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SBOmarc
09-22-2008, 18:34
Even though it is and endless summer here in SoCal, I was reminded that the calender states officially that we have reached the Fall.

Paapy 20 for the Wife's birthday, Tattinger's very well chilled for her.

MNF for me, Dancing With the Stars for her.

HighTower
09-22-2008, 19:08
Last night I was lazy and had some premixed Wild Turkey and Cola bottles.
I haven't had these for a while, as I very rarely drink bourbon and coke these days, I just don't enjoy it.
I still have a spot for these, and if any Australians out there like them go and get some now.
They have just gone from 8% to 6.9% so you should still be able to find some of the 8% ones out there.

Scott

birdman1099
09-22-2008, 19:15
a few Willetts for me while watching the game !!!

the 4 yr, and the 6 yr "pear Tree":grin:

JamesW
09-22-2008, 19:25
OF bib, Lot b, and now PVW 15. The lot b has been tasting especially good these last few times.

fishnbowljoe
09-22-2008, 20:21
Some ER 101 (thanks Mike, aka scratchline) while unpacking from my trip to the KBF. Joe

Luna56
09-22-2008, 23:36
Just got back tonight from a long summer of traveling. Fortunately, some of that travel included a very short trip to KY, and I returned home with some FR1B, FRSB, FR Orange Label and Weller Antique 107. Had a small pour of FR1B earlier (my fave) and am now capping off the evening with a snort of the Weller. Raising a glass to you all.
Cheers!

bluesbassdad
09-23-2008, 01:48
Tonight I have gone one over my limit -- for the entire month. First came a glass of Rare Breed, during which I contemplated the contribution to society of one Mr. Russell.

I finished with a scant pour of Elijah Craig 18 y/o. Whereas I can think of only one name in connection with WT, several come to mind at Heaven Hill. Max Shapira. Parker Beam. Craig Beam. However, the most notable to me personally is Bettye Jo Boone, whom I've never met even though I feel as though I have.

Before I found this site, bourbon was just another liquor. Now it's a connection to a tradition and a way of life. (Dang! It used to take four or five drinks to get me in a sentimental mood.)

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

Whiskey Willie
09-23-2008, 06:22
Last night I polished off a bottle of Weller Special Reserve. Good stuff...hell, all the Weller stuff is good stuff.

Dr. François
09-23-2008, 07:36
Last night was a Turkey night. Russell's Reserve 10YO 90 and WT Rye 101. Paired those with a great book I'm reading (A Dirty Job) and my dog Miles the border collie and it was a good night.

OscarV
09-23-2008, 14:25
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, neat.

chefnash51
09-23-2008, 15:51
even though this is all new to me, I enjoyed the VWFR 12 Lot B so much, that I had to grab that last bottle of PVW 20 @ $87. Tonight I will pop it open.

can't wait.

callmeox
09-23-2008, 19:22
In honor of my evil twin finally getting a supply of his personal holy grail of bourbons, I'm enjoying some Eagle Rare 10/101.

All of the talk of the WT 12 gold foil in another thread has me leaning that way for the next trip to the cabinet.

NYtaster
09-23-2008, 19:53
Read the "Musty BT" thread last night and decided to pickup another bottle and give it a try tonight. Not a bad idea, it went down smooth and has me thinking my first impression was based on bad data!

birdman1099
09-23-2008, 19:55
Had some Pappy 15, willett "pear Tree" and finishing up with WTRR 101 !!!:grin:

birdman1099
09-23-2008, 21:10
my bad !!!! I thought I was finishing up !!!

I've added a ...

4 roses 40th
er 101
and a fat 2005 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon !!!!



That should be all tonight !!!:lol:

onmytrack
09-23-2008, 21:43
Lot B by the pool. Cooling off nice at night.
Jim

StraightBoston
09-24-2008, 08:29
Back on the juice after a couple of weeks off... last night I treated myself to a pour each of Maker's Mark 101 proof gold wax followed by OFBB Spring 1990/2003, each with one small cube to cut and cool.

OscarV
09-24-2008, 11:57
Home early again today, so I'm having a Four Roses 120th, neat.

PhilsFan
09-24-2008, 13:07
Had my first pour of Fall last night...EC 18 while watching NCIS & the new show on CBS, The Mentalist.

-Joe

JamesW
09-24-2008, 19:54
OF BiB, Julio's Weller, ORVW 10/107.

dcb
09-25-2008, 07:10
a few pours of WT Rare Breed last night. I forget I have this bottle for a while and come back to it, always amazed at how good it really is. Almost opened one of my two remaining 07 Staggs, but think I'll hold off a while longer.

shyster512
09-25-2008, 20:18
Trying to finish off a bottle of Basil Hayden. I have had problems killing this bottle but I am pressing forward.

JamesW
09-25-2008, 20:47
Show'em who's boss!

Weller Sr to start for me and now Lot B.

OscarV
09-26-2008, 13:15
Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 90 proof.

This brand has taken some hits that I don't think are quite fair.

But I must say that Wild Turkey or Austin Nichols or Pernod-Richard or who ever is running the old Ripy (Ripey?) Brothers distillery these days screwed up by having the original WTRR at 101 and very shortly switched to 90 proof.
This turned a lot of people off. Me included.

So I raided my bunker today for a taste, and another one,... OK, so it is 90 proof.
Drink it neat, I am this very minute and it is some good Turkey, heck man it is 10 yo Turkey!

I like it.

PhilsFan
09-26-2008, 13:49
I'm starting early today (at work)...One of our managers got a red, white and blue (including red, white and blue wax) Rock The Vote Maker's Mark ...and we had a pour this afternoon. I haven't had MM since I became a member of sb.com, and it tasted great...it was like visiting an old friend.

-Joe

OscarV
09-26-2008, 14:20
Yeah Joe, if my boss and/or co-workers came up to me with a bottle of Maker's I to would have thought that I was in Heaven.

But I do remember Maker's nose back in the late '80's, that is what sold me on bourbon, it was very pronounced even on ice, and intoxicating, no pun intended.

NorCalBoozer
09-26-2008, 17:27
ok, i've planned out what i'm drinking while I watch the debate....a Pappy 15 followed by a 07 Sazerac. I wish I had a Wild Turkey open as that might be more apropos.

Gillman
09-26-2008, 17:53
Some old rye (great) with some beer. The accompaniment:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=G5GBroq6dsM&feature=related

And the live version of ditto:

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dPZPUF7cK9Q&feature=related

Which is betterÉ

Gary

PhilsFan
09-26-2008, 19:53
Tonight I'm enjoying my first pour of '07 Handy, courtesy of luv2humt.
I'm having it neat tonight....I can tell this will be a good one to have around on those cool Fall and cold Winter nights...similar to it's partner on the shelf '07 GTS.

-Joe

SBOmarc
09-26-2008, 20:15
For this debate, GTS '06.

...and then another.

HighTower
09-27-2008, 01:45
Last night I had some FR Single Barrel and some FR 120th.
Ice really opened the 120th up.

Scott

Treeguy
09-27-2008, 04:17
What am I drinking? Beer.

Because I cannot bear to open the lovely bottle of Russell's Reserve my buddy brought me from the US two-weeks ago. Top shelf bourbon is painfully hard to find here and you don't crack a premium bottle lightly.

JamesW
09-27-2008, 08:25
Last night Blanton's, ORVW 10/107, and Pappy 20.

SBOmarc
09-27-2008, 08:45
What am I drinking? Beer.

Because I cannot bear to open the lovely bottle of Russell's Reserve my buddy brought me from the US two-weeks ago. Top shelf bourbon is painfully hard to find here and you don't crack a premium bottle lightly.

Drink it. Drink it all.

You will be rewarded if you do.

Treeguy
09-27-2008, 09:09
Drink it. Drink it all.

You will be rewarded if you do.

Rewarded? With what?

All you offer is the promise of a great tasting bourbon touching my palette like the nectar of Gods, imparting warmth and deliciousness, an introspective journey into the depths of my soul as perfectly aged whiskey caresses my insides, giving light where there was lightlessness, fullness where there was naught but emptyness, and a kicker of a buzz to boot. Is that all you're offering?

