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spun_cookie
06-12-2009, 00:32
OK, its over 100 in AZ now days... Spring is gone and summer is here... Time for a new set of threads.

For me it has been WT 8yr from 89. Not as good as the old #8 from 92-93, which is surprising, but true..m

I am on vacation and brought 200s/375s of 80s dusties of IWH, OT, WT, OC, and 60s Old Fitz and OGD BIBs... Man got to drink in WA... Its a controlled state for KY sake :D

... And yes, Jason these will be coming your way

independant
06-12-2009, 01:49
WTKS this is one I have been looking forward to all night

tommyboy38
06-12-2009, 03:41
I'm drinking WL Weller 12 but I feel bad for not posting in the Spring 09 thread. It's very springlike in Chicago.

nor02lei
06-12-2009, 06:08
We had a board meeting in our local bourbon club BBB yesterday. Lots of different bourbons afterwards: Barrett’s 20 years (Michters), vintage 17, OGD BIB, OGD 114, OGD BIB 1976, FRSB, FRSB 120 and ORVW 10-107. I do feel it a little today.

Leif

DeanSheen
06-12-2009, 07:11
I'm drinking WL Weller 12 but I feel bad for not posting in the Spring 09 thread. It's very springlike in Chicago.

Very springlike here too.

The last thing to touch my lips last night was the Willett 7 and I'm looking forward to trying it again with a more clear head.

B3Nut
06-12-2009, 10:26
60s Old Fitz and OGD BIBs...

.....drrooooooolllllllll....... there's a puddle on the floor in front of the computer :lol:

Nice finds! Hmmm...oh right, this is the drinking thread...how about a little squirt of WT101...always hits the spot and doesn't deplete the special stuff... ;)

Solomon2
06-13-2009, 19:09
ETL for me. Hey, cookie, ever try a mint julep as refreshment on a hot day?

spun_cookie
06-13-2009, 20:08
ETL for me. Hey, cookie, ever try a mint julep as refreshment on a hot day?

Yes sir. I use JD or other more acidic feeling/tasting bourbons because, to me, they bring out the best of the mint to me...

Tonight it is 200 ml of IW Harper 80 proof from the late 80s and the some Old Fitz... I am on a cruise and brought a variety of bourbons (200s and 375s).

chilidawg7
06-13-2009, 21:25
Been a while since i've been here, but I'm back. :)

Tonight I am enjoying a nice, healthy pour of Ancient Ancient Age. A nice ending to an otherwise sub-par evening!

nor02lei
06-14-2009, 02:33
Dickel 12 and ORVW 10-107 yesterday. Both were very good!

Leif

independant
06-14-2009, 06:19
Finaly opened my bottle of Lot B. Now I know what everyone is talking about.

edo
06-14-2009, 07:29
Early Times (KSBW) (our go to pour in this house) and J W Dant.

independant
06-14-2009, 23:03
JB Distillers series, EC 12, 2nd edition Parker's Heritage 27 yr

nor02lei
06-14-2009, 23:36
WT AS and 12 export before dinner and ORVWFRR I after yesterday.

Leif

Josh
06-15-2009, 16:25
Finaly opened my bottle of Lot B. Now I know what everyone is talking about.

Tell me what it is, cause I still ain't figgered it out myself.

Enjoying some WTKS, dark wood top, bottled '02. I AM starting to figure out what everybody is talking about here. Nice, nice stuff.

funknik
06-15-2009, 18:21
Tell me what it is, cause I still ain't figgered it out myself.

Enjoying some WTKS, dark wood top, bottled '02. I AM starting to figure out what everybody is talking about here. Nice, nice stuff.

Lot B is awesome!

I just finished off a Dark Top '02 WTKS yesterday -- it was a pretty good pour, for sure. Still, I don't think it's too much better than the current Rare Breed or 101 and nowhere near as good as the Rare Breed I have from '96.

Solomon2
06-15-2009, 19:46
JBB in a mint julep. Very straightforward taste, not complex at all. Almost like drinking Coke.

B3Nut
06-16-2009, 06:03
Last night's enjoyment was about 3/4 oz of Blanton's followed by about 3/4 oz of Old Forester BIB. I was getting interesting tobacco notes out of the OF. Tasty end to a rather nice day.

Josh
06-16-2009, 06:33
Lot B is awesome!

I just finished off a Dark Top '02 WTKS yesterday -- it was a pretty good pour, for sure. Still, I don't think it's too much better than the current Rare Breed or 101 and nowhere near as good as the Rare Breed I have from '96.

I guess my feelings toward the VW's are similar to yours toward the Turkeys. I like them, and the quality shows, but I've had ORVW 90, 107, Lot B, PVW 20 & 23, and I still think the Weller 12 is better than any of them, although the 107 is close to being on par with it. They're all good, but I've never been wow'd.

DeanSheen
06-16-2009, 06:36
A couple ER 10/90 then a D&M Willett 7 yr to drown my sorrows after another bullpen meltdown.

funknik
06-16-2009, 07:08
I guess my feelings toward the VW's are similar to yours toward the Turkeys. I like them, and the quality shows, but I've had ORVW 90, 107, Lot B, PVW 20 & 23, and I still think the Weller 12 is better than any of them, although the 107 is close to being on par with it. They're all good, but I've never been wow'd.
Josh, I love me some Turkey . . . I didn't mean to insinuate otherwise.

As far as VWs are concerned, I think we probably have very similar opinions . . . I've gone on record as saying I hadn't met a VW that I loved. I liked the OWA 7/107 better than the ORVW 10/107 by a long shot (I'm really interested to give this one another try, though), the PVW20 is damn good but not worth the price, the PVW23 is just nasty, I haven't had the 15 yet, but the Lot 'B' . . . wow. I will say that (going back to my leader/follower theory) I always use OWA as a prelude to the Lot 'B' . . . after the OWA has gone down, a pour of Lot 'B' is next to amazing.

Also, the VW Rye is outta sight!

I have only had one tiny taste of the Weller 12, so I can't comment -- I thought it stood its ground against Weller Centennial, though . . . my cousin is hopefully brining me 2 Weller 12s this weekend from Boston, so if she comes through, I'm interested to see how it stacks up . . .

just my two cents, but I say remember the leader/follower thing . . . it has changed my mind significantly a few times.

cheers.

OscarV
06-16-2009, 11:36
4R1B 120th Anniversary, neat.

Bottle No: 1424
Warehouse No: JW
Barrel No: 7-10
Proof: 112.6

I finished off a bottle of 4R1B Binny's #1 over the weekend.
After that bottle this one seems a little bit hot.
Also heavier on the rye spice % over the sweet fruit.
But a very nice finish.

Josh
06-16-2009, 12:25
Had a pour of KC at the bar to finish my long Tuesday lunch. Unfortunately, the owner was there so I got a tiny pour:mad:

ILLfarmboy
06-16-2009, 18:38
some Buffalo Trace tonight.



.... the owner was there so I got a tiny pour:mad:

I hate when that happens. There is a bar in Galesburg ILL. called Big John's Silver Dollar Saloon. When he's behind the bar he measures every pour. Plus, the man doesn't exactly have the gift of gab. He's sort of surly.

Solomon2
06-16-2009, 18:47
JBB on top of Hiram Walker Chocolate Mint liqueur. No matter how I stir it, the two don't seem to mix, and separate out quickly.

Josh
06-16-2009, 18:58
some Buffalo Trace tonight.




I hate when that happens. There is a bar in Galesburg ILL. called Big John's Silver Dollar Saloon. When he's behind the bar he measures every pour. Plus, the man doesn't exactly have the gift of gab. He's sort of surly.

