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callmeox
06-21-2010, 17:32
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 killed the rest of a Binny's Weller 12 this morning in order to give the last 200ml to a friend who loves the stuff.

ggilbertva
06-22-2010, 18:29
Another Old Fitz BIB dies....this one from 1982. :drinking:

ErichPryde
06-22-2010, 20:02
Another Old Fitz BIB dies....this one from 1982. :drinking:

glut fitz bib at its best. I mourn your loss.....

Rutter
06-23-2010, 06:44
I finished a makers off last night over some ice, very refreshing.

unclebunk
06-24-2010, 16:18
I've been on a rampage of sorts in an effort to make room for new bottles on the bar. In the last two weeks or so I've polished off bottles of Makers Mark, ETL, Lot B, Sazerac 18 and Fighting Cock, with AAA and an ER 10/101 facing extinction shortly. And yet, my wife complains that my bourbon collection looks as large as ever. That's actually good news, as it means she hasn't yet discovered my bunker!:grin:

CaptainQ
06-25-2010, 08:30
Two Van Winkles hit the bin this week. First was a bottle of PVW15, an excellent bottle enjoyed by all who tried it. Second was a bottle of ORVW10/90, I liked this one better when it was first opened. Thankfully I have replacements for both.

JamesW
06-25-2010, 19:03
OGD114. Terrific bourbon at a great price.

Rughi
06-25-2010, 20:31
Well, I've finally broken down and am working on draining the last bits of bottles. These have bought the farm recently, but it was only tonight I worked up the nerve to let some of these bottles go:


Four Roses Yellow Label - recent bottling
WT Rare Breed WTRB-03 engraved cap - Very pleasing, as have been all the WTRB-03's I've had.
Vintage Bourbon 17yo - circa 2006. Really good, warm, sweet and lingering. Perhaps my favorite standard KBD bottling
Dickel No 8 circa 1965 1/2 pint - Remarkably consistent with recent bottlings.
Old Forester F71-S77 - This is the real thing. 414 Baby!


Roger

hectic1
06-29-2010, 19:51
Killed a Julio's Series II Barrel 34 RHF's...wish I had gotten a couple more of these.:( I have one in the bunker to tide me over.;)

dmarkle
06-29-2010, 20:01
My handle of Knob Creek finally kicked it. Fairwell, my affordable daily drinker.

CorvallisCracker
06-29-2010, 20:29
Last weekend finished a JRPS 17, batch #5. Must be one of the better batches, because both I and my wife liked it. In fact, she drank more of it than I did.

Those of you whose spouses don't like bourbon have no idea how good you got it.

T Comp
07-10-2010, 07:26
I finally organized the bunker as good as I ever will to separate out the less than 1/4 filled bottles. This week has seen the end of a VWFRR (at its end it now seems like one of the best whiskey's I ever had), Binny's Weller 12 (I really prefer the age or nas 107's...sorry Joe) and a over the top delicious Old Forester BIB DSP 414 from 1982.

gblick
07-10-2010, 12:44
Finished a WTRB, current bottling.
It was good and will be replaced.

dmarkle
07-10-2010, 15:28
Pappy 15. Ever seen those nature shows where there's an ape and she's got a baby who died and she carries the dead baby around the forest because she can't absorb the loss? Well that's how I am with this empty bottle. :-(

George
07-11-2010, 12:25
Enjoying the last pour of my bottle of BT.

fishnbowljoe
07-13-2010, 14:21
Finally finished my bottle of 1999 EWSB. Seems like I've been working on it a while. :skep: Joe

mrviognier
07-14-2010, 07:48
Adios, PVW 15! Sayonara GTS! Need to get another of each - STAT!

unclebunk
07-14-2010, 09:47
Adios, PVW 15! Sayonara GTS! Need to get another of each - STAT!

Adios to my PVW15 too. Fortunately, I've got several still in the bunker!:grin:

ratcheer
07-14-2010, 12:11
Old Grand Dad 86-proof. I will replace it. At the price, it is a damned good everyday pour.

Tim

fishnbowljoe
07-15-2010, 15:05
Finished my bottle of Everett's Weller SR. Good to the last drop. Can't wait for this years bottlings to arrive. I called them Monday, and I was told to call back Friday. So............. hopefully it will be here soon. It has been bottled and shipped to the distributor. Just awaiting final delivery. I hope the bottlings are as good as the barrel samples that Gary (Vosgar) and I were privileged to taste. :yum: If so.................:cool: It's all good. Joe

kyrocklover
07-16-2010, 19:20
Just finished up a WTRB and a HH BIB. Both were very good. The WTRB has already been replaced. I will replace the HH BIB with another BIB. Maybe my palate is bad, but I had yet to have a "bad" bottled in bond" bourbon.

p_elliott
07-17-2010, 00:16
Killed a FR Mariage 09 tonight that I had got at the KBF good thing I picked up a replacement in Houston. Thanks Randy for taking us to that store.

DeanSheen
07-17-2010, 12:22
09 WLW very sad but fortunately there is more.............

Bourbon Boiler
07-17-2010, 13:11
A bottle of Blanton's ran empty this week, but was replaced by the bottle I found in St. Augustine for $35.

Special Reserve
07-17-2010, 13:26
OWA NAS I think I need to replace this one with 4 more.

jsbac
07-17-2010, 18:03
Weller 12.....good stuff.

jburlowski
07-18-2010, 14:29
OCPR (sigh).... this was the longest-lasting bottle on my bar. Sad to see it and the best of the OC brand go.

This gave up the ghost while I was watching Bull Durham for the umpteenth time. The best damn sports movie ever made and one of the best damn movies of any genre ever made. If you're a man and can watch this and don't conclude that Susan Sarandon is among the hottest things ever... well excuse me while I take a shower.

nor02lei
07-18-2010, 14:45
Well I havenít read much of this thread and not posted anything, but as I did kill 3 bottles today I make my first post. JDSS, WT 101 1985 and Handy 2009.

Leif

Joshua
07-19-2010, 12:12
My girlfriend and I sat outside last night and polished off the last of the Rittenhouse Rye 23yo that fishnbowljoe was kind enough to give her. Barrel 17, bottle 10. It was great stuff!

