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cowdery
09-22-2009, 09:18
As always, we're here to help you swallow that last swallow and send the empty to its just reward.

tommyboy38
09-22-2009, 10:24
but we can't help you until fall starts....

Virus_Of_Life
09-24-2009, 03:49
Ancient Age Barrel 107 will be missed; although it was kind of heavy in that distinctive musty BT trait. Still a damn good bourbon.

George
09-27-2009, 08:59
Finished my bottle of OGD BIB. Good value.

JamesW
09-27-2009, 20:17
Just killed off my Wathens. A good value and it will be replaced.

Josh
09-28-2009, 08:47
Finished off my VG 90 last night. No it's not Geo. T. Stagg or a pewter top WTKS, but it's a great sipping and mint julep whiskey. I will miss this furry friend!

DeanSheen
09-28-2009, 09:24
Yamazaki 12 gone. Man that stuff is good, I gotta stock up.

(hey it's a bottle!)

JamesW
09-28-2009, 19:35
Polished off a Weller SR. Pretty sweet for a sub $20 pour. One bunkered @ $15 but the price is rising up to $20 in most parts here.

B3Nut
10-04-2009, 22:39
Had the last dregs of my bottle of ETL in an Old Fashioned. Tasty end to a damn good bottle. I'll be replacing this one, I think...after I finish stocking up on OWA. :)

independant
10-05-2009, 19:57
EW 1783. Not a bad bottle but will probly not be replaced because shelf space is at a premium

JamesW
10-05-2009, 21:06
Killed my WTRR90. Nice bottle, better if it was the 101 proof though. Why they messed with it is beyond me. 101 is the WT trademark, what a loss.

cowdery
10-06-2009, 09:48
Ridgemont Reserve 1792. Man, that's a heavy bottle. Whiskey's good too.

Four Roses Yellow Label, good whiskey, good value, often overlooked amidst the small batch, single barrel and special editions. This, after all, is why they make 10 different bourbons.

JamesW
10-07-2009, 19:24
Pappy 15. Always tough to throw that bottle in the recycling. This one was a bit on the woody side, more so than any other I've had to date.

dhs3
10-08-2009, 14:01
Finished my first bottle of EC 12 yesterday. I really enjoyed this whiskey; it's the oldest bourbon I've had yet. I'm planning on picking up another on the way home just to make sure I have one on hand.

I'll probably pair a WLW SR pour tonight with a Padron Maduro 2000 stogie while watch Army of Darkness. Should be good night...:woohoo:


Don

MoeCizlak
10-08-2009, 21:13
I killed my very first bottle of Booker's tonight. When I got just the right amount of water with it (about 3:1) it was simply sublime. I love this stuff.

JamesW
10-09-2009, 19:52
Killing off all my dwindling bottles.... tonight it's ER17 hitting the recycling bin. Nice bourbon but I prefer the higher proof BTACs.

hectic1
10-10-2009, 08:45
Finished off a VW Lot B...sorry to see this one go...good thing I have a couple more in the bunker! :D

JamesW
10-10-2009, 20:41
My recycling bin looks like I'm an alcoholic. Killed off my ER90. When I poured the last I thought, well it's a nice enough bourbon but I'll probably not replace. But that last pour was pretty nice, so now I'm not so sure....

StraightBoston
10-10-2009, 21:54
I don't have a personality that lets me kill a bottle -- I'd rather leave a couple pours in and try something else in the collection instead -- but tonight I had to make room for some transferred decanters.

Finished off my 1968 Bonded Beam in a green glass genie bottle (also the subject of VBT#139.)

I moved over a Beam's Choice that was kin to the one Gary mentioned in the VBT thread (purchased at the same store in Las Vegas, in fact!)

Rake
10-14-2009, 00:50
Killed the dregs of an '06 Handy and an '06 Stagg. Out with the old, in with the new.

theDon
10-14-2009, 09:42
I straight up murdered a 3rd of a bottle of RR 101 last night (my wife helped). First bottle I ever had and I opened it in the hospital 5 months ago when my daughter was born.

3 more lay in wait.:grin:

gblick
10-15-2009, 07:40
A bottle of WTRR101 gave up its last pour yesterday evening.
I've really grown to love this one, and it always makes me sad to finish a bottle.

George
10-15-2009, 16:54
Just finished my bottle of EWSB 1999. I found it to be excellent, and I look forward to getting another bottle.

Josh
10-16-2009, 12:01
It's been a sad week. Two great soldiers fell this week: Weller Centennial (Bottle Barn), and 4R 120th anniversary.

Now, a moment of silence...

jburlowski
10-16-2009, 12:33
Emptied a bottle of Henry McKenna 10 yo SB BiB. (It's got perhaps the cheesiest packaging of any current pour.) This one's been hanging around for a long time and I'd forgotten how good this HH juice tastes. May have to replace it.

OscarV
10-16-2009, 14:42
It's been a sad week. Two great soldiers fell this week: Weller Centennial (Bottle Barn), and 4R 120th anniversary.

Now, a moment of silence...

Sorry to hear that Josh, my condolences, especially on the Centennial Bottle Barn bottle, but if your suppiler reads this I am sure he will offer up another one for you.
If not, well then do you still have come barrel proof WT K Legend?
If so that will help you forget.
Also I have a few 4R 120th bunkered away here in 'Lil Nap.

SBOmarc
10-16-2009, 14:56
A bottle of ETL, WTRR90, Buffalo Trace all left this week. <sniff>

Josh
10-18-2009, 19:23
Sorry to hear that Josh, my condolences, especially on the Centennial Bottle Barn bottle, but if your suppiler reads this I am sure he will offer up another one for you.
If not, well then do you still have come barrel proof WT K Legend?
If so that will help you forget.
Also I have a few 4R 120th bunkered away here in 'Lil Nap.

Yes I have been drowning my sorrows in WTKL. Don't do this much but mixed a bit of WT 8 with the WTKS last night. It was very nice. But then I was out of WT 8!

But I still have my 2009 Barrel Proof, my Curtis/Hightower, & my Mariage to fall back on. Somehow I think I'll survive.

JamesW
10-18-2009, 19:58
Making room for the 2009's, killed off my last bottle of Stagg.

docbible
10-18-2009, 20:50
2007 OFBB nothing left but the cork. I hope to find the 2009 and see what all the fuss is about. tim

JamesW
10-19-2009, 05:29
2007 OFBB nothing left but the cork. I hope to find the 2009 and see what all the fuss is about. tim

My last OFBB was the 2007 as well. I really enjoyed it and haven't seen any again....

unclebunk
10-20-2009, 15:10
I'm on a roll with my "thin out the herd" program. I've made a concerted effort to knock off a bunch of open bottles in order to create space for some new ones from the bunker. So, within the last week I said adios to bottles of EC12, OGD BIB and FRSmB, with Michter's US1 Bourbon to fall tonight during the Yankees/Angels game. Will be opening an EC18, OGD 114, FRSB (2008, batch #2 from Binny's) and Michter's 10 YO Single Barrel Rye in their place!

onmytrack
10-20-2009, 20:23
Say goodbye to an OWA (AS). Only 4 left in the bunker. May have to give the NAS a try.

Jim

Stones
10-20-2009, 20:30
I am sad to say i finished my first Weller Centennial, not my last fortunately though as i have 2 in the bunker. I rated this bottle in my top 5... it was crazy good!

HighTower
10-21-2009, 06:32
A Crown Royal XR nearly bit the dust tonight. My daughter grabbed it and pulled it off the shelf. I think the velvet bag stopped a mishap!:bigeyes:
I would have been saddened, the XR is great stuff!

Scott

JamesW
10-21-2009, 12:59
Finished up a VSOF last night. This one is always a bit of a mystery to me. I really like the nose and taste profile but somehow it falls short of greatness. Mostly it tastes like a very good bourbon that's been just a little too watered down for my tastes. I'd like to see this at 100 or 107 proof to make it truly great.

funknik
10-21-2009, 13:26
Finished up a VSOF last night. This one is always a bit of a mystery to me. I really like the nose and taste profile but somehow it falls short of greatness. Mostly it tastes like a very good bourbon that's been just a little too watered down for my tastes. I'd like to see this at 100 or 107 proof to make it truly great.
James, I'm assuming you're speaking of the S-W BHC version . . . and I lament having to agree . . . 6 or 7 months ago, I was touting this as my favorite bourbon all-time, but lately it just hasn't been quite all there -- very good, but not as stellar as I recall.

OscarV
10-21-2009, 13:36
. . . 6 or 7 months ago, I was touting this as my favorite bourbon all-time, but lately it just hasn't been quite all there -- very good, but not as stellar as I recall.

A lot changes as you grow older there young fella.
But bourbon doesn't argue with you if you drop one and go with another,...:rolleyes: or :skep:?

B3Nut
10-21-2009, 19:52
Polished off an OWA NAS...poured my glass, then saw there was just a slup left in the bottle...so I dumped it down the hatch! :D Adieu to a darn good bottle...

JamesW
10-21-2009, 20:07
James, I'm assuming you're speaking of the S-W BHC version . . . and I lament having to agree . . . 6 or 7 months ago, I was touting this as my favorite bourbon all-time, but lately it just hasn't been quite all there -- very good, but not as stellar as I recall.