Best Bar name ever. And his personality seems appropriate!

ggilbertva
06-16-2009, 19:29
Sat out on the front porch with my son and enjoyed a cigar and some '85 Old Overholt.

OscarV
06-17-2009, 12:11
W L Weller Centennial Whitehouse Liquor Barrel #1, neat.

spun_cookie
06-17-2009, 17:42
W L Weller Centennial Whitehouse Liquor Barrel #1, neat.

Nothing like some good weller... I am drinking some OGD BIB, 1956-1960...

independant
06-17-2009, 18:57
Wt 101............

OscarV
06-17-2009, 19:02
... I am drinking some OGD BIB, 1956-1960...

That's gotta be nice!
Where did you get it from?

Eth3rStrik3r
06-17-2009, 19:17
Finishing off some BT and RRR90.

DeanSheen
06-17-2009, 19:23
4RsmB in honor of me being able to get it soon.

Eth3rStrik3r
06-17-2009, 19:46
Finished those off, so moved on to some WT rye, delicious stuff.

Pieface
06-17-2009, 19:46
Last night was EWSB '97 which I now know was made at Beam - Thanks Chuck! Been open a few weeks and has improved markedly. The taste and finish are stepping up to the plate and delivering on the promise from the nose now.

Waiahi
06-17-2009, 19:57
I got a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve for my Birthday the other night.

Never had it before.

Loved it...drank half the bottle, and I didn't feel that bad the next day either! :grin:

spun_cookie
06-17-2009, 20:56
That's gotta be nice!
Where did you get it from?

Picked it up with a group of juice from a fellow out of San Fran... Nice stuff...

nor02lei
06-17-2009, 22:09
OFBB 2004 and WT 8 export yesterday.

Leif

B3Nut
06-19-2009, 19:03
Currently enjoying some Weller SR (Everett's single barrel) neat. Bottle's been open for quite a while, but those apple notes are still there! Had '99 EWSB earlier...being open and getting a breath here and there has done good things for that bottle. It's interesting how the flavors evolve as the whiskey interacts with the air in the bottle.

Lost Pollito
06-19-2009, 19:56
Well. Now I'm gonna have to work on drinking some Handy, and perhaps some gts '08.

hectic1
06-19-2009, 20:41
BT with a cube of ice...tasty!

independant
06-19-2009, 20:41
fighting cock...............

p_elliott
06-19-2009, 23:21
fighting cock...............

There's one you won't pour down the sink go ahead and try it, it will jump up and kick your butt down the sink :slappin:

independant
06-20-2009, 00:35
There's one you won't pour down the sink go ahead and try it, it will jump up and kick your butt down the sink :slappin:

naw half a bottle later I am still waiting for the kicking and I am all out :grin:

Lost Pollito
06-20-2009, 16:57
EW single Barrel.

fishnbowljoe
06-20-2009, 22:59
Had an impromptu gathering of a group of friends we get together with occasionally. Started with JB White and Coke at dinner. Afterwards at our friends house, I had JB Black and Coke. The JB Black and Coke was better. Finished off the night at home with a pour of Pappy 20. A pretty good night, if I do say so myself. Joe

BourbonRob
06-21-2009, 09:42
For Fathers Day, I gonna pour some EW BIB 100 proof, (White label). Just found it last week for $12. Never had it... Hopefully it's a good bargin pour.

Any tasting comments?

Rob

CygnusX-1
06-21-2009, 14:42
For Fathers Day, I gonna pour some EW BIB 100 proof, (White label). Just found it last week for $12. Never had it... Hopefully it's a good bargin pour.

Any tasting comments?

Rob

Its a great value pour in my opinion, not super complex but big bold bourbon flavor, i like to have a bottle around all the time

ggilbertva
06-21-2009, 17:13
Spent Fathers day with my family and father. My generous brother brought along an '08 ER 17. I hadn't tried this one yet (even though I have one bunkered) and really enjoyed it. All in all, a good day.

BourbonRob
06-21-2009, 17:54
Its a great value pour in my opinion, not super complex but big bold bourbon flavor, i like to have a bottle around all the time


Good call. But being so hard to find, I expected more. Is it easy to find in VA? I'd write a review but you nailed it. Thanks. I'm still going to keep a bottle around.

Rob

Solomon2
06-21-2009, 18:50
WT101 - first time in 20 years - and 1792 mint julep.

tommyboy38
06-21-2009, 19:22
Some Rebel Yell neat.

birdman1099
06-21-2009, 19:28
for me....

WTRB 1999
Old Charter 12 (ud)
Old Forester BIB dimple


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Eth3rStrik3r
06-21-2009, 19:51
some ORVW 10/107, first time having it. It is delicious.

HighTower
06-22-2009, 04:02
Had some Makers Mark, and then some Hirsch 16.
First time I have had the Hirsch and actually enjoyed it. Maybe time has mellowed it finally.

I am still tempted to open the bottle of (ri)1 I got today..........

Scott

nor02lei
06-22-2009, 13:46
Yesterday I had a JDSS from 2004 and Wood ford reserve for the first time in a long time. The JD was the least “Tennessee tasting” one I ever had. WR did taste a bit better than I did remember, but it sure lacks proof.
Today I had OGD114.

Leif

Eth3rStrik3r
06-22-2009, 14:38
Currently drinking some Old Fitz 1849, I can smell a lot of toffee in the nose, which is wonderful.

Josh
06-22-2009, 15:01
Having a drink from my bottle of WTKS (6/5/02), what's left of it after Oscar got to it on Saturday :grin:

OscarV
06-22-2009, 15:04
Having a drink from my bottle of WTKS (6/5/02), what's left of it after Oscar got to it on Saturday :grin:

HEY! I left you plenty.
Next time I'll bring a flask and fill it when you ain't looking.

birdman1099
06-22-2009, 18:31
Having a drink from my bottle of WTKS (6/5/02), what's left of it after Oscar got to it on Saturday :grin:



I'm surprised he left ANY !!!! :skep:


Tonight, I am having WLW 2006.....:grin:

Josh
06-22-2009, 18:45
I'm surprised he left ANY !!!! :skep:


Tonight, I am having WLW 2006.....:grin:

So am I! And you know you're welcome to fly up to Motown anytime! Although between you and Oscar, I might leave me WTKS at home!:lol:

I am actually duplicating one of the tastings we did on Saturday right now. First BT Whitedog (MB 1) and then BT. On Saturday we followed BT with ER 10.

Lost Pollito
06-22-2009, 18:48
Lucky enough to have some cask samples of EW single barrel cask samples tonight. 144.2 on this one ....delicious.Uncut, and it still has some wood char floatin around in it.:cool:

ggilbertva
06-22-2009, 19:06
Wanted a couple of old pours.......'74 Old Fitz Prime and '83 Old Forester. Both really hit the spot tonight. I was itching to open something new but these two pours filled the need.

callmeox
06-22-2009, 19:08
Excellent! Wood char is natures toothbrush.

The kid got back from a 9 day Bermuda/Caribbean cruise with Grandma (can you say spoiled??) and they brought back a bottle of Mango Absolut for my wife. I had some over ice and it was pretty tasty.

Since I couldn't go to bed having solely consumed fruity vodka, I followed it with a nice pour of Old Heaven Hill Very Rare 8 year old and it really hit the spot.

