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    Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    It' really good. Tastes like a sweeter, oakier Stagg Jr. I like it better than Lost Prophet. Review from my blog if you would like to see my tasting notes:

    http://subourbia.com/first-impressio...el-forged-oak/

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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    I'm interested in this one, especially with the price point.

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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    I may be in for a couple bottles of this one, which will be an Orphan Barrel first for me.
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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    Really? I like Barterhouse.

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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon_Gamer View Post
    Really? I like Barterhouse.
    I think Barterhouse is OK myself, and I haven't outright hated any of them.
    They all suit a certain craving (for instance, if it's cold outside and you are having a cigar around the firepit, Old Blowhard's woodiness hits the spot).
    but there's other bottles that do what they do at a lower price, without filtering out so much flavor.
    But for most, by the time I tried it, it was too late to find another bottle at retail anyway.
    This one, I might be willing to gamble and grab two as soon as I find it.
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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    I tried it a couple months ago and posted notes on our site as well. I wouldn't say it resembles Stagg jr at all, as the New Bernheim DNA is unmistakable. More similar to recent Heaven Hill products. Oaky, lots of barrel char. Best of the Orphan Barrels so far.

    http://modernthirst.com/2014/12/03/l...orphan-barrel/

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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    Blogger fight. Blogger fight.

    How about copying your notes into the thread so that we can compare?

    You're not just linking here to improve your Google scores and driving clicks, right?
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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    Does anybody know how this can be 15 years old, when Diageo sold Bernheim in 1998? That would put this at 16 years, at least, unless they bottled it a year ago or tanked it. Or perhaps they just think the number 15 is catchier than the number 16.

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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    Quote Originally Posted by bad_scientist View Post
    Does anybody know how this can be 15 years old, when Diageo sold Bernheim in 1998? That would put this at 16 years, at least, unless they bottled it a year ago or tanked it. Or perhaps they just think the number 15 is catchier than the number 16.
    I want to say they told us the barreling dates and bottling dates at the preview dinner, but I don't have them written down anywhere...that may have just been on barterhouse and lost prophet, which were the other two we tasted. My guess is that these are bottled up and have been for a little while. Diageo's press releases say it was produced in 1997-98, so where the extra year or so was spent is a bit of a mystery to me.
    Last edited by ModernThirst; 02-12-2015 at 13:13.

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    Re: Tried Forged Oak tonight....

    Diageo sold Bernheim in 1999.

 

 

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