Joshua
07-25-2010, 11:58
EC12, OGD114, Old Fitz BIB. I was on a rampage last night!

StraightBoston
07-25-2010, 18:54
Forgot to check in yesterday: killed a bottle of Four Roses Yellow Label mixing a Whiskey Smash variation for my bourbon-hating wife: 1 part bourbon, 1 part peach nectar, 3/4 part simple syrup, 3/4 part fresh lemon juice (we decided the store-bought sour mix tasted like detergent!), splash of soda, no garnish.

There's another behind it -- FRYL is my summer-sipper.

Bourbon Boiler
07-25-2010, 19:16
Lost a bottle of WTRR-90. Fortunately, it is an easy replacement!

rocky480
07-25-2010, 19:47
The last pour was had from a bottle of Lot B tonight. I hope the replacement is as good as this one was.

ggilbertva
07-25-2010, 20:27
Poured the last of an ER101 1972/1982. Good to the last drop.

fishnbowljoe
07-27-2010, 15:07
Just finished a handle of 91 Old Forester BIB. Glad I have 3 (91 or older) in the bunker. Thanks Tommyboy. :grin: Joe

blopez50
07-27-2010, 20:25
Just took the last sips out of my first bottle of BT.... Dang that bottle had a lot more in it than I thought! :cool:

p_elliott
07-28-2010, 07:26
Just finished a handle of 91 Old Forester BIB. Glad I have 3 (91 or older) in the bunker. Thanks Tommyboy. :grin: Joe


Must be a bad week at work Joe and a good week at home :cool: .

jburlowski
07-28-2010, 16:22
Killed a PHC 2008... more in the bunker but, sighhhhhh.

fishnbowljoe
08-03-2010, 15:15
A Pappy 15, and a Lot B both said aloha last night. :cry: Strange thing is, is that while in the chat the other night, I tried a 1:1 vatting of the two. :skep: IMHO, it was pretty darn good. :yum: Joe

fishnbowljoe
08-04-2010, 16:18
The purge continues. A 91 JW Dant BIB, and a 96 200 ml of Old Fitz BIB also hit the recycle bin today. The garbage man must wonder what's going on at my house. :lol: Between all the bottles I finished in the last week, and a few empties I had been holding on to, (in case I needed to decant something into them), there are about 10 empties out at the curb tonight in my recycle bin. :grin: Joe

callmeox
08-05-2010, 19:11
The last of a wonderful 2004 WTKS smooth brown topped bottle was emptied into my favorite glass this evening.

I am going to miss this bottle, but I enjoyed every pour.

birdman1099
08-05-2010, 19:22
The last of a wonderful 2004 WTKS smooth brown topped bottle was emptied into my favorite glass this evening.

I am going to miss this bottle, but I enjoyed every pour.



Is it just me, or do the 2002-2004 SDT's get a lot more love than a lot of the Pewter tops. Some of the best Kentucky Spirits I have had have been the SDT's.... (except for Tony's 1995 pewter top...:bigeyes: )

sailor22
08-06-2010, 05:42
My '94 and '95 pewters are unopened so I can't compare but the '04 SDT I'm working on is one of my favorite all time pours. Just super juice.

CorvallisCracker
08-08-2010, 16:57
Last night, during Gazebo (chat), I finished off my bottle of Buck in three quick swigs straight from the bottle. I was subsequently inspired to recount to the others present the story of Josh and the Cornstalk.

fishnbowljoe
08-08-2010, 19:31
And a great story it was. :slappin: You done good Scott. :grin: Joe

ILLfarmboy
08-08-2010, 20:12
a WT Rye bit the dust. The last pour is in the glass. I have to finish it. Tomorrow is garbage pick up. Isn't that how that works...........

Pieface
08-09-2010, 01:54
OWA and EC12 bit the dust in this past week. Both were just great examples of value for money whiskey. Ec12 is readily replaced...the OWA will be sorely missed.

gblick
08-09-2010, 06:44
An OC BiB and a Lot B gave up their last pours over the weekend.

fishnbowljoe
08-10-2010, 21:03
A SW Weller 12 gave it's last tonight for a good cause. I always like to have a pour of something good when a member adds to their family. :cool: Joe

ratcheer
08-11-2010, 15:12
I just finished my bottle of Elmer T. Lee single barrel that I bought in Kentucky in 2005. :cry: When something is very good, I try to make it last.

Tim

fishnbowljoe
08-11-2010, 17:07
Finished the Weller 12, so I thought I'd have a pour of NAS OWA. What? :bigeyes: Not much left in there either. It goes out tonight too. Joe

kyrocklover
08-11-2010, 18:25
My bottle of Booker's just bit the dust while watching Quantum of Solace. I believe I will look in a different direction for my next high proof bourbon. Most likey a 4R barrel strength bourbon. I really like the 4R small batch and single barrel.

hectic1
08-13-2010, 18:15
Killed off a Binny's Weller 12 tonight...good thing there are a couple more where that bottle came from. :)

ggilbertva
08-13-2010, 19:22
Through grit and determination, I managed to polish off a '79 Early Times.

jburlowski
08-14-2010, 16:45
The end of the Party Source 17 yo Willett SB barrel-strength.

I stared at the last pour in this bottle for a long time.

This baby is / was at a inexplicable 97.2 proof. Incredibly concentrated flavors with minimal oak. Props to Oscar for turning me on to this one. Unfortunately, by the time I pulled the trigger there was only one left.

indyrider
08-14-2010, 20:57
Pap 15 on my B-Day!!!

fishnbowljoe
08-15-2010, 17:25
07 WLW, 08 Julio's RHF, and a 91 Benchmark poured their last this week. Joe

docbible
08-15-2010, 18:33
Rest in peace Lot B and MM46. I may have time to finish the last pour of pappy 20. Great bourbons! I'll have to raid the bunker to replace these. tim

cigarnv
08-16-2010, 04:54
Just polished off a Lot B and a Centennial (Civic Center bottling) the night before.....

