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Special Reserve
12-21-2012, 05:07
I started out winter with a morning pour of PHC 10. This is one fantastic pour that is nothing short of wonderful with your morning coffee.

This is only for days when you have no commitments or obligations.

Happy Solstice everyone.

AaronWF
12-21-2012, 05:58
If winter started @ midnight, I had a birthday nightcap of FRLESmB '12. A marvel, this stuff. I actually like it a bit more with a few drops of water. Many other luxurious pours led up to this one, but that was back in autumn!

AaronWF
12-21-2012, 06:17
Well ok, the Autumn thread was locked while I was preparing a post for it. Most of what I drank last night was in Autumn, so you'll have to forgive me for posting comments in the Winter thread anyway.

My first birthday bourbon last night came late after a cancelled babysitter and thus cancelled bday dinner out. Oh well.

I started with some Pappy 20 from a bottle I opened on Thanksgiving. Very very tasty, but it must be said, quite mild for a palate that has been heavily groomed with CS whiskey of late. I was getting pleasant Dr Pepper notes off it last night. I then progressed to a grand pour of PHC Golden Ann, full of charcoal butter corn. This is a 100pf heavyweight if ever there was one.

I moved on to a pour from a freshly opened BTEC 19yo Giant Oak. This is a #2 BT mash aged in used French oak, so not bourbon, but some very nice wood influence on this. Well done spice on the finish despite the 90pf.

I finished with some FRLESmB '12, which I've already commented on.

callmeox
12-21-2012, 06:54
You need to be more timely with your updates. Seasonal thread locks wait for no one. :D

Also, you are forgiven.

squire
12-21-2012, 08:13
Well the world didn't crack open and I celebrated the non event with some Barton in my coffee.

smokinjoe
12-21-2012, 09:16
GBS Local Chapter 9th Annual Christmas Party at Mac McGee's Irish Pub in Decatur. Awesome place, with awesome whiskey selection and awesome food. Went through Angel's Envy Reg and Cask Strength, ETL Private Barrel, Vintage 17, H&H 10 yr :D, VWFRR, ER10 101, EC20 Gift Shop, several Willets (11 yr particularly yummy), SB Blend that I nailed...as 4 Roses...in a blind tasting :rolleyes:...I suck, and many more. Great time! Thanks Casey!

petrel800
12-21-2012, 10:20
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Joe, thanks for the invite, I enjoyed meeting everyone. Definitely a good evening. Thanks again to Mac Magee Irish Pub for hosting us, if you live in the Atlanta area and haven't been, go check them out, awesome place. Fish and Chips were awesome as is their Whiskey selection.

tanstaafl2
12-21-2012, 10:38
GBS Local Chapter 9th Annual Christmas Party at Mac McGee's Irish Pub in Decatur. Awesome place, with awesome whiskey selection and awesome food. Went through Angel's Envy Reg and Cask Strength, ETL Private Barrel, Vintage 17, H&H 10 yr :D, VWFRR, ER10 101, EC20 Gift Shop, several Willets (11 yr particularly yummy), SB Blend that I nailed...as 4 Roses...in a blind tasting :rolleyes:...I suck, and many more. Great time! Thanks Casey!

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Joe, thanks for the invite, I enjoyed meeting everyone. Definitely a good evening. Thanks again to Mac Magee Irish Pub for hosting us, if you live in the Atlanta area and haven't been, go check them out, awesome place. Fish and Chips were awesome as is their Whiskey selection.

A delightful time indeed and Mac McGee proved to be an excellent place for the evenings festivities! Well worth a visit if you are in the Decatur area.

smokinjoe
12-21-2012, 10:39
14590


Joe, thanks for the invite, I enjoyed meeting everyone. Definitely a good evening. Thanks again to Mac Magee Irish Pub for hosting us, if you live in the Atlanta area and haven't been, go check them out, awesome place. Fish and Chips were awesome as is their Whiskey selection.

Great to meet you, Mark. I see there are a couple there that I forgot...I drank those, too...:crazy: And, 1/2 a pint of Guinness! PQR aside, I did enjoy the AECS and Jefferson's Ocean. The Ocean was sweeter than I expected. Loved the AECS.

ebo
12-21-2012, 11:13
GBS Local Chapter 9th Annual Christmas Party at Mac McGee's Irish Pub in Decatur. Awesome place, with awesome whiskey selection and awesome food. Went through Angel's Envy Reg and Cask Strength, ETL Private Barrel, Vintage 17, H&H 10 yr :D, VWFRR, ER10 101, EC20 Gift Shop, several Willets (11 yr particularly yummy), SB Blend that I nailed...as 4 Roses...in a blind tasting :rolleyes:...I suck, and many more. Great time! Thanks Casey!

Sounds like Tylenol was in order this morning? :lol:

DaveOfAtl
12-21-2012, 11:16
GBS Local Chapter 9th Annual Christmas Party at Mac McGee's Irish Pub in Decatur. Awesome place, with awesome whiskey selection and awesome food. Went through Angel's Envy Reg and Cask Strength, ETL Private Barrel, Vintage 17, H&H 10 yr :D, VWFRR, ER10 101, EC20 Gift Shop, several Willets (11 yr particularly yummy), SB Blend that I nailed...as 4 Roses...in a blind tasting :rolleyes:...I suck, and many more. Great time! Thanks Casey!

Always great to see everybody!. What a great lineup, and I echo the praises for Mac McGee's, Casey, and our lovely, whiskey-drinking waitress. Can't believe I forgot to taste the AE Cask Strength! The ER10 101, Vintage 17, and the VWFRR were the highlights for me. Happy Christmas to all!

squire
12-21-2012, 11:17
Today's lunch martini was EW 1783 on the rocks.

thiemb
12-21-2012, 15:20
Kicking off my holiday break with an OWA 107 single barrel selection from my favorite store. A great value at only $21 a bottle.

fishnbowljoe
12-21-2012, 15:30
Starting off my holidays with a nice pour of Old Forester BIB.

squire
12-21-2012, 15:34
Old Grand Dad BIB.

awachatz
12-21-2012, 17:02
Some JP18 and VWFRR.

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KySalesRep
12-21-2012, 17:03
Having a pour of JPS 18.

portugieser
12-21-2012, 17:11
Having a pour of JPS 18.

Nice. Just bought a JPS 18 today - a store selected barrel. But am presently drinking a 2012 FRLeSb. Tastey

gcsjr
12-21-2012, 18:23
Enjoying some GD114 tonight. Very nice.

Cigar Dan
12-21-2012, 19:17
A couple of neat pours of Booker's.

