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    Unhappy Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    I have a bottle of PVW15 open and there is an off taste that I don't believe belongs here. It's what some of you call earthy, but to me it tastes like dirty, moldy cardboard. It tastes the way your grandmothers cellar smelled. This taste is very strong, probably the second most prominent in the glass. It's weaker in the nose, but after tasting it, that off smell is present. Honestly, this bottle is terrible. I have been looking forward to trying this pour for the longest time, and it's extremely disappointing.

    I've tasted this once before, on a bottle of VSOF which is easily the worst whiskey I have ever tasted.

    It looks like a lot of money down the drain at this point. I bought two bottles and this one is so terrible I am considering opening the second to see if it's just a bad bottle.
    Last edited by BBQ+Bourbon; 11-09-2009 at 18:28.

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    Re: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    I was with a friend last evening who opened a new 2008 bottle of PVW15 that clearly had that wet cardboard / corked smell and taste. Purchased in early 2009 in Maryland. We could not drink it. I would contact BT.
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    Re: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    Are you sure you're not drinking EC12?

    On a serious note, my open bottle of PVW15 is great. It was purchased in late 2008, but it is difficult to what vintage it is. The only distinguishing marks on the bottle are the very small numbers on the lower left of the front label: "04.6074.01."

    How does one tell what batch of PVW15 they are drinking?

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    Re: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squash View Post
    Are you sure you're not drinking EC12?

    On a serious note, my open bottle of PVW15 is great. It was purchased in late 2008, but it is difficult to what vintage it is. The only distinguishing marks on the bottle are the very small numbers on the lower left of the front label: "04.6074.01."

    How does one tell what batch of PVW15 they are drinking?
    My bottle says "06.6074.01" on the back label . . . I don't know if this means anything or not.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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    Re: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    there is another series of numbers on the PVW15 bottles- right below the back label, An empty bottle I have reads J0390815:36. Matt, your bottle would be within a few numbers of mine, or should be, I would think. There was a very, very slight mustiness to mine when I first opened it, but it wasn't unpleasant nor cardboard- more like old, dried out oak boards.

    What number did you have? Strange that both you and I got bottles from the same source, yet yours would be bad.




    Hmm. I remembered speaking to the owner of that particular liquor store when I purchased this bottle- he did say he got batches in twice during the year. It's possible your numbers won't match?
    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: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    I'm not sure what the numbers on the back and front labels mean. I have both of those exact numbers that you guys mentioned on both of my labels. Perhaps someone like MoBourbon could clear it up?
    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: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    Erich, I believe Julian has commented that those numbers are basically meaningless.

    I sent an email to Buffalo Trace through their universal comment section tonight. I'll let you know how this turns out.

    And for the record, Bourbon Geek is not a BT Quality Control agent.

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    Re: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    That sucks man... you should stick with the Weller Centennial

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    Re: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    Quote Originally Posted by BBQ+Bourbon View Post
    Erich, I believe Julian has commented that those numbers are basically meaningless.

    I sent an email to Buffalo Trace through their universal comment section tonight. I'll let you know how this turns out.

    And for the record, Bourbon Geek is not a BT Quality Control agent.

    was that a bottle you were going to send me a sample of? I'd like to compare that one to what I drank...
    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: Is there something wrong with my PVW15?

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    That sucks man... you should stick with the Weller Centennial
    Can I order a case form Arizona???
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