View Full Version : Distiller's Masterpiece 18-year (Beam)

04-10-2012, 20:32
Tear drop bottle finished in Cognac cask with Noe and Royers name on it and in a fancy case. I believe it had a copyright date of 1999 on the bottle tag. The prior forum posts on this label are very old and not super informative.

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what this is exactly?

04-10-2012, 20:41
two words, duty free :cool:

Trey Manthey
04-10-2012, 22:15
I saw that yesterday on this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erX8QdUZE-Y).

Skip to about 6:23 for some info.

04-11-2012, 15:41
I've got a bottle bunkered. It's 18 yo Beam bourbon finished in cognac casks. Same process as the recent PHC release. In fact cognac casks are from the same source for both.

04-11-2012, 16:35
not duty free, just about the highest price bourbon ever released at it's time. Still a few on the shelf around here.

04-11-2012, 16:41
Didn't they do a series? My recollection is there was a port finished as well.

04-11-2012, 21:26
A 20 year old port finish borttled at 86 proof.

Tasting notes are included in American Still Life.

04-12-2012, 05:39
I worked my way through both bottles. I like the second release (Port Wood) better. I thought it was a very nice whiskey. A whiskey that was way ahead of its time.

04-12-2012, 13:47
Saw one on a shelf last year. Passed it up. Too rich for my blood.

04-12-2012, 13:53
Saw one on a shelf last year. Passed it up. Too rich for my blood.
How rich are we talking? Is it as bad as Charbay's 300-400 dollar flop?

04-12-2012, 13:59
No, I think it was in the neighborhood of $150-$200.

proof and age
04-12-2012, 16:21
I would buy, these are epic bottlings

04-12-2012, 17:14
I have one of each here, but haven't gotten to them yet. They are signed by Fred Noe, might open them with him one day.