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Title: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Air Weaver on May 03, 2021, 10:48:02 AM
I have no good reason why, but I pulled the trigger and got a bottle of the bourbon. I even got the t-shirt. Not sure if I will ever even open it and drink it. Or at least, it will definitely be saved for some super special occasion TBD.

It's sort of absurd, it's some first world insanity, and yet... I'm in. I'm a woodworker, so I'll probably build a special display case for it.

Anyone else?
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: hunnus2000 on May 03, 2021, 11:44:00 AM
I didn't know there is such a product. Knowing me, I would buy the maximum allowed and it would be gone in a couple of months so 400.00 bucks for 2 bottles of bourbon is a little pricey.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: pg1067 on May 03, 2021, 12:15:04 PM
$200?!

$200?!

Not unless it makes me play guitar like him.

 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: goo-goo on May 03, 2021, 12:48:42 PM
Debating myself if I should get it. I'm more of a beer guy than a whiskey guy so that's why I'm hesitant. Is the Iron Smoke whiskey a good one? Has anybody tried their whiskies?
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: gzarruk on May 03, 2021, 01:42:06 PM
DT has a beer (Barstool) and now JP has a signature bourbon. Things that could only happen with MP out of the band :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: goo-goo on May 03, 2021, 02:18:04 PM
DT has a beer (Barstool) and now JP has a signature bourbon. Things that could only happen with MP out of the band :lol

I ordered a six pack online. It was a decent beer, nothing memorable though.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: RMGadelha on May 03, 2021, 03:42:05 PM
Iron Maiden's beer was the only alcohol with a band's name that I've ever tried. It was alright, but way too overpriced, even for Brazil's ridiculous prices.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Anguyen92 on May 03, 2021, 05:19:08 PM
On a side note, after looking into it, I like the logo of it.

(https://ironsmokedistillery.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/JP_TShirtDesign-3-300x289.png)

(https://ironsmokedistillery.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/IronSmokeRockTheBarrel-Compressed-scaled.jpg)
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: pg1067 on May 03, 2021, 05:42:01 PM
Iron Maiden's beer was the only alcohol with a band's name that I've ever tried. It was alright, but way too overpriced, even for Brazil's ridiculous prices.

I bought four bottles of what I think was the original "Trooper" beer several years ago (at a BevMo store).  I don't remember what it cost, but I don't remember it being out of line with any other beer of that type, and I do recall it being fairly tasty (although I've never gone back for more).  I wanted to get some of the Barstool Warrior, but I lost track of it after the initial marketing push.  Is it still available?
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: OsMosis2259 on May 03, 2021, 05:51:46 PM
I was going to get it but $200 is a bit too much.
I've picked up the Barstool Warrior multiple times at a near by store and it's pretty good. It also wasn't too expensive.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: RMGadelha on May 03, 2021, 05:57:04 PM
Iron Maiden's beer was the only alcohol with a band's name that I've ever tried. It was alright, but way too overpriced, even for Brazil's ridiculous prices.

I bought four bottles of what I think was the original "Trooper" beer several years ago (at a BevMo store).  I don't remember what it cost, but I don't remember it being out of line with any other beer of that type, and I do recall it being fairly tasty (although I've never gone back for more).  I wanted to get some of the Barstool Warrior, but I lost track of it after the initial marketing push.  Is it still available?

Yeah, I believe the original "Trooper" that I tried was a red ale. It was tasty like other red ales I tried, but I paid around 28 Brazilian reais, while I can get the same or even better tasting red ales for less. Again, I can only speak from a Brazilian consumer perspective, but I felt like I was paying more because it was Iron Maiden, but hey, the logo was cool I guess. They now have a session IPA exclusive to the Brazilian market, which I haven't tried yet.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Vmadera00 on May 03, 2021, 07:46:49 PM
Iron Maiden's beer was the only alcohol with a band's name that I've ever tried. It was alright, but way too overpriced, even for Brazil's ridiculous prices.

I tried Megadeth's A Tout Le Monde a few years ago, and it was delicious (for my taste).
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: TAC on May 03, 2021, 07:51:59 PM
I love the Troopers. But that's the kind of beer I like, an English style ale. As PG said, it's priced in line with everything else around here.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: RMGadelha on May 03, 2021, 10:10:53 PM
I love the Troopers. But that's the kind of beer I like, an English style ale. As PG said, it's priced in line with everything else around here.

