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Tico
07-03-2012, 19:37
I just finished off a killer bottle of the famous SB blend. 50/50 mix of OWA and Weller 12. I was about to mix up another and figured I would play with the ratio. Anyone tweaked the blend on this to come up with something a bit more interesting than 50/50?

I will be using a new release Weller 12 and a bottle of single barrel CnB OWA (8.5yrs-ish). If I do 50/50 again the final will be 10.25 yrs old and 98.5 proof, or as I like to call it, the poor mans Weller Centenial. :cool:

Roc-A-Fella_1
07-03-2012, 19:41
Only one way to find out...try different ratios and let us know which you think is best.

STLbourbon
07-03-2012, 20:13
I tried a 65% 12year to 35% OWA and that, to me, was clearly the wrong direction. Now I'm leaning 60% OWA to 40% 12 year and I'm much happier. I think I'll even lean a bit heavier on the OWA. to me there's just something alive and kickin' and exploding with flavor with the OWA. But it's young and not all that layered and deep. But just augmenting that with some age and maturity and the subtle complexity that comes with 12 years to enhance the OWA experience really does it for me. If I had to pick one or the other to drink, I tend to favor OWA, so that's probably why I'm leaning this way. I do love the blend. It's become a house favorite. And I also agree with the advice I read a while ago to leave some air in the bottle and give it at least a week or 2 for the two flavors to meld. It's really good stuff, and you just can't beat the price.


STLb

CoMobourbon
07-08-2012, 05:31
And I also agree with the advice I read a while ago to leave some air in the bottle and give it at least a week or 2 for the two flavors to meld. It's really good stuff, and you just can't beat the price.


STLb

Do you think the 1-2 week wait period is just generic wheater air-time improvement? Or is there really something to the melding process?

Personally, I am undecided. I've tried another vatting of rye bourbons that was good from the first day but also seemed to have maybe improved a little after 1+ week.

sutton
07-08-2012, 06:19
Do you think the 1-2 week wait period is just generic wheater air-time improvement? Or is there really something to the melding process?

Personally, I am undecided. I've tried another vatting of rye bourbons that was good from the first day but also seemed to have maybe improved a little after 1+ week.

Don't have a lot of experience with it myself, but I do think something is gained by letting the blend meld for a period of time. I've posted here about a really off bottle of current Old Fitz BiB that I was thinking of tossing down the drain. It had a very weird and dominating off-note of earthy, herbally, cooked asparagus. I saw something on Ralfy's blog about saving a bad whisky, and thought I'd give it a try. It was a 1L bottle a little more than 1/3 gone. I put in two tablespoons of medium-amber maple syrup, the last 4 oz or so of a Cinzano red vermouth, and topped it off with Maker's Mark. It made the Old Fitz tolerable; but tasted a bit like a slightly off bourbon Manhattan.

After a couple of months, it was really transformed. The flavors are now very integrated - that off-note is very much in the background, wrapped in the maple flavor without being overly sweet, and only emerges on the finish. As a matter of fact, they kind of remind me of celery bitters.

Kind of reminded me of how a barreled Manhattan tasted more "together" than making my own ... of course, hard to separate the tastes from the context in which you are having the drink - which I'm sure influences my impressions.

CoMobourbon
07-08-2012, 07:23
Don't have a lot of experience with it myself, but I do think something is gained by letting the blend meld for a period of time. I've posted here about a really off bottle of current Old Fitz BiB that I was thinking of tossing down the drain. It had a very weird and dominating off-note of earthy, herbally, cooked asparagus. I saw something on Ralfy's blog about saving a bad whisky, and thought I'd give it a try. It was a 1L bottle a little more than 1/3 gone. I put in two tablespoons of medium-amber maple syrup, the last 4 oz or so of a Cinzano red vermouth, and topped it off with Maker's Mark. It made the Old Fitz tolerable; but tasted a bit like a slightly off bourbon Manhattan.

After a couple of months, it was really transformed. The flavors are now very integrated - that off-note is very much in the background, wrapped in the maple flavor without being overly sweet, and only emerges on the finish. As a matter of fact, they kind of remind me of celery bitters.

