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callmeox
09-22-2012, 12:37
Standard FR Single Barrel with football on the tube.

White Dog
09-22-2012, 12:47
PHC 4 grain. I'm gonna go broke drinking it at this rate.

smokinjoe
09-22-2012, 13:22
It's College Football Saturday, so it's Fighting Cock.

dantodd
09-22-2012, 13:33
FRSB OESQ K&L 2011 bottling....

Flyfish
09-22-2012, 15:14
It's College Football Saturday, so it's Fighting Cock.

At half time, it's USC 21, Mizzou 3 so I'm feeling cocky--FC, that is.

darylld911
09-22-2012, 15:49
Since I've got a full bottle behind now, some Johnny Drum Private Stock is in order! Wish I could get this here in Georgia for what they charge in TN (under $25 I thought was a steal!)

White Dog
09-22-2012, 15:57
Since I've got a full bottle behind now, some Johnny Drum Private Stock is in order! Wish I could get this here in Georgia for what they charge in TN (under $25 I thought was a steal!)

Outside of various Willett bottlings, and the now-dusty Vintage line, that's my favorite KBD release.

Enoch
09-22-2012, 16:06
My standard for Saturday during football season.....Fighting Cock 8-year watching the Columbias Bowl.....Columbia, SC vs Columbia, Mo

tehbeardman
09-22-2012, 16:15
4RSB, EWBL, WT Rye, KC

DaveOfAtl
09-22-2012, 16:28
PHC 2012 cut to 110 proof. A stunning whiskey and amazingly well integrated. PHC has now become my most anticipated series. Parker just doesn't miss.

Flyfish
09-22-2012, 16:52
At half time, it's USC 21, Mizzou 3 so I'm feeling cocky--FC, that is.

Celebrated the conclusion with just a short pour of EC 18 'cause there ain't no more where that came from.

Tucker
09-22-2012, 18:39
Just back from the GT-Miami game. I sampled the PHC 2012 and it's everything smokinjoe says it is. That's why I put the bottles under lock and key and told my wife to hide the key. I'm not going to waste excellent bourbon on a bad mood. I think I'll have a few martinis tonight instead.

callmeox
09-22-2012, 18:42
OWA single barrel from B&B package...this has opened up nicely.

compliance
09-22-2012, 19:27
Some WLW '11 while watching my Irish. 10-0 at halftime, go Irish!

WAINWRIGHT
09-22-2012, 20:18
Henry Mc Kenna SB and Hancock's Resv.,while not my top picks who knows what this evening may bring.

Kalessin
09-23-2012, 09:14
4R Mariage 2009, so very very good, and a pour of OGD 114, as I was up late reading a good book and wanted a second glass to sip.

Special Reserve
09-23-2012, 15:40
This morning I had an OCPR SS last of the bottle great to the last drop.

This afternoon I had an 2007 OWA. Delicious!

DaveOfAtl
09-23-2012, 16:09
HW American Prairie Reserve while watching the Falcons game. It has plenty of rye spice but is dry without any sweetness at all. I can definitely taste the 4R in the mix but it is pretty young tasting. Kind of like watered down 4R SB, despite being 92 proof and non chill filtered. I'd guess there is a good bit more LDI 6 year than 4R 10 year in this. I wouldn't buy it again but it is drinkable and at $38 certainly doesn't break the bank. I think it will work just fine in a Manhattan or Old Fashioned.

Tony
09-23-2012, 16:26
Finished up the PHC from last year finished in the Cognac barrels. Enjoyed it, not my favorite but a nice bottle.

Best regards, Tony

bigtoys
09-23-2012, 18:16
Grabbed this off the front of the bar. with my metal "ice cube"
oh, had a Whistle Pig Manhattan last night at a restaurant

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smokinjoe
09-23-2012, 18:22
Sipping on one of the more pleasant surprises that I have picked up lately, Johnny Drum Private Stock. I wasn't expecting much out of it when I picked it up in Bardstown for $27 and change, but it's turned out to be a very nice pour.

Vosgar
09-23-2012, 21:13
to celebrate my 34th wedding anniversary, having some PVW15 along with a Padilla 1948 cigar. outstanding

Gary

JLH3
09-23-2012, 21:18
EWSB 2002.

Growing on me.

BMartin42
09-23-2012, 21:39
FR1B 2012 LE. Yummy. Only the second pour out if the bottle. Gonna be savoring this one for a while. One of their best LE's to my taste.

oke&coke
09-23-2012, 22:46
BT my first bottle of bourbon. Should post in the empty bottle thread by the end of the night.

darylld911
09-24-2012, 03:55
Sipping on one of the more pleasant surprises that I have picked up lately, Johnny Drum Private Stock. I wasn't expecting much out of it when I picked it up in Bardstown for $27 and change, but it's turned out to be a very nice pour.

That was my first ever KBD product just 2 years ago or so, and for me the price to value ratio is way up there. For under $30, this is probably in my top 5. Just wish more stores carried it here in GA!

ebo
09-24-2012, 14:45
Inexpensive, every day pour for me. George Dickel #12. (I know...... technically not bourbon)

Clavius
09-24-2012, 14:49
Sipping on one of the more pleasant surprises that I have picked up lately, Johnny Drum Private Stock. I wasn't expecting much out of it when I picked it up in Bardstown for $27 and change, but it's turned out to be a very nice pour.

Interesting, we just got this in my store and I was intrigued by it not knowing much about it. Might have to pick up a bottle.

petrel800
09-24-2012, 19:04
Mariage 2009. So tasty.

MyOldKyDram
09-24-2012, 19:16
Regular ole 4R 1B.

Young Blacksmith
09-24-2012, 19:30
Compared some dusty JW Dant BIB's, 2/31 beat out 2/16 tonight, now trying to finish off this bottle of PHC Cognac before the new one hits the local stores.

WAINWRIGHT
09-24-2012, 19:50
AAA 10yr for $17 should have bought more while at TPS,great value pour..

petrel800
09-24-2012, 19:56
AAA 10yr for $17 should have bought more while at TPS,great value pour..

That stuff is fantastic, grabbed 3 bottles in my last TPS order.

I've switched it up to some TPS OBSK. Brought it down to about 100 proof, great sweet minty and spicy rye taste. Struggled with this bottle, but I think I've found the sweet spot. I think some air has helped as well.

MyOldKyDram
09-24-2012, 20:05
Ramped it up a notch to a Private Selection 4R 1B OSBO to finish the night.

hectic1
09-24-2012, 20:36
It's been a long day of travel out west so I'm celebrating getting to my room with a pour of 1789b Bowman 14yr...this bottle has definitely improved with time...too bad this is the last pour from the bottle! :(

White Dog
09-25-2012, 07:30
Last night it was OGD114 as I screamed at the scab refs on my TV.