Mind you, on second thought that sounds pretty good...

fishnbowljoe
09-27-2008, 19:17
After a very long day, I'm having a nice pour of AAA 10 yr old. Joe

JamesW
09-27-2008, 21:28
ORVW 10/107, 2 x ORVW 10/90, VSOF 12 and now Pappy 15.

gothbat
09-27-2008, 23:10
Earler, a few bastardized Manhattans and then a proper one (after I politely corrected the bartender!); and now some OFBB ('06).

bluesbassdad
09-28-2008, 01:45
Henry McKenna. Just a splash in honor of Paul Newman and his role in the movie, "The Hustler", in which his character drank J.T.S. Brown.

I have no J.T.S. Brown, but I figure the Henry McKenna may be close. The H.M. has more depth than I recall in the recent version of Evan Williams. I continue to wonder how much attention the distillers pay to flavor profiles for low-priced bottlings.

"America's Finest Table Whiskey" is inscribed on this bottle. I've previously seen the word "table" used in connection with wine, but not bourbon.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

OscarV
09-28-2008, 14:51
Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 90, neat.

Yep I like it, but after Rare Breed it does seem light.
And if I were to critique it further I would say that the finished is honeyed, (which I like) but a bit to short.

ratcheer
09-28-2008, 17:13
I just finished supervising my 10-year old mowing part of the lawn with the tractor. My wife has a pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions ready for dinner. And I am relaxing with a healthy pour of Wild Turkey 101 on the rocks. :yum:

Tim

Gillman
09-28-2008, 17:18
I wasn't too thirsty tonight after a gambol of two and half hours on my bike around some of Toronto's neighborhoods. I tried to find the buried 1914-era bridge at Crawford & Dundas Streets - you can see deformation in the north end of Trinity Bellwoods park denoting that something odd happened, but I couldn't see where exactly the bridge had been. The ravine it crossed was partly filled in with subway excavation debris in the 1950's.

I had a bit of porter and some mixed bourbons. Maybe a tad of Hirsch 22 rye later.

Gary

ILLfarmboy
09-28-2008, 17:25
Baby Saz, neat in a tumbler/double old fashioned glass. One that came with a bottle of WT RB I bought last Christmas. My thoughts are turning to what kind of glassware will be put in the holiday packaging this year.

TBoner
09-28-2008, 18:01
OGD in an old-fashioned.

Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

Henry McKenna BIB (I'm compelled to drink this almost daily lately: a marvelous pour).

A nice Sunday afternoon.

Regards,

PhilsFan
09-28-2008, 18:20
Tonight I'm celebrating the Phillies winning the NL East with a generous pour of Pappy 23! :grin:

-Joe

ratcheer
09-28-2008, 18:48
Henry McKenna BIB (I'm compelled to drink this almost daily lately: a marvelous pour).



Yes, it is. I now wish I'd had that instead of the WT. I did look at it, but passed because when its all gone, its all gone.

Tim

PhilsFan
09-28-2008, 19:39
Moving on to football...watching a tight game between the Eagles and Da Bears while enjoying OCPR.

-Joe

dcb
09-29-2008, 10:26
working through a bottle of Booker's lately. I love that stuff.

T47
09-29-2008, 17:23
Way to soon I take another sip from my memorial Pappy 20 as we lay to rest Off Kristine Fairbanks (http://odmp.org/officer/19566-officer-kristine-fairbanks). If you need a reason to tip a special one back, join me in my tribute to Off. Fairbanks.

:toast:

fishnbowljoe
09-29-2008, 18:02
Here here Todd. I'm starting off my night with a pour of J.T.S. Brown in memory of Officer Fairbanks. Joe

Uncle Oswald
09-29-2008, 19:19
I only have half a bottle of Maker's stocked at the moment. I'll have to remedy this next time I hit the candy store, err... I mean liquor store.

On my next grocery list, I have:
Basil Hyden's
Woodford Reserve
Booker's
and Blanton's

I did plan on buying a bottle of Macallan 18, but four Bourbons for the price of one Scotch sounds much more appealing.

NYtaster
09-29-2008, 19:42
Trying a little 1792 tonight, finding it a little less than inspired. Waiting for the WTAS to arrive in the big brown trunk, hope it gets here soon!

mozilla
09-29-2008, 20:26
I only have half a bottle of Maker's stocked at the moment. I'll have to remedy this next time I hit the candy store, err... I mean liquor store.

On my next grocery list, I have:
Basil Hyden's
Woodford Reserve
Booker's
and Blanton's

I did plan on buying a bottle of Macallan 18, but four Bourbons for the price of one Scotch sounds much more appealing.

Do yourself a favor and try Old Grand Dad, first. It is the same bourbon, as BH, at half the price and more proof.

callmeox
09-29-2008, 20:38
I had some Wild Turkey 101 after after opening night for my bowling league. I've been bugging the bartenders to get the owner to bring in some BT, but they've not come through yet. BT is about $0.20 more for a 750 here in Ohio, so there's no excuse.

JamesW
09-29-2008, 20:46
Weller SR, ORVW 10/107, Lot B, & Pappy 15 to finish.

Gillman
09-29-2008, 21:17
A circa-1960 Martell Cognac at a friend's house. It was very dark in color with a chocolately tone, excellent stuff and rather different than Cordon Bleu of today. (Possibly the 1960 was not the Cordon Bleu of its time though, it had no designation on the bottle other than Martell Cognac). It reminded me strongly of the 22 year old Old Forester (1916-1938) Mike Veach kindly gave me a taste of recently. If you took the wintergreen out of the Forester, the two would be hard to tell apart I think. I think there was a fashion once for this kind of dark cocoa-like spirit.

There was also produced a 1970's-era Remy Martin. Different in style than the Martell: paler, soft and rich with the roundest taste imaginable. We say often that bourbon in general was better generations ago; I am thinking now this must be true of brandy too.

Gary

Uncle Oswald
09-29-2008, 22:16
Do yourself a favor and try Old Grand Dad, first. It is the same bourbon, as BH, at half the price and more proof.

One of the things I like about Basil Hayden's is that it is perfect "as is," no need to add a splash of water to cut it.

I know the story behind Basil Hayden / Old Grand Dad, but I wasn't aware Jim Beam produced OGD as well? Or is Basil Hayden's an imitation (perhaps an ode?) to OGD? Either way, I'll give it a try. I do like bargains, even if it does mean having to cut it to get the same drinking experience.

HighTower
09-30-2008, 04:37
Tonight I had the pleasure of tasting Charbay Double Barrel Whiskey (1st release). I found it to be very sweet and very fruity. I was shocked that this was around 125 proof as it was incredibly smooth.

I then was lucky enough to have some LeNell's Red Hook Rye. Now I know what all the raving is about! I never thought I would get to try this gem so I was indeed honoured!

Scott

OscarV
09-30-2008, 15:30
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.

JamesW
09-30-2008, 19:57
OF BiB, 2x PVW 15, PH 122.6, and now GTS'07.

gothbat
10-01-2008, 00:46
Went to see Laibach tonight, had 2 Manhattans at a bar before the show and a few of lesser quality (with ice, in a disposable plastic cup, and with no maraschino) at the show. Finally, the glass I've been waiting for, some VWFRR, the latest batch, which was waiting for me in a big FedEx box (along with a FR1B and a FR120 :] ) when I arrived home. I was worried when I saw they had restarted the lettering but this tastes as good as I remember right now! (Then again, it's late and I've had a few. One thing is for sure though, I'm quite satisfied!) It seems slightly spicier than I remember (that's a good thing). :]

PhilsFan
10-01-2008, 07:00
Yesterday we had a promotions meeting attended by the director of marketing for The Belle of Louisville (an almost 100 yr old Steamboat). He was talking about Jim Rutledge and Four Roses sponsorship of The Great Steamboat Race during Derby Week, and it reminded me that I had some fine (and Mellow) Four Roses products waiting for me at home. I decided on a pour of FRSB last night.

-Joe

p_elliott
10-01-2008, 07:15
This morning, I work night shift I'm having a little Wt 101 followed some Booker's then it's off to bed for the day.

smokinjoe
10-01-2008, 07:57
Last night it was a couple of pours of Jim Beam Black. I'm just not diggin' this bottle as much as I have previous ones. This bottle is more astringent, and not as full and rich as prior JBB, which has been a favorite of mine for some time. I am liking the new metal screw cap, though. I prefer cork, but the metal has a better look and feel than plastic.

OscarV
10-01-2008, 12:44
W L Weller Special Reserve, neat.