Kind of reminded me of how a barreled Manhattan tasted more "together" than making my own ... of course, hard to separate the tastes from the context in which you are having the drink - which I'm sure influences my impressions.

Of course the problem is always sample size. To really form an educated opinion about vatting, even if only with reference to yourself, you would have to taste many different vattings of many categorical varieties at regular intervals. And frankly, I don't have the discipline, not to mention the resources, to ever follow through with that kind of study.

Still, it's really interesting to hear about other people's experiences and grow one's sample base that way. I'm not much for mixed drinks, but I will have to give that mass pre-mixed Manhattan-esque stuff a try when I get a chance. Although I do wonder about how the integration of sugar in whiskey relates to the integration of whiskey in whiskey; I would think that it might work differently.

Tico
07-08-2012, 09:20
I went with. 60/40 of OWA and Weller 12. I really do believe that it gets better after a few weeks or marrying time.

JPBoston
07-08-2012, 13:01
Been wanting to try this for a long time... but my local Total Wine has been out of Weller 12 stock for awhile, and doesn't expect more until November. Bummer.

MyOldKyDram
07-08-2012, 15:00
I have several Weller 12s, just need to get an OWA and give this a whirl.

dridge11
07-13-2012, 19:48
Today, Tico and I compared his 60-CnB OWA / 40-W12 to my 50-OWA / 50-W12 and the results were staggering.

They are different, but both delicious. Then I poured them together and that was also different and delicious.

I think which blend you prefer is like trying to decide which Victoria's Secret Model to sleep with. Several options, you may prefer one, but there are no bad choices.

Tico
07-13-2012, 20:28
Today, Tico and I compared his 60-CnB OWA / 40-W12 to my 50-OWA / 50-W12 and the results were staggering.

They are different, but both delicious. Then I poured them together and that was also different and delicious.

I think which blend you prefer is like trying to decide which Victoria's Secret Model to sleep with. Several options, you may prefer one, but there are no bad choices.
Amen to that!!!!

Bmac
07-13-2012, 20:43
In regards to waiting the two weeks for the blend to take shape isn't about air time (unless you are exposing it to air) It's about excited flavor particles. It's akin to adding a splash of water to scotch. The esters and flavor particles separate and then settle back down into new bonds. When the two whiskeys meet, it's the same.

As far as ratio goes on Weller vs OWA it's smooth-wood vs hot-sweet. Figure your ratio from there :)

MyOldKyDram
07-14-2012, 03:40
I just made my first SB 50/50 blend on Wednesday. Trying to hold out for at least a week before I sample it.

Ejmharris
07-14-2012, 06:11
I just made my first SB 50/50 blend on Wednesday. Trying to hold out for at least a week before I sample it.

Sample it now and then after it has had some air.

MyOldKyDram
07-14-2012, 08:20
I think I can probably manage that tonight. :p

soonami
07-14-2012, 09:49
Need to find some Weller 12 in the Mid-Atlantic to try this. Only a little left in the open bottle :(

MyOldKyDram
07-15-2012, 12:29
Enjoying it right now and it's quite delicious, after just a few days. Really beats the pants off of either bourbon individually IMO. Seems so simple, and it is I guess, marrying the two and bringing the best of both of their worlds together. Will be interested to see what changes a week or two brings.

Roc-A-Fella_1
07-15-2012, 12:49
Enjoying it right now and it's quite delicious, after just a few days. Really beats the pants off of either bourbon individually IMO. Seems so simple, and it is I guess, marrying the two and bringing the best of both of their worlds together. Will be interested to see what changes a week or two brings.
I enjoyed some for the first time last night, also after just a few days. As I indicated in the What Are You Drinking thread, there wasn't much of a nose initially, but after periodically shaking the bottle in attempts to better meld the blend, the nose became much more expressive.