I've not gotten my trip souvenir(s) yet, but rumor has it that there's one really big bottle with red wax and another in a box with an 8 on it. :grin:

JamesW
06-22-2009, 19:47
Started with Old Fitz BiB, ORVW 10/107, and now some WTKS that is fast becoming a favorite for me. I got this over the weekend and have been enjoying it immensely. Really nice balance of spice and sweet.

B3Nut
06-22-2009, 20:14
Having a nice small pour of ETL. Dark fruit sweetness with peppery rye spice...little wonder it's sometimes considered a dessert bourbon. Always hits the spot!

Solomon2
06-22-2009, 21:56
1792, WT101, BH. I really like the way some of the WT101 taste hits the middle of the tongue, an area my other bourbons don't touch. Perhaps I should trade my unopened bottle of Jeffersons for a bottle of WTRR and a bottle of Distillers Pride.

ggilbertva
06-24-2009, 10:50
With the Sazerac purchase of OT, I was prompted to pull out my '80 OT handle and enjoy a pour on the front porch. Maybe my tastebuds were super primed last night but that OT sure was tasty.

OscarV
06-24-2009, 12:52
Evan Williams Black Label 7 year old, on the rocks.

Lost Pollito
06-24-2009, 13:43
Lucky enough to have some cask samples of EW single barrel cask samples tonight. 144.2 on this one ....delicious.Uncut, and it still has some wood char floatin around in it.:cool:

Tonight a repeat, but at 151.9. The cubs are turning me into a drunk.:slappin:

Josh
06-24-2009, 14:20
Tonight a repeat, but at 151.9. The cubs are turning me into a drunk.:slappin:

Gotta love interleague play :slappin:

Eth3rStrik3r
06-24-2009, 14:27
Tonight a repeat, but at 151.9. The cubs are turning me into a drunk.:slappin:

amen to that, ha.

nor02lei
06-25-2009, 01:37
Yesterday I had Dickel 12, WLW 08 and ORVWFRR-K. All 3 were very good. I wasn’t that impressed about the rye though when first opened, but it has improved a lot by oxidation!

Leif

Josh
06-25-2009, 08:54
I would normally be hanging out at my favorite pub right now, but it's too hot for a bus ride today. So I'm starting off my lunch hour with a bottle of RHF Kahn's select. Light and very sweet. And it was $10 cheaper than it is up here.

Amy's sister at the Hound Down in the 313 really liked it (due to the horsies) until she discovered the Fox with the hunting scene on the label and then nursed that bottle all night long. Her baby got a little jealous.

Anyway, a nice pour for a hot day, but I'm not sure if I'd get it again.

fishnbowljoe
06-25-2009, 15:27
The last pour of ER 101 that I decanted from an 1981 decanter. I'll probably have something else a little later too. Joe

Josh
06-25-2009, 16:19
I'm currently sipping on a glass of HH White Label 6 y/o BiB, and watching MJ coverage on MSNBC

jburlowski
06-25-2009, 17:25
Taking a couple of (much needed) mental-sanity days off from work. Enjoying some of my last bunkered Weller 12 tonight. Sitting on the deck between thunderstorms --- enjoying a a much-welcomed break from the oppressive humidity.

Tomorrow?

ggilbertva
06-25-2009, 19:05
It was a very nice evening here in the VA countryside so I broke out a tot of '82 ER101 and a Padilla 1948.

Eth3rStrik3r
06-25-2009, 19:23
Currently having some ORVW 10/107

callmeox
06-25-2009, 19:30
Enjoying a vacation evening with a pour of WTRB

DeanSheen
06-25-2009, 20:33
Some ER 10/90

Now a bit of Weller Antique.

I think Handy will be the nightcap.

Stones
06-25-2009, 23:19
Its a Friday arvo end of the week time and have had an EC12 and closely followed with a JB Rye...

independant
06-26-2009, 03:41
baby saz and handy 08

OscarV
06-26-2009, 12:20
JTS Brown BIB, on the rocks.

camduncan
06-26-2009, 14:09
I finished off a bottle of Nelson County last night.... it had about 100ml left in it, and made a perfect after-dinner drink whilst relaxing and watching a couple of episodes of Sopranos.

smokinjoe
06-26-2009, 14:12
Back in the room, from a day at the beach. Weller 12, on the rocks. Ahhhhhh!!!!!

ILLfarmboy
06-26-2009, 18:01
To two and a half ounces of Four Roses Single Barrel I've added a half ounce of WT RR 101 to richen it up. Damn, I really like this....It is really the only blending experiment/combination that I've tried that yields an excellent result.

Joshua
06-26-2009, 18:26
OGD114. I am shocked and amazed at the price/value ratio.

JamesW
06-26-2009, 19:45
WTKS x 2 or 3. Very impressed with this offering.

Special Reserve
06-26-2009, 19:48
Weller Centennial, I don't even have to wonder why. The only problem is that is bottle (like all other Weller Centennial bottles) goes too fast.

tommyboy38
06-26-2009, 20:15
PVW15
Noah's Mill 16
Rebel Yell
WL Weller SR

fishnbowljoe
06-26-2009, 21:14
Had some friends and family over for dinner and drinks. Had some AAA 10 yr and Coke. The AAA 10 yr was just fair as a sipping bourbon to me, but with a coke it was really good. Wasn't going to buy another bottle, but I may rethink that now. Joe

Jono
06-26-2009, 21:15
After dinner with friends...bar selection was somewhat limited (WR, KC, BH)....so I chose the Knob Creek.

nor02lei
06-27-2009, 05:59
Yesterday I had JDSS from my pocket bottle in my right pocket and 101 from 1988 from the bottle in my left pocket listening to Mötley Crue among others. It is the best thing of the year going on in my small town. The peace and love music festival witch is Sweden’s biggest with 36000 visitors in the middle of the city.

Leif

Solomon2
06-27-2009, 19:45
1792 mixed with Glayva. The bourbon cuts the liquer's overly-sweet cloyiness and adds a wonderfully complex finish.

Solomon2
06-27-2009, 19:49
Jono: You can choose from WR, KC, BH and consider that limited? In the bars here the choice is Jim Beam or Maker's Mark.

Sad to say, I see too many retail consumers who simply walk into the liquor stores here and quickly, almost reflexively, grab one of these two down off the shelf without looking at anything else. :(

callmeox
06-27-2009, 20:35
Today was our annual "first weekend of Summer" party and it went off without a hitch. This is the 6th year that we have had the shindig and it is the first that we have not had some kind of rain or storm event mid-afternoon that sent folks scrambling to the garage or the house.

I started the day with a nice Four Roses yellow label and Coke zero while in front of the grill and moved on to some excellent homebrew from my cousin and his girlfriend. As is customary, we moved to an informal bourbon tasting after the initial party morphed into an adult shindig up and we sampled VOB BIB, FRSB, OCPR Slope, WTKS Pewter from 98, WTRR 101 and WT12 CGF.

I love using the VOB for the "How much is this bottle? No way!" reaction.

We also put a nice dent in a bottle of Dalmore 12 that was a gift from a friend. I'm not a big SMS drinker, but this is one that I can enjoy.

tommyboy38
06-27-2009, 21:16
Had a few pours of Old Fitz BIb after work and a taste of VSOF and then a well needed nap.

