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fishnbowljoe
06-24-2009, 21:00
Well, in keeping with the change of season, time to bump this one up too.
Finished a bottle of BHC VSOF the night before last. Might see a couple more go by weeks end. Only a couple pours left in a bottle of Weller SR, and a little less than that in the bottle I decanted from my 82 ER 101 decanter. It kinda got moved around and I almost forgot I still had a swallow or two left. Joe

fishnbowljoe
06-24-2009, 22:09
Guess I spoke too soon. Finished the Weller SR tonight. Joe

fishnbowljoe
06-25-2009, 16:30
I was mistaken yesterday. That was ER 101 from a 1981 decanter. I finished it today when I got home from work. It was just a small pour, bit it was delicious. :yum: Joe

George
06-25-2009, 17:08
Guess I spoke too soon. Finished the Weller SR tonight. Joe

Just finished off my Weller SR, too. Great value. Glad I have another bottle.

Josh
06-25-2009, 17:22
Finished off my bottle of Kahn's select BT the other night. I wasn't impressed with it until the last sip, which was great with the cashews I was munching at the time. Figures.

fishnbowljoe
06-27-2009, 02:18
My AAA 10 yr bit the dust tonight. Joe

independant
06-27-2009, 03:28
killed the last of a bottle of Virginia Gentleman 90

gblick
06-27-2009, 14:19
An empty 1.75L OWA hit the recycling bin.

jburlowski
06-27-2009, 17:17
killed the last of a bottle of Virginia Gentleman 90

What are your thoughts on the VG? I recently bought my first bottle after I don't remember how long. It was OK but I was largely unimpressed.

independant
06-28-2009, 18:45
What are your thoughts on the VG? I recently bought my first bottle after I don't remember how long. It was OK but I was largely unimpressed.


We get it for 21 here in virginia so I think the price reflects the product well. If it was more like it seems to be in other states I am not so sure I would buy it anymore. Also the first bottle I had was the one with the wax top that was impossible to open and that one was better I thought then this last one.

JamesW
06-29-2009, 19:56
Parkers Heritage 122.6 was put to rest. What a great bottle. I will miss it dearly.

hectic1
06-29-2009, 21:11
Finished off a bottle of ETL...my first and definitely not my last! :)

fishnbowljoe
06-29-2009, 22:36
Parkers Heritage 122.6 was put to rest. What a great bottle. I will miss it dearly.

James, I think I hear the faint echoing of taps.:cry: Joe

JamesW
06-30-2009, 06:58
James, I think I hear the faint echoing of taps.:cry: Joe

Thanks Joe.

It was one of those jewels in your bar where you nurse that last 1/4 bottle for what seems an eternity until one night you realize it's time to just let it go.....:cry:

OscarV
06-30-2009, 12:44
Parkers Heritage 122.6 was put to rest. What a great bottle. I will miss it dearly.

I have about 2 inches left in my bottle, so sad to see it that low.
But I do have one more bunkered.:cool:

gblick
07-01-2009, 07:39
I finished off a WTRR101 last night.
It's always sad to see one of those go.

macon
07-01-2009, 12:08
Finished off a WTRB and the last pour of a Pappy 15. Good night.

JamesW
07-01-2009, 20:27
I have about 2 inches left in my bottle, so sad to see it that low.
But I do have one more bunkered.:cool:

How I envy you. Sip it slowly and enjoy. You were wise to grab an extra.

funknik
07-01-2009, 20:47
Took down a buffalo today - - - more where that came from, but had to make some room for my Dickel.

cowdery
07-03-2009, 08:17
Old Grand-Dad 114. Nice char notes there at the end of the bottle.

Single-Barrel
07-04-2009, 17:11
Finished Off My EWSB 1997 It Was Great, Looking Forward To The 1999

JamesW
07-08-2009, 18:48
Killed a MM 1.75 and a Lot B this week. The Makers was a good deal at $34 but bit bland for my tastes, I'd probably pass next time.... prefer the Weller SR in that price range.

independant
07-08-2009, 22:55
Finished off my bottle of Basil Hayden. Not a bad bourbon just not for me.

gblick
07-09-2009, 07:16
Finished off the dusty Walker's Deluxe that I found last week. I always finish off bottles quickly when I don't care much for them, and this was the case with this one.

cowdery
07-09-2009, 10:13
Finished up an Ancient Ancient Age and an excellent bottle of Elmer T. Lee.

callmeox
07-11-2009, 22:04
I finally finished my open Four Roses Small Batch. Its single barrel brother is probably my favorite generally available pour, but this one never tickled my fancy at all.

