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spun_cookie
12-20-2009, 15:56
After seing that the other thread is at 109 pages and some of pour (:D) folks are stuck in the snow... it is time for a new thread....

A little heart warming WT 8yr from the 80s here... what's in your glass?

Dutchie66
12-20-2009, 16:02
Evan Williams SB'98.

ErichPryde
12-20-2009, 16:27
Nothing right now, but I have a feeling that I'll be opening some ND Old Taylor later tonight. :)

indyrider
12-20-2009, 17:30
Weller 12 and cashing a Pappy 15 later on....

docbible
12-20-2009, 17:38
Had some friends over last night one is a newcomer to buorbon. Started with ORVW 23 114pf, went to Parkers golden, and ended with Hirsch 16 gold foil. MM was in there somewhere. It started getting Foggy in the middle. He is being weened off of CR slowly. tim

Old Lamplighter
12-20-2009, 18:24
Found a pint of OGD BIB/100, 1999 bottling...."lost" in the forgotten bunker.....pretty good stuff....probably moving on to ER10/90 and/or PVW 15 next....winter and the holidays are my favorite bourbon time of the year.

callmeox
12-20-2009, 20:25
The over/under for someone jumping the gun on starting the Winter threads was 2 days. Em came in with the under at just short of 18 hours early.

For his effort, he wins a 2010 calendar from Despair, Inc.

fishnbowljoe
12-20-2009, 20:27
Started the day with a small pour of Binny's Weller 12 in my coffee. Late afternoon had a pour of Baker's after putting a new headlight in my wife's car. Finished the day off with a pour of 97 Old Fitz BIB. Joe

Ruby K
12-20-2009, 21:08
about to send the 2000 OWA to the empty bottles club...

Special Reserve
12-21-2009, 05:17
I had a last drink of the Fall, but that thread is now closed even though it is still Fall.

I've heard of people eager for summer to start. Is wanting Winter to start early, a new fad?

PS. That drink was a GTS 2008 over cracked ice

funknik
12-21-2009, 05:32
Yesterday I had a bit of a Wheat Parade that started with some VW Lot 'B', moved into some Julio's OWA, on into WLW '09 and back into Julio's OWA, then ended with a Lot 'B' for a perfect sandwich.

Josh
12-21-2009, 07:59
Yesterday I had a bit of a Wheat Parade that started with some VW Lot 'B', moved into some Julio's OWA, on into WLW '09 and back into Julio's OWA, then ended with a Lot 'B' for a perfect sandwich.

excellent.

There is snow on my lawn and the temps have fallen below the 40s and they're not going to come back up for a long time. Thus, it is winter at my house.

Ergo, I had some Templeton Rye (got a lot of cocoa out of it this time, a bit Old Potero-esque), 4R Single Barrel, and EWSB 2000 last night. Deeelightful.:yum:

spun_cookie
12-21-2009, 10:03
I had a last drink of the Fall, but that thread is now closed even though it is still Fall.


Winter starts December 21st... when the new threads started, it was already the 21st in much of the world.... so not really an early start.... I had my Japanesses brethern to think of :D

Special Reserve
12-21-2009, 11:36
Winter starts December 21st... when the new threads started, it was already the 21st in much of the world.... so not really an early start.... I had my Japanesses brethern to think of :D

For the record, I posted on 12-21-09 at 0817 EST. Winter began on 12-21-09 at 1247 EST. I know it's a fine point and I'm not itching for a pissing contest.

I was surprised that the "Winter" postings didn't begin sooner than it did.

dean_martin
12-21-2009, 12:14
after several weeks of trying different seasonal beers, I finally got back to bourbon Sat. night. Started with a pour of Weller SR, then Four Roses SB. Man, that 4Roses hit the spot. I'm close to the end of this bottle and I know there's one more on the shelf from the same barrel because I put it at the back of the shelf behind 2 other bottles with different barrel info (is that wrong?). Just have to come up with the funds after already committing to getting a 4RSB gift set that's supposed to be in today.

spun_cookie
12-21-2009, 12:47
For the record, I posted on 12-21-09 at 0817 EST. Winter began on 12-21-09 at 1247 EST. I know it's a fine point and I'm not itching for a pissing contest.

I was surprised that the "Winter" postings didn't begin sooner than it did.


I was just playing any how... ... I was just going with the snow theme... a toast to you ...I think I will have a glass of WT to think about this some more :D

Special Reserve
12-21-2009, 13:33
I was just playing any how... ... I was just going with the snow theme... a toast to you ...I think I will have a glass of WT to think about this some more :D

Emerald,

I thought you were just playing but you know that are always those who insist on astronomical purity.

Keep looking forward to enjoying that WTKS.

Will

nor02lei
12-21-2009, 13:49
WTR and Overholt bottled 1981 before dinner and WTRR 101 (last out of the bottle) after. All tasted well and I especially I think the WTR tasted better than last time I had it. Still I think the old time rye was slightly better despite the low proof.

Leif

OscarV
12-21-2009, 14:13
I added bourbon to the thread title and I am sipping some Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, The Bourbon Society bottle, neat.

spun_cookie
12-21-2009, 14:15
Emerald,

I thought you were just playing but you know that are always those who insist on astronomical purity.

Keep looking forward to enjoying that WTKS.

Will

Will,
The one thing we can all be serious about is the fact that I enjoy this site and this wonderful nectar to relax with good folks.... I deal with exacts, margin of error and all other good engineering activities all day... the last thing I want is to get detailed on bourbon :)

Let me know what you think of that 12 yr... I still have not tried that one yet...

smokinjoe
12-21-2009, 14:27
A touch of Parker's Heritage 122.6 before we head off to dinner, and the Neighborhood Poker Game, after that. It does seem weird to be playing on Monday...

emr454
12-21-2009, 14:39
A nice healthy pour of EWSB 98 to celebrate a 4.0 for my first semester in college!

Eric

smokinjoe
12-21-2009, 14:42
A nice healthy pour of EWSB 98 to celebrate a 4.0 for my first semester in college!

Eric

Well, a big salute to you!! Nice job. I was going to stop, but I'll toast your fine work with another Parker's.
:toast:

emr454
12-21-2009, 16:02
Well, a big salute to you!! Nice job. I was going to stop, but I'll toast your fine work with another Parker's.
:toast:


Thanks!

I'm still working my way through the EWSB. Very good bourbon, but I wish the proof was a bit higher, at least 90.

Eric

ErichPryde
12-21-2009, 18:05
A nice healthy pour of EWSB 98 to celebrate a 4.0 for my first semester in college!

Eric


Awesome job! I would toast you, but I'm in my brother's Father/Mother-in-law's house... and they have this thing against alcohol. :/

bonneamie
12-21-2009, 19:29
After a bracing walk this afternoon through snowy fields under gray December skies, some Ancient Ancient Age (10yo) is in order. Tasty.

tommyboy38
12-21-2009, 19:32
Enjoying a pour of Weller Centennial this evening.

fishnbowljoe
12-21-2009, 20:23
WTRR 10/101 after a hard, but pretty decent day at work. Joe

Lost Pollito
12-21-2009, 20:26
A lil bit of some of Binnys BT. :grin:

whskylvr
12-21-2009, 20:44
Binny's Handpicked
Four Roses Barrel Strength Single Barrel OESK

I like this one, its hot with tons of flavors that last and last. I need to spend more time with this one. Great for an evening on the patio when the weather is clear and 50 degrees outside.

docbible
12-22-2009, 07:55
Went back to see a familiar friend last night; MM. a comfort food. tim

smokinjoe
12-22-2009, 08:36
After a bracing walk this afternoon through snowy fields under gray December skies, some Ancient Ancient Age (10yo) is in order. Tasty.

Hopefully, you didn't run across Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley, and Layden!! You'd make Grantland Rice proud, Amy.
:toast:

jburlowski
12-22-2009, 14:29
A particularly crappy day at work dealing with a bunch of upper mgmt drones. Wanted a "comfort food bourbon" to settle me down and change my attitude. Went with good old BT... sort of a "mac & cheese" bourbon.

fishnbowljoe
12-22-2009, 15:19
Revisiting one I haven't had in a while. Everett's bottling of Weller SR. I forgot how different this bottling is. There's a spiceyness to this one that is unusual, to say the least. Some cloves and cinnamon, that provide a bit of a kick on the finish. Definitely not your typical sweet wheater. Good stuff though. Joe

OscarV
12-22-2009, 16:26
Jefferson's Presidential Select 17yo, neat.