darylld911
07-15-2012, 14:46
I'm preparing to do a small comparative test with just a few ounces in some empty half-pints. Going to try 50/50 mix (1.5 ounces of each), and a 60(OWA)/40(W12) mix (1.5 ounces of OWA and 1 ounce of W12). The hardest thing will be waiting until next weekend to taste them! This is the first Weller 12 I've come across (and I didn't even taste it yet!), so next weekend I look forward to facing not only these two blends off - but throwing in the OWA and W12 straight. If nothing else, it'll be a fun hour next Sunday!

darylld911
07-22-2012, 13:28
I found that I definitely preferred the 60/40 ratio with 60 OWA/40 W12 over the 50/50 split. I was a bit surprised by the difference! When compared to the OWA and W12, I did think that the 60/40 captured that synergy of being greater than the sum of its parts. I like both the OWA and W12 by themselves (although I like the analogy dridge11 made between two Victoria Secret's models - different, but one isn't necessarily "better" than the other), but I definitely enjoyed the 60/40 better than either by itself.

What surprised me is that the 60/40 seemed to have less bite than the 50/50, despite having more of the OWA (which has more bite than W12 on its own). I found that to be counter-intuitive - but agreed not to argue with my tastebuds :cool:

Young Guns
07-23-2012, 13:55
This is a great idea that I had never considered before. I love OWA, and have yet to try the W12, but I think this will be something I will try when I grab a bottle of W12.

fishnbowljoe
07-01-2013, 17:07
I'm gonna post here just to bump this up, and......... If I have some time in the next few days or so, I just might start working on my next special Weller vatting. :bigeyes: I've got an 09 WLW, some Weller SR, and a SW Old Fitz Prime amongst other things that I might try and work with this time. :yum:

ChainWhip
07-01-2013, 17:10
I've got a vatting of WLW'05:OWA:W12 (2:1:1) that's delicious.

T Comp
07-01-2013, 17:57
Taking a cue from an Oscar post a few days ago I went 2/3 Weller 12 (bottled 2007 and delicious with no soot that has creeped in to current versions) and 1/3 of another beaut, a 9 year OWA SB. The sum was equal to and different but not greater than its parts.

JPBoston
07-01-2013, 19:28
I'm a big fan of the 3:1, maybe leaning to 3:2, ratio of OWA to W12 myself.

qman22
07-01-2013, 20:29
I prefer a W12 heavy blend of about 3:1.

This thread reminds me that I need to mix a new batch up...

ATXWhiskey
07-01-2013, 23:19
As a housewarming gift for a friend I gave him a blend of about 60% age stated OWA with about 25% Van Winkle Lot B (which is very akin to W12, but better) and about 15% WLW. It was excellent.

darylld911
07-02-2013, 01:38
After growing paranoid about the posts of W12 disappearing, I've mixed some "micro-batches" of OWA & Larceny and OWA & Old Fitz 1849. Then (of course), found a W12 :lol: I love my 60% OWA/40% W12 mix, and if anything might go heavier on the OWA (or I like the idea of throwing a little WLW in there). But for now, can't mess with it when it is so freaking delicious as is!

michang5
07-02-2013, 04:53
How was the batch with Larceny?

darylld911
07-02-2013, 09:39
How was the batch with Larceny?

Haven't tried it yet, letting it marry for a week first. But hopefully!

darylld911
07-07-2013, 13:03
Did my first blind tasting today, and was really surprised by the results. After traveling this week, I want to repeat this for sure as I think my smeller may be a bit off. Here are the results from the first go at it though.

1: 50/50 ratio of Larceny and OWA
2: 50/50 ratio of Old Fitz 1849 (current bottling) and OWA
3: My SB Blend of 60% OWA & 40% W12

Nosing
1: Reminds me of a dusty, like older ND juice (disclaimer - I've had very little, but this is the connection my brain is making whether correct or not!) Smells fairly nice – like older stuff! Thicker, sweet, but not overly sweet. Just a hint of mustiness.
2: Also nice, just a touch of mint (which gave it away as Old Fitz).
3: Similar to, but not quite as nice. Just a bit more plain to me.

Palate
1: Very nice – more sweet than the others, although I get a very slight hint of mint. Bit drier than my SB blend (although my favorite of the three). Sirens going off - I'm not getting a lot of caramel/vanilla, which I would definitely expect to get in my SB blend.
2: Get the mintyness that reminds me of Old Fitz, but with a bit more burn. Bright, crisp, not very sweet – more dry than anything.
3: Bit more sweet, but also on the dry side. Thin, no mint, and less burn. Had the most noticeable change with a few drops of water (no impact on the others). Brought a bit more sweetness and warmth to it.

I gave sample 1 an 84, with sample 2 an 82, and sample 3 a 76. Bernie's book can give you the value of these ratings :lol:, but basically - I preferred sample 1 a bit over sample 2, and didn't think much of sample 3. My guess was that 1 was my SB Blend since I did like it more (although I couldn't figure out why it had any hint of mint, as I get none of that usually). Now I know why!

I'm going to repeat this same tasting between Larceny+OWA and my SB Blend at some later date when everything seems to be in better working order. Based on this initial pass though, I would encourage some others to try a Larceny/OWA mix and share their thoughts on how that compares to the SB blend!

squire
07-07-2013, 14:27
That's useful information Gary, very good approach.

Gillman
07-07-2013, 15:15
Very interesting but I can't overemphasize how each bottle of each brand mentioned does vary bottle to bottle. It means IMO that one cannot replicate the results obtained by any one blender. Indeed the blender cannot on a later occasion, using different bottles. Even small differences in batches can make a difference in the mingled result. All approaches discussed here are excellent guides but not more IMO again.

Gary

Restaurant man
07-07-2013, 16:09
Very interesting but I can't overemphasize how each bottle of each brand mentioned does vary bottle to bottle. It means IMO that one cannot replicate the results obtained by any one blender. Indeed the blender cannot on a later occasion, using different bottles. Even small differences in batches can make a difference in the mingled result. All approaches discussed here are excellent guides but not more IMO again.

Gary

All hope is lost. Dammit. Guess ill have to keep trying

Old Dusty
07-07-2013, 16:13
Just to throw one out there: I vatted my SB blend (which was 1:1) and Larceny at approximately 1:1 and it was really tasty. If my pours were right it was 25%OWA/25%W12/50%Larceny. Worked really well on ice watching the hydroplane race not happen on the Ohio River this weekend.

michang5
07-07-2013, 17:30
Thanks for the science, Darylld911! Well done. Good to know Larceny brought something different and good/better to the party. I'll have to give it a try once I finish of my 1-1/2 bottles of SB Blend.

darylld911
07-07-2013, 17:30
Very interesting but I can't overemphasize how each bottle of each brand mentioned does vary bottle to bottle. It means IMO that one cannot replicate the results obtained by any one blender. Indeed the blender cannot on a later occasion, using different bottles. Even small differences in batches can make a difference in the mingled result. All approaches discussed here are excellent guides but not more IMO again.

Gary

Agree that each brand varies bottle to bottle, and while the results would not be identical - do you believe they would be dramatically different? I completely accept that variances in batches will carry that variance to the mingled result. It sounds like what you're saying is that since each brand varies bottle to bottle, the fact that I like this bottle of OWA 107 doesn't mean I'll like the next one; it would merely be a guide to suggest that I might like the next one (and IMHO, while there is variability - these brands are not single barrel products and have less variability than others in this space).

I've honestly never finished a bottle of my own SB blend (when it ran low, I simply added more in the same proportions; and it tasted pretty much the same to me). Are you talking more about changes over time (ie - an OWA bottled this year compared to one bottled several years ago), or just the inherent variability in whiskey (different barrels, different ages, etc)? Not trying to be argumentative - truly looking to learn more than I know today. About bourbon at least (anyone tries to teach me calculus again, it ain't gonna be pretty!)

Gillman
07-07-2013, 18:20
No you've said it right, I just mean, the taste likely won't be exactly the same the next time (with different bottles), the mouthfeel as well. Thus, I'm suggesting no one should feel that say a 50-50 blend is fixed, it may take 52:48 next time. It's all down to the final judgment of the blender and taster. Everyone too would have a different tolerance for small differences in flavor.

