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Special Reserve
03-20-2011, 16:43
Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B

Welcome Spring!

SBOmarc
03-20-2011, 17:01
Elmer T Lee. Sipping neat.

Gillman
03-20-2011, 17:32
My vatting of circa-20 bourbons and 1 straight rye (Baby Saz), with bitters added. I keep trying to make it better, and with the level down 1/4 in the bottle (70's Benchmark bottle) I topped it up with some ND OT 86 proof and a dash of 1792. I added more Angostura, too. I think it's very good now and may leave it as is. This is coming to Gazebo together with a pint of my perfected Manhattan (the base of which is similar to the "Benchmark" but with some Canadian whisky added) and I'm still thinking about whether to bring that Jack SB I've been mentioning. The bottle design is so clunky and heavy, the one thing I don't like about it.

Gary

squire
03-20-2011, 17:37
Sazerac has made an appearance.

Hawg73
03-20-2011, 17:45
I am sipping on Weller 7 yo

wripvanwrinkle
03-20-2011, 18:00
Peach Street, Straight Bourbon

BFerguson
03-20-2011, 19:11
VWFRR has been the front runner for the last few nights. Down to less than a 1/4 left in bottle. Was a "H" serial number in case anybody was wondering.

Need to replenish stock after this, fortunately there are a couple available that I know of.

G.H.Adams
03-20-2011, 19:15
Tonight I am having Old Charter 10 year old. I have never had it and so far I like it. Will finish the night with several pours of Bakers which I have also not had before.

gent2590
03-20-2011, 19:18
My roommate and I are enjoying some pours of Elijah Craig 12y

BMartin42
03-20-2011, 19:44
Had a vatting of Redemption and David Nicholson, 1792, and now Lot B. Hoping for an Illini comeback against KU.

smokinjoe
03-20-2011, 20:02
Settling down with a pour of ND OGD 114. This really is a beautiful whiskey. And, so very, very different from the current iteration. This has more of that old timey sherryish, cognacish, dark fruitish characteristic to it. The current, as I've described many times, has that burnt corner of the browniepan thing going on. Both, though, are fabulous.

callmeox
03-20-2011, 20:04
Templeton rye while watching hoops during a heck of a Spring thunderstorm.

jcg9779
03-20-2011, 22:06
Sorry...didn't realize there was a new thread

Trying Very Special Old Fitz 12 yr. tonight. Upon the first sip I'm not too impressed. Decent initial taste, kind of sweet, but it disappears very quickly. To me it tastes very light, even for a 90 proofer, and unless it opens up a lot it will probably be relegated to the "mixer cabinet" for guests.

Finished off the evening with RHF as I watched the Jayhawks win. At least I got one pick right this evening!

boss302
03-20-2011, 22:15
For me, it's a good ol' 1.75L PET of Ancient Age and a 2L of Dr. Pepper.

In all fairness, I like the AA neat, too. But, bourbon and Dr. Pepper is my favorite Highball, and I'm certainly not going to use my Four Roses Single Barrel or Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve in it!

Special Reserve
03-21-2011, 05:28
I've worked the past 7 days but today I'm off so I started the day with a little WLW 117.9. A great way to start the day. I think I'll go out for breakfast and enjoy my day.

I do have some errands to run while I'm out.

OscarV
03-21-2011, 12:08
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.

Whiskey Willie
03-21-2011, 12:44
I just emptied a 1.75L of BT and opened another...Uh, I like it.

Halifax
03-21-2011, 15:56
Old Weller SR... yum.

squire
03-21-2011, 16:14
Started with Knob Creek SB over ice, still haven't made up my mind over this one.

SMOWK
03-21-2011, 16:24
2010 GTS. Extra yum. Every time I open a bottle I seem to like it more than the last. Even going back and forth between years.

It's one that really re-aligns the scale for me. Drinking other bourbons, prior to and after a glass of GTS, seems like a feeble attempt at drinking.

fishnbowljoe
03-21-2011, 16:30
OTRVW 10/107 Always good. Joe

G.H.Adams
03-21-2011, 21:06
I know this is not bourbon but I bought a bottle of Mellow Corn when I was in Arkansas. If I had not poured it I would have thought it was Old Granddad 114. Anyone else get this? I then moved onto a pour of Baker's and will finish the night with Blanton's.

gblick
03-21-2011, 21:20
Enjoying some OWA.

squire
03-21-2011, 21:41
Working through some Evan Williams BIB.

RyanL
03-22-2011, 00:28
ETL SB right now. May just stop w/ that but not sure I can resist a little pour of WLW after how good it tasted the other night...seems like it gets a bit better every time.

Jwilly019
03-22-2011, 00:52
Enjoyed pours of ER1B and EWSB 2000 this evening.

M14Shooter
03-22-2011, 07:42
Just open an EC-18 with a dump date of 8-91.It was great stuff.

Mike

jcg9779
03-22-2011, 07:51
Went back to the basics and just had a little Maker's Mark last night for the first time since joining SB.com back in January. It doesn't taste as good as I remember...

White Dog
03-22-2011, 08:22
Working from home today, it's 10:25am, so ND OGD 86proof bottled 1991.:cool:

squire
03-22-2011, 11:16
Today will end early as the all day trial was resolved by lunch. Can't decide heavy or light so Knob Creek SB or Dickel 12 may both make an appearance.

OscarV
03-22-2011, 14:15
4R1B, neat.
But not much, gotta get up early tomorrow for the slow drive to work in the Spring ice strom that's coming tonight.

G.H.Adams
03-22-2011, 19:32
Having a pour of 4 Roses Single Barrel and will finish the night with Eagle Rare.

squire
03-22-2011, 19:50
Finish with Evan Williams BIB, just for comparison.

White Dog
03-22-2011, 20:42
Feeling frugal, so AAA 10 Star. All butter and maple.

bourbonNOOG
03-22-2011, 20:59
8 year WT101 from 1978. I don't know why, but it tastes so much better than the new stuff.

