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  1. #1641
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Last evening, first pour was Bowman Brothers SmB, and second pour was EC12/ECBP 1:1 vatting. I kind of enjoyed the Bowman Bros. A nice change of pace, good flavor, and a bit of uniqueness with the Virginia re-distilling. That said, it's not something I would go out of my way to repurchase. At that price (around $30), it's competing with the likes of FRSB and doesn't stand up to that, and exceeds the price of OWA, W12, EC12, EWSB, etc., so it's got some tough competition.

    The EC12/ECBP blend was quite good yet again (I made a full 750ml batch a couple of weeks ago with a store bottling of EC12). The blend is a very nice 114pf, and is still quite dark, dense, and packs a punch.

  2. #1642
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Attended a little whiskey tasting last night that had a bit of variety. Put on by a local retailer but it was mostly what the distributors wanted put some emphasis on. For $10, mostly to cover the appetizers, it was a pretty good deal. Tried most everything and especially ones I had not had before.

    CANADIAN
    Pike Creek, port finish - Light but very enjoyable.

    BOURBON
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    Redemption High Rye
    Bowman Brothers Small Batch
    Old Medley - Seemed like it was sourced from HH to me but just a guess.
    Belle Meade Small Batch - seemed a similar source to Old Medley but I thought it was just a little bit better which surprised me.
    Homestead Barrel Proof - gotta agree, that is one ugly bottle...
    Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon 6yo 99pf
    Breuckelen 77 New York Wheat
    Breuckelen 77 Rye & Corn
    Dancing Pines Bourbon - Disappointing and probably the least appealing of the evening. Hate to rag on it but it was somewhat peculiar with a strong piney scent and taste. A bit like someone had flavored Listerine with a pine scented car freshner...

    RYE

    High West Rendevouz - Surprised to see the distributors pushing this and other HW products at this event but I wasn't going to object! Why yes, I'll have another free sample!
    High West Double Rye
    Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye 7yo 99 pf
    E.H Taylor Rye

    SCOTCH/OTHER
    Glenfarclas 12yo
    Great King Street, Artist's Blend - mild and servicable but not particular remarkable
    High West Campfire
    Balcones Single Malt - reminded me a bit of an early bottle of Stranahans, which is a good thing (no idea what Stanahans is like now after all the changes in personnel)

    May have been a couple others that I have forgotten. Then as the event wound down I treated the store owner and the distributor rep for the Bowman, which is relatively new to Georgia, to a little John J. Bowman TPS Barrel #45 and the Abraham Bowman Port Wood finished bourbon in hopes I can get first crack at any Bowman special releases they can bring into the state (Can't hurt to try...). Now the store owner wants to do his own private barrel of Bowman!

    Finally we finished the evening with a bit of AE rum cask rye. This was the best whiskey of the night by far and the general consensus of everyone else was the same.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

    Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
    Ne Illegitimi Carborundum

  3. #1643
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    I don't know which is more impressive, the line up or you still being able to taste something at the end.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    ...or remember the line-up, or be coherent enough the next day to write about it...Sounds like a great night, and that's impressive about the AE Rye. May have to pick up a bottle.

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Old Medley tasted like Barton to me, but who really knows. FRSBLE13 Baby saz, Willet 5yr (velvety deliciousness)
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Starting early by finishing off a WLW 07 and a GTS 09.


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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Wow Bruce - I hope you'll be alright for tonight's tasting! That is a helluva line up for $10!!
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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Opened up Blantons Original today. Great!
    "With your bitch slap rappin' and your cocaine tongue, you get nothin' done"

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    Re: What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Started out with some Louisville WSR...
    ...now working on PVW 15 2012
    Last edited by smknjoe; 06-07-2013 at 16:36.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    What Bourbon Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Enjoying a pour of 1792. This is consistently outstanding whiskey.

 

 

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