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fishnbowljoe
01-29-2013, 14:56
I figured it was time to start a new thread for 2013. Sooooo................., I finished off a bottle of Weller 12 today. Whad ya expect? :lol:

Tico
02-02-2013, 20:04
Finished up a bottle of 09 4R Mariage tonight that has been open since August.

a bit sad to see it go but happy that I've got a few more left

petrel800
02-02-2013, 20:08
Finished up a bottle of 09 4R Mariage tonight that has been open since August.

a bit sad to see it go but happy that I've got a few more left

How did your bottle hold up with time? I found my '09 bottle's flavors went soft with time and I started to get a lot of wood and astringency. Wasn't awful, still great, but looking back I would have devoted more time up front to the bottle had I known.

erborman
02-02-2013, 20:12
just finished a black maple hill 16. i have the feeling it will be a long time before i see that one again!

Tico
02-02-2013, 21:04
How did your bottle hold up with time? I found my '09 bottle's flavors went soft with time and I started to get a lot of wood and astringency. Wasn't awful, still great, but looking back I would have devoted more time up front to the bottle had I known.
I don't think it necessarily got astringent but definitely loosened up over time for my tastes. Still a great pour pour, wood never got out of control for me.

tanstaafl2
02-03-2013, 08:21
Finished up a bottle of Angel's Envy last night. Fortunately brought back another on my recent trip to Kentucky and I still have the CS to enjoy. But I look forward to the arrival of this in Georgia which hopefully will be soon. Will still probably pick up another in April when I am hopefully back in Kentucky to make sure I am covered!

squire
02-03-2013, 08:38
Emptied a bottle of Barton and the supply is running low, will have to find a new source.

Ejmharris
02-03-2013, 18:37
A 4R's SB from a Christmas gift pack hit the bin last night.


Mike

petrel800
02-04-2013, 07:55
Willett Family Reserve Rye hit the trash last night. Went out in a blaze of glory in 2 Sazarac cocktails. Tasty stuff, I'll have to get another one for the shelf.

jwacky
02-07-2013, 20:22
Just poured the last of a bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed... good stuff. Definitely need to pick up another bottle.

savagehenry
02-10-2013, 17:04
Very productive weekend: killed an ORVW10/107, 4R LE SmB '12 and a V17 wheater. Project "Clear the Bar" is ongoing.

qman22
02-10-2013, 20:13
Killed off an AAA 10 yr from TPS this evening, would like to see them get another barrel of this in

JPBoston
02-10-2013, 22:15
I dealt a killing blow to my 4RSmB and OGD114 bottles tonight... :(

Yeti
02-11-2013, 12:56
Put a Liquor Barn KCSB out to pasture last night. I'm really back and forth on that whiskey. I had a bottle that was full of smoke that I really liked a few weeks back, but this one was just hot as hell neat.

drunk
02-11-2013, 13:38
Drained a bottle of CEHT Small Batch in just a few weeks time. I haven't seen it get much (or any) love around here, but I'll definitely pick that one up again.

smknjoe
02-11-2013, 13:46
but this one was just hot as hell neat.

I had a bottle years ago like that and never bought another bottle (or any of the Beam premiums) after that.

higgins
02-11-2013, 20:04
Polished off a bottle of Larceny tonight. Great stuff, I just wish that I had more rebates to use.

Tony
02-12-2013, 19:24
PHC2012, kept getting better and better. Glad I have more in the basement.

Best regards, Tony

petrel800
02-13-2013, 11:00
Knocked out a AAA TPS bottle last night and I suspect an OWA 7 year will hit the basket tonight. The AAA was fantastic (glad I have 2 more), the OWA good, but not great, picked it up to compare the new stuff to the old stuff (buffalo trace), for the time being, I think I'll stick to some of the private selections of OWA.

squire
02-15-2013, 11:05
Another Barton joined the ranks of the empty.

redbear
02-16-2013, 09:33
Killed a WT Liqueur last night. Sad about that.

thiemb
02-16-2013, 21:06
A really tough one tonight. I loved every drop in this bottle.

14775

squire
02-17-2013, 03:41
Retired a Grand Dad BIB, this was a good one.

OutlawSW
02-18-2013, 21:20
Good night EC 12, good night

squire
02-18-2013, 21:25
Parting is such sweet sorrow.

JPBoston
02-18-2013, 21:58
Finished off my bottle of SB Blend last night. My stash is dwindling....

squire
02-19-2013, 10:12
There's a remedy for that JP.

JPBoston
02-19-2013, 13:07
There's a remedy for that JP.

Haha, true... but the wife is weary of me buying bourbon. A lifetime of tv/movies/news where anybody who drinks whiskey is a dirty alchie has worn her down... so I have to space out purchases or I get the ol' "Don't you have enough already?" line. She doesn't quite understand the joy of having several nice options, she only sees pure volume. :rolleyes:

Brisko
02-19-2013, 13:19
JP, you need to use the shoes and purses analogy with her. She should grasp that readily if she's honest with herself (and you).:70358-devil:

squire
02-19-2013, 13:34
Tried that, got the "I need my shoes but you don't need another case of whisky" from a woman who had an entire closet just for shoes. I swear, it's enough to drive you to drink.

Trey Manthey
02-19-2013, 14:19
Tried that, got the "I need my shoes but you don't need another case of whisky" from a woman who had an entire closet just for shoes. I swear, it's enough to drive you to drink.

Just start selling her shoes for whiskey money and fill up her shoe closet with whiskey. Then, while drinking some whiskey walk over to the store and buy more whiskey. If she complains, tell her to take off her shoes, then pour whiskey into them.

squire
02-19-2013, 14:38
Naw, I just bought a bigger house, and more shoes, and more whisky.

smokinjoe
02-19-2013, 19:23
Another drained 2012 PHC goes clinky into the bin. At one time, I purchased enough of these to believe I had a lifetime supply...that plan is rapidly going clinky....:rolleyes:

HighInTheMtns
02-19-2013, 19:42
Another drained 2012 PHC goes clinky into the bin. At one time, I purchased enough of these to believe I had a lifetime supply...that plan is rapidly going clinky....:rolleyes:
As good as this whiskey is, this is just the leakiest bottle I've ever come across.

