Nah havent tried, no intention of grabbing one any time soon either.
The glenfarclas 105 is a ripper scotch.
Drinkin fernet and coke with a splash of buffalo trace while grillin' steak, smokin' chicken over melaleuca and pissing off the neighbours
I tried the Spiced Turkey on the weekend when I was at Dan's. I didn't mind it straight, though there was an undercurrent of something I couldn't put my finger on that gave me pause. I do see how it would work in cocktails, but I don't think it would be something I would buy for home.
Also, if anyone is from Sydney, I highly recommend trying to make this event.
I have been to the Barber shop a couple of times and whilst their selection is no massive for Bourbon (they have a lot of gin) they do know their stuff and they are actually are more than happy to serve your drinks in a Glencairn. That combined with the guys behind the Dip and Smokey O's I cant see how it can go wrong!
Grabbed a bottle of the old virginia 12yr and umm yeh not sure about it at this stage, slightly funky brandy like nose and very short finish, very meh.
Would love to know who makes this stuff though
Oh yeh and was drinking some ilegal resposado mezcal last night which was pretty damn enjoyable
Has anyone pulled the trigger on Knob creek bourbon yet? 100 proof, 9yr, 700ml bottles available from 1st choice. $95 is a bit pricey, might wait till it comes on special. Interested in any opinions or notes of this product. Many thanks
KC is one of my favourite pours from Beam - OGD and Bookers being the other two favourites. I always grab at least one bottle per trip to the US, and this holiday (12 sleeps and counting :D) will be no different. Would I drop $95 on it, yeah, probably... but I'd limit myself to 1 or 2 bottles a year at that price. It's definitely a steep price to ask if you've never tried it though. Maybe see if you can find a bar or club selling it by the pour first to see if you think it's worth it.
Thanks Cam. I think I'll do it. On the subject of OGD, people say its same mashbill as Basil Haydens, and Im not a huge fan of BH. can you compare the two? are they similar? if its the same mash then are the yeasts and age different? Drinking more Bulliet Rye ATM, 3 bottles in 4 weeks, lovin it!
Same mash bill, yes, but different profiles. Basil is not just watered down Grand Dad but is a lighter, dryer, less rich style. When it first came out we tried a bottle and my impression was this product has been designed as a crossover for Scotch drinkers.
The 8 year age stated Basil is a bit older than the standard Grand Dad BIB but close to the same for Grand Dad 114. Basil is a good dram that works well in cocktails, probably due to it's higher rye content. I believe sales would be higher if the price was lower but that's Beam for 'ya.
Comparing the two Grand Dad is a rich, powerful (especially the 114 but the BIB's no slouch) full flavored almost quaintly old fashioned style of high rye Bourbon. Basil is the polite city cousin with a diffident personality.