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    Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Several months ago, Tony hooked me up with a bargain-priced bottle of Rock Hill Farms, current release. It was 24 dollars! It's almost gone. I like the decanter, and I'd like to keep using it. I'm an unabashed decanter user: if you ever have dinner at my house, you're drinking a good, yet inexpensive, wine out of a nice decanter. Marketers be damned!

    I should mention that I'm not trying to deceive anyone. I just prefer the RHF decanter to a bottle with a plastic screw-top.

    I'd like to ask for your opinion on how to refill my golden horsey decanter. Answer any question you feel prepared to answer:

    A) What bourbons under $24 (the price I paid for the RHF) have a similar overall profile to RHF?

    B) What bourbons under $24 could pass as being a top-shelf product if packaging were not an issue?

    I'm excited to hear your thoughts.
    Jeremy
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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    B) I sound like a broken record here, but EC12 is top shelf disguised as mid shelf IMHO.

    (also, not a bourbon, but Dickel No.12 is almost there)
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Quote Originally Posted by funknik View Post
    B) I sound like a broken record here, but EC12 is top shelf disguised as mid shelf IMHO.

    (also, not a bourbon, but Dickel No.12 is almost there)
    Another bottle of that RHFs that Tony aquired from the Boston area

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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Doc,

    Personally, I think you should refill it with a vatting of your own design. It will be unique and when you share it, it will be a pleasant surprise. What would look and taste better in that decanter than a whiskey of your own design?
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramiel McHinson View Post
    Doc,

    Personally, I think you should refill it with a vatting of your own design. It will be unique and when you share it, it will be a pleasant surprise. What would look and taste better in that decanter than a whiskey of your own design?
    I think that is a good idea. However, to answer question B. I can think of nothing better than Weller 12.
    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: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    Another bottle of that RHFs that Tony aquired from the Boston area

    Shhh! I was trying to keep one for myself "E"!

    Whatever Doc, if you want the other one it's yours! Though if you agree to take it I'm making Christian delete this thread since it will be a mute point until it's gone...And I know how long the first bottle lasted

    T
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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    i really like the vatting idea....a personal touch for sure...and a pleasurable challenge as you mix taste mix taste etc to get it JUST right!

    i actually planned to do this with a mason jar for my brother...he's getting into bourbon and i wanted to make him a decent vatting. not as nice as a RHF decanter...but charming enough!
    HUP!

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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Quote Originally Posted by ACDetroit View Post

    Whatever Doc, if you want the other one it's yours! Though if you agree to take it I'm making Christian delete this thread since it will be a mute point until it's gone...And I know how long the first bottle lasted

    T
    Thanks, Tony. I think you need an open Golden Ponies bottle at your house. I'll visit it often.

    Thank you all for the suggestions! I'm going to give some serious thought to that vatting idea!
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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. François View Post
    Thanks, Tony. I think you need an open Golden Ponies bottle at your house. I'll visit it often.

    Thank you all for the suggestions! I'm going to give some serious thought to that vatting idea!

    I was not suggestion you grab anotherone from Tony, but that is always a good idea.... if you really wanted another, I was going to get off my lazy ass next time I was in that area (the area the score camre from) and see if I could get you some more....

    I had forgotten the name of the store and that would have forced me to do some homework... I know about where it was on a map... sort of...

    .... the real question is, when you find RHFs for $24 a bottle, how the hell can you forget the name of the store... I might have to start a new thread on how stupid that is.... but I do visit a lot of cities... every once in a while I get SPUN around

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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    The day I find a bottle of RHF for $24 I'll be frequenting that store on a daily basis. And by the way Dr. F. If you read my tasting notes on B.E. = Dickel - I stated the exact same words: Flintstones Vitamins. Thirdly, my cousin Dr S. lived adjacent to Kurt V. in Northampton MA. I'd tap on the wall at night at night when visiting saying "Good night Kurt!!!" We still have an open pack of his Marlboro cigarettes on the counter, under one of his hand-signed prints. He was one helluva guy... and the closest thing to RHF = Blanton's. But it's not cheap. BB

 

 

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