Lost Pollito
06-27-2009, 22:50
Had a few pours of Old Fitz BIb after work and a taste of VSOF and then a well needed nap.
I guess that Old Fitz had a '97 stamped on the bottom? I enjoyed some mint juleps via VOB BIB. Great night.

jburlowski
06-28-2009, 06:48
A nice pour of WTAS while watching Wimbledon.

camduncan
06-28-2009, 15:31
I'm trying to drink through several open bottles (to make room for more:cool: ), so last night I had a couple of pours of Old Crow. Unfortunately it didn't taste that good, so I had to mix it with some coke zero :skep:

funknik
06-28-2009, 16:02
I haven't had any whiskey since last Sunday, so today I went through the liquor cabinet on a tear . . . . at first it took a while for me to get acclimated . . . tasted like my first taste of whiskey ever . . .

so, I hit the Weller 12, followed by some EC12, then OWA 107, Weller 12 & Weller Centennial (Whitehouse) . . . very nice to be back . . .

troyce
06-28-2009, 16:45
After working in the yard in 95 degree heat and then working out, I had to offset the positive health benefits. Knocked off a fair amount or Eargle Rare 10 yr and Elmer T lee. I love both of these.

George
06-28-2009, 17:43
Opened a new bottle of BT. I didn't enjoy it as much as my last bottle, for some reason. I'll see if that changes with the next few pours.

fishnbowljoe
06-28-2009, 20:15
Believe it or not, a rye. Baby Saz. Joe

Joshua
06-28-2009, 20:43
Nothing tonight... because last night was BTAC WLW08, Stagg 08, Lot B and Pappy 20.

CygnusX-1
06-29-2009, 14:01
Sad to say, I see too many retail consumers who simply walk into the liquor stores here and quickly, almost reflexively, grab one of these two down off the shelf without looking at anything else. :(

Yea i see that all the time people walk in go straight to the beam white and pay and leave, some times this happens several times before i can make a decesion on what i want to buy

OscarV
06-29-2009, 14:18
Old Grand-Dad BIB, neat.
I needed a break from the OGD 114, that stuff makes me talk to myself.
Not that that is a bad thing but I felt I needed to come up for air, you know like Sugar Magnolia.

nor02lei
06-29-2009, 16:15
Me and my lady partner had WT 8 export with ice! I can count the times I have had bourbon on ice on the fingers of one of my hand, but it is hot as hell here for Swedish conditions. Bad? No not at all, it was real nice!

Leif

fishnbowljoe
06-29-2009, 16:33
The BOTM, RR 10/90. The more I have this, the more it grows on me. Joe

JamesW
06-29-2009, 18:25
Old Fitz BIB, PH 122.6 and soon some GTS 2008.

hectic1
06-29-2009, 20:14
Had a nice pour of Woodford Reserve tonight...it's been a while since I had some. At first taste it was a little harsh on the finish...it got much better as I let it sit in the glass for a while. This was a new bottle and the first pour off it.

funknik
06-29-2009, 21:03
Old Heaven Hill BIB 1990 . . . there's something strange about this, but it's opening up a little . . . complex, subtle flavors, but harsh delivery.

RWBadley
06-29-2009, 21:21
My neighbor across the street invited me over to have a look at his Air conditioner that was acting up. We started talking about stuff and next thing I know he pulls out a handle of JW Dant (vintage '64 if I read the bottom right). 80 pr 10 yo. Man, that was some really nice stuff. Full of maple and a lovely finish.

I'm gonna have to start hangin' out with this guy a bit more ;-)

Mr.Maduro
06-30-2009, 07:14
Lately I've been pouring from my bottle of Eagle Rare 17 from '08.

B3Nut
07-01-2009, 07:04
Had a little Old Forester BIB and a squirt of Weller SR last night....

DeanSheen
07-01-2009, 09:08
I had a Weller SR and an OWA last night.

The SR has been open for about 12 days and has opened up a bit. The OWA wasnt tasting so good and I nursed it forever.

I think I was having an off palette day.

independant
07-01-2009, 18:07
WTRR 10/90 followed by WTRR Rye both of these are great products I just wish they were cheaper here.

birdman1099
07-01-2009, 18:31
I'm having a 2006 WLW on the deck tonight.

a cool, crisp breeze..... and a glass full of FIRE !!!!!:grin:

OscarV
07-01-2009, 18:42
I'm having a 2006 WLW on the deck tonight.

a cool, crisp breeze..... and a glass full of FIRE !!!!!:grin:

An '06 WLarueW?...
Sounds nice, I have been nipping at the '07 this afternoon.

CygnusX-1
07-01-2009, 18:43
Some Charter 101, its ok but the alcohol taste/smell kinda dominates

JamesW
07-01-2009, 19:21
Makers, VSOF 12, Julio's Weller Centennial, and now joining Scott with some WLW 2008.

funknik
07-01-2009, 19:46
George Dickel No.12 --- just great stuff.

B3Nut
07-01-2009, 20:14
Having a nice pour of SW Old Fitz BIB. Good stuff.

smokinjoe
07-01-2009, 20:21
Cracked open a bottle of Evan Williams BIB White Label. An absolutey fantastic $11 bourbon. Interestingly enough, I'm getting that yeasty Beamish tinge to it. That, with the 100 proof, and a little age...is goooooood!

DeanSheen
07-01-2009, 20:23
Just knocked off an ER 10/90

tommyboy38
07-01-2009, 20:23
BHC VSOF, non-BHC VSOF, OF 1849, OF BIB

DeanSheen
07-01-2009, 21:01
Top just jumped out of a fresh Saz. Jr.

Ohh how I've missed thee.

smokinjoe
07-01-2009, 21:17
Top just jumped out of a fresh Saz. Jr.

Ohh how I've missed thee.

You bet, Robert. That rye is tops. Besides some of the barrel proof ryes, and maybe the VW ryes, all other ryes pale in comparison. And, only 25 bucks!!!!

DeanSheen
07-01-2009, 22:06
Heh, yeah Joe. I'm in love with Rye.

To this point it goes like this:

VWFRR
HANDY
Saz Jr.
Ritt BIB

Thankfully I have a decent supply of each.

Luna56
07-01-2009, 22:47
A small pour of ER. I think I'm ready for another pour, it's one of those raw, damp, foggy nights here. Almost no sun for three weeks here, rain almost every day. All my hot pepper plants are in greivous peril. Already lost my first planting, second batch is looking a little peeked. Fortunately I had a bumper crop last year, all dried and ready to grind. Enough prattle, back to whiskey. Here goes.

Cheers!

independant
07-02-2009, 14:47
I had a high proof morning with Bookers and OGD114

ggilbertva
07-02-2009, 18:35
Returned last night from Orlando and even though I brought a flask of AAA 10 year, I had little opportunity to sit and enjoy. Too much going on. Tonight though I took the opportunity to sit down and catch up with an '88 Old Forester BIB. That with a nice cigar and a cool July evening made a great end to a productive day.

Stones
07-02-2009, 20:43
Last night i sat down in a comfortable chair with a VW10yo 107 in hand and watched 'The Hustler' starring Paul Newman while he ordered a J. T. S. Brown, No ice, no glass. Classic stuff. :p

Lost Pollito
07-03-2009, 07:55
BT ...neat. Such an easy and enjoyable bourbon.

independant
07-03-2009, 15:31
Lot B and OWA to bad I can't get these here will have to stock up when I travel

RWBadley
07-03-2009, 16:17
Lot B and OWA to bad I can't get these here will have to stock up when I travel

We have those here, I have not picked up the OWA yet- how does it compare to the Lot B?

callmeox
07-03-2009, 17:04
After a few steaks on the grill and firing up the smoker, I'm relaxing with a pour of WTKS pewter top.

DowntownD
07-03-2009, 17:04
Last night, two pours of Pappy 15. I just love this stuff.

This week, some ORVW 10/107 and some BTAC WLWeller.

independant
07-04-2009, 00:40
Started the night with AA moved on to RR10/90 and ended with RHF.

nor02lei
07-04-2009, 01:15
Yesterday I had OGD 114 before outdoor grilling and WT 8 export with the grilled pineapple with ice cream for dessert.

Leif

TonyDVC
07-04-2009, 07:34
I just bought a bottle of W L Weller Special Reserve for $18.00. Tonight I plan to try it out. I've never had it before, but it seems highly rated on this site. I'll let you guys know.Tony DVC

Single-Barrel
07-04-2009, 16:08
Last night finished off my EWSB 1997. This was the best year that I have had from this line so far. Going out tomorrow to pick-up the 1999 hopefully it will be just as good if not better!

PAspirit1
07-05-2009, 06:35
For a while I've been having the same routine. A pour of WTRR90, rinse the glass (usually), and then a pour of Rare Breed. Like they say at McDonalds - I'm lovin' it. I'm not good at or inclined to describe flavors but the Rare Breed has an extra dimension that is very interesting.

Joshua
07-05-2009, 09:22
Spent the night with fireworks and Weller 107

Phantos
07-05-2009, 13:03
Sitting here in my dark air-conditioned cave avoiding the Texas summer sun...
Trying very hard not finish my 750 of Old Fitz BiB...
(just with a a couple small shards of bottled water ice in it.)

So damn tasty! (for the price.)

Moneyneversleeps
07-05-2009, 13:14
Ancient Ancient Age 10 year old

Special Reserve
07-05-2009, 13:39
My wife and I spent a few days over on the west side of the state last week. We say a couple of wild turkeys while over there. I must say they can be an impressive sight. So, I had a couple of Wild Turkey 12 to celebrate the sightings.

nor02lei
07-05-2009, 14:10
I did have EC12 before dinner and ORVWFRR with the coffee after yesterday. Since I did overeat a bit I did have a big fernet branca before bedtime to settle down my stomach as well.

Leif

ILLfarmboy
07-05-2009, 17:29
Old Fitz BIB, better than the last Heaven Hill whiskey I had which was FC.

smokinjoe
07-05-2009, 17:40
A big weekend, so I'm following up with a big whiskey. An '08 Stagg. I don't hit the Stagg often, but when I do, it tells me who's the Boss.

Phantos
07-05-2009, 21:04
Old Fitz BIB, better than the last Heaven Hill whiskey I had which was FC.
really? is the FC close to the OF BiB in value?

or obviously better/worse?
I haven't tried the FC yet, I figured it was marketing crap swill...

ILLfarmboy
07-05-2009, 22:14
really? is the FC close to the OF BiB in value?

or obviously better/worse?
I haven't tried the FC yet, I figured it was marketing crap swill...

I think its about the same price. FC caries an age statement of 6 years but it seems barrels chosen for the brand are thin, sweet and a bit hot. I think it is meant to be a little rough because of the way it is marketed. Old Fitz tastes like a less sweet more complex version. I don't know the age (Im guessing a bit younger, 5 or 5 and a half?) but i was getting a unique varnish quality that was reminding me of an end table my grandmother had. Mind you, not in a bad way.

I wouldn't say FC is swill but it ain't nothing to write home about either. Too bad, realy. I think a sfift in flavoe profile to a richer and less sweet profile would improve the brand.

Phantos
07-07-2009, 12:40
I will def have to try FC now.
I am intrigued, especially realizing it comes at good proof and I love Old Fitz BiB.
(I should not have used the term 'swill'.)

Presently I am enjoying a glass of Weller SR on the rocks.

OscarV
07-07-2009, 13:03
Bulleit on the rocks with a vengeance,
I just posted on the P R & C thread,
so I know I'll need it.

Lost Pollito
07-07-2009, 13:25
I enjoyed your post Oscar. Tonight I'm finally gonna try some Old Taylor from 1983 that a kind member passed along to me. Then I reckon it'll be some BT ...neat. AsI get to hang with the boss tomorrow and pick out some BT barrels in Kentucky. I'm pretty darn stoked. :cool:

OscarV
07-07-2009, 13:45
I get to hang with the boss tomorrow and pick out some BT barrels in Kentucky. I'm pretty darn stoked. :cool:

Tell us more about this.
What are ya'll tasting?
Will Brett be there?
I assume he is the "boss".
Get some more Weller 12yo!!!

Lost Pollito
07-07-2009, 13:52
Tell us more about this.
What are ya'll tasting?
Will Brett be there?
I assume he is the "boss".
Get some more Weller 12yo!!!
Brett will be there...He's the boss. So, I imagine we'll be drinking with our hands. :cool: I'll post some tasting notes after we get back tomorrow.

OscarV
07-07-2009, 14:30
While in KY Joe stop by 4R's and see if you can get the 4R1B 2009 Barrel Strength up to Chi-Town.

jburlowski
07-07-2009, 15:17
...but i was getting a unique varnish quality that was reminding me of an end table my grandmother had. Mind you, not in a bad way.


Were you teething on your grandma's end table?

nor02lei
07-07-2009, 15:27
Yesterday I had OFBB 2007 and today OFBB 2008 and Stagg 2008. All tasted very good, maybe the 2008 BB was a bit better than 2007. This Stagg defiantly need quit a bit of water to my personal taste.

Leif

ggilbertva
07-07-2009, 16:20
Between work and business trip, I've done very little imbibing recently so Mon evening I enjoyed an '85 Old Overholt. This rye has a very appealing floral nose to it. Last night, standard FRSB. Busyness is getting in the way of drinking.

Phantos
07-07-2009, 16:41
Were you teething on your grandma's end table?
that's exactly what I was thinking! heh.

ILLfarmboy
07-07-2009, 17:04
Were you teething on your grandma's end table?

:cool: :cool: :cool:

What can I say. Sometimes I'm an animal. :cool: :cool:




smell....the smell....of the varnish.....I can't stop laughing

Beakerboy
07-07-2009, 17:07
Tonight I'm drinking Barrel Proof Blanton's...Yum.

smokinjoe
07-07-2009, 19:53
A nice pour of Old Ezra 7 yr 101 is getting me through the final innings of a Braves nailbiter with the Cubbies.

ggilbertva
07-07-2009, 20:04
WT 12 year split. This bottle's been sitting in the back of the cabinet so figured it was time to pull a glass.

callmeox
07-07-2009, 20:11
Sipping on some FRSB as I ease into the second half of my week of vacation.

p_elliott
07-07-2009, 23:03
Last night and tonight I have been having some Bulleit. I didn't care for it when I first got it so I set it back and let it breathe for a couple weeks and it's much better even enjoyable.

OscarV
07-08-2009, 12:44
William Larue Weller 2007, neat.

funknik
07-08-2009, 13:44
Gonna try some more Knob Creek . . . what the hell, it was a gift.

jburlowski
07-08-2009, 15:09
:cool: :cool: :cool:

What can I say. Sometimes I'm an animal. :cool: :cool:




smell....the smell....of the varnish.....I can't stop laughing

Sorry... but I just had to share the mental image I had.:lol:

ILLfarmboy
07-08-2009, 18:11
Sorry... but I just had to share the mental image I had.:lol:

Don't apologize I thought it was funny, too

After reading the "real deal or promotional gimmick" thread which had turned to a discussion of Booker's I decided to have a pour. This bottle is 8 years, 2 months old and 126.6 proof (Batch C97-A-31). TBoner (Tim) has said that most of the bottles he has seen recently are on the young side of the 6-8 year age range. I haven't looked at the age of what's on store shelves lately. I hope if Booker's has been bottled a bit young lately its just because of the "drought" and not something permanent. I like the batches that are close to 8 years old.

smokinjoe
07-08-2009, 19:40
A couple of nice pours of Old Forester Signature. Muted caramel. Starts dryish, but fills out nicely. With fresh wood on the finish. This is a bourbon. Very enjoyable, this evening. I've been having a ton of fun with a wide range of inexpensive pours, lately. Folks, you don't have to break the bank, and you don't have to go back to dusties from 1972, to find outstanding bourbons out there.

