyed Otter Creek's stuff very much.

http://ottercreekbrewing.com/home

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