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callmeox
03-21-2010, 08:45
Here's where we can mourn the loss of a bottle, either a favorite or something that you were happy to get out of the way to make room for another.

No matter what, we're here for you. :cool:




I wrung out the last of an EC12 last night after watching basketball all day. It will definitely be replaced.

jburlowski
03-21-2010, 13:32
Drained a PS 13 yo Willett SB last night. Always sad to see a barrel-strength bottle go.

p_elliott
03-22-2010, 08:31
I killed a bottle of Blanton's the other night

RamblinWreck007
03-22-2010, 17:43
Elmer T. Lee bit the dust during Sunday's tournament games, following my beloved Yellow Jackets........

:(

cowdery
03-22-2010, 19:51
A Weller Special Reserve, but I've already christened its replacement.

JamesW
03-23-2010, 10:42
Knocked off my worst bottle of ORVW 10/107 to date. It was medicinal from the start and only the last few pours resembled this fine whiskey at all. I have another 3 bunkered from the same store and I fear opening any more. Good Riddance!

OscarV
03-23-2010, 10:45
Knocked off my worst bottle of ORVW 10/107 to date. It was medicinal from the start and only the last few pours resembled this fine whiskey at all. I have another 3 bunkered from the same store and I fear opening any more. Good Riddance!

Wow! Sorry to hear about this. What release do you think these bottles are from?
The Autumn 2008 are very good, I have a few more bunkered.

JamesW
03-23-2010, 13:11
Wow! Sorry to hear about this. What release do you think these bottles are from?
The Autumn 2008 are very good, I have a few more bunkered.


This one was No. B2006. I'd have to check the others I have bunkered. I have to say that it has been my first disappointment with the ORVW 10/107's. I had a chance to bunker another 1/2 dozen recently and I walked away. The 10/107 has been a favorite everyday pour of mine for a number of years and I usually have a good number in the bunker. I'm hoping it was just that bottle :(

Dramiel McHinson
03-23-2010, 19:17
I drained the last bit of Old Weller Antique 107. This was a 2006 bottling. It was intense. Every sip was an explosion of dark brown sugar, oak-n-smoke, black pepper and all spice. I also detected fragments of buttered cinnamon toast and vanilla. I thought there might be a bit of menthol in the the finish along with some big bite of oak.

Unfortunately, it's not sold in my neck of the woods so I'll have to pack up and head to another state and nose around for it if I want to try another bottle.

jburlowski
03-24-2010, 14:07
Said farewell to a WT Tradition. Sigh, to the bunker for another.

BBQ+Bourbon
03-24-2010, 17:16
I drained the last bit of Old Weller Antique 107. This was a 2006 bottling. It was intense. Every sip was an explosion of dark brown sugar, oak-n-smoke, black pepper and all spice. I also detected fragments of buttered cinnamon toast and vanilla. I thought there might be a bit of menthol in the the finish along with some big bite of oak.

Unfortunately, it's not sold in my neck of the woods so I'll have to pack up and head to another state and nose around for it if I want to try another bottle.
A good OWA is a thing to behold. Sorry to hear about your fallen friend. I'll have a pour of 03 later this evening to honor your loss.

Halifax
03-25-2010, 17:38
I drained the last bit of Old Weller Antique 107. This was a 2006 bottling. It was intense. Every sip was an explosion of dark brown sugar, oak-n-smoke, black pepper and all spice. I also detected fragments of buttered cinnamon toast and vanilla. I thought there might be a bit of menthol in the the finish along with some big bite of oak.

Unfortunately, it's not sold in my neck of the woods so I'll have to pack up and head to another state and nose around for it if I want to try another bottle.

I am about to kill a bottle of OWA tonight. Very interesting notes Sir. I get the dark brown sugar, and the menthol/minty finish as well. Just a hint of burn on the lips to last to the next sip. Absolute joy in a bottle.

