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Special Reserve
09-23-2011, 02:07
First bourbon of the season: VWSR Lot B. An early start on the day.

jcg9779
09-23-2011, 05:13
Lot B is a nice choice for the fall. I had a pour of Maker's and an old fashioned with made with High West Rendezvous and Peychaud's bitters.

unclebunk
09-23-2011, 07:14
A little Dickel #12 down the hatch last night. Not bad, not bad at all when you need something simple and light.

jburlowski
09-23-2011, 09:45
Last night it was KCSB with a neighbor. Still haven't had any that is appreciably better / different than the standard- issue KC.

BigRich
09-23-2011, 10:10
Last night was a healthy pour of PHC 2010.

humchan2k
09-23-2011, 14:02
4R SB Private Selection - K&L hand chosen barrel of OESQ, 9.1 year, 112 proof....had 2 big glasses, actually.

Birthdays are awesome :)

BMartin42
09-23-2011, 14:51
On vacation in Louisville, so it was Weller 12 for breakfast and a flight of RHF, Blanton's, and ETL at lunch. Who knows what the evening in 4th street may bring.

hectic1
09-23-2011, 14:58
Was over at Halifax's house last night and we hit a lot of different bourbons...I'm definitely feeling they effects of the booze today! ;)

Yellowstone 7/90
Fighting Cock 8yr/103pr
WTRB 1991/1996
ETL 90pr Single Barrel from 1993
ETL BUB 107
Henry Mckenna Lawrenceburg
Pappy 15
Pappy 20

Tucker
09-23-2011, 15:00
Trying to finish up a bottle of Benchmark, which I'm "tolerating" and not exactly "enjoying." This is some young bourbon.

OscarV
09-23-2011, 15:56
Was over at Halifax's house last night and we hit a lot of different bourbons...

You do get around.
What were you doing in NC besides raiding Rod's bunker?

DeanSheen
09-23-2011, 17:39
I knocked off a bottle of ODG 114 last night on my buddies porch. No, it was not full when I started.

Tonight it's a little Saz Jr. Not sure what I will have after this.

smokinjoe
09-23-2011, 18:46
KBS Selection of 1792. A beautiful sweetness up front. Subtle hit of oak to balance it out. A very nice complement to a nice early Fall evening...

clingman71
09-23-2011, 18:57
ORVW 10/107 was the Bourbon of my summer, just as good in the fall. Time to restock.

jcg9779
09-23-2011, 19:56
Having a pour of FR SmB LE 2010, and this bourbon is FINALLY hitting the sweet spot for me. It's been open for months, and i found it lacking something each time I tried it. I don't know what has changed tonight, but it is tasting great and is a terrific first pour for the fall.

lrochau
09-23-2011, 20:54
I'm the DD tomorrow for the Iowa game so treating myself to Pappy 15 tonight....

G.H.Adams
09-23-2011, 21:25
Working on finishing off an open bottle of Old Fitz BIB.

BMartin42
09-24-2011, 06:53
Let's see if I can recall all of the samples from Galt House in downtown Louisville last night.

VWFRR - first taste of this ever. Some really good rye
OFBB 2011
Old Pogue
Kentucky Beau
JW Dant
Old Charter Prop Reserve
Original Barrel 107 by Heaven Hill
Old Ezra 7
ORVW 10/90
ORVW 10/107
Bookers
TW Samuels
Kentucky Gentleman
Fighting Cock
JTS Brown

I was on a mission to try most of what they had that I had never sampled. I was severely disappointed in the OCPR given the love it gets on here. Maybe their bottle has just been open too long. Jean the bartender said it was their last one. The JTS Brown may be a new value pour for me. I was fairly impressed for a bottom shelfer. I was pretty impressed with the Old Ezra 7 year too. Not sure if that one is still in production. Never seen it in my neck of the woods. Some like the Old Rips I had just to enjoy, and some like FC and Old Pogue were revisits that I hadn't enjoyed the first time. Still didn't care for either. The 2011 OFBB was pretty tasty. Lots of the typical OF flavors just more intense and with a hint of nutmeg to my palate finishing with a lot of black licorice. Only the KY Beau and the KY Gentleman were really awful according to my scribbled notes.

Heading to do the BT tour and WT tour this morning. Hope it stops raining before we get there.

DeanSheen
09-24-2011, 20:30
I went to the bunker and grabbed a 2009 WLW. So good.

It's being put to much better use up here in the light that it was doing in hiding. Glad I have more.

jcg9779
09-24-2011, 22:03
Tonight I had a few good pours:

Angel's Envy (better than I remembered)
PVW 20
WLW 2007

politely
09-24-2011, 22:25
PHC 50. One of my favorites.

shoshani
09-24-2011, 23:16
I'm enjoying the heck out of both Bulleits, the bourbon and the rye.

Tony
09-25-2011, 05:32
Yesterday it was some Knob Creek Single Barrel, tasty.

Best regards, tony

BMartin42
09-25-2011, 07:35
Yesterday was the last full day in Louisville. Had samples of BT & ER10 at BT. Samples of RB & KS at WT & all three FR products there.

We went for appetizers at BLU at the Marriott when we got back. What a find! We had a flight of PVW 15,20, & 23 for $35!!!! We were really excited because we had only ever had the 20. Everyone agreed the 20 was the best. I was the sole holdout that said the 15 tasted better than the 23. The really good news was that after tasting it, the wife gave me permission to buy as much as I can find this fall! Followed that flight by finishing off the last of their GTS.

Back to the Galt House and I had:
Black Maple Hills
FR1B
The last sips from their last bottle of VG the Fox.
Wathen's
Buffalo Trace
Sam Houston

The wives wanted to finish the trip at Howl At The Moon. Best we could do there was Knob Creek.

All in all, a great trip. Got to same lots that I had never tasted before during the 3 days.

Special Reserve
09-25-2011, 07:37
PHC 2010 "I can't help it if I'm lucky"

jcg9779
09-25-2011, 17:33
A little ORVW 10/90 this evening. I (like most of us) prefer the ORVW 10/107, but the 90 proof offering is still pretty darn good.

BigRich
09-26-2011, 08:26
I had way too much Buffalo Trace over the weekend. I don't know where the starting point on my liter was Friday but when I went to bed Sunday I was thinking, "it's about time to buy another bottle."

OscarV
09-26-2011, 11:50
Willett 17yo, 133.2prf, a wheater that was selected by Reid & Emerald XVII-2, neat.

SMOWK
09-26-2011, 14:09
I had way too much Buffalo Trace over the weekend. I don't know where the starting point on my liter was Friday but when I went to bed Sunday I was thinking, "it's about time to buy another bottle."

Only a liter? My handles don't even last most weekends. :skep: :grin:

smokinjoe
09-26-2011, 19:01
Toddy's/Liquor World Willett 5 yr 121.6 proof Rye. Huge flavor. I liked this one since the first time I tasted it at JT's. I love ryes that don't simply taste like bourbon (i.e. Ritt BIB), or ryes that have no taste (OO, JB Rye). That's why I've been diggin' on these LDI ryes, lately (Bulleit). It's distinct. And, this iteration has shown the best of LDI rye, to me. I love Baby Saz, and adore it's big brother TH Handy. I really like Bulleit Rye, and love it's adopted/step-brother/ Willett.

Yo!! LDI!!!! Get a label, and let's go!!!!!

Pirate762
09-26-2011, 19:23
I am sipping on some Willett Rye. Same as Joe I believe. It is really good. I picked us a few bottles at the KBF last week and really like it. Lots of spice and sweet stuff mingled in there.

This bottle is from barrel #77 bottle 62/132.

Joe, is this the same barrel you have?

jim

smokinjoe
09-26-2011, 19:55
I am sipping on some Willett Rye. Same as Joe I believe. It is really good. I picked us a few bottles at the KBF last week and really like it. Lots of spice and sweet stuff mingled in there.

This bottle is from barrel #77 bottle 62/132.

Joe, is this the same barrel you have?

jim

Hey Jim, yep it sounds like the same. 23/132. And, 24/132. Can you believe, 30 bucks a bottle? Great deal in my book.

jcg9779
09-26-2011, 20:46
Some ORVW 10/90 while watching the Cowboys win.

bigtoys
09-26-2011, 21:55
Wild Turkey American Spirit for the first pour of the Fall season.
just noticed it's BIB.

dohidied
09-27-2011, 15:12
OWA, which seems to go very well with the bacon I was cooking off in preparation for tonight's supper. This requires further exploration, as I think bourbon and bacon are probably a good fit for one another.

SMOWK
09-27-2011, 16:47
Started with Maker's, then moved onto a sample of an unknown wheated bourbon, and now I've moved onto PVW20.

smokinjoe
09-27-2011, 17:52
OGD 114. OMG, what an awesome whiskey.

