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  1. #1
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    Ridgemont Reserve 1792 vs VOB BIB

    Okay, so I've spent the last couple of months sampling may bourbons (some of them higher shelf, some upper-middle and so not so much) in order to test out a few theories regarding my tastes. Honestly, I don't consider myself to be an expert in ANYTHING other than what pleases my own palette and my soul.

    Recently, I could not resist the beautiful bottle that Ridgemont Reserve 1792 comes in. Truly, it is one of the more beautiful bottles I've seen. And being a fan of VOB BIB, I decided to sample this higher end Barton product.

    The magnum of RR was (pricewise) just about identical to one of my very favorites, EC12. Not up to my "color test", but I wanted to compare it side by side with VOB BIB, and so I did.

    Conclusions: When I want to spend $50 on a magnum, I'll save it for the EC12. But I will keep this gorgeous bottle, and use it for holding my open bottle of VOB BIB. The VOB is more flavorful and more to my liking. Not to mention that is is HALF THE PRICE of the RR 1792.

    Anybody else find themselves drawing similar conclusions?
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    Re: Ridgemont Reserve 1792 vs VOB BIB

    My conclusions exactly Alan.

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    Re: Ridgemont Reserve 1792 vs VOB BIB

    Can't speak of RR 1792 but the value of VOB is hard to beat. I did not care for the finish/aftertaste of the BIB, but usually enjoy the 86proof. I'll grabb another bottle of the VOB BIB and see how I feel about the minty taste that hangs on my tongue.

    Thanks for the comparison, saves others time and money.

    edited: And I'm game for EC12 any time.

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    Re: Ridgemont Reserve 1792 vs VOB BIB

    I can't think of another example of bourbon expressions created by the same distillery from completely different mashbills getting compared so often.

    I like VOB BiB and I also like 1792, but they are very different bourbons.
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    Re: Ridgemont Reserve 1792 vs VOB BIB

    Scott, my reasons for comparing any Bourbons, within brand or between different Houses, is simply to determine which expression I like best. Between 1792 and VOB I prefer VOB.

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    Re: Ridgemont Reserve 1792 vs VOB BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Scott, my reasons for comparing any Bourbons, within brand or between different Houses, is simply to determine which expression I like best. Between 1792 and VOB I prefer VOB.
    I was referring to the OP's statement about price.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Ridgemont Reserve 1792 vs VOB BIB

    And I to his conclusions.

 

 

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