I have both the current BT bottle and some old S-W.
I have done a few of side-by-sides.
The first time I felt the BT was better, it seemed less hot and more sweet.
But the last two times I did this it seems like the BT was dry and the depth and length of the S-W was outstanding, clearly my favorite.

fishnbowljoe
10-01-2008, 16:01
A pour of ER 10/90 Julio's bottling. Gotta bowl tonight. Might sneak some in with me.:skep: It's much better than anything they have at the bar. Joe

spun_cookie
10-01-2008, 17:35
Weller 12 yr... almost too thin... it is the MM of the Weller line :(

smokinjoe
10-01-2008, 17:48
Watching Cubs/Dodgers with a healthy pour of Everett's Weller 12. Absolutely marvelous stuff. Candy in a glass.

OscarV
10-01-2008, 17:54
Weller 12 yr... almost too thin... it is the MM of the Weller line :(

I'm not saying you are wrong and I'm not sayin' you're right.

But, damn!,...You are talkin' Welloer,,..right?

spun_cookie
10-01-2008, 17:59
I'm not saying you are wrong and I'm not sayin' you're right.

But, damn!,...You are talkin' Weller,,..right?

yeah... I am very disappointed in this one... I love the Centennial, this I will skip in the future... to much for to little...

OscarV
10-01-2008, 18:16
yeah... I am very disappointed in this one... I love the Centennial, this I will skip in the future... to much for to little...

yeah, OK, I hear you and I agree.

OscarV
10-01-2008, 18:41
yeah... I am very disappointed in this one... I love the Centennial, this I will skip in the future... to much for to little... Hmm,.. I like other opinions.
That's how I learn.

SBOmarc
10-01-2008, 20:56
WLW '06 in a snifter, sad to say it is almost gone.

p_elliott
10-02-2008, 11:53
This morning, remember night shifter I'm trying out some 1792 RR I picked up this morning seems pleasant enough. Sweet not any alcohol burn to it all. Won't be my regular pour but I would buy it again.

OscarV
10-02-2008, 11:58
Nothing.
I was over-served last night, (by me).

And looking at some of the posts I made then I was wondering if Mr. Butler could hook up a breathalizer to this site so that people like me can't post when they have been over-served.

fishnbowljoe
10-02-2008, 20:31
BIB time tonight. First, Old Heaven Hill. Now I'm working on some J.T.S. Brown. Joe

T47
10-02-2008, 23:10
Two big pours of Ridgemont Reserve 1792. I find the heavy malt flavor comforting on this cool evening with rain looming.

:toast:

ggilbertva
10-02-2008, 23:24
Makers Mark 101....I like it better at this proof than the normal offering.

SBOmarc
10-03-2008, 08:54
Last night was Four Roses Single Barrel. As I work my way into this bottle I am reminded that is a step above and unique. After reading about it for as long as I did I was concerned that it would not live up to the hype.

Concerned no more.

PhilsFan
10-03-2008, 16:48
Tonight it's EC18 and Weller Antique 107...I'm hoping to break out the PVW23 tomorrow night to celebrate a Phils NLDS win.

-Joe

OscarV
10-03-2008, 17:39
W L Weller Special Reserve, neat.

SBOmarc
10-03-2008, 17:47
From a fresh keg of Sam Adams Lager.

Sam was a Brewer and a Patriot.

Things could be worse.

JamesW
10-03-2008, 19:01
A big fat pour of Pappy 15 to celebrate the weekend. Later I'm cracking open a Julio's bottling of the same to enjoy a taste for the first time. :grin:

Gillman
10-03-2008, 19:10
2007 Cuvee van de Keizer, a formidable 11% ABV version of Gouden Carolus (well-known Belgian ale). A raisiny, winy dram of beer that is at the height of the strong beer league. While in general I eschew strong beers, one of this quality is an exception.

Gary

smokinjoe
10-03-2008, 20:04
Played around with a few things earlier. But, just had a pour of McScrooge's bottling of Pappy 15. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it is probably the finest bourbon I have ever had. I tip my hat towards Knoxville, Tennessee. :bowdown:

SBOmarc
10-03-2008, 20:27
Heading to the bar staring at open bottles.

I am going to stick with beer. Watching Angels v Red Sox and it looks like I am in for a long night.

callmeox
10-03-2008, 20:57
I'm packing up for an all day bachelor party tomorrow. Since we're all in our 40's now and this is the grooms first (and hopefully only) trip down the aisle, we're doing golf in the morning, beers while watching college football, dinner and then cigars, poker and drinks in the evening.

I was asked to bring some whiskey, so I'm taking along BT, Lot B, Weller 12, WTKS, Templeton Rye and FRSB.

It should be a hoot.

JamesW
10-03-2008, 21:29
Played around with a few things earlier. But, just had a pour of McScrooge's bottling of Pappy 15. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it is probably the finest bourbon I have ever had. I tip my hat towards Knoxville, Tennessee. :bowdown:


I agree entirely. I just had my first taste of Julio's bottling of Pappy 15 tonight and I am stunned. Every time I drink the 15 I am amazed... and believe me I have some pretty good bourbons in my bar!

CorvallisCracker
10-04-2008, 13:41
And looking at some of the posts I made then I was wondering if Mr. Butler could hook up a breathalizer to this site so that people like me can't post when they have been over-served.

Oh, but those are the most entertaining posts!

As for me, I had some Weller 12 last night, and I liked it. And since the five dusty bottles I found a couple of months ago were at a closeout price of $22.80 each, I don't consider them overpriced either.

Lost Pollito
10-04-2008, 13:59
I had some '05 Stagg , 21 yo Glenfarclass, and some Glenfiddich 12, 15, 18, 21 andn 30. Kind of a ridiculous evening.

spun_cookie
10-04-2008, 17:06
Had a fellow bourbon drinking dot com'er over last night so we went for a "he has not tasted it yet" tasting last night. Mist pours were in the 1/2 ounce range and we started around noon with moderation until Midnight

* WT#8
* WT 8 year
* Unnamed (newly opened)
* Four Roses American whiskey blend 1977 (newly opened)
* Old fitz BIB 1992
* Cabin still 1975
* EW23yr

Stopped to run into town for a trip buy my local bourbon shops (BevMo, Park Place, Rum Runner) then:

* Willett 27 (newly opened)
* Willett 25 (newly opened)
* Willett 7 (newly opened)
* Willett 6 (newly opened)

I then fixed Parker Heritage Bourbon Steaks and mashed taters...

We then had an online toast with the newly opened PVW from the BD/BE bourbon Crusade with about 8-10 of us - what a blast, I had three laptops going here...

* PVW 15 BD

* Diverged from bourbon for a moment so Joe could compare the Pyrate rums - vertical of (ranking)
** Pyratt 1623 (1)
** Pyratt Pistol (2)
** Pyratt XO (3)

Back to bourbon:
* American Cowboy 20 year
* MM101
* Stagg Vertical (my rank, Joe's rank)ah
** Stagg 02 (3, 4)
** Stagg 03 (1, 1)
** Stagg 04 (5, 5)
** Stagg 05 Spring KY (2, 3)
** Stagg 05 Spring non KY (4, 2)
** Stagg 05 Fall (6, 6)
** Stagg 06 (8, 8)
** Stagg 07 (7, 7)

- After the Stagg Vertical, some of each were combined for a Stagg vatting... quite nice...

Tool a break to have a half dozen White Castle burgers then on to a WLW vertical (rank)ah
* WLW 05 (1)
* WLW 06 (3)
* WLW 07 (2)

On to:
* God's Homemade Bourbon
* Vintage 23
* Old Forester B-Day 2007

And ended the night with
* Sam Adams Utopias, BT cask aged

It was a blast. Did not get hammered, but definitely want to follow up with another Stagg vertical to compare and to do a more thorough comparison. Not a lot of science behind this one other than "the one that tasted the best"

OscarV
10-04-2008, 17:21
* Willett 25 (newly opened)


I did not taste it but I nosed a sample of it at Binny's South Loop store today.
WOW!

ILLfarmboy
10-04-2008, 17:25
Emerald. Wow! :bigeyes:

Even at a half ounce each, I think I would have toped out at around seven or eight PM. And I would need the next day to recover.

SBOmarc
10-04-2008, 17:32
I will accept that you were not hammered.

How did you feel?

PhilsFan
10-04-2008, 18:31
After reading Emerald's post, I hope I'm not putting us one over the limit for the website... Tonight the Phils are playing from behind and I'm enjoying JTS Brown.

-Joe

birdman1099
10-04-2008, 19:04
Way to put 'em down E !!!!

