I haven't started Justified yet, but I have many friends who are enthusiastic about it. If it's worth celebrating with a VWFRR then perhaps it's my kind of show as well!
Another specific bottle I have set aside for next year is a 1963 Cambus Single Grain 48 Year that I'm planning to open for my birthday next year, when it will be 50 years "old", and then to also have a drink on the anniversary of Kennedy's death, and then again at New Year's Eve.
I like it. Lot of wood on this 16yr, maybe too much for some, but it's right up my alley. Tastes like you expect an older bourbon to taste. For better and worse.
Before she knew I had already poured anything my gf turned to me and said she wanted to drink "something brown" then realized she was smelling this whiskey from across the room. She took one sip and really liked it. She asked me why she likes it so much, I was just like "it's really tannic with lots of oak and tabacco and heat". She was like, "Yep, that's it." ...lucky me
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As a general rule I don't wait for special occassions to open "special" bottles, you or the bottle might not make it that long. For me, opening a "special" bottle is what makes the moment special. As long as I have friends around to share it with and who will enjoy it, there is no time like the present.
"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
I'm amazed if the bottle makes it out of the store before I open it. I've come to know my retailers, perhaps a little too well. One day about 10AM he says "I've been holding one for ya" Cool, it's the WLW. After payment I said- "hey, you ever try this?" peeled off the top and opened it on the spot. yummmm. tasty stuff we both agreed. This has happened more times than I care to admit, and not with just that one store... It does give me a leg up for the new arrivals
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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