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Curtisc84
12-13-2012, 17:11
Found some fun Dusty bottles today.

Cyrus Noble bottled in San Jose Ca
Old Forester dimpled 1lt bottle
IW Harper Gold 1.75 86 proof

I picked up a couple of each. I figured it be fun to do side by sides with the new Cyrus Noble and Old Forester.

I couldn't find a bottling date of the I.W. Harper, any ideas? I searched the thread but only seen the 1.75 80proof.

Cheers!

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White Dog
12-13-2012, 20:26
Nice finds, but have you noticed the Collectibles forum?

Curtisc84
12-13-2012, 20:51
Nice finds, but have you noticed the Collectibles forum?.

I did, but I'm drinking these.

Halifax
12-13-2012, 21:00
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I did, but I'm drinking these.

LMAO... Post of the week! Congrats on your finds.

dryeager
12-14-2012, 11:42
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I did, but I'm drinking these.

Just as it was always intended.

squire
12-14-2012, 11:56
Curtis it might also be fun to buy a bottle of Evan Williams Black and compare it to the Cyrus Noble.

Curtisc84
12-14-2012, 16:51
I'll definitely compare the two, thanks for the tip.

savagehenry
12-14-2012, 16:53
Anyone know how old that dimpled OF is? I have a store close to me that has two 1L bottles with a similar label that I'm thinking of picking up.

squire
12-14-2012, 17:06
If the price is right . . .

jfw
12-14-2012, 17:22
Anyone know how old that dimpled OF is? I have a store close to me that has two 1L bottles with a similar label that I'm thinking of picking up.

The OF that I have from the late 80s all have the two digit year on the bottom, so check for that.

HighInTheMtns
12-14-2012, 17:54
Anyone know how old that dimpled OF is? I have a store close to me that has two 1L bottles with a similar label that I'm thinking of picking up.
Most people speak pretty highly of the dimpled OF compared to the current release... buy one, drink some, if you like it buy the other. Unless the price is ridiculous, of course.

savagehenry
12-14-2012, 18:09
Most people speak pretty highly of the dimpled OF compared to the current release... buy one, drink some, if you like it buy the other. Unless the price is ridiculous, of course.
Not sure it was indeed dimpled, just know it had a similar white label. $19.99 for a 1L seems worth a shot.

squire
12-14-2012, 18:18
I wouldn't say there's been any real change in Forester, per se, over the 40 or so years I've been drinking it, but if there's a choice I will always pick an older bottling (80s) because back then all the whisky went into the brand as opposed to now when the cream is being skimmed to create Woodford and Birthday.

savagehenry
12-14-2012, 18:33
When did the white label completely disappear?

squire
12-14-2012, 18:51
Well it went from paper to plastic, hmm, six years or so back, but the current look is rather recent.

jfw
12-14-2012, 19:00
The OF of the 80s is much better than the current release. It's one of my favorite bourbons. The OFBB 2005 has a very similar profile to the 80s OF and is a personal favorite.

squire
12-14-2012, 20:11
Got to agree jf, I will reach over more than a few to get to the Birthday.

tanstaafl2
12-15-2012, 06:29
I wouldn't say there's been any real change in Forester, per se, over the 40 or so years I've been drinking it, but if there's a choice I will always pick an older bottling (80s) because back then all the whisky went into the brand as opposed to now when the cream is being skimmed to create Woodford and Birthday.

Isn't Woodford now made in a different distillery from OF and OFBB?

HighInTheMtns
12-15-2012, 08:00
Isn't Woodford now made in a different distillery from OF and OFBB?
The pot still component of Woodford is. The majority of what goes into standard Woodford is column stilled bourbon. Some of the limited releases have been entirely from the Woodford distillery.

Unless I'm wrong and they have a column still in Versailles now but I haven't found anything that says otherwise.

T Comp
12-15-2012, 08:24
Here's a thread from '09 on Old Forester with pics and and all http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?11501-Dating-Old-Forester&highlight=forester+dimpled+bottle

squire
12-15-2012, 10:11
Yes, Woodford is made in a separate distillery from Old Forester (Early Times) but the owner (Brown Forman) mingles the two distillates together for the Woodford brand. At first Forester whisky was used to create a Woodford brand while the new made whisky from the renovated Labrot & Graham distillery was aging. The practice has continued at least partially to maintain the flavor profile created for Woodford.

My point is select (read 'honey') barrels of Old Forester are still being used to beef up the Woodford line thus diminishing the supply of the best stuff available for the Forester brand. While this will not stop me from using Forester it will prevent me from paying a premium for a bottle of Woodford.

tanstaafl2
12-15-2012, 17:26
Yes, Woodford is made in a separate distillery from Old Forester (Early Times) but the owner (Brown Forman) mingles the two distillates together for the Woodford brand. At first Forester whisky was used to create a Woodford brand while the new made whisky from the renovated Labrot & Graham distillery was aging. The practice has continued at least partially to maintain the flavor profile created for Woodford.

My point is select (read 'honey') barrels of Old Forester are still being used to beef up the Woodford line thus diminishing the supply of the best stuff available for the Forester brand. While this will not stop me from using Forester it will prevent me from paying a premium for a bottle of Woodford.

Definitely (and obviously!) wasn't aware of that! Thought it was all from the Versailles distillery now. I appreciate the clarification.