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fogfrog
02-17-2008, 11:55
I am finding that... maybe its my celtic heritage.... my family originated from Normandy.... but I drink a little of the High Priced stuff and then relegate to whatever I have in my stash thats a little cheaper. I found the other day that after drinking Four Roses Small Batch... my highest end bourbon, and OGD114, and maybe Weller's antiique, that the characteristics of the T W Samuels were really right up there! It had the jelly beans in the mouth premium taste! But when I start with TW Samuels, it doesn't. It has things in it that are a bit rough..... and I wonder if you like me find that it makes cents to drink the premium first and follow with the lesser expensive selections in your stash?

jburlowski
02-17-2008, 13:50
I may just be me, but I generally start with the nearest and (if able) work my way towards the farthest.

NickAtMartinis
02-17-2008, 18:30
and I wonder if you like me find that it makes cents to drink the premium first and follow with the lesser expensive selections in your stash?

Now there's wit.

shyster512
02-17-2008, 18:42
Read where Jesus performs the miracle of turning water to wine and the response of the guest at the wedding party.

felthove
02-17-2008, 20:25
I think it makes sense to assume that one's senses are most acute w/ the first glass but I also find that my palate is most accommodating after my first pour. Typically I start w/ something solid and tasty and then lean toward my top shelf stuff knowing that after the second pour it's time to consider that I'm probably getting a little buzz on and need to finish things off for the night.

Like with food, typically the appetizers prime the pallet and the second course is the real blockbuster.

birdman1099
02-18-2008, 06:28
Since my taste buds are much more receptive with the first one, I like to start with a good, flavorful, easy drinker, then move down the spectrum from there.

JamesW
03-10-2008, 17:59
Since my taste buds are much more receptive with the first one, I like to start with a good, flavorful, easy drinker, then move down the spectrum from there.


I agree. If I start with Weller Antique 107, my tastebuds are shot and I can't even tell what I'm drinking after that. Better to start lower proof and move up the ladder. I like "Lot B" or Centennial to start and then move up to Pappy 15 or Antique (when I'm saving my pennies).:grin:

SBOmarc
03-10-2008, 18:41
If I begin with an everyday pour, I will tend to stay that way.

If I begin on more expensive expressions I remain there.

All bets are off if any Stagg is the first of the day.

HipFlask
03-10-2008, 18:58
I tend to start off with whatever I am in the mood for. Tonight WL Weller Binny's pick 12 year. Next I think 4R SmB. Yesterday WR only because it was what they had at the steak joint. Night before barrel proofers in GTS and WLW. night before straight Ryes

NickAtMartinis
03-10-2008, 19:08
I tend to start off with whatever I am in the mood for. Tonight WL Weller Binny's pick 12 year. Next I think 4R SmB. Yesterday WR only because it was what they had at the steak joint. Night before barrel proofers in GTS and WLW. night before straight Ryes


I agree with you, Hip. I tend to go with whatever I'm interested in.

HighTower
03-11-2008, 01:49
I tend to pick and choose, have a look and see what I feel like.

Scott