Tonight I started with VVOF '61, then WTAS, and Rare Breed '99 :cool:

JamesW
10-04-2008, 19:12
Tonight I started with Weller SR and now a large glass of PVW 15 to finish the bottle out.

birdman1099
10-04-2008, 19:44
I moved on to the Willett 6 yr and a 4 roses 40th.

I am always in awe of the 40th every time i hit it !!!

JamesW
10-04-2008, 21:08
Add to that a nice pour of Lot B!

birdman1099
10-04-2008, 21:12
Alright James, I will raise you an ODG 144 (ND) and an OFBB 2005.

spun_cookie
10-04-2008, 21:44
I will accept that you were not hammered.

How did you feel?

Not bad.... no ill effect. I had a ton of water... I was really tired at midnight though...

I figured I had no more than 12-13 oz... half a bottle over 12 hrs... not to bad...

p_elliott
10-05-2008, 00:02
Having a little Knob Creek this evening.

Luna56
10-05-2008, 00:22
On my third and final pour for the evening, a FRsmB. Just lovely stuff.
Might try to sneak in a small pour of FR1B before I turn in, though, it is one of those restless nights.
Politics and life in general being what they are these days, it's nice having the comfort of a satisfying pour and the (virtual) companionship of all here on the forum. I value it greatly and raise a glass to you all.

Cheers!

OscarV
10-05-2008, 14:40
I stumbled onto a good combination today.
I started with a couple of pours of Four Roses 120th, neat.
Now I am having an Evan Williams Black Label 7 year old on cracked ice.
Sweet fruit rye followed by high spice rye, nice.

OscarV
10-05-2008, 16:19
I stumbled onto a good combination today.
I started with a couple of pours of Four Roses 120th, neat.
Now I am having an Evan Williams Black Label 7 year old on cracked ice.
Sweet fruit rye followed by high spice rye, nice.

Topping it off with a Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.
This combo keeps getting better.

JamesW
10-05-2008, 18:22
Started the night with Woodford Reserve. What a dud. Nice bottle but tastes like crap. Gonna dump it out and have some BTAC Handy '07 to get the taste out of my mouth!

PhilsFan
10-05-2008, 18:51
At SBOmarc's suggestion, I started out the evening with FRSB to celebrate the Phils NLDS win, and have continued on to CL.

Marc, I hope you get to see the Phils in Dodger Stadium for the NLCS...
Go Phils!

-Joe

birdman1099
10-05-2008, 18:59
Started the night with Woodford Reserve. What a dud. Nice bottle but tastes like crap. Gonna dump it out and have some BTAC Handy '07 to get the taste out of my mouth!


Ditto, Dude !!!

I cracked open my Willett 27. Oakey and spicey !!!!:smiley_acbt:

Moved on to:

Rare Breed 1999
WTAS

spun_cookie
10-05-2008, 19:28
Ditto, Dude !!!

I cracked open my Willett 27. Oakey and spicey !!!!:smiley_acbt:

Moved on to:

Rare Breed 1999
WTAS

Did I mention mine is like Vanilla, Cherrys and just the right oak. Almost like a glass of heaven :D

Not quite that good, but it is very good. Your 50 ml of mine is in the box with 50 ml of Willett 25, Old Cowboy 20yr, God's 12 yr, WT 1855, WTRD W-T-02-91, 1977 FR American Blended Whiskey 80 proof.

You will have to let me know what you think... and I am having a WT night for Master Veache's class...

birdman1099
10-05-2008, 19:38
Me too, I'm sucking down Old #8 like there is no tomorrow. !!!!


I knew I sent you the wrong bottle !!!:hot:



j/k !!!!:cool:

spun_cookie
10-05-2008, 19:44
oh.. and your two bottels (750ml) of WT #8, 05/1992 are in there as well.

birdman1099
10-05-2008, 20:07
Day in and day out I sing your praises !!!!:bowdown:

I just had some OCPR frankfort and louisville. The Louisville is hands down the better bourbon.

I have a bead on a couple more "slope shoulders". You want one Spun????:grin:

JamesW
10-05-2008, 20:09
Had some ORVW 10/107 and now Julio's Weller to finish up. Way to knock-em back Bird and Spun!

birdman1099
10-05-2008, 20:20
Just did another OCPR comp.

The Louisville OCPR is far superior to the Frankfort.


Is the OCPR slope shoulder a UD product ????

JamesW
10-05-2008, 20:24
I'm trying to keep up. Just killed my ORVW 10/107, opened a new Pappy 15 and poured what could be the last of the evening.

StraightBoston
10-05-2008, 20:43
Working on emptying an EC18 (barrelled 12-17-81 -- I'm told I won't like its replacement!)

spun_cookie
10-05-2008, 21:05
Working on emptying an EC18 (barrelled 12-17-81 -- I'm told I won't like its replacement!)

You will not. The 89 has the Nose and Taste of Ass, but the finish is like formaldehyde :D

I am now onto a flight of Eagle rare for the class work... school is so much fun!:

ER 10 yr 101
ER 10 yr 90 proof "Angel Share" from the Bourbon Crusade
ER 17yr 2006

spun_cookie
10-05-2008, 22:57
Last flight is a BT flight. WL Weller Julio's Centennial, RHFs and PVW 15yr... what a flight

JamesW
10-06-2008, 07:04
You will not. The 89 has the Nose and Taste of Ass, but the finish is like formaldehyde :D

I am now onto a flight of Eagle rare for the class work... school is so much fun!:
ER 10 yr 101
ER 10 yr 90 proof "Angel Share" from the Bourbon Crusade
ER 17yr 2006

I have to wholeheartedly agree with Emerald. I took my EC18 and vatted it with a couple of other crappy bottles just to save space on the bar. Now I moved that bottle to the basement. Let's just say there is no love for that juice.

chefnash51
10-06-2008, 08:45
Great day/night yesterday.. even though the Sox didn't pull it off.

Started the day watching the Giants.. had my brother over (Scotch drinker) and gave him a nice intro to Bourbon.

Pours:
ORVW 10/107
PVW 20 (finally popped this one open after staring at it for 2 weeks)
EWSB 98
Lot B

watched the three sheets (Kentucky) bourbon episode and then Modern Marvels Distillery in between the Giants and Sox.. topped it off with some sausage peppers and onions from the wife. Great day/night. :icon_pidu:

fishnbowljoe
10-06-2008, 09:13
In Vegas for a few days. The bar at our hotel had a nice jazz group playing last night. Started with Makers then switched to Bookers. Great night, bourbon and jazz. Joe

nor02lei
10-06-2008, 14:22
EC 12 and some Fernet Branca.

Leif

NorCalBoozer
10-06-2008, 20:58
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and two fingers of Wild Turkey Gold Foil

despite that I thought the ale would be too overriding, it's actually a fantastic combination, the bitterness of the oak ale followed by the sweet WT is really good.

barturtle
10-06-2008, 21:05
Cruzan Estate Diamond Rum 5yo...'tis okay, a bit youngish for my preferences in rum, but otherwise a fine bottlings.

ACDetroit
10-06-2008, 21:09
Started the night with a pour of W.L. Weller SR L'Ville Bottle very nice stuff almost soft if you will.

Next pour was this RVW Hand Made Bourbon L'burg 12 yr old sent to me from Japan. Very nice stuff, I may need another one of these.

Cheers!

Tony

spun_cookie
10-06-2008, 21:22
had a friend coem in from Sac tonight bringing OscarV's Willett 25 yr so we had for thos ocation:

Willett 25 yr
PVW 15 yr (Bourbon Crusade)
WT Old #8 1992
ER101
MM101
WL Weller Centennial Julio's

Not a bad tasting (1/2-1 oz pours)

Thesh
10-07-2008, 01:10
Glenmorangie Sherry Wood. A bit drunk, but not too bad. I have two unopened bottles of Four Roses (1 SB 1 SB.... Hmm.... Guess you can't abbreviate small batch or single barrel). Promised myself I wouldn't open them until I finished off every open bottle. Still got a ways to go.

p_elliott
10-07-2008, 08:50
In Vegas for a few days. The bar at our hotel had a nice jazz group playing last night. Started with Makers then switched to Bookers. Great night, bourbon and jazz. Joe


That sound like a fun evening I'll pass on the makers mark but take on the Booker's and the jazz sounds delightful!

CorvallisCracker
10-07-2008, 10:20
Cruzan Estate Diamond Rum 5yo...'tis okay, a bit youngish for my preferences in rum, but otherwise a fine bottlings.

