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  1. #11
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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    An old favourite of mine. Not as good as it used to be, to my taste though. I have fortunately bunkered some bottles from 2002. Very good bourbon indeed.
    Leif
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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    Great pick. I picked up a bottle at Total Wine ($45) in Orlando while out shopping with the wife today, and brought it home. My dog Titan won't stop sniffing the bottle, so I'm gonna have him help me with the review:

    I drank mine out of a glass Glencairn
    Titan drank his out of a tiny shot glass I got in Georgia

    Color
    ME: Beautiful honey like color, nice medium orangish-brown.
    Titan: :: pant:: pant:: pant:: pant::

    Legs
    Me: 2
    Titan: 4

    Smell
    Me: Nice sweet smell, doesn't over power or burn the nose like other higher proof Whiskeys I have. Almost cherry-like.
    Titan: ::sniff::sniff::sniff::

    Taste
    Me: Incredibly sweet flavor with a slight burn to the side of my tongue. Leatherlike taste to the back of my tongue that lingers long after the sip. Very nice.
    Titan: :lick:lick:lick: :sniff:sniff: :lick:lick:

    Overall:

    Me: Never had the 10/107 before. I'm very impressed with it, mainly because I love a sweet bourbon. Will definitely become a regular stock in my cabinet, and may quite possibly become my new daily pour.
    Titan: :: pant:: pant:: pant::

    Last edited by Medicfrost; 02-01-2011 at 15:39.

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    Great post, and a great pic too Adrian. Cheers to you! Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    Geez Joe, I was doing so well at finishing off open bottles and then you post this BOTM. However, after bringing one out of the bunker and having a pour, you're forgiven. Good call!

    Gary
    "Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    Nice pic Medicfrost!

    Great choice for the BOTM. I almost always have a bottle of this open and will have to have a pour soon. Glad to have many of these bunkered away.

    Drinking OWA 107 tonight and thoroughly enjoying it, esp as it's sat 3/4 full and has opened up. But ORVW 107 still surpasses this, much more depth and complexity.
    -Kevin

    "Why? Because it's delicious!"


    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    In an effort to become more active in the boards, I was excited to see this an ran to my pantry. Unfortunately, I've apparently depleted my supply and only have the 90 proof in my collection. I'm going to hit up the Partymart tomorrow, hopefully they have some in stock.

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    I got 11 Old Rip 10/107's bunkered so yes you can say I like it.
    It's like carmelized toffee. I prefer it over the Pappy 15, 20 & 23.
    ovh

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I got 11 Old Rip 10/107's bunkered so yes you can say I like it.
    It's like carmelized toffee. I prefer it over the Pappy 15, 20 & 23.
    I like the Old Rip 10/107 just as much as the 15. The 20 and 23 are just so different that they aren't comparable IMO. All are great, and for some reason I don't have a 10/107 open right now. I'm going to change that this afternoon. I think I have a dozen or so of them.

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    Great choice Joe. I have more of this than any other whiskey. It never disappoints me, and the bottles sitting there on the shelf give me a warm glow. I hope nothing happens to this wonderful spirit and that the quality stays high.
    "Brown eyed women and red grenadine...
    the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia

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    Re: BOTM 2/11: Old Rip Van Winkle 10 yr 107 proof

    One of the reliable classics! Regardless of origin, a great. always-satisfying wheater. I've got a bunch bunkered. It's one of my reliable, "go-to" pours. Just the right amount of age and proof to make it a one of the best.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

 

 

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