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Tucker
12-21-2012, 19:54
Finishing up some near-empties. Tonight, Jim Beam Signature Six Grains.

squire
12-21-2012, 20:10
Just to change things up a bit I think I'll have some EW 1783.

bigtoys
12-21-2012, 20:19
whipped up a mini cocktail with:
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/PAM%20505/IMG_20121221_171222_590-1.jpg

about 2 parts 4R, 1 part Cherry Marnier, 0.75 part vermouth, couple squirts orange bitters, shaken over ice, 2 Luxardo cherries
final product; my wife mostly liked this one and my son definitely did:


http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/PAM%20505/IMG_20121221_165645_913-1-1.jpg

LostBottle
12-21-2012, 21:06
whipped up a mini cocktail with:

about 2 parts 4R, 1 part Cherry Marnier, 0.75 part vermouth, couple squirts orange bitters, shaken over ice, 2 Luxardo cherries
final product; my wife mostly liked this one and my son definitely did:


http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/PAM%20505/IMG_20121221_165645_913-1-1.jpg

I am not sure about the cocktail, but wow that is an awesome PVD Radiomir!

smokinjoe
12-21-2012, 21:35
Listening to Christmas music and helping the girls decorate some cookies, while sipping on the earthy goodness of a Buffalo Trace. That earthiness signature of BT is quite prevalent in this newly purchased bottle. More so, than most I've had recently. Hitting the spot quite well.

atfree
12-21-2012, 21:59
Four Roses 120th anniversary. I'll miss this one when it is gone. I am loving it tonight.

mosugoji64
12-21-2012, 23:30
Tonight's after-work pours: Larceny and CEHT SmB. Larceny is an easy drinker but makes the CEHT seem like a flavor bomb in comparison. No contest for Mr. Taylor tonight!

ChainWhip
12-22-2012, 00:47
SB Blend is hitting the spot tonight

wmpevans
12-22-2012, 05:02
:bigeyes:
A delightful time indeed and Mac McGee proved to be an excellent place for the evenings festivities! Well worth a visit if you are in the Decatur area.

Great time at Mac McGees. Big shout out to Casey, owner, for the hospitality, and to the lovely Marina:bigeyes:, for the service and joining us in our revelry.:toast:

As SmokinJoe said this will have to be an annual event, maybe next year in Roswell at Mac McGees II, opening in January.

Great fun!!!!

Flyfish
12-22-2012, 06:49
Just to change things up a bit I think I'll have some EW 1783.
Does anyone else find the 1783 an enormous value? At only a dollar more, I find it much preferable to EW black.

squire
12-22-2012, 08:25
I quite agree Fly, years ago before single barrel/small batch expressions Parker Beam created the 1783 and considered it to be his favorite. My only regret is I've never seen it higher than 86 proof.

squire
12-22-2012, 08:26
Oh, and the 1783 is now being marketed as a Small Batch brand.

p_elliott
12-22-2012, 09:20
Just a stupid question and it doesn't mean anything but how do you have a 1783 bourbon when by legend bourbon wasn't made for the first time till 1789? ( how is that for a run on sentence?)

squire
12-22-2012, 09:24
That's their story Paul and they're sticking to it.

erborman
12-22-2012, 09:45
i am diggin the hookers house line the rye is finished in a zinfandel barrel and tastes like a manhattan made with a great vermouth as a treat i landed the 21 year old generals reserve buy if you can find it!

JPBoston
12-22-2012, 09:53
Does anyone else find the 1783 an enormous value? At only a dollar more, I find it much preferable to EW black.

I hereby institute a new rule at SB. At no point will anyone speak favorably about a bourbon I cannot purchase in Arizona. :soapbox:


I kid, I kid. I'm just frustrated because several of the more popular value expressions can't really be found here (like the VOB line, AAA, and EW 1783 off the top of my head. And even OF Signature and OGD BIB can be a bit harder to find).

squire
12-22-2012, 10:12
At least we have the reassurance of knowing they are still out there.

ebo
12-22-2012, 11:11
Ohio is no place to find much in the way of bourbon either..... value pours or otherwise.

MyOldKyDram
12-22-2012, 11:37
Having a 2001 EWSB private selection from Frontier Liquor.

Phil T
12-22-2012, 11:49
Ohio is no place to find much in the way of bourbon either..... tvalue pours or otherwise.

We do have OE 101. And at $14.85, a very good value pour. But you already knew that ebo ...

BillP
12-22-2012, 16:02
My local store has been having a great deal on ERSB. But I heard Santa may be bringing me some really good stuff! Can't wait until Christmas Eve!

Gillman
12-22-2012, 16:53
Regular Four Roses which is perhaps the best value in bourbon today. I will take it over most bourbon double and triple the price. It is spicy and brandy-like, perfect for the neat experience at 80 proof. I am amazed its price is still kept so low, probably this is due to the proof, but it has qualities much beyond the other 80 proof bourbons IMO and I think I prefer it to Small Batch and Single Barrel.

Gary

smokinjoe
12-22-2012, 17:35
OK, I'm done. No more shopping for Christmas for me, as I've picked up stuff for everybody on the list. My reward, as I get down to settling in to watch some football, is a scrumptious pour of 2012 PHC. :yum:

squire
12-22-2012, 17:38
Old Grand Dad BIB.

WAINWRIGHT
12-22-2012, 18:05
A couple of bold pours of CEHT Tornado after spending most of the afternoon busting ice off of my driveway,gotta loosen the back up somehow!

Crowes
12-22-2012, 18:08
Just finished my first pour of Eagle Rare 17. This is the first BTAC bottle I have tried, and while I'm not a huge fan of ER10, this is a great pour of whiskey. Just couldn't pass it up after finding a bottle today.

squire
12-22-2012, 18:12
Of the current Eagle Rare expressions I believe the 17 is the way to go. I liked the old 101 proof version very much but this later 10 yr is just not the same. May be single barrel is not the best choice for the 10 year.

ebo
12-22-2012, 18:15
Enjoying some Old Ezra 101 tonight.

Tony
12-22-2012, 18:18
Some PHC12 with a nice cigar tonight.

Best regards, Tony

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Smokewagon
12-22-2012, 18:25
Larceny, followed up with some Weller 107 in an Old Fashioned. First time I've ever used any wheated bourbon in an Old Fashioned, very very tasty. I might give it a go in a Manhattan next. I know, I know, sacrilege and all that, but I can't help it. I do this type of thing on occasion to see what happens.


~SW

squire
12-22-2012, 18:59
Frankly SW I think the wheaters work better in a cocktail like an old fashioned.

michaelturtle1
12-22-2012, 19:27
Age stated WSR, then finished the last few pours of a Weller 12 and the last pours of a ORVW 10/107

jeffrey r
12-22-2012, 19:34
PHC 12, devil's batch. Full of flavor.

Tony
12-22-2012, 19:49
Now onto some WT101. Hoping the Lions can eek out a win.

Best regards, Tony

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kingcohiba
12-22-2012, 21:16
having some orvw 10/107 with an excellent monte #2....a cigar i usually dislike.

JLH3
12-22-2012, 21:30
Weller 12 which I'm really enjoying. And it's easier to find than Lot B.

thiemb
12-22-2012, 21:47
Hanging out with a good friend who is visiting from out of town and enjoying some Lot B, PVW15 and PVW20.

portugieser
12-22-2012, 21:53
Hanging out with a good friend who is visiting from out of town and enjoying some Lot B, PVW15 and PVW20.

A good friend indeed. Enjoy!

OutlawSW
12-22-2012, 21:53
OGD BIB, it's like a sore dick, you just can't beat it...

JPBoston
12-22-2012, 22:10
OGD BIB, it's like a sore dick, you just can't beat it...

Haha --- never easy to follow the comic who works blue.... but I'm enjoying a pour of OGD 114.

RVTsteve
12-22-2012, 22:15
Weller 12 first, so solid. Now on to FR Smb LE 2012, surprises me every time how good this is.

Special Reserve
12-23-2012, 02:59
Now onto some WT101. Hoping the Lions can eek out a win.

Best regards, Tony

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Tony,

Hoping for a Loins win is a good reason to drink. The Lions need both new management and coaching.