Kalessin
02-19-2013, 21:05
Thank you, Julio's Liquors selection 4R1B OESO, you were a wonderful bottle. Lots of friends of mine at a party a few weeks ago thought so too, as they happily helped drain 7/8 of the juice.

Luckily they have many more at the store, and the replacement is already in the cabinet bar.

BFerguson
02-21-2013, 03:54
EWSB 02 hit the bin. Hard of couple of different barrels of this over the year, and they sure have been winners.

Looking forward to the 03, seems like the word is that it is really outstanding.

B

SFS
02-22-2013, 16:00
Not feeling the need for support, but I poured out the remaining 40% of the Dickel #12 750 in the cabinet. Poured a bit, smelled it, tasted it, and it was just not going to work for me. It seemed particularly hot today, and the vitamin smell is just too off-putting. The (unneeded) tie-breaker was the bottle is worth more to me empty, for vatting purposes.

higgins
02-23-2013, 11:18
That's too bad, Dickel is one of my all-time favorites. I've seen some of your other posts on it, and it sounds like at least it was a very instructive bottle on what you don't prefer in a whiskey. Although it's nice to hear that the bottle is still serving a good purpose :grin:

To stay on topic, finished off a Four Roses Yellow Label with some friends. As much as I like this one, I will probably wait until the Summer to buy another bottle.

hectic1
02-23-2013, 12:30
Killed some soldiers this last couple weeks sharing with buddies and sending out samples.

ND OGD 114 1991
Willet R/E 7yr #767
McKenna 14yr BP 144.1pr
McKenna 14yr BP 127.3pr
OT BIB 1972-82
OGD 114
Old Forrester 86pr 1978
WT 8/101 1988

tanstaafl2
02-23-2013, 13:25
Not feeling the need for support, but I poured out the remaining 40% of the Dickel #12 750 in the cabinet. Poured a bit, smelled it, tasted it, and it was just not going to work for me. It seemed particularly hot today, and the vitamin smell is just too off-putting. The (unneeded) tie-breaker was the bottle is worth more to me empty, for vatting purposes.

Always a bit sad to hear whiskey going down the drain that hasn't got something abnormal about. Even if I don't like it I can almost always mix with it or find a friend who would be happy to have it.

Just need to find a deserving but poor college student. Hell, they'll drink anything. I know I did!

squire
02-23-2013, 13:27
Bob was that OT BIB an Old Thompson?

hectic1
02-23-2013, 16:48
Bob was that OT BIB an Old Thompson? Old Taylor BIB 1972-1982...glut whiskey! :) I also killed a EC 18 barreled in 1981.

squire
02-23-2013, 18:32
Figured you meant Taylor, just remembered Thompson from that era.

Parkersback
02-23-2013, 19:56
Old Taylor BIB 1972-1982...glut whiskey! :) I also killed a EC 18 barreled in 1981.

I won't say that the 1972 Old Taylor BIB I had was the best whiskey I ever had, but I can't recall every tasting one that was better.

squire
02-23-2013, 20:09
whisky making techniques have improved but not the taste.

SMOWK
02-23-2013, 22:34
Barton BIB hits the bin. More in storage. Gotta grab 'em before Dave Hester yuuuups all over 'em.

squire
02-24-2013, 05:21
An Old Grand Dad BIB didn't make reveille.

soad
02-24-2013, 16:28
Finished off an absolutely delicious bottle of Evan Williams BIB....just in time for a trip through East Tennessee next week. Going to clean out some unsuspecting package store of all the white label they have.

squire
02-24-2013, 18:02
I admire a man with a mission.

Tony
02-24-2013, 18:32
Finished off a 4RSmB this afternoon. Enjoyed it more then the MM and the Larceny that I had today too.

Best regards, Tony

Clavius
02-24-2013, 18:39
Just finished off a HH BIB 6yr White Label. Good stuff for dirt cheap.

jeffrey r
02-24-2013, 19:15
Finished off a 2011 Fall release Lot B tonight. It was a very nice bottle, and fortunately have two recent Lot B's in the bunker.

smokinjoe
02-24-2013, 19:17
Knocked out a few bottles last night at the GBS Meetup.
4R 40th Ann.
WRMC Seasoned Oak
Doug's 22 yr 136.7pr Willett Rye
Evan Williams 15 yr Red label 101 proof

I pleaded, begged, tricked, and finally tried to bribe anyone to finish off the last couple swigs of a bottle of the WRMC Sonoma Cutrer that I'm getting tired of looking at. Nobody fell for it...Dang!!! I guess it will be part of the pyrotechnic show next time...But, I wouldn't be surprised if the fire spits it back out... :D

Vosgar
02-24-2013, 20:54
I pleaded, begged, tricked, and finally tried to bribe anyone to finish off the last couple swigs of a bottle of the WRMC Sonoma Cutrer that I'm getting tired of looking at. Nobody fell for it...Dang!!! I guess it will be part of the pyrotechnic show next time...But, I wouldn't be surprised if the fire spits it back out... :D

Great.....now we're going to have this as well as a Bourbon Supreme at the Gazebo :rolleyes:

c2walker
02-24-2013, 21:15
I pleaded, begged, tricked, and finally tried to bribe anyone to finish off the last couple swigs of a bottle of the WRMC Sonoma Cutrer that I'm getting tired of looking at. Nobody fell for it...Dang!!! I guess it will be part of the pyrotechnic show next time...But, I wouldn't be surprised if the fire spits it back out... :D

Joe, I'm that guy that's just as interested in trying something I'm told is epically bad as I am in trying something I have heard is fantastic. Bring it to the Sampler and I'll make sure it's one pour closer to empty!

