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BrbnBorderline
12-22-2005, 16:06
I've been wanting to try this 15 YO 107 expression for a long time. I'm a big fan of the Weller Antique bottling, so I'd like to see what another 8 years will do to it.

There were finally some bottles of this in Seattle, so I bought 3 http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif 2 for me, and one as a Christmas gift for my Dad.

I also picked up a bottle of OGD 114, too. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Anyone else giving bourbon as a gift this year? I gave a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve to a couple budding bourbon drinkers at the office. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/70358-devil.gif

RedVette
12-22-2005, 16:16
: Anyone else giving bourbon as a gift this year? I gave a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve to a couple budding bourbon drinkers at the office. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/70358-devil.gif



I gave my boss a bottle of WT Freedom. We have enjoyed this one on several international trips together so I know he likes it a lot. The fact that it is now super rare made it the pefect gift. He was happy when he opened the package.

barturtle
12-22-2005, 16:17
Anyone else giving bourbon as a gift this year?



I'm taking a bottle of ORVW 10 107 Lawrenceburg(S-W stock) to a friend who's been suffering in NC with AAA 10STAR. I feel so sorry for him. And so they don't have to open it while I'm there I'm taking a similar bottle of the 90 that I have open and some VWFRR to share.

Then they come back here for New Years and we're gonna open some more and really get into the "spirit" of things. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/falling.gif

jburlowski
12-22-2005, 17:18
Hope you like it... it's my favorite of the Van Winkles.

nysquire
12-22-2005, 18:23
Same here, My all time favorite!!!

nysquire
12-22-2005, 18:29
As you can see in this pic!!!

luv2hunt
12-22-2005, 20:33
This year I converted my boss from SMSW to Bourbon. He now owns his own bottles of the VanWinkle line, the Antique collection, Hirsch, Russells Reserve and Weller Antique.

For Christmas...I found a bottle of Pappy 23 for his wife to give to him...and I gave him the gift of something new to his liquor cabinet....Wild Turkey 12yr old. I'm sure to be his favorite employee!

Dawn

TNbourbon
12-22-2005, 21:26
You can work for me anytime, Dawn! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif
Good show! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

BrbnBorderline
12-23-2005, 08:30
Wow! That 15 YO Van Winkle is good! Dangerously good! http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/yum.gif

But I am suspicious of one thing - the bottle says it's 107 proof. But there is no burn like the Weller Antique[which I like], so is it really 107 proof? http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/skep.gif

If it truly is 107 Proof, WOW! It's dangerous.

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Vange
12-23-2005, 08:56
Perhaps the 7 tear aging vs the 15 year aging took some burn away?

I had a similar experince with Booker's and Stagg. I think Booker's has a lot more sting than Stagg or WLW 19 for that matter.