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BunkerBooze
12-27-2009, 23:05
What are some of the greatest bourbons and ryes that you have you been searching for the longest and cannot find due to its discontinuation (forget about pricing and that money was not an object). In other words, what are some of the greatest losses in bourbons and ryes.

Mine are:
Bourbons - Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 101 proof
Rye - Willett 22yrs rye (Doug Phillips' bottling)

spun_cookie
12-27-2009, 23:23
Bourbon: WT 8yr from 1990-93
Rye: Old Overholt from the 60-70s and DougDogs Rye .... For a special SB

birdman1099
12-28-2009, 07:35
The one I get "giddy" about would be...

SW Old Fitz
Any Weller centennial
ER101
WT 8YR (before 94)

ggilbertva
12-28-2009, 09:08
It's funny you mention Doug's rye bottling. I just had that two weeks ago while enjoying Doug's company.

For me a couple come to mind:

Mt Vernon Rye
Any SW bourbon produced under Pappy
Early WT 8/101
Hirsch Red/Blue wax

ILLfarmboy
12-28-2009, 09:09
SW OWA
WT 101 8 year
WT 12 (never actualy found any, I've traded for all that I've had)

ggilbertva
12-28-2009, 09:17
SW OWA
WT 101 8 year
WT 12 (never actualy found any, I've traded for all that I've had)

Brad - I personally like the 8 year better than the 12 year. What are your impressions?

p_elliott
12-28-2009, 09:40
Greg I like the 12 yo better than the 8 yo I like the wood it taste like a rickethouse smells. But a little bit goes a long ways the 8 yo is smokier .

spun_cookie
12-28-2009, 10:11
personally like the 8 year better than the 12 year.

Ditto

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ILLfarmboy
12-28-2009, 10:16
Brad - I personally like the 8 year better than the 12 year. What are your impressions?

I haven't actualy had the 8 year since around the time it was discontinued, and I was too young at the time to fully appreciate it. I remember it being like mixing RR 101 with the current 101. I recall especially how syrupy an empty glass smelled.

I love 12 year split labels. That signature WT spice mellows into a creamy ryeness.

OscarV
12-28-2009, 15:14
I have been searching high and low, mostly high for Wild Turkey Stampede and Wild Turkey Freedom.
I have been dropping hints everywhere but can't get a response.
C'mon Brothers, I got the Turkey Jones, hook me up.

nor02lei
12-28-2009, 15:52
Brad - I personally like the 8 year better than the 12 year. What are your impressions?

The same for me!

Leif

tommyboy38
12-28-2009, 20:34
Always hoping to find a bottle of ORVW 15 while hunting but never came across one....not much WT8 either so I haven't opened the one dusty bottle I did find.