ErichPryde
03-26-2010, 03:24
Gotta join the weller crowd here- the last of a Weller centennial (the first, and one of few!) was poured into my glass this evening. :(

tigerlam92
03-26-2010, 17:55
I'm down to my last two pour of PVW20. I am going through this bottle way to fast. Luckily I have a bunch more. For celebrating a happy Friday, I think I'm going to finish it off later. Perhaps I will swing by and buy a PVW15 and PVW20 to bunker up.

hectic1
03-26-2010, 18:09
I'm down to my last two pour of PVW20. I am going through this bottle way to fast. Luckily I have a bunch more. For celebrating a happy Friday, I think I'm going to finish it off later. Perhaps I will swing by and buy a PVW15 and PVW20 to bunker up. I'd bunker PVW15's at two for the price of one vs PVW20 but that's me...they're both good juice I just tend to prefer the 15 to the 20. :)

George
03-27-2010, 12:28
Finished a very enjoyable bottle of EC 12.

ggilbertva
04-02-2010, 18:38
Sadly, my '77 Yellowstone is now gone. Brown sugar on the nose and one of the tastiest bourbons I've had.

Vosgar
04-04-2010, 18:23
Said goodbye to a Lot B this evening. I had kind of forgotten about this bottle, but once I got back into it last week, it didn't last long.

hectic1
04-04-2010, 19:00
Finished off a bottle of WTRR 90 last night...man at first I was skeptical about that bottle but switching from crystal to glass GC's really brought the best out of the Turkey! :)

matthew0715
04-04-2010, 21:07
Finished a bottle of Berheim Wheat Whiskey last night. Glad to have tried it, but not something I want again real soon. Anyone know the mashbill? Is this all wheat (or wheat and malted barley)? Any corn or rye in there for flavor? I think a touch of rye might be an interesting variation. I guess I should have tried some personal vattings before I finished it.

Matt

p_elliott
04-05-2010, 07:51
Finished a bottle of Berheim Wheat Whiskey last night. Glad to have tried it, but not something I want again real soon. Anyone know the mashbill? Is this all wheat (or wheat and malted barley)? Any corn or rye in there for flavor? I think a touch of rye might be an interesting variation. I guess I should have tried some personal vattings before I finished it.

Matt

I don't know the mashbill on this I would like to. I think this whiskey has found a permanent place in my cabinet. I think any novice bourbon drinker should have it to understand the interaction of wheat and corn in whiskey.

ErichPryde
04-05-2010, 11:06
A bottle of William Larue Weller (2008) is now an end marker on the bookshelf. The bottle had been open for a year and a half, and the last pour) a couple of nights ago in the gazebo) was the best from the bottle. One thing I love about uncut, unfiltered whiskey- they just don't seem to oxidize as badly. Not to mention that it's wheat, and that always gets better with age...

CaptainQ
04-06-2010, 19:14
Well, my first empty bottle of a Van Winkle product. It was one of the tastiest bottles of bourbon I've had, liked by all that sampled her goodness. We will miss you Lot B, RIP my friend.

ggilbertva
04-08-2010, 11:58
Empty WT101 now residing in the trash can. I'll have to admit, I liked this bottle and I may have to pick up another.

MamaTried
04-09-2010, 08:56
Down to one last pour of PVW 15. Not sold in NC. Just broke up with my honey in Florida, so no longer have a good way of replenishing. Life is sucking just about now.

SSBourbon1
04-09-2010, 18:26
Down to one last pour of PVW 15. Not sold in NC. Just broke up with my honey in Florida, so no longer have a good way of replenishing. Life is sucking just about now.

Worry not, there are avenues to get the Pappy....Get to Rock Hill, SC (just south of Charlotte) to Frugal MacDougal's worth the trip. Or, give the bourbon guy at Binny's a call....he's got a way to get it to us :)

SSBourbon1
04-09-2010, 18:31
Well, I finished my Johnny Drum 15 year....it was an OK bottle at the start, and an OK one at the end. This is one that I won't by again, just needed to clear the space on the shelf for new bottles....

DeanSheen
04-09-2010, 19:33
OWA 7/107 oxidation does this stuff good, makes it sweeter.

CaptainQ
04-11-2010, 14:28
Nice evening here in Seattle. Went to a friends house grilled some steaks, sat around the fire pit and while the kids made smores the adults finished off a bottle of Buffalo Trace.

hectic1
04-11-2010, 14:38
Finished off a Binny's ERSB last night and a RHF's is about to give up the ghost as well.

