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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    Saz 18 and WLW 18 at 107 proof, NCF. Just pour and enjoy.

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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    I just tried my first WTRRSB tonight and thought that was the best WT product I've tasted . . . ever (disclaimer - I haven't tried their dusty stuff). I would love to try that same barrel but at barrel proof. Smokinjoe's description of "sugar bomb" was on the money!
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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Yeah, I agree. Nice idea for a thread Steve.

    Funny, your first example is something close to what I would pick. With me and my love of wheaters, a 12-15 year old Weller at 100 proof would probably be my first choice. A close second would be an ER17 at 101 proof. See where I'm going with this? New and improved versions of Weller Centennial and ER 101.
    So how about "W.L. Weller Antique" at 107 proof and 12 yr age statement? That's my dream bourbon. If they release it at 15 as well I'm down with that too.

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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    I'd like to see ten different single barrel expressions from four roses. Both mashbills and all five yeast strains. Barrel proof and around two years older then the BP SB's they currently offer
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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by straightwhiskeyruffneck View Post
    I'd like to see ten different single barrel expressions from four roses. Both mashbills and all five yeast strains. Barrel proof and around two years older then the BP SB's they currently offer
    I feel like we've been dancing around this conclusion for much of the thread, so I'll just say it: Four Roses pretty much already does this. They pretty much make the barrel proof single barrel bottles that we fantasize about with other distilleries. A couple years more in the barrel seems like a small gap between the reality and the ideal.
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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    I don't fantasize about Bourbon although Bourbon helps me fantasize.

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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I don't fantasize about Bourbon although Bourbon helps me fantasize.
    Yes. This.

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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by CoMobourbon View Post
    I feel like we've been dancing around this conclusion for much of the thread, so I'll just say it: Four Roses pretty much already does this. They pretty much make the barrel proof single barrel bottles that we fantasize about with other distilleries. A couple years more in the barrel seems like a small gap between the reality and the ideal.
    The most recent FR SB Binny's Select Barrel's were a tad bit older (some 10 yrs vs 8 or 9 yrs), and they had a bottling for every yeast strain and mashbill. I think they're all gone now, but you might want to keep an eye out for it next year.

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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dusty View Post
    So how about "W.L. Weller Antique" at 107 proof and 12 yr age statement? That's my dream bourbon. If they release it at 15 as well I'm down with that too.
    The 12/107 would be great. As for the 15, they do, it's called Pappy Van Winkle 15, especially the recent bottling.

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    Re: If You Could Pick Any Single Barrel

    Sounds like the trend for these imaginary barrel picks seems to be to add more age and proof. Since this is a hypothetical exercise lets talk about what we expect we are gaining with our fantasy barrels.

    What do you expect you favorite expression to gain from extra years in the barrel? More flavors? Which ones? Softer entry? More complexity?

    What would higher proof bring to the party?
    Last edited by sailor22; 03-21-2013 at 06:05.

 

 

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