TradingBoiler
09-25-2012, 08:18
Last night it was OGD114 as I screamed at the scab refs on my TV.

Last night it was PHC 2012, which is incredibly smooth and complex stuff, but after watching those refs I should have been drinking Jack Daniels!! Good God!!

c2walker
09-25-2012, 08:33
Had a few different pours last night, but the pleasant surprise was a current bottle of Wild Turkey 8yo from Japan. I wasn't expecting much, but it's packed with flavor (I get a lot of nutty flavors and a bit of sweet cream) and extremely well-balanced. It's a shame this isn't available in the U.S. cause this would be THE value pour in my opinion.

Parkersback
09-25-2012, 09:11
Had a few different pours last night, but the pleasant surprise was a current bottle of Wild Turkey 8yo from Japan. I wasn't expecting much, but it's packed with flavor (I get a lot of nutty flavors and a bit of sweet cream) and extremely well-balanced. It's a shame this isn't available in the U.S. cause this would be THE value pour in my opinion.

I have a bottle of this and I'm also a fan. If I want some whiskey on the rocks I often go to this as it seems to hold up well on ice.

Clavius
09-25-2012, 17:46
Having some phenomenal Weller 12 tonight. Almost tastes like PVW, I kid you not.

Tucker
09-25-2012, 18:14
K&L 1792 single barrel. I'd buy another bottle of this if I could.

MyOldKyDram
09-25-2012, 18:24
4R 2012 LE SmB. Outstanding stuff.

hectic1
09-25-2012, 18:37
Hitting some 1789b OWA #10 tonight and it's filled with fruit (cherries, raspberries), brown sugar/maple, and a sweetness that has a honey like characteristic to it.This is one complex pour. It has some wood notes on the finish and a dryness that reminds me of a bourbon that is in the 10-12yr range...this one is 7yr 4mo IIRC. It's probably my favorite OWA SB that I've had the opportunity to pour from. I was definitely one of the ones who what skeptical that BT couple make a great wheater and this barrel has turned me into a believer. I sincerely hope BT keeps OWA as part of the barrel program as I really believe that it's one of the best values out there at $20-$22 a bottle! :cool:

jcg9779
09-25-2012, 19:48
PVW15 tonight to celebrate the Braves clinching a spot in the post season. Freddie Freeman with his first walkoff homerun in the bottom of the 9th!

theglobalguy
09-25-2012, 20:12
ORVW 90, having been drinking bourbon for only a few years i half thought people loved the Van Winkle marketing more than the product.....ok, i was wrong. Very solid bourbon with a few ice cubes.

HighInTheMtns
09-25-2012, 20:44
OWA and then Weller 12. They are a good compliment to each other. I contemplated making a mini-SB blend for the second pour but I'm glad I didn't; the woodiness and long finish of the 12 year old is enjoyable tonight.

ChainWhip
09-26-2012, 01:49
Having some EC12 and TPS 4RSB (OESV recipe)

OscarV
09-26-2012, 15:12
Some 1982 Wild Turkey 101 8yo, neat.

Trey Manthey
09-26-2012, 15:42
Bringing my languishing bottle of Maker's Mark 46 to band practice tonight. The fill level has been right under the shoulder since March, but my band mates will probably polish it off halfway through our set.

Tucker
09-26-2012, 17:45
PVW15 tonight to celebrate the Braves clinching a spot in the post season. Freddie Freeman with his first walkoff homerun in the bottom of the 9th!

Great game. But if you drank PVW15 to celebrate the Braves' spot in that asinine wild card play-in game, what have you got ready for a real playoff spot?

darylld911
09-26-2012, 17:55
Some Weller SR tonight - mainly to kill that bottle off to make room. When compared to most other drams in the cupboard, this isn't one of my favs - but I forget that on its own there ain't nothing wrong with it!

Young Blacksmith
09-26-2012, 19:53
Started with EWW, on the rocks, reminded me of a mix of bourbon and Mellow Corn. Tasty! Then moved on to finish my PHC Cognac. I'm done.... ;)

White Dog
09-26-2012, 20:27
Vintage 17, followed by some DD.

compliance
09-26-2012, 21:24
JJ Bowman 14 followed by EC12. The EC12 isn't a great bottle, tastes like peanut skins.

fishnbowljoe
09-26-2012, 21:33
Some Weller SR tonight - mainly to kill that bottle off to make room. When compared to most other drams in the cupboard, this isn't one of my favs - but I forget that on its own there ain't nothing wrong with it!

Vosgar brought a private bottling of Weller SR to bowling tonight. Like you said Gary, on it's own there ain't nothing wrong with it. I brought some dusty JW Dant along for good measure. It was a good night. :cool:

OscarV
09-27-2012, 13:42
Eagle Rare 101 10yo AKA Baby Stagg, neat.

OscarV
09-27-2012, 14:47
Eagle Rare 101 10yo AKA Baby Stagg, neat.


Switching gears,....I am now on Evan Williams White Label Bottled In Bond, and of course neat.

ILLfarmboy
09-27-2012, 15:54
I had a about half a bottle of Baby Saz and one third a bottle of Handy. Dumped the Handy into the Baby Saz. The Handy gave more to the Saz than the Saz took away from the Handy. I'm enjoying a glass before supper.

OscarV
09-27-2012, 16:02
I had a about half a bottle of Baby Saz and one third a bottle of Handy. Dumped the Handy into the Baby Saz. The Handy gave more to the Saz than the Saz took away from the Handy. I'm enjoying a glass before supper.

A half and a third and you can still type,...hmm, and I thought I was the black-out-poster- supreme.

ILLfarmboy
09-27-2012, 19:17
A half and a third and you can still type,...hmm, and I thought I was the black-out-poster- supreme.

I dumped the handy into the saz bottle. But only had a couple two finger pours of the resulting mix.

After eating supper and mowing till it got too dark, I'm back at it but this time its Stagg.

But now that I re-read my post, You'er right, it kinda sounds like I drank the whole thing....

Lazer
09-27-2012, 21:22
my first pour of WTRR 10/90. Good stuff. :cool:

Tico
09-27-2012, 22:25
Some 1789b 4R SB (forgot recipie)
then Willett 20yr (SW)
then larceny
then bed
:cool:

oke&coke
09-27-2012, 23:29
Just opened my bottle of WT101 while in chat. Good drink, good friends and good conversation. Come join in if you can.

Brisko
09-28-2012, 09:01
Had some Mellow Corn from a new bottle. I noted elsewhere that this is quite a bit darker than the last bottle I had. Wow, this is good stuff. Think cotton candy and buttery popcorn that's just been slightly singed.

petrel800
09-28-2012, 19:07
PHC 2012. Wow, I'm impressed. It's that damn good.

theglobalguy
09-28-2012, 19:24
Finished off some EC12 and moving on to Willet 8 yr.

