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Flaviar online whiskey & spirits club- we both get a free bottle!

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  • glitchy
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    I would agree with your description. I would buy it locally if it was $30ish, but not for $44 when I can get Four Roses or Bulleit for 20-30. I like it just fine, it was really smooth. Probably the best of the samplers too, the Few was pretty good though, but the scotch smelled like kerosene to me and tasted slightly better.

  • Huskee
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    Has any one of you guys/gals who's joined and gotten the free Breckenridge bourbon had a chance to try it and want to share your thoughts on it? Curious. Everyone I know who's tried it says it's really good, maybe not $44-good, but good. Definitely free-good. A touch on the smooth side for me.

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  • Huskee
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    But yeah, they're a business and there's only so much markup they can put on spirits, since they don't stock them all themselves....so they gotsta make their money somewhere. I think the kits are steep too so I only get the ones included with my renewals. It's a personal choice whether what you get is worth it, like anything. I don't pay for cable and I laugh when others pay $120/month to watch commercials. Bkhuna

  • Huskee
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    ...and a coaster! Lol Bkhuna

  • Bkhuna
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    My shipments have averaged 2 weeks.

    Three shots of booze for 30-35 dollars? Those are Disney prices.

  • Huskee
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    Originally posted by Bkhuna View Post
    I find it's not really worth the money and the shipping is excruciatingly slow. The tasting kits are to expensive. The shipping is excruciatingly slow. I paid for the full year and won't renew when it's up.
    I hear you. Shipping can be slow but sometimes it's 5 days, you just never know. It depends on what you order and which local supplier they use to fulfill your order and hwo quick they are. My BIL & I ordered the exact same bottles on the same day and his took 5 days and mine took 2 weeks, he lives 10 miles from me.

    What's nice about it is every 3 months you pay $60 and you get a $30-35 tasting kit free, free shipping (~$15) on any sized order every month, and with my link you (and I) get a free $44 bottle. So you get over your $60 back essentially, at least for the first 3 month term, and you learn a lot if you try new things. I don't buy the tasting kits, I just get one every 3 months at renewal for free. My orders of impossible-to-find-locally bottles and free shipping make my remaining $25-30 investment (after the tasting kit) worth it. But it's not for everyone.

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  • Huskee
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    Thank you!

  • glitchy
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    I signed up last night for 3 months. I figured it's worth one shot with a bottle included for $60. I'll re-evaluate before it renews, taking Bkhuna's feedback into consideration. I did use your link Huskee.
    Last edited by glitchy; September 9th, 2019, 05:48 PM.

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  • Bkhuna
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    I find it's not really worth the money and the shipping is excruciatingly slow. The tasting kits are to expensive. The shipping is excruciatingly slow. I paid for the full year and won't renew when it's up.

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  • Thunder77
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    Totally agree. It has a nice nose, and just a bit of burn on the tongue.

  • Huskee
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    While lately I tend to favor more 50% ABV (100 proof) and up whiskeys, I really do like Breckenridge too. It has a young taste, but not harsh at all. Creamy, well rounded and smooth. Very friendly.

  • Thunder77
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    I received my bottle of Breckenridge on Friday. I’m not particularly interested in bourbon, but I really liked the Breckenridge. A lot.
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  • Huskee
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    Grafx365 That's great! My wife & I love whiskey, Scotch, gin, tequila, you name it, and we've found at least 2 or 3 from each category from their tasting kits that we'd never heard of and we've never seen for sale locally that we love. It can be disappointing when something you want isn't in stock, but it's made up for when you discover something you love that you otherwise wouldn't have known about.

  • Grafx365
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    Thanks for the link. :-) just signed up. My wife is so thrilled! I owe you one.
    Last edited by Grafx365; September 8th, 2019, 04:09 PM. Reason: Just to say that I followed the link.

  • Grafx365
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    Since the both of us (wife and I) enjoy whiskey, you know it. My wife loved the idea of it, so away I go.

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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

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Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer

A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

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The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

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PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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