Gary

Gillman
07-07-2013, 18:46
Just on the point of topping up a blend with the same mix from later bottles, this is what I do as well, and I'd like to think the multiplying effect of adding subsequent bottles of the same brand would increase complexity. I also sometimes alter the blend as it drops in the container, adding a third whiskey for a different effect, or a little less of one to adjust for some factor I feel may be attributable to a slight difference in the next bottle.

Gary

HighInTheMtns
07-07-2013, 19:48
I've honestly never finished a bottle of my own SB blend (when it ran low, I simply added more in the same proportions; and it tasted pretty much the same to me).
How many bottles deep are you into it at this point? I love the idea that there's always a little bit of every bottle left in the vatting.

MyOldKyDram
07-07-2013, 19:54
Would that be a solera SB blend?

ChainWhip
07-07-2013, 20:10
SLC SB Solera - gotta a nice ring to it

Restaurant man
07-07-2013, 20:16
Would that be a solera SB blend?

Best part of that is you can add dusties to the top and make 1 hell of a solera bend

mosugoji64
07-07-2013, 20:38
That's a very cool experiment, Gary! Thanks for sharing the results. Larceny has a very interesting character in that it seems to straddle the wheat/rye profile. I've often thought would make for a great blending whiskey, but I just haven't gotten around to experimenting. Think I may have to try the Larceny/SB blend mix here in a few minutes!

JPBoston
07-07-2013, 21:01
How many bottles deep are you into it at this point? I love the idea that there's always a little bit of every bottle left in the vatting.

The SB Sour Mash...

squire
07-07-2013, 21:03
Personal solera does have a nice ring to it.

darylld911
07-08-2013, 03:31
How many bottles deep are you into it at this point? I love the idea that there's always a little bit of every bottle left in the vatting.

If I had to guess, I've finished off a bit less than 2 750mLs worth (although my current bottle is damn near full). I emptied the last of my first W12 in this one (using a 40% W12 mix, two full bottles of the blend would have taken up 80% of one bottle - and I did enjoy some neat). I honestly wasn't looking as much to maintain consistency as I was to empty the contributing bottles to make room :lol:

darylld911
07-08-2013, 03:33
No you've said it right, I just mean, the taste likely won't be exactly the same the next time (with different bottles), the mouthfeel as well. Thus, I'm suggesting no one should feel that say a 50-50 blend is fixed, it may take 52:48 next time. It's all down to the final judgment of the blender and taster. Everyone too would have a different tolerance for small differences in flavor.

Gary

Great point. Besides changes from batch to batch, our tastes evolve over time so the same ratio may not "do it" for me. Probably should make it a point to blind tasting different ratios every couple of years just to see what is hitting best at that moment (and maybe even just mixing 375 mL batches). As long as we're all having fun with it, we're doing it right :D

jonhalter
07-10-2013, 16:27
I just made a 50/50 batch. Going to let it sit for awhile before tasting. This is however the first time I have purchased Weller 12. By itself I prefer the OWA to W12. I have a feeling adding a little more OWA to the blend may fit my taste. I am going to enjoy this process.

darylld911
07-10-2013, 16:43
I just made a 50/50 batch. Going to let it sit for awhile before tasting. This is however the first time I have purchased Weller 12. By itself I prefer the OWA to W12. I have a feeling adding a little more OWA to the blend may fit my taste. I am going to enjoy this process.

I think you nailed it - the process for me was as much fun as enjoying which I liked best :)

benpearson
07-11-2013, 11:16
SLC SB Solera - gotta a nice ring to it

How about a SB BOTM Solera. Just add an ounce of whatever the BOTM is and drink an ounce from the solera each month?

squire
07-11-2013, 11:52
This blending is such a deal, even a miss is a hit.

fishnbowljoe
07-11-2013, 16:57
Well, I went and done it again. :grin: I put my mad scientist hat on and came up with another SB Weller Blend. :bigeyes: I took a 750 of 09 WLW, added a 750 of Weller SR, and a 200 ml of SW Old Fitz Prime. I tried two or three different ratios before I said what the heck and just dumped them all together. I thought it turned out pretty good.

Gary (Vosgar) came over for a while last night. We sat outside on my back patio and shot the breeze and had a cigar. Of course, we enjoyed a few pours too. :rolleyes: We saved my Weller Blend till last. It met with his approval. :cool: If everything works out, I'll be bringing most of a handle of it to the KBF. :yum:

Cheers! Joe

WAINWRIGHT
07-11-2013, 18:03
If it is anything like this year's illustrious blend I'm sure I'll be a fan as will many others.

Vosgar
07-11-2013, 19:30
If everything works out, I'll be bringing most of a handle of it to the KBF. :yum:


You better hide it then

mosugoji64
07-11-2013, 19:36
Well, I went and done it again. :grin: I put my mad scientist hat on and came up with another SB Weller Blend. :bigeyes: I took a 750 of 09 WLW, added a 750 of Weller SR, and a 200 ml of SW Old Fitz Prime. I tried two or three different ratios before I said what the heck and just dumped them all together. I thought it turned out pretty good.

Gary (Vosgar) came over for a while last night. We sat outside on my back patio and shot the breeze and had a cigar. Of course, we enjoyed a few pours too. :rolleyes: We saved my Weller Blend till last. It met with his approval. :cool: If everything works out, I'll be bringing most of a handle of it to the KBF. :yum:

Cheers! Joe

Our prospects for making it to the KBF are looking slim at the moment, but you just gave me an incentive to try a little harder to make it happen!

hn4bourbon
07-15-2013, 15:13
Hi all,

I haven't posted much on this board but have been reading here for quite a while now and have learned alot! I noticed something last night that I had to post.

So, I did two SB blend variations a couple weeks ago that I haven't had time to go back to try after letting them settle. One was a blend of 1:1:0.5 of OWA:W12:FR1B that I enjoyed OK but I REALLY enjoyed the other blend of 3:1:0.5 of OWA:W12:FR1B. The thing that really surprised me though was how similar this blend tasted compared to a recent EHT single barrel that I have been enjoying. I went back and forth between this blend and the EHT all night. I can definitely detect some really minor differences in the finish but i was shocked at how much similar they are.

If any of you have these available to you on hand, I would love to hear your experiences as well.

BTW, I would like to add that I enjoy this bottle of OWA and W12 very much. I can just nose pours from this bottle of W12 all night.

squire
07-15-2013, 21:23
If i haven't already greeted you then welcome aboard. I think the blending of some different house styles is a good idea.

hn4bourbon
07-15-2013, 21:41
If i haven't already greeted you then welcome aboard. I think the blending of some different house styles is a good idea.

Thanks for the welcome squire! I can't take credit for the different house style blending though:) I read that on here from another member who is quite popular for his sb blends. Lots of great information on this board from posters like yourself. Thanks!

darylld911
07-16-2013, 05:24
Which EHT variation did it remind you of? Was the FRSB a retail version (ie - 100 proof, OBSV)? I've got those components, so may have to give that a try. I definitely prefer my blend heavier on the OWA, but haven't gone that high on the ratio yet!

jaycamm
07-16-2013, 10:09
I'm planning on creating a vatting I will call the "Stitzel-Weller Family Reunion". It would contain VSOF, W12 and JPS18. I will play with the recipe and let you know the results.

hn4bourbon
07-16-2013, 17:33
Which EHT variation did it remind you of? Was the FRSB a retail version (ie - 100 proof, OBSV)? I've got those components, so may have to give that a try. I definitely prefer my blend heavier on the OWA, but haven't gone that high on the ratio yet!

It is the EH Taylor Bottled in Bond single barrel. The FR1B is a retail regularly on the shelf bottle 50% alc/vol warehouse: ME barrel number: 79-1B.

fishnbowljoe
08-12-2013, 19:00
Here's my latest foray into blending Weller's. :yum:

Yeti
08-12-2013, 20:41
That's what I like to see Joe!

HighInTheMtns
08-12-2013, 20:43
Got a whole month to go... Gary's just gonna come drink it.

MyOldKyDram
08-13-2013, 03:10
Batch II awesome!

mosugoji64
08-13-2013, 10:36
Batch One was awesome. Makes me shed a tear to miss Batch Two. Excellent work, Joe!

kcgumbohead
08-14-2013, 06:47
Some time back I was near the bottom of a W12 and FRYL, after reading about the SB blend I was inspired and thought, what the hell I did a 1:1 of those two which gave me just enough for one decent pour. I liked this combo as it brought out a buttery characteristic that I associate with the 4R Smb. I found the W12 intensified the YL layers of flavor while combining nicely with the W12 character. Yes it was only 85pf. but I was impressed enough to get a couple more bottles and make a real batch, if the favorable impression repeats this will be a nice inexpensive and tasty pour.

darylld911
08-14-2013, 15:57
Hate that I'm missing Batch II - the first batch in April was outstanding! Love the "SW Old Fitz Prime Added For Flavor" line - classic!

callmeox
08-14-2013, 16:01
Most excellent, Joe. Can't wait to try it.

fishnbowljoe
08-14-2013, 16:04
One thing I will say about Batch II, it do have a little bit more "Umpfffff" than the original batch. :grin:

WAINWRIGHT
08-14-2013, 16:30
I think it sounds great and I look forward to trying to this in about a month........there will be some left by then I hope?:grin:

Vosgar
08-14-2013, 18:20
Got a whole month to go... Gary's just gonna come drink it.

The plan is to break into Joe's house and swap out this great blend with my Cody Road. (gonna get rid of that crap one way or another)

Stormeh
08-17-2013, 00:27
Just poured a 60/40 OWA/12 that's only been marrying for a few days...but I just picked up an aspartame/fake sugar aftertaste compared to the 12 on its own that isn't very pleasant.

I will dutifully continue drinking in the name of research and science.

darylld911
08-17-2013, 03:11
Just poured a 60/40 OWA/12 that's only been marrying for a few days...but I just picked up an aspartame/fake sugar aftertaste compared to the 12 on its own that isn't very pleasant.

I will dutifully continue drinking in the name of research and science.

Wow - that stinks. Goes to show how different all of our palates really are. Hope you find a mix that works better (or if not - enjoy each individually!)

squire
08-17-2013, 04:35
I will dutifully continue drinking in the name of research and science.

Inspirational words Ryan, very commendable.

dohidied
08-28-2013, 15:14
Is there a name for a blend of P$%&y 15 and P$%&y 20? The 15 is just not my cup of tea and I'm trying to find ways to get through this bottle.

fishnbowljoe
08-28-2013, 16:17
Is there a name for a blend of P$%&y 15 and P$%&y 20? The 15 is just not my cup of tea and I'm trying to find ways to get through this bottle.

Would it be P$%&y 17 1/2 ? :lol:

darylld911
08-28-2013, 16:29
Would it be P$%&y 17 1/2 ? :lol:

DING DING DING DING DING

Tell 'em what he's won, Bob! ;)

Yeti
08-28-2013, 17:31
Just saying, when you do that it doesn't look like Pappy. It looks like you better hope it's P$%&Y 18.

dohidied
08-29-2013, 12:54
In my desire to stop talking about Pappy, it seems I have inadvertently attracted the attention of law enforcement.

snifred
08-29-2013, 19:39
Finally tried this. Blended OWA from '06 with current Weller 12. It's delicious. With everyone saying it gets better with time, I'm excited about this.

squire
08-30-2013, 05:04
Glad you had good results Pete. This is something we can all do to increase both our enjoyment and understanding of Bourbon.

rcb4d
08-30-2013, 05:29
In my desire to stop talking about Pappy, it seems I have inadvertently attracted the attention of law enforcement.

Did Chris Hanson from NBC greet you in the kitchen? :lol:

My recent vattings have been 1.75s of OWA and 2 x 750 Weller 12. So far, so good.