OscarV
12-23-2009, 12:54
Looks like I am the only one who's been drinking since yesterday.

OK, Four Roses Single Barrel, standard bottle from a recent gift pack, probably the best 4R1B 100prf I've ever had, neat of course.

Lost Pollito
12-23-2009, 12:57
Don't worry Oscar. I was drinking as well. More Binnys BT, and this will be repeated tonight, as I navigate my way home in the ice storm. :grin:

gblick
12-23-2009, 13:57
Nothing like some good bourbon to keep you warm while driving home in an ice storm. :bigeyes:

T Comp
12-23-2009, 14:52
Nothing like some good bourbon to keep you warm while driving home in an ice storm. :bigeyes:

I'll vouch for Lost Politto's careful habits and common sense. He's an urban creature who uses public transportation to navigate. Now, whether he uses a paper bag or opaque soft drink container, as some of his other fine fellow bus or el passengers often do, I'll leave up to him to reveal.

ILLfarmboy
12-23-2009, 15:13
Baby Saz as I'm helping off and on in the kitchen.


I'll vouch for Lost Politto's careful habits and common sense. He's an urban creature who uses public transportation to navigate. Now, whether he uses a paper bag or opaque soft drink container, as some of his other fine fellow bus or el passengers often do, I'll leave up to him to reveal.

As far as I'm concerned, that would be the only thing I can think of as an advantage to living in an urban setting, or for that matter a town large enough to have a cab company, to be able to drink with abandon away from home.

One of the many things I find urban dwellers not to understand is the impracticality of a 30+ mile cab ride, or sometimes the flat out impossibility of any public transportation home from the bar, when the bar sits in the corner of a corn field off a rural highway.

loose proton
12-23-2009, 16:45
Saturday, I shoveled snow for 8 hours, add a couple more hours for sledding. Since then, it's been repeat shoveling as snow plow puts more in the drive, and digging neighbors out of the snow. I found a snow boulder in the drive today. I'm boring, it's been standard 4R smallbatch, Jefferson Reserve (just the regular), and Glenlivet Nadurra to get me through the days.

spun_cookie
12-23-2009, 19:26
Ahhhhhh WT14 yr from my good buddy Ov and some FR Marriage at teh same time... has a red wine hint to it tonight

Lost Pollito
12-23-2009, 20:44
I'll vouch for Lost Politto's careful habits and common sense. He's an urban creature who uses public transportation to navigate. Now, whether he uses a paper bag or opaque soft drink container, as some of his other fine fellow bus or el passengers often do, I'll leave up to him to reveal.
Uh...opaque soft drink container on the 1 and 1/2 hour bus ride. :grin: Afterwards, walking 2 dogs kinda sucked in the ice. But , thats life in the big windy. Bad weather, baseball, basketball, and football. At least we got the Hawks!!! Ice aint so bad afterall. :lol:

spun_cookie
12-23-2009, 21:12
It is 50ml killing night... PH 17yr now, the some Staelback 136 proof, and The Fox... if I am able... the last of some JPS Batch 1 (these are all partial 50 mls, not full)

birdman1099
12-23-2009, 21:17
It is 50ml killing night... PH 17yr now, the some Steelback 136 proof, and The Fox... if I am abel... the last of soem JPS Batch 1 (these are all partial 50 mls,not full)


Are you kidding me....:slappin:

either get a secretary to type for you or have an intervrntion !!!!:lol: :grin:

spun_cookie
12-23-2009, 21:28
Are you kidding me....:slappin:

either get a secretary to type for you or have an intervrntion !!!!:lol: :grin:

Damn.... I had done a quick paste and copy to word to make sure i did not have spelling mistakes... and I pasted the unedited version... dee-dee-dee

oh, and :finger :grin:

Old Lamplighter
12-23-2009, 23:08
ER10/90, AAA 10yr, 4RSB, OW Antique....in that order.

ErichPryde
12-23-2009, 23:25
I'm enjoying some RR101 right now. thinking about having some 09 stagg, guess it depends upon how soon I want to go to bed....

nor02lei
12-24-2009, 01:50
Dickel 8 and OC 12 yesterday. I don’t particular like the second one , but I am close to the bottom and I want to finish it of to make room for some new bottles in my booze cabinet.

Leif

jburlowski
12-24-2009, 08:53
Started my holiday vacation last night with the second-best new bourbon of 2009 --- WRMC SO.

Followed up with several pours of Rittenhouse BIB.

This morning I think I was over-(self)served.:coffeedrinker:

MarkEdwards
12-24-2009, 09:41
Just picked up Parker's Heritage Collection #3. It's very nice. I've added it to my 'A list'.

ggilbertva
12-24-2009, 09:42
It's been bourbon lite for me lately....going long days at a stretch not indulging. But....last night I really enjoyed a '79 Yellowstone and tonight, I plan on pulling something from my rebarrel along with some other tasty treats. Here's what I'm thinking

'59 Old Forester BIB
'74 Old Fitz Prime 86
'08 Handy
'80 Old Fitz BIB (delicious 8 year SW :yum: )
'07 Stagg
'09 Stagg
JPS
PVW 20

....hey, it's Christmas so enjoy the good stuff.

OscarV
12-24-2009, 11:08
Four Roses Single Barrel Strength selected by Binny's.
This is the OESO, 20% rye mashbill with the rich fruity yeast.
The same one that was used for the "Jim Rutledge 40th Anniversary"
The 40th bottles were low proof, anywhere from 102 to 108 and 13 1/2 years old.
This Binny's OESO is 116.6 proof and 10 1/2 years old.
First sip was a little hot, I cut it down to 102, which is about 0.15 water to 1 whiskey and yeah,... there it is, the classic fruit sweetness and rye spice at the same time, man-oh-man that Rutledge is an artist.

IronHead
12-24-2009, 11:13
Homemade eggnog made with OWA.

B3Nut
12-24-2009, 16:15
Having a little pour of OWA on this wet icy Christmas eve....

spun_cookie
12-24-2009, 17:43
Little Dickel 12 from the 80s... great stuff

Skunk
12-24-2009, 17:51
A '98 WTKS Pewter Top and a circa '85 Turkey decanter of 8yr 101. The 8yr bourbon is twice as dark as the KS, which seems odd considering the proof is the same. I also like the taste of the decanter better, but the finish of the KS sparkles more and lasts longer.

I was thinking the two combined might be something like the American Spirit I had recently, but after vatting them I'm pretty sure this is better. Unfortunately the bottle I had is gone so I'll never know. Somebody needs to come over and try this. Josh, are you in town?

ACDetroit
12-24-2009, 17:55
The over/under for someone jumping the gun on starting the Winter threads was 2 days. Em came in with the under at just short of 18 hours early.

For his effort, he wins a 2010 calendar from Despair, Inc.

He will also get a years supply of the 2009 OFBB! :grin:

Tony

spun_cookie
12-24-2009, 18:18
He will also get a years supply of the 2009 OFBB! :grin:

Tony

Now that is just cruel....

IronHead
12-24-2009, 18:19
He will also get a years supply of the 2009 OFBB! :grin:

Tony

Man, I've got about 3/4 of a bottle and I feel like it will last me a lifetime.

hectic1
12-24-2009, 19:50
Old Fitz BIB 1998...good stuff to celebrate Christmas! :D

callmeox
12-24-2009, 19:54
I cracked open a mid 80's handle of Old Taylor that ACDetroit snagged for me over the summer. This is my first exposure to the classic OT profile with the butterscotch nose and the oily mouth feel.

Man, this is good juice. I'm glad I've got it in the family sized bottle.

spun_cookie
12-24-2009, 21:11
I cracked open a mid 80's handle of Old Taylor that ACDetroit snagged for me over the summer. This is my first exposure to the classic OT profile with the butterscotch nose and the oily mouth feel.

Man, this is good juice. I'm glad I've got it in the family sized bottle.

