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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #960 on: June 13, 2018, 11:10:45 AM »

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #961 on: June 13, 2018, 12:01:42 PM »
Just so it isn't lost. Hit the Virgin Bourbon again last night. Very impressed at how good a $13 bottle is served neat.

Is this from the same company as Virgin Airlines/Records? Or something else. I haven't heard of this.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #962 on: June 13, 2018, 12:36:58 PM »
No, Virgin Bourbon is Heaven Hill. I don't believe it appears on their website.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #963 on: June 13, 2018, 09:15:21 PM »
No, Virgin Bourbon is Heaven Hill. I don't believe it appears on their website.

I googled it and it sure looks like a 13$ bottle... monotone green and white label, plain lettering.  Both websites I looked at said it's actually rare to find in the US anymore, the majority gets shipped out.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #964 on: June 13, 2018, 09:33:22 PM »
No, Virgin Bourbon is Heaven Hill. I don't believe it appears on their website.

I googled it and it sure looks like a 13$ bottle... monotone green and white label, plain lettering.  Both websites I looked at said it's actually rare to find in the US anymore, the majority gets shipped out.

You can't get it in Chicago as far as I've searched since the first posting.  I'm even having a hard time finding regular old Heaven Hill...

But I may just walk over to Aldi and pick up some gold medal Scotch.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #965 on: June 14, 2018, 11:44:24 AM »

I googled it and it sure looks like a 13$ bottle... monotone green and white label, plain lettering.  Both websites I looked at said it's actually rare to find in the US anymore, the majority gets shipped out.

It's a black label which looks atrocious. (Photo off the internet.)

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #966 on: June 14, 2018, 11:48:05 AM »
The picture on this website is so pixalated it looks green..

https://distiller.com/spirits/virgin-bourbon-7-year-101

Ironically at least the black looks like Jim Beam or something like that...
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #967 on: June 14, 2018, 11:55:07 AM »
Apparently it has been around a long time. There have been 15yr and 21yr releases.

I pretty much agree with this review:
https://www.connosr.com/virgin-bourbon-7-yo-whisky-review-9833
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #968 on: June 20, 2018, 09:51:07 PM »
So our area has finally received some Blanton's and if I didn't need to finish the darn horse race I would have skipped recent purchases. The distribution has been limited and one local store only got two bottles. Today I decided to see what I could drum up and a neighboring county listed four stores with bottles and out of the three I visited I picked up two. Unfortunately one was a letter I had. Anyway, on the way back I hit a few stores in my county and found another bottle with a letter I needed. When I got home I posted the duplicate letter and then it dawned on my I have a buddy who keeps a stock. He went through and we worked out a trade of his letter for mine. Now we're off to the races.

On another note, opened up Wild Turkey Longbrach. Very smooth with a peppery cinnamon finish. I could not pick out the mesquite last night, but in all fairness we were polishing off the remnants of a Tomahawk Ribeye I grilled on mesquite charcoal so my palate wasn't in tip top shape for picking up subtle flavors. I may hit it again tonight.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #969 on: June 22, 2018, 11:49:14 AM »
I've had Blantons a couple times and really enjoyed it.  I keep saying I'm gonna buy a bottle one of these days but it's a bit spendy.. even if it's "worth it". 
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #970 on: June 22, 2018, 12:27:02 PM »
To me it is all about finishing the horse race at this point. After collecting 3 of the stoppers and seeing the supply dry up I figured why not seek out the other 5. Currently only lacking 2. If the price was $10 less it would be about right IMO.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #971 on: June 22, 2018, 02:32:49 PM »
If the price was $10 less it would be about right IMO.

Or maybe $15 less.  It's one of the first premium bourbons I ever bought.  Didn't know about the race at the time (mid 90s).  It's solid, but over priced for what you get.

I certainly won't turn it down, though.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #972 on: Today at 02:06:23 AM »
I have a plethora of bottles about to kick. WT Longbranch actually grew on me and with a clean palate I can now pick out the Mesquite. If it was $10 less it would be a no brainer, but over $40 makes it a one and probably done. Finished out the fifth of Virgin so I bought a half gallon for $22. I may go pickup a few more at that price so I don't run out. Best value I have seen.

Tomatin 12 Year Single Malt runs $30 on sale and is a bit on the boring side. I prefer Monkey Shoulder over the 12 YR. Just lacks a bit in the complexity department.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #973 on: Today at 02:28:40 AM »
Still wish I could get that Virgin up here.  Need to pick up Monkey Shoulder again --  one of my happiest discoveries of the last year, and I learned about it in this thread. Thanks, somebody.   Now here's my question.  Anybody tried the Jack rye yet?  I mean, I'm not gonna be the Guinea pig. Love rye, not Jack.
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