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OscarV
06-21-2010, 07:03
Hot fun in the summertime! We made it although it's felt like summer for quite a while now.

Old Charter Louisville 7yo 80prf yesterday.This is good and at the same time disapointing.
It is what it taste like, a very very good classic bourbon with way to much water in it.

sailor22
06-21-2010, 08:06
I spent a couple evenings with different era and versions of Old Taylor last week. Curious that the 86 proof has less apparent alcohol heat than the 80. One particular 86er is an over the top butterscotch monster. Very nice.

IowaJeff
06-21-2010, 08:59
I opened a bottle of MM 46 I got this weekend. Having had spicy food for dinner my taste buds were off so I only had a small pour and don't have much to say about it. I'm going to bring home a bottle of regular MM from my office and do a side-by-side compare tonight. I'll let you know what I think.

OscarV
06-21-2010, 15:16
I opened a bottle of MM 46 I got this weekend. I'm going to bring home a bottle of regular MM from my office and do a side-by-side compare tonight. I'll let you know what I think.

Looking forward to the report.

I'm sipping Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.

foxflyer5
06-21-2010, 17:17
im finishing off a bottle of Wathen's tonight and then going on a little hunt tomorrow to see what i find.

jsbac
06-21-2010, 18:17
Tonight I tried my first bottle of Elmer T Lee. I haven't found it here in Arkansas, so I bought a bottle in Chicago last week while there.

Nothing special, but I do like it.

ErichPryde
06-21-2010, 19:10
it was Russel's Reserve 101 last night, and I haven't had anything yet today but hope to change that here in just a little bit.

smokinjoe
06-21-2010, 21:34
Just returned from a trip to the neighborhood pool with daughter and Mrs. Smokinjoe. A mingling of WTKS Pewter (98) and Maker's on ice was a nice combo. Not sure why I chose those two, but it worked wonderfully. As good as it was, though, the pool water was better, after a very hot day here, Down South.

ErichPryde
06-21-2010, 21:51
I'm blending tonight, too. Old number 8 with a splash of PVW15 to keep things fresh. Pretty sharp combo. I'll have to pick up some makers (gasp!) and experiment a bit. :D

JamesW
06-21-2010, 22:14
Started with some Partida Anejo straight and then moved on to some OGD114.

ErichPryde
06-21-2010, 22:37
hmmmmMMM. I am going to find something else to pour, and hope that someone falls into flashchat for a moment or five.

Chu'Wuti
06-22-2010, 00:42
Well, I am enjoying a little Eagle Rare 10 yo while hanging out in the Gazebo with Morgan

nor02lei
06-22-2010, 01:20
I did have Dickel bs before diner yesterday and EC 12 after. This Dickel continue to amaze me and it defiantly taste better than I do remember from drinking a bottle 3 years or so ago.

Leif

SBOmarc
06-22-2010, 09:03
[QUOTE=OscarV;209629]Hot fun in the summertime! We made it although it's felt like summer for quite a while now.

While dialing up "Hot Fun in The Summertime" by Sly and The Family Stone on my IPod...sipped on some 4RSB.

OscarV
06-22-2010, 15:02
dialing up "Hot Fun in The Summertime" by Sly and The Family Stone
[QUOTE]

I still love Sly.

I'm sipping some Four Roses Single Barrell, the McScrooges private bottle, neat.

nor02lei
06-22-2010, 15:31
Beam 6grain bourbon, WT 12 gold folio and EC 12 before dinner today and WTRR 101 after. Both my lady partner Yvonne and me liked the 6-grain very well considering the age and proof. Nose seemed to be the week point. I though it did remind somewhat of a ex bourbon barrel single malt.
Tomorrow we go on a cruise to Åland (belong to Finland) and I have packed an EC 12 bottle.

Leif

SMOWK
06-22-2010, 15:51
VOBBIB again tonight. I have gone through 2 cases of this stuff in the past 3 months. It disappears from the shelf as soon as I put it up. Outstanding, and such a good price. Great neat, on ice, or in a Manhattan. I never thought something this good would come in under $10/bottle.

I would bunker a few cases, but they wouldn't last.

George
06-22-2010, 17:34
Having some Lot B.

ErichPryde
06-22-2010, 17:37
Weller centennial. It goes well with the nachos but does nothing to reduce the heat from these insanely hot jalapenos! My lord, it's been a while since I've had jalapenos this hot...

CorvallisCracker
06-22-2010, 18:18
Buck and Coke. With nuts.

ggilbertva
06-22-2010, 19:29
'82 Old Fitz BIB....last pour from the bottle.

callmeox
06-22-2010, 19:48
I went to a bourbon tasting at a local watering hole this evening. They were pouring FR SmB, FRSB, Jeffersons, Jeffersons Reserve, and JRPS batch 5.

There were some seasoned bourbon folks there and a number of rookies and the most popular bottle was, of course, the JRPS.

Skunk
06-22-2010, 19:52
Weller centennial. It goes well with the nachos but does nothing to reduce the heat from these insanely hot jalapenos! My lord, it's been a while since I've had jalapenos this hot...

Easy on the Centennial while eating the jalapenos! Isn't there a BiB in there that would do the trick?

bourbon-n00b
06-22-2010, 20:01
AAA 10 year, Party Source bottling. This and the 1990 OT 86 I had last week have got me rethinking the sub-90 proofers.

I never thought much of them, but that's too short-sighted. There's some good stuff here. Stuff that'd likely be even better around 100, but good stuff nonetheless.

ErichPryde
06-22-2010, 20:46
Easy on the Centennial while eating the jalapenos! Isn't there a BiB in there that would do the trick?

heh. I had the pour already, it wasn't intentional.

Wild Turkey, Old #(8 year old), 1994.


before that it was Old Fitz, BIB. and before that I had an old-fashioned made with ritt BIB (nice, NICE old fashioned). I'm going to bed soon, and intend to do it in style.

IowaJeff
06-23-2010, 08:09
I had a couple of healthy pours of MM 46 last night. It was priced at $38 and I got 20% off so ended up just over 30. I like it. It takes the classic MM flavor profile and adds a bit of spice on the palate and a bit of butterscotch, or something different on the finish. It has a good enough flavor that it probably could have stood up to a bit higher proof. I like it slightly better than 'regular' MM, which I also enjoy.

It probably won't be a regular buy for me at $38, but if I can get a good deal on it I would buy it again to fill my wheater needs.

hectic1
06-23-2010, 19:17
I had a couple of healthy pours of MM 46 last night. It was priced at $38 and I got 20% off so ended up just over 30. I like it. It takes the classic MM flavor profile and adds a bit of spice on the palate and a bit of butterscotch, or something different on the finish. It has a good enough flavor that it probably could have stood up to a bit higher proof. I like it slightly better than 'regular' MM, which I also enjoy.

It probably won't be a regular buy for me at $38, but if I can get a good deal on it I would buy it again to fill my wheater needs. Good to know Jeff...I want to pick up a bottle of this as well but I haven't seen it in Chicago yet.

I'm having a pour of Louisville Weller Centennial...this is definitely heaven in a glass! Man I wish they still made this stuff! :(

OscarV
06-24-2010, 12:02
Maker's 46, neat.
Not bad, maybe a little light but I can definatley testify that this is a wheater unlike Maker's Mark.

The Boozer
06-24-2010, 12:33
Maker's 46, neat.
Not bad, maybe a little light but I can definatley testify that this is a wheater unlike Maker's Mark.

I agree, got more flavors than the MM, which tends to be a little too one dimensional. At this proof level, its the kind of bourbon one could drink "all night long".

OscarV
06-24-2010, 14:45
its the kind of bourbon one could drink "all night long".

It is a marketer's dream so I must tip my hat to them, it has just enough flavor to tease the bourbon aficionado and mild/watered to satisfy the masses with the A-B coined phrase "Drinkability".

nor02lei
06-25-2010, 04:27
We came back late yesterday from a cruise to Åland (island that belong to Finland). We had quit a lot of pours from the ORVW 10/107 and EC that I brought wth me from home. Both tasted splendid. We had fantastic whether for a change with the first 2 real hot days this summer and it was actually +30 C when we got back to Stockholm.

Leif

ggilbertva
06-25-2010, 07:47
It is a marketer's dream so I must tip my hat to them, it has just enough flavor to tease the bourbon aficionado and mild/watered to satisfy the masses with the A-B coined phrase "Drinkability".

I picked up my MM46 last night and agree this is a better pour than standard MM. More depth, touch of spice and more robust finish makes this one a winner. Very drinkable neat which I normally wouldn't do with regular MM as I find it too one dimensional.

OscarV
06-25-2010, 16:55
Four Roses Single Barrel Barrel Strength OBSK recipe 10yo 121.2prf from Binny's, neat.
This one is the complete opposite of the OESO and it rocks with spice.
The nose alone is intoxicating both physically and spiritually.

SMOWK
06-25-2010, 17:35
Hanging at a hotel in Central Pennsylvania drinking WT101.

Any tips on bourbon hunting near Harrisburg, PA would be greatly appreciated.

matthew0715
06-25-2010, 18:42
Any tips on bourbon hunting near Harrisburg, PA would be greatly appreciated.

PA is a pretty tightly run control state so your chances of finding any dusties is approximately.............zero.


Hanging at a hotel in Central Pennsylvania drinking WT101.

On the plus side, unlike Michigan for example, there is not a state minimum price with stores allowed to charge more. The price for product X is the same in any store in the state. If you go to the consumer website (http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=622654&mode=2) for the Liquor Control Board, you can find the stores nearest you by city, county or zip code. You can see this month's sale items (WT 101 Rye only $17.99) or check a store's inventory (as of the day before).

Happy Hunting.

hectic1
06-25-2010, 19:29
Going with a little VWFRR to start off the weekend! :)

ILLfarmboy
06-25-2010, 19:33
OGD BIB.

I'm coming to terms with the fact I'm liking this better than the last bottle of 114 I bought. Difference in flavor profile?

I want an OGD BIB at 114 proof. But then, it wouldn't be a BIB would it.

JamesW
06-25-2010, 20:01
Started with Willet Pot Still and now OGD114

smokinjoe
06-25-2010, 20:34
Been listening to the Braves on the radio with a couple of pours of 1792. Typical Barton, but with a thicker and richer profile. For $22, this is a terrific pour.

OscarV
06-25-2010, 22:49
Been listening to the Braves on the radio


You hear any tigers?

ErichPryde
06-25-2010, 23:11
Had a strange lineup tonight. Started with an old early times and ended up with a PVW23 with a few strange ones in between! Pleasant night tonight.

nor02lei
06-26-2010, 03:09
Vintage 21 rye with a cigar and ORVW 10/107with hazelnut cake after dinner yesterday.

Leif

jburlowski
06-26-2010, 06:17
Had my first go at MM 46. Posted my thoughts in the Premium Bourbon forum.)

smokinjoe
06-26-2010, 10:30
You hear any tigers?

Yes sir. A well pitched game from the two young starters. I sure hope the Braves can hit fastballs, because over the next 3 days we may not see one under 96 with Scherzer, Verlander and Strasburg toeing it up. :eek: As a counter, I'll be bringing out the heat myself, later today. 08 Stagg...

T Comp
06-26-2010, 21:02
OGD 114. Been a while and it's so good I just decided this is all I need for tonight.

ebo
06-26-2010, 21:09
FRSB, followed by ERSB.

bonneamie
06-26-2010, 21:57
I passed the Stagg and went for some Willett Hot enough.

CaptainQ
06-26-2010, 22:07
Four Roses yellow label followed by Virginia Gentleman 90. Nice light bourbon for a beautiful evening here in Seattle. Cheers.

ErichPryde
06-27-2010, 00:02
WTKS from 00, and then a pint benchmark. now, back to the pewter.

nor02lei
06-27-2010, 00:33
I had Beam 6 grains and Dickel ch before dinner yesterday and vintage 21 rye and Handy 2009 after. All tasted more or less good.

Leif

ErichPryde
06-27-2010, 01:14
WTKS from 00, and then a pint benchmark. now, back to the pewter.

not a whole pint, mind you. from a pint bottle.


OFBIB next, I think...

cigarnv
06-27-2010, 06:47
On Greg's recommendation I grabbed a bottle of the MM 46... I must say it was very nice to sip on during a very warm and muggy evening. I never owned a bottle of MM and only drank it when out and the choices were limited. The 46 will however find a place on the bar. This is a whisky that should appeal to most anyone.... very well conceived and developed by MM.

Gillman
06-27-2010, 14:56
A blend of bourbons, plus some Wiser's Legacy for a spearmint rye note, Portuguese absinthe, anisette, bitters. A Sazerac cocktail. The trick to this is to get the balance of anise, sweet and bitters right with the whiskey quite forward in the taste.

Gary

TNbourbon
06-28-2010, 00:03
Well, I'd been hoarding some hard-to-find/replace whiskeys for guests -- which never seem to materialize after a mini-run of Gary G. and Oscar V. last summer -- and personal bouts of quality-seeking (which, oddly, also don't seem to materialize these days).
Anyway, times are (temporarily -- I don't get paid from the end of May till mid-August, and I deliberately shorted myself this summer in order to reduce some new-home debts accumulated last year) hard, financially, and I find it asinine to justify even cheap whiskey over utilities and groceries. So, I created what I call my 'Pan-American-Whiskey' earlier today with the leftover dregs. In results in a (average) c. 13.8yo/101.4-proof concoction which very nearly filled up my last 1.75L bottle purchased as EW Black. It includes:

400ml, Evan Williams, 15yo, 101 proof
50ml, Parker’s Heritage, 12yo, 122.6 proof
185ml, BTEC Twice-Barreled, 12yo, 90 proof
200ml, WT J.Russell Tribute, 15yo, 101 proof
100ml, Willett #1 rye (Doug P.), 22yo, 136.7 proof
50ml, Old Hickory (1959), 8yo, 90 proof
400ml, ORVW , 15yo, 107 proof
170ml, BTEC Fire Pot, 10 yo, 90 proof
175ml, BTEC French Oak, 10yo, 90 proof

Interestingly, it has a bit of 'old-wood' menthol to it, which isn't present in any of the whiskeys singly.
The part that will make y'all certain that I've gone slightly off my rocker -- but amuses the heck out of me!:grin: -- is that it will likely be drunk mostly with diet ginger ale or diet cola.:rolleyes: :lol:

Thus, I have but two remaining, sealed bottles of bourbon: a Doug Phillips/Toddy's 4yo Willett barrel-proof, and a "Van Blankle", which I probably will ship back to Randy B. if I don't get to the Festival in Bardstown this year, which seems unlikely.
I haven't given up the bourbon ghost, as it were -- but life intercedes. I have other interests and loci for my money these days, and I've long since depleted any interesting whiskey 'finds' in my home territory, which I seldom travel outside currently.
In all likelihood, then, this post comprises a temporary, at least, adieu. I have nothing more to add.

nor02lei
06-28-2010, 03:45
I did have Dickel ch before outdoor grilling yesterday and WLW 2009 after. Both tasted excellent.

Leif

OscarV
06-28-2010, 07:15
In all likelihood, then, this post comprises a temporary, at least, adieu. I have nothing more to add.You are missng out on some good ones Tim.
You really should try to track down some of the Four Roses Barrel Strength's that Binny's picked out. Two of which are just about the best I have ever had.
The OBSK and the OESO recipes are true classics.

birdman1099
06-28-2010, 07:37
Last night was the Birdmans World Tour....

Started with a Hirsch 16, then had a Crown Royal Cask 16, then a Bushmills 400th, a MacCallan Cask strength, an Amrut Fusion, then a WLW 2009...... Forget 80 days, I completed mine in 2 hours !!!!:grin:

OscarV
06-28-2010, 13:54
an Amrut Fusion,


What's that?