Virus_Of_Life
08-16-2010, 13:00
Is it just me, or do the 2002-2004 SDT's get a lot more love than a lot of the Pewter tops. Some of the best Kentucky Spirits I have had have been the SDT's.... (except for Tony's 1995 pewter top...:bigeyes: )

I was pretty dismissive to the Smooth Dark Top until tasting Joshua's from Halloween 2002, it is very very good. While I'll say it is better than my current Pewter top which is opening up very nicely, I have yet to have a pewter top that wasn't worth the money I spent on it. I don't recall having ever seen a SDT when I was hunting SoCal, but when I am back there next week I'll be sure looking for them and if I find any priced well will likely bring them home with me. Still say the best Turkey I ever tasted was my Pewter from 1996 - wish I would have put 200ml of it away for sampling, it was like Tribute only a little better it seemed.

George
08-16-2010, 14:18
Said goodbye to a EWSB 2000.

gblick
08-17-2010, 06:27
Recently finished a 200ml/6.8oz Ezra Brooks 15/101, and a 90's Tom Moore BiB.

SMOWK
08-18-2010, 18:53
baby saz finally made it to the can. was holding onto this one until i opened one of my Handys, but it didn't make it, and I can buy another. It's a lot cheaper than Handy, and readily available at around $25 more or less a bottle.

a VERY different rye, but VERY good. I don't know what always invokes me to keep a bottle on the shelf, but I'm always glad I did!

This, and most ryes i keep on hand, such as RittBIB, WTRye, and VWFRR, are so different, I'm not sure which one belongs in a different class. I'll give the "different class" award to the Baby Saz. This stuff does not taste like ANYTHING rye I've had. Yet, it is rye, and I like it. Ummm...i'm confused now...

MrAtomic
08-18-2010, 19:07
Just said goodbye to a bottle of AAA single barrel from the Party Source. It's been a while since I had a standard bottling of AAA, but even in isolation, the Party Source version didn't really wow me.

DeanSheen
08-18-2010, 19:15
Weller Cent
Lot B

Worked good for a little medicine and was shared with some who could enjoy it.

Bourbon Boiler
08-18-2010, 19:16
Finished another recently bottled Blanton's.

fishnbowljoe
08-19-2010, 18:57
I finished a Centennial last night too. :yum: Cheers Rob! Joe

dean_martin
08-23-2010, 07:45
Laid to rest a bottle of FRSB Sat. night. That was good stuff!

kyrocklover
08-23-2010, 09:21
Tasted the last of an OGD114. This bottle was better than the first bottle I had awhile back. Over the three months or so it was open it got better with every pour. :bowdown:

cigarnv
08-24-2010, 05:12
Killed off an Old Bardstown that goes well with ginger

rocky480
08-29-2010, 08:56
I had the last couple of pours of a bottle of VOB BIB last night. I only wish this was more readily available in the DC area, but luckily I had a friend bring a few back from Chicago with him earlier this summer.

lrochau
08-29-2010, 18:41
Finished a bottle of Weller Antique and Templeton Rye over the weekend. Enjoyed them both!

matthew0715
08-30-2010, 22:24
Said goodbye to a Ritt BIB, always a good pour, at an excellent price. Also finished a 2000 EWSB, a Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits barrel (don't know if it was selected by or for them). This bottle just got better as it went along (opened about 6 weeks ago). Now there's some room on the shelf to open up a couple more. I think Henry McKenna SB-BIB is calling my name.

jburlowski
09-08-2010, 19:04
Ezra B 12yo SB said... farewell.

It will be replaced.

tommyboy38
09-08-2010, 20:24
Just finished an excellent bottle of OWA. I'll need to add a few of those to the bunker before they disappear.

CorvallisCracker
09-10-2010, 14:25
Yesterday finished a bottle of EWSB 1994 (thanks again Tony).

The really tragic thing about this is that my wife drank about two thirds of it. :skep:

cigarnv
09-10-2010, 14:47
Just polished off a pint bottle of Old Crow from the 70's.... quite a different bourbon world back then. 80 proof and delicious....

birdman1099
09-10-2010, 15:07
Polished off a Weller 12.. (went down SOOOO easy !!!)

and a Hancocks Reserve Liquor Barn SB. I have been drinking this one 50/50 with GTS. One of the best whiskies I've had. lots of Maple syrup. I may have to go buy another bottle just to mix it !!!!:grin:

onmytrack
09-11-2010, 13:07
Clearing out the open bottles to make room for the 2010 BTAC, so out goes a WLW '09, a Lot B and a PVW 15. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

Jim

SBOmarc
09-11-2010, 13:19
I am approaching the last pours of my Wild Turkey Tribute. I post this prior to it being 100% gone because this bottle was THAT GOOD.

There is no more to be found of this classic whiskey for me. If I were ever fortunate enough to taste it again, I would know that somewhere, somehow, I must have done something right.

I will let you all know when it is finished. The sound of sobs will be evident from SoCal.

lrochau
09-11-2010, 18:09
Another bottled of OWA died today in the Kinnick Stadium parking lot in Iowa City.

p_elliott
09-11-2010, 21:32
Another bottled of OWA died today in the Kinnick Stadium parking lot in Iowa City.

I hope you were rooting for Iowa becuse Iowa State got killed.

cigarnv
09-12-2010, 03:13
Lot B from 2007.....

CaptainQ
09-12-2010, 21:30
Headed for the recycle bin tomorrow: EWSB2000- great bourbon for the money, glad I have a second bottle in the bunker. 1994 OF Prime, easy drinking and one to start with, two more in the bunker.

Pieface
09-12-2010, 23:19
EWSB '98 hit the trash last night. T'was delicious to the last drop. I will certainly be giving the '99 iteration, currently on the shelves here, a try.

bourbonNOOG
09-14-2010, 05:42
Lot B, first one I've popped open and it was quite smooth and I enjoyed it immensely. Also polished off a Four Roses 120 Anniversary, which was has been one of my favorites thus far.

SBOmarc
09-15-2010, 09:29
It's gone. The WT Tribute is all gone. This loss should be noted and mourned by all. I want more.

Anyone?

OscarV
09-15-2010, 11:33
It's gone. The WT Tribute is all gone. This loss should be noted and mourned by all. I want more.

Anyone?

