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JayMonster
12-31-2011, 17:19
Ok, so the New Year is about to begin (or just begun), what spirits did you use to usher in rhe New Year?

For me, I am sticking with what I know (despite its loathing around here), Maker's Mark. What will you (or did you) hoist at midnight?

awachatz
12-31-2011, 17:37
I am drinking PVW 20 and WTKS right now, but for midnight I will be opening a bottle of A H Hirsch 16 year.

dridge11
12-31-2011, 17:41
I am drinking a Brew Dog Hardcore IPA, have some Vilmart Champagne and a little 05 Mugneret Vosne Romanee in front of me, and I'm eyeing my shelf with OWA, ORVW10/107, and some JW Dant BIB. Not sure where tonight is going to take me.

clingman71
12-31-2011, 17:56
TPS Willett barrel 14a 17 year wheated

DeanSheen
12-31-2011, 18:25
4RsmB will do it.

jcg9779
12-31-2011, 18:42
PVW 15 at midnight

BradleyC
12-31-2011, 19:17
I went looking around with wriiopvanwrinkle today. Found a few things. Stopped by to drop him off. Well, things never end up so simple. We ended up doing a side by side of '09 and '11 PVW15. He threw in 2 different SW Old Fitz Primes, some High West (to illustrate a point), OGD114, some '10 WLW, and some Lot B to cut things with. We didn't have a lot of time but a great lineup and great fun. Thank you so much for the hospitality.

Edit: I forgot about the Willet 6 and 8 years. Thanks for those also

STLbourbon
12-31-2011, 19:23
A brand new bottle of High West Rendezvous Rye at the moment. Likely PVW15 at midnight. Maybe some ORVW 10/107 so I don't use up the Pappy.

STLb

MacinJosh
12-31-2011, 19:33
'nough said....


Josh

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MarkEdwards
12-31-2011, 19:33
It's 930 pm here, and I am having some PVW LotB, and will have a pour of the 15yo and the 20yo by midnight. Wife doesn't drink, so we will toast the new year with glasses of Martels sparkling non-alcoholic) cider (phooey!).

Clavius
12-31-2011, 19:45
Started out with some Lagavulin 16yr (neat, of course). Then moved on to a 2000 bottle of Mumm Napa DVX. After that some cheap Ruffino Prosecco which was actually decent. Not sure what will be next, if anything...

Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years!

Hershmeister
12-31-2011, 21:04
Cracked a bottle of van winkle family reserve rye for the first time ever. Delicious ! Rye spice with and oak finish. Great!

G.H.Adams
12-31-2011, 21:16
Ringing in the new year with PHC Barrel Finished.

ACDetroit
12-31-2011, 21:29
Started with some barrel proof 4R OESO, at midnight a nice pour of some BHC George Dickel 10 yr 86 proof, nice stuff. Happy new year!

BFerguson
12-31-2011, 21:34
Nightcap of Baby Saz. But not going to make the new year. Heading to bed.

Thanks for a great year everybody!!

B

jkater1
12-31-2011, 22:08
Rang it in with my trusty Basil Hayden.

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mosugoji64
12-31-2011, 22:15
Enjoying some ORVW 10/107, and will start the new year with some Maker's Mark coffee in the morning. Happy New Year, everyone!

drunk
12-31-2011, 22:21
Happy New Year!!

FRSmB
Pappy 15
Willett Pot Still
back to FRSmB for the first of 2012

Best wishes to you all.

ILLfarmboy
12-31-2011, 22:37
Happy new Year'

Buffalo Trace

fishnbowljoe
12-31-2011, 23:14
Old Forester BIB DSP 354/414. Cheers to all! Joe

fussybitch
01-01-2012, 00:00
I had a glass of ORVW 23 to ring in the new year.

Virus_Of_Life
01-01-2012, 00:51
Jura Whisky 3 Year Old.

I had a bit of everything; bourbon, rye and scotch, but the one I decided to crack open was an Isle of Jura, Jura Whisky that is only 3 years old, but one of those most flavorful and interesting whisk(e)ys I've ever tasted.

autiger23
01-01-2012, 01:27
I had a glass of ORVW 23 to ring in the new year.

Like the decanter? If so how'd ya like it. I still have mine untouched and waiting for god knows what special day.

Special Reserve
01-01-2012, 06:33
The Breakfast of Champions: VWSR Lot B

It's very good with coffee and a bagel with lox and cream cheese.

ratcheer
01-01-2012, 06:33
Old Grand Dad 86. A little thin, but quite tasty.

Tim

ThomasH
01-01-2012, 07:14
Some Jack Daniels 2011 special edition 100 proof. It arrived in the mail yesterday as a late Christmas gift!

Thomas

BillP
01-01-2012, 07:38
Started with the Woodford Reserve then on to OWA. Happy New Year to all.

Bill

the Duff
01-01-2012, 08:30
A buddy and I did a fun little thing. We drew a lottery. Bunch of label names in a cup and drew them at random.

BTEC lost barrel '93
Thomas Handy
PHC Cognac finished
Belveini (sp?) Rum finished (I forget what the label was called)
Elijah Craig 18 Binny's

Happy New Year!

fussybitch
01-01-2012, 08:37
Like the decanter? If so how'd ya like it. I still have mine untouched and waiting for god knows what special day.

It is definitely a special bottle. I think it is very similar to the Pappy 23, but just a touch spicier and hotter. I opened it for my going away party back in August and still have about 1/2 the bottle left, but it will probably be gone by the end of 2012!

c2walker
01-01-2012, 08:41
A trio of KBD minis that had been sitting behind a liquor store counter with a 'not for sale' sign for far too long. I had never tried Kentucky Vintage, Rowan's Creek, or Noah's Mill and saw 50ml store samples as a inexpensive opportunity (after I convinced the owner to sell to me, of course). I quite enjoyed Kentucky Vintage and Noah's Mill, but none really stood out as special.

RegChumpington
01-01-2012, 09:21
Very simple: Evan Williams. Had an extravagant December and a couple crazy bottles on tap for January; just wanted something simple and straightforward.

stevegoz
01-01-2012, 09:22
Had a bit of a drive home from dinner and a party in the city last night, so I stuck with beer. (Surprisingly, my wife had an Old Fashioned and a house-special bourbon drink over dinner.)

But said beers included Court Avenue Fire Engine Red, Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad, Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Goose Island King Henry, so I was enjoying some bourbon in "spirit".... :rolleyes:

chilidawg7
01-01-2012, 09:29
Had some OGD 114, followed by a bit of ORVW 10/107, and capped off the midnight hour with some '10 Stagg

dridge11
01-01-2012, 10:51
Well, I did the beer, the wine, the champagne, and had little pours of JWDant BIB, ORVW 10/107, OWA, BMH, and VWSR12. And lots of water in between to make sure I started 2012 off without a headache.

RWBadley
01-01-2012, 11:06
We had a bottle of Infinium- a collaboration of SAm Adams and Weinstephan, very tasty. This beer is very smooth and clean, with an amazing subtle finish that shows no sign of it's 10+ abv. We also sampled some van winkle rye, which is also most excellent.

Happy new year !

RW

Tony
01-01-2012, 12:25
Vodka and lemonade with my homemade Marashino cherries last night today PBHC 2010http://img.tapatalk.com/442b8f8c-c114-5fd4.jpg


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MissinER101
01-01-2012, 15:00
Vodka and lemonade with my homemade Marashino cherries last night today PBHC 2010http://img.tapatalk.com/442b8f8c-c114-5fd4.jpg


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Is that a REAL Cohiba in the photo???????


I was sitting in the hot tub looking out over "The Grand Valley" of western Colorado sipping a 2010 GTS, smoking a real Cohiba maduro I brought back from Iraq and watching commercial pyrotechnics being launched from 3 different locations.

Nice night so I did not turn on the jets, just soaked in the hot water and made a couple important discoveries...... A Glencairn Nosing Glass with it's solid base floats perfectly upright, and a warmed GTS sips every bit as nicely as a VSOP Cognac!

hectic1
01-01-2012, 17:53
I started the night off with some Jameson 12yr and ginger ale before dinner. Enjoyed some Coupla Cab with a T-Bone at dinner then finished the night off back at the hotel with some PHC 2010 127.8 @107 and some 1789b Willett 8yr @ 128.5...ah...what a great night. Welcome to 2012 everyone! :cool:

nivto
01-01-2012, 18:05
I started the night off with some Jameson 12yr and ginger ale before dinner. Enjoyed some Coupla Cab with a T-Bone at dinner then finished the night off back at the hotel with some PHC 2010 127.8 @107 and some 1789b Willett 8yr @ 128.5...ah...what a great night. Welcome to 2012 everyone! :cool:

new year's resolution = don't pass up on willett 700/800 series. ever.

hectic1
01-01-2012, 18:30
new year's resolution = don't pass up on willett 700/800 series. ever.
Don't know about that...I've had a couple different bottlings of 700's done at 6yr and 7yr and they were nothing to write home about. You have to get the right barrel or they're nothing special IMO.

nivto
01-01-2012, 19:03
Don't know about that...I've had a couple different bottlings of 700's done at 6yr and 7yr and they were nothing to write home about. You have to get the right barrel or they're nothing special IMO.

i was making that statement light heartedly, because that 1789b bottling is so good. of course you'll want to know who's doing the picking or taste it yourself first.

but i do have to say that every one i've tried has been very good to excellent. even the party source 6 year old i thought was very good. i have no regrets making that purchase.

gblick
01-01-2012, 19:42
Had some PHC'10 up thru midnight.
Then it was a vatting of PHC'10, WLW'09, and SW Old Fitz Prime/80.

yountvillewjs
01-01-2012, 20:09
2011 went out with some Beam Rye. 2012 started with a resolution to never drink Beam Rye again. Fortunately it was insipid enough to prevent anything close to a hangover.

tommyboy38
01-02-2012, 03:57
Enjoyed a few different bottlings of VWFRR followed by a few Weller SR and cokes.

UNITARY
01-02-2012, 04:00
Enjoyed a few sips of Stagg.

dbk
01-02-2012, 05:47
Following Chuck's suggestion (http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2011/12/perfect-for-new-years-eve-seelbach.html), I rang in the New Year with a Seelbach cocktail. I used Evan Williams Single Barrel 1998 for the bourbon component. It was excellent.

sob0728
01-02-2012, 06:19
My ringing in will happen tonight with a 9 bottle tasting with some friends that looks like this:

OWA
EC12 vs. EC18
JeffRsv
Makers 46
ETL
PVW15
ER17
PHC 2010

I can't wait.

Bourbon Boiler
01-02-2012, 18:00
Some WR-based Manhattans, Pappy20, Pappy15, some Leinie's and some Yuengling, a glass of bubbly, and then a lot of Powerade.