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  1. #121
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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    One WLW and two Handy's @$60 per bottle minus 10%.

    Having a good relationship with your store does pay off.

    Store just got the allotment in the morning. It's nice to walk in and have them say, "i've got some bottles for you."

    Everything that they had was pretty much allocated out already. They got a case of WLW, Stagg, ER17 and Saz18, but like 3 cases of Handy. Go figure.

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  2. #122
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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    My GTS arrived today. Going to be a good weekend.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    Grabbed a bottle of EC 12.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    Well, I was tempted by the $29.99 price tag that my local guy had on the Basil Hayden's. Been a long time since this one landed in my shopping cart. Upon tasting, there's not a thing wrong with this whiskey...at this price. As the label says, it's bottled at "a gentle 80 proof". But IMO, that doesn't mean it's flavorless. The nice 8 years of age give it a good backbone. Plenty going on in this whiskey. I understand the value ratio we put on certain whiskies, but sometimes, I think that we enthusiasts give short shrift to "soft" bourbon. These, "soft" bourbons are made that way by design. But, "soft" is not synonymous with "bland and boring", IMO. It's entirely understandable why we tend to ignore these type of bourbons, based on the plethora of whiskies that we taste. Naturally, we're looking for Bigger, Stronger, Faster. But, I'm often left thinking we're overlooking a segment that should be contemplated on, and appreciated, more.
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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    I actually toyed with this one today but passed it up in favor of a liter of OGD BiB for $19. I like the 114 but this is very similar, and I actually cut the 114 down to about 100 pf anyway.

    Speaking of which, I wonder how old BH would fare if you vatted it with some 114 to bring it up in strength a little.

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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    Low on everyday, so I picked up OGD114, Weller Antique, and WT101. Also grabbed a WTRB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    I actually toyed with this one today but passed it up in favor of a liter of OGD BiB for $19. I like the 114 but this is very similar, and I actually cut the 114 down to about 100 pf anyway.

    Speaking of which, I wonder how old BH would fare if you vatted it with some 114 to bring it up in strength a little.
    That's an intriguing idea. Though, I hate to adulterate the 114, which is one of the 9 in my Top 5 of all time. But, I think I'll put something together. Thanks for the idea.
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  8. #128
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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    Another bottle of 2011 Stagg and first bottle of 2011 Weller. Said they only got 2 of the Weller.
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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    Night at home with the wife. Bought a Redemption Bourbon because I have so many wheaters and I needed something more brutal. Tried but ultimately failed to restrain myself from drinking straight from the bottle. It's tough stuff but nice and bracing!

    Passed up the BTAC Weller, Stagg, Handy and ER17, all for $70. The guy behind the counter told me it would be good for my soul to get the Weller, and I agreed, but in my view of things I would just do something bad for my soul tomorrow...

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    Re: What Bourbon did you purchase today? - Fall 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    That's an intriguing idea. Though, I hate to adulterate the 114, which is one of the 9 in my Top 5 of all time. But, I think I'll put something together. Thanks for the idea.
    I have a bottle of this vatting Joe...I did a 1:1 BH/OGD 114 and call it BHOGD 97...it's pretty nice as the OGD 114 gives the BH some proof and the BH gives the OGD 114 some age.
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