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by Leonard Taylor
January 22nd, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Newbie Intro Sun Break Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: Newbie Intro Sun Break Wines

These wines are beautiful. And David is great.
by Leonard Taylor
December 23rd, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I just tried the Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof and was blown away. I haven't had JD since college days so I was completely surprised by this. A friend said it was Banana Bread in a glass and I totally agree. It is a little hot and for me a small clear cube does wonders. $70 and worth every...
by Leonard Taylor
December 21st, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Is it just me, or is the whiskey / bourbon market totally overheated, with far too many new offerings in market (or coming) and many at prices that are too high? It's just nuts. On weekends there are lines around the stores that begin 4-5 hours before they open. People are stalking delivery trucks ...
by Leonard Taylor
December 19th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Yes. All day. It’s great.
by Leonard Taylor
December 15th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

BTW Leonard, the Belle Meade website says that they no longer bottle the Reserve at cask strength but instead blend down to 108.3% and label it as simply "Reserve" which they say is the "sweet spot". Their single barrel is bottled at cask strength. Thanks Kelly. I will have to l...
by Leonard Taylor
December 15th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike and my quoting was showing up weird. Anyway, Mike, please let us know what you think of the Belle Meade Reserve. You don't know me but I bought a bottle of Belle Meade reserve this past Monday for the first time. And I can tell you it has become one of my favorites. It is so complex with overw...
by Leonard Taylor
December 14th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mini wine kits with snacks - 'box' happy hours - anyone know of them?
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Mini wine kits with snacks - 'box' happy hours - anyone know of them?

I thought this was fantastic and fun. Thoroughly enjoyed it. My futures purchase is in and I joined the Wolfpack Club.
by Leonard Taylor
December 10th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike and my quoting was showing up weird. Anyway, Mike, please let us know what you think of the Belle Meade Reserve. You don't know me but I bought a bottle of Belle Meade reserve this past Monday for the first time. And I can tell you it has become one of my favorites. It is so complex with overw...
by Leonard Taylor
December 10th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

The bourbon exchange is a scam
by Leonard Taylor
December 9th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kelly Walker wrote: December 9th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Leonard Taylor wrote: December 9th, 2020, 2:52 pm Eagle Rare also!!!!
10?
10 bottles? Hell yeah! The regular ER is a 10 year old bourbon. That's the one. I would kill for the 17. It's in the lottery. But it's Eagle Rare Rare
by Leonard Taylor
December 9th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Eagle Rare also!!!!
by Leonard Taylor
December 9th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Leonard, where are you located in NC? If I run across a few bottles of EHTSMB, I'll let you know. I received the email for the Mecklenburg County lottery on Saturday. The lottery includes the EHT Single Barrel this year. I laughed. Funny stuff. James James, I am just outside of Charlotte. Man, I wo...
by Leonard Taylor
December 9th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Can't help myself - when at Target, I have to pick up at least on E.H. Taylor Small Batch at $42.99. Good bourbon at a great price. I am sure you take this for granted and I'm happy for you. In NC you never see this. Or unless you are at the store when the delivery truck comes you never get a chanc...
by Leonard Taylor
December 9th, 2020, 4:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Can't help myself - when at Target, I have to pick up at least on E.H. Taylor Small Batch at $42.99. Good bourbon at a great price. I am sure you take this for granted and I'm happy for you. In NC you never see this. Or unless you are at the store when the delivery truck comes you never get a chanc...
by Leonard Taylor
December 7th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Thanks Adam. I haven't all the offerings from Mitchner but I love the small batch bourbon and single barrel rye. Almost hoping I don't get picked for this one. I would rather have something to drink instead of something to sell.
by Leonard Taylor
December 7th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Our local county, state owned, ABC is having an email lottery. One of the bottles is 25 year Mitchner's Bourbon (Single Barrel I assume). Selling for MFSRP $1,000. Is this worth it? I am seeing secondary pricing on Wine Searcher for over $5,000. True??
by Leonard Taylor
December 4th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Chimere
Replies: 19
Views: 1428

Re: 2018 Chimere

I have one available. Pick up in Charlotte only.
by Leonard Taylor
November 17th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 6939

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Just tasted the 2019 Diochon Old Vines and it blew me away. $24
by Leonard Taylor
October 4th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kelly Walker wrote: October 3rd, 2020, 7:17 pm A few friends over for some rotisserie chicken.

