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jcg9779
03-20-2013, 08:21
I enjoyed some FR OBSK from a store in Tallahassee. This one really opens up with a little bit of water. Good stuff!

Smokewagon
03-20-2013, 08:56
Last night was weller 12, and my first taste of BTAC's THH. I liked the THH, still not sure if it was worth the $60, but it was pretty tasty. One of the better Rye's for sure.

omgmarclol
03-20-2013, 09:08
last night i had pours from weller 12, obsk, and jps18.

Yeti
03-20-2013, 09:24
As it was a good bit after midnight here on the east coast, my first pour of the Spring was FR SmB LE 12.

ThirstyinOhio
03-20-2013, 09:24
Last night I cracked open up an CEHT Tornado bottle a friend gave to me for my birthday. I have to be more careful with this bottle, the last one must have sprung a leak it disappeared so fast.

Grain Belt
03-20-2013, 09:58
Had a few pours of the Kirkland 7 year old 103 proof bourbon (Costco store brand/ Beam produced) I had my first taste on the rocks and my second with just a splash of water. I think it is a really nice bottle for the price. ($19/ liter)

Flyfish
03-20-2013, 10:39
Had a few pours of the Kirkland 7 year old 103 proof bourbon (Costco store brand/ Beam produced) I had my first taste on the rocks and my second with just a splash of water. I think it is a really nice bottle for the price. ($19/ liter)

Also had the Kirkland side-by-side with Baker's. Both 7 years old. Proof is 103 on the former, 107 on the latter. Baker's has more going for it in terms of complexity and mouthfeel. Even so, I don't like it more than twice as much as the Kirkland as the price differential might suggest. Seems to me that once a bourbon crosses the "pretty damn good" threshold it becomes harder and harder to justify some of the premium prices. With that said, I recently bought two bottles of Blanton's on sale for $40 vs. the $50+ Ohio price.

P&MLiquorsEric
03-20-2013, 10:50
Had a small sip of BT Barrel #50 of Single Oak Project. head cold and sinuses prevented me from tasting it to give a review.

squire
03-20-2013, 11:36
Bourbon cocktail with lunch made with Barton, triple sec, amaretto and ginger ale.

RT Fan
03-20-2013, 15:22
A Michter's Sour Mash, neat with an ice water back. very nice and got the evening with customer's off to a good start. I will order it again.

BFerguson
03-20-2013, 16:08
Small sample of some Willett 10yr, store pick. Nice.

Looking forward to cracking open a bottle later.

B

squire
03-20-2013, 16:14
A touch of Old Grand Dad I think, to get the evening started.

Alden
03-20-2013, 16:32
Speyside 10 yo.

Oh snap. It's scotch. :lol:

black mamba
03-20-2013, 16:53
My first official pour of Spring was at about 1 am this morning-- Fighting Cock 103. Delightful!

Yeti
03-20-2013, 17:15
Speyside 10 yo.

Oh snap. It's scotch. :lol:

Hey Alden, just a heads up that there is a foreign whisky section with a "what are you drinking" thread. I do my best to keep discussion moving over there. Maybe you can help.

SFS
03-20-2013, 17:24
1995 EWSB. Very very smooth, with a bit of butter in the nose, and a nutty finish.

darylld911
03-20-2013, 17:30
Had a taste of WTRRSB tonight that was amazing. Too late for me to have a serious go at it, but looking forward to the weekend for sure!!

omgmarclol
03-20-2013, 18:24
switching it up and pouring non bourbon tonight. wanting to keep things interesting. starting off with balcones brimstone and will move to martin miller's westbourne strength gin, maybe with tonic or up.

jtexaslonestar
03-20-2013, 18:36
Enjoying a nice pour of SB blend, and by nice I mean bigger than normal. :cool:

Grain Belt
03-20-2013, 18:37
Evan Williams Black old fashioned. Tastey and easy on the pocket.

WAINWRIGHT
03-20-2013, 19:20
Due to cold weather here in Illinois I have been sticking to a strict regiment of GTS and WLW,hate to say it but winter is still in full swing!:shithappens:

jtexaslonestar
03-20-2013, 19:22
Moving along....had FRSmB and now Evan BIB.

Alden
03-20-2013, 19:27
Hey Alden, just a heads up that there is a foreign whisky section with a "what are you drinking" thread. I do my best to keep discussion moving over there. Maybe you can help.

I will bear that in mind. :)

Borchard
03-20-2013, 19:33
My wife and I went to a wine-tasting at the store where ai had purchased my bottle of JPS 18 recently. When I tod the owner how much I liked it he invited us to comemint his office and let us try some Elijah Craig 20 yr. HOLY CRAP! IMO, hands down the best bourbon I've ever tasted. And them ai saw he had it for $165... Damn!

Borchard
03-20-2013, 19:42
Started with a Jeffersons Reserve. Pretty good. Not great. Now having a PVW 20. Mmmm...Really good

BFerguson
03-20-2013, 19:45
Feeling a bit under the weather, so a into some Eagle rare goes the juice of a lemon and some simple syrup.

Love the sour!, Need that vitamin C boost every now and then.

B

Curtisc84
03-20-2013, 19:47
The Parkers' I've found are 124.2 proof.

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/styles/UndergroundStyle/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Curtisc84 http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/styles/UndergroundStyle/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=330718#post330718)

Pouring the newly found PHC Wheater. Its more amazing than I remembered.
Nice one! What ABV/Proof is your bottle?

guiness187055
03-20-2013, 20:15
An OG BIB old fashioned.

Borchard
03-20-2013, 20:16
Ending the night with JPS 18

MyOldKyDram
03-20-2013, 20:22
HH BiB and EC12.

black mamba
03-20-2013, 21:08
The night's first spirit, after some chardonnay and port with dinner, is HH White BIB.

Ezra B 12 yr 1B is up next.

mark fleetwood
03-20-2013, 21:34
In celebration of the NCAA tournement "play in" games I'm pitting JTSBrown against Calvert Canadian. Likely either will get clobbered by No 1 ranked OWA (pre NAS) (never had pappy yet), but I'm finding in past few months I'm liking the bite of rye more than wheat, and much more than the light effect of Calvert. JTS Brown 79, Calvert 62 (64 given the current exchange rate).

