Getting Eagle Rare has been impossible to purchase, that’s why I will only sip on it on rare occasions like when Nebraska winning a Football or Basketball game.
Templeton is good. But It is sourced from MPG, not that there is anything wrong with that.
If you’ve never heard of MPG, they are pretty fascinating. They are the biggest distillery in the nation and they will sell their liquor to bottlers who put their label and story on it. The Bob Dylan whiskeys are a good example.
That’s what Templeton did and why they had to change their label from “Prohibition Recipe” to “The good stuff”. They made up a story about prohibition and said their whiskey was made in Iowa, when they really bought it from MPG in Indiana.
It’s amazing how many whiskeys come from MPG (Angels Envy, Templeton, etc). Take a look at the label sometime and notice how many come from there. Also notice how some will say bottled in ........., that’s usually a dead giveaway it was actually distilled somewhere like MPG.
How did a distillery in Lawrenceburg that everybody still calls “Seagram’s” come to be the source of the best rye whiskey in America, and a helluva lot of good bourbon, too? It starts with the water—and the expertise of master distiller Greg Metze. Where it ends no one knows.www.cincinnatimagazine.com
MPG has started bottling their own whiskey and they have a bourbon called “Eight and Sand”. Pick it up if you see it. It is affordable and really good.
In a previous life I sold industrial equipment to MGP. Pretty neat place. They didn’t pretty well during covid between alcohol and hand sanitizer.
Very cool. Did you go to the facilities or a cooperate type headquarters? They also have a facility in Atchison, KS of all places.
Buffalo Trace is my favorite as well. Unfortunately, here in PA, with our absurd State run monopoly of liquor stores they can never seem to keep it in stock. Always sells out fast.Buffalo Trace is my favorite now and getting harder to purchase.. Can’t go wrong with Maker’s
Some more expensive bourbons that are very good are ANGELs Envy 43.3 alcohol and Eagle Rare..
In Nebraska the problem isn't the stores, it's the distributor. Monopoly and mafia type. Hard to get a lot of stuff and go across state line......boom. they've got it. WthBuffalo Trace is my favorite as well. Unfortunately, here in PA, with our absurd State run monopoly of liquor stores they can never seem to keep it in stock. Always sells out fast.