WAINWRIGHT
09-28-2012, 19:27
Larceny again tonight,I just can't fully get into this stuff to say the least.

clingman71
09-28-2012, 19:52
TPS Willett 14A 17 year old barrel-strength wheater celebrating Homer Bailey's no-hitter! Go Reds!!!!!!!!

Tony
09-29-2012, 14:30
Trying a comparison between Four Roses 2012 SB and the Four Roses gift Shop 17yo SB. 14254

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

petrel800
09-29-2012, 18:51
How do you like the 17 yr old? I'm going to 4 Roses next Friday, so I'll have to decide whether or not to bring one home.

darylld911
09-29-2012, 19:26
A nice pour of AAA 10 star. Great stuff at a great price! In the process of making some bacon-infused bourbon (16 ounces of OWA107 with about a half-cup of strained bacon fat). Stuff takes 6 hours to "blend/mingle" before going in the freezer, but should be ready to drink tomorrow. If a success - its coming with me to the next GBS meeting. If not . . . I wasted 2/3 a bottle of OWA107 (so really hoping it is good!!)

Tony
09-29-2012, 19:50
How do you like the 17 yr old? I'm going to 4 Roses next Friday, so I'll have to decide whether or not to bring one home.

I enjoyed it a lot more then the 2012 SB. But if you like with a bit more spice you may prefer the 2012. I found the 17 to be kind of creamy and worked wonderfully with my cigar, also has a richer deeper color to it as well.

Best regards, Tony

Clavius
09-29-2012, 22:13
Trying some 2012 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon that I just got earlier today. Tasting it neat and I'm not sure I like it. Tastes way too hot, in my opinion.

clingman71
09-29-2012, 22:32
TPS AAA, ridiculously good for $17.99.

Max Power
09-29-2012, 23:12
I did some tasting and reviewing of Mexican spirits early, but I'm ending the night with Russell's Reserve and FR1B. A wide variety tonight.

WAINWRIGHT
09-29-2012, 23:26
TPS AAA, ridiculously good for $17.99.
Amen,should've bought more while in good old Kentucky this summer.:grin:

Young Blacksmith
09-30-2012, 07:18
Started with a 4R OESK I brought down to about 95 proof, great stuff! Then had a friend over and we enjoyed some Antique, JWDant 31, EWSB '94, and EC18. Amazing how the profile stayed the same over all the bottlings, sweet at first with a refreshing minty finish. The mint was a lot less on the EC18, barely there, which was interesting.

darylld911
09-30-2012, 15:54
Did a side by side of my Baconated-OWA and standard OWA - and there is no doubt which one is infused with bacon! I strained it several times to remove solids - to the point where in the bottle it looks like just bourbon (not really cloudy, although a tad lighter than the original). But the mouthfeel is tremendously different - it has a greasy/oily mouthfeel, yet still retains the OWA character with just some lovely smoked bacon flavor thrown in! Definitely looking forward to sharing with other enthusiasts to get their take.

smokinjoe
09-30-2012, 17:08
I don't like to do things like this...But, I'm going to do it anyway.........

I am drinking the Single Greatest Whiskey that has ever graced my palate...

2012 Parker's Heritage Collection. It is now my All-Time #1.

Clavius
09-30-2012, 17:24
I don't like to do things like this...But, I'm going to do it anyway.........

I am drinking the Single Greatest Whiskey that has ever graced my palate...

2012 Parker's Heritage Collection. It is now my All-Time #1.
Wow. High praise.

ThirstyinOhio
09-30-2012, 18:26
Made a Manhattan using Jefferson Reserve and some homemade bitters.

MyOldKyDram
09-30-2012, 18:52
Rock Hill Farms tonight and ever so glad for making that decision.

bigtoys
09-30-2012, 20:34
dinner party last night.
started with Black Maple Hill 16 yr old that I've had for a few years. Not sure this is still available--too bad.
opened a new bottle of 4R 120th Anniversary

Tony
10-01-2012, 07:13
A bit of some Pappy 20 while tailgating yesterday before the Lions game.

Best regards, Tony

smokinjoe
10-01-2012, 19:25
An '03 Ezra B 15 yr Single Barrel, while watching the rain fall, and listening to the Braves on the radio. A massive Butterscotch Bomb. :yum:

bigtoys
10-01-2012, 22:12
dinner party last night.
started with Black Maple Hill 16 yr old that I've had for a few years. Not sure this is still available--too bad.
opened a new bottle of 4R 120th Anniversary

almost forgot--also opened the Binnys Bowman distilled 12/94, 147.5 proof, similar to TPS Bowman

ChainWhip
10-02-2012, 00:07
WL Weller (2011 BTAC) - sample from Master of Malt

HighInTheMtns
10-02-2012, 11:11
With a little encouragement from the folks in chat, I opened my bottle PHC 2012 last night and had a pour. Pretty amazing bourbon, very unlike anything else I've ever had. For me, it has the sweet nose and entry of a wheater, and the rye spice kicks in a little later in the palate and continues through the finish. Definitely looking forward to trying it again.

smokinjoe
10-02-2012, 20:32
Balcones Baby Blue as a nightcap. A really nice corn whiskey. Actually, very nice. Best micro corn whiskey I've had.

Dang small Iphone screen...:D Shoulda gone in the other thread....Sorry...:o

qman22
10-03-2012, 08:16
I had my first try of a bottle of Russel's Reserve Bourbon last night. Not impressed so far, it had a watery mouthfeel and was rather bland tasting.

BMartin42
10-03-2012, 17:55
PVW20. What else would I open to celebrate my 49th birthday?

atfree
10-03-2012, 17:58
Celebrating another successful TS audit with some PVW23 tonight. I will probably follow that up with some PHC 2012 or GTS.

z327
10-03-2012, 19:04
Blanton's Straight from the barrel (UK purchase). Toffee and almonds at the start hint of orange peel, woodsy and slight burn as it sits on the tongue. Thicker than regular Blanton's. Sorry but still new to this hobby and my pallet is very junior. have to say I really find it enjoyable and warming.

White Dog
10-03-2012, 20:20
ETL and Johnny Drum Private Stock for no particular reason.

Brisko
10-03-2012, 20:36
The last of a bottle of Baker's.

RobP_n_TN
10-03-2012, 21:07
The last pour of WLW 2011. A dark, char filled, wheated wonder! With much restraint this bottle lasted 11 months but came to an end today. Didn't swirl it much early on - char bonus at the end. Memorable!
Rob

Clavius
10-03-2012, 22:17
Giving the 2012 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon another go. Got it the other day and tried it and wasn't impressed. Thought my palate might have been off or something. Nope. I definitely find it too hot for my taste.

BMartin42
10-04-2012, 08:52
PVW20. What else would I open to celebrate my 49th birthday?