I am sipping some Maker's 46, neat.

sailor22
06-28-2010, 15:38
Last night I finished a bottle of '07 Handy - it was dandy. Damn fine juice.

nor02lei
06-28-2010, 15:49
WT 8 export and JDSS before outdoors grilling. More of the JD with the grilled bananas with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate souse for dessert and Handy 2009 just now. The highlight of the year in my small town started today with good weather as usual. Sweden’s biggest music festival: the Pease and love music festival.

Leif

DeanSheen
06-28-2010, 15:53
Just emptied out my 2004 Dark Top WTKS to drink before dinner. So sad it's gone now but at least I know where my priorities lay in the future.

I'm making a run for some regulars after dinner, 4RsmB and Eagle Rare. I'm sure I'll be quality testing those later.

SMOWK
06-28-2010, 16:01
Enjoying some Fox in a Manhattan. I'm getting better and better at making these by the day. The more I make, the more I like them.

CorvallisCracker
06-28-2010, 16:55
an Amrut Fusion


What's that?


I believe it's from India, where the Standard of Identity is, "If we can get it to taste like whiskey, it's whiskey."

smokinjoe
06-28-2010, 18:12
A little embossed "Fox", and a touch of 1792. The "Fox" on cracked ice is a real winner on a hot evening in Georgia.

callmeox
06-28-2010, 18:20
Just emptied out my 2004 Dark Top WTKS to drink before dinner. So sad it's gone now but at least I know where my priorities lay in the future.



I know where you can get another of those dark top WTKS. :cool:

To celebrate by 13th wedding anniversary, I'm prepping a pour of VWFRR.

You know what else happened 13 years ago tonight? Mike Tyson snacked on Evander Holyfield's ear. :grin:

DeanSheen
06-28-2010, 18:56
Happy Anniversary Scott.

13 years, I'm looking at 4 in a couple months and I think I already forgot the date!

4RsmB on ice. So good.

Vosgar
06-28-2010, 20:19
While going through the "open bourbon" cabinet, I found a flask with a couple of ounces of something in it. Must be left over from a bowling night. Pretty sure it's OGD114.

ggilbertva
06-28-2010, 21:11
Attending a conference in Orlando for my Franchise. Somehow the founders talked Earth, Wind and Fire to perform a private concert for our group. I know I'm dating myself, but it was an awesome show. Unfortunately, the only bourbon available at the bar at Hard Rock Live was JB or MM; I chose MM and enjoyed it nonetheless.

ILLfarmboy
06-28-2010, 22:00
I started out the evening with a spinach salad, grilled pork chops and grilled portabellas and some red wine the wife bought, Barefoot Pinot Noir, I think it was. I moved on to some NAS Weller Antique and now I'm drinking some ORVW 10/107..............I'm a little toasted.......

bonneamie
06-29-2010, 05:56
Last night I had the last generous pour from a shared bottle of Woodford Reserve Masters Collection 2009 edition. I didn't like this stuff when I first tried it, but managed to choke down a bit now and then til the end last night. Now I wish I had more. It aged wonderfully in the flask. It was a beautiful dark reddish brown, almost a syrupy pour, with a heavenly butterscotch-apple aroma. It tasted good too :grin:

cigarnv
06-29-2010, 06:01
Hot day in Virginia.... did a few EW BIB white labels and ginger to kick off. The EW BIB is one heck of a bargain for a decent bourbon... under $12 in Va. Finished the evening with a few light pours of Julio's Buffalo Trace 2009 selection.... good juice, very easy sipper

nor02lei
06-29-2010, 15:22
As my personal tradition I drink old bottles of WT101 during the Pease and love music festival here in my small town. WT 101 from 1988 before dinner, to the soft chocolate cake with chocolate souse and ice-cream for dessert and from the pocket bottle inside the festival area.

Leif

SMOWK
06-29-2010, 15:33
While going through the "open bourbon" cabinet, I found a flask with a couple of ounces of something in it. Must be left over from a bowling night. Pretty sure it's OGD114.

My bowling nights are always enjoyed with a flask of 114. The higher proof juice really makes the flask seem, larger.

OscarV
06-29-2010, 15:40
Earth, Wind and Fire to perform a private concert for our group.

it was an awesome show. .

Did they do September? I always liked that song and a few other of theirs.
I thought they did a good job on The Beatles' Got To Get You Into My Life.

And I'm drinking OESO Binny's 4R's Barrel Strength, neat.

SMOWK
06-29-2010, 16:27
Really enjoying some Blaton's that a buddy gave me before shipping out to Africa for the US Navy. No idea why he brought me bourbon, I"m usually the bourbon pusher. Much appreciated though.

Halifax
06-29-2010, 19:09
Tonight... FR1B, Bakers, M46, EC18, and now WRMC SOF. May have to revisit this new M46 later.

hectic1
06-29-2010, 19:23
Binny's FRBS OESK cut to about 105 proof...definitely spicy tonight! :)

angler82
06-29-2010, 20:07
Evan Williams Single Barrel - 2000 vintage

bourbon-n00b
06-29-2010, 21:00
3 vintage minis tonight:

Cabin Still 90pr/5yr. 70 on the bottom of the bottle. Tax strip over cap. Distilled and bottled by Stitzel-Weller distillery, Louisville.

Stunning. Maple syrup/brown sugar on the nose, especially after sitting a while, Massive, mouth-filling sweetness on the palate but never out of balance or overpowering. Deep, rich and beautiful. Sad to see this one go.

Rebel Yell 86.8pr/NAS. 47 on the bottom of the bottle but it's not that old. No strip. Distilled and bottled in Louisville, Ky and made especially for the deep south.

Didn't care for this one so much. Muted nose and hot, thin palate. Sharp and brief on the way out. Without the pedigree and on its own terms, mediocre at best.

Old Grand-Dad 114 Barrel Proof. 114pr/NAS. 83 on the bottom of the bottle. Lot 1. Distilled at Old-Grand Distillery, Frankfort.

The nose is rye spiciness/sweetness and alcohol. Maybe some cocoa. Even at the higher proof, the heat on the tongue is more integrated than in the RY. Rich in deep, complex herbal flavors and smoother than it has a right to be. The finish goes on forever.

Luna56
06-29-2010, 22:39
Don't believe I've ever tried a vatting before (well, outside of my stomach) so for the hell of it I mixed about a half ounce each of '09 Handy and ERSB. Not bad. The ER doesn't fully disappear and adds a little more wood to the Handy. The Handy obviously needs no improvement, not to my taste, anyway.

Cheers!

ggilbertva
06-29-2010, 23:30
Did they do September? I always liked that song and a few other of theirs.
I thought they did a good job on The Beatles' Got To Get You Into My Life.

And I'm drinking OESO Binny's 4R's Barrel Strength, neat.

They did September along with Let's Groove, Shining Star and Fantasy also.

OscarV
06-30-2010, 16:16
Current WT 101 over cracked ice.

Tony
06-30-2010, 16:27
This week Buffalo Trace with a side beer.

whskylvr
06-30-2010, 17:17
East Bay Study Groups FRSB Unfiltered and bottled at barrel proof
OESK and OBSK.

OBSK; Drier than the OESK more sweet and had some earthy spices to it.

OSEK; Sweet brown sugar, vanilla, soft wood (cedar like) forest spices

Tucker
06-30-2010, 20:06
Woodford Reserve, neat. Andaluz hotel bar, Albuquerque.

birdman1099
06-30-2010, 20:22
Bonded Beam from 1968.....:yum:

ErichPryde
06-30-2010, 23:44
Bonded Beam from 1968.....:yum:

goooood stuff.


I'm kickin' it with some lville cent. about to hit the hay, I'm beat... it was a long day in the sun.

nor02lei
07-01-2010, 02:57
Dickel bs, Forester BIB 1984 and WT 101 1988 before eating a hot chilli with some invited friends yesterday. More 101 with the soft chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert. Than (a lot) more of the 101 from both my pocket bottles inside the festival area of the peace and love music festival . My friends are puzzled how I mannish to get the bourbon into the festival thru security check every time.