That is great juice... Nothing like some good old OT... I think I might like the 86 over the BIB...

fishnbowljoe
12-24-2009, 21:24
Had a long day at work today. After work, my wife, son, daughter in-law, grand daughter, and I had a nice family dinner and exchanged gifts. One of my gifts was a 1999 EWSB gift set. :grin: Had a pour of that, then ended the day with a pour of one of my very favorite bourbons. ER 101. Cheers and Merry Christmas! Joe

Joshua
12-25-2009, 00:28
OGD 86 proof in some egg nog earlier, good stuff! $15 for the normal, $32 (on sale for $28) for the BIB. HAHA... yea... NO

IronHead
12-25-2009, 03:52
Last night I polished off the last of a bottle of Binny's Weller 12. I am almost glad it is empty so I won't be as fixated on it and I can move on to something else. Good juice!

Well, the kiddo had us up a 5:30 for Santa....now back to bed.

Merry Christmas, all.

tommyboy38
12-25-2009, 05:21
Brought a bottle of mid 90's vintage Benchmark over to my brother's house last night. He said he was out of bourbon and that won't do at all on Xmas eve.
Also received a bottle of VWFRR and couldn't wait to get home so now I'll have two of those open. I think I foresee some rye drinking in my future.

nor02lei
12-25-2009, 09:28
Not much bourbon yesterday, but a lot of other good drinking including 4 different home flavoured snaps to the Christmas table. However I did at least pop open an ORVW 15 for the first time in over a year to the almond cake after dinner. I tasted very good and defiantly better than I did remember.

Leif

p_elliott
12-25-2009, 10:15
Having some of the whiskey that I got for Christmas first I had a pour of Blanton's now I'm having a pour of Bernheim wheat whiskey. I hope everyone is having a great Christmas.

Ruby K
12-25-2009, 19:33
away from the bunker at the parents' house, and no bourbon to speak of here. However, my dad cracked open a Macallan 18, which was mighty nice.

Lost Pollito
12-25-2009, 20:38
OWA 107, with a dash of ale-8-1!!!! Feel like I'm home in KY.:grin:

callmeox
12-25-2009, 20:39
The same Old Taylor as last night and just as tasty as I remember. :cool:

fishnbowljoe
12-25-2009, 21:23
09 GTS, 07 WLW, and 08 ER17. Having some good stuff after spending most of the day with family. It was a great day to say the least. Joe

GOCOUGS2002
12-25-2009, 21:35
I shared Lot B with my Spokane Family, they were impressed.

IronHead
12-26-2009, 05:41
Treated myself to a pour of PVW 20 last night.

nor02lei
12-26-2009, 06:41
I did have WT101 from 1982 before eating another Christmas table yesterday. It tasted better than ever before from this bottle that seemed no need a lot of oxidation. After dinner I had vintage rye 21 with the coffee and ORVW 15 with the almond cake. All three tasted splendid!

Leif

T Comp
12-26-2009, 10:45
More proof that bourbon does not give you a hangover. Before dinner Manhattan with equal shares of Heaven Hill BIB and Rittenhouse BIB. The glass of wine with Christmas dinner followed through the wonderful long evening with pours of Old Fitz SW Prime, Old Fitz SW BIB, JPS Batch 1, Binny's Weller 12, WT Rare Breed-03-93, and a finale of PVW 15...all shared with a few interested family members. Not sure anyone was truly converted or took in my bourbon history ramblings but they did enjoy exploring a world beyond Jack, Jim and Jose.

George
12-26-2009, 14:00
Having a little OWA 107.

nor02lei
12-26-2009, 16:24
WTR before one more Christmas table, this time with my 2 sons. After dinner I had ORVW 15, Handy 2008, and right now OGD 114. Nice drinking evening as the earlier Christmas days.

Leif

SMOWK
12-27-2009, 14:57
Starting out this Sunday evening with some 2005 Saz18 in one of my new crystal Glencairns. My girl got me a 4 glass set w/pitcher & watch covers. I must say, the pitcher is pretty, but it looks handmade. A bubble or 2, and it sits a little crooked. I like to think it's had a few drinks.

About the Saz:

Color: A Copper Penny
Nose: Thai Cuisine, Curry, Atomic FireBall Cinnamon
Palate: Red Hots and more Cinnamon. Some cotton candy also makes an appearance
Finish: Sweet. A little maple and oak make it through at the end.
Conclusion: Makes me feel like I'm eating candy at a state fair. One with farm animals, a ferris wheel, and hay strewn about.

This bottle was given to me by a friend of mine, when it was bout half full, about 6 months ago. I believe he had it a good six months prior to that. Said it gave him heartburn. With the tasting notes above, I don't feel it yet, but I would have to agree.

This stuff is pretty good. I'll have to cut some Handy down to 90 proof and see how it compares. Both straight up, I usually prefer the Handy to the Saz18.

ggilbertva
12-27-2009, 15:03
Starting out this Sunday evening with some 2005 Saz18 in one of my new crystal Glencairns. My girl got me a 4 glass set w/pitcher & watch covers. I must say, the pitcher is pretty, but it looks handmade. A bubble or 2, and it sits a little crooked. I like to think it's had a few drinks.

About the Saz:

Color: A Copper Penny
Nose: Thai Cuisine, Curry, Atomic FireBall Cinnamon
Palate: Red Hots and more Cinnamon. Some cotton candy also makes an appearance
Finish: Sweet. A little maple and oak make it through at the end.
Conclusion: Makes me feel like I'm eating candy at a state fair. One with farm animals, a ferris wheel, and hay strewn about.

This bottle was given to me by a friend of mine, when it was bout half full, about 6 months ago. I believe he had it a good six months prior to that. Said it gave him heartburn. With the tasting notes above, I don't feel it yet, but I would have to agree.

This stuff is pretty good. I'll have to cut some Handy down to 90 proof and see how it compares. Both straight up, I usually prefer the Handy to the Saz18.

Keep in mind that the Handy is a young Rye, probably about 6 years old while the Saz is 18 years old. You should find the Handy to be more spirited than the Saz. Both good pours nonetheless.

OscarV
12-27-2009, 17:36
I am drinking a much deserved Wild Turkey Tradition 14yo.
I am winding down after 3 days of festivities.
I feel like I have been working at a resturant/hotel this weekend.
Friday we hosted my wife's family, Saturday out of town friends and today my family, whew! I'm gonna get another Turkey.

NYtaster
12-27-2009, 17:43
Finished my latest GTS bottle just before the holiday and took a break because of all the goings on. WT101 tonight, its good to get back into the swing of things.

birdman1099
12-27-2009, 18:07
enjoying some Weller antique reserve. :grin: (sr and 1/107 vatted 50/50) BT really needs to add another 100 proof Weller back to the line-up.:hot:

jburlowski
12-27-2009, 18:57
Several blasts of a Willett 13 yo SB. Nice stuff.

hectic1
12-27-2009, 19:01
Had a pour of FRSmB followed by a pour of ETL 90th...getting green apples and pears on the nose of the ETL...never gotten that from any other ETL before! :bigeyes:

Ruby K
12-27-2009, 20:27
thanks to bourbon claus, doing a OWA taste test: gold vein from 95, 2003, and the last of my own 2000 bottle.

docbible
12-28-2009, 13:42
Travled with a WT Tradition, not alot left in the bottle. Good palate but too much burn for me. Needed ice and time to tame. tim

OscarV
12-28-2009, 13:51
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, neat.
Happy Holidaze! Another big weekend coming!

nor02lei
12-28-2009, 14:08
WT 8 export, WT101 bottled 1982, JDSS, WRSO, Cadenheads uncut HH 15, Stagg 2009 and ORVW 15 yesterday.

Leif

nor02lei
12-28-2009, 14:48
WRSO, Stagg 2009 and Handy 2008. All neat and very good indeed. I did like the Woodford best and I thought it was the most intense as well despite the much lower proof.

Leif

loose proton
12-28-2009, 15:34
...I did like the Woodford best and I thought it was the most intense as well despite the much lower proof
Yes, the new WRMC Oak is very intense and unusual. I've only two bottles so far, but may get more to set back for later.

