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OscarV
09-22-2009, 11:09
Elijah Craig 12yo over cracked ice.
This is the first time that I have had EC12 other than neat, it won't be the last.

hectic1
09-22-2009, 11:44
Elijah Craig 12yo over cracked ice.
This is the first time that I have had EC12 other than neat, it won't be the last.
I'm with you on that...I had some neat last night and I actually think I prefer it with a cube or two...

callmeox
09-22-2009, 12:24
It is still Summer for another hour or so. :-)

OscarV
09-22-2009, 12:32
It is still Summer for another hour or so. :-)

Yes, for North America and most of Europe it comes in at 5:18pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
But SB.com is truly international, so I say, let the Autumn leaves fall!

nor02lei
09-22-2009, 13:22
KG from 1970 and WT 8 export before dinner and Dickel 12 and 8 with the lime truffles for dessert. This was the last out of my last no 12 bottle and I have been unable to find a replacement so far. Well it is ďa shame to the one that gives upĒ as we say in Sweden.

Leif

Special Reserve
09-22-2009, 14:21
Now that it is fall...what are you drinking?

I'm on water and perhaps a diet Squirt later. No bourbon until either Thursday or Friday night.

tommyboy38
09-22-2009, 15:14
NOW it's fall. Just some iced tea with some VWFRR to follow later this evening.

B3Nut
09-22-2009, 16:36
Not drinking anything yet, but will surely be getting into the WT101, and might close with a little SW OldFitz BIB afore I drag my fuzzy butt to bed. :)

George
09-22-2009, 17:12
Had a little more OGD BIB this evering.

Gillman
09-22-2009, 17:15
Tony's 1970's Benchmark, with some friends. A very balanced bourbon, with a refined wood and medium chocolate-like sweetness. Perfect for neat sipping. This type of bourbon was more common 30 years ago, it reminds me of dark rum in some ways, or good brandy. Thanks again Tony for this treat.

Gary

DeanSheen
09-22-2009, 18:20
Cribbage on the porch after dinner was Baby Saz.

Now I'm finishing off my Rock Hill Farms watching the tube.

JamesW
09-22-2009, 18:36
WTRye101, some VWFRR 13 yr and then who knows....

Pieface
09-22-2009, 18:47
Some Ritt BiB did the trick last night.

Josh
09-22-2009, 19:06
Some Ritt BiB did the trick last night.

Cain't argue with that. Yes I really talk like that. Sometimes.

Anyway enjoying some 07 OFBB. Yum.:yum:

JamesW
09-22-2009, 19:28
WTRye101, some VWFRR 13 yr and then who knows....

I know.... more VWFRR and possibly more cowbell...

Damn this VWFRR is outstanding. I may change my avatar.

Skunk
09-22-2009, 19:34
Mid-eighties low proof cage match: In the red corner is the lightweight BHC contender I.W. Harper, and in the blue corner is the blue-collar giant-killer Evan Williams 1783 10yo. Ding Ding Ding.

Josh
09-22-2009, 19:38
Mid-eighties low proof cage match: In the red corner is the lightweight BHC contender I.W. Harper, and in the blue corner is the blue-collar giant-killer Evan Williams 1783 10yo. Ding Ding Ding.

I got $5 on Mr Williams

Luna56
09-22-2009, 19:48
Still working here, but in a couple hours it'll definitely be time for an ERSB neat. Maybe a beer back (Sam Adams , though I've found that Sam doesn't pair too well with bourbon).

Cheers!

Skunk
09-22-2009, 19:56
I got $5 on Mr Williams

Well you'd have won $5 (with the deciding factor being price), but I forgot to mention it was a tag-team cage match. Harper just tagged VanWinkle Rye, and Williams tagged Vintage Bourbon 17yr.

JamesW
09-22-2009, 20:00
Well you'd have won $5 (with the deciding factor being price), but I forgot to mention it was a tag-team cage match. Harper just tagged VanWinkle Rye, and Williams tagged Vintage Bourbon 17yr.

You know where my money is....:grin:

spun_cookie
09-22-2009, 20:08
Hittin' the Turkey tonight. Sampled some 90s 8 year, 2002 WTKS, WT 12 gold foil... And the 8 year is the best of the three.

I think I need to trade all my juice off for 80/90s wt 8 year...

JamesW
09-22-2009, 20:10
Hittin' the Turkey tonight. Sampled some 90s 8 year, 2002 WTKS, WT 12 gold foil... And the 8 year is the best of the three.

I think I need to trade all my juice off for 80/90s wt 8 year...

all your juice.....? Man that must be some bourbon. How does it stack up to the current 8 yr at duty free?

OscarV
09-23-2009, 12:38
Four Roses Single Barrel 2009 Barrel Strength, neat.

spun_cookie
09-23-2009, 13:28
all your juice.....? Man that must be some bourbon. How does it stack up to the current 8 yr at duty free?

Blows it out of the water.... Diff between current Old Fitz BIB and PVW 15yr current... The Old 8 year from the 80/90s is that good...

Tonight it is on the Road to Sac again with some Old Crow 1968 10yr/86 proof...

If you got'a travel, travel in style...

JamesW
09-23-2009, 18:12
Blows it out of the water.... Diff between current Old Fitz BIB and PVW 15yr current... The Old 8 year from the 80/90s is that good...

Tonight it is on the Road to Sac again with some Old Crow 1968 10yr/86 proof...

If you got'a travel, travel in style...

Wish I had some.....

On another note I'm enjoying my first purchase of Ritt BIB. Very nice I must say for $18... a stellar value indeed. Next it's on to Handy 2008 for more Rye... but all the while keeping a greedy eye on my dwindling RVWFR Rye.:rolleyes:

tommyboy38
09-23-2009, 18:33
I'm right there with ya James....Having a few pours of VWFRR

Virus_Of_Life
09-23-2009, 18:44
Hittin' the Turkey tonight. Sampled some 90s 8 year, 2002 WTKS, WT 12 gold foil... And the 8 year is the best of the three.

I think I need to trade all my juice off for 80/90s wt 8 year...

That's a bold statement Em! And I think I got some 8 year if you're trading Gold Foil 12s?!

Honestly, you should be able to find a lot of that around California, if you haven't already. I got to where I was leaving it because it was so run of the mill. I also had two bad experiences that pretty much turned me off of it though. One was a 1.75 (hex shaped) with a screw cap so it wasn't corked that was just terrible, I couldn't figure out what happened to it but it was undrinkable. Mike (Scratchline) can attest to it as IIRC he sampled it from it to confirm my taste. The other was a 750 and I think it was corked. So my experiences weren't the best with them, but I did have one good bottle and it is very tasty stuff for sure.

birdman1099
09-23-2009, 18:53
I cracked open my new Weller SR handle and poured a horter.... Man this bottle rocks.

I turnred it over and the bottle date is 04. Much better than the current.

Is BT going down hill?????:skep:

onmytrack
09-23-2009, 19:59
Is BT going down hill?????:skep:

Hard to say. I do know that I am enjoying some OWA 7/107 with 08 on the bottom. Can't beat it for an everyday pour.

Jim

fishnbowljoe
09-23-2009, 20:19
Bowling night tonight. (Missed you Gary.) JB White and coke at the bowling alley. Finishing off the night here at home with a pour of ETL. Joe

hectic1
09-23-2009, 20:46
Had a pour of ER 10/90 tonight...good lord knows I have enough of it here...I think I have 9 bottles in the bunker.

DeanSheen
09-23-2009, 21:20
Weller 12

Saz Jr.

It's like a broken record but I love the stuff.

OscarV
09-24-2009, 11:47
WLWeller Centennial, Lisa's Liquor #2, neat.
Lisa must be one sweet Lady.

Gillman
09-24-2009, 16:22
Mixed bourbons, dash anisette, dash Stu's Arak el Khazen, rocks, water to 3/4-ers the glass, dashes two kinds of bitters. Stir very well.

An iced straight whiskey taste with an overlay of anise and red spice. Very smooth, as designed.

Gary

jburlowski
09-24-2009, 16:47
Too rainy (the commute home really sucked!) for "date night", so Joan and I are staying home tonight.

Enjoying some delightful FR Mariage 2009 (see my notess in the Tasting forum).

onmytrack
09-24-2009, 18:55
Hard to believe it's Fall when it's 90 degrees out.

Cooling off by the pool with some OWA 7/107 on the rocks.

Jim

hectic1
09-24-2009, 20:12
Stuck with the VW's tonight...had a couple pours of Lot B and then a pour of Pappy 15...yummy in my tummy!

