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    Talking Pappy Power!

    I've not been here long but I'm making progress on my "collection". I'll be getting a few bottles of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 years old Lot B in the next few days!!

    Here is what I have now:

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    Smile Re: Pappy Power!

    So...I just tried the PVW15 and I love it!! Much better to me then the rye. But, the rye is growing on me...

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    Talking Re: Pappy Power!

    I don't understand why, but even though I "love/like" the PVW15, I "love/like" Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve MORE!!

    The VWFRR is not easy for me to like. Hopefully I will enjoy PVW20-23 and Lot B better than the $40 KCSBR!!

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    Re: Pappy Power!

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGlock View Post
    I don't understand why, but even though I "love/like" the PVW15, I "love/like" Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve MORE!!

    The VWFRR is not easy for me to like. Hopefully I will enjoy PVW20-23 and Lot B better than the $40 KCSBR!!
    Ill trade you some KCSBR for your PVW15s and your VWFRR.

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    Talking Re: Pappy Power!

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanL View Post
    Ill trade you some KCSBR for your PVW15s and your VWFRR.

    Full or empty bottles??

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    Re: Pappy Power!

    Yeah, I'll take any that he doesn't want.

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    Re: Pappy Power!

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperGlock View Post
    Full or empty bottles??
    Make sure you recycle any empties. I'll just take all the full ones.

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    Re: Pappy Power!

    I just scored 7 PVW 15s today, and am rejoicing. The problem is that, well really the FAQ needs to remind all of us that certain smokes kill the palate.

    But anyway, it really was great to try the PVW against other pours. What we found was a sort of reverse synergy. Tasting the lesser whiskey after the Pappy would bring out notes we couldn't taste otherwise in the lesser whiskey. The effect was pronounced with Four Roses products. The PVW ruled, but the others would really shine next to it. It really messed up my general idea w/r/t tastings which suggests ascending quality.

    And the other takeaway is that even relatively un-schooled palates (people who see KC as "premium") can still taste what makes PVW 15 special, and discuss it with relative proficiency despite having no idea of the backstory or any other indoctrinary method. Non-PWV cult members still know this is the real shit.

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    Re: Pappy Power!

    odd as it is, i've always found that "lesser" bourbons taste better after a pappy 15. One might think the opposite would hold true.
    -Kevin

    "Why? Because it's delicious!"


    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

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    Re: Pappy Power!

    Those are collector bottles! You're not supposed to drink them! Now you're just raising the value of those few bottles that the smart collectors have hidden away. Geez.
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

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    I'm no Pappyophile

 

 

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