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NYtaster
12-29-2009, 18:00
Dont flame me for this one, I know it seems like an abomination. Looking throught the cabinet tonight I found that I didnt really have enough WTRR to make a good drink and I had only a smidgen of the latest GTS. Wound up with a 50/50 mix and was very pleased, the sweetness of the RR came through and the depth of the GTS.

Anyone have a great mix to share?

ErichPryde
12-29-2009, 18:20
not an abomination at all. experimenting can be a lot of fun... and in fact, someone made a thread called vatting success stories (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11145&highlight=Vatting+success+stories)that covers many of the combinations people have tried.

NYtaster
12-29-2009, 18:31
I've seen that thread, I was tinking more along the lines of single pour mixes. No real thought, just throwing something together and coming up with something good or maybe bad.

ILLfarmboy
12-30-2009, 15:28
I've found a dash of WTRR 101 can richen up a pour of FR SB.

A dollop of Handy can do the same for a pour of Baby Saz. (they are pretty much the same whiskey, so its like getting a 100+ proof Baby Saz)

WLW can be used to improve a less than stellar bottling of OWA (primarily the '08 age stated, which I find not as good as the current NAS)

A three, two, one blend of Rare Breed, RR 101 and WT Rye was pretty damn good.


As you can see I don't stray very far when blending.

BBQ+Bourbon
12-31-2009, 19:43
I am apparently the only person who enjoys this one, but I like a Lot B OWA (pre 07) mix.

loose proton
12-31-2009, 20:03
I tried a GTS and Laphroig, interesting. They did complement each other, but I much prefer GTS neat.

I'm slow to drink the last of the bottle with all the sediment. I've started a bottle where I pour the last drops with sediment into. When it gets full, I'll decant the mix. Who knows what that monster will be like.

callmeox
12-31-2009, 20:22
I've seen that thread, I was tinking more along the lines of single pour mixes. No real thought, just throwing something together and coming up with something good or maybe bad.

Since the word 'blend' has a negative connotation in the bourbon world, indicating that the product is not straight whiskey, folks here call this vatting.

That's why there is a already a thread about vatting.

ILLfarmboy
12-31-2009, 20:29
I tried a GTS and Laphroig, interesting. They did complement each other, but I much prefer GTS neat.


Man, that's a hell of a combination. I just can't even wrap my brain around that one.......................

Slob
01-01-2010, 11:59
I mixed a little VWFRR, Handy, and Saz 18 last night. I only did it because I had a little left in each bottle. It wasn't bad.

kickert
01-01-2010, 22:25
Man, that's a hell of a combination. I just can't even wrap my brain around that one.......................


I hear ya... that is like mixing a Chimay with a Bell's Hopslam.