DeanSheen
09-24-2009, 21:10
Started with a Yamazaki after getting home from the ballgame.

Popped my RR 10/90 Bourbon Bounty for a pour and now it's Saz. Jr for the nightcap.

I enjoyed the Yamazaki the best tonight, follwed by Saz. Jr.

nor02lei
09-25-2009, 03:22
I did have 3 bourbons at Stockholm beer and whisky festival yesterday. Weller 7/90, Beam 7 and Pappy 20. The 2 first were actually the first time I tasted. The Weller did impress a lot for a cheap brand like that. Pappy was a bit better than I did remember with a fantastic nose but the finish was unfortunately a bit short and boring.

Leif

unclebunk
09-25-2009, 07:07
I knocked off the last of a bottle of Pappy 15 on Wednesday night and killed off the rest of a bottle of 10 year old Beam from the seventies last night. (Good stuff, that older vintage Beam.) Fortunately, I've got five more of the former and two more of the latter in the bunker, though I think I'll work on finishing off a bottle of Lot B tonight. I'm trying to "thin out the herd" because I got ahead of myself with too many open bottles at one time. My new strategy for awhile will be to stick with one bottle for two or three days to get to know its contents well, before moving on to something else. That usually leaves me with a half bottle or less to re-visit at another time but a better understanding of what I've consumed than when I flit around from one bottle to another, as has been my habit of late.

tommyboy38
09-25-2009, 07:11
I had some Weller 12 last night and it's unbelievably sweet...almost like candy.

unclebunk
09-25-2009, 07:58
I had some Weller 12 last night and it's unbelievably sweet...almost like candy.

I really enjoy the Weller 12 but I have to be in the mood for it due to its sweetness. Other friends of mine have absolutely loved or hated the stuff for this very reason, but there's a place in this world for (nearly) all types of bourbon, so drink up Tommy! :grin:

DeanSheen
09-25-2009, 08:07
It's great to know people dont like Weller 12.

More for us! A great mid shelf pour.

smokinjoe
09-25-2009, 09:35
Last night I thoroughly enjoyed a fat pour of JTS Brown BIB. I would say to anyone, if you have this available, BUY IT. It is one terrific and inexpensive pour.

After poker, I sat outside to contemplate my continuing donkey play at the table with a ounce of Maker's. I like Maker's, but was stunned by how wonderful the nose was on it. Nice and sweet and floraly. I have to admit, I had never realized how good the nose was, as I'm usually drinking it quickly in a bar at the airport, or something.

unclebunk
09-25-2009, 09:44
Last night I thoroughly enjoyed a fat pour of JTS Brown BIB. I would say to anyone, if you have this available, BUY IT. It is one terrific and inexpensive pour.

After poker, I sat outside to contemplate my continuing donkey play at the table with a ounce of Maker's. I like Maker's, but was stunned by how wonderful the nose was on it. Nice and sweet and floraly. I have to admit, I had never realized how good the nose was, as I'm usually drinking it quickly in a bar at the airport, or something.

I sure as hell wish I could get some JTS Brown BIB here in Chicagoland. I've never seen it but will grab some for sure when I visit Kentucky next month. As for the Maker's Mark, I've always really liked it and am happy to drink it on any occasion. I took a bottle on a camping trip this summer and we all enjoyed it sitting around the campfire. Great stuff and, as you said, an exquisite nose.

theDon
09-25-2009, 10:50
I had about 3 healthy pours of the 2009 OF Birthday Bourbon and each pour was better than the last. I think they did a bang up job this year. Very refined and full of flavor. The finish won't quit and the nose is bold and just as complex as the flavor. Get'cha some!

unclebunk
09-25-2009, 12:25
... and each pour was better than the last.

Aren't they always! :lol:

nor02lei
09-25-2009, 13:46
OGD 114, WT 8 and RR 101 tonight. All tasted nice I think, but the spicy grand dad did suit my mode best this evening.

Leif

OscarV
09-25-2009, 13:52
A couple of Wild Turkey Rare Breed 50ml bottles, neat.
Someone will find out why tomorrow.:cool:

smokinjoe
09-25-2009, 14:34
Getting this weekend party started with Dave Gonano's Single Barrel, Barrel Proof, 5 yr. Willett. 121.8 proof of deliciousness!

Gillman
09-25-2009, 15:09
Four Roses Single Barrel 2009.

Now we're talking.

The normal fresh spice of Four Roses is dampened in the nose and taste with deeper tones of sweet caramel, medicine and a perfume that spells well matured bourbon. Silky and soft-refined on the palate yet with full flavour, the 100+ proof barely in evidence. Very close to the best of the 70's and 60's bourbons often remarked on here.

Gary

Josh
09-25-2009, 15:20
Four Roses Single Barrel 2009.

Now we're talking.

The normal fresh spice of Four Roses is dampened in the nose and taste with deeper tones of sweet caramel, medicine and a perfume that spells well matured bourbon. Silky and soft-refined on the palate yet with full flavour, the 100+ proof barely in evidence. Very close to the best of the 70's and 60's bourbons often remarked on here.

Gary

Bubblegum. That's what I get a lot of on the 4R Barrel Strength 2009.

At any rate, enjoying a mint julep with The Fox right now. And I don't mean the news channel either. It seems to have been perfectly crafted for just such a purpose.

I read in a book once that in the old days you could tell where a Virginian was buried because of the mint that would sprout up at his gravesite, on account of the vast quantities of mint juleps he had consumed.:grin:

Gillman
09-25-2009, 15:40
Each barrel can differ quite a bit in my experience. What's yours?

Mine is 43-3K, 57.5% ABV.

Gary

Josh
09-25-2009, 20:05
Each barrel can differ quite a bit in my experience. What's yours?

Mine is 43-3K, 57.5% ABV.

Gary

I got more bubblegum out of the one Oscar had. But I still get a lot outta mine, it's 43-3R, 58.59% ABV.

Gillman
09-26-2009, 04:42
Okay, thanks, looks like a different yeast, R vs. K if I have the coding right.

I find a certain family resemblance amongst all the Four Roses products but they do differ as well of course. I get a spicy cinnamon note in most of them. I like it when all the elements (that one, floral, sweetness, esteryness, earthiness) are well balanced. Four Roses 80 proof offers the best example of that I think. It would be interesting to try it at 100 proof, maybe one day we will see a release like that or a barrel strength (the 10 together with no reduction of proof after dumping).

I now remember the plan at Party Source to release successively the individual whiskeys, which will allow buyers to try this themselves.

Gary

hectic1
09-26-2009, 05:18
I had a couple pours of FRSmB last night and like Gillman said...I got a lot of spicy cinnamon out of this one...then had a pour of RR 10/90...lots of leather and maple syrup...finished the night with a GJ and Diet...what can I say...it was a good night! ;)

smokinjoe
09-26-2009, 12:38
I just returned from my local package store with a new 750ml of Maker's Mark. To salute their good deed mentioned in the other thread, I am sipping on a nice pour of Maker's, in my wax dipped round shaped Maker's rocks glass, while tipping my Maker's baseball cap towards Loretto. My Maker's t-shirt is dirty, or I'd have it on, too. :D

Ya know, I don't care what anybody says. This is very good whiskey.
:toast:

OscarV
09-26-2009, 12:44
4R1B Binny's #3, neat.

fishnbowljoe
09-26-2009, 13:12
I just returned from my local package store with a new 750ml of Maker's Mark. To salute their good deed mentioned in the other thread, I am sipping on a nice pour of Maker's, in my wax dipped round shaped Maker's rocks glass, while tipping my Maker's baseball cap towards Loretto. My Maker's t-shirt is dirty, or I'd have it on, too. :D

Ya know, I don't care what anybody says. This is very good whiskey.
:toast:

From one Joe to another, Cheers Brother! :grin: It's all good. Joe

smokinjoe
09-26-2009, 13:17
From one Joe to another, Cheers Brother! :grin: It's all good. Joe

Right back atcha!
:toast:

sailor22
09-26-2009, 15:12
OGD BiB '84 to ER 101 '80 to Old Fitz BiB '82... all neat and tasty.

now if I could just find an '80's oldies station....

CajunKY
09-26-2009, 16:19
OGD BiB '84 to ER 101 '80 to Old Fitz BiB '82... all neat and tasty.

now if I could just find an '80's oldies station....

Pretty sure the above items are the only good things to come out of the 80's.