Leif

sailor22
07-01-2010, 07:27
East Bay Study Groups FRSB Unfiltered and bottled at barrel proof
OESK and OBSK.

OBSK; Drier than the OESK more sweet and had some earthy spices to it.

OSEK; Sweet brown sugar, vanilla, soft wood (cedar like) forest spices

Me too. Two lovely bottles of Bourbon. The EBSG did another great job picking barrels.

I would add that the OBSK is bolder with spice and seems to "occupy" you palate initially. At barrel proof it is a BIG Bourbon for sure.

The OESK is subtler and has a more entertaining and complex finish.

The B opens up a bit and gains complexity with some water but the E seems to lose some essential complexity with more than a few drops of water.

foxflyer5
07-01-2010, 11:28
This week Buffalo Trace with a side beer.

i picked up a bottle of BT myself this week. and for a little fun, im going to grab a bottle of Virginia Gentleman and have a little taste comparison.

OscarV
07-01-2010, 14:00
Eagle Rare 101, neat.

Bentrod
07-01-2010, 16:43
An exceptional Old Weller Antique 7 Year Old. Hard to believe it was only $19.99

Skunk
07-01-2010, 19:35
Cracked an ORVW 15 that I got in trade recently (thanks!) to celebrate new river rock in the garden.


:thankyousign:

T Comp
07-01-2010, 20:33
Off tomorrow so have followed up the grilled lamb chops and glass of Bethel Heights Pinot with: SW Special Reserve from 1992, current Woodford Reserve-batch 451 (outstanding), and Old NO. 8 WT from 1993. Might not be done yet.

ILLfarmboy
07-01-2010, 22:29
BT tonight. I seem to drink a lot of this in the summer.

spun_cookie
07-01-2010, 22:40
bourbon, bourbon and more bourbon... man I have fallen off the wagon, rolled down the hill and fell into a still :)

Willett
Early Times
Old Fitz BIB
Old Fits Prime 1977
OGD 86.8 yr
OT 86/6 yr

repeat

nor02lei
07-02-2010, 04:11
I did have Rittenhouse BIB at a friends house yesterday. Back home I had WT 101 1984 before going to the Pease and love music festival and more of the same from the pocket bottle inside the festival area.

Leif

sailor22
07-02-2010, 07:22
Hotalings. always surprised how good it is every time I revisit.

jburlowski
07-02-2010, 13:11
Bulleit with the neighbors last night. Probably start with ORVW 10/107 tonight.

SBOmarc
07-02-2010, 13:16
Eagle Rare 101, neat.

That sounds so tasty, I remember it fondly.

ERSB with a Prime Ribeye and grilled veggies last night.

fishnbowljoe
07-02-2010, 13:36
Had to go in to work early today. That means I got off work early too. :grin: Celebrating a long, but fairly decent week with a pour of one of my favorites.
07 WLW. :yum: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.................. Joe

Rughi
07-02-2010, 13:51
Hotalings. always surprised how good it is every time I revisit.

I always like it better than I remember, too. Maybe it's the memory of my earlier Fritz bottling of a 1yo in an uncharred barrel (or whatever it was). That was a rough one.

Roger

jburlowski
07-02-2010, 17:31
In rememberance of the upcoming demise, I'm enjoying some FR 2009 Mariage.

Simply outstanding!

birdman1099
07-02-2010, 20:45
i cracked open one of the ER 17 2001's that I picked up a few days back. I miss the Cherry influence that drew me in on the 2008, but the 01 is good in its own right.

I'll still keep my eye out for another 2008...... (anyone wanna trade???):grin:

birdman1099
07-02-2010, 21:35
Can I just mention my distain for the "What Bourbon/water of life r u drinking...." I tend to jump back and forth and I hate that i need to fill out 2 different forums. Why can't we have a " What whiskey are you sucking on tonight", thread ????

Anyway.... I've also had an Amrut fusion and A Bowmore 12.... I get back on the Bourbon train soon !!!!:grin:

nor02lei
07-03-2010, 03:31
OGD 114 1981 and WT 101 1984 before dinner in a festival break yesterday. I am lucky to live only about 150 meters from the closest entrance to Sweden’s biggest music festival ever. More of the 1984 (with ice-cream) and some WT rye later inside the Pease and love music festival area.

Leif

callmeox
07-03-2010, 12:59
A bit of Makers 46 with a few rocks while I prep a Tri-tip for the grill.

DeanSheen
07-03-2010, 13:15
BT with some late afternoon grass diving.

(hows the fancy stave juice hitting ya Scott?)

bourbon-n00b
07-03-2010, 13:52
WTKS pewter top. 03/22/01, barrel 2, warehouse E, rick 9. My first WTKS.

Take all the good things about current WT101 and amplify them, while removing some of the roughness. Very nice!

HighTower
07-03-2010, 15:35
WTKS, dark wood top. I had it last night, I'm not drinking it for breakfast or anything!

Scott

SBOmarc
07-03-2010, 16:03
I waited until 3 PM my time...and that took some great self control. Eagle Rare SB. It sounded patriotic.

OscarV
07-03-2010, 16:05
I waited until 3 PM my time...and that took some great self control. Eagle Rare SB. It sounded patriotic.



We waited until the same time.
I waited until 6pm my time to have some Maker's 46, neat.

ggilbertva
07-03-2010, 19:26
Doing the same thing here....Makers 46.

ebo
07-03-2010, 19:34
WT Rare Breed.
.............

ILLfarmboy
07-03-2010, 21:30
GTS.........

I probably shouldn't be playing with oxygen, acetylene, balloons and 3/32" safety fuse. :grin:

ErichPryde
07-03-2010, 22:06
GTS.........

I probably shouldn't be playing with oxygen, acetylene, balloons and 3/32" safety fuse. :grin:

Sweet. I have a mapp gas torch and some Handy, can I join the party? :D

Thomas Handy, 06 & 08 in a lineup. there was no winner or loser, I'll have to revisit both bottles again soon to see if I can't determine more. then I threw the dregs of both into an old-fashioned with a dash of baby saz and a dash of ritt BIB. This is an old-fashioned. delicious.

CaptainQ
07-03-2010, 23:34
GTS.........

I probably shouldn't be playing with oxygen, acetylene, balloons and 3/32" safety fuse. :grin:
Damn, my hero. Haven't done that mix in years. Big boom......nice.

Started tonight with Maker's 46, followed by Rebel Reserve, then 1975 ORVW 86 proof 6 year and finished with Weller Centennial.

ErichPryde
07-03-2010, 23:48
Evan Williams 7 year old. typical pre-fire heaven Hill. Actually, lots of similarities here to the 6 year HH BIB I tried last night.

HighTower
07-04-2010, 03:06
Enojying some Van WInkle Family Reserve Rye on what is July 4th over here. Happy Independence Day everyone!!

Scott

mrt
07-04-2010, 04:05
It's hot...Jb Black & Coke. In a highball, over many ice cubes. No matter what they say, it tastes really good. Even if it means wasting JB Black, so be it :)
I can not drink straight at room temp. when room temp is somewhere near 40C!! Cheers!

nor02lei
07-04-2010, 05:53
It was real Turkey day yesterday. I did have WT 101 1984, 1985 AND 12 export before dinner in a break of he last day of the Pease and love music festival. Then some more 1984 and 8 export inside the festival area. Hottest day of the year so far and the tradition with good whether year after year on this festival continues.

Leif

BourbonJoe
07-04-2010, 06:05
Yesterday tried Four Roses Barrel Proof OBSK and OESK, complements of Roger and the east bay study group. I preferred the OESK, which was lush and smooth. The OBSK was much more intense. Two great bourbons.
Joe :usflag:

camduncan
07-04-2010, 06:19
Started with some BT tonight, and finished with a pour of Noah's Mill.

