2017 End of the Year Bottles: Louis XIII de Remy Martin and Remy Martin XO

This year, Flight Club has selected Louis XIII de Remy Martin and Remy Martin XO as the 2017 End-of-the-Year Bottles (EOTYB).

For Flight Club, the origins of this year-end special event lie with this bottle, and so its selection is of special significance for us. Each month, our club hosts tastings consisting of four or five themed spirits, obtainable within a budget of around $300-$400 total. But those bottles that average $100 are a far cry from some of the high-end spirits that we have each dreamed of trying. Louis XIII became an example for our club of that illusive bottle that always remained outside our price ranges (sometimes $400 or more a pour, and the price of a bottle doubling over the past decade). Three years ago, we set out a plan to try some of these exceptional, rare or otherwise noteworthy bottles:  through a change in our Bylaws, our Members now allocate money each month to make a once-a-year tasting like this happen.

Previous selection have included a 2011 (Stitzel-Weller) Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year and the Port Ellen 36 Year Old 1979 – Xtra Old Particular from the Douglas Laing bottling house. This year, we elected to source a bottle of Louis XIII, and found one at auction out of the United Kingdom.

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End of the Year Bottle Party

On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Flight Club hosted its annual “End of the Year Bottle Party.”  The event serves as the culmination for the 2016 Club Year.

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2016 End of the Year Bottles: Pappy Van Winkle 20-year (2011) and Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year

Pappy Van Winkle

Flight Club has selected a 2011 bottling of 20-Year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon as the 2016 End of the Year Bottle (EOYB).  A brief overview of the 20 Year Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve bourbon can be found here:  http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/whiskey/family-reserve-20-year/.

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Gentlemen devoted to the finest.