Phantos
07-08-2009, 21:02
Gonna try some more Knob Creek . . . what the hell, it was a gift.
nothing wrong with it, just a touch over-priced, still a great pour, I am sure you are enjoying it.

Presently I am having my first taste of Buffalo Trace 90.
Very easy, is the best way I can describe it, vanilla and a hint of sandalwood? medium body, not as full as I like (although nice for 90 proof) and a (again) easy finish.
Nothing really sticks out, nothing offends.
This would make a prefect inexpensive bar call bourbon...
and probably is at good establishments.
good shit for the buck.

DoubleT
07-08-2009, 22:23
Tonight I'm enjoying a nice pour of Buffalo Trace on the rocks. I really like this bourbon.

nor02lei
07-09-2009, 03:07
Yesterday I had EC 12 before dinner and WLW 2008 neat after. The first is the best bottle of that brand I have tasted and the later is one of the best bourbons I have ever tasted (at its best without water). To my personal taste it tastes like my old-time regular/favourite ORVW 10-107 on steroids.

Leif

jburlowski
07-09-2009, 15:05
ER SB... before heading out for "date night".

JamesW
07-09-2009, 19:44
ORVW 10/107 and now 2 big pours of Pappy 15. Heavenly.

DeanSheen
07-09-2009, 19:48
Weller SR
Saz JR
Saz JR

barturtle
07-09-2009, 20:27
FRSMLE2009RBSKSBW....yummy in my tummy

and some WT Rye

and some FR120th...tasty treat

fishnbowljoe
07-09-2009, 20:52
ERSB tonight. Joe

GOCOUGS2002
07-09-2009, 20:57
ER 10/90 followed by FR 120

nor02lei
07-10-2009, 02:01
I did have WR and EC 12 before dinner yesterday. After dinner I had OFBB fall 90-03 and WT 12 export together with 5 different bars of high quality dark chocolate. Both me and my lady partner did agree that the BB bourbon did go better with the chocolate.

Leif

birdman1099
07-10-2009, 05:25
FRSMLE2009RBSKSBW....yummy in my tummy




I'm gonna need some translation, Timothy !!!!:skep: (in english please)

TBoner
07-10-2009, 18:18
Following some Moose Drool brown ale and Bridgeport IPA with dinner, I'm opening the bourbons now. Lined up for tonight:

- Rittenhouse BIB
- a vatting of about 10 whiskeys that I put together recently
- Wild Turkey RR 101

Mr.Maduro
07-10-2009, 18:42
I'm on my third glass of Wathen's Single Barrell that I picked up earlier in the week. Its not that bad considering I only bought it because I never heard of it.

JamesW
07-10-2009, 20:27
ORVW 10/107 and Stagg 2008.

callmeox
07-10-2009, 21:04
Took a good friend out for a beer for his birthday and tried to order bourbon. In the loud bar, a Beam Black was ordered and a Johnny Walker black was delivered.

Not what I was looking for. Bleah.

When the Beam Black on the rocks showed up (with a 1.00 refund) something in the glass other than whiskey and ice caught my eye.

Fruit flies...10 or 12 or more of them in the bourbon. Ewww.

Ended up with beer, but I tried to drink bourbon.

The bartender took the bottle into the kitchen, looked at the bottle in the light, pronounced it clean and replaced it on the bar with a "gee, they normally go after the sweet stuff". :bigeyes:

ILLfarmboy
07-10-2009, 21:15
Damn. If they have a kitchen I certainly wouldn't eat the food there.

nor02lei
07-11-2009, 03:47
No bourbon yesterday but Dickel 8 before dinner and 12 after. It was quit a wile since I had no 8 last and it tasted much better than I did remember. If there is an 80 proof bourbon or rye that taste as good as this, just let me know. I haven’t found one yet.

Leif

barturtle
07-11-2009, 06:14
No bourbon yesterday but Dickel 8 before dinner and 12 after. It was quit a wile since I had no 8 last and it tasted much better than I did remember. If there is an 80 proof bourbon or rye that taste as good as this, just let me know. I haven’t found one yet.

Leif

The Fleischmann's Rye is the only other 80 proof American whiskey that I can think of that is that good.

nor02lei
07-11-2009, 13:36
The Fleischmann's Rye is the only other 80 proof American whiskey that I can think of that is that good.

Thank you very much Timothy. Unfortunately as I understand from reading this forum, that brand is hard to find even for native Americans.

Leif

callmeox
07-11-2009, 19:15
FR Small Batch in a Riedel while watching the race. I'm tired of looking at this bottle, so I must kill it tonight.

smokinjoe
07-11-2009, 19:20
Sippin' on my newly purchased OGD 114. $20. Barrel proof...and $20. Does it get any better than that? Beam is the 800 lb Gorilla (or, is that 600 lb Gorilla? :confused:). Whatever. They've done some things that we all can question, or gripe about. But, this baby makes everything good, with me. As always, I'm getting that slightly burnt corner of the brownie pan...:yum:

B3Nut
07-11-2009, 21:00
Enjoying a nice pour of Blanton's with a few tracks from the CD "The Ground" by the excellent jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen.

DeanSheen
07-11-2009, 21:58
After multiple Cahiprinas at a Brazillian event....I had a KC @ the next bar now I'm home slipping into the sweet bliss of Four Roses Single Barrel and some Anthony Rother.

fishnbowljoe
07-11-2009, 22:08
Went to a local political "thank you" party from our local state senator. Afterwards, we went to our friends (who's on the county board) for pizza and drinks. Trying to get through the drought. Had a few KC and Cokes. :grin: Joe

HipFlask
07-12-2009, 00:35
Went over to friends house for dinner and brought along a bottle o VWFRR. Man that is good stuff. :cool:

Phantos
07-12-2009, 08:51
I'm getting that slightly burnt corner of the brownie pan...:yum:
damn, sounds killer.

callmeox
07-12-2009, 13:52
After multiple Cahiprinas at a Brazillian event....I had a KC @ the next bar now I'm home slipping into the sweet bliss of Four Roses Single Barrel and some Anthony Rother.

FWIW, it would take more than a few Cahiprinas to get me to agree to a Brazilian...event or not. :lol:

Hondo
07-12-2009, 13:55
Enjoying a little lot b this afternoon. And its so very good.

smokinjoe
07-12-2009, 16:49
My wife's family just arrived in town, so after a Sunday dinner at California Pizza Kitchen, I'm enjoying a nice neat pour of an 08 OFBB. Could be the first of many this week. ;) If I'm my usual self, they'll need more than me...

Phantos
07-12-2009, 17:09
I am alternating back and forth with BT and WT101...

buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal - buttery - charcoal -

it's a quite nice afternoon in my dark air conditioned lair.

Cheers!