From a QPR perspective, an excellent rum (OR price is $16.95).

OscarV
10-07-2008, 12:25
W L Weller Special Reserve, neat.

nor02lei
10-07-2008, 14:24
WTRR101, Pappy 15 and ORVW 15. All very good.

Leif

PhilsFan
10-07-2008, 16:57
It's ORVW10/107 tonight...The bottle is getting low, I'm glad I have another.

-Joe

onmytrack
10-07-2008, 20:15
Lots of Rock Hill Farms and Pappy 15. I need something to ease the pain of another KO by the Red Sox. Angels in 2009? There's always next year.

Jim

callmeox
10-07-2008, 20:19
A hefty pour of 2007 Sazerac 18 while reading the autumn Malt Advocate cover to cover.

JamesW
10-07-2008, 21:48
ORVW 10/107 and Pappy 15.

p_elliott
10-08-2008, 07:22
This morning I'm finally opened some of my WT 8 yr old from my cruise. Taste mighty fine!

TBoner
10-08-2008, 18:49
Glenfiddich 15 before dinner.

Foret saison with pasta carbonara.

Weller 12 (older bottling: Cracker Jack) after dinner.

Regards,

smokinjoe
10-08-2008, 19:13
Painted up some more tombstones (Wolfman and Creature from the Black Lagoon) for the Halloween Graveyard tonight with my daughter. While I enjoyed VOB BIB, she got covered in paint. Wonderful. Well, the cleanup wasn't so wonderful.

JamesW
10-08-2008, 19:59
, Canadian Club 12 (lame), ORVW 10/1107, Pappy 15

spun_cookie
10-09-2008, 00:21
WT#8 1992, WTRR101, Julio's Weller, ORVW 10/107... ALmost a JamesW-esk night

robbyvirus
10-09-2008, 01:00
Had a pour of Rock Hill Farms tonight. Then, for contrast, I had a nip from a bottle of tax-stamped Old Grandad (86 proof) I've been nursing for quite awhile.

Luna56
10-09-2008, 01:10
FR1B here. So nice. Might need a second pour.

Cheers!

JamesW
10-09-2008, 19:46
WT#8 1992, WTRR101, Julio's Weller, ORVW 10/107... ALmost a JamesW-esk night

...and doesn't it feel right? :grin:

Tonight I had a couple Coronas before hitting the Pappy 15 and then Lot B to sweeten the deal.

SBOmarc
10-09-2008, 20:05
Started with some Sam Adams, moved to WT Rare Breed. I so enjoy the heat from this expression. Just right at this proof.

PhilsFan
10-09-2008, 20:22
Enjoying a pour of ETL while watching the Phils' Utley and Burrell knock Lowe out of the game.

-Joe

ggilbertva
10-09-2008, 22:03
Some TN whiskey tonight...Jack Silver Select.

callmeox
10-09-2008, 22:10
After a 15 hour day at work, I'm winding down with some VOB BiB.

mozilla
10-10-2008, 00:08
Started out with some Colonel Lee Bib...excellent stuff!

Next, was some SW OW 7/107. No need to mention how unbelievable this pour is....

Finishing my evening off with a dusty hunting wounded bird....a bottle of Mattingly and Moore Blended 51% bourbon from Kentucy. I am starting to think HH sourced the bourbon for this blend. It has profile similar to some other prefire HH that I have. I somehow missed the blended statement on the label when I found it. It was $8.69 a liter and claimed Lawrenceburg Indiana as its bottling facility with a bottle date of 1992.

OscarV
10-10-2008, 12:55
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.

nor02lei
10-10-2008, 16:12
Old Overholt 86 proof distilled in Pennsylvania. Big disappointment, very thin in general At least from my memory the Old Granddad version was much better. I did also have WT rye and ORVW15. I did drink some good beers as well including Hercules double IPA.

Leif

SBOmarc
10-10-2008, 17:00
Hitting the Sammy Adams while watching the Phillies v Dodgers.

Phillies are trying to give this one away. The more they try the more I drink!

JamesW
10-10-2008, 20:43
2 pours of MM. Haven't had any in about a year and it's not too bad. Better than memory serves. Also having a ORVW 10/107.

fishnbowljoe
10-10-2008, 22:04
Bowling night. KC and coke. Joe

Luna56
10-10-2008, 22:55
I think I feel a big pour of FR1B coming on. Just polished off my last little bit of ER10, a half oz. appetizer. It's a cool, clear night here, I can still smell the hickory smoke on my clothes from grilling tonight (pork shoulder steak with my own kick-ass rub, plus some stuffed hot peppers from my garden). A good pour is all that's missing right now.

Cheers to all.

spun_cookie
10-10-2008, 23:08
Poured the last 7-8 oz of my ORVW 10/107... this stuff is better than I remember :D

Virus_Of_Life
10-11-2008, 03:04
Poured the last 7-8 oz of my ORVW 10/107... this stuff is better than I remember :D

Damn Em, only 7-8 ounces? That's almost a 1/3 of a bottle :skep: wouldn't consider that a finisher but to each his own!

Me, had a little VROHH 8 year 86 proof thanks to Cracker. Very good stuff, I mean damn, for what it costs and something available in Oregon this is a marvelous everyday pour! It is very similar to the 10 year BiB and one day I'll compare the two but definitely not in the mood to dig on of those out right now.

Oh, and I found some Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA at a local market. I don't think it is very fresh, bottled May 8 of this year, but for getting it all the way out here what can you expect and it still tastes pretty good. I think I do prefer the 90 Minute and I am sure I'll find something locally even better but until I get to all the new Brewpubs around here this is a nice IPA.

Hondo
10-11-2008, 10:10
Enjoying a little Four Roses Small Batch today. It's very good.

CorvallisCracker
10-11-2008, 10:13
Me, had a little VROHH 8 year 86 proof thanks to Cracker. Very good stuff, I mean damn, for what it costs and something available in Oregon this is a marvelous everyday pour!

During Thursday's eve's chat I vatted some 1:1 with the A.H. Hisrch 20yo that I opened on my birthday (Sept 18). Worked very well and I'll do it again.

Some might be appalled that I would do this to the Hirsch but I find it to be too woody for my taste. I'll probably try vatting it with a number of things.


Oh, and I found some Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA at a local market. I don't think it is very fresh, bottled May 8 of this year, but for getting it all the way out here what can you expect and it still tastes pretty good. I think I do prefer the 90 Minute and I am sure I'll find something locally even better but until I get to all the new Brewpubs around here this is a nice IPA.

I like DH as well, though I prefer the 60 minute. The problem is getting it fresh. As a result, usually when I feel like IPA I go with an Oregon product, such as Deschutes Inversion or Terminal Gravity.

gothbat
10-11-2008, 12:45
I'm just not lucky with Knob Creek in bars... last night I had some and it tasted like it was mixed with gin or something, the previous time (different bar) it had a really stale taste to it. I know I thought this stuff was not bad the few times I bought it but that was so long ago that I don't even remember what it tasted like.

spun_cookie
10-11-2008, 17:21
Quote:
Originally Posted by spun_cookie http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/red2black/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=142820#post142820)
Poured the last 7-8 oz of my ORVW 10/107... this stuff is better than I remember :D


Damn Em, only 7-8 ounces? That's almost a 1/3 of a bottle :skep: wouldn't consider that a finisher but to each his own!



... and for tonight... the last 3rd of the pour mentioned above ...

I wanted to clear the bottel off my shelf... I will ofter pour a larger than needed pour and use that "press wrap" on it for over night storage... 8+ oz of bourbon is for a very long day of sipping (5-8 hrs).

... so how you liking the NW? Getting enough rain :skep:

callmeox
10-11-2008, 21:57
After making a 300+ mile round trip to bake my brains out in the sun while watching the Buckeyes sleepwalk their way through a victory over Purdue, I'm winding down with a nice pour of Lot B. The initial mustiness of this bottle has gone away over the last few months and it is a very enjoyable pour.

ggilbertva
10-11-2008, 22:06
Very Old Barton BIB. Value bourbon but not value taste.

fishnbowljoe
10-11-2008, 22:58
JB and Coke at dinner. Now having a nightcap of some Pappy 15. Night night.:22: Joe

PAspirit1
10-12-2008, 14:34
A while back I made for the first time a second purchase of a bottle of bourbon - the oft mentioned and praised Weller Antique. Initially I noticed a fantastic sweet flavor and an almost effervescant quality but I was a little disappointed because the finish seemed nonexistant. Now, with only a quarter of the bottle left, I like every aspect. I don't know of anything that smells beter than this stuff. For some reason I relly like bourbon on Sudays.

