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WEG3
10-20-2004, 19:15
I was looking over the listings of NH state bottle shops , and they have a list for Masterpiece Port Finish Bourbon 20 year 20 .... at 199.00 a bottle ,,,, What/Who is it? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
No details at the site are given ..
Bill g.

wrbriggs
10-20-2004, 19:23
The price and finish bring to mind the "Distiller's Masterpiece", which was produced (I believe) by Jim Beam. It was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of "cask finishing" (aging additional time in a different type of barrel - sherry, port, etc) among Scotch (yes, I said it) brands.

I am by no means an expert, so I am probably 100% wrong. I figured I'd throw in my $0.02 anyway.

BSS
10-20-2004, 20:45
It is Jim Beam's Distillers Masterpiece or some call it Booker Noe's Distillers Masterpiece. They also made a 18 yr Cognac Cask version of it as well. Both are nice looking bottles, but I have no comment about the taste.

cowdery
10-20-2004, 22:02
I've had the Distiller's Masterpiece and, you know what, it tastes like Booker's flavored with a little port.

There, think of all the money I just saved you.

WEG3
10-21-2004, 00:08
Thank You ,..
I got a call from my wife to tell me that my favorite bottle shop call , http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif,,,, They have a case of GTS, 04' waiting for me to pick up .
Bill G.
The happiest bourbon drinker in the world ...life at it's best ..family , farm and good bourbon http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/drink.gif

jeff
10-21-2004, 04:40
There was some of this floating around the gazebo during the '03 festival and I was fortunate to have a generous taste. I like it, but doubt I'll ever pay for a bottle. It was that drink that kept me sober for most of the night as I nursed it very slowely http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

cowdery
10-21-2004, 08:47
That's when I had it too. Good, but for $200? That's the equivalent of five bottles of Stagg, after all.

tlsmothers
10-21-2004, 20:43
Have never tasted it and have tried to get my hands on some.