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brian12069
05-31-2004, 05:19
Hopefully some of you can help. I enjoy bourbons that have that real rich flavor...tastes like firey maple syrup to me. I have gotten this flavor from Rip Van Winkle 10 & 15 year and most recently from old Fitzgerald 1849. Anyone know of others that have that flavor? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif

Paradox
05-31-2004, 06:00
Give W.L. Weller 12 year a try, it's a wheated bourbon as well and I put it right up there with the Van Winkles...

TNbourbon
05-31-2004, 09:27
In fact, I also find it prominently in the basic W.L. Weller Special Reserve 7yo.

robbyvirus
05-31-2004, 16:17
Give W.L. Weller 12 year a try, it's a wheated bourbon as well and I put it right up there with the Van Winkles...



I second that! The Weller 12 yo is one of my favorites...rich and complex and flavorful!

angelshare
05-31-2004, 17:49
I don't know about almond, but I definitely get maple and a little bit of vanilla from our JB Bicentennial, which is very similar to JB Black (We were guided to this similarity by the much more knowledgable Bourbonians here. We haven't bought a new bottle of JB Black to compare first hand, but we feel we're reading bourbon gospel on this forum).

brian12069
06-01-2004, 03:32
I don't know about almond, but I definitely get maple and a little bit of vanilla from our JB Bicentennial, which is very similar to JB Black (We were guided to this similarity by the much more knowledgable Bourbonians here. We haven't bought a new bottle of JB Black to compare first hand, but we feel we're reading bourbon gospel on this forum).

I guess almond wasn't a good flavor to use...lol..but you get the idea...thanks for these posts...I am going to try some in the coming weeks.

angelshare
06-01-2004, 04:22
Oh, I don't think there's anything wrong with using "almond" as a flavor descriptor; I was just saying I get maple and a little vanilla from JB Bicentennial/JB Black.

I should also throw out that tasting notes are not my strong suit. I'm much better at enjoying than describing. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

HGB3
06-02-2004, 05:48
Try Old Weller Antique, it has a lot of the flavors you describe.

Hank

brian12069
06-02-2004, 17:31
Try Old Weller Antique, it has a lot of the flavors you describe.

Hank



I have a bottle of this and you are right

OneCubeOnly
06-02-2004, 18:04
I first thought of Blanton's for this.

brian12069
06-04-2004, 17:19
I first thought of Blanton's for this.


Blanton's is ok...

brian12069
06-05-2004, 04:47
Last night I got this nice thick maple flavor from a 7 year old Weller...very nice.

TNbourbon
06-05-2004, 07:52
In fact, I also find it prominently in the basic W.L. Weller Special Reserve 7yo.
Tim




Last night I got this nice thick maple flavor from a 7 year old Weller...very nice.


Since I'm still new at this relative to so many of you, I just love it when somebody agrees with me. Makes me want to press on and keep tasting. (Okay, I've talked myself into it!)