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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    ERSB with a smoked brisket sandwich on ciabatta and sweet tater fries.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Popped open a bottle of GTS '08 tonight.

    Wow. This ranks WAY up there on my list of great bourbons. I've consumed many different bourbons in my day, and a select few would qualify as being not merely a drink, but an 'experience.' This is one of the latter.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva View Post
    I believe the later gold foils became victim of being in the tank too long. I had some Hirsch Blue Wax last night and it was fantastic. I also have an open gold foil and it's nasty neat and ruins whatever I try to mix with it. You probably have a late gold foil in which case time will not make it better.
    Thanks Greg, guess I'll just leave it in the back. What I don't get is how it is currently commanding $200+. It wouldn't be priced that high unless someone was paying that much. I'm bummed and I paid less that 1/2 that, what a waste.

    Oh well, tonight is a new bottle of GTS '08. What a treat! Either it is better than the '07 or I just needed to get rid of the taste of the Hirsch!

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Quote Originally Posted by onmytrack View Post
    Thanks Greg, guess I'll just leave it in the back. What I don't get is how it is currently commanding $200+. It wouldn't be priced that high unless someone was paying that much. I'm bummed and I paid less that 1/2 that, what a waste.

    Oh well, tonight is a new bottle of GTS '08. What a treat! Either it is better than the '07 or I just needed to get rid of the taste of the Hirsch!

    Jim
    Jim,

    The price you are seeing is a result of the earlier releases and the fact that it's a highly rated bourbon. Unfortunately, Preiss left it tanked too long which had negative side effects on the later bottlings. Keep in mind that the bourbon reached it's 16th year around 1990. There have been three primary releases, Blue Wax, Gold Wax and then a number of gold foil, rated best to worst in order of release. It's unfortunate that people are paying such a premium on the chance they get a later gold foil and find the bourbon is undrinkable. Just recently, someone reported finding two Blue Wax sitting on the shelf of some convenience store....$235 each. For the Blue Wax...I think it's worth it.

    Just to make sure my palate wasn't broken, I had friend who's palate is bourbon tuned try my bottle of gold foil. His comment...."tastes like a$$"
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Tonight I enjoyed a mid 80's Rebel Yell and then moved on to the Julio's release of RHF. That Rock Hill is a cherry fiesta.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Went to my wife's company Christmas party tonight. Had MM on the rocks all night. I still like MM. Besides, the alternative was JB White. Joe
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    It's warm here, but had to start a fire in the outdoor fireplace. Have a nice selection of Christmas decorations out back too, to gaze at. Sat out there for a couple of hours contemplating life with a couple of pours of BT (Good), 04 ER17 (Gooder), and McScrooges S-W Pappy 15 (Goodest!). A handful of smoked almonds, and a Padron and Hemingway Best Seller, and JoeyWorld was open for business!! I's gots it all figgered out, now.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    After a long haul of a night at the Job...just after 1 AM here on the left coast.

    WTRB, a double.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Started with some WLW'05. I've really been enjoying this bottle, and will be sad to see it gone. Since there's only an inch left in this one, I cracked open my new WLW'08. Wow....nice!

 

 

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