I'll bond with you Marc, I am in the process of killing off my WTKS 2001, I'd say about 4pm Eastern, 1pm Left Coast Time it'll be gone.
And please no jokes that I opened it today.:grin:

SBOmarc
09-15-2010, 18:52
Thank You Oscar. It is truly a dark day. The sky is not as blue, the birds not singing....<sniff, sniff>

unclebunk
09-16-2010, 10:17
Weller 12 and Old Forester Signature bit the dust. OCPR is on deck for tonight but I've got another in the bunker, thankfully.

Halifax
09-17-2010, 18:25
In the last 48 hours I have killed of many 200ml bottles. EW 1783 10 y/o, 1981 JW Dant BIB, Early Times KSBourbonW, ND Old Crow, 1981 Old Taylor, 1988 Fight Cock 8 y/o and soon to be a 1982 OGD BIB. Rest will be in order shortly...

hectic1
09-17-2010, 18:33
Killed off a bottle of VW Lot B tonight...checked and I only have 1 in the bunker...I'll need to fix that next time I go to Binny's. ;)

hectic1
09-20-2010, 17:25
Mark another one off the list...finished a FRSmB tonight...don't have anymore of these in the bunker and I'm not sure I'll replace it as the prices on these have hit $30 a bottle here! :(

nor02lei
09-20-2010, 23:00
I did have 2 very small pours yesterday and killed 2 bottles. It was OFBB 2004 and Dickel CH. Both tasted good and the BB kind of gotten better and better all the way down.

Leif

cigarnv
09-21-2010, 03:47
Old Bourbon Hollow bit the dust..... the last few drops being put into a Bananas Foster last evening....... one of the best BIB values that I have seen in Va... closed out at $8 /750ml

ggilbertva
09-21-2010, 05:58
Two bottles went bye bye this past week; '81 Old Forester 86 and a current Charter 101.

unclebunk
09-21-2010, 06:01
Lot B and ORVW 10/107 bit the dust while watching Monday Night Football.

ggilbertva
09-24-2010, 10:33
I'm on a roll...AA BIB took a swan dive into the trash bin. 3 bottles down this week. :drinking:

Virus_Of_Life
09-25-2010, 11:13
One of the best Whiskeys I have ever tasted and probably safe to say my current favorite, Van Winkle Family Reserve 1985 edition, 100 proof unchillfiltered met it's maker last night. Damn it will be missed, but luckily enough I have a few in the bunker.

hectic1
09-26-2010, 17:25
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hectic1
09-26-2010, 17:28
One of the best Whiskeys I have ever tasted and probably safe to say my current favorite, Van Winkle Family Reserve 1985 edition, 100 proof unchillfiltered met it's maker last night. Damn it will be missed, but luckily enough I have a few in the bunker.
Nice bottle...

Finished the last 1/4 of the ETL 90th bottle that I had open...ETL still can pickem!:)

cigarnv
09-27-2010, 03:01
Gone is a pint bottle of 1984 WT 86.8.....

unclebunk
09-27-2010, 04:10
Farewell to OC101 and my last bottle of AAA 10YO. Really enjoyed both and recently discovered a small stash of the latter, so I may grab another bottle before they disappear again.

fishnbowljoe
09-28-2010, 15:08
Binny's Weller 12 said adios last night. Joe

cigarnv
09-28-2010, 15:44
Good bye to an old friend... WT RR101... just a drop left that was finished... hate to say good bye to this one...

SBOmarc
09-28-2010, 16:23
Good bye to an old friend... WT RR101... just a drop left that was finished... hate to say good bye to this one...

That does make me pause and mourn along with you.

sailor22
09-28-2010, 17:13
Tonight I emptied a bottle of Rathskeller 23yr 126 proof Rye --- almost enough to make a grown man cry.

T Comp
09-28-2010, 19:01
Squeezed out the last ounce and a half from a bottle of 1993 Rare Breed. Good to its last 111.4 proof drop even with a little cork particulate parked on the bottom of the tasting glass. Also blew away my 101 (Old No. 8 brand) from the same year. It will be missed.

bourbonNOOG
10-01-2010, 12:36
Said goodbye to my Elijah Craig 18 year I picked up from the HH distillery when I did the bourbon trail. It was a tasty beverage.

ILLfarmboy
10-03-2010, 15:55
Killed my first bottle of Maker's 46 with an afternoon of grillin' and drinkin'.

jburlowski
10-03-2010, 17:53
Killed my first bottle of Maker's 46 with an afternoon of grillin' and drinkin'.

Hope it was a good afternoon... nothing like a fine autumn day with a good pour and some good eats. Smoke and grease goes good with....?

Vosgar
10-04-2010, 18:29
I finished off the last of a Pappy 15 tonight. It was a bottle I brought to the KBF this year and it came home with about 150ml left in it. I have a few more bottles in my stash but I'm already figuring I may need to look for more. Is it wrong to need more than 3 bottles? I don't think so.

Gary

cigarnv
10-04-2010, 18:35
4R Yellow label used for a very short Manhattan... always a great mixer!!

CaptainQ
10-04-2010, 18:35
Recycling day today. Two empties hit the bin: ORVW10/90 and a bottle of Weller 12. Two of my favorite daily pours.

lrochau
10-04-2010, 19:40
Another home Iowa game, a few more empty bottles at Kinnick Stadium - this time Weller 12 and Weller 107. I'm making bourbon fans out of a lot of people that are used to only drinking Jack, Crown or BV. Now if the state of Iowa would help me out and sell something besides the basics to I don't have to drive so far!

tommyboy38
10-05-2010, 08:12
Emptied the last of a bottle of VWFRR ...good to the last drop

p_elliott
10-06-2010, 10:53
Another home Iowa game, a few more empty bottles at Kinnick Stadium - this time Weller 12 and Weller 107. I'm making bourbon fans out of a lot of people that are used to only drinking Jack, Crown or BV. Now if the state of Iowa would help me out and sell something besides the basics to I don't have to drive so far!

Good luck with that That's what MO is for :smiley_acbt:

T Comp
10-06-2010, 20:15
Tonight saw the final but predetermined complete disappearance of what once was three bottles of $10.99 Rittenhouse BIB's from the shuttered Sam's Wines and Spirits.

nor02lei
10-09-2010, 14:06
I did kill OGD 114 from 81 and WLW 2007 today. Both did grow on my over time and the Granddad was a real hit at the end. The WLW on the other hand struck me as very thin and alcohol hot from the beginning, but pleased me much more when I learned that it did need quit a bit of water despite the relatively low proof. Still I do count it in the WLW B-team together with the 2005.