CaptainQ
03-20-2013, 22:33
OWA single barrel followed up by a nice pour of 2012 OFBB. Feeling good tonight!

straightwhiskeyruffneck
03-21-2013, 03:37
Four roses SB 100proof. Too light for my tastes. I hope the barrel proof is more up to my standards.

Flyfish
03-21-2013, 09:59
We spent about a month 5 miles from the Mexican border in AZ. The nearest town (this side of the border) was 35 miles away. Made the trip twice for supplies--including bourbon. Not much selection but they did have BT with which I have a passing acquaintance. After two bottles we were more like long-lost friends. So then I bought a handle. I attribute some of BT's finer attributes to the influence on my palate of the AZ sun. Even back in cloudy Ohio, though, it is still tasting like mighty nice bourbon.

Yeti
03-21-2013, 10:18
but I'm finding in past few months I'm liking the bite of rye more than wheat

With the tournament it's all about who's hot at the right time. Maybe OWA gets knocked off by a Cinderella in the 2nd round.

P&MLiquorsEric
03-21-2013, 11:11
Four roses SB 100proof. Too light for my tastes. I hope the barrel proof is more up to my standards.

If you picked up either of the current gift shop barrels, both are superb. I was there last weekend and picked them up for research purposes since we are getting ready for a private barrel selection.

michaelturtle1
03-21-2013, 16:22
Wryguy and I are knocking back a few pours http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/22/emuvyna9.jpg

jtexaslonestar
03-21-2013, 16:28
Wryguy and I are knocking back a few pours http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/22/emuvyna9.jpg

Well then, certainly some fine bourbon-drinking right there! I will sip on my pour of OFBB '12. Cheers! :toast:

guiness187055
03-21-2013, 18:29
Sipping on some KCSB

savagehenry
03-21-2013, 18:41
Started with a nice pour of ND Old Taylor, now sipping the ND OGD.

SFS
03-21-2013, 18:41
I'm having a themed night. Started with some 1783, moved to ER17 (2012), and will finish with JPS17. It's a prime evening.

squire
03-21-2013, 18:45
I'm starting with some Old Grand Dad.

darylld911
03-21-2013, 18:48
Had some KC at the local watering hole - always cringe when the price of about 4 drinks would buy a bottle

matthewdc
03-21-2013, 18:59
Well, I gave up bourbon for Lent but decided to have a one day reprieve since it's my birthday. And I figured what better way to celebrate a birthday than with a couple pours of 2010 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon--may be a bit of a cliche but who cares!

Bootlegger1929
03-21-2013, 19:48
Rittenhouse BIB.
Then EWSB 2003.
Maybe OGD BIB after.

ChainWhip
03-21-2013, 19:53
It's a prime evening.

Are March 14th & June 28th special days on your calendar too?

mosugoji64
03-21-2013, 20:18
Started off with a vatting of Vintage 17 and Bernheim Wheat (2:1). Moved on to ERSB. What to do next ...

OscarV
03-21-2013, 20:23
4R1B on the rocks.

Clavius
03-21-2013, 20:28
HH BIB Gold Label... gotta dispose of this bottle to get to the HH BIB White Label!

Borchard
03-21-2013, 20:32
A friend let me taste his Macallan Cask Strength. Dreadful, disgusting dreck. When I got home I decided to compare the Jeffersons Reserve, with Jeffersons Presidential Select 18.

Borchard
03-21-2013, 20:35
And the winner is: JPS 18, but it's not a 1st Round knock out. JPS18 is incredible, and JR is pretty darn good

Borchard
03-21-2013, 20:52
Finishing off the night withe last of my FR SmB. Good bourbon, hard to compare with JPS 18

Wryguy
03-21-2013, 22:20
Wryguy and I are knocking back a few pours http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/22/emuvyna9.jpg

:bowdown: stopped by michaelturtle1's place on my way to S. Carolina, and we enjoyed some true dusties, an incredible treat. Many thanks Mike!

Meruck
03-21-2013, 22:24
I didn't drink any bourbon today and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone.

black mamba
03-21-2013, 22:33
You and me both, Meruck. The old country grabbed my soul tonight . . . I'm on my 4th single malt.

bourbonandbacon
03-21-2013, 22:40
a six oz pour of BT, i got distracted mid-pour

justataste
03-21-2013, 22:46
Too much red wine at dinner so I had to limit myself tonite...... just a 2 oz. pour of KC. It worked well.

Special Reserve
03-22-2013, 07:01
Some ER101 Frankfort so delicious. What a pleasing early morning pour, it's a good thing a have a few bunkered.

omgmarclol
03-22-2013, 07:48
last night was AAA 10 yr.

Brisko
03-22-2013, 08:00
Experimented with a rye/Jagermeister cocktail. So far, meh. So I poured some HH 8/86 instead. Much better. Finsished the night with some Knob Single Barrel.

Yeti
03-22-2013, 08:51
a six oz pour of BT, i got distracted mid-pour

14989

Sure. Suuuuuuuure.

Flyfish
03-22-2013, 10:44
a six oz pour of BT, i got distracted mid-pour

Mid-pour? Does that mean 12 oz is your usual pour? You da man!

squire
03-22-2013, 10:50
Luncheon cocktail made with Beam Black, triple sec, amaretto and ginger ale. Will it replace Barton? Of course not silly bear, there is no substitute for Barton.

JPBoston
03-22-2013, 11:42
Luncheon cocktail made with Beam Black, triple sec, amaretto and ginger ale. Will it replace Barton? Of course not silly bear, there is no substitute for Barton.

Beam Black? Sacrilege!!

Kalessin
03-22-2013, 15:53
I didn't drink any bourbon today and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone.

It's okay, really. Some weeks I have none, some weeks I have a whiskey or two on two or three nights. Just the way it works out, I suppose.

