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jcg9779
06-21-2011, 14:56
It's been a long crazy day. Going with a big pour of WTRB.

Tennessee Dave
06-21-2011, 15:00
Van Winkle 10 107 proof

jcg9779
06-21-2011, 18:23
One small pour of OF Signature before softball.

timd
06-21-2011, 18:45
Pouring some "home made Rye" - got some new make Rye (75% Rye & 25% corn) from Grand Traverse Distillery and aged it myself for 6+ months in a new, charred barrel - it's hot (125+ proof), but a little water tames it.

I drink it sparingly, as it's a true one of a kind! But it screams "Summer" to me!

Ian S.
06-21-2011, 18:59
Sipping some WT101 and pouring a Fighting Cock afterwards.

SMOWK
06-21-2011, 20:15
EWBIB, Then RittBIB, now VOBBIB.

Now, what else do I have that's bonded...???

emr454
06-21-2011, 20:17
Started with Gentleman Jack, and now a big pour of OGD 114. Simply excellent bourbon!

Eric

T Comp
06-21-2011, 20:32
Power is out, trees are down but the storm is over....BT. 1792 and Rare Breed.

G.H.Adams
06-21-2011, 20:39
After a day of yard work I am enjoying pours of AAA 10 y/o. May finish the night with some Old Fitz BIB.

Ian S.
06-21-2011, 20:48
WTRB is the drink as of now. I brought the bottle to the couch with me.....I may be busy with this one for a while.

BMartin42
06-21-2011, 21:25
EC 12
WTRR 90
FR1B x 2
WTAS

so far....

mosugoji64
06-21-2011, 22:22
Had a nice evening with some OFBD 2010 followed by some EWSB. The wife poured the EW and asked me to guess what she picked. I was rather proud of myself to guess EWSB (even though I got the year wrong). :grin:

Ian S.
06-21-2011, 22:35
I just convinced my wife to take a sip of my WTRB. She has dubbed the "Sweet Fire". :slappin:

cigarnv
06-22-2011, 03:14
Glad to see Summer has arrived..... last pour of the evening was a Julio's 4R's Angels Share PS (OBSV 10.5YO) from a few years back. This is one of those sleeper whiskies that every time you revisit it you wonder why it has been so long. While 100PF it is big, rich and sweet....

Flyfish
06-22-2011, 12:12
After a day of yard work I am enjoying pours of AAA 10 y/o. May finish the night with some Old Fitz BIB.

In about one hour, will be headed to the shaded yard swing with a liter of AAA 10. I'll lift my glass to you. Monday, went to visit a friend at his place on the lake. Left my Old Fitz there. (Might be a great gesture on my part. But, right now, it is feeling more like a mistake.)

T Comp
06-22-2011, 20:42
Keeping it simple but great with Old Forester BIB-DSP 414 (1981) and old label OGD 114. Thankful my electricity just came back after 30 hours without following a ferocious wind storm last night.

Ian S.
06-22-2011, 20:59
It's been a long night...

Several Weller 12's, Weller SR, PVW15, WT101, Jefferson's 15, OWA/W12 vatting.

StraightNoChaser
06-22-2011, 21:24
After a night of comparing BT Weller 12 and Bernheim Weller 12 I'm finally resting on a DSP KY 16 Old Fitz BiB. This is the first real SW juice I've found out in the wild and I must declare it's absolutely amazing

G.H.Adams
06-22-2011, 21:31
flyfish

Enjoy that AAA 10 y/o it's one of my favorite value pours. To all members dealing with severe weather I hope things get back to normal soon. In my part of New Mexico we have not had any measurable precipitation since Sept. 2010. We are dealing with grass fires as I'm sure you've seen on the news.

I wish some of your rains would pay us a visit. We could use a nice steady 2 inch or more rainfall.

Tonight I am having several pours of Buffalo Trace.

StraightNoChaser
06-22-2011, 22:01
on to a ETL private bottling for Goody Goody in DFW

vast improvement over the regular bottle I had a few months ago

G.H.Adams
06-23-2011, 22:13
Spent the early evening grilling steaks outside for family in 103 degree heat along with roasted corn on the cob. The food was great but it was way hot. Tonight I am enjoying some Four Roses Yellow Label in a tall glass filled with ice and ginger. It helps cool me down. Damn I wish we would get some rain. It's supposed to be over 105 the rest of the week.:rolleyes:

callmeox
06-23-2011, 22:46
WRMC Seasoned Oak just isn't cutting it for me tonight.

There's always tomorrow.

jcg9779
06-23-2011, 23:12
ER101 NOLA, followed by RHF, followed by WT 12 Split Label. Each one seemed to compliment the last and, all in all, it was a pretty good night!

mosugoji64
06-23-2011, 23:36
Quick pour of FC before bed. Now I'll sleep well! :grin:

cigarnv
06-24-2011, 05:35
Four Roses PS OBSV.... just about 120PF but drinks like a 100... Jim does it again...

dmarkle
06-24-2011, 07:26
Whiskey night was last night. It was Bulleit Bourbon (not bad), Rittenhouse BIB , Springbank 10, and someone brought a bottle of Red Stag and made me taste it. :-S

OscarV
06-24-2011, 13:38
Just some 4R barrel strength and some Willett.

DeanSheen
06-24-2011, 13:52
RITT Bib. I'm getting green apple on this one, not as strong as I tasted it before.

jcg9779
06-24-2011, 17:49
Starting off with a WT 12 Split Label after a long day and an even longer week!

Ian S.
06-24-2011, 17:54
Started with a VW12 and then moved on to WTRB, OC12, VSOF, and now WTAS...

Many more to come for that the night is young.

hectic1
06-24-2011, 19:33
Old Fitz Prime 6/86 from yesterdays find. :slappin:

callmeox
06-24-2011, 19:54
WTRR Rye is next up in the quest to kill the partials.

I have a WT rye that I can't drink, but this is closer to my sweet spot. I guess two more years in the barrel is a good thing.

emr454
06-24-2011, 20:05
OGD 114 again tonight.

This bottle's getting low awfully quick!

Eric

cigarnv
06-24-2011, 20:16
A short pour of the 4R 100th... interesting whiskey, decent but not a favorite from the 4R lineup.....

G.H.Adams
06-24-2011, 21:01
Tonight I am starting with some Old Charter 10 y/o and will probably hit the Old Fitz BIB before turning in.

wripvanwrinkle
06-24-2011, 21:09
A few blind pours tonight...

First, an ORVW 10/101. This evening some leather and a chocolate dust encompanied it's usual caramally fruitiness.

Second, a KCSB. I love this dram. I didn't get the extreme dry finish that my memory uses to characterize it. I think that I have been quite unfair to it...