I've moved it to the front of the cabinet a number of times so that I would finish it, but it kept crawling back to the dark reaches.

Nevermore. :grin:

Hondo
07-12-2009, 15:11
Finished off a WLWSR last night. Imagine my surprise when I went to the bunker for my backup bottle and found that I had just finished my backup bottle! How the hell did I let that happen? :shocked:

I'm glad that WLWSR is available in so many places now so I can resupply easily. I used to have to look around for it but now its pretty common stuff.

George
07-13-2009, 07:10
Emptied my bottle of BT.

gblick
07-13-2009, 07:37
Last night I finished my Four Roses 120th Anniversary bottle, and I was sorry to see that one go.

fishnbowljoe
07-15-2009, 15:55
Just finished off a bottle of OCPR. I have one in the bunker that will probably be there for a while. Joe

Vange
07-16-2009, 12:58
Goodbye my friend....GTS 05...it lasted awhile though!

fishnbowljoe
07-19-2009, 20:47
Finished a bottle of ERSB tonight. Joe

spun_cookie
07-19-2009, 21:17
I have been on a tear or late. WLW 2005, EW 1990 200th, EW 86 black and I am on to an old crow that will be goen son

JamesW
07-20-2009, 07:57
Just finished off a bottle of OCPR. I have one in the bunker that will probably be there for a while. Joe

I finished up an L'Ville a month or so back with only one in the bunker also. I've also put off opening it... wish there were more....

Just polished off my WTRB.... that one went too fast.

Tony
07-20-2009, 14:00
Finished my first bottle of Pappy's this month. Was a good one and now the local liquor store has no more.

http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/files/C_12yr90pLabel.jpg/$FILE/C_12yr90pLabel.jpg

Best regards, tony

fishnbowljoe
07-20-2009, 15:38
I finished up an L'Ville a month or so back with only one in the bunker also. I've also put off opening it... wish there were more....

Just polished off my WTRB.... that one went too fast.

James, I wish there were more too. I have one VSOF, and one OCPR, on indefinite hold in the bunker. :rolleyes: One positive is that I do have one Weller Centennial open, and a few in the bunker. :grin: Enough to hold me a while. My Centennial isn't in jeopardy yet. I have quite a few bottles open that I'm going to try and finish. After that, who knows what might happen. :shocked: Joe

What a coincidence. I'm working on a WTRB at this very moment.:cool:

JamesW
07-20-2009, 21:58
James, I wish there were more too. I have one VSOF, and one OCPR, on indefinite hold in the bunker. :rolleyes: One positive is that I do have one Weller Centennial open, and a few in the bunker. :grin: Enough to hold me a while. My Centennial isn't in jeopardy yet. I have quite a few bottles open that I'm going to try and finish. After that, who knows what might happen. :shocked: Joe

What a coincidence. I'm working on a WTRB at this very moment.:cool:

I have one centennial open and 6 bunkered (13yr Julios bottlings) and 1 VSOF open and 1 bunkered as well.... we have good taste I guess :grin: .

Just killed a WT Kentucky Spirit tonight....

JamesW
07-21-2009, 20:14
Just finished off an ORVW 10/107... 3 more bunkered.

fishnbowljoe
07-22-2009, 17:09
Good day and good news at work. (For a change.) Had the last couple of pours from a bottle of Weller Centennial when I got home from work. Man it was good to the last drop. :grin: Joe

B3Nut
07-22-2009, 20:32
Killed the last of my Weller SR single-barrel from Everett's Liquor....man I gotta get back down there!

GregSVT
07-23-2009, 15:27
I've been finishing up bottles left and right lately...most only have a few drinks left so I'm making room on the bar.

08 BTAC WLW
07 BTAC GTS
Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Bookers

indyrider
07-23-2009, 19:11
FRsb~probably my favorite everyday pour
99 EWSB
Rebel Yell(never again!)

**and I just cant bring myself to pour the last bit of my WRFG**

HipFlask
07-24-2009, 11:38
I just put to bed a 2007 Saz 18. I always cry a little harder when a BTAC pours it's last. Thomas Handy will be uncapped tonight as a suitable tribute to my fallen friend.

fishnbowljoe
07-24-2009, 13:08
**and I just cant bring myself to pour the last bit of my WRFG**

Go ahead and have that last pour of WRFG. I have an unopened bottle that I'll make you a deal on. :slappin: Joe

fishnbowljoe
07-26-2009, 09:37
Finished a bottle of WTRB and a bottle of WTRR 10/90 the other night. Joe

docbible
07-26-2009, 22:08
Finished Vob BIB and starting on ETL. tim

DeanSheen
07-26-2009, 23:25
I lost several this weekend.