G.H.Adams
09-27-2011, 20:32
Started and will finish with Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit. I find it goes well with a good cigar.

fishnbowljoe
09-27-2011, 21:38
Started with Gold Label HH BIB, and finished with Pappy 15. Joe

Enoch
09-28-2011, 04:03
Last night mid 80s J. W. Dant

unclebunk
09-28-2011, 06:44
Last night mid 80s J. W. Dant

Me too! Not bad, eh?

Enoch
09-28-2011, 06:56
Me too! Not bad, eh?

I love the stuff and when you consider it still has the price sticker that was put on it when it came to the store in the 80s ($8.99/liter), it's a wonderful pour.

unclebunk
09-28-2011, 07:35
I love the stuff and when you consider it still has the price sticker that was put on it when it came to the store in the 80s ($8.99/liter), it's a wonderful pour.

Great deal! I enjoyed my nip too but paid the exorbitant price of $11.99 for 750ml. I've got a friend who just turned 69 and the Dant really brought back some nice memories for him, so that was cool too.

Enoch
09-28-2011, 15:19
Great deal! I enjoyed my nip too but paid the exorbitant price of $11.99 for 750ml. I've got a friend who just turned 69 and the Dant really brought back some nice memories for him, so that was cool too.
There is almost no greater joy than to find a great dusty and then discover it is real cheap.

Enoch
09-28-2011, 15:20
Tonight is Survivor night so I will do rye. Starting out with Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye...

clingman71
09-28-2011, 16:24
Today is my first born's 21st birthday. I'm not so naive as to believe that this is his first drink. Last spring a good portion of my bottle of Baby Saz was gone when I returned home from a trip. But, short of a few tastes of homebrew that he helped me bottle, this is his first real drink with me.

We are enjoying a nice pour of lot B.

hectic1
09-28-2011, 16:34
Going to start the night with a pour of WTRR 10/101...I have some ND OT 6/86 with me as well...we'll see if I end up getting into it. ;)

StraightNoChaser
09-28-2011, 16:39
VSOF 12 for me tonight... With my guitar on the patio. Great night outside.

StraightNoChaser
09-28-2011, 16:40
OWA, which seems to go very well with the bacon I was cooking off in preparation for tonight's supper. This requires further exploration, as I think bourbon and bacon are probably a good fit for one another.

OWA would make great bacon bourbon

Enoch
09-28-2011, 16:42
Today is my first born's 21st birthday. I'm not so naive as to believe that this is his first drink. Last spring a good portion of my bottle of Baby Saz was gone when I returned home from a trip. But, short of a few tastes of homebrew that he helped me bottle, this is his first real drink with me.

We are enjoying a nice pour of lot B.

This brings wonderful memories for me three weeks ago. My daughter turned 21 three weeks ago and now we can have a beer or glass of wine together. It was so neat. (I also know it wasn't her first but it was with me.)

ratcheer
09-28-2011, 17:12
Henry McKenna 10-YO BiB

Tim

BFerguson
09-28-2011, 17:46
Today is my first born's 21st birthday. I'm not so naive as to believe that this is his first drink. Last spring a good portion of my bottle of Baby Saz was gone when I returned home from a trip. But, short of a few tastes of homebrew that he helped me bottle, this is his first real drink with me.

We are enjoying a nice pour of lot B.

I remember doing the same with my dad back when I when I was "official". Makes for some great memories.

In hoping to do the same in another 18.5 years with my son, I've put together a case of 12 nice 'birthday year" bourbons to share with him. Just need to make sure to stay out of them until the time comes around. Finding replacements will not be a easy task.

Plus, it was a ton of fun shopping around for them.

B

smokinjoe
09-28-2011, 18:13
I'm enjoying y'alls stories about sharing a drink with your kids when they get legal. I had a Maker's VIP bottle made up when my daughter was born in 1998, that I really look forward to opening to share with her on her 21st birthday in 2019. It is my most cherished bottle in my collection.

Tonight, though, I'm on a Bowman train. Older Fairfax County BIB, embossed VG Fox, PS Abraham Bowman 138.8 Rye, and John J Bowman Single Barrel. All, dang good!

jcg9779
09-28-2011, 21:37
I'm enjoying y'alls stories about sharing a drink with your kids when they get legal. I had a Maker's VIP bottle made up when my daughter was born in 1998, that I really look forward to opening to share with her on her 21st birthday in 2019. It is my most cherished bottle in my collection.


I enjoyed reading the stories as well. I still remember my first official drink with my dad after I turned 21 (a Fat Tire at a steakhouse in Dallas).


Tonight, though, I'm on a Bowman train. Older Fairfax County BIB, embossed VG Fox, PS Abraham Bowman 138.8 Rye, and John J Bowman Single Barrel. All, dang good!

That Fairfax County that you have is excellent. I've enjoyed sampling that at the Georgia Bourbon Society gatherings!

jcg9779
09-28-2011, 21:37
Having a little PVW 15 tonight.

jcg9779
09-28-2011, 22:21
Can't quite go to bed yet...having some FR SB now.

hectic1
09-29-2011, 05:13
Can't quite go to bed yet...having some FR SB now. Drowing your sorrows away? A Cubs like collapse by the Braves. :slappin:

BigRich
09-29-2011, 05:53
Drowing your sorrows away? A Cubs like collapse by the Braves. :slappin:

Ouch. That hurts man.

jcg9779
09-29-2011, 06:20
Drowing your sorrows away? A Cubs like collapse by the Braves. :slappin:

Lol Bob...I know you can relate!

smokinjoe
09-29-2011, 06:32
Lol Bob...I know you can relate!

No, Actually Bob as a Cubs fan, can't relate. Collapsing implies that you have to be in a leading position in the first place. ;)

the Duff
09-29-2011, 10:51
No, Actually Bob as a Cubs fan, can't relate. Collapsing implies that you have to be in a leading position in the first place. ;)

Been there, done that.

Cubs squandered a wildcard lead in 2004 the final two weeks of the regular season. Arguably a better team then the prior season's: the infamous NLCS involving Steve Bartman.


In 2004, despite the return of Greg Maddux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Maddux) and a midseason deal for Nomar Garciaparra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomar_Garciaparra), misfortune struck the Cubs again. They led the Wild Card by 1.5 games over San Francisco and Houston on September 25, and both of those teams lost that day, giving the Northsiders a chance at increasing the lead to a commanding 2.5 games with only eight games remaining in the season, but reliever LaTroy Hawkins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTroy_Hawkins) blew a save to the Mets, allowing a three-run game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth. The Cubs lost the game in extra innings, a defeat that seemingly deflated the team, as they proceeded to drop 6 of their last 8 games as the Astros won the Wild Card. Despite the fact that the Cubs had won 89 games, this fallout was decidedly unlovable, as the Cubs traded superstar Sammy Sosa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Sosa) after he had left the season's final game early and then lied about it publicly.

mosugoji64
09-29-2011, 19:49
I'm enjoying y'alls stories about sharing a drink with your kids when they get legal. I had a Maker's VIP bottle made up when my daughter was born in 1998, that I really look forward to opening to share with her on her 21st birthday in 2019. It is my most cherished bottle in my collection.

That's very cool. I obtained a bottle of EWSB '98 for a friend of mine whose son was born that year so he could do the same!

moose
09-29-2011, 23:00
Can't really say I am enjoying it, but I am trying to like this 1792 Ridgemont, this is not my first pour of it, but it just keeps coming across as too hot and raw. Just an unusually un-smooth bourbon. Hasn't grown on me like I thought it might. It may just be relegated to the back of the cabinet.

clingman71
09-30-2011, 04:38
Moose, I agree on the 1792. Ive had a few bottles over the years that I really enjoyed, flavorful, rich, excellent with a cigar. This last bottle, purchased in July, not good at all. I'm not sure what has changed, but I'd like it to change back.

I enjoyed my pour of lot B with my first son very much. I wish I would have had more foresight in selecting a bottle years ago. I waited until 3 days prior to my own 40 th birthday to pick out an occasion bottle. I did have a little foresight with my younger son. We took a camping/bourbon trail trip in June. It was the week after he turned 19 and the week before he left for the Army. We selected a bottle of 46 together and I dipped it. It will stay unopened until his 21st. The memories attached to these moments will forever be linked to those specific bourbons, giving a nice reminder every time said bourbons are poured in the future.

ebo
09-30-2011, 07:40
I've only had one bottle of 1792... still have half a bottle. It isn't my favorite bourbon, but I do like it at times. I don't find it hot and raw, at all. In fact, I find it to be rather tame, with a sweet, buttery profile. Maybe it's just the bottle I have?

Is 1792 known to be inconsistent?

jcg9779
09-30-2011, 07:46
A buddy and I went to a new restaurant in Roswell, GA last night because they feature a small bourbon bar. The selection is not very large, but they do have bourbons that I don't see very often at other bars in the area.