MyOldKyDram
02-25-2013, 18:58
Weller 12 going down tonight. Wasn't a honey barrel though, so no big deal.

squire
02-25-2013, 19:00
Apparently I'm not on the honey list either.

JPBoston
02-25-2013, 19:02
Weller 12 going down tonight. Wasn't a honey barrel though, so no big deal.

I recently finished a less than stellar Weller 12... wonder if there were more duds this year than usual.

LostBottle
02-25-2013, 20:00
Knocked out a few bottles last night at the GBS Meetup.

Doug's 22 yr 136.7pr Willett Rye


:bowdown:


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Clavius
02-25-2013, 20:24
Goodbye to a bottle of OWA. Used half of it for a 50/50 SB blend. Just finished off the other half.

squire
02-26-2013, 16:19
A Barton 86 hits the bin.

Kyjd75
02-26-2013, 17:29
Old Medley 12 year old finished.

tanstaafl2
02-27-2013, 14:52
Knocked out a few bottles last night at the GBS Meetup.
4R 40th Ann.
WRMC Seasoned Oak
Doug's 22 yr 136.7pr Willett Rye
Evan Williams 15 yr Red label 101 proof

I pleaded, begged, tricked, and finally tried to bribe anyone to finish off the last couple swigs of a bottle of the WRMC Sonoma Cutrer that I'm getting tired of looking at. Nobody fell for it...Dang!!! I guess it will be part of the pyrotechnic show next time...But, I wouldn't be surprised if the fire spits it back out... :D

I did my part and tried it. Once was enough! I still think the Bourbon Supreme was better.

icehocey77
02-28-2013, 19:04
Finishing up a bottle of ETL tonight. Think I'm gonna go for a OGD BIB and maybe a FR Yellow label to replace it to see how much I miss it. OWA should get kicked tomorrow and I might have to spring to order some Weller 12 to replace it. Exciting times!

savagehenry
02-28-2013, 19:30
Sadly, a bottle of VSOF 12 from the BHC has seen its last drop fall.

thiemb
03-05-2013, 18:15
I'm really gonna miss this one. Luckily he's got a sibling in the bunker.

14863

higgins
03-06-2013, 09:48
Kicked a family size bottle of VOB BIB. Recently found a local store that carries Barton, so I can't be too sad about it.

squire
03-06-2013, 10:21
There's a certain amount of comfort in that post higgins.

higgins
03-06-2013, 10:24
It's the circle of life.

squire
03-06-2013, 10:25
Life with Barton mile posts.

JLH3
03-06-2013, 13:45
Willett 4 yr rye and a 4 Roses. I miss the Willett already.

camduncan
03-06-2013, 15:11
Finished off a bottle of Four Roses and Four Roses Single Barrel (Japan release) last night..

higgins
03-08-2013, 10:42
Emptied out a bottle of OGD 114 last night. Dreadful stuff! I am definitely not going to the store this weekend to get more.

squire
03-08-2013, 10:53
Yes, wouldn't want another non bottle to celebrate an unbirthday.

icehocey77
03-08-2013, 20:03
Bottle #18 FR SmB LE 2012 met it's end today. VERY Fortunately, have #17, 23, and 24 standing by in the bunker.

jtexaslonestar
03-08-2013, 20:20
OGD114 gone tonight...but...i recharged today!

Meruck
03-10-2013, 15:08
I'm just now able to talk about my loss. Devastating..............................


14902

black mamba
03-10-2013, 15:21
Meruck, do you have any knowledge of when that beauty was bottled?

My VSOF 12 bought just 6 months ago is now drinking superbly after half of it is gone.
It was like a wine that just wouldn't open up until now.

Meruck
03-10-2013, 16:24
BM, it wound is still fresh, but she was a fine 12 year old, barreled in '53 and bottled in '65. This was a true SW juice. Teh VSOF 12 is a current HH product. I will say its a nive pour.

Kalessin
03-11-2013, 20:55
I'm just now able to talk about my loss. Devastating..............................


14902

Sic transit gloria mundi...

squire
03-11-2013, 21:26
Discarded an empty of Grand Dad.

Meruck
03-11-2013, 22:03
Sic transit gloria mundi...


I have never seen that used in such an eloquent and profane way............... Thank you for those healing words


mea asinus plagis et ego postulo potum alterum.

higgins
03-12-2013, 13:39
Lost two bottles last night, Ritt BIB and HH 6 year BIB. Their last pours did combine to make a pretty good Manhattan, though.

p_elliott
03-13-2013, 09:34
Discarded an empty of Grand Dad.

Imagine that..........

Clavius
03-14-2013, 14:36
Time to get another VOB BIB. Might go for the family size bottle this time... :yum:

squire
03-14-2013, 14:39
Oh by all means Matt do up size.

squire
03-14-2013, 14:41
Warn you though Matt, that 1.75 Barton is one of the heaviest bottles I've ever had to wrestle with.

fishnbowljoe
03-14-2013, 15:19
VOB BIB hit the recycle bin along side my WRMC Sonoma Cutrer. I finished the VOB. Sad to say, but the last 1/4 bottle or so of the WRMC ended up cleaning out my garbage disposal. It's been open for a long time, and I just couldn't finish it. :crazy:

HighInTheMtns
03-14-2013, 18:21
Warn you though Matt, that 1.75 Barton is one of the heaviest bottles I've ever had to wrestle with.
Is it the same bottle as OWA? Gotta decant those things!

squire
03-14-2013, 19:53
Yeah, that's the bottle, darn thing oughta be registered as a deadly weapon.

Bootlegger1929
03-14-2013, 20:10
Ran out of Weller 12. Sad sad day.