MrAtomic
04-12-2010, 17:03
Tossed an empty 3-YO Party Source Willett SB into the recycling bin. I really liked it, despite its tender age. Next up, some OWA.

independant
04-13-2010, 19:15
Kentuky Tavern BIB. One of my top 5 BIBs.

hectic1
04-16-2010, 16:55
RHF's standard bottling gave up it's last pour...straight into my mouth! :D

Vosgar
04-16-2010, 18:59
A bottle of Baker's went away tonight. I'm trying to finish off more of what I already have before buying anything else (who am I fooling), but I'm going to miss this one.

Gary

hectic1
04-21-2010, 16:33
Killed off a bottle of ORVW 10/107 yesterday...good thing I have a couple more from that batch in the bunker! :)

Stones
04-26-2010, 20:33
A beautiful 1980s bottle of Old Fitz was fin this weekend just gone, an amazing drop... it will be missed. :rolleyes:

gblick
05-01-2010, 15:08
Over this past week, some near-empty bottles went dry:

PVW 15
WLW '08
RR101
OWA '05

They will be missed.

kyrocklover
05-02-2010, 17:07
Just finished off a bottle of Old Forester Signature. Definately a bottle I will replace.

StraightBoston
05-03-2010, 09:21
Poured the last of my dimpled Old Forester BIB liter (from about 1988) into mint juleps this weekend. I could never get into that one -- even though I love the honey-barrel-era Woodford Reserve and the Birthday Bourbons.

ILLfarmboy
05-04-2010, 10:55
Last night I had the last couple health pours from a ORVW 10 107. I had them with a pan seared porterhouse. When I cook steaks this way, I realy need to use penut oil or perhaps give clarified butter a try. EVOO's smoke point is too low. I set off the smoke detector.

fishnbowljoe
05-07-2010, 19:41
My vacation bottle of ETL only lasted 5 days. It hit the recycle bin tonight. :grin: It's been a great vacation this year.Joe

hectic1
05-08-2010, 07:37
I killed off a bottle of ORVW 10/90...I sad to see it go in that it was my first VW bottle that I ever bought...the bottle that started it all for me! :cool:

tigerlam92
05-08-2010, 08:53
This week I finish off a bottle of PVW lot b but replace it with three bottles so not too sad about it :).

Cheers
--Hugh

George
05-08-2010, 11:15
Finished off a bottle of OWA.

gblick
05-08-2010, 22:58
A liter bottle of ER101 gave up it's last pour.

barturtle
05-09-2010, 15:19
Catching up on old business:

On Oaks Night4-30-2010, a bottle of Willett's Family Estate Single Barrel Rye Aged 22 Years bottle #78 of 216, Selected for: Neil & Doug, gave up it's last two pours.

It went quite well with a 601 Habano Oscuro "La Punta"

JamesW
05-13-2010, 05:50
WTKS hit the recycle bin. I have been pairing it with WRMCSO by doing a 1/2-1/2 mix and plowed through it as a result.

The Boozer
05-17-2010, 07:35
A Mr. Thomas Handy hit the bin last night. A beautiful, pleasant evening spent of the deck. Thankfully, he has several of this brothers waiting in the wings. :grin:

OscarV
05-17-2010, 14:16
A Mr. Thomas Handy hit the bin last night. A beautiful, pleasant evening spent of the deck. Thankfully, he has several of this brothers waiting in the wings. :grin:



I'm going to get me a THH this Autumn if they are aged a little longer, but I have to say it's about the best rye I have ever had since the '06 Sazerac from the BTAC.

ggilbertva
05-17-2010, 18:27
Finished off the last of a '09 GTS.

JamesW
05-18-2010, 07:33
WRMCSO is done for. This one really grew on me and while it was a tad too much wood by itself, it really paired well as a 1/2 - 1/2 mixer with WTKS being the best mix and Lot B coming in second.

fishnbowljoe
05-18-2010, 12:05
Parted ways with a current Old Fitz BIB last night. Joe

sailor22
05-21-2010, 11:59
I have a bottle of Dant BIB distilled in '74 that is a couple of pours away from empty. I look at it every time I walk into the room and fondly remember the good times we had, and a tear forms in my eye. I'm going to miss it so much. I'm turning to this support group for some emotional succor at this trying time in my life. I am in pain. Come through for me my brothers and give me something to hold on to, some reason for getting up day after dreary day and facing the same numbing routine, a reason to suffer the slings and arrows of another scorching summer. I'm not sure I can go on when it is empty, I'm not sure I can face the endless indignities of modern life without it's company to look forward to. Help me.

OscarV
05-21-2010, 12:34
I have a bottle of Dant BIB distilled in '74 that is a couple of pours away from empty. I look at it every time I walk into the room and fondly remember the good times we had, and a tear forms in my eye. I'm going to miss it so much. I'm turning to this support group for some emotional succor at this trying time in my life. I am in pain. Come through for me my brothers and give me something to hold on to, some reason for getting up day after dreary day and facing the same numbing routine, a reason to suffer the slings and arrows of another scorching summer. I'm not sure I can go on when it is empty, I'm not sure I can face the endless indignities of modern life without it's company to look forward to. Help me.

Oh for God's sakes Steve pull yourself together!!
I know it's hard as I have been there before, empting out classic bottles every other day. [don't let my wife read this],....but you have to move on.
Maybe when you least expect it, you might be in a liquor store and from the shelf to your heart a new lover comes to you screaming, buy me, drink me, be me,... it could happen, yes it could happen yet again.

sailor22
05-21-2010, 12:37
sob.............snork.......wheeze....sob..... thanks Oscar, but it does little to ease my aching loss.

smokinjoe
05-21-2010, 13:18
I have a bottle of Dant BIB distilled in '74 that is a couple of pours away from empty. I look at it every time I walk into the room and fondly remember the good times we had, and a tear forms in my eye. I'm going to miss it so much. I'm turning to this support group for some emotional succor at this trying time in my life. I am in pain. Come through for me my brothers and give me something to hold on to, some reason for getting up day after dreary day and facing the same numbing routine, a reason to suffer the slings and arrows of another scorching summer. I'm not sure I can go on when it is empty, I'm not sure I can face the endless indignities of modern life without it's company to look forward to. Help me.

There, there, Steve. It's OK. I know, it's tough to let the great ones go. But, just think back to where you were a scant 7 days ago.....There.....You feel better already, don't you. :D

BTW, I think I can hook you up with some replacements. I'll PM you.

CorvallisCracker
05-21-2010, 13:36
I have a bottle of Dant BIB distilled in '74 that is a couple of pours away from empty. I look at it every time I walk into the room and fondly remember the good times we had, and a tear forms in my eye. I'm going to miss it so much. I'm turning to this support group for some emotional succor at this trying time in my life. I am in pain. Come through for me my brothers and give me something to hold on to, some reason for getting up day after dreary day and facing the same numbing routine, a reason to suffer the slings and arrows of another scorching summer. I'm not sure I can go on when it is empty, I'm not sure I can face the endless indignities of modern life without it's company to look forward to. Help me.

:cry: :smil41df29a15fb35:

I got no sympathy for ya, Steve. When I think of all the great bourbons (and rums) you can buy where you are and how crappy the selection is here...man, you don't know how good you have it.

Here, try this:

I was sad because I had no Dant BiB '74, but then I met a man who can't even get any friggin' Weller 12.

JamesW
05-21-2010, 19:21
Lot B hits the recycling bin tonight. 7 Bunkered.

Enabler
05-21-2010, 20:31
I have a bottle of Dant BIB distilled in '74 that is a couple of pours away from empty. I look at it every time I walk into the room and fondly remember the good times we had, and a tear forms in my eye. I'm going to miss it so much. I'm turning to this support group for some emotional succor at this trying time in my life. I am in pain. Come through for me my brothers and give me something to hold on to, some reason for getting up day after dreary day and facing the same numbing routine, a reason to suffer the slings and arrows of another scorching summer. I'm not sure I can go on when it is empty, I'm not sure I can face the endless indignities of modern life without it's company to look forward to. Help me.