I've been feeling pretty burnt out and under the weather all week (too much travelling and extra hours at work), so most nights it's been tea or cocoa. On Wednesday did I want bourbon, so I had the generous last pour out of a bottle of FR Mariage 2009. It was great, but I felt really blah all Thursday.

brettckeen
03-22-2013, 16:06
Yesterday a customer bought me an ounce of Russell's Single Barrel. Delightful, great mouthfeel, full review at a later date.

Flyfish
03-22-2013, 16:07
a six oz pour of BT, i got distracted mid-pour

Had a standard bourbonandbacon pour of OWA. (Thank you, B&B, for the great new excuse I'm using with my wife.)

Alden
03-22-2013, 16:08
Just had a little WT101 on a cube, followed by a OGD86 also on a cube. I think I liked the WT better, but it was the first, so that may have a bearing on the taste.

Now I'm just all relaxed and stuff.

jcg9779
03-22-2013, 18:20
Got home a little bit ago an poured some WT12 Split Label. Delicious stuff...I wish WT still tasted like this!

squire
03-22-2013, 18:25
Facing the cold front tonight with a BIB, Grand Dad version.

darylld911
03-22-2013, 18:28
Started with some WTRRSB which was lovely, finishing with some SB blend

Brisko
03-22-2013, 18:56
a small pour of VBT 451. not sure what's next.

Tucker
03-22-2013, 19:47
Smooth Ambler VOS 14. Enjoyable pour.

WAINWRIGHT
03-22-2013, 20:12
Long week and went with a few simple pours of EW BIB and JW Dant BIB,nothing overly challenging on tap for this evening.Just needed to stop thinkin' and start drinkin' to erase all the lulls of the week gone by!

dementedavenger
03-22-2013, 20:17
GTS 2012. After being open for a few months it's gotten spicier and more monstrous. Love it.

omgmarclol
03-22-2013, 20:39
owa 107, brimstone, JPS 18. closing the night with gin fizzes with the fiance.

Borchard
03-22-2013, 21:06
Not bourbon, but I started off with a Mastersons Rye at my local. Not as good as I remembered it. Now watching the US v. Costa Rica. Started with a small pour of Russell's Reserve. Now having a pour of Jeffersons Reserve

MyOldKyDram
03-22-2013, 21:40
Ritt BiB, EWSB, RRSB.

Watching, hoping for a WKU upset, but the 2nd half ain't looking as good as the first.

T Comp
03-22-2013, 21:46
Having some Old Fitz BIB with DSP 16 on the label and a 90 on the bottom of the bottle. The whiskey some refer to a bit erroneously as a Stitzel-Weller bourbon and others consider subpar since Pappy didn't make it, or the yeast had changed, or the barrel entry proof had gone up...but damn it's tasting mighty fine tonight. You did all right by me Mr. Ed Foote :grin:.

z327
03-22-2013, 21:46
Lexington, a decent flavorful poor but simplistic IMHO, not getting a lot of flavors. Spice and some wood but not over powering.

kyrocklover
03-22-2013, 21:56
Weller Antique 107. Never fails.:grin:

qman22
03-22-2013, 22:00
Sipping on some JJ Bowman #45. When I first tried this bourbon I really liked it, but recently I have been finding myself liking it less and less....

Borchard
03-22-2013, 22:05
Had a 1:1 pour of PVW 20yr and JPS 18yr

Borchard
03-22-2013, 22:06
Finishing with OWA. Nice...

bourbonandbacon
03-22-2013, 22:14
Etl.........................

black mamba
03-23-2013, 00:42
Tapped my just bought HMcKenna 10 yr BIB and it's good stuff. Sweeter up front, but a long woody finish.
Had a nice contrast with some 4R1B in between drinks of the McKenna.

Special Reserve
03-23-2013, 06:11
A little ER101 before the morning coffee, it was so good yesterday, I wanted to see if it would repeat. I'm pleased to report that it did.

Tony
03-23-2013, 12:22
Going with some wheaters this afternoon

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squire
03-23-2013, 12:50
Barton with coffee this morning, the cold weather is unusual but some things are normal.

RBancroft
03-23-2013, 12:55
Will be cracking open my first bottles of AAA 10yr and VOB BIB a little later today.

omgmarclol
03-23-2013, 12:56
weller 12 after running around town for errands on a brisk chicago day.

justataste
03-23-2013, 12:56
Had my first pour of EC12. I have to admit I believe I liked it somewhat more than the 1792 I also tried this week.

Meruck
03-23-2013, 13:16
That's because EC12 is better than 1792.

Put a hurting on a bottle of OF BIB. Then my buddy snuck in a pour of Black Velvet.

He's been cut off.

White Dog
03-23-2013, 13:38
ND Old Taylor while my wife makes us clean the house.

jtexaslonestar
03-23-2013, 13:48
ND Old Taylor while my wife makes us clean the house.

EW BIB finishing up dishes from a day of kids' meals.

justataste
03-23-2013, 14:25
That's because EC12 is better than 1792.

.

You know Meruck, I believe you are absolutely right. But the 1792 bottle is so cool. Maybe I can use it for a decanter!

thiemb
03-23-2013, 15:38
Killed some time this afternoon watching basketball at Fountainhead. I also killed off their bottle of PHC '10 and had some FR SmB and their FR SB OESQ. Back home hydrating now before I head to a poker game this evening.

squire
03-23-2013, 15:46
Barton on the rocks while performing KP.

Flyfish
03-23-2013, 16:06
Will be cracking open my first bottles of AAA 10yr and VOB BIB a little later today.

Where did a nice kid from Toledo find AAA and VOB?

LCWoody
03-23-2013, 16:13
E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof I haven't had this in a while it's very good

Brisko
03-23-2013, 16:26
Some '09 WLW while watching Loony Tunes with the kids.

devillighter
03-23-2013, 16:37
Some ND Old Taylor.

jeffrey r
03-23-2013, 16:42
Tapped my just bought HMcKenna 10 yr BIB and it's good stuff. Sweeter up front, but a long woody finish.


I like your description of the McKenna BIB. I've been diving into my first bottle, and find it is a very interesting bourbon. Some sips are sweet, some spicy, some woody, and some all three. As a 100 proof, single barrel, BIB, at under $30, it's one I'll certainly keep around.

higgins
03-23-2013, 16:59
OF Signature and 2012 OFBB while watching some basketball.