Meruck
03-14-2013, 21:05
Well based on Col. Chuck's recent posting on his blog, we all might run out of Weller 12

Tico
03-14-2013, 21:10
It's a sad day around these parts. Just finished off a mind blowing bottle of 81' ER 10/101 Lawrenceburg. Sad to see it go as its my last bottle, a very good pour!

AaronWF
03-15-2013, 08:17
I kicked over the lone bottle of WLW '12 I was able to scoop up last year. It stuck around for a few months so that's good. I liked it about 100% better than the '11, though overall it lacked complexity. A really nice caramel sweetness to it, not deep, but certainly sexy. As usual, I poured the last of the bottle through a coffee filter to avoid ingesting the spent barrel char. I know some view this as blasphemy, but though I appreciate the job it does as a bourbon steeper, it's just not something I need inside of me.

qman22
03-18-2013, 21:11
Sent a bottle of Weller 12 to its final resting place. 1 more left so I need to restock

HighInTheMtns
03-18-2013, 21:36
PHC Wheater poured its last tonight. RIP.

portwood
03-19-2013, 16:28
Ritt BIB
Opened a fresh one, two others waiting their turn

black mamba
03-19-2013, 22:10
I polished off an ETL and an EC12 this week, waiting for the ECBP to replace the 12 yr.

jcg9779
03-20-2013, 07:24
Finished off a long open bottle of JB Black label not too long ago. Not a bad bourbon but I doubt it will be replaced.

Yeti
03-20-2013, 08:21
Sent a Willet 4 Year Straight Rye out with the season last night. Always an enjoyable pour. I've heard people describe certain whiskies as "lip smacking" and that comes to mind with this.

Brisko
03-20-2013, 08:23
Finished off a RHF last night. The decanter has been refilled with VOHH 8/86.

Grain Belt
03-20-2013, 18:05
Took a last sip of Old Charter 10 I bought from TPS in Kentucky and had it shipped as Minnesota stores do not stock it. I really, really liked that bottle. I am praying for reduced shipping costs in the near future so I can order a case.

Bob Paul
03-20-2013, 18:29
Finished a VW Lot B. Not overly complex, but so very smooth.

bourbonandbacon
03-20-2013, 20:17
Sent an EC18 to the recycling plant. i felt sad to know i would not see one like her again, but was happy that the old hag was done taking up precious space in the liquor cabinet

Kalessin
03-21-2013, 11:44
Four Roses Mariage 2009. Great whiskey, enjoyed this bottle slowly over many months, and then a fair bit of it was shared with friends at a party in January. I'm keeping the cool metal-capped cork.

I'll miss this one, luckily I have a few resting in the basement waiting patiently for their day in the sun.

camduncan
03-21-2013, 15:21
Finished a Dickel Barrel Select last night... Will be making in-roads on the last few pours of a Bakers bottle tonight.

jtexaslonestar
03-21-2013, 15:25
I finished my OFBB '12 bottle this evening. I have been a fan of the OFBB expression since I had the '08 and '11 even though I don't find them every year.

passthebourbon
03-22-2013, 20:57
Goodbye JPS 18 batch 16. I've enjoyed our time together...buuuuttttt, now I have room to open something else!

Hmmm, Ritt BiB? Four Roses LE 2011?

omgmarclol
03-23-2013, 12:03
looks like my better half finished off the last pour of ETL while i was out. it's shelf space is now occupied by AAA 10 yr.

MyOldKyDram
03-24-2013, 18:02
Four Roses Small Batch met its match tonight.

Flyfish
03-25-2013, 14:25
Yet another ETL MIA. RIP.

Bob Paul
03-25-2013, 19:32
Polished off a WLW '12 tonight. Excellent bottle. Sad to see it go.

Meruck
03-25-2013, 19:49
Anther bottle of the JPS 18 went down over the weekend.

RT Fan
03-26-2013, 13:50
I'm with Flyfish on this one, my bottle of Elmer T Lee bit the dust this weekend. Although more of a wheater fan, I really liked this bourbon.

Flyfish
03-26-2013, 14:26
I'm with Flyfish on this one, my bottle of Elmer T Lee bit the dust this weekend. Although more of a wheater fan, I really liked this bourbon.

By sheer coincidence, today it was the Weller 12 that sailed with the tide. Was forced to finish up with OWA. Don't cry for me, Argentina!

squire
03-26-2013, 17:12
An empty Barton was binned.

KySalesRep
03-26-2013, 17:55
Finished off my first bottle of KC1B tonight. Very easy drinking for 120 proof, glad I have a few more to take its place.

Curtisc84
03-27-2013, 20:32
Lost a couple of friends tonight.

15050

higgins
03-28-2013, 19:48
Finished a Four Roses Single Barrel tonight. But I keeps one in the bunker, in case you ponderin'.

black mamba
03-29-2013, 17:45
I also finished a 4R1B, plus a 17 yr OBSK barrel strength, and an Ezra B 12 yr.

savagehenry
03-29-2013, 18:26
Sad day as I said goodbye to Abraham Bowman TPS 17.5 year 147.5 proof . It had a good life, lasting 5 months.
Also killed PVW15.

jeffrey r
03-30-2013, 04:27
An '02 EWSB went to the recycling bin. Certainly a nice pour, and great value at $23. Have an '03 waiting in the wings.

callmeox
03-30-2013, 08:01
An OWA SB from B and B Package in Tennessee and an EC 15 GBS pick both gave up their last pours Friday night. The open bottle count has dropped from 55 to 21 with a few more candidates queued up in Operation Kill The Partials.

I'm looming forward to opening a few new things once the count is south of 20.

p_elliott
03-30-2013, 08:23
An OWA SB from B and B Package in Tennessee and an EC 15 GBS pick both gave up their last pours Friday night. The open bottle count has dropped from 55 to 21 with a few more candidates queued up in Operation Kill The Partials.