Oh, I absolutely love English ales. I will try the other Troopers one day if I can find them. I'm glad the prices are fair for y'all, but not over here unfortunately :(
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: nobloodyname on May 03, 2021, 11:25:10 PM
Iron Maiden's beer was the only alcohol with a band's name that I've ever tried. It was alright, but way too overpriced, even for Brazil's ridiculous prices.

I bought four bottles of what I think was the original "Trooper" beer several years ago (at a BevMo store).  I don't remember what it cost, but I don't remember it being out of line with any other beer of that type, and I do recall it being fairly tasty (although I've never gone back for more).  I wanted to get some of the Barstool Warrior, but I lost track of it after the initial marketing push.  Is it still available?

Yeah, I believe the original "Trooper" that I tried was a red ale.

Not really a red ale, more a classic ESB/strong bitter. I thought it was disappointing myself and wouldn't seek it out again. Tried their stout, too, Fear of the Dark. That was disappointing. Lacked body and depth of flavour. Literally gave the remaining seven bottles to my girlfriend (she generally drinks lager and red wine but like to deviates from lager sometimes at the start of a night of partying).

Opeth's beer, through Northern Monk, was pretty disappointing, too. Problem with these band beers, I think, is they try to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

As for JP's bourbon, I suspect it's probably overpriced by about 400%. But they don't ship outside the US so I'll likely never know.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: pg1067 on May 04, 2021, 09:35:14 AM
Yeah, I believe the original "Trooper" that I tried was a red ale. It was tasty like other red ales I tried, but I paid around 28 Brazilian reais, while I can get the same or even better tasting red ales for less. Again, I can only speak from a Brazilian consumer perspective, but I felt like I was paying more because it was Iron Maiden, but hey, the logo was cool I guess. They now have a session IPA exclusive to the Brazilian market, which I haven't tried yet.

At the current exchange rate, that's $5.15 US, which is pretty standard if you're buying a stand-alone pint (and yeah, you're going to pay a bit of a premium for it being Iron Maiden -- depending on where you're buying it).  Out of curiosity, what would a "normal" stand-alone pint cost you?
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Architeuthis on May 04, 2021, 09:37:42 AM
They need to make a affordable "Sterling" version of this bourbon for us blue collar guys, kind of like they did with the Majesty guitars. 
 Didn't have money for the rent, out the door I went.  🎶
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: kingshmegland on May 04, 2021, 10:16:58 AM
$200?!

$200?!

Not unless it makes me play guitar like him.

 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

I was going to try it but $200?!  Yeah, I will pass.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: kirksnosehair on May 04, 2021, 11:24:18 AM
Hey, I'm a collector just like a lot of you and I don't even drink but I'd get this if the price were reasonable just to have it as a souvenir but $200? 


I *might* have done like $75


 
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Skeever on May 04, 2021, 12:37:43 PM
I was into whiskey and Scotch for a couple of years. I drank from a few pretty expensive bottles during that time but nothing where I ever considered buying a bottle that was into the three-figure range. I stopped drinking hard stuff completely aside from rare special occasions so I can't see where this would figure in for me now.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: cramx3 on May 04, 2021, 12:51:47 PM
The Trooper is a solid beer IMO, nothing special but it's good.  A lot of the other band beers I've tried haven't been my thing.  The price, if you can find it in a store, is actually fairly normal, but if you bought it at a concert well, you paid a lot and I know I have done that.

As for this bourbon, I don't drink that so it would purely be for collecting and the price point is just not for me.

To compare, I bought the Slipknot whiskey for $50 or $60 (I can't remember) and I only bought it because they did a free signing of the bottle and picture before their local concert if you bought a bottle, so for that price point I thought it was great value for a collectible item. (also, it was only a couple members of Slipknot, not Corey Taylor).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoM5IaXkAAvdH_?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

So when I think about the price of this bottle, I kind of laugh (unless some aficionado can say the actual bourbon itself is worth the price but it still wouldn't be for me but at least then I could understand the $200)
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: ZirconBlue on May 04, 2021, 01:39:59 PM
For those who may be unaware, the Bourbon market has absolutely exploded in recent years, and there are now a bunch of Bourbon "Collectors" out there driving prices up.  That's likely what's driving the high price of JP's Bourbon.  Too rich for my blood, unfortunately. 
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: TAC on May 04, 2021, 04:40:37 PM
The Trooper is a solid beer IMO, nothing special but it's good.  A lot of the other band beers I've tried haven't been my thing.  The price, if you can find it in a store, is actually fairly normal, but if you bought it at a concert well, you paid a lot and I know I have done that.

