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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Has anyone had any of the Lawerenceburg bottles?
    How does it compare to the Bardstown?
    Lawrenceburg BMH 14 is like a Pappy 15.

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Now I have a couple of more questions.
    Were the original Black Maple Hill's wheaters?
    Are the Bardstown bottles wheaters?
    And what was the time frame on the Lawrenceburg releases?
    I don't believe they are wheaters, either when done by Commonwealth or by KBD.

    Commonwealth stopped doing private bottlings when BT took over bottling ops for Julian in 2002. I would guess BMH started as a brand circa 2000, but may be wrong on that.
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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    OK, so it's been a really long time since I tried the BMH....but I knew the bottle we had was a Julian bottle. So tonight I poured a Pappy 15, Lawrenceburg BMH 14 and a WT Tribute. It tastes more like the Pappy Tribute!

    OK, I'm done for the night! Tasted Tim's three samples and now this! Quite honestly....they're all starting to taste the same!! Good Grief!

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    To parse a little, by "Van Winkle whiskey," he means Stitzel-Weller whiskey, i.e., wheated bourbon.

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Van Winkle Whiskey? While that is one way to describe it, I guess, it doesn't really say whether it's a wheat or rye based bourbon-he did use and own both types.

    I also find it interesting that they were all even ages (well, except the rye was a 15yo) and now are odd ages (again except the rye is 18yo-though that may have changed since the last time I looked)
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    Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    I was at a bar earlier this week and they just got in a bottle of BMH 16yr. The bartender said they only got 1 bottle via a lottery thru their distributor. and only 1 case came to Indiana.

    Has anyone seen this bottling ?

    I found it to be incredible..... To me it was like a cross between Pappy 20 and Hirsch 16..... Id love to find a bottle !!!!


    so, if anyone has any info or intel on this one, let me know....
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Was this Lawrenceburg or Bardstown bottled? The L'burg was fantastic stuff (actual S-W stock from back in the day) A case of that could have turned up somewhere, I guess. All the Lburg stuff (apart from the 15yo rye) was even age statements (14,16,18,20 yo) after moving to B'town it went to odd (again with the exception of the rye, 18yo) age statements 11,13,15,17,21yo...then to NAS.
    Last edited by barturtle; 07-24-2010 at 22:08.
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    ...after moving to B'town it went to odd (again with the exception of the rye, 18yo) age statements 11,13,15,17,21yo...then to NAS.
    Maybe sometimes, but not always.
    I have a Bardstown 16yo in front of me, from "Cask 105."
    I would guess I bought it in 2007.
    Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've seen a Black Maple Hill with an odd year, but they may be the norm for all I know.

    Roger
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman1099 View Post
    I was at a bar earlier this week and they just got in a bottle of BMH 16yr. The bartender said they only got 1 bottle via a lottery thru their distributor. and only 1 case came to Indiana.

    Has anyone seen this bottling ?

    I found it to be incredible..... To me it was like a cross between Pappy 20 and Hirsch 16..... Id love to find a bottle !!!!


    so, if anyone has any info or intel on this one, let me know....
    I will call to see if I can get yo one here in AZ. there is one place that gets the BMHs...

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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    I've had the 11, 14 and 16 and yes they were all good.
    I still have a 21 unopened and they were all from Bardstown.
    I got them in 2006, when did the Lawrenceburg's come out?
    ovh

 

 

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