My favorite Weller was the Antique.

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I like rotisserie chicken
by Leonard Taylor
September 30th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 194
Views: 12109

Re: Cayuse is Live

Long time lurker, first time poster... Signed up 6/25/2012 Made it 9/28/2020 Allocated: 3 x 2019 En Cerise 3 x 2019 Callioux Put in for pretty much everything on the waitlist...but not holding my breath there. Assume you mean wish list and not wait list. They did not grant any wish list wines to an...
by Leonard Taylor
September 30th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 194
Views: 12109

Re: Cayuse is Live

Long time lurker, first time poster... Signed up 6/25/2012 Made it 9/28/2020 Allocated: 3 x 2019 En Cerise 3 x 2019 Callioux Put in for pretty much everything on the waitlist...but not holding my breath there. Assume you mean wish list and not wait list. They did not grant any wish list wines to an...
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

That's funny Tony. If you ask me I find Eagle Rare 10 year incredible and very hard to beat for a daily drinker. Around $30 IIRC. My tastes just cannot justify spending over $100 for anything. It is mostly just hype and demand from trophy hunters after that. There are some people that spend ridiculo...
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sherwin Family Winery Burns
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Sherwin Family Winery Burns

More bad news:Dear Friends, We are heartbroken to share the news that our winery burned to the ground yesterday. But, rest assured, we will rebuild and be there for you. We still have wine and we are still in business, so all is not lost. Thank you all for your loyalty and incredible support. It mea...
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 194
Views: 12109

Re: Cayuse is Live

Jeff_D wrote: September 25th, 2020, 4:23 pm Goose egg on wish list. Was hoping to at least get En Chamberlin Syrah, figured would get lucky in this crazy year.
Did you get an email indicating you did not get any wish list wines? I wish listed several but I have heard nothing about it from Cayuse.
by Leonard Taylor
September 29th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Nice score. You need to find an auction site, stat :D What is the secondary market price? $80-100+. The more recent releases have received stellar reviews from folks, so they may be more desirable at auction. The first couple of releases were panned. The Bottle Blue Book value is $100-120. I have f...
by Leonard Taylor
September 17th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Been drinking Four Roses Single Barrel. Really enjoying it. Distinctively different profile then the Small Batch which I find has a sweeter note on the finnish. Didn't know you were into bourbon. I got it bad. I highly recommend you go to Frugal's and get the Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series. It ...
by Leonard Taylor
August 19th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco
Replies: 14
Views: 3441

Re: My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco

Well to me it’s like telling your wine club members f*ck Off. Which is what I’m doing.
by Leonard Taylor
August 19th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco
Replies: 14
Views: 3441

My Favorite Neighbor @ Costco

Saw the 2017 today at Costco in Charlotte for $50. I looked up what I paid directly from the winery via the club $95 with shipping.
by Leonard Taylor
August 15th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Clear Ice
Replies: 40
Views: 3931

Re: Clear Ice

the very best method we've found is the partial or directional freezing method. we bought a cheap Coleman cooler, fill it with water, stick it in the freezer, and let it freeze most of the way, but not completely. it freezes from the top down, all the impurities in the water stay in the water as th...
by Leonard Taylor
June 14th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Steven King wrote: June 14th, 2020, 5:13 am
Leonard Taylor wrote: June 11th, 2020, 3:30 am Anyone try the Knob Creek 15 just released? Worth it?
From the description, had to buy. Not tasted yet tho
Good to hear from you Steven. Hope you are well. My son picked up one for me in Greenville, SC but he hasn't delivered it yet. I love KC though.
by Leonard Taylor
June 11th, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Anyone try the Knob Creek 15 just released? Worth it?
by Leonard Taylor
June 10th, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Just got this today and first time tasting. The color is incredibly dark. The nose is brooding caramel, bananas, some slight smoke, vanilla bean. Palate is just amazing chestnut, caramel, mouth coating vanilla. A bit hot on the nose and somewhat on the tongue but with a t...
by Leonard Taylor
June 8th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

OK. Back up now but it was definitely down for a while here. Thanks.
by Leonard Taylor
June 8th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Cellar Tracker Down?