Vosgar
07-04-2010, 20:25
Decided that tonight was a good time to bring out the Weller Centennial. Damn shame they don't make this anymore.

nor02lei
07-05-2010, 02:18
No whisky before dinner yesterday, but WT 101 1985 with the soft chocolate cake with blue berries and vanilla yoghurt for desert and OGD 114 with a cigar. Unfortunately the granddad and cigar worked badly together.

Leif

sailor22
07-05-2010, 06:22
First last night was WTAS - I'm really starting to like this juice,seems like the finish is getting a little longer and sweeter as it sits in the open bottle.

Then followed by 6yr Willett, the Em and Reid Green top, one of my favorites.

hectic1
07-05-2010, 08:40
First last night was WTAS - I'm really starting to like this juice,seems like the finish is getting a little longer and sweeter as it sits in the open bottle.

Then followed by 6yr Willett, the Em and Reid Green top, one of my favorites.
Two great pours...I too like the WTAS but it seems it doesn't get a lot of love around here.

I had a pour of 99 OWA last night while watching some neighborhood fireworks. :cool:

OscarV
07-05-2010, 09:52
Continuing the 4th Of July weekend with a day off work today I'm sipping some patriotic Eagle Rare 101, neat.

CorvallisCracker
07-05-2010, 14:00
Yesterday MM 46. Neat.

Today, Buck and Coke. With chips.

No, not in it.

ILLfarmboy
07-05-2010, 19:24
Age stated Weller Antique, a bottle from '04

angelshare
07-05-2010, 19:39
EW 1783, No. 10 Brand. We're monitoring whether the age statement drop correlates with a quality drop. So far, the current expression holds up. We'll keep a couple of 10 yr expressions in the bunker, but at $26 for a 1.75L, hard to beat for a summer/fall/winter/spring pour.

SBOmarc
07-05-2010, 19:49
None. I over indulged on the 4th.

Don't fell bad for me, I would do it all over again.

dgonano
07-05-2010, 20:11
Trying some East Coast OBSK...very good bourbon. Nice to see Dave and Tina posting again.Nice couple!!!

Chris24
07-05-2010, 23:07
I just opened a RR90 that I found at my local liquor store. I find it pretty drinkable.

I also tried the RR Rye and it's all right but there are other ryes I like better.

ErichPryde
07-06-2010, 05:27
FR1B. Still can't make up my mind about what's left of this bottle. it was good last night and annoying today.

Moved onto some bonded fitz, and then over to some rare breed. Not really feeling anything tonight.

T Comp
07-06-2010, 06:24
FR1B. Still can't make up my mind about what's left of this bottle. it was good last night and annoying today.

Moved onto some bonded fitz, and then over to some rare breed. Not really feeling anything tonight.

I had the same thing going on last night too.....PVW 15, VSOP 12 and EWSB 2000. It was weird too because I was looking forward to some bourbon sipping after not getting enough during social holiday outings where mostly beer and wine were the offered beverages.

unclebunk
07-06-2010, 07:57
Will be sipping Very Old Barton BIB this afternoon while watching Uruguay vs. Netherlands.

OscarV
07-06-2010, 14:03
Parker's Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary, neat.

ILLfarmboy
07-06-2010, 16:22
Weller Antique again tonight.

I tasted the '04 bottle against the NAS. Its close, but I think the '04 bottle is better, but not by a lot.

ratcheer
07-06-2010, 20:19
This evening, while grilling marinated chicken breasts over a charcoal fire, I had a healthy pour of Old Grand Dad 86 with about 8 ice cubes and a splash of water. It was good.

Tim

callmeox
07-06-2010, 20:20
Makers 46 tonight with baseball on the tube.

Is it still "the tube" when watching on a flat panel LCD?

Skunk
07-06-2010, 20:30
Is it still "the tube" when watching on a flat panel LCD?

Yup. Otherwise boob tube wouldn't make sense anymore, and TV does still suck.

HH 6yo BiB.

fishnbowljoe
07-06-2010, 20:31
Haven't had a pour in a few days. I decide to have one tonight. Something a little out of the ordinary for me. 99/09 EWSB. Not bad. Not bad at all. :grin: Joe

Rughi
07-06-2010, 23:06
Having an 2001 Old Bardstown Premium, 90proof - It's oily in a way unlike current HH juice and a little bit bitter. Doesn't seem particular young or mature - it's whiskey.

Before that I had a 1972 Charter 7yo, 86 - this is one of the bourbons that elevated my game from buy one, drink one to some serious dusty hunting. It has a rich, light brown sugar that would be a great lead-in to a Butterscotch Taylor 86p from the '80s. I love this one still.

Before that I had a had an Elmer T Lee Hi-Time bottling from a couple of years ago (Thanks Ken!). It has the sweet tooth of our favorite nonagenarian but also that touch of funk that doesn't quite fit with Mr Lee, who was almost into AARP member age by the time that Bootsy Collins first brought the funk into James Brown's repertoire.

Next up may be a Hotalings non-bond 11yo. That one's like wading into the lake when you get just past mid-thigh - you fear it'll be a bit challenging but once you're into it and your bits get...acclimated... its all pleasant swimming.

Roger

ErichPryde
07-07-2010, 00:43
Thomas Handy. Not to quote a famous moderator or anything, but it's all good. :D

Rutter
07-07-2010, 02:34
Went to a bar whilst waiting for my train yesterday and saw they had a small amount of knob creek left, this is a large chain that I know have stopped selling it and moved on to BT and bulleit instead.

Anyway the barman served the drink then couldn't find it on the till so couldn't sell it me as it will affect his stocks, so he took it off me and poured it back in the bottle!

I was fed up with his attitude at this point and didn't fancy any of the others so went and caught my train :(

edo
07-07-2010, 03:52
Went to a bar whilst waiting for my train yesterday and saw they had a small amount of knob creek left, this is a large chain that I know have stopped selling it and moved on to BT and bulleit instead.

Anyway the barman served the drink then couldn't find it on the till so couldn't sell it me as it will affect his stocks, so he took it off me and poured it back in the bottle!

I was fed up with his attitude at this point and didn't fancy any of the others so went and caught my train :(


Damn.....(thinking)..... Damn!

ratcheer
07-07-2010, 06:55
That is one of the strangest bar stories I have ever heard, Rutter. I think most barmen, on finding that they couldn't sell it to you, would just give it to you. You, of course, would then leave him a very nice tip.

Tim

Rutter
07-07-2010, 07:23
My point was that if its not on his till now its not going to be on there again, so someone is going to order one again with a different barman who would most likely put it through as the same price as something else which is what I told him to do. Kind of wished I'd ordered it with Ice as then he wouldn't have been able to pour it back into the bottle!

I wonder how long that one remaining pour will sit on the shelf waiting to be sipped?

Halifax
07-07-2010, 08:46
Last night: Ritt, Willet, ORVW 10/107, RHF, & EC18.

CorvallisCracker
07-07-2010, 11:49
Is it still "the tube" when watching on a flat panel LCD?

People still "dial" phone numbers, even though most phones have used buttons for over 20 years.

As fer drinkin', last eve was EWSB 2000 on the rocks. This morning (hey, I'm on vacation) was a spot of MM 46 in my coffee.

OscarV
07-07-2010, 12:19
Hot, hot, hot and humid in the Mitten and as the King's original scout said about this area, "Totally uninhabitale",.... so I gots me a big ole water tumbler filled with ice, diet cola and JTS Brown BIB.

ErichPryde
07-07-2010, 12:59
^^^Nice. I'm enjoying some Old Forester birthday bourbon right now, but might have to go for something involving cola later. I've got lots of whiskey that needs drinkin'....

foxflyer5
07-07-2010, 15:24
i have the Birthday bourbon going as well. along with Wathens, Noah's Mill, and Black Maple Hill for special nights.

but 86 the cola. thats only for hiding your bourbon during college football season.

ErichPryde
07-07-2010, 15:57
but 86 the cola. thats only for hiding your bourbon during college football season.


