I'm getting ready to try me some Pappy for the very first time. While travelling, I have found a bar that has the 15 and 20 year expressions available....I certainly prefer to try a tasting in a bar before I commit funds and the effort some of you people do to get some of this stuff! I have a couple of questions questions:
Thanks very much for any advice/suggestions you can offer!
- Which of the two expressions would you try first? I'm going to try either or, but not both.
- What would your comparator for these be? The most logical ones based on distillery, proof, recipe, etc. would be OWA for the 15, and Weller 12 for the 20. I know some of you may not believe in using a comparator, but since I'm still a relative newbie, having a comparator really helps me sort out what I'm experiencing. It should be noted that I've tried both OWA and Weller 12 several times, and since the Pappy products are certainly related to these in proof and recipe (they're all BT based wheaters!), they make the most logial sense to me as comparators.
- Or should I compare the Pappy with one of my two very favorite bourbons? I like OWA and Weller 12 very much, they are nearly my favorites, but for me EC12 and ETL are the tops.