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spun_cookie
09-05-2009, 14:22
Did not see this info out there. Anyone know how old RHFs is?

I knows its at lease 4 years...

The Julio's Series III is coming out soon so I figured I would do a series I-III taste-off... But did not have an age for referance...

ggilbertva
09-05-2009, 16:01
Did not see this info out there. Anyone know how old RHFs is?

I knows its at lease 4 years...

The Julio's Series III is coming out soon so I figured I would do a series I-III taste-off... But did not have an age for referance...

I haven't see any reference to an actual age but SpiritReview guessed around 8 yrs. It's definitely not 4 years old as it lacks the young profile.

birdman1099
09-05-2009, 17:27
Aren't they all single barrel expressions?:skep:

I have always thought they were 8-10 yrs....

ggilbertva
09-05-2009, 20:03
Aren't they all single barrel expressions?:skep:

I have always thought they were 8-10 yrs....

Are you implying that single barrel expressions are older?

ratcheer
09-06-2009, 05:26
IMHO, this whiskey is so refined that my guess would be that it is around 9-10 years old. Maybe even older.

Tim

birdman1099
09-06-2009, 05:41
Are you implying that single barrel expressions are older?


I am implying that since they are single barrel expressions, the age may vary greatly between bottles.

p_elliott
09-07-2009, 08:46
I had a bottle of that and I'll bet it said on there how old it was but I can't recall it for the life of me.

OscarV
09-07-2009, 08:50
I had a bottle of that and I'll bet it said on there how old it was but I can't recall it for the life of me.

Me to, I could've swore there was an age statement on RHF.
None on the old BIB but isn't there an age on the newer ones?

Rughi
09-07-2009, 09:37
Me to, I could've swore there was an age statement on RHF.
None on the old BIB but isn't there an age on the newer ones?

Maybe it's only stated on the special bottlings you've been getting.

Roger

doubleblank
09-07-2009, 09:41
There's a thread here somewhere that Ken Weber (formerly at BT) discussed the RHF bottling history. The removal of the cheesy gold chain, the old note in the box proclaiming anyone purchasing RHF was certainly a con-a-sewer of fine bourbon, etc etc. He said those cheesy gold chain BIB bottles were averaging 10 years of age and more recent stuff approximately 8 years. At the first annual Bourbon Taster of The Year competition, RHF was one of the samples and I believe we accepted 8 years old as the "correct" answer for it.

Randy

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ggilbertva
09-07-2009, 12:24
I am implying that since they are single barrel expressions, the age may vary greatly between bottles.

Gotcha....:grin:

hectic1
09-07-2009, 13:14
I checked my bottle that I have in the bunker and there is no age statement on the bottle...I seem to recall reading someplace that is 8 years old.

boss302
09-09-2009, 02:59
This question is kinda moot, because of the Single Barrel Method, which basically goes like this-- "It doesn't matter how old the spirit is. When the Master Distiller decides the barrel of spirit has aged to the point where the spirit tastes the way he wants it to taste, it gets bottled."

It could be 4 years. It could be 12 years. It probably varies widely, depending on the rick-house, and the barrel's location within it. It also varies by year, as the weather in some years ages the spirit more quickly than others.

Since I've started drinking Blanton's, and certain blended Scotch (*cough* Compass Box *cough*), I haven't been putting as much stock in age statements as I used to...

p_elliott
09-09-2009, 07:52
This question is kinda moot, because of the Single Barrel Method, which basically goes like this-- "It doesn't matter how old the spirit is. When the Master Distiller decides the barrel of spirit has aged to the point where the spirit tastes the way he wants it to taste, it gets bottled."

It could be 4 years. It could be 12 years. It probably varies widely, depending on the rick-house, and the barrel's location within it. It also varies by year, as the weather in some years ages the spirit more quickly than others.

Since I've started drinking Blanton's, and certain blended Scotch (*cough* Compass Box *cough*), I haven't been putting as much stock in age statements as I used to...

That's one theory several SB are a selected age EWSB is 10, ERSB is 10, EC18 is 18, EZBR is 15.

callmeox
09-09-2009, 08:16
The age stated single barrels are considerably more variable from year to year or bottling to bottling. This is neither a plus or a minus, just a facet of their uniqueness. Read the reviews here and I beileve that they back me up on this.

The nas single barrels are much more consistent over time.

p_elliott
09-09-2009, 08:53
Scott & Boss 302

I don't disagree with either one of you picking barrels at their peek of maturity is the best option, irregardless of age. I was just saying I think most have pre set ages that they select. I could be wrong on this. I know WTKS is nas, RHF is nas, what about FRSB?

callmeox
09-09-2009, 09:43
FRSB is NAS as well. The only time I've seen an age associated with FR juice is their special bottlings like Mariage or the yearly SB's and even then it's not on the label, but on a neck tag.