Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Hello from Louisiana

    Hello,

    I am a bourbon lover. My favorite is Old Charter 12 Year Old. It has been hard to find, but some distributors are moving bottles from other parts of the country back into our area. I currently have five jugs stashed away and a couple of pints. I will visit my local liquor store this evening to see if they have any new bottles in.

    Since they have quit making the 12 year old I have decided that I will take the 8 year old and try to mature it in an oak cask. I can not stand the 8 year old and can really tell the difference when comparing to the 10 and 12 year old. Anyway, I ordered two oak cask with a medium char. I am putting the 8 year old in one and I will try and blend a port wine in the other. I set up a blog to document my journey at http://backroombourbonhome.blogspot.com .

    Let me know if you what you think.

    Johnny

  2. #2
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    4,318

    Re: Hello from Louisiana

    Welcome aboard Johnny. Bourbon is what this place is all about. Keep the posts coming. Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

  3. #3
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Swaziland, Africa
    Posts
    1,479

    Re: Hello from Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonfire Smoke View Post
    Hello,

    I am a bourbon lover. My favorite is Old Charter 12 Year Old. It has been hard to find, but some distributors are moving bottles from other parts of the country back into our area. I currently have five jugs stashed away and a couple of pints. I will visit my local liquor store this evening to see if they have any new bottles in.

    Since they have quit making the 12 year old I have decided that I will take the 8 year old and try to mature it in an oak cask. I can not stand the 8 year old and can really tell the difference when comparing to the 10 and 12 year old. Anyway, I ordered two oak cask with a medium char. I am putting the 8 year old in one and I will try and blend a port wine in the other. I set up a blog to document my journey at http://backroombourbonhome.blogspot.com .

    Let me know if you what you think.

    Johnny
    There is some 12 in my area, but I was not impressed with. That was a surprise to me because I like 12 yo bourbons and I love OC 10. Welcome aboard. I will pour some OC12 just for you right now.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

  4. #4
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Lansing, MI
    Posts
    345

    Re: Hello from Louisiana

    Welcome, Johnny!

    I, too, really like the OC 12 and 10. Have you tried the new "Charter 101?" It is a very similar profile to OC10

    As for re-barreling, you'll find several of us have attempted similar projects. I documented my findings here:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=9144

    Keep up the good work!
    Jeremy
    www.awksome.com

    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”
    --Kurt Vonnegut


  5. #5

    Re: Hello from Louisiana

    Thanks Jeremy. I will check out your findings. I have tried the OC 101. I like it better than the 8, but it had a funny after taste I did not care for.

  6. #6
    Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    2,726

    Re: Hello from Louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonfire Smoke View Post
    Hello,

    I am a bourbon lover. My favorite is Old Charter 12 Year Old. It has been hard to find, but some distributors are moving bottles from other parts of the country back into our area. I currently have five jugs stashed away and a couple of pints. I will visit my local liquor store this evening to see if they have any new bottles in.

    Since they have quit making the 12 year old I have decided that I will take the 8 year old and try to mature it in an oak cask. I can not stand the 8 year old and can really tell the difference when comparing to the 10 and 12 year old. Anyway, I ordered two oak cask with a medium char. I am putting the 8 year old in one and I will try and blend a port wine in the other. I set up a blog to document my journey at http://backroombourbonhome.blogspot.com .

    Let me know if you what you think.

    Johnny
    Now that is dedication... welcome to the board... I look forward to your adventures...

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top