KDM
03-23-2013, 17:14
EWSB 2002 vintage

jtexaslonestar
03-23-2013, 17:21
Finishing off a pour of OGD114 then moving to OGD BIB

HP12
03-23-2013, 17:30
Last night a pour of some OWA PB while watching hoops. Good stuff on both fronts.

unclebunk
03-23-2013, 17:33
Dixie Dew for a change of pace. Great stuff!

BillP
03-23-2013, 17:37
Finished the OGD BIB and now enjoying the ERSB. Plus it's snowing like crazy and I don't need to go anywhere. This is a great weekend!

theglobalguy
03-23-2013, 18:04
Decided to go 50mL sample size tonight. So far i've covered;
- Balcones True Blue, WT101 Rye, ETL, Willet 6yr and Bowman LE

hectic1
03-23-2013, 19:43
Doing a comparison between the FR OESK bottles that I just got from FR's...

passthebourbon
03-23-2013, 20:16
Weller Antique....on the rocks. Been really enjoying the chill lately.

hectic1
03-23-2013, 20:38
Moved onto some WTRR SB and I'm really enjoying this...nice turkey profile from years gone by!

B.B. Babington
03-23-2013, 20:48
ER17. maybe 1/3 bottle. night's not over.

Clavius
03-23-2013, 20:53
SB blend, 50/50.

black mamba
03-23-2013, 20:57
Clavius, I hate to be obtuse, but could you define "SB blend" for me. I've seen it several times but no comprende.

Yeti
03-23-2013, 20:59
Mamba, it's a blend of OWA and W12, usually 1:1, meant to replicate the old Weller Centennial which was 10 year 100 proof.

Clavius
03-23-2013, 21:00
Clavius, I hate to be obtuse, but could you define "SB blend" for me. I've seen it several times but no comprende.

StraightBourbon blend = Weller 12 and Weller Antique vatted together. The bottle I did is 50/50.

black mamba
03-23-2013, 21:02
Thanks, Yeti (and Clavius). I find that wheaters blend/vat extremely well. I'll have to try this one, soon.

squire
03-23-2013, 21:03
Sundown brought the howling thunderstorm which I braved with a couple fingers of Old Grand Dad.

Yeti
03-23-2013, 21:13
Thanks, Yeti (and Clavius). I find that wheaters blend/vat extremely well. I'll have to try this one, soon.

I can sell you a custom blend in a limited edition decanter. Only $400. If you've read the Wall Street Journal you'd know what a deal that is.

15008

black mamba
03-23-2013, 21:24
Lucky I don't take the Journal! My only bottle of Pappy 20 was $85 + tax. The early JPS17s were close, and were about $5 less around here. Should have bought all they had.

I'm having some VSOF12, the best wheater I've got left.

SFS
03-23-2013, 21:37
JPS18, batch 16, though if I make it to pour #3, I think it will be ER17.

black mamba
03-23-2013, 21:53
SFS, you seem to be enjoying your wood notes tonight. A pair of nice, smooth, extra-aged beauties, there!

Kalessin
03-23-2013, 22:10
DW and I were looking for something to do tonight, and ended up with rush tickets to an all-Wagner program at the Boston Symphony.

MM at the bar during intermission, the secret is to order it neat!

A great concert, but I can't listen to the Tannhauser Overture without hearing Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in my head, singing over parts of it in "What's Opera Doc".

Winding down now with a little OFBB 2011.

brettckeen
03-24-2013, 10:05
Last night I worked my way into a bottle of "Kentucky Walker" I found this on a scouting mission of new (old) liquor stores in my neighborhood. Pleasant, super mild bourbon. I could not find any information on the forum about it so any input would be appreciated. Tastes like Barton stock, similar to that Jesse James Outlaw bourbon. Not bad "aged 36 months" a lot of flavor is missing due to the 80 proof I think.

Can anyone shed more light on this $18 bottle of tolerable?

SFS
03-24-2013, 10:52
W12 to start, waiting for the golf coverage to start.

Tony
03-24-2013, 11:12
Going top shelf bottom shelf Four Roses this afternoon. 4RSmB LE 2012 and 4R Yellow label.

Best regards, Tony

squire
03-24-2013, 11:17
I'm working on a version of the Negroni cocktail using Bourbon rather than gin and Aperol rather than Campari.

devillighter
03-24-2013, 11:20
I'm working on a version of the Negroni cocktail using Bourbon rather than gin and Aperol rather than Campari.

Sounds like you are close to a Boulevardier.

squire
03-24-2013, 11:43
I suppose so, to me its a recipe composed of three equal parts. So far Barton is ahead of the other whisky runners. More work is needed.

KDM
03-24-2013, 13:15
regular old Four Roses small batch, I always forget how good this is

KySalesRep
03-24-2013, 13:51
Starting off with a pour of OWA 7/107. Very tasty, may have to go for seconds...

CoMobourbon
03-24-2013, 14:16
Enjoyed some WSR last night. This is the first time I had had it since trying it over a year ago near the beginning of my bourbon hobby, and I definitely had a new, different experience with it this time around.

That first time, a year ago, I remember thinking that it was nice and clean but almost completely lacking in flavor. At that point, I had only every had basic rye bourbons like WT101, EWB, and Four Roses as reference points. I had to wait for a few weeks for some really interesting, almost spicy woodier flavors to emerge (the controversial 'wheater air-time?'). This time around, though, I was struck by how rich and creamy it was. The taste was fine - mildly sweet with some lemon candy - but the creaminess really did it for me.

Anyway, I am huge on mouthfeel, so that creamy, coating quality in a bourbon so reasonably priced is a big selling point for me. I know of a place in Saint Louis that sells handles of this; I think I found my next standard/value pour.

Yeti
03-24-2013, 14:32
FRSB and some afternoon tournament ball.

Trey Manthey
03-24-2013, 14:51
Having a nice pour of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey. Love this stuff! I could drink it by the case...

jtexaslonestar
03-24-2013, 14:55
Having a nice pour of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey. Love this stuff! I could drink it by the case...

