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BBQ+Bourbon
10-01-2009, 18:41
I'm in the mood to blow a few dollars on a new drink. There are two candidates.

First is Parkers Heritage Collection 2007 128.4pf
Second is Jefferson Reserve Presidential Select batch 2.

The store that has the JRPS has two bottles so I could probably score one next week. The Parkers is the only one available. Which is better to your palate, which should I buy?

Leaving when this show is over.

sailor22
10-01-2009, 19:00
The Parkers is big and bold you almost "chew" it --- to my palate the Jefferson's is tasty and a long sweet finish, I would almost call it delicate.

Both Good and really different.

does that help?

BBQ+Bourbon
10-01-2009, 19:03
Parkers it is! I absolutely love the SW juice and plan to add it to my collection in the near future. However, the odds of finding another JRPS are better than the odds of finding another Parkers. Hopefully one of those JRPS will be around next week because I just can't justify buying both in one day :D Feels wasteful!

Gillman
10-01-2009, 19:15
I agree about the Jefferson's, I had some Batch 1 recently and thought it superb, very S-W in character, long and sweetish with a honeyed complexity. An excellent value and fine example of well-aged wheater bourbon.

Gary

TNbourbon
10-01-2009, 19:49
Well, I'm too late, I guess -- but I would have purchased 6-8 1.75L bottles of Evan Williams green-label for the same money, and been happy as a clam mixing it with store-brand diet ginger ale for several weeks!
(;) Then I would drink the 2007 Parker's Heritage Reserve and other S-W products on my shelf at a later date.)

BBQ+Bourbon
10-01-2009, 20:28
I would have to pass on the EWG but have found a source of Weller 12 for $15 which competes for daily status with OWA at around $20. These days, I'm trying to fill the shelves with booze that's not likely to be available in a few years.

Something tells me that the end of the SW bottlings will be inaccessible in five years. If I could, I'd dump my 401k and invest it all in SW bourbon and a bunker with a lock I couldn't open :slappin:

Gillman
10-02-2009, 04:25
I tend to agree with Tim in the sense that I get as much (more in some cases) satisfaction from bourbon that costs far less but some of these specialties fill a nook none of the others do. That Jefferson's would be an ideal after-dinner bourbon after a special meal, for example.

Gary

jburlowski
10-02-2009, 07:25
IMO, the Parker's is simply a much better whiskey. The Jefferson's is not bad (in fact it is very good) but doesn't hold a candle to the PHC.

OscarV
10-02-2009, 14:39
IMO, the Parker's is simply a much better whiskey. The Jefferson's is not bad (in fact it is very good) but doesn't hold a candle to the PHC.

I have not tried my Jeff Prez yet but the Parker's '07 is just killer, I recentley got another of the 122.6 proof via a so so so to kind SB.com member, I am indebted to ya Tommy.

Gillman
10-02-2009, 15:27
They are different prices as well I think, I cannot recall the margin by which one is more than the other, but this is relevant for some in deciding which to buy. I haven't had the HH one as yet, but theoretically anyway it should be better if as I believe it is more than the other.

Gary

OscarV
10-02-2009, 15:36
Ya know what?
This has been a long half hour.
Pleasant but long.

BBQ+Bourbon
10-02-2009, 17:17
LOL quite a half-hour! As I posted, I decided to pick up the Parkers' last night. The second post was made right as I hit the door.

So I'm having some friends over tomorrow for a bbq and had to pick up a couple Boston butts and a brisket and wouldn't you know the store that had the JRPS was right on the way.......

I'm weak.

BBQ+Bourbon
10-02-2009, 17:23
For the record, the JRPS was $81 and the Parkers was $80 which was part of the cause of the dilemna. If the JRPS was available here at the $65-70 that some of you guys pay, there would have been no contest. The only other places I found JRPS it was 85ish.

Gillman
10-02-2009, 18:00
Okay thanks for that info, I must have been thinking of the new Parker's which combines distillates of numerous decades.

The similar pricing makes it more of a horse race! Actually I have had the 2007 and it is very good indeed. The difficulty is, these bourbons are really different stylistically. Really you want both, but if it has to be one, it should be one that aligns to your general preference. To me, the honeyed S-W profile really is unique, and for people who like that, I'd go for it, also because there is a finite supply.

Gary

Gillman
10-02-2009, 18:18
Well, I hope you enjoy them and would be interested in your comments.

Gary

IronHead
10-02-2009, 18:19
I'd like to know where the guys are buying JRPS for 65 - 70 bucks! I haven't seen it for less than 88.


For the record, the JRPS was $81 and the Parkers was $80 which was part of the cause of the dilemna. If the JRPS was available here at the $65-70 that some of you guys pay, there would have been no contest. The only other places I found JRPS it was 85ish.

hectic1
10-03-2009, 06:35
I'd like to know where the guys are buying JRPS for 65 - 70 bucks! I haven't seen it for less than 88.
Me too...I haven't seen it for less then 90 here in Chicago...although the only place I've seen it is at Binny's and all locations have the same prices. At $65-70 a bottle I would be buying all I could afford...which wouldn't be very many at this point in time. :( Good thing I have enough bourbon in the bunker for at least 9-12 months of drinking...now that I think about it, building my bunker over the last 6 months is the primary reason of my lack of funding currently...oh well, it was worth it! ;)

BBQ+Bourbon
10-07-2009, 19:18
I really am weak. Bought two more JRPS tonight at $82.50 but one is for a fellow SB member. Hopefully he won't come through :D . The same place has a good supply of Lot B without the Julia(n) sticker but I only picked up one. Can you imagine what will happen to the price of SW whiskey when the last barrels are empty?

This will be an unprecedented event in whiskey history. I will be sipping some SW juice, watching the world unravel :cool: