Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sacramento Sluggers

I tried to put this in sole agent's "Slug me, I'm an idiot" post, but, for the life of me, I couldn't get it to work. Bottles come and bottles go, but I have steadfastly retained possession of these three Sacramento whiskies. Although none are of the much sought after non-air vented type, they are nevertheless rare in their own rite. The Snowflake on the left is the only one that I have personally dug. It, and two others, came from a sidewalk hugging pit in "Grangeville", an area known to produce some of the finest and rarest fifths and flasks. The Hahn was dragged from deep within the"dark hole" of a now deceased collector from along the North Coast, and the Kirk was "silver picked" from the shelves of our very own aph.


  1. OldCutters,
    I sure wouldn't poo-poo those Sacto sluggers. Lets see, the snowflake maybe a dozen examples? The extra J Hahn possibly 6 examples? And the Kirk no more than 5 or 6 examples? I would call those extremely rare & desirable fifths

  2. Concerning the Hahn, my count has two mint examples, and three others with more or less slight issues. I got mine from the late, great, Bernard Parks. He had promised the bottle to me decades ago and, as a true "man of his words", he brought it to me at the Santa Rosa show in the mid 1980s. He could have sold that bottle for 5 times what I paid for it, but that was of no concern to him. Sadly, there are not many of his kind remaining in this hobby.


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