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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.
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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 Dr. François View Post
    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?

    A) Elmer T Lee, Ancient Ancient Age and Buffalo Trace.

    B) Weller 12yo, Weller Antique, Elijiah Craig 12yo, Ancient Ancient Age and not bourbon but Wild Turkey Rye 101.
    Last edited by OscarV; 01-09-2009 at 06:37.
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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.
    Thanks, Andy.

    I actually always have EC12 open. It's my go-to bourbon. If the bottle were uglier, I'd consider decanting.

    I need to try Dickel again. I remember thinking "Flintstones' Vitamins."
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    Lightbulb Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    I would use the Elmer T. Lee, as It is pretty much the same whiskey.

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    Re: Need Advice: Empty Rock Hill Farms Decanter

    Tim,
    Unfortunately, ETL is $33 here in Michigan. Thus, it breaks the $24 price barrier.

    I agree, though...very similar profiles!

    Oscar,
    Sage advice as always!
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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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