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ggilbertva
03-27-2008, 18:33
Ok, we're almost a week into Spring so let's kill that Winter thread and start a new Spring thread.

Sound off.....

barturtle
03-27-2008, 18:45
Cool.

This evening I'm having a Heiner Brau Kolsch. A nice refreshing brew, lemony. Made in Louisiana, this is one of the new wave of canned microbrews. It tastes very fresh.

ggilbertva
03-27-2008, 18:53
Hmmm..that sounds very good Tim.

I started off the evening with some AAA 10 year and then moved on to Pappy 15. Gooooood stuff.

JamesW
03-27-2008, 18:53
Glad to be here. Tonight I started with Centennial 13 yr and then had VS old Fitz 12 yo. This 12 yo is so darn good I just added a second pour. Anyone else enjoy this bottle?

JDutton
03-27-2008, 19:03
A WT 101 Manhattan. One of my favorite cocktails.

Jeff

spun_cookie
03-27-2008, 19:45
Tonight is a little BT's Hancock's President's Reserve SB.... this is good. Not sure $50 good, but better than teh JDSB buy :) a mile

CorvallisCracker
03-27-2008, 19:58
Black Maple Hill 18yo rye

DoubleT
03-27-2008, 20:35
Weller Special Reserve on the rocks.

gothbat
03-27-2008, 21:27
Weller Antique 107, it's been a while but it's just as good as I remember.

WineGuy
03-28-2008, 02:02
Started with WT101 to go with chicken marinaded in WT101. Then opened a bottle of Maker's Mark. What a difference! Maker's Mark was much smoother and sweeter. WT101 was more peppery with firey ambers of cinnamon the longer it stayed in my mouth.

HighTower
03-28-2008, 07:17
Tonight I had some Iron Horse and cola premix.
Iron Horse is a Heaven Hill Bourbon that is bottled exclusively for the company I work for in Australia. The bourbon itself isn't bad, but I am really sick of premixed drinks!

Scott

spun_cookie
03-28-2008, 08:31
If all works out it will be 2 50ms of MM on AA...

StraightBoston
03-28-2008, 09:30
Last night was current-vintage OGD BIB with a couple cubes, followed by 80s ND OGD 86 with one cube. Similar recipe, but a more complex, caramel-like, taste to the ND version.

Tipped
03-28-2008, 09:43
Couple nights ago I made a great Manhattan:

3 parts JB White (I know, not the best)
1 part sweet vermouth
2 drops Angastura bitters (sp?)
1 Maraschino Cherry

Shaken with ice for about 20 seconds to get it nice and cold. It was one of the best I've made. I used to do 2/1 Bourbon/Vermouth, but with the JB, I think the 3/1 works better (and makes a bigger drink!)

Interestingly, I tried using the Basil Hayden recently, and even at 4/1 ratio, it tasted too strong of vermouth.

shyster512
03-28-2008, 19:06
Working on a bottle of Wild Turkey American Spirit. While it may be overpriced, I have enjoyed the dickens out of it and by the time I'm finished with it, I may figure it to be reasonably priced.

JamesW
03-28-2008, 19:39
Started with VSOF, not as good as last few nights... must be the order I drank it in. Working on ORVW 10/107.

birdman1099
03-28-2008, 19:47
I am enjoying a few pours of 4 roses 40th.

I am quite impressed with this everytime I have it.

The citrus/spearmint taste is decadant.

HighTower
03-29-2008, 04:46
Working on a bottle of Wild Turkey American Spirit. While it may be overpriced, I have enjoyed the dickens out of it and by the time I'm finished with it, I may figure it to be reasonably priced.

Mike,

I'm with you there, buddy. I love the American Spirit and I just purchased the last 8 bottles Pernod Ricard had left in Australia. Should last me a long time!
We got 6000 of them in Australia, and it only arrived in December so it has been snapped up pretty quick.


Tonight I had some Elijah Craig 12yo and now I am sipping on some WLW 06 and eating some fudge. They seem to go well together.


Scott

DoubleT
03-30-2008, 01:26
While it may seem fairly late, I've stayed up late so I can sleep all day tomorrow (occupational hazard of working nights) so I'm having a night cap now; Buffalo Trace on the rocks.

Stu
03-30-2008, 10:59
I just returned from a funeral in Indiana. While there, my cousin, who hasn't drank in 25 years due to diabetes, told me to help myself at his bar (which is still stocked pretty well). I found a half gallon, half full, of Early Times bourbon. I thought it was quite good. I know that Early Times is no longer a bourbon. Can some of you who have been around bourbon longer than me shed some light on this for me. I was going to try to talk him out of it and buy him a modern replacement so that I could take it to the gazebo for the Sampler, unfortunately he had to go to the hospital and I really didn't want to approach him about it there. I'll be back in Indiana in August, and I'll try to get the bottle for the KBF gazebo in September.

SippinJim
03-30-2008, 12:11
Evan Williams 12 year old.

ACDetroit
03-30-2008, 16:42
Can some of you who have been around bourbon longer than me shed some light on this for me. I was going to try to talk him out of it and buy him a modern replacement so that I could take it to the gazebo for the Sampler, unfortunately he had to go to the hospital and I really didn't want to approach him about it there. I'll be back in Indiana in August, and I'll try to get the bottle for the KBF gazebo in September.

Stu, I will be at the Sampler and I grabbed a 750ml of some old tax stamped Early Times and I also found it very good for a young 4 yr old. I believe one of the Gilbert's said they new where some of this old Early Times was in VA?? I will bring the open bottle I have with me. I think it's good stuff.

Tony

Markoturbo
03-30-2008, 19:05
Had a little Bernheim now Pappy 20.....more to follow.

spun_cookie
03-30-2008, 19:06
Spring TIme Stagg 05 and Vintage 17...

CorvallisCracker
03-30-2008, 19:08
Trying to finish off a bottle of EW "1783" (NAS). Once it's gone there will be room in the LC for something better.

WineGuy
03-30-2008, 19:11
Buffalo Trace for the first time. It is great!

Tennessee Dave
03-30-2008, 19:51
Van Winkle Lot B
:toast:

StraightBoston
03-30-2008, 19:58
Two batches of Geo Dickel #12 -- finished a bottle from two years ago and opened a new one that I found tonight (liquor store mgr said No. 8 "long gone and not coming back!)

into...

Ridgemont Reserve 1792: I taste a kinship to the Dickel (similar malt percentage in the mashbill?)

into...

1980s faux tax strip ND Old Taylor (thanks again Oscar and Tony!) -- best in show for the evening, but surprisingly close! Both the Dickel and the 1792 are better than I remember from previous comparative tastings.

Markoturbo
03-30-2008, 21:30
OK now finishing with Lot B.

spun_cookie
03-30-2008, 21:50
Killer my bernheim tonight…. Good bourbon for a starter or after you clean your pallet. If you like a wheatear bourbon, this is the one for you…

JamesW
03-31-2008, 05:50
Last night it was PVW15 and then Antique 107. Both tasted horrible as I had a very garlicky meal and didn't clean my palate as some have suggested doing (I don't have any decaf English Breakfast tea Spun). I'm just amazed at how dinner can blow the whole night of bourbon drinking.

Tennessee Dave
03-31-2008, 16:03
Ezra Brooks Single Barrel 12 y.o. Tasty stuff!:cool:

ACDetroit
03-31-2008, 20:12
I opened a new bottle tonight, sent to me in trade! This is a 9 yr old unfiltered Weller Antique. One word, WOW! Much smoother than the shelf buy and sweet up front with oak in the middle and finish. I get a bit of Molasses up front as well and a bit of vanilla at the end, great stuff.

Thank you Charles!

Tony

JamesW
03-31-2008, 20:23
I opened a new bottle tonight, sent to me in trade! This is a 9 yr old unfiltered Weller Antique. One word, WOW! Much smoother than the shelf buy and sweet up front with oak in the middle and finish. I get a bit of Molasses up front as well and a bit of vanilla at the end, great stuff.