I'm looming forward to opening a few new things once the count is south of 20.

Don't you just love operaton kill the partials gives you an excuse to have a couple extras :grin:

squire
03-30-2013, 08:59
Like I need an excuse.

bigtoys
03-30-2013, 15:57
this doesn't happen often: George T Stagg.
pretty sure there's one in the bunker:cool:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/IMG_20130330_174724_232_zps8e253a19.jpg

WAINWRIGHT
03-30-2013, 16:14
Just a little old AA BIB actually pretty nice stuff,shame it's not around anymore great value.

callmeox
03-30-2013, 22:33
The open count is officially south of 20 after bottles of Bernheim Wheat and VSOF BHC were wrung out by the neighbors fire pit Saturday night.

fishnbowljoe
03-31-2013, 10:17
The open bottle count has dropped from 55 to 21 with a few more candidates queued up in Operation Kill The Partials. I'm looming forward to opening a few new things once the count is south of 20.


Don't you just love operaton kill the partials gives you an excuse to have a couple extras :grin:


The open count is officially south of 20 after bottles of Bernheim Wheat and VSOF BHC were wrung out by the neighbors fire pit Saturday night.

I'm down to 9 bottles open as of this weekend. :bigeyes: Empties that hit the recycle bin in the last couple of weeks or so are, EW BIB, Old Forester BIB (1.75), 200's of AA BIB and JW Dant BIB, Binny's BT, OWA, Weller SR, and Weller 12. I did an inventory and updated my spreadsheet yesterday. In doing so, I found some that I forgot to mark off the list. These were Pappy 15, Lot B, and ORVW 10/107.

Spring is here, and with it comes the end of the bowling season. None too soon I might add. Three weeks left. :crazy: My empty bottle count won't be as high for the next three months or so. :skep:

squire
03-31-2013, 10:53
Another Grand Dad BIB met the inevitable.

Parkersback
04-05-2013, 04:26
With much regret, the final pour of Old Foreseter BIB with a bottle date of 77. The last OF BIB I have from that DSP. Such rich, dark, sweet bourbon.

deathevocation
04-06-2013, 05:17
Said goodbye tonight to something which is pretty easy to farewell knowing it'll be back. EW Black Label.

Bootlegger1929
04-06-2013, 16:13
Polished off EWSB 2003 and RHF.

MyOldKyDram
04-09-2013, 18:04
EC12 Classic. Will get another as soon as I run through the new BP. Unless that becomes a regular release, in which case...

hectic1
04-09-2013, 18:47
Killed a Willett 17yr R/E 133.2 bottle of wheated bourbon...this bottle has to be in my top 5 bourbons of all time. I feel like crying as I've been able to nurse this bottle for a couple years! :(

tigerlam92
04-09-2013, 20:57
PVW20 is gone. Have a bunch going low. Will finish then open a new set soon.

Coming down to the last couple of pours are older PVW15, PVWFRR, WLW and GTS.

Cheers
Hugh

JLH3
04-09-2013, 23:13
2012 WLW. Very good bottle.

unclebunk
04-10-2013, 06:15
Killed a Willett 17yr R/E 133.2 bottle of wheated bourbon...this bottle has to be in my top 5 bourbons of all time. I feel like crying as I've been able to nurse this bottle for a couple years! :( I feel the same pain when that happens but you did a good job stretching that baby out. Nothing but good memories now!

jeffrey r
04-11-2013, 19:19
Sadly, my '11 LE Small Batch hit the recycling bin tonight. This was a bourbon's bourbon.

Kyjd75
04-12-2013, 13:41
High West Rendezvous Rye hit empty last night. Very good stuff. I believe I am developing a real liking for HW ryes.

Old Dusty
04-12-2013, 17:45
Killed a Willett 17yr R/E 133.2 bottle of wheated bourbon...this bottle has to be in my top 5 bourbons of all time. I feel like crying as I've been able to nurse this bottle for a couple years! :(


What was the source of that juice? Anyone know for sure ?

WAINWRIGHT
04-12-2013, 18:33
PHC 5th,6th and a '12 FR SmB LE,glad to have back ups waiting in the wings.

fishnbowljoe
04-12-2013, 19:40
Added a few more this week. Weller SR, OWA, Weller 12, and 2010 WLW. Didn't actually finish them per say. I used them to make a handle of my Special Weller SB blend, but the bottles are gone. Also did finish a MM 84, and a MM 90 proof.

tigerlam92
04-13-2013, 07:58
Cleared out two partial bottles of PVW15 opened in my bar!

Cheers
Hugh

higgins
04-13-2013, 10:12
Working on clearing off some shelf space. EWBIB, FRSmB, and KC Rye were finished off this week. At least one of those will probably be replaced in the next week, so I guess I'll enjoy the extra space while it lasts.

Grain Belt
04-13-2013, 18:00
A 2010 Stagg just hit the recycling bin. Sad but Damn!, it was gooooood! :slappin:

Parkersback
04-14-2013, 19:31
Several good soldiers went down:

Great King St. Artist's Blend (will definitely buy again)
500ml bottle of ND Old Taylor 86 (would buy again if I could: still hunting them)
AAA (pretty darn good, but I cannot get it here in NYC. Elmer T. Lee is more expensive, but also a bit better, I'd say. More delicate, sweeter. Like thin honey.)

mosugoji64
04-14-2013, 19:38
Killed recently: V17, WRDO, OEB7yr. I tell myself it was to free up space for other things, but I think this semester is making an alcoholic of me. :grin:

Clavius
04-15-2013, 16:37
Finished a bottle of Weller 12 last night. Good thing I have like 2 or 3 more bunkered.