That was supposed to be 40th. Fat fingers and iPhones don't mix.

smokinjoe
10-04-2012, 09:30
The last pour of WLW 2011. A dark, char filled, wheated wonder! With much restraint this bottle lasted 11 months but came to an end today. Didn't swirl it much early on - char bonus at the end. Memorable!
Rob

Ahhhh, the char...BT's little bonus to us on their barrel strength offerings. :yum:

HighInTheMtns
10-04-2012, 11:52
Had some Four Roses single barrels last night - TPS OBSK and OBSQ. Both were really enjoyable, and the difference between the two was really amazing considering their similar age and identical mashbill. OBSK's spice was the star of the night for me. Can't wait to try some more of their recipes.

GreggJ
10-04-2012, 12:26
Started with a JD SB then moved on to GTS '11 Great Stuff. Definitly does not disappoint, simply stagalicios!!!

2 bottles left need to get the new allocation. Preparing to start harassing the locals with daily calls anytime now. Someday I am sure I will tire of the antics but, the juice keeps bringing me back. I just need to make sure I have a few glasses in advance to its release to get my proper motivation. :grin:

Phil T
10-04-2012, 17:54
Decided to open an EBSB '08 12yr tonight. I had forgotten how nice this is. I wish EC 12 had this flavor profile, but it always comes up really short.

ISU_grad
10-04-2012, 19:41
Enjoying some OWA 107 first time trying it and I'm pleasantly surprised.

White Dog
10-04-2012, 20:02
Sendik's barrel of EC12. I must say that this is the most aggressive EC12 I've ever had, and I mean that in a good way. And I've been cutting it down, which I never do with the standard bottling. Few drops of water makes it sweeter and somewhat lush.

Tico
10-04-2012, 21:08
09 4R Mariage
Vintage 17
Larceny

fancypants
10-04-2012, 21:19
2012 George T. Stagg. Pretty darn good, even with a stuffy nose.

JLH3
10-04-2012, 21:45
2011 GTS. Great stuff.

And now some EWSB.

Kalessin
10-05-2012, 13:57
Two nights ago, a Manhattan made with Ritt BiB. Delightful!

Last night, OGD 114. A simple pleasure, but one that's inexpesive and fairly easily available.

Parkersback
10-05-2012, 17:27
A modified SB blend: 1 part Larceny and 1 part Weller 12. The 12 added a little wood and dryness to the sweet Larceny. Not bad, not bad.

Tucker
10-05-2012, 17:38
A modified SB blend: 1 part Larceny and 1 part Weller 12. The 12 added a little wood and dryness to the sweet Larceny. Not bad, not bad.

Heretic!

I considered this, but I'm out of Weller 12.

Brisko
10-05-2012, 21:21
WTRB, current stock. Pretty good for the price.

Flyfish
10-06-2012, 09:39
Sendik's barrel of EC12. I must say that this is the most aggressive EC12 I've ever had, and I mean that in a good way. And I've been cutting it down, which I never do with the standard bottling. Few drops of water makes it sweeter and somewhat lush.
Finished a "standard bottle" of EC12 last night but, in my experience, EC varies so much it might as well be a single barrel. This bottle was one of the best with a wonderful nose and rich mouthfeel. Hoping the next bottle is just close to being as good.

ebo
10-06-2012, 15:35
Sippin' on some Bulleit right now. It's nothing special, obviously, but it sure is hitting the spot.

Tony
10-06-2012, 15:47
A cocktail with some apple cider and OWA. Think I will move to the Four Roses Single Barrel 2012.

Best regards, tony

darylld911
10-06-2012, 17:14
A modified SB blend: 1 part Larceny and 1 part Weller 12. The 12 added a little wood and dryness to the sweet Larceny. Not bad, not bad.

Very interesting . . . I thought about shooting for an SB blend but swapping out the W12 for Larceny (and keeping 60% OWA). I've still got most of a bottle of 60% OWA with 40% W12, but the W12 seems harder to come by in these parts (and the flavor profile of W12 and Larceny are fairly similar). Glad it worked out!

darylld911
10-06-2012, 17:14
Haven't had a whiskey sour in ages, so a double using VW Lot B seemed like a good call.

Tony
10-06-2012, 19:34
Haven't had a whiskey sour in ages, so a double using VW Lot B seemed like a good call.

Please share your recipe, have had some mediocre ones recently.

Best regards, Tony

darylld911
10-06-2012, 20:02
Please share your recipe, have had some mediocre ones recently.

Best regards, Tony

I cheated - using Mr & Mrs T's Whiskey Sour mix, and followed the label's instructions in terms of ratio (3.5 ounces of mix to 1.5 ounces of whiskey). I had the mix chilled, so I didn't add 1 cup of ice (maybe 1/2 cup worth of cubes or less), but I like mine more on the sour side. I've had better, but I enjoy my whiskey neat 95%+ of the time - so I'm lazy when it comes to cocktails. I went with this brand because I've had their bloody mary mix before and thought it was excellent, and it was decent as far as whiskey sours are concerned.

WAINWRIGHT
10-06-2012, 20:21
PHC 4 grain, I can't seem to stay out of this bottle for some strange reason!:grin:

T Comp
10-06-2012, 21:44
PHC 4 grain too (I'll stay with my 90 rating of it), preceded by a stellar light top WTKS bottled on 1/4/09. I also learned a half bottle pour of '12 GI Bourbon County Stout, is the perfect company for these bourbons, or probably any other :grin:.

B.B. Babington
10-06-2012, 23:59
Finished a "standard bottle" of EC12 last night but, in my experience, EC varies so much it might as well be a single barrel...
EC does seem to vary more than it used to. Maybe a good thing? The regular bottles are worth the $$, the exceptional bottles are worth the chase.

smokinjoe
10-07-2012, 13:42
Gorgeous Fall day, today. Mid-60's, light breeze, sunny skies...just awoke from a killer nap out in the hammock by the pond, and now just lazing out here sipping on the 2012 PHC. Now, if someone would just bring me a sizzlin' medium-rare, bone-in ribeye, I might think I had died and gone to Heaven.

darylld911
10-07-2012, 14:02
Enjoying some VW Lot B, as well as having the doors/windows open! Should have taken Joe's idea of a nap - perfect weather for it!

ethangsmith
10-07-2012, 15:58
Cold, damp weather here today. After dinner my wife and I took a walk around town. To warm up, I had the last of my bottle of Yellowstone 90 and a few ounces of EC12 after that. My wife had a little Hochstadter's Rock and Rye. It's a new rock and rye on the shelf here in PA and it's dang good. Check it out here- http://drinkslowandlow.com/

JLH3
10-07-2012, 21:17
Went quail hunting with my brother-in-law to start the day, ended it at the grill with the family. In between was some van Winkle Lot B and a glass of GTS 2011.

Clavius
10-07-2012, 21:30
Relaxing with a glass of Weller 12 after a long day at work.