OscarV
10-12-2008, 14:43
Rock Hill Farms, neat.

This is the bottle I got from Julio's Liquor.
It is from a barrel picked by them.
This is called "Series II", last year they did a barrel purchase also.
From Barrel #434.

I had some Rock Hill Farms last Wednesday night at a Buffalo Trace teasting.
This Julio's RHF blows away the standard RHF that was given us to sample.
Gone is the usual grass and must that you get in most BT bourbons.
This is one classy whiskey.

spun_cookie
10-12-2008, 17:41
Drinking some 1968 Old Crow 1968... tastey :D

PhilsFan
10-12-2008, 18:34
I'm watching Game 3 of NLCS and having a very tasty Weller Centennial.

-Joe

fishnbowljoe
10-12-2008, 19:15
Had the last pour from a bottle of Pappy 15. Working on some 2006 OFBB now. Joe

Hondo
10-12-2008, 19:55
Tonight I tasted from two new bottles that I bought today. VOB BIB and OGD BIB. I thought both were very good but I give the nod to VOB BIB. I can see myself spending more time with the VOB in the near future! ;-)

ggilbertva
10-12-2008, 20:16
Tonight I tasted from two new bottles that I bought today. VOB BIB and OGD BIB. I thought both were very good but I give the nod to VOB BIB. I can see myself spending more time with the VOB in the near future! ;-)

Hondo - In my opinion, the VOB BIB is an excellent bourbon for the price. That was my pour last night.....tonight though, I had some Four Roses SB from Julio's.

Gillman
10-12-2008, 21:32
The famed Lion Stout from Sri Lanka - on draft - at Gingerman in New York. Unreal.

Gary

Jono
10-12-2008, 21:45
Had my first tasting of Weller Antique 107...anther KY trip purchase....very good, surprisingly smooth for a 107...little burn...will definitely get some more.

callmeox
10-12-2008, 21:51
It's a Rye Sunday night. Ritt 80, Ritt BiB and then baby Saz.

OscarV
10-13-2008, 15:33
Evan Williams 7 year old, poured over cracked ice, do a little swirl and sip.
Ahh, home sweet home.

JamesW
10-13-2008, 19:24
Old Fitz BiB, ORVW 10/107, Pappy 15, and now Pappy 20 to the end....

PhilsFan
10-13-2008, 21:12
I've had Two fine Bibs...VOB & CL back to back...they have been worlds better than the ballgame so far!

-Joe

PhilsFan
10-14-2008, 07:32
I've had Two fine Bibs...VOB & CL back to back...they have been worlds better than the ballgame so far!

-Joe

Phils vs Dodgers ended up better than I had hoped, so I had two good pours and a great finish to the ballgame...I am blessed 3X!

-Joe

OscarV
10-14-2008, 13:35
Rock Hills Farms, the Julio'o #2 Series, neat.

I went to the www.greatbourbon.com (http://www.greatbourbon.com) website and saw that they have a description of this by Gary and Mardee Regan.
Say them, "The nose presents hints of plums, candy and papaya."
Yeah they nailed that. Although this bottle I have is probably 10 to 15 years later than what they were sampling.
But the nose reminds me of wild plums we used to pick along side of the road down in 'Bama as a kid mixed with hard candy.
Also stated, "...a simple palate with a touch of fruit, tobacco and a pleasant minty backdrop."
Tobacco comes in well after you swallow, like a minute or two later when you swallow a second time, like an after thought.

As I stated earlier, this is one classy bottle of whiskey.

ThomasW
10-14-2008, 13:56
Tonight I'm drinking Wild Turkey 101, 8 years old. :yum:
By the way how old is the regular WT 101 ?

OscarV
10-14-2008, 14:00
By the way how old is the regular WT 101 ?



It is a mix of 4, 6 and 8yo.

spun_cookie
10-14-2008, 14:06
Tonight I'm drinking Wild Turkey 101, 8 years old. :yum:
By the way how old is the regular WT 101 ?

The claims, that I have read on this site, are that the current version is 8 years old, but it tastes very different that the "8" years that I have had... Compared to the late 80s and 2 the early 90s 8yr versions... Different bourbons all together..

OscarV
10-14-2008, 14:07
The claims, that I have read on this site, are that the current version is 8 years old, but it tastes very different that the "8" years that I have had... Compared to the late 80s and 2 the early 90s 8yr versions... Different bourbons all together..

I think Wild Turkey admits that it is a mix of 4, 6 and 8 yo bourbon.

spun_cookie
10-14-2008, 14:18
By label rules, we know that it is at least 4)r. It would make sense that it is a blend... I wonder what the percentages are (95% 4-yr, 4% 6-yr, 1% 8-yr :D)

OscarV
10-14-2008, 14:27
Rock Hills Farms, the Julio'o #2 Series, neat.





Ok, after 2 RHF I just poured myself a WLWeller Special Reserve, neat.
And I thought I did these in the wrong order and I was right, I like WLWSR but after the RHF this is flat, I think I'll go slow, maybe it will rebound.

OscarV
10-14-2008, 16:13
Rock Hills Farms, the Julio'o #2 Series, neat.




Ok, after 2 RHF I just poured myself a WLWeller Special Reserve, neat.


Now I am going with a Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.
There is nothing like Turkey when it has depth.
They say that this is a mix of 6, 8 and 12 year old bourbon.
Lately I have gone through 3 bottles and the consistancy is of the highest order. Classic Turkey flavors.
I am going to have to open a Kentucky Spirit soon.
Would it be fair to do a side-by-side?

spun_cookie
10-14-2008, 18:47
I think so. Toss in some old # 8 as well.

The classic WT taste thrad is there, but the classic WT101 ritchness is not...

Now, WT101 is still a good bourbon.

ggilbertva
10-14-2008, 21:35
Caught a movie with my son so when I got home.....the mood hit me for a nice wheated bourbon....out comes Weller SR. Good stuff.

p_elliott
10-15-2008, 09:47
The claims, that I have read on this site, are that the current version is 8 years old, but it tastes very different that the "8" years that I have had... Compared to the late 80s and 2 the early 90s 8yr versions... Different bourbons all together..


How about the 8 yrs you buy in the airports and port of calls duty frees like I did? Was I just just an idiot?

spun_cookie
10-15-2008, 10:36
How about the 8 yrs you buy in the airports and port of calls duty frees like I did? Was I just just an idiot?


p_e,
No, I look at that everytime I am at teh airpot (and the 12 yr when they have it) and want one. At $25 for the 8 yr, that is a good bargin.

Let us know how you like it...

ACDetroit
10-15-2008, 11:51
i have had the export 8yr old WT 101 and it is much better than the current NAS WT 101. I has a more depth and that great sweet WT profile, you did yourself just fine picking one up...if you open it and don't like it PM me I'll send you a self addressed box to send it in :lol::lol:!

Tony

OscarV
10-15-2008, 14:52
I think so. Toss in some old # 8 as well.

The classic WT taste thrad is there, but the classic WT101 ritchness is not...

Now, WT101 is still a good bourbon.


p_e,
No, I look at that everytime I am at teh airpot (and the 12 yr when they have it) and want one. At $25 for the 8 yr, that is a good bargin.

Let us know how you like it...


i have had the export 8yr old WT 101 and it is much better than the current NAS WT 101. I has a more depth and that great sweet WT profile, you did yourself just fine picking one up...if you open it and don't like it PM me I'll send you a self addressed box to send it in :lol::lol:!

Tony

yeah, you know I think Wild Turkey has an inventory problem.
They are selling more than they should.
The current 101 (rocks only) and Kentucky Spirit (air it out for a week) are not at an exceptable level for me.

I have been going thru Rare Breed here lately like a fiend.
My last several have been WT-03RB, great bottles, I am going to look for more.

OscarV
10-15-2008, 14:56
Oh, BTW, I started off with some WTKS.
I opened a new bottle, dark wood from '06 because I have a major reason to celebrate.
I can't say what that is now but I am very excited about it.

Details later.

nor02lei
10-15-2008, 15:09
OGD114 followed by ORVWFRR. Hercules double IPA with my dinner and finally a fernet branca.

Leif.

