Bowling night tonight. Our team drank better than we bowled. We did a side by side of MM 84 proof, and MM 90 proof. One friend from another team brought some OGD 114, and Phillips bourbon. All were decent. Near the end of the night, there were four glasses partially filled with theses bourbons. I asked Gary what he thought about mixing them all together. He said go for it. So I did. I wasn't expecting much, but was I surprised at the outcome. The sum of this vatting was way better than any of them individually. Here's approximately the amounts of each we vatted.
1 part MM 90 proof
2 parts MM 84 proof
3 parts Phillips 80 proof
6 parts OGD 114
The OGD 114 helped out the other three, while the combo of the other three seemed to offset the higher proof of the OGD 114. The MM's and Phillips also seemed to quell the Beam yeasty taste in the OGD 114. All in all a great vatting. Medium and slightly sweet on entry. Mid palate saw this open up nicely. The finish was great. Nice, warming and long. Very well balanced if you can believe it.
FWIW, Of the six of us that did the MM side by side comparison, only one guy picked 'em wrong.
" I never met a Weller I didn't like"
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama
Well of course, that's now the "Ten Pin Vatting"! (Anyone trying it is advised to eat a corned beef sandwich on the side ).
Interesting too what you said about the MM comparison.
That sounds great Thad, it is probably better than mine! I agree you don't need the water, the 80 takes care of that. Look forward to trying it at Sampler.
I find the MM taste comparison very interesting.
Not two, but here goes. Combined equal parts OF 86 and 100, EC12 and Maker's Mark. Quite a bit better than the parts individually. Best, Bradley