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  1. #81
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Some BT with a craft ginger ale that has pieces of fresh ginger in it. Delicious.

  2. #82
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Polishing off my 2010 OFBB, in anticipation of buying some 2011 in 2012.

    (That sentence would only make sense to this bunch of weirdos. )

    Happy New Year everyone!

  3. #83
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by clingman71 View Post
    I also had a 1.7 oz mini bottle of Old Weller Special Reserve Louisville. It has a strip that stated tax paid - distilled spirit - something ATF. I don't remember exactly, no dates printed on the strip. I'm not sure of the age, all I can say was that it was the whiskey of the night. Karen had a taste and kept commenting on how "rich" it was compared to the other whiskeys tasted last night. Vanilla, caramel, more wood than expected for 7 years old, but not too much, creamy full mouthfeel. There was a chewy fruit thing going on, but I'm not sure how to accurately describe it, almost like a dark fruit/cherry sensation like dark Belgian beers have (think St Bernardus 12). Rich was the exact description that kept coming back to both of us, it was almost hypnotic. Once we tasted the weller, we kept talking about it for a half hour after it was gone. I drank some excellent whiskeys for New Years, but they were all overshadowed by the Weller. Ive never had this sort of experience with a bourbon before, even the ones I love.Incredible!

    Also, this pour tasted much "bolder" than expected for 90 proof, if that makes any sense.

    If anyone can shed light on the possible age of this Weller I'd appreciate it. I'm not up to speed on dating bottles, tax strips and such.

    As a sort of general placement, if it has a UPC code, it's likely after 1980. If the volume is listed in mls, it's also late-70s, early-80s, at the earliest. If it has a government warning, it's after 1988 or 1989 (I can't remember the exact year). I've heard a lot of different things about the tax strips, regarding color and numbers. I read in one post that if the strip has 8 digits, it's not later than 1983 or close to that.

    Anyway, excellent find! I've been debating paying the Ebay price for a nice old Weller, since there's nothing like that around here. I didn't much like the Old Fitzgerald I found (1980-1983), but that's most likely because it was so young and wheaters need more time.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Polishing off my 2010 OFBB, in anticipation of buying some 2011 in 2012.

    (That sentence would only make sense to this bunch of weirdos. )

    Happy New Year everyone!
    I'm enjoying some of that as well. Tried a 2:1 vatting of that with some Signature. The combo seemed to bring more balance to the two. Not bad!
    -Brian-

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  5. #85
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Just cracked open an '11 ER17. My first impression is: I'm not sure this bourbon has any redeeming value at all.
    The liver is evil. It must be punished...

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    WT12 CGL a nice way to start a new day.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Couple nice pours of FC while the Gamecocks handled the Cornhuskers. Moved on to 4RSB during the Rose Bowl. Glad the games were not in the reverse order. Much prefer to finish with the 4RSB.
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    A finger of ORVW/107. With Oreo double stuf cookies. Yum!

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Its just a cold, nasty day in O H I O...Good day to watch football and enjoy some bourbon :

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Enjoying, Winter 2011/2012

    Just finished two fingers of PHC 2010. Good stuff...........

 

 

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