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Local grocery had Eagle Rare for $31.99, which sounds great until you tack on an extra $10 in WA state taxes. Nevertheless, I bought 3. One or two may be Xmas presents.  Also, upon the recommendation of a friend, I picked up a Widow Jane Decadence 10-year bourbon for an obscene price. But I justify it to myself, saying that it'll last a lot longer than a bottle of wine at the same price.

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Well first off good deal on the Eagle Rare ever with the 10 for tax.  Our prices are through the roof here.  Closer to 70+ per bottle plus sales tax.

I presume that was the 10 year?

Never pulled the trigger on the Widow.  Seems a little pricey and I've read some mixed reviews.

Yes, it was the 10-year Eagle Rare. The Widow Jane Decadence is finished in maple syrup barrels. I've had maple syrup finished in bourbon barrels before, but never the opposite, so it should be interesting. My friends says, "It's a Belgian waffle in a glass."

Last night at Thanksgiving dinner, I opened some recent acquisitions.

Springbank 12 Cask Strength (Batch 23) - One of my absolute favorite scotches.

New Riff 6 YO Malted Rye - The 100% malted rye adds pronounced honey notes to its more mellow version of rye spiciness.

Maker's Mark BRT-02 LE - Brought this back from a trip to the Bourbon Trail earlier this month, and one of the best Maker's I've had.  This one has a darker chocolate/caramel profile and not overtly sweet.  Also have the BRT-01 that I haven't opened yet that is supposed to be on the brighter, sweeter side as it comes from the top of the rickhouse (hotter part) rather than the bottom like the 02.  These should start showing up soon in most states (not in FL yet) at $60-70 and a nice 109 proof point.

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Maker's Mark BRT-02 LE - Brought this back from a trip to the Bourbon Trail earlier this month, and one of the best Maker's I've had.  This one has a darker chocolate/caramel profile and not overtly sweet.  Also have the BRT-01 that I haven't opened yet that is supposed to be on the brighter, sweeter side as it comes from the top of the rickhouse (hotter part) rather than the bottom like the 02.  These should start showing up soon in most states (not in FL yet) at $60-70 and a nice 109 proof point.

I've been on the lookout for the BRT-01, but haven't seen it yet in my area. Did open the Decadence last night. The maple is subtle, but there. Takes a few minutes in the glass to open up, then you really get the maple on the nose.

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