OscarV
10-15-2008, 15:15
OGD114 followed by ORVWFRR. Hercules double IPA with my dinner and finally a fernet branca.

Leif.

Sounds like a perfect afternoon/evening,... that's good,...

OscarV
10-15-2008, 15:47
OK, so I am into that RHF's I mentioned a few posts ago, neat.
I think I will have to call Julio's for more.

jburlowski
10-15-2008, 16:01
The mentions of RHF reminded me that I've got a bottle on the bar that's been neglected for a long time.

Ahhh.... nice stuff!

PhilsFan
10-15-2008, 20:07
I am watching the Phils try to clinch the NLCS tonight against the Dodgers
and enjoying Weller 12...I like the 12 more and more each time I have it.

-Joe

callmeox
10-15-2008, 20:25
WTRR 10/101 neat.

I realllllly like this stuff.

ThomasH
10-15-2008, 21:21
If WT wouldn't have sold so much, they could have left the Russell's Reserve at 101 proof!

Thomas

ACDetroit
10-15-2008, 21:26
Four Roses Single Barrel from the early 2000's, my first purchase years ago! May have to bring this bottle with me to the distillery. I would love to find another that taste like this one!

Tony

birdman1099
10-15-2008, 22:07
WTRR 10/101 neat.

I realllllly like this stuff.


Hey, Scott, looks like i'm drinking it with ya !!!:grin:

boss302
10-15-2008, 23:47
Bulleit, neat, with a side of H2O.

I know it gets criticized on these boards fairly often, but I love its dry and spicy taste. It goes well with a spicy BBQ, and it is difficult to hide in a mix- it always manages to make itself known!

StraightBoston
10-16-2008, 05:25
Debate prep: a final pour of my gold-veined Old Weller Antique 107 from the 80s, then on to a flight of ND Old Taylors -- a 1967 castle decanter and a 375ml flask from mid-80s.

snakster
10-16-2008, 08:05
A wee dram of Bruichladdich XVII to watch my Phils seal the deal against LA. Had to do it considering I had the same during the game 4 victory. I may not play ball anymore, but superstitions remain.

chefnash51
10-16-2008, 11:44
Let's see.. started last night off with some Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Now I uaually age this for at least one year, but I like to try it fresh as well..
This year it tastes almost perfect right now. That being said, IIRC Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver stated that they will age this year's longer in house before release.

anyhow - followed that up w/ a nice pour of Weller 107 .. love the stuff but lately it seems that it stands up much better when consumed first.. before anything else. Otherwise it just seems kinda muted.

Cheers - Kevin

boss302
10-16-2008, 13:37
A wee dram of Bruichladdich XVII to watch my Phils seal the deal against LA. Had to do it considering I had the same during the game 4 victory. I may not play ball anymore, but superstitions remain.

:bigeyes: Where did you find Bruichladdich XVII in PA?!?

NYtaster
10-16-2008, 18:20
I got my bottle of WT American Spirit today and couldn't wait to break into it. I am having my second pour now and as far as I'm concerned the jury is still out on this one. Its good but I'm not sure it is $90 good! I'll let it sit on the shelf for a while and see what happens.

ACDetroit
10-16-2008, 18:54
Tonight was a little WT 12 yr old Split Label and Four Roses Single Barrel.

Not a bad evening really!

Tony

JamesW
10-16-2008, 20:27
Weller Sr and then a lot of ORVW 10/107

fishnbowljoe
10-16-2008, 21:03
A flight of eagles. ER 10/90. ER 10/90 Julio's bottling, ER 101, and ER 17. Welcome back Jason! Joe

callmeox
10-16-2008, 21:05
Pappy 15 and then some 20

spun_cookie
10-16-2008, 22:00
Old Crow 10/86 and WTRR 10/101... yummy

ggilbertva
10-16-2008, 22:49
Weller Centennial (fm Julio's) with some warm apple pie....what a combo.

OscarV
10-17-2008, 14:25
I am going to warn you first, this is way off topic.

I started with a Laphroaig 15yo.
Both neat and on the rocks, the quick answer is that I see a little more scotch in my future.

Now I am having a "Rare Old Whisky" by Suntory called "Royal", the label also says it is "Special Reserve".
My father-in-law picked this up in Japan in the mid 1970's and gave it to me a year or so ago, never been opened.
Quick answer, from all the different paths that led you to whisky/whiskey I can see this being someone's favorite.

NorCalBoozer
10-17-2008, 14:38
I am going to warn you first, this is way off topic.

I started with a Laphroaig 15yo.
Both neat and on the rocks, the quick answer is that I see a little more scotch in my future.

Now I am having a "Rare Old Whisky" by Suntory called "Royal", the label also says it is "Special Reserve".
My father-in-law picked this up in Japan in the mid 1970's and gave it to me a year or so ago, never been opened.
Quick answer, from all the different paths that led you to whisky/whiskey I can see this being someone's favorite.

I had the same Suntory. I thought the Suntory was really good. Nice smoke flavor and very very drinkable. I would certainly buy more if I could.

I am not a big scotch drinker...I like Islays and currently have around 5 bottles. Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Bowmore.

spun_cookie
10-17-2008, 15:56
An Old Fitz BIB tasting tonight 82, 85, 92, 96

OscarV
10-17-2008, 16:00
An Old Fitz BIB tasting tonight 82, 85, 92, 96

So 'Em, you just happened to have these old Old Fitz's just laying around?

snakster
10-17-2008, 16:19
:bigeyes: Where did you find Bruichladdich XVII in PA?!?
I got it about a year ago at the Wine & Spirits in Collegeville. They were on clearance (i.e, PA taking another good bottle off the shelves forever) and there were only a couple bottles left statewide. Fortunately, one was relatively close. The best part was that it was marked down about $15 of regular price; the only good thing about PA clearing out a particular label.

spun_cookie
10-17-2008, 16:31
Quote:
Originally Posted by spun_cookie http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/red2black/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=143824#post143824)
An Old Fitz BIB tasting tonight 82, 85, 92, 96



So 'Em, you just happened to have these old Old Fitz's just laying around?

Sort of. I picked up the 82, 92 and 96 Fitz in DC a while ago. The 85 was 50ml from Tony when I was out in Detroit. I still have 1 1/4 oz left of that one in the bottle he gave me...

I wanted to do a rack and stack (See "a Spun View of Old Fitz").

jwrussell
10-17-2008, 19:24
Some 2007 Stag tonight.

PAspirit1
10-17-2008, 19:25
I got it about a year ago at the Wine & Spirits in Collegeville. They were on clearance (i.e, PA taking another good bottle off the shelves forever) and there were only a couple bottles left statewide. Fortunately, one was relatively close. The best part was that it was marked down about $15 of regular price; the only good thing about PA clearing out a particular label.

I remember that they were closing out a bunch of single malts for a while. I bought 3 bottles of Highland Park 12 for I think 26$+ tax. I occasionally want to kick myself for not buying Bowmore 12 for around 23$, Bruccladdich 12 for 25$ and a couple of others.

JamesW
10-17-2008, 19:40
Antique, ORVW 10/107, and now some Julio's Centennial.

SBOmarc
10-17-2008, 19:48
Reading this thread with recent posts that give a man reason to pause before posting.

GTS Fall '06. Over one big cube in a heavy based rocks glass.

kpendle
10-17-2008, 21:27
A play on numbers in another thread, 19>16, caused me to choose Old Grandad 86 proof for tonight.

Not just any OGD 86 proof. This is some quality ND juice from a bottle with a date stamp on the bottom of 74.

It has a rich full nose. Even as an 86 proofer it easily can compete with todays 100 proof quality pours. I get a strong rich butterscotch nose. No harshness or any off notes just pure pleasure.

While I am not big on describing the indivual flavours this particular bottle is very good. Nothing overpowering, does not taste overly woody but also not real young. Just right.

But here is where it really shines. The finish is excellent and lingers forever. I don't think any of my current pours can even come close to competing with the finish.

So while we are lucky enough to have many fine modern bourbons available to us today. The old ND juice will always hold as truly some good stuff. Is it because it is from an extinct distillery and held in a higher respect than deserved because it is extinct. I don't think so. It is not unobtanium yet as people still find lingering bottles of the old ND juice. So find some or someone else who does and make your own call.

Ken

Rughi
10-17-2008, 23:31
Yep. Love the Grand Dad.

The 19>16 note led me to dip into another gem of ND, some mid-'70s Taylor Bond (distilled 19, bottled 14) and a mid '80s 86 proofer.