Yes, it was. I still have one bunkered as well. If I had to pinpoint the problem I'd say the entry was watery, the mid-palate very good, and then the finish is watery again. If that mid-palate could last throughout it would be a top pick for certain.

cowdery
10-22-2009, 11:00
Emptied a 2003 Eagle Rare 17 last night, which I enjoyed very much. Compared it to the 2009. Sadly, I liked the 2003 a little better, but not much. The 2009 is good stuff too.

funknik
10-22-2009, 13:07
Yes, it was. I still have one bunkered as well. If I had to pinpoint the problem I'd say the entry was watery, the mid-palate very good, and then the finish is watery again. If that mid-palate could last throughout it would be a top pick for certain.
I would say I've started to notice a "tang" in it that is perhaps what some others refer to as a 'vitamin' flavor (I'm not quite sure). It's not always there: sometimes I get silky-sweet nuts and wood flavor ("that's what she said") but I do notice that "tang" . . .

I have another six bunkered, so I guess I'll have plenty of time to make up my mind about this one . . . as Oscar said, lots will change, maybe when I'm his age, this will be my favorite again . . . :grin:

JamesW
10-22-2009, 19:03
I would say I've started to notice a "tang" in it that is perhaps what some others refer to as a 'vitamin' flavor (I'm not quite sure). It's not always there: sometimes I get silky-sweet nuts and wood flavor ("that's what she said") but I do notice that "tang" . . .

I have another six bunkered, so I guess I'll have plenty of time to make up my mind about this one . . . as Oscar said, lots will change, maybe when I'm his age, this will be my favorite again . . . :grin:

hmmm... I'm not getting any 'tang' that's for sure. Now I'm curious again and may need to open my other bottle :-)

funknik
10-22-2009, 20:09
hmmm... I'm not getting any 'tang' that's for sure. Now I'm curious again and may need to open my other bottle :-)
I could be wrong, or not expressing myself correctly.

independant
10-22-2009, 21:22
Finished a bottle of Jim Beam Rye this morning and a bottle of Backer's last week. Slowly moving my way through the JB labels.

ErichPryde
10-23-2009, 01:23
Emptied a 2003 Eagle Rare 17 last night, which I enjoyed very much. Compared it to the 2009. Sadly, I liked the 2003 a little better, but not much. The 2009 is good stuff too.

Next up on my list of bottles to clear out is a 2005 Eagle rare 17 year. I just got through pouring the last of a Lot B. last night, I thought that this would probably be my last bottle, as I like the PVW15 so much more (when I can rarely find it) but now, sipping this stuff, I'm not so sure. it really is good. I will definitely end up picking up another bottle sometime.

Vosgar
10-24-2009, 17:15
It was time to finish off a couple of bottles that were down to their last pours. Took care of an ERSB last night and today finished off an Old Fitzgerald BIB. Too bad I didn't pick up more of the Old Fitz when FB Joe and I found it as it was very tasty, especially for the price.

JamesW
10-26-2009, 19:58
Just poured an oversized of WT101 to finish her up. A favorite everyday pour of late.

Josh
10-26-2009, 20:06
Just poured an oversized of WT101 to finish her up. A favorite everyday pour of late.

A sad day. Again, two noble soldiers laid down their lives tonight. My latest Rittenhouse BiB and my first foray into snooty WT expressions, a donut-shaped bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend Barrel Proof.

What's the mathematical name for that shape again?:slappin:

unclebunk
10-27-2009, 08:26
I just got through pouring the last of a Lot B. last night, I thought that this would probably be my last bottle, as I like the PVW15 so much more (when I can rarely find it) but now, sipping this stuff, I'm not so sure. it really is good. I will definitely end up picking up another bottle sometime.

The exact same thing happened with me. I was fortunate enough to find a place last year that was selling the Lot B at $34 and the Pappy 15 at $37. When I had them back to back the Pappy 15 was the clear winner in my book, so spending the extra $3 per bottle was a no brainer. I bunkered six or seven Pappy 15's and decided that the Lot B bottle would be my last. But I recently started to drain the last quarter of the bottle and it tasted great, so now I'm re-thinking my decision, as I can still find the Lot B at a reasonable price. It's very good whiskey, to be sure, but I'd still opt for the Pappy 15 every time if the price difference was close.

JamesW
10-27-2009, 21:21
A sad day. Again, two noble soldiers laid down their lives tonight. My latest Rittenhouse BiB and my first foray into snooty WT expressions, a donut-shaped bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend Barrel Proof.

What's the mathematical name for that shape again?:slappin:

I love that Ritt. Such a value pour! I haven't had the pleasure of the WT you put down.... sounds interesting.

