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    OWA Private or Single Barrel

    I was inspired to post this after seeing Cigar Dan post his list of recently aquired bottles. Can anyone recommend any SB versions of OWA that are superior to the standard bottlings? On the TPS website the SB version gets fewer stars than the standard bottle.

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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    Ive purchased CnB and TPS single barrel selections, both are good but varies by barrel.

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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    Are they typically better than standard bottles? I'm not familiar with CnB.

    Edit: When I say better I really mean are they more flavorful or complex. For instance, Greg over at bourbondork describes some of his private barrel pics as caramel/butterscotch bombs with some wood. I would like to try something like that if possible.
    Last edited by smknjoe; 02-15-2013 at 11:48.

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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
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    For instance, Greg over at bourbondork describes some of his private barrel pics as caramel/butterscotch bombs with some wood. I would like to try something like that if possible.
    Add me to that list, please.

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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    Are they typically better than standard bottles? I'm not familiar with CnB.

    Edit: When I say better I really mean are they more flavorful or complex. For instance, Greg over at bourbondork describes some of his private barrel pics as caramel/butterscotch bombs with some wood. I would like to try something like that if possible.
    From my experience most single barrels are 8 years or older. My understanding is that OWA is typically 7ish years but they can dip into younger barrels to blend in. I've found most of the single barrel bottles I've bought to be better than the standard, but not night and day better. Getting the SB means you can get an age statement.

    CnB is Cork 'n Bottle BTW.

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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    It depends on if your palate aligns with the folks who picked the barrel and what they are looking for.

    CnB used to select some great single barrel OWA but the gentleman who did their selections left and I have not liked what the new guy/gal/group has picked.

    My palate and Jay's at Party Source have never agreed. I can't recall any of his single barrel selections being exceptional or dare I say better than the standard bottling.
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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    When we eventually get together remind me and I'll bring a sample of the OWA Greg is talking about. The best SB versions are always the ones you had a hand in tasting the barrels and selecting, such as this one.
    Sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    It depends on if your palate aligns with the folks who picked the barrel and what they are looking for.

    CnB used to select some great single barrel OWA but the gentleman who did their selections left and I have not liked what the new guy/gal/group has picked.

    My palate and Jay's at Party Source have never agreed. I can't recall any of his single barrel selections being exceptional or dare I say better than the standard bottling.
    ...and I was afraid this would be a response. I guess I'll just have to find out.

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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post

    ...and I was afraid this would be a response. I guess I'll just have to find out.
    Sorry to be Debby Downer, but OWA is priced low enough that taking a chance on a bottle isn't going to break the bank.

    There are no guarantees in single barrel bottles.
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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    Oh, it's cheap alright. Just wanted to see if there were any unanimously good ones so I keep the number of open bottles I have to a minimum. It's somewhere close to 13 or so right now.

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    Re: OWA Private or Single Barrel

    The only private barrel of OWA I've had is the current one at TPS and I like it better than the standard version.

 

 

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