-Clay

sailor22
09-26-2009, 17:28
Agreed. I should have added that the second line was delivered with tung firmly planted in cheek.:grin:

Gillman
09-26-2009, 19:41
Fighting Cock, from a recent 200 ml. Excellent! I hadn't had this in some time and recall the last one, from 3 or 4 years ago, being somewhat oily. Not this time, it is perfectly matured and is soft and spreading on the palate despite the impressive proof. Offers good caramel and butter and the whiskey just evaporates on the palate. As good as EWSB in my humble opinion. Wish I had bought a larger bottle.

Gary

smokinjoe
09-26-2009, 19:46
Celebrating a Georgia Bulldawg Victory with a BHC Weller Centennial.

Woof Woof!!!

spun_cookie
09-26-2009, 20:03
Celebrating a Georgia Bulldawg Victory with a BHC Weller Centennial.

Woof Woof!!!

Wallowing in a ASU Loss.... with Wild Turkey 8yr....

Luna56
09-26-2009, 20:28
Finally got myself into a big pour of ERSB after a long day. Still have miles to go before I sleep but this pour is setting things right.

I've noticed a lot of variation in ERSB these days. They're all good, but I'm noticing much wider variations in "woodiness" than I remember in the past.
Compared my open ERSB with a new one I bought today and was struck by how different they are. Old one has the signature BT "mustiness" while the new one is more balanced, with a more pronounced "saddle soap" thing going on. Don't think it's a result of the older one being open, they don't last too long around here (I cook with bourbon all the time). I'll check the barrel numbers if anyone's curious.

Compared both to an open EW Black, NAS I use for marinades and, as one might expect, the EW didn't even taste like bourbon in the face of that formidable competition.

Weathering some major storms here of late, but a nice pour of good whiskey on a cool early autumn night gives me the pause I need to face tomorrow's battles.

Cheers!

docbible
09-26-2009, 20:41
ofbb 07 and finishing up with wlw 08. OH THE HEART BURN. tim

fishnbowljoe
09-26-2009, 22:35
Long week at work. Had some Weller Centennial, ER 101 and WT 8 yr 101 tonight. Joe

nor02lei
09-27-2009, 01:29
Dickel 8 before outdoors grilling and uncut Cadenheads 9 years HH after.

Leif

IronHead
09-27-2009, 03:29
Had my first OGD 114 yesterday at Bourbon's Bistro with 4 other chefs and our boss. We had been drinking a good 3 hours before getting to the restaurant so I am going to definitely have to revisit this one. It seemed very fruity, slightly peppery and seemed fairly smooth for the proof. (I ordered it with just a couple of rocks, but even the first couple of sips didn't seem all that hot. Of course, that could be the fact that I was already well on my way by the time I had it making the alcohol burn, LOL. At any rate I did enjoy it.

OscarV
09-27-2009, 04:06
Hey Mike,
What resturant do you work for?

IronHead
09-27-2009, 08:23
Hey Mike,
What resturant do you work for?

I got out of the restaurant side of the biz a while ago which actually allows me to go to restaurants on a Saturday night, LOL. I am a regional executive chef for Morrison Healthcare, Inc. We are a contract foodservice management company that handles all aspects of foodservice for hospitals.

Prior to that, my most recent restaurant gig was exec chef at Club Grotto here in Louisville.

smokinjoe
09-27-2009, 08:41
Wallowing in a ASU Loss.... with Wild Turkey 8yr....

Yeah, but your Turkey beats my Weller.
:toast:

jburlowski
09-27-2009, 09:24
Last night it was ETL followed by a little WLW 2008.

callmeox
09-27-2009, 11:50
I had a pour of WT Tribute last night while chopping around the NCAA football games. It's a little woodier than I expected, but still a wonderful whiskey.

Gillman
09-27-2009, 14:20
Doing the Sazerac thing: mixed bourbons (a variation of what I brought to the recent Gazebo), dashes of Spanish absinthe and Al Shallal Arak, and a hit of Stirrings Orange Bitters. Shake that thing, no ice.

Ah where's Chuck, Dane, Tim, Jeff, Stu, Timothy, Wade, Cliff, Tom H, Dale, Christian, Tony, Jon, the Joes, Scott, Robert, the Dougs, Jimmy, the Randys, and all the gang when I need them. Got to wait to next Gazebo for validation (or not). But it's pretty good, you will have to take my word. :)

Gary

spun_cookie
09-27-2009, 14:41
Yeah, but your Turkey beats my Weller.
:toast:

.... true... and at least in the Coaches poll, ASU gots some props with a few points in the rating...

:toast:

smokinjoe
09-27-2009, 15:22
Fixin' dinner with a nice JTS Brown Mint Julep. I think I've said this before, but a cool Mint Julep is a great late afternoon/early evening Sunday, late Summer drink.

jburlowski
09-27-2009, 16:50
Killing a bottle of Bulleit while watching the Bengals (amazingly) beating the Steelers!!!!

ILLfarmboy
09-27-2009, 20:13
ORVW 10 year, 107..... I haven't seen this in any of the stores I regularly visit. It isn't going away is it?

jburlowski
09-28-2009, 01:18
ORVW 10 year, 107..... I haven't seen this in any of the stores I regularly visit. It isn't going away is it?

I haven't heard anything about it being discountinued... like the other Van Winkle offerings, availability seems to be somewhat sporadic. The 90 proof seems to be more readily available around here (sigh)

nor02lei
09-28-2009, 02:30
It was a rye evening yesterday with WTRRR and Rittenhouse 10 before dinner and VWFRR I after. The Turkey was like a non alcoholic beer besides big foot in comparing with the 2 others. Rittenhouse hit the spot best tonight but the van Winkle was very good as well.

Leif

nor02lei
09-28-2009, 02:34
ORVW 10 year, 107..... I haven't seen this in any of the stores I regularly visit. It isn't going away is it?

Itís getting hard to find over here these days as well Brad. Itís a real pity as it is a favourite of mine.

Leif

p_elliott
09-28-2009, 07:20
Killing a bottle of Bulleit while watching the Bengals (amazingly) beating the Steelers!!!!

What's with the Bengals this year? They beat my Packers last week too.

ggilbertva
09-28-2009, 10:03
Nothing...I'm in one of my bourbon funks. Last bourbon I had was last Wednesday and haven't had the urge since then. I need a proxy drinker....any takers?

BourbonDave
09-28-2009, 13:00
Greg,
I once had this and asked for help from other bourbon drinkers...I called it Bourbon Burnout. The solution at the time for me was to drink something I'd never tried Four Roses Yellow, and it did the trick!

Try something new.


My latest is Evan Williams Black, WT101, WTRB, and Old Forester Signature. Noticing a little thinness to the WTRB. It's got me thinking whether it is worth the $14 premium over WT101?

nor02lei
09-28-2009, 13:18
JDSS before dinner and ORVW 10/107 after tonight.

Leif

docbible
09-28-2009, 20:28
7yo willett tonight. tim

B3Nut
09-28-2009, 20:38
Sippin' a bit of that OGD BIB I picked up today. Goes down good on a cool fall evening.... ;)

DeanSheen
09-28-2009, 20:46
4RosesSmb

Weller 12

p_elliott
09-29-2009, 07:41
Nothing...I'm in one of my bourbon funks. Last bourbon I had was last Wednesday and haven't had the urge since then. I need a proxy drinker....any takers?

Let me into your bunker and I'll be your huckleberry:cool:

sailor22
09-29-2009, 08:09
Jeffersons 17, Medley Bros BiB and Ezra SB last night.

tommyboy38
09-29-2009, 10:13
ORVW 10/90...I think I like it better than the 107 even though I'm usually a fan of the higher proofs.

LarryG
09-29-2009, 11:01
Last night I cracked the seal on my first-ever bottle of WT Kentucky Spirit. VERY tasty. I have to get it from out of state, but the price is close enough to what I pay for WTRB here that I am already rethinking which upscale WT expression I should keep on hand.

Larry

OscarV
09-29-2009, 11:12
2008 4R's Mariage, neat.

OscarV
09-29-2009, 12:08
OK, now onto 2009 4R's Barrel Stremgth, neat.
It looks like I will need to make a double bottle post in the "empty bottle support group" thread in a little bit.

nor02lei
09-29-2009, 13:22
OGD 114 before dinner, ORVW 10/107 with the apple cake for dessert and fernet branca just now.

Leif

DeanSheen
09-29-2009, 16:55
I just took delivery of 2 x 2007 Birthday Bourbon and 1 x HH 6yr BIB green label so I popped the green label to give it a whirl.

HH BIB is pretty good stuff. A bit dry, not a whole lot of flavor. I really like the presentation and the finish. For $10 a pretty darn good drink.

I'll take this over the JTS Brown BIB I've had.