JamesW
10-27-2009, 21:22
The exact same thing happened with me. I was fortunate enough to find a place last year that was selling the Lot B at $34 and the Pappy 15 at $37. When I had them back to back the Pappy 15 was the clear winner in my book, so spending the extra $3 per bottle was a no brainer. I bunkered six or seven Pappy 15's and decided that the Lot B bottle would be my last. But I recently started to drain the last quarter of the bottle and it tasted great, so now I'm re-thinking my decision, as I can still find the Lot B at a reasonable price. It's very good whiskey, to be sure, but I'd still opt for the Pappy 15 every time if the price difference was close.

Pappy 15 for $37? Buy every single bottle at that price. That's like a 40% off sale.

unclebunk
10-27-2009, 21:32
Pappy 15 for $37? Buy every single bottle at that price. That's like a 40% off sale.

Sadly, that price is long gone but I did buy all that the store had when they were selling Pappy 15 for $37.

JamesW
10-27-2009, 21:39
Sadly, that price is long gone but I did buy all that the store had when they were selling Pappy 15 for $37.

Glad to see you had enough sense :grin:

Here's to prices from days long gone past :toast:

ggilbertva
10-28-2009, 20:21
Sadly, my 1980 Old Grand Dad 114 is gone, gone for good. It was fantastic while it lasted. :frown:

independant
10-28-2009, 21:31
Sadly, my 1980 Old Grand Dad 114 is gone, gone for good. It was fantastic while it lasted. :frown:

If this was the OGD 114 I got to sample then yes it was fantastic.

ggilbertva
10-29-2009, 07:46
If this was the OGD 114 I got to sample then yes it was fantastic.

One and the same.

unclebunk
10-29-2009, 08:19
Sadly, my 1980 Old Grand Dad 114 is gone, gone for good. It was fantastic while it lasted. :frown:

He was a lovely Grand Dad and was 114 when he passed, so we musn't be too sad, as it sounds like he lived well and brought much enjoyment to others.:lol:

fishnbowljoe
10-29-2009, 16:41
A bottle of 07 W L Weller poured its last, last night. All to a good cause. There was just enough left to fill my flask for me and the guys on my bowling team. A good time was had by all. Gave me an excuse to go pick up its replacement tonight. An 09 W L Weller should be in the fold by nights end. :grin: Joe

bonneamie
10-30-2009, 15:20
A sad day. Again, two noble soldiers laid down their lives tonight. My latest Rittenhouse BiB and my first foray into snooty WT expressions, a donut-shaped bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Legend Barrel Proof.

What's the mathematical name for that shape again?:slappin:

It's called torus:rolleyes:

ggilbertva
10-30-2009, 15:30
He was a lovely Grand Dad and was 114 when he passed, so we musn't be too sad, as it sounds like he lived well and brought much enjoyment to others.:lol:

That it did. Good thing I have his brother in the bunker.

spun_cookie
10-30-2009, 16:04
That it did. Good thing I have his brother in the bunker.

... and I have some of it left in the bunker :D about 200 ml of it that is.... will be part of a bigger OGD tasting one of these years...

fishnbowljoe
10-31-2009, 23:06
I finished a 375 of ERSB tonight. Joe

fishnbowljoe
11-01-2009, 01:53
Managed to finish off a 91 Old Forester BIB tonight too. Joe

hectic1
11-01-2009, 20:56
Killed off another bottle of ERSB tonight...only 8 or so more in the bunker! :D

fishnbowljoe
11-01-2009, 21:15
Me too Bob. ERSB 08 Julio's Angel's Share bottle. This one will be missed. Joe

The Boozer
11-01-2009, 23:09
A bottle of Bulliet bit the dust, very enjoyable. Also finished of a bottle of OWA 107 AS. Did a little side by side comparison with a new bottle of OAW NAS. Didn't find there to be much difference in color, nose or taste, both very good. The OWA NAS may have been slightly richer but just a tad, if any.

JamesW
11-02-2009, 04:56
Finished off a Ritt BIB and a WT101 Rye.

ggilbertva
11-02-2009, 06:29
... and I have some of it left in the bunker :D about 200 ml of it that is.... will be part of a bigger OGD tasting one of these years...

You have super human resistance to popping that bottle open and drinking that OGD. That bottle quickly moved toward the top of my favorite dusty list.

funknik
11-02-2009, 06:49
Polished off a Weller SR. Pretty sweet for a sub $20 pour. One bunkered @ $15 but the price is rising up to $20 in most parts here.
Come up to Maine, James -- it's $12.99 on the shelf and when on sale I get it for $10.99! Still, it is no substitute for OWA (in fact, nothing is) -- I like to have a Weller Antique to prime my palate before moving into the fancier wheaters, but I just can't keep it around -- this NAS thing is not helping, either.

independant
11-02-2009, 17:49
Sense I last posted on this thread I have finished.
OWA 7/107
Gentleman Jack
4R yellow label
WT Rye
And a bottle of A-1 bourbon made for the A-1 liquor store in DC. Not a bad bottle at 86proof and 6yo.

