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    WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    Last night I said farewell to a bottle of 2007 WLW. The last couple of ounces had a distinctive charred taste, and holding the glass up to the light revealed a large population of floating black charred bits. Talk about having bourbon with your barbeque!

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    Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by scopenut View Post
    Last night I said farewell to a bottle of 2007 WLW. The last couple of ounces had a distinctive charred taste, and holding the glass up to the light revealed a large population of floating black charred bits.
    -Kevin
    You got one of the lucky bottles!

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    Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    Hold on Kevin, the 2008 Larues are on the way.
    ovh

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    Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    Ha, my girlfriend saw the bottom of my glass that contained the last of the bottle I purchased. In the dim light of the living room it looks like coffee grinds. She just can't figure how that could taste good.

    Chris

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    Smile Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    I killed mine many months ago but I do recall the "stuff" at the end. It all part of the flavor of one of the all time best pours!!!!!!!!!
    "I'm and optimist, even if the glass is half empty, there's still more in the bottle!!!!!"

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    Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    When I finished my first 2005 WLW, the last 1-1 1/2 oz were almost bitter wtih a chared coal taste... I might try filtering the last 2 oz in this next bottle...

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    Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    The char isn't bad but I usually wind up filtering it out with a coffee filter when I'm finishing off a GTS or WLW. If it's in the glass then it usually accounts for the majority of what I taste or smell, this tends to get old fast for me. One of these days I'll try the end unfiltered as a mixer...
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    Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    Some people shake the bottle each time they pour one so as not to have a lot of char at the end.
    I don't and pour slow to keep it at the bottom and filter the last 2oz.
    ovh

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    Re: WLW - Bottom of the bottle

    I'm down to the last char filled ounce or two of a bottle of Stagg. I also have a 3/4 full bottle of Beam Black that hasn't lived up to my previous experiences with the brand. Me thinks I'm going to pour the last of the charry Stagg into the bottle of JBB, to see if that gives it a kick in the pants.
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

 

 

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