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trumpstylz
01-24-2012, 12:40
Has anyone tried the bourbons that come in the box- the bourbon heritage collection- the very special old fitzgerald 12 year or the old charter proprieters reserve?

Good? Not so good?

nblair
01-24-2012, 13:43
Have only had the slope shouldered OCPR and love it. Really glad I have an extra in the bunker (but disappointed I ONLY have one more). If you are debating on whether or not to purchase, I say jump.

Even if the Old Fitz isn't as good, I believe it's Stitzel-Weller. That's got to count for something provided they aren't asking more than $50-$60.

hectic1
01-24-2012, 13:58
They're both very good...If I had to put the BHC collection in order by preference they would be:

Weller Centennial Louisville
Weller Centennial Frankfort
Very Special Old Fitz 12yr
Old Charter Proprieter's Reserve 13 Slope Shoulder
George Dickel 12yr
Old Charter Proprieter's Reserve 13 Squat Bottle
IW Harper 15yr

TheEther
01-24-2012, 15:00
I tried the Old Fitz 12 last weekend, here are my notes but I'm a noob, with a grain of salt of course! :grin:

Old Fitzgerald 12 year
Paid: $30.99

Nothing to speak of on the nose, alcohol and oak.. My sniffer may not be that refined. (I should have probably let it sit and open up a bit)

Taste is a 3 trick pony, slightly sweet on the front immediately giving way to what I perceive is a dry musty rye in the middle (even though this is a wheated bourbon) then slowly tapering off to a glorious long light vanilla way in the back. The front and middle are bit uninteresting, but the vanilla is worth waiting for. When I want my vanilla fix, this one has the most overt vanilla Iíve found so far. It reminded me of Yuengling Lager. You drink it for the finish..

Is this a 30 dollar bourbon? Iím still struggling with that one but I do like the vanillaÖ

dohidied
01-24-2012, 15:13
I tried the Old Fitz 12 last weekend, here are my notes but I'm a noob, with a grain of salt of course! :grin:

Old Fitzgerald 12 year
Paid: $30.99

Nothing to speak of on the nose, alcohol and oak.. My sniffer may not be that refined. (I should have probably let it sit and open up a bit)

Taste is a 3 trick pony, slightly sweet on the front immediately giving way to what I perceive is a dry musty rye in the middle (even though this is a wheated bourbon) then slowly tapering off to a glorious long light vanilla way in the back. The front and middle are bit uninteresting, but the vanilla is worth waiting for. When I want my vanilla fix, this one has the most overt vanilla Iíve found so far. It reminded me of Yuengling Lager. You drink it for the finish..

Is this a 30 dollar bourbon? Iím still struggling with that one but I do like the vanillaÖ

Did the bottle say BHC on the plastic wrap or VS?

Josh
01-24-2012, 17:35
I think the BHC VSOF is dull, especially when compared to the Weller Centennial, which was in the same set. The OCPR I think is really great whiskey. The slope is better but square is still good.

Young Blacksmith
01-24-2012, 18:59
I think the VSOF is dull also. I like Weller 12 and OWA as wheaters better. I also like EC12 better.

I know SW juice gets a lot of love around here, and yes, my bottle has BHC on the shrink wrapped neck, but this one just lacks imho.

T Comp
01-24-2012, 19:07
I think the BHC VSOF is dull, especially when compared to the Weller Centennial, which was in the same set. The OCPR I think is really great whiskey. The slope is better but square is still good.

What Josh says. I passed on both Dickel and IW Harper, when I spotted a few about 4 years ago, due to low fill levels on the Dickel and no interest in the 80 proof Harper.

T Comp
01-24-2012, 19:09
I think the VSOF is dull also. I like Weller 12 and OWA as wheaters better. I also like EC12 better.

I know SW juice gets a lot of love around here, and yes, my bottle has BHC on the shrink wrapped neck, but this one just lacks imho.

And what Young Blacksmith says too. :grin:

nblair
01-24-2012, 19:24
Don't want to start start too much of a thread drift, but its somewhat pertinent. Does anyone know where the juice in the OCPR SS was distilled? I'm not as familiar with the history of the Charter label as others.

ThomasH
01-24-2012, 19:36
I like all of the bottles in the BHC. The VSOF I have is quite good!

Thomas

StraightNoChaser
01-25-2012, 13:49
I like all of the bottles in the BHC. The VSOF I have is quite good!

Thomas
I agree. I typically like 100 proofers or higher but for 90 it's damn good.

TheEther
01-25-2012, 14:19
Did the bottle say BHC on the plastic wrap or VS?


Dohidied it was the Very Special version..

Josh
01-25-2012, 15:00
Dohidied it was the Very Special version..

The old edition of VSOF has BHC (Bourbon Heritage Collection) on the neck, the current issue has VS on the neck.

TheEther
01-25-2012, 15:29
The old edition of VSOF has BHC (Bourbon Heritage Collection) on the neck, the current issue has VS on the neck.

I attached a photo to my post above.. It's most definitely the new version..

StraightNoChaser
01-28-2012, 17:01
I attached a photo to my post above.. It's most definitely the new version..
Still good juice IMO. But naturally the BHC version trumps it

lrochau
01-28-2012, 17:12
I picked up a bottle of OCPR last week when traveling. I had never seen or heard about it up to that point but I have enjoyed the 8 and 12 year old OC stuff that I have tried.

nblair
02-08-2012, 17:18
Does anyone know where the juice in the OCPR SS was distilled? I'm not as familiar with the history of the Charter label as others.

So I believe that Old Charter was distilled at the Belmont Distillery at 17th and Breckenridge St. under the ownership of Schenley before the new Bernheim Distillery was opened in 1992. Does that sound correct to the historians out there?