ACDetroit
11-02-2009, 18:12
While handing out candy the other night (man it got cold out there) a bottle of 2006 Stagg was not a trick but a treat...a CGF WT 12 met it's match as well.

Good thing we have replacements for both.

Tony

funknik
11-02-2009, 22:34
I polished off a current WT Rare Breed while watching Monday Night Football. I really love this pour and I always try to keep a Turkey in the rotation, but I have to say I'm getting a little bored with the small selection . . . the Rare Breed is my staple and the Rye101 is probably my favorite non-premium rye, but there's very little beyond that in the WT portfolio . . . I find no versatility in their offerings and so few options.

JamesW
11-03-2009, 05:49
Come up to Maine, James -- it's $12.99 on the shelf and when on sale I get it for $10.99! Still, it is no substitute for OWA (in fact, nothing is) -- I like to have a Weller Antique to prime my palate before moving into the fancier wheaters, but I just can't keep it around -- this NAS thing is not helping, either.

Wow :bigeyes: 12.99! Haven't seen it for that in 3 years! Is it old pricing (i.e. been on the shelf a while) or is Maine just cheap in general?

funknik
11-03-2009, 06:56
Wow :bigeyes: 12.99! Haven't seen it for that in 3 years! Is it old pricing (i.e. been on the shelf a while) or is Maine just cheap in general?
Maine it seems has the lowest price I've ever seen on certain items and pretty high (comparable to MA) prices on others. Also, one company (mis)manages liquor sales here and they are not in any way knowledgeable, so their pricing may not get updated very often, but it is "across the board" -- there is no variation of price in any store in Maine.

WLW SR is $12.99, Dickel #12 is $13.99 (#8 just showed up at $19.99:rolleyes: ), EC12 is $17.99, OGD BIB is $17.99 . . . the trade-off is that we have the worst selection I have seen almost anywhere.

mgilbertva
11-06-2009, 20:19
I just finished two of my very favorites this week: Julio's 2008 Four Roses special selection and the '08 Handy. Sad to see them go, but fortunately I have more 4R.

funknik
11-08-2009, 05:45
Last night I finished the dregs of 3 different bottles: FC, WLW SR & 4R1B.

I was saddest to see the FC go, that was a good one.

The 4R1B is still something I'm not in love with. Four Roses seems to be something that everyone is really hot on and I'm just lukewarm -- I think it's good, don't get me wrong, but there are lots of things I like better for the price. I've been really considering picking up some of the barrel proof SB and/or Mariage, but am I afraid I wouldn't like them $70 worth (and then that you guys would admonish me for it :grin:).

hectic1
11-08-2009, 07:07
Last night I finished the dregs of 3 different bottles: FC, WLW SR & 4R1B.

I was saddest to see the FC go, that was a good one.

The 4R1B is still something I'm not in love with. Four Roses seems to be something that everyone is really hot on and I'm just lukewarm -- I think it's good, don't get me wrong, but there are lots of things I like better for the price. I've been really considering picking up some of the barrel proof SB and/or Mariage, but am I afraid I wouldn't like them $70 worth (and then that you guys would admonish me for it :grin:).

I picked up a couple Julio's FRSB barrel proof and my initial impression was lukewarm...maybe it's because I'm just not used to the 119 proof of that bourbon. I'm going to reserve final judgement until I'm about halfway through the bottle as I'm having trouble getting past the alchol right now. The majority of the bourbon's that I drink on a regular basis are 90 proofers with PVW 15 and ORVW 10/107 being the only two that are above that. Hopefully I will get used to it or I will be disappointed that I have so much GTS, WLW, and FRSB barrel proof bottles in bunker.

That being said, I finished of my favorite bottle right now last night...the Binny's WL Weller 12 year. I traded a couple yesterday so I'm down to one in the bunker...have to get a couple more soon. I also finished off a bottle of Gentleman Jack last night too...

George
11-08-2009, 13:27
Finished a bottle of OWA. Glad I have another one on hand.

cowdery
11-10-2009, 16:47
I finished a Van Winkle Lot B but thanks to my own careful buying and the generosity of a good friend, I am well supplied.

independant
11-10-2009, 16:56
Killed off a bottle of OGD 114. Lucky for me it was on sale last month.

T Comp
11-10-2009, 20:28
Tonight I squeezed out the last precious ounce from my first premium bottle, a Pappy's 20, that Lost Pollito gently sold me on about a year ago. Blinded it against a just opened, Jefferson's 17 (Batch 1). Strikingly different with the Pappy's smelling and tasting lighter with more cherry and pecan. The Jefferson's has more spice and pepper thrown in with deeper toffee and wood. Love em both.

Well while writing this I just poured the remains of a Barton's BIB. Damn it's delicious too.

B3Nut
11-12-2009, 20:37
Just killed off an OGD BIB...one of my favorite cheapies.

SMOWK
11-12-2009, 21:19
Just killed off an OGD BIB...one of my favorite cheapies.

I just finished a handle myself. CHEERS!

George
11-14-2009, 07:38
Finished a bottle of EC 12. I know it's been hit or miss with this stuff, but I really enjoyed the last two bottles I had.

indyrider
11-15-2009, 12:05
Lot B, finally. Much prefer PVW15 for the money....

smokinjoe
11-15-2009, 12:21
Just a plain old Evan Williams black label. Not exciting, I know. But, there were several nights when this was part of a rotation with other "higher dollar" competitors, and this one held it's own every time. If you are fearful with the OWA losing it's 7 yr. age statement, just hope that BT takes care of it, as well as Heaven Hill has taken care of EW Black since it lost it's 7 yr statement.

indyrider
11-18-2009, 06:55
Finishing a few 1/4 full bottles this week and can commit EC 18 to the list.

I absolutely stand by this juice, even though it gets lot of flack. Completely worth the price of admission. I'll be bunkering a few of these as well as a few FR Marriage 09 in prep for that emtpy thats well on its way....

JamesW
11-18-2009, 10:42
Finishing a few 1/4 full bottles this week and can commit EC 18 to the list.
I absolutely stand by this juice, even though it gets lot of flack. Completely worth the price of admission. I'll be bunkering a few of these


The EC18 is a real mystery to me. My bottle was :shithappens: and I can't imagine anyone liking it. Thank goodness I got it on sale for $22 on NH a few years back. That said, I'm still curious about it since folks like you continue to rave.
I think we can chalk up the difference of opinion to the now famous inconsistent quality of that line. Some get a good bottle while others get :shithappens:. I just wouldn't pay the $35 going rate now to give it another try though.

I hope your next bottle is as good as the last.

Cheers!

spun_cookie
11-19-2009, 20:15
Of late it has been bad.. WT8yr 92, OWA 2006, OGD 94, WSR 08, and a few others... I am getting low :skep:

independant
11-20-2009, 16:00
Over the last few weeks my opens have taken a hit.
WTRR Rye
JBDS
Jeffersons
KC
WT Rye

spun_cookie
11-20-2009, 16:23
WTRR101 bites the dust tonight... they need to bring back teh gallon or 3 litter bottle so they last longer :D

JamesW
11-23-2009, 07:21
Another ORVW 10/107 down for the count.

fishnbowljoe
11-23-2009, 15:08
Took stock of things yesterday. Last week I finished a bottle of OWA 7/107 and a bottle of Weller 12. Joe

Stones
11-23-2009, 16:11
Opened and finished a 2006 WLW with close mates at my wedding last week... what a night and what a pour! :grin:

funknik
11-24-2009, 07:27
Last night I finished off my first bottle of Julio's OWA -- 11 more to go! :grin:

I enjoyed this quite a bit more last night than I have the last four or five times I've poured it. This is a firm leader and belongs at the beginning of the evening -- also, it seems to get better on consecutive pours -- as DeanSheen talked about before, it's one of those that is it's own follower: from now on, I think I'll start taking multiple pours of this one before switching into a "higher gear". It took most of a bottle, but I think I've finally got this one figured out.

DeanSheen
11-24-2009, 08:08
Ahh last night I finally killed my Green Spot. An interesting pour but a bit pricey. I waited years to get my hands on this and happy that I did, I'm just not going to be filling the bunker up with them. At $90 there are many other things I'll go for first..... maybe even two of some.

p_elliott
11-24-2009, 09:04
Opened and finished a 2006 WLW with close mates at my wedding last week... what a night and what a pour! :grin:


Congrats on the marriage but what you had to drink is not what your supposed to remember most from your wedding night:cool:

ThomasH
11-26-2009, 17:04
Another turkey bites the dust. Along with 2 by the name of Butterball, another wild one of the 101 version got drained today!

Thomas

gblick
11-26-2009, 21:46
An ORVW 15/107 gave up its last two pours today.