Wrong thread to post in.:grin:

jtexaslonestar
03-24-2013, 15:17
I am having a pour of CEHT Tornado Surviving bourbon in honor of Alden's experience today. Cheers!

Alden
03-24-2013, 15:41
I am having a pour of CEHT Tornado Surviving bourbon in honor of Alden's experience today. Cheers!

I should be having some of that! Send that bottle my way, OK?

I just had a Manhattan with JB rye. First time I made one with rye. It's good, quite spicy.

JPBoston
03-24-2013, 15:45
Sundown brought the howling thunderstorm which I braved with a couple fingers of Old Grand Dad.

That could be 'taken' a few different ways. ;)

CoMobourbon
03-24-2013, 15:49
Having a nice pour of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey. Love this stuff! I could drink it by the case...

:slappin:I see what you did there.

stevegoz
03-24-2013, 16:17
First fantasy baseball draft of the year for me today -- at a sports bar with a highly dubious selection of whiskey and beer. So I started with a neat pour of Maker's Mark, which I proceeded to refill with PVW15 from a flask throughout the afternoon. The bar owner is in the league, so I had to refill on the DL....

clingman71
03-24-2013, 17:27
Watching Buckeyes squeak by Iowa St today, had JPS 18 #13 and TPS JPS 18, then a little SB Blend.

BillP
03-24-2013, 17:33
Another spring snowstorm here in CO. Staying warm with ERSB and EC 12.

SFS
03-24-2013, 18:15
Golf never came, so in homage to the poor weather in N. Florida, I've poured a MSL pick of the 2002 EWSB. Jon and Barry, you guys did a nice job picking this barrel.

Yeti
03-24-2013, 18:19
Only a small bit of bourbon influence in this after dinner delight.

15010

Alden
03-24-2013, 18:23
Golf never came, so in homage to the poor weather in N. Florida, I've poured a MSL pick of the 2002 EWSB. Jon and Barry, you guys did a nice job picking this barrel.

I'm about 80 miles or so east of you. Bay Hill Golf Classic was a bust this afternoon.

This was supposed to be a turkey hunting weekend for me. Didn't happen. Postponed till this coming Saturday.

At least you got some of the good stuff in your belly.

SFS
03-24-2013, 18:25
And you got to see a tornado. Have another pour.

Alden
03-24-2013, 18:34
And you got to see a tornado. Have another pour.

I did have some Wild Turkey 101. :grin:

SFS
03-24-2013, 18:39
More than one kind of Turkey to hunt!

Borchard
03-24-2013, 18:57
My wife bought one of those Scentsy things awhile back. She wanted to change out the scent stuff today, and realized that we have a flavor called "Bourbon". I KNOW! Right?!?! In other news, I'm gonna start with a Jefferson Reserve and watch The Walking Dead

Bootlegger1929
03-24-2013, 19:11
Drinking some EWSB2003 at the moment watching the Penguin game. Not sure what's next. Probably Ritt BIB. Lets Go Pens!

WAINWRIGHT
03-24-2013, 19:26
Watching the snow pile up once again and enjoying some AA BIB and now on to some CEHT SB.

black mamba
03-24-2013, 21:27
I started earlier tonight by revisiting a couple which I'm not fond of, hoping they had improved. NOT!!
Bulleit and Old Bardstown Estate 101 get moved to the back of the cabinet.

H McKenna 10yr BIB and Ezra B 12 yr 1B are both tasting mighty good for numbers 3 & 4.

squire
03-24-2013, 22:10
And well they should, HH makes some good whisky.

bourbonandbacon
03-24-2013, 22:25
WLW11. getting down to a third of the bottle left, and man is this stuff sweet. getting tons of butterscotch, and staying on my tongue forever. its like when you get a burp of whatever food you ate a while ago, and it reminds you of that, except, well this is pleasant

mosugoji64
03-24-2013, 22:40
Some Bonded OF after blowing yet more snow out of the driveway. Winter just needs to go far, far away ... :hot:

black mamba
03-24-2013, 22:51
WLW11.
its like when you get a burp of whatever food you ate a while ago, and it reminds you of that, except, well this is pleasant

I'm glad I didn't have a drink in my throat when I read this, or I would have blown whiskey on my computer screen!

I left Heaven Hill and went to my vatted 4R barrel strength 1Bs: 50/50 OBSV 17yr and OESK 11 yr with filtered water added
to make 107 pf. Tastes like peach crumble on oak toasted rye bread. Incredible!

JPBoston
03-24-2013, 23:16
Starting off with some SB Blend, 3:1 ratio.

Not sure if I'll go with ORVW 10/107 after (good mood) or Bulleit ('bleh' mood).

omgmarclol
03-24-2013, 23:50
old standby of obsk tonight and revisited balcones single malt.

deathevocation
03-25-2013, 04:56
Beam Bonded. Nice drop whilst worrying about where I can get OGD 114 now that the only place in Australia appears to have sold out. Might have to order from an overseas source.

justataste
03-25-2013, 11:06
Must admit I topped the night off with OGD 114. Did not disappoint.

squire
03-25-2013, 11:11
Creating a luncheon cocktail with Barton, Eristoff, amaretto and ginger ale.

smokinjoe
03-25-2013, 18:21
A Wild Turkey 12 yr split label to ward off the cold and wind. This weather just plain sucks. But, this whiskey is marvelous, and quickly taking the chill off! :yum:

squire
03-25-2013, 18:33
Had to ingest some antifreeze myself, choose Old Grand Dad.

Yeti
03-25-2013, 18:44
It's been snowing all day, and it appears our home heating has decided to retire. I too will be heating from the inside out. I think I'll start with HH BIB 6yr.

T Comp
03-25-2013, 19:01
A Wild Turkey 12 yr split label to ward off the cold and wind. This weather just plain sucks. But, this whiskey is marvelous, and quickly taking the chill off! :yum:


Had to ingest some antifreeze myself, choose Old Grand Dad.