T Comp
04-16-2013, 18:17
Just poured the last of a pre-fire distilled EC 12 bottled on the 70th day of 2005 at 2:57. Rich in fruit and brandy like...I'll miss it.

ramblinman
04-16-2013, 21:05
Polished off a Henry Mckenna BiB, and have a Rittenhouse BiB on deck thats going to be emptied as well.

Alden
04-17-2013, 04:10
The end of an OGD 86 -- probably won't see the 86's any more.

hectic1
04-20-2013, 06:59
What was the source of that juice? Anyone know for sure ?
Bernheim...some of the best bourbon I've ever had!

Alden
04-20-2013, 09:02
I have about 1/4 bottle of Woodford Resv I need to kill.

passthebourbon
04-20-2013, 14:08
Bottle of PVW 15...from 2012 I believe. Shared with around six others and killed in one night. So good, but so fast (insert joke)

Alden
04-20-2013, 14:52
Bottle of PVW 15...from 2012 I believe. Shared with around six others and killed in one night. So good, but so fast (insert joke)

That's what she said. :lol:

Alden
04-20-2013, 14:57
Dang it I wish I was an alcoholic. I wanted to kill this bottle of Woodford Reserve, but I just can't drink that much.

There's still about 2-3 oz left.

Alden
04-20-2013, 15:47
OK well maybe I should just man up and throw back the rest of the bottle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtFBRJFN3p8

justataste
04-20-2013, 16:46
Man Alden. You must really like Woodford Reserve!

Alden
04-20-2013, 17:47
Man Alden. You must really like Woodford Reserve!

I like good bourbon, and it's a good one.

I couldn't finish it though.

So, there is still enough for one more satisfying pour, for another day.

HighInTheMtns
04-21-2013, 01:10
So long, FR Small Batch LE 2012.

I've also recently finished bottles of PVW 20, OWA, and High West American Prairie Reserve. Getting the open count "down."

ChainWhip
04-21-2013, 08:21
High West American Prairie Reserve

Haven't seem much feedback on this - is it worth picking up?

HighInTheMtns
04-21-2013, 09:11
Haven't seem much feedback on this - is it worth picking up?
I enjoyed it. I got a lot of FR character from it. Toward the end of the bottle I started to notice something a little reminiscent of the dill flavor in LDI ryes. It's spicy and fits in well with HW's other offerings.

I'll be buying another and am looking forward to trying it next to some LDI sourced Old Scout that I'm planning on bringing back from Sampler.

ChainWhip
04-21-2013, 12:07
Thx Jim-

Enjoy the Sampler!

Alden
04-21-2013, 14:41
So long Woodford Reserve, batch #724. You were excellent. RIP.

BFerguson
04-21-2013, 19:27
OFFBB 11 emptied tonight.

May get another, needed tons of air time to bring it around.

B

Parkersback
04-21-2013, 20:03
Emptied an ND OGD BIB into a Manhattan.

black mamba
04-21-2013, 21:26
4R YL and OGD BIB bottles hit the recycle bin tonight.

fishnbowljoe
04-21-2013, 21:48
....and they continue to fall. EH Taylor Small Batch and a Weller 12 were finished off this past week.

omgmarclol
04-21-2013, 22:36
add me to the weller 12 club.

squire
04-22-2013, 05:17
Add me to the OGD BIB group.

Bob Paul
04-23-2013, 20:35
Polished off a FR LE SmB '12 this weekend. Darn good stuff.

Kalessin
04-24-2013, 14:20
EWSB vintage 1999. Nice whiskey, shared a lot of this bottle with friends, and I doubt I'll see any more in the wild.

Alden
04-24-2013, 15:23
EWSB vintage 1999. Nice whiskey, shared a lot of this bottle with friends, and I doubt I'll see any more in the wild.

Perhaps you should have the bottle taxidermied and hang it over the mantle.

:grin:

Meruck
04-24-2013, 18:40
Killed a bottle of Very Very Old Fitzgerald 18 year on Monday. It's taken this long to come to terms with it.

Parkersback
04-24-2013, 20:24
Powers 12. Not bad at all, but for an Irish in the arsenal I'd rather replace it with regular Powers (for easy drinking on the rocks) or Black Bush (which is a little sweeter and thicker that could be had neat or on the rocks.)

ChainWhip
04-25-2013, 22:36
Polished off an ORVW 23 114pf tonight and claimed the box/bottle/glasses :-)

camduncan
04-26-2013, 01:42
My first ever Basil Hayden bottle bit the dust tonight. Sadly it had started to taste oxidised, so ended up making a couple of strong bourbon and cokes.

B.B. Babington
04-26-2013, 18:26
2010 ER17 had dregs left so killed it. Testiment to quality, it was still super great. Now toasting the demise with the last of a 2011 Stagg.

tylermke
04-26-2013, 20:08
My first ever Basil Hayden bottle bit the dust tonight. Sadly it had started to taste oxidised, so ended up making a couple of strong bourbon and cokes.

How long was the bottle open? Curious if you noticed something different with the taste in less than 6 months.

black mamba
04-26-2013, 20:47
Emptied my Rendezvous Rye tonight. No tears, though, this one did not live up to reputation or cost, for my taste.

VT Mike
05-01-2013, 20:53
Polished of a 15 year Pappy tonight. It was about time, I'd had it since 07 or 08. It got shuffled behind some other bottles and I kind of forgot about it for a few years.

HighInTheMtns
05-01-2013, 20:54
Polished of a 15 year Pappy tonight. It was about time, I'd had it since 07 or 08. It got shuffled behind some other bottles and I kind of forgot about it for a few years.
Congratulations!

Edit: To clarify, I've been killing off things lately that have been open that long. It's an accomplishment.

Yeti
05-01-2013, 21:26
15296

Put this poor guy to bed. My first taste of any Abe Bowman. This is really great.

VT Mike
05-02-2013, 00:29
Congratulations!