ErichPryde
12-28-2009, 16:19
I am currently drinking the best damn WT I've ever owned- a Kentucky spirit no-symbol wood top. It is, hands down, the most gentle and honeyed WT I've ever tried.

IronHead
12-28-2009, 16:30
I decided to play around and combine two open bottles of OWA. One was about 1/4 of NAS and the other was about 1/3 of a bottle of '08. I liked both of these whiskies by themselves. The jury is still out on the combination... The finish of the combination seems more woody/tannic than the finish of each one separately. Plus the alcohol seems more pronounced. I think I'll come back to it in a day or two.

ShewDawg
12-28-2009, 18:44
Finally had my first taste of Weller 12 and it is definitely an excellent bourbon imho. Since they do not have these in NJ, I will have to load up next time I can get my hands on these.

bigtoys
12-28-2009, 21:28
a couple of glasses of Lot B--for the Bears victory tonight over the Vikings. GREAT game--finally.

fishnbowljoe
12-28-2009, 21:37
Da Bears! Had a few tonight. Weller SR, OWA NAS, Weller 12, ER 101 NO, and had the last pour from a 375 of 78 Benchmark. Joe

Glad I don't have to work tomorrow. :grin:

hectic1
12-28-2009, 22:11
Went out tonight and started with a Black and Tan...no good choices at the bar! :( Then went GJ and diet the rest of the night...sorry to dissapoint...no bourbon...TN Wiskey tonight! :D

jburlowski
12-29-2009, 04:31
FR Mariage 2009... hands-down the best new American whiskey of 2009!

Josh
12-29-2009, 09:11
FR Mariage 2009... hands-down the best new American whiskey of 2009!

Couldn't agree more.

I took a trip down 4 Roses memory lane last night and had a little too much 40th anniversary SBBS.

Now I'm crawling down the headache highway.

ggilbertva
12-29-2009, 20:24
Tonight I opened an '09 WLW and enjoyed it very much. My favorite to date has been the '06 release but now I feel compelled to do a side by side and see which one comes out on top.

GOCOUGS2002
12-29-2009, 20:53
Julio's PVW 15 tonight, I love this stuff!

spun_cookie
12-29-2009, 21:26
Julio's PVW 15 tonight, I love this stuff!

Ahhh... The crusade PVW SB.... That has been the gem of the crusades thuse far with the group.

I am not sure when I will break down and open one again... That juice is just to good...

Ruby K
12-29-2009, 21:59
giving my bottle of blanton's another try, after tasting some of the "from the barrel" stuff i have to wonder if there's anything that should be cut with water before bottling. I mean, the answer is probably yes, right, but I do seem to like the higher proofs and the higher percentage of actual whiskey. Also, this bottle is sentimental, as it was my best man gift. Eh, not bad, but also not 50 dollar whiskey. Ah well, to the bride and groom!

nor02lei
12-30-2009, 04:43
I did have Dickel 12 before a dinner with my 2 sons yesterday. Then Stagg 2009 afterwards. Later I did go to a nightclub to listen to a couple of local bands. I did have a MM from the bar and a WT 101 from early 90-is as a refill from my pocket bottle. Well home again at one a clock I was hungry again and had a full meal of Christmas food again including beer and snaps wile watching Seinfeld on television. There is a lot of eating and drinking going on in Sweden this time of the year for sure! Old tradition we have.

Leif

OscarV
12-30-2009, 14:35
A little bit of a lot of stuff.

Started with a Wild Turkey on the rocks, (cheers Amy and Josh)
Then had a Baker's neat, (in your eye guys)
Took a ghetto turn on location for some Evan Williams 8yo 90 prf neat (party on Bevis), nothing like ghetto drinkin' in Ypsi
Slowed down for the ride home,....
Now I got me a 4R1B neat and complete!!

theDon
12-30-2009, 15:42
I'm gonna do it, gonna finish off a bottle of ER101. Only so I can make room for another 10 year old 101 proof bird that will help me ring in the New Year!

Josh
12-30-2009, 18:29
A little bit of a lot of stuff.

Started with a Wild Turkey on the rocks, (cheers Amy and Josh)
Then had a Baker's neat, (in your eye guys)
Took a ghetto turn on location for some Evan Williams 8yo 90 prf neat (party on Bevis), nothing like ghetto drinkin' in Ypsi
Slowed down for the ride home,....
Now I got me a 4R1B neat and complete!!

Gotta love the ghetto/redneck on location tastings!

When I got home, took a nice nap followed by an evening with Kentucky Vintage 90 proof, followed by OFBB 2007. Loving the caramel on the 07.

This is my first bottle of KY Vintage. It won't be my last. Really nice everyday pour. Good burn and wood on the finish and in the nose.

ShewDawg
12-30-2009, 19:01
Had a couple of Ritt Bib to combat the cold, great stuff and surprised it's actually in NJ.

BBQ+Bourbon
12-30-2009, 19:13
giving my bottle of blanton's another try, after tasting some of the "from the barrel" stuff i have to wonder if there's anything that should be cut with water before bottling. I mean, the answer is probably yes, right, but I do seem to like the higher proofs and the higher percentage of actual whiskey. Also, this bottle is sentimental, as it was my best man gift. Eh, not bad, but also not 50 dollar whiskey. Ah well, to the bride and groom!
Sentimental value aside, I agree with you; all good bourbon should be offered in a barrel proof unfiltered variety. There really is no other way.

callmeox
12-30-2009, 20:01
Man, no caffeine since lunch and I'm still wired at 11PM.

I guess that I will have to remedy that with some 80's era Old Taylor 86 proof while this one sided bowl game wraps up.

keng
12-30-2009, 20:25
This is my first bottle of KY Vintage. It won't be my last. Really nice everyday pour. Good burn and wood on the finish and in the nose.
This doesn't seem to get any props from most people I've noticed, but I like this bourbon a lot.

emr454
12-30-2009, 20:52
Started with a pour of EWSB '98, then WT101 and wrapped it up with WTRB. These 3 bourbons were good when I first tried them, but every day they seem to get better. I know what I'm filling my bunker with when I get rich!

Eric

fishnbowljoe
12-30-2009, 21:08
Bowling night tonight. :rolleyes: JBW and coke. But....... I brought some WTRB with tonight. Definitely made the night a lot more bearable. :grin: Next week? :skep: Not sure. Me and Gary will come up with something. Gary mentioned bringing some FC. I'll probably bring something different too. :grin: It's all good. Joe

Ruby K
12-30-2009, 21:24
Sentimental value aside, I agree with you; all good bourbon should be offered in a barrel proof unfiltered variety. There really is no other way.

The difference is really astounding. How I got to try the barrel proof blanton's is funny enough. In the same bar I found the blue wax, chatting up one of the owners. I had actually never seen the different labels on the blanton's, and he gave us a pour of the blanton's "from the barrel" which I have yet to see anywhere else up here in NYC (surely, it must run from the tap in KY). I had been hoping for a taste of the WR Seasoned Oak but I'll never turn down a free dram. So much tastier than the regular pour!

Also, somewhat on topic, somewhat off topic: For those who know the business, is it really that much more expensive to distill at a lower barrel proof so you're not cutting the finished product with so much water at the end? I thought most barrel proofs were 120-130, so seeing that Four Roses's barrel proof iterations are mostly around 105-110 was a discovery for me.

Ruby K
12-30-2009, 21:28
to celebrate the DEMISE of 2009, a nip from the samples Matt sent my way. Hrm, GTS 2009 or OFBIB? I think the HAZMAT is a great way to send out what's been a sometimes hazardous year.

ErichPryde
12-30-2009, 23:33
to celebrate the DEMISE of 2009, a nip from the samples Matt sent my way. Hrm, GTS 2009 or OFBIB? I think the HAZMAT is a great way to send out what's been a sometimes hazardous year.

This year's stagg is incredible. if you were to look up bourbon in the dictionary, there should be a picture of a GTS bottle there, it is sheer essence of bourbon, existing in at least 5 space-time continuums and fifteen dimensions all at the same time.

jburlowski
12-31-2009, 06:56
The difference is really astounding. How I got to try the barrel proof blanton's is funny enough. In the same bar I found the blue wax, chatting up one of the owners. I had actually never seen the different labels on the blanton's, and he gave us a pour of the blanton's "from the barrel" which I have yet to see anywhere else up here in NYC (surely, it must run from the tap in KY).