Thank you Charles!

Tony


Wow 9 yr old unfiltered! Sounds interesting. was it 107 proof per usual?

Tonight I drink a generous pour of PVW15.... this bottle is almost done for.... NOOOOOOO!http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon9.gif

ACDetroit
03-31-2008, 20:28
Yep! James 107 as usual! I also opened a 13yr Weller Centennial tonight another great pour. very candy like with vanilla, cherry and caramel. The Char in the finish was a great touch.

Tony

spun_cookie
04-01-2008, 01:09
another two 50ml of MM on American Airlines... got to the hotel at 4:00AM... is it late or too early to start drinking :o)

WineGuy
04-01-2008, 01:14
another two 50ml of MM on American Airlines... got to the hotel at 4:00AM... is it late or too early to start drinking :o)

Not too late or too early. It is the perfect time!

Out of curiousity, how much does the airlines charge for a 50ml bottle of MM?

JamesW
04-01-2008, 06:51
Yep! James 107 as usual! I also opened a 13yr Weller Centennial tonight another great pour. very candy like with vanilla, cherry and caramel. The Char in the finish was a great touch.

Tony

I love that Julio's bottling. How did you come across it? So sad that it is not going to be available again at that price point!

ACDetroit
04-01-2008, 06:54
With all the talk of it here and on other sites I made a trade with a friend. So last night I opened one to compare to the 10 yr. on the bar. The extra years were very good to this bottle and I too will be sad to see it go.

Tony

ggilbertva
04-01-2008, 07:23
I opened a new bottle tonight, sent to me in trade! This is a 9 yr old unfiltered Weller Antique. One word, WOW! Much smoother than the shelf buy and sweet up front with oak in the middle and finish. I get a bit of Molasses up front as well and a bit of vanilla at the end, great stuff.

Thank you Charles!

Tony

Tony,

I too have a couple of those same bottles. I am savoring the open bottle I have now since it's so darn good. I've always like the Weller Antique but that 9 year unfiltered is over the top.

Tennessee Dave
04-01-2008, 11:40
Last night started with a pour of Dickel 12 and ended with a pour of Weller Reserve. Pleasant evening.

Dr. François
04-01-2008, 18:35
After a relatively rough day at the office...

a short, neat pour of 10YO Wiser's Deluxe

followed by

several (3 so far) Buffalo Traces on the rocks. My 1.75 (decanted into a 750) is now nearly gone. I'm following my 1/8 rule and stashing the rest in the reserve cabinet for future tasting/comparing.

I shall call it the "posterity cabinet."

JamesW
04-01-2008, 19:24
So far a 13 yr Centennial and now PVW20.... man this is tasting delicious tonight!

ACDetroit
04-01-2008, 19:33
Tony,

I too have a couple of those same bottles. I am savoring the open bottle I have now since it's so darn good. I've always like the Weller Antique but that 9 year unfiltered is over the top.


Greg I'm with you on that one! I'm having it and the Julios Weller Centennial 13yr. again tonight! Both outstanding!

Cheers!

ggilbertva
04-01-2008, 20:04
Weller Antique 9 year unfiltered. Terrific.

spun_cookie
04-02-2008, 01:00
Not too late or too early. It is the perfect time!

Out of curiousity, how much does the airlines charge for a 50ml bottle of MM?

In coach it is $5 per... in first they are free. They do not have MM in coach, but I talked them into giving the two they have per flight to me since I was the only one drinking on the plane...

Tonight.. nice short 7hr flight that grew to 8.5 hrs from Boston to LA... I did not have a drop... it was either JD or scotch... I passed...

Huegeb
04-02-2008, 05:21
No whisky of any kind yesterday evening. Instead I had two bottles of Westvleteren 12.

barturtle
04-02-2008, 05:38
No whisky of any kind yesterday evening. Instead I had two bottles of Westvleteren 12.

I have always wanted to go there and get some of their famous beer. While I'm certain I could probably obtain some through other means, I think it would be wrong of me to go against the monks wishes...for those that don't know, this beer is only available at the Monastery that produces it, one case per license plate, and the receipt says "Do Not Resell"

Huegeb
04-02-2008, 06:29
I have always wanted to go there and get some of their famous beer. While I'm certain I could probably obtain some through other means, I think it would be wrong of me to go against the monks wishes...for those that don't know, this beer is only available at the Monastery that produces it, one case per license plate, and the receipt says "Do Not Resell"


I would suggest trying Rochefort and Westmalle. Both are very good if you can get those. In Germany they are easy to find but not sure for you. The Rochefort especially is close in flavour to Westvleteren.

Kindest,

Geb

CorvallisCracker
04-02-2008, 17:52
Evan Williams "1783" NAS. With Coke.

ggilbertva
04-02-2008, 18:46
Willett pot still bourbon from barrel 8053. At 94 proof, I expected a more robust palate. Also, the finish was somewhat short and uneventful. I like it, but it didn't wow me.

I've moved on to a 70's Old Forester BIB. Now this one has a finish that's quite eventful. :grin:

spun_cookie
04-02-2008, 19:09
Going high class tonight... Old Forester 86 proof. Only think they had here near the airport.... and I have never had it... .. after the nose burns off a little... does not smell to bad... to bad the taste is hahaha... I'm going to need a mixer...

JamesW
04-02-2008, 19:12
Going high class tonight... Old Forester 86 proof. Only think they had here near the airport.... and I have never had it... .. after the nose burns off a little... does not smell to bad... to bad the taste is hahaha... I'm going to need a mixer...

You gotta get home Spun before they have you drinking your bourbon with an umbrella in the glass http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

I toast you with some Centennial 13yr. I know that you have many bottles of these at home that miss you very much.

ggilbertva
04-02-2008, 19:17
Going high class tonight... Old Forester 86 proof. Only think they had here near the airport.... and I have never had it... .. after the nose burns off a little... does not smell to bad... to bad the taste is hahaha... I'm going to need a mixer...

Spun - is that OF a current bottling?

ILLfarmboy
04-02-2008, 19:25
I'm sitting here with the bottle in front of me drinking Weller Antique and I'm struck by how much the picture in the top middle of the label reminds me of the picture on a bag of Sterzings potato chips. Best damn 'greasy as hell' potato chips in the world, made right across the river over in Burlington IA. I'm hungry and a little bit under the influence.

WineGuy
04-02-2008, 21:42
I'm revisiting WT101 and enjoying it much more than my first two tries.

Sijan
04-02-2008, 21:45
I'm revisiting WT101 and enjoying it much more than my first two tries.

Glad to hear it. I still think it holds up quite well, even after trying some of the top-shelf stuff from WT and other distilleries.

spun_cookie
04-02-2008, 21:55
Spun - is that OF a current bottling?

Yes sir... my guess would be 4 yrs old plus time to ship to the store in LA :lol:

Rake
04-02-2008, 23:05
Revisiting my 4RSmB. I like it better this time around, although still not quite as much as the single barrel.

Tennessee Dave
04-03-2008, 04:11
Just finished the remains of Dickel 12 bottle last night. Good pour for a change of pace. This bottle will be replaced.

jburlowski
04-03-2008, 16:09
Finsihing off an ETL tonight after my usual WT101.

ggilbertva
04-03-2008, 18:02
Opened one of the 70's Early Times I picked up today. It's an 80 proof and rather sweet. It's mild on the palate as expected considering the proof. Overall, for an 80 proof, I like this bourbon and will look to pick up some more when found.

ggilbertva
04-03-2008, 18:07
Stu, I will be at the Sampler and I grabbed a 750ml of some old tax stamped Early Times and I also found it very good for a young 4 yr old. I believe one of the Gilbert's said they new where some of this old Early Times was in VA?? I will bring the open bottle I have with me. I think it's good stuff.

Tony

I remembered this post today when I spied a 200ml bottle of Early Times. As my earlier post indicates, I opened this one tonight and I think it's quite good also. I'm glad you posted your opinion on this one.

mgilbertva
04-03-2008, 19:01
I indulged in the 1982 Virginia Gentleman distilled in Virginia I purchased yesterday. It's 80pf, so not much of a finish. Not bad at all, though. However, if I was doing a blind tasting, I would peg it as a Heaven Hill product because of the pronounced menthol flavor in the middle, as well as anise. And at $11 for a .750, I definitely didn't go wrong.

JamesW
04-03-2008, 19:01
Tonight I started with some PH 122.6 which was fantastic and now I'm on to OF B-Day '07 which has a really great nose and sweet finish. Man life is good!http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

TBoner
04-03-2008, 19:07
Started with some Four Roses Nano Batch (1:1 ratio of 4RSmB and Bulleit). Delicious.

Now on to WT Rye. Even better.

spun_cookie
04-03-2008, 19:09
The last sips (about an once) of Bernheim.... and then onto a bottle of something I need to kill... I add more later

JamesW
04-03-2008, 19:49
The last sips (about an once) of Bernheim.... and then onto a bottle of something I need to kill... I add more later

Hey Spun, How's that Bernheim.... I'm always tempted to pick one up.

I also have a bottle I need to kill that I'm working on tonight. I had vatted 1/3 EC18 with 1/3 Rare Breed and 1/3 JBB to make space on my shelf. The mixture is actual quite tasty, more so than any of these alone.

CorvallisCracker
04-03-2008, 20:02
Weller Antique

bigtoys
04-03-2008, 20:20
van Winkle 10 yr old, Lot B, Pappy 15, 20, 23, with Julian pouring and signing bottles at Lush tonight. Lush is a great store (great selections of wine, beer, liquor)and I plan on returning. Many bottles open for tasting. Nice, knowledgable staff.

Really sorry I'm not going to the 'Fest tomorrow. Hopefully next year.

Went out to dinner. Now I'm finishing the evening with a Pappy 20; still my favorite.

TNbourbon
04-03-2008, 20:35
van Winkle 10 yr old, Lot B, Pappy 15, 20, 23, with Julian pouring and signing bottles at Lush tonight...

Wish I were there, as originally planned. I hope to make up my failure in Bardstown later this month.
5599

spun_cookie
04-03-2008, 22:04
van Winkle 10 yr old, Lot B, Pappy 15, 20, 23, with Julian pouring and signing bottles at Lush tonight. Lush is a great store (great selections of wine, beer, liquor)and I plan on returning. Many bottles open for tasting. Nice, knowledgable staff.

Really sorry I'm not going to the 'Fest tomorrow. Hopefully next year.

Went out to dinner. Now I'm finishing the evening with a Pappy 20; still my favorite.


I am so green I am almost Emerald Green...

XOXOXO
Emerald

CorvallisCracker
04-04-2008, 18:42
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

ggilbertva
04-04-2008, 18:59
Four Roses Single Barrel from barrel 47-5M.

spun_cookie
04-04-2008, 20:06
EV23, RHFs, EV Antabellum...

ILLfarmboy
04-04-2008, 20:09
WT RB. Earlier I had a small pour of Redbreast 12.

Sijan
04-04-2008, 20:30
Montsant Can Blau 2006 - fantastic value spanish red @ $15/bottle. WA 92. I'd rate it a 90-91. Great nose. Fruity (berries) and peppery. Not very tannic. Extremely drinkable.

http://www.cellartracker.com/labels/18228.jpg

mgilbertva
04-04-2008, 21:04
Stillbrook Corn Whiskey BIB from 1977. A dusty find that I picked up out of curiosity. Very interesting - better than I thought it would be. It's a great way to learn the flavor contribution corn makes to bourbon.

It's sweet, nice mouthfeel with lots of cream corn, not surprisingly. Bananas are noticeable as well.

JamesW
04-05-2008, 05:38
Started late so only had a Lot B then went to bed.

gblick
04-05-2008, 09:08
Yesterday was my birthday (48th), so to celebrate the occasion I opened my Pappy 20 and was drinking that last night, great stuff! A couple of friends gifted me with a bottle of Weller Antique and one of EC18. It was a great night of playing music and partying with friends!

mgilbertva
04-05-2008, 09:26
Happy BDay - and it sounds like you have some great friends!

squire
04-05-2008, 12:06
Think I'll try a Manhattan tonight. Probably use Old Grand Dad 100 proof.

ggilbertva
04-05-2008, 18:04
just finished off a nice pour of 80 proof Early Times. Not sure of the bottling date but it lacks the UPC so maybe mid to late 70's.

callmeox
04-05-2008, 18:22
I went to an early birthday party, so I started with some Knob and Coke Zero. Now that I'm home watching hoops, time to bust out the WTKS.


:hot: :hot: :hot:

Bad omen. The cool decorative wooden cap separated from the cork when I tried to open the WTKS. I don't feel like messing with a corkscrew, so the bottle's going back and I'm really bummed.

ratcheer
04-05-2008, 19:22
Tonight, I cooked a close approximation to Emeril Lagasse's jambalaya for my family. I used smoked sausage and ham instead of andouille and chicken.

While I was cooking, I had a healthy pour of Wild Turkey 101 on the rocks. The jambalaya was excellent. With dinner, we had a 2006 Bordeaux Superieur. It was also excellent. :cool:

Tim

jburlowski
04-05-2008, 19:44
On the road again... drinking KC and watching the Final Four.

JamesW
04-05-2008, 19:56
Started with Eagle Rare 17 and now enjoying a very fine OF b-day '07.

fishnbowljoe
04-05-2008, 20:11
Gonna revisit an old friend. Went out today and picked up a bottle of ERSB for myself, and a bottle of ETL for a friend of mine for his birthday. (I'm going to try and convert him from Jack.:rolleyes: ) There was a bottle of Rebel Yell on the shelf. I just couldn't resist. It was one of, if not the, first whiskey I ever had, some 35 years ago. So I'm going to have a Rebel Yell and Coke tall, and have a seat in my recliner. Y'all have a good night now, ya hear. Yeeeeee Haaaaa! Joe

PS I can say Y'all and do the yell because both sides of my family are from Tennessee.:slappin:

HighTower
04-05-2008, 21:27
Bad omen. The cool decorative wooden cap separated from the cork when I tried to open the WTKS. I don't feel like messing with a corkscrew, so the bottle's going back and I'm really bummed.

Scott,

That WTKS is some good stuff, hopefully you can rectify your problem!
It would be in my top 10, close to top 5. I found my current open bottle very similar to WTAS!

Scott (The imported one)

spun_cookie
04-05-2008, 21:53
PVW 23 yr
PVW 20 yr
PVW 15 yr
ORVW 15yr 107
VW Lot B
ORVW 10/107

Mamba
04-06-2008, 01:27
Rock Hills Farms neat in a snifter.

This whiskey don't take no days off. I've enjoyed this one every single time I've poured it. Earthy, yet still sweet.

ratcheer
04-06-2008, 06:49
Rock Hills Farms neat in a snifter.

This whiskey don't take no days off. I've enjoyed this one every single time I've poured it. Earthy, yet still sweet.

RHF is probably my favorite bourbon of all the ones I have had.

Tim

JamesW
04-06-2008, 08:29
PVW 23 yr
PVW 20 yr
PVW 15 yr
ORVW 15yr 107
VW Lot B
ORVW 10/107


And I thought you only drank an oz a day!!!http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

However, what a great night you're having. Were you at some sort of tasting?

spun_cookie
04-06-2008, 10:42
Did a blind tasting of the above. Funny thing, it did not come out like I thought... great experiment...

The pours were ~1/2 - 3/4 ounce of each and there is some of each left that I blended for kicks.... (less the 15/107 ORVW - it was the best of the bunch).

.. and for the record... it is an average of an ounce... I went many years with out a drop :rolleyes: :drinking: got to get that average up for a life time... :D :icon_pidu:

gblick
04-06-2008, 11:10
Thanks, Mark!

JamesW
04-06-2008, 18:12
Did a blind tasting of the above. Funny thing, it did not come out like I thought... great experiment...

The pours were ~1/2 - 3/4 ounce of each and there is some of each left that I blended for kicks.... (less the 15/107 ORVW - it was the best of the bunch).

.. and for the record... it is an average of an ounce... I went many years with out a drop :rolleyes: :drinking: got to get that average up for a life time... :D :icon_pidu:

ahhh lifetime average! I like that... I guess mine's less than an oz for all those childhood years of being dry toohttp://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif.

Tonight it's Centennial 13 yr and ending w/ ORVW 10/107 if all goes to plan.

callmeox
04-06-2008, 18:42
Blanton's followed by OGD114

Markoturbo
04-06-2008, 19:16
Vintage 17, OGR 114, now Jeffersons reserve all good. I may finish with Bookers

spun_cookie
04-06-2008, 19:24
James my firend... you catch on quick... tonight it will be the Winkle mix...

HipFlask
04-06-2008, 19:32
Drinking some Wild Turkey Rye tonight. Yummie stuff.

ggilbertva
04-06-2008, 20:05
Pulled out a bottle that was at the back of the closet....Wathens Single Barrel. Better than I remember....love the finish.

wildcatdon
04-07-2008, 10:19
Tonight I will be having Pappy 15,and Ridgemont 1792...Two fine bourbons.

ACDetroit
04-07-2008, 10:25
Well I know I'm a couple days late but Saturday evening, We had the honor and privilege of being invited out to Michigan's King Bourbon Hounds house (OscarV) for the first BBQ of the season. The weather was outstanding a the company and food topped that by a mile!
Oscar and his wife put on one hell of a spread with grilled leg of lamb, rice and a green bean dish that was also to die for (Hey Doc? What did you call that dish?)

We started the evening out with Julio's Weller Centennial, ORVW 10/107 and 10/90, Four Roses SB Party Source bottling and some 2006 WTKS.

Then Dinner! After dinner we had some of Jeremy's Baklava (top notch) paired with Cliff's Pappy 23 yr. old...what a pairing that was. Once again we have a standout in the crowd!
We had this discussion, every time we get together we have one stand out bottle and the Pappy 23 stood leaps and bounds above everything Saturday night.
Great thanks to the host and hostess for a wonderful evening and putting up with a couple crabby children at the end. Oscar thank Lynn for playing with Sarah while chasing your cat around. Final thanks to our wives for putting up with us drunks at times and for driving us home!

Cheers!
Tony

JamesW
04-07-2008, 17:52
OF B-day '07 and then I plan on having my vatted combo of EC18-WTRB-JBB which is really starting to grow on me!

callmeox
04-07-2008, 18:52
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, I'm hoisting a generous pour of a 2007 bottling of WTKS since I don't have any 3.2 beer around. :grin:

mgilbertva
04-07-2008, 19:57
2007 OFBB. It's been open for awhile, and it just keeps getting better. I had a similar experience with the '06, except that it was just plain undrinkable at first. After several months the '06 turned into a pretty decent whiskey, whereas the '07 was great from the first sip.

Again, like the BBs, this one is unique in character - it's not like any other bourbon out there, I believe.

It's a little less dry than when I first opened it, but tobacco and molasses are still dominant flavors. I've mentioned elsewhere I was surprised by this because typically bourbons with that flavor profile are pretty robust, whereas I would characterize the '07 BB as medium-bodied. The mouthfeel is a little oily. I also pick up banana and now a flavor that shows up as it heads into the finish: Bit-O-Honey candy. Great finish - long and velvetty.

Great stuff. I have another bottle bunkered but I will definitely was to snag another one sometime.

spun_cookie
04-07-2008, 21:00
18 yr Beam Distillers Cognac finish... very nice... thank you to the provider

ggilbertva
04-08-2008, 11:09
Ok, so I started a little early today as it's only 2 p.m.

1980 Cabin Still 86 proof which is SW bourbon. I've neglected this for a couple of months and now that I'm drinking some...wonder why. It's a really terrific bourbon. It has that SW nose and I'm picking up dried fruit and maybe a hint of chocolate. Really delicious.

JamesW
04-08-2008, 18:10
2007 OFBB. It's been open for awhile, and it just keeps getting better.
Great stuff. I have another bottle bunkered but I will definitely was to snag another one sometime.

I agree the OFBB '07 is fantastic and quickly becoming a favorite. I have to get more before it's gone!

Tonight I drink RVW Lot B and will end with PVW15... man I love these 2!

ggilbertva
04-08-2008, 18:22
Just finished off a nice pour of PVW 15. This stuff is just tooooo good.

bigtoys
04-08-2008, 19:37
OFBB 2007. Here's why: Just got the new Malt Advocate and figured I'd read through it. Read a great article about the history of Brown-Foreman and Old Forester. After I was done, I thought I'd better see who wrote it--turns out it was our own frequent poster and Bourbon historian Cowdery. Thanks, Chuck, for an informative piece. Cheers!!

Looking forward to the next special 4R bottling (120th anniversary).
Nice to see a high rating for Lagavulin Distiller's Edition--I have 2 bottles.

Tennessee Dave
04-08-2008, 20:13
A Van Winkle night here. I had a rare 3 drink night starting with Lot B followed by 2 pours of PVW 20. Life is good in Tennessee:grin:

callmeox
04-08-2008, 20:46
ETL followed by a pour yet to be determined

spun_cookie
04-08-2008, 21:12
WTKS... 94 vintage

Luna56
04-08-2008, 21:45
Booker's! Hot damn!!:shocked:
This is an older bottle a friend gave me. It's 127 proof. I don't think there's a Beam product that comes close to Booker's, it's just beautiful stuff.
Cheers!

callmeox
04-08-2008, 21:50
ETL followed by a pour yet to be determined

To celebrate the 34th anniversary of Hank Aaron hitting #715 I decided on PVW15 (it is the only 15 year old bourbon that I have)

(Wednesday night, it's the Sazerac 6 since 4/9 marks my 6th anniversary with my current employer. I'm really good at celebrating things. :grin: I just need to be on my best behavior when I answer the phone Wednesday since the president of our company calls a number of employees on their anniversary to chat with them and see how things are. )

T47
04-08-2008, 21:52
All this recent Bakers talk has caused me to pour through that bottle just a little to quickly! It hit the recycle bin tonight...but even as the bottle sits outside waiting for the early morning pick up, I am enjoying the remnants of the pour that sent it there. I am glad this is a bottle that seems readily available.

:toast:

Huegeb
04-09-2008, 13:08
This evening I have drunk two pours of Old Weller Antique. This is a lovely whisky. Thanks to everyone for your recomendation.

Kindest,

Geb

ggilbertva
04-09-2008, 13:39
Right now a small dram of AAA 10 year. For a lower shelf bourbon, I really like this neat. This bourbon runs a close second to VOB BIB which is in the same price range.

chilidawg7
04-09-2008, 20:45
At this moment, I am basking in the glow of PVW 20 yo. It felt like a one ice cube kind of night and, as it turns out, that was just right.

spun_cookie
04-10-2008, 00:12
WTKS and then a glass of FRSB... need to try the small batch first... did not taste good tonight

JamesW
04-10-2008, 06:17
Last night it was Bakers and then some OFBB '07.

ggilbertva
04-10-2008, 07:44
WTKS and then a glass of FRSB... need to try the small batch first... did not taste good tonight

Spun - I had the same reaction when I first opened my FRSB. I went back to it the other night and enjoyed it quite a bit. I've found that some bourbons need to be opened....let breath a little and let it open up. I'm not saying that FRSB is the tops for me but something I would definitely pull down and drink again.

Gillman
04-10-2008, 09:37
Recently, I sampled some superb Jack Daniels Single Barrel and it was so good I thought it merited a note.

The taste of regular JD has never appealed to me particularly except when mixed with cola, but that makes it a different drink. The Single Barrel versions, while better, seemed not all that different from regular Jack apart from the spike in proof although of course bottles did vary. Silver Select was always good yet all these seemed to disclose what I'd call the Jack signature of ripe banana and anise.

However, sampling recently a Jack Daniels Single Barrel bottled on February 1, 2008 I was struck by the richness and extra-fine quality of this drink. It is from rick 19, barrel 8-0350. I saw on the shelves similar-looking (i.e., quite dark) bottlings also bottled on February 1, 2008 from ricks 14 and 15 but haven't tried those.

The R-19 barrel 8-0350 has a deep, dark purplish color (almost like a California cabernet sauvignon), a rich sweet medicinal taste, and lingering notes of bramble or dark cherry. The banana-like notes I associate with Old No. 7 are there but quite subdued and perfectly in balance. I tasted this with some experienced tasters who all admired it and said it gave them a new appreciation for JD. Think of the whiskey equivalent of a big, small estate California cab.

I know some bourbon fans are not enamoured of Jack Daniels but I believe it would open their eyes to try this winter bottling from Rick 19.

I wonder if the fact of bottling in the dead of winter produces on average a richer drink. Since whiskey contracts in the barrel in cold weather, maybe more of the wood sugars and gums stay in the liquid than in other seasons when they reverse back into the wood frame. This is simply an hypothesis and I could be completely wrong. Maybe I just hit a great bottle. Or maybe B-F is putting a new focus on the single barrels (and regular JD too, perhaps?).

Whatever the explanation, this is a complex, rich bottle of whiskey, world class in every way.

I've got more than one and I am thinking of bringing it to Sampler upcoming. I'm limited in what I can bring but I think this may open peoples' eyes.

Gary

jeff
04-10-2008, 09:50
Thanks Gary, I look forward to trying it.

ggilbertva
04-10-2008, 10:04
As some have said, JD is not a drink of choice but for me when I tried the Silver Select, it gave me a new appreciation of Jack Daniels. To me the Select at 100 proof was exceptional. Now I'll just have to find out if VA carries the single barrel as mentioned above.

Gillman
04-10-2008, 10:43
Thanks, and Jeff I will definitely bring this to Sampler.

This whiskey tastes like one aged at least 8 years. I think that may result from the "jump-start" of charcoal mellowing plus the fact that it is (like all SBs I understand) 6 years old at bottling. And once again dumping in cold weather may do something to ramp up the richness. Even if cycling is done in the warehouses they are, I believe, colder in winter than other seasons all things considered.

Extra aging plus hand-selection probably does a lot for JD Single Barrel. It does for other whiskeys, too. A recent bottle of Knob Creek impressed by its round, complex, even-tempered taste. You can taste faintly the roots of the drink such as are still apparent in Jim Beam White and Black Labels. But that extra bit of TLC seems to put KC - recent bottlings in particular - into the front division, shall we say.

Yet this current R-19 seems to stand out amongst all the JD Single Barrels I have had - I am hoping it heralds a new focus by B-F on this traditional American drink.

Gary

ggilbertva
04-10-2008, 17:36
Started this afternoon with some AAA 10 year, moved to an '07 Handy (cut to about 100p) and then stepped it down with a late 70's Early Times.

JamesW
04-10-2008, 18:36
Weller Special Reserve... first time trying it ... wow for $13 this is some decent bourbon.

shyster512
04-10-2008, 19:06
Started with a shot of W. L. Weller which I thought I enjoyed very much. Second glass was a shot of 15 year old Pappy Van Winkle. Man what a bourbon Pappy is! It isn't fair to drink anything with this Pappy. It made the Weller seem tasteless by comparison. I vote the 15 year old Pappy as best in show. It is in a class by itself.

ThomasH
04-10-2008, 19:34
To start of the night, some Elijah Craig 18, to end it, it is to early to tell!

Thomas

Markoturbo
04-10-2008, 19:47
Lot B tonight at the start then on to Bookers.

mgilbertva
04-10-2008, 19:50
Over the course of the day, I had several things. A little AAA 10yr while I washed the car, a side-by-side with GD Barrel Select and JD Silver Select, and some Willett pot still with my pipe.

Life is good.

BourbonJoe
04-10-2008, 20:00
Over the course of the day, I had several things. A little AAA 10yr while I washed the car, a side-by-side with GD Barrel Select and JD Silver Select, and some Willett pot still with my pipe.

Life is good.

What's the verdict between the GD and the JD. Interested in your opinion.
Joe :usflag:

mgilbertva
04-10-2008, 20:57
I must have left my notes in the car - I'll post 'em tomorrow.

I think of the George Dickel Barrel Select as the quintessential Tennessee whiskey: lots of grain, maples and char. Not too heavy or overwhelming with a lingering finish. I really like the GD BS.

JD Silver Select is extraordinary. It's much closer to a bourbon, albeit a very fruity one. Normally I associate a fruity bourbon with Rye, which means it's also going to have some spice and/or grassyness. JDSS has only the fruit, candied fruit to be exact. I got gum drops or Jujus on the nose. Very intense, velvety, full mouthfeel, long finish.

So, give me a choice between the two, I'll choose the SS, but of course it's unavailable in the US market and costs almost twice as much.

bigtoys
04-10-2008, 21:00
4R small batch. hoping for the 120th anniversary to come here

chilidawg7
04-10-2008, 21:10
saw some Silver Select on eBay tonight, including this one which was reasonably priced...

http://cgi.ebay.com/JACK-DANIELS-SILVER-SELECT-SINGLE-BARREL-BOTTLE-NEW_W0QQitemZ190213672941QQihZ009QQcategoryZ563QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Luna56
04-10-2008, 22:02
Trying some Jameson's 18 right now. Very nice and mellow, but fairly tame proof and flavor-wise. More malty tasting than the regular Jameson's, which to me almost has a rye spiciness to it.
At its price point I don't think I'd purchase a bottle (this one was a gift!) but I'm glad to have it.
Might finish up the night with another pour, or maybe switch over to some Laphroaig QC.
Cheers!

Luna56
04-10-2008, 22:07
Out of respect for Jameson's and whiskey in general, I should add that the mouthfeel of the 18 is wonderful and it truly is a first class whiskey. As the pour sits in the glass for awhile the malt seems to increase while the finish gets slightly bitter (not in a bad way). A great nitecap pour.
Guess I like it more than I thought!
Cheers!

HighTower
04-11-2008, 05:18
EC12 straight outta the freezer. It's been in there over a week, and it was nice and cold...

Scott

JamesW
04-11-2008, 06:20
Started with a shot of W. L. Weller which I thought I enjoyed very much. Second glass was a shot of 15 year old Pappy Van Winkle. Man what a bourbon Pappy is! It isn't fair to drink anything with this Pappy. It made the Weller seem tasteless by comparison. I vote the 15 year old Pappy as best in show. It is in a class by itself.


I agree Shyster. The Pappy 15 is my favorite, edging out the PVW20 by a margin. If I had to choose one bourbon to drink the rest of my life it would be that one.

jeff
04-11-2008, 06:45
Last night was a pour from the Willet "pot still." This is growing on me a little, but still a bit on the hot side for my tastes. I followed that with a freshly made AAA 10yo Old Fashioned and relaxed out on the deck. I love spring!

ggilbertva
04-11-2008, 16:13
Last night was a pour from the Willet "pot still." This is growing on me a little, but still a bit on the hot side for my tastes. I followed that with a freshly made AAA 10yo Old Fashioned and relaxed out on the deck. I love spring!

Jeff,

Curious as to your impressions of the Willett. My bottle at least, lacks a definitive finish. The nose is somewhat impressive and the initial entry is good but then dies off rather quickly. Mike Veach mentioned that his bottle has a nice long finish so obviously the single barrel comes into play.

CorvallisCracker
04-11-2008, 16:59
Today started good and just kept getting better. A test this morning proved I'd successfully solved a problem at a customer site. The weather was great, sunny and high sixties (first time it's been that warm since last autumn), so I went for a walk at lunch. Stopped at a bookstore, saw that Tim Dorsey has a new one out, Atomic Lobster. Left work a little early (4:30), and had a good ride home. Walked in, found a cardboard box, opened it to find a bottle of Wild Turkey American Spirit (sent by a fellow SB.com'r).

I have poured myself a generous glass and will take that and my book out to the patio, where I will sip on this fine old bourbon and read about the further misadventures of my hero Serge and his sidekick Coleman.

At least until I have to fire up the grill to cook the steaks my wife bought today.

TBoner
04-11-2008, 17:38
I'm currently having a Manhattan: 2.5 oz. WT Rye, 1 oz. Cinzano sweet vermouth, 3 dashes homemade bitters. Absolutely terrific.

I will be moving on to some 2007 Handy next. Feels like a night to be exorbitant.

ggilbertva
04-11-2008, 18:16
Just plain 'ole Pap 15....

chilidawg7
04-11-2008, 19:04
OGD 114 with a bit of Cherry Coke.

callmeox
04-11-2008, 20:08
Bernheim Wheat, followed by a wheater to be determined (maybe the Weller SR).

barturtle
04-11-2008, 20:09
Kentucky Tavern followed by Evan Williams BIB.

spun_cookie
04-11-2008, 20:56
WTKS... the end of her... and a dap of rare breed

mgilbertva
04-11-2008, 20:58
I had some Saz 18 with dinner followed by a cup of coffee.

Then I sat down to watch a move and had some older Cabin Still bottled about 1980, 86pf. Terrific stuff. It reminded me of the Pappy 15 for some reason. I know they're both wheaters, but this was really close, much more so than any other wheater I've tried.

gblick
04-12-2008, 01:00
Went rather light tonight with some mid 80's Old Fitz Prime 80, followed by some '99 Old Fitz Prime 80.

Dr. François
04-12-2008, 06:46
An eclectic night of short-pours:

80's era AAA 10YO
EW Black with 7YO age statement
Rock Hill Farms, current production

I enjoyed them all, though the RHF is hard to beat. I'm going to be very sad when this beautiful bottle hits the bottom. I got it in a very round-a-bout way (two other SBers handled it first), and the price I paid is 1/3 of what it costs in MI. C'est la vie.

JamesW
04-12-2008, 13:47
Just plain 'ole Pap 15....

Pap 15 is anything but plain...:grin:


Last night it was Antique as I'm up in Canada and brought an inexpensive bottle with me to leave behind.... man do I miss my Pappy's

fogfrog
04-12-2008, 14:17
Its not night but I am drinking Old Fitz 1849 and loving it.

TBoner
04-12-2008, 14:47
Saturday afternoon pour of WTKS. I was generous with the tipping of the bottle. :grin:

fogfrog
04-12-2008, 15:27
after Old Fitz 1849 having some Wellers Special Reserve and I like it!

Schpyder
04-12-2008, 17:12
Currently tippling on some VWFRR. As delicious as always. I still can't get over how amazing the nose always is.

Later on, I might pour some OFBB '06. Depends on what I do tonight!

spun_cookie
04-12-2008, 17:30
A little knob... on a bottle killing mission

callmeox
04-12-2008, 17:59
Weller SR followed by Weller 12

fogfrog
04-12-2008, 18:08
after the Old Fitz 1849 and Weller Special Reserve, I had Bulleit which tasted great. For my fourth pour, I figured it would be a waste to drink good bourbon, so I had some Canadian Mist. It lacked bourbony taste of course. I decided I had enough and poured out the glass and preserved my sanity.

texascarl
04-12-2008, 20:03
A Rob Roy and a Rusty Nail made w/Grants family reserve. Tasty.

ggilbertva
04-12-2008, 20:31
Single pour of Lot B. For the first time in a long time I was drinking someone else's bourbon. :grin:

DoubleT
04-12-2008, 22:07
Tonight, after spending the day helping my daughter move, I enjoyed a nice cigar and a pour of Elijah Craig 12 YO, on the rocks. Made for a good combination.

spun_cookie
04-12-2008, 23:26
WT, Knob, and a lot of ruhm

ACDetroit
04-13-2008, 14:52
Julio's Weller for a starter with some m&m's! Makes this one almost fruity! Really good stuff. I 'm glad Oscar got lots of it :slappin: ! Just kidding but I know he'll share when I visit.

Cheers!
Tony

OscarV
04-13-2008, 15:02
Hey Tony,
I'm on the Four Roses Single Barrel from the Party Source.
Still plenty left.
Very nice.

SBOmarc
04-13-2008, 17:08
Bookers cut to 114 proof. Comparing to ODG 114, both Beam products. The Bookers is showing its relative youth in comparison to the OGD. I also find the Bookers with more heat even at the same proof.

bigtoys
04-13-2008, 18:13
Pappy 15 after watching Immelman win the Masters; a few nervous moments there on the last holes. Good thing he had a cushion.

Ledson Sauvignon Blanc 2006 with baby back ribs for dinner. Hopefully more bourbon later.

ggilbertva
04-13-2008, 18:33
Celebrated my fathers birthday today so we lifted a glass of early/mid 80's Old Crow. A really good pour even at 80 proof.

JamesW
04-13-2008, 18:45
After 3 days away from my stash drinking Antique I'm home and enjoying a real nice pour of VW Lot b and next maybe PVW20

callmeox
04-13-2008, 19:53
Blanton's and then some Lot B.

mgilbertva
04-13-2008, 20:12
Sampled some 23yr EW (thanks spuncookie!), and a pour of mid '80s Old Crow. It was only 80pf, but it tastes like more - 86pf at least. Outstanding bourbon.

I wish I could get my hands on an OC BIB.

Luna56
04-13-2008, 20:41
A little Booker's tonight. The high proof burn isn't suiting me right now so I added a splash of spring water, feels like about 100 proof now. Tasty.
Cheers!

RedVette
04-14-2008, 16:03
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, purchased at the duty free shop in Dulles for $29 out the door, no sales tax. It had to go to Germany with me roundtrip, but it survived nicely. Why I didn't buy two escapes me at the moment, but I must have had a good reason.

This is a darn good tasting whiskey.

spun_cookie
04-14-2008, 16:23
75% Knobb and 25% THomas Handy

ggilbertva
04-14-2008, 17:48
75% Knobb and 25% THomas Handy


......and? What do you think???

chilidawg7
04-14-2008, 18:37
started off with Old Forester, moving on to OGD 114.

JamesW
04-14-2008, 18:51
Starting with Centennial 13 yr (Julio's) and then I plan on reaching for some ORVW 10/107 that I haven't had in a long while.

fishnbowljoe
04-14-2008, 18:56
Knob Creek. Just bought a bunch. Cheap too. Joe

ACDetroit
04-14-2008, 19:35
WTKS 1995 Pewter top, this is a great pour! A bit more wood than the last bottle 96 I finished.

Cheers!
Tony

callmeox
04-14-2008, 19:55
My first taste of Wiliam Larue Weller '07

So far, so good

ggilbertva
04-14-2008, 20:30
AAA 10 year and then moved on to some Weller SR.

gblick
04-14-2008, 21:16
Having some S-W Antique 107.

Luna56
04-14-2008, 21:23
Out of bourbon, so tonight it's Bruichladdich 15. Not overly impressive, but it's a high quality pour and it is growing on me.
Cheers to all.

SBOmarc
04-14-2008, 21:26
Evan Williams SB 1997, not as good as some earlier years I have tasted. I found it much to my surprise at a bar I had not visited in quite some time. The Bourbon/Rye selection showed more than what I am used to seeing in these parts.

30 beers on Tap and a tasty menu doesn't hurt either.

OGD 114 upon my return home. Finishing with EC 12 ...one cube.

Slob
04-14-2008, 21:26
Drinking Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. Listening to Doug Stanhope.

SBOmarc
04-14-2008, 21:32
Out of bourbon, so tonight it's Bruichladdich 15. Not overly impressive, but it's a high quality pour and it is growing on me.
Cheers to all.

Out of Bourbon? No, Really...Out?

This had to be by design, such an accident would be inconceivable to the vast majority of this board.

Not even a Jim Beam White?

Luna56
04-14-2008, 21:39
Caught a few minutes of Stanhope on TV the other night, had not see him before. Pretty edgy, somewhat confrontational stuff. He makes you squirm a little but he's really hip and seems pretty informed. I dug him.
Second pour of Bruichladdich here.
Cheers!

ggilbertva
04-15-2008, 17:22
Pulled out my SW Old Fitz BIB. A '65 distillate that's simply....amazing.

d_nelly78
04-15-2008, 17:59
Had my first taste of WT Rare Breed and it was exquisite. I could not believe it was 108 proof. I will not dig into this bottle like I usually do because of the price. But I am drinking Eli Craig to finish the night off. Its okay but not in my top bourbons.

PhilsFan
04-15-2008, 18:40
Started the bottle of Weller Antique I bought last night. It was worth the wait. What a delicious and powerful bourbon...and I've still got a few sips left....it deserves every bit of the praise you guys have given it!

-Joe

mgilbertva
04-15-2008, 18:56
A few days ago I had both Jack Daniels Silver Select and George Dickel Barrel Select.


What's the verdict between the GD and the JD. Interested in your opinion.
Joe :usflag:

I thought I might put my answer in the Other American Whiskey Tastings (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29) under the thread on George Dickel Barrel Select (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=119048#post119048).

Tonight I had both the GDBS and J.W. Corn 100pf 4yr Corn Whiskey. My impressions of the J.W. Corn can be found here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=119053#post119053). I had been posting and reading about them, so I did it in the name of science and research.


I'm just that dedicated.

full_proof
04-15-2008, 18:57
Out of bourbon ....

And you call yourself an Advanced Taster? Shame on you! :slappin: But your selection of Scotch is perfectly acceptable.

callmeox
04-15-2008, 19:06
My change of pace pour, Bernheim Original.

JamesW
04-15-2008, 19:08
Weller SR and then some VSOF to cap the evening.

Luna56
04-15-2008, 20:31
And you call yourself an Advanced Taster? Shame on you! :slappin: But your selection of Scotch is perfectly acceptable.

Ow, ya hurt me, Murf. I need to rectify that situation, I know. I usually have no more than five bottles maximum at any given time. I go through 'em and see which ones I want to replace when I'm done. Don't think I'll get another Booker's for awhile, but I do really need some bourbon in the cabinet.
Tonight it's a nice pour of Bruichladdich 15 again.
I bow in honor to you guys with the well stocked bunkers and raise a glass to you.
Cheers!

Jake_Parrott
04-16-2008, 05:34
ORVW 15/107 Lawrenceburg last night. Noticing a pretty heavy oily film at the bottom of the glass this morning. Was this not chillfiltered? If not, bravo.

HighTower
04-16-2008, 16:00
Last night at Cam's house we sampled a few different things....
SB Pappy 23
WLW 06
Pappy 15
Lot B
OGD 114
Old Fitz 1849

While out for dinner we enjoyed a couple of Maker's Marks and I had a New Orleans Sazerac made with Maker's. It was interesting to say the least. I just can't get my head around Pernod.

Scott

spun_cookie
04-16-2008, 16:16
A little 4R40th 15-1C. Looking forward to the new cask strength...

callmeox
04-16-2008, 17:42
Thanks to ILLfarmboy, tonight's pour here is Weller Antique. :grin:

JamesW
04-16-2008, 18:50
Julio's centennial 13 yr and then probably VSOF... repeat of last night

bigtoys
04-16-2008, 20:54
Hirsch 16. I know it's popular, but not really one of my favorites. May even give away my bunkered bottle.:bigeyes:

Rake
04-16-2008, 22:17
First, it was a nice Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, and now ORVW 10/107, aka the go-to bottle.

The sweet, candy-like qualities of this are really going over well tonight.

drunkenjayhawk
04-16-2008, 23:29
Just finished a nice pour of Eagle Rare 10 yo - first time drinking this and did not disappoint.:cool:

ggilbertva
04-17-2008, 07:36
Last night was a small pour of an early 80's Early Times and then moved on to some J.W. Corn Corn Whiskey.

chilidawg7
04-17-2008, 13:52
Thanks to Tracy Hightower (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/member.php?u=2921), I am sipping some WLW '05 as I finish a speech
for this evening. I think the bourbon is making the words come easier. :)

d_nelly78
04-17-2008, 14:04
No bourbon tonight. I am having Red Bull and vodka (Stoli). I am going to watch the philly/washington hockey game tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings and I need a little pick me up after my workout at the gym. At the restaurant I will most likely drink Miller Lite with my wings. Don't smash me too hard guys for not doing the bourbon thing tonight. I gotta switch it up sometimes.

OscarV
04-17-2008, 17:19
I'm popuring shots of Four Roses Single Barrel from the The Party Source's special bottiling over cracked ice.
It is nice.

ACDetroit
04-17-2008, 17:25
That's my only problem with FR Single Barrel! The open bottle never seems to stay full long!

I'm drinking some Weller Antique 9 yr. old (Harlen's Barrel) Very nice stuff, it has quite a bit more to offer than the standard bottling, smoother, sweeter and just a tad bit more char...all of which exentuate the goodness in this bottle even more!

Cheers!
Tony

callmeox
04-17-2008, 18:51
I made a reference to the movie Stripes in conversation with a guy at work today and he looked at me like I had an arm sticking out of my forehead. I asked him if he ever saw the movie and he said no. At that point it hit me that he wasn't even born when it was released. :skep:

Since that exchange made me feel old, I'm enjoying short pours of OGD BIB, OGD114, Old Forester Signature and Old Weller Antique.

If he calls me pappy one of these days, I'll be able to drink to a theme that night too.

ggilbertva
04-17-2008, 18:55
Thanks to Tony, I had a sample of Wild Turkey Tradition. After that, I moved on to some J.W. Corn Corn Whiskey and Blenheim (http://blenheimshrine.com/)Hot Ginger Ale....a really nice pairing.

chilidawg7
04-17-2008, 19:43
speech went well.

winding down with a small pour of OGD 114 on the left, a small pour of WLW 05 on the right and some peanut m&ms...

JamesW
04-18-2008, 06:56
Last night it was PH 122.6 (was tasting a little woody last night), OFB-day '07 (actually killed it...nice bourbon!), then hit the PVW15 for good measure.

fishnbowljoe
04-18-2008, 14:24
Whatever is the best bourbon they have at the restaurant where we're having our bowling banquet. I have a couple of empty 50 ml bottles that I use to sneak my stuff into the bowling alley. Might put some ETL or ER in them just in case.:drinking: Joe

PhilsFan
04-18-2008, 19:19
Woodford Reserve...one more pour left in the bottle, then I'll want to replace it with something new (well, new to me anyway)... Looking for something in the 10-12 yr range...Maybe ORVW 10/107 to compare with my recently purchased Weller Antique.

-Joe

spun_cookie
04-18-2008, 19:30
The last of a bottle of Pure Kentucky... better of the two bottles that I have....

JamesW
04-18-2008, 19:40
Lot B and now Centennial

birdman1099
04-18-2008, 19:42
I am finally back home for a couple days, and quite happy to access to my stash. I had a couple people over and we had a 10 bottle tasting. First round was visible, second round was blind. It was a blast. these were the 10.

Pappy 23
WTAS
Lot B
Evan Williams SB 1997
WTRB
Larue weller 07
Stagg 07
Pappy 20
ER 17
Parker Heritage 127

Can anyone say bulletproof !!!http://www.bourbondrinker.com/icon_smile_big.gif

texascarl
04-18-2008, 19:48
A Grant's Rusty Nail and a shot of Goslings Black Seal/limeade back.

jburlowski
04-19-2008, 12:22
Yesterday was one of those absolutely glorious Spring days... middle 70's, bright sunshine and brilliant blue skies.

We took a day off and went down to Keeneland with the neighbors. The dogwoods are in bloom and there was energy flowing through the crowd. Spending the afternoon in the warm sunshine with good friends; drinking BT and cursing the ponies. Springtime in Kentucky doesn't get much better than that.

callmeox
04-19-2008, 18:49
My father-in-law passed away suddenly and at too young of an age last August. Today was the day that his ashes were interred in a niche with a beautiful scenic view, so the day started about 4 hours earlier than my normal Saturday. By the time dinner rolled around at a local steak joint, I was more than primed for a double WT101 and diet coke. That was followed by couple Knob and Coke Zeros at a good friends house and now that I'm home, I'm enjoying Ezra Brooks 90 with some Coke Zero.

Caffeine is a wonderful drug.

ggilbertva
04-19-2008, 20:52
Beautiful day here in VA....low 80's (warm for April) so me and kids finished painting the tractor shed, did some powerwashing, plowed the garden and repaired a garden hose.....whew! Sat on the porch sipping a Very Old Barton BIB and then did some grilling.

gothbat
04-19-2008, 21:15
I'm liking this WT:T more with every sip.

spun_cookie
04-19-2008, 22:49
Started with ER17yr 2006 and then PH .... nice little night

JamesW
04-20-2008, 12:14
I had Slowpoke over last night for a mini bourbon festival :icon_pidu:. Started with the official drink of 2007 KBF, a Fashionable Manhattan. We then ate some great ribs for dinner (some Coronas went well with that) and then drank a great variety of bourbon the rest of the night of which I cannot remember the order except that the GTS '07 was fantastic to start with and then it all gets hazy from there. From what I recall we had: GTS '07, ER17 '07, PH122.6, PVW15, PVW20, VSOF, ORVW 10/107, & Centennial 13 yr.

All told a great night of bourbon celebration.http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

TBoner
04-20-2008, 14:44
Two smallish pours of current WTKS on this fine Sunday afternoon. Will be drinking ginger ale and water the rest of the day.

JamesW
04-20-2008, 16:01
Starting with some GTS '07 tonight.... man this stuff is intensely flavorful.

fog
04-20-2008, 17:37
Wild Turkey this morning, Knob Creek after dinner.

ggilbertva
04-20-2008, 17:41
Visited a fellow enthusiast today and had a variety of fine bourbons and ryes

Wild Turkey Gold Foil 12 year
Wild Turkey Split Label 12 year
Willett Rye 23 year (I think....maybe 22)
Old Overholt from 1974
Old Fitz 1849 8 year and current
IW Harper 15 year

callmeox
04-20-2008, 19:30
I'm trying a Weller flight this evening

Weller SR
Weller Antique
Weller 12

spun_cookie
04-20-2008, 20:02
RHFs and Hancock... not bad for a light evening

Jono
04-20-2008, 21:18
Scott...I have an old bottle of Weller Special Reserve 90% - 7 years old...I purchased this years ago before I even enjoyed bourbon...just to have as a bar bottle.

For some reason, over the years when I tasted it, it never wowed me. So tonight, I pulled it out again.

It has a nice nose...some sweet notes....light amber color..it is a wheater....a fairly smooth mouth feel...oaky...with a finish that ends a little dry. I am not great at identifying specific tasting notes...but my overall impression is that it is ok.

Here are some tasting notes...our own Spun-Cookie added one:

http://www.bourbonenthusiast.com/forum/DBvd.php?id=272&task=displaybottling

"Neat:
Very light and crisp... light tastes of oak, pecans, and vanilla"

Seems about right....the pecan note is appreciated as an after taste.

mgilbertva
04-20-2008, 21:48
Visited a fellow enthusiast today and had a variety of fine bourbons and ryes

Wild Turkey Gold Foil 12 year
Wild Turkey Split Label 12 year
Willett Rye 23 year (I think....maybe 22)
Old Overholt from 1974
Old Fitz 1849 8 year and current
IW Harper 15 year

It was the 22 yr. Not sure which release, however.

I also tried:

Old Granddad BIB (ND)
Old Granddad 86pf from the 70s
Old Granddad 114 from early 80s (ND)
GTS Spring '05The last one was the bourbon that turned me into a bourbonian. The OGD 114 by ND was outstanding. That may be my favorite of the bunch.

mgilbertva
04-20-2008, 22:52
Doh! How could I forget? We also tried an Eagle Rare SB 10yr that was a Julio's special pick. I'm not normally a fan of ER as I find it too candied and fruity, but this one was different. More wood and spice to balance it out making for a very good bourbon. Normally I pass on ER, but this one I would buy ... if only I could.

SBOmarc
04-21-2008, 13:01
Yesterday was one of those absolutely glorious Spring days... middle 70's, bright sunshine and brilliant blue skies.

We took a day off and went down to Keeneland with the neighbors. The dogwoods are in bloom and there was energy flowing through the crowd. Spending the afternoon in the warm sunshine with good friends; drinking BT and cursing the ponies. Springtime in Kentucky doesn't get much better than that.

What a Post Card that makes for me right now!

chilidawg7
04-21-2008, 13:51
Enjoying a pour of OGD114 right about now.

Mmm....

JamesW
04-21-2008, 16:37
Started with WSR and now onto a first tasting of Handy '07. Really nice at 134.8 proof - spicy and sweet like candy!

SBOmarc
04-21-2008, 18:48
At my son's choice, Pappy 15.

callmeox
04-21-2008, 19:52
I'm celebrating the Cavs dismantling of the Wiz with a generous pour of Blanton's followed by an OGD BIB nightcap.

JamesW
04-21-2008, 20:08
Canadiens beat the Bruins so I celebrated with two favorites PVW20 and then some PVW15 and now going to get some ORVW 10/107 i think

ggilbertva
04-21-2008, 20:13
Wathens Single Barrel. Good stuff.

mgilbertva
04-22-2008, 18:47
The last of my 2006 G.T. Stagg. Dang I love that stuff.

ggilbertva
04-22-2008, 19:15
1982 Cabin Still 86 proof. Yeeeeeeummy.

PhilsFan
04-22-2008, 19:21
I was trying to hold off trying it until the Sampler, but after my friends at work came in after their Monday night pour of PVW23...and with the bottle sitting in my house calling my name...I couldn't resist.

It's warm and it gets warmer with every sip, it goes down so smooth, it smells fantastic and it has flavors like I've never tasted in a bourbon before.... I'm going to try to make the 200 ml I have left last as long as I can, but I may have to buy another bottle in the not too distant future and not split it. The people who make this have a right to be proud.

-Joe

callmeox
04-22-2008, 19:28
WLW '07 cut to 101 proof

Tastee stuff

spun_cookie
04-22-2008, 19:46
A little Van Winkle Lot B from the Rits... yummy..

Sijan
04-22-2008, 20:05
Very Rare Old Heaven Hill BIB 10 yr

spun_cookie
04-22-2008, 20:06
Good to see you back Sijan...

DowntownD
04-22-2008, 23:05
trying out some of the rye'd variety, specifically the Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10yr. nice smell, tasty, and not too expensive.