Edit: To clarify, I've been killing off things lately that have been open that long. It's an accomplishment.

I'm in the same boat, I have way too many open bottles.

WAINWRIGHT
05-02-2013, 11:24
15296

Put this poor guy to bed. My first taste of any Abe Bowman. This is really great.Wow,I guess you must have liked it,that didn't last long.:grin:

JLH3
05-02-2013, 11:44
Finished a bottle of Bakers and one of Rare Breed. Gonna miss the Bakers, have already replaced the RB

wmpevans
05-02-2013, 12:49
In the last several days put OFBB 2012 and GBS EC-12 to rest. Both very good bottles.

Far too many open bottles. Big problem:lol:

Anyway trying to clear some space.

ChicagoFlyer
05-02-2013, 19:42
It seems I've had success in polishing off my bottle of Weller 12 lately. Fortunately, for me and my wallet, I can buy it in 1.75s so I just keep refilling the 750 since it fits in my bar better. I like to think of it as my magical bottle.

LostBottle
05-04-2013, 09:22
15296

Put this poor guy to bed. My first taste of any Abe Bowman. This is really great.

So jealous that you got to consume a bottle, such delicious stuff. I waffled too long and when I went to pull the trigger, it was gone.

LostBottle
05-04-2013, 09:23
I laid a dear friend to rest last night, I am now going to curl up in the fetal position and cry.
Time to try and hunt another.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u415/elttob/BMH23Empty_zps4df5167e.jpg

Yeti
05-04-2013, 13:57
So jealous that you got to consume a bottle, such delicious stuff. I waffled too long and when I went to pull the trigger, it was gone.

I didn't put it down by myself, but I pulled my weight. It was a leftover offering from a good friend at the Gazebo.

Yeti
05-08-2013, 08:02
Been on a path of destruction clearing out low fill bottles. Put down a HH White around the same time that Abe Bowman bit the dust. The next day was an OGD 114, then a PHC 2012 batch #3. Tonight might be the demise of my first 2013 FR1B. It limped back pretty wounded from the Gazebo, so it seems honorable to go ahead and put it out of its misery.

Tucker
05-08-2013, 16:21
Last pour tonight from a bottle of Smooth Ambler Very Old Scout 14yr. This is the only bottle I've had for which I was sorry I read one of Sku's reviews, because I couldn't get his description of 'briny Kalamata olives' out of my mind every time I took a pour (a great descriptor, spot on, but I couldn't get past it). It's a nice high-rye bourbon with plenty of baking spices and burnt caramel in the background. Behind the olives. Deep in the shadows of the olives.

Tico
05-10-2013, 20:49
11' WLW hit the bin tonight

12/21/12 to 5/10/13

RIP

higgins
05-12-2013, 09:01
Finished off a bottle of Baby Saz making Manhattans last night. Availability has been better around here recently, so hopefully I won't have to do too much hunting to restock.

VT Mike
05-12-2013, 10:39
BTEC Rediscovered Barrels met their demise last night. Took all three to a friends house for a little help.

squire
05-12-2013, 12:23
There's a bottle of Grand Dad here that won't last till sundown.

ramblinman
05-16-2013, 11:07
FRSB and an OWA NAS gave their all within the last few day, and the Rittenhouse I'm enjoying now doesn't have much longer.

squire
05-16-2013, 11:34
Commendable service . . . . .

LCWoody
05-16-2013, 13:10
I had two commendable ones that did well while they were here.

Alden
05-16-2013, 13:47
Good bye to 4R sm btch. :(

It was fun while it lasted.

MyOldKyDram
05-16-2013, 19:40
Saying goodbye to a Ritt BiB. An easy enough and always sure replacement.

squire
05-16-2013, 20:26
And that's reassuring in this uncertain World.

Tony
05-18-2013, 15:00
Another goodbye to a FRSmB, a staple here.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

theglobalguy
05-18-2013, 15:07
Bowman Special Edition. Kicking myself for not buying more than one when they first showed up around here. Though with a 73.5% ABV it certainly lasted.

callmeox
05-19-2013, 14:21
A current OGD BiB and a FR yeller label hit the bin last night with the help of a couple of neighbors.

Operation Kill The Partials marches onward.

wmpevans
05-19-2013, 16:35
In the last several days played taps to 2 friends from TPS

FR1B--OESO

OWA 1B

Hated to see them go.

Tony
05-19-2013, 19:45
A handle of Larceny, it will be missed.

Best regards, Tony

JLH3
05-19-2013, 20:45
The last of my Lot B. Had to get on a waiting list to get it last year....

RIP.

black mamba
05-22-2013, 07:03
Polished off an Ezra B 12 yo last night. Sad, but I've got more in the bunker.

mbroo5880i
05-22-2013, 16:28
I am sad every time I empty a bottle. Then I realize that emptying a bottle always leads to opening another.

squire
05-22-2013, 16:30
One door closes, another opens, so long as we have a stash there is promise for the future.

thiemb
05-22-2013, 19:07
CEHT BP. Not really going to miss this one. Took a while to get through this bottle and I'm happy to have a little more shelf space to add a new bottle.

BAO
05-22-2013, 19:16
Balcones True Blue and ORVW 10/107 tonight. Both delicious in their own ways. Went through the Balcones in about two weeks....

JKLS
05-22-2013, 21:46
High West Son of Bourye. Haven't killed a bottle recently with so many open right now, this is the oldest and first to go.

unclebunk
05-23-2013, 06:17
Lots of odds and ends in the cabinet with just a pour or two left in them, so I set about cleaning them out to make way for new stuff and many hit the bin in the last week: OGD114, FR1B, Dixie Dew and Virginia Gentleman 90. Sorry to see that last one go until I happily discovered that I had one more bottle stashed away in a box I'd long forgotten about.

fishnbowljoe
05-23-2013, 19:22
A few more have dropped by the wayside this past month.

