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fishnbowljoe
01-09-2012, 19:12
You asked for it. Here it is. Deposit 2012 empties here. I'll start it off with some 50 mils that the bowling team helped me drain last week.

JB White, JB Black, WT 80, WT 101, dusty Old Forester 86 proof, and current Old Forester 86 proof were all finished last Wednesday.

M Pickle
01-09-2012, 19:39
Polished off the last few pours of Bulleit and VOB BIB over the weekend.

cards81fan
01-09-2012, 20:56
A 375mL of OWA 107 was just killed off. One tall glass for the evening emptied the bottle out.

I will say the 12 ounce hip-flask-shaped bottle is darn cool. It's just my size for an evening :D It got kept and may well be reused.

Young Blacksmith
01-10-2012, 06:21
A mini WT 101 and a Col EH Taylor Sour Mash was emptied over the weekend. Glad I have another of both!

AaronWF
01-10-2012, 10:39
It's 50 degrees in Chicago in January. The trees are bare and the birds are gone, but I'm trying to do some Spring cleaning! I finished a recently found bottle of 2005 OFBB (cost less than $30). A very nice expression, but the bottle took up way too much space in my liquor cabinet; it wasn't quite good enough to warrant all that real estate.

I also killed a bottle of Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve, to my great relief. The bottle was a bit of a puzzler for me. I really didn't like it until the last few drops of the bottle. I would definitely not spend the $60 for another one, but I did start to pick up on a subtle seasoning behind the broad, woody entry. It wasn't my thing, but it did have an impressive amount of complexity for an 80-proofer.

Gentleman Racer
01-10-2012, 12:17
Polished off my bottle of Wathens single barrel over the weekend. Charles Medley, the distiller, signed it when he visited Vine and Table here in Carmel, IN.

Chris24
01-10-2012, 12:46
Russel Reserve Rye 6 year and Willett 14 year.

Eth3rStrik3r
01-10-2012, 22:18
Polished off a bottle of Rebel Reserve, RRBIB and WTRye. Sucks having so many bottles with 1-2 drinks left in them, feels like shit when you empty them.

Gentleman Racer
01-11-2012, 05:26
Yeah, I display this strange phenomenon where all my bottles seem to go empty at the same time.

Parkersback
01-11-2012, 16:13
Took a 3/4ths full liter of ND Old Taylor to an Epiphany party to some guys who appreciate good bourbon. It did not make it home.

JayMonster
01-12-2012, 05:11
A 375 ml of JBB went to the recycling bin, and with the wife out of town and with a number of "1 drink left" bottles, it will certainly look like I am going through a lot soon. (at least it will make room for all the new things I want to try without raising too many eyebrows when she gets back)

Josh
01-12-2012, 07:02
Been putting a lot in the bin recently. I seem to go in phases like this when I'll finish off a bunch of bottles that have been sitting around for a while.

Heaven Hill White Lael BiB
Zeppelin Bend Malt Whiskey
Old Rip 90 (bottled in Lawrenceburg)
Geo. T. Stagg (fall 2005, see dusty finds thread)
That and bottles of Connemara and White Horse.

Next on the chopping block is Four Roses Single Barrel and a Kahn's Rock Hill Farms.

Rikilee
01-12-2012, 07:31
Polished off my bottle of MM 46. will have to wait awhile to spend that much again. For now I'll stick with the bottle of Old Forrester I have

Parkersback
01-13-2012, 09:01
Finished an Ardbeg Uigeadail. I enjoyed it very much, but when I get another Scotch, it'll either be the Ardbeg 10 to save $20+, or maybe even a Highland Park 12 or Glenmorangie 10.

yountvillewjs
01-13-2012, 12:48
killed the last of my 11 THH while in chat last night. Sad to see it go, glad to see reinforcements en route.

BMartin42
01-13-2012, 13:43
OC 101, David Nicholson BIB, and quite sadly the very last of my FR Marriage.

yountvillewjs
01-13-2012, 18:41
baby Saz just met its maker. replaced by.. another baby saz. need to find some Ritt BiB.

Tucker
01-13-2012, 18:59
I just poured the last from a JPS 17, Batch #2. Good bourbon, and I know where to find more, but I made a resolution not to overpay for bourbon this year.

We'll see how long that lasts. :skep:

jersey12
01-13-2012, 19:10
Just finished off a bottle of ETL. Definitely my favorite everyday pour as of now and will be replaced shortly.

jcg9779
01-13-2012, 22:12
Finished the bottle of FRSB OBSV that I mentioned in the "What are you drinking" thread. I only have one more bottle of this, and it won't be opened for a long time!

jcg9779
01-13-2012, 22:14
I just poured the last from a JPS 17, Batch #2. Good bourbon, and I know where to find more, but I made a resolution not to overpay for bourbon this year.

We'll see how long that lasts. :skep:

A very worthy resolution, just like exercising and eating right....something that everyone says they'll do and very few actually follow through with!

CaptainQ
01-13-2012, 23:59
2009 Saz 18 gave up it's last pours tonight. :cry:

Very sad to see this one go. Excellent rye.

Bentrod
01-14-2012, 07:05
Bottle of Baby Saz gave up its last drops making Manhattans. Won't replace anytime soon. I know that this rye has a lot of fans but I like the Rittenhouse BIB and even Wild Turkey Rye more and they both cost less.

cds
01-15-2012, 04:00
KC made its last bourbon and tonic last night. It did not prove to be much more than an expensive mixer for me. Maybe the single barrel is better.
I do highly recommend Fentiman's Tonic water though!
It makes an incredible drink.
Cheers.

gblick
01-15-2012, 20:59
Three bottles gave up their last pours in chat last night: OGD114, Lot B, & VWFRR.
All were delicious!

bigtoys
01-16-2012, 12:20
went down to southern Illinois near St. Louis for a big volleyball tourney for my son and brought an unopened Pappy 20. Thought there'd be more guys to help, but one other guy and I over 2 nights demolished it. He had never had it and wanted to mix it with 7up, but once he tried it over 1 small ice cube, he was hooked.

Next big tourney in Milwaukee won't see another 20, but will bring Lot B and Pappy 15 along with Stagg and a 4 Roses; hope to have more drinkers.

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BFerguson
01-16-2012, 19:58
Weller 12 hit the bin tonight. If i'm lucky, i can convince the misses to let me bring some back from IL on the return back to MN.

I figure a little infusion of shopping money for vacation is worth something!:grin:


B

BradleyC
01-16-2012, 20:36
I recently came to the end of this bottle. It was really good and blew the doors off the current Weller 12. I'm sad its gone and that it can't be replaced but I am very thankful I got to enjoy it.

CaptainQ
01-16-2012, 20:48
I recently came to the end of this bottle. It was really good and blew the doors off the current Weller 12. I'm sad its gone and that it can't be replaced but I am very thankful I got to enjoy it.

That is sad. Who was that bottled for?

luther.r
01-16-2012, 20:53
Weller 12 hit the bin tonight. If i'm lucky, i can convince the misses to let me bring some back from IL on the return back to MN.

I figure a little infusion of shopping money for vacation is worth something!:grin:


B
It's been hard to find in Chicago lately. Almost all the Binny's locations are out, and a couple employees told me they don't expect to get it in again for a while.

fishnbowljoe
01-16-2012, 21:15
Weller 12 hit the bin tonight. If i'm lucky, i can convince the misses to let me bring some back from IL on the return back to MN.

I figure a little infusion of shopping money for vacation is worth something!:grin:


B

Haven't seen any up here in northern Illinois in a while. Good Luck. Let us know if you find any.