Leif

Vosgar
10-10-2010, 19:03
Just finished the last of a RR 90. I initially wasn't all that thrilled with this one but by the end of the bottle it had become a favorite. Another one of the excellent $25-$30 bottles.

Gary

BourbonRob
10-11-2010, 07:49
Just finished a honey 2009 EC12 with Bourbon Joe... good to the last pour... I've got another on the shelf, but I'll be looking for more 09's...

Rob

dustyj
10-12-2010, 21:33
Just finished my only taste (200 ml), of Old Taylor 6yr 86p from 1985. Loved it and I wish I had more or maybe a BIB. Thanks for your PM's.

unclebunk
10-13-2010, 06:24
Three down within the last few days: AAA10 YO, AA BIB and Rowan's Creek. I know I'll get kicked in the teeth for saying this, but I was happy to finish off the AAA10 to make space in the cabinet for something new from my bunker. I can't put my finger on why, but as time went on I began to view the AAA10 as thin and frankly a bit dull, particularly after a few sessions of taste comparisons with the BIB. Although I like mixing things up when sharing bourbon with friends, this is one instance when I wish I had stuck to my old "one bourbon at a time" rule because the 10 YO definitely came off second best when pitted against the BIB and I could never shake that impression thereafter. The Rowan's Creek, on the otherhand, impressed me more and more as time went by, having started out as just "okay" when I first cracked the bottle and ending up thoroughly enjoyable when I returned to it several times a few months later.

smokinjoe
10-13-2010, 06:50
Three down within the last few days: AAA10 YO, AA BIB and Rowan's Creek. I know I'll get kicked in the teeth for saying this, but I was happy to finish off the AAA10 to make space in the cabinet for something new from my bunker. I can't put my finger on why, but as time went on I began to view the AAA10 as thin and frankly a bit dull, particularly after a few sessions of taste comparisons with the BIB. Although I like mixing things up when sharing bourbon with friends, this is one instance when I wish I had stuck to my old "one bourbon at a time" rule because the 10 YO definitely came off second best when pitted against the BIB and I could never shake that impression thereafter. The Rowan's Creek, on the otherhand, impressed me more and more as time went by, having started out as just "okay" when I first cracked the bottle and ending up thoroughly enjoyable when I returned to it several times a few months later.

You'll get no kicking from me, Hank. I am in 100% agreement on your thoughts of the AAA 10 vs. AA BIB. The 10 yr is thin to me too, compared to the BIB. I've stated my opinion many times here, that the BIB is the best from the Ancient Age stable. Where many have pined the potential disappearance of the 10 yr (threatened many times over the years), I pine over the same fate potentially happening to the BIB. And, I'm afraid it may be, since I have not seen it in my travels to Kentucky over the last several months.

unclebunk
10-13-2010, 07:51
You'll get no kicking from me, Hank. I am in 100% agreement on your thoughts of the AAA 10 vs. AA BIB. The 10 yr is thin to me too, compared to the BIB. I've stated my opinion many times here, that the BIB is the best from the Ancient Age stable. Where many have pined the potential disappearance of the 10 yr (threatened many times over the years), I pine over the same fate potentially happening to the BIB. And, I'm afraid it may be, since I have not seen it in my travels to Kentucky over the last several months.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one, Joe. As to the potential disappearance of AA BIB, I would be sad to see that happen, as it's truly fine whiskey. Having said that, I've never seen a single bottle of it here in Chicagoland anyway. My three bottles came from a fine liquor store in Milwaukee last year and man am I glad I bought all three.

BradleyC
10-14-2010, 21:22
I guess I have been on an EC kick recently, as I said goodbye to both the 12 and 18 year bottles I had open this week. Regardless of what the critics have to say, I really enjoy them both and find the price to value ratio to be very reasonable.

unclebunk
10-15-2010, 06:29
I guess I have been on an EC kick recently, as I said goodbye to both the 12 and 18 year bottles I had open this week. Regardless of what the critics have to say, I really enjoy them both and find the price to value ratio to be very reasonable.

I'm completely with you on that, Brad. EC18 was my "breakthrough" bourbon, the one which suddenly had me searching the shelves of my local liquor store for other great bourbons. (I had been drinking more pedestrian stuff on and off for years but never caught the bug until the EC18 lured me in.) And EC12 has been a regular pour in my household for several years now, one which seems to consistently impress my "bourbon dabbler" friends who are only familiar with JBW, JD and perhaps Maker's Mark. Get out there and pick up some more!:grin:

IowaJeff
10-15-2010, 07:40
I finished off my second ever bottle of PVW 15. And I'm sad. The saving grace is I have one more stored away.

StraightBoston
10-15-2010, 11:39
Killed a flask of Yellowstone BIB from 1977/1983 last night to do VBT#300 -- fortunately there's another behind it and some 80's 86-proof deeper in the bunker!

As buttery as mentioned in others' tasting notes.

BourbonJoe
10-16-2010, 17:47
Two days ago a Rare Breed kicked the dust. Last night it was a Henry McKenna and tonight it was a Dickel Barrel Select. Almost time for another run.
Joe :usflag:

OscarV
10-16-2010, 17:49
Two days ago a Rare Breed kicked the dust. Last night it was a Henry McKenna and tonight it was a Dickel Barrel Select. Almost time for another run.
Joe :usflag:



Damn Man, besides another run I'd suggest a prayer ceremony!

T Comp
10-16-2010, 18:15
My first and only bottle of Jefferson's Presidential Select 17 year-Batch 1 was finally put down. It was very much enjoyed but is still at $90 around here so a pass for now.

fishnbowljoe
10-18-2010, 15:41
DGonano Willett and an Everett's Weller SR were sent to the recycle bin last week. Joe

SMOWK
10-18-2010, 15:58
DGonano Willett and an Everett's Weller SR were sent to the recycle bin last week. Joe

Which Willett was it? 5yr or 8yr?

