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  1. #11
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    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?
    The L'burg bottlings would date from about 1999 to 2001, bottling would have moved to B'town in 2002, when VW joined forces with BT.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    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.

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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I've had the 11, 14 and 16 and yes they were all good.
    I have all three as well. I remember the 11 y/o as being excellent. The 14 y/o I can't remember and the 16 y/o was never opened.
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Thanks for the help guys....

    So everyone thinks this is an older bottling? I never thought of that....

    Evansville is not really a dusty town, so it is hard to believe that the distributor had something for any length of time.

    Next time Im in I'll have to check the bottling location.

    Emerald, if you can get one for me... Good on ya !!!!
    Cheers,

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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    No, it was recently re-released according to Seth at Shopper's Vineyard, they have it - very spend though, and he told me it was a new bottling of it. So what you had was likely that new release if you were told it just came out.

    Also I have heard there is talk of a new 17/18 year old coming out. Sound familiar? Yes same barrels of wheat being marketed as DSP16.

    And to follow up on what others said, Bardstown bottles are 11, 14, 16 and 21 year old the Rye was 18 and 23.
    Last edited by Virus_Of_Life; 07-25-2010 at 15:19.
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    I think we all remember the life that stash of 1987 Cream of Kentucky Rye had, especially after Julian Van Winkle sold the barrels he thought were past their prime to KBD. I can't count the number of bottlings that came from that cache.

    It looks like the cache of old Stitzel-Weller that Diageo was sitting on may have the same trajectory.

    One thing I have found interesting about some of the KBD bottlings is how tiny some of those releases were. Every bottle probably was purchased by someone we know.

    (I've been searching in vain for those numbers. Does anyone have them handy.)
    Last edited by cowdery; 07-26-2010 at 13:40.

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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'm located in Chattanooga, TN. I've seen these in 3-4 of the 4 stores I hit locally. Haven't purchased one but I'm assuming it's made by the same people who do Noah's Mill. I'm a graphic designer so I notice the labeling and such. I was told by a couple of people it was new and was pretty amazing.

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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Yes, thank you... I have seen a couple bottles now as well. It is a new bottling, and it is good.... but the prices I'm seeing are $125-$185......


    It aint that good !!!!
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman1099 View Post
    but the prices I'm seeing are $125-$185......


    It aint that good !!!!
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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    I am flat man. I have nto looked at all yet... will do next time I am up in the upper part of Tucson... just too damn busy... but I am sure you have found plenty of other juice to put down

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    Re: Black Maple Hill 16 yr

    Quote Originally Posted by spun_cookie View Post
    I have nto looked at all yet...
    What is NTO?

 

 

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