BradleyC
01-16-2012, 21:45
That is sad. Who was that bottled for?

I will attempt to get this one right. I got it from someone who used to be on this site so wasn't involved in any of it firsthand. Here goes:

Charles Miller of the Louisville zoo purchased the barrel from BT. He was involved with numerous charities involving animals and used these bottles as fundraisers to support the groups he was involved with. It was distilled on the 2nd to last day of operations 6/29/92 and was bottled at 14 years in 2006 at 90pf.

BFerguson
01-17-2012, 04:56
It's been hard to find in Chicago lately. Almost all the Binny's locations are out, and a couple employees told me they don't expect to get it in again for a while.


Haven't seen any up here in northern Illinois in a while. Good Luck. Let us know if you find any.

Gentleman I will do my best. But now I'm bummed about the slim prospects. Last one I pulled was from the Naperville Binny's, I think Clingman was going to be there also this week?? Maybe we can get advanced scouting report or two??

If I do run across any, i may be lucky to get it back anyway, the misses is starting to make "the face" when she takes a gander at the bunker. I think we all know what that face is. :grin:

B

drunk
01-17-2012, 08:12
Gentleman I will do my best. But now I'm bummed about the slim prospects. Last one I pulled was from the Naperville Binny's, I think Clingman was going to be there also this week?? Maybe we can get advanced scouting report or two??


B

Weller 12? The Binny's by me always has it in stock. Just bought one last weekend. I know we're not supposed to post locations for BTAC and Pappy, but does that apply here too? Seems kind of silly, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

-Steve

yountvillewjs
01-17-2012, 08:48
the misses is starting to make "the face" when she takes a gander at the bunker. I think we all know what that face is. :grin:

Offsite is the way to go here. I keep my wine in a temperature controlled locker and the bourbon boxed, stacked and stashed away at work, all in an effort to keep the house stocked juuuuuust right.

dohidied
01-18-2012, 14:04
Just emptied the last of my 200ml of Old Forester BIB DSP-414. I really need to go make an offer on the cache I found. I need to empty my cache of DSP-414 OF 86 too.

JayMonster
01-18-2012, 17:49
Out tonight went a bottle of Jim Beam White I purchased just for comparison tasting purposes. This opens a sloy for something new as it will *not* be restocked in my cabinet.

Old Lamplighter
01-19-2012, 19:15
My last AAA 10yo just passed away minutes ago...a prize from my last foray into the Bluegrass State in '09:cry:

Anybody tried the TPS private bottle of same? I am considering immediate replacement and rebirth.

Josh
01-20-2012, 05:16
My last AAA 10yo just passed away minutes ago...a prize from my last foray into the Bluegrass State in '09:cry:

Anybody tried the TPS private bottle of same? I am considering immediate replacement and rebirth.

It's fine, but I prefer the standard issue.

T Comp
01-20-2012, 17:00
I will attempt to get this one right. I got it from someone who used to be on this site so wasn't involved in any of it firsthand. Here goes:

Charles Miller of the Louisville zoo purchased the barrel from BT. He was involved with numerous charities involving animals and used these bottles as fundraisers to support the groups he was involved with. It was distilled on the 2nd to last day of operations 6/29/92 and was bottled at 14 years in 2006 at 90pf.

Yes he has some special bottles, Mr. Miller that is...very nice person too. Still a member but doesn't post much.

LostBottle
01-21-2012, 16:28
Just finished emptying a bottle of 2011 Stagg. As much as I complained about not liking it as much as 2009 or 2010, that last pour was nothing short of phenomenal. Previously, I had not shaken the bottle up much and there was so much charcoal...just awesome. If they let me bottle this myself, I would be chiseling out the inside of the barrel.

I have a bottle of Lagavulin 16 that needs some attention next - another great Winter pour.

Josh
01-22-2012, 18:58
I just finished my bottle of Angel's Envy. It was quite enjoyable. Luckily it should be coming to Michigan very soon!

Vosgar
01-22-2012, 19:39
I just finished my bottle of Angel's Envy. It was quite enjoyable. Luckily it should be coming to Michigan very soon!

I finished my bottle last night and found it very enjoyable as well. Fortunately my daughter bought me another one for my birthday last year.

WhiskyToWhiskey
01-22-2012, 19:43
There used to be kids coming by every couple months or so for a "bottle drive" returning them for deposit and supporting different causes (boyscouts, sports teams, etc) Problem is nobody has come by in 6 months...and wife says "you drank all these!"

hectic1
01-23-2012, 08:43
Laid to rest a couple bottles over the weekend:

WTAS
WT 8/101 1991
OFBB 2002

All of the bottles were fantastic up until the final pour...I'm happy that I have backups of all in the bunker for future enjoyment! :cool:


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Bourbon Boiler
01-28-2012, 20:58
I finished off a bottle of EC 12 a few mintues ago. This is a milestone for me, because it is the first bottle of bourbon I purchased after visiting the trail in June of 2010 *when my bourbon habit started). My collection quickly went from 3 bottles to 30, so this one had been ignored for a while. I received another bottle for Christmas, so this long-lost friend won't be forgotten or missed for long. Cheers!

tommyboy38
01-28-2012, 21:23
I have a short attention span....I open a new bottle and forget about all the half full open bottles. One of the days I'll take care of them...as soon as I run out of new bottles to open.

dohidied
01-29-2012, 16:25
Drained an ND OGD 86 last night. I have a couple in the bunker, but I think I need to grab more.

spinningrecords
01-30-2012, 22:00
Good bye Laphroaig 10-year and BMH16. I fear only one of you will find my bunker again.

drunk
01-31-2012, 22:03
Finally polished off my first Rock Hill Farms. Loved it so much, I stretched it out for six months.

speedbump47
01-31-2012, 23:16
Finished off a bottle of PVW15 from this Fall by making sampler bottles for some friends/co-workers to share the wealth.

Hopefully the gods will smile upon my charity come spring release.

fishnbowljoe
02-01-2012, 15:11
A Pappy 15 and a ORVW 10/107 bit the dust in the last week.

BMartin42
02-01-2012, 15:52
We celebrated a friends 45th birthday in style. A PHC Golden Anniversary and a WTAS both gave their last drops to ensure our happiness during poker.

Kalessin
02-01-2012, 22:26
Poured out the last of a 4R Yellow Label. I'm still finding it a bit thin on the mouth feel and flavor, though the flavor is enjoyable. However, it's getting replaced with a SmB as the next 4R offering I want to try.

Poured out the last of a Baby Saz. Loved it, need to pick up more. 9/10 of this bottle was poured out to friends as Manhattans at a party I hosted a few weeks ago.

These two small glasses are my reward for getting all the chores done tonight (including setting out the trash and recycling bin with the fresh empties). Also in the bin were a dry and a sweet vermouth I unearthed in the back of the bar cabinet, both turned icky (and the sweet threw a sediment!), and both poured down the drain.

Time for a little bottle shopping this weekend.

WKY-RailRoader
02-01-2012, 22:56
Finished off pvw 23 dec., EC 18 in jan. along with the last bit of one of my wlw 2011. Thank you to the rev. that started it in bourbon co.

Roadsaw
02-02-2012, 12:39
Finished off a 2007 WLW the other night.

fishnbowljoe
02-02-2012, 15:02
A Pappy 15 and a ORVW 10/107 bit the dust in the last week.

