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Blitz
05-03-2009, 17:55
I am starting to develop a somewhat respectable collection of whiskey. I have tried to cover different mash bills, distilleries, etc. in order to experience the breadth of the category.

Take a look at the picture below. What ONE bottle am I missing? What flavor profile would compliment what I already have? If you were me, what would be your next acquisition?

kickert
05-03-2009, 18:09
Very nice collection, I am a big fan of almost everything you have on that wall. The big hole I see is 4 Roses. I would recommend the Small Batch, but the Single Barrel is excellent as well. You may also want to add a Heaven Hill Bonded product.

Very cool thread...it is one thing to ask the question, but to post a picture makes it feel like we are sitting down for a pour talking about how many great bourbons there are.

ACDetroit
05-03-2009, 18:21
If you can find an Old Taylor from National Distillery days...you will love it and I don't see anything on the shelves that might compare. I'd second the Four Roses but highly recommend the Single barrel over the Small Batch of which I am not a fan.

Good luck and yes you have a very nice wall of whiskey to choose from.

Tony

barturtle
05-03-2009, 18:26
George Dickel #12

Dr. François
05-03-2009, 18:41
Your collection would keep me happy for every occasion. I agree, though: Four Roses Single Barrel.

Also: Wild Turkey Rye 101. Great bargain, great whiskey.

independant
05-03-2009, 19:16
I wouls have to add a bottle of bookers. It also looks like you will need another bottle of EC12 soon

docbible
05-03-2009, 19:53
You have the 6 to 12yo age well represented. I would suggest eagle rare 17yo to add a little age to the group. Contrast/compare to ER 10yo and BT. A bottle of LOT B would give you a younger version of PVW and will have a slightly different but similar profile to the weller 12. You have a great spread of wheat and rye. Nice collection. tim

callmeox
05-03-2009, 20:38
First thought when looking at the pic was a lack of Four Roses, so I second Kickert's suggestion.

ggilbertva
05-03-2009, 20:58
George Dickel #12

I'll second Timothy's suggestion. Having a TN whiskey is a good thing and Dickel #12 is a good pour.

JamesW
05-04-2009, 05:42
Pappy 15 and the whole BTAC collection.

funknik
05-04-2009, 06:08
George Dickel #12
Totally agree with this. It looks like you have a really nice spread!! Although OGD 114 almost qualifies, I think that a barrel-proofer may be in order: either WT Rare Breed or Stagg or (ahem) Booker's (although this can be a gamble). Also, Rittenhouse is respectable, I think WT Rye 101 and Saz Jr. are both great ryes.

2highcal
05-04-2009, 07:21
I would say that you are missing some Rock Hill Farms I personally think this is an extremely good bourbon for around $40 a bottle you can spend more and get much worse. Everyone I have let try this has thought that it was really good.

p_elliott
05-04-2009, 07:31
Nice collection my first gut response was either Booker's or GTS you need a high octane barrel proof to round it out. A William Larue Weller would do this as well but you have the wheater's covered but if you prefer wheat over rye go with the WLW.

p_elliott
05-04-2009, 07:43
The only other suggestion I would make and this is only if you like this but you have bourbon, rye, Tennessee and Irish the only things missing if there is such a thing is a good scotch, standard whiskey and a good Canadian. Then you would have one of all the groups of whisk(e)y covered. But maybe I'm over thinking this and will stick with my previous answer.

ggilbertva
05-04-2009, 10:45
The only other suggestion I would make and this is only if you like this but you have bourbon, rye, Tennessee and Irish the only things missing if there is such a thing is a good scotch, standard whiskey and a good Canadian. Then you would have one of all the groups of whisk(e)y covered. But maybe I'm over thinking this and will stick with my previous answer.

As for Scotch, if you add that, I would focus on Highland as a starter. Dalwhinnie or Clynelish are both good pours that are low/no peat and low/no smoke. Another good Irish is Redbreast 12 year.

As for bourbons, if you can find it, Ancient Ancient Age (AAA) 10 year or the AA BIB and the Very Old Barton (VOB) BIB.

wildcat13
05-04-2009, 11:13
I am going to recommend the Blanton's - for taste and a nice bottle.

chefnash51
05-04-2009, 11:15
great thread idea.. I might have to steal this idea, as I would love some feedback on my bunker.

and I agree.. some barrel proof stuff would be a good add. BTAC if you can.

Josh
05-04-2009, 11:49
I third the suggestion for Four Roses but also let me add OF Sig or OFBB. Old Forester has a classic profile that is a great counterpoint to anything else on the shelf.

DoubleT
05-06-2009, 15:31
I agree on the Four Roses and a good(?) Scotch. As for a Canadian I would go with Crown Royal Reserve. Other than that I think the only things I would add is Fighting Cock and Evan Williams SB. Nice collection.

DowntownD
05-08-2009, 22:46
cool thread and collection (I've been working on something similar myself).

I, too, suggest:

- something from Four Roses (I actually prefer the Yellow, their cheapest).
- Baby Saz (it's so good, my second favorite Rye after VWFRRye).
- a real cask strength Bourbon (like GTStagg, which tastes quite good).