M14Shooter
10-18-2010, 16:02
Just killed a bottle of Blantons.Its dump date was 6-2-10 Barrel 202 Rick N0 37.It was a good pour .It had ok weight and a great mid-palate that had a flavor of baking spices ,caramel ,burnt sugar.The finish was medium in length.Overall a very nice bottle.Some older bottles I have had seem to have a little more weight.But I still enjoyed it a lot.I was able to buy it on sale for $39.00.Now I will have to find an other bottle.

Mike

fishnbowljoe
10-18-2010, 17:16
Which Willett was it? 5yr or 8yr?

It was the 5 yr Sky. Joe

T Comp
10-18-2010, 18:23
Just killed a bottle of Blantons. ... I was able to buy it on sale for $39.00.Now I will have to find an other bottle.

Mike

If I could ever find it for that price it would be on my bought and killed list too.

The Boozer
10-22-2010, 16:36
Well, I did a quick review of my liquor cabinet and there are about 30-35 open bottles, of which about 15 are Ĺ filled or less. Time to start culling the herd. Tonight, got home from work a little early and enjoyed a final pour of ORVW 10/107. What a great bottle. Bottle A-6110. Deep, rich caramel, lots of "red hot" cinnamon flavor with hints of bitter sweet cocoa. Towards the end a distinct licorice flavor comes through. Medium finish. Luckily picked up two more bottles today, this stuff is getting harder to find in my neck of the woods.

rocky480
10-23-2010, 20:46
Poured the last of a bottle of OGD114 tonight. I thoroughly enjoy the current version of this bourbon (although in full disclosure, I have never had the ND version to compare it against). For my money, this is an excellent pour that will be soon replaced.

T Comp
10-28-2010, 21:21
The last few days have seen the demise of my first Makers 46, an 08 OWA and tonight an 01 Old Fitz BIB (one of the early Heaven Hill bottled and labelled as DSP 1/31 but, I'll presume, UDV distilled Bernheim juice). Must be the season of the wheat :cool: .

dmarkle
10-29-2010, 05:08
Polished off another bottle of Lot B with some great friends!

unclebunk
10-29-2010, 05:45
So long Blanton's, hello ETL!

BluesDaddy
10-29-2010, 07:48
Chucked an empty of Weller's Special Reserve. Another bottle of it will soon take its place!

gblick
10-29-2010, 07:54
Recently finished a PVW15yo and a PVW20yo.
I told myself I probably wouldn't buy another PVW20yo (low budget), but now that it's gone I'm feeling like I'd like to pick up a couple more.

hectic1
10-29-2010, 18:18
Finished off a bottle of Binny's BT 2010 release...it's the best BT I've had to date!

CaptainQ
10-29-2010, 22:10
Three bottles hit the recycle bin tonight. First was a regular bottling of BT. Shared and loved by many friends, tasted great tonight. I always recommend it for people starting out drinking bourbon. Got home and finished a bottle of VW Lot B and the last of a PVW 15. Yum, yum, more where those came from.

bourbonNOOG
10-30-2010, 06:00
OFBB 2007 and Sam Houston found a new home in the recycling bin this evening. Both were smooth as silk. Sam is something I can easily replace but OFBB 2007, you will be missed dearly.

chilidawg7
10-31-2010, 18:24
Yesterday at the game in Jacksonville, I (along with a half dozen friends) laid to rest a bottle of 08 GTS and ORVW 10/107.

A good time was had by all.

rocky480
11-02-2010, 19:05
A bottle of the current release of Weller 12 was laid to rest tonight. This was a tasty bottle and a great deal IMO at $20 a bottle.

The Boozer
11-03-2010, 07:22
This past weekend finished of a bottle of BH. Although it does not get much love on the SB, I find the juice enjoyable, especially the last 1/4 of the bottle. Some slightly bitter cocoa powder flavors were there along with some sweet burnt carmel. It had been sitting in the back of my liquor cabinet for a good 6-9 months so I decided this weekend to finish her off. The downside is BH is its price.

theDon
11-03-2010, 09:53
This past weekend finished of a bottle of BH. Although it does not get much love on the SB, I find the juice enjoyable, especially the last 1/4 of the bottle. Some slightly bitter cocoa powder flavors were there along with some sweet burnt carmel. It had been sitting in the back of my liquor cabinet for a good 6-9 months so I decided this weekend to finish her off. The downside is BH is its price.

Had a "bourbon" drinking friend over for one of the Rangers/Yankee series games a couple weeks back and he brought Basil Hayden. He nor I had ever tried it. After a glass I brought out the OGD 114 and gave him the low down. He agreed the full flavor to price ratio far exceeded BH's pretty bottle and vowed never to buy another, now that he is in the know on Beam's shinanigans. Glad I tried it, but I didn't find many redeeming qualities.

LouKyLover
11-03-2010, 10:59
I myself buried a Lot B this weekend and damn near polished off a PVW15. Fortunately, I have a couple of bottles of each in reserve, so there is no need to hit the panic button yet. It's amazing, I have open bottles of 15 and 20 and yet, given the choice, the 20 never seems to take a hit. I like the 20 and 23, but I seem to favor the family as they get younger.

The Boozer
11-03-2010, 13:24
Had a "bourbon" drinking friend over for one of the Rangers/Yankee series games a couple weeks back and he brought Basil Hayden. He nor I had ever tried it. After a glass I brought out the OGD 114 and gave him the low down. He agreed the full flavor to price ratio far exceeded BH's pretty bottle and vowed never to buy another, now that he is in the know on Beam's shinanigans. Glad I tried it, but I didn't find many redeeming qualities.

The board seems to have a fairly large group of Beam haters that tend to be rather vocal. That's fine with me, everybody has their own taste. I very much enjoy all of the OGD products including 114, but don't think the taste profile is the same or similar although the mashbills are reportedly highly similar. As I indicated, BH is pretty pricey for a 80 proof and would love to see it at 95-100 proof.

theDon
11-03-2010, 13:46
The board seems to have a fairly large group of Beam haters that tend to be rather vocal. That's fine with me, everybody has their own taste. I very much enjoy all of the OGD products including 114, but don't think the taste profile is the same or similar although the mashbills are reportedly highly similar. As I indicated, BH is pretty pricey for a 80 proof and would love to see it at 95-100 proof.

I like the OGD line as well as the small batch stuff and Beam Black. No more Beam hate here than for Wild Turkey and BT for lowering proofs and raising prices. It's just about being in the know on which companies bottlings you should stay away from.

The Boozer
11-03-2010, 17:37
Don
I guess you lost me on the "gave him the lowdown" and "now in the know on Beam's shinanigans" comments. Exactly what are you refering to?

theDon
11-03-2010, 18:35
Don
I guess you lost me on the "gave him the lowdown" and "now in the know on Beam's shinanigans" comments. Exactly what are you refering to?

That Basil Hayden is 80 proof Old Grandad and that Beam is trying to pull the wool over the consumer's eyes.

The Boozer
11-03-2010, 19:12
Don,
BH has alwys been a high rye, 80 proofer since it was introduced in the late 80's (maybe even early 90's). I may be a little fuzzy on the history but I believe it was before Beam got a hold of the OGD line. 2nd: it has always been rumored that BH is the same mashbill as OGD, but that is all, urban rumor. Never seen any credible evidence to prove it is the exact mashbill. BH is 8 years old, I believe the OGD line is 4 to 6 years with some 8 year old juice mixed in. No question the products are similar in taste profile.

The Boozer
11-03-2010, 19:48
I stand corrected on the dates - BH appears to have been introduced about the same time period that Beam got the OGD line.
As one gets older the memory fades (now where the hell did I put that bottle of bourbon :grin: )

Rutter
11-08-2010, 07:10
Another bottle of Buffalo Trace down this weekend, its far too easy to drink but with it being one of the few freely available bourbons over here I'm not going to be complaining! I'll grab another soon.

fishnbowljoe
11-08-2010, 20:17
In the last week I've said goodbye to a SW Weller SR, OWA 7/107, and the 375 Early Times 150th Anniversary. Joe

The Boozer
11-09-2010, 19:10
Old Fitz BiB. Very nice for an everyday pour. Got another bottle waiting in the wings thanks to Amy & Josh. Thanks again!!

lrochau
11-09-2010, 19:19
Just emptied out a bottle of ORVW 10yr 90 proof. Glad I have a bottle and a half of 107 proof to replace it.

ODaniel
11-09-2010, 20:37
I think I have an issue with emptying bottles - I buy more different bottles to take my mind off ones getting low. OGD114 looks like it is going to be the next one to go. Couple pours left.

BluesDaddy
11-11-2010, 07:57
OGD 114 - we salute you!

theDon
11-11-2010, 08:08
OGD 114 - we salute you!

It makes a great hot totty or three. The wife and I partook of the 114 last night to fend off a cold.

M14Shooter
11-11-2010, 14:42
Just killed a Rowans Creek and an EC 18.The Rowans Creek was very good.Well worth the $30 I paid for it.

The EC-18 was excellent.I could not believe how much depth and flavor this Bourbon has.It was a 1991 bottling.Glad I bought a case of this.

Regards,Mike

dmarkle
11-11-2010, 19:19
2009 WLW. It was almost gray at the bottom from all the sediment, but it tasted wonderful. Hit it up with some decent water to knock it down to a bit over 100 proof and you are happy.

rocky480
11-13-2010, 07:09
Finished off a 6YO Willett last night that was a little too hot for my tastes. Lots of ice was the only thing that tamed this bourbon for me, so I was happy to make room for something else.

StraightBoston
11-18-2010, 08:59
Beam products bit the dust over the weekend: a Knob Creek that it's taken me since 2003(!) to finish off, and a Red Stag that made many a dry-cherry Manhattan. (Haters beware: the KC won't be replaced anytime soon, but the Red Stag already had a reserve in the bunker.)

Josh
11-18-2010, 14:05
Having the last few drops out of my long-suffering bottle of ORVW 10/107 this afternoon. It has been knocked around a car trunk, baked in the summer heat in that trunk and then in my garage, repeatedly dripped on and flooded out of its home under the sink, and plundered to fill flasks. It lived a long and fruitful life. RIP.

The Boozer
11-18-2010, 14:11
In the past week, Stagg 09' finally got emptied, along with a EWSB 2000 and OWA 107 NAS. The last two were delicious and the Stagg well, was Stagg!

SMOWK
11-18-2010, 17:46
Yet another bottle of Very Old Barton BIB down! This makes the 48th one this year. Where does it go?

theDon
11-18-2010, 18:47
Yet another bottle of Very Old Barton BIB down! This makes the 48th one this year. Where does it go?

I have been downing our version of VOB BIB as well sir in the form of Tom Moore BIB. Probably a little younger but I'm still on the pre-BT aquisition juice. Maybe close to the same age. Cheers!

lrochau
11-21-2010, 17:42
Emptied a few bottles over the weekend with friends, EWSB 2000, Fighting Cock and Lot B.

SMOWK
11-21-2010, 18:15
Emptied a few bottles over the weekend with friends, EWSB 2000, Fighting Cock and Lot B.

I did the same. Fighting Cock, ER1B 1.75L, ORVW 10/107, Weller SR, OWA, and 4R1B all went down. I didn't realize how many bit the dust until I just looked. In my "defense", they weren't all full.

The Boozer
11-22-2010, 08:14
Weller 12 year. Opened about a year ago, mostly very good except for the last couple of pours, seems to have lost somehting. Then again, probably my taste buds were out of wack over the weekend.

flintlock
11-25-2010, 15:29
Finished the last drops of my first serious bottle of bourbon - Bulleit. I was sitting with the family watching a great movie, which turned into two great movies, and slowly proceeded to drink 3/4 of the entire bottle in one sitting. Yes, I was pleasantly snockered, but it was my first experience where I said "Oh man, is this stuff ever delicious." Woke up next day, thirsty but no hangover, and in love forever with bourbon. Before, whisky was always a chore that I thought I had to go through for tradition's sake. But this stuff was absolutely super, and although there's nothing special about Bulleit, I'm saving the bottle forever.

M14Shooter
11-26-2010, 14:27
Just killed a 2010 WLW .But found another a a local shop for $65.

Mike :grin:

CaptainQ
11-26-2010, 16:14
Just killed a 2010 WLW .But found another a a local shop for $65.