I forgot one. I also finished a 1990 JW Dant BIB, DSP KY 2/16.

fishnbowljoe
02-02-2012, 15:06
Finished off a 2007 WLW the other night.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: I feel your pain Jacob. That's a darn good bottle. My favorite WLW. I have one open that's about at it's end. I'll be crying again soon. :rolleyes: Cheers! Joe

Young Blacksmith
02-02-2012, 17:11
Finished off an ND era Bourbon DeLuxe the other night. The bottle is so pretty I poured the rest of my handle of Weller 12 in it to keep it a little more air tight as the Weller has hit a great sweet spot.

Also killed off an Old Charter 8 and 10, neither will be replaced.

pfiest
02-03-2012, 12:49
In the past week I finished off the last pours of the following bottles:
Weller 12
EC12
OGDBIB

Fortunately, I have a spare of each.

Tucker
02-03-2012, 16:46
There goes another FR LE SmB 2010. Will it be replaced? Of course, it will.

JayMonster
02-04-2012, 15:13
A bottle of Buffalo Trace hit the bim today, and I am feeling quite torn. The first bottle I jad was some of the best bourbon I have ever had, but this one was a complete let down. Feeling unsure about rolling the dice to see which "version" I wind up with.

Old Lamplighter
02-04-2012, 18:34
Another Saz Jr left here with the grim reaper last night/early morning...replacement from the bunker already in place though.

bigtoys
02-05-2012, 20:22
Emptied a Pappy 15 this weekend up in Milwaukee at a volleyball tourney.

Had people (whisky novices) trying bourbon and Isle of Jura Prophecy; they were surprised at how much they liked them, even some women.

Lazer
02-05-2012, 20:44
My second bottle of Parker's 2010 wheater. On to new horizons.

dohidied
02-07-2012, 14:21
Emptied a 2000 EWSB the other night. I know of 1 bottle on a shelf, I just hope it's still there when my Bourbon buying freeze is over in March. Damned self-control.

Tico
02-07-2012, 20:11
Polished off the rest of a 2010 ER17. I have way too much stuff open at the moment so I have been trying to drink down some stragglers with only a little bit left.

pepcycle
02-10-2012, 13:52
Scientific Evidence that the "last" shot from a bottle might be the best, psychologically at least.

http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-The-Last-Chocolate-is-the-Tastiest-021012.aspx?et_cid=2472949&et_rid=54633099&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.laboratoryequipment.com%2f news-The-Last-Chocolate-is-the-Tastiest-021012.aspx

Tucker
02-10-2012, 15:26
I just said hello to the weekend with a sad goodbye to the last pour from a PHC 10.

fishnbowljoe
02-10-2012, 16:08
Polished off the rest of a 2010 ER17. I have way too much stuff open at the moment so I have been trying to drink down some stragglers with only a little bit left.

I hear ya' Tico. I try and do the same, but it's easier said than done sometimes. :grin: Cheers!

LostBottle
02-10-2012, 18:40
Scientific Evidence that the "last" shot from a bottle might be the best, psychologically at least.

I already believed it, especially when it is a bottle you know won't be found for a long time. I think it has can be attributed to that special taste combination of charcoal sediment and tears.

George
02-11-2012, 14:09
Polished off a bottle of ETL.

hectic1
02-11-2012, 18:49
I finished bottles of PHC 2010 124.2 and WTAS tonight. I'm happy and sad at the same time...I really want to get my open bottle count down but I will really miss these two pours! :(

PyroMedic
02-12-2012, 08:04
Elijah Craig 18 year gone yesterday

RobP_n_TN
02-12-2012, 08:24
I polished off an 2000 EWSB last night. With all the buzz about this bourbon, I highly anticipated this bottle. It was not in your face with flavor - more subtle and complex than I expected. I found several bottles at a good price, so I can look forward revisiting this as a excellent "value pour". Also found a 1997 in Texas over the holidays - anticipating this opening (soon).
Rob

callmeox
02-12-2012, 08:36
A VOB BIB hit the bin last night as Operation Polish Off the Partials marches on.

jtexaslonestar
02-12-2012, 08:38
Polished off a bottle of ETL.

As did I! I really enjoyed that bottle. Going back to bottle shop to get another.

M Pickle
02-12-2012, 14:11
Knocked off my Lot B last night.:frown:

Good thing I have another in reserve.:grin:

callmeox
02-12-2012, 14:51
Knocked off my Lot B last night.:frown:

Good thing I have another in reserve.:grin:


Special reserve?

M Pickle
02-12-2012, 15:31
Special reserve?

Yes, Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B. A great 12 yr wheater.

jtexaslonestar
02-12-2012, 15:37
Special reserve?

:lol: :lol: That is a "special" reserve.:lol: :lol:

M Pickle
02-12-2012, 16:11
:lol: :lol: That is a "special" reserve.:lol: :lol:

Duh:lol:

I'm quite slow on the uptake. Yes especialy special reserve.

Special Reserve
02-12-2012, 17:31
I'm wondering if I should chime in.

Special Reserve

jtexaslonestar
02-12-2012, 17:36
I'm wondering if I should chime in.

Special Reserve

Why not?!? :slappin:

jeanraulmitchell
02-12-2012, 21:41
I have a hole in my bar because I just finished off another Pappy 15 from 09. I have a few still in my stash but still I'm sad because I've been very conservative with this one.
Any recommendations on what should take its place?

Vosgar
02-12-2012, 21:43
A VOB BIB hit the bin last night as Operation Polish Off the Partials marches on.

Trying to do some of the same as there are other bottles I want to open but need room in the cabinet. This week took care of an ORVW 10/107 and a Kenwood OWA.

Gary

T Comp
02-15-2012, 21:42
Tonight saw the last of a delicious to the very end Russell's Reserve 101. The original bottle had to become empty just after opening as of course the cork crumbled. Said contents were then strained into an empty VWFRR bottle with its still functioning cork.

T Comp
02-22-2012, 20:50
Slope shouldered Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve. I know I got one left in my stack of boxes and hoping even two but too lazy to start rearranging stuff. I'm a non spread sheet (or even notes) kind of guy with regards to my inventory...just in my DNA.

BFerguson
02-22-2012, 21:09
BMH is hitting the can tonight. this was a very drinkable bottle and seemed to go down quickly.

A good one to have around.

B

Wall Eye
02-22-2012, 21:54
WT 101 rye - my first bottle - started out a bit shaky but has really grown on me over the past few months. Not sure if it was the air or my palate - maybe a bit of both - but such a nice combo of sweet and spicy. I'll be picking up a few bottles for stock before the weekend...

Rich

AaronWF
02-22-2012, 22:37
I'm a non spread sheet (or even notes) kind of guy with regards to my inventory...just in my DNA.

I'm like that in life but not in whiskey. I crafted a lovely spreadsheet that tells me (among other things) that my stock is 67% bourbon, 19% rye and 14% Scotch, Irish and other. 52% of my 25 open bottles are bourbon, 16% are rye, 20% are Scotch and 12% are other.

If I was this organized in life, my posts here would be a liability my handlers would not allow.

unclebunk
02-23-2012, 07:44
Farewell to my last pour of Russell's Reserve 10/101. I really enjoyed that bottle and hope to stumble upon another one in the future. But on to my pewter-topped Kentucky Spirit. To be continued...:grin:

Tucker
02-24-2012, 17:58
2009 WLW in the bin tonight. A bit rough and hot compared to the 2008, but I've never complained.

BillP
02-24-2012, 19:17
WT 101 rye - my first bottle - started out a bit shaky but has really grown on me over the past few months. Not sure if it was the air or my palate - maybe a bit of both - but such a nice combo of sweet and spicy. I'll be picking up a few bottles for stock before the weekend...

Rich

I prefer Rittenhouse Rye 100 but when that's not available I reach for the WT 101 rye. It's excellent.

