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    MI Newbies

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    A number of new whiskeys and allied beverages have made it onto MI store shelves recently.

    At my local liquor source (a fancy grocery really) the following are now on sale. I know THIS is a newbie question in itself, but I would appreciate some pointers on what, if anything, I should pick up. Keep in mind, I'm not big on wood, and I'm cheap...errr...I like getting the most for my money.

    WR Sweet Mash
    ORVW 10/107
    VW Lot B
    PVW 15

    Also new to MI
    Red Stag
    Rebel Reserve
    Rogue Brewery's Dead Guy Whiskey

    Or should I just go back and get another bottle of OFBB or get the family-size EC 12?
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    Re: MI Newbies

    I would say pick up the lot B as a special occasion pour.

    I have not had the Rebel Reseve, but it might be up your alley if you like wheaters.
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    Re: MI Newbies

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    ORVW 10/107
    VW Lot B
    PVW 15

    Or should I just go back and get another bottle of OFBB or get the family-size EC 12?
    I have yet to meet a Van Winkle product I did not like. I'll one up Ben and suggest the PVW 15 as a special occasion pour.

    The ORVW 10/107 is quite delicious. I add a splash of water which brings out the sweetness and reduces the burn. At $33 (CO prices), it's a steal.

    For comparison, I see the OFBB run just shy of $40 and the EC12 is about $27. I consider the PVW 15 and ORVW 10/107 better bourbons in price and taste.

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    Re: MI Newbies

    Josh dude, ORVW 10/107, PVW 15 and lot B have been in the mitten awhile now. I got a bottle of PVW 15 & lot B in the liquor cabinet - will have to share soon. The Rebel Yell Reserve is new. ORVW 10/07 is a bit pricey @ $39.95 when in Chi-town it goes for like $26-27. PS - leave that big bottle of EC12 alone - its got my name written all over it.

    Confusion - is rebel yell a wheater or rye? Seen it discussed on other pots as a rye.
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    Last edited by The Boozer; 03-25-2009 at 11:53.

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    Re: MI Newbies

    Quote Originally Posted by The Boozer View Post
    Confusion - is rebel yell a wheater or rye? Seen it discussed on other pots as a rye.
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    It is a wheater.

    From their website: Golden in color and rich in taste, Rebel Yell Bourbon is made according to the original W L Weller “wheated” bourbon recipe and method in one of Kentucky's oldest distilleries, satisfying the refined tastes of southern gentlemen for decades.
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    Re: MI Newbies

    Thanks Ben,
    Thought it was a rye but given its a wheater will definitely have to try it.
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    Last edited by The Boozer; 03-25-2009 at 11:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickert View Post
    It is a wheater.

    From their website: Golden in color and rich in taste, Rebel Yell Bourbon is made according to the original W L Weller “wheated” bourbon recipe and method in one of Kentucky's oldest distilleries, satisfying the refined tastes of southern gentlemen for decades.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Boozer View Post
    Thanks Ben,
    Thought it was rye but given its a wheater will definately have to try it.
    TJ
    IIRC It was orginally a wheater, kind of a poor relation to the Wellers and Old Fitz for many years. Then Diageo switched it to a Rye-formula, then sold the brand and then it went back to being a wheater.

    And you're right Tim, a number of those have been in MI for a while, I had just forgotten about them. Holiday Mkt. just got a new shipment of them in recently so I was wondering what I should get.

    The EC 12 does sound like it might just hit the spot. Maybe I'll stop by after work...
    Last edited by Josh; 03-25-2009 at 12:03.
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    Re: MI Newbies

    Hey Josh, I would choose the 1.75 Eligah Craig as the best bang for the buck on your list.

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    Re: MI Newbies

    Try all the bourbons with the exception of the WR Sweet Mash.
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    UPDATE: I almost bought the ORVW 10/107 last week. But at around $40 and the fact that I'll be in KY in a few weeks, I decided not to. One of those EC 12's might hitch a ride home with me today, though. Haven't had any of that in a while.

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