Mike :grin:

Damn Mike we haven't even got ours yet and you've downed a whole bottle.:shocked: :toast:

fishnbowljoe
11-28-2010, 20:29
A couple of good ones gave up their last pours this week. An ER 101 and an Everett's Weller 12 are now gone, but not forgotten. :frown: A current bottle of VSOF will soon join them in the recycle bin. Joe

fishnbowljoe
11-29-2010, 14:04
A couple of good ones gave up their last pours this week. An ER 101 and an Everett's Weller 12 are now gone, but not forgotten. :frown: A current bottle of VSOF will soon join them in the recycle bin. Joe

And...... the VSOF is also now in the recycle bin alongside the ER 101 and Everett's Weller 12. :rolleyes: Joe

Vosgar
11-29-2010, 19:15
A VWFRR gave up its last pour Sunday night. This is a current favorite, glad I've got a few more.

Gary

docbible
11-30-2010, 05:23
With great pains, I emptied the last drop from a ORVW 23yo 114. I wonder if my friends will still come around if word gets out? Now, what to put in that decanter? tim

p_elliott
11-30-2010, 07:19
With great pains, I emptied the last drop from a ORVW 23yo 114. I wonder if my friends will still come around if word gets out? Now, what to put in that decanter? tim

ORVW 10/107 and don't tell your friends any different :slappin:

Josh
11-30-2010, 09:44
ORVW 10/107 and don't tell your friends any different :slappin:

Or fill it with Rebel Yell and see if they can tell the difference. :grin:

unclebunk
11-30-2010, 10:52
Farewell to bottles of BT and OGD114. VSOF (BHC) may go tonight. Gulp!

George
12-02-2010, 16:50
Finished off a bottle of Weller SR. Such a great value.

fishnbowljoe
12-03-2010, 16:21
Since it was the BOTM, I have been delving into my bottle of Henry McKenna 10 yr SB BIB lately. I even took some to the bowling alley to share with the guys Wednesday night. Well, I drained the last drop tonight. Adios, and farewell. It was nice knowin' ya'. Cheers! Joe

SMOWK
12-03-2010, 16:23
Adios, and farewell. It was nice knowin' ya'. Cheers! Joe

Won't you be inviting him back?

BrianBradford
12-03-2010, 17:36
I just finished off a bottle of Buffalo Trace. It was my only bottle I had right now. I don't get paid again until next friday. I will have to go a whole week without anything!

fishnbowljoe
12-09-2010, 21:55
Three more laid to rest in the last week. Everett's Weller SR, Lot B, and Pappy 20. All good soldiers. Joe

Add an 81 Old Forester BIB to the list.

Parkersback
12-11-2010, 20:01
Elmer T Lee. Not as good as the first bottle I bought a few months back, but still solid. Looking forward to buying another and seeing how it compares.

fishnbowljoe
12-13-2010, 19:06
Another one somehow disappeared yesterday. :skep: 09 GTS. Been doing real good on finishing some of my open ones lately. Joe

BMartin42
12-14-2010, 10:30
The ETL & the Johnny Drum Private Stock gave themselves to one heck of a good Christmas Party.

George
12-16-2010, 17:00
Finished up another great bottle of EC 12.

MamaTried
12-17-2010, 11:08
PVW 15. Lasted longer than the girlfriend who was with me when I bought it. And just like when a relationship ends, when a bottle ends, you go out and get a better one.

OscarV
12-17-2010, 12:42
I just filtered the last of my '07 Stagg and tossed the bottle into the recycle bin.
Gone but will never be forgotten.

gblick
12-21-2010, 17:23
Recently finished an OWA, was great as usual.

squire
12-21-2010, 18:23
Moving on MT, like your attitude.

peb
12-27-2010, 18:13
I just laid to rest my first bottle of ORVW 10/107. It will not be the last.

Neat
12-27-2010, 18:53
I just laid to rest my first bottle of ORVW 10/107. It will not be the last.
it's good stuff ain't it? this fall, i emptied 3 bottles of orvw 10/107 - they joined 2 bottles of lot b during the same time period.

Neat
12-27-2010, 18:54
yesterday, a wtas went down to the empty bin. trying to decide whether or not to get a replacement (i have 2 in the bunker).

M14Shooter
12-27-2010, 19:40
On Christmas I finished off ORVW 10 107.It was a very good bottle.

Mike :grin:

ThomasH
01-01-2011, 10:04
An empty of Red Stag and Crown Royal hit the recycle bin last night. The RS has a replacement as it is popular in manhattans around here. The CR has multiple replacements as it is my wife's regular drink!

Thomas

BradleyC
01-06-2011, 20:26
I'm sipping on the last of some 09 Stagg with the sediment in my glass while staring at my empty bottle. Thankfully there is more where that came from. For now at least.

StraightBoston
01-07-2011, 08:52
Four Roses Yellow Label (US version) -- there was only one pour left after comparing to the Japanese bottle.

squire
01-09-2011, 15:30
JW Dant BIB was just added to the discharge bin.

ggilbertva
01-09-2011, 17:36
I don't post here very often because it takes me a long time to drain a bottle. Finally tossed a Baby Saz.

cigarnv
01-09-2011, 17:42
I don't post here very often because it takes me a long time to drain a bottle. Finally tossed a Baby Saz.

That is because you have 812 bottles open:grin: :grin:

BMartin42
01-09-2011, 18:49
EWSB 2000. Thought it was fantastic.

fishnbowljoe
01-10-2011, 19:44
Over the last week or so, FRSB OESO, 05 WLW, AA BIB, and a Binny's Weller 12 were dispatched. There's actually some open spots on the top shelf of my cabinet for a change. :cool: Joe

Pieface
01-10-2011, 19:59
Must be the festive season...

WT Rye, WT8, Pusser's Rum, EWB have all marched into the trash recently

BluesDaddy
01-11-2011, 05:32
Had the last pour of bottles of Russell's Reserve 10 and Willett Pot Still, both extremely enjoyable bourbons. Their loss is mourned...

squire
01-16-2011, 09:30
Barton BIB laid to rest with a little help from my friends.

p_elliott
01-17-2011, 07:46
moderators this thread needs locked we have 2 going one 2010 and one 2011.