Even by Chicago standards...it really does suck. All work and no bourbon the last few nights...but hopefully a victorious :grin: (or just glad its over :frown:) pour as soon as tomorrow.

KySalesRep
03-25-2013, 19:49
Enjoying a pour of FRSmB LE 2012 tonight.

Brisko
03-25-2013, 20:14
Among other things, some RR 10/90. decent enough but the best descriptor I can come up with is "unremarkable." I did vat it 1:1 with some Rare Breed and I think the result was an improvement on both pours.

Meruck
03-25-2013, 20:46
I hate Mondays, but what makes it better is caping with a Weller 12 pour.

Bootlegger1929
03-25-2013, 20:48
OGD bib. Yum stuff as always. Had to give my Ritt bib a break.

devillighter
03-25-2013, 20:54
Old Forester DSP 414 BIB

squire
03-25-2013, 21:00
More Grand Dad BIB, I'm still warming up.

Borchard
03-25-2013, 21:00
Had a Jeffersons Reserve. Next was the last of my Jeffersons Presidential Select 18

omgmarclol
03-25-2013, 21:03
ogd 114, obsk, and balcones 1 malt. just another manic monday.

smokinjoe
03-25-2013, 21:07
Unless, something else catches my fancy, I'm finishing up with a pour from a newly purchased Buffalo Trace. This brand continues to deliver the goods.

T Comp
03-25-2013, 21:13
Among other things, some RR 10/90. decent enough but the best descriptor I can come up with is "unremarkable." I did vat it 1:1 with some Rare Breed and I think the result was an improvement on both pours.

Yep I played around with the RR 10/90 because of that unremarkable, trying different minglings with Rare Breed, 101 and even KS but...don't remember it ever doing much for me. Of all the drop downs in taste quality of the WT brands, I don't think anything is as dramatic as the RR 101 to RR 90 and from the very beginning of that change back in '05.

Borchard
03-25-2013, 21:23
Finishing up with OWA

Yeti
03-25-2013, 21:35
wandered through ETL, Ritt BIB, and OGD114 as the night marched on.

SFS
03-25-2013, 21:59
1995 EWSB, followed by OGD114. Terrible, as always. Don't know why I drink the stuff.

Finishing up with a 2005 OFBB. Yum.

unclebunk
03-26-2013, 06:51
Unless, something else catches my fancy, I'm finishing up with a pour from a newly purchased Buffalo Trace. This brand continues to deliver the goods.

Out of the closet now? Me too! Remember the time, not long ago, when most folks here crapped on BT as pedestrian bourbon for the novice? It was almost like a gang-mugging if you had the temerity to admit you liked the stuff. Well, my last bottle was excellent and I anticipate that my new one will be too. And the price is right. More for us, Joe. Drink up!:grin:

BradleyC
03-26-2013, 08:07
Out of the closet now? Me too! Remember the time, not long ago, when most folks here crapped on BT as pedestrian bourbon for the novice? It was almost like a gang-mugging if you had the temerity to admit you liked the stuff. Well, my last bottle was excellent and I anticipate that my new one will be too. And the price is right. More for us, Joe. Drink up!:grin:

Count me in as a Buffalo Trace fan. Those bottles deplete themselves quicker than the others at my house. I find it to be very consistent and well balanced. Just the right amount of vanilla, grains, sweet, and oak. Not too dry either. It's good straight, chilled, room temperature, on ice, or mixed into a cocktail. When you are done with the bottle, they make great vatting vessels as well once you take off the paper label.

squire
03-26-2013, 08:50
I certainly can't find fault with their range of products, from good to very gooder.

RT Fan
03-26-2013, 14:46
I had my first Russell's Reserve last night, neat. Good, but it didn't strike me as something I would go out of my way for.

KySalesRep
03-26-2013, 17:01
Having a healthy pour of Knob Creek Single Barrel after a long day.

jcg9779
03-26-2013, 17:05
Last night was FR OBSK followed by Noah's Mill.

The FR was delicious, as always and the NM was ok. Will probably get into more FR tonight...that stuff has really been hitting the spot lately.

squire
03-26-2013, 17:17
Opening the cocktail hour with a respectful amount of Old Grand Dad.

black mamba
03-26-2013, 17:18
I just returned from a liquor hunt, and a successful one at that. First two to try were 4R 80 and OGD BIB, watered to match the 80 for comparison. Both were very good for the money ($13.99 and $15.99) with a touch more flavor in the OGD, and a touch more mouth feel in the 4R. Then the light went on!

For my third pour I tried a 50/50 mingling of the two without water, and my oh my . . . what a beauty!!

Y'all can call this one the JW blend (my initials), as it was the SB blend that had me thinking of it in the first place. Please try it, guaranteed to please your palate!

squire
03-26-2013, 17:20
Yes, Old Grand Dad has a beneficial influence.

jtexaslonestar
03-26-2013, 17:26
Opening the cocktail hour with a respectful amount of Old Grand Dad.
Some OGD needed to thaw out after spending ten hours on the golf course today...not golfing or I wouldn't need a drink!:lol: So that is what I will start with.

bingstein
03-26-2013, 17:46
After returning from my bachelor party and not being able to look at booze for a few days, I am easing back in with a few fingers of ND OGD.

awachatz
03-26-2013, 17:58
Just finished my first bottle of 2012 GTS. Very good, but not as good as the previous GTS releases

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Old Dusty
03-26-2013, 18:46
Sample of JPS 18 provided by a friend. Good enough to convince me to spring for a bottle. Nice to test drive before a purchase especially at that price point.

T Comp
03-26-2013, 18:47
Unless, something else catches my fancy, I'm finishing up with a pour from a newly purchased Buffalo Trace. This brand continues to deliver the goods.


Out of the closet now? Me too! Remember the time, not long ago, when most folks here crapped on BT as pedestrian bourbon for the novice? It was almost like a gang-mugging if you had the temerity to admit you liked the stuff. Well, my last bottle was excellent and I anticipate that my new one will be too. And the price is right. More for us, Joe. Drink up!:grin:

I myself still prefer AAA 10 to BT but thankfully we can all be satisfied...and AAA 10 it is as the first pour tonight...with a small side of BT just to make sure of the aforesaid :grin:.