TBoner
07-12-2009, 17:09
Sippin' on my newly purchased OGD 114. $20. Barrel proof...and $20. Does it get any better than that? Beam is the 800 lb Gorilla (or, is that 600 lb Gorilla? :confused:). Whatever. They've done some things that we all can question, or gripe about. But, this baby makes everything good, with me. As always, I'm getting that slightly burnt corner of the brownie pan...:yum:

I agree fully with your post. But specifically, I want to talk about the burnt brownie pan. I've gotten a burnt pie crust note in OGD BIB before, but had not noted this burnt brownie note in OGD 114 until today. Maybe it's all suggestive, but right now, before dinner, with this bourbon just slightly chilled - but not on the rocks - that note is really hitting my tongue. Just beautiful. I fear this label is not long for this world, but that's just paranoia...I hope.

Regards,
Tim

smokinjoe
07-12-2009, 18:07
I agree fully with your post. But specifically, I want to talk about the burnt brownie pan. I've gotten a burnt pie crust note in OGD BIB before, but had not noted this burnt brownie note in OGD 114 until today. Maybe it's all suggestive, but right now, before dinner, with this bourbon just slightly chilled - but not on the rocks - that note is really hitting my tongue. Just beautiful. I fear this label is not long for this world, but that's just paranoia...I hope.

Regards,
Tim

That burnt brownie thing hits me every time, Tim. I suspect the burnt pie crust is just your take of what we're both getting out of this. Pie, brownie, muffin, cookie, cake...whatever it is, it's good. :yum: And, it's the reason that OGD 114 is one of the few bourbons that I really believe I could nail in a blind tasting. And, believe me, there are few in this category. Funny that you should mention having it chilled. 114 is one that I usually chill a bit. I just love this bourbon. I've had the earlier years of the 114, but I prefer what they're doing now, to tell the truth. And, $20!!! Do you believe it?! $20!! I hope, too, that your fear for the label is unfounded. I will certainly hoard the tar out of it, if I hear bad news.

Phantos
07-12-2009, 18:22
That burnt brownie thing hits me every time, Tim.

Smoking Joe & Tboner, is this burnt pie crust/brownie much like the biscuit I hear about? I have not had OGD 114 yet.
the OGD86 has never impressed me.
but the burnt brownie/pie crust has me entirely intrigued.
I love heavy char of WT juices, is this in line with that?

smokinjoe
07-13-2009, 07:36
Phan, I think that pie crust, burnt brownie, or even biscuity overtones may be describing individual variations of the same thing. The OGD line is yeasty, as a lot of Beam products are. Couple that with a nice char, and to me, this may account for the brownie or Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder tinge. It very well could be described in another manner, but in the end it's the same thing. I think you'll find the 114 to be vastly superior to the 86. You owe it to yourself to give it a whirl. And, you know what the good part is? If you hate it, you're only out $20.

nor02lei
07-13-2009, 08:18
OFBB 2008 and JDSS before dinner yesterday and ORVW 10-107 with the hazelnut cake for dessert. All were good as hell, but I think the JD tasted best that day.

Leif

fishnbowljoe
07-13-2009, 16:10
OFBB 2008 and JDSS before dinner yesterday and ORVW 10-107 with the hazelnut cake for dessert. All were good as hell, but I think the JD tasted best that day.

Leif

Leif, I know you can't get a lot of the stuff we have over here in the states. I wish it was easier for you to "procure" some items. I must say this though, I do envy you on being able to get JDSS. I've been lucky enough to taste it a couple of times. I've had all the current JD bottlings and Dickel 12. As far as the Tennessee whiskies go, the JDSS is mighty fine. Have a pour for me next time. Cheers! :toast: Joe

ILLfarmboy
07-13-2009, 17:00
WT Rye and ginger ale.....It was a hot miserable day putting in a false floor in a grain bin. Really, I'm not even sure I'm going to finish it. In any case, finish it or not the next thing I'm going to pour will be watered down Gatorade.

DeanSheen
07-13-2009, 20:53
Better finish it or you wont be able to run the dryer.

ILLfarmboy
07-13-2009, 21:48
Better finish it or you wont be able to run the dryer.

I didn't finish the drink........The floor I finished, well, all but the last of the flashing. Tomorrow we'll finish that and install the aeration fan. Its not really a drying bin, just dry storage, (as in there are no burners, just air). hot grain from the dryer will be run through the dry leg to fill the bin. We will be installing a 14" 3450rpm axial fan on the top of the bin to aleviate the condensation that occurs.

But hey, its real nice that someone on here knows what I'm talking about.

Phantos
07-13-2009, 22:18
tonight my roommate and I hit the local pool hall...
a pitcher of Lone Star and...
(all neat and in order)
JB 8yr = boring, bubble gum is intersting.
KC = you can taste the lineage, only the extra yr and proof made it nice.
Bulleit = the most interesting mashbill, but after the 100 going down to the 90, we were a bit tongue burnt.

overall of the three common poors, Bulliet wins.
if I didn't have the JBB first though, the KC might be the tastiest...
but that's just proof.

and bars suck for tasting, those bottles breath way too much on most shelves.

but now I am home, repairing my pallate with some WT101 and some BT!

nor02lei
07-14-2009, 00:29
Leif, I know you can't get a lot of the stuff we have over here in the states. I wish it was easier for you to "procure" some items. I must say this though, I do envy you on being able to get JDSS. I've been lucky enough to taste it a couple of times. I've had all the current JD bottlings and Dickel 12. As far as the Tennessee whiskies go, the JDSS is mighty fine. Have a pour for me next time. Cheers! :toast: Joe

Yes it is really a mighty fine pour Joe. It does very a bit between different barrels but it is always good and at its best it can match any bourbon to my personal taste. I only wish Dickel could bottle something at 100 proof or more as well.

Leif

nor02lei
07-14-2009, 00:33
I had WT 8Y and OGD 114 yesterday. 2 of my regulars and both is very trustfully and tasty for a very fair price.

Leif

DeanSheen
07-14-2009, 06:29
Well I hope you get the rest of your work done. We had a small farm we ran up untill about 5 years ago, most of it rented. We usually ran between 4-500 acres a year, wheat and beans usually.

Sometimes I miss it, but I never miss baling hay!


I didn't finish the drink........The floor I finished, well, all but the last of the flashing. Tomorrow we'll finish that and install the aeration fan. Its not really a drying bin, just dry storage, (as in there are no burners, just air). hot grain from the dryer will be run through the dry leg to fill the bin. We will be installing a 14" 3450rpm axial fan on the top of the bin to aleviate the condensation that occurs.

But hey, its real nice that someone on here knows what I'm talking about.

ragreene801
07-14-2009, 08:07
This may belong in the cocktail section, but for warm weather I have been experimenting with some fee brother's bitters. The other night I had Eagle rare with peach and Henry McKenna single barrel with rhubarb. They took the edge off the relentless heat!

OscarV
07-14-2009, 12:08
W L Weller Centennial The Premier Group bottling, neat.

funknik
07-14-2009, 13:15
W L Weller Centennial The Premier Group bottling, neat.
How is that one? I haven't opened mine yet.

fishnbowljoe
07-14-2009, 14:44
Still working on that bottle of OCPR. You never know. I might just be able to finish it tonight. Joe

Lost Pollito
07-14-2009, 16:50
VOB BIB, and perhaps a little Old Fitz BIB later on tonight. Looking forward to seeing if the NL can figure out how to play tonight.

tommyboy38
07-14-2009, 17:12
Noah's Mill and WL Weller SR

Joe, good luck with the OCPR.

and I've followed that up after dinner with some Blanton's and Old Fitz Prime.

