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    Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    After discovering how much I enjoy VOB BIB I looked for Barton whiskeys that I could find here in south Texas. Thanks to Jeff. I found Tom Moore BIB. Then, of course, Ten High is readily available. Lately I have been buying a handle of each and vatting them 50/50. What you end up with is 3.5 liters of very nice, 90 proof, drinkin' whiskey for about 40 bucks. If you like the Barton profile, give it a try.

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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    Don't forget about Ky. Tavern...it should also be on the weekend sale rotation. They (KT & TH) can usually be found, up here, for $11/1.75 (on sale). I see Ten High everywhere...I'm not sure if there is a store in Texas without it? I wish some of the other Barton Bibs came to Texas, as well. Bartons bourbons have always projected an authentic flavor profile with good strong character, IMO.

    Are you vatting yours in advance or mixing them each time you pour? Have you tried going 60/40 with one or the other and then comparing back to the 50/50?

    I would really like to try Bartons rye called Fleischmans. It is only 80 proof, but from what I understand, it sells for 9.99 for a 1.75.
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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    Jeff, I simply mix the two bottles 50/50 when I bring them home from the store. I have not tried any other proportions. I've been pretty happy with the 50/50 mix. Bear in mind that I always drink my bourbon on the rocks. I like it cold. The 90 proof vatting works well for me.

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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    With all due respect, I think you all have been ignoring this thread because it deals with what would be considered bottom shelf whiskeys. Let me tell you where I am coming from. Tom Moore BIB is a little bit harsh. After all, only about 4 yrs old. Good color...dark amber, rather heavy in flavor. Ten High is a bit hot with alcohol, even at 80 proof, but is thin in body and color. When combining the two, the Ten High calms the harshness of the Tom Moore and the Tom Moore adds body and color to the Ten High. Again, you have to appreciate the Barton flavor. I like the combo.

    Anyhow, thats my story and I'm stickin' to it.
    BH

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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    There are alot of folks that don't see TM in their local stores.

    Others, they wouldn't be cought dead buying something seen as low class(maybe?).

    I like it....doesn't that count for something?
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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    I do not have access to TM in my area but I'm all for the vatting to 2 OK bourbons to create a better final product! Keep up the good work gentlemen!

    I waiting to here how Jeff's Barrel study is going.

    Better yet BH, send me a sample and I'll post notes and my thought on it!

    Cheers!

    Tony
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    I love the 100+ proofers, no matter how bottom shelf they may be. I discovered that Kentucky Tavern BIB was available practically in my own back yard after searching every where for a bottle. When I found it, it was like Christmas, even though it was on the bottom shelf and was only 9.00!

    Thomas

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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    Tom Moore BIB is quality stuff; I have a couple of bottles from the 80s with (presumably) more age and they're absolutely terrific. I've never tried the vatting, though it sounds like it's worth a try. I think I might be inclined to go with a 1:1:1 of these two and Ridgemont Reserve to get a bit of age into the mix. The proof would be about the same... Oh, fine, I'm off to buy Ten High tomorrow.

    Regards,

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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    There is only one liquor store in town that sells Tom Moore BIB. I went in today and they were out! ( I probably bought it all over the last couple months) Oh s..t, what am I gonna do now?

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    Re: Tom Moore BIB and Ten High

    Quote Originally Posted by pausted View Post
    There is only one liquor store in town that sells Tom Moore BIB. I went in today and they were out! ( I probably bought it all over the last couple months) Oh s..t, what am I gonna do now?

    HAHAHA, that is funny! I'm out of current TM as well. Luckily, I have a few dusties bunkered.

    You can always call the distributer in your area, Republic and Glazers, and get customer service to tell you who in your area stocks certain products. They keep real tight records of all that stuff. It's also the best way to find hard to find labels. Lastly, they give nice case discounts here in Austin...they will even let you mix and match different labels.
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