Hi Everyone. I've been lurking for a while and figured I should sign up and say thanks to everyone for providing such useful information and turning me on to some great bourbon.
I've liked bourbon for quite some time (I'm 31 years old), and I'm now just starting to get into some of the small batch makers -- you know, folks whose bourbon isn't sold at the local supermarket.
So far I've tried:
PVW 15 -- Truly Remarkable.
Van Winkle 107 -- I'm amazed at how different this is to the 15. They have got to be completely different whiskeys? The 107 gives off a sweeter, vanilla-charcol nose. Perhaps this is from the wood?
Black Maple Hill -- I'm unsure of this one's origin, red label, "Limited Edition" -- This is unlike any bourbon I've tasted so far. Very interesting, but I don't know if I like it just yet. Hopefully it'll grow on me.
Evan Williams Vintage 1999 -- this seems to be the most approachable one I've tried so far. Very nice, pleasant, even burn and mouthfeel. I wish I could afford to have this a my regular pour.
That's about it. I'm still learning about bourbon and have a ways to go. I do have one question:
I'm really in love with the PVW 15. I've read such great things about the 20 and have found a place near me that has some in stock (114.00/bottle). I've been reading a lot about SW / non-SW PVW. While I get the impression that it's all very good no matter what the origin, I would like to track down a bottle of SW PVW before it's completely gone. Is there some way to tell? Or are all the PVW 20s still made of SW juice for the time being?
At any rate, thanks very much for reading my post.