Another week of small but good progress. One step closer to Eagle Rare 17, even if it’s just one day closer to the release date. It is a very short visit this week. Not much to dilly dally about.
We come in and [Steve] is there. He’s definitely got time for us as it was a Wednesday night but he finishes up at the register and comes our way. He asks what we’re looking for this week. We tell him we’re looking for ryes. I myself have been into ryes lately and wanted to expand my selection. He points out a good few and we joke around a bit. We bring up Pappy and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and if he’s got any inside information.
“Your guess is as good as mine,” he says. Should be mid November. That’s too bad that our goal was by the end of October but it’s not too big a deal. In terms of our state distribution, we’ll be getting it when it comes around and no later.
He points out Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye. He’s like, “Did you know Russell’s Reserve makes ryes? It’s really good.” I’m intrigued. Then he pardons himself to go to the back. “I got another one you might like,” he says. [Steve] comes back with Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey. He tells us it is somewhat hard to find and should be great. We take that too.
We finish off at the counter and shake hands. As we’re on our way out, he says, “I’ll keep you up to date with the big bottles when they come in”. We thank him deeply and head out.
- We supported the shop with two solid bottles of rye whiskey
- We got to ask about their upcoming big bottles and get told we’re definitely in the loop (we kinda already knew that but confirmation is nice)
- We keep building that rapport
- We are one day closer to our goals – it’s only a matter of time now
Thanks for reading. Till next time, feel free to check out our Whiskey Reviews – Along The Way section. Hopefully we’ll get some up soon including Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye 10 Year and Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey.
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