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  1. #1
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    Hosting another bourbon tasting

    I've decided to open all my american bottles, so tomorrow a bunch of friends will be tested

    The Agenda is :

    1. Charbay III LAWS Edition I, Distilled Feb 1999, Bottled October 2011, Barrel no. 1 69.1%

    "Historic Bourbons"

    2. Evan Wiliams 7yo 4/5 Quart 90 proof
    3. Evan Williams 7yo 750ml 90 proof
    4. Evan Williams 2000 Single Barrel 43.3%, Barrel 117, Barreled on 11/08 2000, Bottled 30/10 2009
    5. Elijah Craig 12yo 47%
    6. I. W Harper 40% 15yo (Old Bernheim)
    7. A. H. Hirsch 1974 16yo 45.8% (Pensylvania)

    8. Johhny Drum Private Stock 50.5% (HH?)
    9. Willet 13yo Barrel 3718 62% (HH?)
    10. Kirkland 7yo 51.5% Batch B-5183 (Jim Beam?)

    11. Pappy van Winkle 15yo 53.5%
    12. Pappy van Winkle 20yo 45.2%
    13. William Larue Weller 66.75%
    14. George T. Stagg 71.5%

    Dinner Break

    15. WhistlePig 10yo 50% 100% Rye
    16. High West Double Rye 46% (2yo 95%Rye, 5%Barley LDI, 16yo 53%Rye, 37%Corn, 10% Barley Barton)
    17. High West Rendezvous 46% (6yo 95%Rye, 5%Barley LDI, 16yo 53%Rye, 37%Corn, 10% Barley Barton)
    18. Rittenhouse 100 proof Bottled in Bond TWE Single Barrel

    19. High West 12yo (12yo 95%Rye, 5%Barley LDI)
    20. High West 21yo (21yo 53%Rye, 37%Corn, 10% Barley Barton, reused cooperage)

    21. Sazerac 18yo 45%
    22. Rittenhouse 25yo Barrel 6 50%
    23. Bitter Truth 24yo 69.2%

    I hope a Jefferson 18 and WL Weller 12 arrives today to complete the list

    Steffen

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    That's a lot of bourbon! Some good ones in there though.

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    Before anyone get chocked by the amount I will say we do 1cl pours.

    1cl pours might be little to some, but with practise its very sufficient amount to sample. We are experienced in doing this :-)

    Plenty of water and coffee (coffee is a good palate cleanser) and a couple of breaks included

    Amount of alcohol is like 5 pints of beer, over quite a few hours (7 TYPICALLY). In the end my palate can be a little worn, but this is mainly due to the food which actually does the greatest harm. But I do have a lot of food allergies which does't exactly help. But avoiding food totally isn't good either

    We might get a bit drunk in the end, but this is usually due to all the beers and the extra drams :-)

    Steffen

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    What time should I show up?

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    Hell of a lineup. You must really like your friends.

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    You'd better get drunk with all that whiskey on your table! That's almost as many samples as I'm going to try to cram in in 4 hours of WhiskyFest. As always, any physical, emotional effects, slurring of speech, etc. is purely incidental...

    Might I add one correction to your list? The 16-year old rye used as a component in the Rendezvous Rye is not the same as the one from the Double Rye. The Rendezvous one is 80% rye, 10% corn and 10% barley malt. That whiskey is also available in High West's portfolio as a standalone 16-year old, whereas the Double Rye component has not to my knowledge been made available outside the blend.
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
    -->WhiskeyWonka<--

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    Quote Originally Posted by angler82 View Post
    Hell of a lineup. You must really like your friends.
    Betcha Steffen's friends really like him, too!
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    Really impressive.

    What was your reasoning on the order? It looks like bourbon before dinner and rye after.

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    Great idea. I did it a few years ago with single malts.
    I need to do it with bourbon/rye now to thin the herd.
    I always think it'd be nice to hire a cook/chef, too.

    Have fun! Don't see how you can't.
    "A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
    LBJ

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    Re: Hosting another bourbon tasting

    Thanks for the correction Aaron:-)

    Yes Sku, we will do ryes after dinner, I hope the food wont screw the whiskies up

    Steffen

 

 

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