We can't get the barrel-proof Blanton's in KY either.

Sazerac / Buffalo Trace does not own the Blanton's label, although they produce it and distribute it in the US. That distribution agreement limits what expressions are available domestically.

p_elliott
12-31-2009, 08:27
We can't get the barrel-proof Blanton's in KY either.

Sazerac / Buffalo Trace does not own the Blanton's label, although they produce it and distribute it in the US. That distribution agreement limits what expressions are available domestically.

Please explain further I thought that it was Elmer T Lee that came up with the idea of Blanton's and of the single barrel bourbon.

jburlowski
12-31-2009, 09:21
My understanding is that the Blanton's brand is owned by Age International, Inc. -- which is, in turn, owned by a Japanese company.

OscarV
12-31-2009, 13:25
Started with WT Rare Breed neat, I have a WT Kentucky Spirit going now, neat of course.

smokinjoe
12-31-2009, 14:35
A bit of Louisville Old Weller Original 107 to start the Festivities tonight.

Since a New Year is a comin', I'm gonna sneak a nip or two of some of my 'shine tonight. Thank Goodness my BIL brought me a new jar for Christmas. My Current Ball Jar is gettin' low. :D

chilidawg7
12-31-2009, 21:28
Ringing in the New Year on the East Coast with a healthy pour of Weller Centennial.

May your 2010 be as good as mine as going to be... :)

spun_cookie
12-31-2009, 21:32
Sippin' on the last of the 86 proof OGD ND Juice... Good stuff. I am taking it slow tonight... long week with little good sleep...

Special Reserve
01-01-2010, 06:08
The last bourbon of 2009 was a NAS OWA. Not yesterday but a few days ago. I'm compelled to add: THIS BOURBON IS GOOD.

GOCOUGS2002
01-01-2010, 10:46
Brought in the New Year with OWA gold vein and Old Fitz BIB.

T Comp
01-01-2010, 11:04
Enjoyed the end of a tough year with my first taste of Very Very Old Fitzgerald, fall 1963/fall 1975. Amen!

hectic1
01-01-2010, 11:18
I think 2009 was bitter sweet for a lot of different reasons for a good amount of us...there was the birth of my twins in 2009 that I'm specifically thinking about on the plus side, there was the economic challenges that we've had to face on the down side. I ushered out 2009 with a pour of JRPS 17yr Batch 1...I haven't had this one since September and it was much better then I remembered...the nose on this was something to die for! I followed that pour with my staple go to bourbon...Pappy 15! I have to admit that I prefered the nose of the JRPS but I thought the finish was better on the Pappy 15. All this being said, I enjoyed the JRPS 17 so much that I'm contemplating getting another bottle of Batch 1 for the bunker! ;)

IronHead
01-01-2010, 14:05
I didn't have a NYE pour because I am just able to breathe through my nose again today...But Bob, you may have talked me into cracking a JRPS for tonight. I think I will go with Batch 2.

SMOWK
01-01-2010, 14:44
The last bourbon of 2009 was a NAS OWA. Not yesterday but a few days ago. I'm compelled to add: THIS BOURBON IS GOOD.

I think this years is better than any of the years past. I have a few unopened of each and will be doing some comparisons hopefully sometime soon.

callmeox
01-01-2010, 17:29
Celebrating a Buckeye victory in the Rose Bowl with some Curtis/Hightower Four Roses SB.

Wooo!!!

:woohoo:

SMOWK
01-01-2010, 18:10
Old Fitz BIB in a Glencairn. Starting the inebriation quite late tonight, as I was up at the crack of 2pm due to very late night festivities. Poker starts in an hour or so, wish me luck.

hectic1
01-01-2010, 18:14
Having a pour of FRSmB while watching and rooting for UC to upset the Gators and Urban Liar!

IronHead
01-01-2010, 18:49
Popped a JRPS Batch 2. My sense of smell isn't 100% yet but I could tell that it started off somewhat harsh and woody, but as I nursed it I noticed it starting to open up to the pleasantness I remember from batch 1.

whskylvr
01-01-2010, 19:16
Ended 2009 / Started 2010 having some ORVW 23 Year Old 114 Proof
I really like this stuff. My neighbor has shared a few pours of this with me
and he said this is great bourbon.

This bottle should be gone tonight especially after enjoying the Sugar bowl so far. $350.00 in two days awfully expensive.

GO GATORS!!

smokinjoe
01-01-2010, 19:47
I have been a big fan of most of the Evan Williams Single Barrels, so I jumped on a 2000 the other day. Hitting it again, tonight. Man, am I underwhelmed. Maybe, I'm just suffering palate fatigue from the Holidays, but I just can't find anything to this whiskey. Little nose, little taste, and less finish. Hopefully, this is either just a boring barrel, or I have killed all sense of taste, and I just need to take a break.

All is not lost, as the ND OGD BIB I'm on now is Shaaaaamokin'!!!!!!!!! :yum:

GOCOUGS2002
01-01-2010, 20:08
WTAS tonight while watching the blow out...I wish this game was closer, the wife is trying to get me to change it to Ghost Whisperer.

Ruby K
01-01-2010, 20:37
had a little Black Maple Farms Small Batch with friends who wanted to break out that bottle. Considering having another taste of the 2009 Stagg which is just plain awesome.

docbible
01-01-2010, 21:23
New years was ER 17 2007 and tonight finished off WT tradition. Its been a good two nights. tim

GOCOUGS2002
01-01-2010, 23:14
WTAS tonight while watching the blow out...I wish this game was closer, the wife is trying to get me to change it to Ghost Whisperer.

Add WTRB and WT101 to the list tonight.

ErichPryde
01-01-2010, 23:47
finishing the night with some ND Old Taylor!

unclebunk
01-02-2010, 03:32
I have been a big fan of most of the Evan Williams Single Barrels, so I jumped on a 2000 the other day. Hitting it again, tonight. Man, am I underwhelmed. Maybe, I'm just suffering palate fatigue from the Holidays, but I just can't find anything to this whiskey. Little nose, little taste, and less finish.

Yikes! I just bought a bottle of the 2000 as a gift for my friend's 50th birthday. Maybe I'll get lucky with a better barrel.

tommyboy38
01-02-2010, 05:40
Enjoyed a few pours of New Orleans bottled Benchmark on New Years Day.
An excellent budget bourbon at $9 a liter.

nor02lei
01-02-2010, 06:25
Not much bourbon on New Years Eve, but a bit more yesterday. I did have black Beam from 1982 and uncut 15 years HH from Cadenheads before dinner. The Beam that is under half now has changed a lot from oxidation and the bitter tannins are almost gone and there are pleasant sweet flavours of vanilla and other nice stuff. After dinner I had Handy 2008 with the coffee, JDSS with the apple pie for dessert and Stagg 09 late at night. This dessert is one of my favourite food and drink combinations all row I have chanced the fat homemade vanilla souse for a high quality factory made vanilla yoghurt the last 2 times I have had it to be able to lock my trousers. Stagg tasted at its best with a few drops of water this night.

Leif

T Comp
01-02-2010, 07:11
Man, am I underwhelmed. Maybe, I'm just suffering palate fatigue from the Holidays, but I just can't find anything to this whiskey. Little nose, little taste, and less finish. Hopefully, this is either just a boring barrel, or I have killed all sense of taste, and I just need to take a break.


I had palate fatigue last night, either from the New Years Day Ham or sensory overload from my first taste of VVOF, the night before. Nothing came around for me. First was a WT 101. It was just blah, so I then added some WTRB to it and still no difference. WTRB solo continued into nothingness. Just to confirm this phenomena, as I had never had it before, I went to a tiny pour of PVW 15 and zippo. Good thing the coffee is tasting back to normal this morning.

OscarV
01-02-2010, 18:34
The Reid and Emerald selected Willett, neat, still celebrating the Holidaze.

spun_cookie
01-02-2010, 18:50
The Reid and Emerald selected Willett, neat, still celebrating the Holidaze.