But on the other hand they do provide a reason for a drink.

Will

wmpevans
12-23-2012, 05:42
Obviously the Falcons win made all of us in ATL very happy, as it gives the Falcons home field advantage throughout the playoffs. :grin: And the Falcons REALLY need a playoff win badly to take it to the next level.

What about Calvin Johnson.:bigeyes:

Amazing receiver. We watched him here at Ga Tech where he was always the best player on the field. He's the same way in the NFL: best player on the field, and that's saying a lot with Roddy White and Julio Jones catching the pigskin for the Falcons.

To avoid thread drift: Enjoyed SB blend, and ORVW 10/107 while watching the game last night.

hectic1
12-23-2012, 06:10
I opened up a number of our new barrel selections last night with a neighbor of mine...we opened OWA #14, OWA #15, Willett 8yr barrel #1434 (wheated), and Willett 9yr #810/811 rye bourbon. The Willett wheater is hands down the biggest caramel bomb that I have ever had...I'm still amazed at the quality of OWA that can be had through their SB program.

squire
12-23-2012, 06:43
Barton in my coffee.

callmeox
12-23-2012, 07:50
Ohio is no place to find much in the way of bourbon either..... value pours or otherwise.

I survived an extended family Christmas dinner by tucking a couple of 50's of Pappy 15 into my coat pocket. It made the evening float past gracefully as they bickered about difficult Charades submissions. :skep:

As to not derail this thread with Ohio banter, I've opened a new one to discuss the state of bourbon availability in the Buckeye State.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?19006-Ohio-Bourbon-desert-or-home-of-unappreciated-brands&p=314611

RobP_n_TN
12-23-2012, 10:04
A pre-Christmas treat: ORVW 10/107 opened today. It's good from the first pour and will only get better as the days roll on.............
Rob

squire
12-23-2012, 10:43
Lunch martini today is Barton 86 on the rocks.

theglobalguy
12-23-2012, 12:07
Managed some High West Bourye and FRsB LE 2012 last night. Great start to the weekend.

Phil T
12-23-2012, 12:41
I'm enjoying a former BOTM and one our great state's truly good budget bourbons. OE 101. A steal at $14.75

Crowes
12-23-2012, 14:44
Relaxing and cooking for the family. A little ER17, some really old Ancient Age I found in my Dad's cabinet that he didn't know he had, and some EWSB 2002.

squire
12-23-2012, 17:10
Old Grand Dad BIB.

savagehenry
12-23-2012, 17:33
VOB BIB
HH BIB
V17
Bowman TPS 45

Tony
12-23-2012, 17:59
4RSmB2012 while watching some football tonight.

Best regards, Tony

Cigar Dan
12-23-2012, 19:13
Old Grand-Dad BIB
Four Roses Small Batch 2012 LE

Sipped on those while wrapping Christmas presents


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squire
12-23-2012, 19:13
May as well use up the last of the 1783.

Clavius
12-23-2012, 19:19
Just poured a nice glass of Weller SR.

jcg9779
12-23-2012, 19:28
A couple nice pours of Willett 9yr. this evening.

Restaurant man
12-23-2012, 19:52
I'm going with a a10/107 rip van

WAINWRIGHT
12-23-2012, 19:56
PHC 6th and FR SmB LE '12 quite an enjoyable pairing to finish off the evening.

Kalessin
12-23-2012, 20:38
Julio's selection Henry McKenna BiB after cleanup after wallpaper removal in the master bedroom.

The rose-pink chrysanthemum figured wallpaper (where the blooms formed an intriguing yet madness-inducing honeycomb sort of pattern) is GONE! Underneath the wallpaper, we found the date the paper went up (June 1981) and the whole family's names on the plaster wall surface, written in by one of the kids -- very cute!

I think I'll follow this pour with a little Rock Hill Farms, and then off to bed. Easy day at work scheduled for tomorrow.

SLOandSteady
12-23-2012, 20:44
Finishing what's left of a handle of Jim Beam. What can I say, I need to shelf space for a new bottle I picked up today.

JPBoston
12-23-2012, 21:11
Old Fitz BIB
OGD 114
ORVW 10/107

I was impressed with each pour... kept getting better. Gonna finish the night off with one more ORVW when I figure out what movie to watch. :)

OutlawSW
12-23-2012, 21:59
ER 17 '08
Lot B '12
PVW 15 '08
PVW 15 '12

Drinking top shelf for the holidays.

portugieser
12-23-2012, 22:06
ER 17 '08
Lot B '12
PVW 15 '08
PVW 15 '12

Drinking top shelf for the holidays.

Excellent! How does the '08 compare with the '12?

OutlawSW
12-23-2012, 22:19
Excellent! How does the '08 compare with the '12?

I'm not the best with tasting notes and the '08 had been open for over 2 years while I just opened the '12 tonight but I would say the '08 was softer and a bit sweeter, both my 15 and 23 from '08 kind of remind me of a port wine, the '12 tastes hotter and a bit spicer, it reminds me more of Lot B, Weller 12 and OWA, they taste more like cousins than siblings to me but it could have to do with air time. Like I said though I'm not so good with tasting notes, I'm kind of a "peasant" when it comes to that sort of thing.;)

portugieser
12-23-2012, 22:35
I'm not the best with tasting notes and the '08 had been open for over 2 years while I just opened the '12 tonight but I would say the '08 was softer and a bit sweeter, both my 15 and 23 from '08 kind of remind me of a port wine, the '12 tastes hotter and a bit spicer, it reminds me more of Lot B, Weller 12 and OWA, they taste more like cousins than siblings to me but it could have to do with air time. Like I said though I'm not so good with tasting notes, I'm kind of a "peasant" when it comes to that sort of thing.;)

Thanks. My tasting notes are usually something like "delicious." I'm sure these all merit that description.

Roc-A-Fella_1
12-23-2012, 22:37
Enjoying a nice pour of JPS 18 sitting by the tree.

OutlawSW
12-23-2012, 23:06
Thanks. My tasting notes are usually something like "delicious." I'm sure these all merit that description.

That they are, for sure! Describing tastes is tough for me but I like to think that I'm getting a better handle on it, (honestly that was the 1st time I have tried publicly) I find drinking wine and beer from time to time and trying to pick out specific flavors helps me with my bourbon tastings.

darylld911
12-24-2012, 06:12
Thanks to a lingering sinus infection, not a damn thing :hot: What good is time off if not for imbibing? Oh yeah - family, friends, blah, blah :rolleyes:

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

savagehenry
12-24-2012, 17:52
Merry Xmas Eve! Off to a great night:
Weller 12
WLW '12
4RLE SmB '12

Old Lamplighter
12-24-2012, 18:42
Started off the day's festivities with the annual bountiful family Christmas Eve feast with all the trimmings....followed with a dessert of the 2012 versions of Stagg & WLW courtesy of our most gracious host. A while afterwards some wonderful Port to finish dessert time.:yum:

Just arrived home and starting with some Pappy 20 & WT Tribute. Plans for additional samplings later in the evening are incomplete at present....back with you later.:drink:

Keraptis
12-24-2012, 19:10
3 new ones for me tonight...

Started off with Very Old Barton; I have been looking for a bargain shelf bourbon and this fit the bill. Lots of cherries and nothing foul. Moved on to Grand Traverse Straight Bourbon. Definitely young, but not horrible. Certainly not worth the price tag at this point, however. Finished up with the AH Hirsch 16 I stumbled upon tonight. Absolutely amazing.

