Get ’em before they’re gone…

A friend of mine knows that I just started collecting whiskey, mostly bourbon, and evidently decided to become an enabler. Up until a couple of months ago, I was more of a buy a bottle, drink that bottle, then maybe try something else kind of guy.

He was kind enough to send me this link – I was grateful and afraid at the same time.

I have since added 3 of the bottles from that page to the collection (Wild Turkey Master’s Keep, Jim Beam Signature Craft Quarter Cask and Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 2015: 1838 Style White Corn). I ordered a bottle of the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric for that friend as a birthday gift, as well.

There are some short tasting notes at the link provided. I will say that I am far from disappointed with any of the three bottles that I’ve purchased. The Jim Beam is especially impressive at <$35 bottle where I live.

Like the article says, when these are all sold, that’s it, so keep an eye out. I’m waffling on a bottle of the Old Forester 2015 Birthday Bourbon, too. It appears to be going for about $250 a bottle right now. I’m on the fence about jumping that far into the pool just yet, thus far the Master’s Keep is my priciest bottle (and completely worth it).


2 thoughts on “Get ’em before they’re gone…

  1. It looks like you have a good start on your collection. Since you’re currently gravitating towards bourbons, allow me to suggest that you try the ‘Whistlepig Old World Straight Rye Whiskey’. This is a 12 yr aged, 86 proof rye, bottled in Vermont. Although it is a rye whiskey, it will drink like an awesome bourbon with some wonderfully sweet and fruity notes that comes from the wine barrel finish. At around $130, it’s a excellent spirit for a collector to have on the shelf, not to mention a good stepping stone to the $250 bottle of Old Forester (although that’s good stuff too). Enjoy your journey!

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  2. Thank you for the suggestion!

    We actually just got a bottle of the Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Rye through a whiskey subscription my wife signed us up for from a place called Cask. We happen to be heading to San Francisco this spring for our 10th anniversary, so we will be swinging into Cask for a visit and a dram or two while we’re there.

    That bottle is now on the short list. I appreciate the help.



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