I think I will do teh same. I have had a bottle opened for about a month now... lets see how it is...

and Happy New year Mr Hightower...

birdman1099
01-02-2010, 18:51
Nice choice Oscar... I picked up a bottle of Hancock's. A single barrel selection for Liquor Barn in Louisville. I gotta say, it aint bad. Reminds me of a milder Blantons (if you can imagine that):cool:

I think I will hit my Pecan Pie in a bottle next as well, Oscar !!!:grin:

OscarV
01-02-2010, 19:16
I think I will do teh same. I have had a bottle opened for about a month now... lets see how it is...

and Happy New year Mr Hightower...


Nice choice Oscar... I picked up a bottle of Hancock's. A single barrel selection for Liquor Barn in Louisville. I gotta say, it aint bad. Reminds me of a milder Blantons (if you can imagine that):cool:

I think I will hit my Pecan Pie in a bottle next as well, Oscar !!!:grin:

I've spreading the wealth with this bottle, several SB.com members have gotten Christmas samples from me.
Next time you guys raid Drew's pantry let me know.

spun_cookie
01-02-2010, 19:20
I've spreading the wealth with this bottle, several SB.com members have gotten Christmas samples from me.
Next time you guys raid Drew's pantry let me know.


I hope they let those puppies open up... and thank you for sharing... fun juice... fun juice...

smokinjoe
01-02-2010, 21:10
A McScrooge's Single Barrel Pappy 15. My all-time favorite pour. One of the last of the SW Pappy 15's. AAAAHHHHH!!!!! :yum: Oh my, this is like liquid Heaven.

GOCOUGS2002
01-02-2010, 23:44
Made my first Manhattans tonight with Baby Saz

hectic1
01-03-2010, 00:14
Started the night with a VWFRR then moved over to WTRR 10/90 and then finally to Binny's Weller 12 to finish the night...oh yeah, there were a couple Gentleman Jack and Diets had between the VWFRR and the WTRR...:)

OscarV
01-03-2010, 03:16
Celebrating a Buckeye victory in the Rose Bowl with some Curtis/Hightower Four Roses SB.

Wooo!!!

:woohoo:

The Big Ten is 3-2 in their Bowls this year.
Congrats to Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin.

I hope the Tide rolls over Texas.

nor02lei
01-03-2010, 05:31
I did have Rittenhouse BIB before dinner yesterday and WRSO after and they both tasted very good. Late at night I had to take a fernet branca to calm my stomach after all the hilarious eating around Christmas and the New Year celebration.

Leif

OscarV
01-03-2010, 09:39
GTStagg and WLarueW, neat.

It's finally Larue and Stagg weather here in the Mitten.
Real cold yesterday, last night and now.
The Larue and Stagg no longer need water added.

fishnbowljoe
01-03-2010, 10:40
Having some KC and Coke while converting some of my old vinyl albums to MP3s. Then I'll store them on itunes and be able to burn CDs of them. Joe

OscarV
01-03-2010, 11:14
Moved on to 4R's Binny's Barrel Strength OESO recipe, neat.
Low rye, rich fruity yeast,.... dreaming of the 40th.

spun_cookie
01-03-2010, 11:24
A little side by side on the Reid and Emerald Willett 6yr. Glass and crystal glencairn so see what, if any effect..... I love science

George
01-03-2010, 12:02
Enjoying a pour of Dickel #12.

birdman1099
01-03-2010, 12:25
A little side by side on the Reid and Emerald Willett 6yr. Glass and crystal glencairn so see what, if any effect..... I love science


You will most certainly notice a difference.......


I'm having a SW day.....

Old Fitz BIB
ORVW 15
JRPS 17

spun_cookie
01-03-2010, 12:44
You will most certainly notice a difference.......



And I did. It is better in the glass. The glass keeps the deep rich flavors longer. It is great in both, but the Glass is the victor

birdman1099
01-03-2010, 13:20
Agreed.... I actually like it better in a rocks glass. Let it sit for 15 minutes and....


ooohhh la la......:grin:

Joshua
01-04-2010, 12:40
Tonight i'm going to start out with some early 70s OF Prime, fire up a cigar on the balcony, and brave the cold moving up to some Pappy 15 and Perhaps WLW 08.

nor02lei
01-04-2010, 13:04
Nothing yesterday but a pour of Rittenhouse Bib before dinner today and a JDSS with the apple pie for dessert. Both tasted real good but the JD was superior today.

Leif

OscarV
01-04-2010, 14:36
It's Monday so I'll lay low with my old brown label Wild Turkey 80 proof, neat.
It's young, it's from another era, it's got char, it's Turkey.

Josh
01-04-2010, 15:42
It's Monday so I'll lay low with my old brown label Wild Turkey 80 proof, neat.
It's young, it's from another era, it's got char, it's Turkey.

Nice. I passed up one of them babies a while ago. Maybe I shouldn't have.

Finishing off my OFBB 2007 tonight. This is just a great whiskey. Love the caramel on this, reminds me of the caramel blondies my mom used to make. So great.

GOCOUGS2002
01-04-2010, 21:21
Watched Boise State win with Curtis/Hightower 4RSB

callmeox
01-04-2010, 21:23
Watched Boise State win with Curtis/Hightower 4RSB

Creepy...as did I.

OscarV
01-05-2010, 11:19
Elijah Craig 18yo, neat.
Barreled in 1990, this one is far superior to the ones barreled in the '80's.

sailor22
01-05-2010, 11:36
Agreed.... I actually like it better in a rocks glass. Let it sit for 15 minutes and....

A glass Rocks Glass is definitely the hot ticket for the Emeral-Reid Willett. The nose just grows and gets deeper for a long long time.

fishnbowljoe
01-05-2010, 12:24
Got off work early today. Sitting back and relaxing with a nice pour of 08 FR Mariage. Joe

spun_cookie
01-05-2010, 17:32
Started with a touch of Jakes 7yr from back when... and yup.. .still a glass of peanuts... and then ahh... Some 1987 OGD BIB... Christian, I think I need that handle back :D... bad stuff man... keep away...

smokinjoe
01-05-2010, 17:32
This Old Charter 7 yr Bottled in Bond is really magnificent tonight. Thick corny sweetness, with an ample rye and proof kick. Really, really good. I have always enjoyed this pour, but tonight it seems even better than ever. This puppy is mid-thigh, and inside half of the dish. AKA...My Wheelhouse.

emr454
01-05-2010, 17:36
Started the night with some cheap EW green label, then onto WTRB, and maybe some OGD BIB to finish.

Eric

deaconbones
01-05-2010, 17:36
Sitting back with a small pour of BT in a rocks glass. Clean oak, and a hint of brown sugar. The first time I had BT was when my wife and I were celebrated our 11 year anniversary this past summer, as good now as it was then.

GOCOUGS2002
01-05-2010, 19:54
4R 120th tonight

hectic1
01-05-2010, 20:17
2009 WLW and an 05 Weller Centennial...a good wheater night! :)

callmeox
01-05-2010, 20:30
OCPR slope shoulder while watching the Orange Bowl. It's a nice warmup after clearing the snow.

Vosgar
01-05-2010, 20:36
When I finally got home after a long day at work and two meetings this evening, I opened a bottle of RR 90 that was bought on impulse earlier in the day. Not bad. It's definately helping me wind down.

GOCOUGS2002
01-05-2010, 21:14
I jumped the gun a little bit earlier with a post of what I thought was going to be my only pour for the night...I was wrong.

EWSB 98

Ruby K
01-05-2010, 22:05
This puppy is mid-thigh, and inside half of the dish. AKA...My Wheelhouse.

man, i wanna tee off on that whiskey right there, you make it sound like such a hanging grapefruit. :slappin:

how many days till pitchers and catchers?

Luna56
01-05-2010, 22:41
FR1B, finally available in NH as of this week I believe. Celebrating its arrival with a nice fat pour.

Fruity and spicy with an unbeatable mouthfeel. So classy. Very glad to have some of my very favorite bourbon available in my home state.

Cheers!

sailor22
01-06-2010, 06:09
Last nightr was Hi West 21, Noah's Mill 15 and ER17.

Josh
01-06-2010, 06:27
FR1B, finally available in NH as of this week I believe. Celebrating its arrival with a nice fat pour.

