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    Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    I was so sure I would like it that (what a newbie ...) I latched onto _three_ before I was done, a year ago.

    Two are as yet unopened, because as I have been trying and re-trying the first bottle, it has (for me) a tarry undertaste that I dislike. The passage of a few months has not improved it (the bottle is now about 15% used.)

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    Hey if you don't like it you don't like it. Find a friendly shop and trade the others for something you like.

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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    Quote Originally Posted by Near_Teetotaler View Post
    I was so sure I would like it that (what a newbie ...) I latched onto _three_ before I was done, a year ago.

    Two are as yet unopened, because as I have been trying and re-trying the first bottle, it has (for me) a tarry undertaste that I dislike. The passage of a few months has not improved it (the bottle is now about 15% used.)
    It's like castor oil, man. Hold your nose and guzzle it. Works for me!
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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    >>
    trade the others for something you like.
    <<

    ! Huh ! It never even remotely occurred to me that they might consider that, at an ABC store in my state ... but I'll look into it. Thanks for the idea!

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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    >>
    Hold your nose and guzzle it
    <<

    ?? But ... but ... I _love_ castor oil.

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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    I bought one in Canada I actually thought was bad, it had a barnyard taste, I think from the cork (bad cork) which seemed unusually blue-veined. I had tastes of others bought here and they were superb, brandy-like and elegant. I think in 20 years of buying VW bourbon, that was the first time it happened, which is a pretty good record because I've bought a lot, not so much now due to the pricing, but in the past.

    Had I lived in the States, I might have sent mine to the Van Winkles for their opinion, but it wasn't practical living in Canada, so I used it in blending and got some value that way.

    These things do happen (with almost any brand especially where closed with a cork), but I can't say for your bottle, it's possible you just don't like the profile.

    Gary

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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    Pour that Lot B into some empty Weller 12 bottles with the price tag showing and it may start to taste better.
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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    Pour that Lot B into some empty Weller 12 bottles with the price tag showing and it may start to taste better.
    As usual, you make an excellent point. I always preferred Weller 12 myself, but it's hard to find outside of Kentucky.

    I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding a way to get rid of those Lot Bs (or is that Lots B?)
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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    I bought one in Canada I actually thought was bad, it had a barnyard taste, I think from the cork (bad cork) which seemed unusually blue-veined. I had tastes of others bought here and they were superb, brandy-like and elegant. I think in 20 years of buying VW bourbon, that was the first time it happened, which is a pretty good record because I've bought a lot, not so much now due to the pricing, but in the past.

    Had I lived in the States, I might have sent mine to the Van Winkles for their opinion, but it wasn't practical living in Canada, so I used it in blending and got some value that way.

    These things do happen (with almost any brand especially where closed with a cork), but I can't say for your bottle, it's possible you just don't like the profile.

    Gary
    Gary, maybe you got one of those bottles of Lot B with the Roquefort corks...
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    Re: Blasphemy ...? I am disappointed with my 2011 Van Winkle 12-year-old "Lot B"

    Joe, exactly. Sounds like there were others...?

    Gary

 

 

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