Gillman
03-26-2013, 19:01
A mingling of 12 bourbons, 1 Tennessee, and Rittenhouse rye. Some of the whiskeys are FC, BT, ETL, 4R Yellow Label, MM, JD, JDSB, OC 10. Very rounded and soft mouthfeel with good rich bourbony goodness.

I am going to bring a sample to Bardstown next month for the opinion of Thad and other cognoscenti.

Gary

OscarV
03-26-2013, 19:11
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, neat.
Are you sure it's Spring?

smokinjoe
03-26-2013, 19:14
I myself still prefer AAA 10 to BT but thankfully we can all be satisfied...and AAA 10 it is as the first pour tonight...with a small side of BT just to make sure of the aforesaid :grin:.

"aforesaid"? You have been overtiming on your lawyerin' my friend! :D.

Tonight, I'm in the hotel bar here sipping on another crapped on, pedestrian bourbon...Maker's Mark. :D. And, I'm enjoying it as usual. :crazy:

Kyjd75
03-26-2013, 19:52
I am getting near the bottom of a bottle of Bakers, and it has been a good one. I think Bakers is one of the more under-appreciated bourbons out there. I think it is really good. Easy to drink neat.

OutlawSW
03-26-2013, 20:07
I am getting near the bottom of a bottle of Bakers, and it has been a good one. I think Bakers is one of the more under-appreciated bourbons out there. I think it is really good. Easy to drink neat.

I concur, slightly over priced but still one of my favs! In fact i think I will have a pour, thanks for the inspiration.

jtexaslonestar
03-26-2013, 21:30
OGD BIB finished the thawing process. I keep forgetting how watching futbol(OK, soccer):grin: can keep you awake, especially when the Home Team takes on Mexico. Just a little friendly betting with a few guys at work. USA!USA!USA!

Wryguy
03-26-2013, 22:01
Having some AAA10* with my buddy outside DC, unwinding after a long drive up from SC. The weekend saw the opening and draining of a Willett 6 year rye amongst great friends at a wedding in Charleston. A bottle of Sazerac 18 that I gifted to the groom also got cracked but the majority survived for him to enjoy in the future with his bride. It was a great time.

ChainWhip
03-26-2013, 22:22
Sipping on some EC12 tonight in honor of HH's 6.5 millionth barrel.

Bootlegger1929
03-26-2013, 22:26
EWSB 03 then Ritt bib and finishing with RHF all while watching the Penguins win their 13th in a row!

Special Reserve
03-27-2013, 06:27
ER101 to start the day. Goes great with the morning coffee.

Yeti
03-27-2013, 09:32
Enjoyed a few pours at my buddy's basement bar last night. Revisited his bottle of FRSmB that I found rather foul in January. Everything was totally pleasant. It must have been something I was eating at the time that altered my perception of the flavors. I followed that up with a Woodford Reserve, another pour that I have a history of not enjoying. This was more of the same with Woodford. It's a perfectly acceptable whiskey, obviously crafted with care, but not to my particular liking. Went home and capped the night with some HH White label.

bourbonandbacon
03-27-2013, 17:56
had a pvw15 at 5:00 on the dot. yeah, its that kind of a wednesday

Alden
03-27-2013, 18:09
Enjoyed a few pours at my buddy's basement bar last night. Revisited his bottle of FRSmB that I found rather foul in January. Everything was totally pleasant. It must have been something I was eating at the time that altered my perception of the flavors. I followed that up with a Woodford Reserve, another pour that I have a history of not enjoying. This was more of the same with Woodford. It's a perfectly acceptable whiskey, obviously crafted with care, but not to my particular liking. Went home and capped the night with some HH White label.

It depends on so many things. What you ate, how you are feeling, the aromas in the room, etc. I have had the same experience.

hectic1
03-27-2013, 18:30
Starting the night with some 1789b OWA #15 and it's the perfect follow up to the New Glarus IIPA that I had earlier this evening. :)

brettckeen
03-27-2013, 18:41
For dessert I'm doing side by side EH Taylor Small Batch Bonded, and Old Granddad Bonded.

EH Taylor: Beautiful dark caramel color, sweet corn nose, smells like BT, of the two thicker of the legs. I enjoy how the Rye sits on finish and lingers. The burn though is really intense and this is how i remember it on my last tasting. Could really use some water. After returning from the granddad, I'm enjoying the pleasant chew in the back of my throat. I can begin to appreciate how bold this one is.
Old Granddad Bonded: Lighter in color, nose full of straw and gasoline. Thin legs, no hangtime. So much more pleasant on the pallet though. The rye shines through with the sweet finish of corn. Like an old friend the familiar flavors takes me back. This bourbon is comfortable, like playing catch when yer 10 with yer own granddad.

smokinjoe
03-27-2013, 19:11
Ordered a second JB Black on my American flight today, and am sipping on it now in my hotel room. Really gorgeous color to this whiskey. A touch of lemonyish citrus on the finish. Nice and chewy. The signature Beam yeast tinge is present, but I find it pleasant, and not off-putting like many do. Gives it a character all their own.

jtexaslonestar
03-27-2013, 19:52
Cracked open the EW BIB Green Label I found today and put it up against the current BIB white label. A lot of difference is evident from the get-go with the nose! The current has a much softer approach and this carries into the taste, but I am finding this dusty to be very appealing as time goes by. Also have a pour of the Tom Moore BIB waiting in the ranks.

LCWoody
03-27-2013, 20:00
Having my first pour of Elijah Craig Barrel proof. It's full of flavor but very hot. It's not as smooth as other Barrel proof Bourbons that I've had.

MyOldKyDram
03-27-2013, 20:03
Trying a bit of the EC12BS. It's like an extremely hot and spicy molasses cookie.

Bob Paul
03-27-2013, 20:14
Cracked open a FR LE SmB '12. Nice. I think a little air will treat it well...

dementedavenger
03-27-2013, 20:42
Celebrating the beginning of my vacation with a pour of PVW23 (2004 bottling). Hmm, sort of soft on the palate.