George
09-29-2009, 16:57
I opened a bottle of EWSB 1999. I really like it a lot.

One of the first bourbons I tried was a bottle of the 1998. To this date, it is the only bourbon I did not like. I know it's a single-barrel product, so differences are expected. Still, that 1998 bottle I had was really terrible.

This 1999 bottle is very good. I don't have a good grasp of tasting notes yet, but I find it to be sweet, which I like, and rather smooth. It also has a nice hint of wood.

onmytrack
09-29-2009, 17:22
A little Parker's Golden Anniversary, neat. Very nice.

Jim

Pieface
09-29-2009, 18:23
Last night saw Weller SR and WT8 warm my belly on an unseasonably cold evening.

Luna56
09-29-2009, 22:34
Having a nice big pour of ERSB, watching the moonlit silhouette of a huge deer (doe) out in my yard.

This bottle has that musty oakiness I like so much in the ER. Been missin' it lately, but it's back!:cool:

Cheers!

OscarV
09-30-2009, 11:46
Wild Turkey 80 proof from the late 1980's, neat, but it seems watery.

spun_cookie
09-30-2009, 16:05
Wild Turkey 80 proof from the late 1980's, neat, but it seems watery.


Mix it with OWA.... You will love it

OscarV
09-30-2009, 17:17
Wild Turkey 80 proof from the late 1980's, neat, but it seems watery.


Mix it with OWA.... You will love it

I mixed some up and I'm sipping it now, yep, you are right again oh Great Turkey Guru of the Desert.:cool:

StraightBoston
09-30-2009, 19:15
Mix it with OWA.... You will love it

But Emerald... I thought you were the one saying OWA itself was watery these days! ;)

Sipping what will become VBT#226 in a flight with 3 other relatives.

ggilbertva
09-30-2009, 20:02
After a week of bourbon funkiness, I had a pour of Rowans Creek this evening. It was good but I ended up not finishing it.

GOCOUGS2002
09-30-2009, 20:14
WTRB tonight, might have to go to the bunker to try something new.

DeanSheen
09-30-2009, 20:15
Finally wiped out a Willett 7yr.

This bottle did not agree with me, so it took me months to get through it.

I have a bottle of 6yr in the bunker but I dont think I'll be in any hurry to open it. This 7yr just instantly hits me like heartburn and it's the only bourbon I have drunk so far that does that to me. It's really quite an annoying trait and I have no idea why.

fishnbowljoe
09-30-2009, 21:24
Bowling night tonight. JB white and coke at the bowling alley. We had a good night and went out for pizza and drinks afterwards. MM and sprite there. As an added note, I brought some 1792 with me in a flask. :grin: Between the bowling alley and the bar/grill afterwards, we finished the 1792 also. Joe

nor02lei
09-30-2009, 22:25
OGD 114 before dinner and ORVW 10/107 with the apple cake for dessert yesterday. These are really 2 favourites of mine. The OGD has tasted better than ever the last 2 days I have enjoyed it.

Leif

spun_cookie
09-30-2009, 23:36
Startedwith a little OWA and Old#8 from 97, then I jumped head first into some WTRR101... we put a hurt on this bottle... great stuff and the void at the topshows it :D

jburlowski
10-01-2009, 10:10
After a week of bourbon funkiness, I had a pour of Rowans Creek this evening. It was good but I ended up not finishing it.

Greg,
I hope you get your bourbon mojo back... soon.

OscarV
10-01-2009, 10:57
WLWeller Centennial, neat, while dreaming of the BTAC's that hit the stores in KY.

jburlowski
10-01-2009, 12:53
WLWeller Centennial, neat, while dreaming of the BTAC's that hit the stores in KY.

Shouldn't that be WLW instead?

OscarV
10-01-2009, 13:11
Shouldn't that be WLW instead?

Funny you should ask that.
I was just heading over to the proof calculator to see what the measurements would be to cut some WLarueW down to 100 proof to compare to the Centennial.
I'll let you know later.

OscarV
10-01-2009, 13:20
OK, the verdict is in, I like 'em in this order.
1. WLarueW, uncut, neat
2. Centennial, neat
3. WLarueW cut to 100 proof, neat
The odd thing about it is the WLarueW cut to 100 seemed a little hot and dry, weird.

Gillman
10-01-2009, 16:01
My own personal bourbon blend, the one I had at Gazebo but tweaked (more Woodford and Bulleit added). I have found the perfect way to drink it, which is 3:2 with a soft spring water (using San Benedetto currently but any soft water will do). No ice.

The charms of whiskey and water can often be overlooked in a group so focused on whiskey in its natural state. But there is a logic to the combination.

In this case, the water removes lingering sub-acidity in the blend and "displays" it in the best sense. The taste is rounded, soft, caramel driven and lightly spicy. For some reason it reminds me of Makers Mark, I don't know why since there is a ton of rye-recipe whiskey in there. But it has its balance and verve. Taken neat it isn't half as good.

Gary

Gillman
10-01-2009, 16:04
Looking at Oscar's last post I am in absolute agreement. Sometimes cutting a high proof whiskey, even to a still-daunting 100 proof, results in a lesser drink. But on the other hand, sometimes it results in a better drink.

In the case of my blend I just mentioned, cutting it improved it and brought out its best qualities. Not cutting a bit. Cutting it by a 1/3rd at least.

Every whiskey is different...

Gary

smokinjoe
10-01-2009, 16:28
Before poker, it's Fighting Cock. Hopefully, it will help get rid of my donkey play of the last several weeks.

I giggle everytime I say Fighting Cock. Fighting Cock. :D

Fighting Cock. :D

I bought this bottle in South Carolina this week. Of course, you know this has to be a big seller on University of South Carolina home football weekends. I'm 47 years old. I'm an adult. (Of course, my wife would argue that point.) But, when I took this bottle to the counter and female cashier, I got a little of that semi-embarassed feeling, like one gets when they're a teenager, and buying condoms for the first time from the pharmacy. :crazy: :blush: Of course, that's the pharmacy two towns over... ;)

Gillman
10-01-2009, 17:10
Okay Joe, but how about a taste note? :)

Gary

Gillman
10-01-2009, 19:21
Okay I'll go ahead. :)

There is faint corn on the nose with sweet oak wood smoke behind it. The taste is soft as a pillow despite the high proof. A center of sweetness is the keynote, pecan-like, surrounded by some creosote/caramel/wood but very balanced, together, in taste.

A fine whiskey by any definition and its low cost is just a boon. This whiskey has improved significantly in recent years in my opinion.

Gary

JamesW
10-01-2009, 19:25
Had some WT101, WTRR 90 and now some Pappy 15, my beloved, with a nice cigar....ole Pappy really enjoyed his cigars and the whiskey really goes so well with one. To Pappy! :toast:

sailor22
10-01-2009, 19:34
I have spent the evening with a couple of pours of JRPS 17. The first couple of times I tried it I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about -- it seemed really average.
Tonight I had a mild dinner and then some black tea before I tried it again.
NOW I get it - layered and complex if a little subtle into a long sweet finish. Very nice.

DeanSheen
10-01-2009, 20:06
FRSmB after dinner
Weller SR with cards
114 now before bed. I love the 114, I think it's my favorite all a rounder. Bourbon crack.

GOCOUGS2002
10-01-2009, 20:15
ORVW 10/90 to start the night off, may move onto ORVW 10/107

fishnbowljoe
10-01-2009, 20:22
Weller 12 tonight. Maybe some Centennial before the night is over. Joe

B3Nut
10-01-2009, 20:38
OWA in the new NAS Weller 12-style bottle, my first OWA. I get a hint of the apples on the nose & palate that the Everett's Weller SR had by the bushelful...but a more robust overall flavor. What's interesting is how late the apples show back up on the finish...often a few minutes after the sip! I had a couple small pours of this, I'm liking.

Phantos
10-01-2009, 23:30
114 now before bed. I love the 114, I think it's my favorite all a rounder. Bourbon crack.
We could start a cult.
OGD114 is the /,,/

nor02lei
10-02-2009, 00:54
We could start a cult.
OGD114 is the /,,/

I think I will join in!

Leif

nor02lei
10-02-2009, 00:56
Lot B before dinner and Cadenheads uncut 15 years HH after yesterday.

Leif

smokinjoe
10-02-2009, 06:02
I think I will join in!

