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Parkersback
04-18-2011, 23:06
While surfing around looking for info on OFSignature, I came across this article on proclaiming it to be the Bourbon of the Year. I don't know who this guy is, but I agree with his love for OGSignature.

http://cocktails.about.com/od/whiskeyreviews/a/bourbon-of-the-year-old-forrester-signature.htm

cigarnv
04-19-2011, 02:55
Given that anyone with web access can be a "critic" is there any whiskey that is not "Whiskey of the Year" somewhere?

2highcal
04-19-2011, 11:18
Lance J. Mayhew was a bartender and bar manager for over 16 years. During his time behind the bar, Lance received numerous accolades for his creative and seasonal cocktail creations. In 2008, the Beverage Network named Lance one of America’s “Ten Trendsetting Mixologists” and he was also a two-time selection to the Grand Marnier/Navan Mixology Summit featuring the nations top 100 bartenders. Currently, Lance is an instructor at Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland Oregon. That is who he is if it makes any difference

DeanSheen
04-19-2011, 11:23
Ohh boy, here we go again.

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OscarV
04-19-2011, 18:09
OF Sig, bourbon of the year?!?!?!?
Did he say what year?
Maybe sometime in the 1700's.

camduncan
04-19-2011, 18:13
Given that anyone with web access can be a "critic" is there any whiskey that is not "Whiskey of the Year" somewhere?

Slate Bourbon. Distilled in Chicago (if you believe the press) and available only in Australia. Suitable for engine degreaser, paint stripper and any other caustic use you can think of.:slappin:

wadewood
04-19-2011, 18:20
and Lance thinks it has to be aged 2 years to be called bourbon - http://cocktails.about.com/od/northamericanwhiskey/a/bourbon_basics.htm. Wrong!

cowdery
04-20-2011, 12:19
I think the deal with Slate is that it's a Diageo product and it's bottled at their big Plainfield plant, which is suburban Chicago. It's certainly not distilled here. My guess would be that it is distilled and aged at LDI.

trumpstylz
04-21-2011, 02:27
I think the deal with Slate is that it's a Diageo product and it's bottled at their big Plainfield plant, which is suburban Chicago. It's certainly not distilled here. My guess would be that it is distilled and aged at LDI.

Wow- its bottled down the street from me and I didn't even know about it.

BBQ+Bourbon
04-21-2011, 10:05
Though the title "Bourbon of the year" is meaningless to me, I find Signature to be very good considering the price. Some don't consider price when buying bourbon, but to me, price is important.

The only rub with Signature is that it's priced at the same point as OGD114 and OWA, both of which usually get the nod ahead of Signature. Still, every bourbon cabinet should have a bottle.

cowdery
04-21-2011, 14:00
The logic escapes me. A 'bourbon of the year' makes sense only if it's a contest among new releases. How does it work with existing releases? Did OFS get a lot better in 2010? If not, what could possibly prevent it from winning again in 2011?

Maybe drinking bourbon and then writing about it isn't such a great combination after all.

callmeox
04-21-2011, 14:55
Bourbon of the year already?

It is only April, what's the rush?

OscarV
04-21-2011, 15:08
Bourbon of the year already?

It is only April, what's the rush?

Web postings.
Gotta make a name for youself.

Parkersback
04-21-2011, 16:57
The logic escapes me. A 'bourbon of the year' makes sense only if it's a contest among new releases. How does it work with existing releases? Did OFS get a lot better in 2010? If not, what could possibly prevent it from winning again in 2011?

Maybe drinking bourbon and then writing about it isn't such a great combination after all.

And with a single board comment, Col. Cowdery ignites the search for those rare and coveted OFSig 2010's. Collect as many for your bunker as you can, they'll be going for $150 on EBay by next week.

TNbourbon
04-21-2011, 18:14
...OFSig 2010's. Collect as many for your bunker as you can, they'll be going for $150 on EBay by next week.
Only if anyone's every heard of, and reads, this Lance & McHugh -- what was that name again? -- guy.:skep:

That said, I'm sometimes of a mind that OFSig reminds me of a young version of the original, pre-potstill examples of Woodford Reserve -- which was 8yo 'honey barrels' of Old Forester distillate. Those were pretty darned good, and so's the OF. I might buy it again next time I see it -- or maybe not. "Bourbon of the Year" good? Only if your selection/experience range is pretty limited.

SMOWK
04-24-2011, 09:49
I find OF Signature to be quite horrible. I love the Forester dusties, but that's where my liking for BF ends.