[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"
I also dislike the current 8 y/o. Awful stuff. Very similar to Benchmark.
The Classic 90 12 y/o was a very good whiskey for the price. I have an unopened bottle on the bar currently, may have to get into that tonight!
absentem laedit cum ebrio qui litigat.
I have said I was not going to get into dusty hunting, but I may have to search out some OC Classic 90..supposedly still plentiful in these parts. When I had it before, I had no idea it was a dusty!
Cracked open my bottle of OC 8YO tonight for my first taste.
I like the heirloom aspect of the bottle. The beveled shoulder and grain shocks pressed into the glass, as well as the old school label and red-ish gold content make for a very appealing appearance.
The bourbon, from my perspective, is very unpretentious. Nothing jumps out, good or bad. Pleasantly simple and functional.
I will serve this to friends that don't yet appreciate an "in-your-face" spirit. It may be a good choice for someone to cut their bourbon teeth on ...
Back on topic, OC 8YO wouldn't make my list of Current Favorite Under 90 Proof Bourbon [bottle yes! contents no].
Since no one else has mentioned it, the most recent bourbon under 90 proof that I liked is the new Early Times bourbon. It's not thin and watery like many 80 proofers, and it has some of the nice carmel and butterscotch type flavors, similar in some ways to Old Forester.
Like others have already posted... I am really enjoying TPS AAA 10.
Until reading this thread and looking at labels, I didn't realize how concentrated my favorite pours were between 90 and 99 proof. I'd have to vote EWSB.
Old crow reserve!
"Always carry a large flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake."
W.C. Fields (1880-1946)