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  1. #31
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    Re: Old Heaven Hill BiB vs. Old Heaven Hill 8 y/o

    I was thinking the dry flavor was from the rye in it, but I guess it's not. What makes that wonderful dry flavor in OGD, HH BIB, Booker's, and Knob Creek?
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill BiB vs. Old Heaven Hill 8 y/o

    Ethan it could be part of the barrel influence spiced by the rye.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill BiB vs. Old Heaven Hill 8 y/o

    That makes sense. The dry, earthy flavor is what attracts me to OGD BIB and OHH BIB and has made those two bourbons my favorites.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill BiB vs. Old Heaven Hill 8 y/o

    Well , after reading this thread earlier last week, and then seeing a small gathering of liters and handles on the bottle shelf at a store this weekend of the VROHH 8y/o, I said, why not, the price is right to try it. THink I paid around $12 for the liter.

    First couple of glasses, it was good, nothing to write hoe about. There was something a bit off in each of the first couple of glasses when starting the drink, but did improve a fair amount by the end of the glass.

    Tonight, much better start, and hopefully expecting much better finish. While not quite worthy of standing on it's own,I think it couple be a new staple bourbon with plenty of ice. I know some think ice is just plain wrong, but to each their own. Everybody is entitled to their opinions, and mine certainly lean to that there is a bourbon for every situation.

    I've been hitting a lot of the local stores hard lately on the collection for a small project, and when I think back , I don't remember seeing this particular bottling in but the one where i picked it up. For the price it is certainly worth picking up a couple to stash away for future enjoyment. Especially since it seems like it is on the way out, or already is by the previous replies.

    For what it is worth, the bottle that I have has a 10 on the bottom for the date code.

    Looks like another trip is i order

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill BiB vs. Old Heaven Hill 8 y/o

    I've been seeing more of it around, actually.

    It's great over ice, and at that price I don't really expect it to be a sipping whiskey. I will say, though, that at 8 years, it lacks the copmplexity you'd expect. Instead of complexity and maturity, the age shows in the dryness and tannicity. I think it's the same aspect that gives EWB its clean, short finish, but amplified. To me it's a little off-putting.

    I guess it's a demonstration that age statements aren't always an indicator of superior quality. EWB is in the same price range and I give it a slight edge. It's barely even on the same planet as EWSB, its one-year-older cousin.

    Don't get me wrong. I like it. It actually reminds me a lot of Beam White without the Beam yeast.

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    Re: Old Heaven Hill BiB vs. Old Heaven Hill 8 y/o

    I agree to the off-putting comment. There is something vaguely there, but seems to be lessening the more I taste it. Absolutely, age is not everything, there are bottles that are great for young, and at the other end, there are some that are just way past their prime.

    On ice is the way to go with this one. Looking forward to the warmer days to sit on the front porch with a glass at my side, dog at my foot, and paper in hand on a lazy weekend.

    And yes, there was another trip to procure more for the cellar. Good price to stash away at. Plus there weresome BT experimental's that were calling out to me to give a good home to.

 

 

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