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callmeox
12-21-2010, 17:47
Since the solstice has rolled on past, I'm kicking off Winter with a pour of Four Roses SB from the Hightower/Curtis selection.

This is my fave FRSB, hands down, no contest.

BMartin42
12-21-2010, 19:07
Very much enjoying the pour of Noah's Mill. The wife is sipping happily at a Jefferson's Reserve.

B.B. Babington
12-21-2010, 19:10
Nothing tonight - ack!! what's wrong? and it was too cloudy to see the solstice lunar eclipse, but no worries since I only have to wait about 84 years to see the next one on winter solstice. I'll stock up stagg to enjoy while watching the next one.

smokinjoe
12-21-2010, 19:23
Just finished making my yearly Holiday bottle of Candy Cane Infused Bourbon. This year it was Bulliet. Before dumping in the candy canes, I poured, and am sipping, on a nice and neat Bulliet. I'm looking forward to tomorrow, and the first sip of the Holiday Brew.

JDutton
12-21-2010, 19:58
Drinking my first sips of 2010 GTS. First taste was straight. It was a bit (ok, a lot) too much, so I added a few drops of water. So far, I like it a lot!

DeanSheen
12-21-2010, 20:07
Weller 12

But I'd prefer to be sipping on the Oscar&Tony selection. Is that the same bottle you mistakenly let me into at the birthday party?

callmeox
12-21-2010, 20:13
Weller 12

But I'd prefer to be sipping on the Oscar&Tony selection. Is that the same bottle you mistakenly let me into at the birthday party?

Yes, same one. It got shuffled back in the cabinet and I forgot that it was open.

DeanSheen
12-21-2010, 21:38
Yes, same one. It got shuffled back in the cabinet and I forgot that it was open.

Well you are a kind and generous man. Glad there was a little left. :drinking:

hectic1
12-22-2010, 05:37
Spent the night chatting with a few of the guys in the Gazebo...while there I sampled pours of Julio's RHF 2010, FR Mariage 09, and R/E Willet 7yr...good stuff all around but the R/E Willet just had that special something going on! I wish this stuff was available all the time as I'm sure the 3 bottles I was able to score are going to go fast! :(

sailor22
12-22-2010, 05:51
Last night the son in law and I worked our way through pours of Handy, Stagg, '80's Old Taylor, and Black Maple Hill 21yr and Ezra B 12yr. It was a pleasant evening by the fire.

BluesDaddy
12-22-2010, 08:36
Well, nothing right now being only 11:30 in the morning, however last night I had a pour of some kind of Scotch, which reminded of why I like bourbon so much. I promptly had a couple pours of George Dickel No. 12. My staff gave me a bottle of Wathen's Single Barrel as a Christmas gift which I've been enjoying as well. Still in my regular rotation is Weller's Antique, Weller's SR, Jim Beam Black and Old Rip Van Winkle (107). Occasionally I have a pour of WL Weller Barrel Proof when I want a treat.

unclebunk
12-22-2010, 09:50
I had a really beautiful pour of Russell's Reserve 10/101 last night. What an excellent whiskey! I sure wish the current RR 90 proof was half as good.

humchan2k
12-22-2010, 12:39
I think I have officially quit drinking bourbon, for the most part....I am now pretty much a 95% of the time rye guy...so now that it's available, I have been working through my first of 12 Rittenhouse bottles....though I did have some WLW 2010 yesterday.....

My main pours in December, so far - Old Potrero Single Malt Rye, Rittenhouse BiB, Saz 18.....oh my GOD, do I love Saz 18.

I would marry Saz 18 if it were legal.

bourbon-n00b
12-22-2010, 13:34
I moved at the beginning of this month. Broke one full decanter and knocked the top off another in the process. With another move coming up in about a year, I decided it was time to rid myself of these fragile and oddly-shaped containers.

Rounded up some empties and transferred 2 WT 8yr ("Flags" and "Strutting"), 2 Jim Beam 86 proof (110 months and 110 months) and a ER 101 (#1).

The juice from the Strutting decanter is marvelously dark and the little that I tasted off my fingers as I poured it was amazing! So sweet, fruity and rich. This will be one that I pour sparingly. The Flags decanter is several shades lighter and tastes a little more along the lines of current WT amped up a couple notches. Still very good, but probably not an all-timer.

The ER101 is also a winner with a very limited sampling. This is the first ER101 I've tasted so I don't have any comparative benchmark.

The JB 100 is decent, probably much better than the current but nothing to go nuts over. The cork on the JB 110 was a queasy-looking greenish-gray but the booze is clear and the smell is within range of what I'd expect. I am going to let this one sit a while before I take some very small sips.

I've got a couple more to go, including S/W Cabin Still and Old Fitz. Just waiting on some empties and to locate them in the mess of boxes.

squire
12-22-2010, 14:22
Eying a bottle of Dant BIB waiting for 5:00.

smokinjoe
12-22-2010, 14:52
A dallop from the candy cane infused Bulliet that I made last night. Very, very, nice.
Coupla things on this: 1) Although, it's OK either way, I prefer it with an ice cube. 2) If you make this, drink it somewhat quickly, as it really starts to look funky after a few weeks. 3) Don't overdo the candy canes. D) I think that heavy rye bourbons work better.

White Dog
12-22-2010, 17:26
Pappy 15, and more Pappy 15.

Honus
12-22-2010, 18:02
I alternate between Weller 107 and Weller 12 yr. I guess I'm pretty much a "Wheater".

squire
12-22-2010, 18:33
Dant BIB, one of these days I need to do a serious tasting to compare this to HH BIB.

hectic1
12-22-2010, 18:54
Pappy Shiraz followed by a pour of Weller 12...:)

StraightBoston
12-22-2010, 19:14
A flight of BT single barrels at Julio's:


Old Weller Antique
Buffalo Trace(!)
Elmer T. Lee
Rock Hill Farms (cherry monster part II!)
Baby Saz
Willett 6yo 122pf


Topped off with a healthy pour from my bottle of the Loch & K(e)y OWA when I got home.

the Duff
12-22-2010, 20:09
PHC '09. I expected a lot out of this bottle and it delivered abundantly. Just ... wow!

This was the only bottle on my wish list that my store could find for me. Imagine that, the most expensive one.:rolleyes:

Hopefully I can keep this bottle for a while. It deserves savoring.

bourbon-n00b
12-22-2010, 22:23
Managed to find another decanter stash an an empty, This time Old Fitz Prime, 1971. 86.8 proof, 8 year. This one here:

http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.82982165.jpg


Here's tasting notes based on one pour.

Color: Medium amber.

Nose: Massive brown sugar, caramel corn, maple syrup, vanilla notes. Minimal if any alcohol. Smells so good that I almost don't want to taste it...almost.

Taste: Not quite as good as the nose, but that's quibbling. Thick and sweet, with maple/brown sugar intertwining with an earthy nuttiness. Sweetness wins the day and the finish shows real staying power. Alcohol balance about right, maybe a touch hot for a sub-90 proofer but just maybe.

Conclusion: If this was on the shelves today, I'd be hard pressed to ever buy anything else. As a staunch supporter of bigger proof bottlings, the amount of flavor and aroma coming out of this at 86.8 is amazing! Get one if you can!

unclebunk
12-23-2010, 07:20
Love that photo! Wish I could find something like that. Enjoy!

unclebunk
12-23-2010, 07:22
Went back to the OCPR last night and am struggling to preserve a little in the bottle. I love it and it's getting dangerously low!:bigeyes:

SMOWK
12-23-2010, 07:26
Managed to find another decanter stash an an empty, This time Old Fitz Prime, 1971. 86.8 proof, 8 year.

I pulled an 1975 ORVW 7/86 decanter from a store a year or so ago. Great juice. Another bottle that gets pushed to the back waiting to be found again and again. Has that nice SW thing going on that I can't get enough of.

ggilbertva
12-23-2010, 07:27
Went back to the OCPR last night and am struggling to preserve a little in the bottle. I love it and it's getting dangerously low!:bigeyes:

Funny you mention it....I was eyeballing one of my bunkered slopes to enjoy over Christmas. Haven't had one open in quite a while.

unclebunk
12-23-2010, 07:36
Funny you mention it....I was eyeballing one of my bunkered slopes to enjoy over Christmas. Haven't had one open in quite a while.