Gillman
10-08-2012, 05:19
One of my multi-bourbon blends (about 15), trying to get the "perfect" palate again. It's a good even-flavored drink but it could be better. I'll keep trying. :)

Gary

ratcheer
10-08-2012, 06:30
Old Grand Dad and water. Tim

MauiSon
10-08-2012, 18:36
M&M 5yr (1980) - mm...!?

michaelturtle1
10-08-2012, 19:46
ND Old Grand Dad 86 and Old Taylor 80

atfree
10-08-2012, 20:57
Some 2011 ER17. This stuff goes down easily. I would call it an everyday pour if the price wasn't so high.

Clavius
10-08-2012, 21:33
Giving Larceny another go. Bottle has been open a few weeks now.

Gillman
10-09-2012, 05:42
Some circa-1990 Forester Bonded. So good. I wonder if B-F did the preliminary toasting of barrels it does now for JD and I'd think its bourbon brands too. The 1990 seemed less sweet than today's (which I like too), more restrained in taste maybe, but elegant. I got this in a small San Francisco liquor store last year, and have to husband it, these dimpled bottles are harder and harder to find today.

Gary

White Dog
10-09-2012, 08:12
Some circa-1990 Forester Bonded. So good. I wonder if B-F did the preliminary toasting of barrels it does now for JD and I'd think its bourbon brands too. The 1990 seemed less sweet than today's (which I like too), more restrained in taste maybe, but elegant. I got this in a small San Francisco liquor store last year, and have to husband it, these dimpled bottles are harder and harder to find today.

Gary

Gary, is your bottle DSP-354? I recently found some OF Bonded 354 from around 94, and really enjoyed it, especially after a week of being opened. Having loved older 414 bottlings, I was pleasantly surprised.

soonami
10-09-2012, 09:12
Gary, is your bottle DSP-354? I recently found some OF Bonded 354 from around 94, and really enjoyed it, especially after a week of being opened. Having loved older 414 bottlings, I was pleasantly surprised.
I'm curious as well. I have a 354 Forester BiB from the early 90's as well, and I found it to be restrained and tasting "aged" mores so than the 4 years in the barrel--with a dark molasses or even burnt caramel flavor that I found to be very intriguing and unlikely anything else I've had. I wonder if it's slow oxidation over time in the bottle or if the bourbon always tasted this way

JLH3
10-09-2012, 11:43
GTS 2011

The last of the bottle.

:skep:

qman22
10-09-2012, 20:33
Drinking some OGD BiB, I've been enjoying this bottle the past couple of days

jersey12
10-09-2012, 20:41
Enjoyed a nice pour of Weller 12 while watching the espn documentary on Ben Johnson. This is my first bottle of the 12 year and I feel it's improved greatly after being open for a few weeks. As for the documentary, I really think they can make one on girls tee ball and I'd watch it. They're just so well made.

michaelturtle1
10-09-2012, 20:51
DSP-414 old forester BIB, I am almost shocked how much this pour tastes like rum

DeanSheen
10-09-2012, 21:36
An EC15 that is rounding out nicely after getting some air for a few weeks.

smokinjoe
10-10-2012, 19:46
Sipping on an old tax stamped Wild Turkey 86.8 proof. On one hand, I'm delighted with that signature, mature, rich, Turkey that I adore...even at <100 proof. But on the other hand, it just reminds me of how far this distillery has fallen from those heady times... :frown:

T Comp
10-10-2012, 20:12
I'm curious as well. I have a 354 Forester BiB from the early 90's as well, and I found it to be restrained and tasting "aged" mores so than the 4 years in the barrel--with a dark molasses or even burnt caramel flavor that I found to be very intriguing and unlikely anything else I've had. I wonder if it's slow oxidation over time in the bottle or if the bourbon always tasted this way

At that time it's most probable it was older than 4 years as the glut period was still going. That dark molasses flavor is in the 354's and if you had a tight cap I doubt it's from oxidation.


DSP-414 old forester BIB, I am almost shocked how much this pour tastes like rum

Yep, there are many older posts referencing this quality in DSP 414 and some other dusties.

Tucker
10-10-2012, 20:16
Larceny. A good bit of it, and I'm vacillating; earlier today I was undecided, but now I'm pretty sure I need a handle of this. It's tasting like the wheated brother of a great batch of EC12.

T Comp
10-10-2012, 20:34
Sipping on an old tax stamped Wild Turkey 86.8 proof. On one hand, I'm delighted with that signature, mature, rich, Turkey that I adore...even at <100 proof. But on the other hand, it just reminds me of how far this distillery has fallen from those heady times... :frown:

Without a doubt it is currently in last place in the standings among the majors...John Hansell announced on his blog today that a nas 110 proof small batch Russell Reserve is being released. Even John got a good shot in about them and they deserve it.

White Dog
10-10-2012, 21:47
Larceny day two. Same underwhelmed feeling as day one. I don't feel ripped off at all, just "Eh."

smokinjoe
10-11-2012, 18:49
A big 'ol burnt corner of the brownie pan pour of OGD 114. There are few places on this planet that you can get such decadent lucsiousness for $22...

Clavius
10-11-2012, 19:50
Larceny day two. Same underwhelmed feeling as day one. I don't feel ripped off at all, just "Eh."

I think I feel the same way.

theglobalguy
10-11-2012, 20:08
Willet 11yr - TPS bottling. Solid flavour as the bottle airs out. Will miss this one in a few more pours.

Tico
10-11-2012, 20:20
PHC 6th
V17
ER 101/10 Lawrenceburg

MyOldKyDram
10-11-2012, 20:27
Four Roses TPS OESQ. Delicious stuff.

Brisko
10-11-2012, 20:53
A big 'ol burnt corner of the brownie pan pour of OGD 114. There are few places on this planet that you can get such decadent lucsiousness for $22...
True enough, I can't get it for under $25:grin:

I'm having some Bulleit, followed by some Ritt BiB. The Bulleit is good but it suffers from its likeness to 4RSmB and SB. It doesn't quite measure up.

WAINWRIGHT
10-11-2012, 20:54
Four Roses TPS OESQ. Delicious stuff.
FR OBSK Binny's PS,pouring on the spice tonight.I need to revisit the bottle more often.

Clavius
10-11-2012, 21:19
Going with some 2012 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon after the "debate".

smokinjoe
10-12-2012, 14:49
Bidding a fond fairwell to what turned out to be a profitable week with a BHC I.W. Harper 15 yr. I'm always so pleasantly surprised with how good this whiskey is, on the few times that I actually pour it. Very flavorful for an 80 proofer. Nice dried flowery thing over the palate, and a surprisingly long finish. Not tannic at all, considering its advanced age. It's the red-headed stepchild of the BHC for sure, but it's no donkey.

darylld911
10-12-2012, 16:25
Enjoying a healthy pour of 2010 GTS . . . just because :cool: TGIF!

