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  1. #911
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Started with some BT, then moved onto Julio's RHF and then a ER101 . . . for some reason I like the offerings from the BT #2 mashbill less and less all the time -- the RHF just has been really rubbing me the wrong way lately.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by funknik View Post
    Started with some BT, then moved onto Julio's RHF and then a ER101 . . . for some reason I like the offerings from the BT #2 mashbill less and less all the time -- the RHF just has been really rubbing me the wrong way lately.

    I spent a lot of time with a bottle of ER101 last night. This whiskey is new to me, smokinjoe was nice enough to send me some several weeks ago. My first couple of drinks when I first got it were good, but let me down. This stuff is kinda the father to GTS, BT, and ERSB- I was hoping for more. Yeah, I could detect the leaping corn that GTS has, the smokiness that both buffalo trace and GTS share, the same leather notes (saddle leather, to me- I'm put back in a barn with an old girlfriend from highschool when I drink these whiskeys sometimes) that all three seem to have. But I just wasn't getting it.

    last week I was sick for a couple of days, and absolutely nothing tasted right, so I laid off of the bourbon for a week. I bought some sazerac rye this weekend (best bottle of this stuff I've ever had- it is amazing!), and then last night, decided to revisit the ER101.

    I understand, really understand, why some people call this baby stagg. but that's not exactly right- that charred, somewhat smoky beautiful leather leaping corn sweet but tempered (and angry!) beast is in there, but it's subdued... yet it isn't. It's a different critter. a twin (sister? brother? sexy either way) to GTS, almost more slight in stature yet, you might not catch it if you didn't know what to look for. and then, I'm so strongly reminded of ERSB. the corn first, and then rye tingle at then end that I almost always get from ERSB is there, but it's different.

    All three rolled into one, yet not a single one of them. This is sunlight, the hole in the barn roof, the used, oiled, cleaned sweet saddle on a brown horse. blue smiling eyes and dimples. Yet... none of the above. It's a phantasmal bird of prey, diving relentlessly towards prey, yet shearing off at the last second, those talons inches from your face and you gasping.


    I don't know why I didn't get this whiskey at first. a lot of times, it takes a drink or two, maybe a little bit of air, to help a whiskey, or perhaps me, on the way. This one was that way- Like getting to know the person you might marry and love. It's unfortunate that I encountered it now, so late in the game.

    Joe, thanks. you're a standup guy for sending me this.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    I might mention that I've had some store-bought borden eggnog spiked with Four roses yellow tonight, and am consuming a sazerac cocktail whilst making chicken parmigiana. if any of you wondered, that's your answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Just a little Lot B tonight. With all the other goodies I've been buying and trying lately, kind of forgot about this one. My loss
    "Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Tonight I had a toast for good health with my father in law. We opened a bottle of Pappy 15 yo that arrived yesterday. We poured it into a couple Riedel bourbon glasses I bought on sale yesterday.

    Followed it up with some homemade donut holes. ;-)
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Just finished up working a memorial for 4 Officers killed last week here in WA. Toasting each of them with some Pappy 20. If your so inclined and need an excuse to open a fine one; Ronald Owens, Mark Renninger, Tina Grizwold and Gregory Richards is a good one. If not them, then to the safe return of your own Officers, I think every State may have had someone there, almost 20,000 Officers attended. Quite a tribute, quite a site.

    Todd

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    OGD114. Im not sure why, but I always go to this bottle when I can't think of anything else to drink. Great pour for $20!
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Kentucky gentleman from 1970 before dinner yesterday and Handy 2008 after.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ErichPryde View Post
    I spent a lot of time with a bottle of ER101 last night. This whiskey is new to me, smokinjoe was nice enough to send me some several weeks ago. My first couple of drinks when I first got it were good, but let me down. This stuff is kinda the father to GTS, BT, and ERSB- I was hoping for more. Yeah, I could detect the leaping corn that GTS has, the smokiness that both buffalo trace and GTS share, the same leather notes (saddle leather, to me- I'm put back in a barn with an old girlfriend from highschool when I drink these whiskeys sometimes) that all three seem to have. But I just wasn't getting it.

    last week I was sick for a couple of days, and absolutely nothing tasted right, so I laid off of the bourbon for a week. I bought some sazerac rye this weekend (best bottle of this stuff I've ever had- it is amazing!), and then last night, decided to revisit the ER101.

    I understand, really understand, why some people call this baby stagg. but that's not exactly right- that charred, somewhat smoky beautiful leather leaping corn sweet but tempered (and angry!) beast is in there, but it's subdued... yet it isn't. It's a different critter. a twin (sister? brother? sexy either way) to GTS, almost more slight in stature yet, you might not catch it if you didn't know what to look for. and then, I'm so strongly reminded of ERSB. the corn first, and then rye tingle at then end that I almost always get from ERSB is there, but it's different.

    All three rolled into one, yet not a single one of them. This is sunlight, the hole in the barn roof, the used, oiled, cleaned sweet saddle on a brown horse. blue smiling eyes and dimples. Yet... none of the above. It's a phantasmal bird of prey, diving relentlessly towards prey, yet shearing off at the last second, those talons inches from your face and you gasping.


    I don't know why I didn't get this whiskey at first. a lot of times, it takes a drink or two, maybe a little bit of air, to help a whiskey, or perhaps me, on the way. This one was that way- Like getting to know the person you might marry and love. It's unfortunate that I encountered it now, so late in the game.

    Joe, thanks. you're a standup guy for sending me this.
    The only bottle of ER 101 that I have had was flavourful but a bit on the rough side to me.

    Leif
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking, Fall 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua View Post
    OGD114. Im not sure why, but I always go to this bottle when I can't think of anything else to drink. Great pour for $20!
    Maybe because it's outstanding. Oh, and it gets you drunk, quick.

 

 

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