Now it's time for some Bell's Holiday Ale and A Christmas Story. Merry Christmas All!

jakeox
12-24-2012, 19:34
Very mixed bag tonight. Some Knob Creek small batch, some Pikesville Rye, and after dinner, given the task of clearing out some of the old bottles from the bar, one hefty pour of "Wild Turkey Liqueur" (a bit overly sweet but otherwise not bad):

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WAINWRIGHT
12-24-2012, 19:51
WLW,CEHT Tornado and OF BIB all nice pours shared this holiday season with my father while sitting by the fire and watching my son open some Christmas gifts,couldn't really ask for a better evening.

portugieser
12-24-2012, 20:27
Some lot B for the first time. A step above the Weller 12 but just for special occsions.

Tico
12-24-2012, 20:31
T'was a good Christmas eve

VWFRR
4R 12' SmB
V21 Rye
ER17 12'

BillP
12-24-2012, 20:37
A very good Christmas Eve. Lot B and Black Maple Hill under the tree.

Bourbon Boiler
12-24-2012, 21:27
WT American Spirit
OGD 114
Woodford
Town Branch
Blanton's

at the family Christmas party.

michaelturtle1
12-24-2012, 21:36
All the guests are finally out of the house, during dinner we enjoyed a few pours of WTRye 101 and a bit of ORVW 10/107, now I am about to grab a healthy chunk of chocolate covered bacon and a nice pour of PVW 20

JLH3
12-24-2012, 22:50
The monsters are in bed, gifts are wrapped, and the wife and I danced to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". So I drank the last of a bottle of Pappy van Winkle 20 year. This is the finest bourbon ever.

Thank God I have another bottle.

BillP
12-25-2012, 04:39
All the guests are finally out of the house, during dinner we enjoyed a few pours of WTRye 101 and a bit of ORVW 10/107, now I am about to grab a healthy chunk of chocolate covered bacon and a nice pour of PVW 20

That all sounds good except for the chocolate covered bacon!

squire
12-25-2012, 13:30
Pre lunch dram was a Barton martini.

Flyfish
12-25-2012, 14:56
I hereby institute a new rule at SB. At no point will anyone speak favorably about a bourbon I cannot purchase in Arizona.
I kid, I kid. I'm just frustrated because several of the more popular value expressions can't really be found here (like the VOB line, AAA, and EW 1783 off the top of my head. And even OF Signature and OGD BIB can be a bit harder to find).
Don't feel bad. Though I referenced EW 1783, it is not available in OH. Nor is the VOB or AAA 10YO. Not to mention any of the 4Rsb LE or BTAC or ....If we outlawed mentioning bourbon some of us can't get in our home states, SB would have to close shop by New Year.

Tony
12-25-2012, 15:05
Was happily surprised by my Dad when we went over to his house today and he had a bottle of Maker's 46, very nice.

Best regards, Tony

squire
12-25-2012, 15:44
Old Grand Dad BIB

savagehenry
12-25-2012, 15:47
Opened PVW 20 & 23 that I purchased in March for an Xmas day treat.

Tucker
12-25-2012, 15:52
Enjoying a nice pour of PHC 2012. It's been a great Christmas day.

Roc-A-Fella_1
12-25-2012, 16:44
Just tasted ORVW 10/90 and Weller SB blend side by side. I think I like the SB blend more.

petrel800
12-25-2012, 16:50
My father and I are enjoying some 2012 GTS after dinner. Very Merry Christmas.

Special Reserve
12-25-2012, 17:06
I will be enjoying a nice pour of Weller Centennial in a couple of minutes.

MyOldKyDram
12-25-2012, 17:27
Lil ORVW 107 right now.

portugieser
12-25-2012, 17:57
Buffalo Trace + egg nogg = tastey

but only once a year.

thiemb
12-25-2012, 18:30
Buffalo Trace + egg nogg = tastey

but only once a year.

drinking the same after a long day with the family.

KySalesRep
12-25-2012, 19:12
Having some ORVW 10/107 tonight.

Halifax
12-25-2012, 20:02
I will be enjoying a nice pour of Weller Centennial in a couple of minutes.

Someone knows how to celebrate... Cheers!

WAINWRIGHT
12-25-2012, 20:08
Willett 8yr "Wheater" followed it up with a pour of Tornado and Lot B while enjoying the festive holiday season.

michaelturtle1
12-25-2012, 20:11
Lot B and then some more Lot B, What better way to finish out my bday/Xmas then a few pours of my favorite bourbon

JB64
12-25-2012, 21:20
Couldn't decide what to have this evening so I had my wife grab a bottle from the bar. She came back with the Larceny. I was kind of hoping for something else but Larceny it was, Cheers. Hope everybody is enjoying the holiday season as much as I am.

mosugoji64
12-25-2012, 21:25
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Wrapping mine up with some FR '09 Mariage.

Restaurant man
12-25-2012, 22:08
I promised I'd hit the VWFRR, and did so twice. Now I'm on to the GBS EC15. Everyone is asleep. "Along long the watchtower" from my first dead show @ buffalo in 1989 on the headset. All is well :cool:

smokinjoe
12-25-2012, 22:32
I promised I'd hit the VWFRR, and did so twice. Now I'm on to the GBS EC15. Everyone is asleep. "Along long the watchtower" from my first dead show @ buffalo in 1989 on the headset. All is well :cool:

Sounds like a great one, bro. There was a bit of the VWFRR and GBS EC15 in my glass tonight, as well. And, a few more, too! :drinking: Merry Christmas to you!

:toast:

Keraptis
12-25-2012, 23:10
Enjoyed the last pour of a PHC 2011. Now attempting another pour of Grand Traverse 100% Straight Bourbon. Not any better than it was last night. Ah well.

Bourserker
12-26-2012, 07:43
Thanks to a lingering sinus infection, not a damn thing :hot:
I feel your pain both figuratively and literally. I finally got a couple of bottles of GTS that I ordered back in Februray, and I can't even partake of one because of a stinking head cold that is going on 3 weeks.

Flyfish
12-26-2012, 08:36
Couldn't decide what to have this evening so I had my wife grab a bottle from the bar. She came back with the Larceny. I was kind of hoping for something else but Larceny it was, Cheers. Hope everybody is enjoying the holiday season as much as I am.
Opened my second handle of Larceny. Actually, it doesn't have a handle so maybe it's just family size. Any way, I must be adjusting to the stuff. The first bottle took me a while to appreciate. This one is good from the get go. First in a Glencairn and then a big pour on the rocks.

jakeox
12-26-2012, 12:26
Last night at my grandparent's for dinner, my brothers and I had a look in the liquor cabinet and came up with this old bottle of Four Roses. We each had a taste and put it away for next time we're over -- it was pretty cool to have a little of Grandpa's old whiskey. He's only been gone a few years, but he must have stopped drinking whiskey a lot longer ago than that. Anyone know how old this stuff is?
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HighInTheMtns
12-26-2012, 13:08
FR sold the blend from the 60s until the early 2000s. That doesn't look like a particularly old bottle; I'd guess it came from toward the end of that period.

ebo
12-26-2012, 13:17
Sipping a little KCSBR right now.