Just tried logging on and Bad Gateway. Anyone else having issues?
by Leonard Taylor
May 20th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Just got an Old Forester Single Barrel made just for our county and the local bourbon club. 250 bottles made. Incredible.
by Leonard Taylor
May 19th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 3L & Larger....
Replies: 33
Views: 2040

Re: Storing 3L & Larger....

I've had one for probably close to 20 years and it is just standing tall.
by Leonard Taylor
April 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Sun Break Wines: Whole Cluster or De-stemmed? Taste the difference; 20% discounts + free shipping

Our little local wine club just did a limited zoom virtual tasting with David. Thank you so much for joining us for this David. It was very informative and fun. These wines are very good and I highly recommend them. They are definitely worth the investment.
by Leonard Taylor
April 16th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6381

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Bill, This is off topic but can you tell me when the Berserker Day wines will ship?
by Leonard Taylor
March 31st, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3666

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

John Peacock wrote: March 31st, 2020, 3:48 pm
Leonard Taylor wrote: March 31st, 2020, 12:58 pm Wow. Mystery wine is 2008 pinot from Willamette Valley. Didn't even know it existed.
I'm pretty sure it is Chehalem Mountains fruit, I think they traded pinot noir grapes for syrah.
Thanks John. Is this a one time thing for Gramercy? I am just astounded that they made a pinot.
by Leonard Taylor
March 31st, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3666

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

Wow. Mystery wine is 2008 pinot from Willamette Valley. Didn't even know it existed.
by Leonard Taylor
March 29th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rivers Marie Platt Vineyard PN 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 811

TN: Rivers Marie Platt Vineyard PN 2018

I could have easily rated this 100. I only got one bottle and couldn't wait to try it. Explosive nose jumps out of the glass. Dark as night. Probably would never guess pinot just on the looks. On the palate there is a good dose of oak, sweet vanilla, intense blackberry, incredibly complex, you just ...
by Leonard Taylor
March 27th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower and No Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 1935

Re: Horsepower and No Girls

Opened a 2013 Horsepower Sur Echalas Syrah last night. Two hour decant. It is incredibly funky. Read stinks. No fruit, olive brine, raw meat, bitterness. I don't know how this gets so much love but I understand different palates. To each his own. My wife wouldn't drink it and demanded I open up some...
by Leonard Taylor
March 26th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 4133

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

Jim F wrote: March 26th, 2020, 10:18 am There are more deals out there than in the linked list. Keenan 20%. Seavey I think had free shipping. Howell Mountain vintners and growers association has a list of specials. And more......
I am not seeing the 20% discount on Keenan's website. Do you have to be in the club to get that?
by Leonard Taylor
March 20th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I just don't see how you can beat the 1920. Damn, it is incredible.
by Leonard Taylor
March 10th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse weekend pickup party April, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Cayuse weekend pickup party April, 2020

This is truly a shame. I have attended this event for the past ten years. I feel sorry for all the other wineries, restaurants, B&B's, Uber Drivers that will lose out because of this.
by Leonard Taylor
March 4th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Salt Lake City
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Salt Lake City

Just returned also and a shout out to Pallet and HSL. Great food and reasonable corkage. HSL is quite loud however.
by Leonard Taylor
March 4th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234937

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sorry if this is a dumb question. Is ETL distributed once a year in the fall or is it distributed regularly throughout the year like Blantons? I see Blantons about once a month but never come across ETL. Thanks for any info. Neither one is ever seen in NC. If you are at the store the minute the tru...
by Leonard Taylor
February 26th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3834

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

just moved everything from Chubb to Pure , saving 10% Do you mind sharing what your premium is with Pure based on the percentage to your wine value? Mine is with Pure on a separate rider and my premium is .006% of my wine value. But the value they are using is quite a bit higher that the community ...
by Leonard Taylor
February 26th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3834

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

just moved everything from Chubb to Pure , saving 10% Do you mind sharing what your premium is with Pure based on the percentage to your wine value? Mine is with Pure on a separate rider and my premium is .006% of my wine value. But the value they are using is quite a bit higher that the community ...
by Leonard Taylor
February 26th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 71
Views: 3834

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

One is really best off to get the whole package (including homeowners) from one carrier. Chubb, Pure, and a couple other do this. It is hard to do one off and then I always worry about the actual coverage when needed. As noted above Chubb is great on a claim. I have used Chubb and now use Pure who ...

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