I love you for your use of the word "succor". GG!

Skunk
05-28-2010, 09:02
The last of an o2 Stagg fit perfectly in a flask I'm taking to a funeral.

ErichPryde
05-28-2010, 16:26
Axed the last of a WTKS from august of '03 the other night. *sigh* that bird will be missed.

OscarV
05-28-2010, 16:36
Axed the last of a WTKS from august of '03 the other night. *sigh* that bird will be missed.

I feel your pain Dude, that's what this thread is for.

fishnbowljoe
05-28-2010, 23:01
Killed three the past week. BT, Old Fitz BIB current, and a 97 Old Fitz BIB. Joe

gblick
05-29-2010, 15:06
Another empty RR101 bottle hit the recycling bin.
It's only been about a month since my last one went empty!

:cry:

ErichPryde
05-30-2010, 01:26
Another empty RR101 bottle hit the recycling bin.
It's only been about a month since my last one went empty!

:cry:

man. a treasure every drop of that stuff.... there just isn't enough of it left!

Edward_call_me_Ed
05-30-2010, 17:07
I finished off a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 yo last night. There was just barely one last good pour. It was good to the last drop even though it had been open at least three years, maybe four.

Ed

Enabler
05-31-2010, 21:10
The last of an o2 Stagg fit perfectly in a flask I'm taking to a funeral.

A beautiful tribute. You are my hero.

ErichPryde
06-03-2010, 00:02
09 stagg hit the trail. I used part of the last of it to make vanilla extract (a split vanilla bean is soaking in a mini filled with stagg), and then drank the single pour that was left.

sailor22
06-03-2010, 06:38
last night our group finished my 4R OBSK from Ledgers and my OBSQ from Julio's. Luckily I have another OBSK bunkered.

JamesW
06-04-2010, 19:47
Pappy 20 passed tonight.

fishnbowljoe
06-04-2010, 20:16
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: Condolences James. Joe

JamesW
06-05-2010, 18:24
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: Condolences James. Joe

Thanks. I'm killing off all my best open bottles as I'm moving to Canada next month and can't bring my bar across the border (Although each trip up I bring my allotment).

Right now I am drinking the last double-pour from my Saz18 2009. This was a great bottle. I really love the older ryes and this one comes closest to RVWFRR than any other. I only have one of those left too :-(

JamesW
06-12-2010, 18:25
Killed my Julio's Baby Saz. This is a really crisp rye that becomes most enjoyable once you let it sit for about 20 mins.

George
06-14-2010, 14:51
Polished off a bottle of ETL. Good stuff.

tigerlam92
06-15-2010, 00:13
Finished off another bottle of the PVW15 and WLW09.

foxflyer5
06-16-2010, 08:11
i finished off the Bernheim, but im glad to have it gone. the all wheater is too sweet for me.

VA Gentleman and Wathen's are getting low. Hopefully i can find another bottle of the Wathen's before i finish this one.

BigRich
06-16-2010, 12:08
I've been trying to finish off all the bottles that I have with 1/3 or less left. Recently it was Eagle Rare 10 year, Four Roses yellow label, and Maker's Mark.

The Boozer
06-16-2010, 14:10
Finished a bottle of Thedford. I bought it about 6 months ago when I was out of town and thought I had a dusty. Actually it was not bad, nice sweet bourbon flavor but nothing complex. Won't buy another due to the price.

Also, a Stagg 09' joined his brother T. Handy in the recycle bin. Good thing I got a couple of back ups.

tommyboy38
06-18-2010, 18:00
Finished off a bottle of PVW15 last night.

theDon
06-18-2010, 18:43
Plastic handle o'Tom Moore BIB. This one was special. It was the first in the case. He will be missed.

JamesW
06-21-2010, 05:44
Killed a BMH SB NAS. I didn't think much of it when I first opened the bottle. Tasted like an overpriced and watered-down OGD114 (although a bit less woody). I powered through it these last few nights and it really grew on me. Very high rye and quite tasty in the end (besides, I like OGD114 :grin: ). Not sure I'd buy again though. Just slightly overpriced.