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(Some Guy)   You want bourbon, you want scotch, your want beer? Forget about it, high-end makers are running low on booze that takes years to make because of the pandemic   (headtopics.com) divider line
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781 clicks; posted to Business » on 28 Jan 2022 at 9:35 AM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-28 8:45:02 AM  
The cheap stuff is fine, thanks.
 
2022-01-28 9:07:50 AM  
Gin it is then.
 
2022-01-28 9:37:35 AM  
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2022-01-28 9:37:43 AM  
They're not running low.  They just want to raise prices enormously.
 
2022-01-28 9:45:16 AM  

chrisco123: They're not running low.  They just want to raise prices enormously.


If demand doubled and it takes 4 - 12 years to make something they will have a supply issue they can't quickly adjust for.
 
2022-01-28 9:45:50 AM  

KarmicDisaster: The cheap stuff is fine, thanks.


Bought me a 40 oz bottle of Bells yesterday. It's "medicinal" scotch only - not for guests.
Gonna self-medicate tonight, I tell ya!
 
2022-01-28 10:11:22 AM  
Ooohhhh, I was HOPING we'd have a moonshine n' bootlegging era in my lifetime!
 
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2022-01-28 10:12:43 AM  
Well as stocks go down prices will just go way way up.
I'm glad I'm not a huge drinker, when I find something I like I buy a few bottles, which is usually enough to last me an extremely long time.
 
2022-01-28 10:27:53 AM  
EVERYBODY PANIC

/everybody, chill. 🥃
 
2022-01-28 10:28:36 AM  

KarmicDisaster: The cheap stuff is fine, thanks.


Especially in the bourbon market they're getting ridiculous with some labels.  My wife and I have some good sipping stuff but I'm glad we both have things we like to drink that don't breat $40.  Which I find funny because 20 years ago all there was in most places was Jack, Jim and Turkey.  And charging more than $50 was getting greedy.
 
2022-01-28 10:33:50 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Especially in the bourbon market they're getting ridiculous with some labels.  My wife and I have some good sipping stuff but I'm glad we both have things we like to drink that don't breat $40.  Which I find funny because 20 years ago all there was in most places was Jack, Jim and Turkey.  And charging more than $50 was getting greedy.


I remember when Elijah Craig 12-year was a dollar a year. Bottles sold for $11.99 and were dusty sitting on the shelves. It was maybe 2014 (?) when the bourbon boom was going so well that the 12-year age statement moved to the back of the label in smaller print. Then maybe 2016 (?) when the age statement was removed and it's been said EC is now "8-9 years average" unless you are getting a single barrel where the label can state exactly how long it has been aged.
 
2022-01-28 10:53:54 AM  
Call up the mega distillery in Indiana that supplies your local artisanal distillery that just opened 6 months ago with their 12 year aged bourbon.
 
2022-01-28 10:56:54 AM  
DNRTFA but I haven't been able to find Blanton's in a long time
 
2022-01-28 11:24:11 AM  

johnny_vegas: DNRTFA but I haven't been able to find Blanton's in a long time


You need to leave your house.
 
2022-01-28 11:25:35 AM  

phoenix352: Call up the mega distillery in Indiana that supplies your local artisanal distillery that just opened 6 months ago with their 12 year aged bourbon.


...right?! So tired of that bullshiat. The worst part? It's not the fault of ingredient distilleries like MGP. It's the fault of bullshiat brands like Whistle Pig, which happily used MGP's rye & didn't tell you.

Luckily, now that the cat's out of the bag, it's cheaper just to buy MGP brands directly - they bought out Luxco last year, so all your cheap bourbon needs can be satisfied directly by the distiller, and they're spinning up their new brand, Ross & Squibb.
 
2022-01-28 11:26:58 AM  

wrenchboy: johnny_vegas: DNRTFA but I haven't been able to find Blanton's in a long time

You need to leave your house.


I am trying but your mom's insatiable
 
2022-01-28 11:35:32 AM  
I have an unopened bottle of Don Julio 1942 at home. I'll take a picture and sell it as an NFT for $800. Then I'll sell the actual bottle for $300.
 
2022-01-28 11:43:38 AM  
A good boozer is always ready to drink whatever's available.

I'm normally a whisky guy, but if I have to switch to vodak mixed with tasty things for a while, I'll manage. I happen to like vermouth.
 
2022-01-28 11:45:05 AM  

FormlessOne: phoenix352: Call up the mega distillery in Indiana that supplies your local artisanal distillery that just opened 6 months ago with their 12 year aged bourbon.

