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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    Oh...i dont know about that. BT has been selling mediocre 10yr bourbon in 350ml bottles for 69.00 here in Texas. These little gems are the Buffalo Trace Project Oak experiments. 70 dollars for a bourbon that has a 90% or more chance of sucking in a 350ml bottle. That's not coming from a craft distiller. At least with CEHT,it has been selected for goodness and comes in 750mls. Same price tag too.
    Hard to argue that one. I'm not rich enough to shell out for either the Single Oak Project or any of the Experimental Collection, even though I've seen them retail for $45 - $50 in these parts.

    However, those are named and marketed as experiments, and the labels and limited marketing would only appeal to connoisseurs/enthusiasts. They are not aged, selected, or marketed for exceptional taste like a Pappy/BTAC, but rather under a controlled set of variables to highlight the differences in that arise from different mashbills or wood cuts.

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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Exactly, they are EXPERIMENTS that you can taste the results of.... if your interested or flush enough.

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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    I have to disagree. An outstanding 6 year old whiskey like THH can certainly hold its own against a 12 year like EC12.
    I have to disagree with that. I think Handy is the most overrated, overpriced whiskey on the market. The last bottle I bought, I watered down to 90 proof and tasted it alongside the Baby Saz. I couldn't tell the difference. Now that the price is higher, it's not even a bargain anymore when the proof is factored in. But a lot of people disagree with me, obviously.
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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I have to disagree with that. I think Handy is the most overrated, overpriced whiskey on the market. The last bottle I bought, I watered down to 90 proof and tasted it alongside the Baby Saz. I couldn't tell the difference. Now that the price is higher, it's not even a bargain anymore when the proof is factored in. But a lot of people disagree with me, obviously.
    I'm with Josh on this. I rarely drink barrel proof whiskey without cutting it down to a drinkable ABV. The high proof torches my tastebuds and I'd rather not risk damage to my esophagus at that ABV.

    When taken down to a drinkable proof, THH isn't anything special to me and as a Saz Jr. concentrate, it is not a good deal on the economic side.
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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I'm with Josh on this. I rarely drink barrel proof whiskey without cutting it down to a drinkable ABV. The high proof torches my tastebuds and I'd rather not risk damage to my esophagus at that ABV.

    When taken down to a drinkable proof, THH isn't anything special to me and as a Saz Jr. concentrate, it is not a good deal on the economic side.
    Based on some quick logical analysis, I think we can safely assume you and Josh will NOT be purchasing a bottle of the this new Taylor release.

    It's all good. In the words of the great Caesar, "De gustibus, de coloribus, et de mulieribus, non disputandum est." I think about this saying almost every time I get on this board. It's pointless to argue about taste, as everyone has their own preference.

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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    Based on some quick logical analysis, I think we can safely assume you and Josh will NOT be purchasing a bottle of the this new Taylor release.

    It's all good. In the words of the great Caesar, "De gustibus, de coloribus, et de mulieribus, non disputandum est." I think about this saying almost every time I get on this board. It's pointless to argue about taste, as everyone has their own preference.
    +3 for use of the Latin version of the saying, +2 for it being from Medieval Latin.

    And, yes, of course. Just wanted to justify my answer. est omnino bonum (I think that's right )
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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    And to get my responses back on topic (sorry!) Trey is correct that I won't be buying the latest EHT no matter how many secret apartment number folks give it a positive review.
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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    And to get my responses back on topic (sorry!) Trey is correct that I won't be buying the latest EHT no matter how many secret apartment number folks give it a positive review.

    You mean MDCCLXXXIX-B?

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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by bad_scientist View Post
    You mean MDCCLXXXIX-B?
    You are off one character MDCCLXXXIX-C ,,,,, C is the last character, not B
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    Re: New Colonel E.H. Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    And to get my responses back on topic (sorry!) Trey is correct that I won't be buying the latest EHT no matter how many secret apartment number folks give it a positive review.
    Scott, from what I hear it is a small condo unit.... not an apartment....
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