JTS Brown BIB
Ritt BIB
Weller SR
Saz Jr.

I only really miss the Saz. Jr. I have a bunch of Weller SR bunkered, but the Saz will be missed.

HipFlask
07-27-2009, 07:58
A Binny's picked WLW 12 year, and a Larry's handpicked barrel of Buffalo Trace both poured their last.

ShewDawg
07-27-2009, 08:41
Old Weller Antique and WT Rye.

Really enjoyed the OWA, will try to pick up a handle (or 2) when I am down at the KBF in September.

WT Rye was enjoyable, but I have other Ryes to hit prior to circling back.

p_elliott
07-27-2009, 08:47
Old Weller Antique and WT Rye.

WT Rye was enjoyable, but I have other Ryes to hit prior to circling back.

Trust me you will come back to it :cool:

ShewDawg
07-27-2009, 14:23
It was the first Rye I had since WhiskeyFest 08 and really enjoyed it. On the WT note, I am looking forward to trying a Kentucky Spirit bottled in 06 after I finish up a couple of other bottles.

GregSVT
07-28-2009, 21:37
Just finished off my 1st bottle of Sazerac 18 from the 2008 release...good thing I have a backup. :)

cowdery
07-29-2009, 20:19
OGB BIB, always a faithful friend.

ILLfarmboy
07-29-2009, 20:39
Last night I asked the wife if I had time for a drink before supper was ready. As it turned out, I didn't. I finished it, a hefty pour of Baby Saz, afterward. Then, I thought what the heck there's only about four fingers left in the bottle. A couple hours later the bottle was empty and I went off to bed. I guess we had a hell of a storm here last night. It kept the wife up half the night, but I slept like a baby.

B3Nut
07-30-2009, 18:56
Sent my bottle of OGD BIB on its way. Might have to regularly stock that one...

JamesW
07-31-2009, 21:02
Just killed my Handy 2007. Like hot cinnamon candy. It will be missed.

CygnusX-1
08-02-2009, 15:14
OGB BIB, always a faithful friend.

Couldent agree more Chuck, i like it more and more with every bottle!

Hondo
08-04-2009, 19:03
Just buried my bottle of Eagle Rare SB 10/90. I really enjoyed this bottle and sure am sorry that it's gone. I'll pick up another one soon!

ggilbertva
08-04-2009, 21:08
Polished off a small 200ml of '84 Old Crow 80pf. It's warm here in VA so I wanted something light and delicious and this one fit the bill. Here's a pic of the empty.

fishnbowljoe
08-12-2009, 21:59
Had the last pour from a bottle of Weller 12 tonight. Man, I sure finished that one pretty fast. :skep: Joe

JamesW
08-18-2009, 10:57
Last night I put down my first bottle of Wathen's. Not a bad pour. I got it for $21 and I can get another for about $23 now so I think it will be replaced. I also killed an ORVW 10/107 which was fantastic as usual. Only 2 more bunkered... starting to rethink this one as the prices have gone through the roof @ $39.99/750ml. I used to get this for $28 when I stocked up a case.

DeanSheen
08-18-2009, 11:56
Had company in over the weekend so several bottles took a hit. To the recycle bin went:

Lot B
Ritt Bib
Weller Cent
Handy
Antique

Guess it's time to go shopping again. I need som ER and 4RSmB but I've been wanting a Blantons for some time also.

unclebunk
08-18-2009, 13:53
I had to bid farewell to bottles of Ancient Ancient Age 10, Pappy 15 and Rare Breed this past weekend. Lots of grins drinking 'em though, so I don't mind. Will slowly start in on my bottle of WT12 CGF but will hit the OGD114 at full throttle.

fishnbowljoe
08-20-2009, 17:48
Finished off a couple of odds and ends I had open. Said bye bye to a 1992, 200 ml of Old Fitz Prime, and a 375 Old Forester Repeal. Joe

Maybe more to come. :skep:

callmeox
08-20-2009, 18:08
Recent empties (the last couple of weeks) are 200's of Heaven Hill 6yo BiB and gold label BIB, a 200 of Very Old Barton, the last two pours of a Curtis/Hightower FRSB and a WTKS pewter top.