As for this bourbon, I don't drink that so it would purely be for collecting and the price point is just not for me.

To compare, I bought the Slipknot whiskey for $50 or $60 (I can't remember) and I only bought it because they did a free signing of the bottle and picture before their local concert if you bought a bottle, so for that price point I thought it was great value for a collectible item. (also, it was only a couple members of Slipknot, not Corey Taylor).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoM5IaXkAAvdH_?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

It's probably the guitar tech and a couple of lighting guys. lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: wolfking on May 04, 2021, 05:53:42 PM
The Trooper is a solid beer IMO, nothing special but it's good.  A lot of the other band beers I've tried haven't been my thing.  The price, if you can find it in a store, is actually fairly normal, but if you bought it at a concert well, you paid a lot and I know I have done that.

As for this bourbon, I don't drink that so it would purely be for collecting and the price point is just not for me.

To compare, I bought the Slipknot whiskey for $50 or $60 (I can't remember) and I only bought it because they did a free signing of the bottle and picture before their local concert if you bought a bottle, so for that price point I thought it was great value for a collectible item. (also, it was only a couple members of Slipknot, not Corey Taylor).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEoM5IaXkAAvdH_?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

So when I think about the price of this bottle, I kind of laugh (unless some aficionado can say the actual bourbon itself is worth the price but it still wouldn't be for me but at least then I could understand the $200)

The expressions of their masks in contrast with your grin is fucking hilarious.  Great photo!   But they could be your next door neighbour for all you know!  :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: wolfking on May 04, 2021, 05:54:18 PM
$200?!

$200?!

Not unless it makes me play guitar like him.

 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

This would cost me over here $260!  No chance in hell.  :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: RMGadelha on May 04, 2021, 10:51:21 PM
Yeah, I believe the original "Trooper" that I tried was a red ale. It was tasty like other red ales I tried, but I paid around 28 Brazilian reais, while I can get the same or even better tasting red ales for less. Again, I can only speak from a Brazilian consumer perspective, but I felt like I was paying more because it was Iron Maiden, but hey, the logo was cool I guess. They now have a session IPA exclusive to the Brazilian market, which I haven't tried yet.

At the current exchange rate, that's $5.15 US, which is pretty standard if you're buying a stand-alone pint (and yeah, you're going to pay a bit of a premium for it being Iron Maiden -- depending on where you're buying it).  Out of curiosity, what would a "normal" stand-alone pint cost you?


I usually pay around 16 for my favorite national beers and even 18 to 25 to some imported beers that I really enjoy, mostly from Germany or Belgium. I believe I paid 35 once for a Weihenstephaner Vitus, but that was much, much better than the Trooper beer, imho, although it was a completely different style. I can understand the fact that I'm paying more because it's Iron Maiden, I just wish the quality was a bit better, but hey, the logo is pretty cool. I might still have the bottle stored somewhere.


Not really a red ale, more a classic ESB/strong bitter. I thought it was disappointing myself and wouldn't seek it out again. Tried their stout, too, Fear of the Dark. That was disappointing. Lacked body and depth of flavour. Literally gave the remaining seven bottles to my girlfriend (she generally drinks lager and red wine but like to deviates from lager sometimes at the start of a night of partying).

Opeth's beer, through Northern Monk, was pretty disappointing, too. Problem with these band beers, I think, is they try to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

As for JP's bourbon, I suspect it's probably overpriced by about 400%. But they don't ship outside the US so I'll likely never know.

