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    Question recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    not anything too exciting...

    but i thought it would be interesting (and maybe fun) to see what recommendations folks have concerning my faux dilemma...

    i am in delaware alot (work, family), so when i go back down Monday, should i spend:

    $18.99 for OLD FORESTER Signature (100)? i assume it is the newer, fairly recent, post-BIB bottling (but they've just been sitting there collecting dust for over a year)

    or

    $19.99 for a big JUG of Henry McKenna (the one i inquired about about a year ago -- http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8337&page=2&highlight=henry+mcken na+dusty ) which has a PAPER TAX STAMP on it...actually the store has two bottles....way up high on a shelf....looks like 3 inches of dust on it...


    i assume the McKenna is possibly a 4 roses product if the dating is right (according to chuck cowdery's assessment...maybe early HH bardstown).

    didn't look at the bottle up close (yet).

    anyways, i do hear good things about the OF signature...

    what flavors might i expect? plenty of rye? from either bottling.

    thanks
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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    Is this really a question for you?

    Old Forester's "Signature" brand has only been in use for a few years and I haven't noticed any remarkable profile change from the previous ten years. This one and tens of thousands of bottles like it are on shelves in every state of the Real America.

    McKenna from the '80s or earlier is a piece of history that you may never see again.

    There's no telling which you'd prefer without you tasting them, but ask yourself: do you like consistency or adventure? Olive Garden or the neighborhood family restaurant?

    Roger
    Last edited by Rughi; 11-15-2008 at 12:40.

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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    thanks roger...! i know, like i said, a 'fake' dilemma

    i don't think i can buy both (yet), but i am anxious to try both.

    i've never had any expression of the OF...so i am glad it hasn't changed.

    the older McKenna, no matter what, at 19.99 is no waste of money.

    thanks for your remarks
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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    Quote Originally Posted by polyamnesia View Post

    the older McKenna, no matter what, at 19.99 is no waste of money.
    Especially for the family size jug.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    what's the mashbill of this?

    speaking of the paper tax stamps on bottles (which this one has), i know about when they were discontinued (a little later in Tenn, i think), when did they BEGIN?
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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    This one and tens of thousands of bottles like it are on shelves in every state of the Real America.

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    Except Pennsylvania
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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    Except Pennsylvania
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    I know, Joe, and I should probably apologize as it was kind of a loaded thing for me to write.

    I think about all the abuse heaped on the area I live, yet I also think about how I have the freedom and opportunity to buy good bourbon at at least a dozen, perhaps 3 dozen places within 5 miles of my home.
    Sorry, off topic...

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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    Quote Originally Posted by polyamnesia View Post

    i've never had any expression of the OF...so i am glad it hasn't changed.
    It hasn't changed (since the big change). Perhaps you'll be fortunate one day to taste how it once was.
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    Re: recent OForester signature or older HMcKenna w/paper stamp...

    Quote Originally Posted by jinenjo View Post
    It hasn't changed (since the big change). Perhaps you'll be fortunate one day to taste how it once was.

    i hope so, too. as i explore this first taste (i just nabbed the bottle today across the state line...), i amvery impressed. but as i have learned, a bottle changes for the better usually as it gets some air time...

    i remember the OGD BIB at first was a SHOCK...then three weeks later, when i returned to it, i got into an appreciation of it and now i love it! double that for the OGD 114 i had a few weeks ago for the first time. it was impressive from sip one...and then it got better.

    i already like the Signature expression...i feel more heat coming out of my nostrils than i do with OGD BIB...but there IS a similarity. i assume it's the high rye?
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