"I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet
Settling in and getting ready for some football, putting the finishing touches on a WLW 12.
Polished off Dickel #12 today. Don't know when another (or any other Tennessee whiskey, although I'm somewhat tempted by JDSB) will make it to my shelf.
Just enjoyed the final pour from a bottle of Weller SR.
Finished up an ETL and a Ritt 100. I've never had a bad bottle of ETL. The Ritt, on the other hand, just never did it for me; almost unpalatable.
I have space for two more bottles in my cabinet after toppling a 2008 OFBday. I really enjoyed this bottle (perhaps evidenced by the fact that it lasted a mere two weeks). An unmistakably dilly entrance segued into a very fruity palate (think grape juice) balanced with layered vanilla and tempered by a watery quality that took the edge off just right. The finish added an appropriate wood for an altogether scrumptious and very drinkable bourbon. I'd pick up another one at $30 in a heartbeat, even $40. The $56 a store near me wants for theirs... well I'll see how I feel in a month or two - if it's still there.
Polished off the last of a bottle of ORVW 10 107 last night. Had a couple pours with a steak and then a couple more while eating these home made cookies the wife made, some sort of thumb print chocolate cookie with a maraschino cherry in the depression and toped with home made chocolate frosting. Holy crap those things are adictive! And realy good with ORVW. I can't get her to add a little bourbon to the frosting.
"Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama
I killed another OGD114. What a great casual drinker this stuff is, and such an outlier among the Beam bunch. There's nothing particularly interesting about this stuff, but I find it to be a very clean, orange-vanilla-hinted sipper with a nice mouth-feel and a kick that can be a hoof to your puss if you're not too careful. I'm sure it will be replaced shortly.