CygnusX-1
08-20-2009, 19:08
Finished off a couple of odds and ends I had open. Said bye bye to a 1992, 200 ml of Old Fitz Prime, and a 375 Old Forester Repeal. Joe

Maybe more to come. :skep:

What did you think of the Repeal Joe? I had one bottle and i think it was the worst tasting whiskey ive ever bought! It had an extreame licorish taste that i thought was gross, i let other ppl finish it for me, at least i got a free glencairn out of it

fishnbowljoe
08-20-2009, 19:38
Jon, I thought the Old Forester Repeal was okay. Not great. Not bad, but an okay pour. I got a medicinal, acetone taste, but I can see how it could be characterized as licorice. I have some older bottles of Old Forester. I can taste hints of it in the Repeal bourbon. The Repeal just doesn't have the earthiness and depth of the early 90's bottlings. Joe

blux
08-20-2009, 20:24
A bottle of Michter's Small Batch (7K-11) cashed in tonight. Very tasty.

smokinjoe
08-21-2009, 21:01
A tear is shed, as I drop a Handy bottle into the......no.....I will not say that tra#$ word for this beautiful bottle. Tra#$, demeans it. I will not do it. Rather, I laid to rest, this fine rye.
I thoroughly enjoyed the last couple of ounces, char included. It's the best part! The pour in my glass, was as dark as coal. Peppermint, surprisingly sweet, and flavor that went on forever.
The Handy rye may be the best offering from BT's star-studded line-up.

Lost Pollito
08-21-2009, 22:14
A tear is shed, as I drop a Handy bottle into the......no.....I will not say that tra#$ word for this beautiful bottle. Tra#$, demeans it. I will not do it. Rather, I laid to rest, this fine rye.
I thoroughly enjoyed the last couple of ounces, char included. It's the best part! The pour in my glass, was as dark as coal. Peppermint, surprisingly sweet, and flavor that went on forever.
The Handy rye may be the best offering from BT's star-studded line-up.
I feel your pain, and agree in saying Handy is my fav from BT.

JamesW
08-25-2009, 20:03
Bye Bye WLW 2008. Can't wait for next year's release. I think I have 1 or 2 in the bunker....

JamesW
08-28-2009, 06:42
Another good one falls.... Pappy 20. I still have 3 in the bunker. I snapped them up 6 months ago because they were only $70 ea. They go for about 110+ now around here.

indyrider
08-28-2009, 18:39
No support needed....just wanted to say good bye or good riddance to the WRMC Four Grain, _down_the-drain_!

ErichPryde
08-29-2009, 04:33
Finished a bottle of ERSB tonight. Joe

that makes two of us... and now all I have to drink are the things I don't want to drink. I think a bottle of 07 birthday bourbon will go next.....:o

IronHead
08-29-2009, 08:08
Indy's post got me to wondering...It's obvious he didn't like the WRMC 4 Grain. I didn't care for it and I haven't really seen much good written about it. Is there anyone out there who actually liked this stuff?

unclebunk
08-29-2009, 08:59
I had to bid farewell last night to a bottle of Rare Breed and an older tax-stamped bottle of Rittenhouse Rye (80 proof but absolutely full of flavor). I need to thin out the herd, so I'll be killing a few more bottles (ETL, Michter's Bourbon, EC12 and an Early Times bottled in 1976) in the next few days before opening any new ones. That 30+ year old bottle of Early Times is light years better than the current product--very nice stuff.

Rughi
08-29-2009, 10:14
I had to bid farewell last night to... an older tax-stamped bottle of Rittenhouse Rye

That sounds great.

Was it an Owensboro or Bardstown? I've had really good Barton and Medley versions. When that Medley juice grew up it became Sazerac and VW rye and Barton rye is hopefully coming soon to an Antique Collection near you (I'm hoping for a Fleischmann's Barrel Proof Rye to stand beside the Handy).

Roger

unclebunk
08-29-2009, 12:21
Was it an Owensboro or Bardstown? I've had really good Barton and Medley versions. When that Medley juice grew up it became Sazerac and VW rye and Barton rye is hopefully coming soon to an Antique Collection near you (I'm hoping for a Fleischmann's Barrel Proof Rye to stand beside the Handy).
Roger

I actually have two bottles of the older Rittenhouse--one sadly now empty. They say "Continental Distilling Co., Owensboro, KY" on them. If I'm interpreting this correctly, the number on the bottom of the bottle seems to indicate that it's from 1980. When I bought them they were sitting next to a bottle of JW Dant BIB dated 1989, and all three were $11, so I was happy about that.

Rughi
08-29-2009, 12:54
I actually have two bottles of the older Rittenhouse--one sadly now empty. They say "Continental Distilling Co., Owensboro, KY" on them.

Mmmm...
Medley Rye. The original Saz Jr., in a way.

Roger

jburlowski
08-30-2009, 08:12
Indy's post got me to wondering...It's obvious he didn't like the WRMC 4 Grain. I didn't care for it and I haven't really seen much good written about it. Is there anyone out there who actually liked this stuff?

