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  1. #491
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Weller Centennial. Had a good day, so I'm treating myself. Joe
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    I picked up a 200ml bottle of the current OGD BIB today. I recently opened a ND bottle and really liked it which was a surprise because all of the other times I've had OGD I didn't care much for it so I thought a side by side was in order.

    Current (NAS, DSP-KY-230)
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    A - Very light in color, yellowish, almost reminds me of Mellow Corn. faint, thin legs, oddly spaced

    N - some rye spice, perhaps it's just the power of suggestion but I can smell oily corn more than anything

    T - hot, fiery actually, cinnamon flavored corn

    F - the heat and corn continue and roll down the back of the throat


    1987 ND (Aged 8 years, bottled Fall 1987, DSP-KY-14)
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    A - Dark brown with very few and faint legs

    N - sweet maple syrup; very inviting and not hot at all

    T - there's some rye spice but very little, chocolate, sweet

    F - now there's the rye spice and the heat, reminds me of straight rye more than bourbon now, long, moderately hot finish


    Conclusion
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    I'll take the old one over the current any day, it's very different than the current and has the nose and taste of a more expensive premium bottle imo. At $35 or so for a handle this was a bargain but the current one really reflects it's price range! The ND carries an 8 year age statement however the current does not, by it's appearance alone, nevermind the taste, you can logically assume that the current is much younger.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Russell's Reserve 90 prf.
    I started with one neat, then for the next one I poured it over cracked ice, I like this bourbon better that way.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Russell's Reserve 90 prf.
    I started with one neat, then for the next one I poured it over cracked ice, I like this bourbon better that way.
    I just got back from the store with one of these. I was confused since they had the green label and the old label, took me a minute to figure out they were the same, just new packaging.

    It's nice but I may like Saz. Jr better. I think I want a beer backer with the RR.

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

    Trying something for the first time tonight. VSOF BHC. Joe
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Russell's Reserve 90 prf.
    I started with one neat, then for the next one I poured it over cracked ice, I like this bourbon better that way.
    I think someone in another thread wrote that J. Russell keeps his RR in the freezer (or maybe I read that at the WT website). I haven't tried it in the freezer, but I usually have a pour of this one between VW Lot B and either KC or EC 12. The RR 90 has become one of my favorites. I opened my first bottle the same night as I opened a KC. My initial impression was that the RR wasn't as bold as the KC. The RR didn't stand out at first but after a couple of days it seemed that all of the flavors started coming through. It went from bland to tasty and "mellow". Now I prefer the RR to KC in a side-by-side. (KC is still my fave follow-up to RR.) I've read that the earlier versions (101) get props around here. I guess I found it too late for the higher proof.

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

    It's WTRB he keeps in the freezer but I've read else where that the colder bourbon the more reduced the flavor.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    More of the same ORVW 10, 107.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Trying something for the first time tonight. VSOF BHC. Joe
    Joe -- how did you like it? That's one of my favorite pours....my pick over the OCPR & Centennial.

    Tonight I'm downing some Old Crow 10/86 from that 1968 chess set.....I think I'm on a mission to finish it -- it's going down so easy...very delicious -- the only thing I can even remotely liken it to that I've had is the current Rare Breed (WT03RB) with it's sweet, herbal thing. Still the Crow has a butterscotch character that I've never encountered before....yummy.
    Last edited by funknik; 02-17-2009 at 18:43.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking Winter '08/'09

    Old Rip VanWinkle 10 year 107

    These cherry filled Hershey's Kisses actually went better with Lot 'B'.

 

 

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