Fruity and spicy with an unbeatable mouthfeel. So classy. Very glad to have some of my very favorite bourbon available in my home state.

Cheers!

Hopefully I'll be able to say the same thing soon!

p_elliott
01-06-2010, 08:15
OCPR slope shoulder while watching the Orange Bowl. It's a nice warmup after clearing the snow.

Iowa kicked butt.:cool:

OscarV
01-06-2010, 12:01
The Big Ten is 3-2 in their Bowls this year.
Congrats to Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin.

I hope the Tide rolls over Texas.


OCPR slope shoulder while watching the Orange Bowl. It's a nice warmup after clearing the snow.


Iowa kicked butt.:cool:

Yeah, Iowa made the Big Ten 4-2, not a bad showing considering the rest of the country thinks the Big Ten sucks.
Northwestern only lost by a few in the last few seconds.

Back on subject, I'm sipping a 2009 George T Stagg with half a teaspoon of water to a shot.

emr454
01-06-2010, 12:55
A bit of Jim Beam rye here. Nothing fantastic, but it isn't awful either. It's a bit thin on taste with a nice mellow burn in the back of the throat, but easy drinking nonetheless. At $20 per liter, I haven't yet decided if I will buy any more once this bottle is gone.

Eric

spun_cookie
01-06-2010, 14:59
Weller Centennial SB tonight... then some WTKS 2003 time frame... I need to up that 2-3 bottles/month to 6 or so or I will naver drink it all :D ahahah

smokinjoe
01-06-2010, 15:45
As Glen Campbell might say, A hearty and delicious pour of Slope Shouldered OCPR, courtesy of the "Wichita Findman". :D

TH Handy next.

The rest of the week is lookin' like a breeze.

ratcheer
01-06-2010, 15:53
100-proof Old Forester Signature on-the-rocks.

Tim

spun_cookie
01-06-2010, 20:12
Julio's RHF BIB - Bourbon Crusade 2009... graet damn juice baby... the longer this sits, the more I get out of it....

... now add Juilios II, Bourbon Crusade 2008 RJFs to the list tonight...

ggilbertva
01-06-2010, 20:22
I preparation of doing an informal WT sampling, I opened a '78 7 yr 86.8 half gallon jug. Great nose, burst of rye flavor on entry but the thing I like best is the oily nature of this bourbon. Something that current bourbons at this proof lack in most cases. The viscosity in the glass is quite nice.

SMOWK
01-06-2010, 20:40
Started with RittBIB. I've now moved on to Old Ezra 101.

The Ritt was GREAT!

I swear the OE101 I used to get was a lot sweeter and smoother. I'm into my second bottle of the batch, and I still feel so. Both did have a fake me out look alike cork. Last time I had the OE101 it had a real cork. Not the greatest bourbon, something to have around the poker table to do shots of.

GOCOUGS2002
01-06-2010, 21:24
Have to hit the rack early (0200 alert tomorrow morning) so only one glass of Julio's BT tonight.

Whiskey Willie
01-07-2010, 05:12
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, a Christmas gift from my favorite son...He gets the antique pocket watches when I die.

p_elliott
01-07-2010, 09:00
After being in 30 mile per hour winds -12 degree temperatures and blowing snow fighting a stuck gate. I came home took a hot shower, put on my Jammie's and robe turned my electric throw on med high and poured me some WT 101. And read what you all had to say.

Dr. François
01-07-2010, 18:39
A former student of mine gave me a bottle of Henry McKenna SB BIB. It's a real change of pace from my usual, but I like it very much.

birdman1099
01-07-2010, 18:46
im still digging into that Dant BIB, and I added some OWA 107.

Watching the Horns beatdown !!!!

fishnbowljoe
01-07-2010, 19:40
Having some 07 WLW to celebrate the news that Josh's wife is going to have a baby. Cheers! Joe

Skunk
01-07-2010, 20:00
The best 4yo 80 proofer I've ever had; Old Crow in a "lightweight break-resistant" liter bottle (upc but no govt. warning).

DeanSheen
01-08-2010, 10:20
Had a friend over last night for a small tasting.

Hudson 100% rye - I don't care for this stuff at all.
D&M 4Roses 110 - OESQ I think.
2009 GTS - finally popped one open.

My head hurt a little bit this morning. Too much Stagg, not enough food or water. Better now after Pho.

OscarV
01-08-2010, 12:04
'09 Stagg, neat.

nor02lei
01-08-2010, 14:03
I haven’t had any bourbon in 2 days besides a couple of pours of WT 8 from a pocket bottle due to a cruise between Stockholm and Åland that is an island between Sweden and Finland. Today I had Dickel CH before diner and Rittenhouse BIB after. The Dickel amazes me every time considering the age and proof and the rye just taste better and better for every time I have it. By the way my lady and me did see a very big sea eagle from the boot at very short distance, which I guess, is an ones in a lifetime thing here in Sweden.

Leif

fogfrog
01-08-2010, 15:06
I just had a little of that 4roses 120th anniversary and now am having Ezra Brooks... u know that 4 roses is damn good and the Ezra Brooks is too

fishnbowljoe
01-08-2010, 15:14
OWA NAS again. This bottle may hit the recycle bin very soon. :grin: Joe

spun_cookie
01-08-2010, 16:34
AA from 1967, 86 proof, 6 yrs - Thank you Mr Fish-n-Bowl-Joe

Nose:

Butterscotch and touches of distilled cane sugar (rum), earth or more like wetted wood or wood shavings, almost like wet newspaper, aged leather,

Taste:

Its AA for sure… great AA with that earth tone followed up by a cane or cooked sugar note. The second sip brings in come cream almost like heavy cream and dark sugar right be for boil. There are some SW features to this

Finish:

Touches of butterscotch mixed with the leather, wet oak/wood shavings and then some of the SW style burnt butter like quality(sugar butter in a pan). There is an initial drop off at about 15 seconds that is followed by a second leg that is typical AA tones of leather and wood.

Overall:

What a nice bourbon. Than you Fishnbowljoe… I really dig this juice. I have a couple handles from the later 70s that are not quite this good, but in the same vein…

tommyboy38
01-08-2010, 17:41
Old Taylor 6 yr 80 proof. It's a little light but still has the butterscotch flaovor that I enjoy.

hectic1
01-08-2010, 19:27
Julio's 2008 Series II RHF's...some nice chocolate and cherries going on with this one!

fishnbowljoe
01-08-2010, 19:51
Starting off with a very small pour of OWA NAS. Very small because it's the last one from the bottle. :rolleyes: Not sure what's next up on the menu. Joe

ACDetroit
01-08-2010, 21:49
VSOF 12 yr old, BHC! Very good tonight.

Cheers,
Tony

GOCOUGS2002
01-08-2010, 22:29
Weller 12 and OWA 107 Gold Vein tonight while in Chat.

jburlowski
01-09-2010, 05:46
Weller Centennial (neat) by the fire. (Thanks Oscar.)

birdman1099
01-09-2010, 06:10
look like a lot of Wheaters last night for everyone...

Add me to the mix. Old Fitz BIB and Pappy 15 (BD style)

OscarV
01-09-2010, 06:37
look like a lot of Wheaters last night for everyone...

Add me to the mix. Old Fitz BIB and Pappy 15 (BD style)

Yeah I switched over to '09 WLarueW after a small Stagg.
Wheaters go good in the cold snowy weather.

Josh
01-09-2010, 13:24
Yeah I switched over to '09 WLarueW after a small Stagg.
Wheaters go good in the cold snowy weather.

Indeed they do, had a nice little pour of WLW 09 last night to warm my cockles.

Today enjoying the fruits of a fairly productive dusty hunt and enjoying some brown label WT 80. c. 1998. Delightful afternoon pour.

fogfrog
01-09-2010, 13:36
well I went to the store and got four bottles

One Mcscrooges Single Barrel 4 Roses... tastes good... when I bought it I got it with the glasses and then felt guilty as I thought maybe I shouldn't but it as there is this Wellers 12Year that I bought and I could tell that the owner thought it was just as good, (half the price) but i bought it anyways.

Weller 12 year old Mcscrooges barrel... damn this stuff is good. I like it better than the 4 roses at half the price.

