Old Weller 107, bottled in '71. Simply incredible bourbon. The only other one in the ballpark is my TPS Willett #14A, best newer whiskey I've had.
1970's Weller Antique
1950's W.L. Weller Masterpiece
2006 William Larue Weller -- my favorite of the bunch, but I've really liked all but the 2005 which was incredibly hot and woody (haven't tried the 2012)
Willett 18 year-old "Cherry Bomb"
TPS Weller Antique #26 (full of dark cherry)
PVW 15 (haven't had an opportunity to try the BT version)
The 2010 PHC didn't really speak to me. I used to really enjoy Weller 12, and would have put it at the top of my list of standard bottlings, but recent purchases have been very dry and woody. Still, it tastes great when blended with Antique, and the nose is terrific.
Any thoughts on whether the 2011 WLW is significantly better than the 2012?
Shout out to Andrew at Liberty Bar in Seattle, I was a regular there when I lived in Seattle....and one day, Andrew was out of town, but had one of his employees bring me a full 2oz pour of Old Fitzgerald, SW juice, from '65 or so, came in the Venice glass bottle. I sat in my chair and just marvelled at how incredible that whiskey was. I went Billy Joel style and made love to that glass of bourbon. Nothing I've ever had has even come close to being as good as that was.
For current, I gotta go with the PHC '12 or the bottle of PVW 23 I had for my bachelor party in Vegas this year!
Without a doubt the best and most memorable wheater I've had was a private barrel Willett 17yo followed by another PB Willett 18yo and tagging along for a close third is PHC 4th batch #2.
"There's nothing better than a fine dinner, a good bottle of whiskey and a bad girl"
My favorite was a sample of Van Winkle 23 at barrel proof that Stoopsie let me drink all of one time. I thank you Mr. Stoops!
The Willett 17/18s that have gone around are also tough to beat.
I had a drink or two out of a bottle of Old Rip 15 y/o at TomH's place that was fan frickin' tastic. And I'm not much of a wheater guy.
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