White Dog
03-22-2011, 21:28
8 year WT101 from 1978. I don't know why, but it tastes so much better than the new stuff.

That's because it's older than the new stuff.:cool:

HRay
03-22-2011, 23:12
Old Grand-Dad 114. Because of references here on the forums, I reached back in the back of my closet and got the old (and very dusty) OGD 114 bottle out and had a taste. Not bad at all!

OscarV
03-23-2011, 11:03
Hint: Fruit and spice and everything nice.

Yep you guessed right if you said 4R1B Curtis/Hightower selection.
Um, that would be neat of course.

nblair
03-23-2011, 18:48
Enjoying some PS AAA 10 Year. Really hits the spot on nights when you want an easy drinker.

squire
03-23-2011, 18:51
Knob Creek SB with ice and water, this expression has some great notes but the high alcohol kills it for me.

DeanSheen
03-23-2011, 18:52
2008 Handy it's fired up tonight, much more so than the pour I had a couple days ago.

fishnbowljoe
03-23-2011, 19:28
After a day of sun, fun and good food, I'm having a couple of healthy pours from my vacation bottle of ORVW 10/107. :yum: Joe

G.H.Adams
03-23-2011, 19:39
I'm in the mood for single barrel's tonight so it will be Eagle Rare and Blanton's.:cool:

wripvanwrinkle
03-23-2011, 19:42
Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000. I finally get Menthol, and now that I do...it is so in my face that I'm surprised that it was not obvious before.

ggilbertva
03-23-2011, 19:48
After another long day, poured from an '81 Old Fitz BIB that I found up in Baltimore about a month ago. Very nice pour with classic SW profile.

White Dog
03-23-2011, 20:27
Ritt BIB and Weller 12. Sometimes I really like to contrast.

tehbeardman
03-23-2011, 20:49
Weller SR tonight. Just not quite hitting the spot tonight. Can't put my finger on it.

squire
03-23-2011, 20:53
Switched to a lower octane whisky, Van Winkle 10yr 107 proof.

roostercogburn
03-23-2011, 21:23
In the spirit of the BOTM, a couple of pours of Old Fitz BiB. For $15 it ain't half bad!

politely
03-23-2011, 21:58
Healthy pour of Whistlepig followed by Bernheim.

smokinjoe
03-23-2011, 22:18
Drive like mad in snow and rain from Commack, NY to Philly to try and catch my 4:30 flight back home.
No gas stations W/I a gazillion miles of airport... Waste 30 minutes driving around. $75 for 1/2 tank of gas from Avis. Insult to injury there is a Sunoco refinery right next to airport.
Just make it in...flight cancelled.
Put on 5:45...delayed to 6:19. Great, I'll go to the bar for a good bourbon. Best they have is WT 80 proof and JBW...$12 a pop. That's OK, I think...Woodford on the flight, and just $7 each. I tell myself, I can wait.
6:19 backs away from gate at 6:55.
While backing out from gate, we hit something... No explanation given...whoops, I guess.
While taxiing out for take off, we stop. Pilot tells us we are grounded for 1 hour due to weather.
Pilot chimes in 20 minutes later that they have "new" route that will have us missing the bad stuff.
Whoops, again. Pilot tells us "sorry for extremely bumpy flight, we just can't find any smooth air, so no drink service for flight...oh...sorry..".
4 people barf during flight.
Finally land...proceed to sit on Tarmac outside our gate B24 for 35 minutes due to congestion.
Home at 12:20.....
What the Sam Hill do you think I'm drinkin'!!!!!!!!!
Stagg, dang it !!!!!!!!
Somehow, I'm feelin' better

cigarnv
03-24-2011, 02:46
Tasting through a few EW SB 1988 through 1991.... all pretty pedestrian and a few flat out uninspiring. IMO one of the most over marketed and under performing bourbon offerings.

unclebunk
03-24-2011, 06:30
Been bouncing back and forth between bourbon, Irish whiskey and single malts in recent weeks (though not on the same nights!). Last night I decided to go with VSOF 12 from the BHC. This bottle is different than the last one I had and is more pruney and cognac-like for some reason. Very nice, just the same.

wripvanwrinkle
03-24-2011, 17:49
Rittenhouse Rye 21. A wonderful nose with up front bubble gum sweetness. For me though, the taste never delivers. Too bitter, too little rye.

squire
03-24-2011, 18:12
Knob Creed SB, over ice with water.

tehbeardman
03-24-2011, 18:15
Some long overdue WT101. Never disappoints.

G.H.Adams
03-24-2011, 19:24
Going with Rye tonight,so having pours of Ritt BIB and Wild Turkey Rye.

White Dog
03-24-2011, 19:51
Old Rip 107pr. Some days it's a bit rough and I'll cut it slightly, but tonight it's going down like water.

squire
03-24-2011, 19:53
Switching over to Dickel white label.

ebo
03-24-2011, 19:56
EWSB 2000 to start, followed by Woodford Reserve.

lrochau
03-24-2011, 20:01
Cedar Ridge, Old Pogue and ER17 09. Random night. My bet on the Badgers is looking ugly....

tehbeardman
03-24-2011, 21:01
After the WT101 went to PHC 10yr '10, now I'm really enjoying some Bookers neat. Bookers and WT really hit the spot tonight.

roostercogburn
03-24-2011, 21:15
OGD BiB was a bit spiritous tonight. Added a splash of water and it evened out a bit.

cigarnv
03-25-2011, 05:12
I have been enjoying an old handle of Colonel Lee BIB from what appears to be 1991. In the bottle it almost appears black but as you can see in the glass with some side light it is a gorgeous caramel color. The whiskey is very good.... big, rich and sweet.

I don't know much more about this but have never seen it before. This came from a store in Maryland.

Gillman
03-25-2011, 08:04
Reid, how would you compare it to Ridgemont Reserve 1792, a different mash bill I know, but is there a family connection?

Gaty

Gillman
03-25-2011, 08:05
Reid, how would you compare it to Ridgemont Reserve 1792, a different mash bill I know, or to VOB 100 proof, is there a family connection?

Gaty

OscarV
03-25-2011, 10:34
Let's kick it off, it's Friday, 2010 GT Stagg, neat.

cigarnv
03-25-2011, 11:26
Reid, how would you compare it to Ridgemont Reserve 1792, a different mash bill I know, or to VOB 100 proof, is there a family connection?

Gaty

Hi Gary... I don't have any Ridgemont here but will try to find a bit.... great idea to do the compare!! I will bring some of the Colonel to Kentucky and if you are planning to be at Doug's on Friday (during Sampler week) we can do a taste test... I "suspect" there will be some fine examples of Ridgemont reserve around..

I will do a VOB 100 compare over the next few days...

squire
03-25-2011, 12:43
I can't say for now but years ago Col. Lee was good stuff, not expensive, and a good example of what BIB stood for.

squire
03-25-2011, 12:44
I'm going to start with 43% 10 yr Charter.

nor02lei
03-25-2011, 15:44
ORVW 10/107 2002 on the train back home after 2 days in our capital city Stockholm. Lots of good eating and drinking there for sure, but this bourbon beats most of it.
Leif

wripvanwrinkle
03-25-2011, 15:53
Mixed 2/3 Bulleit Rye to 1/3 Rittenhouse Rye 21. I very much like result. In the nose, the fruitiness of the Ritt is maintained with a little of the bubble gum sweetness. I think that the Ritt really benefits from the young rye.

Darn, the 30ml dram dissapeared while i was typing this.

jcg9779
03-25-2011, 16:21
I have been enjoying an old handle of Colonel Lee BIB from what appears to be 1991. In the bottle it almost appears black but as you can see in the glass with some side light it is a gorgeous caramel color. The whiskey is very good.... big, rich and sweet.

I don't know much more about this but have never seen it before. This came from a store in Maryland.

Very nice! I like that Big Green Egg I see through the window also!

cigarnv
03-25-2011, 16:27
Very nice! I like that Big Green Egg I see through the window also!

LOL!!! It is getting to be that BGE time of year.....

bourbonNOOG
03-25-2011, 17:26
WTAS neat, got it at a steal and couldn't help but open it to celebrate the purchase.

jburlowski
03-25-2011, 17:45
A very long hard week... going with the EC 18 (PS barrel selection).

A-h-h-h-h-h...

squire
03-25-2011, 17:52
Working on the 10yr Charter, about what I remembered, not ordinary, a bit better than that.

fishnbowljoe
03-25-2011, 18:03
Vacation. Wife's birthday. Fantastic dinner, MM, BT, ORVW 10/107, and, ????? :grin: Cheers!

squire
03-25-2011, 19:05
Charter 10 is working well, just as I remembered. I like the barrel tones, just wish they were a bit more diminished.

kyrocklover
03-25-2011, 19:13
Old Barton BIB. Just a good everyday pour.

jfw
03-25-2011, 19:19
GTS 2010
Eagle Rare 2010
PVW 20

A high quality night :)

squire
03-25-2011, 19:24
Moving toward Knob Creek SB but have decided that after this bottle I will not replace it.

ebo
03-25-2011, 19:28
Moving toward Knob Creek SB but have decided that after this bottle I will not replace it.
Why not?
................

jcg9779
03-25-2011, 19:34
It was a long week - going with OWA tonight while watching basketball. I haven't had this in a while and it's tasting especially good tonight.

G.H.Adams
03-25-2011, 20:01
Like some others I am having several pours of Old Charter 10. I will finish the evening with a pour of Mellow Corn for giggles. It still tastes like OGD 114 to me.

SingleBarrel
03-25-2011, 20:04
Woodford Reserve - Neat.

smokinjoe
03-25-2011, 20:18
Some of the Costco Kirkland's Bourbon at a neighborhood Happy Hour this evening. OK. 20 bucks. Not bad. Actually, pretty darn good.

Now, some 1970 Old Fitz 1849 10 yr. Pours like syrup. Liquid candy...Simply, spectacular.:yum:

tehbeardman
03-25-2011, 20:22
Climbing the price ladder tonight. Starting with EW Black Label, then WT101, EC12, Bookers, and if time permits, PHC 10yr

BMartin42
03-25-2011, 21:01
EC12
FRsmB
Old Bardstown Estate
Finishing with KCSBR

lrochau
03-25-2011, 21:20
ORVW107 and WH Harrison. Had enough 107 that I had to check the name on 2nd bottle before I typed this.

Tucker
03-25-2011, 21:41
Celebrating UK's win with a healthy pour of GTS 2009.

chefnash51
03-26-2011, 08:23
Last night had my first taste of WhistlePig. Then RR90. Finished off with a pour of RHF.

Started today off with some Bakers

Fullbuck
03-26-2011, 15:10
Tucker, I like your style, die hard UK fan here. What a game. Just purchased a Pappy 20 to open for NC tomorrow night. I can't wait.

Brisko
03-26-2011, 16:27
at the moment, HH very old rare 8/86, washed down with Leinenkugel's original.

bourbonNOOG
03-26-2011, 16:28
Weller 12, something I've never seen in these parts and just had to have. Very tasty.

steeltownbbq
03-26-2011, 17:00
OGD 114 -- 1st time I've tried this... may take a couple of tastings before I decide if it makes the rotation.

chefnash51
03-26-2011, 19:25
OGD 114 -- 1st time I've tried this... may take a couple of tastings before I decide if it makes the rotation.

Don't give up on this! Fantastic pour eps at the price.

chefnash51
03-26-2011, 19:26
Happy weekend my bourbon friends! Killing off a bottle of lot b right now.

G.H.Adams
03-26-2011, 19:49
Started and will end the evening with Blanton's.

Halifax
03-26-2011, 20:10
^ Hey... me too.

jcg9779
03-26-2011, 20:39
Opened my first bottle of Eagle Rare 10 yr. 101 from 1983. So far so good!

tehbeardman
03-26-2011, 20:42
Started with WT101, then EWSB 2000, now PHC 10yr. We'll see where we go from there.

squire
03-26-2011, 20:43
Old Charter 12 yr 43%, a very pleasant drink.

T Comp
03-26-2011, 21:18
Why not? It's Saturday night and still damn cold here and what better than a wheatathon: Rebel Yell-1981, Old Fitz BIB-1983, Weller 12-Binny's, VW-Lot B, PVW-15, PHC-124.2 and ending up with ORVW-107. As the advertising slogan says, "priceless".

Sluggonics
03-26-2011, 21:39
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit.

theDon
03-26-2011, 21:54
Old Charter 12 yr 43%, a very pleasant drink.

What year is 43%? Thought it was all 90.

squire
03-26-2011, 22:12
The ten year is 86 proof which is 43% alcohol and this bottle is part of the most recent stock at my local retailer. The label clearly states "Aged 10 Years" but not much else.

The eight year is 40% and the 12 year is 45%.

SBOmarc
03-27-2011, 09:55
Elmer T Lee followed by MM46.

The Makers sure does come off as a rye whiskey.

unclebunk
03-27-2011, 14:06
EWSB (2000) last night and loads of beer. Slow moving today as a result.

squire
03-27-2011, 15:03
Early Times 354, just a taste, not enough for full tasting notes, the nose is a bit lighter than I would have thought but the texture is fuller and the taste richer than I expected.

G.H.Adams
03-27-2011, 19:46
Tonight it is 4Roses; Small Batch and Single Barrel.

chefnash51
03-27-2011, 19:50
Put down a bottle of weller 12, then a pour of ETL 90th bday. Finished off with a pour of PS Willett 17 yr 2010 wheated.

squire
03-27-2011, 20:17
Will probably transition over to Knob Creek SB before the night is over.

CaptainQ
03-27-2011, 20:24
ORVW 10/90 tonight.:yum:

birdman1099
03-27-2011, 20:28
I've had a full day of drinking.....

WLW 2008
PHC 2010
Wathens from 2001
OCPR slope
Pappy 20
4 Roses P&C
Willett 17 Wine Specialists


maybe 1 more before bed....http://www.1789b.com/libations/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

BMartin42
03-27-2011, 21:04
Kept it simple.

EC12 then Buck

White Dog
03-27-2011, 21:24
My eldest turned 4, so it was a trying day given all the festivities and sugar.:bigeyes: :bigeyes:

Weller 12.
ORVW 107.
Hirsch 22yr Rye.
AAA 10 Star.
FRSmB2010LE.
RittBIB.

Basically, I was drinking whatever bottle was closest.:grin:

OscarV
03-28-2011, 13:02
Let's kick it off, it's Friday, 2010 GT Stagg, neat.



OK, wtf, so it's Monday, 2010 GT Stagg, neat.

Brisko
03-28-2011, 13:09
OK, wtf, so it's Monday, 2010 GT Stagg, neat.

And why not?

last night was several pours of OGD 114. Usually I take this neat or with just a splash of water, but last night I added a lot of water, to around 80 proof. Amazing how well this stuff stands up to water.

CorvallisCracker
03-28-2011, 13:10
OK, wtf, so it's Monday, 2010 GT Stagg, neat.

I do like the way you think, Oscar.

I have to report for jury duty in the morning. Tonight I need to drink something that'll put a hang 'em high glint in my eye tomorrow. Something to scare the defense attorney.

Any recommendations?

OscarV
03-28-2011, 13:14
I have to report for jury duty in the morning. Tonight I need to drink something that'll put a hang 'em high glint in my eye tomorrow. Something to scare the defense attorney.

Any recommendations?

Anything barrel proof and lots of it!!

Josh
03-28-2011, 13:27
Anything barrel proof and lots of it!!

I can see it now, Stagg in a paper bag. Be sure to mumble to yourself a lot too...

Nothing to mumble about this afternoon, about to put a short-rib/onion/beer stew in the oven and sipping on WTRR 101 while the baby blows raspberries at me. Life is good!

CorvallisCracker
03-28-2011, 13:40
Be sure to mumble to yourself a lot too...

I do that anyway.


...about to put a short-rib/onion/beer stew in the oven and sipping on WTRR 101 while the baby blows raspberries at me. Life is good!

It won't be if the house blows up. Always maintain a safe distance between the oven and raspberry-blowing-babies.

OscarV
03-28-2011, 13:56
It won't be if the house blows up. Always maintain a safe distance between the oven and raspberry-blowing-babies.

Not to mention their gasses!

Josh
03-28-2011, 14:11
It won't be if the house blows up. Always maintain a safe distance between the oven and raspberry-blowing-babies.


Not to mention their gasses!

Wise words! She does take after her father in that regards...:shocked:

squire
03-28-2011, 15:25
ah, com'on guys, anything that precious little gift from God does cannot be faulted.

squire
03-28-2011, 15:28
Weller 12 yr, not as rich as I remember Weller can be.

NorCalBoozer
03-28-2011, 17:18
Jim Beam Rye circa 1983. very nice spicy robust hit right off the bat, wow this could be good...waiting for things to develop...but it doesn't.

take another look at the label...80 proof....really too bad because even at 86 proof this would have been something worthwhile, but as is....just a disappointment.

smokinjoe
03-28-2011, 17:42
Weller 12 yr, not as rich as I remember Weller can be.

Sadly Squire, that has been my impression of the Weller 12 these last couple of years. The age is present on the finish, but it's just thin, throughout. As you say, it lacks that richness. Too bad, really.

Anywho, it's some early 80's Yellowstone Mellow Mash 91 proof 7 yr for me tonight.

BourbonJoe
03-28-2011, 18:25
early 80's Yellowstone Mellow Mash 91 proof 7 yr for me tonight.

Now where did you find that?
Joe :usflag:

nivto
03-28-2011, 18:30
Sadly Squire, that has been my impression of the Weller 12 these last couple of years. The age is present on the finish, but it's just thin, throughout. As you say, it lacks that richness. Too bad, really.

My last bottle was very underwhelming. A lack of richness is exactly how I would describe it.

chefnash51
03-28-2011, 18:35
Sam Houston. I have to say for about $30, I find it very satisfying.

wripvanwrinkle
03-28-2011, 18:40
WLW 2010 followed by a pour of Lot B.

I've ignored the WLW for a while now and it seems to have relaxed a little bit. I kept diluting it until my tongue stopped feeling numb, and at that point the nose was dramatically lessoned. I like it lot, but it reminded me of Lot B.

To prove this point, I followed it by a Lot B. Boy was i wrong. The only thing that I've learned about the Lot B is:

1) I really like it
2) It never tastes like what I think it tastes like

Brisko
03-28-2011, 19:15
started out with a vatting of OWA, WTRB, and WT Rye, ratio about 4:2:1. Not bad, not stellar, either. On to Dickel #12.

chefnash51
03-28-2011, 19:29
good night pour of The Colonel

edit.. ok and a small sip of Ezra B 12 yr.

tehbeardman
03-28-2011, 20:04
Some OGD 114. Quite spicy this evening. Not that that's a bad thing.

squire
03-28-2011, 20:18
He doesn't have any Yellowstone he's just teasing us.

G.H.Adams
03-28-2011, 20:55
Tonight it will be Old Charter 10 and Eagle Rare 10.

squire
03-28-2011, 21:02
Henry McKenna, 10 yr, BIB, I keep trying to find what I want to be here, but there's no there there. Like a pretty girl who can't just stop talking.

OscarV
03-29-2011, 13:06
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.

nor02lei
03-29-2011, 13:33
I had the last out of a VWFRR-K and an uncut 10 year HH bottled by Cadenheads yesterday. The rye was very good to the last drop and I will miss it. Wee will see if I will replace it. Itís both a bit pricey and hard to find here.

Leif

Gillman
03-29-2011, 14:26
Jack Daniels Single Barrel from the fabled (IMO) 11-0069 barrel bottled in January of this year. I bought 3 of these and each is very similar. I say that because sometimes when you buy apparently from the same barrel, that isn't so.

I added a very light dash of water so it's probably 90 or 88 proof.

It has a rooty, metallic-like taste, no banana at all, with a sweet middle of spice and fruit of some (non-banana) kind.

A very "non-Jack" Jack, and in my view, the bourbon fans who claim not to like JD would love this. I may get the chance to show them soon if some of this makes the cut for the Gazebos at end April.

Gary

Gillman
03-29-2011, 14:34
The next shot was my vatting of ND OT, ND OG, IW Harper Bonded '68-'74 and a 60's Beam from a decanter. This vatting, which I've mentioned before, has remained unchanged except I added more Taylor recently. In each ND category, there were numerous bourbons (i.e., numerous Taylors, numerous Gran-dads, of different ages and proofs) but all from the same era so for my purposes, it's a 4-bourbon vatting.

The taste is much bigger than the Jack SB just commented on. There is a ripe peachy note, a very smooth and soft mouthfeel, and a long lingering aromatic finish. That's as far as (my) words can take it.

In my time of gathering old bottles, I enjoyed many, some not, but this last quantity I have, in the form of this vatting, pleases me most - an apt finish to an intermittent dusty-searching career.

Did I mention peach? Some apricot there too.

How did they get such big flavors back then?

Gary

Gillman
03-29-2011, 14:37
By the way, those of you who have large dusty collections: if interested to make something similar, combine the four I mentioned respectively in about 3:3:1:1. If anyone tries this, please offer comments.

Gary

smokinjoe
03-29-2011, 15:35
He doesn't have any Yellowstone he's just teasing us.

Tease....tease...:D It is fine whiskey.

Moving to BHC VSOF 12 yr.

fishnbowljoe
03-29-2011, 15:49
What else? Binny's Weller 12. :grin: Joe

SMOWK
03-29-2011, 16:04
Julio's RHF and now GTS 2010. The Julio's brought me oak and vanilla in an easy drinking fashion. The GTS is showing lots more oak and chocolate tonight in a fashion that is a little harder to slug. Always something new and enjoyable to find in the GTS.

the Duff
03-29-2011, 18:36
OGD BIB, EC 12, then OGD 114.

Since I bought this bottle, my first of OGD BIB, I thought it was very different than the 114. After tasting them back to back (almost) I find that they are very similar, except the 114 burns your lips more. :shocked:

tehbeardman
03-29-2011, 18:59
OGD BIB, EC 12, then OGD 114.

Since I bought this bottle, my first of OGD BIB, I thought it was very different than the 114. After tasting them back to back (almost) I find that they are very similar, except the 114 burns your lips more. :shocked:

About the same with a little water?

Im having some 4R Yellow Label, my first of this expression. I wasn't really sure what to expect. Very light with some nice fruit, honey, and vanilla. Light bodies. Now I understand why so many people enjoy it in the summer time.

wripvanwrinkle
03-29-2011, 19:00
A 2009 Handy with some water. Pure awesome.

squire
03-29-2011, 19:05
Virginia Gentleman, NAS, 40%. Everything about it is just a bit less so, nose, taste, body, after tones, sort of Bourbon writ small, good balance though.

chefnash51
03-29-2011, 19:21
EWSB 99 ... what the drinkability.

callmeox
03-29-2011, 19:25
The last tortured pour from a slope shouldered OCPR that was open too long.

squire
03-29-2011, 19:31
Moving to Henry McKenna, looking for something bolder to follow the Virginia Gentleman and this choice fits the bill.

squire
03-30-2011, 15:03
Old Crow Reserve, a pleasant surprise here, light color, good viscosity and body, clean medium flavor, some sharpness around the edges, more depth than I was expecting, not bad for a youngish four year old.

OscarV
03-30-2011, 15:14
WL Weller Centennial, neat.

Josh
03-30-2011, 15:36
Old Fitz dsp 16, on the rocks with a couple drops of Peychaud's

smokinjoe
03-30-2011, 18:06
Just going with an after dinner pour of Early Times 354 Bourbon. The Jack Daniel'sishness banana thing is jumping out at me, again. It's light, and certainly not a challenging whiskey. The fruitiness has me thinking this might be a very nice Summer pour. For a low cost, 80 proof, but, drinkable bourbon...this ain't bad.

callmeox
03-30-2011, 18:14
OGD 114 with a quiet MARCH snow falling outside. :smiley_acbt:

tehbeardman
03-30-2011, 18:28
4R Yellow Label again tonight. :yum:

tehbeardman
03-30-2011, 20:16
4R Yellow Label again tonight. :yum:

Well I couldn't stop there and ended up having some BT after reading a fellow SBer's blog review of it today. I must say, it tasted great after the 4RYL.

bgast1
03-30-2011, 20:34
I'm new here and haven't read this thread too much yet. My first bottle of Bourbon since developing a taste for whiskey a couple of months ago was Makers Mark. I liked it OK but read bad reviews on it. Tonight my second bottle of bourbon is Wild Turkey 101. I started off drinking it neat and enjoyed it ok but felt that it would probably last me all night, so I put some ice cubes in it. Very good that way. I was previously drinking the Makers Mark with ice cubes and water and I liked it that way but I am trying to drink it a little closer to neat so that I can discover the intricacies in the flavors of different bourbons that I try.

I also found that I like the smoky flavor of scotch.

G.H.Adams
03-30-2011, 20:39
Tonight I am starting out with Four Roses Small Batch and may finish the evening with a pour of Eagle Rare 10.

roostercogburn
03-30-2011, 21:24
WT Rye. Man, that bird does not play around.

DAM
03-30-2011, 21:42
Maker's 46 on the rocks. Liking it much better than my first experience with it which was neat.

M14Shooter
03-30-2011, 21:55
Four Roses Single Barrel

Yum:cool:

Regards,Mike

squire
03-30-2011, 22:15
Weller 12 over ice to wind up.

nor02lei
03-31-2011, 02:19
I did have Beam 6 grains before dinner yesterday, ORVW 10/107 2002 with the hazelnut cake for dessert and OGD 114 as a night cap. All tasted good, but a bit surprising the wheater came out a bit short this evening.

Leif

Josh
03-31-2011, 11:54
I'm new here and haven't read this thread too much yet. My first bottle of Bourbon since developing a taste for whiskey a couple of months ago was Makers Mark. I liked it OK but read bad reviews on it. Tonight my second bottle of bourbon is Wild Turkey 101. I started off drinking it neat and enjoyed it ok but felt that it would probably last me all night, so I put some ice cubes in it. Very good that way. I was previously drinking the Makers Mark with ice cubes and water and I liked it that way but I am trying to drink it a little closer to neat so that I can discover the intricacies in the flavors of different bourbons that I try.

I also found that I like the smoky flavor of scotch.

Welcome! And don't worry about reviews. You like what you like! I only use reviews on here if A. It's from someone who has similar tastes to mine or B. if it's something new or expensive that I am considering buying.

Anyway, I'm current enjoying som 10 y/o EW 1789. It's like a grassier EC 12. Pretty good.

OscarV
03-31-2011, 12:03
Made a trip down to the bunker and came back up with a Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit 2-13-01 pewter top and an Old Rip Van Winkle 10/107.
Sipping on the WTKS now, yes I am giving thanks on what is now a Turkey Day.
Also Opening Day, currently a 3-3 tie.
That would be DET @ NY.

squire
03-31-2011, 16:01
Rittenhouse BIB, it has been nearly 20 years since our last visit. The beginning is auspicious, very promising.

B3Nut
03-31-2011, 18:30
Nothing fancy tonight...Evan Williams Black, on the rocks. Along with a little Les McCann and Eddie Harris on YouTube.....

G.H.Adams
03-31-2011, 20:13
Tonight it is Old Charter 10 and Charter 101.

squire
03-31-2011, 20:17
Would like to hear your notes on those two GH.

CaptainQ
03-31-2011, 22:45
We assembled the fellas tonight on short notice...

My best friend's sister passed away at age 38, very sad and unexpected.

We all tried to make him feel at little better and it was good conversation.

I brought the '09 BTAC with me. We ended up have pours of ER17, WLW and GTS.

RIP Meg, we'll all miss you.

StraightNoChaser
03-31-2011, 23:10
Four Roses 100th Anniversary Single Barrel http://smiliesftw.com/x/yumyum.gif

cigarnv
04-01-2011, 06:14
Did a nice tasting last evening with 6-7 good friends..... JDSS, Bowman BS Rye from PS and a Willett 6yo from 2007 (Pear Tree). All three were good pours with the Willett and Bowman neck in neck for the best.

JDSS was very good and quite a bit better than most JDSB's that folks had tasted.

Chuckles
04-01-2011, 10:25
Just opened my first-ever bottles of Van Winkle Lot B and Weller 12yo. Am very much enjoying comparing and contrasting these two tasty pours.

squire
04-01-2011, 10:56
Figuring on what would be appropriate for April's Fool Day.

wripvanwrinkle
04-01-2011, 15:34
Figuring on what would be appropriate for April's Fool Day.

I decided to also join the task. I have chosen Old Charter 10.

The reason for it being my April Fools Bourbon is that when I saw the throw back gray "Aged Ten Years" bottle, I confused it for some unique OC that I had never before seen (maybe the 12 or the PR.).

In retrospect though, this is a whiskey that I would not have otherwised tried...and that would have been a tremendous shame.

squire
04-01-2011, 16:03
I like the OC 10 Eric, it had been quite awhile but having just finished one I believe this lighter style of Bourbon has a place in my lineup.

wripvanwrinkle
04-01-2011, 16:43
I wholly agree. I really enjoy it. Although I think it to be a really good value...it's price shouldn't hide the fact that it is simply good.

(And just to be clear Squire, I was the fool...not the OC!)

Come on folks, surely someone else here has also played the role?

autiger23
04-01-2011, 16:51
Started with some HW Rendevous, then a PVW20 followed by a larger pour of PVW15. Need with month end at work.

squire
04-01-2011, 16:56
Starting the evening with Weller 12 as a light intro but there will be some vatting later.

callmeox
04-01-2011, 17:23
Had a nice rocks pour of OGD BiB at a dive bar downtown before the Tribe opener.

squire
04-01-2011, 18:41
A 50/50 vatting of Weller 12 and Rittenhouse Rye BIB, this is a good combination.

chefnash51
04-01-2011, 18:47
http://184.72.239.143/mu/47583d6e-8099-c840.jpg
OGD 114
basil
WhistlePig
Knobb
Jefferson reserve (liquor depot)
Jefferson 17
Pappy 15
Pappy 20

G.H.Adams
04-01-2011, 19:48
Tonight I am having several pours of Rit BIB and will finish the evening with a pour of Bowman Virginia Rye Barrel Strength.

Squire I am not very experienced with calling out the flavors in whiskey so bear with me.

Old Charter 10, I get corn and rye notes along with barrel char. Also some light floral notes.

Charter 101, I get sweet corn,some wood spice and a touch of vanilla. That's the best I can do. I used to judge a whiskey as I like the flavor. Since finding this site I am trying to expand my knowledge and tasting skills.

tehbeardman
04-01-2011, 20:17
OGD 114, EWSB2000, maybe some Bookers later? We'll see.

SMOWK
04-01-2011, 22:42
Baby Saz, GTS'10, ETL15, EC18

The GTS and ETL were the winners. As usual, something I hadn't found before in the Stagg. A nice licorice in the aroma and finish.

squire
04-01-2011, 23:05
Ended the evening with the last ounce left in a bottle of Forester Signature.

cigarnv
04-02-2011, 12:38
Enjoying a High West Double Rye... which will be followed by the Whistle Pig... quite different animals.

squire
04-02-2011, 18:00
Weller 12 but this will be followed by something with a bit more weight.

Josh
04-02-2011, 18:04
Toasting the Butler Bulldogs' return to the NCAA Men's Bball championship game with a healthy pour of Four Roses Ltd. Ed. Small Batch 2010. Go dawgs!

birdman1099
04-02-2011, 18:18
Toasting the Butler Bulldogs' return to the NCAA Men's Bball championship game with a healthy pour of Four Roses Ltd. Ed. Small Batch 2010. Go dawgs!


Me too, Josh..... but with ER17.....

NorCalBoozer
04-02-2011, 19:21
Enjoying a High West Double Rye... which will be followed by the Whistle Pig... quite different animals.

Nice! i'm having my first High West....High West Bourye....it's very nice...mixture of aged bourbon and rye. Cheers!

squire
04-02-2011, 19:24
A 50/50 vatting of Weller 12 and McKenna 10 yr SB, these two marry well.

wripvanwrinkle
04-02-2011, 19:46
A relaxed day reading was supported by Leopold Bros Maryland Rye and EWSB 2000.

This evening, I'm kicking back with a PVW20.

G.H.Adams
04-02-2011, 20:23
Some Four Roses Yellow to start and nite-cap pour of Four Roses Single Barrel.

nor02lei
04-03-2011, 02:38
I had some 1988 vintage demerara rum distilled by Enmore before dinner yesterday and Handy 2010 after. The rum is on the light, dry side, but very appetizing and good.

Leif

Master_Photog
04-03-2011, 16:51
I'm having me a little of this tonight - can't wait to get to the bottom of it!!





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

squire
04-03-2011, 16:58
I'll have what he's having.

Special Reserve
04-03-2011, 17:00
I'll have what he's having. Give me a double!

Barrel_Proof
04-03-2011, 17:50
At sunset tonight on the deck in Louisville I enjoyed a nice pour of the Kentucky Barrel Society 2005 Barrel C single barrel Weller 12 while listening to Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers and looking forward to seeing many friends in KY in a few weeks. --Cliff

ebo
04-03-2011, 18:31
Nothing as cool as the Pappy a few posts up, but I'm enjoying the last couple of measures of a bottle of WTRB.

squire
04-03-2011, 19:13
A vatting of Weller 12 and Grand Dad BIB. Vatting is not new to me but in the past I haven't approached it with the same level of attention as now.

T Comp
04-03-2011, 19:37
Started out with blind pours of PHC 124.2 cut to 107 and ORVW 107. I'm quite enamored with the PHC 124.2 and it continued to be the one I preferred of the two. Ending up with some PVW 15 to further treat myself before a very busy work week to come.

jcg9779
04-04-2011, 07:11
I had some BT followed by EC12 and ended the evening with PHC 2010 (127.8). I haven't had the EC12 in a while and was surprised by it...I'll have to go back to this bottle more often.

cigarnv
04-04-2011, 07:34
A bit of EC18 .... if you hit the right one the EC18 is one of the best buys in bourbon today.... most of the Feb 1992 dates have been quite good..

jburlowski
04-04-2011, 14:42
Finished off a PVW 15... somehow missed the company in post #201. :smiley_acbt:

squire
04-04-2011, 15:17
Starting with Weller 12, vatting to follow.

bourbonNOOG
04-04-2011, 16:35
Trying to polish off a bottle of Willet SB to make room for the 2007 BTAC Saz I found today.

tehbeardman
04-04-2011, 18:49
PHC 10yr properly cut to 107proof. Wow is it hitting the spot tonight. Damn, need to get more.

Barrel_Proof
04-04-2011, 19:20
Four Roses Small Batch with a Sierra Nevada Celebration chaser, while I inventory the beers in the house.

gblick
04-04-2011, 20:10
Having some 2010 PHC right now..

callmeox
04-04-2011, 20:26
With all of this talk about Rare Breed, I'm having a pour of...wait for it...Rare Breed. :cool:

G.H.Adams
04-04-2011, 20:35
Started the evening with EWSB 2001. Not bad I think for me it's better than the 2000. Probably finish the night with a pour of Blanton's.

Parkersback
04-04-2011, 23:25
A vatting of Weller 12 and Grand Dad BIB. Vatting is not new to me but in the past I haven't approached it with the same level of attention as now.

Squire, do tell a bit more if you would. I love both pours and have never vatted them.

What are the percentages?

Is it current OGD?

cigarnv
04-05-2011, 04:48
Had a few pours of the Fox, Va. Gentlemen, last evening... quite a good 90 proofer....

sailor22
04-05-2011, 06:16
After all the posts I was drawn to a nearly empty Rare Breed that I hadn't visited in some time. It really wasn't working for me so I tried a Rock Hill Julios Cherry finish pour - it didn't work either. I gave up and switched to beer. Some nights the palate just doesn't cooperate.

cigarnv
04-05-2011, 10:16
After all the posts I was drawn to a nearly empty Rare Breed that I hadn't visited in some time. It really wasn't working for me so I tried a Rock Hill Julios Cherry finish pour - it didn't work either. I gave up and switched to beer. Some nights the palate just doesn't cooperate.

Been there Steve!!!

unclebunk
04-05-2011, 10:20
Had a few nice pours of Fighting Cock last night while watching the NCAA Final.

smokinjoe
04-05-2011, 16:45
A good day at the office, today. So, a nice pour from an early 70's Old Crow Tuxedo decanter. There is such a beautiful and whalloping finish to this whiskey. You can chew on it for hours, it seems. No, they sure don't make Old Crow like this, anymore.

kyrocklover
04-05-2011, 17:14
Having a pour of Old Bardstown Estate 101. Hitting the spot.

tehbeardman
04-05-2011, 18:36
Couldnt make up my mind so BT it is.

ILLfarmboy
04-05-2011, 19:04
ORVW 10/107.

I was in the mood for a Manhattan but I don't know if the vermouth in the basement fridge is still good and I have no cherries.

hectic1
04-05-2011, 19:20
Having a Louisville Weller Special Reserve tonight...the nose on this stuff is just incredible! :bowdown:

G.H.Adams
04-05-2011, 19:25
Tonight I am keeping it simple so it's Buffalo Trace.

jcg9779
04-05-2011, 20:48
Weller SR for the second night in a row followed up by some EC 12. Will probably go with VOB BIB as my last pour of the evening.

DeanSheen
04-05-2011, 20:56
ORVW 10/107 x a few

I've been alternating between this and RITT lately. Works for me.

squire
04-05-2011, 21:49
Grand Dad BIB over ice with water.

cigarnv
04-06-2011, 02:47
Bit of WT 86 from 1984.... amazing juice to say the least......

OscarV
04-06-2011, 12:30
Bit of WT 86 from 1984.... amazing juice to say the least......



Yeah, that 86.8 is just about as good as it gets on the "low proof-high taste" scale.

Tucker
04-06-2011, 14:12
Old Charter 8.

Taking some time off from the expensive bottles while on spring break with the family.

smokinjoe
04-06-2011, 16:44
Going to the Virgin 7 yr 101, to start things off. Now, I'm on to last year's "A" bottling of VWFRR. I find The Virgin to be an exceptional, nicely aged, high proof bourbon, and I am a big fan of it. And, for $13, it's a great bargain. The VWFRR, at 4X's the price, is just as great a bargain, though.

G.H.Adams
04-06-2011, 19:45
Tonight is turkey night. Wild Turkey 101.

tehbeardman
04-06-2011, 19:47
Taking it easy drinking some 4R Yellow Label

fishnbowljoe
04-06-2011, 20:33
Bowling night. Had some Weller SR, and RR 101. Joe

Barrel_Proof
04-06-2011, 20:46
A rare event, here -- a Woodford Reserve airplane mini.

cigarnv
04-07-2011, 01:51
ETL Civic Center bottling #7.... balanced, rich and very creamy.

unclebunk
04-07-2011, 06:11
Had a fabulous pour of Pappy 15 (2007) last night. Still very near my favorite, that's for sure.

Rughi
04-07-2011, 09:30
About what year was that bottled?

As far as I know, Civic Center slowed down on barrel selections a few years back. But then, for some of us in the Bay Area it's harder to cross the Bay Bridge than to go to Kentucky. I hardly ever am in the City.

Roger


ETL Civic Center bottling #7.... balanced, rich and very creamy.

OscarV
04-07-2011, 12:13
Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve, neat, the slope shoulder Louisville bottle.

fishnbowljoe
04-07-2011, 14:49
The last pour from a bottle of WTRR 101. Joe

nor02lei
04-07-2011, 14:58
Spring came yesterday to my area and today I had MM46, Parkers 2010 and OGD 114.

Leif

Parkersback
04-07-2011, 16:35
An impromptu mingling of RittBIb with a bit of Hancock's on the rocks as I fried some pork chops. Then some JDSB after dinner.

docbible
04-07-2011, 18:11
JPS 18 yo tonight. Not my favorite but need to empty the bottle to open up some room. tim

BMartin42
04-07-2011, 18:46
Buck, KCSBR, and now Lot B. Liking that knob better all the time.

CaptainQ
04-07-2011, 19:27
Old Grad-Dad tax stamped ND bottling. 86 proof. Beautiful carmel/vanilla sweetness with incredible depth and richness. :yum: They don't make 'em like this anymore. :cry:

G.H.Adams
04-07-2011, 20:58
Had our son, daughter-in-law and five granddaughters over for dinner. The girls range from 11 yoa to 9 months. To say it was busy and noisy is an understatement. Their gone now so it's time to relax with some Baker's 107. Piece and quiet.:grin: