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    Re: Old Charter 12 pints

    I hate to be "that guy", but in many states, trading is illegal. I think the laws were made more to stop retailers from collaborating and thus, god forbid, break up the three tier system, but it's...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    Right? How in the world can those have used the same yeast strain?
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    What notes do you get from '80s JB? I just have one late '80s JBB (or black label, as it wasn't officially called "Jim Beam Black" yet) and, like you said, it's nothing like current stuff. I get a...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    Enoch, I've gotten the Beam funk taste in OGD BiB and 114 in bottles from the past few years, too. However, my most recent OGD114 doesn't have it, and my last OGD100 had a much more subtle funkiness...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/14: Woodford Reserve

    I got formaldehyde from the only bottle of OF100 I've purchased. It dissipated after a week or two, though. Was your sample from a newly-opened bottle?

    I bought a half bottle of WR, batch 130, I...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/14: Maker's Mark

    It's about a year too young for my tastes, but my wife loves the nose on it. Just don't drink it too quickly, as the harsh young elements will take over. I tried to finish a glass fast on the way to...
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    Re: Hi from Rockville, MD

    Jack Rose has two neat beer events all day on Saturday and Sunday: http://www.dcbeer.com/event/its-brewery-featuring-shmaltz-brewing-company-jack-rose ...
  8. Re: First post, I am very happy to be here!

    I second both of these suggestions. ETL is great neat and is the only bourbon I've ever enjoyed on ice. It also has a profile - kind of like a dessert bourbon with a bit of spice and without cloying...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I'd swear up and down that OGD, both the BiB and 114, production has changed in the past few years. I've compared bottles from the '90s and '00s to stuff from 2011 onward, and there's a dramatic...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    Heh heh, I'll leave it to the lawyers to hammer out the details on the years :) I haven't had any 2007s, but it's good to know that the "deadline" wasn't until later. I still don't know why they...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    That's a brilliant review, accounting for personal taste, performance in cocktails, and physiological reactions :) Seriously, very nice going!
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I get big Beam yeast flavor in my current bottle, as in my current BiB. My ones from 1993 to 2006 are much, much more to my taste, better than the ND stuff and what they've put out in the past couple...
  13. Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/12: Evan Williams BIB AND Heaven Hill BIB

    Picked up a liter of the gold label BiB in Ocala, Florida for $11. First two pours were soooo delicious, like an oily corn liquor made from big, juicy corn kernels, with a bit of a minty rye kick....
  14. Sticky: Re: BOTM 12/12: Jefferson's Presidential Select

    I've had three experiences with the JPSs:

    1. Tried the 17 year in a flight with 2010 WLW and an enormous number of 17-18 year old Willett wheaters. The JPS17 was the weakest and least flavorful,...
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    Re: Hello all, from VA/DC area

    Hey Jason, I live downtown - if you ever want to meet up at Jack Rose or Bourbon, I'm only a PM away!
  16. Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/12: Evan Williams BIB AND Heaven Hill BIB

    I like the Heaven Hill 6 year BiB. It started out with a bit of new wood, sweet HH corn, and some rye, and changed over the course of a few months to include big cherry notes.

    I hid the rest of my...
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    Re: BOTM 5/11: Four Roses Yellow Label

    I'm enjoying a pour right now. 4R products just got a huge spike in price in the DC area ($40 for the SmB? WTF?!) so my wife and I picked up all of the standard expressions today at places yet...
  18. Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    That's strange, I tried to post this under a new thread and it didn't go through. Anyway, in case you didn't know, TPS released their spring allotment of the van Winkles online (the ones they didn't...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM: 5/12 Evan Williams Single Barrel

    Hey, that sounds pretty good to me! At least it has some oomph, unlike the disgustingly mundane '01 I bought on sale last year. The 2000 is still one of my favorite drinking bourbons. As in, made for...
  20. Re: I just dumped a bottle of EC12 down the drain

    It's cheaper than Viagra!
  21. Re: I just dumped a bottle of EC12 down the drain

    Wow man, the other ones you listed as liking would make me recommend EC12 to you without hesitation. Sorry you bought a crappy whiskey.

    There was an issue a couple of years ago with EC12 bottlings...
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    Re: Cheers from Maryland

    Ouch! Acadiana has a great selection, but Bourbon is something special. All of my Pappy tastings, as well as old Stitzel-Wellers, have been done at Bourbon and Jack Rose. I mean, Acadiana can't touch...
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    Re: Cheers from Maryland

    Hello! New here myself (less than one month on the board). If you're ever in
    DC and want to hit up Jack Rose or Bourbon, or the Willard if you're into scotch, with a fellow newbie, let me know!
  24. Re: New Guy with a very old (12-yr-old) Old Overholt

    Nah, no chance it's worth more than about 20 bucks. I mean, at the local liquor store I have to walk past aisles and aisles of 60+ year old Old Overholt to get to my favorite, Jim Beam White. And...
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    Re: Can't find Pappy anywhere!

    I went looking last week and you can get various ones in several locations. Here are the ones I saw myself, but I'd advise you to have them read to you at a safe distance from anything expensive...
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