Settling in and getting ready for some football, putting the finishing touches on a WLW 12.
Polished off Dickel #12 today. Don't know when another (or any other Tennessee whiskey, although I'm somewhat tempted by JDSB) will make it to my shelf.
Just enjoyed the final pour from a bottle of Weller SR.
Finished up an ETL and a Ritt 100. I've never had a bad bottle of ETL. The Ritt, on the other hand, just never did it for me; almost unpalatable.
I have space for two more bottles in my cabinet after toppling a 2008 OFBday. I really enjoyed this bottle (perhaps evidenced by the fact that it lasted a mere two weeks). An unmistakably dilly entrance segued into a very fruity palate (think grape juice) balanced with layered vanilla and tempered by a watery quality that took the edge off just right. The finish added an appropriate wood for an altogether scrumptious and very drinkable bourbon. I'd pick up another one at $30 in a heartbeat, even $40. The $56 a store near me wants for theirs... well I'll see how I feel in a month or two - if it's still there.
Polished off the last of a bottle of ORVW 10 107 last night. Had a couple pours with a steak and then a couple more while eating these home made cookies the wife made, some sort of thumb print chocolate cookie with a maraschino cherry in the depression and toped with home made chocolate frosting. Holy crap those things are adictive! And realy good with ORVW. I can't get her to add a little bourbon to the frosting.
I killed another OGD114. What a great casual drinker this stuff is, and such an outlier among the Beam bunch. There's nothing particularly interesting about this stuff, but I find it to be a very clean, orange-vanilla-hinted sipper with a nice mouth-feel and a kick that can be a hoof to your puss if you're not too careful. I'm sure it will be replaced shortly.