SMOWK
11-27-2009, 20:27
The first of the 12 bottles of Lot B goes down with a great feast tonight. I'm afraid I did 90% of the damage...i'm rather inebriated.

docbible
11-30-2009, 06:46
Pappy 20 was lost over the holidays. He did make the inlaws more tolerable which shortened his lifespan. tim

unclebunk
11-30-2009, 07:12
Pappy 20 was lost over the holidays. He did make the inlaws more tolerable which shortened his lifespan. tim

If it were my in-laws you'd have needed two bottles of Pappy 20 but the $200 would have been well spent!:grin:

independant
11-30-2009, 16:55
One bottle of Virgin 101. To bad I can't get this bottle in VA or it would be a daily pour.

funknik
11-30-2009, 17:10
One bottle of Virgin 101. To bad I can't get this bottle in VA or it would be a daily pour.
If you can get Ezra Brooks 7/101, I've heard it's pretty close if not identical to the Virgin 101.

independant
12-03-2009, 05:55
If you can get Ezra Brooks 7/101, I've heard it's pretty close if not identical to the Virgin 101.

I was told this too but with the help of a friend here at SB I was able to get a bottle of Ezra Brooks 7/101 and I compared them and found that there are differences. They are close being both HH juice, as I believe, but not the exact same. That being said if I could get Ezra brooks 7/101 here, as well, that would be a daily pour, but I can't get either.

smokinjoe
12-03-2009, 14:18
I was told this too but with the help of a friend here at SB I was able to get a bottle of Ezra Brooks 7/101 and I compared them and found that there are differences. They are close being both HH juice, as I believe, but not the exact same. That being said if I could get Ezra brooks 7/101 here, as well, that would be a daily pour, but I can't get either.

I've done the same comparison a couple of times with different bottles of each, and if they are not identical, they're about as close as you can get. I would guess that any differences would be lot-to-lot, or year/season differentiations. I'm convinced that they are for all intents and purposes, the same bourbon.

independant
12-03-2009, 16:12
I've done the same comparison a couple of times with different bottles of each, and if they are not identical, they're about as close as you can get. I would guess that any differences would be lot-to-lot, or year/season differentiations. I'm convinced that they are for all intents and purposes, the same bourbon.

Doing more then one comparison you would know more then I. Also I was comparing a freshly open bottle to one that had been open for quite some time so my results could have been skewed that way.

smokinjoe
12-03-2009, 16:35
Doing more then one comparison you would know more then I. Also I was comparing a freshly open bottle to one that had been open for quite some time so my results could have been skewed that way.

Indy, even if I'm correct, it must come with a caveat. The Old Ezra 7/101 is not distilled by Ezra Brooks, so variables are certainly possible, if not inevitable. As our buddy Jeff Renner's Signature says: "One never knows, do one?" I do know this, though. I really enjoy both the Virgin and the Old Ezra. Especially, for the price.

birdman1099
12-03-2009, 16:38
A WTKS pewter top bit the dust tonight, and his replacement was immediately opened !!!!:grin:

JamesW
12-05-2009, 07:29
Killed off my Wathen's with a double pour last night. I have none in the bunker but I know where to pick more up. This puppy is in the $20's and a fantastic value.

fishnbowljoe
12-05-2009, 10:15
Put the finishing touches on a couple bottles while in the chat room last night. A bottle of BT, and a bottle of OT 6 yr said goodbye last night. Joe

smokinjoe
12-05-2009, 10:49
Troyce, my neighbor, and I went to see Troyce's son's 4th professional MMA fight last night. The cheap ba****d that Jimmy is :D, he snuck in a flask of Weller 12, which he thoroughly enjoyed downing while watching his son totally dominate his opponent. I stuck with Maker's with a few cubes from the bar. Even though it was poured into a plastic cup, it was delicious. And, probably the most righteous pours I've ever been served. 8oz. cup filled to the top, every time. $8. BTW, this is the second MMA event I've been to, and again, was totally amazed by the number of smokin' gorgeous women in attendance. :blush:

Dumbass that I am, I just realized I put this in the wrong thread...Dooooh!!!!

independant
12-05-2009, 15:57
Troyce, my neighbor, and I went to see Troyce's son's 4th professional MMA fight last night. The cheap ba****d that Jimmy is :D, he snuck in a flask of Weller 12, which he thoroughly enjoyed downing while watching his son totally dominate his opponent. I stuck with Maker's with a few cubes from the bar. Even though it was poured into a plastic cup, it was delicious. And, probably the most righteous pours I've ever been served. 8oz. cup filled to the top, every time. $8. BTW, this is the second MMA event I've been to, and again, was totally amazed by the number of smokin' gorgeous women in attendance. :blush:

Dumbass that I am, I just realized I put this in the wrong thread...Dooooh!!!!

If they were serving an 8oz cup full of Maker's even with ice you can claim an empty bottle.

cowdery
12-05-2009, 17:12
$1 an ounce for MM plus hot women? It sounds like a great sport.