Third, an OGD 114. It has the most distinct finish of anything that I have ever tasted. Always makes me want to search the pantry for a box of Duncan Hines.

This stating the obvious, but one can purchase a lot of bourbon love for under $40 a bottle.

RyanL
06-24-2011, 22:08
Sigh, I would be posting here to say I'm currently having some Willett 8yr TPS bottling...however the cap separated from the cork leaving me unable to remove the cork without a corkscrew. Which means I need an empty bottle to pour the rest into or a cork that fits the current bottle which I don't have so until then I am unable to have any of it.

Settling for some Willett 17yr but really wanted the 8yr as I was in the mood for a spicy rye but guess I'm switching over to wheaters. PHC10 next.

StraightNoChaser
06-24-2011, 22:42
Went Old Charter 12/90, Michter's SB Rye, Weller 12, Old Charter BiB, now finishing with a Old Fitz BiB

mosugoji64
06-24-2011, 23:54
A vatting of the last of a bottle of FC and some HH Old Style green label that turned out surprisingly good! It brought out a sweetness that wasn't present in either alone. Now, I'm going to nab another bottle of FC so I can lay that handle of HHOS to rest! :grin:

nor02lei
06-25-2011, 09:14
I had kind of a Willet evening yesterday. The 8 year I bought from Toddy’s, then 15 years from the KDB gift shop and the R&E 18 year wheat recipe. It was the first pour from the 15 and it seemed that it needs a lot of air to open up still. I am down almost to half on the 8, but it doesn’t impress much, even though it is better now compared to the beginning. The 18 years tasted best as expected.

Leif

hectic1
06-25-2011, 09:18
While chatting last night I decided to take a ride on the Willett train...ended up spending most of my time in the Reid/Emerald 7yr car...hard to beat the complexity of this bourbon...IMO it doesn't get much better! :cool:

cigarnv
06-25-2011, 09:31
I had kind of a Willet evening yesterday. The 8 year I bought from Toddy’s, then 15 years from the KDB gift shop and the R&E 18 year wheat recipe. It was the first pour from the 15 and it seemed that it needs a lot of air to open up still. I am down almost to half on the 8, but it doesn’t impress much, even though it is better now compared to the beginning. The 18 years tasted best as expected.

Leif

Leif... what was the barrel number on the 8YO from Toddy's?

Master_Photog
06-25-2011, 09:44
will start on this tonight!!

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macdeffe
06-25-2011, 13:05
AH Hirsch 16yo followed by

Old Potrero 12/09/98 - 04/20/01 62-2%

Steffen

TBC
06-25-2011, 16:06
Four Roses Single Barrel right now.

camduncan
06-25-2011, 16:13
Started last night with a Jim Beam White and Coke, followed by a Makers Mark neat, snd finished with a pour of Red Stag.

cigarnv
06-25-2011, 16:19
Four Roses Single Barrel CS...OBSV....

Roadsaw
06-25-2011, 17:49
2005 Old Forester birthday that i bought a couple days ago

birdman1099
06-25-2011, 17:56
will start on this tonight!!





I think I'll join ya....:grin:

jcg9779
06-25-2011, 20:10
WT101, then Old Forester BIB DSP-KY-414.....will probably go with an Old Forest Signature next....this is one that I like but haven't poured in while. We'll see how it follows the DSP-414 (and goes with the cigar that I'm smoking).

G.H.Adams
06-25-2011, 20:54
Working on putting a dent in an open bottle of Old Fitz BIB to try to forget the heat wave we are experiencing. I'll probably have some W.L. Weller Special Reserve for a nightcap. It looks like a wheater night.

wripvanwrinkle
06-25-2011, 22:26
A Wild Turkey 101 from 1997. Not at all "complex", but it is has a wonderful taste of caramel, fruit, rye spice, and a little leather. The finish is long and caramely. It is a very good pour.

smokinjoe
06-25-2011, 22:43
After another nap...:D, I'm listening to ESPN Radio with a splendid pour of McScrooge's OWA 7 yr Barrel # 5. :yum: An explosion of flavor from nose to finish. One of their best, and they've had a lot of good ones.

StraightNoChaser
06-25-2011, 23:39
Private selection of ETL SB... after this latest pour I am positive that I do not like ETL. Too thin, astringent and woody for me. Might have to pour this out and help myself to a OCBiB

mosugoji64
06-25-2011, 23:43
Tried some JB Devil's Cut, followed by a taste of EWSB '93. Two completely new bottles that were very reminiscent of things I've had before, but in unexpected ways.

cigarnv
06-26-2011, 04:49
Four Roses LE Small Batch as we watched Unknown... good movie, very good bourbon...

nor02lei
06-26-2011, 09:42
Leif... what was the barrel number on the 8YO from Toddy's?

It’s barrel 2369 Reid. It’s exactly down to half.

Leif

hambone
06-26-2011, 10:01
Had a couple pours of RHF and single pour each of EC18 and FR Yellow. Really, really liked the RHF, but everything tasted so good last night. Amazing how your palate can change from day to day.

ebo
06-26-2011, 15:00
I had a pour of Blanton's earlier in the day. I'm drinking WTRB at the moment... always a very good pour.

Special Reserve
06-26-2011, 15:46
This morning I had a little WSR. Don't sell this short. Certainly not the most potent bourbon on the shelf, but it does deliver a good favor.

OscarV
06-26-2011, 15:50
Four Roses Barrel Strength OBSV recipe, neat.

Tucker
06-26-2011, 15:54
Finishing up a 375 of Eagle Rare while watching the Queen's Plate, Canada's version of the Derby (it's actually older than the Derby). Exciting finish.

Not as excited about the bourbon, although I'm not complaining and glad I brought it to Montreal. The SAQ doesn't have much in the way of bourbon and I was a little disappointed in the selection of Canadian whisky.

emr454
06-26-2011, 15:59
Working on a pour of EWB. I don't feel like putting too much effort into my bourbon tonight :cool:

Eric

cigarnv
06-26-2011, 16:12
4R SB ........ way to easy to drink...

smokinjoe
06-26-2011, 16:54
It's the Deep South. It hit 95 today, with humidity to match. A thunderstorm is brewing, and about to unload. So, a pour of Evan Williams Antebellum Decanter 7yr 90 proof is in order, ya'll.

jcg9779
06-26-2011, 17:41
Four Roses Yellow label and Ginger Ale as I watch the thunderstorms roll through.

wripvanwrinkle
06-26-2011, 17:51
3 parts 1997 Wild Turkey 101 to 1 part 1999 WTRB. A nice sweet base with a little dryness, but it is missing something.

BFerguson
06-26-2011, 19:47
Going to have a pour of OGD 114 tonight.

Tomorrow is another story. Planning to break out a Pappy 20.

It will be the first full day of our new software system at work. Two years in the making.