It really is terrifc but I rue the day that I busted it out for a friend, who proceeded to drink nearly half the bottle, then poured himself a Maker's Mark 46 while I was in the bathroom and announced upon my return, "Now this is more like it!" I've got nothing against MM at all but if he didn't really enjoy it that much, I wish he had said so earlier and made the switch before gulping down some of my finest whiskey!

SMOWK
12-23-2010, 08:03
It really is terrifc but I rue the day that I busted it out for a friend, who proceeded to drink nearly half the bottle, then poured himself a Maker's Mark 46 while I was in the bathroom and announced upon my return, "Now this is more like it!" I've got nothing against MM at all but if he didn't really enjoy it that much, I wish he had said so earlier and made the switch before gulping down some of my finest whiskey!

I've had this happen too many times. I'm much more conservative in my "whiskey screening" these days. Pearls before swine never ends well.

OscarV
12-23-2010, 11:39
4R1B LE Rutledge 40th, neat,... oh yeah, and a couple pours of Bulleit before that.

hectic1
12-23-2010, 12:20
I'm picking up 6 late 70's and early 80's WT 8yr 101 decanters today as a Christmas gift to myself so I had to open up some bottle as I'm giving the seller back a couple of the decanters...who needs them...I just want the juice! :D

With this in mind I took a recommendation to vat a bottle of Basil Hayden and OGD 114 as I wouldn't drink the BH by itself. To my surprise this is a REALLY nice vatting...The BH gave some needed age to the OGD 114 and the OGD 114 gave some spice and proof to the BH. I've never been big into vatting before but the outcome was very nice this time around! :cool:

DeanSheen
12-23-2010, 12:57
I just popped a Lot B while making cookies.

So tasty.

squire
12-23-2010, 15:23
Hank after half a bottle his taste buds may have been anesthetized.

nor02lei
12-23-2010, 15:51
After cooking and decorating the tree most off the day I had WTKS before a false start with the Christmas food and Rittenhouse BIB and OGD 114 after. The Turkey found the spot best tonight for sure.

Leif

squire
12-23-2010, 16:21
EW Green label, a part of my ongoing review of under $10.00 Bourbons.

unclebunk
12-23-2010, 16:26
Hank after half a bottle his taste buds may have been anesthetized.

Yes. I'm sure you're right, though this friend's ability to drink large quantities of whiskey would make Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones shudder!:lol:

BMartin42
12-23-2010, 18:40
Not bourbon, but close enough. JD SB purchased at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop at the JD distellery. For some bizarre reason this is the only whisky (along with George Dickel) that I prefer on the rocks. Using a ball from my MM Ambassador gift and watching Christmas Vacation.

White Dog
12-23-2010, 20:35
OFBB 2010. The flavor profile is quite seasonal.

jburlowski
12-24-2010, 06:20
PHC 2010, at the neighbor's house.

smokinjoe
12-24-2010, 13:23
Cooking all of our Christmas Eve Traditional Favorites, accompanied by a Lawrenceburg Lot B. :yum:

kyrocklover
12-24-2010, 14:33
Currently, WT RR 90. Later will move up to regular 101, then Rare Breed and finally Kentucky Spirit.

squire
12-24-2010, 15:11
Evan Williams Black label, over ice with water.

nor02lei
12-24-2010, 15:15
A couple of uncut 4 roses samples before dinner and ORVW 15 with the hazelnut cake for dessert.

Leif

ebo
12-24-2010, 16:52
Baby Saz... before church. :grin:

BMartin42
12-24-2010, 19:24
Home from church. Milk & Cookies out for Santa. Children in bed. Time for a pour of Eagle Rare 17 for me.

M14Shooter
12-25-2010, 08:37
The Christmas line up is 1971 Old Fitz Prime,ORVW 10 107 ,PAPPY 15 and will finish up with 2010 WLW .For dessert some Wild Turkey Pecan Pie with George T Stagg Whip Cream.

Merry Christmas Mike

nor02lei
12-25-2010, 12:55
The Christmas line up is 1971 Old Fitz Prime,ORVW 10 107 ,PAPPY 15 and will finish up with 2010 WLW .For dessert some Wild Turkey Pecan Pie with George T Stagg Whip Cream.

Merry Christmas Mike

That sounded like a real Christmas line up Mike. That rally got my taste buds flooding!

Leif

lrochau
12-25-2010, 13:51
Gonna try a few tonight myself: Cedar Ridge, MM46, ORVW107 and finally opening a Stagg 2010! Making myself wait to get started until later, would like to see ten PM tonight!

fishnbowljoe
12-25-2010, 16:33
It's gonna be a Weller night tonight. :cool: Gonna start with a pour of Everett's Weller SR. Then we'll see what that leads to. :grin: Cheers! Joe

snifred
12-25-2010, 16:38
Drinking Manhattans with my mom. First round made with OWA, and now Maker's 46.

hectic1
12-25-2010, 17:14
Going to go with Birthday Bourbon's tonight...starting with a 2002 then I'll hit the 2006 and finish with the 2007...all while watching Elf! :)

squire
12-25-2010, 19:22
Bonded Grand Dad. I know some view special bottles for special occasions but I prefer a brand that connects me to Christmases past.

ggilbertva
12-25-2010, 19:30
All over the map today. For bourbon, '06 OWA and a early 70's Cream of KY. Also enjoyed a Redbreast 15 year and a Yamazaki 12 year. Good day for whiskey. Merry Christmas.

fishnbowljoe
12-25-2010, 20:05
It's gonna be a Weller night tonight. :cool: Gonna start with a pour of Everett's Weller SR. Then we'll see what that leads to. :grin: Cheers! Joe

Was thinking about running the gamut of Weller's tonight. Started out with Everett's Weller SR, then went to Kahn's OWA. Then I decided to open a Binny's Weller 12. I haven't had one of those in a while. :yum: Looks like I won't make it past the Binny's Weller 12. :grin: Joe

CaptainQ
12-25-2010, 21:56
Lot B for me and my guests tonight.

B.B. Babington
12-25-2010, 22:19
All over the map today. For bourbon, '06 OWA and a early 70's Cream of KY. Also enjoyed a Redbreast 15 year and a Yamazaki 12 year. Good day for whiskey. Merry Christmas.

great choices making for an interesting Christmas, indeed.

I went with regular stuff: Woodford, Elmer T. Lee, Glinlevit Nadura, and ending with EC18. I was again re-impressed with how tastes change day by day. Normally I love Nadura but was bored with it today. Normally I don't like Elmer that much but thoroughly enjoyed it tonight.

Special Reserve
12-26-2010, 05:26
Christmas eve a little Lot B, Christmas night a little Centennial.

cas
12-26-2010, 06:07
Christmas night I went from Pappys 23 to 15 to ORVW 10 107. And a glass of wine with dinner.
Craig

unclebunk
12-26-2010, 06:12
Kept it simple last night. We had a small pour of Pappy 15 after dinner but I switched over to EC12 and a snort of FRSB after all the guests left. All were fine, especially the Four Roses.

T Comp
12-26-2010, 07:04
... Then I decided to open a Binny's Weller 12. I haven't had one of those in a while. :yum: Looks like I won't make it past the Binny's Weller 12. :grin: Joe

I opened one too and myself just had one very modest pour but somehow half the bottle is gone. I wonder how my brother is feeling this morning?:lol: And there was also Rebel Yell (1981), Stagg (2009) and ORVW-107 (2010) with this latest ORVW certainly made from some outstanding barrels. A brother in law was also mighty happy with his request for extra sweet Manhattans, Heaven Hill BIB helping that along.

BluesDaddy
12-26-2010, 08:38
Christmas evening pour was William Larue Weller Barrel Strength in one of the Glencarin Whiskey glasses I give my Father-in-Law. He had MacCallan 12 scotch.

squire
12-26-2010, 13:22
1792 is in the front row of consideration for today.

PAspirit1
12-26-2010, 16:09
Last weekend (Sat. Dec. 19th) I had for the first time Evan Williams Black. Seems odd that it would take this long but I just kept overlooking it. My impression was similiar to many on the BOTM thread. Not at all harsh, good flavor, short finish. I was drinking only Pikesville rye 80 (as far as American) in the weeks preceeding it and it still seemed a little lighter than that.

I ended up overdoing it a little and while doing so a sort of buttery taste began to accumulate that I enjoyed very much. I think I remember that same impression from my first bottle of EC12.