...right?! So tired of that bullshiat. The worst part? It's not the fault of ingredient distilleries like MGP. It's the fault of bullshiat brands like Whistle Pig, which happily used MGP's rye & didn't tell you.

Luckily, now that the cat's out of the bag, it's cheaper just to buy MGP brands directly - they bought out Luxco last year, so all your cheap bourbon needs can be satisfied directly by the distiller, and they're spinning up their new brand, Ross & Squibb.


I've had some Clyde May that was pretty good too but the aged stuff gets a little harder to put down the money for.
 
2022-01-28 11:49:54 AM  
The world is so desperate that Crown Royal is running low? That is actually notable. I'm not mad, I'm impressed. Canadian Whiskey is gar-bahge except for 40 creek imo.

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2022-01-28 11:58:37 AM  
I have a bathtub, a jug, a cork, and some hose. I'll live.
 
2022-01-28 12:15:31 PM  
Grain to glass, you can get beer in less than 3 weeks.
 
2022-01-28 12:27:52 PM  

oldfarthenry: KarmicDisaster: The cheap stuff is fine, thanks.

Bought me a 40 oz bottle of Bells yesterday. It's "medicinal" scotch only - not for guests.
Gonna self-medicate tonight, I tell ya!


Only 40oz?  What are you going to do for tomorrow??
 
2022-01-28 12:49:49 PM  

KarmicDisaster: The cheap stuff is fine, thanks.


This. My sense of taste is not a strongsuit. I can't really tell a significant difference between mid and top shelf stuff. Not talking about the gasoline in plastic jugs that college kids buy.
 
2022-01-28 12:56:42 PM  
What out for the labels -12yr Scotch becomes 12mo Scotch.
 
2022-01-28 1:36:39 PM  

phoenix352: Call up the mega distillery in Indiana that supplies your local artisanal distillery that just opened 6 months ago with their 12 year aged bourbon.


Backbone is unapologetic about buying from MGP:

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They cherry pick some barrels, truck it south to age it some more in Kentucky, and then bottle it uncut and unfiltered.

The bottles I've had are great.
 
2022-01-28 1:37:02 PM  

KarmicDisaster: The cheap stuff is fine, thanks.


And it will taste even better when they put it in the more expensive bottles.
 
2022-01-28 1:37:42 PM  

phoenix352: Call up the mega distillery in Indiana that supplies your local artisanal distillery that just opened 6 months ago with their 12 year aged bourbon.


That shiat pisses me off to no end. A "local" distillery in my state uses 10+ year MGP, Barton, or Dickel for their distiller reserve bottles. No where on the back is there a whisper of where the booze actually came from. Completely dishonest in my eyes.
 
2022-01-28 2:22:21 PM  
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Irish people try Cheap vs Expensive alcohol.
In case I ever have more money than sense.
 
2022-01-28 3:08:13 PM  
This is why I grab a bottle of something almost every time wifey goes to the liquor store for wine. (Yes, I'm in NY, where wine and spirits are only sold in dedicated stores)
 
2022-01-28 3:37:35 PM  
It's Diageo, who gives a shiat
 
2022-01-28 4:03:03 PM  
What takes years is barrel aging, which you can do quickly at home with less-aged booze and a jewellery cleaner.

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2022-01-28 5:37:07 PM  

surrounded by assholes: A "local" distillery in my state uses 10+ year MGP, Barton, or Dickel for their distiller reserve bottles. No where on the back is there a whisper of where the booze actually came from. Completely dishonest in my eyes.


Find one of those class action lawsuit firms. You could be the person in the lawsuit that gets paid a couple ten thousand after the lawyers get a million (and all other customers get a $2 coupon toward another bottle at retail price).
 
2022-01-28 5:43:03 PM  
Honestly, I don't drink tequila and only drink whisky mixed - which translates to "give me whatever that is in the plastic bottle".

As for Subby's beer comment, I'm actually close to Stone's Richmond brewery.  I can be there in the morning if they start running slow.
 
2022-01-28 5:55:07 PM  
Proper Bourbon takes 4 years to age. Anything older is gilding the lily.
 
2022-01-28 7:43:47 PM  

Another Government Employee: Proper Bourbon takes 4 years to age. Anything older is gilding the lily.


For single malt scotch, I prefer at least 10 years in the cask. Less than that and the flavor is overwhelmed by the Mountain Dew.
 
2022-01-29 6:07:04 PM  
I'd rather have Bourbon than Scotch.

/More flavor, please
 
2022-01-29 7:38:27 PM  
Just got back from the liquor store. I was saddened to see that they are now limiting my preferred brand of tequila to two bottles, and they only had 750ml, not the 1l that I prefer.
 
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