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  1. #11
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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleJohnsBarrel View Post
    I am probably going to go with OGD 114 next time I get anything instead of restocking on Weller 12, it gets great praise on this forum and I am looking forward to giving the Jim Beam family of whiskey another shot after not being impressed by any of their other stuff (Jim Beam White Label, Knob Creek, Bookers).
    Let us know what you think. OGD is wayyy different than Weller 12, that's for sure. Personally I can't get into OGD most nights, but I know that's not a popular opinion.

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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by RT Fan View Post
    So what is on your radar screen for the next time you wander into the liquor store? For me it is the following:

    <snip> Ok, so I admit it, I'm a Wheater, from the reviews this sounds good to me.<snip>
    Jefferson's 18 year. Had this in a bar & was very impressed. I figure this is sold out so I will look for their Reserve bottling.
    Quote Originally Posted by qman22 View Post
    <snip>BTW, I don't find Jefferson's Reserve to be much like Jefferson's 18, so if you are expecting something similar you might be let down.
    As noted the Jeff Reserve is not likely to have much in common with the Jeff Presidential Select 17/18 yo bourbons.

    The Jeff Reserve began life as a 15yo bourbon and seemed to be well regarded (I never had the chance to try it) but it is sourced bourbon (and the source of their bourbon, like most sourced bourbon, seems to be a huge hairy assed secret) and the original bourbon has run out. Now it is NAS so you really have no idea what it is. Don't even know if it is all 15yo+ now. Some of the blend may be, most probably isn't. And it may well be a ryed bourbon. My guess based on a occasional sample (I don't currently have a bottle of the Reserve, just the standard bourbon) is that it is.

    What we do know is that the Jeff bourbons are all blends of different bourbons. That much they do tell you.

    Jefferson's Reserve: The first bourbon released by Jefferson's, the Reserve is a complex, yet balanced combination of 3 different bourbons, including whiskey aged up to 20 years in American Oak. The result is a medium-weight bourbon with a dry, robust palate that fills with the mouth with flavors of roasted corn, caramel, toffee and oak.

    Jefferson's Bourbon: Similar to the Reserve, Jefferson's is a marriage of a number of bourbons of different recipes and ages. Profiling younger than the Reserve, at 8-12 years of aging, Jefferson's still brings in large bourbon flavors to this relatively inexpensive offering . The flavors of vanilla, caramel and assorted fruits assure an incredibly smooth taste and finish.

    Jefferson's Presidential Select: A limited offering, the Presidential Select is a premium blend that has been aged for 18 years. Bottled from the last year in operation of Louisville's renowned Stitzel-Weller Distillery, the Presidential Select is the premier bourbon in the Jefferson's line. The richly textured bourbon boasts a robust nose and taste balanced with the trademarked Jefferson's smooth finish.


    Which is not to say they aren't necessarily good. You just won't know until you try it. And if you look there is a decent chance you will find the Jeff Pres Select 18yo as it still seems to be around. Although it seems to be a bit of a crap shoot depending on batch. Even the 17yo pops up now and again, albeit less frequently, and I think it is generally better regarded over the 18 by many reviewers.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    Most likely another wheater, or possibly a bottle or two of the EH Taylor Small Batch.
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    Just in a holding pattern right now on bourbon unless I can find random bottles of the limited releases shitting on the back shelf at fair prices (4R, BTAC, etc.,). I am eyeing some bottles of Karuizawa, Chichibu, Rosebank 21 & assorted tequilas as well.
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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    Larceny, OGD114, perhaps some Willetts and maybe some FRSB from different retailers. Kinda tapped after the holiday buying spree.

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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by luther.r View Post
    Let us know what you think. OGD is wayyy different than Weller 12, that's for sure. Personally I can't get into OGD most nights, but I know that's not a popular opinion.
    Luther is right. They are wayyy different. I really like OGD and I really don't like Weller 12, but I do like OWA!? You won't know until you try. It's not like Beam. I don't know why people act like Beam is rot gut. There are better ones out there for even less, but it will do in a pinch (although I would prefer VOB.)

    I have Larceny next on my list.

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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    I'm on a buying freeze at the moment. My Wife has offered to let me use her Duty Free allowance on our next trip to New Zealand in May if (and only if) I can avoid buying anything locally until then. I've got plenty of stock behind the bar at home, and for the chance to buy 6 bottles (in total) of stuff I can't find here in Australia or very cheaply duty free.... I think I can do it

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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    I'm looking at CEHT SmB and the GD rye,it's nice to be excited and curious about a few products that won't break the bank for once!
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    Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    My answer would have been EWSB which I haven't had for some time, but I bought the 2002 vintage tonight. Wanted to drink some of the 2002 before 2003 starts showing up.

    Next up is probably CEHT SmB.
    Jim

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    Re: Your Next Bourbon Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    My answer would have been EWSB which I haven't had for some time, but I bought the 2002 vintage tonight. Wanted to drink some of the 2002 before 2003 starts showing up.

    Next up is probably CEHT SmB.
    I hadn't had EWSB in a couple years but bought a 2002 vintage on a whim the other day, and I think it's quite good. The age is apparent, the price is right, and the balance is there. One of my favorites from HH.

 

 

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