If you’re a frequent Facebook user, you might have noticed quit a few different bourbon related groups that address everything from bourbon knowledge to the dreaded secondary market buying and selling of bourbon. But there isn’t really a dedicated “trading” group that eschews the legally dubious exchange of cash for bourbon in favor of simple trades of samples.
One thing you probably haven’t found is a site dedicated solely to those who want to taste different bourbons but don’t have the time, money, or access to every limited edition bottle that is released. Now, thanks to us, there is one. We’re not profiting from this, we’re not planning to turn it into anything more than a forum for bourbon drinkers to share samples of their bottles with other bourbon drinkers. Period.
It’s closed group, so you’ll have to request membership. It doesn’t allow buying or selling, just trading.
This group exists to allow bourbon aficionados the opportunity to trade samples of bourbons. We hope to allow those unable to participate in the overinflated secondary market to sample a variety bourbons that may be hard to find or difficult to afford by the bottle by allowing smaller samples to be traded with no cash involved.
1. NO selling or buying. NO exceptions. NO cash transactions may be discussed or implied on this group. Only trading. Violators will be removed from membership.
2. Please include a photo of the original bottle (the actual bottle, not a stock photo) of the sample being traded to help verify authenticity.
3. The standard sample is 2 ounces, and the standard bottle is a 2 ounce boston round bottle with polyseal/polycone cap. Heat shrink bands are not mandatory, but can be requested. Other sizes and containers are at the individual discretion of the parties involved.
Explanation of bottles and purchase links are at: https://modernthirst.com/2015/12/11/bourbon-sample-bottles/
4. bottles should be reasonably full (up to the base of the neck in boston round bottles).
5. shipping and tracking should be worked out between parties prior to the trade being confirmed.
6. Please attempt to resolve disputes individually. Report bad traders to the admins.
7. You are responsible for knowing and obeying your local liquor laws.
8. Feel free to invite others.
9. Trades may be 1-for-1, or multiples, depending on the trade. Value of samples should be negotiated and agreed to by individual parties. Admins are not responsible for setting values of the samples.