Bill

jfw
02-24-2012, 19:20
Parker's Golden Anniversary - so sad because this is a wonderful bourbon
PVW 20 - last weekend

RegChumpington
02-24-2012, 21:36
Goodbye & good riddance to the half a bottle I split with Sku. Even with a cold and virtually unable to taste anything, it was still clearly no good.

RegChumpington
02-25-2012, 14:31
Goodbye & good riddance to the half a bottle I split with Sku. Even with a cold and virtually unable to taste anything, it was still clearly no good.

Half a bottle of Rebel Yell I should say. no good.

Wall Eye
02-25-2012, 16:23
I prefer Rittenhouse Rye 100 but when that's not available I reach for the WT 101 rye. It's excellent.

Bill

I agree completely - I found some Ritt BIB a while back and it's awesome. My favorite rye so far and super affordable. But that's the first and only time I've found the Ritt so I'm very happy to make sure I have some Turkey rye 101 around too. :grin:

fishnbowljoe
02-25-2012, 17:16
I drained a bottle of BT, and a bottle of Henry McKenna in the past week or so. I also vatted what I had left of a Kahn's OWA and a Everett's Weller SR, so I did have another bottle that bit the dust too.

JayMonster
02-25-2012, 18:08
Had to take my little princess to go see "Journey 2" today... polished off what was left of my Jim Beam Black to prepare me for the experience.

It will most likely be replaced... eventually. But for the first time in a long time, it is no longer my stoic relied upon regular pour, having dropped well behind some others.

jtexaslonestar
02-26-2012, 10:16
Helped my bro-in-law polish off a Lot B and Woodford. It was a good evening.

unclebunk
02-26-2012, 11:30
Killed off the last of a 1.75L of OF Signature before cracking open a 2007 OF Birthday. Really great night with friends, bourbon and beer!

clingman71
02-26-2012, 17:31
Finished an Old Rip 10/107 today with two friends. That bottle finished as well as anything I've ever had.

c2walker
02-27-2012, 17:02
Some good friends threw a Southern/bourbon themed engagement party for my fiance and I....I put out a few bottles that I wasn't too sad to see disappear or mixed with Coke, but didn't anticipate many of the guests drinking whiskey. Boy was I wrong. In the end I said goodbye to WR, WT 101, Virgin 101, Ridgemont 1792, and ORVW 10/90. Now to figure out what to replace them with...

JayMonster
02-28-2012, 09:30
Yet another OWA hits the recycle bin. I have really got to start considering finding this in bigger bottles... and/or stocking up more of it.

Gentleman Racer
02-28-2012, 12:41
Farewell KC single barrel reserve. See you in several months when that "hey I haven't had that in a while!" feeling comes around.

dridge11
02-28-2012, 13:39
Yet another OWA hits the recycle bin. I have really got to start considering finding this in bigger bottles... and/or stocking up more of it.

I buy one every other time I'm in the store. I know I won't regret that move.

Bourbon Boiler
02-28-2012, 22:05
Finished off a bottle of Russell's Reserve tonight. It had managed to last over 18 months in my possession.

kyrocklover
03-03-2012, 07:48
Finished off OGD 114 last night. In the last couple of weeks I have finished off Woodford Reserve, 4RSB and Kirkland Signature. What to replace them with is now the question. I am positive WTRB will be one.

fishnbowljoe
03-04-2012, 20:38
Three more bottles went to bourbon heaven the past week. My vatting of OWA and WSR, an ERSB, and one of my favorites, an 07 WLW went home to retrieve their Angel's Share. :pope:

sdchap00
03-04-2012, 21:06
Finished a Lawrenceburg PVW 20 year on Friday while waiting out the storms that rolled though Indiana and Kentucky.

fishnbowljoe
03-04-2012, 23:03
Three more bottles went to bourbon heaven the past week. My vatting of OWA and WSR, an ERSB, and one of my favorites, an 07 WLW went home to retrieve their Angel's Share. :pope:

Make that four. A 1989 liter of Walker's Deluxe bit the dust while I was in the gazebo tonight. :frown:

drunk
03-05-2012, 13:58
Finally killed my first and probably last bottle of Bookers last night. Only took me about 8 months.

unclebunk
03-06-2012, 11:28
Goodbye 2007 WLW.:shocked: Hello 2007 GTS!:grin:

fishnbowljoe
03-06-2012, 19:35
Goodbye 2007 WLW.:shocked: Hello 2007 GTS!:grin:

Atta Boy Hank! :bowdown:

smokinjoe
03-06-2012, 19:51
It's few and far between that I post in this thread, as my post count would probably double. :D But, tonight I killed a bottle that made me pause. Finally poured the last from a JPR 17 batch 2 that I picked up soon after it was released 2+years ago. Did I savor it for two years? Or, did it just take that long because I passed over it so many times in favor of other choices? The latter, I'm afraid. It was just OK whiskey for me.

BFerguson
03-06-2012, 20:18
Handy hit the bin tonight. Love watching the last pour with the char swirling out.

B

Kalessin
03-06-2012, 22:28
OWA is empty, very enjoyable, down to the last extra-large pour (what do you do with the last little 3/4 oz of a bottle after pouring a regular-size serving? into the glass it went, and I guess I'll sleep extra-well tonight!)

jtexaslonestar
03-08-2012, 18:21
The OFBB'11 poured its last tonight while enjoying this calm before the rain with a padron '64. I really enjoyed this one and look forward to the next one.

jeanraulmitchell
03-09-2012, 02:01
I got a lot hitting the bin at the same time including WLW 2010 & PHCwh

jeanraulmitchell
03-09-2012, 02:02
I got a lot hitting the bin at the same time including WLW 2010 & PHCwh

George
03-11-2012, 12:06
Said goodbye to a Weller SR.

JayMonster
03-11-2012, 13:33
Gave last rites to a bottle of Knob Creek. It has been replaced by its proof Single Barrel expression.

irongambit
03-12-2012, 22:27
vintage rye 21...you served me well old friend.

ShewDawg
03-13-2012, 19:22
Finished some OFBB 2008. It's a shame the 2009 almost soured me on the Birthday Bourbon. Will need to knock out some 2011 next.

beerfactory
03-13-2012, 20:07
polished off my first OG 114 this evening, it will be well missed.

BillP
03-15-2012, 19:44
Do you ever leave just one small drink in several bottles??? So tonight it was "get rid of your bottles " night. Finished OGD 100 and Woodford Reserves (Christmas present). Now I have room to add a few more.
Bill

Fpst
03-16-2012, 23:32
Finished off my second bottle of 1792. I really enjoy this stuff for about $20 a bottle.

hectic1
03-17-2012, 09:46
Killed off a bottle of OF Bonded DSP 414 from 1984 the other night...there is something about this bourbon that I just don't care for. I feel a lot better about leaving so much of it on the shelves over the years!

Phil T
03-17-2012, 10:15
Finished some OFBB 2008. It's a shame the 2009 almost soured me on the Birthday Bourbon. Will need to knock out some 2011 next.

I was disappointed in the '09 as well. On the other hand, the '08 and '11 are very good

JayMonster
03-17-2012, 14:33
After trying straight, with ice, in coke, ginger ale, splash of water and cooking with it, I finally gave up and poured the last of a bottle of Evan Williams Black down the drain. Just glad it was cheap, because I have had nothing that was as bad as that swill.

Life is too short to drink crap like that... No matter how cheap it is.

BFerguson
03-22-2012, 21:05
Blantons tonight.

Not the best bottle that I've had of it, but solid.

