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Any ever tried this? I have had the Old Charter 12 yr old and rather enjoyed it..The price on that went up $5/bottle since last summer..Would like to know a little about the Reserve..Thanks..Don
It is my favorite of the OC product line...
By all means, get a bottle of OCPR and try it. It is excellent!
thanks,i will head to the store tonight..
I would also give a ringing endorsement of the OCPR. And, the older Louisville produced OCPR in the "sloped shoulder" bottle is better yet, still.
One of my favs...
Tough to find for me, but my favorite of the OC line.
For the price the 12yr is a better value. They taste to similar for the 13 to be a regular pour. The 13 is my special bottle and 12 is every day. Actually, the 7 year 86 proof is the hidden gem of the bunch. It should be said that I have not had the Bib as of yet.
Well I tried this tonight and was a bit disapointed? It may have been by far the smoothest pour with very little burn, but seemed a bit flat and not much going on. I can say I found it bland really...maybe I just had really high expectations!!
The bottle was open but did not have much missing from it. Dono but it was not as great as I wished.
Dono but it was not as great as I wished.Tony
Give it a couple or three days and try it again. My first impression and expectations were the same as yours. Since that time it's really grown on me - to the point of being one of my favorites. Sadly though, it is out of production now. As for me, been gathering a few for the bunker of late. IMHO it is clearly the best ever produced with the OC label. That is coming from a guy who first learned to enjoy bourbon a number of years ago primarily from OC10, OC8 and OC-BIB7. For about the first 5 years, OC was all I knew in terms of bourbon......well, not exactly - since I was one of those dummies who thought JD was bourbon!
I agree with Old Lamplighter. This is a great pour, however it's eccentricities may get lost if you're used to spicy ryes or barrel proofs. It really has a great profile that is different yet special.
This is a bottle that has tasted better as I've sampled more of it. I didn't like it at first, it seemed harsh and uninteresting. Now, with more than half the bottle gone, the flavor has opened up and I can appreciate its merits. A very dry dram - the Rheingold of bourbons?
tasted better as I've sampled more of it. I didn't like it at first, it seemed harsh and uninteresting. Now, with more than half the bottle gone, the flavor has opened up and I can appreciate its merits.
This has happened to me with several different bottles of bourbon.
Also the opposite. The first pour or two I would like but the more I drank the less I liked.
Is this the OCPR 13 yr slant shoulder bottling? Or is it the OCPR 13 yr square shoulder bottling? Or is this the OCPR 12 yr bottling? Years ago I had the 13 yr slate shoulder variety and it was prime bourbon.
Thanks everyone! I will not quit on it but the bottle I had was at the restaurant. I have not opened one at home yet. It was the slope shoulder bottle from Louisville and not the Squared off Centenial bottle from Frankfort that was why I ordered it.
It was the slope shoulder bottle from Louisville and not the Squared off Centenial bottle from Frankfort that was why I ordered it.Tony
Perhaps it had been open for a very long time, and, if the bottle was running low the contents may have been adversely affected. Many have preferred the Louisville bottle slightly over the newer Frankfort version. I have never been able to tell much of a difference.....both are very good.
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