The way I see it, whether it goes well or not, a special drink is in order.:grin:

B

T Comp
06-26-2011, 20:23
After putting out another set of 1st place baby backs from my WSM (great to have your family doing the judging :cool:) I settled in with comparing S-W Special Reserve with current nas OWA, cut back to 90 proof. Still at the dinner table, my 82 year old white zinfandel with ice drinking mother reached over for my glencairns. She first nosed, then stuck a spoon in both, extracting a minute amount to taste. She immediately nailed the S-W stating she liked its deeper pecan and brown sugar taste next to the citrus and raisins of the OWA. I can't disagree with her.

mosugoji64
06-26-2011, 20:27
After putting out another set of 1st place baby backs from my WSM (great to have your family doing the judging :cool:) I settled in with comparing S-W Special Reserve with current nas OWA, cut back to 90 proof. Still at the dinner table, my 82 year old white zinfandel with ice drinking mother reached over for my glencairns. She first nosed, then stuck a spoon in both, extracting a minute amount to taste. She immediately nailed the S-W stating she liked its deeper pecan and brown sugar taste next to the citrus and raisins of the OWA. I can't disagree with her.

Your mom sounds very cool indeed ... :grin:

G.H.Adams
06-26-2011, 21:36
After mowing the grass while the mercury hit 110 degrees, I had a tall glass filled with crushed ice, Four Roses Yellow Label and ginger in an attempt to cool down. It helped but a cold shower worked better.:lol:

Tonight I am having several pours of AAA 10 y/o.

mosugoji64
06-26-2011, 22:03
JB Devil's Cut followed by OGD 114. I have to say, Grand Dad is giving the Devil a spanking! :lol:

Roadsaw
06-26-2011, 22:11
Started by finishing a bottle of EWSB 00 then went to OGD BiB and for the last poor a Pappy 20yr.

RyanL
06-27-2011, 02:33
WTRB03 and now some Saz18.

cigarnv
06-27-2011, 06:31
High West Double rye and Blenheim red cap.... tough to beat on a warm evening...

AaronWF
06-27-2011, 11:27
Finally opened an I.W. Harper BiB '57/'62 only to confirm that it has been cork-tainted. It's a real shame, because I got some delicious caramelized cotton candy notes underneath the somewhat sour dirt of the cork. I haven't poured it out yet, but I'm pretty sure that's where it's headed. I'd kind of like to hold on to it long enough to get a second opinion from a fellow bourbonian.

On Saturday I took advantage of having a few buddies over to knock back a handful of glasses of OGD 86 bottled sometime in the late 60's or early 70's. My friends are not regular whiskey drinkers, but each of them agreed this OGD was the best whiskey they ever drank. I can't believe this stuff used to be sold for $5.99; soft and mellow with rye sparkles glinting evenly throughout the entire sip, from the nose through the finish. It's just a really gentle pleaser of a whiskey, and it's somewhat heartbreaking that I can't just go to the store and pickup more.

Yesterday I got on the ER10 train. It's a Binny's barrel, and while it's not as good as past years' barrels, it's opened up a bit over the last few weeks and was not as disappointing as my initial judgment of it when first opened.

fishnbowljoe
06-27-2011, 15:44
After a very long and busy four days, I'm treating myself to a nice healthy pour of ER 101. :yum: Joe

jcg9779
06-27-2011, 17:06
OF Signature to start the night off. Not tasting very good today, but I'm sure my palate is just a bit off. Typically I enjoy this pour.

BradleyC
06-27-2011, 19:22
I don't mix whiskey all that often but had a craving for a mixed drink on ice to beat the heat. I don't keep too much soda around but did find a Blue Sky all natural lemon lime (Sprite basically). I mixed that with some Willett 3 year rye. I am not a fan of bourbon and coke at all, but this one turned out really tasty. I might have this again sometime.

DeanSheen
06-27-2011, 19:28
RB&F 1792.

It's been open for a few weeks and I'm liking it better now. It could pass for a cousin of 4R.

smokinjoe
06-27-2011, 20:44
Started off with a Weller 12. Dammit, I just can't get into this whiskey. It just seems too thin, to me. And, nothing to the finish, except for some astringency. I'll take the Antique, (7 yr or NAS) any day. So, moved over to an old reliable and favorite: OCPR Slope Shoulder. Much better. The world is right, again. Well, sorta. I do have to listen to the Braves on the radio playing in Seattle, tonight. Have I mentioned before, that I hate Inter-league baseball....;)

T Comp
06-27-2011, 20:54
RB&F 1792.

It's been open for a few weeks and I'm liking it better now. It could pass for a cousin of 4R.

Now I loved my bottle from the beginning Robert but totally agree it could pass. The estery fruits and hints of malted barley are certainly present in both. Nice observation.

wripvanwrinkle
06-27-2011, 20:54
Tried my hand at a mixed drink. It was awful (don't tell anyone that I dumped it.)

Thankfully, a 2010 GTS has washed it out of mouth (and has saved the day.)

mosugoji64
06-27-2011, 21:17
Polishing off a pour of ERSB while I polish off some homework before bed.

G.H.Adams
06-27-2011, 21:18
At the end of another day of temps over 105 I am relaxing with some Buffalo Trace.

jcg9779
06-27-2011, 22:50
OF Signature to start the night off. Not tasting very good today, but I'm sure my palate is just a bit off. Typically I enjoy this pour.

Finished the night with some ORVW 10/107....this one didn't taste right either. There were several hours between pours, so I guess it just confirms that my palate was off tonight.

birdman1099
06-28-2011, 07:10
Started off with a Weller 12. Dammit, I just can't get into this whiskey. It just seems too thin, to me. And, nothing to the finish, except for some astringency. I'll take the Antique, (7 yr or NAS) any day.
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This is the camp I am in.... I know the Weller 12 has a strong following, but there must be something wron with me. I just dont dig it....:rolleyes:

OscarV
06-28-2011, 16:27
Started off with a Weller 12. Dammit, I just can't get into this whiskey. It just seems too thin, to me. And, nothing to the finish, except for some astringency. I'll take the Antique, (7 yr or NAS) any day.

Ditto

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This is the camp I am in.... I know the Weller 12 has a strong following, but there must be something wron with me. I just dont dig it....:rolleyes:

Ditto Ditto

OscarV
06-28-2011, 16:30
And I am drinking 128.4prf, 8yo Willett, neat.

autiger23
06-28-2011, 16:37
Angel Envy before dinner out with friends.

Roadsaw
06-28-2011, 17:19
Wife seen somewhere about mixing woodford, pom juice and lemonade. Didnt have any woodford so i tried one with makers, one with OGD and one with WT honey. She really liked the one with WT honey. I must say it wasnt to bad so i made one for myself. Now its on to some BT for me.

M14Shooter
06-28-2011, 17:25
The bottle of Weller 12 I bought about 6 months ago was not anything special.Both OWA NAS and Weller Reserve had much more flavor and a longer finish.Hopefully it was just a bad bottle.But Weller12 is about $38 a 750 and OWA and Weller Reserve are about $22.
If I see Weller 12 on sale I will give it another try.

Regards,Mike

Gillman
06-28-2011, 20:10
Not strictly a bourbon, but some early 80's Dickel black label. This bottling has a winy, rich quality which is special. Like a Madeira bourbon, sort of.

Gary

Young Blacksmith
06-28-2011, 20:44
Some EWSB '01 this evening, I'll probably do some '99 too since it's open and sort of compare them.

smokinjoe
06-28-2011, 20:55
Finishing up with a pour of Benchmark Single Barrel. Very clean and crisp, tonight. Touch of cinnamon, mid-palate. Not booming on the finish, but it certainly is lingering nicely. I'll have to check my notes, but this seems different from the last pour from this bottle. But, I ain't complaining, as it's nice.

G.H.Adams
06-28-2011, 21:07
I'm sitting at the computer savoring several pours of Four Roses Single Barrel. Might have a pour of Angels Envy for a nightcap.

nivto
06-28-2011, 21:09
the party source's EC18 for me tonight... excellent bourbon







Started off with a Weller 12. Dammit, I just can't get into this whiskey. It just seems too thin, to me. And, nothing to the finish, except for some astringency. I'll take the Antique, (7 yr or NAS) any day. So, moved over to an old reliable and favorite: OCPR Slope Shoulder. Much better. The world is right, again. Well, sorta. I do have to listen to the Braves on the radio playing in Seattle, tonight. Have I mentioned before, that I hate Inter-league baseball....;)


This is the camp I am in.... I know the Weller 12 has a strong following, but there must be something wron with me. I just dont dig it....:rolleyes:

Ditto Ditto

Triple Ditto

mosugoji64
06-28-2011, 21:11
Some EWSB '01 this evening, I'll probably do some '99 too since it's open and sort of compare them.

Would like to hear your thoughts. I've had '93, '96, '98', and '00 so far and they're all unique. I thought the '93 tasted a lot like pre-Beam OT, which was quite a surprise.

mosugoji64
06-28-2011, 21:13
I've decided to have as many pours as possible before August 22 - the day nursing classes start. I'm guessing I won't have much time for imbibing after that. Tonight started with HH White Label BIB, followed by OWA, and finished up with BT. A tasty evening ...

cigarnv
06-28-2011, 21:44
Like Oscar I am enjoying a few pours of Willett 8YO CS......

mrviognier
06-29-2011, 05:38
Poured a few glasses of 4R SB in celebration of my son's first win in the baseball playoffs. :grin:

HP12
06-29-2011, 07:37
Yesterday had a few healthy doses of ORVW10/107 followed by Blanton's SB. Fine, fine libation.

smokinjoe
06-29-2011, 16:39
Well, I'll celebrate my neighbors to the East. University of South Carolina Gamecocks repeat as NCAA Baseball National Champs! This early 80's paper label Fighting Cock 8 yr. should be a fitting tribute.

:toast:

kyrocklover
06-29-2011, 17:06
Old Forester BIB DSP 354 DSP 414. Not the best OF i have had but still one of my favorite bourbons.

mrviognier
06-29-2011, 18:11
Well, I'll celebrate my neighbors to the East. University of South Carolina Gamecocks repeat as NCAA Baseball National Champs! This early 80's paper label Fighting Cock 8 yr. should be a fitting tribute.

:toast:

I can cotton to that...but, when it comes to that OTHER type of ballgame, I'll never toast them Cocks.

GO DAWGS!

G.H.Adams
06-29-2011, 21:14
This evening I am having several pours of Blanton's SB and may pour a Eagle Rare 10 y/o for a nightcap.

jcg9779
06-30-2011, 05:24
Last night I had a big pour of Randy Blank's 1792 Ridgemont Reserve.

Vosgar
06-30-2011, 06:34
Enjoying life on the cruise ship Azamara Quest, floating around off the coast of Italy at the moment. They're Jim Beam small batch onboard along with MM (Is there anyplace that doesn't have this?), so I had KC the first night. Last night decided to go to the dark side with Laphroaig 10, very tasty with prime rib I might add.

Wasn't sure what to go with today until I spotted a bottle of Blanton's at the pool bar. Not sure why it isn't in any of the other bars, but since there's only about a third of the bottle left, I better get after it.

Life is good

Gary

DeanSheen
06-30-2011, 07:30
Last night I had a big pour of Randy Blank's 1792 Ridgemont Reserve.

I can't believe I had to read that whole sentence.

RB&F 1792

'cmon man!

cigarnv
06-30-2011, 07:46
Last night was a few WT101's and Blenheim redcap......

jcg9779
06-30-2011, 08:51
I can't believe I had to read that whole sentence.

RB&F 1792

'cmon man!

You know Robert, there are just times that I enjoy typing things out. I work in the world of IBM - my day is filled with abbreviations, acronyms, IBM jargon, etc, and I get tired of it. :lol:





(I didn't know that one though...thanks for the tip!!)

StraightBoston
06-30-2011, 14:28
Tasting last night with a fellow collector as well as a KSBW neophyte (Virtual Blind Tasting players will get a hint of what was not VBT#334!)

[redacted]
Old Weller Antique NAS (L&K 8yo barrel)
Parker's Heritage Collection 27yo
Elijah Craig 18yo
Seagram's Benchmark (1978)
Pappy Van Winkle 20yo
[redacted] again

cigarnv
06-30-2011, 15:02
To kick off the evening a Manhattan made with 4R PS OBSK (123PF), Dolin Sweet Vermuth, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and a few dashes of Angostura bitters..... shaken over ice and served up.....

sutton
06-30-2011, 17:59
Vatted 60/40 OFitz BiB and JPS 17 Barrel #7 - wow. Anyone know what the age of the current OFitz BiB? This might be even better at 70/30...

smokinjoe
06-30-2011, 19:54
Sittin' out front on a sultry Georgia evening with a Bulleit rye and Blenheim Ginger. Very nice combo. These go together like peas and carrots...:yum:

B.B. Babington
06-30-2011, 20:20
Knob Creek 120 followed by EC18

T Comp
06-30-2011, 20:56
Current OWA followed by an equal mix of RR 90 with RB (95) and bringing in the caboose with RITT BIB. I think I could manage pretty well on that proverbial desert island as long as I had a lifetime supply of these relatively less than premium whiskeys.

G.H.Adams
06-30-2011, 21:12
This evening I had a couple of pours of Angel's Envy while grilling steaks for me and the misses. Tonight I am drinking Eagle Rare 10 y/o while on the porch savoring a Romeo Y Julietta Churchill. Doesn't get better than this.

White Dog
06-30-2011, 21:21
All over the place. Pappy 15, Weller 12, HW Double Rye, OGDBIB...

Josh
07-01-2011, 14:03
Doing some vatting tonight:

1 part 4R SBBS OBSK, 2 parts OBSF and 4 parts 4R Small Batch. Very nice! Balanced but interesting and complex but not busy. Like a starlight peppermint.

kyrocklover
07-01-2011, 15:54
Trying some of the Black Gold that I found the other day. Bottle date is 1983 and there are remnants of a tax/paper strip. The clerk said they fell off when washing it. No gov't warning, upc or tamper proof cap.

Nose is thin with corn, vanilla and rye and a hint of caramel. Entry is soft and sweet with corn and a touch of rye. Finish was not very long and had minimal heat. Very Bartonesque. Overall, this is satisfactory neat and would be a good mixer. My palate tells me this is a 90 proof Ten High for some reason.

OscarV
07-01-2011, 16:57
Back and forth between ORVW 10/107 and 4RSmB, neat.

hectic1
07-01-2011, 18:03
FR OBSV Barrel Proof SB...yummy yummy good! :)

jcg9779
07-01-2011, 18:40
FR OBSV Barrel Proof SB...yummy yummy good! :)

That does sound good!

G.H.Adams
07-01-2011, 21:53
Tonight I finished an open bottle of Old Charter 10 y/o with a cigar and have moved onto Buffalo Trace.

wripvanwrinkle
07-01-2011, 22:15
Many pours of ORVW 10/107. Although this bottle once seemed endless, it is sadly nearing its end.

OscarV
07-02-2011, 13:24
4R1B on the rocks, keeping cool inside.

Roadsaw
07-02-2011, 18:33
Starting out with some WTKS

hectic1
07-02-2011, 18:40
Started last night with some FRSB Barrel Proof private bottling and decided that I wasn't going to pour any wheaters which is rare as I prefer the sweetness of the wheaters to the spicyness of the rye based bourbons. I followed that pour up with some WTRR 101, ND OGD BIB, and some Booker's. I haven't had Booker's in a while and while I wish it was a couple years older it still had some really nice things going on there.

Tonight I'm back to wheaters with a nice large pour of Binny's WSR...IMO this is a really nice sub $20 bottle...not a ton going on but no really bad off notes pop out either! :)

G.H.Adams
07-02-2011, 20:57
Going to keep it simple tonight. The lineup will be Wild Turkey 101 and Rare Breed.

smokinjoe
07-02-2011, 21:16
Just returned home from The Ted, where we enjoyed the Bravos victory over Baltimore. Celebrating the W with a pour of VOB BIB.

jcg9779
07-02-2011, 21:33
Just returned home from The Ted, where we enjoyed the Bravos victory over Baltimore. Celebrating the W with a pour of VOB BIB.

Very nice! It's good to see them playing so well at this point in time. As good as McCann is playing, it's awesome to have a guy like David Ross who can step in and not miss a beat! It seems like every game he plays he does something big offensively.

mosugoji64
07-02-2011, 23:18
Small pour of OHH BIB after work. Must pick up a couple more of these next time I'm in KY.

ODaniel
07-03-2011, 00:11
VOB BIB as well!

fishnbowljoe
07-03-2011, 00:52
EW BIB, and OWA after a very busy last week at work and home. Joe

Special Reserve
07-03-2011, 07:27
Sunday morning

This morning I chose PCH 2010. Powerhouse!

unclebunk
07-03-2011, 08:23
Sunday morning

This morning I chose PCH 2010. Powerhouse!

Will's starting early!:grin: I went with PCH 2009 last night and loved it!

cigarnv
07-03-2011, 10:45
Last evening it was a few Baby Saz.... first with ginger and then just over ice. Just grabbed a few more of the Saz before these begin to dry up..

hectic1
07-03-2011, 14:08
Last night I started with a good sized pour of Binny's Weller Special Reserve...IMO it's a very good everyday pour for just shy of $18. I decided to move onto some Ritt BIB and ginger ale as I was heading over to a neighbors house...he had a bottle of Binny's Baby Saz and while I can't say that it's one of my favorites neat it does pair very well with ginger ale. I had one of those before finishing the night with some Willett R/E 17yr 133.2...just a GREAT bourbon! :)

mrviognier
07-03-2011, 14:12
You have GREAT neighbors! :grin:

HP12
07-03-2011, 14:54
Had to "settle" on a tip of the bottle of ORVW10/107. PHC 4th might be on deck. Still sipping and pondering. Happy July 4th weekend SB'ers.

AaronWF
07-03-2011, 15:27
I found a GREAT use for Booker's last night: in an old fashioned! I don't usually make cocktails, but we had some friends over, I made some simple syrup, mixed in the bitters, muddled some orange rind, threw in the rocks and poured in the Booker's. Tossed in a maraschino cherry and orange slice and viola! The Booker's has opened up really well over the last month or so. Perfect strength for an old fashioned and a really nice spice complimenting the orange and bitters.

StraightNoChaser
07-03-2011, 15:36
Just did a small tasting with a friend. We poured OCPR, JPR17 and finally PHC GA to finish off. Good times.

jcg9779
07-03-2011, 16:22
Starting out with an ND OGD 86 tonight after a day on the beach and boat.

kyrocklover
07-03-2011, 19:52
Current version of TW Samuels BIB. Not bad neat but prefer to vat it with Rit BIB on a 1 to 1 basis.

the Duff
07-03-2011, 20:02
A Binny's BT while grilling some chops.

G.H.Adams
07-03-2011, 20:22
Started with a pour of Eagle Rare 10 y/o and a good cigar on the porch after the sun went down. Now I am trying to decide between VOB BIB or Blanton's.

Special Reserve
07-04-2011, 08:44
On this patriotic morning a little WT 12 Split Label. So sweet, so spicy, so good.

StraightNoChaser
07-04-2011, 09:32
On this patriotic morning a little WT 12 Split Label. So sweet, so spicy, so good.
Never too early, huh? :grin:

Enoch
07-04-2011, 09:38
I'm not drinking any Bourbon today .......

.....at least not until noon.


Then I'm drinking Eagle Rare 101 in celebration of Independence Day.

Special Reserve
07-04-2011, 11:16
Never too early, huh? :grin:

Never too early. Actually I was slow at posting. WT 12 was at about 0800. Got up at 0530 as I slept in today.

Will

PS. Bourbon in the AM is best, unfortunately it is also incompatible with work. I'll have to rethink that retirement date.

cigarnv
07-04-2011, 11:46
Starting off the festivities with some bourbon barrel Manhattans I made up about 6 weeks back..... pretty darn good and very convenient....

Rughi
07-04-2011, 14:00
Starting off the festivities with some bourbon barrel Manhattans I made up about 6 weeks back..... pretty darn good and very convenient....

It's even more convenient when you keep the barrel in the freezer for whatever occasion may arise ;^)





(I surmise...)

RyanL
07-04-2011, 15:03
Having a PVW15 then back to the beer and brats for me.

wripvanwrinkle
07-04-2011, 15:36
Knob Creek Single Barrel with a little water. One very fine bourbon...

T Comp
07-04-2011, 16:46
Another side of the dark side, a few sips of Mount Gay Extra Old rum as a nice change of pace, while tending to the smoker. It'll be bourbon later.

cigarnv
07-04-2011, 16:50
Another side of the dark side, a few sips of Mount Gay Extra Old rum as a nice change of pace, while tending to the smoker. It'll be bourbon later.

Classic rum that is great neat or as a mixer. Just had some neat this afternoon with a cigar...

OscarV
07-04-2011, 17:06
Bowman Rye cask strength, neat.
Trying to block out tomorrow's work reality.

ThomasH
07-04-2011, 18:18
Maker Mark at the family 4th get together. This one was a road trip my brother in law brought his favorite!

Thomas

StraightNoChaser
07-04-2011, 18:25
Oh god, what have I done. I got a bottle of Pure Kentucky XO this afternoon (mostly because I have never seen it in Texas) and was very curious about it so I opened immediately. I absolutely regret buying this bottle now, it's offensively woody and almost... sour. Now I know what overaged tastes like.

ILLfarmboy
07-04-2011, 18:55
A Baby Saz Old Fashioned.

When its hot out I just don't feel like drinking much. But this is hitting the spot.

bgageus
07-04-2011, 19:45
Brought the dog down to the bunker to mellow him from all the loud noises in the neighborhood. Since he's getting mellow, I figured I woiuld too and poured me some OWA, which since I got my first bottle a few weeks back has been disappearing suspiciously faster than any other bourbon down here.

mrviognier
07-04-2011, 20:27
E.H. Taylor is doing it for me!

G.H.Adams
07-04-2011, 20:53
Enjoying the 4th with several pours of AAA 10 y/o along with a good cigar.

moose
07-04-2011, 21:18
Some EWB in aid of making a boilermaker. Will likely pour some EC12 later to celebrate the 4th.

StraightNoChaser
07-04-2011, 21:23
Trying out a Rowan's Creek, neat in my snifter.

mosugoji64
07-04-2011, 22:05
It was a long day for the bourbon. Had a friend over and we were doing some serious sampling. Started with EWSB '95 followed by '93 just for comparison, then we moved on to some pre-HH Dant. Enjoyed some FRSB after that, then some Old Forester Birthday '10. Had a little OWA after that, then wrapped up with ORVW 10/107. All of that has me feeling like it's time for bed! :grin: Happy Independence Day, everyone!

jcg9779
07-05-2011, 02:45
Oh god, what have I done. I got a bottle of Pure Kentucky XO this afternoon (mostly because I have never seen it in Texas) and was very curious about it so I opened immediately. I absolutely regret buying this bottle now, it's offensively woody and almost... sour. Now I know what overaged tastes like.

Lol I like Pure Kentucky XO. I've never gotten that sour note that you mention - maybe you got a bad bottle (or perhaps I got lucky and had a good bottle).

cigarnv
07-05-2011, 03:43
Lol I like Pure Kentucky XO. I've never gotten that sour note that you mention - maybe you got a bad bottle (or perhaps I got lucky and had a good bottle).

Same here... drinking through a fairly recent bottle that is quite good....

stevegoz
07-05-2011, 08:28
Enjoyed Weller 12 all weekend. Love this stuff!

StraightNoChaser
07-05-2011, 10:22
Lol I like Pure Kentucky XO. I've never gotten that sour note that you mention - maybe you got a bad bottle (or perhaps I got lucky and had a good bottle).


Same here... drinking through a fairly recent bottle that is quite good....
I read a bunch of reviews that were all positive on my phone before deciding to buy it. I don't know, I must have gotten a bad batch. It tastes seriously awful :skep:

On the other hand, the Weller Centennial BHC I broke into last night was astoundingly delicious :grin:

OscarV
07-05-2011, 13:15
Maker's 46, neat.

cigarnv
07-05-2011, 14:29
I read a bunch of reviews that were all positive on my phone before deciding to buy it. I don't know, I must have gotten a bad batch. It tastes seriously awful :skep:

On the other hand, the Weller Centennial BHC I broke into last night was astoundingly delicious :grin:

We all taste different things in whiskey... what is excellent to one person is undrinkable to another.... may not be a bad bottle as much as it is just a whiskey that just doesn't do it for you. I have the same issue with EWSB... folks rave about it and I don't get it...

BourbonJoe
07-05-2011, 15:52
I have the same issue with EWSB... folks rave about it and I don't get it...

Me neither.
Joe :usflag:

ebo
07-05-2011, 19:06
I'm sipping on some 1792, right now.

I like EWSB, but I don't think it's rave worthy.

Ian S.
07-05-2011, 20:15
Started with BT and have moved to WT101, WTRB, and now Weller SR. Contemplating my next pour.

G.H.Adams
07-05-2011, 21:04
Am having several pours of Jim Beam Black that I picked up the other day when I picked up some Tullamore Dew for the wife. It's been awhile since I had it.

StraightNoChaser
07-05-2011, 22:19
Just finished a big Ardbeg tasting at a local pub... had to come home and wash my mouth out with OC Proprietor's Reserve

sailor22
07-05-2011, 22:21
Started with some 90 proof tax strip Old Setter and finished with some Party Source 8yr Willett. Both were the right Bourbon at the right time. Interesting how it works out that way more often than not.

Rughi
07-05-2011, 22:53
Started with some 90 proof tax strip Old Setter...

Mmmmmmmmmm
As I remember that's good wikkey there.

Roadsaw
07-05-2011, 23:16
Had some OWA tonight, just a couple pours left in the bottle so i will have to replace it soon.

cigarnv
07-06-2011, 04:37
Centennial PS from the Premier Group last evening..

jcg9779
07-06-2011, 08:06
Finished the Fourth of July weekend with a pour of Pappy 23. It was a good holiday!

Halifax
07-06-2011, 10:37
Last nite some ER101, and WTKS ST from 03.

OscarV
07-06-2011, 14:45
4R1B Curtis/Hightower selection, neat.

jcg9779
07-06-2011, 18:19
Had a WT101 and JD Single Barrel tonight after work. The JDSB followed the WT101 very nicely.

StraightNoChaser
07-06-2011, 18:26
Trying out this Pure KY XO again... I think I know what I dislike about it: it's bone dry. It has all the woody, spicy and mouth coating characteristics I love in a good bourbon but lacks the sweetness I prefer.

Bourbon Boiler
07-06-2011, 19:23
Pouring some "home made Rye" - got some new make Rye (75% Rye & 25% corn) from Grand Traverse Distillery and aged it myself for 6+ months in a new, charred barrel - it's hot (125+ proof), but a little water tames it.

I drink it sparingly, as it's a true one of a kind! But it screams "Summer" to me!

I just got some 95-5 that I will barrel in a couple of weeks. Probably won't be drinking it until this thread expires, however.

Young Blacksmith
07-06-2011, 20:23
Mixed up a little Mellow Corn Corn Whiskey with Ginger Ale and Peychaud's bitters for an after work cocktail, then on to a healthy pour of Weller's 107 (before it was antique...) edit to add: just found out it's weller 7/107.

I'm enjoying this foray into wheated bourbons.

G.H.Adams
07-06-2011, 20:57
Having several pours of Baker's 107 tonight. Will probably have OGD 114 for a nightcap.

Josh
07-07-2011, 05:52
Mixed up a little Mellow Corn Corn Whiskey with Ginger Ale and Peychaud's bitters for an after work cocktail...

Not a bad idea! I just may try that today.

Tennessee Dave
07-07-2011, 08:23
ORVW 10 107 proof

cigarnv
07-07-2011, 12:27
WT RR .... always a good pour.....

Young Blacksmith
07-07-2011, 14:22
Boy, that Weller 7/107 snuck up on me.... :crazy:

OscarV
07-07-2011, 15:20
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit April 13 2000, neat.

jcg9779
07-07-2011, 16:41
Going with a generous pour of OWA 7/107 after work today.

cigarnv
07-07-2011, 16:44
Bernheim gold cap ginger and Dickel 8... light but tasty for a warm and humid summer evening....

Parkersback
07-07-2011, 18:31
I've had multiple bottles of Weller 12 and OWA, and I'm halfway through this year's Weller BTAC, but I'd never tried WSR. That changed today: a very easygoing and enjoyable whiskey, sweet, with a nose and palate of cherry and vanilla.

Josh
07-07-2011, 18:45
Finishing off a bottle of Kahn's select Blanton's. It their Barrel #3, aka Barrel 86, Rick 7 and of course warehouse H, dumped 2/23/09.

Nice stuff. Never tasted leather in whiskey before this bottle, but this one is like a biker bar in a bottle.

mrviognier
07-07-2011, 19:42
Just finished coaching my son's baseball team, and I'm about to dive into my second OGD 114 with one ice cube.

Roadsaw
07-07-2011, 19:48
Had some Eagle Rare 10 y/o while making a pizza for the kids earlier now i think ill have a little pappy 20.

StraightNoChaser
07-07-2011, 20:09
Had to try all the new bottles I bought today

Sazerac Rye - had it before but I love this bottle. Great value. Excellent whiskey
Virginia Gentleman 90° - had to see what it was about. Pleasantly surprised. Tasty and sweet, easy to drink
Col E H Taylor - very unique and a good drink overall. Would love to see a 10 or 12 yr version of this
Parker's 10 wheated - amazing
George T Stagg 141.4° - mind numbingly good. Been sitting on a glass for an hour now

G.H.Adams
07-07-2011, 21:46
Going to keep it simple. Will be having Beam Black until I turn in tonight.

mosugoji64
07-07-2011, 22:17
EWSB '96. This one has a unique, nutty flavor that I haven't noticed in any other EWSB I've tried. Glad I bunkered another one!

jcg9779
07-07-2011, 22:21
Finished the evening with a pour of RHF. I don't visit this bottle often, but it's always good when I do.

Josh
07-08-2011, 15:37
I'm finishing off my bottle of Wild Turkey Rye. I was all set to defend it from callmeox's attacks comparing it to diesel fuel, but I am now realizing that I really can't. Ugh. Not even ginger ale can salvage it.

cigarnv
07-08-2011, 15:45
Ledgers / EBSG McKenna Barrel #8 BIB/10YO..... very nice pour. Dark caramel, biscuit, vanilla and light charred oak. Good mouth feel, balance and finish. A very easy drinker and good value.... Nice job EBSG & Roger...

birdman1099
07-08-2011, 16:07
Ledgers / EBSG McKenna Barrel #8 BIB/10YO..... very nice pour. Dark caramel, biscuit, vanilla and light charred oak. Good mouth feel, balance and finish. A very easy drinker and good value.... Nice job EBSG & Roger...


That does sound good... I think I'll join ya.....:grin:

hectic1
07-08-2011, 16:11
Decided to break into the Rebel Yell 90pr 1984 that I found last week. Definitely a SW bourbon...can't wait so see how this one opens up in the glass as well as how it changes in the bottle. Big Rich nose filled with maple and brown sugar, dried fruit on the pallet with a little dryness/wood/ on the finish.

Gillman
07-08-2011, 17:22
A blend of bourbons to which I added a light touch of a dry Sazerac I keep. It added just the touch of sweetness and spice I like but on a rich, integrated whiskey base.

Gary

birdman1099
07-08-2011, 17:32
I just poured a Dant BIB bottled 1979.... Loving the damp pine needle note on this one... very unique....

Tennessee Dave
07-08-2011, 17:50
Couple of fingers of Lot B tonight.

sutton
07-08-2011, 19:00
A small pour of Old Fitz BiB with a splash of Willett Reserve 6 y/o ...

jcg9779
07-08-2011, 19:30
Drinking some bourbon and ginger ale tonight. First was OWA with ginger, and it just didn't quite work (I wanted to try a wheater in this drink). Second was a Fighting Cock with ginger, and it's a much better pairing.

I know Bob (hectic) prefers a rye whiskey when he makes a whiskey and ginger, but I think that bourbon lends itself quite nicely to this cocktail.

DeanSheen
07-08-2011, 19:40
Binnys Weller 12

Over the fourth I tried Rye and Ginger with Ritt BIB and Bulleit rye. I thought the Bulleit was a better mix.

BradleyC
07-08-2011, 19:43
I had the Willet 3year with Ginger Ale and it has become a regular around my house. I guess its close to the same whiskey as the Bulleit, just higher proof. The only problem is, I go through the bottle quicker when I mix it in the ginger ale.

I'm cheating a little tonight. Found some Laphroaig 10 on sale for $30. There is a whole lot of flavor in this bottle for only 86pf and only $30.


Laphroaig is like some good curried Thai food. You will remember it all the next day as the smells seep out of your pores.





Binnys Weller 12

Over the fourth I tried Rye and Ginger with Ritt BIB and Bulleit rye. I thought the Bulleit was a better mix.

wripvanwrinkle
07-08-2011, 20:16
Buffalo Trace single barrel.

G.H.Adams
07-08-2011, 21:10
Started the evening by finishing an open bottle of Eagle Rare 10. Now enjoying a pour of Buffalo Trace.

Roadsaw
07-08-2011, 22:14
Had a couple pours of Handy 2008

stevegoz
07-09-2011, 07:00
Enjoyed multiple pours of ORVW 107.

sutton
07-09-2011, 18:50
After a relaxing Saturday spent entirely in the emergency room, finally home with a generous pour of 4R 2009 Ltd. Ed. - by far the best part of this day.

G.H.Adams
07-09-2011, 21:33
Having a couple of pours of Old Charter 10 y/o with a A. Fuente Hemingway Perfecto. Life is good.

Special Reserve
07-10-2011, 08:18
A little WLW SR on an easy Sunday morning.

I'm a little late today as I had some errands to complete. Now to water the grass.

unclebunk
07-10-2011, 13:54
Early seventies Old Taylor. Man, I'm really loving this stuff!

George
07-10-2011, 14:02
Having a pour of Weller 12. This was my first bottle, and it's really good; however, based the price, I'd go with Weller SR or OWA every time.

sutton
07-10-2011, 15:29
Had some Dickel 12, moved on to HH OFitz BiB, and now some OGD 114.

Roadsaw
07-10-2011, 15:34
Having a little KCSB right now as im getting dinner going.

OscarV
07-10-2011, 17:01
ORVW 10/107, neat.

smokinjoe
07-10-2011, 17:53
Just, a great end to the weekend. Slept in today, then, MrsSmokinjoe and I go to Starbuck's, ran 3 miles, cut the grass, went to pool, grilled massive ribeyes on Weber, ate 'em with corn on cob and big garden salad, so....sittin out back with a snifter 1/3 full of WT Tribute, while the girls bake chocolate chip cookies...I deserve none of this...but, I'll take it! :toast:

bigtoys
07-10-2011, 18:13
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/IMAG0104.jpg
Last night, I had a barrel aged Manhattan at the Girl & the Goat (chef Stephanie Izard is Top Chef season 4 winner). It's a single barrel from BT.
The bourbon, vermouth and bitters were aged in the barrel. They had to figure how many "dashes" of bitters to add.
here's a link to the story:
http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/04/barrel-aged-cocktails-girl-and-goat-stephanie-izard-how-to-barrel-age-cocktails.html

We sat at the counter overlooking one of the prep stations. Very interesting. They never stop working. The menu is small plates to share, so there are plenty to prepare. Here's a kitchen shot.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/IMAG0108.jpg

The pig's face (actually the cheek) dish
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/IMAG0123.jpg

ethangsmith
07-10-2011, 19:26
Had some Mellow Corn followed by Hirsch Corn Whiskey all while watching the firetrucks fight a fire a few doors up. Severe smoke damage on the second floor is about the extent of it. A firefighter cut himself badly and we got some Clorox and towels to help clean up the blood.

G.H.Adams
07-10-2011, 21:12
Tonight I am enjoying several pours of Old Fitz BIB along with a A. Fuente Hemingway Short Story cigar. It's a nice cool down after another 100 degree day.

mosugoji64
07-10-2011, 22:00
Had a little ERSB while going over some pharmacology.

JFenwick
07-10-2011, 22:48
Just poured a bit of the AH Hirsch 20. Just one drink for tonight, so poured one of my favorites (but the ER101 Lawrenceburg is still best for me).

OscarV
07-11-2011, 13:39
Barrel strength 118.8prf of Four Roses OBSV recipe, neat.

Ian S.
07-11-2011, 16:01
Weller 107/12 vatting, the bottle just hit the can.

jcg9779
07-11-2011, 18:11
Barrel strength 118.8prf of Four Roses OBSV recipe, neat.

Same thing, and I do enjoy this neat, but it was tasting a little hot to me this evening. A single ice cubed really helped it hit the spot!

smokinjoe
07-11-2011, 18:55
A little Elmer T Lee 90th Birthday Edition. This whiskey tastes like one worth 10 times as much...:D

sailor22
07-11-2011, 19:22
Very Old Barton Bottled in Bond. The first pour tasted so good I poured another. I think it is one of the best bargains in Bourbon today.

DeanSheen
07-11-2011, 19:41
Killed an Everetts Weller SR and now I'm having some Binnys Weller 12.

Man, this all star break sucks!

moose
07-11-2011, 21:37
Tasting my first pour of JBB, pretty smooth, but a little harsh on the nose, not picking up very many unique notes. Not a bad drink though however.

G.H.Adams
07-11-2011, 21:57
Started the evening with a pour of VOB BIB while grilling steaks and corn on the cob. Tonight I am having a couple of pours of AAA 10 y/o.

OscarV
07-12-2011, 14:21
Baby Stagg AKA Eagle Rare 101, neat.
Or is it the other way around?

fishnbowljoe
07-12-2011, 15:25
Gary came over last night after work. We did just a little tasting. :rolleyes: We started with the 1989 Barclay's I found. We then moved on to some 1987 Cabin Still, a 1989 Walker's Deluxe, post BHC VSOF, and then finished the night with BT Single Oak Barrel #4. :yum: Cheers! Joe

jburlowski
07-12-2011, 16:35
FRSB 2011 LE... simply fantastic. Jim Rutledge 2012!

Special Reserve
07-12-2011, 17:14
Gary came over last night after work. We did just a little tasting. :rolleyes: We started with the 1989 Barclay's I found. We then moved on to some 1987 Cabin Still, a 1989 Walker's Deluxe, post BHC VSOF, and then finished the night with BT Single Oak Barrel #4. :yum: Cheers! Joe

Joe,

Any opinion on your tastings?

Thanks.

Will

Enoch
07-12-2011, 18:29
Starting the evening with Old Hickory

Young Blacksmith
07-12-2011, 19:50
my evening cocktail - ginger ale, bitters, and bourbon - made with Bulleit today.

Then on to some EWSB '99. So far this vintage has been my favorite.

I told myself I must finish 3 bottles before I buy another......:grin:

G.H.Adams
07-12-2011, 20:57
My order of JB Devils Cut and Early Times 354 Bourbon was delivered today. I am having a pour of Devils Cut now. I don't know what I feel about this. It tastes like a higher proof JB Black and also leans towards the Bakers flavor profile to me.

I will say that it is an easy drinker for 90 proof. Will try the Early Times 354 next.

fishnbowljoe
07-12-2011, 21:08
Gary and the other guys from my bowling team play in a bocce ball league in the summer. I went to watch them tonight. They played good and won both their games. I had some MM 46 while watching. After all, it is the BOTM ya' know. :grin: It tasted pretty darn good tonight. Joe