Maker's and coke with some lime juice. Ahhh.... sometimes a bourbon and coke hits just the right spot.

ggilbertva
07-07-2010, 19:18
A little bit steamy this evening but that didn't stop me from a short reprise on the front porch with a 2008 ER17. I've moved on to a Weller 12 from Binny's.

hectic1
07-07-2010, 19:41
OT 6yr 80pr followed by a 09 Handy

OscarV
07-08-2010, 13:20
No matter the weather, no matter BS at work, no matter redneck Republicans, no matter guilt ridden PC Democrats, no matter the static from the rest of the world, this 4R OESO (from Binny's btw) that I am sippin' neat will let you find peace.

nor02lei
07-08-2010, 15:32
I did come home late last night by train after a couple of days in our fantastic capital city Stockholm. Alongside micro beer from Sweden, Denmark and USA that my lady partner and me enjoined at quality bars I did drink some OGD114 and WT 101 from early 90-is that I had brought with me. Today I had Dickel bc before diner and Forester BIB 1984 and OGD 114 after.

Leif

spun_cookie
07-08-2010, 19:15
Been too damn busy to drink much, but tonight has been some nice OT 80/6 from 78c. Very nice and some of Reid's 6 year. Can't weight for 2 &3, but with th hi heat in KY, projections are Aug... To hot to ship I guess. Oh well, I have plenty to get through with :)

hectic1
07-08-2010, 20:32
ER101 followed by a pour of 09 GTS cut down to about 120 proof...good stuff! :cool:

SMOWK
07-08-2010, 21:04
Willett in the funky bottle. I'm unimpressed, as I have been before with this same stuff. I doubt I will revisit.

All of the private Willet's I've really liked.

DeanSheen
07-08-2010, 21:12
Finished off a BT and now moved on to WLW 09.

Been reading up on the LeChoke affair. Good thing I'm not a NBA fan.

OscarV
07-09-2010, 13:59
2008 George T Stagg from the BTAC, neat.

jburlowski
07-09-2010, 19:14
An absolutely godawful week at work (with the prospect of the same as "Version II" starting on Monday...

So I'm savoring some (OK, a lot..) PVW 15... cause I earned it.

mrviognier
07-09-2010, 19:17
Weller Antique, Rock Hill Farms, WT Rare Breed and Van Winkle Family Rye have been my 'go to' bottles these days.

smokinjoe
07-09-2010, 19:28
Been sittin' out in the garage watching the bats diving for skeeters, with pours of WT12 Split, Baby Saz, McScrooge's OWA, and ER 101. Wow, how very different whiskies can be...But, all were absolutely wonderful.

nor02lei
07-10-2010, 03:00
I did have Forester BIB 1984 and WT tradition before dinner yesterday and they tasted very good. It was the last out of the old-timer and the taste has approved all the way. Later at night I had to take a fernet branca to settle my stomach after the heavy dinner.

Leif

dmarkle
07-10-2010, 06:51
@jburlowski: I'll bet my week at work was worse than yours. Massive layoffs.

I believe in pairing whiskey with the situation. Such a bad situation can not be rewarded. I wanted to feel worse, you know, to get it all over with and prepare for happier times. So it was Ancient Age out of the plastic bottle.

Noah's Mill for the weekend, though. Happier times....

Joshua
07-10-2010, 09:10
Pappy 23, Van Winkle Rye 1985, WL Weller 19 (2001), WLW 2006, ER 08, Weller Centennial, ER 101, Weller SR (Everettes), Berghuff 10/86 (1979), OCPR, WTKS (pewter), WTKS (smooth dark), WTAS, WT Tradition, Chapin and Gore, Willett 5 year, Old Fitz Prime (70s), dusty Woodford Reserve, Makers 46, and some other stuff like ER 08, WLW 08, dusty Old Crow, Old Fitz BIB 16-24, etc that we didn't get around to... yet. Forgot about 2 bottles, then remembered but now forgot again...

Virus_Of_Life
07-10-2010, 09:37
Pappy 23, Van Winkle Rye 1985, WL Weller 19 (2001), WLW 2006, ER 08, Weller Centennial, ER 101, Weller SR (Everettes), Berghuff 10/86 (1979), OCPR, WTKS (pewter), WTKS (smooth dark), WTAS, WT Tradition, Chapin and Gore, Willett 5 year, Old Fitz Prime (70s), dusty Woodford Reserve, Makers 46, and some other stuff like ER 08, WLW 08, dusty Old Crow, Old Fitz BIB 16-24, etc that we didn't get around to... yet.

You forgot Four Roses Mariage. Pretty good stuff it was, but not the greatest bourbon I've ever had.

Forgot to add my compliments to Dave Gonano on the selection of that Willett 5 year, very impressive bourbon.

jburlowski
07-10-2010, 14:06
@jburlowski: I'll bet my week at work was worse than yours. Massive layoffs.


You win.... hope you make it through all this OK. Keep your spirits up and keep pouring the spirits down.

dmarkle
07-10-2010, 14:22
Yeah, I'm fine, but my Ancient Age supplier wasn't. OK, I'll admit. It was Ancient Ancient Age and it was 10 years old. But it's still out of the plastic bottle and I still don't like it.

Res/st-or
07-10-2010, 19:53
Makers 46... The more I drink it, the more I like it. Sort of turned my nose up to it at first. Too woody. Tastes like one of my barrel experiments that picked up too much wood. Now that half the glass is gone, it has settled in on me,,,, I think I like it... :grin:

Jeff

SMOWK
07-10-2010, 21:48
Forgot to add my compliments to Dave Gonano on the selection of that Willett 5 year, very impressive bourbon.

I've still got a few bottles of that stuff, along with a few 8yr that I have yet to try. From what I remember, it was great!

DeanSheen
07-10-2010, 22:12
Went to the bunker and retrieved a Lot B. Been nursing a good pour all night.

SMOWK
07-10-2010, 23:07
Finishing the rest of a few bottles tonight before heading out for a week in the Outer Banks. OWA-NAS, VOB-BIB, Willet Funky Bottle, & Bernheim Wheat.

I've got a box packed and ready with VWFRR, WLW09, PVW15, RittBIB, Chalfonte VSOP Cognac for the lady, Chimay Grande Reserve Magnum, and a bottle of Carmenere wine that my girl's brother made a few years ago. I've been hanging onto it to see how it aged. He had quite a few cases, all gone. My lonely bottle hang out in the back of the bunker with a lot of good friends from Kentucky for 2, maybe 3 years....We'll see how it aged....

DeanSheen
07-10-2010, 23:40
" VWFRR, WLW09, PVW15, RittBIB,"

Well yes, I think that would do for the week. Now what are your friends going to drink?

nor02lei
07-11-2010, 03:20
As the very hot summer whether continuo here I did pop up the 25year old rum I brought back from the Houston gathering in May before outdoors grilling. Both me and Yvonne liked it a lot and it goes well with hot whether. We did have JDSS with the grilled bananas with chocolate souse and ice cream for dessert. It never stops to amaze me how good this whiskey is with desserts and how it lifts up the dessert and itself it the combination.

Leif

Pieface
07-11-2010, 03:54
Kicking back with my first taste of Van Winkle bourbon to celebrate the birth of my firstborn. Frankfort Lot B...seems like a fine whiskey for a fine occasion :)

Special Reserve
07-11-2010, 05:43
...to celebrate the birth of my firstborn...

Congrats dad!

Will

PS. Good choice of bourbon as well.

rocky480
07-11-2010, 07:54
Kicking back with my first taste of Van Winkle bourbon to celebrate the birth of my firstborn. Frankfort Lot B...seems like a fine whiskey for a fine occasion :)

Congratulations!

I celebrated a break in the heat in the DC area last night with a pour of 4R1B and then a couple pours of Lot B.

Virus_Of_Life
07-11-2010, 13:26
Last night we added to the list; first edition Hancock's, EWSB Barrel Proof and I don't remember what else.

Oh and we drank some more Weller 19 that was, I'll try to be modest here, very good. I think all of us were in agreement on that one.

nor02lei
07-12-2010, 02:03
It’s hot, hot and hot here for Swedish conditions. On a tip from another member of Borlänge bourbon boys I did put in a bottle of OGD 114 in the refrigerator over night. Yesterday on the hottest day of the summer so far, Yvonne and me had it over ice cubes before an outdoor tapas/sherry dinner. No nose to talk about, but it worked out well with a bit sweeter taste than normal but very refreshing indeed in the hot whether.
After dinner I had a pappy 15 (partly with hazelnut cake) that reminded me a lot of the latest WLW.

Leif

nor02lei
07-12-2010, 15:12
Still hot here today and I did have OGD 114 over ice again today + some normal served before dinner. Then ORVW 10/107 from 2002 with the hazelnut cake for dessert.

Leif

OscarV
07-12-2010, 15:24
Maker's 46, neat and dreaming about what Samuels and Smith could further do.

smokinjoe
07-12-2010, 16:09
It's been rainin' buckets for the last hour, or so. Straight down. Big drops. Makin' a lot of noise. Hardly can see across the street. 1998 Pewter WTKS. As I type this, the sun just peeked through. See, it works!!! Oh, that's Summer Down South...

ILLfarmboy
07-12-2010, 16:14
OGD BIB..........while I'm waiting for the chicken to finish cooking. Janean is using the indoor grill............I wonder what we're having for a vegetable.....

OscarV
07-12-2010, 16:21
............I wonder what we're having for a vegetable.....

I'll bet it's not arugula,....sorry I couldn't resist.:lol:

smokinjoe
07-12-2010, 16:27
Turkey treated me right the first go through, so....WT Tradition, now. Damn nice whiskey...and bottle.

OscarV
07-12-2010, 17:00
Maker's 46, neat and dreaming about what Samuels and Smith could further do.

I went back home old school style.
I opened up a Wild Turkey Rare Breed Batch No W-T-03-95, 109 proof.
Wuz up wih them Lawrenceburg boyz Russell and Rutledge, dey be crazy.

DeanSheen
07-12-2010, 18:32
2009 William Larue Weller neat

ebo
07-12-2010, 19:08
Good old WT 101... neat. Yummy.:grin:

OscarV
07-13-2010, 11:40
Elmer T Lee 107, neat.
I got a sample from another SB.com member, makes me want to pop a hunday on eBay for a bottle.

nor02lei
07-13-2010, 15:08
Elmer T Lee 107, neat.
I got a sample from another SB.com member, makes me want to pop a hunday on eBay for a bottle.

That’s a bottle I really would like to try some day as well Oscar.

Leif

fishnbowljoe
07-13-2010, 15:15
1999 EWSB. A nice healthy pour after a hard day at work. Joe

nor02lei
07-13-2010, 15:23
We had a board meeting in our local bourbon club BBB and retasted some leftovers from the last event http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5792&page=3. The brand that won the voting (Rittenhouse 23) had not stood up against the 2,5 month oxidation with only a few cl left in the bottle and it tasted very minty and thin with a bitter finish.
Just now I have some EC 12 that taste good.

Leif

ggilbertva
07-13-2010, 19:00
Poured an '83 Old Forester 86 pf. I think oxidation has started to set in. Not so much that it's still not enjoyable but I've noticed a slight change in the profile. Good thing the handle is 95% empty.

angler82
07-13-2010, 19:41
Wild Turkey rye neat last night

ER17 neat tonight

jsbac
07-13-2010, 21:35
Bulleit with an ice cub. Last night I had Ambien.

Bulleit wins hands down...

Joshua
07-13-2010, 21:36
08 GTS. Thick and oiley

docbible
07-14-2010, 07:16
Weller antique nas mcscrooges barrel 1 followed with a pappy 23. Prescription strength stress release in a bottle. Nice end to a long day. tim

unclebunk
07-14-2010, 10:57
Knocked off the last of a bottle of PVW15 last night while watching the All-Star game and then switched over to OCPR for a nightcap. Life is good!

OscarV
07-14-2010, 12:23
A little something different today, George Dickel #12 over cracked ice.
Opps, it's not bourbon but there ain't no "What Tennessee Whisky Are You Drinking Today Summer 2010" thread.:grin:

sailor22
07-14-2010, 13:40
Last night I had a short pour of EC18. I never know what to anticipate when I pour that stuff - last night I got lots of wood some subtly bitter tannin some spice and not much else. The long sweet finish and the complexity I recall was MIA.

Trace Tippler
07-14-2010, 14:33
Since I'm happily new to bourbon, I'm looking forward to trying everything at least once. Last night, EW black label, the basic stuff. Had a little neat to see what it was like -- a good drink that hit all the right spots. The finish reminded me of cool stone or mint and getting to the finish was a good experience.

Tonight, BT with a few ice cubes.

Tomorrow, WLW Reserve.

Friday, Four Roses, yellow label.

Cordially,
Trace T.

smokinjoe
07-14-2010, 15:53
A solid pour of a newly purchased bottle of Henry McKenna, 10 year old, Single Barrel, Bottled in Bond, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. (Kinda hit all the highspots on the label description, ya think :D Well, it IS a multi-layered label that incorporates felt, a booklet, Bottling Date Info, foil cap seal, faux tax stamp, AND has a copper jingly-jangly thingy on the neck...This puppy ain't takin' a back seat to no fancy Ezra B or Basil Hayden bottles, dammit!). I haven't had this in a couple of years...and I'm thinkin'...what the heck have I been thinkin'!! This is terrific! The beautiful nose hit me as soon as I unscrewed the cap. It practically blew out. Buttery and mild at first sip, then it really blossoms into a full whiskey at mid-palate. A very chewy and long finish. This is hitting me in my wheelhouse, tonight. I am totally impressed.

fishnbowljoe
07-14-2010, 16:53
Had a short pour of Weller SR when I got home from work. Now it's MM 46. :yum: I already like the MM 46, but this may be shaping up to be a semi-regular pour for me. :rolleyes: Joe

ebo
07-14-2010, 19:26
Tonight, it's WT Rare Breed and Elijah Craig 12.

The Boozer
07-14-2010, 19:31
Had a short pour of Weller SR when I got home from work. Now it's MM 46. :yum: I already like the MM 46, but this may be shaping up to be a semi-regular pour for me. :rolleyes: Joe

I agree with the MM 46. It is really starting to grow on me as a nice Summer everyday pour. Not to heavy, an easy sipper. Already polished off 1 bottle and working on a 2nd.

SMOWK
07-14-2010, 20:04
LOTS of PVW15 and LOTS of Chimay Grande Reserve. I've almost finished the entire Magnum Chimay (51oz) and working on a third or so of a bottle of the Pappy. Good times in/on the Outer Banks!

Josh
07-14-2010, 20:11
I agree with the MM 46. It is really starting to grow on me as a nice Summer everyday pour. Not to heavy, an easy sipper. Already polished off 1 bottle and working on a 2nd.

Wow, that was quick! I just opened mine last night a tasted it back to back with regular MM and the 46 just blew me away. Bill has touched me again!:lol: :skep:

Anyway, enjoying my favorite summer sipper right now, Four Roses. Light, refreshing but with depth. A beautiful thing. And I got it 5 minutes from my house. Two years ago I thought I would never see the day. :bis:

DeanSheen
07-14-2010, 21:46
09 WLW after a nice evening on the lake. I love it out there at night.

Too bad bottle is done now.

kyrocklover
07-14-2010, 22:48
I started out before dinner with a HH 100 proof BIB which was followed up with WT Rare Breed and then later with Bookers.

ErichPryde
07-15-2010, 01:36
WTKSP will re-staining this pipe for (hopefully) the final time.

p_elliott
07-15-2010, 09:16
Had a short pour of Weller SR when I got home from work. Now it's MM 46. :yum: I already like the MM 46, but this may be shaping up to be a semi-regular pour for me. :rolleyes: Joe

What will you do with all that Weller 12? :skep:

nor02lei
07-15-2010, 10:19
JDSS before outdoor grilling yesterday and WT 101 from 1985 with the ice cream dessert.

