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Damn.
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It’s pretty much the smoothest scotch I’ve every had, regardless of age, and that’s a tall order considering a family member in the alcohol industry and what I’ve had access to.

Drinking it neat. As said, extremely smooth, but not devoid of flavor. Interesting that there’s an ever-so slight burn on the tongue that doesn’t ever progress farther back - I wanna say cinnamon-esque and a slight citrus, but I can’t put my finger on it. And as smooth as it is, there’s a quick ping of smoke (not peat) at the end, which is unexpected, in a really good way, because it’s so smooth through like 95% of it and then you get an instantaneous twist that's gone as quickly as it came.

I cannot even imagine what Macallan’s 25yo is like as this is perfection.
 

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It’s pretty much the smoothest scotch I’ve every had, regardless of age, and that’s a tall order considering a family member in the alcohol industry and what I’ve had access to.

Drinking it neat. As said, extremely smooth, but not devoid of flavor. Interesting that there’s an ever-so slight burn on the tongue that doesn’t ever progress farther back - I wanna say cinnamon-esque and a slight citrus, but I can’t put my finger on it. And as smooth as it is, there’s a quick ping of smoke (not peat) at the end, which is unexpected, in a really good way, because it’s so smooth through like 95% of it and then you get an instantaneous twist that's gone as quickly as it came.

I cannot even imagine what Macallan’s 25yo is like as this is perfection.
Now you have me thinking about how much I'm willing to spend on a good bottle, including this in particular. I'm very partial to products that are wholly or partly sherry cask aged like Macallan 12 or Balvenie Double Wood.
 

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Now you have me thinking about how much I'm willing to spend on a good bottle, including this in particular. I'm very partial to products that are wholly or partly sherry cask aged like Macallan 12 or Balvenie Double Wood.
It’s definitely not going to be my every day type pour - to be shelved except for special occasions & celebrations. And it should last a while - didn’t feel the need for more than about half a typical pour which in itself was quite satisfying.
 
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for the money I would go with Michter’s.
For a $90 bottle Elijah Craig barrel proof or Bookers.

if you have tried them, you’re missing out.
don’t like Michter’s at all. I’m very meh on Bookers

Elijah Craig barrel proof is very good.
 

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One of the ways in which the state has offered relief to local distillers is allowing direct shipping to anyone in NY State which normally is not legal.
I found the following 3 metro area distillers who are taking advantage of this. The first 2 are in Brooklyn and the other in Yonkers. Note that Kings County has diverted most of its production to making hand sanitizer. I suspect most of the others are also, but they don't say that on their websites.



https://www.nahmiasetfils.com (Yonkers)

Also, TapRm is donating $10 for every $50 purchased to beer and beverage service workers displaced by the health emergency:


I bought from all of the above.
 

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Will we be looking at a bourbon shortage down the road?

What I’m really asking is.......do I need to start panic buying bourbon?
 
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Will we be looking at a bourbon shortage down the road?

What I’m really asking is.......do I need to start panic buying bourbon?
Most quality bourbon is aged at least four years, so the supply for the next couple of years is already in barrels. This will hurt newer craft distilleries that have to shut down production more. For example, Hudson only ages its Baby Bourbon for 3-4 months, but it seems like a good chunk of craft distilleries source their whiskey from big corporations like MGP so I think we are fine in the short term.
 
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Just got a bottle of high west bourye 2019 limited sighting. Big fan. Also got a bottle of rhetoric orphan barrel 25 year. It’s good but I got a great price on it.
 
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I went to (sort of stumbled upon) the Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, NY about 2 weeks ago. Ordered some “I’ll Have What She’s Having”. Real tasty. Wish I could have done a legit tour of the property. Hudson Baby Bourbon is one of my favorites.
 
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