Phantos
07-14-2009, 17:56
presently watching the all-star game.
alternating with some good cheapies.
OO, FC, OFitz BiB and now a touch of WT101.

funknik
07-14-2009, 17:57
Noah's Mill and WL Weller SR

Joe, good luck with the OCPR.

and I've followed that up after dinner with some Blanton's and Old Fitz Prime.
I just cracked my own Noah's Mill and am trying it for the first time. It has a very strong rye character that almost reminds me of the WTRye101, some nice char and some good sweetness.

Phantos
07-14-2009, 18:06
BTW: the Fighting Cock (103 proof, 6yr) really does taste like a flat Old Fitz BiB.

I much much prefer the Old Fitz BiB, much more complex. maybe it's a bit of youth (4yr) juice in it. Someone here mentioned that this might be the same mash bill, I think it is the same thing. just the age and profile seem to be different....

that and the Old Fitz BiB is $2 cheaper!

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I'm gonna vat a lil OO into EWBL here in a sec/up next for an experiment.

smokinjoe
07-14-2009, 18:08
Evan Williams BIB White Label. There's seems to be a similarity to OGD 114, tonight. Maybe, I just have 114 on the brain. :crazy:

OscarV
07-15-2009, 13:20
Van Winkle Family Reserve Lot B, neat.

DeanSheen
07-15-2009, 13:47
Weller SR
4RSingB
Saz JR
VWFRR for a nightcap.

Josh
07-15-2009, 13:55
BTW: the Fighting Cock (103 proof, 6yr) really does taste like a flat Old Fitz BiB.

I much much prefer the Old Fitz BiB, much more complex. maybe it's a bit of youth (4yr) juice in it. Someone here mentioned that this might be the same mash bill, I think it is the same thing. just the age and profile seem to be different....

that and the Old Fitz BiB is $2 cheaper!

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I'm gonna vat a lil OO into EWBL here in a sec/up next for an experiment.

Old Fitz is a wheater. FC ain't. But I do see the simularity. I too am a big fan of the Old Fitz BiB (yes the current one). Rebel Reserve is very similar to Old Fitz too.

fishnbowljoe
07-15-2009, 14:53
Having the last pour from a bottle of OCPR for now. Might have something a little later too. :bigeyes: Joe

smokinjoe
07-15-2009, 19:11
Finishing up the evening with a nice pour of a split label WT12. The smell of the now empty glass, almost matches the goodness of the liquid that had been in it.

Phantos
07-15-2009, 19:15
WT101 with a couple little chips of ice.

love the char.

DeanSheen
07-15-2009, 20:05
Saz Jr.
Antique

THe Antique has a nice touch of cherry and very little smoke. Not bad tonight.

nor02lei
07-16-2009, 08:07
As the weather was hot I did something very unusual for me yesterday. I made a bourbon drink with Yellowstone 86 proof (whiskey sour) and had it before outdoor grilling. It wasn’t bad at all. After dinner I had JDSS with black coffee and dark Italian chocolate. Yummy!

Leif

troyce
07-16-2009, 16:19
With the news of the recent jumps in price on the Lot B and Pappy 15, and the shape of the economy , I'm hitting the BT , EWSB and regular Four Roses more often.

Luna56
07-16-2009, 19:34
Ran some errands today and stopped in my local to sniff around. Was always curious about a few of the bottom shelf bottles, so on a whim I snagged a 750 of Ezra Brooks (NAS).
Ugly stuff. Well, to be fair, it's not really that bad, just not good. I may try to finish it tonight so I don't have to drink it tomorrow.;)

If I get one I don't like I relegate it to cooking bourbon, marinades, a splash on sauteed mushrooms, etc. This'll works just fine in that realm.

Might have to get back on the sho-chu later.

Cheers!

tommyboy38
07-16-2009, 19:44
ORVW 10/107
WLW 06
AA
WL Weller 12
Old Fitz Prime
WL Weller SR
PVW15

DeanSheen
07-16-2009, 20:08
Tasted the RWBRADLEY selections tonight. 60+ year old stuff.
Did a side by side with two Willet 7yr olds.
WTKS current, a selection from a store I cant recall, and a pewter top.
Red Stagg (ughh)
4 Roses Yellow
VWFRR
4 Roses Single (now on)

Well i love the last two, and now I think I have fallen in like with the WTKS pewter. Shame what that juice has become.

callmeox
07-16-2009, 20:36
I had a great time tasting with DeanSheen and his lovely wife. She whipped up a wonderful chicken curry and rice for dinner with the perfect desert (for me) to go with bourbon...a cherry tart. Cherries and bourbon...yum!

The un-named WTKS was the Willie Wallace bottle. It seems to be improving as it sits in the back of the cabinet and for the first time I didn't find it offensve.

Sneaking in the Red Stag was a bit of a dirty trick, but I wanted it to be a totally blind taste with no prejudice. The results were very predictable :puke:

George
07-17-2009, 06:11
Opened a bottle of Old Forester. It's not my favorite, but for the price, it wasn't too bad.

smokinjoe
07-17-2009, 07:26
Good news: Shoshoni mentioned a vatting that I've enjoyed many times, MM and OWA. Had it last night again, and it was superb.

Bad news: I got my clock cleaned at poker.

Although delicious, the vatting did not make up for the pain...

nor02lei
07-17-2009, 08:02
Yesterday it was OFBB 2007 and OGD 114. We will se today!

Leif

JamesW
07-17-2009, 19:16
ER17 2008, WTKS, and now some Handy 2007.

Phantos
07-17-2009, 19:20
Red Stagg (ughh)
Heathen! Sacrilege!

heh... "the will kids dig it!"

Phantos
07-17-2009, 19:27
tonight I am had a touch of:
WT101
BT (my new standard cheapy)
FC...
I have been trying to choke down that damn FC I bought earlier this week...
Suddenly it ain't so bad, about halfway gone and had a lil breathing time...
or maybe my palette is just off tonight.

I'm gonna build another EWblack & OO mix here in a minute and see how I palette that this eve. So far every time I have done it I have been very pleased.
(that's 2 pts EW to 1 pt OO, for the record)
cheap + cheap should = cheap, but it's pretty tasty.

nor02lei
07-18-2009, 01:17
Dickel 8 before outdoors grilling and ORVW 10-107 with the soft almond cake for dessert last night.

Leif

jburlowski
07-18-2009, 11:37
Last night was for Four Roses. FRSmB, followed by Mariage 2008, then FRSB 2009. For the night, at least, the Mariage was the favorite.

Luna56
07-18-2009, 21:17
Was gifted a bottle of EC18 tonight, a late birthday present. I'm liking this one a lot. Not real heavy on the musty woodiness, which I like, but there is ample wood character, a little saddle soap, tannins on the finish. This one's not real complex, and the finish is shorter than I'd like, but it's some fine hooch.

Cheers!

hectic1
07-19-2009, 05:56
I finally cracked one of my bottles of Pappy 15 year...I had been waiting to develop my palate a little more as well as get a better feeling for my likes and dislikes. My benchmark had been VW lot b. The good news is I like Pappy 15 a lot...I was concerned as this is the first bourbon that I have had in the 100+ proof range...I was a little gun shy as I thought the heat would be too much for me. Boy was I wrong, Pappy 15 has so much flavor and character that it's rediculous! I had a pour of lot b just to see where the 15 year stood and the lot b is similar with less heat but it also doesn't have the complexity of flavors that the 15 year has. It also wasn't as smooth on the finish IMO. Keep in mind that the lot b is still a mighty fine bourbon but at least last night Pappy 15 was my gold standard! I'm really happy that I opened it but sad that I only have 3 bottles as I'm thinking that it will go pretty fast!