Leif

nor02lei
07-15-2010, 14:56
Dickel bc and rendezvous rye before dinner and both tasted excellent. Then WT 101 from 85 with the strawberries with maple syrup and vanilla yoghurt for dessert and Handy 2009 just now.

Leif

BourbonJoe
07-15-2010, 15:07
You're living too good over there Leif. :rolleyes:
Joe :usflag:

fishnbowljoe
07-15-2010, 15:55
Everett's Weller SR. Joe

SMOWK
07-15-2010, 15:55
Starting out with, and planning to continue pouring, lots of WLW09. Expectaculor!

hectic1
07-15-2010, 18:53
Starting out with, and planning to continue pouring, lots of WLW09. Expectaculor!
Man I like the WLW09 but to me it pours a little hot...I ended up prefering the WLW08 in a head to head but I certainly wouldn't turn down either of them.

I'm starting the night off with a pour of FR Mariage 09...thinking that I'm going to go with a WTKS Pewter 99 pour next. :cool: I changed my mind and decided to go with a pour of WTAS instead...;)

CorvallisCracker
07-15-2010, 19:10
Buck and 7-up. Nuts on the side.

I'll finish this friggin' bottle if it kills me.

Joshua
07-15-2010, 19:19
OGD 114, perhaps the best sub $20 pour out there.

NYtaster
07-15-2010, 19:31
I have not been here in quite some time, doesn't mean I gave up!

I just finished a bottle of Noah's Mill, not bad but I wouldn't do it again at the price, $43 here in balmy upstate NY. Its a good bourbon with a higher proof but it just doesn't stand out at that price.

Worth a try but not a repeat bottle.

ggilbertva
07-15-2010, 21:25
Long day and just walked in the door 30 mins ago. Unfortunately, still have a couple more things to do so I have a Lot B keeping me company. Nice!:cool:

DeanSheen
07-15-2010, 21:42
Handy 09
OGD 114

Been messing around with my new D* install. Whole home, woo hoo.

birdman1099
07-16-2010, 15:28
Startin early today....

Old Fitz BIB (SW)
ER 101
Old Forester BIB 414



I'm livin' in the WAS, dog.....

fishnbowljoe
07-16-2010, 15:31
Pappy 20, Lot B. Nuff Ced. :grin: Joe

birdman1099
07-16-2010, 15:39
Pappy 20, Lot B. Nuff Ced. :grin: Joe



I didn't know those came in 50 ml's..... :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:




(ok, Im done, Joe !!!)

fishnbowljoe
07-16-2010, 15:44
I didn't know those came in 50 ml's..... :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Baby steps. Baby steps.

And now, some Pappy 15 just for good measure. :grin: Joe

hectic1
07-16-2010, 20:55
In honor of Julian's B-day I went with Lot B, ORVW 15/107, Pappy 15, Pappy15...:) I doesn't get much better then that IMO! :cool:

Joshua
07-16-2010, 23:02
"Heaven Hill" "10 year" Single Barrel, small pour of 1792 for the girlfriend to taste, then some ODG114, 08 Handy, and now Pappy 20.

Josh
07-17-2010, 06:28
Also in honor of Julian's birthday, I ended up having some Lawrenceburg ORVW 90 and Lot B at chez bonneamie with the wife and Mr. bonneamie.

After dining on some brisket cooked in my home made smoker, we watched the movie Sideways, which got me thinking.

Lot B is the whiskey version of Pinot Noir for me. I've tried and tried and tried but I still just don't get it. It's good and all, but I just find it dull. Maybe I need to drink some more.

callmeox
07-17-2010, 18:20
I traveled west across the Cuyahoga river this afternoon to visit DeanSheen and some carpetbagger from Napoleon, Mi who was in town.

We sampled WTRR101, WTKS 04, WT 8/101, Binny's FRSB OBSK, '09 Handy, MM46, BTEC twice barreled, Old Charter 80 and some 2009 Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia as a palate cleanser.

bonneamie
07-17-2010, 19:24
In enjoyed the tribute to Julian's birthday yesterday. But tonight I cracked open my first bottle of the new MM stuff. A very nice sip out on the back deck with cicadas buzzing and fireflies flitting around.

bonneamie
07-17-2010, 19:26
Lot B is the whiskey version of Pinot Noir for me. I've tried and tried and tried but I still just don't get it. It's good and all, but I just find it dull. Maybe I need to drink some more.

funny, it hit me that way too last night. I thought I had just added too much water.

gblick
07-17-2010, 20:09
Last night I had some Lot B, Pappy 20, and Pappy 15, all in honor of Julian's birthday, and I gotta say that all of them never tasted better.

Thanks, Julian, for all the great whiskey!

smokinjoe
07-17-2010, 21:02
One, two, three neat pours of Benchmark Single Barrel. Fabulous. This is a dusty that can still be found in the $25 range. If you see it...buy it!!!

ErichPryde
07-18-2010, 00:03
One, two, three neat pours of Benchmark Single Barrel. Fabulous. This is a dusty that can still be found in the $25 range. If you see it...buy it!!!

I might just do that. It's the eagle rare mashbill, right? but what's IT taste like?

HipFlask
07-18-2010, 01:21
[quote=OscarV;209629]Hot fun in the summertime! We made it although it's felt like summer for quite a while now.

While dialing up "Hot Fun in The Summertime" by Sly and The Family Stone on my IPod...sipped on some 4RSB.


I was just listening to "If you want me to stay" and sipping some ORVW 107. The music and the Bourbon go down well together.

Josh
07-18-2010, 06:40
One, two, three neat pours of Benchmark Single Barrel. Fabulous. This is a dusty that can still be found in the $25 range. If you see it...buy it!!!


I might just do that. It's the eagle rare mashbill, right? but what's IT taste like?

I got a bottle a while ago. It's has gone down a lot faster than I expected. It reminds me a bit of Stagg actually. If you close your eyes and wish real hard, the Bourbon fairy may send a sample your way.:grin:

OscarV
07-18-2010, 07:34
some carpetbagger from Napoleon, Mi who was in town.


Yep, that's me.
Don't bother trying to buy anymore Jim Beam white label in C-Town cuz I bagged them all!

DeanSheen
07-18-2010, 10:15
Had some Weller Cent, 4R120th, and 4RYellow last night on the porch while basking in the glow of a 3rd straight Tribe victory over that team up North.

Bourbon, Baseball, and summer go great together. Now if only I could enjoy the Tribe in the fall again, but that's what bourbon is for!

ggilbertva
07-18-2010, 10:16
After a long day hosting a family event (50 or so people), I was ready for them to go and let me sit and unwind with a dram or two. EWSB from 1996 and WSR from 1988.

T Comp
07-18-2010, 10:50
I made one of my favorite Manhattans: 3 parts Old Charter 10, 1 part WT 101 Old No. 8, 1 part M & R Vermouth plus generous dashes of Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters with cherry garnish. After cleaning the palate with dinner, got down to the serious business of tasting the Maker's 46, which is spicy delicious.

jburlowski
07-18-2010, 11:56
Yep, that's me.
Don't bother trying to buy anymore Jim Beam white label in C-Town cuz I bagged them all!

Bet the Rain vodka is gone too. :lol:

nor02lei
07-18-2010, 15:52
JB 6 grains, Dickel CH and JDSS before dinner and WT 101 1985 after dinner with the blueberries with nuts and vanilla yoghurt for a light dessert and Handy 2009 just a minute ago.

Leif

fishnbowljoe
07-19-2010, 14:55
DGonano's 5 year old Willett. Man, this bottle just gets better and better with each pour. :yum: Might have to pick another one up at the KBF this year. :grin: Good job Dave. Thanks. Joe

OscarV
07-19-2010, 15:01
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 1995, neat.