While the older versions are very elegant and dry on the finish, the '80s versions I've had before always had a massive butterscotch note. This '80s bottle that I just opened doesn't really have this tonight, but as I recall the big butterscotch has to develop with a bit of oxygen contact. I'll check back in a week or so.

One thing I've always appreciated about drinking Grand Dad and Taylor is the rye character they each exhibit. I think it's the yeast that does this, but Taylor is the one that I would characterize as having a hard, rye "bite" where the Grand Dad seems to be spicy, but with a softer type of rye note. Of course, we know that it is actually Grand Dad that has the exceptionally high rye content (27-30% is the range I've seen bandied compared to perhaps a number in the high teens for Taylor). In Four Roses terms,it would seem to be a 'fruity' yeast in Grand Dad and a 'spicy' yeast in Taylor - if it's the yeast and not any number of other variables that differed between the two ND sister distilleries.

Roger "14+19 = Bourbonian Bliss" Hodges

HighTower
10-18-2008, 03:26
Today it's been some WTAS, AAA 10yo, Basil Hayden, ETL, FR120th, WTKS, there may have been a few others....

Scott

snakster
10-18-2008, 08:04
Almost finished my Weller Antique 107 last night. One more left. Love the stuff. I'll replace it soon, but need to empty a few others first...like last year's BTAC.

Rughi
10-18-2008, 17:30
While the older versions are very elegant and dry on the finish, the '80s versions I've had before always had a massive butterscotch note. This '80s bottle that I just opened doesn't really have this tonight, but as I recall the big butterscotch has to develop with a bit of oxygen contact. I'll check back in a week or so.

(It's now just one day later; set mind to Doors' "LA Woman")

Mister Butterscotch Rising!
Mister Butterscotch Rising!
Butterscotch Rising!
Whew!

Repeat as necessary. Drink liberally.

Roger

TBoner
10-18-2008, 18:15
Need to dig out my ND Taylor bottles...

But in the meantime, drinking OGD BIB (current version).

Regards,

NYtaster
10-18-2008, 18:29
A couple of pours of BT, a good mellow sip for a Saturday nite with the family!

spun_cookie
10-18-2008, 18:37
Old Crow 10/86yr

wskybnt
10-18-2008, 19:13
Tonight I found in the back of the bunker, the little short bottle of BTEC, the Twice Barreled from a couple of years ago. Havent seen this one hide in the back in a while. Still got 3/4ths of the bottle left. So I decided to try a small pour of it to start the night, after this who knows.....

birdman1099
10-18-2008, 20:13
Old Crow 10/86yr


I have a feeling we will see a few of these posts !!!



Willetts for me tonight !!!

callmeox
10-18-2008, 20:52
Rittenhouse 80 and ginger ale

OscarV
10-18-2008, 21:17
Right now I am drinking some William Larue Weller from the 2005 BTAC.
This isn't the first one today, I have had several stellar pours.

Details later.

ggilbertva
10-18-2008, 21:43
Ancient Age BIB. Another fine BT product. I really like the AAA 10 year and the BIB does not disappoint. Wonderful candied nose with a hint of spice. Good flavor on entry with some cinnamon, mild oak, vanilla and nice sweetness on the palate to the finish which may have some dark chocolate and pepper spice. At $13 a 750ml, I'm very impressed.

JamesW
10-18-2008, 21:52
Antique, ORVW 10/107, Julio's Centennial.

OscarV
10-19-2008, 09:20
Right now I am drinking some William Larue Weller from the 2005 BTAC.
This isn't the first one today, I have had several stellar pours.

Details later.

Ok, here are the promised details.
ACDetroit/Tony was in the neighborhood yesterday at a funeral for a friend's father in Brooklyn which is about 6 miles from me.
So we poured a few, they are as follows.

Willett Family Estate Single Barrel
The 25yo that was sent to California and Japan.
This is a chocolate monster, we let some breathe for an hour and it really brought the chocolate out. Tony had a chocolate chip cookie with it and he said you could not tell where the candy ended and the bourbon began.
Hey Tony, I tried a cookie with it later and you were right.

Pappy Van Winkle 15yo
Tony brought this one over it was a special bottle for BD.com, BE.com, Loch & key and Julio's.
Another Pappy classic but doesn't it seem like they all are?
Hey Tony, you forgot to take it home, I'll save it for you I promise.

Rock Hill Farms
Series #2 from Julio's, I have posted before about this bottle.
The best RHF I have ever had and besides the Weller's, Van Winkle's and the BTAC it is the best there is from the BT Distillery.

Four Roses Single Barrell
It seems that everytime me and that Eastside Dog get together there is always one bottle that stops us in our tracks.
This one is a special bottle from McScrooge's in Knoxville and it had us marvelling at it.
It has more sweet fruit than any other FRSB that I have ever had. If I were to rank my favorite FR's bottles they line up this way, #1 The 40th, #2 The 120th and #3 this McScrooge's. Mr. Rutledge, you are an artist.

William Larue Weller 2005 BTAC
I have never had the 2005 Larue I got one when it came out and I never opened it because of bad reviews, a few months ago I got another one to try it because I liked the 2007 so much.
OK, it is not an '06 or '07 but it is Larue and it is good. Some oak in the finish but it is good oak and yes a bit dry at the end also but I like it. It has all the Weller characteristics and the 121.9 proof fits it perfectly.
I did cut one to 100proof, (1 to 0.219) and yes friends it is worthy of the Weller name.

George Dickel #12
I have one opened and Tony wanted to try it, he's only had the #8.
He wasn't thrilled. Said he, "Not as much Flintstone vitamins as the #8 but I still taste them."

Laphroaig 15yo
O: "Hey Tony try this peat monster"
T: "Wow,... damn you Oscar now I want to get some scotch"

Royal by Suntory
An old bottle from the '70's, good smoke but subtle, probably should have started with this one.
Tony liked it and of course the Master Dusty Hunter said, "I know a store that has a bottle of this same old edition."

It was a great sunny October day, only one thing could have improved it and that is if the Tigers were still playing baseball.

ACDetroit
10-19-2008, 12:28
One of the greatest things I've found on this board are the great members/friends we make!

Yesterday was a great afternoon Oscar! I think you "Quoted" me on every pour to a tee!

Thanks for the samples of the Willett and yes it does need to breath for a good 60 minutes.

After Roger's post I may run down stairs and open some Old Taylor from last weeks hunt! BIB 1970 -bottled 1978 while I watch football.

Tony

spun_cookie
10-19-2008, 12:34
Thanks for the samples of the Willett and yes it does need to breath for a good 60 minutes.

Tony

Did you open the 50ml of the same juice I sent you to compair?

ACDetroit
10-19-2008, 12:56
Did you open the 50ml of the same juice I sent you to compair?


Might have to do that now but it needs to sit for a while...seems to open up after 30 minutes and on.

I'll put it in a glass and post my thoughts later.

Tony

smokinjoe
10-19-2008, 17:48
The Air Show was in town over the weekend at the AFB a couple of miles from my house. Although I didn't make it over, I still could see The Thunderbirds flying around in the sky this afternoon, during their routine. Absolutely AWESOME!!!! Me needs to get me one of them F-16's!! ;) To salute them, I have been dipping into my WT American Spirit.

ggilbertva
10-19-2008, 20:58
Dalwhinnie 15 year. Cold night so decided on Scotch.

callmeox
10-19-2008, 21:01
Binny's Elmer T. Lee and a player to be named later

fishnbowljoe
10-19-2008, 21:07
ER 10/90 last night, 2006 OFBB tonight Joe

tommy
10-19-2008, 22:05
Weller Special Reserve.

JamesW
10-20-2008, 06:50
Last night it was Old Fitz BiB followed by Very Special Old Fitz (great juice!)

OscarV
10-20-2008, 15:33
A Willd Turkey Kentucky Spirit from '06, neat.
Followed by a Four Roses Single Barrell special bottle for McScrooge's, neat.

You know 'ya gotta love those guys down in Lawrenceburg!

callmeox
10-20-2008, 18:53
I'm having watered down Powerade this evening. I seem to have caught the stomach bug that is going around these parts. :puke:

In my mind, I'm enjoying a nice pour of Weller 12. :grin:

ThomasH
10-20-2008, 19:00
I'm drinking diet Dr. Pepper. It seems there is another bug going around my area: working midnights! I suspect my condition will greatly improve by Thursday at 8AM!

Thomas