The bourbons that I had are:

Black Maple Hill 16 y/o
Booker's
High West Bourye
Baby Saz
High West Rocky Mountain Rye 21 y/o

moose
09-30-2011, 08:38
Moose, I agree on the 1792. Ive had a few bottles over the years that I really enjoyed, flavorful, rich, excellent with a cigar. This last bottle, purchased in July, not good at all. I'm not sure what has changed, but I'd like it to change back.

I enjoyed my pour of lot B with my first son very much. I wish I would have had more foresight in selecting a bottle years ago. I waited until 3 days prior to my own 40 th birthday to pick out an occasion bottle. I did have a little foresight with my younger son. We took a camping/bourbon trail trip in June. It was the week after he turned 19 and the week before he left for the Army. We selected a bottle of 46 together and I dipped it. It will stay unopened until his 21st. The memories attached to these moments will forever be linked to those specific bourbons, giving a nice reminder every time said bourbons are poured in the future.

Thats what's odd about the 1792, I read that earlier batches weren't quite as good as the current ones, but in experience that hasn't quite been the case. I think this particular bottle will just be rotated to the back of the cabinet for a while, maybe it will become a good winter warmer, who knows.

You are definitely making some great memories there, I on the other hand am trying to convert my father to a whisky connoisseur.


I've only had one bottle of 1792... still have half a bottle. It isn't my favorite bourbon, but I do like it at times. I don't find it hot and raw, at all. In fact, I find it to be rather tame, with a sweet, buttery profile. Maybe it's just the bottle I have?

Is 1792 known to be inconsistent?

I could call the mouth feel a little buttery, but I think heavy is more appropriate in this case. It must be the bottle you have because I don't find this one to be at all sweet (they do state a high rye content).

From the sounds of it, the 1792 is a bit inconsistent, MaltAdvocate has 3-4 different reviews of 1792 and all are different; from just a small sample here it sounds that each bottle is varied.

BigRich
09-30-2011, 11:27
A buddy and I went to a new restaurant in Roswell, GA last night because they feature a small bourbon bar. The selection is not very large, but they do have bourbons that I don't see very often at other bars in the area.

The bourbons that I had are:

Black Maple Hill 16 y/o
Booker's
High West Bourye
Baby Saz
High West Rocky Mountain Rye 21 y/o

Sounds like a neat place. We might need to do a meet up over there soon.

STLbourbon
09-30-2011, 12:26
This week it's been more confirmation that Four Roses Single Barrel is still a top favorite here. Amazing stuff.

Old Weller Antique, very flavorful. Loving that too lately.

And Buffalo Trace is no slouch.


STLb

BFerguson
09-30-2011, 15:18
Sadly, probably nothing for me for the next two days. Going to be on the road for the next two nights during what is the usual prime pouring time.

BUt Sunday night.....Ahhhhh.. after the south loop Binny's spree, that could be another story. I've been making my list and checking it ore than twice the last couple of days.

Excited doesn't quite describe it. Sad that I won't be able to see off Joe, and meet a bunch of the board locals, but the timing is what it is.

Hoping that I can get who is there to bring out "Joe's magic cart", that in itself may be worth the trip.

I icing on the cake would be to get the misses to let me swing by Everett's on the way home, I've heard their name mentioned a couple of times by others as a nice place to stop.

B

nor02lei
09-30-2011, 15:24
I had JD monogram, Dickel 12 and an old crow from 1970 before dinner yesterday, than some 17 and 25 years Demerara rum afterwards and Stagg 2010 as a night cap right now. A very good drinking evening indeed! All tasted more or less good, but the 25-year rum and the Stagg was the highlights of the evening for sure.

Leif

kyrocklover
09-30-2011, 17:39
OGD BIB from 94 or so:drinking: .

clingman71
09-30-2011, 19:59
PHC 10 tonight. I was sort of undecided, had my girlfriend pick from all my open bottles. I have to say she picked exceptionally well.

hectic1
10-01-2011, 05:58
FRSB from Kenwood Liquor's that has a great creamy spice to it with some subtle berry and wood undertones to it. A great value at $31 a bottle! :)

jburlowski
10-01-2011, 06:16
Yesterday it was OWA in the morning followed by FRSmB 2011 LE while sitting around the fire pit at night.

Josh
10-01-2011, 15:15
Enjoyed a 1980s vintage Old Forester last night in memoriam of Owsley Brown II and then had little too much Binny's Weller 12, so I'm taking it easy today.

Enjoyed Virginia Lightning with 2 ice cubes and a lime wedge around lunch time. Now contemplating what to sip while a cook supper tonight. We're having pulled pork taquitos with side dish TBD. Hmmm...Wild Turkey might be hit the spot.

Pirate762
10-01-2011, 17:22
Started with an Old Forester SIgnature BIB. Then a Charter 101. Working on a GTS 10 now. I have about one pour of the Stagg left in this bottle. When I started pouring it you could see the sediment from the barrel swirling around in the whiskey like smoke.... Awesome.

Cheers,

Jim

smokinjoe
10-01-2011, 17:55
Started with an Old Forester SIgnature BIB. Then a Charter 101. Working on a GTS 10 now. I have about one pour of the Stagg left in this bottle. When I started pouring it you could see the sediment from the barrel swirling around in the whiskey like smoke.... Awesome.

Cheers,

Jim

Yeahhh...ain't that char at the bottom of Stagg cool! It's always my favorite part of the bottle. Just another thing that makes that whiskey so great. Enjoy that last pour, Jim!
:toast:

Gillman
10-01-2011, 18:46
Maker's 46. Full-flavored bourbon, with some extra sweetness and aromatics from the stave treatment I think. I'm getting too some perfume/flowery scents, as if in an old plush study with a flower vase, that I recall from some older ryes (oddly) and certain other straight whiskeys from years past. You notice it a lot off the side of the glass when empty. Very worthy.

Gary

jcg9779
10-01-2011, 20:40
Some ND OGD 86 tonight.

G.H.Adams
10-01-2011, 20:51
Tonight I started with Eagle Rare 10 y/o while grilling steaks on the grill. Have moved to several pours of Blanton's.

White Dog
10-01-2011, 23:14
Barclay's BIB, DSP ILL 3, Peoria, Illinois. Distilled 1968, bottled 1972. Half pint. It's not bad, and growing on me. A bit musty on the nose when I first opened the bottle, but it's starting to round out with a slightly sweet finish.

moose
10-01-2011, 23:15
Going with a pour of EWSB'01, not bad at all, better than '00 IMO.

jburlowski
10-02-2011, 04:44
Last night it was ER17 while watching Wisconsin crush Nebraska. Welcome to the Big Ten!

BMartin42
10-02-2011, 08:25
Really enjoyed some BT last night. Almost like liquid caramel. We all thought it tasted like they put ETL in a BT bottle by mistake. Moved on to Cyrus Noble which I did not enjoy. Very grassy and hints of green vegetable. Everything I don't like about HH products. Finished with current WTKS. Pretty tasty.

gordymohr
10-02-2011, 09:29
Im well into a bottle of Four Roses. The first time Ive seen this one at my local liquor store.

I have to say its seems good value for the money.

Josh
10-02-2011, 10:00
Drinking a Benchmark and Coke while waiting for the Lions game to start. Besides soaking wood chips, this is the best use I've found for it.:skep:

Tony
10-02-2011, 11:53
Four Roses single barrel while watching the Lionshttp://tapatalk.com/mu/442b8f8c-b32f-f30d.jpg


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fishnbowljoe
10-02-2011, 13:25
Having a nice pour of Pappy 15 while making up a batch of chili for supper. :cool: Cheers! Joe

Special Reserve
10-02-2011, 14:18
Four Roses single barrel while watching the Lionshttp://tapatalk.com/mu/442b8f8c-b32f-f30d.jpg


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You inspired me to have a little WLW 117.9 to celebrate the Lions win.

Down 27-3 to come back to win 34-30, it's a good thing I missed most of the first half.

Josh
10-02-2011, 14:33
You inspired me to have a little WLW 117.9 to celebrate the Lions win.

Down 27-3 to come back to win 34-30, it's a good thing I missed most of the first half.

I love that 07 WLW.

Not quite on that level, but still in the really good wheater category, I will be taking a bottle of 2010 Parker's Heritage to a friend's house for some after dinner toasting of Stafford, Suh, Johnson and the rest.

:woohoo:

Special Reserve
10-02-2011, 15:11
I love that 07 WLW.

Not quite on that level, but still in the really good wheater category, I will be taking a bottle of 2010 Parker's Heritage to a friend's house for some after dinner toasting of Stafford, Suh, Johnson and the rest.

:woohoo:

Josh,

I had both (WLW 117.9 and PHC 2010) this morning. What a nice combination. Both are excellent. I'd recommend purchasing either.