Leif

Me, too. Me, too. Everytime I get to dog cussin' Beam for something stupid they've done, I think of 'Ol Granpa. He reassures me that not all is wrong in Beamdom.

jburlowski
10-02-2009, 07:38
Working on finishing off a 2008 GTS to make room on the bar for the 2009.

fishnbowljoe
10-02-2009, 12:41
It was slow at work today, so I took a half day off. I took my wife out to lunch at Granite City, (great lunch by the way!) and now I'm home. I popped open the JPS I picked up a couple weeks ago at the KBF. Just sitting back relaxing, sipping on a nice healthy pour. :cool: Might have to see about getting another bottle of this. :rolleyes: It's a darn fine bourbon IMHO. Joe

hectic1
10-02-2009, 13:15
It was slow at work today, so I took a half day off. I took my wife out to lunch at Granite City, (great lunch by the way!) and now I'm home. I popped open the JPS I picked up a couple weeks ago at the KBF. Just sitting back relaxing, sipping on a nice healthy pour. :cool: Might have to see about getting another bottle of this. :rolleyes: It's a darn fine bourbon IMHO. Joe
Joe,

My guy at the local store will allow me to pick these up for $80 plus tax...you're correct it is a mighty fine bourbon. If you want I can see if I can pick you up a bottle...let me know!

Bob

jburlowski
10-02-2009, 18:20
Some Stagg droppings, followed by a couple of healthy pours of WLW (both 2008).

IronHead
10-02-2009, 18:23
I had some WLW 09. I am trying to decide if more is in order or something different.

birdman1099
10-02-2009, 18:31
09 Stagg and WLW.....

The Stagg is fantastic. I need to do a 3 way with the weller. I have an 06 and 08 open as well.:grin:

smokinjoe
10-02-2009, 18:42
Dipping into a 2002 Birthday Bourbon. It's like a liquid caramel apple. :yum: A fantastic, leathery, and long finish. Without a doubt, my favorite year for the OFBB.

ILLfarmboy
10-02-2009, 18:43
Four Roses SB. I was going to richen it up with a little RR 101, a four to one ratio, but it is just so damn good on its own I couldn't bring myself to do it.

Picker22
10-02-2009, 19:35
Four Roses Yellow, in my new Four Roses whiskey glass I bought on ebay...:cool:

spun_cookie
10-02-2009, 20:39
WT 8 (89), 10 (RR101 03), 12 (89)... not a bad night in history

DeanSheen
10-02-2009, 20:46
Cheap night here.

WSR
HH Green 6yr BIB

I'm just nursing them since I'm not really umm enjoying myself. Serviceable pours for me!

ErichPryde
10-02-2009, 21:21
I picked up a bottle of Old Grand-dad 114 today, and I have to say, I rather like it. Both the nose and taste remind me more of something like Sazerac 6 year than another bourbon. but that's not exactly right.... the floral notes in the nose almost reminded me of one or two scotches I've smelled (don't everyone kill me at once). Very interesting stuff indeed.

hectic1
10-03-2009, 05:49
Started off with a pour of FR Yellow neat...I haven't had this one in a while and it was surprising creamy...definitely can tell the difference between an 80 proofer and some of the others that I've been drinking of late...no burn at all.

Moved onto ER 10/90 after that for a couple pours...this bottle that I have is significantly darker in color then the ER17 that it's sitting next to...what gives? I definitely has some oak flavor going on but it was a nice change from the FR.

Finished the night going back to the FR Yellow...very easy to drink...a good value bourbon!

StraightBoston
10-03-2009, 06:44
Before the Red Sox last night, had a delightful Sazerac made with OO and extra Peychaud's, then a VWFRR13 neat.

nor02lei
10-03-2009, 09:48
Yesterday I had OGD 114 before dinner and Weller 12 and EC 12 after. All was good but the 114 best of cause.

Leif

B3Nut
10-03-2009, 12:02
Had a couple Makers (one rocks, one neat) at the club where I went to hear the amazing Lansing, MI-based jazz trio Organissimo play (holy crap...incredible!), then when I got home I had a pour of OWA while getting dogs out and fed. Not a bad bourbon night, and a great jazz/funk night! :)

jburlowski
10-03-2009, 12:19
Savoring some Lot B while watching my alma mater, Wisconsin, beat Minnesota and retain posession of Paul Bunyon's axe for the sixth straight year!

Gillman
10-03-2009, 12:57
Jack Daniels, my own mingling, which is 3:2:1 Jack Daniels Black, a June bottling of the Single Barrel and Gentleman Jack.

This is a very tightly knitted whiskey, with a core of apple butter sweetness and a soft mouth-feel with good length.

Jack can be good (very) but I find I have to make my own as it were to get the best out of it.

Gary

DeanSheen
10-03-2009, 13:57
VWFRR late Saturday afternoon.

Fall has it's benefits.

I do love this juice.

callmeox
10-03-2009, 14:15
You must be Twitter stalking me. That's what I had last evening while watching college football.

I see more of it in my future this evening. It just feels like rye weather to me.


VWFRR late Saturday afternoon.

Fall has it's benefits.

I do love this juice.

DeanSheen
10-03-2009, 15:10
Sir, you planted the seed and I ran with it.

I nvr touch the bottle because it usually disappears so fast. I had a 1/3 left before this pour from a bottle that had been open for about 5 weeks. You know what kind of willpower that takes me?

~twitterstalker

OscarV
10-03-2009, 15:13
Headed south of KY today with Mr Dickel, his #12, neat.

smokinjoe
10-03-2009, 15:54
Getting ready to head off to the neighborhood Oktoberfest Party. Van Winkle Lot B, here at home. I'm taking a Pappy 15, Buffalo Trace, BT White Dog #1, and Bernheim Wheat Whiskey in tribute to great and "pioneering German immigrants with little money and big dreams---brothers Issac Wolfe and Bernard Bernheim". Last year, the Lot B got killed. :drinking: I hope this year's selection is received as well.

JamesW
10-03-2009, 19:02
Working on finishing off a 2008 GTS to make room on the bar for the 2009.

Doing the same over here. On my second pour after starting with some ER90. I'm a bit gun-shy this year on the prices but ,y plan is to get 3 WLW, 3 Staggs 1 or 2 Handy, and maybe a Saz (wish it was barrel proof) when they release the 2009's.

ggilbertva
10-03-2009, 19:42
Sitting on the front porch enjoying an '83 Old Forester 86pf and a Macanudo Hyde Park.....life is good.

jburlowski
10-03-2009, 19:47
Sitting on the front porch enjoying an '83 Old Forester 86pf and a Macanudo Hyde Park.....life is good.

Greg,
Glad to hear that you got your bourbon taste back. Salut!

jburlowski
10-03-2009, 19:53
Attended the Party Source "Select a Special Barrel Tasting" tonight. The group tasted barrel-proof samples of four barrels of BT and voted to select the next special SB bottling of BT for the Party Source. This is the first time I've been able to do this. It was amazing to taste the variations among four barrels that were distilled on the same day and aged next to each other over the last nine years.

I finished the evening with, what else?... a couple of healthy pours of BT: a very solid bourbon that has never disappointed me.

callmeox
10-03-2009, 20:03
Enjoying some slope shoulder OCPR after the Buckeye W over the Hosers in Bloomington.

smokinjoe
10-03-2009, 20:48
Attended the Party Source "Select a Special Barrel Tasting" tonight. The group tasted barrel-proof samples of four barrels of BT and voted to select the next special SB bottling of BT for the Party Source. This is the first time I've been able to do this. It was amazing to taste the variations among four barrels that were distilled on the same day and aged next to each other over the last nine years.

I finished the evening with, what else?... a couple of healthy pours of BT: a very solid bourbon that has never disappointed me.

That sounds absolutely awesome!!!!
:toast:

B3Nut
10-03-2009, 20:52
First some OGD BIB, then some OWA NAS (new bottling), deciding what I want next.

ggilbertva
10-03-2009, 21:08
Greg,
Glad to hear that you got your bourbon taste back. Salut!

Cheers John! Thanks very much.

GOCOUGS2002
10-03-2009, 22:01
Poured some Old Fitz, Weller 12, 78' Beam, and JB Distillers Series while watching college football with my roommate from Iraq. Old Fitz was excellent and really opened up once it sat for about five minutes; 78' Beam was better than what I have tasted with the current black label, nice smooth with just a hint of oak and spice; the JB Distillers Series was like licking a charred barrel...I'll have to let it sit in the bunker for awhile before I try it again.

nor02lei
10-04-2009, 03:02
I had lot B before dinner yesterday and JDSS with the apple pie and vanilla souse for dessert. The combination worked splendid as usual. I had to take a glass of fernet branca later to settle my stomach after the heavy fat dessert.

Leif

spun_cookie
10-04-2009, 08:02
Poured some Old Fitz, Weller 12, 78' Beam, and JB Distillers Series while watching college football with my roommate from Iraq. Old Fitz was excellent and really opened up once it sat for about five minutes; 78' Beam was better than what I have tasted with the current black label, nice smooth with just a hint of oak and spice; the JB Distillers Series was like licking a charred barrel...I'll have to let it sit in the bunker for awhile before I try it again.

Nice pours Jason...

It was a 155 Month JB 86 proof myself lastnight... crazy good stuff...

MarkEdwards
10-04-2009, 10:53
I've been drinking down a bottle of Maker's, and decided to switch out to EC18yo.

While the Maker's is okay (it is my least favorite of my collection), switching to a dram of EC18 was a noticeable improvement. I may have to have a couple more EC18 before switching back to the MM.

independant
10-04-2009, 12:06
I just had a good pour of EC 18. It has been a while and I think I need to move this bottle up to the front of the bar.

fishnbowljoe
10-04-2009, 14:11
Had a pour of ERSB while preparing all the fixins to make bourbon balls. :grin: Joe

birdman1099
10-04-2009, 15:16
I'm was sitting here sipping on a glass of AAA 10 yr, thinking this is a fine pour. But, i felt if it had a flaw....... it was the proof. so, I decided to add a splash of Blantons Cask strength to it.

Presto !!!!! What an improvment !!!!:shocked:


Now this is a Dandy Pour !!!!:grin:

smokinjoe
10-04-2009, 15:52
Getting ready to start the grill. Pappy 15 will accompany me.

jburlowski
10-04-2009, 16:07
Unbelievable! The Bengals are coming from behind to beat the Browns in OT.

Bring on the OGD 114.

DeanSheen
10-04-2009, 16:56
Unbelievable! The Bengals are coming from behind to beat the Browns in OT.

Bring on the OGD 114.

Glad someone enjoyed it. Wasnt pretty live! :hot:

ggilbertva
10-04-2009, 17:52
I'm was sitting here sipping on a glass of AAA 10 yr, thinking this is a fine pour. But, i felt if it had a flaw....... it was the proof. so, I decided to add a splash of Blantons Cask strength to it.

Presto !!!!! What an improvment !!!!:shocked:


Now this is a Dandy Pour !!!!:grin:

Another vatting to try is either the AA BIB or Charter 101 with the 10 year. The extra proof really compliments the age.

ILLfarmboy
10-04-2009, 18:28
Just got back from town where I had a pour of KC with a nice steak. With all the talk of Maker's Mark in Chuck's thread, I intended on ordering that at the restaurant, but, they no longer carry it. I even stopped at a convenience store afterward looking to buy a pint of MM. No luck there either. When I stopped at Walmart to get some chips, Little Debbie's, and pop for my lunches this week, I almost bought a fifth but I didn't want to spend the 27 dollars, which is why I stopped at the gas station looking for pints or half pints. I always hate it when stuff like that happens..........

JamesW
10-04-2009, 19:16
WT101 then some RR90 and now some Lot B as I relax with a movie before starting the new week. I could drink a few more....

birdman1099
10-04-2009, 20:02
While in the chat, i sucked down some WLW 2009, WT 8 yr, and WTRR...

Man that place makes me drink !!!!

GOCOUGS2002
10-04-2009, 21:29
Went to a wine geek dinner tonight so I thought I would bring some Bourbon to drink while listening to them argue about which Pino was better. I placed Baby Saz, Bookers, ORVW 10/90 and WTAS on the table, which I drank throughout the day; the wine guys thought Baby Saz was a hit, however couldn't hang with Bookers, even with a cube.

B3Nut
10-04-2009, 21:44
Had some ETL in a "sweet Old Fashioned" (cheesehead style) to finish off the last dregs of that wonderful bottle, then a nice pour of OWA (again), followed by a small squirt of OGD BIB. The OWA is growing on me big-time...I really like this whiskey.

nor02lei
10-05-2009, 12:57
Yesterday it was VWFRR K before dinner and JDSS after and today EC12 before and JDSS again after. Yesterday I had dark chocolate with the JD and today apple pie and vanilla souse. This is defiantly my favourite all-round whiskey. It works splendid as an aperitif, after dinner with or without coffee, late at night and with many/most (but not all) desserts and dark chocolate. This said the quality of the JD vary a bit due to the fact that it is a single barrel.

Leif

spun_cookie
10-05-2009, 23:25
Yesterday it was VWFRR K before dinner and JDSS after and today EC12 before and JDSS again after. Yesterday I had dark chocolate with the JD and today apple pie and vanilla souse. This is defiantly my favourite all-round whiskey. It works splendid as an aperitif, after dinner with or without coffee, late at night and with many/most (but not all) desserts and dark chocolate. This said the quality of the JD vary a bit due to the fact that it is a single barrel.

Leif


Please stop using white.. before you post, click on the AA logo to change it so everyone can read your post man. You have some good ones, and I would like to read them.... you must have a black background :D

nor02lei
10-06-2009, 04:38
Please stop using white.. before you post, click on the AA logo to change it so everyone can read your post man. You have some good ones, and I would like to read them.... you must have a black background :D
Is this better?

Leif

nor02lei
10-06-2009, 06:03
EC 12 and JDSS yesterday. I could not persuade my 80-year-old mother to taste some as she did visit us over dinner. Homemade liqueur and both red and white wine were no problem though.

Leif

indyrider
10-06-2009, 12:32
08 and 09 GTS

The 09 nose is much oak and a hint a sweetness hidden behind the wood. Same on the palate with a long spicy finish. I'll revisit this juice over weekend to see if its opened up a bit.

Tonight will be a taste of 09 WLW....I believe our good buddy John H. says its his fave of the BTAC this year...

OscarV
10-06-2009, 12:58
I just poured the last of the bottle of '07 WLarueW thru a brown coffee filter to filter out the char.
It's good, I am looking forward to this years's WLW but one review I read said that it has some hot cinnamon and the alcohol was to noticeable.
I hope I'm not going to get let down.

barturtle
10-06-2009, 13:06
I just poured the last of the bottle of '07 WLarueW thru a brown coffee filter to filter out the char.
It's good, I am looking forward to this years's WLW but one review I read said that it has some hot cinnamon and the alcohol was to noticeable.
I hope I'm not going to get let down.

You Filter Out The Char?!?!?:shocked:

Char=Good!!!

Give the bottle a light shake before each pour and it will be evenly distributed with each pour: no stripping of flavor!!!:cool:

spun_cookie
10-06-2009, 13:22
Is this better?

Leif
Perfect.


EC 12 and JDSS yesterday. I could not persuade my 80-year-old mother to taste some as she did visit us over dinner. Homemade liqueur and both red and white wine were no problem though.

Leif

Not so perfect :)

I like reading your posts... Take her easy...

I was hitting the old crow and some Clementine 101

George
10-06-2009, 16:07
Had a pour of EWSB 1999. I'm really enjoying this bottle a lot.

Phantos
10-06-2009, 16:55
Ancient Age neat.
I wish there was some higher proof expressions of this juice.
not bad at all for the cash.

Gillman
10-06-2009, 17:13
A gift from Smokeless Joe, a pint of 12 year old Canadian Club, put on the market about 20 years ago according to the stamp, thus the youngest whisky (per the former Canadian system) is mid-70's distillate.

This is a very rounded dram of whisky, with creamy, sweetish flavours of wood and something piny in the back (probably the straight rye component).

I'll need to get a current one to compare them but it will take a lot to beat this oldster. If I find one I'll do a comparison.

Thanks again Joe for thinking of me for this one.

Gary

JamesW
10-06-2009, 18:20
Starting with some OGD 114. Tonight I think I'll take another hit from my Stagg in anticipation of the '09's coming.

DeanSheen
10-06-2009, 19:25
4RosesSmB
RR 10/90
HH Green BIB

I'm thinking of taking the RR 10/90 out of the rotation when it's gone and just sticking with the 4RosesSmB. I find the taste profiles somewhat similar but like the 4Roses much more.

A little air in the bottle seems to have opened up and sweetend up this HH tasting a bit better to me. It is so dry though on the finish, like sucking on walnuts. I dont know that I like that sensation in Whiskey.

JamesW
10-06-2009, 19:52
After some Stagg, a nice pour of Pappy 15... ahhhhh.

B3Nut
10-06-2009, 20:25
OWA....yet again. I'm really really really liking this pour. A lot. Still have yet to try it any other way but neat...I bet it'll be good in an Old Fashioned cocktail...

smokinjoe
10-06-2009, 21:00
You Filter Out The Char?!?!?:shocked:

Char=Good!!!

