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Stones
07-12-2012, 03:43
Since we're still posting on the WBAYDIA 2011 I thought it was about time to start a 2012 thread as we're half way through the year! :grin:
Nice job keeping the post alive though fella SBers. :toast:

In keeping with the title I am enjoying a tipple of Blantons Single Barrel Special Reserve and a nice Weller 10yo on this foggy Thursday evening. Cheers all.

camduncan
07-12-2012, 16:43
Nothing last night, but I plan on finishing the last pour of my 2004 purchased UK bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 90 proof tonight.

deathevocation
07-13-2012, 05:52
EWSB 2000. Might follow up with EC 18 or GD 12.

spy247
07-13-2012, 07:42
Currently an Aussie in New Orleans. Last night I had a Parkers Heritage 27 Yr and Jefferson's 18 Yr select at Dickie Brennan's Bourbon house. Great !!!

Trey Manthey
07-13-2012, 14:29
Currently an Aussie in New Orleans. Last night I had a Parkers Heritage 27 Yr and Jefferson's 18 Yr select at Dickie Brennan's Bourbon house. Great !!!

Good to have you in town! If you are in the Quarter, you might also check out Bar Tonique. They have the new Four Roses SB LE 2012 open, not to mention they make a great Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Negroni, etc.

deathevocation
07-14-2012, 00:38
After a large lunch at the pub, I'm on the couch listening to Overkill and enjoying an EC 12.

Stones
07-26-2012, 04:11
It's Thursday night, nearly the end of the working week. The wife is out shopping, just me and the dog enjoying a sip of rye.
Started from the bottom of the quality side with a JB Rye, a few WT Rye's and I may even top it off with a Rittenhouse rye, once I find it. :)

sutton
07-26-2012, 14:00
It's Thursday night, nearly the end of the working week. The wife is out shopping, just me and the dog enjoying a sip of rye.
Started from the bottom of the quality side with a JB Rye, a few WT Rye's and I may even top it off with a Rittenhouse rye, once I find it. :)
Never thought about canine reviews ... which one does the pooch prefer? I'm guessin' WT ... :drink:

camduncan
07-26-2012, 17:16
Nothin' fancy last night.... a generous pour of Makers over ice with a splash of Coke Zero.

Stones
07-27-2012, 23:13
Never thought about canine reviews ... which one does the pooch prefer? I'm guessin' WT ... :drink:

Funny you mention it, he does like chewing on ice cubes so I throw him a couple while having a drink.
He has tried bourbon and rye and tends to lick his chops for a few minutes before giving me a score on each.
He gave 3 out of 5 paws for WT Rye, here's a pic of him saying g'day to you all with Homer about to jump on his back.

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deathevocation
07-28-2012, 04:26
WT 12 year old tonight.

spy247
08-01-2012, 15:34
Willet 18 yr for a change

UNITARY
08-10-2012, 21:37
had a few sips of my Jim Beam 6 Grain last night - different but not unpleasant.

Stones
08-11-2012, 02:52
Having a few sips of an EC12 I bought in 2009 from the bunker, I've had my share of bad bottles of EC12 but damn this one I have open now is outstanding. Huge hits of caramel and butterscotch sweetness with a touch of smoky flavour to boot. Wish they were all consistently like this bottle. Beautiful!

Gumbootboy
08-14-2012, 20:05
Been finishing off most of my 'almost empties' lately as I'm moving house/bunker and didn't want to put them through the stress of the move. EC12, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, American Honey and Basil Haydens.

Also at www.b-fonline.com/facebook/GentlemanJackAUS/fathersday/ for anyone interested $55 will get you a bottle of 700ml Gentlemen Jack that is engraved for 'free' considering you can get Gentlemen at $40 if you're lucky it's not the best deal but worth considering. Free postage for the next 30 people, going fast (was still at 500 days ago), otherwise postage is $12.

B-Zero
08-16-2012, 18:38
Tried the JD Honey last night. Although incomparable to the American Honey i would much prefer the JD. Its smokier and less sweet. And damn well smoooooooth on the rocks.
I have 3 drinks left in my 2008 WLW which Im thinking of enjoying tonight.. which would pave the way for opening my 2009 GTS!!

spy247
08-27-2012, 21:33
Like others I have been finishing off some bottles. Sazerac 6yr rye and Four Roses Single Barrel, which is damn good at 50%

Stones you got me thinking about giving EC12 another crack.

jcg9779
08-27-2012, 21:36
Went through a few different OWA single barrels this evening. Very very good bourbons.

Stones
08-29-2012, 05:34
Stones you got me thinking about giving EC12 another crack.

Yeah it was outstanding, I remember buying it for $42 in 2009 now it retails for about $60. $40 is worth the gamble but $60 is a bit steep if it's a dud bottle.

camduncan
08-29-2012, 16:35
Yeah it was outstanding, I remember buying it for $42 in 2009 now it retails for about $60. $40 is worth the gamble but $60 is a bit steep if it's a dud bottle.

For $42, I was prepared to use if as a mixer, but for $60, I'll be taking any funky tasting bottles back to Dans and complaining.

spy247
08-29-2012, 20:48
Yeah it was outstanding, I remember buying it for $42 in 2009 now it retails for about $60. $40 is worth the gamble but $60 is a bit steep if it's a dud bottle.

I remember it at $40 too. Just checked and Dan's has it for $60. Hmmm a bit rich. I'm a bit wary of dud bottles. I'd rather stump for Evan Williams Single Barrel at $63