I am no longer out of Four Roses SmB and Old Forester Signature. Been a while on the Signature. And, it always performs well chilled out of the beer fridge.
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama
"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."
Since the Cork and Bottle OWAs are pretty highly regarded, I was interested in TPS's offering. I was so close to getting their JPS18, but I couldn't wait 2 days for the shipping and bought a WLW2011 and Rittenhouse Rye instead, for the same price. Bye bye Christmas money...
Ah yes, the famous SB Weller vatting! Sort of a poor man's attempt at a ORVW 10/107/lotB blend, but affordable enough to be an everyday pour, BRILLIANT!
My first Weller vatting was with CnB OWA #50 + Weller 12 because it was the only OWA I had, it was very good. But considering my dislike for TPS 1792, I didn't want to mix things up yet. I want something easily repeatable, thus standard OWA + Weller 12. TPS JPS 18 is very good, but I can see taking a WLW and Ritt instead.