Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,162

    Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    Here is my list:

    - A Shively Old Yellowstone

    - Benchmark as made by Seagram in the 70's or 80's

    - Old Fitzgerald Supreme from ditto era

    - OGD also from ditto

    - Kentucky Tavern from ditto

    - Maker's Mark from ditto (very rare and never appeared at Gazebo to my knowledge)

    - Jack Daniels 90 proof from ditto and equally rare to my knowledge

    - Beam's Choice in the bottle, ditto era again.

    - Michter's Original Sour Mash 6 years old

    In terms of current bottles, ones not long out of circulation or export-only:

    - Wild Turkey 12 years old (any one)

    - Evan Williams 15 years old

    - Ezra Brooks 15 years old

    - Parker's Heritage Cask-Strength

    Gary

  2. #2
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    581

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    How recently was Yellowstone being produced at Shively?

    -Mike
    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

  3. #3
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,162

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    Oh not since the early 1980's I'd guess. It was a particular favourite of mine.

    Gary

  4. #4
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    581

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    It looks like I may actually make it for Bourbon Fest this year. If so, I'll make sure that you get some of that Yellowstone, Gary.

    -Mike
    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

  5. #5
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,162

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    That is most kind of you, thank you, and I look forward to meeting you.

    I find such lists interesting because while not a "best of" per se they tend to show the types of whiskey palate people like or return to for a variety of reasons. E.g., while I have enjoyed a pull of the rare (usually!) Fleischmann's Rye, I wouldn't call it a best of choice, but I find it a good and interesting whiskey. I'd be interested in other's lists based on what you like of course but also what you find interesting and why.

    Gary

  6. #6
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    581

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    I guess my short list would have to include the old recipe Old Crow. Both the BiB, which I've had and loved, and the 86 proof, which I've never tried. I'd also love to see what the Mount Vernon Rye was like mainly because it seemed to be such a ubiquitous brand once. And of course, the old Stitzel-Weller stuff because the best of it I've been lucky enough to try (thanks, Tim and Cliff) has been off the charts and because it's acquired such a legendary reputation.

    Come to think of it, I'm not sure if the 86 proof Crow would predate the 60's recipe change, but I'd still like to try it.

    -Mike
    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

  7. #7
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,827

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    Quote Originally Posted by scratchline View Post
    How recently was Yellowstone being produced at Shively?

    -Mike
    Not since 1985. I just finished an 85 Shively Yellowstone. Wonderful stuff.
    Joe
    Colonel Joseph B. "Bourbon Joe" Koch

    "Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"

  8. #8
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    1,606

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    I agree... Yellowstone products from Louisville were very smooth and fruity in profile. I have a little Yellowstone from the last days...and it is one of the best 86 proof bourbons I have had. Very well balanced and aged well beyond the minimums for a KSBW. After just having a sip...I can tell you that it is supremely well rounded producing some smoke, ......lost my train of thaught....got to go refresh my memory..BRB

    medium full body....just a little bit of a bite, which is very satisfying. The nose presents some corn, but the taste is very robust and rye in style.

    My bottle appears to be on that UD produced right before the plant closed in 1991...says, Distilled by Yellowstone.....fully aged. No mention of Mellow Mash.
    Last edited by mozilla; 08-18-2008 at 18:21.
    ______________________________

    Jeff Mo.

  9. #9
    Bourbonian of the Year 2011
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,162

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    Very cool. For some reason I recall a "strawberry" palate. This was not the Mellow Mash version, but the regular 86 or 90.

    Gary

  10. #10
    Disciple
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Swaziland, Africa
    Posts
    1,502

    Re: Bourbons You'd Like to Try, or Try Again

    My bourbon experiences have all been in the under-$30 range for the most part. That being said, I just looked on the Bourbon Bistros whiskey list to see what I would like to try. I have come up with the follow 3 pour flight:
    • PVW 23
    • EC18
    • GTS
    • Saz

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Bourbons available in SC
    By ph0rk in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-12-2003, 16:21
  2. The bourbons
    By WEG3 in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-22-2003, 22:32
  3. Best value bourbons
    By jeff in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 09-10-2002, 17:56
  4. Value Bourbons
    By Henry in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-06-2001, 15:07
  5. new bourbons
    By kitzg in forum Industry News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-08-2001, 13:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top