BFerguson
10-12-2012, 19:40
Second the GTS. Been a long couple of weeks, enjoying just hanging on the couch with the dog snoring at my feet.

B

hectic1
10-12-2012, 20:06
Hit some Frankfort ER101 to start the evening and I'm following that up with some unchill filtered Mckenna BIB selected by East Bay Study Group...one of the best Mckenna bottles that I've had the opportunity to have!

oke&coke
10-13-2012, 00:48
Started off with WT101 then cracked open my bottle of 2002 EWSB. Very good stuff. Finished the night with Ardbeg 10yo. Excellent stuff all around,

White Dog
10-13-2012, 07:33
Bidding a fond fairwell to what turned out to be a profitable week with a BHC I.W. Harper 15 yr. I'm always so pleasantly surprised with how good this whiskey is, on the few times that I actually pour it. Very flavorful for an 80 proofer. Nice dried flowery thing over the palate, and a surprisingly long finish. Not tannic at all, considering its advanced age. It's the red-headed stepchild of the BHC for sure, but it's no donkey.

BHC Harper really grew on me, as well. I only have 1 left that I can't bring myself to open.

AaronWF
10-14-2012, 01:32
I had some FR1B in the afternoon from the bottle I stashed at my MIL's. Later, at home, I reached for some PHC6, whose sweet spot I am still trying to find. Then, L'ville WSR weighed in with some terrifically floral Werther's notes. Stepped down in proof yet again with Caribou Crossing, a Canadian 1B with a rich palate and a spicy finish greatly mellowed by delicate grain.

unclebunk
10-14-2012, 13:10
JTS Brown BIB while watching the Jets-Indy game. Delicious affordable whiskey that I wish was easier to get around here.

MarkEdwards
10-14-2012, 16:24
I'm thoroughly enjoying Elijah Craig 20 and PHC Cognac barreled.

theglobalguy
10-14-2012, 16:26
OWA TPS while grilling a steak, ORVW 90 while enjoying the meal.

smokinjoe
10-14-2012, 16:32
Setting up the outdoor Halloween decorations this afternoon while listening to the Falcons on the radio, and it just seemed right to go with a corn whiskey. Dixie Dew in the glass worked perfectly.

HighInTheMtns
10-14-2012, 17:00
Thanks to the thread about the new Russell's Reserve, some WT 8 year export. This is a great pour. Like someone said in the RR thread, this is everything a Turkey should be. So much more barrel influence than the standard 101, but everything I like about the 101 is still there.

I hope it's still in the duty free shops the next time I get a chance to make an international flight, because that's just a fantastic deal.

darylld911
10-14-2012, 17:01
That GTS was so good on Friday . . . it made me wonder how my new bottle (2009 GTS) would compare to my opened bottle (2010 GTS). Was happy to find them quite comparable (although since my 2010 is down to a quarter bottle, it may not be "apples to apples" to bump it against one unopened until this evening). Glad to know that there isn't any stark difference in the two - not that I expected one.

michaelturtle1
10-14-2012, 18:20
Put a serious dent in a bottle of Saz 18

gcsjr
10-14-2012, 19:02
Enjoying some Knob Creek. Nice end to the weekend.

WAINWRIGHT
10-14-2012, 19:18
Shared some RR 10yr. 101 and V17 with my father before my son's birthday party.

TradingBoiler
10-15-2012, 10:52
Going with some 2012 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon after the "debate".

Can you offer any tasting notes or thoughts on this years expression? I haven't heard anything about it and I'm touch and go with the Birthday Bourbon. Let us know! Thanks

MyOldKyDram
10-15-2012, 18:40
Sipping on OWA 107, making hard rock candy, in preparation for some homemade Rock & Rye this week.

jersey12
10-15-2012, 19:44
Enjoying a nice pour of PVW20 after a great anniversary dinner with the wife.

Ejmharris
10-15-2012, 20:35
Enjoying a nice pour of PVW20 after a great anniversary dinner with the wife.

Jersey, happy anniversary!

I enjoyed a hefty pour of OWA and Taylor Tornado. Quality pours different at places on the BT price spectrum.

White Dog
10-16-2012, 20:04
50/50 SB blend. Really hitting on all cylinders tonight.

BFerguson
10-16-2012, 20:41
Knob creek and then JPS 18yr to finish the evening.

B

compliance
10-16-2012, 21:44
Weller SR from 87. Great bourbon.

HP12
10-17-2012, 06:21
Sipping on PHC 6th a couple nights ago. Another winner in the PHC series. The rye and wheat blend really compliment each other.

WAINWRIGHT
10-17-2012, 12:19
Some William Larue 10' last night after a little bottle hunting last night.

darylld911
10-17-2012, 16:09
A healthy pour of 2007 OFB'day. Still thankful for that store clerks mistake! Whenever they say "I looked in the back, and I only found this one in the Manager's office - but it isn't this years; it is a few years old. Would you want this one?", I have to focus on not looking as excited as I am. (sigh) "Well, if that's all you got, I guess that will do" :grin:

RobP_n_TN
10-17-2012, 19:48
Old Forester BIB with a Fall 1979 tax stamp. I made it last as long as I could but one more pour after this and I'll need some empty bottle group support.

callmeox
10-17-2012, 20:07
Wild Turkey 8 export with a cube or two.

No baseball to watch tonight.

Boooooo

passthebourbon
10-17-2012, 20:10
OFBB it is, make it a hat trick. I think mine is from '09, but not sure. 1979 was a GREAT year. :)

TradingBoiler
10-17-2012, 20:41
Hit up some Bowman BIB. Great rye spice on thus one and a great finish. Well played Buffalo Trace. Well played!!

jcg9779
10-17-2012, 21:22
Weller SR from 87. Great bourbon.

Love those Louisville bottles.

jcg9779
10-17-2012, 21:23
OWA SB in the glass tonight.

smokinjoe
10-18-2012, 16:57
Old Ezra 7 yr 101 while listening to the ALCS on the radio. If you're missing the good Turkey, find yourself some of this.

theglobalguy
10-18-2012, 17:58
WLW 2012 celebrating a Tigers sweep!

HP12
10-18-2012, 18:47
WLW 2012 celebrating a Tigers sweep!

And sweep they did. I'll drink to the fall of the "Evil Empire" as well!

White Dog
10-18-2012, 21:10
Sendik's EC12. This may be the best EC12 I've ever had.

nocoins
10-18-2012, 22:37
Blanton's, followed by Ritt 100. The QPR on the Ritt is outstanding.

JLH3
10-18-2012, 22:55
The last of my 2011 Handy.

Trey Manthey
10-19-2012, 10:45
Almost killed a bottle of Vintage 17 bourbon at band practice last night.

savagehenry
10-19-2012, 17:13
Happy Friday everyone. Started with a small pour of EWSB 2000, then ETL, now JPS 18 #10. Later, the TPS Bowman 18 year 147 proof.

Gillman
10-19-2012, 19:08
Today I am sipping in my Maker's Mark snifter, a vatting of four Four Roses bourbons. One is the 2012 LE (not great IMO), one is a rich SB, one is Yellow Label and the last Small Batch.

It is about 1:3:1:1, respectively, more or less.

In doing this, I wanted to efface the rough finish of the LE; reduce a slight excess wood note in the SB; use the floral notes of the Yellow Label; and get full effect from the buttery, banana/papaya-like flavors of the Small Batch but in a deeper, softer interpretation.

And I did achieve all this plus get a soft, flowing finish. So I would rate this as a very good vatting, or mingling, really.

I made another one of the same constituents but in different proportions but can't get it as good.

Gary

Gillman
10-19-2012, 19:18
Just to illustrate the difference between batches 1 and 2:

Batch one had that flowery, slightly sweet, rosewater-like signature that is FR at its best. Plus as I said it is silky, flowing on the palate, characterized by equipoise one might say.

Batch 2 is more woody, not as flowery and sweet, one-dimensional. I am not sure how to work on it further, perhaps some more Yellow Label can reduce the wood and increase the flowery notes. A little SB might deepen the sweetness, the rosewater. I'll get there.

Gary

Tico
10-19-2012, 19:46
Ribs have been sitting on the Weber at 250 for over three hours now. Decided to pour myself some 4R 09 Mariage while I wait.

hectic1
10-19-2012, 20:10
Started the night with some WTRR 10/101 and now I've moved onto some Willett 10yr Toddy's...I think I'll keep the 10yr thing going with some ER 10/101 next. :)

hectic1
10-19-2012, 21:04
Decided to go with some 1997 Louisville OWA instead of the ER101...it's amazing how thick and syrupy this stuff is...crazy! ;)

MauiSon
10-19-2012, 22:36
Finished off my Kirkland small batch. It's a good quality pour, but something in Beam hooch always puts me off. I don't know if it's the wood or the yeast, there's a green quality I just don't find pleasant. I think I'll send my back-up bottle to PI.

z327
10-19-2012, 23:26
Met Master Distiller Truman Cox tonight at Specs in Dallas. Great guy very informative. Enjoyed a Taste of small batch and single barrel John Bowman. Got two bottles autographed and after showing him a picture of my home bar he gave me a barrel head and autographed that as well. Real enthusiast and a great whiskey. The single barrel is older and sweater than the younger small batch. Will be looking forward to something older than ten years in the future.

jcg9779
10-20-2012, 07:47
OWA SB last night after a long work day. Thank God the weekend is here!

kyrocklover
10-20-2012, 14:05
Old Ezra 7 year 101 and college football make for a wonderful day.

HP12
10-20-2012, 17:10
OWA SB last night after a long work day. Thank God the weekend is here!

Thank God you've got the OWA SB Jack! :grin:

petrel800
10-20-2012, 17:40
A little 4RSB is keeping me warm in the 10a/b complex at Petit LeMans tonight.

darylld911
10-20-2012, 17:49
Opened my first (and only) Vintage 17 tonight. Disappointed that the cork broke off so had to mess with that nonsense. Had never had this one before, but it has a fantastic nose! Heavy on the caramel with a hint of nutmeg behind the vanilla. The taste is quite nice, but the nose "oversold" the expectations a bit for me. Maybe it is the fall in the air, but I get caramel apples with a bit of toffee. To be honest, had I tried it before, I probably wouldn't have paid what I did for it (you always overpay at the distillery, which I was aware of - but hadn't seen it anywhere before or since). But since I did - I'll enjoy the hell out of it until it's gone!

MyOldKyDram
10-20-2012, 17:56
Love the V17, but it gets even better with time. Hang in there!

Had a bacon infused Old Fasioned tonight at dinner. Too damned good.

darylld911
10-20-2012, 18:39
Love the V17, but it gets even better with time. Hang in there!

Had a bacon infused Old Fasioned tonight at dinner. Too damned good.

Glad to hear that!! Ironic that my next stop was an infusion as well - banana infused Evan Williams (with a little GTS because it was just TOO "banana-y"). Had the wife take a sip, and she thought "Wow - that's banana with a bit of bourbon flavoring!"

compliance
10-20-2012, 18:41
Second the need for air time on the V17. Throw it in the back of the cabinet and forget about it for a while.

MyOldKyDram
10-20-2012, 18:52
Snacking on some bacon and bourbon caramel popcorn, sipping on some V21 rye.

MarkEdwards
10-20-2012, 19:05
Finally found a bottle of Garrison Brothers in Fort Worth today.

Not too bad, but too pricey for such a young bourbon. The nose is unimpressive, but I do like the palate. The finish is pretty short.

I probably won't try it again until they tack a few more years onto the aging process.

theglobalguy
10-20-2012, 19:15
FRSB, Liquor Barn Selection from last year. Just a really smooth bite.

the Duff
10-20-2012, 19:41
Finished off a pour Vosgar left me at the Iowa City shindig: the last pour out of an '07 Stagg. Then finished my own bottle of '10 WLW. Lots of black char goodness in the diet tonight! Could barely see through either glass!

gcsjr
10-20-2012, 20:06
Went to the store the other day and got some small bottles. I have two open tonight...Evan Williams Black Label, and Old Charter 8 year old. EWBL tasted a little mediciny to me...maybe that's that Heaven Hill mintyness? Anyway, decided I didn't really care for it. But I really like the OC 8. I decided to do a search and almost the only place on the board it's mentioned is in the "what's the worst bourbon you ever had" thread. Oh well...I guess that's why there are so many varieties out there. I know it doesn't have a very strong flavor...I guess after the EWBL, that was a relief.

Tico
10-20-2012, 20:16
PHC 12' & ER 10/101 Lawrenceberg

The more I drink this open bottle of ER the higher it climbs in my all time rankings. Definitely a top 10, maybe a top 5 for me!

DeanSheen
10-20-2012, 21:36
Been drinking down a bottle of OWA from McScrooges. Nice as usual.

clingman71
10-21-2012, 10:55
CnB OWA #61. Very good, maybe not quite as good as #60 which is excellent, but solid. And, as OWA often does, is better with each pour as age and air do their thing.

White Dog
10-21-2012, 12:07
Early '90s Old FitzBIB while watching the Packers/Rams game.

The Boozer
10-21-2012, 12:20
Pappy 15 yr from 11' along with a 10' WLW. Similar profiles showing BT connection, but Pappy sweeter while WLW showing more wood and char. Both are good but different. Will have to open a Pappy from earlier years for a side by side.

unclebunk
10-21-2012, 12:22
Had a couple of nice pours of Virginia Gentleman 90 last night. Thankfully, I've still got one bottle bunkered for when this one bites the dust.

unclebunk
10-21-2012, 12:23
PHC 12' & ER 10/101 Lawrenceberg

The more I drink this open bottle of ER the higher it climbs in my all time rankings. Definitely a top 10, maybe a top 5 for me!

I'm definitely with you on the ER10/101. One of my favorites!

TradingBoiler
10-21-2012, 13:11
Finished off my Kirkland small batch. It's a good quality pour, but something in Beam hooch always puts me off. I don't know if it's the wood or the yeast, there's a green quality I just don't find pleasant. I think I'll send my back-up bottle to PI.

Completely on board with this. Bookers is the only Beam pour I don't taste this in. Good way to describe it

TradingBoiler
10-21-2012, 13:21
Had some Stagg 142.6 proof last night. The complexity in this bourbon always puts a smile on my face. Just great stuff

sob0728
10-21-2012, 19:28
Opened a 2005 WTKS dark wood top tonight. Good, spicy stuff.

JLH3
10-21-2012, 19:46
Been a great weekend. Went shooting & made sure my deer rifle was on. Put in the winter lawn. Saw family for dinner on Saturday. Spent the day with my wife & youngest. Grilled steak and ate on the porch. Bought a bottle of 4 Roses Small Batch. Haven't had this stuff in awhile. I forgot just how good it is. Not sure what the mix is on this one, but it's high in rye and spice. Damn good weekend.

BFerguson
10-21-2012, 20:23
Starting with some 08 ER17, and going to finish with a small pour of 09 GTS. Both are ending their end, and I think the ER will go first to go to the bin by next week.

Have loved both.

Bags are packed for a quick work trip to Detroit. Going to be a busy couple of days.

B

ThirstyinOhio
10-21-2012, 20:40
Started with some Stagg 2012 and then followed that up with a pour of the barrel aged manhattan from High West. The Stagg is fantastic as always and the manhattan is interesting.

atfree
10-21-2012, 20:59
Celebrated my 5 year anniversary with my wife this weekend by opening my Four Roses 17yr gift shop bottle. Simply excellent bourbon.

fishnbowljoe
10-21-2012, 23:14
Celebrated my 5 year anniversary with my wife this weekend by opening my Four Roses 17yr gift shop bottle. Simply excellent bourbon.

Happy Anniversary Andrew. Nice choice of pours. Cheers to ya'!

atfree
10-22-2012, 12:54
Happy Anniversary Andrew. Nice choice of pours. Cheers to ya'!

Thank you very much! I better cool it with all the bourbon buying, though, or I might not see 10. :)

White Dog
10-22-2012, 16:45
OGD114, tasting sweeter than ever.

ebo
10-22-2012, 18:36
Ewsb 1999
................

hectic1
10-22-2012, 18:51
Started with some FR P/C OBSF with a splash of water and now I'm celebrating the Bears first TD with some FR P/C OESF...could be a FR's night! :)

MyOldKyDram
10-22-2012, 19:03
SB 50/50 to prime the pump, followed by some PHC Wheated.

SMOWK
10-22-2012, 19:21
Lots of OWA this evening. Never lets me down.

smokinjoe
10-22-2012, 19:26
Doing a little prep work for the week, while enjoying my two favorite 2012 whiskies. The 2012 PHC (now ranking as my personal favorite whiskey of all time), and a bit of Redbreast 12yr Cask Strength (as I've said before, I'm not sure I can find 5 bourbons that I like better than this Irish). What a great whiskey year it has been.

TradingBoiler
10-22-2012, 23:41
Michters 10 year old Batch 8 bourbon. Top 10 ever. So much vanilla, corn candy and nougat sweetness in this pour. Fantastic

jcg9779
10-23-2012, 16:02
OWA SB#9 tonight.

fishnbowljoe
10-23-2012, 17:10
Just some Weller tonight. :bigeyes:

Cheers! Joe

wmpevans
10-23-2012, 17:16
A wheater night. Started with pour of JPR 17; working on Pappy 20; and will close w/PHC 5th.

Loving this fall whiskey-drinking weather.

Bill

White Dog
10-23-2012, 19:27
Early Times quart bottle, with a 73 on the bottom. ATF and WI tax stamps. Outstanding! Loads of warm, sweet spice on the nose and a rummy, baked apple mid-palate. It's only 80proof but it drinks like a 90.

michaelturtle1
10-23-2012, 19:55
ND OGD 86 and a couple pours of OWA

qman22
10-23-2012, 20:49
Stagg 2012. Awesome, but overpowering the cigar I'm smoking. Should have made a better cigar choice...

Ejmharris
10-23-2012, 21:09
I had the left over vatting from the Sunday tailgate for the Bengals game. I was not prepared for my buddies coming over so I had to grab something. I poured about half a flask of OGD 114 (that is all that was left) and half of an OWA (this had been opened for several weeks). I really didn't expect much out of it. I have to admit it tasted damn good. I will have to get some more OGD 114 to do a fair tasting and put up notes but my buddies all commented how good it was. The flask was a bigger plastic flask so we all had a couple of drinks out of it. I really only expected to drink I for effect (get numb to watch the Bengals piss one away again).

RVTsteve
10-23-2012, 23:03
Received my first bottle of JPS 18 today. Batch 9. I'm a happy man. It's got everything I like in a bourbon from nose to finish. Caramel, vanilla, oak, tobacco. I'm a very happy man right now. At 69.99 I'll be bunkering a couple bottles of this for sure.

macdeffe
10-24-2012, 13:09
Smooth Ambler Yearling. Young Wheater. Very good but can't run away from its fresh youthfulness

Steffen

MrAtomic
10-24-2012, 14:26
Enjoying some Heaven Hill 6 YO BIB straight from the freezer. A favorite of mine.

theglobalguy
10-24-2012, 18:49
FRsB 2012 LE, wow. I've had great luck with Four Roses products as of late, but this one is flooring me. Fantastic.

RVTsteve
10-24-2012, 18:52
Really enjoying the TPS selection Bowman Barrel #45. It's different and interesting in a way I can't quite put my finger on, but it's certainly tasty.

Man, I love bourbon.

White Dog
10-24-2012, 21:21
I knew tonight was a stroll down to the neighborhood pumpkin expo with my kids, so I dug out the current Rebel Yell 750 that still had 3 inches left. Coffee mug, ice-cubes and Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters to cash this bottle.

I took one last taste neat for academic purposes (it had been open for about a year and a half). At no time during this duration would I have picked it for a wheater. As Luxco is the same company that still erroneously and unethically labels current David Nicholson as being distilled at DSP-KY-16, I don't trust that it's a wheater at all, although the back label states this. It drinks like HH rye-recipe that didn't qualify for the awful JTS Brown 80pr.

ChainWhip
10-25-2012, 00:45
Had some CEHT Tornado tonight for the first time - not bad IMO