That's more than OK.......It demonstrates that you like variety, which is always a good thing, and that you can easily distinguish between them.
[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"
Hmm...by this statement it would seem that I tend to prefer wheater or lower rye bourbons. I really liked ERSB more so then FRSmB...would that be a higher rye makeup?
Weller 12 is not only available, it's on sale, at least at Binny's where I got a bottle for $24.99 a few days ago. They have cases of it.
Even though I already had a few bottles, the price was too good to resist and I've wanted to taste a recent bottling. There is no more SW in the mix, that much is apparent, but it's still very good and terrifically well balanced. You have to like wheaters, of course. Perhaps more than some previous iterations, this one has a lot of char. A 12-year-old should have a lot of char, but sometimes distillers use slow-aged barrels for extra-aged expressions, so you don't get as much of that as you might expect. Here you do.
Especially with the extreme price bump Rittenhouse Rye BIB just took, Weller 12 may now be the best value in an American straight whiskey.
Speaking of "shortages," they also have plenty of Knob Creek and it had a pretty good price on it too.
Col. Charles K. "Crotchety" Cowdery
"Whiskey Don't Keep."
Any thoughts on which ones would give us a good feel for the different styles of bourbon?
My picks would be; FRSmB, Woodford Reserve, EC12, JB Black, and Weller 12. It was really hard for me to leave ERSB off the list, but these five give you bourbons from five different distilleries.
By the way, I think you're gonna love the Weller 12. I just finished a bottle tonight. (not Binny's) Regular Weller 12 is a great bourbon. Binny's Weller 12 just kinda builds on that, and turns it up a notch. Enjoy. Joe
" I never met a Weller I didn't like"