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madal
01-23-2006, 12:41
Saw this at the liquor shop yesterday, anything to it other than it being Willie Nelson's brand?

bluesbassdad
01-23-2006, 13:52
It's a controversial bottling.

On one side there are those of us who liken its better characteristics to boiled cauliflower and broccoli.

On the other side some seasoned bourbonites (including Jim Butler and Chuck Cowdery, IIRC) find it passable. "Better than it needs to be", I think Chuck said.

Try it at your own risk, and let us know how you like it.

BTW, I dumped most of my bottle, and I found the guitar pick too stiff.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

luv2hunt
01-23-2006, 13:55
Leave it on the shelf for someone who doesn't know any better!

Dawn

TNbourbon
01-23-2006, 13:58
It's 6yo Heaven Hill bourbon 'hand-picked by Parker Beam'. I guess he wanted to get it out of the warehouse.
Buy Evan Williams black label -- it, too, is from Heaven Hill, you get an extra year, to save a few extra dollars, and you like it a whole lot better.

SBOmarc
01-23-2006, 14:59
Tried it one time. Now I never need to do it again.

Joeluka
01-23-2006, 18:31
The bourbon kinda sucks but if you can get a bottle of the Bourbon Creme they put out pick it up right away.

Also I've found that any bourbon that doesnt want to go down can be fixed by pouring an ounce of Wild Turkey Liqueor in the glass. I love the effect this liqueor has on bourbon. TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Joe

wku88
01-23-2006, 20:54
Hack!! Pitou!!

sorry, it ranks right up there with Conecuh Ridge with me. Which is to say, it ain't even worth drowning in cola.

gr8erdane
01-23-2006, 21:16
Try this exercise: Whiskey River
Replace the R with an L: Whiskey Liver
Now reverse the order of the name: Liver Whiskey
Now you have what I think of this bottling....

Just kidding, I find this bourbon to be tolerable but not memorable. You pay for the marketing hype associated with Willie's name.

Now think about this, picture Willie, forget about his music, and ask yourself if a whiskey associated with a man who looks like this shouldn't be swigged from a brown paper bag down by the railroad tracks....

miller542
01-24-2006, 10:02
Buy Evan Williams black label -- it, too, is from Heaven Hill, you get an extra year, to save a few extra dollars, and you like it a whole lot better.

x2

You're paying for Willie's name on the label.

troyce
01-25-2006, 15:30
Run, don't walk, from this one.