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    This weeks trip to The Wine Guy yielded some really good flavors. I grabbed a bottle of Buffalo Trace because, why not? I didn't realize till I got home that it is a Single Barrel Select by TWG, probably the smoothest bottle of BT that I've had so far; if you're in Smithtown, I highly recommend picking it up.
    While checking out, I decided to grab a small (but not cheap) bottle of Jim Beam Signature Craft. Another delicious bourbon, now I have to find a bigger bottle.
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    • Exonautic
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      I don't think I've ever seen bt at twg before.

    • mossy930spx
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      What notes you getting from the store pick from BT? I grabbed a couple of bottles but I'm on the Daniel fast which ends tomorrow. I plan on popping it open Saturday night. Cheers!

    • mossy930spx
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      Bit of a rye bite with this single barrel pick. Vanilla and maple brown sugar nose. Vanilla palate with a hint of maple with a rye bite up front. Quick finish. Very good though!

    Originally posted by Mrprovy View Post
    This weeks trip to The Wine Guy yielded some really good flavors. I grabbed a bottle of Buffalo Trace because, why not? I didn't realize till I got home that it is a Single Barrel Select by TWG, probably the smoothest bottle of BT that I've had so far; if you're in Smithtown, I highly recommend picking it up.
    While checking out, I decided to grab a small (but not cheap) bottle of Jim Beam Signature Craft. Another delicious bourbon, now I have to find a bigger bottle.
    How could you tell the BT was a store pick?
    thanks

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    • Mrprovy
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      There was a custom hang tag on the neck of the bottle from BT indicating the bottle/barrel was hand selected by TWG

    Thanks.!
    Hope you are well!

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      Originally posted by Mrprovy View Post
      This weeks trip to The Wine Guy yielded some really good flavors. I grabbed a bottle of Buffalo Trace because, why not? I didn't realize till I got home that it is a Single Barrel Select by TWG, probably the smoothest bottle of BT that I've had so far; if you're in Smithtown, I highly recommend picking it up.
      While checking out, I decided to grab a small (but not cheap) bottle of Jim Beam Signature Craft. Another delicious bourbon, now I have to find a bigger bottle.
      For anyone who ventures out to Nassau you need to check out the selection at Total Wine in Westbury - it's in the shopping center between WalMart and Costco. They took over the old Sports Authority space.

      Here's a link to their small batch bourbon selection.

      https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/bo...urbon/c/000866
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      • Destro
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        They carry Four Roses and Russel's Reserve...two on the Destro favorite list. If their in-store inventory reflects their online list it's a very nice selection, thanks!

      • Win1300
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        Four Roses Small Batch is one of my favorites. I actually prefer it over their Single Barrel.

        The website should indicate if it is available for pick up in store and if I did the link right that will be for the Westbury NY store. Fun fact. They have an adjoining space with it's own entrance for beer. They also have a fantastic selection of beer.

      • bigbore44
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        Total Wine & Spirits in Westbury is like a candy store for drinkers, and is surely a sight to behold. There is also a dedicated section for artisanal products of NY State. They also have training classes to help you develop into a proper wine snob(lol).

      C64D455D-FCF5-4592-9900-CC0339A8959B.jpeg After a hard day of work a stiff bourbon is in order!
      Thanks to a follow deplorable compadre BT single barrel is going down nicely. Tks bro
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        Destro do you know if TWG usually carries that JB signature craft in stock?
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          Originally posted by ANYGUNWILLDOIFUWILLDO View Post
          Destro do you know if TWG usually carries that JB signature craft in stock?
          I do not offhand. I do know they carry all the Jim Beam distillery premium small-batch line (Bakers, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden, Bookers etc.) so they very well may.

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            Originally posted by Mrprovy View Post
            This weeks trip to The Wine Guy yielded some really good flavors. I grabbed a bottle of Buffalo Trace because, why not? I didn't realize till I got home that it is a Single Barrel Select by TWG, probably the smoothest bottle of BT that I've had so far; if you're in Smithtown, I highly recommend picking it up.
            While checking out, I decided to grab a small (but not cheap) bottle of Jim Beam Signature Craft. Another delicious bourbon, now I have to find a bigger bottle.
            Thanks for the heads up! Grabbed 2 bottles and I'm pretty happy.
            I'm a bit disappointed in the 1792 small batch that I opened last night. Seemed to lack flavor. I'll let it sit for a bit and try it again.

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              Originally posted by cityrepo61 View Post

              Thanks for the heads up! Grabbed 2 bottles and I'm pretty happy.
              I'm a bit disappointed in the 1792 small batch that I opened last night. Seemed to lack flavor. I'll let it sit for a bit and try it again.
              👍

              I felt the same about the 1792 😒
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                Originally posted by cityrepo61 View Post

                Thanks for the heads up! Grabbed 2 bottles and I'm pretty happy.
                I'm a bit disappointed in the 1792 small batch that I opened last night. Seemed to lack flavor. I'll let it sit for a bit and try it again.
                1792 small batch mash bill is mostly rye (believed to be 25% rye) If you like a more traditional corn bourbon --which is my thing--(bourbon has to be 51 percent corn to be called "bourbon") or a more wheated bourbon (like a maker's mark, larceny) then maybe that's part of the issue. I've tried 1792 but nothing outstanding, not in my toolbox.

                1792 does make a wheated bourbon called "1792 Sweet Wheat" btw. This whole thing is trial and error and personal preference, but there are some universal flavors/notes based on the mash bills that can help steer you.

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                  Originally posted by Destro View Post

                  1792 small batch mash bill is mostly rye (believed to be 25% rye) If you like a more traditional corn bourbon --which is my thing--(bourbon has to be 51 percent corn to be called "bourbon") or a more wheated bourbon (like a maker's mark, larceny) then maybe that's part of the issue. I've tried 1792 but nothing outstanding, not in my toolbox.

                  1792 does make a wheated bourbon called "1792 Sweet Wheat" btw. This whole thing is trial and error and personal preference, but there are some universal flavors/notes based on the mash bills that can help steer you.
                  My sister has a bottle of that sweet wheat waiting for me when I see her.

                  Thanks

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                    Originally posted by Mrprovy View Post
                    👍

                    I felt the same about the 1792 😒
                    Hahaha.. and I love Woodford reserve!

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                    • Destro
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                      Woodford Reserve mash bill% : 72 corn 18 rye 10 wheat with a #4 char on the barrel. It is a more traditional bourbon and a great one at that.

                    Destro you should try getting a bottle of Bourbon from ST Augustine Bourbon.

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                      Originally posted by MrGoodbar View Post
                      Destro you should try getting a bottle of Bourbon from ST Augustine Bourbon.
                      I''ve mentioned this before but I am a purist and only collect Kentucky Straight bourbon in my bar. When the brown spirit revolution happened in the 2000s a ton of hipster distilleries sprouted up, including in Red Hook, Brooklyn, that made "bourbon". Technically, Bourbon is from KY (which is why Jack Daniels labels itself as a "Tennessee Whiskey"). I'd be open to trying something with a very traditional mash bill--something that's barrel strength but there are too many bourbons out there to venture out of Kentucky Straight--which also has tradition and history (and they say the ph of the local water contributes as well)

                      As for St.Augustine I see that...."Our Florida Straight bourbon is made from a mash bill of 60% Florida corn, 22% barley, and 18% Florida wheat, and aged a minimum of three years." Three years is a little on the young side for me. I like that it's barrel proof, I don't like that it's mixed and not small batch or single barrel.

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                        So the wife was feeling generous when she went out for wine today and brought me back these two. Never tried them before so I'm Looking forward to giving them a taste this weekend.


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                        • Destro
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                          The double oaked is a solid offering by woodford. Good stuff. Let us know how the other one goes.
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