ChainWhip
03-27-2013, 20:49
Celebrating the beginning of my vacation with a pour of PVW23 (2004 bottling). Hmm, sort of soft on the palate.

*CHEERS*

Mine starts next week :-)

thiemb
03-27-2013, 21:33
Starting the night with some 1789b OWA #15 and it's the perfect follow up to the New Glarus IIPA that I had earlier this evening. :)

New Glarus makes an IIPA???!!!! Good thing I'll be up in Wisconsin this weekend!

Bootlegger1929
03-27-2013, 21:36
I'm having my first pour of JPS18. Very good. Way too easy to drink.

smokinjoe
03-27-2013, 21:39
A freaking massive pour of WT Rare Breed at dinner tonight. Mammoth! Humongous! Gargantuan! Teeming! Cup-runneth-over-like! 6 oz. minimum...I'm thinking more...And, here's the beauty of it...$6. The best Rare Breed I've ever had...:D

Probably however, not making up for the $13 short pours of airport bourbons I've been doing lately..:rolleyes:

straightwhiskeyruffneck
03-27-2013, 22:02
Just getting into a bottle of Col. E.H. Taylor. Barrel Proof
This stuff right here is fascinating!

omgmarclol
03-27-2013, 22:37
random small pours tonight: campfire, owa, brimstone, obsk. it was bourbon adhd

Woodford'sMark
03-27-2013, 22:39
Started with Willett Pot Still earlier after dinner. Now killing the final bit of Basil Hayden's. Much prefer the Willett.

Kalessin
03-28-2013, 06:51
A glass of slivovitz (R. Jelinek 5 y.o. 100pf) last night while I'm thinking about which bourbons I'll have after Passover ends (nothing fermented from grain allowed for the week...).

4RSmBLE '12 and 4R1B '12 are at the top of the list...

Bourserker
03-28-2013, 06:54
New Glarus makes an IIPA???!!!! Good thing I'll be up in Wisconsin this weekend!

Not to get off topic, but last year they made multiple IPAs. I normally don't like IPAs, but I thought the Moon Man was awesome.

squire
03-28-2013, 07:20
Barton + coffee + breakfast.

justataste
03-28-2013, 09:42
A freaking massive pour of WT Rare Breed at dinner tonight. Mammoth! Humongous! Gargantuan! Teeming! Cup-runneth-over-like! 6 oz. minimum...I'm thinking more...And, here's the beauty of it...$6. The best Rare Breed I've ever had...:D


Where on earth did you find Rare Breed for one dollar an ounce? My mind is boggled.....

squire
03-28-2013, 09:53
My liver is quaking.

HighInTheMtns
03-28-2013, 09:54
Where on earth did you find Rare Breed for one dollar an ounce? My mind is boggled.....
To accomplish a thing like this, find a place with six dollar pours and a bartender who is either feeling generous or is inept. Ordering from near empty bottles sometimes helps.

squire
03-28-2013, 11:46
So does tipping the barkeep up front.

Tennessee Dave
03-28-2013, 16:38
Getting ready to open my last bottle of PVW 15

jersey12
03-28-2013, 18:42
Enjoying a healthly pour of FR SmB while watching Miami get blown out in the NCAA tourney.

Tony
03-28-2013, 18:44
Having some 4RSB and 4RSmB while watching Ohio State coming back from 11 down.

Best regards, Tony

hectic1
03-28-2013, 18:50
Poured some ORVW 10/107 from 2010 while playing nerf war with the kids! :)

omgmarclol
03-28-2013, 18:56
so far, OGD 114.

hectic1
03-28-2013, 19:02
Moved onto some Doug & Willy'z 18yr 8551 118.4 proof...prefire HH bourbon is GOOD tonight! :)

MyOldKyDram
03-28-2013, 19:03
EC12BS, proofed down to 114.

squire
03-28-2013, 19:03
So far, Old Grand Dad BIB.

Alden
03-28-2013, 20:25
Just a couple oz. of 4 Roses Small Btch.

Really tasty -- I could get addicted to this stuff, and I haven't even tried the 1B yet.

hectic1
03-28-2013, 20:48
Finishing the night with a OWA Gold Vein 1995...amazing stuff...$15 a bottle retail...how did that do that magic they did! ;)

Automatic
03-28-2013, 21:04
Tonight I drank some High West Rendezvous, Old Forester Birthday Bottle 2012, and Lagavulin 16.

T Comp
03-28-2013, 22:37
Finishing the night with a OWA Gold Vein 1995...amazing stuff...$15 a bottle retail...how did that do that magic they did! ;)

In my all time top 5...really. Found a gold veined on a shelf a few years ago. Still in a red bag and had a faux tax seal but '95 clearly etched on the bottom of the bottle. Only a memory now but it was that good...even at the $35 I paid for it. I thought I heard/read these '95 gold veined bottlings were destined for Texas and were going to be part of the BHC collection at first, or something like that.

LCWoody
03-28-2013, 22:51
EC 18 year. Forgot how good this is.

portwood
03-29-2013, 06:58
Tonight I drank some High West Rendezvous, Old Forester Birthday Bottle 2012, and Lagavulin 16.
Welcome, good to see you on this board as well. There aren't many Canucks around here.

BradleyC
03-29-2013, 08:50
I spent a little time with the Bowman 17.5 yr from 5/12/12 last night. This bottle has really grown on me. I find it to be very interesting. I like it better than the 2 PS bottles that I have had (17 and 19). A few drops of water really changes it.

Alden
03-29-2013, 11:34
Having a sip of Woodford Reserve with a cube, after lunch.

squire
03-29-2013, 12:54
Barton Manhattan with lunch.

justataste
03-29-2013, 16:16
Man, you and Alden have civilized lunches!

darylld911
03-29-2013, 16:38
After just remarking that I may not imbibe this weekend, I changed my mind and poured some ORVW 10yr/90. This was my first VW anything (in fact, the same bottle - now approaching nearly two years open!), and still a lovely pour!

squire
03-29-2013, 16:55
Thought I'd do something a bit different so I threw some ice in the Grand Dad.