Wooooops! My bad, I was sure it was a red ale. It was a long while ago, so thanks for the correct info.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 05, 2021, 08:17:42 AM
I would love to have a bottle, but $200 is too much for me to justify to my wife.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: cramx3 on May 05, 2021, 08:21:35 AM
My coworker collects whiskey so I asked him about this, he actually doesn't think it's a terrible price for collecting, but I'm not entirely sure if this holds value the same way your traditional whiskeys/scotches/bourbons gain value over time.  As in, I don't know if whiskey collectors care about the JP bottle.  My coworker didn't seem interested.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Fritzinger on May 05, 2021, 08:55:04 AM
DT has a beer (Barstool) and now JP has a signature bourbon. Things that could only happen with MP out of the band :lol

Don't forget that JP endorsed stuff to rub into your beard. I don't get the appeal of buying stuff like that. There's world class whiskeys out there for less money and a cool JP logo on a bottle doesn't make the whisky better. And the fact that JP likes Bourbon, beer and has a long beard doesn't change that.
MP on the other hand squeezes every little penny out of his well known name in another way and sells 13 year old hoodies for 100 bucks that were lying around somewhere in a cubbyhole because there were not sold before and are now labeled "very limited".
But if the stuff sells, who am I to tell them how to make their money  ;) I will buy their music on overpriced vinyl editions and that's it. Maybe one day a Majesty once I have enough money for one.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: goo-goo on May 05, 2021, 09:09:29 AM
Is the bottle signed or something?
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: ReaperKK on May 06, 2021, 05:57:21 AM
I wanted to buy a bottle until I saw it was $200, gonna pass. I did recently buy a bottle of Metallica's whiskey "Blackened", that was pretty good whiskey.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 06, 2021, 06:29:21 AM
Is the bottle signed or something?
I don't think so.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Volante99 on May 06, 2021, 09:08:52 PM
Best “band beer” I ever got to try Serpensblod which was brewed in honor of Agalloch at the show I went to, made for them by a local brewery. It was awesome, and like 11% ABV so...after two pints of THAT I wisely chose a taxi cab home.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: ytserush on May 08, 2021, 07:04:39 PM
Not crossing that line.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: MinistroRaven on May 10, 2021, 03:46:06 PM
I'll buy one and get it delivered to MP.

 :lol

j/k
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Lupton on May 10, 2021, 11:55:19 PM
I'll buy one and get it delivered to MP.

 :lol

j/k

He'd probably sign it, then turn around and sell it for $400.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: goo-goo on May 11, 2021, 05:52:37 AM
Seems like it sold out.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: ReaperKK on May 11, 2021, 06:32:25 AM
Seems like it sold out.

Yea it sold out pretty quick it seems, not I'm kind of pissed for not buying it :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: vtgrad on May 12, 2021, 01:28:54 PM
I was waiting until one of you guys gave me the taste profile... the honest taste profile... before I purchased.  Looks like I'll have a long wait for that  :lol

It is first-world insanity for certain.  I was going to sell a bit of ETH to buy it.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Skeever on May 12, 2021, 02:48:12 PM
Looks like it was price appropriately haha
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: cramx3 on May 12, 2021, 02:59:20 PM
I was waiting until one of you guys gave me the taste profile... the honest taste profile... before I purchased.  Looks like I'll have a long wait for that  :lol

It is first-world insanity for certain.  I was going to sell a bit of ETH to buy it.

I think you made the right call on holding the ETH, IMO. 

Looks like it was price appropriately haha

Yeah, I guess so  :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Fiery Winds on May 12, 2021, 09:49:35 PM
Is the bottle signed or something?
I don't think so.

I didn't know this when I bought it a friend shared his recent purchase, but apparently they are all (384 bottles) signed.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Dreamtheater/comments/n9ciga/really_badass_for_jp_to_sign_the_bottles_229384/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Dreamtheater/comments/n9ciga/really_badass_for_jp_to_sign_the_bottles_229384/)
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: goo-goo on May 13, 2021, 04:36:57 AM
Bummer that I didn’t buy one.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: cramx3 on May 13, 2021, 08:42:22 AM
Is the bottle signed or something?
I don't think so.

I didn't know this when I bought it a friend shared his recent purchase, but apparently they are all (384 bottles) signed.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Dreamtheater/comments/n9ciga/really_badass_for_jp_to_sign_the_bottles_229384/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Dreamtheater/comments/n9ciga/really_badass_for_jp_to_sign_the_bottles_229384/)

Oh wow, that is cool.  Did they advertise the signatures?  Certainly makes the price a bit better knowing that.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: ZirconBlue on May 13, 2021, 08:46:49 AM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 13, 2021, 12:05:51 PM
Is the bottle signed or something?
I don't think so.

I didn't know this when I bought it a friend shared his recent purchase, but apparently they are all (384 bottles) signed.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Dreamtheater/comments/n9ciga/really_badass_for_jp_to_sign_the_bottles_229384/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Dreamtheater/comments/n9ciga/really_badass_for_jp_to_sign_the_bottles_229384/)
:tup
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Dublagent66 on May 14, 2021, 07:04:42 AM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
One for the shelf.  One for drinking, or two or three...

I dunno, kinda wish JP hadn't done this.  Seems kinda cliché.  I mean, what's next?  Cologne, salad dressing or BBQ sauce?  :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Setlist Scotty on May 14, 2021, 10:48:19 AM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
One for the shelf.  One for drinking, or two or three...

I dunno, kinda wish JP hadn't done this.  Seems kinda cliché.  I mean, what's next?  Cologne, salad dressing or BBQ sauce?  :lol
BBQ sauce for sure! DUH!   :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Max Kuehnau on May 14, 2021, 10:49:51 AM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
One for the shelf.  One for drinking, or two or three...

I dunno, kinda wish JP hadn't done this.  Seems kinda cliché.  I mean, what's next?  Cologne, salad dressing or BBQ sauce?  :lol
BBQ sauce for sure! DUH!   :lol
yeah, you're laughing, but I'd actually see that coming, might actually happen, who knows.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: vtgrad on May 14, 2021, 10:51:51 AM
I was waiting until one of you guys gave me the taste profile... the honest taste profile... before I purchased.  Looks like I'll have a long wait for that  :lol

It is first-world insanity for certain.  I was going to sell a bit of ETH to buy it.

I think you made the right call on holding the ETH, IMO. 

Looks like it was price appropriately haha

Yeah, I guess so  :lol

 :lol  Yeah... I'm hoping ETH, BTC, and Link retire me in the next 10-yrs or so.  Trying to make myself a minimalist in specific areas of my life.  Talking about buying $200 Whiskey isn't in one of those areas I guess  :biggrin:  The amount I drink (2 oz a week or so), the bottle would last me more than a year I'm sure.

Had I known it was signed, I likely would have pulled the trigger.  I thought I'd read the listing carefully... guess I missed it.

Personally, I'm glad to see JP branch out.  Nebula is awesome (I use it everyday), his sig picks are incredible I think, and I'd buy BQ-sauce in an instant if he came out with one and I liked the flavor profile.  He's setting himself up for retirement... passive income and all that.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: gzarruk on May 14, 2021, 10:55:14 AM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
One for the shelf.  One for drinking, or two or three...

I dunno, kinda wish JP hadn't done this.  Seems kinda cliché.  I mean, what's next?  Cologne, salad dressing or BBQ sauce?  :lol
BBQ sauce for sure! DUH!   :lol
yeah, you're laughing, but I'd actually see that coming, might actually happen, who knows.

This might be something to laugh at (lol) but it just shows how messed up the music industry is, that JP needs to sell all sorts of signature stuff to see some extra income. I also saw an interview with JR a while back where his biggest advice to young musicians was to not rely on music as your only income source :'(
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Setlist Scotty on May 14, 2021, 11:32:42 AM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
One for the shelf.  One for drinking, or two or three...

I dunno, kinda wish JP hadn't done this.  Seems kinda cliché.  I mean, what's next?  Cologne, salad dressing or BBQ sauce?  :lol
BBQ sauce for sure! DUH!   :lol
yeah, you're laughing, but I'd actually see that coming, might actually happen, who knows.
I'm laughing, but I'm serious too! Given that he is a bear that loves to grill, it's logical that this will be the next thing that he he puts his name on, which is why I said "DUH!".  ;) Definitely see him doing that over cologne or salad dressing.  :P
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: goo-goo on May 14, 2021, 12:49:58 PM
JP is a big fan of the Big Poppa Smoker brand. I believe the owner of BPS is Sterling Ball, CEO of Ernie Ball guitars. A JP rub could be much closer in the making than what we think.

EDIT: If someone wants to part ways with the JP Rock The Barrell bourbon, please let me know.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Fiery Winds on May 14, 2021, 09:19:42 PM
Had I known it was signed, I likely would have pulled the trigger.  I thought I'd read the listing carefully... guess I missed it.

The listing did not advertise a signature, so you didn't miss anything. They only advertised an invite to a live-stream virtual tasting (zoom call, so I'm assuming everyone will be able to participate).

Mine just arrived today, and I'm in no rush to open it; I'm leaning more towards preserving it. Numbered #23/384, a number (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=23) that I've always been fascinated by and notice whenever it pops up.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: ytserush on May 16, 2021, 03:00:39 PM
Still fine with not getting it. BBQ sauce might have been a different story.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: RMGadelha on May 16, 2021, 03:38:45 PM
Still fine with not getting it. BBQ sauce might have been a different story.

Together with JLB's burgers.  :lol
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Architeuthis on May 17, 2021, 01:57:44 PM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
One for the shelf.  One for drinking, or two or three...

I dunno, kinda wish JP hadn't done this.  Seems kinda cliché.  I mean, what's next?  Cologne, salad dressing or BBQ sauce?  :lol
BBQ sauce for sure! DUH!   :lol
yeah, you're laughing, but I'd actually see that coming, might actually happen, who knows.
I'm laughing, but I'm serious too! Given that he is a bear that loves to grill, it's logical that this will be the next thing that he he puts his name on, which is why I said "DUH!".  ;) Definitely see him doing that over cologne or salad dressing.  :P
BBQ sauce could be very likely.  Something like JP's Grizzly Sauce. 💪🐻
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: sfam2112 on May 18, 2021, 03:27:17 AM
I might go for the BBQ sauce.  ;D But, what I'd really like to see from JP is an updated instructional DVD/bluray.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Architeuthis on May 18, 2021, 10:29:55 AM
I might go for the BBQ sauce.  ;D But, what I'd really like to see from JP is an updated instructional DVD/bluray.
Oh heck yeah, good call!
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: Dublagent66 on May 19, 2021, 01:30:23 PM
I wonder if any of the buyers will ever actually taste the bourbon, or the bottles will remain sealed on collectors' shelves?
One for the shelf.  One for drinking, or two or three...

I dunno, kinda wish JP hadn't done this.  Seems kinda cliché.  I mean, what's next?  Cologne, salad dressing or BBQ sauce?  :lol
BBQ sauce for sure! DUH!   :lol
yeah, you're laughing, but I'd actually see that coming, might actually happen, who knows.

This might be something to laugh at (lol) but it just shows how messed up the music industry is, that JP needs to sell all sorts of signature stuff to see some extra income. I also saw an interview with JR a while back where his biggest advice to young musicians was to not rely on music as your only income source :'(

According to Google, JP's net worth is around $35m.  I don't think he's hurting for extra income.  It's probably more like a hobby.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: cramx3 on May 20, 2021, 01:49:27 PM
I'm not sure it's really a hobby, I think it's just maximizing your potential. 
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: vtgrad on May 24, 2021, 12:35:53 PM
I'm not sure it's really a hobby, I think it's just maximizing your potential.

That's kind of where I fall too with regard to JP and the "brand".  Geez, with JP's stuff and Kevin Moore becoming a Psychiatrist, I feel like I'm wasting my life with only two businesses. 
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: TM172003 on May 24, 2021, 04:19:00 PM
It’s hardly like he’s shamelessly shoving his name on anything though, he only puts his name on things that he’s actually passionate about, hence the whiskey and the beard oil. It’s the same with pedals etc, he endorses TC Electronics and Dunlop because he’s loved their products for decades.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: hefdaddy42 on May 25, 2021, 03:09:53 PM
According to Google, JP's net worth is around $35m. 
I find that figure difficult to believe.
Title: Re: John Petrucci's Rock the Barrel Bourbon -anyone else make a bad decision today?
Post by: ReaperKK on May 26, 2021, 06:27:11 AM
According to Google, JP's net worth is around $35m. 
I find that figure difficult to believe.

Those google networth things are really inaccurate. I too find that really hard to believe.