KySalesRep
12-26-2012, 13:20
Having some FRSB LE 2012

Flyfish
12-26-2012, 14:20
Last night at my grandparent's for dinner, my brothers and I had a look in the liquor cabinet and came up with this old bottle of Four Roses. We each had a taste and put it away for next time we're over -- it was pretty cool to have a little of Grandpa's old whiskey. He's only been gone a few years, but he must have stopped drinking whiskey a lot longer ago than that. Anyone know how old this stuff is?
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First thing to note is that this is not bourbon. If you visit the Four Roses website you can check out the history of the company and place the 4R whiskey in the timeline between when it stopped being bourbon and when it starting being bourbon again--and really fine bourbon at that. Or you can read Col. Charles "Crotchety" Cowdery's book, Bourbon Straight.

MauiSon
12-26-2012, 14:40
Last pour of my first Four Roses bottle, TPS selected FR1B. I was gonna give some bottles out as Christmas gifts, but I think it's just too 'hot upfront' to gift. I'm not worried though, it's good enough for me.:cool:

RobP_n_TN
12-26-2012, 16:24
FR1b LE 2012. Sips easy for a 113 proof-er.
Rob

darylld911
12-26-2012, 17:13
I feel your pain both figuratively and literally. I finally got a couple of bottles of GTS that I ordered back in Februray, and I can't even partake of one because of a stinking head cold that is going on 3 weeks.

Last year I had a head cold that seemed to last about a week, but I lost my taste for nearly FIVE weeks. I'm at about two weeks now since I could last taste much (despite only having a couple days of feeling under the weather). Disappointed I missed a couple of whiskey get-togethers the week before Christmas, but what can you do.

Hope you're coming up on the end of your spell! GTS sounds like a great way to celebrate feeling better :grin:

MyOldKyDram
12-26-2012, 17:46
PHC 4th tonight hubba hubba.

UncleJohnsBarrel
12-26-2012, 18:46
Going with KBD's V17 tonight, and it is much much better than I remembered it. When I first opened and tried it I couldn't get past a corn flavor that was reminiscent of BMH small batch, but tonight a lot of the sweet and spice notes are more upfront.

I bought this bottle in July of this year when talk of a scarcity hit since I hadn't tried it yet and it got such great reviews. Sure enough, you won't find it in stores anymore but after spending around $80 for it, and trying it from month to month without any "woah!" moment, I almost wish I had just divided up my $80 and gotten some less expensive but more reliable bottles like Weller 12 or Ritt BiB.

All that said V17 has been a much needed learning experience about buying (expensive) bottles for no other reason than they are selling out quickly.

mosugoji64
12-26-2012, 20:54
PHC 6th and '12 GTS. Think I'm gonna go over to the other thread and vote PHC for best of the year. This stuff is so good!

Kalessin
12-27-2012, 08:43
Last night at my grandparent's for dinner, my brothers and I had a look in the liquor cabinet and came up with this old bottle of Four Roses. We each had a taste and put it away for next time we're over -- it was pretty cool to have a little of Grandpa's old whiskey.


I'm sure there's more than a few of us who have inherited whiskey from relatives who have passed on. In my case, I found bottles of Wild Turkey 86pf and Johnnie Walker Black (each around half full) in a closet at my late grandmother's condo when we were moving her to assisted living in 2007. Neither bottle had been touched since 1986, the year my grandfather died, and the whiskey was fine after twenty-one years in a cool, dark closet.

Every taste of the two bottles I have is a bit of memory and contemplation, and I'll make them last as long as possible.

(p.s. As for what's in the bottle, as others are saying, it's nothing special. But really, the point isn't what's in the bottle as long as it's even marginally drinkable, it's whose bottle it was.)

p_elliott
12-27-2012, 09:00
Last night at my grandparent's for dinner, my brothers and I had a look in the liquor cabinet and came up with this old bottle of Four Roses. We each had a taste and put it away for next time we're over -- it was pretty cool to have a little of Grandpa's old whiskey. He's only been gone a few years, but he must have stopped drinking whiskey a lot longer ago than that. Anyone know how old this stuff is?
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That was the blended whiskey that Seagram's when they owned FR sold in the US that gave FR a bad name in the US. It was basically rot gut whiskey it has taken Jim Rutledge to drag the FR name out of the mud in the US by producing some of the finest bourbons on the market.

Kalessin
12-27-2012, 09:11
Google Docs is great for volunteer work that requires really complicated collabarative projects using spreadsheets. Right up until it isn't.

When that happened at around 10pm last night, I poured a small glass of OFBB 2011, sat back, and waited for people to sort out their parts of the data on the shared spreadsheet.

I found myself really wanting some scotch flavors, so as a followup, I brought out Signatory's 1997 Isle of Jura. Fantastic!

MauiSon
12-27-2012, 11:40
That was the blended whiskey that Seagram's when they owned FR sold in the US that gave FR a bad name in the US. It was basically rot gut whiskey it has taken Jim Rutledge to drag the FR name out of the mud in the US by producing some of the finest bourbons on the market.

Remember, JR credits Seagrams for putting Four Roses into a position to produce some of the finest bourbons on the market.

squire
12-27-2012, 11:56
That Four Roses blend was for a lot of people a 'good enough whisky', by that I mean any worse they wouldn't want to drink it and any better they couldn't afford it.

squire
12-27-2012, 11:57
I'm having a Barton martini with lunch.

KySalesRep
12-27-2012, 18:07
I'm having another pour of FRSB LE 2012. This is some very tasty stuff, just sorry I only have this one bottle. I have a feeling it won't last very long!

squire
12-27-2012, 18:16
Old Grand Dad BIB

thiemb
12-27-2012, 19:47
JPS 18 Batch 10, Larceny, and 45th Parallel Border Bourbon tonight.

Bourserker
12-27-2012, 20:10
Feeling better from the head cold finally, and got up into that GTS '12. It's my first GTS, and I gotta say that is some darn good stuff. Can't wait to see how it settles in after a few weeks of air.

dementedavenger
12-27-2012, 22:47
Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project Barrel 120 and Willett Family Estate Single Barrel 5-Year Old Rye. The BTSO is boring compared to the Willett, which has a sensational last bite.

Mikede1285
12-28-2012, 07:38
Heading to the theater to see Django Unchained and packing a flask of weller 12. Likely to stop by the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar for happy hour and try a few new ones.

dryeager
12-28-2012, 07:48
Heading to the theater to see Django Unchained and packing a flask of weller 12. Likely to stop by the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar for happy hour and try a few new ones.

So what did you try?!

squire
12-28-2012, 09:45
Having a Barton martini while we put the finishing touches on lunch.

AaronWF
12-28-2012, 09:53
Having a Barton martini while we put the finishing touches on lunch.

All right already, I have to ask, how do you make your Barton martinis?

squire
12-28-2012, 10:02
Pour Barton on the rocks. Sometimes I have a Barton & B, which is more of it.

KySalesRep
12-28-2012, 15:16
Having a pour of WLW 2012, cheers!

squire
12-28-2012, 15:31
Old Grand Dad BIB

Tucker
12-28-2012, 17:10
Blanton's. It was looking a little neglected.

MyOldKyDram
12-28-2012, 18:44
Determined to kill this bottle of Rock Hill tonight. Time to work in earnest on some of these low fill bottles and clear up some cabinet space.

Smokewagon
12-28-2012, 20:01
Weller 12, not dissappointed, at all. I'll be damn if this pour doesn't have the most fantastic nose out of anything I have tried lately. I just keep breathing it in.