Well John Hansell (of Malt Advocate) certainly liked it (at least the second release).

Lost Pollito
08-30-2009, 09:35
Indy's post got me to wondering...It's obvious he didn't like the WRMC 4 Grain. I didn't care for it and I haven't really seen much good written about it. Is there anyone out there who actually liked this stuff?
Well, I'm in the minority, but I really liked it. Is it $90 good? Not for me, but I still liked it. Would've liked it better in the $40-$50 range.

OscarV
08-30-2009, 09:37
Indy's post got me to wondering...It's obvious he didn't like the WRMC 4 Grain. I didn't care for it and I haven't really seen much good written about it. Is there anyone out there who actually liked this stuff?

Check out the thread that I have linked below.
It is one of the best threads ever here on SB.com.
WRFG wins an award from Malt Advocate and the members have some opinions to put it mildly, even John Hansell chimes in to explain the award.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6086&highlight=woodford+four+grain

Lost Pollito
08-30-2009, 09:48
Thx Oscar. Very nice thread.:cool:

callmeox
08-30-2009, 10:03
Now I just need someone to dust off their bottle and bring it to the Gazebo. I'm sure that I'll find it on the sacrificial rail and not the actual table, but I would like to try it to satisfy my morbid curiosity.

George
08-30-2009, 13:30
Just finished off the last pour of my EC12. I really enjoyed every drop and will be picking up another bottle on my next shopping spree.

fishnbowljoe
08-30-2009, 15:23
Now I just need someone to dust off their bottle and bring it to the Gazebo. I'm sure that I'll find it on the sacrificial rail and not the actual table, but I would like to try it to satisfy my morbid curiosity.

That can be arranged. Joe

fishnbowljoe
08-30-2009, 20:09
Lost some really good bottles from my starting lineup the past few days. 08 BTAC ER 17, Lot B, WTRR 101, and ER 101. :frown: I'm sure glad I have backups. :grin: Joe

JamesW
08-30-2009, 20:55
WT101 goes down... best value on the market.

hectic1
08-30-2009, 21:15
Lost some really good bottles from my starting lineup the past few days. 08 BTAC ER 17, Lot B, WTRR 101, and ER 101. :frown: I'm sure glad I have backups. :grin: Joe
That list really hurts...I would probably cry if I had that many men down in a week! :( Although, I guess the bright side is you've had the privlage of having some great bourbon to drink! :)

fishnbowljoe
08-31-2009, 15:20
That list really hurts...I would probably cry if I had that many men down in a week! :( Although, I guess the bright side is you've had the privlage of having some great bourbon to drink! :)

They were and are great bourbons. The saving grace is in the fact that I have backups in the bunker. (Thank goodness)

Browsing through my stash when I got home from work today, I spotted another bottle with only one pour left. A 1989 Walker's Deluxe is now alongside the others in the recycle bin. :frown: Joe

HighTower
09-05-2009, 05:13
I drained the life out of a Kentucky Spirit tonight, good to the last drop. There's alreasy another one open in it's place :grin:

Scott

fishnbowljoe
09-10-2009, 15:48
Earlier this week I finished of a bottle of BT, and I also put the finishing touches on an early 90's handle of Old Forester BIB. Both good, both will be missed, but..... there are backups in the bunker. :grin: Joe

smokinjoe
09-11-2009, 16:49
My last, and only bottle of VOB BIB just went kerplunk into the bin. But, I ain't frettin' it, cuz I'm goin' to the Motherland, next week!!! There's plenty there, and I'll be gettin' more.

I'm goin' to the Motherland! I'm goin' to the Motherland!! I'm goin' to the Motherland!!! I'm goin' to the Motherland!!!! Come on, sing with me! I'm goin' to the Motherland!!! Where rivers of VOB BIB flow!!

Uh...ahem...sorry 'bout that. Got a little carried away, there. :crazy:

gothbat
09-20-2009, 00:05
Just dumped the last of my Weller Centennial into the glass, the last bit of a good bottle for the last bit of a great week! (my vacation...)

OscarV
09-20-2009, 06:22
Just dumped the last of my Weller Centennial into the glass,

This thread exists for trying times like these, always remember we are here for you Brother.

gothbat
09-20-2009, 22:17
This thread exists for trying times like these, always remember we are here for you Brother.

Yep, now all we need is a "Ending Vacation Support Group" thread... :[ But hey, that last pour of WC couldn't have come at a better time!

JamesW
09-21-2009, 19:32
Last pour from a Weller Centennial Julio's 13 year edition. Just 6 left in the bunker :bigeyes: .