Every day we’re getting very close to our goal. By this point I can say goals. If you haven’t kept up, keep in mind that we have one main goal, and that is Eagle Rare 17. After that we have added to it any member of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. So if we happen to get George T Stagg, William Larue Weller, Sazerac 18 or Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, we’d be more than happy. Our goal is that we get as many bottles as possible of that collection. We also want to get our hands on Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year and 23 Year. But it all is less than our original goal: Eagle Rare 17.
Week seventeen was great. We got some good information, some new whiskey and a few solid beers. We walk in and only [David] is there that week. He meets us in the whiskey aisle and we talk a bit. He seems to be the only guy working there that day. He tells us that [Steve]’s out celebrating his dad’s birthday. After a little, [David] has to go back to the front to man the register, but still breaks off to get us a few beers that Trevor asks about.
We get the remaining Dry Dock Vanilla Porters they have left, a bottle of Pliny the Elder, and an Avery Rumkin Ale and another coffee stout. As we’re grabbing everything, [David] says, “You guys don’t have to buy so much, we already got you down for the Buffalo Trace bottles.” What an encouraging confirmation. We’ve pretty much have it in the bag. Lifts the spirits quite a bit, no pun intended. We let [David] know we are still going to support their fine establishment nonetheless.
It’s been a fun journey but we don’t plan on stopping when we get what we originally want. We’ll find new goals to achieve. We grab a bottle of Brenne French Single Malt for kicks, buy the goods, shake hands, and walk out.
- We got to support the liquor store with our wallets (a good few expensive beers and a decently priced whiskey)
- Received confirmation that we are definitely getting bottles of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (which still haven’t come out yet)
- Building continuous (and intended to be long lasting) rapport with the store manager
- Looked darn good doing it
- One day closer
Till next time.
In the meantime, please feel free to Contact Us (we love talking about whiskey) or check out our Whiskey Reviews – Along The Way section. We are pulling a few more reviews out soon. We realize it’s been a while. Thanks to those of you who are cheering us on. We’re gonna get to our first goal soon!