As said before it is a very good value. I imagine that if I had been drinking only a 100 proof or higher, it might have been too light.

squire
12-26-2010, 17:11
A good value indeed as are most of Heaven Hill products, and often overlooked.

squire
12-26-2010, 17:18
Tonight I settled on 1792, a touch of maple on the nose and a bit lighter body than I remembered.

ACDetroit
12-26-2010, 17:56
Just arrived home from a Christmas dinner with the wife's side of the family. Very nice and a good time, decided I needed to unwind a bit with a nice pour of some Old Fitz barreled 65 bottled 72 BIB... while reading a thread stating this stuff is all gone? Seems I found some, oh well...enjoy!

Cheers!
Tony

White Dog
12-26-2010, 19:59
Still on Pappy 15. It will be nice when the holidays are over so I don't bankrupt myself.

CaptainQ
12-26-2010, 22:34
Went cheap tonight: FR Yellow followed by AA10*, tasty value pours.

nor02lei
12-26-2010, 22:44
I had Dickel barrel select and 86,8 proof number 8 before another rematch with the Christmas table last night. I canít find any date on the old-timer, but I think itís from the 70-is. There are much more bourbon like flavours in the old-timer for sure.
Than some ORVW 15 with the hazelnut cake and the almond/ orange/chocolate cookie for dessert. All whiskey tasted excellent last night, as did the Christmas food and all drinks with it.

Leif

jburlowski
12-27-2010, 04:12
Some GTS... I forget which release.

MissinER101
12-27-2010, 05:46
Just having returned home and taking care of car problems, visiting family, and still "on the road" all I have is the bottle of Eagle Rare SB my lovin' wife brought along. I have been throughly enjoying it after 9 months of forced temperance, in fact I am enjoying my morning coffee with a shot right now.

I did get to the Party Source and ordered 1 2010 GTS; 1 OLD RIP VAN WINKLE 10 YEAR 107; 1 2010 THOMAS H. HANDY RYE which I will have when I get home.

Whiskey Willie
12-27-2010, 05:46
I finally found some Weller Antique 107...just in time for Christmas Day and New Year's.:cool:

BMartin42
12-27-2010, 19:50
Trying the Buck bourbon I got for Christmas. Nothing really wrong with it except I would describe it as "thin". Kind of a hint of citrus (lemon perhaps?). Makes me wonder if it is actually HH juice. It tastes like a high rye bourbon to my untrained palate. Much more spice than sweetness despite the lemony nose.

squire
12-27-2010, 20:07
Revisited 1792 tonight, still looking for the flavor I remember from about five years ago.

fishnbowljoe
12-27-2010, 20:15
Binny's Weller 12. What more can I say? Joe

nor02lei
12-27-2010, 22:26
I had 86,4 Woodford before dinner yesterday and ORVW 10/107 with the almond cookie for dessert. The WR was very heavy indeed on vanilla and had a pleasant fruitiness in the background. Very good compared with the proof. Maybe I got a lucky bottle?

Leif

unclebunk
12-28-2010, 05:22
Went with the FRSB last night while watching the Saints-Falcons game. Still loving every drop of that juice and couldn't believe the terrific aroma I was getting off the glass even after the whiskey was gone. That was one beautiful barrel!

OscarV
12-28-2010, 14:28
2010 WLarueW, neat.
I opened it up on Christmas Eve and I gotta say I'm a little disapointed.
Of the six barrel proof Larue's this 2010 is my least favorite.
It helps to let it sit for about 15 minutes after you pour it, it's kinda hot.
The air opens the nose up which btw is it's best part, and I pivck up a little Kraft carmel kiss aroma.
Unlike last year's Larue which I thought was hot also you could cut it down to about 115prf and it was one of the best Larue's.
Water doesn't seem to help this one but I will press on and find it's sweet spot.

squire
12-28-2010, 14:49
Old Forester BIB, with ice and water.

Vosgar
12-28-2010, 18:56
Enjoying some older Old Taylor (early 80's, I think) tonight to celebrate paying off my mortgage today. After leaving the bank, my wife and I went out for dinner to a resturant that had the JB Small Batch stuff, so I ordered a Baker's. Really like that one, but once I got home it was time to bring out my favorite. IMHO, you just can't beat that Old Taylor!

Gary

White Dog
12-28-2010, 20:17
Great night! Friends are in town from Tenn. who knew I coveted VOB BIB, as it it not available here, so they brought it as a holiday gift. It's as solid as everyone here has said. Lovin' it. I'd swim in the stuff if it was available in WI.

Plus, as they were shocked that I was so hot for such an inexpensive bottle, they also bought me a Lot B. :cool: :cool: :cool:

nblair
12-28-2010, 21:22
Enjoying some older Old Taylor (early 80's, I think) tonight to celebrate paying off my mortgage today.

Congrats, Gary. I hope I get there one day. :bowdown:

I've been on a Wild Turkey kick the last two nights. Plenty of WT101, Rare Breed, and tonight a little CGF to celebrate being $300 richer for winning my fantasy football league. :cool:

nor02lei
12-28-2010, 22:17
I had Beam 6 grains before dinner yesterday and Stagg 2009 and ORVW 15 after. The last Christmas cookies with almonds, orange and black chocolate went down with the wheater.
The uncut brand really found the spot last night.

Leif

lrochau
12-28-2010, 22:17
Opened up a Pappy 15 for the Iowa game. Wow, great stuff. Great bourbon, lucky win tonight!

jburlowski
12-29-2010, 07:45
2010 WLarueW, neat.
I opened it up on Christmas Eve and I gotta say I'm a little disapointed.
Of the six barrel proof Larue's this 2010 is my least favorite.
It helps to let it sit for about 15 minutes after you pour it, it's kinda hot.
The air opens the nose up which btw is it's best part, and I pivck up a little Kraft carmel kiss aroma.
Unlike last year's Larue which I thought was hot also you could cut it down to about 115prf and it was one of the best Larue's.
Water doesn't seem to help this one but I will press on and find it's sweet spot.

Only had a quick taste, but I kinda agree with you. Certainly with the overall impression that this is not one of the better WLW releases.

Further tasting will be necessary...:cool:

OscarV
12-29-2010, 12:41
I started with a '10 WLarureW neat, then cut one down to 115prf, cut another one down to 85prf none of them worked for me.
Tried a splash of Old Charter Propriertor's Reserve, neat, OK but it didn't thrill me.
I poured some Bulleit from a 375ml I picked up last week to check out it's current taste and BINGO we have a winner.
I now wish I would have gotten the 750ml bottle.

squire
12-29-2010, 15:58
Yellow label Four Roses, with seltzer water.

BMartin42
12-29-2010, 16:42
5 straight hours of Illinois sports between the Texas Bowl and the Illini-Iowa Big Ten opener. Started with Corner Creek. Then Willet Pot Still Reserve. Four Roses Singel barrell. I'm thinking Lot B next. Go Illini!!!

smokinjoe
12-29-2010, 17:58
I just continue to be wowed by this Maker's 46. I'm not sure what to think when people say they see only a little difference between this and regular Maker's (Which I think is a terrific bourbon, in it's own right, BTW.). This 46 is almost rye like, rather than wheated. Wonderful bourbon.

nor02lei
12-29-2010, 22:42
I had WTKS before dinner yesterday and Dickel bc with the lime truffles after. Despite being more punchy the Turkey reminded me of quit a bit of the Woodford a had the day before with its intense vanilla.

Leif

ggilbertva
12-30-2010, 08:57
Tried a splash of Old Charter Propriertor's Reserve, neat, OK but it didn't thrill me.


Oscar - was the OCPR slope or english? I've found the slope to be quite a bit better.

OscarV
12-30-2010, 12:31
Oscar - was the OCPR slope or english? I've found the slope to be quite a bit better.

It was the Louisville slope shoulder.
It is a fine bottle of whiskey but yesterday it wasn't doing it for me.
A few days ago I had to force myself to stop because it tasted so good.
I get like that on some days, as you saw the Bulleit did the trick yesterday, powerful in your face spice.
I think I needed a jump start because I am totally exhusted from the holidaze, been going non-stop since Monday the 20th.

OK then, today I am sipping some Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.
I've never been let down by a Turkey.

DeanSheen
12-30-2010, 13:38
Lot B and EC 18 this afternoon.

Tonight I'll probably turn to some 2010 GTS.

smokinjoe
12-30-2010, 14:04
Went digging through the bunker, and uncovered a long-forgotten Everett's Weller 12 that some SB'ers came across a number of years ago. Enjoying a pour, now, while watching more college bowl games.

nor02lei
12-30-2010, 14:06
86,8 old-time Dickel 8 plus BS before dinner and my vanilla stuffed Woodford with the light yoghurt panacotta with blueberry topping for dessert. Very big difference in the 2 Dickels. Its about the same as comparing new and old OGD. The Tennessee flavours are quit a bit hidden behind the red layer flavours from the old-timer.
The dessert whiskey matched perfectly!

Leif

MissinER101
12-30-2010, 14:24
In about an hour I'm headed to the Chapeze House in Bardstown for a bourbon tasting and dinner. I'll post up what was on the menu when I get back.

TheGentleman
12-30-2010, 15:48
I've been sippin on WLW 12 yr and Rittenhouse BIB Rye. These are my first bottles of both and they are maybe the best value whiskey's I've tried. I never would have bought these had it not been for everyone's input that I've read. Thanks a bunch!:thankyousign:

Skunk
12-30-2010, 15:55
Finishing off a '10 Stagg. The only one I was able to snag this year.

:smil41df29a15fb35:

Halifax
12-30-2010, 17:47
...OK then, today I am sipping some Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.
I've never been let down by a Turkey.

Same here. I've only got about a finger left in this RB. I may have to open up a WT12 or RR101 next. Tis the season, and I've got enough spirit to open up a blast from the past at the moment.

White Dog
12-30-2010, 17:58
I've been sippin on WLW 12 yr and Rittenhouse BIB Rye. These are my first bottles of both and they are maybe the best value whiskey's I've tried. I never would have bought these had it not been for everyone's input that I've read. Thanks a bunch!:thankyousign:

I completely agree with you on the value of those 2 bottles. You made me hit the Weller 12 tonight myself.

nivto
12-30-2010, 19:06
started off with EC12 and wasn't loving it. this bottle has been on and off for me, and tonight was definitely an off night.

i moved on to Noah's Mill. It's just as good as when I first opened it several months ago. I always forget how delicious this bourbon is. Extremely well balanced.

Jwilly019
12-30-2010, 20:08
Enjoying my first pour in my new Glencairn glass, I decided to break it in with Weller SR.

ebo
12-30-2010, 20:28
Started with FRSB and followed it up with EC12. I'm feeling like a little Dickel 12 before I turn in. :grin:

BMartin42
12-30-2010, 20:35
Started with MM, went to Noah's Mill. Wrapping up with OF Repeal. Then off to get a good night's sleep so I can possibly make it to midnight tomorrow.

hectic1
12-31-2010, 06:19
I had a couple neighbors over last night and we did some bourbon tasting...one brought with him a new bottle of Booker's so we started with that. It was better then I expected...followed that up with pours of ORVW 10/107, OFBB 07, Weller 12, Binny's ETL, WLW 09, PHC 2010, and finished the night with a pour of Willett R/E 7yr. Love me some PHC and Willett R/E...:bowdown:

unclebunk
12-31-2010, 06:40
Started off with FRSB and then switched over to Virginia Gentleman. I have to say that the VG felt like a major step down after the superb quality of the Four Roses. Sometimes it's better to just stick with one thing for the evening.

SMOWK
12-31-2010, 15:08
I have to say that the VG felt like a major step down after the superb quality of the Four Roses.

VG Fox or VG? If it's The Fox, I would take that over FRSB any day.

squire
12-31-2010, 16:40
Working through Four Roses, yellow, small batch and single barrel.

fishnbowljoe
12-31-2010, 16:43
Had a little HH 6 yr BIB while writing the post for the BOTM. It will probably be something Weller before the night is over though. Joe

MissinER101
12-31-2010, 20:08
Right now sipping a little ERSB.......At midnight I shall open the Thomas H. Handy I bought today. :drink:

jburlowski
01-01-2011, 05:14
Finished the old year with a smorgasbord of some the year's better releases:

OFBB 2010 (one of the better recent bottlings in this series. Makes me wish that OF would offer a 10-12 yo as part of their regular expressions);
WLW 2010 (the "heat" mentioned by others overpowers its other elements unless watered down to near Weller 12 levels. Still very good but not as refined as earlier releases.);
FRSmB 2010 LE (delightfully seamless and drinkable --- reveals new elements with each sip);
PHC 2010 (Parker has done it again! --- one of the best of the modern wheaters).Happy New Year to all!

callmeox
01-01-2011, 07:33
I rang in the new year with some OWA 8/107 from Loch and Key (barrel 67). Congrats on picking a great barrel, it was superb.

cigarnv
01-01-2011, 07:36
Enjoy a PHC 2010 (127) as well as a FR LESB to ring in the new year. Both quite good and very different.

lrochau
01-01-2011, 08:28
Had some good new years drinks:

PVW15
WLW 09
Stagg 10

squire
01-01-2011, 16:27
this evening will be a comparison tasting of Granddad, Forester and Blanton, all BIB or 50%.

callmeox
01-01-2011, 17:51
this evening will be a comparison tasting of Granddad, Forester and Blanton, all BIB or 50%.


Fine juice, across the board.

MissinER101
01-01-2011, 18:14
Introduced my nephew to Handy today. His only whiskey experience to date was Makers, Jim and Jack; he thought out of the bottle was a bit hot, added about 6 drops of spring water to a shot in a Glenncarin glass and he thought that was right up his alley, loved the smell, and thought the spicy finish was long and pleasant.

Right now having some ERSB and just fixed the wife a "Capezetinni" that she had at the Chepeze House, we found a way for her to enjoy bourbon with me.

ACDetroit
01-01-2011, 19:02
Sipping on a healthy pour of the 2009 WLW. Seems to have opened a little after a year, not quite as hot tonight. It will do.

ILLfarmboy
01-01-2011, 19:29
Weller Antique....an age stated bottle from '04.

BMartin42
01-01-2011, 20:18
Maker's. Odd that I find it very yummy this evening. I usually find it just OK. Tonight it is fantastic. Lots of caramel & sweetness. Strange.

BradleyC
01-01-2011, 21:20
This year's Birthday Bourbon. I like it

CaptainQ
01-01-2011, 22:39
Started the evening with a pour of VOBBOB, next up was ORVW10/90 and we finished with Weller 12. Excellent bourbon with friends on New Years Day.

kyrocklover
01-02-2011, 06:21
Yesterday I started with Johnny Drum 101, then had a pour of Wellers Antique 107 and finished with WTRB. Really enhanced the enjoyment of watching the SEC destroy the Big 10.

barturtle
01-02-2011, 10:50
Went digging through the bunker, and uncovered a long-forgotten Everett's Weller 12 that some SB'ers came across a number of years ago. Enjoying a pour, now, while watching more college bowl games.


That, sir, is some seriously good juice. I've still got a bottle myself.

jburlowski
01-02-2011, 15:36
WRMCSO. while watching Lawrence of Arabia --- one of the classic epic movies of all time.

squire
01-02-2011, 15:43
Will soon be breaking out the Forester Signature 50%.

Halifax
01-02-2011, 15:48
Evan Williams BIB while watching the Panthers get their head handed to them yet again.

snifred
01-02-2011, 16:08
I've had a few small pours from some open bottles that I haven't tried in a while. FRSmB, Bulleit, EC12 and 1792. The FR didn't taste good at all, Bulleit was ok, EC12 was great, and 1792 was pretty good.

ERSB has been one of my favorites but I was really put off earlier this year when I bought 2 1.75's on sale and both were just terrible, like cough medicine. I just tasted the bit I had left and it's still terrible. I love the BTAC version and wish I still had confidence in the SB.

unclebunk
01-02-2011, 16:22
OF Signature and a nice pour of OF Birthday 2007. Despite the Bears' loss to the Packers today, it was a good afternoon of football and bourbon.

nor02lei
01-02-2011, 16:30
I had some 13 y uncut HH distilled right before the fire and bottled Cadenheads both before and after dinner. Than later WTKS with some plain ice cream, witch actually turned out to be American (Tom and Jerry). After that I had a neat pour of WLW 2008 while watching a Stones concert on television.

Leif

Scrub
01-02-2011, 18:11
I currently have several open bottles, and I am jumping between them trying to look for the flavors I am hearing about on here, and it is going pretty well.

OGD 100 BIB; Weller Antique 107; Bulleit; ERSB; Rebel Reserve; MM and a few others. At this point for a neat pour I prefer the ERSB or Bulleit, but I have discovered that a light application of water really makes a wheater work for me pretty well.

All in all it is just great to have some time off so I can be drinking bourbon, but I will have to make a field trip to somewhere without state controlled stores soon to find a better variety.

chilidawg7
01-02-2011, 18:22
A little bit of Fighting Cock and Mountain Dew while playing cards and watching football on the last day of break before work.

Trying to come up with a clever name for this drink and we can't get past "Cock a Doodle Dew"

smokinjoe
01-02-2011, 18:32
A little bit of Fighting Cock and Mountain Dew while playing cards and watching football on the last day of break before work.

Trying to come up with a clever name for this drink and we can't get past "Cock a Doodle Dew"

:lol::lol:
Hey, Dawg. Can't say I would like the drink, but that's a great name ya'll gave it! I hope you're getting good cards.
:toast:

squire
01-02-2011, 18:41
Whisky, caffeine and cards, classic combination.

White Dog
01-03-2011, 07:22
A little bit of Fighting Cock and Mountain Dew while playing cards and watching football on the last day of break before work.

Trying to come up with a clever name for this drink and we can't get past "Cock a Doodle Dew"

Yikes, that's a helluva drink. Reminded me of a night in high school when all I could steal from the house was Tequila and root beer. It wasn't so bad after the first 20 ounces... :lol:

OscarV
01-03-2011, 09:29
Old Weller Antique Single Barrel 8yo 107prf, neat with some raspberry chocolate squares.
May the Holidaze never end.

smokinjoe
01-03-2011, 13:54
A gentle pour of a Fairfield Distillery Henry McKenna 6 yr 86 proof to finish up a day lounging around the crib, before heading back to slaving for the man, tomorrow. This is a very clean and bright whiskey.

peb
01-03-2011, 16:39
A little Weller 12 while finishing up some evening work. I need to finish soon so I can catch the UK game...

smokinjoe
01-03-2011, 17:06
Thoroughly enjoying some new versions of "Tom Sawyer" whitwashing the fence, and "The Dog Ate My Homework", with a healthy pour of 2004 George T. Stagg. :yum:

ebo
01-03-2011, 17:11
I'm enjoying a healthy pour of George Dickel 12 after a crappy first day back to work.

chilidawg7
01-03-2011, 18:37
A little OGD 114 as I watch the Orange Bowl. Sad to think another college football season is nearing its end.

White Dog
01-03-2011, 19:44
Sipping Lot B, and feeling good about the way Lovie Smith calls time-outs. (I say this because SB seems to be 60% Illinois flatlanders.):grin: :grin:

nor02lei
01-04-2011, 01:10
I had 2 small pours of 86,8 Dickel 8 and BS before dinner yesterday. I donít know what to think of the old-timer. Itís very pungent and has a big body for any 86 proof whiskey, but the Tennessee flavours are pretty well hidden. Old trusty WT 8 export with the last Tom and Jerry ice-cream for desert.

Leif

cigarnv
01-04-2011, 02:19
EC 18 with a 2/21/92 date... very good off the shelf pour for $37....

OscarV
01-04-2011, 14:44
Can't wait to see what you think about this bottle...I grabbed a bunch of them based on Reid's review...:)

ETL 15yo 1B, neat.

This ETL 15yo 1B is unique, it is both elegant and subtle.
At first I mistook it for another narrow flavored ETL but this seems to have a charming effect on both the nose and the palate.
It is not an in yo face big bold bourbon, you have to take it real slow on both the smell and taste.
It would be easy to dismiss it at first but sip slow and wait and you'll find it's secrets.
I am amazed at the lack of wood in both the nose and taste for a 15yo ryed bourbon.
I only got one bottle so I am going to savor this at those special moments times.
Like Reid said it has it all spice, cherry, cocoa, vanilla, carmel toffee but none steal the show, all very balanced, over all a very balanced whiskey. All flavors are subtle and lurking in the background, hence the suggestion to take it slow when you have the time to spend.
I'll go along with his rating, 85-89 very good to above average, but I think there will be times in the future that I would kick it up a few notches.

Now then, with all that said I will not drink this bourbon the way Elmer T Lee prefers his bourbon and that is mixed with 7-Up or Sprite.
Sorry Elmer, I'll be sipping neat and leave the 7&7's to the local yokels.

nor02lei
01-04-2011, 15:49
Uncut 13 Y HH from Cadenheads before dinner and Rittenhouse BIB after. I did try the HH with water as well, but I think it is better neat.

Leif

jburlowski
01-04-2011, 16:28
Also sipping the ETL 15 yo SB --- while reading the new FR book. What a great combination!

BMartin42
01-04-2011, 17:40
Started with a Willett Pot Still Reserve after a looooooooong day at work. Enjoyed a Jefferson's VSB as I was heating up the venison chili for dinner. The after dinner drink of choice is Rock Hill Farms.

bourbonNOOG
01-04-2011, 19:57
WT 101 8yr from 1978. Mmmmmmm......

Halifax
01-04-2011, 21:11
A couple of pours of VOB 90 before turning in.

smokinjoe
01-04-2011, 21:23
Hey, I'll tip a pour of Lot B to the Bucks. Nice win. Ox....you OK?:D I was thinkin' you might have "Had the Big One, Elizabeth!!" on the blocked punt with 1:30 to go.
:toast:

callmeox
01-04-2011, 21:26
Hey, I'll tip a pour of Lot B to the Bucks. Nice win. Ox....you OK?:D I was thinkin' you might have "Had the Big One, Elizabeth!!" on the blocked punt with 1:30 to go.
:toast:

Thanks. That was the second or third Big One of the game. :falling:

The Bucks owe it to you and your crack at the BTOTY. You didn't know that you were bulletin board material, did you? :grin:

So glad I took a vacation day tomorrow. Time to put a dent in a bottle of Four Roses for the Buckeyes.

smokinjoe
01-04-2011, 21:32
Hey, that wasn't me...That was the Boss. :D Savor the win!
:toast:

squire
01-04-2011, 22:13
Granddad BIB, recent issue.

nor02lei
01-05-2011, 00:45
WT 101 8yr from 1978. Mmmmmmm......

I could find quit a lot of that stuff some years ago as well Adam. All row a bit uneven in quality it was often amazing stuff. I can still find 8 years from the 80-is and it is good as well but a bit lighter in collar and taste.

Leif

StraightBoston
01-05-2011, 06:10
Last night was a side-by-side of Four Roses Yellow Label (US version) and Four Roses Yellow Label (Japan version) to see if they were the same -- the Japan bottle has an older label that predates the reintroduction of the US expression.

To my palate, it's the same whiskey -- the difference in label probably because it's a 700ml bottle.

Good news is that even at a lousy exchange rate (and equalizing for 700 vs. 750ml) the Japan bottle was cheaper than the US!

B-Zero
01-05-2011, 07:00
Did a side by side with ORVW 10/90 & 10/107.
Its interesting to taste these purely because they are marketed with two different proofs with the same mash bill. Although the higher proof has a deeper taste and more flavour i generally down-proof my whiskies to around 90-95 anyway. So this nullifies the extra profiles given to the 107.
In saying this they are un-splittable in my opinion. Obviously. So it comes down to the price. Being in Australia there really isn't a price-competition gauge on these bottles so im going to go with the 107 purely for the reason i can make more drinks out of the bottle. (Even though im paying less customs tax on the lower proof bottling)
I'd actually prefer a bottle of BT to these..
That said, I am enjoying each on their own merits. I will be comparing these to a Lot B in the coming weeks.
Does anyone have any notes from such a comparison? Or even a BT to Lot B?

OscarV
01-05-2011, 13:53
Elijah Craig 18yo, neat.

T Comp
01-05-2011, 20:04
45 ML of 2007 OFBB followed by 15 ML of OF BIB from DSP 414 bottled in 1981. If you like some rum flavors getting along famously with the others in your bourbon, as I do, the dusty one is for you.

Master_Photog
01-06-2011, 02:41
My first bottle of BMH - Fabulous Rye!

http://www.cs2photography.com/BMH.jpg

nor02lei
01-06-2011, 04:45
Just a late pour of ORVW 15 last night, after being to a bar and having some real good Swedish and Norwegian micro beer.

Leif

unclebunk
01-06-2011, 06:42
Back to the WT CGF and a drop of RR10/101. I sure am going to be sad to see these two go.

M14Shooter
01-06-2011, 07:11
Last night I had a pour of 2010 Eagle Rare 17 .I thought it was very good.Great balance with just the right amount of oak for my palate.

Regards,Mike

bourbonNOOG
01-06-2011, 08:05
Last night I had a pour of 2010 Eagle Rare 17 .I thought it was very good.Great balance with just the right amount of oak for my palate.

Regards,Mike

Good to see a review on this one. I got a bottle for Christmas from the folks and you don't hear anything about it on here or at least I haven't come across much. It's like the step child of the BTAC collection. You hear everyone rave about GTS, Weller and even Handy at times but I never see anything about the ER 17.

After reading this I've now got a new outlook and excitement about opening up this bottle. Thanks Mike.

callmeox
01-06-2011, 13:57
Good to see a review on this one. I got a bottle for Christmas from the folks and you don't hear anything about it on here or at least I haven't come across much. It's like the step child of the BTAC collection. You hear everyone rave about GTS, Weller and even Handy at times but I never see anything about the ER 17.

After reading this I've now got a new outlook and excitement about opening up this bottle. Thanks Mike.

The reason the three that you mention get more interest is that they are sold at barrel strength but the ER and Saz 18 are not.

It is really that simple, though they do have their fans.

OscarV
01-06-2011, 14:01
OWA 1B 8yo 107prf, neat.

StraightBoston
01-06-2011, 14:03
OWA 1B 8yo 107prf, neat.

Loch & K(e)y barrel? I enjoyed it at a recent tasting (but have 3 other versions open right now...)

cigarnv
01-06-2011, 14:41
Mellow Corn.... interesting...

MissinER101
01-06-2011, 15:23
It has been an "adventure" getting home and running about a week behind schedule things were hectic.....So the first full day at home unpacking and settling in is wrapping up with a pour of '86 Old Fitzgerald.

For an 86 proof ole' Fitz has a mouthful of flavor, mellow with no sharp corners, nice caramel on entry, sweet corn in the middle with a touch of spice in the after taste and the flavor lingers longer than I would expect in an 86er. Dang shame it is only a 200 ml flask, I fear ole' Fitz will be gone before his time.

bourbonNOOG
01-06-2011, 17:15
Pappy 15 neat to take the edge off and a square or 2 of super dark chocolate to satisfy the sweet tooth.

DeanSheen
01-06-2011, 18:51
Had a Old Rip 10/90 at a friends then we had some OWA 107 right after.

the Duff
01-06-2011, 19:09
Got a shipment today. ETL 15 and RR 6. The Russels is my first rye.

BMartin42
01-06-2011, 19:42
Blanton's, amd Henry McKenna 10 yr old SB. Oh, and Go Illini!

nor02lei
01-07-2011, 04:24
After a layoff for as wile I had a couple of pours of JDSS before dinner yesterday. It tasted awesome and it found the spot much better than the WT 110 from 91 that I had later.

Leif

OscarV
01-07-2011, 13:37
ETL 1B 15 yo, neat.

cigarnv
01-07-2011, 13:47
ETL 1B 15 yo, neat.

Oscar.... I thought your were putting that bottle down and saving it...LOL!!!!

OscarV
01-07-2011, 14:47
Oscar.... I thought your were putting that bottle down and saving it...LOL!!!!

LOL, just a measured 1 1/2 oz pour and then on to something else.

birdman1099
01-07-2011, 15:02
Oscar.... I thought your were putting that bottle down and saving it...LOL!!!!


Sounds like he is "putting it down"... just not saving it !!!:grin:


I've had some Crown royal from 1974, Wlakers Delux 8 yr from the 70's and a JW Dant bib from 1980. The dant blew the others away, and the CR was better than the Walkers. The walkers was barely drinkable...:rolleyes:

smokinjoe
01-07-2011, 16:10
Nosing and sipping from a newly purchased Wathen's, bottled 2-22-09. Very interesting. Much more "earthy" than the last bottle I sampled several weeks ago. (Unfortunately, I don't remember the bottling date on that one, but it was extremely good in it's own right.) The one I'm trying now, has an Earthiness to it...bordering on...almost...sheet rock mud?? Sounds odd, I know, but it works. It makes it very "chewy", and "substantial". It's beauty is that it doesn't detract from what is a very spirity, spicy and blooming bourbon on the palate. Black licorice, cinnamon, and a perfect touch of oak. A substantial amount of heft to this bourbon, and at 94 proof, it delivers the goods. But, what I really like about this Wathen's, (besides the sheet rock mud. :) Seriously! It's quite pleasing. Trust me, on this! ), is what I think is one of the best finishes I've enjoyed in a whiskey, in quite some time. Big, bold, flavorful, and, seemingly goes on, forever. I know, the "Medley Distillery" didn't distill this. But, they are on their A-Game in picking out what bears their family name. This is damn, fine, whiskey.

jburlowski
01-07-2011, 16:49
Alternating between ETL 15 yo and the R&E Willett 17 yo wheater. Both are very, very good but tonight I'm drinking the latter to try to preserve what's left of the former. (I fear the ETL will be gone all too soon.)

PAspirit1
01-07-2011, 16:53
Nosing and sipping from a newly purchased Wathen's, bottled 2-22-09. Very interesting. Much more "earthy" than the last bottle I sampled several weeks ago. (Unfortunately, I don't remember the bottling date on that one, but it was extremely good in it's own right.) The one I'm trying now, has an Earthiness to it...bordering on...almost...sheet rock mud?? Sounds odd, I know, but it works. It makes it very "chewy", and "substantial". It's beauty is that it doesn't detract from what is a very spirity, spicy and blooming bourbon on the palate. Black licorice, cinnamon, and a perfect touch of oak. A substantial amount of heft to this bourbon, and at 94 proof, it delivers the goods. But, what I really like about this Wathen's, (besides the sheet rock mud. :) Seriously! It's quite pleasing. Trust me, on this! ), is what I think is one of the best finishes I've enjoyed in a whiskey, in quite some time. Big, bold, flavorful, and, seemingly goes on, forever. I know, the "Medley Distillery" didn't distill this. But, they are on their A-Game in picking out what bears their family name. This is damn, fine, whiskey.

Thats a very appetizing review and I'm not duanted by the mud.

the Duff
01-07-2011, 17:50
OGD 114. Is the BIB as good as this? I've been looking for something inexpensive for our after work happy hour. I've been supplying the bourbon to all the bud light drinkers without any reciprocation. So far its been in the $25-$40 range and I'm looking for something cheaper.

smokinjoe
01-07-2011, 17:56
Thats a very appetizing review and I'm not duanted by the mud.

"...not daunted by the mud"... Your Avatar would be proud!

Thinking about it now, was Lambert daunted by anything?! Maybe..MAYBE!...by Earl Campbell breaking through the line with a full head of steam? :D
:toast:

DeanSheen
01-07-2011, 20:01
Just picked up the in laws in from England at the airport. To sooth my nerves I'm having:

4RsmB
OWA


OGD 114. Is the BIB as good as this?

The BIB is nice. Buy that for the BL boys and save he 114 for yourself.

squire
01-07-2011, 22:27
Duff, the BIB is just as good, so is the 43% for that matter, yet the 114 is a stand alone whisky in its own right. Strong, broad shouldered, yet refined and dignified in a way that only a quality whisky can be. Reliable, surprisingly good compared to all the boutique stuff out there and a bargain at its price.

PAspirit1
01-08-2011, 06:12
Thinking about it now, was Lambert daunted by anything?! Maybe..MAYBE!...by Earl Campbell breaking through the line with a full head of steam? :D
:toast:

That's a big MAYBE or just a '"not likely."

On the mud note: I used to work with joint compound and the premixed sheetrock mud and oddly I sometimes wanted to taste a little. Maybe that's something like kids eating paste in school.

nor02lei
01-08-2011, 12:23
When my sons visited me for dinner last night we had vintage 21 rye with the coffee after dinner and JDSS with the red current pie for dessert. After that we were all so stuffed up that it was fernet branca and underberg that counted.

Leif

kyrocklover
01-08-2011, 16:03
Just had my first taste of Old Bardstown Estate 101. I must say that I like this very much. Rye and pepper mid palate with a good finish. A good value pour bourbon like its friend Johnny Drum Private Stock.

bourbonNOOG
01-08-2011, 16:40
I am enjoying Ezra B SB, neat. First bottle I've had and I will definitely buy another.

chilidawg7
01-08-2011, 17:22
a bit of Elmer T. Lee

warehouseman
01-08-2011, 17:35
BOOKERS.Finsihed off my bottle of KC

smokinjoe
01-08-2011, 20:11
Sitting out by the outdoor fireplace this evening, while enjoying a couple of pours, and a couple of cigars. All, pretty darn good. Then...Nirvana.!!!..Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 Connecticut, with 2010 TH Handy. Oh, My, Goodness...(Scratch that...) Oh, My, GREATNESS!! This Handy is absolutely AWESOME. It's no secret that I've always been a big advocate of the wonderfulness of the THH, regardless of year. But, this one tonight is one of the best I've ever had the privilege to taste. If you're looking for a great...no...GREAT RYE, look no further than the TH Handy.

OscarV
01-08-2011, 21:15
I've been considering getting a bottle of THH and I think you pushed me there Joe.

Chris24
01-08-2011, 22:24
I just opened one of my William Larue Wellers. Totally glad I sprung for two bottles.

nor02lei
01-09-2011, 03:18
I just opened one of my William Larue Wellers. Totally glad I sprung for two bottles.

I did start of the evening yesterday with OFBB 2010 and uncut 13 HH . Than later some JDSS with the last red current pie for dessert and finally Stagg 09 as a nightcap. Its amazing how well Stagg stands up late in the evening after lots of eating and drinking. I do believe 2009 is a good vintage also.

Leif

BMartin42
01-09-2011, 06:52
Game night with abother couple last night. He & I enjoyed Buck, Basil Hayden's, FRsmB 2010 Limited edition, and Jefferson's 17.

the Duff
01-09-2011, 08:58
WT101 last night at a VFW trivia night. Our table won the whole thing!

smokinjoe
01-09-2011, 09:17
I've been considering getting a bottle of THH and I think you pushed me there Joe.

I hope you enjoy it, Oscar. Interestingly enough, around here, the Handy is the best stocked on retailers shelves of all the BTAC's, this year. Also, whereas the other offererings are mid $70's and up, the Handy's have been mid $50's. Except at one store that I was at on Thursday who had all BTAC's at $110+.

callmeox
01-09-2011, 13:59
I'm snacking on a splash of Sazerac 18 after a dinner of pot roast and mashed taters.

I normally dont have a drink right after dinner, but this just felt right.

squire
01-09-2011, 14:58
Finishing off a bottle of JW Dant BIB.

Jwilly019
01-09-2011, 15:04
Had my first taste of WT101 last night at a party. Obviously I wasn't in the best environment for a proper evaluation (not to mention it wasn't my first drink of the evening), but for the price, it was pretty tasty. I'll more than likely pick up a bottle down the road.

JDutton
01-09-2011, 15:07
WT101 is one of my favorites for cocktails. Right now I'm watching Green Bay beat the Eagles while sipping my version of a Snowshoe: 2 parts of WT101 and 1 part Mothers peppermint schnapps, on the rocks.

jburlowski
01-09-2011, 17:17
My wife dragged me to see "Black Swan". I had "several" KCs at lunch beforehand. During the movie, I closed my eyes so I could concentrate on the dialogue.... :22:

T Comp
01-09-2011, 18:43
Having exhausted my supply of the barrel #3 (pre cask strength) Binny's bottling of FRSB, I opened a standard FRSB (44-5H) I bought in a drug store in Kentucky for $31.00 last summer. Glad I did and so good this is all I need tonight.

BMartin42
01-09-2011, 18:52
EWSB 2000, and now a pour of KC while watching the first golf tourney of the year. Gotta get pretty swings into my head for the golf trip to Florida this weekend. Hopefully my dad has found a decent bottle for us to share while we are there.

Halifax
01-09-2011, 19:44
My wife dragged me to see "Black Swan". I had "several" KCs at lunch beforehand. During the movie, I closed my eyes so I could concentrate on the dialogue.... :22:

My wife did the same thing to me last Sunday. After watching that tub of crap of a film I darn well needed a drink. :rolleyes: I paid her back with a trip to see True Grit... :cool:

GOCOUGS2002
01-09-2011, 20:31
Home from wine country drinking Four Roses SB from the Hightower/Curtis bottle. Man I love this stuff!

smokinjoe
01-09-2011, 20:50
We don't get snows here Down South, like we're getting tonight. A powdery 5-6", so far, and it is gorgeous. Just finished a late night family walk through the neighborhood (no school tomorrow) with a VOB BIB in tow. Maybe, it's just the Wintr'y weather, but I'm gettng a very nice hint of oatmeal to this VOB, tonight. It's the same distinctive flavor I always get with the VOB, but oatmeal is what jumps out as the descriptor, tonight. :crazy:

SMOWK
01-09-2011, 21:19
OWA and Guinness FES

Jwilly019
01-09-2011, 22:44
I had a small pour of MM this evening. Followed by a little ERSB. It's been stated here before, but I don't find MM to be all that complex and don't see myself replacing the 375 I have once I finish it.

cigarnv
01-10-2011, 03:51
We don't get snows here Down South, like we're getting tonight. A powdery 5-6", so far, and it is gorgeous. Just finished a late night family walk through the neighborhood (no school tomorrow) with a VOB BIB in tow. Maybe, it's just the Wintr'y weather, but I'm gettng a very nice hint of oatmeal to this VOB, tonight. It's the same distinctive flavor I always get with the VOB, but oatmeal is what jumps out as the descriptor, tonight. :crazy:

Hey Joe.... gonna be a mess driving this AM. Here in Va. no snow but it has been damn cold for weeks now.... in any case I was also sipping a bit of VOB BIB last evening. One of those bourbons that I always seem to bypass and then when I do drink it wonder why I don't grab for it more often.....

Scrub
01-10-2011, 07:10
Not sure what I will drink tonight, but it will have to be from Heaven Hill. I received a sign today. I looked out the back door here at work and there was a Heaven Hill truck backed into the dock. Apparently they are backhauling the auto parts we produce on the empty trucks after they drop off at the warehouse in Raleigh; but it was really exciting to imagine a truckload of bourbon sitting in the parking lot.

smokinjoe
01-10-2011, 07:29
Hey Joe.... gonna be a mess driving this AM. Here in Va. no snow but it has been damn cold for weeks now.... in any case I was also sipping a bit of VOB BIB last evening. One of those bourbons that I always seem to bypass and then when I do drink it wonder why I don't grab for it more often.....

Yep Reid, It's a mess, so my trip to NC and East TN has been cancelled. I guess it just gives me an excuse to saddle up more VOB tonight!

squire
01-10-2011, 07:33
It will be something warming as we combat the weather. Kids are making snowmen on the college campus and the freezing rain has shut down the bridges and messed up my phone lines.

SMOWK
01-10-2011, 14:35
Just finished a late night family walk through the neighborhood (no school tomorrow) with a VOB BIB in tow.


in any case I was also sipping a bit of VOB BIB last evening. One of those bourbons that I always seem to bypass and then when I do drink it wonder why I don't grab for it more often.....

VOBBIB is dangerous in my house. I went through 4 or 5 cases of it last year. It's one of those bourbons that is so cheap, and so drinkable, I almost always end up finishing the bottle in one sitting.

ILLfarmboy
01-10-2011, 14:42
A Maker's 46 Old Fashioned.

I don't think I will use Maker's 46 for this again...............

funknik
01-10-2011, 15:22
Julio's SB OWA 7/107 from '09

birdman1099
01-10-2011, 17:18
Binnys selection Blantons from 2005.... Still the best Blantons I've ever had !!!

squire
01-10-2011, 17:20
Forester Signature.

Vosgar
01-10-2011, 19:17
JPS, batch 1. Very, very nice. Seems to get better the longer the bottle has been open.

Gary

G.H.Adams
01-10-2011, 19:43
Just having a glass of Old Granddad BIB while sitting at the computer. It is cold here in southeast NM right now as it's about 28 degrees and is supposed to get down to 14. That's cold here in the desert. It's between Old Grandad 114 or Weller 7 107 for a nightcap.

Greg

cigarnv
01-10-2011, 19:57
Four Roses 100th.... just kind of OK..expected more

flintlock
01-11-2011, 07:19
VOBBIB is dangerous in my house. I went through 4 or 5 cases of it last year. It's one of those bourbons that is so cheap, and so drinkable, I almost always end up finishing the bottle in one sitting.

Hear, hear. Open with caution. And there's a new one I bought on a whim that is in the same category: Fighting Cock. Man, is that stuff delicious. It's hard to lift the bottle up once I start pouring - glug glug glug... :bigeyes: Definitely one of my top 3 value bourbons (the other 2 being VOB 100 and EW BiB 100).

p_elliott
01-11-2011, 08:55
Hear, hear. Open with caution. And there's a new one I bought on a whim that is in the same category: Fighting Cock. Man, is that stuff delicious. It's hard to lift the bottle up once I start pouring - glug glug glug... :bigeyes: Definitely one of my top 3 value bourbons (the other 2 being VOB 100 and EW BiB 100).

Fighting Cock is one of my favorite unforchanately they quit carring it where I was buying it. But I can special order it.

OscarV
01-11-2011, 14:17
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.
Going home.

SMOWK
01-11-2011, 14:38
ETL 15. The more I drink it the more I like it.

ILLfarmboy
01-11-2011, 15:24
Came in from blowing snow, showered and found supper ready.

I'm enjoying pan fried pork chops and a fat snifter of Dickel 12.....Yum....

MissinER101
01-11-2011, 20:25
The wife and I have been fighting a nasty "bug" since about midway through our trip home and today was the first day we felt good.

We live in the country and got 6+" of snow yesterday, so I fired up the new wood insert (with glass panels) and spent quality time together. So it seemed like a good situation to try the Evan Williams 200 Birthday Decanter ('83).

OMG!!! Smooth is an overused description for bourbon but is the first thing that comes to mind, no sharp bite, no burn just caramel, some sweet corn and a bit of spice on the finish with a lingering finish. Glad I grabbed the second decanter.

MrAtomic
01-11-2011, 20:46
I'm enjoying the last bit of a sample of 86 proof Daviess County bourbon I received from another SB member. It's quite tasty. Oh, and the nose is full of butterscotch. Is there a reason that current production bourbons have (to my nose and palate) almost no butterscotch?

smokinjoe
01-11-2011, 20:54
Finishing up the evening with a light pour of McScrooge's Blanton's.

GOCOUGS2002
01-11-2011, 21:24
Weller Antique 7/107 while watching the Biggest Loser. I think the tranformation these people go through is amazing, I just can't stand all the bull :shithappens: over the two hours. I haven't seen that many people cry since Marshawn Lynch's run against the Saints...which I guess wasn't that long ago....

But the bourbon was good as usual.

Scrub
01-12-2011, 05:18
Being a newbie, I asked for recommendation of where to start and was told by another member of SB to try Old Charter, WT Rye and a Weller to learn the difference in corn, rye and wheat bourbons. That said, I opened a bottle of Old Charter 8yr last night {No 10 yr to be found}, I am by no means a connoisseur, but it turned out to be a very enjoyable bourbon for me at a bargain price.

nor02lei
01-12-2011, 13:53
I did have OFBB 2010 before dinner yesterday. Iím not that impressed yet as it seemed a bit restrained so far, but I hope it will open up soon. The small pours of WT 8 export and Wt 8 from 91 that I had after lunch tasted much better. Not to talk about the Stagg 09 that I had as a nightcap.

Leif

OscarV
01-12-2011, 13:58
Four Roses LE Jim Rutledge 40th, neat.

dean_martin
01-12-2011, 14:08
Four Roses LE Jim Rutledge 40th, neat.

Dang, O. Where do ya get those FR special releases? The guy at my Four Roses store (only 1 within an hour and half drive) couldn't even get the SmB Christmas gift pack. (He rec'd a nice-sized shipment of the SB gift packs, but the SmB wasn't available in our region according to him. They never have the special releases and it would be a waste of breath to ask.)

Enjoy.

OscarV
01-12-2011, 14:51
Dang, O. Where do ya get those FR special releases?



If I told ya then I'd have to kill ya.

But all that aside, this bottle is my least favorite.
I have never tasted wood in 4R's before but this bottle seems to be wood heavy.
It is bottle #210 of 1442 at 104.6prf, yep that is barrel proof.

cigarnv
01-12-2011, 15:27
If I told ya then I'd have to kill ya.

But all that aside, this bottle is my least favorite.
I have never tasted wood in 4R's before but this bottle seems to be wood heavy.
It is bottle #210 of 1442 at 104.6prf, yep that is barrel proof.


Oscar,what was the barrel location on that one.....???

BMartin42
01-12-2011, 17:10
Willet Pot Still Reserve and now RHF. I really do like the RHF. I noticed the local liquor store lowered the price by $7/bottle! Going to be headed there to replace this bottle when empty. Unfortunately they sort of made up for it by raising the price on one of my favorite beers by $2 a six pack. The Grimbergen will have to just sit there at 13.99. I love it, but not that much.

OscarV
01-12-2011, 17:48
Oscar,what was the barrel location on that one.....???

Barrel location?
I don't know what you mean.
Like I said earlier it was bottle #210 of 1442.

Josh
01-12-2011, 17:53
Barrel location?
I don't know what you mean.
Like I said earlier it was bottle #210 of 1442.

Don't they have all that jazz on the front of the label?

hectic1
01-12-2011, 18:02
OFBB 2006...I wasn't a huge fan of this bottling at first but it's growing on me. ;)

funknik
01-12-2011, 18:07
Jefferson's Single Barrel, Loch and K(e)y barrel, a la Julio's.

MissinER101
01-12-2011, 20:16
Just opened my 2010 4R Small Batch, first shot didn't impress, I'll take another hit in a couple days.

fishnbowljoe
01-12-2011, 20:52
Bowling night tonight. :grin: Death's Door Wheat Whiskey, 1969 Old Crow, Weller SR, ER 101, and 2010 WLW. We drank better than we bowled. :lol: Joe

Vosgar
01-12-2011, 21:04
Bowling night tonight. :grin: Death's Door Wheat Whiskey, 1969 Old Crow, Weller SR, ER 101, and 2010 WLW. We drank better than we bowled. :lol: Joe

We truly are a drinking team with a bowling problem.

Gary

unclebunk
01-13-2011, 06:01
I had my wife pour a bit of whiskey from the cabinet into two empty decanters last night without letting us know what she selected. As discussed in another thread ("I Think I Tasted The Bottle"), it's interesting to taste fine spirits blind without being influenced by price, brand or packaging. It became evident quickly that she chose two high quality ryes, of which I have more than a half dozen now open in the cabinet. We were all in general agreement that the first pour had a richer, more mouth-coating quality and a touch more sweetness. The second had more spice and seemed oakier, but both were great. They turned out to be VWFRR ("I" bottling) and Michter's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Rye. I checked through some old notes pertaining to the latter and in my chicken scratch saw the remark "possibly as old as 18 years" with a big question mark. Does anyone remember anything more about the provenance of this rye whiskey and its age?

unclebunk
01-13-2011, 06:03
Bowling night tonight. :grin: Death's Door Wheat Whiskey, 1969 Old Crow, Weller SR, ER 101, and 2010 WLW. We drank better than we bowled. :lol: Joe

Sounds like a good time just the same, Joe. I don't think I've ever come across a bottle of Death's Door Wheat Whiskey. How is it?

p_elliott
01-13-2011, 09:36
Bowling night tonight. :grin: Death's Door Wheat Whiskey, 1969 Old Crow, Weller SR, ER 101, and 2010 WLW. We drank better than we bowled. :lol: Joe

If I don't drink better than I bowl I had better give up drinking. :slappin:

OscarV
01-13-2011, 11:07
Oscar,what was the barrel location on that one.....???


Don't they have all that jazz on the front of the label?


Oh yeah right, it was from Warehouse SS Barrel No 15-IC or is that 15-1C?
Reid I saw recently that you got a bottle of the 40th that you weren't so pleased with, is it the same one?
This one was a real letdown.

ratcheer
01-13-2011, 13:13
Old Grand Dad BiB

Tim