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  1. #41
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Drank several drams of Michter's Unblended Whiskey. Then moving on to OGD 114, which is, now, the ONLY Beam product I will consciously spend money on (they make quality stuff, but, IMHO, most of it is overpriced and overly-sweet and too "filtered"). Might finish off with some Black Maple Hill before bed.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    A little 4R1B, then ND OGD 86, and finally some UD OC 10. This OC is opening nicely, first pour out of the bottle was heavenly, second was like swigging b vitamins . Last night's was pretty good though.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Having a visit with that bottle of Town Branch in the back of the cupboard.

    Wont be staying long.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Enjoying some 2010 FR SmB

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    SB Blend and then ETL 15.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    EW 1783. It's the only HH I've had with a delightful hit of corn husk on the palate. This bottle is a bit older and I'm wondering how it compares with the new "Small Batch" version.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    OWA. I never really experience wheated bourbon except for MM (which I despise). I like the roundness of wheat, but I still prefer the bite of rye. OWA for me is like the middle ground between a Speyside malt and a rye heavy boubon.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    I've been jumping all over the place recently. With the exception of a CEHT Tornado and '08 FR Mariage, I have not been particularly thrilled with many of the bourbons I have open. I have a Michter's 10yo 1B that is dull and an SB blend that is a bit richer but still dull to me. I have an OGD 114 that I like, actually, but I prefer to drink it fast; just seems to be made for that kind of consumption. I have an EC18 that is decent, but not particularly attractive, and Vintage 21 bourbon that tastes unequivocally like over-wooded EC18 with diminished character. I'm having a hard time getting through it.

    I have two excellent bottom-shelfers open that I'm pretty pleased with: VOB BiB and HH6yo BiB. They both have an old-school taste to them, with the HH accenting the thick corn side of the HH profile without getting too grassy, and the VOB emphasizing earthy fruits like potato and onion flowers (ha, that's the first time I've used potatoes and onions to describe a bourbon!). I guess I've been a bit impatient with the simple pleasures of these bottles.

    My bottle of 2012 FRLE1B has died on the branch, unfortunately, with the last 1/3 of the bottle having completely lost what was previously a supple finish, so last night I opened up a Binny's OBSV. If all I had to drink was FR, I'd never be lonely.
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    I've been jumping all over the place recently. With the exception of a CEHT Tornado and '08 FR Mariage, I have not been particularly thrilled with many of the bourbons I have open. I have a Michter's 10yo 1B that is dull and an SB blend that is a bit richer but still dull to me. I have an OGD 114 that I like, actually, but I prefer to drink it fast; just seems to be made for that kind of consumption. I have an EC18 that is decent, but not particularly attractive, and Vintage 21 bourbon that tastes unequivocally like over-wooded EC18 with diminished character. I'm having a hard time getting through it.

    I have two excellent bottom-shelfers open that I'm pretty pleased with...

    My bottle of 2012 FRLE1B has died on the branch, unfortunately, with the last 1/3 of the bottle having completely lost what was previously a supple finish, so last night I opened up a Binny's OBSV.
    So when you say that these bottles disappoint you, does that mean that they are not enjoyable in absolute terms? Or does it just mean that they didn't meet the standards that you have come to expect from them?

    (If the former, this would be really funny for obvious reasons, especially if you're digging the bottom-shelfers.)
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? - Summer 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by CoMobourbon View Post
    So when you say that these bottles disappoint you, does that mean that they are not enjoyable in absolute terms? Or does it just mean that they didn't meet the standards that you have come to expect from them?

    (If the former, this would be really funny for obvious reasons, especially if you're digging the bottom-shelfers.)
    First of all, I didn't say anything about being disappointed, though I suppose it's an apt enough assumption. I think what I was really getting at is that I've been a little frustrated with the level of enjoyment I'm getting out of the bourbon I have open, notably the Michter's, EC18, V21 and SB blend, especially compared to the rye and scotch I have open. I also discovered, however, in the course of my post that I am getting the most pleasure out of my book-ended bourbons: CEHT Tornado and '08 Mariage on the top and VOB and HH on the bottom. I like the OGD114 too, but it's not something I reach for when I want to be taken away by flavor.

    I like the bourbon I drink to 'take me away' flavor-wise, and with so many humdrum bottles open, this will force me to drink my delectables faster than I'd like. I'd rather finish the uninspiring choices before the ones I'm getting more enjoyment out of, but I'm uncomfortable with drinking uninspiring juice just to make room in the cabinet for something better!

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