T Comp
12-11-2009, 07:05
On a mission to whittle down too many of the open bottles with just a tiny bit left. The night before saw the passing of an age stated 8 year Old Fitz 1849. Last night was the last delicious ounce of a 2008 ER 17. I had forgotten how outstanding the 2008 ER 17 is.

jburlowski
12-11-2009, 07:53
Ended a bottle of Ezra B 12 yo SB. Despite the kitschy packaging, the juice is pretty good. I'll have to look for a replacement.

IronHead
12-11-2009, 12:11
Had a Pappy 15 kick the bucket last night and I expect a Lot B might meet its demise this weekend. Not a good time to be a Van Winkle around my stash it seems...

fishnbowljoe
12-11-2009, 15:29
Drained a bottle of WT 101 a few nights ago. Working on a 1989 bottle of Walker's Deluxe right now. With a little luck, the last drop from it will be poured sometime in the next few minutes. :rolleyes: Joe


Ooops. I spoke too soon, or typed too slow. It's empty now. :lol:

fishnbowljoe
12-11-2009, 17:01
Drained a bottle of WT 101 a few nights ago. Working on a 1989 bottle of Walker's Deluxe right now. With a little luck, the last drop from it will be poured sometime in the next few minutes. :rolleyes: Joe


Ooops. I spoke too soon, or typed too slow. It's empty now. :lol:

Finished the week at work with a couple of decent days. Working on some Centennial now. :skep: Might be able to finish that one tonight if I make it to the chat room. :lol: Joe

nysquire
12-11-2009, 17:29
Where OH Where has all the Van Winkle gone. I have travled around my area
to restock and to my suprise NO Van Winkle anywhere.. at least 10 stores, some very well stocked in bourbon. No 15YO, lot B ...They can't even get Weller for some reason...Is there a shortage somewhere?

bigtoys
12-11-2009, 21:14
luckily, found another in the bunker!
along with a lot of single barrels and barrel strengths--what was I thinking.

cowdery
12-12-2009, 18:04
A 2003 William LaRue and a (ri)1 both gave it up last night.

spun_cookie
12-12-2009, 18:12
A 2003 William LaRue

Which William LaRue.?.. not a BTAC right (99-01 & 05-09)...


Centennial, 12 yr, SR, Antique... alwasy sad to see one go...

put away some ND OGD BIB...

cowdery
12-12-2009, 18:25
Which William LaRue.?.. not a BTAC right (99-01 & 05-09)...


Centennial, 12 yr, SR, Antique... alwasy sad to see one go...

put away some ND OGD BIB...

My mistake. Yes, BTAC WLW, 2005 (121.9 proof). Chocolate caramel with a hint of carob.

George
12-13-2009, 13:13
Just said goodbye to a Weller SR.

funknik
12-15-2009, 08:07
Killed my first Stagg last night while egging Bob on to try his for the first time. It was an '08 and very good -- luckily I prefer the '09 and have 3 of those bad boys bunkered (along with a '05 Fall -- Thanks, Kev!).

SMOWK
12-15-2009, 14:37
The Baby Saz I started with this evening takes a dive. It's the first one I've had in quite a while. There will be another on the shelf real soon.

JamesW
12-15-2009, 20:10
William Larue Weller 2008 gone. 1 or 2 2008's bunkered with 3 more 2009's as well. Looking forward to the 2009.

PODSJP
12-16-2009, 07:49
Where OH Where has all the Van Winkle gone. I have travled around my area
to restock and to my suprise NO Van Winkle anywhere.. at least 10 stores, some very well stocked in bourbon. No 15YO, lot B ...They can't even get Weller for some reason...Is there a shortage somewhere?

Binny's in Chicagoland seems to have it all on Van Winkles !!!

JamesW
12-16-2009, 20:49
Handy 2008 just went down. Darn great and under-appreciated compared to the other BTAC's.

catsfan
12-19-2009, 17:59
Just got done with Old Pogue Distillers Select. Great bourbon one of the best.

cowdery
12-19-2009, 18:31
Very Old Barton BIB.

I go through those so fast!!!

docbible
12-20-2009, 18:15
Parkers Golden aniv bit the dust last night. I'll miss that one. tim

fishnbowljoe
12-20-2009, 21:34
Put three bottles in the recycle bin today. Binny's Weller 12, Baker's, and a 97 Old Fitz BIB. Joe

Josh
12-21-2009, 08:06
Very Old Barton BIB.

I go through those so fast!!!

You and me both!

It was a bittersweet weekend. The whiskey was sweet but putting my Curtis/Hightower 4R1B into the recycle bin was bitter indeed. Luckily I still have two more 4R1Bs and three more 1BBSs to tide me over. :lol:

Westernboys
12-23-2009, 15:35
WT 101 last night and it looks like KC tonight. Need to make room for what Santa brings.:grin: