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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    Would that be a solera SB blend?

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    SLC SB Solera - gotta a nice ring to it
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    The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Would that be a solera SB blend?
    Best part of that is you can add dusties to the top and make 1 hell of a solera bend
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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    That's a very cool experiment, Gary! Thanks for sharing the results. Larceny has a very interesting character in that it seems to straddle the wheat/rye profile. I've often thought would make for a great blending whiskey, but I just haven't gotten around to experimenting. Think I may have to try the Larceny/SB blend mix here in a few minutes!
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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    How many bottles deep are you into it at this point? I love the idea that there's always a little bit of every bottle left in the vatting.
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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    Personal solera does have a nice ring to it.

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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    How many bottles deep are you into it at this point? I love the idea that there's always a little bit of every bottle left in the vatting.
    If I had to guess, I've finished off a bit less than 2 750mLs worth (although my current bottle is damn near full). I emptied the last of my first W12 in this one (using a 40% W12 mix, two full bottles of the blend would have taken up 80% of one bottle - and I did enjoy some neat). I honestly wasn't looking as much to maintain consistency as I was to empty the contributing bottles to make room
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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    No you've said it right, I just mean, the taste likely won't be exactly the same the next time (with different bottles), the mouthfeel as well. Thus, I'm suggesting no one should feel that say a 50-50 blend is fixed, it may take 52:48 next time. It's all down to the final judgment of the blender and taster. Everyone too would have a different tolerance for small differences in flavor.

    Gary
    Great point. Besides changes from batch to batch, our tastes evolve over time so the same ratio may not "do it" for me. Probably should make it a point to blind tasting different ratios every couple of years just to see what is hitting best at that moment (and maybe even just mixing 375 mL batches). As long as we're all having fun with it, we're doing it right
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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    I just made a 50/50 batch. Going to let it sit for awhile before tasting. This is however the first time I have purchased Weller 12. By itself I prefer the OWA to W12. I have a feeling adding a little more OWA to the blend may fit my taste. I am going to enjoy this process.

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    Re: The SB Blend.... Best ratio of OWA & Weller 12???

    Quote Originally Posted by jonhalter View Post
    I just made a 50/50 batch. Going to let it sit for awhile before tasting. This is however the first time I have purchased Weller 12. By itself I prefer the OWA to W12. I have a feeling adding a little more OWA to the blend may fit my taste. I am going to enjoy this process.
    I think you nailed it - the process for me was as much fun as enjoying which I liked best
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