Weller Antique... ok I didn't pop the cork yet...

Half Gallon of Old Fitz 80 Proof.... (drinking that now) ... Its ok... cost 20 bucks as opposed to the 38 for the 100 proof .... Tastes a little weak lolz... is good though... I think my pallet got adjusted to the higher proofs and it seems a little lacking after the 12 year old Wellers! If I have to buy more bourbon I think the Wellers 12 YO is the one i like the best and the Old Fitz is good for a backup when you are 'drinking'.... cuz its 20 for a half gallon or half the price.

GOCOUGS2002
01-09-2010, 23:05
Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey, RR 1792 and Bulliet tonight.

nor02lei
01-10-2010, 03:22
I did have kind of a rye evening yesterday. I had WTR before dinner and Overholt 1981, Handy 2008 and Rittenhouse BIB after. The old-timer surly came out short this time.

Leif

jburlowski
01-10-2010, 07:18
1792 while watching the Bengals implode.

fogfrog
01-10-2010, 10:09
4 Roses Single Barrel while watching tv on a freezing sunday

George
01-10-2010, 11:53
Enjoying a pour of Dickel #12.

IronHead
01-10-2010, 12:44
I started last night with an 08 OFBB. Been a while since I had it and I forgot how good it is. Then I finished out the evening with a couple pours of some vatted OWA and OWA NAS that I am trying to get rid of. I find it interesting how two bourbons of presumably the same mashbill and yeast can taste good on their own yet taste worse when you mix them together.

jburlowski
01-10-2010, 13:05
Today it's ETL, while watching (without much interest) the NFL playoffs.

fishnbowljoe
01-10-2010, 13:47
Made a batch of my "almost famous" chili today. Chili, football, and now I'm going to settle in with a nice pour of 08 GTS. Don't git no better than that Vern. :grin: Joe

Josh
01-10-2010, 14:16
Made a batch of my "almost famous" chili today. Chili, football, and now I'm going to settle in with a nice pour of 08 GTS. Don't git no better than that Vern. :grin: Joe

Dats a beautiful thing.

I'm watching football and began the afternoon with some Beam Black, and now taking a swig on the sweeter side with some of Laird's 7 1/2 y/o apple brandy. Loverly light stuff. The BiB is a little bolder, but both are great pours, like apple whiskeys.

docbible
01-10-2010, 14:37
Back from duck hunting, no ducks killed; only a weller 12. tim

nor02lei
01-10-2010, 15:15
Black Beam 1982 and OC 12 before dinner and ORVW 15 and the last out of the OC bottle after. The wheater was outstanding but I was also amazed how oxidation has improved the OC over time.

Leif

ggilbertva
01-10-2010, 17:48
Spent the day moving furniture, fixing computers and not getting a Sunday nap in. My reward for being useful on a Sunday......'78 Benchmark.

GOCOUGS2002
01-10-2010, 19:14
Took a flight on the OF Airline tonight; 2002 OFBB, Signature and Prohibition

p_elliott
01-11-2010, 07:35
Having some WT 101 ( I know who would have guessed) I opened this bottle Saturday night. I poured a a glass and drank a few sips from it and it tasted bad so I poured it out. I'm trying it again this morning doesn't taste bad enough to pour out but this bottle is definitely off. It smells different too. The cork doesn't look bad. Any Ideas?

funknik
01-11-2010, 08:03
Having some WT 101 ( I know who would have guessed) I opened this bottle Saturday night. I poured a a glass and drank a few sips from it and it tasted bad so I poured it out. I'm trying it again this morning doesn't taste bad enough to pour out but this bottle is definitely off. It smells different too. The cork doesn't look bad. Any Ideas?
Maybe you're getting bored with it . . . try drinking something else for a change. :lol:

p_elliott
01-11-2010, 09:12
Maybe you're getting bored with it . . . try drinking something else for a change. :lol:
I don't think that's it I know my turkey:smiley_acbt:

funknik
01-11-2010, 09:47
I don't think that's it I know my turkey:smiley_acbt:
No doubt.

It seems very weird that there would be an "off" bottle of something like WT101 which must be dumped in huge batches.

My only guesses would be the cork (like you suggested), your palate (like what you ate or drank that day) or maybe because you're so accustomed to the flavor of that particular bourbon, you're extra sensitive to variations in it and are able to pick up on those nuances.

JamesW
01-11-2010, 19:32
A double of Lot B to finish the bottle and now some PVW15. A classic one-two punch.

ErichPryde
01-11-2010, 20:02
a bunch of turkeys tonight. WTKS 04, early 07, and RR101. At first I really didn't care for the 07KS, it has a somewhat almondy character (has something to do with the oak influence) that is really strange. however, It's growing on me a bit. the 04KS might be the best of the bunch, although it is more subtle maply than the RR101, which is very vibrant stuff.

nor02lei
01-12-2010, 01:41
I did have JDSS before dinner yesterday and ORVW 10/107 after. The JD was splendid as always.

Leif

independant
01-12-2010, 03:57
I don't think that's it I know my turkey:smiley_acbt:

Did you buy this bottle at your normal outlet?

and Evan Williams Black.

Josh
01-12-2010, 07:12
a bunch of turkeys tonight. WTKS 04, early 07, and RR101. At first I really didn't care for the 07KS, it has a somewhat almondy character (has something to do with the oak influence) that is really strange. however, It's growing on me a bit. the 04KS might be the best of the bunch, although it is more subtle maply than the RR101, which is very vibrant stuff.

The 04s I've had have been kind of "meh" to me, but that's how the single barrel roulette goes. I don't know if I've ever purchased an 07 or later. From the sips I've had of the recent ones, they don't really do much for me. I'd much rather have a RB or make a run for the border to get an 8 y/o.

But I'm willing to give them another shot. Especially if folks think they are improving.

p_elliott
01-12-2010, 08:50
Did you buy this bottle at your normal outlet?

and Evan Williams Black.

I bought the WT 101 at my usual store, I haven't cracked open a EWB for long time don't know why just haven't. I'm drinking this WT again this morning and it still taste off not as bad as the night I first opened the bottle but off.

funknik
01-12-2010, 09:29
The 04s I've had have been kind of "meh" to me, but that's how the single barrel roulette goes. I don't know if I've ever purchased an 07 or later. From the sips I've had of the recent ones, they don't really do much for me. I'd much rather have a RB or make a run for the border to get an 8 y/o.

But I'm willing to give them another shot. Especially if folks think they are improving.
I've only had an '04 and the '07 I have open now -- the '07 tastes MUCH better to me.

wildcatdon
01-12-2010, 10:11
Bought some Wathens and Old Fitzgerald 12 yr old...Will be having both of those tonight.

SMOWK
01-12-2010, 13:38
Celebrating the birthday of a friend who's passed. It's Yukon Jeff and Budweiser tonight.

Cheers to you Triple J!

fogfrog
01-12-2010, 14:26
Old Weller Antique 107 .... had one with water and then wife stole half so I had to refill and this time instead of water I am using ice and I love it.

birdman1099
01-12-2010, 14:40
Today, I got roped into drinking some Old Forester Signature....

You know what..... it wasn't too bad.


Dare I say I liked it????:skep:

JamesW
01-12-2010, 16:15
Bought some Wathens and Old Fitzgerald 12 yr old...Will be having both of those tonight.

The Wathen's is very nice. Good value. The VSOF12 is also good but I find it a bit "thin" and missing too much body that would make it great. I'd love to try a barrel proof of that stuff!

deaconbones
01-12-2010, 17:41
Drinking a pour of OF 86. Is it weird that I smell corn chips? My nose is a bit off I think.

hectic1
01-12-2010, 17:52
I had a pour or two of OF Repeal...I have to say that for $12 for a 375ml and a GC glass it's a pretty good deal! I'm happy that I picked up a couple when I had the chance! :)

deaconbones
01-12-2010, 17:55
The OF Repeal is $20 in NC. If I see it at $12 I'll jump on it.

Vosgar
01-12-2010, 18:33
[quote=birdman
Dare I say I liked it????:skep:[/quote]

I have to say the same since I went cheap the last couple of nights, VOB yesterday and FC tonight. Maybe not the best, but I do like them.