~SW

portugieser
12-28-2012, 20:09
Elmer T Lee. Very nice and balanced

WAINWRIGHT
12-28-2012, 20:22
Some A.Bowman 17yr at around 110 prf,this really seems to be its sweet spot

Crowes
12-28-2012, 20:39
A little Baker's and EC12 while playing some Axis and Allies with my brother who is visiting from Asia.

ChainWhip
12-28-2012, 21:05
Some A.Bowman 17yr at around 110 prf,this really seems to be its sweet spot

Did you let that bottle rest for a few weeks or is that a fresh opening?

PozzSka
12-28-2012, 21:07
Just finished a Russel's reserve 10yr. I'm really enjoying this one.

WAINWRIGHT
12-28-2012, 21:09
Did you let that bottle rest for a few weeks or is that a fresh opening?
This bottle has been open since the start of October and really hasn't changed much,more cinnamon and leather,less oak and pronounced alcohol all for the better IMHO.

ChainWhip
12-28-2012, 21:14
This bottle has been open since the start of October and really hasn't changed much,more cinnamon and leather,less oak and pronounced alcohol all for the better IMHO.

Thanks. I wonder if these last few bottlings of A.Bowman 17yr have something in common with the GTS '12 that makes them benefit from some open bottle time.

squire
12-28-2012, 21:23
Lock me up for 17 years and I'd want some air time too.

jcg9779
12-28-2012, 21:23
A little OWA this evening.

ChainWhip
12-28-2012, 21:40
Lock me up for 17 years and I'd want some air time too.

I suppose I was trying to draw a connection where there was none ;-)

thiemb
12-28-2012, 22:08
Weller 12 and FR LE SmB 2012

oke&coke
12-29-2012, 01:28
After a long week of working the midnight shift: started off with my VBT you have to guess that one, followed by a tasting of Dry Fly wheat whiskey. My notes are located in the Other American Whiskey forum. Working a nice pour of Larceny now.

Special Reserve
12-29-2012, 05:19
PVW15, the breakfast of champions!

BillP
12-29-2012, 06:36
Enjoyed my first taste of Larceny last night. That bottle won't last very long.

dementedavenger
12-29-2012, 13:05
Decided to do a celebrating last night following the conclusion of three rather hellish months of work.

- Blanton's Straight from the Barrel (Barrel #17; Warehouse H; Rick #50; Dumped on 1.10.2011; 134.8-proof): One of the top five pours of bourbon I have ever had. International-only release, but had it in a bar. The nose is pretty subtle at first but after a few minutes really opens up and you quickly understand that you're in for a high rye mashbill. This thing is a fire-breathing monster with tons of spice and wood and a long burn. Just a spectacular bourbon for people who like the very high-proof stuff.

- Oola Cask Strength: This is a Seattle-based distillery which recently released its first bourbon and, smartly, released a cask strength. I don't recall the details, but I think it's 118-proof. I just had a free little taste and it was very good, right in that sweet spot of 105-120 proof. I didn't go for a pour because I just pick it up at the distillery or a store. I will say that I think Oola could win a craft bourbon tasting competition. These guys know what they're doing.

- Larceny: I had my first taste of this (I have not seen this at retail locally or any other bar). Another free taste. Granted the Blanton's was fresh on my mind, lips, tongue, throat, etc. but this stuff left me feeling empty. For the price, it's solid, but some of the chatter has suggested that it's exceptional and I'm not in agreement.

- Parker's Heritage Collection Wheated (2010; 124.2-proof): Had a pour of this great juice. I picked this over the Blend of Mashbills and the 10-Year Finished in Cognac Barrel.

- Nikka Whisky From The Barrel (102.8-proof): Had a pour of this Japanese whiskey that was ultra-smooth and aromatic. I really enjoyed this. I hard a tough time pinning down some of the tastes but it sort of had some Speyside characteristics. Here's the description: "Matured malt whisky and grain whisky are blended and then re-casked (a process known as "marriage") to create a rich harmony of distinctly different whiskies. "From the Barrel" is bottled directly from re-casked barrels of whisky and features almost the same alcohol percentage. At 51.4% alcohol content, this whisky possesses a distinctive personality characterized by solidity, depth of taste and a richly expanding aroma."

- I.W. Harper 12-Year (bottled in 1982, we think): This bourbon isn't really anything special but I love being able to drink a dusty in a bar. It was a good way to end this round.

Bonus!

- William Larue Weller 2012: Stopped off on the way home for something to eat at one of my favorite restaurants where I've recently befriended the bartenders. They cracked open their new bottle of William Larue Weller 2012 for me (the last time I was in there I killed their WLW 2011 and their last Black Maple Hill Small Batch). Gotta be honest, I don't remember much about this year's WLW at this point but I do know that it was good.

squire
12-29-2012, 14:20
Celebrate you did my friend, sounds like quite a night.

squire
12-29-2012, 14:22
Lunch today was shrimp gumbo accompanied by a Blanton martini.

thiemb
12-29-2012, 15:00
The wife is out of town for the weekend so I'm hosting a whiskey and poker night with the guys. Should be fun. I won't be trying all of these tonight, but I'm sure I'll get to several of them.


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squire
12-29-2012, 15:50
That's definitely a full house. The only way I could get away with that is make sure the place was cleaned up before she got back.

Tucker
12-29-2012, 15:52
The wife is out of town for the weekend so I'm hosting a whiskey and poker night with the guys. Should be fun. I won't be trying all of these tonight, but I'm sure I'll get to several of them.

Whoa. Good luck with the poker, and I'm certain your friends will appreciate the bourbon/rye selection.

squire
12-29-2012, 15:57
Starting the evening with Old Grand Dad BIB.

MyOldKyDram
12-29-2012, 16:03
Four Roses OBSO Private Selection from a local store. Cotton candy sweet. Another low fill I'm looking to kill off tonight.

ChainWhip
12-29-2012, 16:20
Decided to do a celebrating last night following the conclusion of three rather hellish months of work.

A well rewarded celebration I'd say based on your lineup!

passthebourbon
12-29-2012, 19:40
Just cracked a '12 WLW. Mind = Blown.

Hallelujah

Smokewagon
12-29-2012, 20:12
Old Grand Dad BIB followed by Old Grand Dad 114. Liking the OGD 114 for sure, going to have to pick up another bottle. I haven't decided on the OGD BIB yet, I'll give it another go tomorrow probably.


~SW

squire
12-29-2012, 22:13
Grand Dad I'll grow on 'ya SW, did on me.

OutlawSW
12-30-2012, 00:54
GD 12
RITT 100
VOB 90
Charter 101

thiemb
12-30-2012, 00:58
Lots of tasty pours tonight: Larceny, Weller 12, ER 17, Saz 18, FR LE SmB 2012 and PVW 20. Really fun whiskey and poker night with the guys. Luck was definitely on my side because somehow I was the big winner in poker. The Weller 12 and Larceny were big hits with just about everyone.

oke&coke
12-30-2012, 01:26
Sitting down to some Charter 101 like I did last night. Used this whiskey for my round on the VBT. The flavors are very simple but quite good.

wripvanwrinkle
12-30-2012, 01:36
Fun get together tonight with bradleyc at a non-SB member's house. Great time.

After way too many drinks, back at home watching DVR'd bowl game. I chose a PVW23 (which is contrary to my normal go " bigger/more rye" end of night strategy.). I followed that up with PHC 2010. I really wish that I had more PHC 2010...

I'm still trying to get my head around this, but I held an Action Comics number 1 tonight. Weird proposition bet: people that have held Action Comic number 1 versus a document signed by Thomas Jefferson...?

BFerguson
12-30-2012, 04:18
Just a little Weller 12 last night. this never seems to last long in the house.

Going even faster as Mom had been hitting this also over the holiday.

B

jeffrey r
12-30-2012, 04:47
Started out with FR LE SmB 2011, and moved on to ETL Taoism. Both excellent, and it always amazes me how some of the everyday pours like ETL, OGD 114, W12, etc. hold up to the premium pours.

squire
12-30-2012, 08:05
I've noticed the same thing Jeffery and it made me rethink the term premium.

Trey Manthey
12-30-2012, 08:29
I am officiating a wedding today, and last night I was invited to a nice restaurant in town for the rehearsal dinner after we finished the dry run at the venue. I didn't have much to do beforehand, so I decided to just check out the bar and kill time. They had A.H. Hirsch 16 year on the menu for $15. I asked if they had it, and the bartender produced a gold foil bottle, with about 1/5 fill level. After nodding my consent and asking for it neat, she set down a large rocks glass in front of me and started pouring...one finger...two fingers...oh, let's just finish off this bottle. I was pretty giddy, and pretty tipsy after polishing that off over the course of the next hour and a half.

Quite decent stuff...not as exquisite as I had imagined, but very good.

Wryguy
12-30-2012, 08:33
Got together with some family for some pre-New Years partying, and my cousin who I introduced to drinking whiskey asked me to bring along a few open bottles from my collection to get everyone at the party tasting and learning about whiskey. In the interest of running the gamut I tried to bring 5 very different whiskies. I find more than five with total novices is pushing it, attention wanders and people get rowdy. Which is the point!

Wish it was a bourbon/rye tasting, but in the interest of being informative I had to branch out. We tasted a Redemption Rye to start, moved to a BMH NAS, then to a Hibiki 12, onto an Aberlour 16 double cask, before finishing with a Longrow 7 finished in a Barolo cask. The big hit, especially with the ladies, was the Hibiki, which surprised me. That whiskey is too delicate and floral for me, so I was more than happy to share the rest of it. BMH was a close second. I was actually surprised by how smooth the redemption was for being so young, the wood and spice really seemed well-incorporated and balanced. I think the Longrow 7 went over most everyone's heads, but I'm still trying to figure that one out, and it's my second bottle of the stuff. I think generally the ACEing thing is over-rated but I've never had a peaty scotch like this one. Powerful peat playing with sour/salty notes that goes very gentle on the finish, a tangy smoke that literally lingers for minutes. A great time with family.

MyOldKyDram
12-30-2012, 16:28
5th Christmas of the season today and my brother and I about put the kill on my bottle of Beer Barrel Bourbon. He's not a big drinker, likes his beer, but this sat really well with him. I don't mind it either.

portugieser
12-30-2012, 18:08
Lot B and PVW 15. A fun comparison

Tony
12-30-2012, 18:11
Started with some Elijah Craig 18 tonight.

Best regards, Tony

michaelturtle1
12-30-2012, 20:35
Opened a 2012 FRSB LE and a pour of PHC 2012, I love the PHC but after trying the Four Roses, I have come to the conclusion that I really am not into the Four Roses profile. I have had a few of their offerings and have yet to like one.. I always get an almost spoiled citrus note on the finish..Oh we'll more for everyone else

bigtoys
12-30-2012, 21:19
whipped up a Blinker for Sunday nite chat
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mosugoji64
12-30-2012, 21:29
I am officiating a wedding today, and last night I was invited to a nice restaurant in town for the rehearsal dinner after we finished the dry run at the venue. I didn't have much to do beforehand, so I decided to just check out the bar and kill time. They had A.H. Hirsch 16 year on the menu for $15. I asked if they had it, and the bartender produced a gold foil bottle, with about 1/5 fill level. After nodding my consent and asking for it neat, she set down a large rocks glass in front of me and started pouring...one finger...two fingers...oh, let's just finish off this bottle. I was pretty giddy, and pretty tipsy after polishing that off over the course of the next hour and a half.

Quite decent stuff...not as exquisite as I had imagined, but very good.

Where's the "Like" button on this thing?!? Great story!

Phil T
12-31-2012, 10:20
A short pour of FR's OBSF from Kahn's. A delicious, spicy, rye bomb

PozzSka
12-31-2012, 11:03
Last night was a BT (with a splash of water) and a FRSmB (with a splash of water).

The FRSmB is one of my favorites right now.

squire
12-31-2012, 12:17
Lunch martini was Barton in coffee. Was going to make a Manhattan but it's too darn cold to drink something shaken with ice.

smokinjoe
12-31-2012, 12:34
I really need to get out for a run...Nah...tomorrow....or, the next...:D

Instead, sippin' on a little AAA 10 yr while watching some football....and, continuing to eat everything in the house...oink...

Lordy, am I going to pay for this when I get back at it...

petrel800
12-31-2012, 13:54
A little ETL before heading into the peach bowl. I refuse to call it by its new corporate name, although the free chicken sandwich was nice.

Cigar Dan
12-31-2012, 14:29
Watching some football and sipping a glass of mystery bourbon from a flask I found in my liquor cabinet. Best guess is EW BIB.

Geaux Tigers!

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Crowes
12-31-2012, 14:50
Starting off with some OWA 107 Single Barrel. Extremely good. Rich caramel, oak, cedar, and some baking spices.

squire
12-31-2012, 15:23
Old Grand Dad BIB

PozzSka
12-31-2012, 15:58
Four Roses Single Barrel

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SFS
12-31-2012, 15:59
My first taste of EW SB (barrel 828, barreled 12/09/2001, bottled 10/20/2011), opened tonight

Upon first try (within 2 minutes of bottle opening): nose was sweet, with some caramel. Palate was sweet at the front, but slightly medicinal (that may be too strong a word) in the late mid phase. Finish was one of the longest I've encountered in my tastings (I'm no expert), but was a mellow low-grade burn, particularly noticeable on my soft palate. I let it sit for 15 minutes and came back.

After the wait, I get a slight cherry note in the nose, the medicinal is gone from the palate, and the finish has lengthened, involving the sides of my tongue, and at the very end I get a little bit of mint.

I'm looking forward to getting to know this bottle, and picking up the 2002 this week.

Tony
12-31-2012, 18:05
Having one of these with some Ancient Ancient Age 10yo-

The Subourbon:


1.5 ounces of bourbon (Wild Turkey 101)

0.5 ounces of rum (Appleton 12 Year)

0.5 ounces of port wine (Noval Black)

Dash of orange bitters (Hella Citrus)

Dash of aromatic bitters (Angostura)

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and then put in some ice. Stir, alot. Then strain into a non-chilled glass. As it warms up, the better it gets. This drink is super complex, with huge flavors that are out of left field. The dunderfunk and the molasses from the rum meld perfectly with the char, while the softer, woodier notes are brightened by the bitters. The port thickens the mouthfeel and gives a burst of jam mid palate and a hint of nuttiness towards the end. The boldest cocktail you will ever drink, I gaurentee it.

squire
12-31-2012, 18:11
Grand Dad & Dad (more of it)

shoshani
12-31-2012, 18:39
Tonight I'm lightly mixing and matching some 100 proofers (plus) for New Year's Eve. I have OF Signature, VOB BIB, OWA, and WT101 at the ready. At the actual stroke of midnight ,will probably treat myself to a small ration of WT Rye 101.

Crowes
12-31-2012, 19:52
On to some ER17, very tasty. Now some Lot "B", and I'll ring in the new year with some PVW20.

jtexaslonestar
01-01-2013, 06:44
Knocked out my ETL then moved on to some Ardbeg 10. The wife and I rang in the new year with pours of PVW20 and PVW15, respectively. Happy 2013 folks!

Phil T
01-01-2013, 08:23
A nice pour of OWA TPS SB barrel 27. It goes so well with a kickass steak and eggs breakfast.

jeanraulmitchell
01-01-2013, 08:54
Last night, I had 2012 Saz 18. Happy New Year!!!

z327
01-01-2013, 09:08
After everyone left the party, had my first glass of PVW 23. Happy New Year SB

Bourbon Boiler
01-01-2013, 10:46
Didn't make it long enough to see the ball drop last night, but that's due to parenting an infant - not over-consumption. However, I enjoyed WT American Spirit in the "Dads Room" until about ten last night.

Tony
01-01-2013, 10:54
PHC 2012

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squire
01-01-2013, 11:14
Barton and coffee just prior to lunch

PozzSka
01-01-2013, 13:45
Barton and coffee just prior to lunch

Another whisky and coffee here. Just before dinner.

Four Roses Small Batch + Turkish coffee (coffee is Rwanda Kagimbanyi Uwinbabazi Margueritte - Cup of Excellence #29)

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squire
01-01-2013, 13:51
I miss the gourmet shops with the coffee selections, just grocery stores in my small town.

WAINWRIGHT
01-01-2013, 13:59
PHC 5th and 6th and rounding things out with a bold "Man Sized" pour of FR SmB LE,Wow,just Wow is all I can say!

smokinjoe
01-01-2013, 14:15
It's the biggest college football day of the year, so what else? Fighting Cock.

squire
01-01-2013, 14:57
Old Grand Dad BIB, it never gets old for me.

smokinjoe
01-01-2013, 15:03
Now on to the Rose Bowl. So, Four Roses SmB LE 2012 to start. But, the Badgers are needing some mojo right now, so I'm pulling out the Fleischmann's Rye...:D

Dang, there's a lot of Red in that stadium!

T Comp
01-01-2013, 15:32
A nasty head cold has sabotaged my whiskey enjoyment for the last week but my alma mater's first bowl win, at the Gator, in 64 years means a pour of OGD 114 is in order :cool:. They won a grand stinking 12 games out of 44 in my years there :bigeyes:.

MauiSon
01-01-2013, 15:53
Last night I had my first taste of the BT line - Blanton's original. Smooth, balanced, classic bourbon flavor - nothing outstanding, yet nothing to fault makes for an excellent reference standard.

Tony
01-01-2013, 16:20
Moved to the regular Four Roses Small Batch.

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savagehenry
01-01-2013, 16:24
Starting off the New Year right. Polished off a bottle of V17 non wheat while watching Cannonball Run, now having some Old Fitz BIB. Smokey and The Bandit is next.

jersey12
01-01-2013, 16:37
Starting off the New Year right. Polished off a bottle of V17 non wheat while watching Cannonball Run, now having some Old Fitz BIB. Smokey and The Bandit is next.

A little Burt Reynolds marathon, nice!

awachatz
01-01-2013, 16:44
Drinking some JPS 18 batch 30. Not bad, but it has opened up completely yet. Only had it open about 3 weeks.

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squire
01-01-2013, 16:47
Better watch it, that BIB will get 'ca in a heap 'o trouble.

savagehenry
01-01-2013, 16:58
A little Burt Reynolds marathon, nice!
Yeah we did a gift exchange as part of our family Xmas and I ended up with 3 Burt Reynold's DVD's that my wife has never seen, so she's being tortured with it today. I'll probably save her from watching Stroker Ace though.

Cigar Dan
01-01-2013, 17:27
A glass of Aberlour A'bunadh followed by a nice pour of Four Roses Small Batch.

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jeffrey r
01-01-2013, 17:34
Starting the 3rd season of Deadwood on blu-ray, and enjoying some 2011 FR SmB LE and Makers 46.

scubadoo97
01-01-2013, 17:49
Tasting a 4R OBSF tonight. Nice mouthfeel and sweetness with a bit of spice. Very nice

jersey12
01-01-2013, 18:00
Yeah we did a gift exchange as part of our family Xmas and I ended up with 3 Burt Reynold's DVD's that my wife has never seen, so she's being tortured with it today. I'll probably save her from watching Stroker Ace though.

Those Reynolds movies are classics. She should be thanking you for exposing her to such culture!

Tony
01-01-2013, 19:35
Starting the 3rd season of Deadwood on blu-ray, and enjoying some 2011 FR SmB LE and Makers 46.

Love that series

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thiemb
01-01-2013, 19:47
Larceny and some Lot B.

PozzSka
01-01-2013, 20:31
Four Roses Single barrel while waiting for the plumber. (Late night emergency call, leak in the wall, great...)

squire
01-01-2013, 20:35
Bummer Dude, offer him a drink before he fills out the bill.

PozzSka
01-01-2013, 20:40
Bummer Dude, offer him a drink before he fills out the bill.

The worst part is he was here two days ago for another similar leak. Grrr...

wildcatdon
01-02-2013, 07:39
I will be drinking the bottles I got for Christmas...

2 bottles of Eagle Rare 10 yr old

1 bottle of Old Overholt Rye

1 bottle of Jeffersons Reserve

1 bottle of Blantons

1 bottle of Rock Hill Farms....a very nice Christmas at my house..

squire
01-02-2013, 07:43
I would like to get some Overholt. The locals don't carry it though it's available in our State.

Kalessin
01-02-2013, 10:44
Up late late late last night reading a book written by someone I knew in high school.

I started out by cracking open the Great King Street blended scotch from Compass Box. Y'know, SB.com has ruined me when it comes to even 86 proofers. I didn't realize how much until I had a decent sip of this on the tongue and my first impression was "very good... interesting flavors... but... needs more ABV!".

Followed it a chapter or two later with 4R1BLE 2012 and then 4RSmBLE 2012. Both are great whiskies, and sadly, I only have one bottle of the single-barrel.

As often happens with me and books I like, I look up from the ending of the book, check the clock, and it's 2am. Alarm is at 7am to get to work on time. *sigh*

Brisko
01-02-2013, 11:10
I would like to get some Overholt. The locals don't carry it though it's available in our State.
It's not that different from Beam rye. Maybe has a little more bite. Of course its about 2/3 the price.

squire
01-02-2013, 13:10
Pretty familiar with Overholt Brisko, I was drinking it before Beam bought the brand. Other than lowering the proof they haven't done too much damage.

Brisko
01-02-2013, 13:42
Pretty familiar with Overholt Brisko, I was drinking it before Beam bought the brand. Other than lowering the proof they haven't done too much damage.
Good to hear. I'll defer to your judgment.:cool:

squire
01-02-2013, 14:57
Experience doesn't equate judgment, I've got a helluva lot to learn.

PozzSka
01-02-2013, 17:38
4R SB...and made a new bourbon buddy today (the installer for the new postage meter at work...who would have thunk?)