Give the bottle a light shake before each pour and it will be evenly distributed with each pour: no stripping of flavor!!!:cool:

Yum, Yum, I agree Timothy. My favorite part of the Staggs and WLWs, is the...................OK, I'll call it GRIT, at the bottom. I chew it up. :yum:

Char that is....black coal....Texas Tea....sorta....

Gillman
10-07-2009, 02:11
Sorry Joe, I meant Smokin Joe, it was a typo!

Gary

ILLfarmboy
10-07-2009, 02:25
Yum, Yum, I agree Timothy. My favorite part of the Staggs and WLWs, is the...................OK, I'll call it GRIT, at the bottom. I chew it up. :yum:

Char that is....black coal....Texas Tea....sorta....

Its so damn good....I often drink the bottle a third or more down before I begin to shaking it before pouring just so I can maximize the amount of 'grit' in the rest of the bottle. Its just one of those things......sort of the drinking equivalent of a peculiar eating habit.

Josh
10-07-2009, 08:12
Ancient Age neat.
I wish there was some higher proof expressions of this juice.
not bad at all for the cash.

Rock Hill Farms is the same mashbill at 100 proof. Good whiskey, but hardly a bargain @ $54.98 state minimum here. I think the AAA 10* & Elmer T. Lee are 90 proof, but are more affordable.

unclebunk
10-07-2009, 08:33
I've got a pretty substantial collection of bourbon now (over 70 different bottlings of various brands excluding repeats) but have been seeking out something new lately and can't figure out what to get next. For some reason, I've always passed over Noah's Mill, Rowan's Creek, Black Maple Hill, Rock Hill Farms, Hancock's Reserve and Jefferson's Reserve. Are there a few "must haves" in amongst this group, all of which are readily available to me here in Chicagoland?

ILLfarmboy
10-07-2009, 09:03
I've got a pretty substantial collection of bourbon now (over 70 different bottlings of various brands excluding repeats) but have been seeking out something new lately and can't figure out what to get next. For some reason, I've always passed over Noah's Mill, Rowan's Creek, Black Maple Hill, Rock Hill Farms, Hancock's Reserve and Jefferson's Reserve. Are there a few "must haves" in amongst this group, all of which are readily available to me here in Chicagoland?

Rock Hill Farms..................Many speak highly of Black Maple Hill bottlings...but Ive never had any.

unclebunk
10-07-2009, 10:26
Rock Hill Farms..................Many speak highly of Black Maple Hill bottlings...but Ive never had any.

I was leaning towards the Rock Hill Farms and recently found it on sale for $40 (normally $45) but also saw the Black Maple Hill and Hancock's Reserve at the same price and couldn't decide which one to get, so I left empty handed. (The Hancock's was marked down from $50 to $40!) My problem with pulling the trigger on any one of these is that I know little about them--they seem to have flown under my radar for some reason--and I can buy something really outstanding like WT Kentucky Spirit, Blanton's or Pappy 15 for not much more. I guess what I'm asking is, are these in the same league as those I just mentioned?

Josh
10-07-2009, 10:57
I was leaning towards the Rock Hill Farms and recently found it on sale for $40 (normally $45) but also saw the Black Maple Hill and Hancock's Reserve at the same price and couldn't decide which one to get, so I left empty handed. (The Hancock's was marked down from $50 to $40!) My problem with pulling the trigger on any one of these is that I know little about them--they seem to have flown under my radar for some reason--and I can buy something really outstanding like WT Kentucky Spirit, Blanton's or Pappy 15 for not much more. I guess what I'm asking is, are these in the same league as those I just mentioned?

RHF is a pretty good buy @ $40 . I've only had one BMH (courtesy of The Boozer) and it was good too. I still think the Rowan's Creek or the Willet Pot Still (which it strongly resembled) are better buys for the money.

OscarV
10-07-2009, 10:58
4R1B Binny's #3, neat.
Actually throwing down, not sipping, trying to forget the '09 baseball season.

jburlowski
10-07-2009, 15:21
On the road and in bourbon hell. Just can't pull the trigger on JBW.:searching:

I'll wait til I get home. (sigh):coffeedrinker:

fishnbowljoe
10-07-2009, 15:24
On the road and in bourbon hell. Just can't pull the trigger on JBW.:searching:

I'll wait til I get home. (sigh):coffeedrinker:

I hear ya John. Bowling night tonight. JBW and coke. :rolleyes: But.......... a little OWA in my flask. :grin: Joe

B3Nut
10-07-2009, 17:15
Had a little OGD BIB a bit ago, now having a nice pour of OWA. I think I'm making my Turkey jealous here lately.... ;)

IronHead
10-07-2009, 17:29
On the road and in bourbon hell. Just can't pull the trigger on JBW.:searching:

I'll wait til I get home. (sigh):coffeedrinker:

Sometimes I pack a bottle when I have to travel for work. That way I am assured of a decent pour if I want one. I will say that it sucks that most Hampton Inns don't have actual glasses in the rooms, though.

Tonight's pour was 09 WLW with an ice cube.

Josh
10-07-2009, 20:01
Haven't been doing much drinking recently but made up for it tonight (f***ing Tigers...)

1) AAA 10 y/o
2) 4R Single Barrel Curtis/Hightower ed.
3) Heaven Hill BiB 6 y/o (white label)

ILLfarmboy
10-07-2009, 20:29
Thomas Handy..............................

nor02lei
10-07-2009, 22:26
Give the bottle a light shake before each pour and it will be evenly distributed with each pour: no stripping of flavor!!!

I spin the bottle around a couple of times of the same reason Timothy.

Leif

nor02lei
10-08-2009, 02:11
I had Overholt distilled at Michters, Rittenhouse 10, Handy 2008 and JDSS yesterday. I liked all 3 ryes more or less and they struck me as very similar stile wise. All were very spicy, youngish and pungent. I had a similar Overholt bottle about a year ago and it started of very light but the flavours grow a lot by the oxidation and the second half was very good. This bottle started of very pungent and it was almost slightly hash. It will be very interesting to see what the oxidation will do this time.
I liked Handy best out of the 3 ryes this evening.

Leif

indyrider
10-08-2009, 04:15
09 Stagg and a few Coors to ready my palate!

p_elliott
10-08-2009, 09:06
I hear ya John. Bowling night tonight. JBW and coke. :rolleyes: But.......... a little OWA in my flask. :grin: Joe

You shouldn't have taken all their Walker's Deluxe

hectic1
10-08-2009, 17:33
Picked up a couple mini's of OGD 86...my first time having this. I'm drinking it out of a plastic cup so it's kinda hard to tell on this stuff...not too bad but not the typical pour that I'm used to.

Phantos
10-08-2009, 18:34
WTRB
AA80 (I truly like this value pour)
I think some Lot B next...

Phantos
10-08-2009, 18:37
Rock Hill Farms is the same mashbill at 100 proof. Good whiskey, but hardly a bargain @ $54.98 state minimum here. I think the AAA 10* & Elmer T. Lee are 90 proof, but are more affordable.
really?
awesome info Josh.
much appreciated.
some Rock Hill will be coming home with me soon.
Cheers.

DeanSheen
10-08-2009, 18:37
Back on the 4RsmBatch celebrating all the ex-Indians in the playoffs and the Edwards boot!

I really like this stuff alot. Props to Scott for choking one down in my honor today when he was hanging out with AL. I totally spaced showng up and saying hi but thanks Scott for taking care of it for the NEOH uhhh .... crew?

(are we gonna get a crew?)

Luna56
10-08-2009, 22:25
Just finished a short pour of Booker's, neat as always. Hot damn!

Cheers!

ErichPryde
10-09-2009, 03:46
George T. Stagg hit Wichita (at least one store, anyway) for 47.99! I told one of my clerks at work, and he had to show me up by going to buy a bottle before I could get down there (thankfully they are holding one for me). He was nice enough to give me a 50ML sample bottle- this stuff is incredible!

nor02lei
10-09-2009, 04:07
I had lot b before dinner and uncut HH 15 years bottled by Cadenheads after. Both tasted pretty good. The trick with lot b seem be to take it before anything else on an evening to enjoy it fully.

Leif

StraightBoston
10-09-2009, 20:45
Finally getting around to pouring my ceramic decanters into wine bottles -- thought I would sample along the way:

1969 Old Crow 4?/86 (green rook chess piece)
1980 Wild Turkey 8/101 (turkey decanter)
1968 Old Taylor 6/86 (castle decanter)

The Turkey is the turkey of this group -- I like the rye kick, but it's a little thin compared to the 60's ND samples. (Very happy to find the same Taylor butterscotch that was in my last decanter of that era!)

13 more to go...

Joshua
10-10-2009, 00:25
Had some Makers Mark in a bar with a nice cigar, after some ER10/90 from '04 at the office. When I finally get home going to work on 08 Stagg and sit outside during the first snow of the year.

ggilbertva
10-10-2009, 05:12
Finally getting around to pouring my ceramic decanters into wine bottles -- thought I would sample along the way:

1969 Old Crow 4?/86 (green rook chess piece)
1980 Wild Turkey 8/101 (turkey decanter)
1968 Old Taylor 6/86 (castle decanter)

The Turkey is the turkey of this group -- I like the rye kick, but it's a little thin compared to the 60's ND samples. (Very happy to find the same Taylor butterscotch that was in my last decanter of that era!)

13 more to go...

Kevin,

Awesome examples of "vintage" bourbon. I've had each of those bourbons and they are wonderful pours.

nor02lei
10-10-2009, 05:46
Big drinking day yesterday. I did have lot B, ORVW 10/ 107, VWFRR I, Overholt bottled 1981 and a couple of Irish coffees made with WT 8. The family reserve rye seemed to fit my mode best this time. A big pity that it was the last out of the bottle.

Leif

hectic1
10-10-2009, 06:31
no bourbon for me last night...we had poker at the house so I drank Gentleman Jack and Diet all night...;)

In case anyone was wondering I won both hold'em games last night! :D Now I can buy some bourbon today! ;)

ggilbertva
10-10-2009, 11:45
I've been so stinkin busy at work, I get home and am too tired to drink and just hit the sack. First I was stuck in a funk and didn't want bourbon, and now I have no time to drink. I'm off tomorrow so tonight I'll indulge as well as tomorrow.

George
10-10-2009, 12:09
Enjoying some more EWSB 1999.

BBQ+Bourbon
10-10-2009, 13:47
George T. Stagg hit Wichita (at least one store, anyway) for 47.99! I told one of my clerks at work, and he had to show me up by going to buy a bottle before I could get down there (thankfully they are holding one for me). He was nice enough to give me a 50ML sample bottle- this stuff is incredible!
Still not in KC! Might have to send my aunt on another run!:hot:

ggilbertva
10-10-2009, 18:33
After a 10 hr day of being on my feet, I'm bushed. The remedy is an '82 Old Fitz and a Sancho Panza. Sitting on the front porch, laptop in hand scanning SB.com. Sweet!

PAspirit1
10-10-2009, 20:01
OGD100. I know there are varying opinions about this bourbon but I think it still has it.

StraightBoston
10-10-2009, 20:47
Kevin,

Awesome examples of "vintage" bourbon. I've had each of those bourbons and they are wonderful pours.

Greg-- Thanks! (One of the things to inspire me to transfer them all was drooling over the slideshow pix in your blog!)

Continuing to move from ceramic to glass and of course sampling along the way -- 3 Old Fitz BIB from 1970-75, and 3 Old Fitz Prime from 1970-71 (plus another 1968 Old Taylor castle.) Here's a pic of the progress today:

spun_cookie
10-10-2009, 20:53
Greg-- Thanks! (One of the things to inspire me to transfer them all was drooling over the slideshow pix in your blog!)

Continuing to move from ceramic to glass and of course sampling along the way -- 3 Old Fitz BIB from 1970-75, and 3 Old Fitz Prime from 1970-71 (plus another 1968 Old Taylor castle.) Here's a pic of the progress today:


Hows the cork flavor? I have began to skip older bourbons with corks due to the cork taste....

And the Old Crow is 10yr, 86 proof.... a great pour...

Tonight for me it has been some samples from teh Great Oscar.EC 12 yr - best I have had to date, and FR 2008 version cask... very, very good. If the ones I tasted would have been like this versiion, I would have bought a bunch of them...

THnaking about a WT 8yr pour to end the long day

indyrider
10-11-2009, 04:31
Started the grill with a couple of porterhouse cuts and a couple fingers of Jefferson Pres 17yr.

Ended the evening with a fistful of 09 Stagg and missing the game :smiley_acbt:

OscarV
10-11-2009, 05:16
Tonight for me it has been some samples from teh Great Oscar.EC 12 yr - best I have had to date

Iv'e picked up two EC12 since that bottle, while good none was as good as that one.
Over the last two years I have gone thru three bottle of Parker's Heritage, two '07 and one '08, I think it has made me appreciate and understand EC12 more.
I haven't had any EC18 for a long time and I think I'll have to get one soon.

hectic1
10-11-2009, 06:38
so bumbed that I couldn't make the Chicago Binny's meet that I drowned away my sorrows in some JRPS and ER17...I would give the edge to the JRPS...SW does make some fantastic stuff!

jburlowski
10-11-2009, 06:44
Hosted a neighborhood wine crawl Saturday night so I only had time for a quick WT101 with lunch.

IronHead
10-11-2009, 07:37
Did a comparison of the new bottle of OWA vs. a single barrel version (old label) done for Cork and Bottle in Newport, KY. The Cork and Bottle version won. It was a touch smoother with a little more vanilla showing through.

The new bottling of OWA is good. I haven't compared it to the standard old label bottling of OWA yet but from what I remember the new bottling has a little more body than the most recent old label that I have had.

Then as a reward for my 'hard work' on the comparison I had a pour from a 1968 Old Fitz BIB.

StraightBoston
10-11-2009, 17:00
Hows the cork flavor? I have began to skip older bourbons with corks due to the cork taste....

And the Old Crow is 10yr, 86 proof.... a great pour...

Two of the 16 that I decanted this weekend were less awesome than the others but not "tainted" to my palate. Even the less tasty ones had incredible noses -- I still wish I knew what is the key difference between then and now (mashbill? distilling proof? yeast?)

spun_cookie
10-11-2009, 17:09
Two of the 16 that I decanted this weekend were less awesome than the others but not "tainted" to my palate. Even the less tasty ones had incredible noses -- I still wish I knew what is the key difference between then and now (mashbill? distilling proof? yeast?)

If you are talking cork, I think it is temp cycles... just like the barrel, if you cycle the temp you get more into and out of the cork.... for a barrel that is a great thing, for a cork, .... err... not so good.

birdman1099
10-11-2009, 19:43
Last night, I cracked a Four Roses 40th. Man it is tasty !!!:grin: my last bottle was less that stellar, so I was hesitant to open this one. Glad I did.

Currently, I am sipping a vatting of WTRB 1999 and IW Harper 15. The mix is way better than its respective solo parts !!!

GOCOUGS2002
10-11-2009, 20:50
Old Fitz and gold vein OWA

Luna56
10-11-2009, 21:25
Baby Saz has returned to NH so I snagged a couple bottles today. We get a limited supply and the dry spells are frequent.

Having a great big pour now, fantastic stuff.

Cheers!

nor02lei
10-12-2009, 02:41
I did have WTRR 101 and Handy 2008 before going out to an Indian restaurant for dinner. Both tasted very good. My lady partner had one Handy as well and she really liked it. The appetite was on top and the food was good (witch is hard to find in my small town) and the potions very big witch resulted in the fact that I did overeat. Problem was that I was drained out of fernet branca at home. Fortunately I found some 2 cl bottles of Underberg home that saved me this time. A real relief when the herbs let the pressure from the stomach.

Leif

jburlowski
10-12-2009, 06:13
Ended my business travel-imposed bourbon fast with: GTS, PVW15, and PHC 2007.

Special Reserve
10-12-2009, 06:50
Ended my business travel-imposed bourbon fast with: GTS, PVW15, and PHC 2007.

Oh! the joys of a bourbon fast. Hitting the top shelf are we?

jburlowski
10-12-2009, 08:11
Oh! the joys of a bourbon fast. Hitting the top shelf are we?

Well, if you're going to get back into the pool, it's best to dive into the deep end.

OscarV
10-12-2009, 13:33
WLWeller Centennial, Whitehouse Liquor #1, neat, as I said before, it's the best Pappy 15 I have ever had.

ACDetroit
10-12-2009, 15:02
Late 80's OT 86 proof! If you dig butterscotch you really need to try some old school Old Taylor! This pour was from a small 200ml bottle and the poor thing may not make it through the evening!

Cheers,
Tony

callmeox
10-12-2009, 16:34
A nice rocks pour of Buffalo Trace with a couple of cherries thrown in for fun after shooting a 618. This is my favorite after bowling treat.