B

Flyfish
03-23-2012, 14:37
OGD 114. Luscious. Fortunately, there is more.
And here's a trivia question for Chuck Cowdery or anyone who might know: The picture of the gentleman on the label--is that the real Basil Hayden or just a generic "old grand dad"?

Flyfish
03-24-2012, 15:12
WTRB finished. Enjoyed it with some WT 101. Ordinarily I would have said that 101 was just as pleasant as the Rare Breed but today the RB surely tasted better. Lovely caramel and citrus notes and a nice, long finish.
My wife, tasting blind, said the RB was lower proof than the 101. Not so. It is just a little less rough around the edges. Both offer a great deal to like. Half the handle of WT 101 is left. Guess I'll have to get some more RB so we can continue comparing.

yountvillewjs
03-24-2012, 16:09
Willett 3 yr Rye - gone. Not as interesting as others have been, but improved in the bottle. Will open a 5 year next.

Tico
03-25-2012, 10:15
Finished a bottled VW Lot B 12yr last night. I really liked it and the bottle didn't last long in my liquor cabinet. Since its pretty much Weller 12, it's amazing what barrel selection can do as its so different from Weller 12. This bottle was fabulous, the Van Winkles sure know how to pick the best barrels!

Josh
03-25-2012, 12:29
Several bit the dust in the past week. Four Roses Ltd. Ed. Single Barrel 2009, TPS Buffalo Trace (started well, but that bottle didn't finish strong) and Col. EH Taylor Old Fashioned Sour Mash (1st ed.).

unclebunk
03-25-2012, 12:34
So long to Famous Grouse 12 and Old Potrero Rye (90 proof). Will be replacing the latter soon!

Young Blacksmith
03-25-2012, 14:13
Killed a DSP-KY-31 distilled and bottled JW Dant. very minty, almost undrinkable, but mixed with ginger ale just fine.

Also a Walker's DeLuxe from the early 80's. Neither will be replaced. Just too much good stuff out there right now.

Flyfish
03-25-2012, 16:39
Today it was Weller 12 YO. There's something about the end of the bottle that makes me go all nostalgic. As always, I cry at the end of ol' Weller.

fishnbowljoe
03-25-2012, 19:02
In the last two + weeks, I finished off a number of bottles I had open. All good ones too. :frown: Gone, but not forgotten are; ORVW 10/90, ER 101, Weller Centennial, AA BIB, EW BIB, and a private bottling of ERSB. I now have some room on my open shelf. It might just be time to open a couple more bottles. Cheers! Joe

Phil T
03-25-2012, 19:36
In the last two + weeks, I finished off a number of bottles I had open. All good ones too. :frown: Gone, but not forgotten are; ORVW 10/90, ER 101, Weller Centennial, AA BIB, EW BIB, and a private bottling of ERSB. I now have some room on my open shelf. It might just be time to open a couple more bottles. Cheers! Joe

Very nice lineup Joe.

For me the last 2 weeks:

Taylor Tornado
TPS 1792
TPS JPS 18
PHC Wheater
EWSB '00

I will miss them all. But only until I decide to crack another one..:cool:

fishnbowljoe
03-25-2012, 20:46
Very nice lineup Joe.

For me the last 2 weeks:

Taylor Tornado
TPS 1792
TPS JPS 18
PHC Wheater
EWSB '00

I will miss them all. But only until I decide to crack another one..:cool:

Back at ya' Phil. :grin: Cheers! Joe

bigtoys
03-25-2012, 21:31
as you can see, there's barely any left and I finished it off during the show and switched to 4R yellow label with the screw top--very mild
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/IMAG0554.jpg

Clavius
03-26-2012, 19:28
Well this is the last of the two bottles I acquired of the 2011 WLW. It's right there tied with PVW20 as my favorite bourbon of all time. Sorry to see it go but the stuff is made to be drunk IMHO, not to sit on a shelf forever. Now to find a way to get out the little remaining bourbon without all the barrel char!

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/mnosam/IMG_1905.jpg

smokinjoe
03-26-2012, 19:34
Well this is the last of the two bottles I acquired of the 2011 WLW. It's right there tied with PVW20 as my favorite bourbon of all time. Sorry to see it go but the stuff is made to be drunk IMHO, not to sit on a shelf forever. Now to find a way to get out the little remaining bourbon without all the barrel char!

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/mnosam/IMG_1905.jpg

Without the barrel char?!?! Dangit man, that's the best part! Chew it up! :yum:

Clavius
03-26-2012, 19:37
Without the barrel char?!?! Dangit man, that's the best part! Chew it up! :yum:
Hah.

Seriously though, I can't imagine that stuff being good for you... but now that I think about it, this is alcohol so... yeah.:lol:

smokinjoe
03-26-2012, 19:58
Hah.

Seriously though, I can't imagine that stuff being good for you... but now that I think about it, this is alcohol so... yeah.:lol:

It's very good for you. Firstly, that thar char will suck up the pizuns in yer body. Secondly, itsa better than fiber in keepin' youins reglar. And thirdly, chewin' it in amongst yer teeth will give em the best cleanin' theyz ever had...and keep yer breath fresh.

It's basically a nuther whiskey miracle...
;)

Young Blacksmith
03-26-2012, 21:02
Yup, drink that up! It'll help clean your guts and your digestion too. In a good way! Folks take powdered charcoal tablets in daily doses for a variety of problems.

With comments like yours I may have to break down and pick one up. I know of a few hanging around....:grin:

JayMonster
04-02-2012, 07:23
Finally said good-bye to that JBB 7/90 I picked up. It taught me that older does not guarantee better. Sure it was a little stronger than today's version, but everything else about this version seemed like an early experimentation.

This will be replaced... But with the newer version.

unclebunk
04-02-2012, 08:29
Said goodbye to a bottle of JW Dant BIB (early 80's vintage) Saturday night that I really enjoyed. Some of my friends found it too astringent but I thought it was mighty fine.

jtexaslonestar
04-02-2012, 15:05
My EWSB 2000 went the way of the dodo bird last night. Now, I am going to have to do some searching for another (in my basement).:grin:

fishnbowljoe
04-03-2012, 15:40
I finished a Weller 12 that was distilled in 92 bottled in 05. :frown: Great to the last drop.

CaptainQ
04-03-2012, 16:54
I finished a Weller 12 that was distilled in 92 bottled in 05. :frown: Great to the last drop.

Joe, was that the KBS bottling of S-W?

Josh
04-03-2012, 17:59
My EWSB 2000 went the way of the dodo bird last night. Now, I am going to have to do some searching for another (in my basement).:grin:

A dodo or an EWSB?

MrAtomic
04-03-2012, 18:18
I recently said goodbye to a bottle of FrankenWeller. It was a vatting of old-label OWA, Weller 12, and WLW 2010. I really liked it a lot and wish I'd paid more attention to the ratios of each Weller as I combined them. Oh well, next time.

Tucker
04-03-2012, 18:44
I recently said goodbye to a bottle of FrankenWeller. It was a vatting of old-label OWA, Weller 12, and WLW 2010. I really liked it a lot and wish I'd paid more attention to the ratios of each Weller as I combined them. Oh well, next time.

I've taken a Weller 12 liter bottle with about 375ml remaining and added roughly 375ml of OWA and 250ml of WLW 2009 (worked out to about 107 proof). If I had enough 12 left I'd do it again.

MrAtomic
04-03-2012, 22:08
I've taken a Weller 12 liter bottle with about 375ml remaining and added roughly 375ml of OWA and 250ml of WLW 2009 (worked out to about 107 proof). If I had enough 12 left I'd do it again.

Tucker, thanks very much for the tip. Next time, I'll start with your ratios.

gblick
04-04-2012, 07:37
A 375ml bottle of WTRB (W-T-01-99) gave up its last pour in chat last night.

unclebunk
04-04-2012, 07:44
Still thinning the herd. Adios to VOB BIB and AAA BIB. Only one bottle of the latter left and I doubt I'll find any more, at least not in these parts.

unclebunk
04-04-2012, 07:47
A dodo or an EWSB?

Dodo in EWSB is a delicacy in some parts of France.:grin:

Clavius
04-04-2012, 21:49
Goodbye John J. Bowman Single Barrel! You certainly got better with time after being opened...

sob0728
04-07-2012, 17:27
Goodbye, Bulleit Rye. You were useful, but not great.

CaptainQ
04-07-2012, 20:25
Sipping an extinction pour of Col. E.H. Taylor Tornado Survivor bourbon. Perfect balance of sweetness, mouthfeel and proof. :yum: One of my new favorites. Lots more in the bunker.

spinningrecords
04-08-2012, 08:40
FR LE SmB 2010 is a goner. I thoroughly enjoyed it to the last drop.

hectic1
04-08-2012, 08:47
Templeton Rye hit the bin last night...I have another in the bunker but I don't think I'd be willing to pay the $38 a bottle that Binny's is asking for it now. :rolleyes:

jakew
04-09-2012, 08:13
Finished off my bottles of Basil Hayden's and Blanton's with a buddy over the weekend. Can't say I'll buy another Basil's for the price but I'll have to get a fresh Blanton's soon for my shelf.

Tucker
04-11-2012, 17:46
Finished my last OWA 7 tonight and am nearly finished with an OWA NAS.

Anyone know who sells the OWA in handles in the Atlanta area? Plenty of WSR in handles, but I haven't seen any OWA.

jcg9779
04-11-2012, 17:56
Finished my last OWA 7 tonight and am nearly finished with an OWA NAS.

Anyone know who sells the OWA in handles in the Atlanta area? Plenty of WSR in handles, but I haven't seen any OWA.

I haven't either, Doug...just the 1.75 WSRs. I don't think OWA is available in handles here.

Phil T
04-11-2012, 18:22
Sipping an extinction pour of Col. E.H. Taylor Tornado Survivor bourbon. Perfect balance of sweetness, mouthfeel and proof. :yum: One of my new favorites. Lots more in the bunker.

I couldn't agree more. Everytime I drink from my open bottle, I wonder if 3 more in the bunker is enough..:shocked:

callmeox
04-11-2012, 20:08
The last pour of a 116 proof Four Roses 120th has hit the glass.

I'm glad that I 'overbought' on this one. :grin:

AaronWF
04-11-2012, 22:41
The last pour of a 116 proof Four Roses 120th has hit the glass.
I'm glad that I 'overbought' on this one. :grin:

How long did that last you? Mine has been open for a week or two, and it's still pretty stiff. I'm waiting for it to open up a bit, but it may just be that it hits a 4R profile that I like less. It's still gorgeous, but definitely flatter (so far) than the 2011 LESmB and LE1B. It reminds me more of the 2010 LESmB.

I finally poured the last of a '99 EWSB Binny's barrel. Drinking it as I post. Not a fan of this. I'll give it credit for covering a fair amount of ground with a sweet entry, mild palate and bitter/grassy finish, but it's the finish that really turns me off. Easy enough to drink at 86.6pf, but this bottle alone made me run through 2 bottles of the PHC cognac; after a few bites of this stuff, the PHC echoes the profile, but expresses it majestically.

I also kicked a CEHT1B last night. Good stuff, but I say that sarcastically. It was good stuff when it was ER1B and cost $30. For $75, mild and inoffensive is not what I'm looking for.

I was sad to see a WSR 7/90 Lville liter go away. Luckily it was one of four I found, and for $20 a pop, I'm keenly on the lookout for more!

spinningrecords
04-12-2012, 00:03
The last of two bottles. A PVW 15 and 20.

I'm glad I've got more to tide me over.

cigarnv
04-12-2012, 03:25
WT101 Rye ....... with warmer weather and the patio office open this is the first of several that will bite the dust along with a trash can full of Blenheim ginger bottles.......

clindt
04-12-2012, 15:50
How long did that last you? Mine has been open for a week or two, and it's still pretty stiff. I'm waiting for it to open up a bit, but it may just be that it hits a 4R profile that I like less. It's still gorgeous, but definitely flatter (so far) than the 2011 LESmB and LE1B. It reminds me more of the 2010 LESmB.

I finally poured the last of a '99 EWSB Binny's barrel. Drinking it as I post. Not a fan of this. I'll give it credit for covering a fair amount of ground with a sweet entry, mild palate and bitter/grassy finish, but it's the finish that really turns me off. Easy enough to drink at 86.6pf, but this bottle alone made me run through 2 bottles of the PHC cognac; after a few bites of this stuff, the PHC echoes the profile, but expresses it majestically.

I also kicked a CEHT1B last night. Good stuff, but I say that sarcastically. It was good stuff when it was ER1B and cost $30. For $75, mild and inoffensive is not what I'm looking for.

I was sad to see a WSR 7/90 Lville liter go away. Luckily it was one of four I found, and for $20 a pop, I'm keenly on the lookout for more!

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is CEHT1B?

BarrelChar
04-12-2012, 16:00
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is CEHT1B?

Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel, produced by Buffalo Trace.

In my opinion, a decent whiskey but wildly overpriced at $70+.

Phil T
04-12-2012, 16:14
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is CEHT1B?

Colonel EH Taylor single barrel

scratchline
04-12-2012, 17:23
Handle of WT Old No. 8. RIP.

BBQ+Bourbon
04-12-2012, 22:42
Templeton Rye hit the bin last night...I have another in the bunker but I don't think I'd be willing to pay the $38 a bottle that Binny's is asking for it now. :rolleyes:

This is no time to start thinking about money, Bob. We're talking about your bunker!

jtexaslonestar
04-14-2012, 08:10
JPSR '17 had its dying pour last night and was given its last rites with a San Lotano Oval. I really liked the '17 and with the abundance of the '18 I will have to get a replacement, but at ~$80-90 may be a while.:bigeyes:

jtexaslonestar
04-14-2012, 08:23
A dodo or an EWSB?
:lol: Late on the reply, but no dodos of the avian variety here in N. Ga., but there are a few more '00 in the wild here. :cool:


Dodo in EWSB is a delicacy in some parts of France.:grin:

:skep:

http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.297652726.jpg

Bourbon Boiler
04-14-2012, 19:17
I had to lay to rest my dark wood bottle of WTKS this evening. An absolutely great bottle and a great find. It will be missed.

George
04-15-2012, 11:53
Said goodbye to a bottle of EC12.

sutton
04-15-2012, 18:05
Angel's Envy - just OK for me, not going to miss it.

RyanL
04-17-2012, 01:14
Put a bottle of TPS Willett 17yr wheated to rest with one last huge pour. Wish I had bought more when I had the chance.

barrelslime
04-18-2012, 07:35
Last night a friend and I killed a few bottles with a bit in each. Jim Beam Black, Crown Royal, and a Bushmill's Black Bush. They were great while they lasted....Farewell

unclebunk
04-18-2012, 08:26
Last night a friend and I killed a few bottles with a bit in each. Jim Beam Black, Crown Royal, and a Bushmill's Black Bush. They were great while they lasted....Farewell

We had a similar thing going last night while watching hockey. Four bottles with only a pour or two left in them bit the dust: OF Signature, ORVW 10/107, OC 101 and Zeppelin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey from the New Holland Brewing Company up in Michigan. I prefer NH's beers but the ZB wasn't half bad!

atfree
04-19-2012, 05:02
Since I have not been at this bourbon thing for very long, I just emptied my first bourbon bottle last night - Vintage 17 Bourbon (rye mashbill). No worries, as I have the wheated version to take its place.

DAD3
04-19-2012, 10:34
I said good bye to a bottle of ETL SB last night.

There was only one left in her and I really enjoyed it.:grin:

Flyfish
04-19-2012, 14:32
Finished a handle of VOB. Fortunately, there is another one. And even better, when my wife went digging around on the bottom shelf of our liquor cabinet, she found two, count them, two bottles of Old Ezra 101 and a bottle of EW SB that I had forgotten I had. Life is good.

PaulO
04-19-2012, 16:03
I finished off my bottle of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2009 release. It was nice. Was it worth the price of almost 3 Signatures? That's subjective. It is fun to try different things.

fishnbowljoe
04-19-2012, 16:15
I finished a Weller 12 and a semi-dusty Dant BIB in the last week or so.

Kyjd75
04-21-2012, 15:02
Finished off a Henry McKenna 10 year old BIB and an Elmer T. Lee. Really like the HM, more so than the ETL (although it was very good). The HM really surprised me, one of the best I have tried so far.

kyrocklover
04-21-2012, 18:37
Gentleman Jack and Elmer T Lee left today. Pretty sure Elmer will return for a visit, not so sure about GJ.

barrelslime
04-22-2012, 07:58
WHile at the campground last night, 2 of my buddys discovered my vault in the 5th Wheel. Dead soldiers from the thirsty trio are as listed;
1. templeton Rye
2. Crown Royal
3. Bulliet Bourbon
4. Jim Beam (White)
5. Wild Turkey 81
and 6. Some one brought a bottle of Jack Daniels (NOT MINE)

JayMonster
04-23-2012, 09:10
Since we could not bring them home from our trip, me and my cohorts had to finish off the bottles we purchased for this trip:

Very Old Barton
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Maker's 46

Already have a couple of these bottles at home, but the VOB cannot be revisited soon, even if we wanted to since it is not readily available here in NJ, and honestly, while it was surprisingly decent for a bottle that I could pick up for less than $10, I am quite satisfied keeping OWA as my everyday value pour anyway.

Parkersback
04-28-2012, 11:56
I finally killed the bottle of Laird's BIB Brandy that I bought last summer. It's not bad at all, but there's not a lot going on there. I think if I was to replace it, I'd know that I'd mostly want to use it to make cocktails: I have a feeling it'd work better that way.

yountvillewjs
04-28-2012, 20:37
Saz 18.

Been open awhile, like not love. Made a Manhattan out of the remainder. Tasty and super aromatic.

fishnbowljoe
05-02-2012, 15:32
I've been sipping on some Taylors lately. Both ends of the spectrum. I finished a dusty tax stamped 80 proof Old Taylor, and a Taylor Tornado bourbon in the last week. Both were great. :yum:

Ejmharris
05-02-2012, 19:17
MBR aged shine. Will miss that bottle.

c2walker
05-02-2012, 19:26
Goodbye gift shop A. Bowman 18 and Saz 18. I loved both, but it was time to make room on the shelf for something new.

Kalessin
05-02-2012, 22:35
A Wild Turkey Rye 101 gave up its last pour for a little manhattan tonight:

1.75 oz WTRye101
.75 oz Cocchi Vermouth de Turin
half teaspoon dark maple syrup ("grade B" is the dark and strong flavored stuff)
dash of Fee's Orange Bitters
3 Luxuardo cherries

Ahhh... heavenly. I need to find and bunker a few more WTRye 101's, as I've also tested this recipe with Baby Saz, and the rye flavor isn't quite strong enough...

luv2hunt
05-03-2012, 19:14
Came home from the Sampler with a desire to re-visit previous private bottlings I've been able to purchase. Sadly, I finished off the remains of Dougs Willett Rye and Doug & Neal's Willett Rye. I would be the first to tell you I'm not a rye fan......but there are exceptions!! Wow!! Glad I have another bottle of each to put in the liquor cabinet!!

jtexaslonestar
05-03-2012, 20:06
Revisited the BT the last two weeks and finished it tonight. Very tasty bourbon and affordable!:cool:

Brisko
05-04-2012, 08:04
Killed off a WTKS embossed dark top earlier this week and last night a Ritt BiB gave up its last.

Lazer
05-06-2012, 20:43
Finishing my last pour of rare breed. I still have 1L bottle of WT101 that I opened on Friday in anticipation of this moment. :cool:

clingman71
05-06-2012, 21:57
TPS 1792. Started bad to mediocre, got drinkable about halfway, last quarter was really good.

yountvillewjs
05-07-2012, 10:47
My 4R SB didn't even make it a week. Had an auction Saturday night, took the bottle with me - one of the most popular guys in the room. Will be looking to add a replacement this week.

bigtoys
05-14-2012, 20:18
Lot B.
somehow, I had 2 open bottles. now, just one.

yountvillewjs
05-14-2012, 21:28
Ritt BiB - there was just about one cocktail left. Done.

Clavius
05-14-2012, 22:23
Goodbye Weller 12!

Kyjd75
05-16-2012, 12:38
OGD BiB hits the trash!

clingman71
05-17-2012, 18:06
CnB ETL #3 gave its life to the cause tonight. CnB ETL #15 is not long for this world either.

BFerguson
05-22-2012, 20:10
BTEC 91 gave up the last pour tonight. Goodbye old friend.....

B

BillP
05-22-2012, 20:26
OWA 107 went far too fast!

LostBottle
05-22-2012, 21:12
I just finished a bottle of Handy. I also have a bottle of Vintage 21 that probably won't last long at the rate I have been reaching for it - truly great rye. I think WT 101 rye will be opened next - a whiskey that will soon be harder to find than the Handy, whose spot it is replacing.

Young Blacksmith
05-23-2012, 05:52
VOB 86 went away yesterday. The bananas came on late and left pretty quickly, so I would not be afraid to pick up another.

cigarnv
05-23-2012, 06:00
Cabin Still and an Old Taylor... both from the mid 80's.....

JayMonster
05-28-2012, 17:52
Having left a pour in several bottles today became "clean out day," so I had the last pour of Knob Creek over lunch and the last pour from an Eagle Rare bottle which was rwmaravly better than the first. And OWA gave its last to a batch of Manhattans while the steaks were grilling.

hectic1
05-28-2012, 18:17
Killed bottles of Weller 12, WSR Kenwood Liquors, FR1B Kenwood Liquors, and a FR1B BS 1789b OBSV in the last couple weeks!

c2walker
05-28-2012, 18:29
Finally got around to finishing off a pair of budget pours: Baby Saz and OWA. TPS AAA 10yr shall take their place.

cigarnv
05-29-2012, 04:35
Willett 5YO rye and a JJ Bowman 14YO hit the bins....

jcg9779
05-30-2012, 09:19
Finished off a low fill Weller 12 this past weekend.

jtexaslonestar
05-30-2012, 20:27
In celebration of one truckload of sod down AND prepping for a 2nd load tomorrow AM, I finished my bottle of CEHT Warehouse C tonight, and then...I am opening the Single Barrel expression tomorrow after the completion of the 2nd truckload. :cool:

Young Blacksmith
05-31-2012, 06:38
killed off a half pint of ND OT, and decided to dump the rest of a bad pair of dusty pints, Ten High and JTS Brown 86.

bad_scientist
05-31-2012, 07:01
killed off a half pint of ND OT, and decided to dump the rest of a bad pair of dusty pints, Ten High and JTS Brown 86.

Does the dusty JTS Brown have any butterscotch notes? I've had dusties from most distilleries, and they all have butterscotch notes, but current HH is so strong with the corn, wood, and mint that I'd be sort of surprised if they worked some butterscotch in.

cigarnv
05-31-2012, 08:14
ETL Julio's current selection... quite good as ETL's go and a very easy drinker

Parkersback
05-31-2012, 09:53
I emptied the last of my Woodford Maple finish into some Old Forester for a bottle for mixed drinks/ginger ale. I appreciate any distillery trying new things, but I am not a fan of this expression. Even after combining it with the OF, and even after adding some Mellow Corn to try and cool it down, that hot astringent note won't go away. If anything, it has gotten worse.

Young Blacksmith
05-31-2012, 17:59
Does the dusty JTS Brown have any butterscotch notes? I've had dusties from most distilleries, and they all have butterscotch notes, but current HH is so strong with the corn, wood, and mint that I'd be sort of surprised if they worked some butterscotch in.

I wouldn't call it butterscotch, but it did have that sort of dusty bourbon richness to it. It just didn't hit the great spots like some do, and I kept staring at it, and the funk growing in the bottom, and said no more mediocre bourbon.

It was recognizably HH whiskey though, complete with mellow mint/menthol afterburner. All the dusty HH I've had is a bit more potent rye/menthol finish. EC12 pre-fire is pretty good, if unbalanced, starting with vanilla and caramel, and finishing with a kick in the pants, that all makes you want to keep drinking it.

bad_scientist
05-31-2012, 18:07
It just didn't hit the great spots like some do, and I kept staring at it, and the funk growing in the bottom, and said no more mediocre bourbon.

Man, that is how I felt about my Old Forester 86 and Old Fitz Primes from the mid-'80s. Rare or not, one glass was all I needed to obtain my education, and they eventually sanitized the garbage disposal.


It was recognizably HH whiskey though, complete with mellow mint/menthol afterburner. All the dusty HH I've had is a bit more potent rye/menthol finish. EC12 pre-fire is pretty good, if unbalanced, starting with vanilla and caramel, and finishing with a kick in the pants, that all makes you want to keep drinking it.

Cool! If I'm lucky enough to find them, I'll definitely scoop them up! Unbalanced or not, that sounds like a fun ride.

hectic1
05-31-2012, 18:43
Killed some Four Roses bottles this last week...
1789b #1 OBSV
Paws & Claws OESO
Shopper's Vinyard Rutledge OBSV

Clavius
05-31-2012, 20:05
Goodbye to my one and only bottle of PVW20. One of the best bourbons I've ever had... which is why I drank it all! :drinking:

The Boozer
05-31-2012, 20:29
Cork & Bottle selection of 4R SB, Barrel #18. Very tasty, with more burnt caramel flavor than the standard SB offering. Heading back to Cincy in two weeks, plan to pick up a couple more bottles.

JPBoston
05-31-2012, 21:09
Knob Creek, "Special Selection" for Total Wine AZ... need to reload asap, really enjoyed this bottle.

jtexaslonestar
06-03-2012, 12:52
I have taken two bottles out this weekend. The first casualty was a Kentucky Vintage that hung on a little longer than expected by hiding behind other bottles. And then I finished my Willet 4 y.o. Barrel Proof Rye. I play MarioKart much better when I am loaded up on barrel proof rye. :lol:

Old Lamplighter
06-03-2012, 13:42
Had to lay a couple to rest over the weekend:
HW Rendezvous
VWFRR (this hurt!)

jersey12
06-03-2012, 18:43
Just finished my first pappy 15 (spring '11 release, 09 bottling date). Made it last for almost a year and enjoyed every sip as I don't really have friends who would appreciate such a fine pour. Thankfully, I have one more from this release in reserve for the future.

Old Lamplighter
06-03-2012, 19:16
Goodbye to my one and only bottle of PVW20. One of the best bourbons I've ever had... which is why I drank it all! :drinking:

That's the only way to do it properly:toast:

BFerguson
06-04-2012, 20:04
Willett 5yr rye tonight. Lots of barrel char in the last pour.

While nice, I think I prefer the 4yr version to this particular barrel.

B

cigarnv
06-05-2012, 13:35
Bowman 14YO hits the trash bin yesterday....

atfree
06-05-2012, 19:05
Finished off my first ever PVW15 last night. Amazing from first sip to last. I got lucky to snag 2 at the same place during my first time Pappy hunting, but I may not get that lucky in the future.

MrAtomic
06-06-2012, 15:13
Just waved goodbye to a dusty bottle of Old Taylor 80. I have a huge soft spot for this stuff, even at 80 proof (dusty OT 100 is an all-time favorite). It's got plenty of flavor and is so gentle. That was my last one, so I need to cue the A-Team music, suit up, and find some more OT dusties.

bad_scientist
06-06-2012, 15:35
Just waved goodbye to a dusty bottle of Old Taylor 80. I have a huge soft spot for this stuff, even at 80 proof (dusty OT 100 is an all-time favorite). It's got plenty of flavor and is so gentle. That was my last one, so I need to cue the A-Team music, suit up, and find some more OT dusties.

Were the 80 proofs offered at the same time as the 86s? I found some 86s a couple of weeks ago, but no 80s or 100s.

JayMonster
06-06-2012, 21:21
Said adios to a bottle of Devil's Cut. I know it has few fans around here, but for an easy sipping whiskey when my attention is more on the Stanley Cup finals than what is in my glass, it is more than up to the task.

cigarnv
06-07-2012, 06:52
HW 16YO Rye....... sad to see this one go...

MrAtomic
06-07-2012, 09:40
Were the 80 proofs offered at the same time as the 86s? I found some 86s a couple of weeks ago, but no 80s or 100s.

As far as I know, yes. I've had bottles of ND Old Taylor in 80 and 86 proof.

Ejmharris
06-07-2012, 15:49
Just waved goodbye to a dusty bottle of Old Taylor 80. I have a huge soft spot for this stuff, even at 80 proof (dusty OT 100 is an all-time favorite). It's got plenty of flavor and is so gentle. That was my last one, so I need to cue the A-Team music, suit up, and find some more OT dusties.

I have an OT BiB from '74 that I got along with a JBW and Hiram Walker from the early 80's. I am very eager to try it but currently keeping sealed for my 40th with twin brother in 2 years. It may not make it that long. The JBW was also pretty good in coke, but I do tend to like the current JBW in coke as well. The HW has found a new home.

unclebunk
06-08-2012, 09:14
Goodbye OGD114, hello ORVW10/107!

unclebunk
06-08-2012, 09:15
Finished off my first ever PVW15 last night. Amazing from first sip to last. I got lucky to snag 2 at the same place during my first time Pappy hunting, but I may not get that lucky in the future.

Glad you enjoyed it. It really is a fabulous pour, just don't break the bank trying to score some more. There are many other fine alternatives.

CaptainQ
06-08-2012, 09:18
The last pours from two bottles hit the bin this week. First to go was Four Roses OESO single barrel bottled for Clearview Spirits. It was aged for 10 year 10 months. Took a while for it to open up, but I don't think this recipe is one of my favorites. Not going to be replaced. The second bottle I have been savoring/nursing along ever so carefully. Abraham Bowman bourbon TPS barrel #5, 140 proof. For me, this bottling blows the doors off GTS. Sweet, rich, not over oaked, everything one wants in a great bourbon. This one will be missed. Thankfully I have a few more backups.