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    Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    I have been fooling around with wheated bourbon blends and found a concoction, that I think it pretty complex and easy to drink. Here's my recipe:

    6oz Old Fitz Prime (80 proof) (note: these bottles are from 2000 so I am not sure, but taste variation may be a factor for newer or older bottlings.)
    2oz Larceny
    2oz Old Weller Antique NAS
    1oz Maker's Mark
    1oz Jefferson's Presidential Select 18yr batch #14
    2oz Maker's 46
    1oz Vintage Bourbon 17
    1/2oz Pappy Van Winkle 15yr (from 2008)
    1oz Van Winkle Family Reserve Lot B 12yr (2011)
    1oz William Larue Weller (2010)

    Now that I have several bottles of Old Fitz to use as a core whiskey I tried to add touches of all the major wheaters. I opted to leave out Rebel yell, It's just so freakin' awful. Sugar water just tastes better. I let this sit for a week and had it neat. It's was surprisingly good given that there are so many different wheated profiles swimming around.

    What I would like to see is a proof calculator that can tell you what proof you end up with. If I had to hazard a guess I would say maybe 90...92 proof?
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    ((quantity of whiskey 1)*(proof of whiskey 1) + (quantity of whiskey 2)*(proof of whiskey 2) + ... + (quantity of whiskey n)*(proof of whiskey n))/(total quantity)
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    Re: Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    What I would like to see is a proof calculator that can tell you what proof you end up with. If I had to hazard a guess I would say maybe 90...92 proof?
    98.7 proof by my rough calculations.

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    Re: Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    98.7 proof by my rough calculations.
    That was some heavy calculations!@_@. Thanks! I guess the half oz of 107 and the 120+ of WLW really bumped up the proof.
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    There are 2.5 oz of 107 proof whiskey in your recipe.
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    Re: Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    There are 2.5 oz of 107 proof whiskey in your recipe.
    Ah! I forgot about OWA. It's sneaky that one!
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    Re: Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    Good experiement. When I skimmed this I just looked at the sizes, and missed the fact you let them mingle. I was wondering how you accurately rated a whiskey when you drank over a pint.

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    Re: Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon Boiler View Post
    Good experiement. When I skimmed this I just looked at the sizes, and missed the fact you let them mingle. I was wondering how you accurately rated a whiskey when you drank over a pint.
    At that point there all perfect 10's

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    Re: Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon Boiler View Post
    Good experiement. When I skimmed this I just looked at the sizes, and missed the fact you let them mingle. I was wondering how you accurately rated a whiskey when you drank over a pint.
    Intaste.and evaluate each whiskey taking it's flavor.profile into question. I need a sweet low proof core whiskey and OF fit the bill nicely. Everything else is about mixing and balancing flavors. In hind sight I should have added more JPS18 to sooth the over all youth of the blend. I find that VB17 actually doesnt do a good job of that. Since JPS is the oldest wheater I have I use that.
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    Re: Ultimate Super Wheated Blend?

    I like to drink them all separately and let them "mingle" in my belly. "get in my belly!"
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
    T. Durden

 

 

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