Larceny
BT
HH 6 yr old White Label BIB
JW Dant BIB-(200 ml)
EH Taylor Small Batch BIB
ER 101 :cry:

I'm down to eight bourbons, and a JDSS open. Only two or three of those bottles will be finished any time soon. Where to go next? Decisions, decisions. :rolleyes:

Cheers! Joe

squire
05-23-2013, 22:14
I'd say go back to the store.

DBM
05-25-2013, 11:48
Brought a few bottles to a party and left with much less than I arrived with. Opened bottles of ETL, OWA, Weller 12 and Rittenhouse BIB met the end of the road in the process of making manhattans and old fashioneds. Also emptied my jar of Luxardo maraschinos, gotta get more.

squire
05-25-2013, 12:04
A bottle of Grand Dad BIB was retired from service.

CoMobourbon
05-25-2013, 14:47
One door closes, another opens, so long as we have a stash there is promise for the future.

This sounds like some grotesque version of many commencement speeches I've heard in the last two weeks.

squire
05-25-2013, 14:50
Oh take heart man, you'll graduate eventually.

CoMobourbon
05-25-2013, 14:51
Finishing off a bottle of WSRThe bottom of these wheaters is always the best, in my humble opinion.

Tucker
05-25-2013, 17:27
My last bottle of Bourye just hit the bin. I'm really going to miss this one...certainly greater than the sum of its parts.

ChainWhip
05-25-2013, 19:46
Also emptied my jar of Luxardo maraschinos, gotta get more.

Where do you get them around here?

black mamba
05-27-2013, 11:26
Bought and disposed of my first bottle of EWBIB this weekend. Seemed more corny and less "Heavenly" than any of their other lower shelf offerings, including the HHWBIB, HHGBIB, JTSBBIB. I even think I prefer the standard EWB. It seemed like "lite beer" compared to the others.

thiemb
05-29-2013, 20:01
Finished off my bottle of Binnys EWSB '03. A really great pour. Gonna need to buy another one of these soon.

mark fleetwood
05-29-2013, 20:19
Bye bye Fighting Cock, thanks for a couple weeks of big proof bliss.

HighInTheMtns
05-29-2013, 20:22
Wild Turkey Rare Breed tonight. Luckily more await on the liquor store shelf.

WAINWRIGHT
05-30-2013, 04:43
Ritt BIB,Baby Saz and a Dickel Rye all met their demise.

theglobalguy
05-30-2013, 14:25
WT101 Rye. Miss you already old girl!

Old Dusty
05-30-2013, 18:34
Rather than join this support group I recycled my W12 empty as the receptacle for my SB Blend. Seemed to be the right thing to do.

Tucker
05-30-2013, 18:39
Rather than join this support group I recycled my W12 empty as the receptacle for my SB Blend. Seemed to be the right thing to do.

Good move! I've got a 1.75 of W12 on hand for just this purpose.

mosugoji64
05-30-2013, 19:25
Just polished off an OWA. Already have a bottle of SB blend, but think I may use this one to give the higher W12 ratio a try.

Grain Belt
05-30-2013, 19:34
Recently shared a WT12 gold foil bottled in the early 90's with my dad. It was, without a doubt, the best bourbon I have ever had the pleasure of sipping on. DEEP flavor and a finish that could last for days. Many on this site also talk about how tasting can be affected by good company. I shared a GREAT bourbon with one of my favorite people in the world. It made the Wild Turkey as good as it can get. I wish I had dozens bunkered up but I don't regret enjoying that bottle for a second.

KySalesRep
05-31-2013, 15:51
Finished off an ORVW 10/107 tonight. Glad I have a couple more in the bunker as this is one of my favorites.

George
06-01-2013, 11:19
Finished off a Weller SR.

tigerlam92
06-01-2013, 19:02
Starting the evening by finishing up a bottle of JPS18 batch18.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/02/eqehumap.jpg

smknjoe
06-01-2013, 19:08
Sorry, man. But at least you have a 17 year in the background and I've heard it's better. I recently lost the remainder of a JPS17 Batch 3 to some company last week. Good stuff.

HighInTheMtns
06-01-2013, 21:48
Emptied a HH6 BIB tonight. Might have to try putting the next bottle of it in the refrigerator for the summer.

Stones
06-01-2013, 22:30
Finished off a bottle of WTRR 10yo 101 last night, I only have 3 left in the bunker now. I'd had this one open for about 8 months and it just got better and better.
If any peeps in Oz know of any still available on the East Coast please let me know... :)

squire
06-02-2013, 10:53
Whisky in the freezer works also Jim.

Old Dusty
06-02-2013, 11:26
15561This one was a tough loss not likely to be replaced.

JLH3
06-02-2013, 22:21
Finished my bottle of EWSB 2003 and my OGD 114. Since the OGD will be around, I will make sure I run down for another bottle of the 2003

tigerlam92
06-02-2013, 22:24
15561This one was a tough loss not likely to be replaced.

That's still look beautiful. Still hoping I will get a chance to drink this one.

CaptainQ
06-02-2013, 22:29
That's still look beautiful. Still hoping I will get a chance to drink this one.

If you're ever up in Seattle, let me know. I'll share some with you.

tigerlam92
06-02-2013, 22:35
If you're ever up in Seattle, let me know. I'll share some with you.

Thank you! I will come bearing treats too.

The last time was for an Alaska Cruise but thats been a while now.

I'll definitely be letting you know.

Cheers,
Hugh

Yeti
06-02-2013, 22:36
That's still look beautiful. Still hoping I will get a chance to drink this one.

It's A+, but there are a number of Four Roses that are very similar IMO. Happy hunting though, I'd love to find a bottle.

qman22
06-03-2013, 11:06
Killed off my handle of VOB BiB the other day. This is a difficult one for me to replace, as no one in my tri-state area carries it :hot: