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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/14: Jim Beam White

    I bought a bottle recently and my impressions are:

    not as good as in 1995 (college)
    way better than 2008 (last bottle I bought)
    way better than Beam's Choice green label
    not nearly good enough...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 5/14: Woodford Reserve

    Off topic, I know... I have no information other than my own palate, but I would bet OF Sig is closer to 8 than 4. I'm not convinced that an 8 year age statement would improve it that much.

    On...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 1/14: Colonel E H Taylor Small Batch

    I really like the small batch, it might be my favorite of the BT high corn mashbill, for the money. Unfortunately it's going for $40 now instead of $34 like my last bottle.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    I really like this one. Like Joe's experience, the first bottle I bought (a couple years ago) was full of orange and menthol/eucalyptus goodness. I just finished one a couple weeks ago that had a...
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    Re: BOTM 3/10: Evan Williams Black Label 86 proof

    In my opinion the minty flavors are disappearing from Heaven Hill's bourbons over time. Especially EWB, the last several bottles I've had were not minty at all.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    It still tastes like a Barton product, for what it's worth.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/13: 1792 Ridgemont Reserve

    I just finished a bottle of this about a week ago. It was decent enough, lots of vanilla and some nice leatheriness. I got it on sale for about $20. Normal price is closer to $30 around here, and...
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    Re: So my brother-in-law drinks moonshine ....

    Mellow Corn was my first thought, too.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    Haha, nice.
    They told Chuck Cowdery it would be back in 2013.


    Which reminds, me, I need to go post in that thread once summer officially hits... :skep:
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 6/13: Wild Turkey Rye 101

    I'm pretty sure WT makes their own rye.

    I was a fan of the 101 when it was available and when it was under $20. I never loved it as much as a lot of folks on here, though. Not enough to bunker...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    It's funny, I often drink my bourbon with one or two ice cubes, but OGD 114 I either take neat or with a little cold water. It doesn't take ice well, to my taste.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I'm not sure I should even try to add to what squire said above but I will say this. It seems like OGD 114 is a little less hot and better balanced as of late. I can't put my finger on it exactly. ...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/13: George Dickel Rye.

    You may be right, squire. I am just thinking in comparison to the other Indiana ryes I have (Bulleit, Willett). I will say that the maple does add a touch of smokiness to the aroma, in a nice way. ...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/13: George Dickel Rye.

    I revisited this last night and it came off as sweeter than I recalled. Still very good but the maple-filter may be a double-edged sword.
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 9/12: Evan Williams BIB AND Heaven Hill BIB

    I wish this were available in the Twin Cities (if it is, I've never seen it). But we get the 8 year old, 86 proof still which is some consolation.

    How does the White Label compare to Fighting...
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    Sticky: Re: BOTM 3/13: George Dickel Rye.

    I picked up one of these yesterday for about $24. The cheapest I've seen it so far is just under $22. But on the other hand I can get Bulleit for under $20 on sale.

    I have a Bulleit open at the...
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    Re: Hello from Minnesota!

    Welcome, Mark. There are a few of us Minnesotans here, and all friendly. I expect they'll pop in shortly to say hello.
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    Re: Greetings from Balcones Distillery

    Welcome back!

    Any plans to expand distribution to Minnesota?
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    Re: Reccomended

    You might like Eagle Rare. Not really my cup of tea but it could run in the group you've listed, it shares some things in common with them.

    For something a little different I'd recommend Baker's....
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    Sticky: Re: Botm 1/13: Old Forester Signature

    Just bought a bottlenof Signature, new label. Much better than earlier examples I have had. A little corn on the nose, but buckets of brown sugar and vanilla. The palate follows the nose pretty...
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    Sticky: Re: Botm 1/13: Old Forester Signature

    $25 seems pretty high. I can ususally find it for about $17. I think that's a fair price although sometimes I choose Fighting Cock instead at the same price point. If it was over $20 I would just...
  22. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Re: Rum Forum

    Well, I'll leave the question of "is it a cocktail" to the more learned among us but I revisited the "Rum 'n' Rye" again last night and it was just right.

    Side question, is El Dorado 15 any less...
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    Sticky: Re: Botm 1/13: Old Forester Signature

    My experience is that it is good bourbon but unremarkable. Looking back on my notes I don't really see anything that stands out. The last bottle I had showed bit of a bitter edge, as I recall. I...
  24. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Re: Rum Forum

    On the subject of mingling bourbon and ED 12 rum: some successes, some failures. As I mentioned earlier, Old HH 8/86 was a success. WTRB was not. It really brings out the bitterness on the finish....
  25. Thread: Rum Forum

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    Re: Rum Forum

    Bought a bottle of El Dorado 12 yesterday. Wow, I forgot how sweet rum is. Good stuff. I think I'll experiment with vatting this with certain bourbons. We all recall fondly the rummy flavors that...
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