Enjoy your post dinner post.

Will

OscarV
10-02-2011, 15:49
Willett 17yo cask strength to calm down after the 9th inning in the Bronx.

smokinjoe
10-02-2011, 17:34
What a great weekend. Putting the final touch on it with an AF Hemmingway, and a couple of pours of '02 OFBB and Lot B.

ThomasH
10-02-2011, 17:35
Built the first fire of 2011 in the fireplace. It takes away the chill of a long day at work. Sitting by the fire sipping drinks is one of my favorite things. Have decided to compare the 10 recipes of Four Roses. Having the next 2 days off of work: priceless!

Thomas

MarkEdwards
10-02-2011, 18:06
Just cracked open a fresh bottle of Blanton's, and finishing off a bottle of Bulleit Rye. YUM!

callmeox
10-02-2011, 18:28
Lot B while watching Prohibition on PBS.

Vosgar
10-02-2011, 18:49
It was so nice outside today that I took care of some paperwork on the back deck with a nice pour of Binny's BT and a good cigar.

Gary

G.H.Adams
10-02-2011, 20:15
Relaxing this evening with three fingers of AAA 10/yo along with a Diesel Unlimited. Nice way to close out the night.

OscarV
10-03-2011, 12:08
Four Roses Small Batch 2011 Limited Edition.
Thank you Mr Postman.
It was sitting on the porch when I got home, glad the squrriels didn't get to it first.
Ah yes, Jim Rutledge did it again.
There are so many flavors mingling and coming in and out.
Brown sugar coated apricots, cherries covered with cocoa powder.
I am half way into the first one neat.
If I had to say anything negative I'd say a bit to hot but I think some time time will calm it down.
It is 110.2 proof and I will do some cutting to see what other hidden treasures I can find.

BigRich
10-03-2011, 12:46
Four Roses Small Batch 2011 Limited Edition.
Thank you Mr Postman.
It was sitting on the porch when I got home, glad the squrriels didn't get to it first.
Ah yes, Jim Rutledge did it again.
There are so many flavors mingling and coming in and out.
Brown sugar coated apricots, cherries covered with cocoa powder.
I am half way into the first one neat.
If I had to say anything negative I'd say a bit to hot but I think some time time will calm it down.
It is 110.2 proof and I will do some cutting to see what other hidden treasures I can find.

Sounds great! I'm still waiting for it to pop up around here.

ThomasH
10-03-2011, 20:45
Russells Reserve Rye while watching "Prohibition" on PBS!

Thomas

OscarV
10-04-2011, 12:09
Having some more of the Four Roses Small Batch 2011 Limited Edition.
I cut it to what I think is in the 97-101 proof area and it loses a lot.
Not vibrant, but you get some maple syrup on the finish. It reminds me of a sweet and low peat scotch.
Not hot also and that's a plus.
I'm thinking that 4 recipes are to much.
To much clutter. Hopefully next year Mr Rutledge will top it out to 3 recipes like he did the Mariage.

hectic1
10-04-2011, 12:35
Having some more of the Four Roses Small Batch 2011 Limited Edition.
I cut it to what I think is in the 97-101 proof area and it loses a lot.
Not vibrant, but you get some maple syrup on the finish. It reminds me of a sweet and low peat scotch.
Not hot also and that's a plus.
I'm thinking that 4 recipes are to much.
To much clutter. Hopefully next year Mr Rutledge will top it out to 3 recipes like he did the Mariage.
Wow...is this the first FR LE bottling that you don't love? I think so...;)

OscarV
10-04-2011, 12:43
Wow...is this the first FR LE bottling that you don't love? I think so...;)



Now that you mention it, I think you are right.
But I do like it.

jburlowski
10-04-2011, 14:47
Oscar..

I thought you weren't fond of the 2010 FRSmB LE.

smokinjoe
10-04-2011, 14:57
Sitting out back with with the family, after an extremely frenetic day at work. All seems good, now...And, this McScrooge's Buffalo Trace is, again, just wonderful.

OscarV
10-04-2011, 15:49
Oscar..

I thought you weren't fond of the 2010 FRSmB LE.



That was a loooong time ago:grin:
I remember liking it and I definatley like it better than 2011.

Enoch
10-04-2011, 16:26
Enjoying a glass of 1976 Kentucky Tavern on the porch. Finally cool enough to sit out there.

hectic1
10-04-2011, 17:51
Willett 18yr Paws & Claws cut to 107...amazing sweetness on entry followed by brown sugar, molasses, and dark chocolate. The finish lingers for a good 45-60 seconds leaving you wanting to chew on your tongue...amazing pick of some fantastic bourbon! :cool:

clingman71
10-04-2011, 18:08
ETL tonight while watching Prohibition.

Young Blacksmith
10-04-2011, 19:19
I watched the end of Prohibition too, with a pour of EWB.

jcg9779
10-04-2011, 19:39
Watching a little baseball and having a nice pour of WTKS 2002 after my softball team got its butt kicked.

OscarV
10-05-2011, 11:55
1991 Wild Turkey Rare Breed right now.
With the thought of going down to the bunker and bringing up a wheater because I have none open.
I'll bet I can find an Old Weller Antique Cork 'N Bottle #49 down there.
Anyone want to take me up on that bet?;)

Josh
10-05-2011, 22:36
1991 Wild Turkey Rare Breed right now.
With the thought of going down to the bunker and bringing up a wheater because I have none open.
I'll bet I can find an Old Weller Antique Cork 'N Bottle #49 down there.
Anyone want to take me up on that bet?;)

I'll bet ya dollars to doughnuts as my dad used to say.

DeanSheen
10-05-2011, 23:14
Copious amounts of RITT BIB.

Next time, I'm buying a case.

dohidied
10-06-2011, 14:01
EWSB 2000, watching part 1 of Prohibition and contemplating buying the EWSB 1999 and 2001 I've seen recently to compare with my 1998 and 2000.

T Comp
10-06-2011, 20:27
OWA from '08, the last of the age stated label, and BHC slope shoulder Old Charter. Both simple but delicious bourbons that tonight are bringing me as much enjoyment as any of the finest whiskeys or wines I've had. Just one of those nights I guess.

sailor22
10-07-2011, 05:17
I'll bet I can find an Old Weller Antique Cork 'N Bottle #49 down there.
Anyone want to take me up on that bet?

I'll betcha. But you will have to send a smaple down here to prove you won:grin:

jcg9779
10-07-2011, 09:30
I had a nice pour of WTKS from 2002 followed by FR 2010 LE SmB last night.

Josh
10-07-2011, 12:52
Finishing off my bottle of Binny's Weller 12. Very nice. Bernheimy but nice.

smokinjoe
10-07-2011, 14:09
Toasting the end of a really good week with small pours of Jefferson's Rye and McScrooge's Buffalo Trace. Here's hoping that next week turns out to be as fruitful.

fricky
10-07-2011, 14:38
Bourbon Joe and I spent the afternoon enjoying retirement and drinking Pappy Van Winkle 15 yr and Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr (Kentucky Barrel Society Barrel C from 2007).

smokinjoe
10-07-2011, 14:55
Bourbon Joe and I spent the afternoon enjoying retirement and drinking Pappy Van Winkle 15 yr and Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr (Kentucky Barrel Society Barrel C from 2007).

I'll bet you boys had a few good cigars, too. ;).

Good to see you again at KBF, Doug.
:toast:

bad_scientist
10-07-2011, 17:11
The wife says I can drink again, so I started with KCSB (Party Source bottling) then BTAC WLW 2010, and now working on an old fashioned with High West Rendezvous. Probably made incorrectly... I'm eying the Parker's Heritage 2010, but that will entail another WLW pour :) I can only take the PH after another wheater, for some reason. If I don't, it tastes only like rubbing alcohol.

fishnbowljoe
10-07-2011, 17:54
The wife says I can drink again, so I started with KCSB (Party Source bottling) then BTAC WLW 2010, and now working on an old fashioned with High West Rendezvous. Probably made incorrectly... I'm eying the Parker's Heritage 2010, but that will entail another WLW pour :) I can only take the PH after another wheater, for some reason. If I don't, it tastes only like rubbing alcohol.

The KCSB I can take or leave. I'm not that much of a rye guy, and I haven't had the High West Rye, but I love me some wheaters. Both the 2010 WLW, and 2010 PHC are great. :yum: Enjoy. Joe

Kind of strange. After an odd week at work, I had a pour of 2010 WLW when I got home from work today. That bottle could hit the recycle bin tonight. :skep:

bad_scientist
10-07-2011, 18:18
Getting a bit bored of the KCSB myself... I don't like the High West much on its own - something to do with a fennel taste I get from it and the memory of some very, very mean cooks when I was in grade school who made me eat liver soup with fennel - so I had to find something to put it in. My first cocktail! And it's okay...

Oh yeah, the WLW 2010 just gets better with every sip. I didn't buy enough of them, though "enough" might not be an achievable number :)

MarkEdwards
10-07-2011, 19:33
Just popped open a bottle of Lot B tonight. The nose was so heavenly, I almost couldn't bring myself to drink it. I said ALMOST. I savored every drop.

hectic1
10-09-2011, 17:54
Settling in to watch the latest Transformers movie with a pour of WT 8/101 from 1988...don't know what will be next! :D

T Comp
10-09-2011, 20:44
I have not been enjoying my second purchased bottle of Maker's 46, bought a few months ago, and now opened a while. Tonight was not any better. My first M 46, purchased right after its initial release, I liked a lot with notes of honey and caramel that balanced out the spice. This one is all spice and very one dimensional. I'm blaming it on french oak toasted stave variation and certainly not my palate :grin: .

Buffalo Bill
10-09-2011, 21:56
Finished my last bottle of Beam Distillers Series 7yr. Loved this stuff... especially after it aired and mellowed. It really caught my palette this fall.

jcg9779
10-10-2011, 07:33
I enjoyed some PHC 2010 (cut to 107 proof) this weekend. Delicious stuff...I've been trying to save this for a while...only one more generous pour left in the bottle.

ILLfarmboy
10-10-2011, 11:17
I enjoyed some ORVW 10/107 night before last.

I think I might doctor up some BBQ sauce with pureed apricots and some Bookers this afternoon. so I'll probably have some Bookers.

hectic1
10-10-2011, 17:38
Getting ready for some Bears/Lions with a pour of ND OT 6/86 from 1986...yummy yummy butterscotch in my tummy! :D

BFerguson
10-10-2011, 19:23
ORVW 10/107. A slightly larger than average pour, but emptied the bottle. Sad to go, but now i can move something else up from the basement.

Decisions, decisions.........

B

Special Reserve
10-10-2011, 20:51
A little VWSR Lot B to enjoy a Lions victory.

First time since 1956 that the Lions have been 5-0.

I must say that Cutler is one hell of a QB. Hats off to him.

First time I've watched a full MNF in years.

stevegoz
10-10-2011, 20:59
A little VWSR Lot B to enjoy a Lions victory.

First time since 1956 that the Lions have been 5-0.

I must say that Cutler is one hell of a QB. Hats off to him.

First time I've watched a full MNF in years.

I should probably drink some gasoline to commemorate that pathetic display by the Bears. Where did I leave that bottle of Corner Creek? :grin:

jcg9779
10-10-2011, 21:05
I should probably drink some gasoline to commemorate that pathetic display by the Bears. Where did I leave that bottle of Corner Creek? :grin:

I had a pour of Johnny Drum Private Stock...I'm pretty sure it's the gasoline that you're referencing above. It was just plain bad, so I mixed it with ginger...ended with a pour of Lot B to cleanse the palate....much better now!

stevegoz
10-10-2011, 21:18
Alright, since it's all the rage this eve, Lot B it is.

This bourbon's biggest sin is that it's three years too young and 17 proof too low.

jcg9779
10-10-2011, 21:36
Alright, since it's all the rage this eve, Lot B it is.

This bourbon's biggest sin is that it's three years too young and 17 proof too low.

I don't mind the age, but I'd love to try this bourbon at 100 proof.

CaptainQ
10-10-2011, 21:39
I don't mind the age, but I'd love to try this bourbon at 100 proof.

Just add some WLW, delicious! :yum:

hectic1
10-11-2011, 07:05
Just add some WLW, delicious! :yum:
What mix are you using Dave? I have some 09 WLW that I just can't drink no matter what I do to it as it's just hot. Maybe wmixing it with some Lot B would be the ticket. Thanks for the Idea...

PS. I need to work on the smoked salmon...yours was a lot better!

ebo
10-11-2011, 16:24
I just opened a new bottle of WR. I haven't had this in some time. I'm really quite enjoying it while sitting on the deck with my dogs on this nice, Autumn evening. :cool:

Enoch
10-11-2011, 17:05
I'm in Dallas and I'm drinking W. L. Weller 12 year for the first time tonight. It cost me at least $521 for the bottle. I went out to get it and had a wreck in the rental car!!! $500 deductible plus $21 for the bourbon. Not sold in SC as far as I can tell.

hectic1
10-11-2011, 17:37
Having a pour of Everett's WSR while on the road again. ;)

G.H.Adams
10-11-2011, 20:12
Tonight I am having several pours of Wild Turkey 101 while reading the forum.

smokinjoe
10-11-2011, 20:12
Free Woodford on my once-per-year bump "up front" on my flight back home on Delta. Nice glass, too. In general, I like Woodford. I tend to really like it (even at $7 per) on a Delta flight back home after a trip. I adore it in FC.
:toast:

OscarV
10-12-2011, 12:15
I made a trip down to the bunker and I came back up with an Autumn 2008 release of Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B.
It has a great but subtle nose of cherry cordials.
And you get a faint hint on the palate.
It's to bad Julian likes his bourbons so watered down.
I'll bet this 12yo was excellent at barrel proof.

jcg9779
10-12-2011, 13:24
I'm in Dallas and I'm drinking W. L. Weller 12 year for the first time tonight. It cost me at least $521 for the bottle. I went out to get it and had a wreck in the rental car!!! $500 deductible plus $21 for the bourbon. Not sold in SC as far as I can tell.

Enoch, this isn't sold in Georgia either...it's strange because we get all of the other Weller products, but no Weller 12.

dohidied
10-12-2011, 13:45
I started with some WT101 to warm up my palate. Satisfying as usual. Then I cracked open a dark top KS from 2/3/04. This is my very first sip of WTKS and I'm liking it. It's WT, but richer. I look forward to tasting the pewter tops I have in the bunker.

edit: I couldn't help myself. I had to have a pour of late-70s WT 8-year to compare. I really wish they still made this stuff. It's like liquid candy.

lrochau
10-12-2011, 19:00
Plowed through some oysters, crab stuffed jalapenos and now washing them down with a OWA 107. Has the old paper label... Wonder when they went away from those?

smokinjoe
10-12-2011, 20:34
Watching a little baseball with a pour of Jefferson's 10 yr Rye. There is an extremely interesting note deep within this whiskey that I just can't put a finger on. I really like it, but I can't describe it. It's like trying to catch a goldfish in a fish bowl. Right when you think you have it in the net...it slips out and is gone. I'm really enjoying this one. Very intriguing whiskey.

Young Blacksmith
10-13-2011, 06:35
Purchased a .375 of ER 10/90 a few days ago, and really enjoyed it last night! I think this will become a regular in my cabinet.

Brisko
10-13-2011, 08:05
Been working on a bottle of Old Forester Signature this week. There's a little more bitterness on the finish than I remember from the last bottle I had but it balances the sweetness pretty nicely. Not bad for $15.:cool:

Phil T
10-13-2011, 15:10
Just opened a EBSB 12yr. Neat, of course. Just as good as the last bottle. Very tasty

fishnbowljoe
10-13-2011, 15:15
A dusty TW Samuels BIB. Not my favorite dusty (or other) BIB, but not at all bad by any means. :yum: Joe

See Empty Bottle Support Group.

ebo
10-13-2011, 17:55
ERSB is tasting very good while watching our High school football game on TV.

BFerguson
10-13-2011, 18:12
Probably going to be another pour of the OFBB 06 that I picked up a couple of days ago. I mentioned this in the dusty thread, and go a nice little story on it while I was talking to one of the folks in the store.

Apparently, it wasn't hidden in some warehouse and just decided to come up, it was purchased at a auction of another liquor store. They had made quite the killing there in what they were able to get. When he said the town name that it happened in, it seemed familiar to me, I gave the generally direction and what I think the store looked like. Nailed it dead on.

It was a place that I had got a killer deal on some Ritt 23yr. It had a lot of stuff that just didn't seem to fit for where it was located. And I can remember that OFBB siting on the shelf too.

He said they still had the last Ritt 23yr, but they missed out on getting it.

Once again, it just shows that you never know what may show up!:grin:

And yes, the OFBB is tasting mighty fine, needs a bit of time in the glass to breath and open up, but i'm liking it.

I need to go back and ask what else they may have gotten in for other goodies. Could be a good weekend.......

B

lrochau
10-13-2011, 19:07
Old Charter 12 "The Classic 90". Good stuff that I've never had/seen before.

hectic1
10-13-2011, 19:40
Finishing up the bottles that I brought with me this week...ND OGD 86 from 1985 followed by ND OT 6/86 from 1986...both similar but different. Tonight I'd give the edge to the OGD. :cool:

smokinjoe
10-13-2011, 19:49
Getting ready for the last day of this long week, with a Distilled '75 Bottled '82 OGD BIB, and KBS 2010 Selection of RR 1792 "Barrel C". Wow...The rumminess of the OGD really sets off the yeast-tinged floweriness of this 1792 perfectly. Both, are very good. But, the 1792 is in my wheelhouse, tonight. :yum:

DeanSheen
10-13-2011, 19:49
Just popped open a bottle of RB&F 1792. I like this stuff, wish I would have got more when I had the chance.

I'm thinking the 1792 and OWA 107 NAS currently represent excellent values for barrel selections.

DeanSheen
10-13-2011, 19:50
Getting ready for the last day of this long week, with a Distilled '75 Bottled '82 OGD BIB, and KBS 2010 Selection of RR 1792 "Barrel C". Wow...The rumminess of the OGD really sets off the yeast-tinged floweriness of this 1792 perfectly. Both, are very good. But, the 1792 is in my wheelhouse, tonight. :yum:

Hah! Good call sir!

Sorry about the Braves.

G.H.Adams
10-13-2011, 19:57
Finishing off an open Old Fitz BIB to make room for some new arrivals Friday.

smokinjoe
10-13-2011, 19:59
Hah! Good call sir!

Sorry about the Braves.

:D Ehh...just move on to football...But, hopefully, a better year for all of our Native American monikered baseball teams, next year! :)

The RB&F is wonderful. Just opened the Barrel C, after recently knocking off a bottle of the RB&F. Really good whiskies.

clingman71
10-13-2011, 20:53
Picked up a BT 1991 "lost barrel". Huge nose, caramel, vanilla, lots of wood. Begins sweet and smooth, added literally two drops of water, after a few minutes the spice really became prevalent.

LongBeachScott
10-13-2011, 22:52
I am sipping some Elijah Craig 18 year and doing some reading. This bottle has been opened in my liquor cabinet for about 6 months or so and I haven't had any for quite awhile. I am really enjoying it tonight.

Lots of syrup, caramel, vanilla, butter, some nuttiness and corn husk. Previously it has struck me as a little too much char but I am not getting so much of that tonight.

Phil T
10-14-2011, 14:32
Very long week, Lot B is really hitting the spot right now

OscarV
10-14-2011, 14:35
Old Weller Antique Cork 'N Bottle selection Barrel #49, neat.
Wish you were here.

clingman71
10-14-2011, 15:14
Spent my day off putting up drywall. Now I'm comparing #189 and #35 BT single oaks. Guess what, they're both good, even very good, but neither is excellent. Very good aroma and flavor, but they seem just a little thin. I'm not quitting on them though! Next is some JPS 17, bought as a possible 40th birthday pour, but went with the PHC10 instead. Not really sure why I've waited so long to open it since then, going to be an enjoyable Friday evening indeed.

hectic1
10-14-2011, 17:40
I haven't had ER 10/101 in about a year so I figured that I'd crack one open. I grabbed a Frankfort bottling from 2001 that I picked up in Texas a couple months ago. This stuff is hitting me much better then I remember...lots of spice on the front end with some brown sugar and vanilla...lots of vanilla. Very nice finish on this one too...man, I've been selling ER101 short trading it away...I guess I need to reevaluate my position on this bourbon! :rolleyes:

Young Blacksmith
10-14-2011, 18:50
I'm really enjoying more of the ER 10/90 I picked up the other day. About half the bottle gone now, but plenty of evening left!

bgageus
10-14-2011, 20:47
Just opened a handle of Old Forrester BIB DSP 414 witha bottle date of 1988, that I am sharing with my wife. First time trying it, and its not overly sweet and the bitter bite goes away with a little water. Found it at a local out of the way store.
Had to adjust to it a little after opening a GTS and WLW earlier in the week (making room for the 2011's)

fishnbowljoe
10-14-2011, 22:27
Weller 12. :grin: Joe

bad_scientist
10-14-2011, 22:45
Ooohhhhhh wow - the ORVW 10/107 I got yesterday has opened up a LOT in 24 hours. And they say men can't change :)

hectic1
10-15-2011, 05:51
Ooohhhhhh wow - the ORVW 10/107 I got yesterday has opened up a LOT in 24 hours. And they say men can't change :)
Do yourself a favor and let the bottle sit for another 2-3 weeks and see how much better it gets...It's standard practice for me with all wheaters to drink down 2-3oz and set it and forget it for a couple weeks. IMO wheaters benefit from a little oxidation! :cool:

I followed up last nights ER 101 with a pour of WTRR 10/101...I like both of these for very different reasons...really wish they were both still available. :(

jcg9779
10-15-2011, 11:59
Enjoyed a pour of EWSB 2001, Blanton's, and GTS (cut to 107 pf) last night after a long week of work.

bad_scientist
10-15-2011, 14:30
Patience is a virtue... patience is a virtue... pecan pie... banana foster... maple honey syrup - agggh! I'll wait but I won't be able to forget about it :)


Do yourself a favor and let the bottle sit for another 2-3 weeks and see how much better it gets...It's standard practice for me with all wheaters to drink down 2-3oz and set it and forget it for a couple weeks. IMO wheaters benefit from a little oxidation! :cool:

Enoch
10-15-2011, 15:19
I had several pours of Fighting Cock 8-year while watching my Carolina Gamecocks barely beat Mississippi State. Last week I took a shot with every touchdown which just about put me under (54-3).

macdeffe
10-15-2011, 15:37
Enjoying an 80's bottling of Old Grand Dad. It has a similar dusty earthy feeling as I also find in AH Hirsch 16

one as spent maybe 25 years in a bottle and the other maybe 20 years in steel tank. Maybe this "maturing" has an effect on taste ?

Also have a Rittenhouse 25yo, thats a delicious dram and one of my favourite american drams

Steffen

ILLfarmboy
10-15-2011, 17:27
'04 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon.

Thanks Paul.

Parkersback
10-15-2011, 17:45
Had two pours going at once to compare them: Weller 12 and WLW 2010. Both great, of course. Added a quarter of an ice cube to the WLW and that opened it up past the heat. Finished half of each, then vatted them together and that'll take me through the next few innings of the ALCS. GO TIGERS!!!

OscarV
10-16-2011, 08:06
Good Sunday Morning Will.
Looks like I got here first.
I am sipping some Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit from 2002.
Very flavorful.

Special Reserve
10-16-2011, 08:16
Top of the morning to you Oscar.

I guess we are both licking our wounds this morning.

I had a FRSB LE2011 as a wake up call now several hours ago.

After being open for about a month it seem to have cooled down a bit. Very enjoyable. In a couple of hours I'll be watching the Lions and I think SF may give me more reason to lick wounds (I hope not).

bad_scientist
10-16-2011, 09:15
I didn't think the Lions looked good last week against the Bears - lots of bad route running and overthrows by Stafford. However, that's kind of reassuring because that can be fixed in practice. The personnel is there -
Go Lions!

Just had the FRSB LE2011 myself - I didn't like it at all when I opened it back in June or July, but now I find it delicious. The profile is unlike any other bourbon I've ever had.

I've found (and also have been advised) that a lot of bourbons are good when opened but get better after a while - my question is, how do the guys who pick the barrels know how they'll taste later? Do they take samples and let them sit for a while before tasting?



Top of the morning to you Oscar.

I guess we are both licking our wounds this morning.

I had a FRSB LE2011 as a wake up call now several hours ago.

After being open for about a month it seem to have cooled down a bit. Very enjoyable. In a couple of hours I'll be watching the Lions and I think SF may give me more reason to lick wounds (I hope not).

smokinjoe
10-16-2011, 16:29
Just returned from our annual trip to Helen, GA for our Octoberfest getaway. Great weather, great food, great beer, and cheap bourbon. Fighting Cock, Ezra Brooks, and Old Ezra 7 yr 101. Cheap, but very good whiskies. Tonight, it's on to an 04 Stagg.

berrythekid
10-16-2011, 17:22
Rough day for the Lions. For 2 straight games, Stafford has thrown off of his back foot often and he's missed a lot of big plays because of it. Their lack of a ground game doesn't help either. That was a game where they needed to run clock and they couldn't because they couldn't run the ball.

Anyways, on 2 of my last 3 road trips I managed to find spots with Colonel E.H. Taylor on the shelf. I love the balance of this bourbon. I'm also sipping Four Roses Small Batch lately as well as Redemption Rye which is one of my favorites. Sipping some right now to celebrate the Patriots win. :cool:


Top of the morning to you Oscar.

I guess we are both licking our wounds this morning.

I had a FRSB LE2011 as a wake up call now several hours ago.

After being open for about a month it seem to have cooled down a bit. Very enjoyable. In a couple of hours I'll be watching the Lions and I think SF may give me more reason to lick wounds (I hope not).

mosugoji64
10-16-2011, 20:34
Sipping some Kahn's private selection EC 12yr that is delightful!:grin:

Josh
10-16-2011, 20:41
Sipping some Kahn's private selection EC 12yr that is delightful!:grin:

Did not know they had an EC 12! Yet another bottle to pick up Thanksgiving day weekend. Toasting the Lions and my man Cornel West tonight with some C & B OWA 107, barrel #49. Sweet even in defeat.

Vosgar
10-16-2011, 20:56
Pappy 20 to celebrate the Cardinals going to the World Series!!

CaptainQ
10-17-2011, 12:15
What mix are you using Dave? I have some 09 WLW that I just can't drink no matter what I do to it as it's just hot. Maybe wmixing it with some Lot B would be the ticket. Thanks for the Idea...

PS. I need to work on the smoked salmon...yours was a lot better!

Bob, nothing too scientific. About 75% Lot B and 25% WLW and yes, the WLW is an '09.

The salmon recipe takes some time to perfect, keep at it, or we could work out some sort of trade...:grin:

Buffalo Bill
10-17-2011, 13:18
Wathen's SB of May 09' ~ 5 Stars.

Phil T
10-17-2011, 13:50
Just got home from work. A short pour of ORVW 10 before I head out. Neat, of course

Josh
10-17-2011, 14:20
Wathen's SB of May 09' ~ 5 Stars.

Out of how many? 5 would be great, 10 mediocre and 100 awful.:grin:

dohidied
10-17-2011, 15:16
I was enjoying a 1:1 vatting of OWA and Weller 12. Very sweet and delicious. Then I made the mistake of putting a dash of WLW 2009 into it. No matter how I drink it, this bottle coats my mouth with tannins. It tastes alright, but my mouth really gets messed up from this bottle.

Buffalo Bill
10-17-2011, 16:04
Out of how many? 5 would be great, 10 mediocre and 100 awful.:grin:

*5 out of 5, this bottle is hitting a home run!

smokinjoe
10-17-2011, 17:14
Old Ezra 7 yr 101. Oh my, how terrific this bourbon can be. I'm just marveling on it's oaky, rich, and full flavor from nose to finish. Magnificent whiskey, that is worth much more than what I pay for it. I've said it many times here, but it's worth repeating; this is what Wild Turkey 101, should be, IMO.

G.H.Adams
10-17-2011, 19:55
Tonight I am enjoying several pours of 4 Roses Single Barrel 2011 Limited Edition. It's hitting the spot along with a Padilla Hybrid cigar.

OscarV
10-18-2011, 09:53
On vacation this week and I have been busy preparing for our daughter's commitment ceremony tomorrow here at our place.
I think we are all set and I noticed that I only have a Willett R&E, Willett 1789b, 4R1B and Wild Turkey Sherry Signature open.
So a trip down to the bunker was in order and I brought up a few gloden oldies.
We will have plenty of beer and wine tomorrow and I'll put out a Maker's Mark that I got for Christmas last year.
But my Centennial, Kentucky Spirit, 4R Rutledge amd Eagle Rare will tucked away out of sight.
They'll love the Maker's.

Now then, what should I go with first?

_
AGHI2

T Comp
10-18-2011, 18:32
On vacation this week and I have been busy preparing for our daughter's commitment ceremony tomorrow here at our place.
I think we are all set and I noticed that I only have a Willett R&E, Willett 1789b, 4R1B and Wild Turkey Sherry Signature open.
So a trip down to the bunker was in order and I brought up a few gloden oldies.
We will have plenty of beer and wine tomorrow and I'll put out a Maker's Mark that I got for Christmas last year.
But my Centennial, Kentucky Spirit, 4R Rutledge amd Eagle Rare will tucked away out of sight.
They'll love the Maker's.

Now then, what should I go with first?

_
AGHI2

Considering what a special day it is and how special so many WT and 4R products are to you I'd suggest either of those Oscar. For me it would be the Centennial. Congratulations!

Josh
10-18-2011, 18:47
Now then, what should I go with first?

_
AGHI2

Congrats from me as well! Be sure to take lots of pictures!

I say start with the ER 101 and work your way up to the Centennial. I'm enjoying an ER 101 right now as a matter of fact.

BFerguson
10-18-2011, 19:14
Little pour of Bulleit rye tonight. One more left in the bottle, time to start thinking about the replacement.

B

smokinjoe
10-18-2011, 20:00
Pre-sale (c.1970) S-W Old Fitzgerald 1849 10 yr. Savoring it now, I am reminded why I am making this last as long as I can. It's knee-bucklingly delicious. :yum:

CaptainQ
10-18-2011, 20:52
Pre-sale (c.1970) S-W Old Fitzgerald 1849 10 yr. Savoring it now, I am reminded why I am making this last as long as I can. It's knee-bucklingly delicious. :yum:

Super jealous as I'm sure it's fantastic.

Enjoying a pour of the current bottling of Vintage 17.

jcg9779
10-18-2011, 21:14
Pre-sale (c.1970) S-W Old Fitzgerald 1849 10 yr. Savoring it now, I am reminded why I am making this last as long as I can. It's knee-bucklingly delicious. :yum:

That is some great stuff, Joe!

A little OWA for me tonight.

stevegoz
10-18-2011, 22:06
Enjoyed two very fine neat pours this evening after putting down the equivalent of a sixer's worth of beers. (Two strong beers and a pair of standard Octoberests.)

First was a nice sampling of some 4R Single Barrel that I bought back in March in a gift set with two glasses that are somehow still on my desk. Very fine stuff. Definitely dry. Definitely fine.

Then it was on to my "house pour," which I put together a few weeks back in my official "G" monogrammed non-leaded-crystal decanter but had yet to taste in any reasonable quantity. As a Weller fan, I followed the advice of AaronWF and did a 3:5 vatting of (Binny's) WSR and OWA. Not quite up to WSR or Lot B standards, but an extremely nice wheater resulted indeed.

AaronWF
10-19-2011, 10:43
Then it was on to my "house pour," which I put together a few weeks back in my official "G" monogrammed non-leaded-crystal decanter but had yet to taste in any reasonable quantity. As a Weller fan, I followed the advice of AaronWF and did a 3:5 vatting of (Binny's) WSR and OWA. Not quite up to WSR or Lot B standards, but an extremely nice wheater resulted indeed.

Are you saying you prefer the WSR alone to the vatting you did? Also, does your vatting have more WSR or more OWA? I prefer the ratio of 5 parts WSR to 3 parts OWA because it makes better use of the hand-picked Binny's WSR.

Myself, I cracked a 2011 GTS last night. It's been many, many months since I've had GTS, and the nose alone was enough to bring me back to my tour of BT's warehouses. I love that.

My approach to the 2010 GTS was very much novice, and my palate and experience has grown immensely over the last year (in inverse relation to my expendable cash account?). I'm anticipating that my bottle will open up quite nicely, but last night's pours offered supreme full bodied complexity. There was a bit of a stale note in the finish that may or may not improve with oxidation, but I still plan to pick up another bottle should I locate one.

stevegoz
10-19-2011, 11:46
Wow, total brain fart on my part. Meant to say Weller 12 on its own, not WSR. I definitely like the vatting more than WSR or OWA on its own.


Are you saying you prefer the WSR alone to the vatting you did? Also, does your vatting have more WSR or more OWA? I prefer the ratio of 5 parts WSR to 3 parts OWA because it makes better use of the hand-picked Binny's WSR.

Myself, I cracked a 2011 GTS last night. It's been many, many months since I've had GTS, and the nose alone was enough to bring me back to my tour of BT's warehouses. I love that.

My approach to the 2010 GTS was very much novice, and my palate and experience has grown immensely over the last year (in inverse relation to my expendable cash account?). I'm anticipating that my bottle will open up quite nicely, but last night's pours offered supreme full bodied complexity. There was a bit of a stale note in the finish that may or may not improve with oxidation, but I still plan to pick up another bottle should I locate one.

hectic1
10-19-2011, 15:51
Vatted 2 parts 2010 Weller 12 and 1 part WLW 09 to get the proof to about 104...still hot...damn 09 WLW messing up a decent Weller 12 pour. :(

wripvanwrinkle
10-19-2011, 16:56
Vatted 2sparts 2010 Weller 12 and 1 part WLW 09 to get the proof to about 104...still hot...damn 09 WLW messing up a decent Weller 12 pour. :(

Adding 1 part W12 to 4 parts WLW (2010) is my preferred way of drinking WLW. I get a Dr. Pepper/Amaretto nose from it...

wripvanwrinkle
10-19-2011, 16:59
A dram of "sour mash" Col. E. H. Taylor. I very much enjoy this (at least when not thinking what I paid for it.)

clingman71
10-19-2011, 22:25
Kahn's selection Elijah Craig 12

smokinjoe
10-20-2011, 16:04
An ample pour of Leopold's American Small Batch Whiskey while BBQin' and eatin' chicken on the grill. It continues to be an extremely enjoyable whiskey. IMO, this is the best non-sourced whiskey from any craft distiller in the US. It technically can be called a bourbon, even though it is not. And, for that matter, it does not have what you would call a typical traditional bourbon flavor profile. But, it is wonderfully flavorful. Unlike most (frankly, if not all) micro offerings, there is not one single off-note anywhere in it.

ebo
10-20-2011, 16:16
Enjoying a generous pour of Blanton's.

Phil T
10-20-2011, 17:25
Decided to make it a Four Roses night. Started with 100th anniversary SB, then '10 LE SmB, and finishing with '09 Mariage. All delicious for different reasons

lrochau
10-20-2011, 17:33
First night home in 11 days so it's a Pappy 15 night to start and then some Old Charter 12.

M14Shooter
10-20-2011, 18:03
Just trying some 2011 Old Foster Birthday Bourbon.It had a lot of red fruit flavors.Some cinnamon and hint of chocolate .There is some burn and its fairly balanced .Medium Finish.Over all I liked it.This is my first taste of an Old Foster Birthday Bourbon.Still trying to figure out how special this bourbon is.I would give it three stars out of five.


Regards,Mike

wripvanwrinkle
10-20-2011, 19:17
A Leopold Bros Maryland Style Rye.

tommyboy38
10-20-2011, 19:41
Trying out a bottle of Old Fitz 1849 that's been laying around.
Last time I tried it, I was disappointed but it's tasting good tonight.

And now finished the evening with some 155 month old Beam from a decanter.

mosugoji64
10-20-2011, 20:46
Kahn's selection Elijah Craig 12

Had some of that this evening as well. It's good! :grin: I'll have to get back there soon to try a bottle of their FRSB.

Jwilly019
10-20-2011, 21:56
I've been enjoying some OWA the past few evenings. Much better than my first tasting a couple months ago, certainly benefited from some air.

fitzharry
10-20-2011, 23:37
I just opened a bottle of 2007 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at 12 years and 94 proof.

The taste is very nice: rich, full-bodied, redolent of spiced cake. The aroma is much better after being exposed to some air for a few minutes before drinking. Overall, a very enjoyable dram!

Happyhour24x7
10-21-2011, 03:31
Went to a nice tasting this past weekend. Nice selection of known quantities like Jefferson 18 and some Willetts, a couple of BT experimentals, some young whiskey from Hudson and some straight ryes. After the Jefferson, my personal highlight was the Old Forester 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. Great candy nose, smooth, not too heavy are my main impressions. ( perhaps slightly clouded by all the debauchery that ensued). Good enough that I ordered a few bottles for further evaluation.

OscarV
10-21-2011, 09:20
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, neat.
Bottled on 11-7-01 with the heavy duty pewter top.

maskaggs
10-21-2011, 19:13
The decanter of WR is looking woefully low; fortunately AAA 10 year is on deck.

ebo
10-21-2011, 19:50
I'm sipping on a little George Dickel 12.

smokinjoe
10-21-2011, 20:17
It'a a nice and cool evening, which is gettin' me a hankerin' for rye tonight. Dangit, I almost forgot about this Toddy's/Liquor World Willett 5 yr Barrel Proof sitting back here on the bar. Very, very nice rye whiskey. LDI does some good work. I'm about 1/3 through the bottle, and I hardly can wait to get to the end, because I'm just now noticing a beautifully thick layer of char waiting for me at the bottom of the bottle. :yum: Can't wait to munch on it.

ILLfarmboy
10-21-2011, 20:25
Thomas Handy, tonight.

It's a chilly night here, too. At least the wind isn't blowing like it had been for days.

G.H.Adams
10-21-2011, 20:55
Tonight is simple. Just having several pours of PHC Barrel Finish.

fitzharry
10-21-2011, 23:15
Tonight I've been enjoying some Platte Valley corn whiskey followed by a nice pour of 2006 George T. Stagg.

macdeffe
10-22-2011, 14:22
Kirkland 7yo, PvW 15yo, Old Grand Dad 80's bottling 100 proof, followed by a few single malts

Steffen

Buffalo Bill
10-22-2011, 15:40
Back to Blanton's.

smokinjoe
10-22-2011, 18:34
Sitting in front of the outdoor fireplace with a pour of 2011 George T Stagg. Definitely, the huge...HUGE, whiskey we're used to from this brand. Still trying to glean out individual flavors. Looking for that cherry described earlier, and I think I get it, but then I get hit with a wave of other sensations. :crazy: It may take a while for me to get a handle on this one. But, there's one thing I'm sure of at this point...Stagg continues to be the unchallenged King of Barrel Proof bourbons. IMO, no other distillery (or bottler), has put out any offering that can challenge any year of Stagg for flavor, complexity, and depth.

Tucker
10-22-2011, 19:14
...Stagg continues to be the unchallenged King of Barrel Proof bourbons. IMO, no other distillery (or bottler), has put out any offering that can challenge any year of Stagg for flavor, complexity, and depth.

Strong words, Joe, and if I wasn't still working on a 2009 I might break the seal on the 2011.

Parkersback
10-22-2011, 20:29
Sitting in front of the outdoor fireplace with a pour of 2011 George T Stagg. Definitely, the huge...HUGE, whiskey we're used to from this brand. Still trying to glean out individual flavors. Looking for that cherry described earlier, and I think I get it, but then I get hit with a wave of other sensations. :crazy: It may take a while for me to get a handle on this one. But, there's one thing I'm sure of at this point...Stagg continues to be the unchallenged King of Barrel Proof bourbons. IMO, no other distillery (or bottler), has put out any offering that can challenge any year of Stagg for flavor, complexity, and depth.

Joe, do you drink it at barrel proof or do you bring it down some?

jcg9779
10-22-2011, 20:35
Watching the game and drinking some Benchmark SB. Of course the cork crumbled when I opened the bottle, but so far I am very impressed. Picking up lots of maple from this first pour.

Vosgar
10-22-2011, 21:46
After reading BourbonJoe's latest tasting results, I'm having some OWA 107 NAS. Mine is a bottle from Kenwood's and is damn good, especially for less than $20.

Gary

G.H.Adams
10-22-2011, 22:01
Enjoying a pour of Blanton's with a cigar.

Moretorque05
10-22-2011, 22:08
Just opened my Elijah Craig 18 year! Bottled on 3-28-1991. Odd thinking I was a few days away from turning 7 years old.

It was great neat, but a splash of water has turned it into something near perfect to my taste.

RegChumpington
10-22-2011, 22:59
Enjoying a really nice 18 yo wheated Willett. Complex enough to have some interest but not so much that it's a chore. Really well-done wheat.

George
10-23-2011, 12:05
Having a nice pour of JB Black.

smokinjoe
10-23-2011, 13:06
Joe, do you drink it at barrel proof or do you bring it down some?

Like most bourbons, I drink it in many ways, PB. Sometimes, neat. Sometimes, a bit of water. Sometimes, with a cube, or more, of ice. Depends on my mood.

Right now, it's Ezra Brooks 90 and Vernor's Ginger Ale, while listening to the Falcons on the radio. And, it's yummy.

OscarV
10-23-2011, 17:19
W L Weller Centennial, neat.

clingman71
10-23-2011, 19:57
Had a friend over tonight for a small tasting. Started with Kahn's Elijah Craig 12 and ORVW 10/107, finished with BTEC 1991 rediscovered barrel. The BTEC is better with every pour.

White Dog
10-23-2011, 20:02
4R SB LE 2011 and Jefferson's Rye while watching the Packers over the Vikings.

The Jefferson's Rye continues to disappoint.

BFerguson
10-24-2011, 03:20
The Jefferson's Rye continues to disappoint.

Yep, my open bottle got the boot to the basement to be banished for some time. Was just taken up valuable space.

Willett Rye took it's place.......Much happier now.

B

unclebunk
10-24-2011, 07:19
Yep, my open bottle got the boot to the basement to be banished for some time. Was just taken up valuable space.

Willett Rye took it's place.......Much happier now.

B

Been eyeing that Willett Rye and may pick up a bottle for Thanksgiving, as my cousins are all on a rye kick these days.

White Dog
10-24-2011, 09:17
Been eyeing that Willett Rye and may pick up a bottle for Thanksgiving, as my cousins are all on a rye kick these days.

I don't think you'll be disappointed.

OscarV
10-24-2011, 13:17
Eagle Rare 101, neat.
...Monday, Monday,...

SMOWK
10-24-2011, 13:23
baa daa ba da da daa...

OGDBIB in a shot glass

OscarV
10-24-2011, 13:55
...Monday, Monday,...


baa daa ba da da daa...



Dude, you nailed it. Very impressive.